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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY’S 70th YEAR FEATURES 27 RACE DATES IN 2015

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s 70th year celebration will feature a variety of open wheel and stock car events with 27 race dates dotting the 2015 schedule.

The season kicks off with the track’s annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove Sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 6. Teams interested in placing their race cars in the show please call 570.523.8420 before Feb. 25.

Racing at the historic half-mile clay oval starts Saturday, March 14, with the annual Race of Champions (RoC) Ice Breaker 40 for big block modifieds paying $5,000 to win. Also on the opening day 2 p.m. racing card will be the sportsman modifieds. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, March 15.

The first regular show of the season featuring the Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint cars, Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models, and A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners will be spun off at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

Weekly racing will continue through mid-September with the United Racing Club (May 2, June 6, June 20, Aug. 1), Empire Super Sprints (April 11, May 16), and Patriot Sprint Tour (June 13) joining the track’s 360 sprint cars for several Saturday night stops during the season.

On Saturday, May 9, the speedway will host “Pack The Track Night” featuring $5 general admission for adults and students for a complete four-division racing program! Kids 11 years of age and younger are admitted FREE in the grandstand and bleacher areas for every event at Selinsgrove Speedway again this year.

The speedway’s three crown jewel events, the National Open races for the 360 sprint cars (June 20), super late models (Sept. 6), and 410 sprint cars (Sept. 19) will each pay $10,000 to win.

Mach 1 Chassis of Mechanicsburg will be the title sponsor of the 15th annual 360 sprint car National Open, with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series returning to sanction the 17th annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open weekend Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6. The 33rd annual 410 sprint car Open will again honor the memory of former five-time sprint car champion Jim Nace.

The 410 sprint cars will also compete at Selinsgrove in the Ray Tilley Classic May 24 and Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial PA Speedweek Finale July 5. The popular super sportsman and 305 sprint cars will join the 410 sprint cars on each of those programs to round out the open wheel tripleheaders.

Selinsgrove Ford, the speedway’s official pace truck sponsor, will also be the title sponsor of the second annual Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars Aug. 1. The $2,573-to-win sprint car race, a tribute to the late Hall of Fame driver Kramer Williamson, will be preceded by the Selinsgrove Market Street Race Car Parade at 4 p.m. Teams interested in participating in the race car parade please contact Kelly Long at 570.374.8131.

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Port Royal Is The Place For Sprints And Lates In 2015!

Schedule starts March 14, ends with three-week October run featuring sprints!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/30/15

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway is the place to be for sprint car and late model racing during the upcoming 2015 racing season, set to kick off in March before ending with a three-week run on October 10, 17 and 24.

The just released 2015 slate of events features nearly 40 total sprint car events including competition for 410 sprints, 305 sprints, URC sprints and the super sportsman.

And the super late models have been taken up a notch for the year ahead with their total shows jumping up to 22 in total to go along with some 14 shows for the now popular yet relatively new 355-econo late models.

Also appearing will be xtreme stocks, legends, four cylinders and the All American Outlaws.

The season gets started at Port Royal on Saturday, March 14 at 6 pm with the 410 sprints and super late models, paying $3,500 and $2,000 to win, respectively.

Back in the fold this season at Port Royal will be the USAC, All Stars and World of Outlaws sprint cars.

Under the leadership of new series owner Tony Stewart, the Port Royal All Stars invasions on April 25 for the Bob Weikert Memorial and for the two-day Tuscarora 50 races in September should be bigger and better than ever.

The wingless stars of USAC will return to the oval on June 6 along with the popular ARDC Midgets and the EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion.

And the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will put an exclamation point on the 2015 season with the final oval show of the year on October 25.

But before that October 25 WoO finale, here’s some notes to know about the year ahead at Port Royal Speedway:

October will be big! The outlaws will end it but the month starts Oct. 10 with the Blue Collar Classic for Keystone RaceSaver 305 sprints followed by Open Wheel Madness on Oct. 17 featuring the 410 sprints and the return of the URC Sprints.  The Oct. 17 show will merge two popular events at the oval as the grounds host Port Royal Fall Foliage Days, a local trademark craft and fall festival during the daytime, followed by a big Open Wheel Madness show featuring a knockout sprint twin bill with exciting formats to be announced!

