Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway is mourning the loss of former speedway president Gerald “Jerry” Clark. Mr. Clark passed away Thursday morning, April 23, 2015 at the age of 93. Clark became a fairboard member of the Juniata County Agricultural Society in 1952 and while involved in the annual Juniata County Fair in that capacity, it wasn’t until the fairboard took over weekly operation of racing at the oval in 1962 that Clark became integrally involved in conducting and guiding the speedway.

Eventually Clark became the Ag Society Fairboard president in the 1970’s and 1980’s before stepping away late in the 80’s.

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lFans can meet Hewitt, see Weikert sprinter

Port Royal – While the focus of this Saturday’s prestigious Port Royal Speedway All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial will be on honoring the memory of the Hall of Fame car owner, another famous name will be on hand to help celebrate.

A Hall of Fame inductee himself and USAC Silver Crown Champion, Jack Hewitt will be making a rare appearance in Pennsylvania for the race with his ride-along sprint car and will be offering three chances for fans to take a ride with him around the historic oval.

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Total Sprint Car Cash Worth Nearly $50,000 Up For Grabs!
Fans get free hats, can coolers, beef & bikes and chance to meet and ride with Hewitt

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present the twelfth running of the prestigious Bob Weikert Memorial for sprint cars, sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, this Saturday, April 25 at 7 pm. Racing action also includes the Gray’s Auto & Towing econo late models and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks. Gates for the big event will open at 4 pm.

Nearly $50,000 in total is on the line for the sprint car teams including $15,000 to win the 40-lap feature event to go along with $100 to lead a lap, $100 to win heats and the dash, $300 to set fast time and a $200 hard charger award.

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Lupfer Continues Late Model Domination, Miller Wins In 305 Sprints
Fans & Track Raise $1,550 For Cancer Society On Race To Cure Cancer Night

Port Royal – Lucas Wolfe held off the challenges of Greg Hodnett on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway to pick up the 410 sprint win in the tune-up race for next week’s All Star Circuit of Champions Bob Weikert Memorial. Mike Lupfer continued his domination in the super late model ranks by winning his third race in a row in what was the third race of the year for the division at the oval. And in the 305 sprint main, defending oval series champion Jeff Miller claimed the feature for his first win of the year.

It was Race To Cure Cancer Night at the track with a total of $1,550 being raised for the American Cancer Society including $750 as the auction price of a special pink five-gallon fuel jug that was autographed by World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania sprint car drivers.

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PORT ROYAL: A week ago, Greg Hodnett decimated the field at Port Royal Speedway with a march from 13th to first. It was a performance that wowed the crowd and was talked about throughout the week in Sprint Car circles. This week was setting up to be easier. Hodnett was the overwhelming favorite after winning the dash and earning a pole starting spot in the main event.

But a dicey false start call on Hodnett and Danny Dietrich put the pair back a row. It moved Lucas Wolfe up to the front, and he took advantage with a blistering sprint to victory in Saturday night's 25-lap feature. "That was certainly a huge advantage," said Wolfe after his second career win at the half-mile oval. "That is probably the easiest pass of Greg Hodnett you are ever going to get.

 

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Time trials, heats, dash and $3,500 to win main slated

Port Royal – A change to this Saturday’s Race To Cure Cancer racing program at Port Royal Speedway will find the 410 sprint vying in a Tune Up event for the upcoming April 25 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial. The sprint cars will run two-lap time trials to start the program followed by heat races and a dash that will determine the front starting rows of the 25-lap feature event. Saturday’s sprint car main will pay $3,500 to the winner.

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PORT ROYAL: Early-season Sprint Car races rarely produce winners from deep in the field. It's too hard to pass for the conditions.

It's not just the parity in the sport. Tracks haven't started the handicapping process, and the fast guys draw for position at the front. The surface itself is also tricky because of unpredictable wet weather and early start times.

None of that mattered Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. Greg Hodnett gave the fans an impressive rarity that won't soon be forgotten.

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Lupfer 2 For 2 In Super Lates, Eric Irvin wins first in econo lates

Port Royal – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville put on a passing clinic on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway to claim the 25-lap sprint car feature after starting in the 13th spot. Hodnett became just the second driver in four years to claim posted bonus money for driving to a regular event win from a starting position behind the first five rows. The victory was his 37th at the oval.

Mike Lupfer of Shermansdale made it back-to-back wins in the super late model division by out-racing Dylan Yoder for the 22-lap victory for the second week in a row as well in what was an exciting stock car main.

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Total Purse Worth $43,000 Plus Contingency Cash & Fan Giveaways!
Jack Hewitt Brings “Dewitt With Hewitt” Driving Experience For Rare Keystone State Stint

Port Royal – The prestigious All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial is set for Saturday, April 25 at Port Royal Speedway. The race will be bigger and better than ever this season with the winner’s share boosted to a cool $15,000 out of a purse that eclipses $43,000 in total for the 40-lap affair. And the contingency cash on the line reaches a total worth of some $5,000 including $100 to lead each lap in the feature, $100 to win heats, $100 to win the dash and a $200 Hard Charger Award plus a special fast time award worth a minimum of $300 in honor of the late Raymond Jacobs.

