Port Royal – The April 28 All Star Circuit of Champions Bob Weikert Memorial for sprint cars at Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway just got richer – for drivers and fans!
A week after announcing that the 2012 edition of the race will pay a cool $10,000 to win, Weikerts Livestock and its family of sponsors has just pumped $3,000 more dollars into the 30-lap affair by posting $100 to the leader of each circuit.
That means if one driver gets lucky enough to lead all 30 loops of the 2012 Weikert Memorial he will pocket a whopping $13,000 for his night of work.
In addition to the overall purse, Crankwerks of Newville has announced that it will be paying $100 to the highest driver in Port Royal points who fails to qualify for the event.
And then the fans will get a chance to win too on Weikert Memorial night as Weikerts Livestock gives away bicycles to kids and packages of Weikert’s famous meat products to adults.
Up for grabs by general admission fans will be 10 five-pound boxes of hamburger patties and 10 ten-pound boxes of hot dogs. Five boys and five girls bicycles will also be given away during the night.
Lap sponsors along with Weikerts Livestock for the Bob Weikert Memorial include: Virginia Cattle Compay, Moorefield WV; Hickory Bridge Farms, Orrtanna PA; Folkens Brothers Hauling, Lester IA; Roadcap Livestock, Quicksburg VA; Highland Farms, Gettysburg PA; Scott’s Body Shop, Gettysburg PA; South Branch Livestock Exchange, Moorefield WV; Craig Livestock Market, Shippensburg PA; Nicholas Packing, Loganton PA; Joel Stein Show horses, Fairfield PA; Weiss Transport, Adrian MN; Upper Marsh Creek, Orrtanna PA; Miller & Associates Real Estate LLC, Gettysburg PA; Virginia Livestock Inc, Front Royal VA (2 Laps); Greencastle Livestock Market, Greencastle PA; Stan’s Beverage, Carlisle PA; Antelope Springs Ranch, Blackwell TX; Steven K Bierly Trucking, Mill Hall PA; Mike Vis, Valley Springs, SD; Seth Snyder, Gettysburg PA; Omaha Commodities, Omaha NE; JB Cattle LLC, Biglerville PA.
The race is run in honor of late, legendary, hall of fame sprint car owner Bob Weikert of Fairfield.
Weikert’s No. 29 sprint car was synonymous with sprint car racing around the world and was quite prominent in history at Port Royal Speedway from the late 1960s through the 1990s.
Greg Hodnett of Thomasville is the defending Weikert Memorial winner.
Time trials for the Weikert Memorial are slated for 7 pm on April 28. Adult general admission is just $20 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $5.00.