2014 season banquet information and upcoming events
We had a great time over the weekend at the World of Wheels car show, seeing many racers and fans, and we hope you enjoyed it too. Many of the PRP entries in the show garnered awards, and a list will be coming soon. Thanks go out to them for taking the time to support the track and the show. There are some pics on the link, in case you weren't able to attend.
2014 season banquet:
Pittsburgh Raceway Park 2014 season Racers Banquet
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Rizzo’s Malabar Inn Reception Hall & Banquet Facility, Crabtree, PA 15624
Check in 3PM
Dinner served at 5PM
Pizza, Salad, Carved Beef, Chicken Parm, Pasta in Red Sauce
Pasta in Alfredo, Mixed Veggies, Bread & Butter
Cash Bar for Soft Drinks & Alcohol
Adults $25 - Children 12 and under $18
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Deadline is Wednesday, February 18.
February 28 - Pit parking renewal deadline
February 28 - 2014 season racer's banquet, Rizzo's Malabar Inn, Crabtree. Details above.
March 21 - Keystone Raceway Hall of Fame induction banquet, Rizzo's Malabar Inn, Crabtree. Details to come
April 4 - Opening day of the 2015 season!
July 10-12 - IHRA Summit Racing Pro Am Tour presented by AMSOIL
September 20 - K&L Motorsports VW Classic #7, all VW car show, swap meet, and drag racing http://www.kandlmotorsports.com/Pittsburgh%20Classic/classic1.htm
September 26-27 - PID/Keystone Nostalgia Nationals
September 30-October 4 - IHRA Division 3 North Star Bracket Finals (NEW DATES FOR 2015)
October 9, 10, 11 - Ghosts, Goblins, and Gearheads
Congratulations to the 2014 class champions!
In spite of what Mother Nature threw at all of us this spring and summer, there was a lot of great racing action. The points series ended yesterday, and these are the racers that ended up on top. Congratulations to all, and to all of Team PRP!
Silver Mine Coin & Collectible Junior Dragsters:
8-11 year olds:
Jamie McBride Jr
Great points battle with Tyler Pennington, Jamie comes out on top in his 2nd season of racing!
12-17 year olds:
Commanding points lead, 2nd straight championship!
Millerstown Pic A Part Trophy Class:
Kaleb Kelly, 1993 Mustang
First time champ!
Z&M Cycles Motorcycle Class:
Matt Powell, 2004 Honda 1000RR
Matt finished the season with 5 straight wins! Multi time points champ, 3 in a row, 4th overall!
B&R Speed Supply Street Class:
Rich Penn, 1999 Trans Am
After a number of 2nd and 3rd place finishes, Rich breaks through in a tough chase!
Hard Metal Tooling Modified Class:
Mike Balaska, 1989 Mustang
Just like Rich, Mike breaks through, riding a 31 round win streak to also be the Summit SuperSeries no box representative!
Mike's Auto Body Top Class:
Mark Brewer Jr, 1978 Mustang II
In an ultra tight points chase, Mark defies the odds again, with his mid 11 second door car, to get his 2nd straight championship!
VP Race Fuels Ghosts, Goblins, and Gearheads wrap up
What a great weekend of racing and Halloween fun at the VP Race Fuels Ghosts, Goblins, and Gearheads event! The racing all weekend long was incredibly tight, the costumes and trailers decorations were wonderfully creative, and folks came in from NY, WV, OH, and from all over PA at least! The PRP track crew worked hard all weekend long to keep things in shape and the program moving along. Thank you to all who came out and participated! We hope you had a great time! Results from the weekend's races are on the link: http://www.pittsburghracewaypark.com/race_results.php
A huge thank you to our Ghosts, Goblins & Gearheads Race sponsors. Their support for the weekend was invaluable, allowing us to give out the great prizes, pay the purse, give the Happy Gilmore checks, award Iron Man trophies, and give away a 5 day, 4 night trip to Las Vegas! Please support those who support us!
