Allegheny Karting Series to Debut at Pitt Race May 31
Pittsburgh, PA (May 15, 2014) – A new series primarily based around the growing karting scene in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio is set to debut with a double race weekend - May 31 and June 1 on the highly acclaimed Wilson Circuit at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC).
“Pitt Race would like to announce that they are working with the newly formed Allegheny Karting Series,” noted PIRC Director of Operations Iltyd Geare. “ Allegheny Karting Series (AKS) was created to take karting to the next level. A fun, exciting, and family oriented program that focuses on the true meaning of racing.”
Allegheny Karting Series has brought in two experienced karting professionals with long time ties to karting in the region. Jamie Fleeson will be the Series Administrator and Dan Schlosser will be the Series Director, reprising roles from when they ran the local series at its popular and competitive peak.
“The Pitt Race staff did an incredible job the first weekend, putting on a very successful and well run event,” commented Dan Schlosser. “In speaking with Iltyd and Karting Director Stephanie Geare though after the event I think we all came away with the idea that there were certain aspects of their business that they wanted to concentrate on and grow which left an opportunity for us to come in and help out with the Series. We did six months of work together in a matter of days. I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity as well as the great working relationship we have already established.”
AKS will strive to deliver a friendly, fun and fair experience for the racers and families in the region. The goal is to provide a professional Series that is on par with PIRC itself. What has long been considered one of the most technically challenging and fun kart tracks in the country has seen unprecedented improvements under the guidance of owners Jim & Kathy Stout.
“Pitt Race stands behind the experience that racers demand. Jim and Kathy Stout represent the truest form of racing where Passion meets Performance! Knowing their passion for racing, a team has been assembled at Pitt Race, which is focused on delivering that experience!” Stephanie Geare continued, “We are excited to welcome Allegheny Karting Series and thank them for all their hard work, perseverance and support for the sport of karting.”
The 2014 schedule for AKS will closely match the original Pitt Race Karting schedule. Race Three, previously scheduled for May 25th, will not be contested but an additional date at the end of the season is being considered to maintain 10 additional races to
May 24-25 Spring Jefferson Track Trial, Summit Point, WV June 14-15 Spring Weatherly Hillclimb, Weatherly, PA June 28-29 Pagoda Hillclimb, Reading, PA July 12-13 Giant’s Despair Hillclimb, Wilkes-Barre, PA August 2-3 Polish Mountain Hillclimb, Flintstone, MD August 16-17 Duryea Hillclimb, Reading, PA August 30-31 Fall Jefferson Track Trial, Summit Point, WV September 13-14 Fall Weatherly Hillclimb, Weatherly, PA
We hope you have been enjoying your winter off and are looking forward to getting back to participating in some events =) I am sure we are all tired of the snow and are looking forward to warmer weather ahead. To help set the mood of the season just being around the corner, we have opened up our season pass registration! This is only available for SCCA Members, from any region.
What do you get when you register for the season pass? You will be automatically registered for all 9 regular season events for $240, so you get a free event! As well as being a season pass holder, you also receive free fun runs for the 2014 season.
March 15-16: TOUR South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, GA March 22-23: PRO Akansas Aeroplex (formerly Eaker AFB) in Blytheville, AR March 29-30: TOUR Texas A&M Annex near College Station, TX
April 5-6: PRO El Toro ex-Marine base in Irvine, CA April 12-13: TOUR Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA April 12-13: MATCH Wilmington Airpark in Wilmington, OH April 26-27: PRO Fed Ex Field in Largo, MD, near Washington, D.C.
May 3-4: PRO Mineral Wells Airport in Mineral Wells, TX May 3-4: TOUR MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ May 17-18: MATCH Turner Field in Atlanta, GA May 23-24: PRO Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, NE May 25-26: TOUR Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, NE
June 7-8: PRO NASA Crows Landing Airport, near Patterson, CA June 7-8: MATCH Devens Airfield Police Training Facility in Ayer, MA June 14-15: TOUR NASA Crows Landing Airport, near Patterson, CA June 14-15: MATCH Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, CO June 28-29: PRO Toledo Express Airport in Toledo, OH
July 5-6: MATCH Grissom Airpark near Peru, IN July 5-6: TOUR Former Hamilton Lumber Plant in Packwood, WA July 12-13: PRO Former Hamilton Lumber Plant in Packwood, WA July 26-27: PRO Wilmington Airpark in Wilmington, OH
August 2-3: TOUR Wilmington Airpark in Wilmington, OH August 16-17: MATCH Milwaukee, WI August 30-31: ProSolo Finale at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, NE
SEPT 2-5: NATIONALS in Lincoln, NE
September 27-28: TOUR Arkansas Aeroplex (formerly Eaker AFB) in Blytheville, AR
October TBA: western location tbd
Good news for us... Three events at Wilmington, one each at Toledo, Fed Ex, NJ, and Peru! Hoping to hit them all, pending negotiations :-)