ALLSTAR: Western Pennsylvania Speedweek Coming Up

Apollo, PA (May 11, 2000) - Entries are in the mail to sprint car owners and drivers for the 8th Annual $130,000 Western Pennsylvania All Star Sprint Speedweek scheduled to start Wednesday, June 7 and run through Sunday, June 11,...

Apollo, PA (May 11, 2000) - Entries are in the mail to sprint car owners and drivers for the 8th Annual $130,000 Western Pennsylvania All Star Sprint Speedweek scheduled to start Wednesday, June 7 and run through Sunday, June 11, 2000.

Also, this year, for the first time ever, four of the five events will be audio broadcast live over the Internet by RSBN.net. The broadcasts, from Mercer, Lernerville, Pa. Motor Speedway and Tri-City, will be hosted by D.J. Johnson of WPTT 1360 am radio and assisted by All Star PR Director Scott Hall.

The event will carry the same format as in previous years, running five consecutive nights at five different tracks. For the first three years all five shows were run. Since then, weather has claimed at least one or more nights during the week. In all, 28 different Speedweek shows have been run with 15 different winners.

This year, if clear skies prevail, for the first time ever, Mercer Raceway Park, the 3/8 mile oval just north of the town of Mercer, will be able to kick things off on Wednesday, June 7. Everyone will have their fingers crossed for Port Royal Speedway on Thursday, June 8. This 1/2 mile track located on the Juniata Fairgrounds in the town of Port Royal, has suffered four straight rainouts in the past.

The Friday show for every Speedweek since its inception, has been on the 1/2 mile Lernerville Speedway at Sarver (nine miles south of Butler). This year their date will be Friday, June 9. Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, located 15 miles west of Pittsburgh at Imperial, the only other track participating every year, has the Saturday night, June 10 race. Usually, this is the only time they add sprints to their schedule.

The Sunday, June 11 finale, for the fourth year, will be just north of Franklin, on Tri-City Speedway's 1/2 mile track, where in addition to the winner that night, the series champion will be determined.

Each night will feature a complete show and all sprint cars are welcome that meet the All Star specs. A brochure with all Speedweek information is available at participating tracks, the All Star T-Shirt trailer or by calling Jean Lynch at 724-727-7482, or writing to her at 705 Zubal Road, Apollo PA 15613.

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