|Date: 3/20/2010 10:13:20 PM|
The Ultimate & FallFest Championships Return to October at Roaring Knob!
(MARS PA) - The major Western PA racing tradition for October will continue in 2010 at a new venue as Oval Track Promotions has announced that the Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex will become the new home of "The Ultimate" on October 7-8-9. "The Ultimate" will be the season finale for the UFo Super Late Models while other divisions will compete in the "Spectacular FallFest Championships" on that weekend.
"The Ultimate" will be the largest paying race at Roaring Knob to date, with $7,000 going to the winner of the UFo Super Late Model feature. This inaugural version of the race at Roaring Knob will serve as the launching pad to build the event into the future at the track. "The Ultimate" was the premier event of the now-defunct Challenger Raceway. It evolved from an initial $1,000 to win Semi-Late race at "FallFest" into "The Utlimate" mammoth Super Late Model championship. This Pennsylvania fall tradition is famous for attracting the largest car count of the season in the region as well as massive crowds of spectators. "The Ultimate" will mark the 4th UFo race of 2010 at Roaring Knob, confirming the track's status as an anchor speedway on the tour.
The "Spectacular FallFest Championships" will feature other divisions competing during the weekend in extra payoff, extra-distance events including a FASTRAK Pro-Late Model regional tour race. Roaring Knob's central location among many weekly tracks, its driver-friendly surface and size, and its location in the mountain and lake country of southern PA provides the perfect location for a phenomenal season-ending event for the region. Full event details of "The Ultimate" and the "Spectacular FallFest Championships" will be released throughout the season.
Roaring Knob will be utilizing the UFo Super Late Model rules set with an open tire rule for their weekly shows, permitting the lower cost GM 525 and Spec motors to compete in the division. Pittsubrgh's PA Motor Speedway will also be using the same rules set for their weekly shows with their DIRTcar Hoosier tire rule. The GM 525 motor has an estimated total cost of $9,000, making Super Late Model racing more affordable and allowing more teams to get back into the division. This motor just recently captured a $4,000 to win sanctioned event in GA over a 40 car field.
The UFo Race Championship 2010 tour will kick off at MercerRacewayPark on Saturday, March 27 for the "Chiller Thriller." The UFo Super Late Models will compete in a full racing program of extended-lap heat races, consolation(s) and the exciting Mach-41 lap feature event paying $2,500 to win and $250 to start. The UEMS E-mods and Open Stock class will also be in competition, running for a whopping $1,000 to win each feature. The 4-cylinder Mini-Stock class will round out the program.
Pit gates at Mercer will open at 3:30 PM with grandstands opening at 4:30. Warm-ups will hit the track at 6:15 with racing at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission will be $17 for adults, $7 for students 6-15 years of age and $35 for the pits. MercerRacewayPark will offer their family pass for $38 to the grandstands for this event, which includes 2 parents and up to 4 kids 15 years of age and under. The rain date for the "Chiller Thriller" is Saturday, April 3.
The UFo Race Championship is an event marketing alliance among supertracks in the Pennova region (Western PA-Northern WV-Northeastern OH). Participating speedways presents their own championship Super Late Model events under the UFo banner throughout the season using common tech and procedure rules with a year-end, group funded, point bonus for the top finishing drivers on the tour. Eligible tracks are within the 3 hour travel distance of the central point of Washington, PA.
The UFo Race Championship Tour is proudly sponsored by Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic with distributors in Saxonburg, PA, Roaring Springs PA and Finksburg, MD, Lias Tire/American Racer of Indiana, PA and Townsend Gas and Oil supplier of VP race fuels and racing motor oils at Homer City, PA. 100% of their points fund sponsorship will be given to the top point standing drivers in prize money and awards. More information on these sponsors may be found at americanraceronline.com, hoosiermidatlantic.com, and townsendgasoil.com.
2010 Contingency awards are provided by Bernheisel Race Components and Lazer Chassis. Information on their products may be found at bernheiselracecars.com .
