Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Steps Up To Complete 2022 Speedweek Circuit

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Shippenville, PA (Apr 12th, 2022) – As everyone eagerly awaits the start of the local racing season, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Western PA Speedweek presented by J.S. Bova Excavating is excited to welcome Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway (PPMS) to the 2022 speedweek circuit!

Located just to the west of the city in Imperial, PA, the sprawling half-mile oval owned and operated by Miley Motorsports has stepped up to the plate to fill the void on Thursday, June 2nd. Following a recent announcement that Thunder Mountain Speedway would be unable to open this coming season due to unexpected work commitments, it was a no-brainer where to turn to next as Western PA Speedweek staff aimed to fill out the five-race schedule.

“With Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, you get more than you could ask for” said Speedweek director Tyler Beichner. “Beyond a track that traditionally produces phenomenal racing night in and night out, we get to incorporate a facility that has shaped local and regional racing for over three decades. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with PPMS for Round #2 of Western PA Speedweek, or more thankful to the entire Miley family for joining us in this endeavor on such short notice.”

Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway was built and opened in 1979, and just ten years later the speedway was purchased by the Miley family in 1989. As they say, the rest is history. Through thick and thin, the Mileys have continually operated the track since that day over 33 years ago. And although PPMS has mainly been associated with late model racing over the years, they’ve jumped at the opportunity to host the ‘410 Sprint Cars’ at every chance they got.

Now, PPMS returns to the Western PA Speedweek family after serving as the Saturday night host for all eight years of the previous speedweek foray that ran from 1993-2000. Bobby Allen, Ed Lynch Jr (x2), Joey Saldana, Dale Blaney, Lance Dewease, and Kenny Jacobs were the winners of those completed races.

In a surprise twist, mid-week sprint car racing is not entirely new to the 1/2-mile speed factory. Just five years ago in the summer of 2017, PPMS hosted a rare Monday night race for the All Star Circuit of Champions as a rain makeup date for a previously postponed event. Tony Stewart was the first to the checkers that evening to claim the hard-fought win in a race that saw more than a handful of lead changes. Now we ask – who will be the next sprint car driver to lay claim to a mid-week feature victory!? With just seven weeks remaining until speedweek commences, we won’t be waiting much longer to find out.

2022 SCHEDULE
Wed, June 1st – Michael’s Mercer Raceway
Thu, June 2nd – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway
Fri, June 3rd – Lernerville Speedway
Sat, June 4th – Sharon Speedway
Sun, June 5th – Tri City Raceway Park


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)

2022 CONTINGENCIES AWARDS + PRIZES
‘Knox Bakery’ Quick Time Award (min. $250)
‘Knox Raceway’ Hard Charger Award (min. $200)
‘Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants’ Hard Luck Award ($50)
‘The Dirt Network’ Week Long Hard Charger Award ($500)
Hoosier tire giveaway each night

2022 POINT FUND (min. 3 completed races)
1st ($3000), 2nd ($2000), 3rd ($1500), 4th ($1200), 5th ($800), 6th-10th ($500)

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 westernpaspeedweek@gmail.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.

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2022 Speedweek Point Fund and Bonus Award Details Released

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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:

Position
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th-10th

$$$
$ 3,000
$ 2,000
$ 1,500
$ 1,200
$ 800
$ 500


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:

Races
5
4
3
2
1

“QT” Award
$ 250
$ 312
$ 416
$ 625
$ 1,250

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Races
5
4
3
2
1

“HC” Award
$ 200
$ 250
$ 333
$ 500
$ 1,000

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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)

2022 SCHEDULE
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 westernpaspeedweek@gmail.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.

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Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Returns as Title Sponsor of Western PA Speedweek

Shippenville, PA (Dec 8th, 2021) – The Western PA Speedweek staff is proud to welcome back Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants as returning title sponsor for the 2022 Western PA Sprint Speedweek! Following a wildly successful first year as the title sponsor for the rebirth of speedweek in 2021, Schaeffer’s and local area representative Mark McIver are eager to join forces again for the five-day slate.

McIver and his wealth of Schaeffer’s products were seen on full display in the pit area each race night last summer, and more than a handful of the competing teams have already developed a newfound trust in the products that have garnered success and popularity nationwide! You can contact Mark today at (814) 720-5255 for questions concerning all your personal or commercial oil and lubrication needs. He is factory trained and experienced in the industry, and his professional knowledge can assist in choosing the exact Schaeffer’s product that will meet your needs.

Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants offers a wide variety of products that have achieved a world-class reputation for improving engine performance as well as fuel economy. Their expansive product offering includes synthetic motor oils, hydraulic fluids, diesel fuel additives, industrial lubricants, greases, oils, chain lubes, degreasers, and much more!

