MERCER, PA - The All Stars announced today that the eighth annual Western Pa. Speedweek will open Wed. June 7 at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa. "We’re really looking forward to going back to Mercer," stated Bert Emick, All Star President. "The track is always very racy and has a great surface and we know the Western Pa. fans will get a great show with the Western Pa, Speedweek opener there." From Mercer, the five night tour, with each race paying $5,000 to win, moves to the Fairgrounds oval in Port Royal Pa. on Thursday, then back to the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver on Friday, June 9. Action moves south to the monster half mile of Pittsburgh’s Pa. Motor Speedway in Imperial on Saturday night with the finale and the crowning of the Western Pa. Speedweek champion on Sunday night June 11 at Tri-City Speedway near Franklin. Past All Star winners at Mercer include Bobby Allen (1981), Johnny Beaber (1982), Dean Jacobs (1997) and Jeff Shepard twice in 1998.