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MORE THAN $100,000 IN CASH AND CONTINGENCIES TO BE AWARDED DURING 2024 WESTERN PA SPEEDWEEK

For Immediate Release
February 20, 2024

The Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Western PA Speedweek presented by J.S Bova Excavating is proud to announce that over $100,000 in cash, bonus prizes, contingency awards, and product giveaways will be distributed during this summer’s five-race miniseries slated to take place from Wednesday, May 29th through Sunday, June 2nd. A pair of $4,000 to win shows, point fund payout of $13,500, and added bonuses highlight the destination week of racing that is remarkably ready to commence on its fourth consecutive year of racing.

The previously announced ‘Jean Lynch Classic presented by Rustler Sales & Service’ on Friday, May 31st at Lernerville Speedway will serve as the cornerstone race paying $4,000 to win, $350 to start with additional money being spread to the 2nd and 3rd positions.

Sharon Speedway will host Western PA Speedweek the following night on Saturday, June 1st and offer up another $4,000 top prize, while also paying $350 to start with additional money spread through the middle of the field.

The remaining three nights of racing (Michaels Mercer Raceway on Wednesday, May 29th; Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 30th; Tri City Raceway Park on Sunday, June 2nd) will pay $3,500 to win and $300 to start. Additionally, all five nights of Western PA Speedweek will include extra money on the line through various awards, bonuses and giveaways detailed further below.

A huge thank you goes out to Fox’s Pizza Den- Mercer, PA for contributing an extra $100 to the 2nd place prize money each night.

For a second consecutive year the Western PA Speedweek point fund will pay out a total of $13,500 with $3,000 going to the champion. As has become customary, the point fund is fully guaranteed as long as three or more races are completed.

SPEEDWEEK POINT FUND ($13,500 total): 1st-$3,000; 2nd-$2,500; 3rd-$2,000; 4th-$1,500; 5th-$1,000; 6th-$900; 7th-$800; 8th-$700; 9th-$600; 10th-$500

A plethora of nightly awards and giveaways are also on the card each night. As we’ve done each of the past three years, the quick time and hard charger awards will pay a “minimum” nightly amount with $1,000 allotted for each over the course of the week. The final nightly award will be that $1,000 amount divided by the number of races completed. The hard luck award will split $250 across the number of finished races.

$200 QUICK TIME award presented by Knox Bakery
$200 HARD CHARGER award presented by Rustler Sales & Service
$50 HARD LUCK award presented by Pittsburgh Racing Now

New to Western PA Speedweek in 2024 will be the nightly McCandless Ford ‘BONUS BUCKS’ drawing presented by Bill Mccandless Ford/McCandless Ford Meadville. A random draw will take place in victory lane each night with a whopping $500 being sent home with one lucky driver. All feature finishers from 6th place through 24th place on that given night will be eligible for the draw.

Our good friends from Lockhart Raceway will again be offering the ‘JACKPOT AWARD’ paying $100 each night to the highest finisher that has the track logo displayed on their top wing. Decals will be available for pickup each night at pill draw.

Western PA Speedweek on behalf of Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic will be awarding one certificate each night for a free Hoosier tire. This random draw will take place during the driver’s meeting, and all teams maintaining perfect attendance up through that evening will be eligible.

The Dirt Network has graciously returned as sponsor of the ‘WEEK LONG HARD CHARGER’ award paying $500 to the persevering driver that passes the most cars during feature racing over the course of the week.

2024 Western PA Speedweek Schedule
– Wednesday, May 29th @ Michaels Mercer Raceway
– Thursday, May 30th @ Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway
– Friday, May 31st @ Lernerville Speedway
– Saturday, June 1st @ Sharon Speedway
– Sunday, June 2nd @ Tri City Raceway Park

Speedweek Point Fund ($13,500 total)
1-$3,000; 2-$2,500; 3-$2,000; 4-$1,500; 5-$1,000; 6-$900; 7-$800; 8-$700; 9-$600; 10-$500

Friday Night Payout
1-$4,000; 2-$2,000; 3-$1,500; 4-$1,000; 5-$800; 6-$700; 7-$600; 8-$550; 9-$500; 10-$450; 11-$425; 12-$400; 13-$375; 14-$375; 15-$375; 16-$350; 17-$350; 18-$350; 19-350; 20-$350; 21-$350; 22-$350; 23-$350; 24-$350; Tow-$100

