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Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Information
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The Pittsburgh Circle Track Club was in the planning stage for approximately four years prior to its first meeting which was held on February 27, 1977. The club was organized to replace the Pittsburgh Racing Association (PRA) which was abandoned when Heidelberg Raceway closed operation after the 1973 season.
The timing of this new organization was consistent with the start of the new Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in the Pittsburgh area which was scheduled to begin operation at about that time. The name of the new organization during that first year, 1977, was the Pittsburgh Circle Track Racing Association.
The first point champions for the new club were Don Gamble in the Semi-Lates Division and Rich Britton in the Stock Division.
In 1978, the name of the organization was changed to the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club. The club was then incorporated in 1983.
The Pittsburgh Circle Track Club is a non-profit organization made up of promoters, car owners, drivers, pit crew members, and fans of the sport of auto racing.
Our purpose is to keep the sport alive here in the Tri-State area by creating and promoting an avid interest in auto racing.
The club maintains a point system for member drivers and car owners during the racing season. Racing continues in the off season with monthly meetings featuring racing movies, guest speakers, and refreshments. Other activities include the spring and fall flea markets, an annual club picnic and an annual awards banquet.

The Pittsburgh Circle Track Hall of Fame was initiated in 1983 to permanently recognize those individuals who have attained significant accomplishments within and/or who have provided significant long-term contributions to Pittsburgh area auto racing. Inductees are honored at the annual Pittsburgh Circle Track Club awards banquet.
The information for this page was provided by Dave Burt, PCTC Historian.