PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The National Dirt Racing League has added the Pittsburgher to its 2013 mini-series schedule.
The 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Pittsburgher will be held Oct. 11-12 at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., moving from its traditional September weekend.
“We are ecstatic to be working with Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on this years Pittsburgher,” NDRL President Jason Shank said. “The Pittsburgher is a race I grew up with and the fact that we will be presenting the 25th annual Silver Anniversary Pittsburgher is an honor for the NDRL. Our original plan was to feature our standard $20,000 to-win purse but with it being the 25th Anniversary, we decided to bump the winners share of the purse up to $25,000 to commemorate the unique milestone. “NDRL’s decision to move the event to the October 11th and 12th weekend was purely a business decision. We felt with that weekend being one of the very few weekends that neither national touring series is in action, it would entice national talent to compete for over $100,000 in total purse money.”
The 25th edition of the Pittsburgher will return to its original 100-lap format and will be preceded by the $10,000 to-win, ‘Let’s Get Dirty 50’ on Oct. 11 that will be co-sanctioned with the Kennedy Motorsports United Late Model Series (ULMS). The NDRL sanctioned $25,000 to-win Pittsburgher 100 will be run on Oct. 12. Both events will also feature the United Emod Series (UEMS) as an undercard while the stars of the UEMS battle for $1,500 to-win on Friday and $3,000 to-win on Saturday.
“We are very excited to be part of the new Pittsburgher weekend,” ULMS Series Director Chris Zuver said. “We’ve co-sanctioned the event for the last few years and now to be part of night one with the NDRL and this historical weekend is a true honor. It is mega event for dirt late model racing and dirt emod racing in western Pennsylvania and to help restore the Pittsburgher back to its prominence of a national event is very humbling.”
More details regarding the 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Pittsburgher 100 weekend will be announced soon.