This week's schedule
Friday, August 28 - test and tune, open to all, 1/4 mile racing. Gates open at 5:30pm, racing from 6:30pm-midnight. $25 to race, $10 for spectators, $25 for a carload, kids 10 and under free.
Saturday, August 29 - SSS Points Day #9 SBRA points day #4, 1/8 mile Regular Racing. Gates open 11am, TCR at noon, junior dragsters follow, big car time trials start at 3pm. Entry fees and payouts are on the link:
School may be back in session, or about to be, but the 2015 season at PRP rolls on. In addition to the Friday night test and tunes and Saturday racing, here are some big events coming up at the track:
Saturday, September 12 - Night of Fire! Nostalgia nitro cars, funny cars, wheelstander, and jet cars, plus fireworks! Details coming soon!
Sunday, September 20 - K&L Motorsports VW Classic #7, all VW car show, swap meet, and drag racing
Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27 - 6th Annual GIS Automotive PID/Keystone Nostalgia Nationals! Great weekend of nostalgia drag racing, Bill Truby's awesome photo collection, car cruise.. check out the flyer!:
Wednesday September 30 through Sunday, October 4 - IHRA Division 3 North Star Bracket Finals (NEW DATES FOR 2015) - PRP plays host to the bracket finals again in 2015 (racing for bracket finalists only, all spectators welcome)
Friday October 9 - Sunday, October 11 - Ghosts, Goblins, and Gearheads - Our annual Halloween themed race weekend. Great racing in Box, No Box, and Junior Dragsters, trick or treating and costume contest Saturday evening, more details to come
Our schedule goes deep into November, check it out and come on out! http://www.pittsburghracewaypark.com/schedule.php
660 Nationals completed
The Cars Protection Plus 660 Top Bulb Nationals finished up today about 3:20pm. The weather finally cooperated, giving us 3 days of sunshine, allowing for fantastic racing. Thank you to all the racers who came in to support the event! It was a success, so much so we are doing it again next year, so you can put it on the calendar: CARS Protection Plus 660 Top Bulb Nationals II will be July 29-31, 2016! Here is a recap of the finals:
Day 1 of the CARS Protection Plus 660 Top Bulb Nationals in is the books! Great day of racing, run after run of tight packages! Congratulations to Randy Scheuer from Toledo, OH, piloting his dragster to the $10,000 win over Dennis Meade's '83 Camaro.
W - Scheuer, 4.72 dial in, .0030 reaction time, 4.7345 elapsed time, 146.34mph
R/U - Meade, 6.00 dial in, .0073 reaction time, 6.0169 elapsed time, 111.06mph.
Margin of victory .0067
In the Mike's Auto Body gamblers race, Eric Manual win over Curt Valkman
Day 2 of the CARS Protection Plus 660 Top Bulb Nationals in is the books! More great racing all day long, the final round came down to 2 dragsters, Fred Krakora from Grafton, OH, and PRP's own Jacob Meinert. Krakora with the slight advantage on the christmas tree then runs dead the dial with a zero!
W - Krakora, 4.68 dial in, .0148 reaction time, 4.6807 elapsed time, 145.63mph
R/U - Meinert, 4.82 dial in, .0186 reaction time, 4.8304 elapsed time, 142.95mph.
The first CARS Protection Plus 660 Top Bulb Nationals finished up at 3:20 on Sunday afternoon. The weather was fantastic all 3 days, and so was the racing. Day 3 found Fred Krakora in the final for the second day in a row, facing Russ Benish in his '69 Camaro. It was a perfect example of the tight racing from the entire event, with Russ .011 on the tree, and Fred right behind with a .015. Fred gets 2 in a row, running dead on, 4.7092 on a 4.70 dial in, to Russ' 5.9566 on a 5.95. Fred gets to the finish line first by .0035!
W - Krakora, 4.70 dial in, .0152 reaction time, 4.7092 elapsed time, 146.15mph
R/U - Benish, 5.94 dial in, .0113 reaction time, 5.9566 elapsed time, 114.83mph
Congratulations Maicy Stewart!
Congratulations to Maicy Stewart, bringing home the Wally in her class at the NHRA Junior Drag Racing Easter Conference Finals at Bristol this past Saturday!
(Cindy Stewart photo)
PRP Online Store
PRP e-store is open.
You can visit it here.
Due to popular demand we are bringing back the Racer's Bios.
You need to register here.
Once registered you will then be emailed upon activation.
When you are activated you will be able to modify your profile and upload a photo.
Photos will be resized and a thumbnail generated. Once I have a few we will use them on the right side where the 3 temporary photos are now.
They will be picked randomly and rotated.
You can find them under the "MEDIA" on the top menu.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
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