Family owned and operated since 1839, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants aims to manufacture and supply superior quality lubricants, fuel additives and chemicals that provide value added performance for all their customers. Built on a strong foundation of success and pioneering change, they have grown and adapted to the changing needs of their customers for over 175 years by continually inventing new technologies that provide an edge over the competition.

Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Western PA Speedweek returns June 1st-5th, 2022 when the ‘410 Sprints’ will compete for five consecutive nights on the Western PA racing circuit. Each show will offer matching feature purses, highlighted by $3,000 to win and $300 to start. Points fund, contingency and loyalty programs are still being finalized and will be announced at a later date.

Any companies or individuals interested in partnering with Western PA Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For further information pertaining to drivers or interested partners, please contact Tyler Beichner by phone or text at (814) 221-1712 or email the speedweek group at westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

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Western PA Speedweek Schedule Set for Triumphant Return in 2022

Shippenville, PA (Dec 1st, 2021) – Western Pennsylvania’s best sprint car drivers will battle it out again for five straight nights of unsanctioned racing in 2022 as they all fight for the coveted speedweek crown. Speedweek action will be on display on consecutive nights from Wednesday, June 1st through Sunday, June 5th at Michael’s Mercer Raceway (Mercer, PA), Thunder Mountain Speedway (Brookville, PA), Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) and Tri City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA).

Serving as an encore to the successful 2021 reboot, next summer’s iteration will feature increased purses, nightly contingency awards and giveaways, and another healthy point fund to reward the week’s top performing drivers. The framework for last year’s rebirth will remain intact, beginning with the same five racetracks from last year returning to the mix. The group time trial format used last season was extremely popular with both drivers and fans alike, and will also be utilized again in the upcoming 2022 speedweek.

All Western PA Speedweek shows in 2022 will offer an increased A-Main purse! While the winner’s share remains an impressive $3,000 each night, an extra $2,000 has been added across positions 2-24 boosts the feature purse to a whopping $14,000 total. Highlights beyond the returning winner’s share include a $1,500 runner-up prize as well as boasting a minimum $300 to all A-Main starters.

2022 SCHEDULE

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


2022 PURSE

Beyond the increased purse, Western PA Speedweek remains enticing for the winged warriors due to the limited amount of travel required to compete in all five nights, with the round-trip total clocking in at exactly 259 miles from beginning to end. Local Western PA teams have the ability to return home and to their shops each night, while any invaders have the unique opportunity of racing five consecutive nights at tracks so closely connected together.

Though details have yet to be finalized, the 2022 Western PA Speedweek point fund will at a minimum match what was paid out in 2021. Last summer’s champion earned $2,500 with the full breakdown looking like this: 1. $2500, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $750, 5. $500, 6-10. $250

Additional details will also be released in the near future regarding the nightly Quick Time, Hard Charger, Hard Luck and Loyalty awards that will indeed be returning in 2022.

The first two shows of the 2021 Western PA Sprint Speedweek were unfortunately lost to rain after both Michael’s Mercer Raceway and Thunder Mountain Speedway succumbed to the heavy rains and wet grounds provided by Mother Nature. A picture perfect three days were then on tap for Friday, Saturday and Sunday that saw a total of 47 different drivers compete in the events at Lernerville Speedway, Sharon Speedway and Tri City Raceway Park

Central PA sprint car regular Ryan Smith, of Fleetwood, PA, stole the show in 2021 by capturing two wins and a 3rd place finish in route to his Western PA Speedweek championship. Smith, a former World of Outlaw winner at the Port Royal Speedway, was joined in victory lane by fellow Central PA driver Brad Howard of Enola, PA. Howard’s triumph at the half-mile Tri City Raceway Park oval marked his first career win in the 410 Sprint Car division.

2021 Winners
2 – Ryan Smith (Lernerville Speedway, Sharon Speedway)
1 – Brad Howard (Tri City Raceway Park)

2021 Points Standings
1 – Ryan Smith (6R)
2 – Brad Howard (49H)
3 – Brandon Matus (13)
4 – Lee Jacobs (81)
T5 – A.J. Flick (2)
T5 – Carl Bowser (11)
7 – Darin Gallagher (12)
8 – Bob Felmlee (6)
9 – Michael Bauer (29)
10 – Landon Myers (19M)

Fans can retrieve more information about each speedway by visiting their track website and social media platforms, or by contacting their individual track offices.

