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2011 UFo Race Champioship Late Models Hit the Track March 26th

by Chris McWilliams on March 2, 2011

The UFo “Chiller Thriller” on March 26 at Mercer Raceway Park will kick off the 2011 Super Late Model special event season for the region.  The UFo Super Late Models will compete for an increased payoff of $3,000 to win, $300 to start and $150 guaranteed tow money.  This will be the first event of the 23-race UFo 2011 tour, with over $450,000 in real cash payoffs.  This race will not only be the first race on the 2011 UFo tour, it will also be the first major Super Late Model event in the entire PA-OH-NY-WV 4-state region.  With most every other area tracks not yet in operation for the season, a strong field of UFo Super Late Models is expected as well as the other divisions.  As Mercer features Super Late Models on a limited basis, the 3/8 mile will serve as the perfect neutral arena for the opening round of the UFo invasion.  The UFo “Chiller Thriller” will be the 1st high-power race car event contested at Mercer since the track was widened at the completion of last season.

For more information on the Ufo Race Championship Series fans can check out their website at www.uforacechampionship.com.

The “Chiller Thriller” will be highlighted by a 41 lap UFo Super Late Model championship paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start.   Any car that does not qualify that makes one lap under its own power on the track will receive $150.  The UFo Super Late Models will compete in a full racing program of extended-lap heat races, consolations, and the exciting feature event.  The high-quality UFo format will be in place for all 2011 events, which consistently generates an amazing amount of clean, side-by-side racing action and passing on the track.  The UEMS E-mods and Stock Cars will also be racing for $1,000 to win in each feature.  The Star’s Mod-Lite Tour will compete in a full racing program while the 4-cylinder Mini-Stock class will round out the program.

2010 "Chiller Triller" Winner Mike Knight (Image Credit: Howie Balis)

The 2010 version of the UFo “Chiller Thriller” was one of the more exciting races of the season.  Mike Knight of Ripley, NY roared from his 15th starting position to win the race after a torrid 4 and 5 car battle for the lead.  Chad Valone of Warren, PA crossed the line in 2nd after starting 2nd, followed by 10th starting Dave Hess Jr. of Waterford, PA, 18th starting Keith Barbara of South Park, PA and John Mollick of Toronto, OH, who lead a majority of the race.

2010 UFo Race Champion Title Winner Chad McClellan (Image Credit: Jody Habedl)

Chad McClellan of Stoystown PA is the 2010 UFo Race Champion, winning one of the closest point battles ever.  Keith Barbara finished just 1 point behind McClellan to take 2nd in the standings.  John Mollick finished 3rd, with Danny Mitchell of Clarksburg, WV in 4th and Tommy Beck from Jeanette, PA.  Jared Miley of South Park, Pa, Jared Hawkins from Fairmont, WV, Doug Horton of Bruceton Mills, WV, Jim Stephans of Baldwin, PA and John Flinner of Zelienople, PA rounded out the top 10.  Alex Ferree of Saxonburg, PA was the 2008 and 2009 UFo Race Champion.

2011 UFo Race Championship Schedule

Sat, Mar 26 – Mercer Raceway Park – Chiller Thriller – 41 laps – $3,000

Sat, Apr 9 – Tyler County Speedway – Topless 51 – 51 laps – $4,000

Sat, May 14 – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – PENNational – 2-28 laps – $4,000×2

Sat, May 21 – Thunder Valley Raceway – Shawn McGarvey Showdown – 38 laps – $3,000

Sun, May 29 – Hesston Speedway – Triple TnT – 2-25 laps – $4,000×2

Sat, Jun 4 – Tyler County Speedway – King of the Bullring – 51 laps – $4,000

Sat, Jun 18 – Thunder Valley Raceway – Willie Will Tribute – 38 laps – $3,000

Sat, Jul 2 – Tyler County Speedway – Earl Hill ShootOut – 51 laps – $4,000

Sun, Jul 3 – Central PA Speedway – Yankee Doodle – 51 laps – $10,000

Sat, Jul 9 – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex – Supernational Road – 41 laps – $3,000

Sun, Jul 17 – Dog Hollow Speedway – Connor Bobik Revolution 2011 – 44 laps – $4,000

Sat, Jul 23 – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – F-2 Shockwave – 2-28 laps – $4,000×2

Sat, Aug 6 – Hesston Speedway – Sonny & Peggy Eriksen PA Grand Prix – 2-25 laps – $4,000×2

Sat, Aug 20 – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – Red Miley Rumble – 44 laps – $4,053

Fri, Sep 2 – Tyler County Speedway – WV State Championship – TBA laps – $8,000

Sat, Sep 10 – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex – ROAR – 51 laps – $5,000

Fri, Sept 16 – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – i-Monster – 33 laps – $2,000

Sat, Sept 17 – Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – The Pittsburgher – 66 laps – $7,000

Fri, Sep 30 – The Rock Speedway – Waikiki Wave – 31 laps – $2,000

Sat, Oct 1 – The Rock Speedway – Big Kahuna – 44 laps – $5,000

Fri, Oct 7 – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex – Night Flight Scramble – 36 laps – $2,000

Sat, Oct 8 – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex – The Ultimate – 55 laps – $5,000

Sat, Oct 22 – Hesston Speedway – Mega-Speed Mach1 – 2-28 laps – $4,000×2

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