UFO Late Models Are Back! The revived UFO Late Model circuit hits the track twice in 2015, featuring big late model stars racing for big late model money including in the Butch Renninger Memorial to start the Juniata County Fair on September 5.  A revision to an earlier announced Port Royal date now has the series visiting the track on June 20 instead of in May.

Old Reliables!  The Bob Weikert Memorial is bigger and better this year, paying $15,000 to win for a 40-lap feature on April 25. Pennsylvania Speedweek is July 4.  The Dream Race is August 8. Labor Day again features daytime sprint racing on September 7 with the two-day Tuscarora 50 races ending the week Friday and Saturday.

Established promotions return!  Back for another year on the schedule due to their successes in previous seasons is a number of favorite fan nights including Fan Appreciation on June 13 featuring $10 adult general admission, Free Student Night May 2, Moon Shine Camo Night May 30, Kids Night July 11, EMS Night July 18, Salute To The Military Night August 1, a pair of $1Hot Dog Nights on April 11 and August 15 and four Camera and Autograph Nights.

Memorial Saturday stays big!  For the third year in a row the Memorial Day Saturday program will feature the Fallen Heroes Championships for 410 sprints and super late models plus 305 sprints and Fireworks on May 23 along with Pepsi and Packer’s Concessions Night.

Other stock car races to watch! A super late model championship will be run July 11 while other highlights include the Late Model Speedweek Charlie Grinestaff Memorial on May 30 including 410 sprints, Manufacturer’s Appreciation August 1and inclusion in the Dream Race August 8.  Econo lates will have championship races on June 6 and September 12 plus a manufacturer’s race on July 18.  An xtreme stock championship is slated for August 1.

ITTPA Tractor Pulls! A pair of dates for the Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers are again slated at the track, on June 27 and September 6 during the Juniata County Fair. Both shows have been proven to be wildly exciting and crowd pleasing.

Last but not least! The annual Juniata County Fair is always chock full of racing including on Labor Day, the Tuscarora 50 and the fair opener.  But again this year a Demolition Derby is set for Labor Day evening while the afternoon Labor races feature free fair admission and JUST $10 race admission.  Free fair admission is also again being offered for the two-day Tuscarora 50 races on September 11 and 12.

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Super Late Models Making Noise On 2015 Port Royal Schedule

Season Seats And Passes Remain On Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/10/15

Port Royal – The 2015 Port Royal Speedway slate of events is beginning to take shape with opening day slated for Saturday, March 14 at 6 pm, featuring the 410 sprints and super late models.

In all, just shy of 30 total race dates and a pair of Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers-sanctioned pulling events are in the offing with still a few dates and divisions to be determined.

The STP World of Outlaws sprint cars will again return to the historic venue to close out the season on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Other national and regional touring sprint car groups are slated to appear with more definitive information regarding those shows yet to be announced.  

Big developments recently announced regarding the 2015 Port Royal agenda revolves around the oval’s standout super late model competition.

A pair of Port Royal crown jewels for super late models has been announced as part of the revived UFO super late model series and the super lates will again take part in the annual late model speedweek series.

The "New" UFo Championship Tour has released its initial 2015 slate of events including a pair that will take place at Port Royal.

The schedule includes 10 events over 12 nights. The yet-to-be finalized UFo Championship schedule will include up to 14 events for the upcoming season and a season-ending points bonus fund for the top finishing drivers.

Hesston Speedway, Dog Hollow Speedway, Tyler County Speedway and Port Royal Speedway have included the tour in their major super late model 2015 race schedule.

The Port Royal Fallen Heroes Championship for UFO super late models will pay $2,000 to win on Saturday, May 23 while the annual Butch Renninger Memorial 33-lap event will pay at least $3,300 to win on Saturday, September 5, serving as the annual Juniata County Fair Opener.

Both Port Royal events will be companion races to events to be held at Hesston Speedway on the following night, setting up strong weekend payoffs for racers with minimal travel distance and time between tracks.

The UFo Championship will provide a strong point fund to the top seven point positions for the current 10 race schedule.

Complete information on the UFo Race Championship may be found at http://www.ufochampionship.com.

And as mentioned, Port Royal Speedway will again be a part of Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek in 2015, hitting the track on Saturday, May 30 along with the 410 sprint cars.

More news regarding the forthcoming finalized 2015 Port Royal Speedway schedule is in the offing.
 
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Season passes and seats for the 2015 Port Royal Speedway racing season continue to be on sale.

