Events Part Of 161st Annual Juniata County Fair
Port Royal – Four racing events in three days will kick off the 161st annual Juniata County Fair at the Port Royal Speedway this coming holiday weekend, September 5 – 7. On tap first on Saturday, September 5 at 7 pm will be a four-division racing program with the super late models highlighting the races with the running of the prestigious Butch Renninger UFO Late Model Memorial. The big money, 33-lap Renninger Memorial offers $33 to lead a lap, to win heats, and much more.
Along with the super late models, the 410 sprints, econo late models and xtreme stocks are also on the September 5 agenda.
$4,000 to win sprint fair classic posted as part of Juniata County Fair ~ $10 adult admission/$5 student admission AND FREE ADMISSION TO FAIR!
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will host a daytime fair classic when it spins off the 64th annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints on Labor Day afternoon, September 7 at 1 pm, as part of the 161st annual Juniata County Fair. The Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 econo late models and legends stock cars will join the sprint cars for a day at the fair as part of the Juniata County Fair that gets underway on September 5 and runs through September 12.
!!!!ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION FOR THE LABOR DAY RACING PROGRAM IS JUST $10 and ADMISSION TO THE FAIR IS FREE ALL DAY!!!! Students ages 12 – 18 will be admitted this day only for JUST $5. Grandstand gates will open at 11 am with racing slated for 1 pm.
Adult general admission is set at $18 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $7. Port Royal returns to action the next night, September 6 at 7 pm with an exciting Interstate Truck And Tractor Pullers Association sanctioned modified and turbo truck and tractor pull on the speedway frontstretch.
And then the finale for the weekend takes place on Labor Day, Monday September 7 at 1 pm with the running of the 64th annual Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints, paying $4,000 to win and $300 to start. Econo lates and legends cars are also on the Labor Day agenda.
Fair admission is free for the Labor Day races with race admission for adults set at JUST $10 and students ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.
Port Royal – Greg Hodnett won his sixth sprint car feature of the season on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, using a locked-down racecar to blast through the field for the $3,200 victory, the 42nd of his career at the oval. Tim Smith Jr. of Long Hollow drove to his second win of the year in the super late model main, driving by Matt Parks for the win. And in the super sportsman main, Chad Trout won his first ever division feature at the track.
Hodnett started seventh in the 25-lap sprint car main while Brock Zearfoss took the green flag and lead from the pole. Zearfoss would set the early pacer over Rick Lafferty before Lance Dewease motored by for second on the sixth tour. Hodnett got by Lafferty for third a lap later and was stalking the top two when the leaders entered the backmarkers on the ninth lap.
410 sprints & super late models join sportsman on Locust Grove Retirement Night
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway hosts Locust Grove Retirement Village Night this Saturday, August 29 at 7 pm, featuring the only appearance of the season at the oval by the winged super sportsman cars. Also on the racing agenda is the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints and the super late models. Locust Grove Retirement Village, located just a few minutes from Port Royal Speedway in Mifflin PA, is a 104-bed skilled nursing rehab facility that offers a dedicated short-term rehab unit with 26 beds.
Nearly two years have gone by since the popular super sportsman cars last saw competition at Port Royal Speedway.
Frye Wires For Late Models
Reeser holds back Miller for 305 sprint victory
Port Royal – Doug Esh held off Greg Hodnett to win the 410 sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking home $4,000 for the victory in honor of late speedway push truck driver Bill Long. The 22-lap super late model main went to Coleby Frye, who outraced Dylan Yoder for the checkers. And Tyler Reeser held off point leader Jeff Miller for the win in the 305 sprint main. Mike Erdley took the lead in the 410 sprint main from the pole over Esh.
Erdley would lead the first three laps before a high flying Esh of Lancaster took the lead on the backstretch after getting a good run off of the second corner cushion. Esh then went to work trying to open up some distance between himself and Erdley and entered traffic on the sixth tour.
Saturday show in honor of Bill Long is also Food Pantry/Youth Group Night
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present Food Pantry Night & Church Youth Group Night this Saturday, August 22 at 7 pm.
The oval will host members of area youth groups for the event that features racing with the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, super late models and the River Valley Builders 305 sprints. A donation to the Juniata Valley Food Pantry upon arrival at the event will also earn those who donate a special $2 discount coupon to be used toward the purchase of a general admission ticket.
The 410 sprint car race on August 22 will be extra special for the sprint racers with the regular 25-lap feature paying $4,000 to win in honor of late push truck driver Bill Long.
Econos to Fedder, Zimmerman gets All American Outlaws
Port Royal – Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove drove away from the sprint car field to record a massive margin of victory at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking the win over Lance Dewease by 10.155 seconds. In the super late model main, Jeff Miller of Huntingdon wired the field for the 22-lap win over Tim Smith Jr. And in the econo late model main it was Tim Fedder picking up the win for his second of the year in the division.
