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 »


All students attending Saturday’s Free Student Admission Night at the track will be required to go through the ticket lines and receive a wrist band. Thank You.

Smokey Snellbaker Classic Keystone Cup Race May 24 At Port Royal

 Port Royal – Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway will honor late veteran Smokey Snellbaker in just over a week when it runs the Smokey Snellbaker Classic for 410 sprint cars as part of the 6th annual Keystone Cup Series on Thursday, May 24 at 7 pm.

The 30-lap feature will pay $5,000 to win and the super sportsman are also on the racing card for their only appearance of the 2012 season at the track.

Hall of Fame driver Snellbaker put up an illustrious career after starting his racing life in the mid 1960’s, first in sprint cars and then later in super sportsman cars. Read more »

12th Annual Deryl Stong Pro Stock Memorial This Week At Port, Winner To Net At Least $600, Sprints, Late Models and make up Pro Stock feature too!

 Port Royal – - Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway will host Free Student Night and present the 12th annual Miller’s Auto Parts Deryl Stong Memorial for pro stocks paying at least $600 to win this Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. along with 410 sprints and late models.  A makeup pro stock main held over from March 31 will also be presented.  

Free Student Night will see all students ages 12 – 18 admitted FREE OF CHARGE for the full program of racing.

Aside from Miller’s Auto Parts, other area businesses will be making the Stong Memorial a lucrative event for the pro stocks. Read more »

USAC “Storms” Port Royal In Little More Than A Month, Eastern Storm Series Finale Slated For Oval

Port Royal – - For the first time in the 57-year history of the United States Auto Club sprint car circuit, USAC is coming to historic Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway in little more than a month from now, bringing full-size, wingless sprint car racing to the high-speed oval. 

The circuit recognized worldwide and throughout history as producing some of the best racing stars the sport has to offer will appear for the first time ever at the Juniata County oval on June 9, 2012.

“The list of venues that USAC has competed at over the years is legendary and it’s an honor to be able to include such a well known and historic facility like Port Royal to our inventory,” says USAC Competition Director Jason McCord.  Read more »

Tim Wilson Sweeps Port Royal Late Models, Lafferty and Buckwalter Take Open Wheels, Wilson sets new 20-lap late model record

Port Royal – Fans were treated to four fantastic features at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night as they watched Tim Wilson sweep twin late model mains, Rick Lafferty track down Keith Kauffman for the sprint car win and Steve Buckwalter claim the ARDC Midget feature. 

The speedway takes a week off on May 12 with no racing slated before returning on May 19 with the 12th annual Deryl Stong Memorial for pro stocks plus a make up pro stock main plus 410 sprints and late models.  All students ages 12 – 18 will be admitted free for the program. 

Kauffman of Mifflintown drew the pole to start the 25 lap Aumiller’s Insurance sprint car feature with Lafferty taking the green from the outside of the second row.  Read more »

Lake Chevrolet Mother’s Night Features $10 Admission for Moms, ARDC Midgets & Double Late Models May 5

Port Royal – It will be Lake Chevrolet Mother’s Night at Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway on May 5, when all Moms will be admitted for just $10.00 for a full program of racing action including the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprint cars, the AB Auto Glass late models and the first appearance of the season by the ARDC Midgets. 

Lake Chevrolet Mother’s Night will also include a second, full distance late model feature, held over from a rainout on March 31. 

Lake Chevrolet of Lewistown is one of the foremost Chevrolet, Lincoln and Ford dealers in Central Pennsylvania.  Find Lake on the web at www.lakeauto.comRead more »

Hodnett Trumps All Stars For Port Royal Bob Weikert Memorial Worth $12,900, Heane takes pro stocks

Port Royal – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville led all but the first lap of the 30-lap Weikert’s Livestock UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night. 

For his second win in a row in the prestigious event and third overall, Hodnett pocketed $10,000 for the victory plus $2,900 in lap money.  It was his third win of the season so far at the track and the 27th overall of his career.

In the 15-lap pro stock main, John Heane led the entire distance for his first win of the season. Read more »

Weikert Pilots Kauffman, Haudenschild & Frey Meet Fans At Port Weikert Memorial Saturday, Bikes & Beef To Be Given Away!

Port Royal – A trio of Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 drivers will greet fans for autographs when they arrive for Saturday night’s All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway.

Beginning at 5 p.m. behind the grandstand, pilots Kevin Frey, Keith Kauffman and Jac Haudenschild will be on hand to meet and greet fans and sign autographs.

Also joining the group will be Jac Haudenschild’s son, 19-year old Sheldon Haudenschild, who will be on hand campaigning the Wintermyer No. 3W in the event. Read more »

Bob Weikert Memories

The last time the famed Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 visited the Port Royal Speedway winner’s circle, it was May 21, 1994.  Len Krautheim III. wired the field for the win from the pole over No. 461 Lance Dewease, No. 88 Todd Shaffer, No. 5H Frankie Herr and No. 21 Rod Stroup.  Ruppert photo

Weikert Memorial Heat Races Pay $100 To Win In Honor Of Late Jerry Reigle, Total event purse nears $38,000

Port Royal – The purse for Saturday’s All Star Circuit of Champions Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway is nearing $38,000 after the Monday addition of $100 to win each of the heat races conducted in the event in honor of the late motorsports journalist Jerry Reigle.

Returning for a second year in a row with the Weikert Memorial heat sponsorship is Hoseheads.com, the worlds premier sprint car internet website. 

Only this year, the site’s founder Allan Holland of Drums is honoring his long time friend and comrade Reigle of Camp Hill, who lost a battle with cancer last August at the young age of 43.  Read more »

Port Royal Speedway And All Stars Honor Bob Weikert This Saturday

Port Royal – The Saturday, April 28, All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will be yet another chance for the traveling band to attempt to break into the famed winner’s circle at the historic oval.

The 30-lap Weikert Memorial offers $10,000 to win,  $100 to the leader of every lap and $500 just to start. 

No bona fide All Star has ever been able to break through at the Juniata County oval, although a host has made it inside the top-five.  Read more »

Port Royal All Star Weikert Memorial Purse Worth More Than $37,000 This Week, April 28 offers $10,000 to win, $3,500 for second, $500 to start plus $100/lap and more!

Port Royal – There’s no bull about it, thanks to Weikert’s Livestock of Fairfield and its family of sponsors, the total purse up for grabs in the April 28 All Star Circuit of Champions Bob Weikert Memorial for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway is now up to worth more than $37,000! 

The race run in honor of the late, legendary, Hall of Fame car owner not only offers a bullish $10,000 to win but it will also pay $500 just to start the 30-lap main and with $100 to lead each lap posted as well, no driver can beef about that kind of MOO-lah.  Read more »

Port Royal Rained Out April 21

 Port Royal – Mid-afternoon rains forced Port Royal Speedway officials to cancel the April 21 racing program. 

The March 31 make up late model feature that was slated to be run on April 21 will now be run on May 5. 

The March 31 make up pro stock feature slated to be run on April 21 will now be run as part of the May 19 racing program.

The speedway returns to action at 7 pm April 28 with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial paying $10,000 to win.