A season reserve seat for all oval racing events on the 2015 schedule including the exciting fairweek races in 2015 will again cost just $50.00.  This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season.

Once again in 2015, the entire main aluminum grandstand will be designated as a SMOKE FREE environment.  The Keith Kauffman Family Seating area of the main grandstand will continue to be provided in Section C, where no alcohol or smoking has been permitted since 2011.

Current season seat ticket holders must submit their payment and request for renewal before February 1, 2015 or surrender their seats to new buyers.

General admission season passes for all speedway oval events are now available, at a cost of just $325.00, which does include admission to all fairweek races in 2015.

Season pit passes are also being offered at a price of $400 each while reserved fan parking spots behind the grandstand are being offered for $50.00. (Please note that the parking passes will not be good for fairweek events.)

Just as the last several seasons, all season admission passes, season seat tickets and season parking passes are only good for circle-track auto racing events again in 2015 at Port Royal Speedway.  Any other grandstand events such as tractor pulls and demolition derbies are not included.  

Orders may be placed by phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by contacting the speedway office at 717.527.2303.

Orders may also be submitted by mail by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, 308 W. Eighth Street, Port Royal, PA, 17082.

Regular weekly fanfare featuring the popular 410 sprints and the super late models will again be the norm next season.

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26TH ANNUAL THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, THUNDER SERIES TO OPEN SUNDAY, MAY 24

For the twenty-sixth season, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will return to the Grandview Speedway with six exciting events presented by NAPA Auto Parts.    Some one-hundred and fourteen Thunder on the Hill events were presented since Steve Smith and the Black Bandit #19 parked in victory lane at the very first Thunder Series event in August of 1990. Thunder on the Hill is a co-promotion between Grandview Speedway Owner Bruce Rogers and Special events organizer Bob Miller.  

The Thunder Series has distributed in excess of $3.8 million dollars in payouts to the various divisions over the years.   Thunder on the Hill has offered unique specialty events to include the 410 Sprints, USAC Sprints, WoO Late Models, CRA Non-Wing Sprints,  Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, DIRTcar Modifieds, ROC Modifieds, WoO Sprints, 358 Sprints,  358 Modifieds, Late Models, URC Sprints, SCRA Sprints, 600 Sprints, Legends and even the Monster Smash Demolition Derby.  The Thunder shows are also unique with event names, fireworks on the parade lap, the Inside/Out Promotion, Joe the Pizza Dude, Pre-race Pit Tours, Race Team Meet & Greets at the front gate, the Grill on the Hill Hot Dog Giveaway in 2014, the annual Quarter Midget Fan Fest and for those who remember when we did the “guest announcer” for a night, offering a fan from the stands an opportunity to call a heat race.  

It really is all about the race fans and in 2015, Jay Dugan will return to manage the Thunder on the Hill social media.   Jay’s goal is  to keep fans informed and engaged in all the happenings of Thunder on the Hill and this includes race night at the track as well as  mid-week and during the off season.

In 2015, the Thunder Series will open with the very popular Grandview Thunder 5-25’s, a features only  program that will showcase the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints & Legends on Sunday night, May 24.  

On Tuesday night, June 2 the 9th Annual EASTERN Storm will open at Grandview Speedway with the USAC Non-Wing Sprints & ARDC Non-Wing Midgets taking part in the Annual Jesse Hockett Classic.   This “rub rails and rooster tails”  show is always a crowd pleasing event as the USAC stars are not afraid of the Grandview Speedway outside wall.   

The third Thunder event will showcase the return of the DIRTCar Modifieds joined by a complete show of the Grandview 358 Modifieds making up the 18th Annual Traffic Jam on Tuesday night, June 16.  This is a first time ever presentation of these two premier divisions  coming together on the “hill”.   The  DIRTCar Modifies will battle 60 laps for $6,000 to win as the 358 Modified chase a $3,000 payday in a 30 lap feature.  It’s a Double Down for Modifieds Night with an added $1,000 Bonus from Pioneer Pole Buildings for any driver who can Double Down and with both features.

Always a popular event is the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series when the 410 Sprints and the ROC Modifieds team up on Tuesday night, June 30.   

For the first time ever, the Renegade 410 Sprints  will make a stop “on the hill” at the Grandview Speedway joined by the 358 Modifieds on Tuesday night, July 28.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will close out 2015 with the Annual House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s on Saturday night, October 17. The features only program will include the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints and Legend Cars along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. This event will start at 6 PM.

