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AJ Flick Pads Points Lead and Shingledecker Makes it 2-in-a-Row at Lernerville

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SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – AJ Flick passed Russ Sansosti on lap 8 and never looked back to pick up the People’s Natural Gas 410 Sprint Car victory last night at Lernerville Speedway.

Zach Morrow led the field to the green but was passed by Sansosti, who led the first 7-laps.  Flick got by Sansosti and the battle was over for lead, but not for the podium.  Sansosti hung on for second followed by Carl Bowser, Jack Sodeman Jr. and Jimmy Morris.

In the Diehl Toyota Big Block Modified feature, Jeremiah Shingledecker picked up his second straight win at The Action Track.  Dave Murdick started on pole and looked strong throughout the race but Shingledecker got by Murdick on lap 22 en route to his third win of the season.  Murdick finished second followed by Garrett Krummert, Brian Swartzlander and John Mollick.

The Precise Racing Late Model feature saw Colton Flinner pick up his first victory of the season. Kelvin Kohan, who has shown speed all season, led the field to the green flag but Tommy Beck grabbed the early lead. Jared Miley took the lead on lap 6 but it was short lived as he spun on lap 7 to bring out the caution.  Flinner took the lead after that and put his car in Terry Bowser Victory Lane.  Miley recovered to finish second followed by points leader Ken Schaltenbrand, Mike Pegher Jr. and Tyler Dietz.

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Dietz visited lane in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks division.  Mike Bordt led the race early, but Dietz took the lead after a caution on lap 8 that involved Joey Zambotti and Ryan Moyer.  Corey McPherson made a late charge to finish second, Bordt finished third followed by Butch Lambert and Moyer.

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)

  1. (2) A.J. Flick
  2. (23s) Russ Sansosti
  3. (11) Carl Bowser
  4. (23jr) Jack Sodeman, Jr
  5. (4N) Jimmy Morris
  6. (250) Jared McFarland
  7. (55) Gary Kriess Jr
  8. (76) Davey Jones
  9. (12) Darin Gallagher
  10. (14) Jeremy Hill
  11. (27) Zach Morrow
  12. (4k) Bill Kiley
  13. (6) Todd Burgard
  14. (91) Sadie Siegel

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)

  1. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker
  2. (61) Dave Murdick
  3. (29) Garrett Krummert
  4. (83) Brian Swartzlander
  5. (4J) John Mollick
  6. (18) Colton Walters
  7. (75) Jeff Miller
  8. (25) Chris Rudolph
  9. (13) Rick Regalski
  10. (71) Randy Chronister
  11. (65) Rex King
  12. (45) Steve Feder
  13. (27R) Dave Reges
  14. (165) Rex King Jr
  15. (A51) Bill Barr

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)

  1. (48) Colton Flinner
  2. (10) Jared Miley
  3. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand
  4. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr
  5. (77) Tyler Dietz
  6. (81) Mike G. Miller
  7. (28c) Clate Copeman
  8. (B1D) Brandon Groters
  9. (B1) Brandon Wearing
  10. (41) Collin Burke
  11. (92) Jayme Beck
  12. (14r) Clay Ruffo
  13. (55) Chris Schneider
  14. (9) Clayton Kennedy
  15. (91T) Tommy Beck
  16. (15*) Kelvin Kohan

Millerstown Pic-A-Part RUSH/DIRTcar Pro Stocks Feature: (20 Laps)

  1. (27) Tyler Dietz
  2. (C33) Corey McPherson
  3. (26) Mike Bordt
  4. (10) Butch Lambert
  5. (13x) Ryan Moyer
  6. (17) Sam Eichelberger
  7. (66) Joe Kelley
  8. (28y) Terry Young
  9. (25) Brett McDonald
  10. (35b) Jake Dietz
  11. (22j) Chase Lambert
  12. (29B) Scott Byers
  13. (310) Dale Tuche
  14. (948) Joey Zambotti
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Indy Autonomous Challenge Race Car Unveiled

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The world’s first high-speed, head-to-head autonomous race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will feature Dallaras as the race cars.

Energy Systems Network (ESN) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) this week unveiled the official race car that will be autonomously driven by scores of university teams in the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) at the Racing Capital of the World on Oct. 23, 2021.

Dallara has been the sole racecar supplier of the Indy Lights series since 2002, and now the modified Dallara IL-15 is the official IAC racecar.

“Dallara is the best racecar engineering company in the world, yet designing the chassis for autonomous racing was really challenging,” explained Stefano dePonti, CEO and general manager of Dallara USA. “Dallara loves innovation and technological challenges, and we share the IAC’s passion for education and motorsports.”

“The Dallara-built IAC racecar is the most advanced, fastest autonomous vehicle ever developed,” stated Paul Mitchell, president and CEO of ESN, and co-organizer of the IAC. “Our IAC sponsors are providing radar, lidar, optical cameras and advanced computers, bringing the value of each vehicle to $1 million.”

