Port Royal – The 2015 Port Royal Speedway track champions and top point finishers were honored at the annual Speedway awards banquet, held Saturday night, November 21 at the Port Royal Community Building.
Feted was the champions: Lucas Wolfe, 410 sprints; Jeff Miller, 305 sprints; Mike Lupfer, super late models; Andrew Yoder, econo late models; and Jason Zook, xtreme stocks.
All the champions received an array of laurels including gift certificates to the Juniata Valley Winery, championship rings from Foss Jewelers of Lewistown, championship jackets courtesy of Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, granite etchings courtesy of Prayer Mountain Monuments; photo albums courtesy of WRT Speedwerx Brian Rhoads and fuel certificates from Insinger Racing Fuels.
Wolfe became the second driver in the family to notch a Port Royal sprint car title, following in his father Randy’s footsteps in 1982.
Port Royal – Time is running out to purchase tickets for the upcoming Port Royal Speedway awards banquet to be held on Saturday, November 21 at 5 pm. The banquet will honor all 2015 track champions with an awards dinner held just off of the speedway backstretch, at the Port Royal Community Building located along Fourth St. Tickets are available at a price of $30 each. Deadline for ordering tickets is Friday, November 13.
Orders for banquet tickets may be placed by mail with payment via check or money order, mailed to and made payable to: Port Royal Speedway, 308 W. 8th St., Port Royal, PA 17082.
Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 27, 2015) - Dale Blaney put on a charge last Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.
Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team overcame a 17th-place qualifying effort to capture their 55th top 10 of the season.
"Every time we were on the track, except for qualifying, we were really fast," he said. "In hot laps we were really good. We had a different wing on it early to try some stuff and it was really good hot lapping. I think the track slowed down enough it hurt us in qualifying. I was really disappointed there. I wish we had those two laps back."
Blaney then charged from ninth to fifth place during a heat race to earn a lock-in position into the main event.
"We went back to normal stuff and that was the key," he said. "We've always been really good at Port Royal. We've run strong every time we go. We enjoy racing on that track. It was good where you could pass and it was wide and racy." That lined the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored team up on the inside of the 12th row for the feature.
Three-Day Memorial Day Holiday Bob Weikert Memorial Sprint Car Extravaganza Announced
Port Royal – As the checkers fell on the Port Royal Speedway season finale featuring the World of Outlaws sprint cars on Saturday night, work is already underway on the 2016 slate of events. Work has been ongoing since late August evaluating the calendar for a new season with coordination meetings and phone calls taking place between area divisions and sanctioning bodies.
The newest and biggest event on the 2016 schedule will be the expanded Bob Weikert Memorial. Originally planned to expand to a two-day format, oval officials announced at the Saturday night season finale that the new format for next season will now see the event become a three-day sprint car blockbuster, taking place over the entire three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The 2016 Weikert Memorial will be a three-day Port Royal PA Posse sprint car racing extravaganza that will span the weekend next season, kicking off the summer with pizzazz. Dates for the 2016 Bob Weikert Memorial will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 28, 29 and 30, 2016.
Dan Davies wins area debut of Mid Atlantic Modifieds
Port Royal – Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA., led early and late to win the World of Outlaws sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to close the oval’s 2015 season.
Sweet’s victory, a first career Port Royal win, came with a sweep of the podium positions by the traveling outlaws band over the local Pennsylvania Posse. The 30-lap win was worth $10,000 for the driver of Kasey Kahne’s No. 49.
Dan Davies won the Mid Atlantic Modified feature over David Stremme to complete the first-ever show in the mid-state for the burgeoning stock car class.
The 2015 Port Royal champion, Lucas Wolfe earned the pole for the World of Outlaws feature by claiming the win in the dash. Shane Stewart started the race in second with Danny Dietrich third and Sweet in fourth.
Only one lap of the main was put in the books when Logan Wagner forced the first caution flag by sitting backwards, against traffic on the frontchute.
PORT ROYAL: Brad Sweet knew he was going to get an ear full if he went back to the pit area with a second-place finish. The car was too good. Sweet charged to the front and was pacing the field until he made a mistake in lapped traffic that shuffled him back to second.