2015 Schedule
Sunday, May 24
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES  7:30 PM
5-25’s  358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends

Tuesday, June 2
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- -Jesse Hockett Classic  7:30 PM
USAC NATIONAL WINGLESS SPRINT TOUR & ARDC

Tuesday, June 16
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES  7:30 PM
SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES MODIFIEDS 18th Annual TRAFFIC JAM & Double Down for Modifieds
Big Block Modifieds 60 laps, 358 Modifieds 30 laps *NASCAR Point Race

Tuesday, June 30
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES  7:30 PM
Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & ROC Modifieds

Tuesday, July  28
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES  7:30 PM
Renegade 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds*NASCAR Point Race

Saturday, October  17
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES  Halloween Party   6 PM
5-25’s Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman,  TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars

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Renegade Sprints Adds Memorial Races at Selinsgrove Speedway to 2015 Schedule

FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 31, 2014) - The Renegade Sprints will tackle legendary Selinsgrove Speedway twice during the 2015 season.

The big track - listed as a half mile around the inside rail - in Selinsgrove, Pa., will host the 410ci sprint car series on Sunday, May 24, for the 4 th annual Ray Tilley Classic and on Saturday, Sept. 19, during the $10,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial 33rd annual National Open.

"We've been hearing a lot of positive feedback about the Renegade Sprints," Selinsgrove Speedway Track Announcer and Publicity Director Steve Inch said. "It has been gaining a lot of traction. We've talked to a lot of people in Pennsylvania. (Renegade Sprints President) Shane Helms has a great reputation. We're really excited to work with him and his group in this inaugural season for the Renegade Sprints."

The marquee events are two of the biggest held at Selinsgrove Speedway, which has been open since 1946.

"Ray Tilley is the all-time feature winner at Selinsgrove," Inch said. "We established that race the year after he passed away. We thought that'd be a good event to put the Renegade Sprints on.

"We're hoping the Jim Nace Memorial 33rd annual National Open can become one of the crown jewel events of the Renegade Sprints. It is one of the speedway's biggest races. We're excited to be able to sanction the National Open again for the first time since 1990. I think that will be a real positive addition for this year's race."

Helms, who is finalizing the 2015 Renegade Sprints schedule, said he's excited for the series to add the memorial races.

"Selinsgrove Speedway has a great tradition and history," he added. "It's a big deal for the Renegade Sprints to be a part of that. We are more than thrilled to have Selinsgrove Speedway on the schedule next year.

"I also want to thank Matt Miley at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, who has been a tremendous supporter of the Renegade Sprints. Matt gave up one of his dates so that we could make everything work and I think that speaks volumes about his character."

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WILLIAMS GROVE ANNOUNCES 2015 SLATE, NATIONAL OPEN EXPANDED TO THREE DAYS WITH TRACK CHAMP CROWNED

12/7/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway has announced its 2015 schedule of events with Opening Day races set for Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm, featuring the 410 sprint cars and the exciting super late models.

The season will be bookended with visits by the super late models as the once-regular Williams Grove division takes part in the opener and than again in the season finale in October.

The 2015 Williams Grove Speedway Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Car Champion will be crowned via the annual National Open next season as the conclusion of the newly expanded three-day National Open on October 3 will round out point racing for the year.  

A test and tune program will pre-date the season opener in March, taking place at 1 pm on Sunday March 22.  The session will be open to 410 and 358 sprints, super sportsman, 358 late models and street stocks.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will of course be the big ticket to see all season long at Williams Grove Speedway.

The popular 410 sprints are slated to race in 34 programs during the 2015 Williams Grove season with the usual cast of big events dotting the slate.

The 358 sprint cars will launch their 2015 campaign along with the 410 sprints on April 10 before returning 13 more more times during the season including three occasions when they will join forces to compete with the URC 360-powered sprints.

The first big Williams Grove race of the season comes up on April 17 when the Spring Classic Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial is staged as a kickoff to the 2015 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the track.

The Hoosier Diamond Series will include 11 events with a posted $5,000 going to the series champion at series end.

The Hoosier Diamond Series is run each season comprised of some of the biggest oval races of the year, carrying their own points and payoff.

