World of Outlaws Late Model Series Adds Pennsylvania Doubleheader Sept. 21-22 At Bedford Speedway & Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
By Kevin Kovac, World of Outlaws Late Model Series P.R. Director
CONCORD, NC – July 11, 2007 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will make another trip to Pennsylvania in 2007.
A Keystone State doubleheader has been scheduled for Sept. 21-22 at Bedford Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, WoO LMS officials announced.
The Fri., Sept. 21, program at Bedford Speedway and the Sat., Sept. 22, card at PPMS in Imperial, Pa., will each feature a 50-lap A-Main paying $10,000 to win. The PPMS date will see the WoO LMS headline the track’s annual ‘Pittsburgher’ weekend.
“We’re happy to add two well-known racetracks in a fertile racing area to the biggest season in the history of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series,” said tour director Tim Christman. “The doubleheader will be a great way for the series to head into the fall.”
Bedford Speedway, a venerable half-mile, semi-banked fairgrounds oval, will host the WoO LMS for the first time ever on Fri., Sept. 21. The track offers a solid weekly Friday-night program headlined by the dirt Late Model division.
“We feel Bedford Speedway is ready to have a big World of Outlaws show,” said J.R. Keifer, a veteran dirt Late Model racer who is in his sixth season as Bedford’s promoter. “We’ve been getting quality, full fields of Late Models every Friday night, and we’re getting great support from the fans.
“This event will bring Bedford Speedway to the next level.”
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – a fast, sweeping track known as ‘Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile’ – will run its marquee ‘Pittsburgher’ event under WoO LMS sanction for the second straight year and the third time in the last four years.
There will be some changes to the ‘Pittsburgher’ format, however. Traditionally a two-day event for the dirt Late Models and run over the 100-lap distance, it will become a one-day affair on Sat., Sept. 22, and go for 50 laps. PPMS officials said support-division activity will stretch the ‘Pittsburgher’ to a weekend program, but all WoO LMS competition will be contested on Saturday.
Details of the ‘Pittsburgher’ weekend, including a time schedule, will be announced in the near future, said PPMS officials.
The ‘Pittsburgher’ was contested on a single day under the WoO LMS banner in 2004. Originally scheduled to feature separate Late Model programs on Friday and Saturday nights, a transformer problem canceled Friday’s action and left Saturday’s 60-lap A-Main, which was won by Bart Hartman of Zanesville, Ohio, as the weekend’s primary attraction.
Last year’s WoO LMS-sanctioned ‘Pittsburgher’ saw time trials and heat races spun off on Friday night before weather prompted the postponement of Saturday’s finale. Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, Ga., won the ‘Pittsburgher’ when it was run two weeks later on a Sunday evening.
For more information on Bedford Speedway, visit http://www.bedfordspeedway.com/ or call 814-623-0826 (office) or 814-623-0500 (race day).
Info on Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway can be obtained by logging on to http://www.ppms.com/ or calling 412-279-7223(office) or 724-695-3363/724-695-0393 (race day).
Additional information on the WoO LMS is available at http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/.