By DJ Johnson
LATROBE, PA-The 2nd Annual Jeffrey Vasos Memorial for the Special T Metals LLC Modified 4 Cylinders is set to go this Saturday, September 16, 2023. The purse for this event is gaining momentum every day from additional sponsors.
Jeffrey Vasos was 27 years old when he passed away in a car accident on January 22, 2022.
Too young to be gone so soon. A driver with tremendous potential was the Rookie of the Year and 4 Cylinder Track Champion in 2020 at Jennerstown Speedway and the winner of Hot Summer Nights at Latrobe Speedway in 2021. Vasos drove the number 12 at both speedways.
The Grassroots FAST FIVE divisions, along with the Special T Metals Modified 4 Cylinders, will include the K2 Engineering Crate Late Models, the Joe’s Body Shop & Towing Pure Stocks, and the final points night for the Bowers Farms RaceSaver Sprints and the Dean Pollock Hobby Stocks.
After a long season for the Big Block Modifieds, the decision was made to drop the Big Block Modifieds from the schedule on September 16 so teams can prepare for Super Dirt Week 51 in New York.
Jim Morris of Fowler, Ohio, leads the Bowers Farms RaceSaver Sprints by six points (202) over Jacob Gomola (196) from Guys Mills, PA. Jarrett Rosencrance from Butler sits in third place with 168 points.
In the Dean Pollock Hobby Stocks inaugural season, Jason Dieter leads the points with 104 over Scott Casto with 96. Adam Jones isn’t out of the chase, as Jones is in the third spot with 89 points.
Points are awarded for heat races: 3 points for a win, 2 points for a second, and 1 point for a third. For feature wins, 50 points are awarded, deducting two points for each position throughout the field.
Both features will be exciting as the feature winner could be named track champion for 2023.
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 www.latrobemotorsports.com
Please have a look at our website for more information. Go to www.latrobemotorsports.com
Check out the latest version of Latrobe Speedway’s Ride Along powered by Joe’s Body Shop & Towing on our Facebook page and website. Anthony Monteparte will be Mike’s guest.
SAVE THE DATE: Fall Fest October 6 & 7, 2023, featuring the ULMS Racing Series Super Late Models for $4,000 to win and $500 to start the Dave Kittey Memorial on Oct.6. On Saturday, October 7, the feature event will be the Rick Frazee Memorial for the K2 Engineering Crate Late Models paying $5,000. Additional information on the upcoming Fall Fest event will be released next week.
Thank you to the great businesses that support Fast Five Grassroots Racing every Saturday night.
A-1 Machine & Performance
Ament Landscaping Supply
Bowman’s Inc. Plumbing and Remodeling
Garry’s Auto Sales
GVD Coating Inc.
Latrobe Glass & Mirror
Marilungo Disposal LLC.
RPM Racing Parts & Sales LLC.
The Auto Tag Store Inc.
Tidal Wave Precision Touchless Carwash
Wisneski Waste Removal
Latrobe Speedway and Arena Cross is located at 5114
Pleasant Unity Road, Latrobe, PA.