Other big Williams Grove 410 sprint paydays in 2015 include a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek shows, kicking off the series Friday, June 26 before returning on July 3 with the highlight of Speedweek, the Mitch Smith Memorial.

Twin 20s for 410 sprints will be spun off on August 21 before the Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” honoring the late Hall of Fame promoter, returns on September 4.  

The 410 and 358 sprints will make up the Billy Kimmel Memorial on Sunday, September 6.

The STP World of Outlaws 410 sprint cars will be back at Williams Grove Speedway with an expanded schedule in 2015 as the prestigious, heralded National Open gets expanded to a three-day race party.

The 53rd annual Williams Grove Speedway National Open races will take place Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2 with the finale being staged on Saturday, October 3.

Thursday and Friday’s shows will pay $10,000 to win with the Open itself paying $50,000 to the champion on Saturday when the oval champion is crowned.  

The May weekend WoO stand spans May 15 and 16.

The Summer Nationals for the World of Outlaws will take place July 24 and 25.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will be hosted at Williams Grove on two occasions during the season, first appearing on April 24 and then again on June 12.

The season will come to a close on Saturday, October 9 with a special “Run What You Brung” program of 410 sprints and super late models.   

Starting time for all sprint car events at the track in 2015 aside from the season finale is set for 7:30 pm with warm-ups slated to take place 30 minutes prior.

Also appearing during the year will be the PASS 305 sprints, ARDC Midgets and URC sprints.

The kickoff of the 2015 Saturday Night Series featuring the super sportsman is slated for Saturday, May 2.

View the full schedule for both the sprint cars and the Saturday Night Series at www.williamsgrove.com.  Keep up to date on the latest Williams Grove Speedway news by following the oval on Facebook or Twitter.

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Williams Grove Speedway Finalizes Their 2015 Saturday Night Series Schedule

Mechanicsburg, PA., December 7, 2014

As winter’s winds roll across the idle Williams Grove Speedway surface, track owner Kathy Hughes is busy planning the 2015 schedule.

Hughes, along with speedway manager Justin Loh, finalized their plans for the popular Saturday Night Series.  The series is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the famed half-mile oval.  The show, featuring the Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models and Street Stocks will return for a 16-race season.

Racing will begin on May 2.  A major change will be the starting time.  Races will begin at 7 PM for all 2015 shows.  The change will provide competitors with more moisture in the surface and better racing for the fans.

A second change comes with the admission price.  Kathy Hughes continues to make the Saturday Night Series an affordable night of entertainment for families.  Hughes had a five-dollar admission for adults making her Saturday night racing the family-friendly track in the Harrisburg – York region.

Due to increasing costs in track operations ticket prices will rise by just one dollar for 2015.  The new six-dollar admission continues to be the lowest racing ticket in the region.  Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series fans do not have to return to receive their discount; each week the fans pay markdown prices.

Speedway management will continue to reward the three divisions.  Besides their 16 events, all three classes will be added to Friday night shows.

Kids Night returns on July 18.  The racing carnival is wildly popular with children. The 2014 Kids Night set an all-time attendance record.  A new event will be School’s Out on June 6.  The free candy at intermission will remain along with interviews with drivers.

Williams Grove Speedway continues to be the family-friendly track featuring the best in Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models and Street Stocks.

2015 Notes:

· Every SNS division will make an appearance on a Friday Night race (Sportsman 4/3, 4/17; Late Models 4/24; Street Stocks 7/3, 8/21)

· Topless 30 for Late Models will be on Friday, September 11 and be a complete SNS show with Super Sportsman and Street Stocks

Total races:  Super Sportsman 18; 358 Late Models 17; Street Stocks 18

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Get Your 2015 Port Royal Speedway Season Seats & Passes Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/3/14

Port Royal – Season passes and seats for the 2015 Port Royal Speedway racing season are now on sale!

And as usual, they are available just in time for holiday gift giving although time is running out!

A season reserve seat for all oval racing events on the 2015 schedule including the exciting fairweek races in 2015 will again cost just $50.00.  This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season.

Once again in 2015, the entire main aluminum grandstand will be designated as a SMOKE FREE environment.  The Keith Kauffman Family Seating area of the main grandstand will continue to be provided in Section C, where no alcohol or smoking has been permitted since 2011.

Current season seat ticket holders must submit their payment and request for renewal before February 1, 2015 or surrender their seats to new buyers.

