Welcome to the Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series
The Series presents the top talent of the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio Drivers of the Stock Car & Sportsmans Division battling for a series championship at various racetracks!
Homak Points Update - Mulligan System Activated!
(New Castle, PA) While the first season of the Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series soldiers on and the point standings continue to shuffle, it is now time to add the “mulligan factor” to the standings. When the series was in the building phase, many drivers expressed a concern about attending all the shows and thus the format of basing the championship on the best nine (9) finishes of the registered drivers was introduced. “I thought this would be fair and would be a way to encourage more drivers to participate in this concept” noted series director Shaun Hooks “So far, after four (4) shows, sixteen (16) series drivers have participated in all races and I am very satisfied with that.”
Mercer Rain Date set for July 27, same program as scheduled
(New Castle, PA) The Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock
Championship Series will make the first of two visits to Mercer Raceway
Park this Sunday, July 27 with a $500.00 to win feature race, with bonus
cash sponsored by Rich & Freeds Auto Parts and Shaffer’s Towing up for
grabs for any registered Homak Series driver.
The series is coming off a visit to the Expo Speedway as part of
the Trumbull County Fair that saw Chris Schneider pick up his first win
of the season. “Mercer is
like home to me” noted series director Shaun Hooks “I have so many laps
there as do a lot of the guys in the series, it should be a great race!”
Chris Schneider wins at EXPO, Full Details to Follow Mercer Up Next.
(New Castle, PA) After a three week layoff, the
Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series will be back in action this Thursday,
July 10 as part of the annual Trumbull County Fair located in Cortland,
Ohio. The series will be
featured along with the BRP Modified Series for a 15 Lap $700.00 to win
show, stop #4 on the 2014 campaign.
“We are excited about the opportunity to be included with the
annual fair” noted series director and current point leader Shaun Hooks.
“Expo is a unique racetrack that I am sure is going to present a
different set of circumstances for our racers.” (more...)
Shaun Hooks victorius at Eriez Speedway
Hammett, PA, (June 15, 2014): The Penn-Ohio Street Stock Series made it’s first-ever visit to Erie Speedway with thirty cars signing into the pit. Four heats and a consolation event set the Waterford Hotel Street Stocks starting lineup with heat winners Mark Peck, Chris Withers, Shaun Hook, and Mark Thompson in the first four slots. Shaun Hooks took the lead at a restart on lap three then went on to his first win in the series and at Eriez Speedway (more...)
Chris Withers win's at Raceway 7
Tom Wellner's son waved the green flag for the Tom Wellner Memorial after a three abreast pace lap led by Shaun Fawcett. When green flew pole-sitter Chris Withers led the way but in turn three outside pole sitter Fuzzy Fields got sideways and gathered it up but six cars piled up trying to avoid involvement, causing a complete restart. Withers again led from green with Fields second and Rusty Moore third. Mark Peck slapped the wall hard at lap two. At lap six Fields spun out of contention coming out of turn four. After a restart at lap nine Withers continued to open his lead with Bob Schwartzmiller second and Rusty Moore third. Chris Schneider succeeded in taking third with three laps remaining just as caution flew for Jeff Broniszewski, sitting backward against the wall in turn four. At green the field only made it to turn one when Rusty Martz spun again setting up a three lap dash for the win. Withers led Curt Bish, Chris Schneider, Shaun Hooks (up from twentieth), and last week's winner Shane Applebee to the green. Only one lap was run before caution was again over the field. Bish and Schneider made a run on Withers on the final lap with the three side by side by side coming through the final turn. Withers crossed the line first with Schneider barely getting second over Bish. Hooks was fourth all the way from twentieth at the start and Applebee fifth. On the cool down lap Withers slid into the outside wall in turn two with a flat right rear tire. Withers was pre-registered with the Penn-Ohio Series and so collected $1000 for the win. (more...)
Series Stop #3 at Eriez Speedway this Sunday, June 15th
(New Castle, PA) The first doubleheader weekend
for the Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series is slated for this
weekend as the series will run Friday night at Raceway 7 in Conneaut,
Ohio in the Tom Weller Memorial Stock Car Race, then conclude Sunday,
June 15th - Fathers Day at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, PA.
“Hollywood Fabrication is the sponsor for extra cash for the
registered drivers for this race.
