Latrobe Speedway Fan Appreciation Night

By D.J. Johnson

LATROBE, PAAccording to the weather extended forecast, it appears that the fourth time will be a charm for Fan Appreciation Night at Latrobe Speedway during the 3rd Annual Bill Koerber Memorial on Saturday, September 2.

The giveaways, prizes, and Chinese Auction baskets are stuffed and ready to be given away to lucky fans. We have kids’ baskets, a Lottery Ticket basket, a basket with late Summertime items, an already Back-to-School basket, a basket with assorted Wines, and even a basket for Pets. We have a TV and lots more…

Fans will meet their favorite drivers on the front stretch, get autographs, and take photos. Fans will enter the track from the Turn 1 gate.

The 3rd Annual Bill Koerber Memorial is dedicated to the late Bill Koeber, a former Pure Stock racer at Latrobe Speedway who passed away in 2021. Koerber was planning a comeback in 2019 before his illness.

The 3rd Annual Bill Koerber Memorial will pay $1,375 to the 12-lap Joe’s Auto Body & Towing Pure Stocks winner.

Previous winners include Anthony Monteparte in 2021 and Corey Faris in ’22.

Will we have a repeat winner, or will EJ Rozak or the field claim a Bill Koerber Memorial custom check by Vinyl Destination?

The Grassroots FAST FIVE divisions on Bill Koerber Memorial Night include the K2 Engineering Crate Late Models, the Wisneski’s Waste Removal Penn Ohio Pro Stocks, the aforementioned Joe’s Body Shop & Towing Pure Stocks, the Special T Metals LLC Modified 4 Cylinders, and the Dean Pollock Hobby Stocks.

Congratulations to the 2023 K2 Engineering Crate Late Model Champion, Michael Duritsky, and to the ‘Cobalt Cowboy’ Colton McNaney for winning the Special T Metals LLC Modified 4 Cylinder title.

General Admission prices: Adults: $15, Seniors: $12, Military: $12, Kids 7-11: $10, and Kids 6 and under are always free.

PIT Gate prices: Adults:$35, and Youth: $20.

PIT Gates open at 4 p.m., the Grandstands at 5 p.m., and FAST-FIVE Racing at 7.

The Latrobe Speedway Kidz Klub is always accepting new members. Go to and click the Kidz Klub tab for the registration form if your child still needs to be signed up.

Please have a look at our website for more information. Go to or the Latrobe Speedway Stock Car Dirt Track page on Facebook.

Check out the latest version of Latrobe Speedway’s Ride Along powered by Joe’s Body Shop & Towing on our Facebook page and website. The ‘Cobalt Cowboy’ Colton McNaney is Mike’s guest.

On Saturday, September 9, it’s the second visit by the season by Full Pull Productions Truck and Tractor Pulls; the stock cars have the night off.

Then, on Saturday, September 16, it’s the Jeffery Vasos Memorial for the Special T Metals LLC Modified 4 Cylinders, plus the Big Block Modifieds, the Bowers Farms RaceSaver Sprints (Final Points Night), K2 Engineering Crate Late Models, Joe’s Body Shop & Towing Pure Stock, Dean Pollock Hobby Stocks (Final Points Night)

Thank you to the great businesses that support Fast Five Grassroots Racing every Saturday night.

A-1 Machine & Performance

Bowman’s Inc. Plumbing and Remodeling

Garry’s Auto Sales

General Carbide

GVD Coating Inc.

Hillview Motorsports

Latrobe Billiards

Latrobe Glass & Mirror

RPM Racing Parts & Sales LLC.

The Auto Tag Store Inc.

Tidal Wave Precision Touchless Carwash

Latrobe Speedway and Arena Cross is located at 5114

Pleasant Unity Road, Latrobe, PA.