Pittsburgh Passion Players Blitz BeaveRun

Wampum, PA June 22, 2008 - BeaveRun MotorSports Complex recently hosted several members of one of this year’s most successful Pittsburgh sports franchises - the Pittsburgh Passion. The Passion competes in the Independent Women's Football League, playing their home games at Cupples Stadium formerly known as South Stadium in Pittsburgh’s South Side.


Passion team members took a short break from their successful run at an undefeated season, visiting the Complex and taking part in one of the premier programs at the track, the Pro Formula Experience!


Quarterback Lisa Horton, Wide Receiver Jennifer Moody and team owner/coach Teresa Conn took turns behind the wheel of several of BeaveRun’s school and race cars, lapping the 1.6 mile North Course under the tutelage of BeaveRun Instructors as well as members of Trafford, PA’s John Walko Racing.


Team owner John Walko was impressed with the players as they quickly adapted to the program.


“There is little doubt that these are serious athletes. You could see the competitive nature required to play professional football come out as soon as they strapped in to the cars. They were up to speed in a hurry and up to any challenge we put in front of them. It was a great experience for everyone and really was a continuation of our Star Mazda program in a way as two of our three professional drivers are women along with one of our engineers, Kate Gundlach.”


Conn, Owner and CEO of the Passion, was thrilled with the opportunity.



“The Passion players had an absolute blast with the Formula Car Experience!  After playing full contact professional football in front of thousands of fans, sometimes it is difficult to find activities that still give that incredible adrenaline rush, however, after the Formula experience, football may seem a little slow tonight."    


The successful combination of two of Pittsburgh’s newest and most unique sports properties is something that BeaveRun’s Tim Silbaugh hopes to see more of in the future.


“It was a great experience working with everyone from the Passion. They are great athletes obviously as their record on the field shows but displaying the ability to adapt to the mental and physical demands of being behind the wheel of a race car at speed showed how versatile they are as well. Their enthusiasm and competitive nature are infectious and we hope to work more with the team in the future. BeaveRun would also like to extend our best wishes to the team as they begin their playoff run this coming weekend.”


For more information on the Pittsburgh Passion football team please visit www.pittsburghpassion.com

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