Peoples Natural Gas hopes to use Steel City Stampede as venue to help those in need


October 2, 2016 (Sarver, PA) Lernerville Speedway, owned and operated by the Tomson family, is happy to announce a partnership with Peoples Natural Gas and Classic Ink.  Classic Ink will be the presenting sponsor of the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede; scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 13, 14 and 15.


As this race weekend marks the final event of Lernerville’s 2016 season, our thoughts move toward the cold winter that fast approaches and that some of our most loyal fans may not be able to afford to heat their homes or make critical repairs to their furnaces.  Peoples Natural Gas, Classic Ink and Lernerville Speedway hope to use the final race of the season as a platform to inform race fans about extra money that is available for utility bills and to repair or replace broken furnaces and boilers.


LIHEAP, (Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program), will open in Pennsylvania on November 1, 2016.  This is a federally funded program that pays a grant of money to a person’s utility company or fuel provider.  There are income guidelines that apply.  This grant can be applied toward natural gas, electric, oil, propane or wood.  Applications are available online beginning November 1, 2016 at  Applications can also be picked up at county assistance offices or by calling 1.866.857.7095 beginning November 1.


LIHEAP also features a repair program for broken furnaces or boilers beginning November 1, 2016. Persons in need of a furnace repair or line repair should go in person to or call their local county assistance office to apply.  Also, on weekends the phone number of 1.866.857.795 can be used if a person needs assistance with a broken furnace or boiler.   This repair program is available to those who heat with gas, electric, oil, or propane.


On November 1, if someone is out of oil, propane, wood, or is someone has been or is having a service termination by a utility company, they can apply as well for additional funding to have a delivery, restore service or stop a termination.


The Steel City Stampede provides the perfect venue to provide timely information about LIHEAP to race fans in our community as it is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, October 13, 14 and 15; just a couple of weeks before LIHEAP opens on November 1.


As the race approaches, Peoples Natural Gas, Classic Ink and Lernerville Speedway will work together to provide information and reminders to ensure that race fans from all over Western PA will have warm homes and safe environments for the elderly and children.


For more information about the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede presented by Classic Ink can be found on our website at: and tickets for the three-day event can be purchased at:



Contact: Lernerville Speedway

Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director

(724) 664-1075 /

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