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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »


Make your plans to tune in to the PA Sports Network radio stations on Saturday, June 18 from 8 AM to Noon as Port Royal Speedway and its drivers take center stage with a live broadcast from Buttonwood Campground in Mexico, PA.  There will be live interviews with drivers as well as some race cars on display.  Log on to to learn about the campground and stay tuned here for more info on the upcoming broadcast. 
358 sprint drivers please note – this weeks June 11 358 sprint show at the Port will again be offering tow money!

Port In Action Twice This Week – Late Model Spwk Thursday, Open Wheel Madness Camera/Auto Night Saturday with 410, 358 and 305 Sprints


Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present the 3rd annual Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek Series on Thursday, June 9 at 7 PM, the first of two race dates at the oval during the coming week.

The track will be in action Saturday night at 7 PM with Open Wheel Madness Camera And Autograph Night featuring 410, 358 and 305 sprint cars.   

Thursday’s late model main event will pay $5,000 to the winner of the 40-lap affair.  Read more »

McCardle Honors Rescheduled…..

The presentation of the 2011 Founders Awards to drivers Eddie and Guy McCardle that was slated for June 4 at the speedway has been rescheduled for the PA Speedweek show on Thursday, June 30.  Please come and help recognize and applaud these two great men for all they’ve done at and for Port Royal Speedway. 

Real Storm Cancels USAC Eastern Storm Port Finale…



Port Royal –  Rain that hit Port Royal Speedway during mid and late afternoon forced speedway officials to cancel the June 4 USAC Eastern Storm finale.  There is no raindate.

The speedway will return to action Saturday, June 11 with Open Wheel Madness Camera And Autograph Night featuring 410, 358 and 305 sprint cars. 

The pit area will be open to general admission fans from 5:30 until 6 PM in order for fans of all ages to meet their favorite drivers, get their autographs and see all the race cars. 

Port Royal hosts Late Model Speedweek this Thursday, June 9 with time trials slated for 7 PM.   A stellar field of late model stars is expected.