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posted September 02, 2001 03:46 AM
Triathlon Racing Series hosts two doubles, Sprints to wrap season
Pittsburgh, PA (September 1) - For the first time, the Triathlon Racing Series will host a doubleheader racing program, with two of them in the coming week. For the first time, both the York Sprints and the York Modifieds will share the same program. These programs will take place on Friday, September 7 at Raceway 7, and on Sunday, September 9 at Latrobe Speedway. The pair of York Sprint events will complete the inaugural York Triathlon Sprint Series season.
The Triathlon Series will be proud to supply the two divisions in competition for the 2001 season finale at Raceway 7. The Conneaut, Ohio oval will be hosting their Fan Appreciation Night. For the York Sprint cars, it will be the first time that open sprint cars have raced at Raceway 7 since 1994. It will also be a landmark event for the York Modifieds, as they will compete in the event simply known as "THE 100." This will be the longest and richest race in Triathlon Series history, and www.rbracing.com/york/100 will give information on this event. Adult grandstand General Admission will be $10. The gates will open at 5:30, with racing starting at 7:30. Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Ohio Route 7. For more information, please call 814-967-4230 for the office, or 440-594-2222 for the track, or visit their web site at www.raceway7.com.
The second doubleheader program will complete the inaugural York Sprint season. It will take place at Latrobe Speedway in Latrobe, PA. The program titled the "Extravaganza," will see the sprint cars in competition for the first time in 20 years, after the track was closed for that amount of time. It will also be the first race at the track for the York Modifieds. Latrobe's Late Model division will also be on the card for the event. Adult grandstand General Admission will be $20. Gates open at 3:00, with fast laps at 6:30, and racing at 7:00. The track is located three miles south of US 30 in Latrobe on PA Route 981. For more information, call 724-423-2119, or visit their web site at www.latrobespeedway.com.
These final two events will complete the first season of the Triathlon Series York Sprint season. Entering the final two races, Jamie Smith has a one-point lead over Arnie Kent. Tied for third in the standings are Scott Bonnell and Jimmy Hawley, track champions at Tri-City and Lernerville respectively. Skip Dougherty is fifth in the point chase, ahead of Jeff Weaver, 16-year-old Brian Woodhall, Todd Bauer, Mark Spence, and Deana Barbara.
With track championships this season to his credit at Tri-City and Raceway 7, Todd Roncaglione also shows the way in the Triathlon Series York Modified point standings. Two-time defending champion Jeff Taylor is in second in the point chase. Jeff Rudrick holds down third, ahead of Fred Bratchie and Jeff Sharp. Ron Roncaglione, Mike Samuelson, Bob McCann, Kari Petrosky, and Arlan Coy fill the top ten in the standings.
For more information on the Triathlon Racing Series, please contact Series President Ken Wilson (412-257-1103) or Series Director Lou Long (412-553-7067). For additional information, visit their web site at www.rbracing.com.