It’s a $500 to win race, or $700 if a series driver wins.
In addition, Eriez Speedway is adding a $200 bonus for the
highest finisher on a 2 Barrel Carburetor” noted series director Shaun
Hooks. “In addition, should
a series registered driver win at both Raceway 7 on Friday and Eriez on
Sunday, they will earn an additional $200!” If any series driver should
win both events this weekend, and be on either all Hoosier or American
Racer Tires, they would pocket $1,900 cash plus two new tires! (more...)
Series Stop #2 at Raceway 7 this Friday, June 13th
(New Castle, PA) Following a very successful
series debut at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on May 31st,
the Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series is set to take on the
high banks of Raceway 7 in Conneaut Ohio this Friday, June 13th
for the Tom Weller Memorial Stock Car Event.
“Originally this was going to be a $500 to win show, however the
Conneaut Phone Company added $300 and the series will increase the
winners share by $200 courtesy of Mays Towing, if the winner is a Homak
Penn Ohio Pro Stock Driver” states series director Shaun Hooks. “So
basically its $800 to win, or $1,000 if the winner is a Homak Penn Ohio
Series registered driver.” The series opener brought a huge turnout of
46 cars, including 19 series drivers, who are competing for the $10,000
season’s end point fund along with thousands of dollars in additional
contingency awards. (more...)
Lias Tire & CD Gibbs Construction sponsor series
(New Castle, PA) Fresh from a fantastic
series debut, Director Shaun Hooks is pleased to announce two
additional contingency sponsors for this Homak Penn Ohio Pro Stock
Championship Series. “I
was approached by both Lias Tire and C.D. Gibbs Construction who
want to be part of the series.
Both are offering valuable awards that benefit the racers in
this series. I was very
happy with our turnout for the first race at Pittsburgh and I think
the future is very bright for this series that has received
tremendous support from a lot of sponsors.” (more...)
Bish Wins 3rd Annual Ed Laboon Memorial @ PPMS
(Courtesy PPMS) The 3rd Annual Ed Laboon 20 showcased an impressive field of 46 cars, which was also the inaugural race of the Homak Penn/Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series. Kudos to Vince Laboon for all the hard work in organizing the drivers, sponsors and impressive payout and bonuses in the Sportsman feature. (more...)
Hoosier Tire/Precise Racing Products New Sponsor of Series
(New Castle, PA) Hoosier Tire Mid
Atlantic/Precise Racing Products is pleased to join forces with the
HOMAK Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series and will award one (1) free open
competition Late Model/Street Stock tire at each completed series event.
The tire will be awarded to the top finisher who is running all Hoosier
tires. “We are pleased to be
involved in Shaun’s series” noted Brett Neupert of Hoosier Mid
Atlantic/Precise Racing Products.
“This is a great deal for the Stock Car Class and we think it
will continue to grow in the future.
We wanted to show our appreciation to all the stock car guys that
support our business and we thought this was a good way to do that.”
Homak Manufacturing now Presenting Sponsor of Series
(New Castle, PA) Series Director Shaun Hooks is
pleased to announce that Homak Manufacturing has agreed to be the
presenting sponsor for the inaugural season of the Homak Penn Ohio Pro
Stock Championship Series.
“Dave Moyer contacted me and we discussed his involvement in the series
and initially I was excited that he was going to be another contingency
sponsor, then after speaking with him and discussing what the series is
all about, he decided that he would step up and become the presenting
sponsor of the series. To
say I was thrilled would be an understatement!” stated Shaun Hooks,
series director. The series
name and logo have been modified to incorporate Homak. “I am getting new
decals printed and will have them for the series drivers’ at the first
race at PPMS.” (more..)
Sponsors Continue to Join Series
(New Castle, PA) As the 2014 racing season is
underway and the first event for the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship
Series is just 40 days away, May 31st at Pittsburgh’s
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Director Shaun Hooks continues to add
additional sponsors to the series.
“Getting the racing season underway has only increased the
excitement about our first event and our entire series” stated Hooks
“The support continues to grow on a weekly basis.” (more...)
Series Clarifies Points Structure
The Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series will base the season ending points title on any registered drivers' best nine (9) finsihes out of the 10 races scheduled. Director Shaun Hooks stated "Based upon the fact that points are awarded to the driver and given that we have a couple of weekday shows, I wanted to give all that have supported the series an equal chance at the championship, so I have elected to give everyone a mulligan for one race and base the points on the best nine finishes of any registered driver. This will give someone the opportunity to miss a race, but still contend for the title." For a completed breakdown of the point structure visit our Points page.
