Port Royal – If one sprint car driver can sweep the night at the Port Royal Speedway Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday night, he’ll pocket more than $13,000 in cash.
But that’s a pretty big if.
In order to sweep the night, said driver will have to set fast time, worth $150; lead every lap of his 16-lap semi main, worth $2,000 to win and $20/lap; and then lead every lap of the 30-lap Dream A main, worth $10,000 to win and $20/lap as well.
And in order to sweep the night, that same driver will have to overcome the best in the sprint car business, like seven-time 2012 Port winner Greg Hodnett, current point leader Chad Layton and Blane Heimbach, who has passed some 65 cars to advance in his 10 Port Royal outings so far this season.
Previous winners of the Port Royal Speedway Living Legends Dream Race include Sean Michael, 2007; Greg Hodnett, 2008; Cody Darrah, 2009; Chad Layton, 2010; and Stevie Smith in 2011 when the race was run as the Tuscarora 50 due to a rain out.
Other Port sprint car winners so far this season include two-time victors Lance Dewease and Layton, Tyler Walker and Rick lafferty.
Saturday’s Dream Race format will see time trials set the fields directly for the twin 16-lap semi mains, that carry separate purses, each nearly $10,000 in total with $2,000 to win alone.
The top 10 finishers from each of the semi mains will transfer directly into the Dream A Main with starting positions 21 – 24 being filled out of the B Main.
A fan-voted 25th starter will be added to the Dream A by virtue of a fan vote at the conclusion of the B.
Driver contingencies for the night including prizes and cash are totaling up to $8,000 to this point.
Lynn Paxton and Al Hamilton will be honored as Living Legends this season and will take part in a pre-race autograph session along with Hamilton pilots Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Keith Kauffman and Aaron Ott. Fred Rahmer is also hoping to be on hand.
Paxton car owner Maynard Boop will be there as well.
Sponsors of the 2012 Dream Race are River Valley Builders, Selinsgrove; Brown’s Funeral Home, Mifflintown; First National Bank of Mifflintown and Thompsontown Corner Deli.
Other cash sponsors include HF Cambpell & Son Trucking, RE Davidson & Son and Terry Ritzman.
Go to the speedway website at portroyalspeedway.com to see the most up to date list of contingency cash and prizes slated to be given away to racers.
Adult general admission for the show is $27 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $5. Time trials are slated for 7:30 pm.