“Big Kahuna” and “ROAR” Lead to “The Ultimate” UFo Finale!
(Mars, PA) The $400,000 UFo 2011 season is racing to a high-speed finale with 3 mega-events in October.The “Big Kahuna”, “ROAR” and “The Ultimate” will offer major prize money with multi-day shows as the UFo Race Championship points battle comes to an exciting conclusion.
Devin Friese of Chambersburg, PA continues to lead the UFo Race Championship point standings with Jared Miley of South Park, PA in 2nd.Both drivers have 2 UFo wins each this year.Keith Barbara of South Park, PA just picked up a major win at The Pittsburgher and continues his perfect UFo attendance since the inception of the tour, sitting 3rd in points.2010 champion Chad McClellan of Stoystown is 4th followed by rookie Super Late Model driver Quintin Wyandt of Hooversville, PA.Danny Mitchell of Clarksburg, WV is 6th with Matt Dobnak of West Mifflin, PA in 7th.Jared Hawkins of FairmontWV has taken 3 wins in 2011 and holds 8th in the standings, followed by brother Jacob Hawkins also of Fairmont and Butch McGill of West Union, WV.
UFo will return to scenic western Maryland at The Rock Speedway at CumberlandMD for the “Big Kahuna” on September 29-30 and October 1.This event will also feature a 2-program schedule of events with a total of $7,000 being offered to the UFo Super Late Model feature winners.An open practice will start the weekend on Thursday September, 29.
On Friday night, September 30 at The Rock, Super Late Models will race in a full, non-point racing program with a 31 lap feature paying $2,000 to the winner.The Hobby Stocks will race for $200 and front wheel drive Factory-4 cylinders will also race for $200. Both classes will compete in heats and features that night.Jared Miley was the 2010 winner.
The “Big Kahuna” on Saturday, October 1 will see the UFo Super Late Models race in a full racing program with a $5,000 to win, 44-lap feature event.This will be a double late model division program with $1,000 to win for the Limited Lates racing in heats and feature.The Street Stocks will run their complete program on Saturday paying $400 to win.Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, PA won the 2010 UFo “Big Kahuna.”
On Thursday, Sept 29 at The Rock pit gates open at with grandstands at .Practice will go from to .Pit admission is $20 with free grandstand admission.On Friday, September 30, gates open at with warm-ups at and racing at .Grandstand admission is $50 with children 10 and under admitted free.All pit tickets are $35.On Saturday, October 1 gates open at with warm-ups at and racing at .Grandstand admission is $25 with children 10 and under free.All pit tickets are $40.Camping is managed by the fair association with applicable fees.Note that admission prices have been adjusted from previous advertising.
The payoff for the UFo for the “Big Kahuna” 44-lap feature at The Rock will be:1st-$5,0002nd-$2,0003rd-$1,4004th-$1,2005th-$1,0006th-$8007th-$7008th-$6509th-$60010th-$55011th-$52512th-$50013th-$49014th-$47515th-$45016th-$44017th-$42518th-$42519th-$42520th-$42521st-$40022nd-$40023rd-$40024th-$400$150 paid to all cars that DNQ that make 1 lap on the track under their own power.UFo Race Championship events have NO car entry fee and NO driver membership fees.
The payoff for the UFo for the “Waikiki Wave” 31-lap feature at The Rock will be:1st-$2,0002nd-$1,0003rd-$8004th-$7005th-$6006th-$5507th-$5008th-$4509th-$42510th-$40011th-$37512th-$35013th-$34014th-$32515th-$30016th-$29017th-$27518th-$27519th-$27520th-$27521st-$25022nd-$25023rd-$25024th-$250$100 will be paid to dnq cars starting a heat race at each event.
The total Super Late Model Payoff at The Rock for drivers attending both days will be:1st-$7,0002nd-$3,0003rd-$2,2004th-$1,9005th-$1,6006th-$1,3507th-$1,2008th-$1,1009th-$1,02510th-$95011th-$90012th-$85013th-$83014th-$80015th-$75016th-$73017th-$70018th-$70019th-$70020th-$70021st-$65022nd-$65023rd-$65024th-$650$250 paid to all cars that DNQ that make 1 lap on the track under their own power.
