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Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway has rescheduled their practice day from Saturday, March 28 to Saturday, April 4. Weather permitting, the season opener will be on Saturday, April 11.

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PCTC Awards Banquet - The annual Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Banquet was held on January 24, 2015 at the Hampton Banquet Hall in Gibsonia, PA.

Congratulations to the new inductees into the PCTC Hall of Fame, including Vicki Emig, Dave Martinelli, Shawn McGarvey, Ben Miley & Jimmy Steigerwald.

Congratulations to all of the drivers and other members of the racing community who were honored at the banquet.

Thank you to everyone that worked hard to make the banquet a success.


Racers for Tots Christmas Party

With the racing season behind us and the Racers for Tots Rocket race car at a new home in New Mexico, it's time to take care of the less fortunate and needy children at the annual Racers for Tots Christmas Party on Saturday, December 6 at the South Fayette Fire Hall in Cuddy, PA. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and the party will last until 11:00 p.m.

Admission to the Christmas party is a (or multiple) new, unwrapped toy or $10.00. DJ Dave Connelly will provide the music and entertainment and a cash bar will be available (please be responsible) along with food and desserts.

A Chinese Auction with plenty of items will be available and special Racers for Tots awards will be presented.

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Lernerville Firecracker Report

By: Linda Fennell

The 8th Firecracker 100 at the Lernerville Speedway is in the books and Mother Nature provided for the most part beautiful weather. The Firecracker is becoming a tradition for most fans from multi-states. This year's version had drivers from 15 different states. With the racing season for some drivers starting in Arizona in January and for others speedweeks in Florida the end of June and the three day Firecracker schedule gives many teams a chance for a break from traveling. With all the special activities everyone seem to enjoy themselves. Besides the partying, live entertainment, fireworks, kick ball and horseshoe tournaments, teams, drivers and fans connect during these three days. During the kick ball tournament Mason Zeigler showed his athletic skills and helped raise $1800 for the Jeff Gordan Kid's Foundation.

The racing started Thursday night with 55 cars registering at the World of Outlaw trailer.


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Congratulations to everyone honored at the 2014 PPMS Awards Banquet held on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

PPMS Results for August 23, 2014

Daryl Charlier of Midway took top honors in the Jook George Classic Precise Racing Products Rush Late Model division Saturday night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Other feature winners were Alex Ferree in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model class, Chris Schneider (filling in for Christian Schneider) in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman division, Steve Pyeritz in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stock class, Devin Black in the Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns division, and Kelvin Kohan in the ¾ Late Models.

The evening started off with qualifying for the Precise Racing Products Rush Late Models, and Waynesburg's Ben Policz earned the fastest qualifying time. Two heats followed, and Russ Kolesar and Daryl Charlier each finished first, both looking like strong contenders for the feature event. As the green flag dropped, Corey McPherson took the lead after starting on the pole position. However, after a number of cautions starting on lap 9, McPherson fell back and never regained the momentum he opened up with. Meanwhile, Charlier took over the lead on lap 10 and was able to hold on to earn the win in the Jook George Classic. At the finish, he was followed by Tommy Schirnhofer, Ben Policz, Kyle Lukon and Josh Holtgraver. The 8C of Dusty Curry finished 12th in the main event, but was penalized and moved to last place after it was discovered that a driver change took place (Dennis Curry was driving), and race officials were not notified.

John Mollick and Colton Flinner each took first in their heats in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model class. Flinner and Steve Baker started the feature event in the top two spots. After the first lap, Ben Miley was involved in a hard crash going into turn one. The veteran driver was done for the evening. As the field lined up to take the green flag again, Alex Ferree rocketed to first and held on to take the checkered flag, his 16th career victory at PPMS. Rounding out the top five were Mollick, Brandon Burgoon, Baker and Flinner.

The Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman heats were won by Chris Schneider, who was driving the M5 for Christian Schneider, and Bill Robertson. The main event displayed some great racing and jockeying for position with Schneider taking the lead on lap 5. At the finish, it was Schneider, Nick Kocuba, Bill Robertson, Todd Weldon and Drew Koteles in the top positions.

Points leader Steve Pyeritz continued his winning ways, earning the win in both the heat and feature in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stock division. Pyeritz started in the top spot, and on lap 4 Dave Sheriff made a pass and took over the lead until Pyeritz took it back on lap 11. Hannah Ramsey finished third, followed by John Wiser and Dylan Bolind.

Oakdale's Devin Black took the lead on the first lap in the Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns feature and was able to hold on for the win and add to his points lead. Four time feature winner Karlee Kovacs retired to the pits with a flat tire, and Michael Jackson of South Park also experienced car trouble. Black held off a challenge from O.B. Huff, who finished second. Marc Simmons, Dale Tuche, and David Ostrander followed at the finish.

Kelvin Kohan earned the win in both the heat and feature in the ¾ Late Model race. Carl Kohan and Colton Flinner both had car troubles and did not start the feature; Chris Kohan and Jim Thompson finished second and third respectively.

The 26th Pittsburgher 100 is fast approaching; Dirt's Monster Half Mile will host an open practice session on Friday, September 12. The two day racing extravaganza will start on Saturday, September 13 and will showcase a 50 lap $5,000 to win Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model event. A Rush Tour Event will follow that night, along with racing in the Sportsman, Hobby Stock, Young Guns and ¾ Late Model features. Sunday, September 13 will be the $5,000 to win Herb Scott Memorial, and features in the Rush Pro Late Model, Sportsman, Hobby Stock, Young Guns and ¾ Late Model divisions. All tickets are available online at Camping permits must be printed and registered; details are available on

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