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Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Awards Banquet

The 2013 Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Awards Banquet was held at the Hampton Banquet Hall on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Congratulations to everyone that was honored at the banquet.

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The Off-season That Keeps On Giving

With the turn of the calendar to 2014 a few weeks ago, thoughts of a new race season begin to swirl in the heads of race teams and fans around the country and right here in Western Pennsylvania. Race cars are getting their much needed off season makeovers, clubs, sanctions and tracks are holding awards ceremonies, and fans are dreaming about looking down at the layer of clay dust on the head of their beer. Yes indeed, it is the off- season!

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Reflections of the 25 Years of the Pittsburgher 100

By: Linda Fennell

A “Silver Anniversary” is always memorable and with the 2013 edition of The Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway many memories were brought back. After the announcement from NDRL's John Kennedy to resurrect the event back to its status of 10 years ago, there was plenty of buzz circulating through the dirt late model areas.

Pennsylvania Motor Speedway was the baby of its parents Nick & Emma Garin. It was Nick’s lifelong dream after the closing of local dirt track Heidelberg Speedway to build the track. The Garin’s love for Pittsburgh’s dirt auto racing grew at the facility each year. Then in 1989 the Garin Family created an event for dirt auto racing fans to cap off the season. The show paid more money and drew much interest from fans and drivers from around the country. Thus the Pittsburgher 100 was born.

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Jim Stephans won the Sportsman of the Year Award
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RUSH Late Model Series continues partnership with Sunoco Race Fuels

Sunoco Race Fuels and the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will continue its marketing program for the 2014 season. This year will mark the second of the three-year agreement as the "Official Fuel" of the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Series. More


Can Spithaler Do It Again?

For three consecutive seasons, Brandon Spithaler, of Evans City, has won the opening event for 410 Sprint Cars at Mercer Raceway Park. This Saturday, he will get the chance to earn an nprecedented fourth straight. The competition will be tough, though, as all of the region's stars are expected to be in action. More


PPMS's PENNational Set to Open Up $160,000+ NDRL Mid-Atlantic Swing

Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is set to play host to the opening round of the National Dirt Racing League's (NDRL) Mid-Atlantic Swing. PPMS will host the PENNational which will pay $10,000 to the winner of the 50-lap feature event with the NDRL. The Mid-Atlantic Swing is a 3-race cluster of events beginning this Thursday, April 10th at PPMS. The 3-race event boasts more than $160,000 of purse monies up for grabs. The Mid-Atlantic Swing will also have the NDRL stars traveling to Winchester (VA) Speedway on Friday, April 11th for the $10,000 to win Gunter's Honey 50 and wrapping the weekend up on Saturday at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia with the $20,000 to win Aaron's King of the Commonwealth. More


Sweeney RUSH Late Model Weekly Series April 4-5 recap

Pulaski, PA)...As the weather continues to feel more like spring than what seemed like a never ending winter, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series member tracks slowly come to life. Last weekend, Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Maryland resumed action and the season opener at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania got underway. More


2013 PPMS Champions to be honored at annual awards banquet
By: Marcie Barlow

PITTSBURGH, PA...Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will honor the speedway's 2013 competitors at the annual awards banquet to be held Saturday, March 8th at the Lafayette Room located at 7678 Steubenville Pike, Imperial, PA 15071. The Cocktail Hour will begin at 6:00PM followed by Dinner at 7:00PM. The Awards Ceremony will follow and an Open Bar and dancing will close out the evening's festivities which will conclude at 11:00PM. More


Exciting 2014 planned for Jennerstown Speedway Reopening
By: Corey Simmons

(January 4, 2014)...The Laurel Highlands will once again rumble with the sound of race cars in 2014. The famed half mile, Jennerstown Speedway is reopening, and will once again be the center of Saturday night asphalt racing in southwestern Pennsylvania. This, thanks to three gentleman that couldn't take seeing a historic racetrack with such potential sit dormant and decay any longer. More


Scott Bloomquist Conquers Silver Anniversary of the Pittsburgher 100

PITTSBURGH, PA Scott Bloomquist may have not had the season that he's wanted in 2013, but it definitely took a turn for the best on Saturday night as he outdueled a talented field of National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) Super Late Models to win the $25,000 check in the 25th Annual Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (Imperial, Pennsylvania).

Scott Bloomquist overtook fellow front row starter, Billy Moyer on lap 12, and once out front never looked back on his way to a convincing win in the 100 lap feature. The victory was his fourth triumph of his career in the mega-event.

In victory lane a jubilant Bloomquist climbed atop his #0 Roush Yates powered Bloomquist Race Car in front of a massive approving crowd at the historic, half-mile oval with the checkered flag hoisted high in the air.

After catching his breath and climbing back to the ground the Mooresburg, Tennessee driver addressed the raucous crowd.

"We've been doing a lot of testing this year, and some things have worked and others haven't. Tonight it did," Bloomquist commented. "The car would just go wherever I needed it to be, and I felt really comfortable out there tonight."

The NDRL's 25th Annual 'Pittsburgher 100' Results for Saturday, October 12, 2013

Full Results
Finish / Start / Car # / Name / Purse
1. (1) 0 - Scott Bloomquist - $25,000
2. (2) 21 - Billy Moyer - $10,000
3. (16) 7R - Kent Robinson - $6,000
4. (12) 28 - Eddie Carrier Jr. - $4,000
5. (21) 24 - Rick Eckert - $3,000
6. (10) 22- Gregg Satterlee - $2,750
7. (7) 25C - Shane Clanton - $2,500
8. (9) 15B - Brian Birkhofer - $2,250
9. (11) 1R - Josh Richards - $2,100
10. (6) 25Z - Mason Zeigler - $2,000

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