Pittsburgh, PA- The Pittsburgh Auto Show and Pittsburgh International Race Complex (Pitt Race) are poised to make the 2018 auto show the most exciting event yet. Pitt Race and the GDAPA are proud to present the Pitt Race Pitt Stop.
The Pitt Stop will feature vehicles, drivers, and constructors from many of the race series that will visit Pitt Race throughout the 2018 season. Auto Show attendees will have the chance to get up close the personal with all of the vehicles as well as meet and greet the drivers. Come out and get a preview of the racing action that Pittsburgh International Race Complex has to offer as well as karting, learn to drive, and car control programs.
Each driver and manufacturer will also participate in a Question and Answer interview session during the auto show that will feature a driver interview and an audience Q&A session. Autographs and giveaways will take place throughout out the day so make sure to be tuned into social media while attending the event.
The Pitt Stop will feature:
- Started racing in 2006 at age 5
- Multiple WKA Regional as well as Localtrack Championships .4 time WKA National Champion to include the WKATriple Crown ( National Champion in all 3 Cadet Classes)
- 2015 Robopong 200- Yamaha Jr. Winner
- 2016 Lucas Oil School Of Racing Graduate
- 2017 Lucas Oil Formula Series Race Winner
- 2017 F4 US Championship Driver
- Dirk Stratton– Professional Formula D DriverGrew up around motorcycles, father had chopper, learned how to work on and ride at an early age. Began two-wheeled riding on 1970’s era Honda Z50.
- 2017- Raced multiple Moto America series events in the Superstock 600 class with an 11 place finish at Pitt Race
- 2009-2012- Began coaching with North East Sport Bike Association (NESBA)
- 2013-Current- Coach through N2 TrackDays (coached general manager of Mosites Motorsports)
- Won Midwest Drift Union Pro Am series 2015
- Formula Drift Pro2 Rookie of the Year 2016
- Finished 4th overall Pro2 2016
Steve Liadis- BMW racer
Jeff Stout and Mark Connolly- Race Car Constructors
Dominic Cincotta, Sales and Marketing Director for Pitt Race says, “We are extremely excited to be able to take some of the race experience customers and spectators can have here at the track to downtown Pittsburgh. It’ll be a great experience for anyone attending the show. How often to you get to see so many amazing machines and up and coming talent in your backyard! We’re looking to an exciting 2018 season here at Pitt Race and are glad to have the Auto Show and GPADA as partners for our kick off at the show!”
Stay tuned to The Auto Show and Pittsburgh International Race Complex websites and Social Media for schedules and updates! Plan to attend and make sure to stop by and have the full Pitt Stop experience!
Here is the official schedule of driver interviews that will include an audience Q&A session.
- 2pm-3pm- Jeff Stout/Mark Connelly/Race car builders
- 6pm-7pm- JP Southern/F4 Driver
- 1pm-2pm- JP Southern- Confirmed with Special Announcement
- 2pm-3pm- Dirk Stratton/Drift
- 3pm-4pm- Gary Yankoskie/MotoAmerica
- Noon – 1pm- Steve Liadis/Vintage
- 1pm-2pm- Dirk Stratton/Drift
- 2pm-3pm- Gary Yankoskie/MotoAmerica
Cars on display all week:
- Viper Comp Coupe Frame in build process
- Formula D Drift Camaro
- Vintage 1977 BMW 323 Race Car
- MotoAmerica Super Stock 600 Motorcycle
- Formula 4 Open Wheel Race Car
Go to www.PittAutoShow.com to buy tickets today and remember if you purchase advance sale tickets, you don’t have to wait in line at the convention center.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex, the premier motorsports destination in the Ohio Valley, features more than three miles of racing, karting, driving, and training track surfaces across 400 acres for customers, racers, and companies who are passionate about motorsports. Just 45 minutes from Pittsburgh, PA, Pitt Race is more than a racing facility. It is a motorsports destination with an array of visiting groups as well as training, karting, education, and corporate programs for novice to experienced driving enthusiasts.