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PPMS Afternoon Action Continues

PITTSBURGH, PA — Week One is in the books and the Saturday afternoon racing action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway continues this weekend as we present another five division Action Event on Saturday, April 20th.

“The cooler weather may have kept the car counts down a little but there was a lot of “hot” racing action in each division,” commented Speedway Owner Matt Miley. “We are expecting more of the same this week as the track was fast and held up quite well the entire afternoon.”

Third generation racer Michael Norris scored the victory in the Super Late Model opener last Saturday just as he had done in 2012. The Millerstown Pic-A-Part/D&D Salvage Rocket Chassis driver held off the challenges of Jared Miley and picked up his first victory of the young season. The 2011 PPMS Champion Michael Davis was in action at the practice session on April 6th and will definitely be a threat to win once he makes his return to weekly action at “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile.” Lady racer Kari Gasser is also slated to make her debut this week in the Joe Johnson UPS sponsored Rocket Chassis. The Vienna, OH driver is always a fan favorite and entered the Western PA record books last year when she became the first female to score a Super Late Model victory.

Michael Norris and Girlfriend Kandess Kahler Celebrate in Victory Lane
Kyle Lukon battled Andrew Satterlee and Joe Martin to pick up the first ever RUSH sanctioned Pro-Late win last week and will be joined by sister Laura in action this weekend. Ms. Lukon indicated that work commitments have delayed the completion of her 2013 ride but she is anxious to get back behind the wheel. Like Laura, Justin Lamb also missed the season opener but the Moon Township and Kennedy Township Beer 4 Less sponsored Rocket has a new look and will be ready to challenge for the win this Saturday afternoon.

The Late Model Sportsman Division saw Nick Kocuba make a very popular return to Victory Lane last weekend and the Clarken Chiropractic/Duritza’s Shop-n-Save sponsored Grand Prix is certainly one of the early season favorites. Other drivers expected to challenge Kocuba include Wayne Carbo, Drew Koteles, Craig Koteles and Brian Huchko.

Chuck Medved and Rookie Competitor Jake Gunn in RUSH Pro-Late Action
Two new faces visited Victory Lane in the Hobby Stock and Young Guns Divisions as Christian Schneider scored his first Hobby Stock A-Main win and Jarrett Sugar claimed his first ever win in Young Guns competition. Schneider, who is a second generation driver, has adapted to the bigger cars in the Hobby Stock Division after moving from the Young Guns Division part of the way through the 2012 season. Pavement veteran Jonathan Hileman pressured Schneider for the entire distance of the event but the youngster withstood the pressure.

Defending Young Guns Champion Logan Crewl was absent from last week’s action as was Todd Weldon, the runner-up in the 2012 points battle and rookie competitor Jarrett Sugar wasted no time in making his presence known. The thirteen year old competitor led the entire distance of the feature event and scored a popular victory over Dylan Bolind, Roman O’Neill, Michael Jackson, Karlee Kovacs and Jonathan Miller.

Admission prices for the weekly Action Events are as follows: Adult Grandstand Admission $15.00. Seniors, Ages 60 and Over, are admitted for $14.00 with Juniors, Ages 13 to 16, priced at $10.00. 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.

Pit Admission for Saturday’s event is $30.00.

PMS has also ventured into the social media site Pinterest. The address for this new social media site is: www.pinterest.com/pamotorspeedway. The PPMS Pinterest site is also a great way for race fans to interact and share their experience at the speedway with long time fans as well as those who are new to the sport. The PPMS staff have set up several pinboards on the site and will be adding more as the 2013 racing season progresses. In addition to action and victory lane photos we are looking for ‘behind the scenes’ photos showcasing the gamete of emotions that can occur on raceday as well as all of the hard work that goes on throughout the evening in the pit area. The PPMS staff would also like to encourage fans to submit photos of fans enjoying the racing action. Please submit your shots to Marcie Barlow at Marcie@ppms.com.

Fans are advised that glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought into the speedway. 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 amusement park munchies like monster chicken wings, juicy hamburgers and hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches and cotton candy at “fan friendly prices.”

Fans can also 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.comor by contacting the speedway office at (412) 279-RACE (7223). Race fans can follow Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway at www.twitter.com/PAMotorSpeedway and http://www.facebook.com/Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

Join us this Saturday, April 20th as the exciting afternoon racing action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway continues.