Immediate Release

Media Contact:  Judy Gower  724-853-7223  jdgocar@aol.com

June 1, 2006




PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2006) - Mother Nature is giving us a preview of some sizzling hot weather, now get ready to mark your calendar for some red hot, “knock your top off” roofless racing action on Dirt’s  Monster Half Mile as “Topless Tuesday” is fast approaching.  Make plans to attend the first of two of these don't miss special events when the roofs come off Tuesday evening, June 20, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Bring your stop watch along, and pick out your favorite seat for a bird's eye view of the Late Model and Crate Late Model drivers wheeling around the banked, lightning fast track without their roofs. The winner of the 35-lap Late Model feature event will pocket $2000 for his efforts.  The distance for the Advance Auto Parts Crate Late Models will be 20 laps.  A complete racing program for the Lincoln Welder E-Modifieds, WBGN-TV Pure Stocks, Amateur Stocks, and the Young Gun Teen Division  is also on the card with the topless Late Models and Crate Late Models. Gates open at 5pm, and race time for "Topless Tuesday" is 7pm.  If inclement weather interferes with Tuesday’s event, the tops will come back off the following night, Wednesday, June 21 for the make up date. The second roofless event is on tap for Tuesday, July 25 with a rain date of Wednesday, July 26.    


In addition to the Tuesday special events, there are two exciting BONUS Weekends planned for the Speedway.   The first doubleheader weekend  is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday July 8 and July 9.   Saturday’s program will serve as a tune-up for SUNDAY’s Late Model Penn National 40, a 40-lap $4000 to win special! Yet another bonus for race fans will be the offering of free home smoke detectors to the first 500 fans on Sunday showing a ticket stub from Saturday’s event.  The second BONUS weekend is slated for Saturday, August 12 and SUNDAY, August 13 when the Late Models will be competing in the Annual Garin Memorial, a 40-lap $4000 to win event!  Both bonus weekends include all other racing divisions on Sundays as well as the tune-up Saturday programs. 


For the 18th consecutive year, the racing season will conclude at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway with the running of the Pittsburgher 100.  This year’s 100-lap feature event will pay the winner $18,000 and is sanctioned by the “World of Outlaws”.  The Pittsburgher weekend of special events will take place September 21, 22 and 23 with a raindate set for Sunday, September 24, if needed.


Additional information on the complete exciting schedule of events at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway can be obtained by calling the Pittsburgh Business Office at 412-279-7223 or visit the PPMS web site at www.ppms.com.  The Speedway is easily found just off of the Noblestown Exit of Route 22 West, a mere 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Weirton WV or Steubenville, Ohio.  Race Day phone is 724-695-0393 or 724-695-3363.