Complete information on the UFo Race Championship may be found at uforacechampionship.com. Dog Hollow Speedway is located east of Indiana, PA off US 422 on PA 403 at Strongstown. The track phone is 814-948-6812 and promoter phone is 814-948-4252. The track website is dog-hollow.com. Elkins Speedway is located north of Elkins, WV off US 219 at the town of Kerens. Track phones are 304-363-3339, 304-636-0880 and 304-636-0881. The track website is elkinsspeedway.com.
Lernerville Speedway is located at Sarver, PA off SR 356. Track website is lernerville.com with office and track phone 724-353-1511. MercerRacewayPark is located just north of Mercer, PA off US 19 on Fairground Road. The track website is mercerracewaypark.com , race day phone 724-662-1310 and office phone 724-964-9300.
Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway is located just west of Pittsburgh off US 22/30 at Imperial, PA off the Noblestown exit. The track website is ppms.com, office phone 412-279-7223 and race day phone 724-695-3363 or 724-695-0393. Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is located east of Farmington, PA off US 40. Website information may be obtained at roaringknob.com, with office phone for Oval Track Promotions of 410-857-3821 and race day phone 724-329-0306.
Thunder Valley Raceway is located off PA 160 and US 30 at Central City, PA on Shade Church Road. The track website is .thundervalleyraceway.com, race day phone 814-754-8090 and office phone 301-733-3688. Tyler County Speedway is located south of Middlebourne, WV on SR 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. Tyler County Speedway is located south of Middlebourne, WV on SR 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. The track website is tylercountyspeedwaywv.net with race day phone 304-758-2660 and office phone for Circle Track Management Group 304-483-2536. West Virginia Motor Speedway is located off exit 170 of I-77 at Mineral Wells, WV. The track website is wvspeedway.com. BDS Racing Promotions/Mountain State Motorsports may be contacted at 304-639-5718, 304-771-5661 or 304-771-3488 with speedway office phone of 304-758-2934.
2010 UFo Race Championship Schedule
Subject to additions and modifications
RACEceviers required at PPMS, Roaring Knob, Elkins, Lernerville, WVMS, Tyler Co. and Dog Hollow.
Saturday, March 27 / MercerRacewayPark / Chiller Thriller / 41 laps / $2,500
Saturday, April 17 / Tyler County Speedway / Topless 51 / 51 laps / $5,000
Saturday, May 15 / Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway / F-2 Shockwave / 2-22 laps / $3,000 total
Saturday, May 22 / Thunder Valley Raceway / Shawn McGarvey Showdown / 38p laps / $2,508p
Saturday, June 12 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / LaurelHighlands 36 / 36 laps / $2,500
Saturday, June 19 / Elkins Speedway / Chuck Gear 51 / 51 laps / $5,000
Saturday, July 3 / Tyler County Speedway / Earl Hill Championship / 51 laps / $5,000
Sunday, July 11 / Dog Hollow Speedway / Revolution 2010 / 44 laps/ $5,000
Saturday, July 17 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / National Road / 40 laps / $3,000
Saturday, July 24 / Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway / Red Miley Rumble / 41 laps / $3,053 total
Sunday, August 1 / West Virginia Motor Speedway / Road to the Crown Jewels / 2-22 laps / $5,000 total
Saturday, August 7 / Elkins Speedway / RH Armstrong Classic / TBA / $TBA
Friday, August 13 / Lernerville Speedway / Lunarville 33 v2.0 / 33 laps / $2,000
Saturday, August 28 / Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway / PENNational / 2-22 laps / $3,000 total
Friday, September 3 / Tyler County Speedway / The Black Diamond-WV State Championship / 51 laps / $10,000
Saturday, September 4 / off for The Black Diamond 125 at TylerCountySpeedway - $50,000 total
Sunday, September 5 / off for the Hillbilly 100 at West Virginia Motor Speedway - $42,000
Saturday September 11 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex/ King of the Knob / 51 laps / $5,000
Thursday-Friday-Saturday, September 16-17-18 / Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway / The Pittsburgher
Thursday-Friday-Saturday, October 7-8-9 / The Ultimate / Roaring Knob / TBA laps / $7,000
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