Carmen Tedesco passed away
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share this devasting news. Carmen Tedesco passed away Saturday, February 21. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael, Frank, and all of their families and friends.
Viewing will be held at William F. Gross Funeral Home LTD, 11735 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 (http://www.williamfgrossfh.com/ ) Wednesday, 6pm-9pm, Thursday 2pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm. Funeral mass will be 10am Friday morning at Saint Gerard Majella Church, 530 Hamil Road, Verona, PA 15147.
2014 season banquet information and schedule is posted
The 2014 season banquet is this Saturday, February 28! You should have made arrangements to get tickets, as the deadline has passed. No tickets will be sold at the door.
2014 season banquet:
Pittsburgh Raceway Park 2014 season Racers Banquet
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Rizzo’s Malabar Inn Reception Hall & Banquet Facility, Crabtree, PA 15624
Check in 3PM
Dinner served at 5PM
Pizza, Salad, Carved Beef, Chicken Parm, Pasta in Red Sauce
Pasta in Alfredo, Mixed Veggies, Bread & Butter
Cash Bar for Soft Drinks & Alcohol
Adults $25 - Children 12 and under $18
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Deadline is Saturday, February 21.
February 28 - Pit parking renewal deadline
February 28 - 2014 season racer's banquet, Rizzo's Malabar Inn, Crabtree. Details above.
March 13 - Deadline to purchase tickets for the 2nd Annual Keystone Raceway Hall of Fame banquet
March 21 - Keystone Raceway Hall of Fame induction banquet, Rizzo's Malabar Inn, Crabtree. Menu is the same as the PRP banquet. Check in at 3pm, dinner served at 5pm, induction ceremony following
April 4 - Opening day of the 2015 season!
The above are the upcoming dates you need to be aware of. The complete 2015 schedule has been posted on the Schedule tab!
Update on our Fund Drive
Check out the PRP Facebook page for the before and after shots of Bill Turk, Mike Barnyk, and Matt Brehm getting bushwhacked, er, their haircuts done up in the short style of track manager Greg Miller. Kudos to those guys for being great sports and helping the fund drive. Donations are around the $1200 mark now, not far from the $1500 needed to knock Chuck Turocy's longtime beard down to a goatee, and $2000 will put him back to a babyface. Thank you to all who have donated to the Thinking of Nikki Foundation. Please click the link to the right to visit the website if you are not familiar with Nikki's story, and see why this is such an important cause to the PRP family.
Thinking of Nikki fundaraiser
The PRP family is very familiar with the journey that our dear friends the Denikers endured as their sweet daughter Nikki bravely and courageously fought AML leukemia. While she beat the cancer, her body succumbed to the toll of the treatments at just 7 years old. PRP proudly supports the Thinking of Nikki Foundation, created to honor Nikki's memory in order to help families and children dealing with pediatric cancers. To help, we have added a link to the right side here on the main page for the foundation's website. And to have a fun way to help raise some funds here early in 2015, PRP's Bill Turk has put some skin, er, hair, in the game. If you know Bill, his hair may be best described as Tom Cruise mixed with Seth Rogen, and maybe a little Don King. If donations to the Thinking of Nikki Foundation go over $250, Bill will get his hair cut by, and in the same short style, as track manager Greg Miller. How short is that? How about a #2 on the sides and finger width hand cut on top? But wait! There's more! If donations top $500, Hard Metal Tooling Modified class racer Mike Barnyk (think early Justin Bieber) will get his hair cut in the same style as well! Click the link for donation options, and make the notation "hair". Before and after pics will be posted!
Graphic Designer wanted!
Pittsburgh Raceway Park is looking for a part time Graphic Designer who has experience with Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW; VersaWorks a plus. If you have these skills and are interested, please contact Greg Miller at
Congratulations to the 2014 class champions!
In spite of what Mother Nature threw at all of us this spring and summer, there was a lot of great racing action. The points series ended yesterday, and these are the racers that ended up on top. Congratulations to all, and to all of Team PRP!
Silver Mine Coin & Collectible Junior Dragsters:
8-11 year olds:
Jamie McBride Jr
Great points battle with Tyler Pennington, Jamie comes out on top in his 2nd season of racing!
12-17 year olds:
Commanding points lead, 2nd straight championship!
Millerstown Pic A Part Trophy Class:
Kaleb Kelly, 1993 Mustang
First time champ!
Z&M Cycles Motorcycle Class:
Matt Powell, 2004 Honda 1000RR
Matt finished the season with 5 straight wins! Multi time points champ, 3 in a row, 4th overall!
B&R Speed Supply Street Class:
Rich Penn, 1999 Trans Am
After a number of 2nd and 3rd place finishes, Rich breaks through in a tough chase!
Hard Metal Tooling Modified Class:
Mike Balaska, 1989 Mustang
Just like Rich, Mike breaks through, riding a 31 round win streak to also be the Summit SuperSeries no box representative!
Mike's Auto Body Top Class:
Mark Brewer Jr, 1978 Mustang II
In an ultra tight points chase, Mark defies the odds again, with his mid 11 second door car, to get his 2nd straight championship!
PRP Online Store
PRP e-store is open.
You can visit it here.
Due to popular demand we are bringing back the Racer's Bios.
You need to register here.
Once registered you will then be emailed upon activation.
When you are activated you will be able to modify your profile and upload a photo.
Photos will be resized and a thumbnail generated. Once I have a few we will use them on the right side where the 3 temporary photos are now.
They will be picked randomly and rotated.
You can find them under the "MEDIA" on the top menu.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
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