(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 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” 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 “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 2016 UFo point fund is contingent upon fulfilment of all sponsor and track commitments. Each track is fully responsible for payment of their full event payoff as well as their portion of the point fund to the drivers. Any sponsorship commitments that are not fulfilled will be deducted from the total point fund. UFo point funds have traditionally been paid out within a month of season completion, as soon as all funds can be assembled.
2016 UFo car and procedure rules are posted on the tour website. UFo Super Late Model rules include open, steel block, spec and CT525 crate motor options. 2016 rule changes include shock and suspension limits that are in line with national series rules. In 2016, steel block motors will be permitted a 10” spoiler instead of a weight break. A new 406 spec motor option has been added to accommodate those cars in the area.
UFo Championship Point Fund Sponsors
Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic of Finksburg MD, Sarver PA and Bedford, PA http://www.hoosiermidatlantic.com/
American Racer Tires of Indiana, PA http://www.americanraceronline.com/
Townsend Gas & Oil/VP Fuel-Shell-Pennzoil-Quaker State Products Distributor of Homer City, PA http://www.townsendgasandoil.com/
Lias Tire of Indiana, PA and Coshocton, OH http://www.liastirespeed.com/
Precise Racing Products of Pittsburgh PA, Baltimore MD, Wichita KS and Omaha NE http://www.preciseracing.com/
Ritchey Sandblasting of Woodbury, PA 814-766-3659
Complete information on the UFo Race Championship may be found at http://www.ufochampionship.com. Facebook members can keep up to date with the tour by going to http://www.facebook.com/uforacechampionship and clicking the “LIKE” button. Fans and race teams may follow the UFo Championship on Twitter at https://twitter.com/UFoChampionship.
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is a 1/2 mile superspeedway located west of Pittsburgh, PA at Imperial of US 22 at 170 Kelso Road. Track 724-695-3363 or 724-695-0393. Office 412-279-7223. http://www.ppms.com