Henderson Gets Rahmer For Port Speedweek, Beward Gets Late Model Third

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 7/2/11

7-2 Port Royal – Justin Henderson drove by Fred Rahmer with 10 laps to go to win the PA Speedweek feature for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night.

It was the second win of the season for the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, driver at the oval this season, worth $5,000.

In AB Auto Glass late model action, Thompsontown’s Gary Beward wired the field for his third 20-lap feature win of the Port season. Read more »

Fast Tees Robbery

Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown was the victim of a robbery on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.  Stolen were various novelty items along with dozens of Port Royal Speedway USAC T-Shirts.  If anyone has any information regarding this theft or becomes aware of unlicensed sales of the novelties or USAC shirts, please contact Pennsylvania State Police in Carlisle at 717.249.2121 or Fast Tees at 717.463.2238.  Thank You. 

Autographs Tonight!!!!

Come to PA Speedweek tonight at Port Royal and get autographs from Port points leader Ryan Taylor and the oval’s winningest driver, Keith Kauffman.  Ryan and Keith will be under the grandstand, signing autographs from approximately 5:30 until 6:15 PM. 

Hodnett Puts On Clinic For Speedweek Victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 6/30/11

6-30 Port Royal – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville put on a passing clinic to claim the $5,000 PA Speedweek feature for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway Thursday night.

Hodnett started his No. 39 Trone Special sprinter in 14th for the 30-lap main and went to work passing cars seemingly at will when action began while polesitter Mark Smith of Tower City held sway.

A caution with just two laps completed found Todd Shaffer and Lance Dewease chasing leader Smith just as it did again with three down when the caution flag unfurled once more. Read more »

Kids Night Thanks These Businesses And Individuals….

Port Royal Speedway thanks the following area businesses and individuals who have contributed to Kids Night 2011 coming up on July 9: Barnes Body Shop, Frontz Hardwood Flooring, William Crim, DDS.; Impressions Printing, Glenn Love Insurance Agency, Cocolamus Creek Disposal, Carol’s Notary Service, Jack Gaughen Hower and Associates, Zimmerman Truck Lines, VFW Post 5863, Gridiron Pub, RE Davidson and Sons, Juniata Valley Bank, McWilliams Well Drilling, Rickenbaugh Building Supply, Tanning Cabana, Ramseys Garage, AB Autoglass, Berry’s Personal Care, Miller’s Tree Service and Miller-Gentry CPA’s. 

New Clay hits the track…

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Speedway work crews spent the day Saturday, June 25 putting new clay down on the oval as work continues to upgrade and improve the facility.  Additional general clean up was also performed in the speedway’s infield during the past week.    – Brian Bender Photos

PA Speedweek Hits Port Royal Twice This Week, Thursday and Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/26/11

por_5-7-11_jw_257 Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will play host to two huge nights of sprint car racing this week, on Thursday, June 30 and again on Saturday, July 2 as the 21st annual PA Speedweek series for sprint cars invades the track. 

Features on both nights will be 30 laps in distance and pay $5,000 to the winners.

The Port Royal legs of the 2011 series will account for the fifth and seventh nights of racing during the nine-day speedweek stretch that includes a total of eight nights of action. Read more »

McCardles To Be Feted With Founders Award June 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/22/11

Port Royal – When Port Royal Speedway presents the 21st annual PA Speedweek series on June 30, two very important men from the speedway’s past will be honored. 

Lewistown brothers Eddie and Guy McCardle, now ages 90 and 89 respectively, barnstormed around the Port oval in the 1950’s and helped shape Port Royal Speedway into a weekly racing venue that has become nationally known. 

And it’s that commitment and contribution to the track during its formative weekly auto racing years that has earned them the bestowment of the 2011 Port Royal Speedway Founders Award. Read more »

Speedweek Is Next On Port Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/19/11

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will be dark on June 25 while speedway surface work is undertaken. 