But a critical caution flag with six laps left gave Sweet a chance at redemption. It proved to be the difference between a expletive-laced tongue lashing from crew chief Lee Stauffer and a pat on the back.
Sweet was both aggressive and masterful on the lap 25 restart. He ripped around the top of Turns 3 and 4 to retake the lead and held on over the final five circuits to capture Saturday's 30-lap World of Outlaws main event.
Port Royal Speedway prides itself on holding high-profile events that feature big first-place paychecks. It only makes sense to close the season with one more. The World of Outlaws invade the Juniata County oval for the second straight season. Ryan Smith bagged last year's victory, outrunning Donny Schatz and an Outlaw brigade for the $10,000 score. It's the ninth time the traveling series has towed to Port Royal, and there has never been a repeat winner in this event. Schatz and Smith are the only active drivers to park their cars on the Victory Lane stage.
Here is a look at the contenders and drivers to watch in Saturday's 30-lap A-Main.
Donny Schatz: The now seven-time World of Outlaws champion captured the 2004 event at the Juniata County oval and battled Ryan Smith for last year's checkered flag. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Schatz has won 31 times this season and is a threat to win every time he touches the track.
Greg Hodnett: Hodnett has won every big race at Port Royal — All Star Circuit of Champions, Tuscarora 50, Bob Weikert Memorial, Dream Race — but is still missing a World of Outlaws score at the half mile. He's due for another big score at one of his favorite tracks.
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will drop the final checkered flag of the season with a big season finale featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and the Mid Atlantic Modifieds this Saturday night, October 24 at 5 pm. Gates will open at 2 pm.
The World of Outlaws will battle the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars in a full program of time trials, heat races, last chance races, a dash and a 30-lap main event paying $10,000 to the winner.
The Mid Atlantic Modifieds will compete in heats and a 20-lap main paying $1,200 to win in the “Bulldog Rear Ends Battle On The Juniata,” presented by Diversified Machine Inc. The October 24 match up between the outlaws and the posse will be just the ninth in history at the track between the sprint car titans.
Last year, Ryan Smith upended the outlaws stars by holding off Donny Schatz in a run to the finish.
Rain And Sleet Halt Port Royal Open Wheel Madness Oct. 17, WoO Will Close Season Oct. 24
Port Royal - A heavy rain and sleet downburst that hit Port Royal Speedway on Saturday afternoon forced speedway officials to cancel the night's 410 sprint and URC sprint racing program. Interest in the event was hight and athough colder than normal temperatures were forecasted, the speedway pushed forward with plans for racomg in conjunction with Port Royal Foliage Days, a festival held around the grounds throughout the weekend.
A 410/URC feature sweep nets one driver total of $8,000!
Port Royal – Lelands.com has announced an Open Wheel Madness Bonus for this Saturday’s 410 sprint and URC sprint car program at Port Royal Speedway. If one driver can sweep both main events worth $5,000 and $2,000 respectively, Lelands.com will pay that driver an extra $1,000 for his winning efforts. That means one driver could walk away from the track on Saturday with $8,000 should he sweep the sprint car mains.
In order to see a sprint car race in the northeast this Saturday, all roads have to lead to Port Royal Speedway for the early evening Open Wheel Madness program of 410 sprints and URC 360/358 sprint cars. Port Royal Speedway is the only place to see a sprint car race in the region spanning several states on Saturday. Gates open at 3 pm with racing slated for 5. Warm ups will start at 4:30.
Open Wheel Twinbill Features 410 Sprints & URC 360/358 Sprints at 5 pm!
Port Royal – In order to see a sprint car race in the northeast this Saturday, all roads have to lead to Port Royal Speedway for the early evening Open Wheel Madness program of 410 sprints and URC 360/358 sprint cars. Port Royal Speedway is the only place to see a sprint car race in the region spanning several states on Saturday. Gates open at 3 pm with racing slated for 5. Warm ups will start at 4:30.
The 410 sprints will race for $5,000 to win and $350 to start a 25-lap feature in the Open Wheel Madness outlaws tune up event, run using the current outlaws format in preparation for next Saturday’s season finale featuring the World of Outlaws sprint cars. The URC show will be the only appearance of the season by the circuit at Port Royal and the first since 2013. Drivers Greg Hodnett and Aaron Ott have already expressed their intent to race in both sprint car divisions at the show.
