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posted March 25, 2001 02:23 PM UIN: 16262997

York Triathlon Series, mailing address, 31 Ridgewood Drive, McDonald, PA, 15057. Phone - 412-257-1103 - days, or 724-745-3142 evenings.
Media Contact: Rich Berry, 330-629-9324, or e-mail

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Pittsburgh, PA (March 24) - Officials of the York Triathlon Modified Series have announced their 2001 schedule, which shows a total of 14 dates at seven race tracks in the Tri-State area. Interest is running high with the Series, as the Triathlon Sprint Series will also make its debut in 2001. Not just is the coming year's schedule the biggest in the six-year history of the Series, but each Series sponsor from 2000 will be returning for their support this season.

York Heating and Air Conditioning will be returning as the Series title sponsor for 2001. York International is the largest independent supplier of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration products in the United States, and a leading competitor worldwide. York International is proud to be associated with the Triathlon Series, with their sponsorship through local dealer Stahl Plumbing and Heating, from Pittsburgh, PA. Stahl is the title sponsor of the Stahl Modified division.

Coy Brothers Trucking from Canfield, Ohio will also be returning in 2001 with their support of the Coy Brothers Trucking Dash. Each driver tallies points through their Heat Race and Dash finishes, and a separate point fund will be paid at the end of the season.

Lechman Communications returns in 2001 as the Series B-Main sponsor. Points are kept from the events that are also known as the "Last Chance Race," the final event to qualify cars for the evening's "Feature Event." A champion is crowned at season's end.

The blockbuster schedule for the 2001 York Triathlon Series is highlighted by the longest event in Series history. A September 7 event at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio is entitled "THE 100," as the main event will run a distance of 100 laps. This event will be the first doubleheader program with the Triathlon Sprint Series. Two other events are on the schedule at Raceway 7. The York Series season opener will run May 11, with the annual "Spring Fling 35," sponsored by Applebee Motorsports. The annual "Buckeye Challenge," sponsored by General Aluminum, will be held on August 10.

Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, PA returns as a strong Triathlon Series supporter, with three 2001 events on their schedule. The first visit on June 17 is part of the All Stars vs. NCRA Eastern Showdown for Super Sprints. The August 5 Series event will be with the Advance Auto Parts D.I.R.T. Modified Tour 2001. The annual "Myrgo All-Star 50" will be a part of Modified Madness on September 22. All three events at Tri-City are with their biggest races of the season, which the Series is proud to be a part of.

Two Series events will take place at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The annual "Coy Brothers Classic" is set for June 15. A second Sharon event will be held on August 24.

Returning for weekly auto racing competition after a 20-year layoff, Latrobe Speedway in Latrobe, PA has announced a pair of Series visits. The first race will take place on August 12 at Latrobe, one of the two tracks that the Series will visit for the first time ever in 2001. The second race will be on September 9, a doubleheader with the Triathlon Sprint Series that will close the inaugural Sprint Series season.

Challenger Raceway near Indiana, PA will host a pair of dates for the Stahl Modifieds in the coming season. The Sixth Annual "Evergreen Classic" headlines the July 21 racing program. And the Series is once again proud to be a part of Challenger's Fall Fest VII. The annual Fall Fest event is the biggest multi-day event in Western Pennsylvania, where the "Triathlon Series American Racer One-on-One" event is also part of the weekend's activities on October 13-14.

New to the York Series schedule will be the first-ever event run in the state of West Virginia. Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne will host an event on June 9. The "Mountaineer Challenge" will be part of the track's "Border Wars" program, which will also feature a match race between the top drivers of the York Triathlon Series and their neighboring sanctioning body AMRA.

Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA returns to the Triathlon schedule in 2001, as part of the second running of the "Little Guys Nationals." The two-day program will take place on October 5-6. This event is a good one on a neutral battle site, as the Series competes at a track that the division does not compete at on a regular basis.

For more information on the York Triathlon Series, please contact Ken Wilson at 412-257-1103 days, or 724-745-3142 evenings. For the most complete source of York Triathlon Series information, visit their web site at

* * * 2001 York Triathlon Series Schedule - Stahl Modifieds * * *

Friday, May 11 - Raceway 7, Conneaut, OH - Second Annual "Spring Fling 35" by Applebee Motorsports.
Saturday, June 9 - Tyler County Speedway, Middlebourne, WV - Border Wars featuring the First Annual "Mountaineer Challenge."
Friday, June 15 - Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH - Fourth Annual "Coy Brothers Classic."
Sunday, June 17 - Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA.
Saturday, July 21 - Challenger Raceway, Indiana, PA - Sixth Annual "Evergreen Classic."
Sunday, August 5 - Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA.
Friday, August 10 - Raceway 7, Conneaut, OH - Third Annual "Buckeye Challenge," by General Aluminum.
Sunday, August 12 - Latrobe Speedway, Latrobe, PA.
Friday, August 24 - Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH.
Friday, September 7 - Raceway 7, Conneaut, OH - "THE 100."
Sunday, September 9 - Latrobe Speedway, Latrobe, PA - Third Annual "Keystone Challenge."
Saturday, September 22 - Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA - Fourth Annual "Myrgo All Star 50" with Modified Madness.
Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6 - Mercer Raceway Park, Mercer, PA - Second Annual Little Guys Nationals.
Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 - Challenger Raceway, Indiana, PA - Fall Fest VII.

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