CARNESVILLE, GA – The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series North East Region Tour will have its first-ever $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start event this Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, PA. The ULTIMATE NE Tour is the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series’ newest Region in its family of four Regions.
The complete payout for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series North East Region race at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 15 is as follows: 1. $3,000; 2. $1,500; 3. $1,000; 4. $800; 5. $700; 6. $600; 7. $550; 8. $525; 9. $500; 10. $475; 11. $450; 12. $425; 13. $410; 14. $400; 15. $400; 16. $400; 17. $400; 18. $400; 19. $400; 20. $400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400.
A star-studded field of the top Super Late Model driver in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio has shown a lot of interest in the new ULTIMATE NE Tour, which was announced in February and designed to give weekly racers an opportunity to run bigger paying races without having to travel a long distance to do so.
Colton Flinner of Allison Park, PA, Alex Ferree of Saxonburg, PA, Jon Hodgkiss of Pittsburgh, PA, Bobby Rohrer of Waterford, PA, Chris Ladner of Pittsburgh, PA, Michael Lake of Uniontown, PA, Steve Pyeritz of Pittsburgh, PA, Keith Barbara of South Park, PA, Ryan Montgomery of Fairmont, WV, John Wayne Weaver of Pittsburgh, PA, Tony Musolino of Pittsburgh, PA, Russ King of Bristolville, OH, John Mollick of Toronto, OH, and John Flinner Jr. of Zelienople, PA are among the drivers looking to compete in the Inaugural ULTIMATE NE race.
The winner of the July 15 ULTIMATE NE Region Race at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will be a guaranteed starter in PPMS’ premier event, the $20,000-to-win 29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 on October 6-7. The July 15 race will be the first of two ULTIMATE NE races this season at PPMS, with the second $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start race on the schedule for August 26.
“The excitement is building for this race, as more and more drivers call us to ask questions and tell us they’ll be there,” ULTIMATE NE Director Rose Compton said. “We’re glad we’re having this race at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway because this has historically been one of the strongest tracks in the area, and their staff and management has been great to work with. We just can’t wait for Saturday to get here!”
Since most tracks had already set their season schedules by the time the ULTIMATE NE Region was formed in February of this year, the series will run a non-points, non-points fund-paying Pilot Introductory 2017 season designed to give the series, the tracks and the competitors an opportunity to get to know each other.
ULTIMATE NE Competitor Membership is not required for the 2017 season, and no point fund will be paid. Plans are already being made for a complete schedule of events in the Pennsylvania, Northern Ohio and New York area for 2018, and the ULTIMATE NE Region competitors will run for a point fund next season.
ULTIMATE NE is one of four Regions under the ULTIMATE umbrella of Regional Super Late Model racing. The concept of the ULTIMATE Regions is to give dirt tracks an opportunity to present an affordable brand of exciting super late model racing in a special event that is enjoyable to both fans and competitors.
The ULTIMATE South East Region was formed in 2011, and the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Battle of the Bluegrass Region was formed in 2016 to cover Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Mid-Ohio Valley Region for West Virginia and Southern Ohio joined ULTIMATE NE this year as the newest ULTIMATE Regions.
Tracks in Pennsylvania, Northern Ohio and New York looking to book an ULTIMATE NE event for either 2017 and/or 2018 should contact Region Director Rose Compton at 724-433-0159, or by E-Mail at email@example.com.
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is located at 170 Kelso Road, Imperial, PA 15126. For more information call 412-279-6200, or visit the track’s web site at www.ppms.com. Yu can also Follow them on Facebook at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and on Twitter @PAMotorSpeedway.
Check out the official website for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series North East Region at www.ultimatesupers.com/NEHome, and continue to follow our social media networks on Facebook at ULTIMATE North East Super Late Model Series and on Twitter @UltimateNorth to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.
THE 2017 MARKETING PARTNERS FOR THE ULTIMATE NORTHEAST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES ARE HOOSIER RACING TIRE, AMERICAN RACER TIRES, VP RACING FUEL, BEYEA HEADERS, ROCKET CHASSIS, TNT RACE CARS, ARIZONA SPORT SHIRTS, ROCK AUTO.COM, AND THOMAS CLARKE PERFORMANCE.