IMPERIAL, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – A double-header is on tap tonight at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.
The 8th annual Ed Laboon Memorial continues this event at Dirt’s Monster Half Mile. Mother Nature threw the red flag on the race back in June after only 3-laps. The remaining 27-laps will be run this evening. Chris Schneider is your leader with Daryl Charlier in 2nd place.
The Ed Laboon Memorial is the highest paying Pro-Stock race in the 40-year history of the speedway. The race pays $4017-to win and $200-to start. The Dobs Auto Non-Qualifiers Race pays $517-to-win and $100-to start.
Previous winners of the event include Bob Schwartzmiller, Jeff Broniszewski, Curt Bish, Rusty Martz, Todd Weldon and Schneider.
Ed Laboon was a racer in the 70’s and 80’s, was a crew member for the Miley’s and owned cars for his family and close friends. Laboon passed away in 2012 after a battle with lung cancer.
Also on the schedule tonight is the 4th Annual “Wee” Willie White Memorial. The 20-lap race pays $1,000 to win. White compiled 11-wins over his long Street Stock career. White also worked at PPMS prior to his passing in 2016.
Previous winners of the event include Schneider, Wayne Carbo and Jason Fosnaught.
The Penn Ohio Pro Stocks Series has produced six different winners in six events this season. The points battle is epic as Ringgold’s Tim Bish sits atop the points standing with Hunter Exley only one point behind. Tarentum’s Fosnaught is two points behind in third. Bobby Whitling is in fourth place, 8-points out of the top stop and New Castle’s Rusty Moore sits in fifth, only 13-points out of the lead.
Rounding out tonight’s schedule are the Diehl Automotive RUSH Late Model Dirt Series, the Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stocks, the Four Cylinders and the Young Guns.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the racing at 7 p.m. Tickets, pricing and more information is available at www.ppms.com.