Summit Sportsman Spectacular update
Please see the information below from IHRA's Skooter Peaco regarding this weekend's Summit Sportsman Spectacular:
To All Keystone Summit Sportsman Spectacular Pre-Registered Competitors:
I wanted to touch base with everyone to let you know what our plans are for the Keystone Summit Sportsman Spectacular this weekend.
We have been closely watching the forecast bounce all over the place for Friday and Sunday. Over the last few days the forecast for Saturday has stayed pretty steady and pretty ugly. If nothing changes between now and the weekend and we can’t get on the track Saturday or we don’t get started with round 1 of the Moser Engineering $10k race then we will move that whole program to Sunday.
We would have 1 time run Sunday and start eliminations following the same Saturday entry/re-entry/payout structure except that we will take the $5,000 to win from Sunday’s event and put it on Saturday’s event making that a $15,000 to win race.
If during Sunday we get into a situation where we get stopped by rain later in the day and we can’t finish the event in a reasonable time frame (which just happened to us at Dragway 42), then we will split the remaining round money and win/runner-up/semi-final money equally between everyone still left in competition. If there is a split and we are in the middle of a round then we revert to the last completed round for that particular class to determine who is eligible for the split.
We are going to give the weather predictors one more overnight to watch what is happening on Sunday. When I went to bed last night there was 0% chance for Sunday. This morning it is 50% for the back half of the day.
If the forecast is such that it doesn’t look like we have a reasonable chance to operate on Sunday then you should know that we have no intentions of bringing everyone in to sit in the rain for two days to hope for a shot to pull off one race. As racers ourselves we understand how frustrating that is and what that costs you to get to the track. If this scenario plays out we will reschedule again. If we have to reschedule you would have the option to withdraw from the event just like the last time this race was rescheduled. We would also look for a date later in the year that wouldn’t conflict with your local points events as best as possible.
We will make a go or no go decision at 12 noon Thursday and let you know which plan of action we will take at that time.
We appreciate your support of this event and we will do our best to make the best decision possible with the information we have.
This week's schedule
This week's schedule:
First, schedule changes:
Reminder - the points day scheduled for Saturday, June 23, will NOT be held. This weekend is the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular ONLY.
To make up the points day, Sunday, September 9 has been added to the schedule.
Saturday, July 7, Kye Kelly will not be appearing at Keystone, as was scheduled. He unfortunately has filming obligations that will prevent him from coming up.
Thursday, June 21 - please use Stone Jug Road entrance - Test N Tune, open to all street and drag vehicles. Gates open at 6:00pm, racing from 7:00pm-11:00pm. $30 to race, $10 for spectators, kids 10 and under free.
Friday, June 22 - IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular weekend! Please use Route 22 entrance.
Gates open 10am-10pm. Test and tune for Sportsman Spectacular entrants only, from 3pm-8pm, $30. Spectator entry (weekend) $30, kids 6-12 $10. Sunday only $15, kids 6-12 $5. Please click the link for the flyer to read all of the details!
IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular
If you missed the pre-entry deadline last week, you have another shot! Go to the link below, and the first 50 racers (juniors or big cars) can save $50 off this weekend's entry fee, courtesy of QA1!:
$50 off for the first 50 racers thanks to QA1
Saturday, June 22 – IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular! Please use Route 22 entrance.
Gates open 8am-10pm. Time trial at 9am, eliminations follow. Saturday racer entry $150. $10,000 to win, $2,000 runner up, $1,000 semis, $100 round money starting with third round win. Reentry $80. Junior dragster entry $50, $700 to win, $200 runner up, $100 semis, $50 quarters. Reentry $30. ALL PURSES GUARANTEED! First, second, and third round prizes for juniors, box, and no box! Entries accepted at the gate, and you do not need to be an IHRA member.
Sunday, June 23 – IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular! Please use Route 22 entrance.
Gates open 8am. Eliminations at 9am. Sunday racer entry $100. $5,000 to win, $1,000 runner up, $500 semis, $100 round money starting with third round win. Reentry $60. Junior dragster entry $50, $700 to win, $200 runner up, $100 semis, $50 quarters. Reentry $30. ALL PURSES GUARANTEED! First, second, and third round prizes for juniors, box, and no box! Entries accepted at the gate, and you do not need to be an IHRA member.
We are always watching the weather forecast, and will make any announcements regarding a schedule change or rain out as soon as we can, here and on our Facebook page. You can sign up for our text alert service to be notified of rainouts by clicking this link:
2017 class champions
Congratulations to all the Keystone Raceway Park 2017 Champions!!!
Silver Mine Collectibles Jr. Dragster-
Thomas Wybiral (8-11)
Jamie McBride Jr. (12-17)
Millerstown Pic-A-Part Novice- Carrie Penn
B & R Speed Supply Street- Amy Romeo
Z & M Cycle Sales Motorcycle- Joey Devola
Latrobe Auto Group Modified- Matt Obertanec
Mike's Auto Body Top- Scotty Campbell