Annual USAC Eastern Storm Event Postponed Due to COVID019 Uncertainty

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Penn- (5/13/20)- As a result of continued uncertainty regarding the return to racing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, USAC officials, along with the track promoters, have made the decision to postpone the 14th annual weeklong Eastern Storm tour for the AMSOIL INC. Sprint Cars.

Regarding the Port Royal Speedway, this includes the June 13 appearance that was to be presented by

We will continue to work alongside of USAC officials to attempt to find a suitable date to reschedule later in the season and we look forward to returning to race as soon as it is deemed safe.

Port Royal Speedway to Suspend Racing for the 2020 Season Until Further Notice in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal Speedway– PORT ROYAL, Penn. (April 23, 2020)- As a result of continued restrictions put in place via Governor Tom Wolf prohibiting large gatherings in the state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port Royal Speedway has made the difficult decision to suspend all racing activities for the 2020 season until further notice.

Original plans were to cancel/postpone racing at the Speedway for the month of April with the intentions of revisiting possible racing in May. However, with the restrictions still in place and without having a clear idea of when large gatherings would be allowed, it became clear to Speedway officials that this was the proper route to take. Read more »

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rumble By The River Rescheduled for August 

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (April 3,2020)- The April 19th ‘Rumble by the River’ Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic has officially been rescheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2020.

This will turn the August 28-29 ‘Throwback” event, highlighted by the $50,000-to-win finale, into a three day event. However, Thursday’s event will remain it’s own separate event and still carry the ‘Rumble by the River’ name paying $10,000 to win. Read more »

Port Royal Speedway To Postpone Racing for the Month of April in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway


Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (April 3, 2020)- After discussions with the various touring series that support us and in accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s 30-day mandate extension regarding social distancing and the closing of non-essential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port Royal Speedway has made the difficult decision to postpone/cancel the entire month of April’s schedule.


Dates affected include April 4thApril 11th‘s URC 358/360 Sprint Car Challenge with Mid Atlantic Modifieds, the 5th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic sanctioned by the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion 410 Sprint Cars on April 18thApril 19th‘s “Rumble by the River” for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and April 25th‘s Open Wheel Madness Race to Cure Cancer Night. Read more »

Port Royal Speedway To Postpone Racing Activities for Two Weeks in Response To Cornonavirus Concerns

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Penn. (March 17, 2020) – In response to the Cornonavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in compliance with Governor Wolf’s recommendation, the Port Royal Speedway will be postponing racing activities for the next two weeks effectively starting with this weekend’s double header.

The postponement includes the March 21-22 races, along with the March 28th activities. The goal is to return to racing April 4th, 2020. Read more »

Dewease Picks Up Sprint Car Win No. 113 at Port Royal Speedway, Lingo Jr. Earns  First Career Late Model Win

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway


[PORT ROYAL, Pa- Last week Lance Dewease was standing on the front stretch during victory lane celebrations collecting a check for being the night’s hard charger. The Fayetteville, Pa. native advanced from 16th to fourth, passing 12 cars for a nice additional $925 pay day.


This week Dewease passed 14 cars in Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car action….lapped cars that is. Dewease capitalized on a pole position starting spot and lapped all the way up to 10th place in the field to best Logan Wagner for the victory by a whopping 7.584 second margin during 25 laps of caution free action. Read more »

ATTENTION- 3/12/20 Port Royal Speedway​ Tunnel/Infield Update

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Speedway employees have worked vigorously over the past week and we are proud to say that the tunnel and infield will be fully open to fans for this weekend’s 3/14/20 racing events at the Port Royal Speedway.

Infield concession stands will also be open for fans wishing to purchase food and drink, however bathrooms will still be portable for the time being. The infield bathrooms will not be ready for a few more weeks and we will continue to update fans/drivers on the status of them via our various social media outlets and website Read more »

Port Royal Speedway Returns to Saturday Racing Following Successful Sunday Opener

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Following a rare Sunday opener that saw one of the largest crowds in the history of the track take to the stands, Port Royal Speedway returns Saturday with the reappearance of the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.

Gates open at 1:00 pm with racing set to begin at 4:00 pm. This earlier start time will be in effect for all Saturday racing in the month of March as we attempt to navigate potential cold weather. Read more »

Eliason and Feathers Pick Up Opening Day Victories in Front of Record-Breaking Crowd

Photo Courtesy of WRT Speedwerx-Troy Junkins

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway 

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Entering the 78th Annual Port Royal Speedway Opening Day presented by Packer’s Concessions racing activities, it had been 12 years since a driver (Todd Shaffer) claimed the opening day Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory and went on to capture the season engine championship title.

With 46 drivers signed in to compete under sunny Juniata County skies and temperature’s reaching nearly 60 degrees for a 2pm start time, many had their eyes on breaking that streak. Read more »

*3/7/20 Update on Infield Availability for Opening Day

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway would like to thank the fans and drivers for an outstanding turnout for the Test and Tune session and kicking off the 2020 season on a high note.

In advance of the 78th Annual Opening Day race happening Sunday, nearly 60 different cars represented by every regularly scheduled division took to the Speedway on a beautiful day.

Also, due to an expected high attendance turnout and in attempt to further provide the best fan experience possible, we are making a part of the infield open to spectators. Read more »

Cart Insurance Statement:

Effective 4/1/2020:
The Juniata County Agricultural Society, DBA: Port Royal Speedway and Juniata County Fair, will now require liability insurance on all golf carts, ATVs, etc. that are driven on our property outside of the pit area. Proof of insurance must be kept on hand and will be verified. A copy must also be given to the office for our records. Once we receive proof of insurance, we will issue a sticker to be placed on your vehicle. Thank you for your continued support as we make changes to keep your experience enjoyable and safe!

*ATTENTION- Infield/Tunnel Update 3/2/20

By Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Due to clean-up activities from ongoing construction and a potential for safety concerns, the infield will not be open for general admission spectating for at least a couple weeks to begin the 2020 racing season at the Port Royal Speedway

The tunnel will be closed off at the entryway below turn one and fans will not be able to access the infield as a result. Read more »