Port Royal – With nearly 30 sprint cars signed in for PA Speedweek action on Thursday night at Port Royal Speedway, a relentless rain forced cancellation of the program at approximately 8:15 pm.
A torrent of rains and high winds pelted the speedway around 3 pm with sporadic rainfall lasting until 6 pm however oval officials opened the gates and pressed on, preparing the track in an effort to get the show underway and completed.
And considerable progress had been made with thoughts turning to engine starts when a few quick downbursts of rain in the very humid air ruined any chances of reclaiming the already saturated surface.
Rainchecks will be good for the PA Speedweek event coming up at Port Royal in just two days, on Saturday, July 5 at 7:30 pm. Gates will open at 4 pm.
Those adult general admission fans who wish to redeem their Thursday rainchecks for Saturday’s races will simply have to pay the $2 up charge between the face value of the $20 raincheck from Thursday and Saturday’s price of $22.
The entire Port Royal raincheck policy can be found on portroyalspeedway.com.
Saturday’s speedweek show on July 5 also includes the Enviroman Products/Jake’s Carts super late models plus a feature for the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks to close out the night.
Saturday’s speedweek winner will garner $5,000 for a 30-lap victory and $100 is up for grabs to the fast timer, courtesy of Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall.
Prior to the races on Saturday, a free performance by Last Men Standing will take place on the stage behind the grandstand.
Last Men Standing is a local band that showcases rock music spanning from the 1950’s to now.
Adult admission Saturday for the super sprint/super late model show is JUST $22 and students are priced at JUST $5.