January 28, 2014 * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *

(Morgantown, WV) – The rumor mills can be put to rest---the racing message board “dust” have settled. And after weeks and weeks of speculation, something very positive in the world of dirt track racing has emerged; Allegheny Motor Speedway (formerly Tri-City Speedway) in Franklin, Pa. will re-open in May of the 2014 racing season and has scheduled 5 high-profile, very generous payouts for competitors in four racing divisions.

“To be a part of this historical re-opening at Allegheny Motor Speedway is very special to me”, said Jimmy Henry, FASTRAK Pro Late Model Northeast Tour director. “Mike Thomas of The Thomas Organization is a savvy businessman and thrives on thinking outside of the box, so to speak. He brings to the table a very different approach to racing events and has a very clear, innovative vision of what he wants Allegheny Motor Speedway to become. In the 21st century, there are a lot of things competing for racing fans’ entertainment dollar and Mr.Thomas is very aware of that. So not only is Mike planning excellent paying, exciting racing but I would call it a “total package” of entertainment,” continued Henry.

Billed as the “Sizzlin’ Summer Series”, the 5 race dates on tap are scheduled for :

May 18, June 15, July 6, August 24 and Sept. 21, all Sunday nights. Purses nearing $20,000 per event for FASTRAK competitors is sure to draw strong fields of top-running racers of the elite Pro Late Model Series in the country.

Talk is cheap and Mr.Thomas is aware of that. “We wanted this reopening to be a big deal and Mr.Thomas has really stepped up to the plate. He has a vision of growing Allegheny Motor Speedway to be the premier dirt racing facility within 400 miles of Franklin,Pa. and he has really put his money where his mouth is. To prove this, racers can have a sneak-peak of the FASTRAK Northeast Tour payout at the 5-race “Sizzlin’ Summer Series”, Henry said.

Payouts for each of the 30-lap main events for the FASTRAK Pro Late Models will be:

1. $3,000 2. $1,500 3. $1,000 4. $900 5. $800 6. $700 7. $600 8.– 10. $500 11.–20. $400. 21–24. $300

*$150 Tow Money for Non-Qualifiers.

Along with the FASTRAK Pro Late Models at each of the 5 scheduled events will be the All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, BRP Big Block Modifieds and the Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks.

Stay tuned to FASTRAK Pro Late Models’ websites and for up to date information concerning this event as well as the release of the 2014 FASTRAK NE and SE regional races, including the $10,000 to win Northeast Race-Off at Tyler County (WV) Speedway, the $10,000 to win Southeast Race-Off at Princeton (WV) Speedway. Information continues to unfold about Pro Late Models first and only Crown Jewel event, the FASTRAK World Championship, this year finding its new home at the Sawyer Family-owned Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va.

A whopping $20,000 awaits the winner and an opportunity to win an incredible $10,000 bonus to any driver who can win all 3 events.

Visit and for exciting, updated information on the”Sizzlin’ Summer Series” and witness the resurrection of one of Pennsylvania’s most historic, prestigious dirt racing facilities.

Are you a promoter or business owner interested in being a part of the nation's first and premiere Pro Late Model series? Please email Jimmy Henry: and discuss how we can help you achieve your goals.