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Hobby Stocks joining Sprints, Late Models and Modifieds Friday at Lernerville

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SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The Hobby Stocks will be making their first appearance at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night, joining the People’s Gas Sprint Cars, the Precise Racing Products Late Models and the Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds.

The Hobby Stocks will be taking the place of the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks, who have the night off.  The Hobby Stocks are weekly participants on Saturday night’s at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.  Lernerville will utilize PPMS rules for the event.

In Fab4 action, A.J. Flick leads the Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Car standings on the strength of five wins at ‘The Action Track’.  Sye Lynch sits second, 30-points back.  Darin Gallagher, Brandon Matus and Carl Bowser sit third through fifth and are separated by a mere 7-points.

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John Garvin and Alex Ferree are tied atop the Precise Racing Products Late Model standings.  Colton Flinner sits 23-points back in third with Jared Miley lurking in fourth, 31-points back.  Logan Zarin rounds out the Top 5, 40-points back.

Jeremiah Shingledecker leads the Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds by 14-points over Dave Murdick.  Garrett Krummert sits in third place, 28-points back with Brian Swartzlander 3-points behind Krummert.

Pit gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:50 and racing to begin at 7:30 p.m. Children 10 and under, as always are admitted FREE with General Admission set at $15 for all ages 11 and up. Pit passes for all will continue to be $30.  For more information visit www.lernerville.com.

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Labor Day Finale Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park

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FRANKLIN, PA (September 2, 2022): Tri-City Raceway Park will present its final race of the 2022 season on Sunday, September 4. Instead of the planned two-day special holiday event, the speedway will present a Sunday Thunder card. The standard purse structure will be used for all divisions and Sunday Thunder ticket pricing will apply. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. and spectator admission will begin at 4 p.m. Racing will commence at 6 p.m., as usual.

The Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprint Cars, the Donovan & Bauer Auto Group 358 Modifieds, the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks, and the 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks will not be racing for points, as track champions were named following the racing on August 28, Congratulations to A.J. Flick, Kevin Hoffman, Tyler Wyant, and Levi Maskal for their success and thanks to all sponsors, competitors, and fans for their support.

The speedway grounds will be available all weekend for free camping even though racing activity will only be held on Sunday of the holiday weekend. The bonfire will be moved to Saturday night, with the time to be determined. All attending the bonfire will be responsible for their own refreshments.

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“We regret any inconvenience for our racers and fans who were anticipating a two-day program to close out the season,” said track owner Merle Black. “Everybody is welcome to come to the speedway to enjoy camping and to gather with friends before we have our last show of the season on Sunday. The racers will be able to go all-out with no fear of how the outcome will affect the season championships,” he added.

Adult admission on Sunday will be $15 for those aged 16 to 62. Seniors, aged 62 and up, will be admitted for $13, Students aged ten through 16 will be admitted for $10. The children below age of ten will be admitted for free, as usual. The Family Passes will be $45, and that will apply for two adults of any age and two students. Pit Passes will be $30.

Further information about Tri-City Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing the office at tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Or, you can check the web at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com, or the Facebook page at Tri City Raceway Park. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township.

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Verstappen, Alonso quickest in wet at Canadian GP qualifying, Haas manage fifth and sixth

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MONTREAL, CANADA — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen conquered the wet conditions on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, comfortably taking pole position by over six tenths of a second. It is the points leader’s second pole of the season and fifteenth of his career.

Alpine driver Fernando Alonso put together his best qualifying effort of the season, capturing second position in the tricky conditions at Montreal. He bested Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz by just over a tenth of a second.

Alonso looked strong in practice earlier in the week but acknowledged that good practice performances haven’t translated into pace on Saturday and Sunday so far this year. He credited the rain and the fans for being the difference makers in Canada.

“It was an unbelievable weekend so far for us, being competitive in practice and normally we are on Friday, but on Saturday we seem to lose a little bit of pace,” Alonso said. “Thanks to the wet conditions today the car was mega. I was so comfortable driving this car and I think the fans also pushed me to make an extra push.”

Lewis Hamilton put his Mercedes in fourth for Sunday’s Grand Prix seeming to overcome consistent issues he’s had with the car this week. He went so far as to call the W13 “a disaster” after practice on Friday.

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Haas looked remarkably strong on Saturday, with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher qualifying fifth and sixth respectively. Sixth is Schumacher’s best career qualifying result and he will look to score his first career points in F1 on Sunday. The American outfit currently sits eighth in the Constructor Championship standings, now finding themselves in a position to score massive points in the race.

Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris both failed to set a time in Q2. Norris, who had been complaining of power issues, was called into the garage by his engineer, meaning he will start fourteenth on Sunday. Leclerc will start in last on Sunday despite qualifying fifteenth due to a power unit change.

Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin were especially disappointed following Saturday’s qualifying. Both cars failed to make it out of Q1 despite Vettel recording top-five times in two practice sessions. Both AlphaTauri cars also failed to make it into Q2.

Sunday’s race in Montreal will start at 2 p.m. eastern and will air on ABC.

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Charles Leclerc wins pole position for Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc lead a front row sweep for the prancing horse in Sunday’s Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix.

Leclerc edged his teammate Carlos Sainz by just 0.19-seconds with a fast lap of 1m 28.796s around the 5.41Km around the Miami International Autodrome, which runs around the Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium.

“I feel at ease with the car, it feels great to drive,” said Leclerc. “Tomorrow will be a tight race and it is good to have Carlos by my side. The pace is there for both our cars so hopefully we can keep our positions until the end tomorrow to bring home a strong result for our team.”

Max Verstappen set the fastest time of the session in his first run but made a mistake in his second attempt and had to settle for third on the grid.  Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez qualified fourth to lock out the second row for the team.

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Valtterri Bottas qualified fifth in his Alfa Romeo with 7-Time World Champion Lewis Hamilton on the outside of the third row in sixth.

A capacity crowd was on hand for qualifying and Leclerc was quick to thank the Miami crowd for their support.

“It’s incredible to be here in the US and to see how much the sport has grown over the past few years and to see so many people in the grandstand — it definitely motivates us,” said Leclerc. “And there are also a lot of Ferrari fans, so it’s amazing.”

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon did not make a qualifying attempt after the Frenchman crashed in the tight Turn 13/14 section in the morning’s third free practice forcing repairs to the left side of his car.

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