26th Annual Hill INTL Trucks Jook George Memorial, “Steel City 50 Classic”
Record payoff $12,000+ sponsors still welcome to add to purse.
Showcases Precise RUSH Late Models
Saturday August 1, 2015
PITTSBURGH, PA — The month of August heats up with the Hill INTL Trucks Precise Racing Products RUSH Late Models in the spotlight for the 26th Annual Jook George steel City 50 Classic Saturday August 1st at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. A complete program for the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models, Sunoco Race Fuels Late Model Sportsman, Miley BP Carwash Hobby Stocks and the Imperial Heights Garage Young Guns, and 3/4 Late Models will complete the evening’s racing action.
The Jook George Fall Classic started in 1990 to showcase the Pro-Late Model teams and we are proud to continue the event in his memory. Jook loved the sport of auto racing and we at PPMS would like to instill that love of the sport into today’s fans. Jook enjoyed youngsters and often brought gifts to the speedway for them. We will have a FREE gift for all paid youth 6-16 at the Gift Shop for the Jook Classic.
The evening will get underway with group time trials around 6:30pm for the Precise RUSH Late Model competitors. Falconi’s Airport Auto Mall will award $100 for fast time. The times will determine the D&T Autobody, Dirt on Dirt, Lukons Reb Fab, and Miley BP Car Wash $100 to win heat race lineups with the top finishers in the preliminary events entering the Matt Shuffstall Dash for $150 Cash redraw to determine their starting positions in the 25-lap main event. 32 cars are slated to start the 50 lap grind.Castelveter Racing will add $75 to the hard charger in the $2,100 to win event.
Daryl Charlier of Midway took top honors in the Jook George Classic Precise Racing Products Rush Late Model division last year at the “Monster Half Mile”.
The Jook George Memorial’s victors include Super Late stand outs Mike Johnson, Mike Pegher, Jr., Colton Flinner, Brandon Burgoon,Daryl Charlier and Jim Stephans. The complete list of winners is as follows: 1990 Bill Yakin, 1991 Bill Yakin, 1992 Mike Johnson, 1993 Bill Yakin, 1994 Rich Curry, 1995 Mel Minnick, Jr., 1996 Jason Cisson, 1997 Dave Wade, 1998 Dave Wade, 1999 Jim Stephans, 2000 Dave Wade, 2001 Brian Laraway, 2002 Gary Cellone, 2003 Bobby Castelvetter, 2004 Pete Loria, 2005 Brandon Burgoon, 2006 Tommy Schirnhofer, Jr., 2007 Kyle Lukon, 2008 Mike Pegher, Jr., 2009 Mike Pegher, Jr., 2010 Dan Angelicchio, 2011 Mike Pegher, Jr., 2012 Kyle Lukon, 2013 Colton Flinner, 2014 Daryl Charlier.
The Pit and Grandstand Admission Gates for this this week’s racing action open at 5:00PM with qualifying for the RUSH Late Model competitors beginning at approximately 6:30PM and the first green flag waving promptly at 7:00PM. Competitors may enter the pits when they arrive and pay when gates open. Please be careful crossing the speedway…look both ways!
Adult Grandstand Admission is only $20.00. Seniors, Ages 60 and Over, are admitted for $19.00 with Juniors, Ages 13 to 16, priced at $10.00. Admission for Children aged Six through 12 is $5.00 and Children Under Age Six will be admitted Free. In addition, all children aged Six through 16 will receive a free gift when they present their admission ticket at the PPMS Gift Shop, which now features Apparel by Bertha. Check out our new fast “P” tank top apparel for the ladies and tees for all!RUSH Late Model competitors are also reminded that $50 Car ENTRY FEE is required & will be subtracted from individual payouts. Pit Admission for this week’s event is $40.00.
Don’t forget that the Checkered Flag Food Court has a great variety of amusement park munchies with our delicious 1/4 pound burgers & Berks hot dogs leading the way, or try our monster chicken wings, grilled chicken sandwiches, great new chicken strips and French fry basket, and ever popular funnel cakes, ice balls, and cotton candy at “fan friendly prices.” In addition, Ed’s Pub features a large selection of beer and mixed drinks at affordable prices.
Fans are encouraged to sign up for free race day text messages to get the latest information on weather or traffic delays that may impact the racing action by clicking on the “Rained Out” logo on the speedway website, www.ppms.com.
Additional information is also available on the speedway website: www.ppms.com.
In addition fans can obtain additional information by visiting the speedway’s social media sites: www.twitter.com/PAMotorSpeedway
The staff and management of Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway would also like to thank all of the drivers, crew members, race fans and marketing partners for their support throughout the 2015 racing season. We recognize the fact that you have chosen to spend your Saturday evenings with us and your support is greatly appreciated.
Get ready for three and four wide Precise RUSH Late Model racing action as we celebrate the life of popular Pittsburgh area car owner, Jook George, with the running of the 26th Annual Jook George Memorial Saturday August 1st at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway!!!