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#1 Racer17L

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:09 AM

I'm extremely excited to announce the below.  Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen!  Please spread the word!

 

HORHUT TREE EXPERTS BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE 9TH ANNUAL ED LABOON MEMORIAL NOW PAYING $3,017 TO WIN, RECORD $300 TO START ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th

 

(July 26, 2020)… The Laboon Family, Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series, and Miley Motor Sports are thrilled to announce that Horhut Tree Experts will be the presenting sponsor for the upcoming 2020 race.  With this partnership, the 9th annual edition of the race will now pay a $3,017 to win, and a record $300 to start, still with no entry fees to the racers on Saturday, August 15th at PPMS in Imperial, PA.

Along with this partnership, many other members of the racing community have increased their role in keeping this race alive during challenging times. Miley Motor Sports has increased their guaranteed portion of the purse, West Mifflin Collision has increased their existing 9 year sponsorship, A&F Engineering has become a platinum sponsor to help with the payout, Lias Tire expanded their role to cover the contingency awards, R&R Enterprise Auto Sales came on board to help increase the start money to $300, Dobs Auto continued their partnership to sponsor the popular Dobs Auto NQ race, and many new businesses have come forward to cover any sponsors lost due to COVID impact.
“It's been such a difficult year for so many people and businesses, so I felt bad for even asking for sponsorship this year to be honest" stated race promotor Vince Laboon.  "But I felt we all needed something to look forward to with the shortened racing season, and I wanted to keep this race alive for my Dad. Everyone has been unbelievable, and I sincerely appreciate every single sponsor."

 

Serving the greater Pittsburgh area, Horhut Tree Experts is dedicated to providing the most experienced, scientific, and highest quality tree service to their clients with their certified arborists in Pittsburgh. They understand that well cared for trees and shrubs are not only beneficial to the environment and landscape, but they are a legacy for future generations to enjoy.  Services include tree removal, tree and shrub pruning, fertilization, storm damage recovery, and much more.  Give them a call at 412-885-2703 or visit them at www.horhuttreeexperts.com.

 

West Mifflin Collision is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Kennywood Park.  If your vehicle needs expert auto body repairs and service, call 412-469-3110 and request an estimate today!  A&F Engineering specializes in commercial electrical, mechanical, plumbing engineering and consulting.  Please support them if you are in the need of commercial engineering consulting in the greater Pittsburgh area.  Lias Tire has been a local tire store and automotive repair center in Indiana, PA since 1933. They service tires and wheels for Indiana, and surrounding areas.  The event's highest finishing driver on American Racer tires will receive an AR tire. Call them at 724-463-3506 for your tire needs.  Lastly, R&R Enterprise Auto Sales is located in Oil City and has a great fleet of used vehicles, used and new tires, and specializes in semi-truck repair.  Reach them at 814-677-6830 today.

Track information for the race can be found at www.ppms.com.  Penn Ohio Series information can be found at www.pennohioprostocks.com.  Sponsorship inquiries can be sent to Vince Laboon at racer17v@yahoo.com or 412-396-9138.  Complete sponsor list and race details to follow.

 

Payout for 9th Annual Ed Laboon Memorial Presented by Horhut Tree Experts

Finish/ Payout

1 $3,017
2 $1,500
3 $1,000
4 $800
5 $700
6 $600
7 $500
8 $450
9 $425
10 $400
11 $475 ** bonus added
12 $350
13 $325
14 $320
15 $315
16 $310
17 $350 ** bonus added
18 $300

19 $350** bonus added

20 $300

21 $300

22 $350** bonus added

23-26 $300
Total $14,637

 

Payout for Dobs Auto Non-Qualifiers Race
Finish/ Payout
1 $317
2 $275
3 $250
4 $225
5 $200
6 $175
7 $150
8 $125
9-24 $100
Tow/DNQ $75
Total $3,317

 

Fast qualifier: $100, Dash winner: $100, Hard Charger: $100; Compliments of Lias Tire/American Racer

 

NO ENTRY OR REGISTRATION FEES.   

 

Penn Ohio Series Rules, Open tires, Any Compound

 

Special Thanks to all ELM Platinum Sponsors: Ground Effex Landscaping, Jefferson Hills Lawn & Equipment Center, Kyle Shannon Racing, Taylor Auto Body, US Flow, Keystone Coach Works, Jim Bryce Racing, Tony White #27 Racing, Gary Smith, and Fin and Bear It Outdoors


Edited by Racer17L, 01 August 2020 - 12:00 PM.




 

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 08:28 AM

WOW!!! vince you have made this race something special.......hats off to you. :)  :)




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Posted 28 July 2020 - 04:06 PM

Thanks!  Just trying to gives guys something to look forward to in an otherwise crappy year!




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Posted 28 July 2020 - 06:51 PM

with Sharon shut down this should be the biggest race of the year for the division..good job Vince!


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:09 PM

Thanks Danimal. Im hoping everyone sees it that way. Even if you finish 10th its $400. $300 to start with no entry fees should be a pretty good deal for guys that have to travel. Just need some good weather for once. And it is actually the day I lost my Dad so he HAS to help me out, right :)


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 09:56 AM

ELM update: I’m trying to get some new cars to give the race a shot given the Covid madness and track closures to the north. So I’m teaming up with Marcie Barlow from Mary’s Clothesline, LLC to offer them an “Outsider” bonus. For a driver who never competed in the ELM before, the highest finisher in the A main will get a $100 bonus on top of their finishing position. So let’s say you make the race and finish the highest at 10th, you will take home a very enticing $500 ($400 plus $100 Outsider bonus). I’m also doing this to grow the race and keep it fresh for fans. Please let me know if any questions. To avoid doubt, contact me to see if you are eligible!  Thanks.




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Posted 29 July 2020 - 07:20 PM

All ohio tracks are being shut down just saw tonight.


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 01:41 PM

Yeah strangely enough that was good timing. Feel bad for all the Ohio guys though. 




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Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:42 PM

Sharon has a woo race in a month too.


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 11:19 AM

Just wanted to combine a few ELM updates from last night/today:

 

$100 bonus to leader of lap 27 in memory of Brandon Hawkins from Dan and Heather Hunkele

 

$45 added to 17th place finisher from Kyle Shannon Racing ($350 total)

$50 added to 19th place finisher from John Gill Racing ($350 total)

$50 added to 22nd place finisher from Robert Betz Racing ($350 total)

Not a bad payout if you didn’t have the best night and end up in these spots.

 

ELM Feature will be 30 laps for those who asked. 

 

Next week 8/8 will be a tune up ELM race at PPMS. Open tires, any compound. Penn Ohio Rules. Contact me with any questions.

 

Some fun ticket giveaways will be coming in the next two weeks.

 

If you haven’t contacted me yet to get involved please do, I still have some ideas to support the race.

Thanks!


Edited by Racer17L, 31 July 2020 - 11:53 AM.



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 02:56 PM

Best of luck with your Dad's memorial this year. I'm sure he would really be proud of you, especially during this troubling year.  




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Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:21 PM

Thanks bud. It’s on the actual day he passed in 2012 so I’m hoping he helps me out with the weather for once




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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:50 PM

New: $100 added to the 11th place finisher ($475 total). $100 added to leader of lap 11 from Josh Langer , Nathan Langer and Mike Smyczek of Langer Racing




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Posted 01 August 2020 - 03:29 PM

All ohio tracks are being shut down just saw tonight.

 

 

Attica ran last night, but without fans in the stands and they had pretty good car counts.  Maybe they can remain open without fans, I don't know.  


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