The oval returns to action with two huge shows the following week, Thursday June 30 and Saturday, July 2 with the 21st annual PA Speedweek series for sprint cars.

Both shows feature 30-lap, $5,000 to win main events with pro stocks on the Thursday card and late models joining the sprints on Saturday.  Read more »

Walker Wins Port Sprints, Parks Goes Back To Back In Late Models

Perigo takes sportsman and Zook enduros

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 6/18/11

6-18 Port Royal – Tyler Walker became the eighth winner in as many sprint car races at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night, outrunning one-time winner Justin Henderson for the checkers.  Walker’s third career win at the speedplant was worth $3,000.


In the 20-lap AB Auto Glass late model feature, Three Springs driver Matt Parks backed up his win of a week ago in the Late Model Speedweek event by scoring yet another main while Carmen Perigo Jr. of Stoystown claimed the 20-lap super sportsman feature.  Jason Zook won the 20-lap enduro dash. 


The speedway played host to 26 special guests throughout the night, visiting from the VA Hospital in Lebanon.  The veterans got a personal tour of the pit area and visits with various drivers before being escorted to their seats.  A special parade lap was performed by the sprint car drivers prior to the feature as a salute to the VA visitors. Read more »

Radio Show Shaping Up

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/15/11

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedways live radio broadcast from Buttonwood Campground on the PA Sports Network is taking shape.  The broadcast will air Saturday from 8 AM until Noon.

Drivers slated to be on the air and their approximate corresponding 15 minute time blocks are as follows: Daryl Stimeling, 9:45; Brian Towsey, 10:30; Keith Kauffman, 11:00; Patrick Bryner, 11:15; Ryan Taylor, 11:30; and Scott Haus, 11:45. 

Other drivers previously mentioned will receive air time in a future broadcast.    Read more »

Super Sportsman Make Only 2011 Port Appearance June 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -  6/12/11

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present a Father’s Day weekend program of Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, AB Auto Glass Late Models, super sportsman and an enduro dash on Saturday, June 18.

Starting time moves to 7:30 this week with warm-ups slated for 7 PM.  General Admission gates will open at 5:30 PM.

So far this season in seven appearances, there have been no repeat winners in the Port Royal sprint car division.  Read more »

Port Royal, PA Sports Network and Buttonwood Camp Have Radio Show This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 6/12/11

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway and the PA Sports Network will broadcast live from Buttonwood Campground located along the Juniata River coming up this Saturday, June 18 from 8 AM until Noon.

Several drivers are slated to either appear in person or take part in the radio show via phone with racecars slated to be on display as well.

Cars tentatively slated to be on display for at least part if not all of the show hours include Keith Kauffman’s No. 8H sprint, which he drove to his 129th career victory at the track on Saturday, June 11. Read more »

Kauffman Gets Port 129th, Billy Dietrich and Logan Wagner double up in 358s and 305s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 6/11/11

6-12 Port Royal – Keith Kauffman of Mifflintown won the 129th sprint car feature of his career at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night, beating Justin Henderson across the finish line for the $3,000 payday.

In 358 sprint feature action it was Billy Dietrich holding off Pat Cannon for his second win of the season at the track while Logan Wagner likewise won for the second time of the season at the oval in 305 sprint action.

Perseverance by Port Royal officials paid off for fans and racers alike as the speedway weathered threatening severe storms and persistent showers through mid and late afternoon to complete the Open Wheel Madness program that was packed with exciting racing action and some 70 total sprint cars.  Read more »

Parks Holds Off Hubbard For Port LM Speedweek Win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/9/11

6-9 Port Royal – Matt Parks of Three Springs drove the race of his career to score the $5,000 victory in Thursday night’s 40-lap Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek Series feature at Port Royal Speedway.

And all he had to do to pick up the win was hold off current speedweek point leader and two-time series winner Austin Hubbard of Laurel, Delaware, for the final 34 circuits.

Parks started the race on the pole and led the first five laps over Dan Stone of Thompson before fifth starter Hubbard motored into second.  Read more »