General Info & FAQ – Pitt Race


Event Location
Pittsburgh International Race Complex also known as PIRC or Pitt Race  PIRC website

Take PA Turnpike Exit 13, take Route 18 North 3 miles, left on Penndale Road. Track is 2 miles at top of hill.  Directions

Entry Confirmation
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 race group beginning in June.

Refund Policy
Your race entry will be fully refunded if you notify Event Chairman or registrar before your tires hit the track on Friday morning. If your car breaks during Test & Tune your weekend entry fee will be refunded.



Current Schedule

Track gates open
You can enter the facility after 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15. Gates close at 10:00 PM – No Exceptions.

On Thursday, July 16 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. Security guard cell phone is 724-350-4273.

Registration has been relocated to the trackside timing tower.  Contact registrar Donna McDonough with any questions

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.


Special Feature
We are hosting special groups for the weekend. Please look close 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 15. This is not included in your race entry. Full day – $250. You must be a PVGP competitor to participate.

Spectator event
The PVGP Historics draw quite a crowd! It is open to the public all four days. Tickets available at gate, $20 per day, $30 for weekend.



Sound Restrictions
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.

Antifreeze permitted
No antifreeze is permitted

Cars without transponders will be gridded by Timing & Scoring and will start in back.  Sorry – no transponder are available for rent.


Crew passes
Two crew members are included, along with driver with each race entry. Crew must check in on Thursday or Friday and receive wrist band for entry. If crew member does not have wrist band they will be charged $20 per day at 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 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.

Electrical Power
The electrical power is already sold out. You are permitted to bring a generator.

Garage Rental $325 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, July 15 at 5:00 PM through 6:00 PM Sunday, July 19.

Race fuel, air, water
Sunoco race fuel, leaded & unleaded, various octanes, self-service pumps 24 hours with credit card, or pay cash at office. Compressed air & water in Event Center area.


Kart Rentals
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.

Saturday Driver Reception
Saturday night at 6.00 pm in tent beside the garages for all.  Racer entry includes meals for driver and two crew member.  For additional dinners, please make a donation (recommended $30 per person) at the entrance. PVGP Volunteers are also invited. There will not be a Friday dinner at the track in 2020.

Charity Rides
Track touring, charity rides, worker rides: Candy’s Charity Rides Saturday & Sunday during lunch. Racers, please bring your car – this makes lots of extra money for the charity!