Saturday Night Payout
1-$4,000; 2-$1,600; 3-$1,200; 4-$1,000; 5-$800; 6-$700; 7-$600; 8-$575; 9-$550; 10-$500; 11-$475; 12-$450; 13-$425; 14-$400; 15-$375; 16-$350; 17-$350; 18-$350; 19-350; 20-$350; 21-$350; 22-$350; 23-$350; 24-$350; Tow-$100

Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday Payout
1-$3,500; 2-$1,600; 3-$1,200; 4-$1,000; 5-$800; 6-$700; 7-$600; 8-$550; 9-$500; 10-$450; 11-$420; 12-$400; 13-$370; 14-$360; 15-$350; 16-$340; 17-$330; 18-$320; 19-310; 20-$300; 21-$300; 22-$300; 23-$300; 24-$300; Tow-$100

Spring will be here and gone before you know it with already less than 100 days left until Western PA Speedweek begins. Start making your plans now to attend all five nights of speedweek beginning with the Wednesday kickoff to summer at Michaels Mercer Raceway!

Western PA Speedweek is brought to you by Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants together with J.S Bova Excavating along with the support of Bill Mccandless Ford, Bowl O Drome, Classic Ink USA LLC, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Kistler Engines & Racing Products, Knox Bakery, Lockhart Raceway, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds, Rustler Sales & Service, Superior Interiors Dustless Hardwood Refinishing, Rod Squad Fishing Charters, Pittsburgh Racing Now, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, The Dirt Network, Fox’s Pizza Den- Mercer, PA, 724 Media, and the A-Main Podcast.

For additional information pertaining to driver questions or interested sponsors, please contact Tyler Beichner by call or text at (814) 221-1712 or email at westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

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The last time the super late models were at Mercer April 2017.

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Super late models back at Michaels Mercer raceway for season opening “chiller thriller.”

By Jim Balentine
(Mercer,Pa)

After a long absence since 2017 the high powered super late models will make their highly anticipated return to Michaels Mercer raceway at the annual kickoff for the tracks 73rd season at the “chiller thriller” slated for Saturday April 6 2024.

The super late models will be unsanctioned with an open tire rule and will follow the general guidelines of the local area late model tracks. The minimum weight will be 2300 lbs with driver. It will pay $2500 to win and $250 to start.

The high horsepower full bodied machines have always put on a great show at the tricky Mercer oval with 3 abreast racing and with the new red clay put down last year the drivers will be racing top to bottom all around the speedway…and with no “home track advantage” it should be an exciting show to see who can be victorious in the event. A lot of buzz has already generated regarding this event with drivers showing interest from stateline, Eriez, Marion Center, and Wayne county and Attica in Ohio as well as some drivers from Central Pennsylvania.

The super late models were at one time the class that opened the season at the “chiller thriller” for many years. Dave Hess Jr. won the last super lm feature in April of 2017. Russell King took the win in 2016. Gregg Satterlee-‘14, Rob Blair-‘13, and Mike Knight have been the more recent winners.
Other late model drivers capturing wins at Mercer since 1994 are Dave Scott-3; Keith Barbara -2; Alan Dellinger -2; Dick Barton -1; John mollick -1; Nick Jones-1. The division also ran weekly for one season in 1974 when both Canfield and Butler Speedway closed with Ralph Quarterson the lone champion.

More information will be forthcoming on Facebook and on the website regarding start times and admission prices.

Super Lm payoff 4.6.24 24 cars
1.$2500
2.$1500
3.$1000
4.$800
5.$650
6.$550
7.$500
8.$450
9.$400
10.$375
11.$350
12.$300
13.$275
14.-24. $250

For more information on Mercer or potential sponsorship opportunities please visit our Facebook page or our website: www.MichaelsMercerracewaydotcom You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook messenger.

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My 2 favorite classes on the same night sprints and late models , awesome !!!!!

Ran late models in 1974 Ralph Quarterson driving the #46 Camero was the track champion

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Just remember parking spots are still available for rent

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Looks like I better get moving 😂😂😂

Yes sir a j go gettem

🚨Check it out!! New Sponsor!!🚨
Thank you Paul & Jeff Lesofsky, owners of Sandy Lake Auto Parts for graciously sponsoring Michaels Mercer Raceway !

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Thank you Paul & Jeff Lesofsky, owners of Sandy Lake Auto Parts for graciously sponsoring Michaels Mercer Raceway !
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