Thursday, September 13, 2012

24th Annual Pittsburgher This Weekend - WJAC Johnstown

PITTSBURGH, PA - It's time for two exciting days of "Monster" racing action as Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will host the 24th Annual Tri-Star Pittsburgher this Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th.   The 2012 edition of the event will showcase the UFo Super Late Models battling in a 53 lap main event paying $10,000.00 to win. In addition, the Winged Super Sprints will return to the 'Monster Half Mile 'and battle in the third installment of the "Black Jack 21" Series as their 21 lap main event will find the winner receiving a cool $3,000.00 payday. The Modified Tour '12 stars will also share in the 2012 Pittsburgher's wealth as they too will vie for a $3,000.000 paycheck in their 30 lap main event.


The weekend's racing action will also include the cars and stars of the Pro-Late Division will compete in the rescheduled Jook George Memorial Classic presented by Vox Energy. The 40-lap main event will find the winner scoring a $2,500.00 check for his efforts. The contingency awards for the Jook George Fall Classic include: a $100.00 fast time award courtesy of All American Framers and Colton Flinner Racing; a $50.00 Hard Luck Award courtesy of Winner's Circle Motorsports, LLC; a $100.00 gift certificate to the winner courtesy of Rocket Chassis and Mark Richards Racing Enterprises; a $100.00 gift certificate courtesy of Rocket Chassis and Mark Richards Racing Enterprises for the tenth place finisher and 25 gift certificates courtesy of Penske Racing Shocks.  A special "Thank You" also goes out to Fleming Tire and Ron Hall Racing for their added sponsorship of this year's event.

The Late Model Sportsman drivers will compete in the fourth event on their Showdown Series schedule. The winner of their 20 lap main event will take home $1,000.00 in Saturday night's finale.


In addition, the PPMS management has added the Hobby Stock Division to Friday night's program and the Young Guns Division to Saturday night's racing card. Each division's competitors will compete in a feature event which will have a 20 minute time limit. The feature lineups will be determined by a pill draw and no heat events will be held for either the Hobby Stocks or the Young Guns.

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