General admission season passes for all speedway oval events are now available, at a cost of just $325.00, which does include admission to all fairweek races in 2015.

Season pit passes are also being offered at a price of $400 each while reserved fan parking spots behind the grandstand are being offered for $50.00. (Please note that the parking passes will not be good for fairweek events.)

Just as the last several seasons, all season admission passes, season seat tickets and season parking passes are only good for circle-track auto racing events again in 2015 at Port Royal Speedway.  Any other grandstand events such as tractor pulls and demolition derbies are not included.  

Orders may be placed by phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by contacting the speedway office at 717.527.2303.

Orders may also be submitted by mail by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, 308 W. Eighth Street, Port Royal, PA, 17082.

It was recently announced that the STP World of Outlaws sprint cars will again visit the historic oval during the 2015 season.

Regular weekly fanfare featuring the popular 410 sprints and the super late models will again be the norm next season.

More news and information regarding next season’s slate of events is in the offing as oval officials continue to plan and prep for the new year. .
 
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KRIMES CLAIMS FIRST TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS

Sophomore Chase Dietz takes title in Lincoln 358 sprint division

YORK, PA, 11/22/14 - Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Holiday Inn in York Saturday night, November 22nd. The top ten finishers in the season -long point series for both sprint car divisions, and special awards were distributed to rookies’ of-the-year and most improved driver.

KRIMES SCORES FIRST LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
After several years as a top-five point contender, Denver’s Alan Krimes rode the strength of two wins and consistent top finishes to his first-ever track title. Ironically, Krimes’ wins came back-to-back with an ARCH Night win on April 12th and a 410 Sprint Spring Championship victory on April 19th. Although he didn’t win the rest of the year, he did score ten top-five and 16 top-ten finishes in 23 races to claim the $10,000 championship. Krimes’ two wins in the John Alexander’s Midnight Express/Conestoga Valley Garage #87 moved him alongside Junie Taylor and Bobby Weaver on the all-time Lincoln win list with 15 career wins. Krimes title also earned Dennis Kohler Lincoln’s mechanic of-the-year award.

Four-time track champ Brian Montieth missed one race and suffered a few DNF’s, but still rode the strength of three wins, 12 top-five finishes and 15 top ten to second in season points. His three wins moved him into sole possession of sixth place on the all-time Lincoln win list with 44.

New Oxford’s Jim Siegel won twice and scored five top-five and 15 top ten to finish third in season points. One of his wins was the 11th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial on May 3rd.

Dallastown’s Cory Haas went winless at Lincoln in 2014, but did register seven top five and 14 top ten finishes to end fourth in season points. Haas was also named the season’s Sportsmanship Award winner for his on-and-off track efforts.

Rounding out the top five in the season point series was Gerard McIntyre, Jr., who picked up his third career Lincoln win on April 26th. He finished in the top five four times and in the top ten 15 times.

Sixth through tenth in season points were Robbie Kendall, Kyle Moody, Billy Dietrich, five-time winner Danny Dietrich, and Freddie Rahmer.

Kendall and Moody both scored their first-career 410 sprint wins during the season. Moody’s win was momentous, holding off national sprint car star Brady Bacon in Lincoln’s PA Speedweek show. Kendall and Moody were joined by other first-time winners Austin Hogue (who was named rookie of-the-year), rookie 410 driver Tim Wagaman, and J.J. Grasso.

Other Lincoln wins in 2014 were recorded by Adam Wilt (opening day for the second time in three years), Lance Dewease, Daryn Pittman (who won the July World of Outlaw show), and Steve Smith (who won both the World of Outlaw Show in May and the Dirt Classic presented by Kasey Kahne in September).

All told, there were 14 different winners in 23 races at Lincoln in 2014.

SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (410 Sprints)
410 Sprint Champion – Alan Krimes
Mechanic of the Year – Dennis Kohler
Rookie of the Year – Austin Hogue
Sportsmanship Award – Cory Haas
Most Improved Driver – Robbie Kendall

CHASE DIETZ CLAIMS FIRST-EVER LINCOLN SPEEDWAY TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Sophomore driver Chase Dietz won three times during the season to edge defending champ Niki Young and claim his first track title in Lincoln’s 358 sprint car division. Back-to-back wins on July 26th (Pepsi Night) and August 2nd (Sprint Car Championship in which he made a last-lap pass for the win) vaulted him into a points lead he would never relinquish.  All told, Dietz scored 12 top-five and 15 top-ten finishes in 18 events, which gave him a 95-point over Young at the end.

