PITTSBURGH’S PENNSYLVANIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
DIRT’S MONSTER HALF MILE, PITTSBURGH’S PA MOTOR SPEEDWAY, “GETTING READY TO RUMBLE” UNDER MILEY OWNERSHIP IN 2005
PITTSBURGH, PA (March 30) – For the 17th consecutive year Miley Motorsports will be presenting weekly racing at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial PA when the curtain is lifted on the 2005 season Saturday, April 9 at 7:00pm. After months of uncertainty following the passing of Speedway owner Emma Webster Garin, the speculation is finally over regarding the status of the track, and Miley Motorsports, Inc. will continue operation of PPMS in a new capacity, that as owner of the twenty-six year old facility.
“It has always been our goal to own the speedway property. Just as we have worked to own the ground for all of our other business ventures, we felt it was important to own PPMS,” explained Miley. “We would like to thank the Garin estate members for their cooperation in the past months to make the final sale possible.”
As owner of the NASCAR sanctioned Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, dubbed PPMS’s sister track, Miley further went on to say, “I am excited about the opportunity to work to market our two speedways together. That has been a personal ambition of mine since purchasing Motordrome. We were always held back from making changes or building things at PPMS. Now we will be free to make the changes we deem appropriate on our schedule.”
A schedule of events has been released and is being finalized. Several special events are in place headlined by the return of the Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) for the Garin Memorial, a 50 lap late model event on August 13 paying the winner $5000. The 17th Annual Pittsburgher 100 (September 16-18) will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil NARA DirtCar Series. The touring NARA group will be making its first ever appearance at the track for this prestigious season ending event, which will pay the winner no less than $22,000. Rules and regulations for the weekly racing program remain the same as in 2004, and all five divisions of Late Models, Limited Late Models, E-modifieds, Pure Stocks and Amateur Stocks, along with monthly demos, will be returning to action in 2005. The speedway is located at the Noblestown exit of Route 22 west, just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Weirton WV, or Steubenville OH. For additional information on the upcoming season at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, you can visit our web site at www.ppms.com, or call the Pittsburgh business office at 412-279-7223. Media credential requests or media questions can be directed to Judy Gower at 724-853-7223.