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Tri-City cancels Thursday Thunder

| Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

Tri-City Speedway announced this week that the track was canceling the Thursday Thunder Sprint Car show. Track officials did not feel comfortable asking drivers to come for a special show — for no points — before the regular weekend racing. There also was not enough support from teams, many of which travel long distances, to warrant running the show.

There are just two nights of racing for the Tri-City championships to be decided. The final night for points racing is Aug. 22 because the track is closed Aug. 29 to prepare for the Labor Day Classic Weekend, Sept. 3-5, featuring the World of Outlaws Late Models and some of the areas top Sprint Car teams.

Tri-City has also announced a reduction in ticket prices for the Labor Day Classic Weekend. Adult two-day passes are $55 and two-day passes for students, 11 to 16-years old, are $27 and kids 10-under are free.

BRP Modified Tour added to Pittsburgher

The Big Block Modifieds of the BRP Modified Tour have been added to the roster for the Pittsburgher 22 on Sept. 16-18 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

That event will feature the Unified Force Late Models pitted against the United Late Model Series. FASTRAK Late Models and UEMS E-Mods are also on the schedule. The BRP Modifieds will take to the track Sept. 17.

The track has a few big events scheduled to close out the summer. Saturday night is the running of the Jook George Championship for the FASTRAK Late Models and The UFo and ULMS Late Models will headline the 43-lap Red Miley Rumble Aug. 28.

Henry wins Summer Sizzler 100

Bobby Henry picked up his first win of the 2010 season by winning Motordrome Speedway's Summer Sizzler 100. Henry executed a last-lap pass to win the race, the second of three 100-lap Super Late Model features on Motordrome's schedule this season.

Neil Brown and Mark Cottone were running first and second, with Brown in the lead, when a caution came out on lap 99. That meant the race needed an extra lap to ensure a green-white-checkered finish. Henry, who restarted in third, got around Cottone and Brown and to score his first win since opening night of the 2009 season.

The third and final 100-lap Super Late Model event on Motordrome's schedule is the Piney Lasky Fall Festival Oct. 2. Qualifying and heat races for the Piney Lasky race will be completed Oct. 1.

PRP King of the Street

Pittsburgh Raceway Park will feature the annual King of the Street event Sunday. Gates open at 11 a.m. Time Trials will start at noon. There will be two trials before drivers get to the elimination stage. For more information, and rules, check the PRP website .

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