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Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will be in action this week, Saturday, April 11 at 5 pm with a four-division racing program on $1 Hot Dog Night. Races will include the 410 sprints, super late models, Gray’s Auto & Towing 355-econo late models and the all american outlaws. Hot dogs will be sold for the entire night at the low price of JUST $1. Gates will open at 3 pm with adult general admission set at $15 and students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.

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Port Royal – Aaron Ott of East Berlin etched his name in the Port Royal Speedway opening day record books as the sprint car winner on Saturday night, staying in front of Nate Snyder and Lucas Wolfe for the $3,600 payday. In the super late model main it was defending super late model champion Mike Lupfer of Shermansdale taking a $2,500 victory as sponsored by G N R Excavating and S & R Towing. And in the 305 sprint main Lewistown’s Nate Gramley won his first career Port Royal feature.

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PORT ROYAL: Aaron Ott won't have a home track this season. The pit area he enters will be based on where he thinks he can have the most success. Nothing beats getting your picture taken at the end of the night in Victory Lane. And Port Royal Speedway was the right choice Saturday night.

Ott has been struggling at Lincoln Speedway, so he made the trip to Juniata County. It paid off in the form of an anxious wire-to-wire victory in the 25-lap Sprint Car lid-lifter and a well-earned $3,600 check. "The main reason is we have just been struggling at Lincoln," Ott said. "We come here, and we have a clean slate.

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"Wabbits & Wacin” on the agenda including free chocolate, sked mags, egg scramble

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will try again to get the 2015 racing season underway this Saturday night, April 4, at 5 pm with a three division program of 410 sprints, super late models and River Valley Builders 305 sprints. However prior to the opener, another attempt at a practice session will be made this week, on Wednesday night, April 1, from 6 – 9 pm. The practice will be open to any division slated to appear on the 2015 schedule of events. Pit gates will open for practice at 5 pm.

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New Practice Slated April 1, Starting Times April 4 & 11 Moved To 5 PM

Port Royal – Impending afternoon rain has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel the Thursday, March 26 practice session slated for tonight from 6 – 9 pm. With afternoon and late day rains and a storm front predicted on a work night when the practice was slated, it seemed the most prudent move was to call off the practice in plenty of time for everyone involved to plan accordingly.

Beyond that, the extreme harsh winter temperatures expected Saturday in the area has also forced officials to again cancel the planned season opener slated for Saturday night, March 28. Again, with nighttime lows both Friday and Saturday nights slated for around 20 and a high of 36 forecast for Saturday, prudence has dictated the move in an effort to protect the new racing surface, the racers and their equipment and the fans themselves.

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Starting Times April 4 & 11 Moved To 5 PM

Port Royal Impending afternoon rain has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel the Thursday, March 26 practice session slated for tonight from 6 9 pm. With afternoon and late day rains and a storm front predicted on a work night when the practice was slated, it seemed the most prudent move was to call off the practice in plenty of time for everyone involved to plan accordingly.

Beyond that, the extreme harsh winter temperatures expected Saturday in the area has also forced officials to again cancel the planned season opener slated for Saturday night, March 28. Again, with nighttime lows both Friday and Saturday nights slated for around 20 and a high of 36 forecast for Saturday, prudence has dictated the move in an effort to protect the new racing surface, the racers and their equipment and the fans themselves.

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Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will spin off a practice session this Thursday night, March 26, from 6 to 9 pm before opening the gates for the first racing competition of the year on Saturday, March 28 with action slated to start at 6 pm. Gates for this Saturday’s season lidlifter will open at 4 pm with practice laps slated for 5:30.

Adult general admission for the show of 410 sprints, super late models and Gray’s Auto & Towing 355-econo late models is just $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $7.

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Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway has planned a practice session for Thursday night, March 26 from 6 – 9 pm, weather permitting. The practice session will be open to any division that is slated to compete at the track in 2015. The decision to implement this practice date comes after all three prior attempts at practice sessions earlier in March have been weathered-out.

The practice session will take place just two nights before the newly slated 2015 season opening racing program, on March 28 at 6 pm. The March 28 opener will feature the 410 sprints, super late models and the Gray’s Auto & Towing 355-econo late models. 

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Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway has been forced to cancel its already pushed back season opening weekend slated for March 20 and 21. Continued rock-hard frozen ground and extremely poor grounds and track surface conditions have made the cancellation of the Friday practice session and Saturday opener a necessity.

“It’s clear as we are now a week away from what we had hoped to be the opener that there is just no way we can even think about using the grounds or track in a week,” Port Royal Promoter Steve O’Neal said.

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Sprint Winner’s Share Upped In Honor Of Swarmer

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway continues in its hope to open the 2015 season coming up on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21. Slated for Friday, March 20 from 6 – 9 pm will be a practice session that is open to any division on the 2015 Port Royal slate of events. And then the 2015 Season Opener will take place one day later on Saturday, March 21 at 6 pm. The March 21 season lidlifter will feature the 410 sprints, the super late models and the 355 econo-late models.

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Continued Winter Weather Forces Early Cancellation

Port Royal – The continuation of late winter weather has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel all planned racing activity at the oval until Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. Falling by the wayside are March 7 and 13 practice sessions and the original Opening Day program that was to be March 14.

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