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One of the teams competing in the challenge is the Panther AV RAS-ing team from the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

Panther AV RAS-ing is part of more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students, PhDs and mentors who excel in artificial intelligence software that have responded to the challenge.  The challengers represent 39 universities in 11 countries on four continents and 14 U.S. states.

The IAC is scheduled for October 23, 2021, at the IMS, with a qualifying simulation race during the Indy 500 week in May. The total IAC prize purse is $1.5 million: $1 million awarded to the winning team of the October IAC race, and an additional $500,000 for winners of the hackathons and simulation races.

“The IAC is going to bring the best minds from around the world to solve a very complex problem, right here at the Racing Capital of the World,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “As the birthplace of motorsports’ innovation, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a fitting setting for this event, and we can’t wait to see the winning entry cross the Yard of Bricks into history.”

Two companies headquartered in Western Pennsylvania are sponsors of the event.  Ansys, a global leader in engineering simulation that is headquartered in Canonsburg, and Aptiv, an autonomous vehicle company who is relocating from O’Hara Township to Hazelwood Green.

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Racing Notebook: Kellett Returning to A.J. Foyt For ’21; U.S. Motorsports Association Forms Leadership Council Plus Extreme E

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PITTSBURGH, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – A.J. Foyt Racing brings back Dalton Kellett plus The U.S. Motorsports Association forms Leadership Council and Extreme E names Race Director and Sporting Director.

Dalton Kellett Returning To A.J. Foyt Racing:

  • Canadian Dalton Kellett will drive A.J. Foyt’s No. 4 Chevrolet full-time in the 2021 NTT INDYCAR Series. K-Line Insulators USA returns as the primary sponsor, moving from the No. 14 to the No. 4 for the upcoming season.  The 27-year-old rookie drove for Foyt in eight races this year, sharing the driving duties of the No. 14 Chevrolet with Tony Kanaan and Sebastien Bourdais. Bourdais returns to drive the No. 14 Chevrolet full-time as announced earlier this year.
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U.S. Motorsports Association Forms Leadership Council:

  • The U.S. Motorsports Association announced the official formation of the first-ever national Circle Track Leadership Council (CTLC), a group of circle track owners and industry leaders, who are committed to working on current and future issues related to the sport.  Members of the council include Lucas Oil Speedway’s Dan Robinson, Anderson Speedway’s Rick Dawson, Five Flags Speedway’s Tim Bryant, Knoxville Raceway’s John McCoy, Jackson Motorplex & Huset’s Speedway’s Doug Johnson, Track Enterprises’ Bob Sargent, Madison International & Midwest Tour’s Gregg Mckarns and Wilmot Raceway/IRA Sprint Cars, Steve Sinclair.

Extreme E Names Race and Sporting Directors:

  • Extreme E, the new electric off-road racing series, has strengthened its sporting team with the appointments of Scot Elkins as Race Director and Guy Nicholls as Sporting Manager for its inaugural 2021 season. Elkins has served as Race Director for the FIA Formula E Championship the past three years. Elkins started out as an engineer for Robert Yates Racing in NASCAR. Elkins has also held technical sporting roles with the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Champ Car World Series and has served as Deputy Race Director for the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3.

Extreme E names Race and Sporting Directors as their inaugural 2021 season approaches.

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RUSH Late Model Series Enhancing ‘Track Pack’ Program For 2021

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PULSAKI, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The RUSH Late Model Series is bringing back and enhancing their ‘Track Pack’ program for 2021.

The ‘Track Pack’ program debuted in 2016 and continued through the 2019 season before the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the program in 2020. Each of those four years, $800 was split amongst the top five RUSH members with $300 to the champion at each RUSH weekly-sanctioned track.

In 2021 RUSH Late Model weekly-sanctioned tracks top-six will share in $2,500!  RUSH weekly member racers will accumulate points at each event and at the end of the year the top six in member points will split $2,500 with $1000 going to the champion followed by $500, $400, $300, $200, $100 for positions 2-through-6. These monies will be awarded over and above any other championship monies drivers will receive.

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“We’ve always known the strength of RUSH lays within our weekly tracks and the racers who support them,” said RUSH Director Vicki Emig. “During the pandemic, the average car counts at our weekly tracks were very impressive as most all tracks increased. In the past the ‘Summer Chase’ gave just 10 racers additional monies, but we feel by taking that money and adding another approximate $14,000 to the ‘Track Pack’ we can allow substantially more racers the ability to take home additional weekly monies at the end of the year.”

Prior to COVID-19 RUSH had announced the Touring Series Championship point fund would double to $35,500 with a record $12,000 going to the champion! This will now take place in 2021. The Touring Series schedule continues to come together and is expected to be similar to 2020’s before the pandemic.

The 2021 season is expected to be the richest in RUSH Racing Series history, which includes the RUSH Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Mods, with additional programs and events planned throughout.

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