Port Royal Late Model Speedweek Grinestaff Memorial Saturday Along With 410 Sprints & Xtreme Stocks
Super Lates race in 40-lap, $4,000 to win, $400 to start affair!
Port Royal – A huge night of action packed racing will be spun of this Saturday night, May 30 at Port Royal Speedway at 7 pm as Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek hits the oval with the running of the Charlie Grinestaff Memorial for super late models.
And racing along with the super lates on the program will be the 410 sprints and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.
The Grinestaff Memorial for late models will pay $4,000 to win and $400 to start the 40-lap main event with time trials setting the starting grids for the night. Gates for the show will open at 4 pm.
PORT ROYAL: Speed isn't a concern when Steve Buckwalter takes the track behind the wheel of the Clair and Jan Ritter-owned Sprint Car. The problem is the car staying together.
Motor issues have plagued the team over the last couple years. If it wasn't the power plant, it was a tire blowing at an inopportune time or Buckwalter getting caught up in someone else's mess with nowhere to go. But things have settled down a little in 2015. The problems have subsided, and Buckwalter has showcased his talent.
The Royersford ace set a blistering pace to get to the front in the opening stages of Saturday's 25-lap Salute to Fallen Heroes at Port Royal Speedway. The car went away at the end, but Buckwalter was good enough to get it to Victory Lane.
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Championship Triple 25s for 410 Sprints, Late Models & 305s Slated With Fireworks!
$5,000 to win sprints & $2,000 to win late models up for grabs!
Pepsi Night Offers Free Shirts & Hats To First 200 Fans PLUS Soda & More
Port Royal –Port Royal Speedway swings into action this Saturday night, May 23 at 7 pm with a big holiday weekend program of racing as the Fallen Heroes Championships Triple 25s are spun off for 410 sprints, super late models and River Valley Builders 305 sprints.
The 410 sprints, super late models and River Valley Builders 305 sprints will all compete in 25-lap mains with increased purses, meant to honor the five drivers in speedway history who lost their lives in a racing accident at the track.
Fallen Heroes Championships Triple 25s for 410 Sprints, Late Models & 305s Slated With Fireworks!
$5,000 to win sprints & $2,000 to win late models up for grabs!
Pepsi Night Offers Free Shirts & Hats To First 200 Fans PLUS Soda & More
Port Royal – After a week off for Spring Break on May 16, Port Royal Speedway will return to action with a huge holiday weekend program of racing on Saturday, May 23 at 7 pm with Triple 25-lap features as the Fallen Heroes Championships are run. The 410 sprints, super late models and River Valley Builders 305 sprints will all compete in 25-lap mains with increased purses, meant to honor the five drivers in speedway history who lost their lives in a racing accident at the track.
Irvin and Zook take econos and xtremes
Port Royal – Greg Hodnett became the third and final leader of the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to record his second oval win of the season worth $3,200 in what was an eventful feature. In an action packed 22-lap super late model main Matt Parks of Three Springs emerged as the victor after a messy incident that netted him the top spot.
In the econo late model main point leader Eric Irvin of Petersburg scored his second win of the season in the division while Jason Zook scored the xtreme stock feature.
PORT ROYAL: Greg Hodnett probably wasn't the fastest car on the track at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night. He was just in good position. And when you put yourself in a good spot or situation, things have a tendency to go your way. Doug Esh was leading the 25-lap Sprint Car feature and in good shape for his first win of the season. Hodnett wasn't too far behind and appeared to have one more charge left in the closing stages of the race.
But there was no last-ditch effort needed. Esh blew a right rear tire going into Turn 1 on the 19th circuit, and Hodnett took advantage to collect his 38th career victory and a nice $3,200 payday at the Juniata County oval. "Doug was setting a really good pace," Hodnett said. "I tried the middle and the bottom and everything, but he got up there, set his wing back and set sail.
Racing offers 410 sprints, super late models, 355 econo lates and xtreme stocks
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will feature Lake Chevrolet Mother’s Night and Camera & Autograph Night this Saturday, May 9 at 7 pm. All Moms will be afforded $10 general admission for the program and all general admission ticket holders will be permitted access to the pit area from 5 until 6 pm. Moms attending the show will get the chance to win several special giveaways including flowers and other gifts.
On the May 9 racing program will be the 410 sprints, super late models, Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 econo late models and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.
Port Royal – Steve Buckwalter held off Lucas Wolfe to win the 410 sprint car feature Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway to score his second career victory at the oval. In the 22-lap super late model main Jason Schmidt of Lewistown powered to his first ever division win at the track, holding off the furious charges of Matt Parks and Dylan Yoder. And in the 18-lap 305 sprint feature local driver Jake Waters took the victory on his birthday.
Buckwalter started third in the 25-lap 410 sprint main and made quick work of the front row on the start, driving by Blane Heimbach and Rick Lafferty in the first and second turns to take the lead on the backstretch.
410 sprints, super late models and 305 sprints in action
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present Free Student Night/Youth Baseball & Softball Team Uniform Night this Saturday, May 2 at 7 pm. Any student including those in college will be granted free general admission for the night with college students required to produce an ID for the admission. Any members of a youth baseball or softball team that attend the show in their uniform will be treated to several special opportunities during the night. On-track racing action will include the 410 sprints, super late models and the River Valley Builders 305 sprints.
Port Royal – The 2016 Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will be bigger and better than ever in conjunction with the Weikert family. Oval officials and the Weikert family announced an expanded version of the prestigious race at the 2015 event on Saturday night. The new format and program is slated to take place over the Memorial Day holiday weekend next season, May 28 and 29, 2016. “You all be here next year, pack your coolers and your campers and we’re gonna’ have some damn fun!”
Port Royal – Cody Darrah of Red Lion made a triumphant return to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday Night to claim nearly $20,000 in the 12th running of the prestigious All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial.
In an emotional victory lane ceremony, the former Kasey Kahne Racing driver credited Tony Stewart for the initiative he is putting into the All Stars as the clubs new owner while he also noting his appreciation of winning in front of a Pennsylvania crowd again, with his family all around him after spending several seasons touring across the nation.
The victory was the third of Darrah’s career at the track and it came after several tense moments during the 40-lap Weikert A Main.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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