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Second Annual Ed Laboon Memorial
Late Model Sportsman Competitors
In $2,00 To Win Event
PITTSBURGH, PA — The month of June kicks off with the Second Annual Ed Laboon Memorial Classic for the Late Model Sportsman Division this Saturday, June 1st, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. The 20 lap main event will pay $2,000 to win and $100 to start. In addition, the Pro-Late Model Division drivers will compete in their second Sizzler event with the winner receiving a $1,000 paycheck. The Super Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Young Guns will round out the evening’s racing action.

“Vince Laboon has done a fantastic job of organizing this event and we are proud to be a part of it,” commented Speedway Owner Matt Miley. “Ed was a wonderful man and an ardent supporter of motorsports for many years. It is nice to see the drivers and marketing partners working together to honor Ed with such a prestigious event.”

The Late Model Sportsman competitors will begin the evening with group time trials that will determine the lineups for the ten lap heat events. The top finishers in the preliminary events will then redraw for positions in the Citizens Bank Fast Dash. The winner of the dash will receive $100 for his efforts and will also start on the pole for the feature event. PPMS management will start a maximum of 32 cars in the feature event.

Bob Schwartzmiller was victorious in the inaugural Ed Laboon Memorial event last August and has indicated he will be in attendance this week to defend his crown. Other invaders who have indicated they will make the trek to “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile” include Tim Burns, Leigh Wheeler, Bob Sloss and Rod Laskey. In addition, Rusty Martz who scored the Spring Showdown victory on May 18th is hoping to take home the first place prize money.

2012 Ed Laboon Winner
Bob Schwartzmiller
(Jody Habedl Photo)

Nick Kocuba, Brian Huchko, Joey Koteles, Drew Koteles and Bill Robertson will lead the brigade of PPMS regulars who would like nothing better than to keep the $2,000 first place prize money close to home.

The RUSH Pro-Late Model competitors will also be featured this week as they will compete in the “Topless 25” event. The 25 lap main event will find the division’s competitors removing their roofs to provide the fans with an opportunity to see inside the cockpit. The winner of the event will be rewarded with a $1,000 paycheck.

This Saturday is also Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night and all members of the club who present a valid membership will receive Free Grandstand Admission.

The Pit and Grandstand Admission Gates for this Saturday’s event open at 5:00PM with the first green flag waving promptly at 7:00PM.

Adult Grandstand Admission is $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, which now features Apparel by Denise.

Pit Admission for this week’s event is $35.00.

Don’t forget that the Checkered Flag Food Court has a great variety of amusement park munchies like monster chicken wings, pepperoni rolls, grilled chicken sandwiches and cotton candy at “fan friendly prices.”

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

Join us this Saturday evening as we pay tribute to Ed Laboon and showcase the area’s premier Late Model Sportsman competitors in a 20 lap main event that is sure to keep everyone in attendance on the edge of their seats.

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