Any companies or individuals interested in supporting Western PA Sprint Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For further information pertaining to driers or interested partners, please contact Tyler Beichner by phone or text at (814) 221-1712 or email the speedweek group at westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

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Mother Nature Wins Again as Rain Forces a Night #2 Cancellation

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Shippenville, PA (Jun 3, 2021) – Thunder Mountain Speedway has been forced to cancel tonight’s race, dubbed “Round #2” of the 2021 Western PA Speedweek slate, due to inclement weather. Heavy rains hit the Brookville, PA speedway just before noon, and with more in the forecast the track was beyond recovery. The event will not be made up.

We once again are forced to look ahead as beautiful weather awaits the ‘410’ Sprint Cars for each of the remaining three events: Fri, June 4th at Lernerville Speedway; Sat, June 5th at Sharon Speedway; and Sun June 6th at Tri-City Raceway Park.

Saturday night’s race at Sharon Speedway will now be paying $3,500 to-win and $300 to start. Thanks go out to Shaun Krill and Krill Recycling for the purse boost that now makes this the highest paying race of speedweek! Please make sure to visit Krill Recycling in Fenelton, PA for all of your scrap and recycling needs. For more info you can visit them online at https://krillrecycling.com/. Friday and Sunday’s shows remain as scheduled with the original $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start purse.

In addition, the full speedweek points fund not only remains in tact, but has actually increased. Our good friends at The A-Main Podcast and Blanket Hill Speedway have chipped in to add an extra $100 to the 6th spot in points. Full points fund as follows:
1. $2500
2. $1500
3. $1000
4. $750
5. $500
6. $350
7-10. $250

Furthermore, our unique bonus structure will allow the Knox Bakery quick time award and Rustler Sales and Service hard charger award to INCREASE as well. Wedge Motorsports has also put up an additional $100 hard luck award to be presented each night.
Quick time award – $250 each night
Hard charger award – $333 each night
Hard luck award – $100 each night

Not to be forgotten, each of our loyalty programs will still be in tact. One free RR Hoosier tire will be given away each night at the driver’s meeting. Sharon Speedway will also be awarding 4 free pit passes to the Lou Blaney Memorial following speedweek to one driver that has perfect attendance. Last but certainly not least, Alternative Power Sources will be awarding a Yamaha pressure washer Sunday night to a randomly selected driver with perfect attendance.

2021 Western PA Speedweek Schedule
Wed, Jun 2nd – Michaels Mercer Raceway – RAINED OUT
Thu, Jun 3rd – Thunder Mountain Speedway – RAINED OUT
Fri, Jun 4th – Lernerville Speedway
Sat, Jun 5th – Sharon Speedway
Sun, Jun 6th – Tri-City Raceway Park

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 Affordable Powder Coating, Bill McCandless Ford, Classic Ink USA, The Dirt Network, Knox Bakery, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds of Pennsylvania, Rustler Sales and Service, World of Wheels, and the A-Main Podcast.

Rain Forces Cancellation of Night #1 at Mercer, All Eyes Turn to Thunder Mountain on Thursday

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Shippenville, PA (June 2, 2021) – In a season already plagued by rain and unseasonably cold temperatures, Mother Nature strikes again forcing the cancellation of Night #1 that was scheduled to take place Wednesday, June 2nd at Michaels Mercer Raceway in Mercer, PA. With the constant light rain throughout the day coupled with the impending nightly forecast, track and speedweek officials agreed to cancel the event with the best interests of the drivers and fans in mind. The race will not be rescheduled.

We now turn our attention to Night #2 that will take place tomorrow on Thursday, June 3rd at the Thunder Mountain Speedway in Brookville, PA. This will be the speedway’s first of two scheduled ‘410’ Sprint Car events on the 2021 schedule, with the other slated for Friday, July 23rd.

Pricing for tomorrow’s event that also includes the Super Late Models and Pure Stocks is General Admission $18, Seniors $16, Students (Aged 7-17) $10, Kids (6 and under) FREE, Pits $30. Gate and starting times are as follows.

4:00 Pit gates open
5:30 Grandstands open
6:15 Sprint car pill draw closes + driver’s meeting
6:30 Sprint car heat-in-motor
6:45 Sprint car group qualifying
7:30 Opening ceremonies

The weekend swing of Western PA Sprint Speedweek will commence on Friday, June 4th at Lernerville Speedway followed by Sharon Speedway on Saturday, June 5th and Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday, June 6th. All remaining shows will still feature a $3,000 to win, $250 to start purse.

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 Affordable Powder Coating, Bill McCandless Ford, Classic Ink USA, The Dirt Network, Knox Bakery, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds of Pennsylvania, Rustler Sales and Service, World of Wheels, and the A-Main Podcast.