Additional Sponsors Sign On for 2014 Series
(New Castle, PA) The Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series is
pleased to announce the addition of four additional contingency sponsors
for the first annual 10 race series featuring the Stock Car division.
“I know I have said this before, but the support has been and
continues to be amazing. I
never thought that our first year would have garnered this support, but
I really appreciate it” stated director Shaun Hooks. (More...)
22 Drivers committed to 2014 Series
(New Castle, PA) The Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series is pleased to annouce the drivers who have committed to participate in the 10 events that will make up the first season. "We expect we may get a few more drivers, but I am real pleased with the list we have so far" noted Series Director Shaun Hooks. The series is designed to piggy back off 10 events already scheduled around the region and for drivers who have committed to run, they will earn points at each event towards a series ending points championship and a share of the more than $5,000 point fund. Rules are based off the speedways's rules where the event will be held. For a complete list of drivers, click here
Penn Ohio Series Releases 2014 Schedule
New Castle, PA) As the weather finally starts to turn
towards spring and the mall shows are getting everyone in the mood for
racing, Shaun Hooks, director of the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship
Series is pleased to announce the schedule for the inaugural year of the
series. Starting out with just an idea for the Stock Car Class, the
series has quickly grown with in excess of 15 drivers committed to the
10 events, and a point fund that has grown in excess of the original
guaranteed $5,000, and is nearing $10,000. “I still am amazed at the
support a(nd growth of the series” stated Hooks “When it was just an
idea, you never know what others will think, but I am more than pleased
with the schedule, the driver and sponsor support and I can’t wait till
our first event at Pittsburgh” (More...)
Penn Ohio Series Increases Point Fund!
(New Castle, PA) When Shaun Hooks announced that the innaugural season of the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series would have a guaranteed $5,000 point fund, the racing community took immediate notice. Now, less than two (2) months later Hooks is pleased to announce that due to overwhelming support from drivers, race tracks and sponsors, the point fund is nearing $10,000. "I continue to be amazed at the interest and outpouring of support for this series" noted Hooks. "Almost daily I receive calls from either a driver, a race track or a potential sponsor and we have so many exciting annoucements to make in the near future about races, driver commitments and additional sponsors." (More...)
Five Contingency Sponsors & New Race Date Added!
(New Castle, PA) Although the temperature remains frigid outside, the
Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series continues to heat up as it prepares
for its first season in 2014.
Veteran Stock Car racer Shaun Hooks is pleased to announce five new
contingency sponsors and a schedule addition at the two-day Apple Festival
Nationals at Sharon Speedway the weekend of September 12th and 13th.
“I am real pleased with the progress of the series.
All five of the sponsors who have joined on will bring real value to
the series as well as increase the awards available for our series
participants. The distribution
of these additional awards will be worked out and announced in the near
future.” noted Hooks. “In
addition, we are now part of both days of the Sharon Apple Festival
Nationals in September at a great race track and I can’t thank Dave
Willoughby enough for allowing the series to be part of this big event.”
3rd Annual Ed Laboon Memorial at PPMS now part of series
(Pittsburgh, PA) The Penn/Ohio Pro Stock Championship series is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Ed Laboon Memorial scheduled May 31st at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will now be part of the inaugural Pro Stock Championship season. Ed’s son Vince contacted Shaun Hooks following the announcement of the series and wanted to be involved “I think the series is a great opportunity to showcase the class and I thought having my dad’s race as part of it was a perfect fit“ noted Vince “I think it will be one of the showcase events for the series in 2014, especially since it’s at Pittsburgh, one of my dad’s favorite racetracks” (More....)
- Curt Bish wins series openor at PPMS - 46 Cars on Hand!
- Penn/Ohio Pro Stock Series hits 400 likes on Facebook, Check us out and Like us Now!
- Over 10 Contingency Sponsors and Series Schedule Announced!
- Lernerville Race Date Changed to September 6th
- Point Fund Increases to Near $10,000!
- PPMS Adds series on August 9th!
- Homak Manufacturing, LLC signs on as major sponsor!