Central PA Speedway Added to UFo Race Championship, Tour Tops $421,000

Clearfield–Officials of the Central Pennsylvania Speedway and the Unified Force Race Championship presented by Comcast have come to an agreement to add another pair of major Super Late Model events to the 2008 UFo tour schedule. The addition of these events pushes the posted awards for the UFo Super Late Models to over $421,000.

The Central PA Speedway was purchased by Tim Bainey in February. Bainey and track general manager Kenny McLaughlin have quickly developed plans for a spectacular season of special events including two visits for the brand-new UFo Race Championship Super Late Model Tour presented by Comcast. This racey 3/8 mile track located at Clearfield, PA will mark the northeastern boundary for the tour for the 2008 season. The track, also known as “the Big Bear” is both a fan and driver favorite because its high-speed action and excellent viewing facilities.

The first UFo event at Central PA Speedway is scheduled for Sunday Night, May 25. Tentatively titled “The Grizzly,” the winner of the “Area 51-lap Super Late Model Championship will receive $5,000. The prestigious “Yankee Doodle” will take place on Thursday, July 3 and will feature an increased payoff of $7,000 to win for the Super Late Models. The Street Stocks are scheduled to complete the racing program at both events.

The UFo Race Championship Tour presented by Comcast is the region’s new racing alliance and now offers area Super Late Model teams over $421,000 of awards for the 2008 season, including $381,000 of cash prizes and points bonus money. This record amount of prize money is offered within a 125 mile radius. The tour has been designed to revitalize racing by offering maximum prize payoffs with minimum travel for the race teams and fans.

The season will kick off on Sunday, April 13 at the Challenger Raceway with the $5,000 to win PA State Short Track Championships. Challenger will also offer a $2,000 to win Super Late Model event on Saturday, April 12.

2008 UFo Race Championship presented by Comcast Schedule
Date / Track / Event / Laps / To Win
April 13 / Challenger Raceway / PA State Short Track Championships / 51 laps / $5,000
May 18* / Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway / F-2 Shockwave / 2 x 30 laps / $5,100 Total
May 25 / Central PA Speedway / The Grizzly / 51 laps / $5,000
June 1 / Challenger Raceway / Mega-Blitz 2008 / 51 laps / $5,000
July 3 / Central PA Speedway / Yankee Doodle / 51 laps / $7,000
July 13 / Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway / Red Miley 53 / 53 laps / $5,300
July 20 / Challenger Raceway / Tri-Star Superthunder / 2 x 30 laps / $5,000 Total
Aug 3 / Tyler County / Earl Hill Championship / 51 laps / $4,000
Aug 17 / Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway / PENNational / 51 laps / $5,000
Sep 18-19-20 / Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway / Pittsburgher 100 / 100 laps / $20,100
Oct 9-10-11* / Challenger Raceway / The Ultimate / 91 laps / $25,000
*To be televised on CN8, the Comcast Network   
The Central PA Speedway is located off I-80 at Clearfield, PA at the Mt. Zion exit #111.  Central PA Speedway information may be obtained on the newly designed website at http://www.centralpaspeedway.com.  Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway is located at Imperial, PA, west of Pittsburgh off of US 22/30 at the Noblestown exit.  PPMS information may be obtained at http://www.ppms.com or by calling 412-279-7223.  The Challenger Raceway is located 6.4 miles southwest of US 422 on PA 286, then one mile north on McIntyre Road.  For the most complete source of Challenger Raceway information, please visit the track\’s web site at http://www.challengerraceway.com.  Information may also be obtained by calling 724-726-9808 on race days or 724-726-5494 during weekdays.  Tyler County Speedway is located south of Middlebourne, WV on SR 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds.  Information about Tyler County may be found at the track website at http://tylercountyspeedway.net or by calling 304-652-1557, 304-758-2934 or 304-758-0558.  Additional information on the UFo Race Championship may be obtained at http://www.uforacechampionship.com.  

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