Michaels Mercer Raceway Ready to Kickoff Speedweek Rebirth

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Shippenville, PA (Jun 2, 2021) – Michaels Mercer Raceway in Mercer, PA is groomed and ready to host Round #1 of the 2021 Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Western PA Sprint Speedweek presented by J.S. Bova Excavating on Wednesday evening.

Racers will be competing for a $3,000 winner’s share and an early jump on the rest of the field in the Western PA Speedweek points standings. Additional bonuses include $150 going to the fastest overall qualifier, and an additional $200 award being presented to the hard charger in the A-Main. Both of those amounts can increase if any subsequent Speedweek shows are canceled.

A bevy of drivers with varying experience in the 410 Sprint Car division, at least 17 different cars in total, have already committed to attempting the full five-night swing that will begin tonight on the 3/8th mile D-shaped oval. Long a regular Saturday night home for the 410 Sprints on the Western PA circuit, Mercer has pivoted to hosting a handful of high-paying races for the premier dirt track division in each of the past few seasons since Edward Michaels took over at the helm.

While more than a handful of drivers will be in attendance that have earned wins across the northeast region, it will be Hermitage’s Adam Kekich racing with a target on his back. Kekich, a 3rd generation driver whose family has a storied history in the region, has become a master of the tight confines. After almost going perfect in 2020 at the speedway, he capitalized on the lone sprint car show ran at the track so far this season by picking up the April 24th win over a fourteen-car field.

Pit gates will open at 4pm followed by grandstand gates breaking loose one hour later at 5pm. Times and ticket prices are listed below:

$15 Grandstands
$13 Seniors
$30 Pit Pass
$25 Senior Pit Pass

4:00 Pit gates open
5:00 Grandstands open
6:00 Pill draw closes and drivers meeting
6:45 410 Sprint group qualifying
7:30 Opening ceremonies

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 Affordable Powder Coating, Bill McCandless Ford, Classic Ink USA, The Dirt Network, Knox Bakery, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds of Pennsylvania, Rustler Sales and Service, World of Wheels, and the A-Main Podcast.

Gate Times and Ticket Prices

The rebirth of the Western PA Sprint Speedweek is rapidly approaching with just two days remaining until the kickoff event at Michaels Mercer Raceway in Mercer, PA. Over 15 drivers have already committed to attempting to run the entire five-day swing with drivers such as A.J. Flick, Sye Lynch, Josh Baughman, Carl Bowser, Brandon Spithaler and Jack Sodeman Jr. being just a few notable names to commit.

Drivers will be competing for a nightly purse bookended by $3,000 to win and $250 to start. Nightly awards will also be up for grabs with a minimum $150 going to the fastest qualifier, and a minimum $200 hard charger award to the driver advancing the most positions during each feature event.

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 Affordable Powder Coating, Bill McCandless Ford, Classic Ink USA, The Dirt Network, Knox Bakery, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds of Pennsylvania, Rustler Sales and Service, World of Wheels, and the A-Main Podcast.

Wed, June 2nd Michaels Mercer Raceway
$15 general admission, $30 pits

4:00 pit gates open
5:00 grandstands open
6:00 pill draw closes and driver’s meeting
6:30 group qualifying

Thu, June 3rd Thunder Mountain Speedway
$18 general admission, $30 pits

4:00 pit gates open
5:30 grandstands open
6:15 pill draw closes and driver’s meeting
6:45 group qualifying

Fri, June 4th Lernerville Speedway
$20 general admission, $30 pits ($25 w/ DIRTcar membership)

4:00 pit gates open
5:00 grandstands open
6:15 pill draw closes and driver’s meeting
6:45 group qualifying

Sat, June 5th Sharon Speedway
$15 general admission, $30 pits

4:00 pit gates open
5:00 grandstands open
6:00 pill draw closes and driver’s meeting
6:30 group qualifying

Sun, June 6th Tri-City Raceway Park
$15 general admission, $30 pits

2:00 pit gates open
4:00 grandstands open
5:00 pill draw closes and driver’s meeting
5:30 group qualifying

2021 Speedweek Point Fund and Contingency Award Details Released

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Shippenville, PA (Mar 8th, 2021) – The 2021 Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Western PA Sprint Speedweek presented by J.S. Bova Excavating is proud to announce that nearly $10,000 will be paid out through point fund and contingency awards this coming summer. When combined with feature purses, well over $70,000 in total will be awarded to teams and drivers during the five-night swing taking place from June 2nd-6th.