The UFo Super Late Models will invade Roaring Knob once again in “ROAR-2 and Spectacular FallFest” on October 6-7-8 for 2 days of high-speed action. All cars will be able to practice on Thursday, October 6 in an open track test.
On Friday night, October 7, the “Night Flight 2 Mars” will feature the Super Late Models in a complete non-point event paying $2,000 to win for the 36-lap feature race.FASTRAK NE Tour Pro-Lates will compete in their qualifying heat races, while the Street Stocks and Roadrunners will run their full program.Jeremy Miller of Littlestown, PA won the “Night Flight” in 2010.
“ROAR-2” on Saturday Night, October 8 will shake the earth with the UFo Super Late Models racing for $5,000 in a full program with a 55-lap feature.The FASTRAK NE Tour Pro-Lates will run consolations and “Spectacular FallFest” championship feature paying $2,000 to win.E-mods will compete in their “Spectacular FallFest”championship full racing program paying $750 to win based on a 24-car field.Chargers will also race with heats and features.Jason Covert won a thrilling, mutli-lead change race at this event in 2010.
On Thursday, October 6 at Roaring Knob pit gates open at with grandstands at .Practice will go from to .Pit admission is $20 with free grandstand admission.On Friday, October 7,pit gates open at , grandstands at with warm-ups at and racing at .Grandstand admission is $16 with children 10 and under admitted free.All pit tickets are $30.On Saturday, October 8 pit gates open at , grandstands at with warm-ups at and racing at .Grandstand admission is $25 with children 10 and under free.All pit tickets are $40.Camping is free at Roaring Knob. Note that admission prices have been adjusted from previous advertising.
The payoff for the UFo for “ROAR” 55-lap feature at The Rock will be:1st-$5,0002nd-$2,0003rd-$1,4004th-$1,2005th-$1,0006th-$8007th-$7008th-$6509th-$60010th-$55011th-$52512th-$50013th-$49014th-$47515th-$45016th-$44017th-$42518th-$42519th-$42520th-$42521st-$40022nd-$40023rd-$40024th-$400$150 paid to all cars that DNQ that make 1 lap on the track under their own power.UFo Race Championship events have NO car entry fee and NO driver membership fees.
The payoff for the UFo for the “Night Flight to Mars” 35-lap feature at The Rock will be:1st-$2,0002nd-$1,0003rd-$8004th-$7005th-$6006th-$5507th-$5008th-$4509th-$42510th-$40011th-$37512th-$35013th-$34014th-$32515th-$30016th-$29017th-$27518th-$27519th-$27520th-$27521st-$25022nd-$25023rd-$25024th-$250$100 will be paid to dnq cars starting a heat race at each event.
The total Super Late Model Payoff at Roaring Knob for drivers attending both days will be:1st-$7,0002nd-$3,0003rd-$2,2004th-$1,9005th-$1,6006th-$1,3507th-$1,2008th-$1,1009th-$1,02510th-$95011th-$90012th-$85013th-$83014th-$80015th-$75016th-$73017th-$70018th-$70019th-$70020th-$70021st-$65022nd-$65023rd-$65024th-$650$250 paid to all cars that DNQ that make 1 lap on the track under their own power.
“The Ultimate” will take place this year at the Hesston Speedway on October 21-22.UFo Super Late Models will compete for a total of $10,000 to win with the Semi-Lates (limited/steel block/crate late models), B-Cadets (street/pro-stock), Hobby-Modifieds (pure stock/charger/hobby) and Roadrunners (stock fwd 4-cylinders) competing for major payoffs in the “Challenger Super Championships.”“The Ultimate” at Hesston will continue the tradition of the fall that was launched at the Challenger Raceway.
