For Immediate Release:
National Dirt Racing League, LLC
‘Pittsburgher 100’ Weekend Opens with Pre-Race Party at Quaker Steak & Lube®
Pittsburgh, PA (October 7, 2013) The National Dirt Racing League, Pittsburgh’s Country Music Station Y108, and the popular restaurant chain Quaker Steak & Lube® have teamed up to host the ‘Official Pre-Race Party’ for the ‘Pittsburgher 100’ weekend that will be held at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, October 10-11-12. Quaker Steak & Lube® will host the NDRL and former ‘Pittsburgher’ champions on Wednesday, October 9 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
The ‘Official Pre-Race Party’ will be highlighted by a wing eating contest that will be hosted by Ally, the afternoon Y108 radio personality while former national champion and first ever NDRL event winner, ‘Rocket Man’ Josh Richards from Shinnston, WV will be on hand with his Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches and Ernie D’s Enterprises sponsored Rocket Chassis #1. Former ‘Pittsburgher’ champion, Keith Barbara of South Park, PA will also be in attendance and will debut an all new look as his Forbes Field Garage, Ran Group Racing Tours, JNJ Motorsports Media sponsored Mastersbilt by Huey #17.
Also scheduled to appear is the super-sharp, Spiderman themed, Racers for Tots Rocket Chassis that will be raffled off to one lucky winner at the end of the racing season. All proceeds from the Racers for Tots racecar raffle go towards the purchase of new toys for needy and underprivileged children at Christmas. The NDRL, Y108, Quaker Steak & Lube® will also sponsor other games to give away tickets to the 25th Annual Pittsburgher 100 as well as other great NDRL themed prizes.
Founded in 1974, Quaker Steak & Lube® is a family friendly restaurant with a motorsports-themed atmosphere. Commonly referred to as “The Lube®,” the restaurant features a unique blend of great service, award-winning food, supercharged events and eye-popping décor. Today, with over 45 locations, The Lube® serves over 80 million wings annually, sells its bottled sauces around the world, has won the title of “Best Wings USA,” and has over hundreds of local, national and international awards for its wings and over 21 signature wing sauces. Quaker Steak & Lube® is located in Robinson Township, 11 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and just off interstate 376 at 110 Andrew Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275.
The ‘Pittsburgher’ weekend will kick off on Thursday, October 10 with an open practice for the NDRL Super Late Models, Sweeney RUSH Late Models, and the UEMS Emods. Friday, October 11 will feature the $10,000 to-win ‘Let’s Get Dirty 50’ for the NDRL Super Late Models while the RUSH Late Models and Emods will both compete in their own $1,500 to-win events. The blockbuster of the weekend comes on Saturday, October 12 as the NDRL Super Late Models will battle for a whopping $25,000 to-win in the 25th Annual, Silver Anniversary ‘Pittsburgher 100’. The RUSH Late Models have a $3,000 to-win event on the card as well as the UEMS Emods who will also go after a $3,000 top prize.
The NDRL has teamed up with the Pittsburgh Pirates to bring in the official mascot of the Pirates, the Pirate Parrot, to the ‘Pittsburgher 100’ festivities and take part in the ‘Pittsburgher Wiffle Ball Game’ that will be held on Saturday, October 12. The ‘Pirate Parrot’ will help cheer on the teams, meet and greet fans of all ages and pose for photos. Teams will consist of drivers and fans and will play a fun 4 inning wiffle ball game. Drivers already committed to playing are Boom Briggs, Keith Barbara, Shane Clanton, Coleby Frye, and Gregg Satterlee. Other drivers will be announced soon. Fans over the age of 18 will have the opportunity to sign up to play on Thursday and Friday near the Racers for Tots display. Players will be announced before the $10,000 to-win ‘Let’s Get Dirty 50’ on Friday night. The game will be played (weather pending) at 12:00pm in the parking lot of Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.
Also on Saturday, a driver autograph session will be held under the grandstands at 3:00pm. Many of the weekend’s top drivers will be on hand to sign items for fans including an 8×10 ‘Pittsburgher 100’ poster provided by the NDRL. Legendary Entertainment will be on hand both Friday night and Saturday night to put on a huge fireworks display for fans while country music star Cody McCarver will also be in the house for a Saturday afternoon concert.
Fans can still order their tickets now through Wednesday, October 9 at the online home of the NDRL at www.theNDRL.com. Prices for Practice on Thursday, October 10 are General Admission: Free, Pits: $25.00, Friday, October 11: General Admission $25.00, Pits $35.00, Saturday, October 12: General Admission $35.00, Pits $45.00. Two-Day (Friday & Saturday) Passes are available: General Admission $50.00, Pits $70.00. Fans are also invited to bring a minimum $5.00 toy donation for Racers for Tots to receive a Free Fan Pit Pass on Saturday only with General Admission purchase.
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway is a ½-mile dirt track with a GPS address of 170 Kelso Rd, Imperial PA 15126, which is located just off the Noblestown exit on Routes 22/30. For more information, check out their website at www.ppms.com or call 412-279-7223. The track number on race day is 724-695-3363 or 724-695-0393. As for their social media outlets, you can like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PittsburghsPennsylvaniaMotorSpeedwayor follow them on Twitter @PAMotorSpeedway.
Details on rules and format can be obtained by calling the series office at (412) 824-9126 or logging on to the official NDRL website at www.theNDRL.com.
For more information on these events and the National Dirt Racing League please visit www.ppms.com, or www.theNDRL.com.
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Official NDRL’s ‘Let’s Get Dirty Tour’ Sponsors:
VP Race Fuels: The Official Fuel of the NDRL’s ‘Let’s Get Dirty Tour’
Slavic Custom Racing Shirts and Decals: The Official Merchandise Supplier of the NDRL’s Let’s Get Dirty Tour’
Bug Band: The Official Insect Repellant of the NDRL’s ‘Let’s Get Dirty Tour’
Official NDRL’s ‘Let’s Get Dirt Tour’ Associate Sponsors:
American Racer Tires, Bell Helmets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Capital Race Cars, DirtonDirt.com, Driven Racing Oil, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hoosier Racing Tires, JNJ Motorsports Media, Keyser Manufacturing, Made You Look Mobile Media, Miley Truck Rental, MSR Mafia, Open Throttle 360, Rappin’ on Racin’, Responsible Racers, Speedway Productions, and the Washington Wild Things.