The top ten performing drivers that attend every night of the 2021 Western PA Sprint Speedweek will share $7,500 with $2,500 going to the champion. The full point fund breakdown is as follows, and is contingent on the miniseries completing at least three of the five events:

$2500 – 1st place
$1500 – 2nd place
$1000 – 3rd place
$ 750 – 4th place
$ 500 – 5th place
$ 250 – 6th thru 10th place


Additionally, the Knox Bakery Quick Time Award will pay a minimum $150 to the driver turning the fastest lap in qualifying to start the evening. This comes with an intriguing twist in that the full $750 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 award for all other nights will increase. Breakdown:

5 races – $150 quick time award
4 races – $187 quick time award
3 races – $250 quick time award
2 races – $375 quick time award
1 race – $750 quick time award


The Rustler Sales and Service Hard Charger Award will pay a minimum $200 each night to the driver advancing the most positions during the feature event. The final awarded payout will be determined by the number of completed races, and calculated exactly the same as the quick time award above. Breakdown:

5 races – $200 hard charger award
4 races – $250 hard charger award
3 races – $333 hard charger award
2 races – $500 hard charger award
1 race – $1000 hard charger award


The North Country Brewing Hard Luck Award will also be in effect each night, with a case of their specialty craft beer going to the competitor finishing in the last position of all five feature events.

“We’re really overwhelmed with all of the positive feedback that Western PA Sprint Speedweek has received from both drivers and fans alike,” stated speedweek director Tyler Beichner. “Just as importantly, the unending support from all our marketing partners has allowed us to provide these prizes and payouts to the great drivers and teams of our area. Without each and every one of them, this would not be possible.”

Returning this coming summer following a 20-year hiatus, Western Pennsylvania’s ‘410 Sprint Cars’ will compete for five straight nights around the Western PA racing circuit. Drivers will battle it out each evening for a robust feature purse, bookended by $3000-to-win and $250 to start, at Michael’s Mercer Raceway (Wed, Jun 2nd), Thunder Mountain Speedway (Thu, Jun 3rd), Lernerville Speedway (Fri, Jun 4th), Sharon Speedway (Sat, Jun 5th) and Tri-City Raceway Park (Sun, Jun 6th). Each race will utilize the same group qualifying format that has been used and made popular at Sharon over the last few years.

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 Affordable Powder Coating, Bill McCandless Ford, Classic Ink USA, The Dirt Network, Knox Bakery, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds of Pennsylvania, North Country Brewing Company, Rustler Sales and Service, 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 westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

The Western PA Sprint Speedweek website is www.westernpaspeedweek.com. You can also like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westernpasprintspeedweek and follow us on Twitter @WesternPASpdwk.

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J.S. Bova Excavating Joins Speedweek as Presenting Sponsor

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Shippenville, PA (Jan 31st, 2021) – Staff members of the Western PA Sprint Speedweek are excited to introduce J.S. Bova Excavating LLC as the presenting sponsor of this summer’s upcoming five-race speedweek scheduled to run from Wednesday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 6th.

J.S. Bova is a family-owned excavating company and general contractor known for its outstanding service, extensive expertise, steadfast reliability, and commitment to safety. They proudly serve the Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania area out of their central Struthers, OH location. J.S. Bova Excavating is also a member of the Ohio Contractor’s Association (Youngstown), a Youngstown Regional Chamber member, NFIB member, and is a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating.

“We’re excited to get behind the revival of Western PA Speedweek” said owner Joe Bova. “We believe the area sprint car competition and racetracks are underrated and on the upswing, and we want to be associated with the excitement that this event brings.”

Founded during the summer of 2013, Joe and Sherri Bova worked as a couple to build their family business from the ground up. In less than a decade they have expanded their portfolio to offer a wide range of services that include underground utilities and retention systems, water, pump stations, treatment plants, horizontal boring, directional drilling, land clearing, site demolition, concrete work, pond construction, and much more.

J.S. Bova Excavating LLC would love the opportunity to assist with all your excavating and general contractor needs. You can contact them by phone at (234) 254-4040, email at info@jsbova.com, or via their website contact form https://jsbova.com/contact/.

Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Western PA Sprint Speedweek presented by J.S. Bova Excavating returns from a 20-year hiatus this coming June 2nd-6th. Western Pennsylvania’s ‘410 Sprint Cars’ will compete for five straight nights around the Western PA racing circuit, with each show featuring a strong purse bookended by $3,000-to-win and $250 to start. Total point fund, contingency and product giveaway details are being finalized and will be announced at a later date.

Any companies or individuals interested in supporting Western PA Sprint Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For further 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 westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

The Western PA Sprint Speedweek website is http://www.westernpaspeedweek.com. You can also like our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/westernpasprintspeedweek and follow us on Twitter @WesternPASpdwk.

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