Four Big Port Royal Racing Events In Three Days This Holiday Weekend, Events Part Of 161st Annual Juniata County Fair
Port Royal – Four racing events in three days will kick off the 161st annual Juniata County Fair at the Port Royal Speedway this coming holiday weekend, September 5 – 7.
On tap first on Saturday, September 5 at 7 pm will be a four-division racing program with the super late models highlighting the races with the running of the prestigious Butch Renninger UFO Late Model Memorial. Read more »
$4,000 to win sprint fair classic posted as part of Juniata County Fair ~ $10 adult admission/$5 student admission AND FREE ADMISSION TO FAIR!
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will host a daytime fair classic when it spins off the 64th annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints on Labor Day afternoon, September 7 at 1 pm, as part of the 161st annual Juniata County Fair. Read more »
UFO Renninger Memorial Headlines Juniata Fair Opener At Port Royal Sat., ITTPA Tractor Pull Sun, Labor Day Classic Mon
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will open the 161st annual Juniata County Fair this Saturday, September 5 at 7 pm with the prestigious and lucrative 12th annual UFO Late Model Butch Renninger Memorial, offering $3,300 to win and $300 just to start the 33-lap feature plus $33 to lead each lap
The Renninger Memorial will also pay $33 to finish first, second and third in heat races for both the super lates and the econo late models. Read more »
Port Royal – Greg Hodnett won his sixth sprint car feature of the season on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, using a locked-down racecar to blast through the field for the $3,200 victory, the 42nd of his career at the oval.
Tim Smith Jr. of Long Hollow drove to his second win of the year in the super late model main, driving by Matt Parks for the win.
And in the super sportsman main, Chad Trout won his first ever division feature at the track. Read more »
Super Sportsman Return To Port Royal Saturday For First Show In 2 Years! 410 sprints & super late models join sportsman on Locust Grove Retirement Night
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway hosts Locust Grove Retirement Village Night this Saturday, August 29 at 7 pm, featuring the only appearance of the season at the oval by the winged super sportsman cars
Also on the racing agenda is the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints and the super late models. Read more »
Esh Holds Off Hodnett For Port Royal Sprints Win, Frye Wires For Late Models, Reeser holds back Miller for 305 sprint victory
Port Royal – Doug Esh held off Greg Hodnett to win the 410 sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking home $4,000 for the victory in honor of late speedway push truck driver Bill Long.
The 22-lap super late model main went to Coleby Frye, who outraced Dylan Yoder for the checkers.
And Tyler Reeser held off point leader Jeff Miller for the win in the 305 sprint main. Read more »
Port Royal Sprints Race For $4,000 To Win & Purse Increase August 22, Saturday show in honor of Bill Long is also Food Pantry/Youth Group Night
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present Food Pantry Night & Church Youth Group Night this Saturday, August 22 at 7 pm.
The oval will host members of area youth groups for the event that features racing with the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, super late models and the River Valley Builders 305 sprints.
A donation to the Juniata Valley Food Pantry upon arrival at the event will also earn those who donate a special $2 discount coupon to be used toward the purchase of a general admission ticket. Read more »
Heimbach Drives To 10-Second Port Royal Sprints Victory, Miller Takes Lates, Econos to Fedder, Zimmerman gets All American Outlaws
Port Royal – Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove drove away from the sprint car field to record a massive margin of victory at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking the win over Lance Dewease by 10.155 seconds.
In the super late model main, Jeff Miller of Huntingdon wired the field for the 22-lap win over Tim Smith Jr.
And in the econo late model main it was Tim Fedder picking up the win for his second of the year in the division.
Curt Zimmerman won the All American Outlaws main to close out the night.
Heimbach and Dewease lined up third and fourth for the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main with Joey Hershey and Curt Stroup on the front row.
Heimbach struck early when the race began, driving by Stroup and bursting inside of Hershey for control in the first corner as the race took the green flag.
But Hershey served notice he wasn’t so easy to turn away when he came back on Heimbach out of the second corner to regain the point and pull Heimbach back to the stripe.
Heimbach then chased Hershey lap after lap with the pair running two distinct grooves, Heimbach glued to the bottom and Hershey racing around the top of the track.
On the fifth tour, Hershey’s margin over Heimbach at the stripe was just .078 seconds and on the ensuing lap Heimbach got out front to begin his run at the point.
He entered the backmarkers on the ninth tour in what would turn out to be a non-stop affair while Hershey ran a good race in second with Dewease racing third.
Dewease finally got around Hershey with nine laps to go but failed to close up the advantage that Heimbach had amassed by that point, which was 4.074 seconds.
Instead, the Selinsgrove driver jetted away for the win, darting through traffic to the finish to record his 10th career victory at the oval and first since the season opener in 2014.
Dewease settled for second, over 10 seconds back while seventh starter Ryan Taylor drove to the front for third with a challenging Steve Buckwalter in fourth.
Hershey fell to fifth.
Sixth through 10th went to 19th starter Mike Erdley, Dylan Cisney, Dave Sammons, Brock Zearfoss and Stroup.
Heats for the 20-car field went to Sammons and Hershey.
Miller started on the pole of the 22-lap super late model main and controlled the entire affair.
Jason Schmidt raced in second for the first half of the event before seventh starter Tim Smith Jr. motored by for the spot.
However Smith was never able to drive down any distance on Miller, instead finishing 3.280 seconds behind at the checkers.
The victory was the third of Miller’s Port Royal career.
