After a brief hiatus, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is set to return to action for their 10th round of the twelve round title fight to become the first ever champion of traditional sprint car racing in the state of Ohio. This coming Saturday, September 29th will feature a return to the monster half mile of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. The final 2 rounds of wingless sprint car racing will be contested at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio on Saturday, October 6th and at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday, October 27th.
Russiaville, Indiana native Dustin Smith currently holds a slim points lead over a group of Ohio drivers that includes Tony Beaber, Kirk Jeffries, Landon Simon and Aaron Middaugh who all still have a shot at the inaugural title. All five drivers are expected to be in attendance at Pittsburgh in addition to the rest of the current BOSS top 10 in points that includes Brandon Spithaler, Chuck Wilson, Lewie Christian, Mark Cassella and Steve Irwin. Cassella, of Weirton, West Virginia led the majority of the June race at Pittsburgh before getting into the wall. The defending PPMS event winner, Andre Layfield from Grafton, West Virginia is also expected to return to defend his win and to try to become the first BOSS repeat winner of 2012.
With several other tracks and series already ending their seasons, several new cars are expected to join the BOSS and Pennsylvania locals. A strong field of 18 cars were on hand at the first event and series and track officials expect to go over that mark for this event. The PPMS purse has been increased throughout the back of the field with the standard $1200 to win, the show now pays $300 to start the main event with $100 guaranteed tow money to any car that attempts to compete, but fails to start the main. In addition to the purse, drivers will also be shooting for BOSS Bonus awards including a free tire from Hoosier to the highest finisher with all Hoosier tires on the car. American Racer will provide a $100 gift certificate to the highest finisher on all four American Racer tires. The “hard charger” of the night will receive a $50 cash bonus courtesy of Horne Performance Motorsports. The highest finisher with a steel block engine will receive $50 cash courtesy of Superior Tank and Trailer and the “Hard Luck” award winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Indy Race Parts.
Pit gates will be open all day Saturday, but pits will be cleared at 4:30 pm and gates officially will open at 5 pm. Pit passes will be $35 for this event. There are no membership fees or registration fees to compete with BOSS or at PPMS. The BOSS series is an open tire rule and all teams are welcome to compete. Heat races will line up by pill draw.
Here is the complete BOSS Pittsburgh Payout: 1) $1200 2) $800 3) $600 4) $500 5) $450 6) $420 7) $385 8) $360 9) $350 10) $340 11) $330 12) $320 13) $315 14) $310 15) $300 16) $300 17) $300 18) $300 19) $300 20) $300
For more information on these events or on the BOSS series, log onto the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com or e-mail email@example.com or phone (740) 703-3768.