2014 Founders Awards going to Kimberling and Bryner
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present the wingless USAC 410 sprint cars this Saturday night, June 7 at 7 pm along with the wingless ARDC Midgets and the Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 econo late models.
Aside from the 30-lap, $6,000 to win USAC Eastern Storm feature event, the night will center around the annual EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion event that will find speedway grounds hosting dozens and dozens of restored EMMR and Penn Central race cars.
The restored racers will receive track time during the evening while the 2014 Founders Awards are also bestowed.
Recipients of the 2014 awards are 84-year old veteran Don Kimberling of Tyrone and 91-year old Gerald Bryner of Port Royal.
Both men were instrumental during the formative years of the Penn Central Racing Organization and the implementation of auto racing on a regular basis at Port Royal Speedway and their achievements will be recognized at the show.
The USAC Eastern Storm tour will hit Port Royal with a great field of super sprint car wingless warriors in the pits.
Just some of the slated entries include two-time, defending national USAC champion Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana, who drives for Tony Stewart.
Others include “The Modern Day Cowboy,” Daron Clayton of Sikeston, Missouri; Tracy Hines, New Castle, Indiana; Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Dave Darland, Lincoln, Indiana; and Jarett Andretti, Mooresville, North Carolina.
Andretti and his father John will sign autographs and meet and greet fans behind the grandstand beginning at 5 pm on Saturday night at Port Royal.
Jarett is the 2013 Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Speedway Rookie-of-the-Year. He was the 2011 USAC Focus Midget Eastern Pavement Champion.
The elder Andretti is a former USAC midget champion who also owns a pair of NASCAR Sprint Cup victories along with a triumph in the 1989 24 hours of Daytona event.
Previous USAC winners at the track are Damion Gardner, 2012; and Dave Darland, 2013.
General admission gates will open at 4 pm for the USAC/EMMR/Penn Central racing program.
Adult general admission is $25 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.
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