Wacky Wheels Figure Eight Mania
On Tap This Saturday
PITTSBURGH, PA — Join us this Saturday, August 10th as Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway presents an exciting Action Event featuring 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. In addition, we will welcome the third installment of Wacky Wheels Figure Eight Mania. The PA Vintage Dirt Modified swill also be on display prior to the evening’s racing action so be sure to stop by and visit drivers such as Jim Kirkwood, Jim Kurpakus, Howard Duff and Paul Bacchus. The vintage cars will also take to the speedway for an exhibition as part of the evening’s racing program.
“The racing action at PPMS has been excellent all season long,” stated Speedway Owner Matt Miley. “The track prep crew has done a tremendous job keeping the moisture in the surface and the fans have witnessed three and four wide racing action in just about every division each week that we have been in action this year.”
The winner of Wacky Wheels Figure Eight Mania event will earn a $100.00 payday for his efforts. If you are interested in additional information on this affordable entry level division visit the PPMS website, www.ppms.com and click on the “Rules” tab for complete information.
The PA Vintage Dirt Modified group anticipates that between 12 and 15 cars will participate in this Saturday’s display and racing exhibition. “Jim Kirkwood was the driving force behind this group and we are excited to welcome them back for the third consecutive year,” commented Matt Miley. “It is important that the younger fans be aware of the history of our sport and Jim and his group do a tremendous job bringing that history to life.”
The aim of the PA Vintage Dirt Modified organization is to keep the look and racing of primarily the 1970s and 1980s alive., so they definitely look much different than the cars we see in action each week. In fact, some of the cars you will see on display and in action Saturday battled at Pittsburgh area speedways in the 1950s and 1960s.
Veteran racer and Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Member Lynn Geisler captured his second victory of the season last Saturday night. The 60 year old Cranberry Twp. veteran still knows “the fast way around the Monster Half Mile” as he held off second generation driver Brandon Burgoon to score his 74th career victory at the speedway. Another veteran, Ben Miley, has a strong run as well in last Saturday’s main event. He battled his nephew, Jared, for most of the 25 lap main event. The elder Miley settled for a sixth place finish but he certainly showed that he still “has what it takes to battle the youngsters.”
Lynn and Crew VL
Others expected to vie for this week’s win, which is also the final tune up for the Red Miley Rumble, include defending divisional champion Michael Norris as well as Steve Baker, Jim Stephans and the father and son duo of Alex and Ed Ferree.
Kyle Lukon still maintains the points lead in Pro-Late Model action but the Burgettstown, PA resident has been shut out of victory lane since July 13. Another driver hoping to score a win is Hopewell, PA resident Justin Lamb. Lamb had a tire blew out at the start of last week’s main event and was credited with a 21st place finish. Lamb has been close to reaching Victory Lane on several occasions in the past few weeks so he may be the “darkhouse” to capture the win this Saturday.
Mark Moats is another Pro-Late driver that has yet to reach Victory Lane this season. Moats scored the Winner’s Circle Motorsports, LLC Hard Charger Award in the Jook George Classic as he came from the tenth starting spot to claim the runner-up spot at the conclusion of the feature event. Other drivers who will be looking for to score a victory this Saturday include Laura Lukon, Ron Hall and Mike Reft.
The Pit and Grandstand Admission Gates for this this week’s racing action open at 5:00PM with 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 $30.00.
Don’t forget that the Checkered Flag Food Court has a great variety of amusement park munchies like monster chicken wings, grilled chicken sandwiches and cotton candy at “fan friendly prices.” In addition, Ed’s Pub features a large selection of beer and mixed drinks at affordable 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
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.
Join us this Saturday, August 10th, as the Wacky Wheels Figure Eight Mania provides some “thrills and spills” for the fans. In addition, the PA Vintage Modifieds will provide some nostalgic racing action for fans of all ages as Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway provides an affordable evening of action packed racing action.
Up Next In The Line Up Area
August 17 Red Miley Rumble with the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model Super Series (ULMS Sanctioned) and Winged Super Sprints plus Precise Racing Products RUSH Pro-Late Models, Sunoco Race Fuels Late Model Sportsman, Miley BP Carwash Hobby Stocks and Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns
August 24 ARDC Midgets plus Action Event featuring 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 Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns
August 31 Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Pro-Late Model Touring Series plus Action Event featuring the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models, Sunoco Race Fuels Late Model Sportsman, Miley BP Carwash Hobby Stocks and Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns
September 7 Action Event featuring 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 Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns plus Wacky Wheels Figure Eight Mania and Kids Bike Races (Helmets Required)