Curt Zimmerman won the All American Outlaws main to close out the night. Heimbach and Dewease lined up third and fourth for the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main with Joey Hershey and Curt Stroup on the front row. Heimbach struck early when the race began, driving by Stroup and bursting inside of Hershey for control in the first corner as the race took the green flag.
A Look At Format Top Money Earners Since 2012 Has Emerged
Port Royal – Thousands of dollars in contingency cash was paid out to the field in the ninth running of the Living Legends Dream Race for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night.
In the lap money category, Mike Erdley of Elizabethville came out on top, taking home $490 in proceeds while Brock Zearfoss was second at $410 followed closely by Aaron Ott at $400.
Other takers included Steve Buckwalter, $160; Dave Blaney, $140; Greg Hodnett, $120; Danny Dietrich, $120; Blane Heimbach, $90; Lance Dewease, $40; Lucas Wolfe, $20; and Pat Cannon, $20.
Sprints Race For $4K To Win & Increased Top Five In Memory Of Long On August 22
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present a special night on Saturday, August 15 when it hosts DMI $1 Hot Dog Night/Camera & Autograph Night, featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, super late models, Gray’s Auto & Towing econo late models and the All American Outlaws at 7 pm.v Aside from the racing, DMI will sponsor a Kids Candy Scramble on the track during the night when pounds and pounds of candy will be given away to kids ages 12 and under.
From 5 pm when gates open until 6 pm, general admission ticket holders will be permitted access to the pit area in order to meet and greet the drivers and see their cars up close. In addition, hot dogs will be sold for the entire evening at the low price of just $1.
Earning $10,820; Spring Grove star tracks down Ott for victory
Dan Stone Wins Late Model Dream Main Over Andy Haus
Port Royal – Greg Hodnett hustled forward from his eighth starting spot to become the first repeat winner in the nine-year history of the Living Legends Dream Race for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night. It took until late in the 35-lap main for Hodnett to get the lead from Aaron Ott before going on to record the victory by 2.593 seconds, his fifth of the season at the historic oval. Including his earnings from the second semi feature along with lap money, Hodnett took home $10,820 for his night of work. His first win in the prestigious dream event was in 2008.
In the 21-lap super late model main, .Dan Stone of Thompson took his first victory of the season at the track, totaling $2,270 for the win including lap money. The night’s events were run in honor of veteran driver Scott Haus and car owner Ed Powell, both of whom received Living Legend proclamations and lifetime passes to the renowned facility. Aaron Ott started second in the Dream A Main for sprints with Mike Erdley on the pole and Ott took command at the drop of the green with Brock Zearfoss racing third.
Smith to greet fans from 5 – 5:30 pm
Port Royal – The list of stars coming out for this Saturday’s Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedways continues to grow. The man that beat the World of Outlaws at Port Royal last October, Ryan Smith confirmed his entry in the event on Wednesday evening. Smith, of Kunkletown, is currently racing with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints and holds down seventh in the series point standings.
As the defending Port Royal World of Outlaws champion, the likable 27-year old will meet and greet fans and sign autographs behind the grandstand from 5 until 5:30 pm on Saturday night. Smith has taken All Stars wins this season at Attica, Ohio and at Mercer Raceway Park in western Pennsylvania, and he finished fifth in the April All Stars Port Royal Bob Weikert Memorial.
$80,000 Port Royal Living Legends Sprint & Late Model Dream Race Is Saturday
Big Event Honors Haus & Powell With Purses Alone Totaling Nearly $66,000
Port Royal - The fantastic Port Royal Speedway Living Legends Dream Race sponsored by Slivinski Law Offices, Lelands.com, Moose Blocks and WJUN 92.5 FM will take place this Saturday, August 8 at 7 pm with gates opening at 4. A tremendous total event value worth nearly $80,000 is on the line for the 410 sprint and super late model drivers, with both divisions competing in this years Dream event. Honored this season will be legendary veterans Scott Haus and car owner Ed Powell, who both owned and/or drove sprints, modifieds and late models during their careers.
Tim Smith Jr., Miller & Davis also win
Port Royal – Logan Wagner of Harrisonville scored his first ever Central Pa 410 sprint car win on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, holding off Lucas Wolfe for the $3,200 victory. In the extra distance super late model main, Tim Smith Jr. of Long Hollow scored the victory, taking the lead from Trent Brenneman early to pull away in the contest. And in the 305 sprint main, Jeff Miller Jr. scored his third win of the season in the division while Jason Davis scored victory in the xtreme stock championship.
Davey Sammons took the lead at the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint main with Ryan Taylor running second on the second lap. Logan Wagner started third in the field and drove by Taylor for second on the fourth lap before going to work on Sammons. Wagner hounded leader Sammons for the next five laps as the pair both ran the high cushion until he was finally able to blast to Sammons’ outside for the lead coming off of turn four.
