The first two races of the season for the 410 sprints, super lates and econo late models will have heat and feature lineups set by draw.

Things To Know For 2015…

Transponders will be required on all divisions except xtreme stocks in 2015.  Rental fee will be $10/night.  

Season seats and admission passes for the 2015 season are on sale.  Contact office to order…..Updated general rules and specs have been posted.

After Wednesday Practice, Port Royal Opens With Easter Night This Saturday

“Wabbits & Wacin” on the agenda including free chocolate, sked mags, egg scramble

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will try again to get the 2015 racing season underway this Saturday night, April 4, at 5 pm with a three division program of 410 sprints, super late models and River Valley Builders 305 sprints.

However prior to the opener, another attempt at a practice session will be made this week, on Wednesday night, April 1, from 6 – 9 pm.   Read more »

March 26 And 28 Port Royal Programs Cancelled, New Practice Slated April 1

Starting Times April 4 & 11 Moved To 5 PM  

Port Royal – Impending afternoon rain has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel the Thursday, March 26 practice session slated for tonight from 6 – 9 pm. 

With afternoon and late day rains and a storm front predicted on a work night when the practice was slated, it seemed the most prudent move was to call off the practice in plenty of time for everyone involved to plan accordingly. Read more »

March 26 And 28 Port Royal Programs Cancelled, New Practice Slated April 1

Starting Times April 4 & 11 Moved To 5 PM 

Port Royal – Impending afternoon rain has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel the Thursday, March 26 practice session slated for tonight from 6 – 9 pm. 

With afternoon and late day rains and a storm front predicted on a work night when the practice was slated, it seemed the most prudent move was to call off the practice in plenty of time for everyone involved to plan accordingly. Read more »

Port Royal Practice Date March 26, Opener March 28

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will spin off a practice session this Thursday night, March 26, from 6 to 9 pm before opening the gates for the first racing competition of the year on Saturday, March 28 with action slated to start at 6 pm.

Gates for this Saturday’s season lidlifter will open at 4 pm with practice laps slated for 5:30. Read more »

The passing of Port Royal champion Eddie McCardle on March 18, 2015, brings back a feature story done for the Daily Item newspaper of Sunbury, Pa., back in 2009.  That story told the story of “Fast Eddie.”

By Shawn Brouse

For The Daily Item

 BEAVER SPRINGS - To say that 89-year old Eddie McCardle of Beaver Springs has seen and done a lot in his life would be an understatement.     But it is McCardle’s contribution to and involvement in area auto racing that he should be recognized for.

He graduated from the University of Southern Cal with a degree in aircraft structural engineering in 1939, fought the Germans in WWII, ran his own businesses, was married for 67-years and has lived to see Barack Obama be president. Read more »

Eddie McCardel  1921 – 2015

Brother's Guy (left) and Eddie McCardel were awarded the first Port Royal Speedway Founders Awards in 2011.

Brother’s Guy (left) and Eddie McCardel were awarded the first Port Royal Speedway Founders Awards in 2011.

Three-time Port Royal track champion Eddie McCardel passed away on March 18, 2015.  “Fast Eddie,” who at times also raced under the name “Jack McGurk,” to avoid insurance companies and his mother knowing he was in action, was 94 years old.

McCardle won the first track titles at Port Royal when the track began weekly auto racing programs run under the sanction of Penn Central Racing Association in the early 1950s.
In 2011, Eddie McCardel and his brother Guy became the first recipients of the Port Royal Speedway Founders Awards.

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Port Royal Slates Practice Date March 26, Opener March 28

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway has planned a practice session for Thursday night, March 26 from 6 – 9 pm, weather permitting.

The practice session will be open to any division that is slated to compete at the track in 2015.

The decision to implement this practice date comes after all three prior attempts at practice sessions earlier in March have been weathered-out. Read more »

Port Royal Cancels March 20/21 Weekend

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway has been forced to cancel its already pushed back season opening weekend slated for March 20 and 21.

Continued rock-hard frozen ground and extremely poor grounds and track surface conditions have made the cancellation of the Friday practice session and Saturday opener a necessity.

“It’s clear as we are now a week away from what we had hoped to be the opener that there is just no way we can even think about using the grounds or track in a week,” Port Royal Promoter Steve O’Neal said. Read more »

Port Royal Opens In Two Weeks!

Sprint Winner’s Share Upped In Honor Of Swarmer

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway continues in its hope to open the 2015 season coming up on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21. 

Slated for Friday, March 20 from 6 – 9 pm will be a practice session that is open to any division on the 2015 Port Royal slate of events. Read more »

Port Royal Openers Moved To March 20 & 21, Continued Winter Weather Forces Early Cancellation

Port Royal – The continuation of late winter weather has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel all planned racing activity at the oval until Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.  Falling by the wayside are March 7 and 13 practice sessions and the original Opening Day program that was to be March 14.

On tap Friday, March 20 from 6 – 9 pm will be a practice session that is open to any division on the 2015 Port Royal slate of events. Read more »

Port Royal Welcomes Back Gray’s, River Valley Builders & Krautheim Auto Sales As 2015 Division Sponsors

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway welcomes back a trio of supporting sponsors in 2015, firms that stand behind the strong and revived racing competition that Port Royal offers each and every week.

Gray’s Auto & Towing and Gray’s Licensing of Mifflintown will return as headline sponsors of the 355 econo late model division at the track while River Valley Builders and Len Krautheim Auto Sales also stay on board.

The Gray’s 355-econo late model class is slated to be in action some 14 times during the year ahead as it stages competition for a second year after breaking onto the scene in 2014. Read more »

Bernheisel Race Components Becomes Official Late Model Port Product Sponsor

Port Royal – Bernheisel Race Components of Jonestown has announced its official product title sponsorship of the late model competition at Port Royal Speedway for the 2015 racing season.

Led by veteran late model racer and industry leader Jim Bernheisel, BRC will provide official product sponsorship for both the super late and econo late model classes at the track.

Bernheisel will host Manufacturer’s Appreciation Nights for both divisions during the season. Read more »

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

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

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. Read more »

Port Royal Demo Derby Returning, Deadline For Seats Approaching

Port Royal – Back by popular demand for the 2015 racing season at Port Royal Speedway will be the Labor Day Night Demolition Derby as part of the Juniata County Fair.

After a Labor Day afternoon racing event including 410 sprints along with other divisions at 1 pm on September 7 that boasts Free Admission To The Fair and JUST $10 race admission, the oval frontstretch will be transformed for a demo derby.

The derby, separate from the afternoon racing program, is slated for 6 pm. Read more »