Young won the season opener and finished second in season points. He challenged Dietz down the stretch with ten top-five and d 13 top-ten finishes.

Carlisle’s Chandler Leiby, another sophomore driver and grandson to Lincoln promoter Bob Leiby, finished an impressive third in season points. He claimed his second career Lincoln win on August 30th, and ended the season tied with Dietz for the most top five (12) and a division-leading 16 top-ten finishes.

Rookie of-the-year Matt Campbell was fourth in season points. Campbell scored wins on May 3rd (Sterner Memorial) and June 21st (BAPS Night) and ended the season with seven top-five and 12 top-ten finishes.

Lady driver Brie Hershey of Dillsburg rounded out the top five in season points with two top-five and seven top-ten finishes.

Sixth through tenth in season points were another female driver Ashley Cappetta, Matt Findley, one-time winner Doug Hammaker (first career Lincoln win), Zach Euculano, and one-time winner Jeff Rohrbaugh.

Four different drivers picked up their first Lincoln career wins in 2014, including Hammaker, Mark Strickler, Phil Walter (who first won at Lincoln in the 410 sprints 22 years ago), and Dwight Leppo in the season finale.

All told, there were 13 different winners in 18 events. The only repeat winners at Lincoln in ‘14 were Dietz and Kevin Nouse (with three wins each), and Campbell with two. There were ten single-time winners, including Mike Bittinger and Brad McClelland, not yet mentioned.

SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (358 Sprints)
358 Sprint Champion - Chase Dietz
Rookie of the Year - Matt Campbell
Sportsmanship Award - Cody Fletcher
Most Improved Driver - Chase Dietz

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Port Royal Bestows Honors At Annual Banquet, World Of Outlaws Return In 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11/22/14

Port Royal – The annual Port Royal Speedway awards banquet was held Saturday night, November 22 at the Port Royal Community Building.

Feted were the track champions in all regular divisions: Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, Jake’s Carts/Enviroman Products late models, Gray’s Auto and Towing econo late models, Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks and River Valley Builders 305 sprints.

While opening the awards portion of the banquet, speedway promoter Steve Oneal announced that the STP World of Outlaws sprint cars will return to the Juniata County Oval again in 2015.

After a successful return to the track for the first time in a decade in October of this year, the World of Oultaws are looking forward to a return in 2015 although a concrete date has not yet been confirmed.  

Rick Lafferty of Pennington, New Jersey, took home top honors in the 410 sprint portion of the awards ceremony as the 2014 track champion for the first time in his career.  

Lafferty and his self-owned No. 0 ended the season with an average feature finish of eighth in his 18 regular season starts while pocketing one victory.   

Mike Erdley finished the season second in points, just 10 markers back of Lafferty for the title, also posting an average feature finish of eighth during his 18 regular season starts.  

Blane Heimbach, Chad Layton and Greg Hodnett completed the top five in points followed by Doug Esh, Curt Stroup, Dylan Cisney, Mike Wagner and Nate Snyder.

Stroup, of Richfield, took home honors as Most Improved in the division after moving from 14th in the 2013 point standings up to seventh this season.  

Rookie of the Year honors went to Harrisonville’s Logan Wagner who put together a 15th in the points and a best feature finish of third on August 16.

Dave Ely earned the 410 sprint Sportsmanship Award in honor of his contributions to the oval’s regularly staged kids activities and other fan oriented promotions.  

Shermansdale’s Mike Lupfer scored the super late model track title for a career first while scoring one victory and an average season feature finish of fifth.

Brett Schadel was second in season points for an amazing third season in a row and that fact alone earned him 2014 Sportsmanship honors.  

Mitch Hack was third in points followed by Jason Schmidt and Tim Smith Jr.  

Schmidt was voted Most Improved in the division in what was a highly competitive race for the award after finishing 11th in points last year.

Smith Jr. was awarded Rookie of the Year laurels.

The balance of the late model top 10 point earners were Trent Brenneman, Tim Wilson, Patrick Bryner, Tim Fedder and Matt Parks.

Jeff Miller of Huntingdon won champion’s laurels in the 305 sprint division by just five markers over Tyler Bear in a race for the title that came down to a pass in the final corner of the last lap of the final race for the division.

