SELINSGROVE, Pa. (Sept. 12, 2022) – The Pennsylvania Sprint Series and Selinsgrove Speedway announced Race to Hunting Season, an exciting new event to be held Saturday, Sept. 17, featuring the PASS IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division.
PASS and the speedway have partnered with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) to present a fun pre-race atmosphere combined with a championship race for the winged open wheel division.
The PASS purse, which is expected to be doubled for the event thanks to the support from PGC and a boost from the track, will pay $900 to win and $450 to start.
The winner of the 25-lap Race to Hunting Season main event will also receive a one-of-a-kind watch valued at $400 from track championship sponsor Foss Jewelers of Selinsgrove to commemorate the inaugural event and the 25th anniversary of RaceSaver.
“PASS teams have given great support to Selinsgrove and put on a lot of exciting races over the past couple of years,” said Speedway General Manager Steve Inch. “We’d like to thank Rod Ort of PASS and Bryan Burhans of the PGC for selecting Selinsgrove to have this marquee event for the racers.”
The fun will start in the parking lot at 3 p.m. before grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. with several teams displaying their cars and signing hero cards for fans. The Game Commission will also be on-site with staff to greet fans and answer questions about the upcoming hunting seasons. Fans can also test their archery skills by shooting in the National Archery in The Schools Program (NASP) trailer.
Qualifying is set to begin at 6 p.m.
“We’re excited to add this special event to our fall line-up,” said Series Director Rod Ort. “The Game Commission is a natural fit for our fans and Selinsgrove officials have been hoping to add a special event with a festival atmosphere featuring the RaceSaver Sprint Cars. We’re hoping that fans and hunters come out to support PGC and their efforts as well as supporting our series.”
“I’m so happy that PGC has decided to support the series for this big event – it’s been a challenging year financially for everyone and the boost in purse really helps,” added Ort. “I’m especially thankful that PGC honored our commitment to fair purse distribution as it will benefit every team in the race, not just the winner.”
“The watch from Foss Jewelers feels like a throwback to the early days of RaceSaver when the winner of the nationals received a ring (no money) and later a clock was the top prize,” continued Ort. “The idea is to provide a great purse that makes traveling worthwhile for teams and then providing a great and lasting memento to the winner of this huge event. We’re happy to pay the winner as well.”
PASS at Selinsgrove is sponsored by Apache Tree Service of Middleburg. PASS is sponsored by River Valley Builders of Selinsgrove.