CRA: Late Model Challenge at Motordrome preview

SMITHTON, PA - Anticipation is building for the upcoming Champion Racing Association's "Sunoco Super Series" 150-lap Super Late Model Challenge on Saturday, September 27 at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, PA. The Challenge event will mark the...

SMITHTON, PA - Anticipation is building for the upcoming Champion Racing Association's "Sunoco Super Series" 150-lap Super Late Model Challenge on Saturday, September 27 at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, PA. The Challenge event will mark the "Sunoco Super Series" first ever visit to a Pennsylvania speedway, and the series regulars are looking forward to the opportunity to race on the Smithton half-mile oval this weekend.

Two-time ASA Racing Series National Champion, Gary St. Amant from Columbus, OH is entered along with Junior Hanley of Waterdown, ON, who is currently second in the Sunoco Super Series point standings, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor Andy Ponstein from Hudsonville, MI, who was also the 2002 "SSS" Rookie of the Year. Among other "SSS" entrants are Indiana drivers Jeff Lane and Eddie Van Meter, Michigan drivers Bobby Murany, Aaron Hulings, and Doug True, Illinois pilots Steve and Kevin Moenck, Kentucky shoe Chris Gabehart, and Ohio drivers Bob Sibila, Tim Sibila, Rick Sibila, Danny Jackson, Mike Smith and Scott Baker.

Bruceton Mills WV's Richard Mitchell, the master of the long distance events at Motordrome, has taken the challenge, and other pre-entries for the Motordrome 150 are Pennsylvania travelers Travis Geisler who is fresh off a run last weekend with the ASA, Jason Mignogna, and Barry DeSalve Jr.

NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series competitors who have confirmed thus far are Neil Brown, Tommy Beck, John Komarinski, Doug Bacchiochi, and our 2003 Late Model Division Track Champion, Rick Miller.

The Saturday, September 27 season finale at Motordrome will also include a complete racing program for the Pro Trucks, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Chargers and American Flyers. A full day of racing activity is scheduled to begin with practice at 1:00pm. The first racing event of the afternoon gets underway at 2:00pm. At 5:30, the Late Models will begin qualifying for a starting berth in the 150-lap, $4000-to-win, "SSS" Super Late Model Challenge event that gets underway at 7:30pm.

Pit gates open Saturday at 11:00am, grandstand gates at 12:30. General admission for this special event is just $25 for adults. Children 12 and under are free, and a limited number of reserved seats are still available. The rain date is Sunday, September 28. Call 724-853-7223 for additional information or for advance-reserved tickets. To learn more about the Sunoco Super Series, you can visit their web site at www.sunocosuperseries.com, or for details on the Super Late Model Challenge Race and other information regarding Motordrome Speedway, check out Motordrome's site at www.motordrome.com. Motordrome Speedway is located just off of the Smithton Exit #49 of Interstate 70, 8 miles from New Stanton and PA Turnpike Exit 8 or 1 mile east of I-70 and Rt. 51 Intersection just 25 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Richard Mitchell , Andy Ponstein , Travis Geisler , Jeff Lane , Mike Smit