B.O.S.S. Sprints/Racer Appreciation Night Slated for Saturday at PPMS

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B.O.S.S. “Wingless Warriors”
Set To Invade PPMS
Frankland Racing Supply, K&N Performance, Diehl of Robinson
And American Diecast Company Present
Racer Appreciation Night

PITTSBURGH, PA — After a week’s hiatus due to Mother Nature’s “liquid sunshine” the racing action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will continue this Saturday, September 28th as we welcome the B.O.S.S. Wingless Sprint Series for their second appearance of the season. The Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models, Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro-Late Models, Sunoco Race Fuels Late Model Sportsman, Miley BP Carwash Hobby Stocks and the Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns will also be on the racing card. The Pro 4 Division, which has been added to this week’s racing card as well as the October 5th event, will permit four cylinder competitors from other area tracks to compete on a trial basis.

In addition, the Racer Appreciation Night that was originally scheduled for last week will be held this Saturday evening. Competitors in each of PPMS’ weekly divisions and the Pro4 Division will receive gift certificates courtesy of Frankland Racing Supply, K&N Performance and American Diecast Company. Diehl of Robinson is also providing each competitor with a $500.00 coupon good towards the purchase of any new or used vehicle at either of their locations.
Various gift certificates and door prizes will also be given away to lucky fans in attendance at this Saturday’s event as well.

The B.O.S.S. Wingless Sprints will make their second and final appearance of the season at “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile” this Saturday. Second generation driver Tony Beaber scored the victory when the series’ visited in June. Dustin Smith, Mike Miller, Kirk Jeffries and Chad Wilson completed the top five in the June event and all are expected to be in attendance this week. Evans City, PA resident Brandon Spithaler is the current B.O.S. S. points leader and although he has never scored a win at the Imperial, PA oval he is definitely determined to claim the win this Saturday. Other local drivers who will be looking for the win include Brent and Brandon Matus, Mark Cassella and Bob McMillen. Last September’s wingless event saw Jack Sodeman, Jr., score the win over 28 other competitors and with many other Sprint Car tracks closed for the season we may also see a few travelers stop by the Imperial, PA oval to battle the B.O.S.S. regulars.

Photo Courtesy of Racing Web
“With several other Saturday night venues closed for the season we have received inquiries asking if we would add the Four Cylinder Class to the racing card for the next two weeks. We are going to use the same “No Contact” rule that applies to the Young Guns and the competitors in the division will utilize their home track’s rules,” commented speedway owner Matt Miley.

Pro-4 rules will focus on car safety, belts, cage, helmet, fuel cell and fire suit. It is the responsibility of all drivers to bring their car to the tech area for a safety inspection prior to racing on each of the two Saturday evenings. Decisions of the race director are final, no appeals, any contact and all cars involved are subject to be sent to the pits, regardless of perceived fault! As with the Young Guns, the goal in this division is to learn car control. Drivers must be age 13 or older to compete in the Pro-4 Division and drivers under 18 must be granted permission by Speedway officials to compete.

Photo Courtesy of Frank Wilson
The number of laps in the Pro-4 Division’s feature event will be determined by the number of cars in attendance each week. The winner will receive $50.00 with each competitor who starts the feature event receiving $25.00. If more than ten cars show up to compete in the division the feature event will pay $100.00 to start, $50.00 for second and $25.00 to start.

Young Guns competitors will run their feature event first and may compete in the Pro-4 Division if they so desire. Both divisions will receive trophies and will be eligible for contingency awards.

As the 2013 PPMS Points Titles have already been awarded the following rules will be in effect this weekend:
Super Late Models will have an Open Tire Rule (Any Brand, Any Compound)
Late Model Sportsman will have an Open Tire Rule and rules that were utilized for the Ed Laboon Memorial 20
Hobby Stocks may run 350 stock motors by adding 100 pounds. In addition any eight inch tire is permitted
The RUSH Pro-Late Models will continue to be on the weekly racing card and all RUSH Series rules will be enforced. In addition all current rules for the Young Guns Division will be in effective.

Race fans and drivers are also reminded that they will receive free shipping an all K&N Performance orders over $10.00 when they order their items via the K&N link on the PPMS website.

Adult Grandstand Admission for Saturday’s racing action is $20.00. Seniors, Ages 60 and Over, are admitted for $19.00 with Juniors, Ages 13 to 16, priced at $15.00. Admission for Children aged Six through 12 is $5.00 and Children Under Age Six will be admitted Free. In addition, all children aged Six through 12 will receive a free gift when they present their admission ticket at the PPMS Gift Shop, which now features Apparel by Denise.

Pit Admission for this week’s racing action is $40.00.

Fans may bring their own refreshments however; glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. In addition, coolers are limited to 14 inches or smaller in size. Don’t forget that the Checkered Flag Food Court has a great variety of delicious food like hot and juicy quarter pound cheeseburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, curly fries and cotton candy at “fan friendly prices.”

Race fans over the age of 21 can purchase alcoholic beverages at Ed’s Pub, which is located under the main grandstand. Ed’s features all major brands of beer plus wine, mixed drinks, and energy drinks at local tavern type pricing!

Fans are encouraged to sign up for free race day text messages to get the latest information on weather or traffic delays that may impact the racing action by clicking on the “Rained Out” logo on the speedway website, www.ppms.com.

Additional information is also available on the speedway website: www.ppms.com.

In addition fans can obtain additional information by visiting the speedway’s social media sites: www.twitter.com/PAMotorSpeedway

The staff and management of Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway would also like to thank all of the drivers, crew members, race fans and marketing partners for their support throughout the 2013 racing season. We recognize the fact that you have chosen to spend your Saturday evenings with us and your support is greatly appreciated.

The weather forecast is looking great so be sure to join us as the “wingless warriors” of the B.O.S.S. Series invade “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile” on Saturday, September 28th.

Up Next In The Line Up Area

Saturday, October 5 FallOver Late Model Sportsman 20 plus Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models, Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro-Late Models, Miley BP Carwash Hobby Stocks, Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns and Pro-4

Thursday, October 10 Open Practice for 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Pittsburgher 100

Friday, October 11 Kennedy Motorsports ULMS “Lets Get Dirty 50” for Super Late Models paying $10,000 to Win plus Kennedy Motorsports UEMS E-Mods paying $1,500 to win and Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Touring Series

Saturday, October 12 NDRL Presents the 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Pittsburgher 100 for Super Late Models $25,000 to Win plus Kennedy Motorsports UEMS E-Mods paying $3,000 to Win and Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Touring Series