Point leader Mike Lupfer rode home third followed by Schmidt and Trent Brenneman.
Sixth through 10th went to Patrick Bryner, Tim Wilson, Mitch Hack, Andy Haus and Matt Parks.
Heats went to Haus and Brenneman.
Jared Fulkroad led the first five laps of the 18-lap econo late model main before giving way to Tim Fedder on a restart.
And from that point on it was all Fedder at the front.
Fulkroad hung in for second until two laps to go when he fell off the pace, giving way to Andrew Yoder for the finish.
Harold Ranck was third followed by point leader Eric Irvin and Todd Snook.
Heats went to Fedder and Yoder.
Rick Hulson led the first 12 laps of the 20-lap All American Outlaws feature before Kurt Zimmerman took over to the finish.
Hulson settled for second followed by Fred Cullum, Dylan Keim and Justin Cullum.
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Blane Heimbach, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Ryan Taylor, 4. Steve Buckwalter, 5. Joey Hershey, 6. Mike Erdley, 7. Dylan Cisney, 8. Dave Sammons, 9. Brock Zearfoss, 10. Curt Stroup, 11. Rick Lafferty, 12. Frankie Herr, 13. Trenton Scheaffer, 14. Scott Wilson, 15. Anthony Fiore, 16. Phil Walter, 17. Daryl Stimeling, 18. Todd Berkheimer
DNS: Vince Snyder, Wayne Dadetto
Late models, 22 laps: 1. Jeff Miller, 2. Tim Smith Jr., 3. Mike Lupfer, 4. Jason Schmidt, 5. Trent Brenneman, 6. Patrick Bryner, 7. Tim Wilson, 8. Mitch Hack, 9. Andy Haus, 10. Matt Parks, 11. Jim Bernheisel, 12. Scott Flickinger, 13. Eric Zembower, 14. Steve Bailor, 15. Daulton Biegler, 16. Mike Mort, 17. Chuck Haydt Jr.
Econo late models, 18 laps: 1. Tim Fedder, 2. Andrew Yoder, 3. Harold Ranck, 4. Eric Irvin, 5. Todd Snook, 6. Dave Leidy, 7. Jason Davis, 8. Jason Nace, 9. Curt Dunn, 10. Garrett Gray, 11. Chase Bowsman, 12. Jared Fulkroad, 13. Corey Kepner
DNS: Shaun Miller, Devin Hart, Troy Miller
All American Outlaws, 20 laps: 1. Curt Zimmerman, 2. Rick Hulson, 3. Fred Cullum, 4. Dylan Keim, 5. Justin Cullum, 6. Bryan Green, 7. Gary Moreland, 8. Tim Stern, 9. Jeff Mccauley, 10. David Egge, 11. Jim Minter, 12. Tony Jorda, 13. Joe Davis, 14. Randy Doty
Port Royal – Thousands of dollars in contingency cash was paid out to the field in the ninth running of the Living Legends Dream Race for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night.
In the lap money category, Mike Erdley of Elizabethville came out on top, taking home $490 in proceeds while Brock Zearfoss was second at $410 followed closely by Aaron Ott at $400.
Other takers included Steve Buckwalter, $160; Dave Blaney, $140; Greg Hodnett, $120; Danny Dietrich, $120; Blane Heimbach, $90; Lance Dewease, $40; Lucas Wolfe, $20; and Pat Cannon, $20. Read more »
Sprints Race For $4K To Win & Increased Top Five In Memory Of Long On August 22
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present a special night on Saturday, August 15 when it hosts DMI $1 Hot Dog Night/Camera & Autograph Night, featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, super late models, Gray’s Auto & Towing econo late models and the All American Outlaws at 7 pm.
Aside from the racing, DMI will sponsor a Kids Candy Scramble on the track during the night when pounds and pounds of candy will be given away to kids ages 12 and under. Read more »
Hodnett Becomes First Repeat Winner In Port Royal Dream Race, Earning $10,820, Spring Grove star tracks down Ott for victory, Dan Stone Wins Late Model Dream Main Over Andy Haus
Port Royal – Greg Hodnett hustled forward from his eighth starting spot to become the first repeat winner in the nine-year history of the Living Legends Dream Race for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night.
It took until late in the 35-lap main for Hodnett to get the lead from Aaron Ott before going on to record the victory by 2.593 seconds, his fifth of the season at the historic oval.
Including his earnings from the second semi feature along with lap money, Hodnett took home $10,820 for his night of work. Read more »
Ryan Smith, Dave Blaney & Jim Adams Added To Port Royal Sat. Dream Lineup, Smith to greet fans from 5 – 5:30 pm
Port Royal – The list of stars coming out for this Saturday’s Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedways continues to grow.
The man that beat the World of Outlaws at Port Royal last October, Ryan Smith confirmed his entry in the event on Wednesday evening.
Smith, of Kunkletown, is currently racing with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints and holds down seventh in the series point standings. Read more »
Two Big Money Promotions Just Announced For Saturday Port Royal Dream Race, Sausman Insurance & Slivinski Law Offices Ante Up For Fans and Drivers!
Port Royal - A pair of late breaking promotions have just been announced for this Saturday’s Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway.
Sausman Insurance Agency of Mifflintown and Millersburg will supply a money booth for the prestigious event and a few lucky fans will have a chance to grab some cash.
The money grab in the wind-blown money booth will take place on the stage during intermission on Saturday with lucky fans getting 15-seconds inside the machine to grab as much flying cash as possible. Read more »