Miller had a lone victory on the year and an average feature finish of fifth.  

Mike Wagner II., was third in points followed by Eric Parker and Erin Statler.

Wagner announced his plans to compete in 410 sprint competition during the upcoming season.

The 355 econo late model division saw veteran Tim Krape score the maiden title in the new speedway division with an average feature finish of third.

The track crown was Krape’s ninth overall having also taken crowns in oval thundercar, street stock and pro stock action.

Krape had one win during the season and announced he will move up to super late model competition in 2015.

Andrew Yoder was second in points with five victories followed by Devin Hart, Shaun Miller and Danny Sollers.  

Sixth through 10th went to Troy Miller, Todd Snook, Jared Fulkroad, Eric Irvin and Chase Bowsman.

Shaun Miller earned the Sportsmanship Award.

Bill Powell walked away with the title in the xtreme stock division after taking a prior title in the enduro dash class in 2002.  

Powell posted three victories and an average feature finish of second.

Bob Bussey was second in points and earned Sportsman honors.

The balance of the xtreme stock top 10 was Jason Zook, Deron Henry, Tyler Amtower, Mike Goodwin, Darien Trego, Pete Leister, Karl Miller and Floyd Sheets.  

The tentative 2015 Port Royal schedule of events is expected to be released in the early weeks of January, 2015.

Season passes and seats for the new season will go on sale December 1, just in time for holiday gift giving.

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Renegade Sprints and Fred Rahmer Team Up for 2015 Event at Path Valley

Cole Duncan on the gas at Path Valley during the 2014 Pa. Speedweek Show

FINDLAY, Ohio (Nov. 10, 2014) - The Renegade Sprints and Pennsylvania kingpin Fred Rahmer have booked at least one race together in 2015.

The event will be one of three shows Fred Rahmer Promotions will put on at Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pa., next year.

"I'm looking in April for a Sunday race with the Renegades against the Pennsylvania Posse on neutral ground," he said. "I think our guys will come out on top, but there's a great group of Renegades coming in."

Rahmer added that he has heard a lot of positive about the 410ci sprint car series, from the drivers committed to the series to the leadership to the fan interaction.

"I feel really good that the Renegades are going to be a really good group of race cars that should put on a great show at Path Valley," he said. "From what I hear (Renegade Sprints President) Shane Helms is in the direction of the racer and the fans and that's the direction I want to go with. I believe in what the Renegades are doing."

Helms said he is thrilled to work with Rahmer, who was one of the premier sprint car drivers in the country for decades before stepping away from the seat last year.

"Fred has always been a leader whether he was on the track racing or promoting sprint car races," he said. "I think this event will be a marquee matchup of the Renegade Sprints and the Pennsylvania Posse. It will be a show the fans won't want to miss."

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Nov. 22 Port Royal Banquet Tickets On Sale, Staple Divisions To Return In 2015

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11/2/14

Port Royal – The annual Port Royal Speedway awards banquet is coming up Saturday, November 22 at 5 PM at the Port Royal Community Building, located just off of the speedway’s backstretch on Fourth Street.

Tickets for the awards ceremony and banquet are on sale at a price of $30 each and can be purchased by calling event coordinator Joanne Heckert at 717.527.4677.  

The Deadline for purchasing tickets is November 17.

Honored at the annual awards presentations will be the 2014 track champions: Rick Lafferty, 410 sprints; Mike Lupfer, late models; Tim Krape, 355 econo late models; Bill Powell, xtreme stocks; and Jeff Miller, 305 sprints.  

All speedway champions will receive beautiful championship rings courtesy of Foss Jewelers of Mifflintown and Lewistown as well as commemorative jackets.

Attendees of the banquet are encouraged to bring a children’s toy for donation to the 2015 Kids Night program in return for a chance at numerous door prizes.  

In other speedway news it has been announced that that track will again return with its five staple divisions in 2015 with weekly racing cards headlined by the 410 sprints and the super late models.

Also appearing as was the case in 2014 will be the 355 econo late models, the xtreme stocks and the PA Sprint Series 305 sprint cars.

Negotiations with various touring circuits and sanctioning bodies are currently underway for inclusion on the 2015 slate of racing.

The tentative 2015 schedule of events is expected to be released in the early weeks of January, 2015.

Season passes and seats will go on sale before December 1, just in time for holiday gift giving.

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