Saturday April 18 - 2 events in 1 day!
This Saturday, April 18, we have 2 events in 1 day, test and tune with a gamblers, and Saturday Night Street Car/Bike test and tune. If you are a street car/bike, you can enter both the test and tune and the Street Car test and tune, as long as you buy a tech card for each (2 separate events, 2 separate fees). Spectator entry from Event #1 also covers Event #2.
Saturday, April 18 - event #1 - Test and tune with a gamblers race. Gates open at 11am, racing from noon-6pm. $25 for test and tune, $35 for the gamblers race, $10 spectators, $25 for a carload, kids 10 and under free.
Saturday, April 18 - event #2 - Saturday Night Street Car/Bike test and tune. Racing from 7pm-11pm. Trailered in, slicks, and open headers allowed. $25 for test and tune, $10 spectators, $25 for a carload, kids 10 and under free.
Employees needed + notes
PRP has positions open for announcers, and other duties. Please email Greg Miller - firstname.lastname@example.org - if interested.
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In bracket racing news, Pittsburgh Raceway Park is very pleased to announce that Latrobe Auto Group is now the Modified class sponsor! Located at 1595 Mission Road in Latrobe, a dealership for both Chevy and Ford, as well as pre-owned cars and trucks, Latrobe Auto Group has the sales, servicing, parts, and even financing you need! Visit them online at http://www.latrobeautogroup.com/
And in Top class, the winner's purse has been increased to $1000!
Chassis certification clarification
There has been some confusion regarding chassis certification, and what is accepted. Simply put, current IHRA chassis certification is required for all entries that are quicker than 9.00 in the 1/4 mile. It is the responsibility of the owner/driver to have current certification. Sportsman (7.50 and up, blue tag) is good for 3 years from the date issued, and Pro (7.50 and quicker, maroon tag) is good for 2 years from the date issued. Chassis certifications are still being scheduled for Saturday, April 11, and now also for Sunday, April 12.
Please refer to pages 72 (chassis certification), 105 (chassis certification information), and 108 (insurance information) in the IHRA rulebook. The link is below.
Tech rule additions and chassis certification information
Attention all racers, here are some additions to the IHRA tech rules that everyone needs to be aware of for the 2015 season:
Helmets: All classes must have Snell 2000 or newer. Snell 95 helmets ARE NOT PERMITTED IN ANY ET BRACKET CLASS.
Headers: Must have 4 welded tabs on collectors and 4 tabs on primary tubes - OR - A tethering device may be made from minimum 1/8” steel cable and T bolt clamps or muffler clamps with locking fasteners. One piece, street style headers that do not have slip on collectors are exempt.
Note: Engine diapers are eventually going to be mandatory on all race only cars (street driven cars will be exempt from the requirement). PRP is currently working with a company to obtain a bulk order, which would enable the diapers to be offered to racer at a discounted price for a limited time. The number one reason for them is racer safety, as we have all seen what can happen when fluids get under the tires. It will also help us minimize down time in the program, which benefits racers and fans. No one likes to watch the Oil Dry Nationals!
Race fuels note: If you need your own drum of VP Race Fuels, email Greg Miller - email@example.com
Update on our Fund Drive
March 9 update - We just wanted to give an update on the fundraising for the Thinking of Nikki Foundation. Mike's Auto Body Top Class champion Mark Brewer has given it a big boost. He donated half of his championship money to the Foundation, and it, coupled with the continued generosity of so many people, has pushed the total to $3,000! Thank you to everyone for your support! And, with this total, it means Chuck Turocy will shave his beard all the way off, for the first time in over a decade, Matt Cadamore will be shaving his beard off, and Bob Brehm will shave his goatee off at the bracket finals!
Feb 19 update - Check out the PRP Facebook page for the before and after shots of Bill Turk, Mike Barnyk, and Matt Brehm getting bushwhacked, er, their haircuts done up in the short style of track manager Greg Miller. Kudos to those guys for being great sports and helping the fund drive. Donations are around the $1200 mark now, not far from the $1500 needed to knock Chuck Turocy's longtime beard down to a goatee, and $2000 will put him back to a babyface. Thank you to all who have donated to the Thinking of Nikki Foundation. Please click the link to the right to visit the website if you are not familiar with Nikki's story, and see why this is such an important cause to the PRP family.
Graphic Designer wanted!
Pittsburgh Raceway Park is looking for a part time Graphic Designer who has experience with Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW; VersaWorks a plus. If you have these skills and are interested, please contact Greg Miller at
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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