“Mega-Blitz Mach1” will start off with a $2,000 to win, Super Late Model complete, non-point program with a 30-lap feature event.The Semi-Lates and B-Cadets will race in qualifying heat races.A full racing program fro the Roadrunner with a championship feature will take place on Friday.
“The Ultimate” in 2011 is scheduled to be a 61-lap championship finale to the UFo season paying $8,000 to the winner.The Semi-Lates will race for $2,000 in a 44-lap championship while the Cadets will race for $1,200 in a 33-lap championship.The Hobby-Modified class will run in a full championship program on Saturday.In case of a rain out on Friday, and alternative 1-day program will be run for the Semi-Lates paying $1,400 to win and the Cadets paying $850 to win.
Former winners of “The Ultimate” include Jason Covert of Lock Haven, PA in 2010, Bart Hartman of Zanesville, OH in 2009, Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, WI in 2008 and Billy Drake of Bloomington, IL in 2007.The average starting position of the winner is 14th with Hartman winning from 20th, Drake from 15th, Mars from 12th and Covert from 10th.
The elements that made “The Ultimate” the best fall event in the region when it was at Challenger will still be in tact.The lap count on the Super Late Models is significant in 2 ways.The 61 lap feature is representative of 1961, the year Hesston opened and the 91 total feature laps is a reference to the year Challenger opened, 1991.Hesston Speedway will offer free camping for this event.
Like Challenger, this will be an event where a high majority of the racers in the region in the competing divisions can race.Super Late Models will run under UFo rules.Semi-Lates, B-Cadets and Hobby-Modifieds will compete under multi-tier rules that give weight and spoiler variances to cars with different equipment to make virtually all cars in the region in those divisions legal and competitive.Roadrunners will run under the Hesston rules, which match most surrounding speedways.
The UFo Race Championship is an event marketing alliance among independent supertracks in the PA-WV-MD region. 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.
UFo is proudly supported by its major sponsors.American Racer is based out of Indiana, PA. Lias Tire, located at 488 North 5th Street in Indiana, PA, is the regional distributor for American Racer.More information on American Racer and Lias Tire may be found at http://www.americanraceronline.com, http://www.liastireonline.comor by calling 800-638-7028.
Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic is headquartered at 2931 Industrial Park Drive in Finksburg, MD with satellite distribution centers at 1076 South Main Street in Roaring Springs, PA and at Precise Racing Products located at located at 110 S Pike Road #207 in Sarver, PA.Information on Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic may be found at http://www.hoosiermidatlantic.com. Precise Racing Products website is http://www.preciseracing.com.HTMA and Precise Racing can be reached at 800-651-5164.
Townsend Gas and Oil is a regional distribution center for VP Racing Fuels and is located at 1740 Old US 119 at Homer City, PA.More information may be found by calling by calling 800-779-5241 or at http://www.townsendgasoil.com.Race-1 located at Race-1 is located at 299 East Western Reserve Road in Poland, OH.Phone contact is 330-540-7223 and the official website is http://www.race-1.com.
ASI Racewear is the official provider of UFo race apparel and carries merchandise of many top Super Late Model drivers.Information on ASI may be found at http://www.asiwear.com.Rocket Chassis will reward the 2011 UFo Race Champion with a $1,000 chassis credit.Their website is http://www.rocketchassis.com.JNJ Motorsports Media provides quality public relations services including website design and maintenance for race teams and other motorsports businesses.Their website is http://www.jnjmotorsportsmedia.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 http://www.dog-hollow.net. Elkins Raceway is located on US 219 at Kerens, WV.The track phone is 304-636-3339 and weekday phones are 304-636-8661 and 304-636-4534.The track website is http://elkinsraceway.net.
Hesston Speedway is located off of SR 26 south of Huntingdon, PA at Hesston PA at the Race Track Road turnoff.The track website is http://www.hesstonspeedway.com with track phone 814-658-2823.MercerRacewayPark is located just north of Mercer, PA off US 19 on Fairground Road. The track website is http://www.mercerracewaypark.com, race day and office phone is 724-662-1310.
Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway is located just west of Pittsburgh off US 22 at Imperial, PA off the Noblestown exit. The track website is http://www.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 http://www.roaringknob.com, with race day phone 724-329-0306.The Rock Speedway is located at south of Cumberland, MD off US 220 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Track website is http://www.therockspeedway.com and office phone for Oval Track Promotions of 410-857-3821 for both tracks.
Thunder Valley Raceway is located off PA 160 and US 30 at Central City, PA on Shade Church Road. The track website is http://www..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 http://www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com. with race day phone 304-758-2660 and phones for Circle Track Management Group of 304-904-0021 and 304-483-2536
2011 Average Car Count = 36
2011 Highest Car Count = 75
Dates Subject to adjustment.
RACEceivers required at Tyler County, Roaring Knob. PPMS, Hesston, Mercer, Elkins and Dog Hollow. Transponders required at PPMS & Mercer. Rentals available.
*$2,000 to win races are non-point preliminary events run under UFo rules
Saturday, March 26 / MercerRacewayPark / Chiller Thriller / 41 laps / $3,000 cancelled by weather
Saturday, April 9 / Tyler County Speedway / Topless 51 / 51 laps / $4,000 won by Jared Hawkins
Saturday, May 21 / Thunder Valley Raceway / Shawn McGarvey Showdown / 38 laps / $3,000won by Jared Hawkins
Sunday, May 29 / Hesston Speedway / Triple TnT / 2-25 laps / $4,000 total won by Jeremy Miller & Ron Delano Jr
Saturday, June 4 / Tyler County Speedway / King of the Bullring / 51 laps / $4,000 won by Zack Dohm
Saturday, June 11 / Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway / PENNational / 2-28 laps / $4,000 total won by Davey Johnson and Michael Davis
Friday, June 17 / Elkins Raceway / Chuck Gear Trophy / 41 laps / $3,000 won by Butch McGill
Saturday, July 2 / Tyler County Speedway / Earl Hill ShootOut / 51 laps / $4,000 won by Jared Miley
Sunday, July 3 / Hesston Speedway / Hyper-Thunder by the Lake / 51 laps / $5,000 won by Jeff Rine
Saturday, July 9 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / Supernational Road / 41 laps / $3,000 won by Devin Friese
Sunday, July 17 / Dog Hollow Speedway / Connor Bobik 100 / 45 laps / $4,000 won by Devin Friese Saturday, July 23 / Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway / F-2 Shockwave / 2-28 laps / $4,000 totalwon by Brandon Burgoon and Davey Johnson
Saturday, August 20 / Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway / Red Miley Rumble / 44 laps / $4,053won by Davey Johnson
Friday, September 2 / Tyler County Speedway / WV State Championship / 55 laps / $8,000won by Jared Hawkins
Saturday, September 3 / off for the Black Diamond at TylerCountySpeedway$40,000 Total Paid to Winners
Sunday, September 4 / Hesston Speedway / Eriksen PA SuperSTAR Sizzler / 44 laps / $4,000cancelled by weather
Saturday, September 10 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / King of the Knob / 51 laps / $5,000won by Jared Miley
Friday, September 16 / Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway / i-Monster / 33 laps / $2,000*
Saturday, September 17 / Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway / Tri-Star Pittsburgher / 66 laps / $7,000
Friday, September 30 / The Rock Speedway / Waikiki Wave / 31 laps / $2,000* Saturday, October 1 / The Rock Speedway / Big Kahuna / 44 laps / $5,000
Friday, October 7 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / Night Flight 2 Mars / 36 laps / $2,000*
Saturday, October 8 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / ROAR-2 / 55 laps / $5,000
Friday, October 21 / Hesston Speedway / Mega-Speed Mach1 / 30 laps / $2,000*
Saturday, October 22 / Hesston Speedway / The Ultimate / 61 laps $8,000