This week's schedule
Friday, May 22 - Test N Tune. 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, May 23 - PRP/Summit SuperSeries Points Day #4, SBRA points day #2, 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 on the link:
Coming up on Saturday, June 6, it's the first show night of the year, an 8 car alcohol funny car show!
Points and 660 Nationals flyer
Points are updated on the results tab. If you have any questions or discrepancies, please come to the tower on Saturday before 3pm.
The funny car flyer is to the right, for the event on June 6, looking forward to another great show!
The 660 Nationals, a delay box allowed event, details are on the flyer below.
TRAFFIC ALERT!! PLEASE READ!
Heads up to everyone that uses Route 22 from Route 66 to the track. We just found out that there are lane restrictions on Route 22 starting at Route 66 in Delmont and going east to State Route 1055/White Thorn Road in Salem Township. Traffic will be restricted to 1 lane in each direction. Please give yourselves some extra time to make it to the track, whether you have to come through 22 or use an alternate route. We will share any additional information that we receive from Penndot. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Engine diapers available for sale
Last month, we announced that engine diapers/belly pans are eventually going to be required on drag cars, and that management was working with a company to obtain an order of diapers that racers could purchase at the track. Thanks to a partnership with J&J Performance, PRP now has the following engine diapers (for small block and big block, all makes) available for sale:
Standard economy diaper, $115. It will burn if on headers and if rods/parts are thrown through the oil pan, they may go through this diaper. This diaper is NOT cut out for motor mounts.
Ballistic Diaper, $145. This is stronger than the economy diaper but will still burn and also NOT cut out for motor mounts.
Kevlar Diaper, $250. This Diaper is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This is the bullet proof diaper and IT IS cut out for motor mounts. Will not burn.
Diapers/pans will eventually be mandatory, and if you race a drag only car, it’s an investment you can make now in your safety, your opponent’s safety, and it could possibly prevent catastrophic damage to people and vehicles alike. Contact Greg Miller – firstname.lastname@example.org – to arrange a purchase.
Employees needed + notes
PRP has positions open for announcers, and other duties. Please email Greg Miller - email@example.com - if interested.
Please be sure to check here on the website and Facebook to make sure we are open, and if you haven't already, sign up for the text alerts:
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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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