“Demon” Gardner Possesses Port Royal For USAC Eastern Storm Finale 6G Win!, Indiana’s Clauson is Eastern Storm series champ, Kobylarz takes ARDC and Garman gets second in pro stocks

Port Royal – “The Demon,” Damion Gardner of Concord, California, possessed Port Royal Speedway Saturday night when he claimed the 2012 Amsoil USAC sprint car Eastern Storm series finale in the circuits’ first-ever visit to the historic oval.

In the 20-lap ARDC Midget feature, Trevor Kobylarz wired the field for the victory while Derrick Garman blazed to the front in the Miller’s Auto Parts pro stock main to claim his second win of the year at the track in the division. 

Polesitter Darren Hagen of Riverside, California, set the pace when action began in the 30-lap USAC Eastern Storm Finale, racing to stay ahead of third starter Gardner and second-starter Jon Stanbrough of Avon, Indiana. Read more »

Opperman/Bogar USAC Car On Display For USAC Eastern Storm Port Finale, Appearance coincides with EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion June 9

Port Royal – Fans who join in the action at Port Royal Speedway for the USAC 30-lap, $6,000 to win Eastern Storm finale on June 9 will get a special treat.

Not only will they get to see the best in the wingless sprint car business tour the Port Royal half mile for the first time in the history of the club and the oval, but they’ll be able to see a special piece of local and USAC history as well

A special visit is expected by the restored Bogar No. 99 sprint car, raced as a No. 90 on the USAC circuit, that Jan Opperman throttled with the United States Auto Club for owner Luke “Dick” Bogar Jr. in 1974. Read more »

Regester & Felty To Be Feted On EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion Night June 9 At Port Royal

Port Royal – Honoring the heroes of Port Royal and racing’s past will be the theme of this Saturday’s EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion Honoree Night at Port Royal Speedway while action on the track is dominated by the first ever appearance at the track by the wingless stars of USAC.

The 2012 Founders Awards will be bestowed during the night to a pair of iconic Port Royal figures in the form of car owner John Regester and driver Leroy Felty.

Regester owns the most career wins of any sprint/super modified car owner at the track dating back to when his cars first hit the track in the 1950s with drivers like Pete Swarmer, Ray Tilley, Dick Tobias and more. 

Now 79 years-old, Regester of Thompsontown will be feted during the night’s activities as one of two Founders Award honorees.

Felty, now age 82 and residing in Fort Myers, FL., slung clay at Port Royal and on other mid-state ovals from the 1950’s through the 1980s and established himself as one of the most identifiable names on the super modified/sprint circuit as the division evolved through the 1950s and 1960s. 

Felty too will receive one of this years Founders Awards during the evening.

Four restored Felty machines will be on display for the night along with many other restored Penn Central and EMMR racing mounts.  Read more »

USAC Eastern Storm Finale At Port Royal This Week! Anticipation high for first ever USAC wingless show at historic oval along with EMMR/Penn Central racing reunion & ARDC June 9

Port Royal –Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway will present the 2012 USAC Eastern Storm Series Finale this Saturday, June 9 at 7 pm as part of EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion Honoree Night. 

Also on the card will be the ARDC Midgets for an open wheel doubleheader plus pro stocks. 

Never before in the nearly 60-year history of USAC have the fire breathing, wingless monsters taken on the speeds of the half-mile Port Royal Speedway. Read more »

Dewease Take Over For Stimeling To Win Port 96th In Sprints, Haus, Ranck and Snook take stock cars

Port Royal –Lance Dewease of Fayetteville won for the 96th time in his career at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, claiming the 25-lap Aumillers Insurance sprint car feature over Greg Hodnett.

Elsewhere, Andy Haus of Hamburg picked up his first win of the season at the track in the AB Auto Glass late model main while Harold Ranck Jr. won for the first time ever in the Millers Auto Parts pro stock division. 

Jason Zook scored his second Juniata Tire Sales/Casners Service Center enduro dash of the year. Read more »

2012 Founders Awards To Regester And Felty At June 9 EMMR/Penn Central Reunion USAC Show

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will honor two of its founding legends of the sport with the 2012 Founders Awards slated to be presented as part of EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion Night on Saturday, June 9 at 7 pm when the USAC sprint cars will compete. 

Honored this year will be the winningest sprint and super modified car owner of all time at the speedway, Mr. John Regester, who owns 89 wins at the track with drivers like Pete Swarmer, Dick Tobias, Ray Tilley and Mitch Smith in his seat.  Read more »

Port Royal USAC Eastern Storm Finale Just Two Weeks Away, June 9 program also features ARDC Midgets, pro stocks and EMMR/Penn Central Reunion

 Port Royal – For the first time in history, the mighty wingless warriors of USAC will roll into Port Royal Speedway in two weeks, on Saturday June 9 for the climax of the 2012 AMSOIL USAC Eastern Storm Series tour.

