5/4/96

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

By Dow Carnahan

 

 

IMPERIAL, PA . . Rain showers arrived just as fast laps were to begin Saturday, forcing the cancellation of the racing program at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. This Saturday, May 11th, is the first round of the Pittsburgh Superseries. The Late Models will run a 50-lap $2,500 to win feature. There is also a $250 bonus for both the haliway leader and the driver who leads the most laps, making it possible for the winner to pocket $3,000.

 

At the halfway point, all race teams will be given 15 minutes to make any changes to their cars before the race resumes. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Ben Miley is the defending Superseries champion.

 

After two weeks of racing, Lou Bradich leads the Late-Model point standings by eight over Lynn Geisler. Ed Ferree is third, and John Johnson and Dennis Curry are tied for fourth.

 

In the M. Stahl Plumbing, Heating and Air conditioning Limited Late-Models, Rich Curry is the points leader by one over Duane Popham. Bill Knepper is just one point behind Popham in the third, fourth is Jim Zarrin, and Jason Cisson fifth.

 

Larry Kugel, who has won both York UMP Modified features this season, leads the point standings with Bob Williams second, Russ Matejka third, Tommy Beck fourth, and Darrin Miller fifth.

 

The Spectator Stock points race is crowded at the top with Ralph Husong Jr. holding a two point lead over Willie White and Ron O'Patchin. Jim Stephens is another two points back in fourth place, and Pat Weldon is fifth.