Port Royal – Tickets for the upcoming Port Royal Speedway awards banquet coming up on Saturday, November 21 will go on sale Wednesday, October 14. The banquet will honor all 2015 track champions with an awards dinner held just off of the speedway backstretch, at the Port Royal Community Building located along Fourth St. Tickets are available for a price of $30 each. Deadline for ordering tickets is Friday, November 13.
Orders for banquet tickets may be placed by mail with payment via check or money order, mailed to and made payable to: Port Royal Speedway, 308 W. 8th St., Port Royal, PA 17082. Orders may also be placed by phone during office hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by calling 717.527.2303.
Foliage Days Craft, Food & Flea Market In Full Swing At Oval Before Races; 410 sprints race in outlaw tune up paying $5,000 to win, URC 360/358s race for $2,000 to win
Port Royal – A fall festival afternoon and evening of fun awaits race fans this Saturday, October 17, at Port Royal Speedway as the oval hosts a weekend-long food, craft and flea market along with Open Wheel Madness for sprint cars. Sprint car races featuring twin 25’s for 410 sprints and URC sprints are on tap at 5 pm on Saturday but before then fans can roam the grounds while taking part in Port Royal Foliage Days, an annual event held each October on speedway grounds.
A variety of indoor and outdoor food, craft and flea market vendors will surround the speedway on both Saturday and Sunday with a parade through downtown Port Royal at 1 pm on Saturday and a classic car show on the grounds on Sunday beginning at noon. The 410 sprints will compete in the Foliage Days races on Saturday along with the URC 360/358 sprint cars at 5 pm.
It will be an outlaw tune up event for the 410 sprints as they compete under the outlaws format in a feature paying $5,000 to win while the URC sprints race for $2,000 to win.
Stock cars to Myers, Shoop and Brenize
Port Royal – Some 120 race cars packed the Port Royal Speedway pit area Saturday night to contest the 4th annual Blue Collar Classic including the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for 305 sprint cars. Huntingdon’s Jeff Miller put an exclamation mark on his 2015 season at the track by claiming the 25-lap Keystone RaceSaver Challenge while also taking the season point title at the oval for the 305 sprint cars. DJ Myers scored the 20-lap limited late model main over a stellar field of limiteds while Andrew Shoop scored the xtreme stock feature event and Wayne Brenize won the four cylinder feature. The Founder’s Cup non-qualifiers race for the 305 sprints was taken by Jordan Thomas.
The 2013 event champion, Mifflintown’s Jake Waters led the first four laps of the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for the 305 sprints before Orwigsburg’s Tyler Reeser took over in an effort to record his second win of the season at the track. Point leader Jeff Miller started third in the field and took second from Waters on the eighth tour to begin driving down the distance Reeser had opened up. The leaders entered the rear of the field with 15 laps to go and Miller then made his first bid for control. He drove around Reeser for the lead in the first corner but Reeser used the outside to reclaim the spot as the pair raced down the backchute.
Keystone RaceSaver 305 Sprint Challenge Highlights Event, stock cars also compete
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will host the fourth annual running of the Keystone RaceSaver 305 Sprint Blue Collar Classic Challenge coming up this Saturday, October 10 at 5 pm. Some 50 cars have already pre-registered for the one-day affair that features group time trials, heats, consolations and a 25-lap RaceSaver 305 sprint feature paying $1,000 to win and $400 to start.
The RaceSaver 305 sprints will also compete in a full purse Founder’s Cup event to end the night, comprised of drivers who failed to qualify for the main event. Also on the Port Royal Blue Collar Classic racing card is competition for limited late models, xtreme stocks and four cylinder pure stocks.
305 Blue Collar Classic, URC & 410 Sprint Twin 25s & World of Outlaws Slated!
Races Oct. 10, 17 & 24 end the year
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway is readying for three final weeks of sprint car racing action coming up on October 10, 17 and 24. After a few weeks off, the historic oval will close out the 2015 season with a trio of big shows to cap off the year. It all climaxes with the return of the World of Outlaws sprint cars to the track on Saturday, October 24 at 5 pm along with the Mid Atlantic Modifieds. The World of Outlaws sprint cars will compete in a 30-lap main event paying $10,000 to win in the big event.
Tickets are now on sale at worldofoutlaws.com and are priced at $30 adult general admission and $20 for students ages 12 – 18 with reserved grandstand seating available regardless of age for $35. PA Posse native Ryan Smith is the defending World of Outlaws Port Royal winner. The mighty URC 360 sprints will return to Port Royal on October 17 along with the 410 sprints in the Open Wheel Madness Twin 25s, at 5 pm.
Port Royal – Aboard the potent Zemco No. 1 sprint car, Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg is the 2015 Port Royal Speedway track champion after competing in last weekend’s annual Tuscarora 50 races at the oval. Wolfe put his name in the record books along with his father Randy who garnered the track crown for his one and only oval title back in 1982. The track title for Wolfe was his first ever, anywhere, aboard a sprint car although the second-generation driver does own a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek titles coming in 2007 for car owners Jim and Laura Allebach and in 2014 for Zemco owners John and Pee Wee Zemaitis.
Wolfe competed in 20 of 21 shows completed during the regular Port Royal sprint car season, beginning in April. Along the way he notched a pair of wins along with three runner-ups, four third-place finishes, a fourth, a sixth, three sevenths, a pair of eighths and a pair of ninth place finishes.
To date, despite being a track titlist, Wolfe owns a total of only three Port Royal career victories. While Wolfe wrapped up the sprint car championship in the Tuscarora races, Shermansdale’s Mike Lupfer recorded his second super late model track laurels in a row after racing in all 18 events held at the track for the division.
PORT ROYAL: No, Brent, it's not a dream. It might have seemed that way. Brent Marks and Sprint Car drivers across the country imagine climbing on the rear of the car and waving the checkered flag in front of cheering fans. They dream about the flash bulbs of the photographers, standing with a huge trophy and getting that big check. For Marks, it's a reality.
You will have to excuse the Myerstown driver for having to pinch himself. After all, he scored the biggest win of his career, when he blasted by Sheldon Haudenschild and went on to score the win in the 48th annual Tuscarora 50. Marks' Sunday night haul was $12,625. It was also his third win in seven days, which was was worth a total bounty of $21,625.
"That's awesome," Marks said. "We've been wanting a new motor, and I think we deserve a new one. "This is a race I wanted to win, one I said we could win. Like I said [last] Monday, to go that long without a win was tough and now, all of a sudden, we pull off three. I just hope I wake up tomorrow, and it wasn't a dream." This win wasn't handed to Marks. He had to earn every bit of it after starting back in the 13th position.
Hot Laps Set for 5PM with Racing to Follow
Port Royal, PA (September 12, 2015) - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to postpone the 48th running of the "Tuscarora 50" until tomorrow, Sunday, September 13. Steady rains moved into the Port Royal Speedway area on Saturday morning and continued to be a factor just before race time. "Tuscarora 50" gates will open at 2:00PM on Sunday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway. A mandatory UNOH All Star drivers meeting is slated for 4:00PM.
Hot laps will hit the racing surface at 5:00PM with qualifying time trials to follow. Please visit www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information.
PORT ROYAL: "That's awesome." Those were the first words Brent Marks uttered to the crowd after he climbed out of his car Friday night at Port Royal Speedway. Marks had every reason to be pleased. He won the Labor Day Classic at the Juniata County oval Monday — surprisingly, it was his first win of the season — and carried that momentum into the Night before the Tuscarora 50. Confidence can be a powerful tool for a race car driver. Marks used it to make all the right moves in claiming the 30-lap All Star Circuit of Champions main event and a nice $5,000 payday.
"This is my first All Star win, and it's definitely something that is special to me," Marks said. "I love this car. "It's on a rail. Whatever we did to it Monday and whatever we did to it today, it just worked. We were just so fast." Marks was frustrated with his performance the last three weeks. That disappointment led to the decision to pull out his Knoxville Nationals car. He's been money ever since, something he showed over the race distance.
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