Never before have USAC wingless 410 sprint cars toured the wide and fast half-mile oval.  But that’s all about to change. 

The mud-slinging stars of USAC will invade the Juniata County oval where the traveling band will compete in a 30-lap feature paying $6,000 to win on June 9. Read more »

Port Royal Military Salute Pepsi Night Offers Free Military Admission & Hundreds Of Giveaways June 2, Sprints, lates, pros and enduros on racing program

Port Royal – Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway will present Salute To The Military Pepsi Night on June 2 at 7 pm featuring the Aumillers Insurance Sprint Cars, AB Auto Glass Late Models, Millers Auto Parts Pro Stocks and the Casners Service Center/Juniata Tire Sales Enduro Dash divisions.

Free admission (with id) will be granted to all past or present members of all branches of the military for the program as the oval honors our heroes of the armed forces throughout the night.  American flag pins will be handed out to fans as they enter the stands.

Members of the local Army/National Guard post based in Lewistown will be on hand to help honor those vets in attendance.  The post will be supplying a piece of post apparatus for the event along with information on how to become a member of the Army/National Guard.  Read more »

Port cancelled

lakeTorrential rains forced Port Royal Speedway officials to cancel the Saturday, May 26 racing program.  The speedway returns with Salute To The Military Pepsi Night on June 2 featuring free admission for past or present members of the military (with id) and hundreds of Pepsi prizes and giveaways for fans.  On the program is 410 sprints, late models, pro stocks and an enduro dash. 

Port Royal Snellbaker Classic To Hodnett In Keystone Cup Kickoff, Mitten Takes Sportsman

Port Royal – Greg Hodnett drove to his fifth sprint car win of the season in Thursday night’s 30-lap Smokey Snellbaker Classic at Port Royal Speedway to kickoff the 2012 Keystone Cup Series. 

In the 20-lap super sportsman event, Russ Mitten picked up his elusive first ever Port Royal feature win.

Daryn Pittman and Pat Cannon started on the front row of the Snellbaker Classic for sprints and Cannon took the lead at the start.

Hodnett took the green from fourth and drove into second on the first lap. Read more »

John H. Mackison


YORK John H. Mackison, age 76, of Manchester Township, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012 at York Hospital. He was the companion of Geraldine D (Whitcomb)Croft.

Born September 27, 1935 in Delta, a son of the late James and Josephine (Handley) Mackison, he was a graduate of Kennard Dale High School, where he had been active in the Future Farmers of America. He was a retired after more than 30 years in truck sales, and also retired from Hughes Wheel and Axle. He was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, the York County Racing Club, the Viking Athletic Association, and the Hawk Gunning Club. Read more »

Snellbaker Classic Keystone Cup Thursday At Port Royal With Sportsman, Restored Lloyd racers on display with guests Lynn Paxton and Mike Lloyd

Port Royal – Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway will present the Smokey Snellbaker Classic 6th annual Keystone Cup for 410 sprint cars this Thursday, May 24 at 7 pm.

Competing with the sprint cars will be the popular super sportsman cars for their one and only appearance of the year at the historic oval.

Snellbaker, who passed away last October, was a three time champion at the oval for car owner Roy Morral in 1972 and 1973 and again for Gary Wasson in 1974. Read more »

Twin 15s For Late Models Saturday At Port Royal On Camera & Auto Night, 305 sprints, pro stocks, enduros and Kids Racecar Rides too!

 Port Royal – Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway will present Twin 15s for the AB Auto Glass late models this Saturday, May 26 as part of Camera & Autograph Night at the speedway.

Adult general admission has been lowered to just $12 for the event that also includes 305 sprints, pro stocks an enduro dash and kids racecar rides at intermission. 

General admission ticket holders will be permitted access to the pit area to meet drivers, take photos and get autographs from 5:15 until 6 pm.  Read more »

AJ Stroup Claims Port First In Stong Memorial, Schadel Gets First In Late Models, Hodnett wins sprints and Derrick Garman gets make up pro stock

 Port Royal – AJ Stroup of Richfield claimed the 12th annual Deryl Stong Memorial for pro stocks on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, pocketing $730 for the 20-lap victory including $120 in lap money he collected.

Greg Hodnett of Thomasville won the fourth sprint car feature of the season in the 25-lap main event at the track after taking the lead from Dave Ely. 

In the 20-lap late model main, Brett Schadel of Herndon came out on top of another outstanding event for the division to pick up his first ever victory at the oval. Read more »

Lloyd Cars On Display At May 24 Port Royal Snellbaker Classic Keystone Cup

Port Royal – When fans turn out to honor late Port Royal Speedway champion Smokey Snellbaker at the Smokey Snellbaker Classic Keystone Cup sprint race on May 24, they’ll get to relive and see a piece of the past.

On display for the inaugural event will be a pair of restored Snellbaker mounts.

From 1977 through the 1982 season, Snellbaker was teamed with south-central Pennsylvania car owner Charlie Lloyd, his son Mike and their No. 56 sprint car. Read more »