FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shippenville, PA (Mar 2nd, 2022) – Fresh off of last year’s speedweek rebirth, the 2022 Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Western PA Sprint Speedweek presented by J.S. Bova Excavating has upped the ante for the second consecutive year. It was previously announced that our nightly feature purse will see an extra $2,000 injected throughout the field, raising the total nightly offering to $14,000.
Furthermore, an impressive $11,000 in point fund money will be distributed across the Top 10 positions, with another $3,000 on tap to reward the fastest qualifier, hard charger, and hard luck drivers of the week. When combined with our increased feature purses, over $84,000 will be up for grabs during the five-night miniseries scheduled for June 1st-5th!
“The endless support from drivers, fans and our partners following last year’s successful reboot was simply overwhelming,” stated speedweek director Tyler Beichner. “Everyone involved has taken notice, and I think that reflects in the packages and prize offerings that we’ve been so blessed and fortunate enough to lay out for the upcoming 2022 Speedweek. I can’t thank all of our partners enough, and this truly is a testament to their love and dedication for our sport.”
The top ten drivers with perfect Speedweek attendance will share an $11,000 point fund with a cool $3,000 going to the champion. Each of the paying spots will see an increase of at least $250 from 2021. The full point fund breakdown is below, and is contingent on the miniseries completing at least three of the five events:
The Knox Bakery “Quick Time” Award and the Knox Raceway “Hard Charger” Award are both returning for 2022. Both awards will again be featuring a unique twist – the full amount will be awarded for the week, and the total allotment will be divided by the number of completed nights. In other words, for each night of racing that isn’t completed (i.e. rained out), the quick time and hard charger awards for all other “completed” nights will increase. Breakdown below:
Also joining our slate of bonuses in 2022 will be The Dirt Network’s “Ultimate Trailblazer” Award. The driver that advances the most feature positions throughout the entire speedweek will receive an additional $500 in prize money!
Another returning bonus from last season is the Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants ‘Hard Luck‘ Award. Each night the driver or team deemed to have the worst luck at any point throughout the night will receive an additional $50 for their efforts.
The Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Loyalty Program will also be in effect again in 2022. At each night’s drivers’ meeting, one driver will be randomly selected to win a free RR Tire from Hoosier Racing Tires. All drivers maintaining perfect attendance over the course of speedweek will be eligible for the nightly draw.
2022 FEATURE PURSE
1st ($3000), 2nd ($1500), 3rd ($1000), 4th ($700), 5th ($650), 6th ($600), 7th ($550), 8th ($500), 9th ($450), 10th ($400), 11th ($390), 12th ($380), 13th ($370), 14th ($360), 15th ($350), 16th ($340), 17th ($330), 18th ($320), 19th ($310), 20th-24th ($300), Tow Money ($100)
Wed, June 1st – Michael’s Mercer Raceway
Thu, June 2nd – Thunder Mountain Speedway
Fri, June 3rd – Lernerville Speedway
Sat, June 4th – Sharon Speedway
Sun, June 5th – Tri City Raceway Park
Western PA Speedweek will utilize the same group qualifying format that was used last season, and that has been made popular at Sharon Speedway over the last few years. In one slight alteration, hot laps will be ran separately from time trials. Each heat race group will go out together for a brief hot lap session, with the ensuing 2-3 car time trials to follow immediately after. For a detailed format breakdown please visit https://westernpaspeedweek.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/2022-format-1.pdf.
Western PA Sprint Speedweek is brought to you by Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants together with J.S. Bova Excavating, LLC along with the support of 724 Media, Affordable Powder Coating, Bill McCandless Ford, Classic Ink USA, The Dirt Network, Knox Bakery, Knox Raceway, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds of Pennsylvania, Rod Squad Fishing Charters, Superior Interiors Dustless Hardwood Refinishing, World of Wheels, and the A-Main Podcast.
Any companies or individuals interested in further supporting Western PA Sprint Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For additional information pertaining to drivers or interested sponsors, please contact Tyler Beichner by phone or text at (814) 221-1712 or email the speedweek group at email@example.com.
The Western PA Sprint Speedweek website is www.westernpaspeedweek.com. You can also like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westernpasprintspeedweek and find us on Twitter @WesternPASpdwk.