General Info & FAQ – Schenley Park

PVGP Contacts

Competition Director Joe Teplitz
Paddock Ken Murin and Brian Urban
Registrar Mark Hanson



The PVGP does not take control of the Schenley Park and Prospect Drive until 8:00 AM Friday morning, August 2, 2014. If you arrive in town with your trailer and wish to park in the paddock on Thursday you must do so at your own risk, no PVGP security is provided until Friday night. Ken Murin runs the Schenley Park paddock and will begin assigning your paddock spots promptly at 8:00 AM Friday. If you are already in the paddock before 8:00 AM Friday, we ask that you not begin unloading because you may be asked to move to another location or to change your set-up to make more room for others.

Drivers should email Ken Murin if they have any questions about paddock arrangements. We can fit nearly 150 cars, but it takes careful planning and it helps if we know any special needs beforehand.

+  The paddock is located in a city park and is open to the general public until 8:00 AM Friday, August 2, 2024.

+  The entrance to the paddock is located at the corner of Hobart Street and Prospect Drive.  The paddock itself is located on a city street (Prospect Drive) and surrounding grassy areas.

+  Being a city park, there are no power, water, or sanitation hookups or dumpsites provided.

+  No open fires are allowed in the paddock at any time.

+  No PVGP Volunteers will be available to assist you in parking in the paddock until 8:00 AM on Friday morning.

+  Anyone parking in the paddock prior to that time must understand that they may be required to move Friday morning at the discretion of the Paddock Chief.

+  Parking in the paddock is both limited and tight.  The shorter the overall length of your rig, the more room that will be available for you and your fellow competitors to park.

+  Rigs in excess of 40 feet overall may be held outside the paddock until approximately 6:00 PM Friday to assess the availability of parking by the Paddock Chief. Parking may be on alternate streets.

+  Race cars only are permitted to park on the asphalt.  No bumpers, tent posts, etc are permitted beyond the painted white lines.  We must maintain proper space for emergency vehicles to enter/exit the paddock.

+  Trailers and support vehicles must be parked in the grassy areas throughout the paddock.

+  Each race car entered in the event is allowed one(1) support vehicle to be driven in and out of the paddock Saturday and Sunday of the event.(NO EXCEPTIONS)  All other vehicles must be removed from the paddock area Friday night.

+  Each driver registering at the event will be given one(1) “Paddock Access Pass” to be permanently attached to the outside of the driver’s side top corner of the windshield of the chosen support vehicle.  (NO EXCEPTIONS)  Proper placement of this pass will expedite your entry to the paddock.

+  Beginning at 7:00 AM Saturday, August 3, no vehicle will be admitted to the paddock without the pass correctly mounted in the correct position. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

+  Parking for additional vehicles outside the paddock is extremely limited and is the responsibility of the owner to obtain appropriate parking.

Refund Policy

Your race entry will be fully refunded if you notify Event Chairman or Registrar before your tires hit the track on Saturday morning.


There is no longer a fuel vendor available at Schenley Park – please bring enough race fuel to get you through the event.


Friday, August 2, 2024
8:00 AM Paddock Opens
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Driver/Crew Registration at Paddock entrance
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Roving Technical Inspection in Paddock
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM First Time Driver Orientation at Paddock entrance
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Walking Tour of Track (Mandatory for first-time drivers)
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM Mandatory Drivers Meeting – Legends of Schenley Park
5:30 PM – Stage for parade on track to Driver Reception
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Driver Reception at Frick Art Museum
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Driver/Crew Registration at Start/Finish
Late entries will need to meet with the Registrar, CASH or CHECK ONLY.  NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED on site.

Saturday, August 3, 2024
6:30 AM-Noon. Driver/Crew/Worker Registration located at PIT OUT tent.

Sunday, August 4, 2024
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Crew/Worker Registration located at PIT OUT tent.

Technical Inspection

Tech is run by Scott Buriak in the paddock
Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM-Noon
2024 PVGP Tech Inspection Form – PDF

Special Features

We are hosting the Axis vs Allies Race on Sunday afternoon.

Vintage Indy and Ragtime Racers are also participating as their own groups.

New Driver Orientation

On Friday, August 2 We will conduct a track walkthrough for new drivers, although experienced drivers are welcome.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM First Time Driver Orientation at Paddock entrance
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Walking Tour of Track (Mandatory for first-time drivers)

Special Car Requirements

Sound Restrictions: Yes
Quiet Hours: 8:00 pm to 8:00 am all weekend.
Antifreeze permitted: No
Transponder Required: Yes. Cars without transponders will be gridded by Timing & Scoring and may start in the back.  No transponder rentals are available – sorry.
See our Rules & Regulations for a complete list of car requirements.


Two crew are included, along with the driver with each race entry. The crew must check-in during Registration hours and receive wristbands for access to the HOT PITS.


A PVGP authorized food vendor will be set up in the paddock selling breakfast & lunch all weekend. Hours are as follows:
Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Friday Driver Reception

The reception is being changed this year – details to follow

Saturday Dinner

The PVGP hosts a dinner with cold beer from Helltown Brewing at the start/finish tent 15 minutes after the last race is completed. We welcome racers and their crews to join us for a $25 donation per person.


There will be volunteers as in the past to provide some security but this will be limited. Schenley Park is a public area that can not be entirely closed to the public.  All entrants should take precautions for their own security. Close and lock up if no one will be at your trailer.

Recreational Vehicles

Drivers/crew only on a very limited basis in the paddock. There are no electrical power or shower facilities available. Overnight stay is not permitted in the CitiPark.


The PVGP has several hotel partners, each agreeing to make a donation to our charities. Click here for details and links.

What to See and Do in Pittsburgh

There is plenty to do in and around Pittsburgh while you are here for the races. Carnegie Museum and Phipps Conservatory are walking distance from Schenley Park, Squirrel Hill is a mere 5 blocks and downtown is only 5 miles away. See Visit Pittsburgh for details.


Joe Teplitz – Schenley Park Competition Director ‭(646) 258-4000
Ken Murin – Chief of Paddock ‭(412) 860-7263‬

Entry Form & Donations

Entries will be accepted through MotorsportReg. We are still offering a combo entry discount to apply for both the Pitt Race and Schenley Park race weekends. Race groups at Schenley have been expanded so if you would like to participate on both weekends see if you are eligible: Qualified Cars for Schenley Park. You ill find rates and details on our Driver Entry Page