VP Race Fuels
Victory Automotive Group, Delmont, PA
ATI Performance Products, Baltimore, MD
93.3 The Wolf, Youngstown, OH
Gestner Automotive & Performance, Apollo, PA
Anthony L. Rosner, Attorney At Law, North Huntingdon, PA
Billy’s Pizza Shack, New Alexandria, PA
Latrobe Chevy Ford, Latrobe, PA
RJ’s Heating and Cooling, Loyalhanna, PA
Black Diamond Motorsports, Bridgeport, WV
Holiday Inn Express, Delmont, PA
Millerstown Pic-A-Part, Tarentum, PA
Bob Jones RV/ Jones Transmission Pumps, Eighty Four, PA
NAPA Auto Parts, Greensburg, PA
Lutty’s Chevy Warehouse, Cheswick, PA
Rizzo’s Malabar Inn, Crabtree, PA
AJ Casini Promotions / BGR Championship Series
G & S Racing Services, Avonmore, PA
Carmens Café / Ionadi Auto Sales, Verona, PA
IHRA, Norwalk, OH
Congratulations to Team PRP!
Pittsburgh Raceway Park is glad to have played host to the teams from Beaver Springs Dragway, Elegant Builders Raceway Park, Empire Dragway, Kanawha Valley Motorsports Park, Quaker City Motorsports Park, Skyview Drags, and Thompson Raceway Park this past weekend. There was a fantastic display of cars and competition, but more than that, the camaraderie between racers rose above all, as friends old and new made great memories.
For the 6th time in the last 8 years, and the third straight, Team PRP won the IHRA Division 3 North Stars bracket finals. Elegant Builders Raceway made a charge with 51.5 points, but finished second, 7.5 points behind. It was an all PRP final in the Street class, with Joe Tharp Jr getting his second Iron Man at the bracket finals, getting the win over cousin Chris Tharp. On Friday, in the Summit SuperSeries runoffs, Brandon Butler (junior dragster) and Mark Brewer (Box) punched their tickets to Memphis next month. In Thursday's gamblers races, Matt Powell won Bike, and Tom Scott won Box. Friday's gamblers races, Joe Tharp Jr started his winning streak by taking down No Box, Tyler Pennington got the win in junior dragsters, and Bob Brehm runnered up in Box, losing by .000x. After Saturday's main event, Josh Rietscha won the Box gamblers, and AJ Casper won the No Box gamblers. Thank you to all who attended this weekend, both from PRP and those who traveled in. We hope you had a great time, and will be able to visit us again. Full details of the weekend are on the link from IHRA:
2014 IHRA Pittsburgh Nationals
2014 IHRA Pittsburgh Nationals – Nitro Jam rain check information
Rain-affected Saturday tickets from the 2014 IHRA Pittsburgh Nationals will be good for an IHRA event at PRP in 2015
Following a rainout of the Saturday night show August 2nd at the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam Pittsburgh Nationals, the International Hot Rod Association announced that all Saturday spectator tickets will be good for an IHRA event at Pittsburgh Raceway Park in 2015.
Those who attended this year’s Pittsburgh Nationals on Saturday August 2nd can hold on to their spectator tickets in a two-for-one deal where fans can bring their ticket back to an IHRA event at Pittsburgh Raceway Park next year and get themselves and a friend into the event.
For more information, please visit the Nitro Jam website at www.nitrojam.com or call the IHRA offices at (419) 663-6666
SPORTSMAN RACER INFORMATION:
For the sportsman racers who entered the bracket program on Saturday, August 2nd, the Pittsburgh Nationals Iron Man race is rescheduled for Saturday, September 6th. Special Nitro Jam Iron Man trophies will be awarded to the winners in Motorcycle, Street, Modified, and Top classes. Racers can bring the wristbands they received upon entry on August 2nd to one of the remaining events and use it as a rain check. Those who lost or discarded their wristbands can provide their car number, and it will be checked against the tech cards from August 2nd. Please note, the Pittsburgh Nationals Iron Man race is a bracket race, with our regular bracket racing elimination classes. There will not be any Nitro Jam show classes. Our apologies for the delay in getting the details posted.
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