(Mars, PA)The UFo Championship will once again land at the “Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in 2016. Miley Motorsports has scheduled a pair of UFo Super Late Model events at their metro-area supertrack. The “Herb Scott Championship” will take place on Saturday, May 14, while the “Red Miley Rumble” is scheduled for Saturday, August 27. This allows the 2016 potential point funds to climb over $41,000 if the full schedule is completed in addition to $440,000 in race payoffs.
PPMS has been the site of 18 UFo events since the inception of the tour. The wide, racey surface at PPMS has generated spectacular racing and wins from deep in the grid. The “Herb Scott Championship” will pay $3,000 to win. The “Red Miley Rumble” both will pay $3,053 to the winner in honor of Red. Both features are initially scheduled to run 35 laps in distance.
Past UFo winners at PPMS include Gregg Satterlee, Jared Miley, Keith Barbara, Davey Johnson, Brandon Burgoon, Michael Davis, Josh Richards, Mike Johnson, John Flinner, Mark Banal, John Mollick, Bart Hartman, Steve Baker, and Al Atallah. With the return of PPMS, all original operating tracks of the first year of the UFo Championship in 2008 are on the 2016 tour
The addition of the PPMS events has allowed a point fund increase. The UFo Super Late Model point fund has been revised and will now pay over $30,000 based on the current 22 race schedule. The UFo Super Late Model champion is slated to receive $7,000 if the full schedule is completed, with 8th place now receiving $2,000.
The 2016 point bonus fund will be fueled by long-time sponsors of the tour as well as new sponsorship. Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, American Racer, Lias Tire speedshop and Precise Racing Products speedshop have renewed their sponsorships and have increased the UFo Championship point fund ever year under the current format since the tour’s inception. Ritchey Sandblasting of Woodbury, PA has come aboard as a new sponsor of the dual-late model division circuit. As always, the UFo Championship will pass on 100% of the sponsors’ contributions to the race teams in cash or awards.
The UFo Championship dual division tour will take the green flag in just one month. The “2016 World Blastoff” at the state-of-the-art Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 26 will see both the UFo Super Late Models and Semi-Lates begin their point chase through the galaxy of supertracks. The Super Late Models will race 35 laps for $3,000 while the Semi-Lates will pay $1,000 to the winner of a 25 lap championship. Port Royal has set the rain date for the event for April 9.
The “New” UFo Championship is proudly able to pay these point funds without the use of series membership fees and by keeping car entry fees to minimal amounts. The reduced UFo car entry fees and elimination of membership fees saved race teams over $15,000 in 2015. Race teams will save approximately $30,000 in 2016 because of this concept.
The 2016 UFo Super Late Model base point fund will be $30,300 based upon the current 22-race schedule. The top eight positions in the point standing will be paid, with a strong payoff through the ranks. The point fund will be paid based on completed events. The point fund contributions for any incomplete event will be deducted from the total point fund. The revised Super Late Model point fund schedule can be found here: