Climbs From Racer To Chants Of "Poss-E, Poss-E" In Thrilling Outlaws Port Season Finale!
Port Royal – It was a performance that the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car fans thundered in approval of and even the World of Outlaws faithful had to respect as Posse circuit driver Ryan Smith of Kunkletown beat the traveling STP World of Outlaws sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to claim his first ever oval and outlaws victory, worth $10,000. Outlaws champion Donny Schatz of Minot, North Dakota, who by virtue of entering the night's activities clinched the 2014 outlaws series title, chased Smith to the line at the finish.
Early in the night, 20-time outlaws champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana, was presented a commemorative plaque for his unparalleled accomplishments in the sport and in recognition of his final race in Pennsylvania as a full time outlaws driver.
PORT ROYAL: A week ago, Ryan Smith was disappointed with the outcome in the season finale at Williams Grove Speedway.
Smith placed second to Cory Haas. His first victory at the historic speedway was so close he could taste it.
That thirst never left and on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, Smith not only put last week behind him, he did one better. Failing to win that initial race at the Grove means very little if anything at this point.
Outlaws VS. Posse showdown begins at 5 pm October 25!
Port Royal – It has been a decade since the STP World of Outlaws Sprint cars last raced at the historic Port Royal Speedway. And now the wait is over! The cars and stars of the World of Outlaws circuit will return to Port Royal Speedway this Saturday night, October 25 for a 5 pm showdown with the Pennsylvania Posse stars to close out the 2014 Port Royal Season. Purely sprint car racing is on the agenda that climaxes with a $10,000 to win, 30-lap feature event.
Port Royal – Could 2014 be the year that Steve Kinser gets a sprint car win at Port Royal Speedway? Believe it or not, the 20-time World of Outlaws sprint car champion has never taken a victory at the historic oval but another chance is on the horizon coming up on October 25 when the STP World of Outlaws series invades the oval. Racing is slated to get underway at 5 pm with gates opening at 3 pm.
Kinser turned 60 years old a few months ago and has put together a driving legacy that can be rivaled by no other however he has yet to notch a W at The Port.
Mike Erdley Gives Retiring Car Owner Randy Lisi One More Win In 410 Sprints
Port Royal – Jeff Geiges of Hamilton, New Jersey, bested a 48-car field of RaceSaver 305 sprints to pick up the $1,000 victory in Saturday's third annual Keystone RaceSaver Blue Collar Classic at Port Royal Speedway.
In the 410 sprint feature, Mike Erdley put an exclamation point on the end of his season as his car owner's retirement nears with his second victory of the season at the track. And in the xtreme stock main it was Todd Snook scoring the victory.
Grant Adams takes limited lates
Port Royal – Mike Wagner II of Harrisonville kicked off the 305 sprint Blue Collar Classic weekend at Port Royal Speedway with a win on Friday night
It was Wagner's first Port Royal win of the season and the fifth overall of his career at the track.
He nearly gave the win away when he lost the lead to Jeff Miller Jr. on the ninth tour of the 20-lap main.
"I was just flirting with the inside wall a little bit and it gave me a bite," said Wagner referring to contact with the wall when he lost the lead mid-race.
"The track was fast. I made a small mistake and it cost me the lead for a little bit."
410 sprints and xtreme stocks also race Saturday, limited lates on Friday
Port Royal – Over 50 RaceSaver 305 sprint cars have registered to enter the third annual Keystone RaceSaver Blue Collar Classic at Port Royal Speedway this weekend, October 10 and 11. The RaceSaver 305s, hosted the entire weekend at Port Royal by the PA Sprint Series 305 region, will compete both nights at the track with Friday's show going off using a regular format and purse while Saturday's 25-lap Blue Collar main pays $1,000 to win and $400 to start with group time trials setting the heat and feature starting grids. Drivers from Virginia, West Virginia, New York and Maryland will join those from Pennsylvania for the two-day 305 extravaganza at the historic oval.
Port Royal – Ticket sales are underway for the upcoming invasion by the STP World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway, slated for Saturday, October 25 at 5 pm and with contingency plans put in place to protect from a loss of the program due to inclement weather, fans can purchase tickets with confidence.
Seat tickets for the highly anticipated return of the World of Outlaws to Port Royal Speedway can be purchased now at the World of Outlaws official website, located at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets.
Port Royal Weekend Is October 10 & 11
Interregional clash for 305s, 410 sprints vie for $3,500 in outlaws tune up Saturday!
Port Royal – The stage is set for the third annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge Blue Collar Classic weekend for 305 sprints presented by the PA Sprint Series at Port Royal Speedway this coming holiday weekend, October 10 and 11. Racing action on Friday night gets underway at 7 pm featuring a regular program for an interregional gathering of Keystone RaceSaver 305 sprints and limited late model action that will pay $1,000 to win.
Saturday competition gets started at 5 pm with a huge clash of interregional RaceSaver 305 sprint teams featuring a headline 25-lap main paying $1,000 to win and $400 just to start out of a total purse worth some $10,000.
Port Royal – Even though the STP World of Outlaws are competing in the area during the next week, there will still be another chance this season to catch all the best sprint car drivers in the world do battle under one roof when the STP World of Outlaws visit Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, October 25 at 5 pm. The highly anticipated Port Royal program will be the last chance for area fans to see multi-time outlaws champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, IN., compete in the state of Pennsylvania as a full-time outlaws pilot.
World Of Outlaws Storm Port Royal Speedway In 34 Days!
Port Royal – Just 34 days remain until the heralded return of the STP World of Outlaws sprint cars to Port Royal Speedway, on Saturday, October 25 at 5 pm. The October 25 show will be the first of its kind at the track in a decade for the national touring band. The Port Royal event will be the final appearance on Pennsylvania clay by perennial outlaws champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind., as a full time touring professional with the outlaws. "Port Royal has the greatest fans anywhere and they've really supported us and come back to us over the last three years as we all have worked together to make Port Royal the kind of venue that can now host the World of Outlaws again," noted Port Royal promoter Steve O'Neal earlier this season.
World of Outlaws & Keystone RaceSaver Blue Collar Classic In Offing
Port Royal – After a few weeks off on the heels of the 47th annual Tuscarora 50 for sprint cars, Port Royal Speedway will now take a much-needed break in order to prepare for its October events. The track returns to action over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, for the two-day, Blue Collar Classic weekend featuring a Keystone RaceSaver Sprints interregional 305 sprint challenge and the 410 sprints.
Lafferty Earns Port Track Title; Dave Leidy gets econo late main
Port Royal – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville made a bold first lap, thread the needle move to take the lead in Saturday's 47th annual Tuscarora 50 for 410 sprints at Port Royal Speedway to trump the field for the fourth 50 checkers of his career worth over $13,000. Hodnett started fourth in the deep field that was whittled down from 41 entries in the All Stars event, with Danny Holtgraver and Lynton Jeffrey on the front row for the green flag. And when the field roared down the frontchute into the first turn, Hodnett hung with his high line around the top and blasted to the outside of Pittsburgh's Holtgraver as he came off of the second corner.
PORT ROYAL: Mike Heffner remembers his father taking him to Port Royal Speedway for the Tuscarora 50. So when Heffner got into the Sprint Car ownership game, the prestigious race was one of the top lines on his victory bucket list. And now, it's been crossed off. Hired gun Greg Hodnett made sure of it in emphatic fashion Saturday night.
Dominating. Decisive. Imposing. It doesn't matter what word you use to describe Hodnett over the 50-lap onslaught. It all means the same and ends with the Thomasville driver collecting his fourth win in the event. Hodnett also sat in Victory Lane in 1998, 2004 and 2009, tying Doug Wolfgang, Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease for the most Tuscarora 50 victories. This particular march was worth a hefty $13,350.
"This is definitely a worthy win," Heffner said. "The first half of the race was great, and Greg did a great job.
takes Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal
PORT ROYAL, PA (Friday, Sept. 5, 2014) – Stevie Smith held off charges from Danny Holtgraver to win the $5,000 Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway Friday Night. The win was Smith's 16th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory, as he has tied his dad, Steve Smith's career series total.
Piloting the Fred Rahmer/Dave Prichard-owned #51, Smith took the lead from pole-sitter Doug Esh early in the non-stop 30-lapper. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver Danny Holtgraver, who started in the outside front row, challenged Smith several times late in the race, but his car faded in the final laps as Danny Dietrich took second on the last lap.
Point Chase Tighter Than Ever For Lafferty, Erdley, Layton And Heimbach
Dylan Yoder Is First Repeat In Super Lates, Lupfer Claims Title
Port Royal – Stevie Smith overtook Doug Esh and drove to his second career Night Before The Tuscarora 50 sprint car victory on Friday night at Port Royal Speedway, worth $5,000. A native of New Oxford, PA, Smith's first win in the event was back in 2010 while his All Stars win on Friday night gave him an even dozen in the all time Port Royal record books. In the 20-lap super late model main, Selinsgrove's Dylan Yoder became the first repeat winner of the season in the division, scoring the victory in the final show of the year at the track for the super stock cars.
Doug Esh and Danny Holtgraver took the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints feature green from the front row in what would end up being a 30-lap non-stop feature event.
PORT ROYAL: Stevie Smith was having fun running at the front of the field Friday night at Port Royal Speedway.
So much so, that he had no idea how long the feature was or what lap he was completing at the flagstand. The track was quick, and Smith's car was that good.
Smith had an even better time in Victory Lane. That's what happens when you drive to the front and capture a $5,000 payday in the All Star Circuit of Champions Night before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.
"I was thinking it was 25 laps," Smith said with a chuckle. "It didn't seem that long, but I guess when you are up front and having fun, it doesn't seem like much."
Said car-owner Fred Rahmer, "Stevie did a great job. He did what he had to do, and we hope we can get the car even better tomorrow."
Trio Should Fight It Out, Four Drivers In Contention
Port Royal – The advent of this weekend's Tuscarora 50 sprint car races at Port Royal Speedway will determine who is the 2014 track titlist and the title fight couldn't be any closer as the races draw near. After Monday's Labor Day Classic for the sprints at Port Royal, both Rick Lafferty and Chad Layton are tied for the point lead with 4,825 markers.
Both men have a win at the historic oval already this season. Harrisburg's Layton is already a two-time Port Royal rack champion, having scored the laurels for Middleswarth racing in 2010 and in 2012.
Yoder and Moist claim stock cars
Port Royal – Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg won the 63rd annual Labor Day Classic for 410 sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Monday afternoon, becoming the third and final leader in the event that saw a total of four lead changes. In the 355 econo late feature it was Middleburg's Andrew Yoder who dominated for the victory to record his fourth oval win of the season while Andrew Moist came out on top in the four cylinder main event.
A draw put two-time Labor Day Champion on the pole for the start of the 25-lap Classic event with two-time Port Royal 2014 winner Brent Marks alongside. Just behind in row two was Dietrich and four-time and defending Classic champion Lance Dewease.
PORT ROYAL: It's the recipe for success during a daylight show. Start up front, get to the bottom first and don't make a mistake. Stick dry-slick ace Greg Hodnett on the pole, and the rest of the field is running for second. The first-place check is his. Uh, not so fast. Danny Dietrich showed Monday that he loves daylight racing. And no matter where he starts in the field, he has a crack at Victory Lane.
Fortunately, the Gettysburg driver started third in the Labor Day Classic. He fell back to fourth before making his own groove around the top of the speedway and storming to his first career victory at the Juniata County oval. "I knew I had a chance," said Dietrich, who earned $4,000 for the triumph. "It was a long race, a long day. "I love daylight shows. It gets real racy, and you can make up time more than when the track is wetter and faster."
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