PORT ROYAL: The back end of Logan Wagner's car was off the ground as he was towed back to the pit area. wasn't sure how much damage was done. He hurt the driveline, the rear end and maybe even the motor. It was an expensive night.
The good news was the race was already complete, and Wagner had a little bit of pocket change to help replace whatever was damaged on his car. The Harrisonville driver crossed the line and clinched his first career Sprint Car victory at Port Royal Speedway in the 25-lap main event. That's when things went south, and his car rolled to a stop in Turn 1.
It didn't stop Wagner from celebrating. He got on top of the wing before getting towed to Victory Lane and went up top a second time in front of the grandstand.
Military Members get FREE gen. admission for 410 sprints, super lates, 305 sprints and xtremes
Super Late BRC Manufacturer’s Night On Tap
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will host Slivinski Law Offices Salute To The Military Night this Saturday, August 1 at 7 pm, offering free general admission to past or present members of the military, with ID. Past or present military members will need to present either a military form DD214 or a Veterans Administration card in order to take advantage of the free general admission offer.
On the racing agenda will be the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, the super late models, the River Valley Builders 305 sprints and a championship race for the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks. The super late models will race in a 25-lap, double point feature as part of Bernheisel Race Components Manufacturers Night at the track.
Each of the super late teams in attendance will receive a portion of nearly $10,000 in free racing components and gift certificates, courtesy of BRC.
Race slated for August 8 at Port Royal Speedway!
Port Royal – The amount and quantity of money and prizes up for grabs at this seasons Port Royal Speedway Living Legends Dream Race on August 8 has been announced and the list in sum total is one of if not the healthiest in the history of the event that began in 2007.
The total 410 sprint car purse alone eclipses $55,000 this year with another $2,500 in contingency money up for grabs to go along with a host of free product prizes totaling a value in the thousands including Hoosier tires, Penske Shocks, engine dynos, shock dynos, steering arms, bumpers, racing fuel, setup blocks and gift certificates to DMI, Zemco, Hank’s Performance Products, Wing’s Unlimited, Goshorn’s Racing Supplies and more.
And on top of the sprint car portion of the night, the super late models will make the Dream event even better this year with another more than $10,000 in purse money and contingency cash up for grabs. All of this means that the total night is worth an amount nearing $80,000 to the racers that attend Port Royal Speedway for this year’s spectacle that honors veteran driver and car owner Scott Haus and Ed Powell, respectively.
Aug. 8 Dream Race In Sight
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will be dark for Summer Break on Saturday, July 25 before kicking off the month of August on Saturday, August 1 with Slivinski Law Offices Salute To The Military Night, when all past and present members of the military will receive free general admission.
Sponsored by Slivinski Law Offices of Selinsgrove, the August 1 racing program will include the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, the River Valley Builders 305 sprints, the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks and the Bernheisel Racing Components Manufacturer’s Race for super late models. The super lates will race in an extra distance event that will find the field receiving some $10,000 in product giveaways and double points toward the season-long track title.
As part of the military theme for the night, specially designed and produced “Little Big Shot” super hose nozzles will be on sale at the event by the Raystown Kruisers car club.
Friese Claims Port Royal UFO Late Model Landing, Troy Miller get econo late models
Port Royal – Devin Friese of Chambersburg became the third and final leader in Saturday night’s 35-lap UFO super late model main event at Port Royal Speedway to record his first career oval victory, worth $3,000. In the 25-lap 410 sprint car main it was Greg Hodnett inheriting the lead to go on and claim his fourth Port Royal checkers of the season and in the econo late model feature Troy Miller took the win.
Dan Stone and Port Royal point leader Mike Lupfer shared the front row for the start of the UFO feature event and Lupfer took the lead on the first circuit. But Stone, who finished second a week ago, was stout around the top groove and motored by Lupfer for control on the third circuit.
NASCAR Star David Stremme To Attend! WoO tickets on sale
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will join the World of Outlaws sprint cars with the Mid Atlantic Modified tour coming up on Saturday, October 24, at 5 pm. With the addition of the Mid Atlantic Mods, the show will take on an exciting two-division format featuring not only the outlaws sprints drivers from across the nation but the far reaching mod pilots as well. NASCAR star and Lethal chassis builder David Stremme will be on hand for the event along with many other top area drivers.
The event will cap the mod tour’s 2015 season, paying at least $1,000 to win and $100 to start. “We have been thrilled with the quality of teams that have supported the tour this season,” Series Director Jeff Wentworth said. “We’re confident that the fans of Port Royal will really enjoy seeing the high-powered modifieds battle it out on the famed half-mile oval.”
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