General Info & FAQ – Historics
Pittsburgh International Race Complex also known as PIRC or Pitt Race PIRC website
Address: Pittsburgh International Race Complex, 201 Penndale Road, Wampum PA 16157 724 535-1000
We do not notify you if you are accepted. If your entry is rejected or in question, you can expect to be notified asap. If you are accepted you will see your entry posted online by the race group beginning in June.
Your race entry will be fully refunded if you notify Race Operations or Registrar before your tires hit the track on Friday morning. If your car breaks during Test & Tune your weekend race entry fee will be refunded, but not your Test & Tune fee.
All racers, crew and volunteers will need to complete and sign the PIRC Track Waiver and the PVGP SpeedWaiver to enter the facility. The link will be available July 1, 2023. It only takes a few minutes to complete online now – if you wait to do it at the track it could take 10 or more minutes since the wifi is not fast.
PVGP Competition Committee Contacts
Competition Director Joe Teplitz
Race Operations & Paddock Ken Murin
Registrar Mark Hanson
Assistant Race Director Brian Urban
Racers – Competition Committee
SCHEDULE, REGISTRATION & TECH
You can enter the facility after 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 12. Gates close at 10:00 PM – No Exceptions. On Thursday, gates are open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. There is a security guard making rounds after 10:00 pm, who can let you in or out if you are camping. The security guard cell phone is 724-350-4273.
Waivers & Forms
You must complete the waiver from the track. It only takes a few minutes to complete online and will be available July 1, 2023. Please do this before you leave home for the track because if you wait to do it at the track you will have to pull aside and it takes 10-12 minutes for each person to complete. Please forward this info to all of your crew members as well – everyone must sign both waivers.
You must paddock where you are directed by PVGP or PIRC personnel. If you enter before or after hours without direction from the PVGP or PIRC you should not set up your paddock as you might be redirected in the morning.
Registration has been relocated to the trackside timing tower.
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for Test & Tune only
Thursday 7:00 am – noon for Test & Tune only
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm all competitors
Friday 7:00 am – Noon
Saturday 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Tech hours and location
Roving tech on Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Friday from 7:15 am 4:00 pm. Saturday as needed. Cars DO NOT need to be tech’ed for the Test & Tune Day on Thursday.
ON TRACK ACTIVITIES
We are hosting special groups for the weekend. Please look closely at your schedule as you may be running in several groups for all of the special races we are doing this year.
Optional Test Day
Test & Tune is on Thursday, July 13. This is not included in your race entry. Full day – $250. You must be a PVGP competitor to participate.
The PVGP Historics draw quite a crowd! It is open to the public for all four days. Tickets available at the gate, $30 per day,
SPECIAL CAR REQUIREMENTS
100 dBA, measured 50′ from track edge (most unmuffled cars are OK); quiet hours 8:00 PM Thursday to 8:00 AM Friday. Friday 8:00 PM to Saturday 8:00 AM and Saturday 8:00 PM to 9:00 AM Sunday.
Cars without transponders will be gridded by Timing & Scoring and will start in the back. Sorry – no transponder are available for rent.
Two crew members are included, along with the driver with each race entry. The crew must check in on Thursday or Friday and receive a wristband for entry. If crew member does not have a wrist band they will be charged $30 per day at the gate – please honor this rule as we are raising money for charity. Additional crew members are $30 for the entire 4-day event and include dinner Friday and Saturday. Please adhere to this rule, our volunteers at the gate are instructed to charge all entrants without wristbands. All participants must sign the track waiver on first entry to the facility.
Concession stands are available for you to purchase lunch.
Race Trailer Storage
If you are racing again on the following weekend at Schenley Park the PVGP will cover the fee for you to store your rig at the track. Register at the Karting building during the race weekend and sign a Trailer Storage Agreement.
The electrical power is already sold out. You are permitted to bring a generator.
Garage Rental $400 holds one large car or two very small cars. Pitt Race has 14 garages for rental on a first-come basis. Eight garages are adjacent to the North Track paddock area; six additional garages are on the ground floor of our Events Center. Garage bays are equipped with roll-up garage doors. Extension cords are prohibited for external usage. Garage facilities include access to modern restrooms. Garages will be available on Wednesday, from 5:00 PM through 6:00 PM Sunday.
Pitt Race features quality Sunoco Race Fuels in the following formulations: – 100 Octane Unleaded – 110 Octane Leaded – 93 Octane Unleaded Prices per gallon vary with market conditions All payment is “pay at the pump” with a limit of 3 transactions per credit card per day. Open 24 hours a day.
Compressed Air and Water
Compressed air & water are available in Event Center garages at the top of the hill.
Available at the Kart track office. Open for adults and kids on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can get on the track yourself – take a spin on the Wilson karting track where you can reach speeds of 45 MPH! Both the red Birel Rock Karts as well as the black Junior Rental Karts will be available to accommodate most drivers eight years old and up. PIRC will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Grand Prix charities. The kart, gas and all safety equipment are all included. No flip-flops or sandals permitted and children must be 10 or older. Call 724.535.1000. Details.
The Driver’s Reception has been moved to Saturday night at 6.00 pm in the tent beside the garages for all. Racer entry includes meals for the driver and two crew members. For additional dinners, please make a donation (recommended $30 per person) at the entrance or when you register with MSR. PVGP Volunteers are also invited. There will not be a Friday dinner or reception at the track.
The PVGP raises funds through the generosity of our drivers to host laps of the track during lunch break on Saturday and Sunday. If you have a passenger seat in your race car or would like to bring another car to do laps at lunch it would be greatly appreciated. Rides start at approximately noon and run until 12:45 PM.