Stevie Smith Wins 44th Tuscarora 50, Wagner gets track title and Labor Day crown – Jeff Rine wins late models to close Port season


Port Royal – Stevie Smith of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, scored the second Port Royal Speedway Tuscarora 50 of his career on Saturday night in convincing style with a flag to flag victory in the 44th annual running of the prestigious season-ending event.

The Jake’s Carts/AB Auto Glass Tuscarora 50 boasted a stellar 45 sprint car field.     

Smith scored a clean sweep of the night by claiming his heat race, worth $300; the dash, worth $100; and the feature worth $11,000 plus lap money; making his take on the night worth nearly $13,000.  Read more »

Friday Twins Rained Out, Tuscarora 50 Is Saturday! – Legends honors and Dream cash and prizes to be distributed

 Port Royal – With nearly 40 sprint cars signed in for action, persistent light and then heavy rain cancelled the September 9 Living Legends Dream Night Before The 50 twin 20s at Port Royal Speedway. 

The race will not be made up.

The speedway returns Saturday, September 10 at 7 PM with the 44th annual Jakes Carts/AB Auto Glass Tuscarora 50 for sprint cars as part of the Juniata County Fair. Read more »

Port Royal Titles To Be Decided This Weekend

Port Royal – The battle to decide who will be the 2011 Port Royal Speedway track champions will take place this weekend with the season ending Tuscarora 50 races on September 9 and 10.

Perkasie’s Ryan Taylor enters the final Aumiller’s Insurance sprint car races of the season with just a 60 point lead in a quest for his first ever sprint car track title anywhere.

With two wins this season at the track, Taylor leads former track titlist Mike Wagner of Harrisonville with 4,920 points.  Read more »

Labor Day Race Falls, Champion In Race Within Races To Be Declared

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway lost the 60th annual Labor Day Classic individual event to rain on September 5 and the race itself will not be made up. 

Nearly three inches of rain fell on the speedway overnight Sunday and with a dismal forecast for the balance of the day and drizzle falling, the race was called off.  

However a race within the races of the current 157th annual Juniata County Fair will determine who gets crowned The Foss Jewelers 2011 Labor Day Champion. Read more »

Tuscarora 50 Weekend Caps Port Royal Season September 9 & 10

Port Royal – Coming up September 9 and 10 at Port Royal Speedway, the racing season will conclude with the 44th annual Tuscarora 50 weekend as part of the 157th annual Juniata County Fair. 

The races will also decide the 2011 sprint car, late model and pro stock track champions. 

Friday night, it’s the Living Legends Dream Night Before The 50 with twin 20s for the 410 sprint cars in tribute to Living Legend Honorees Keith Kauffman and Walt Dyer.  Pro stocks are also on the card.  Read more »

Rine Claims Butch Renninger Memorial – Lafferty stays on track for sprints, Heane gets pro stocks and Bill Powell enduros

Port Royal – With nearly 110 racecars pitside, Jeff Rine of Danville notched his first win in the 7th annual Butch Renninger Memorial for late models at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night after a miscue in lapped traffic with three laps to go cost leader Coleby Frye control of the race.

 In the 25-lap sprint car feature, Rick Lafferty had the lead, lost it and got it back to win for the first time this season at the oval.


Defending track champion John Heane won his first of the season in the pro stock feature and Bill Powell won his second enduro dash of the season. Read more »

Tuscarora 50 Weekend Just Ten Days Away – Format, sponsor announced

 Port Royal – The upcoming 44th annual Tuscarora 50 for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on September 10 will be the second of a two-day weekend for the open wheel machines at the historic oval as part of the Juniata County Fair.

Jakes Golf Carts of McVeytown is the title sponsor of the Tuscarora 50 that will pay out some $11,000 to win plus at least $25 to lead a lap and $500 just to start.

Saturday’s Tuscarora 50 itself will see heat races aligned by a draw system while one-lap time trials will set the Friday night lineups for the Living Legends Dream Night Before The 50 twin 20s program. Read more »

Renninger Award To Honor Spencer Sept. 3, Memorial Now Paying $2,500 To Win

Port Royal – Saturday’s Butch Renninger Memorial for late models is getting richer!  The 33-lap race is now paying a hefty $2,500 to win, $1,300 for second and $900 for third.

An increased purse for the event that will also pay $33 to lead a lap was announced two weeks ago and since that time the race has continued to grow.  Increased purses will also be offered for both the pro stock and enduro dash features on the night as well. 

PRS Promotions, Port Royal Speedway and the Renninger family will bestow the 2011 Port Royal Speedway Butch Renninger Loyalty, Dedication and Determination Award to Ed Spencer at the race on Saturday night.  Read more »

Money Stacking Up For Port Legends Dream Night Before 50 September 9

 Port Royal - Thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of contingency cash and prizes is stacking up to be given away at the September 9 Living Legends Dream Night Before The 50 twin 20s for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway. 

And on top of all the contingency money and prizes, the races themselves will both offer full purses aside from $3,333 to win in the first 20 and $4,610 to win in the second 20. 

The first 20 is meant to honor Living Legend honoree Keith Kauffman, who sported a K33 as one of his earliest sprint cars while the second 20 will pay tribute to honoree Walt Dyer and his famed No. 461 sprint car fielded in the area for decades. Read more »

60th annual Port Royal Labor Day Classic Is September 5


Port Royal - Port Royal Speedway will present the timeless classic, the 60th annual Labor Day Classic for sprint cars coming up on Labor Day Monday, September 5 at 1 PM.

Presented by Foss Jewelers of Mifflintown and Lewistown, also on the rare afternoon card is late model, pro stock and sidewinder sprint racing as part of the 157th annual Juniata County Fair which runs through the 44th annual Tuscarora 50 on September 10.

The first Labor Day Classic was held back in 1952 when Earl Bryner took the win.  Since then names like Sherm Greenaway, Eddie McCardle, Toby Tobias, Leroy Felty, Bobby Weaver, Bobby Davis Jr., Don Kreitz Jr, Jeff Shepard and Mike Erdley have taken wins. Read more »

Renninger Memorial Night Kicks Off 157th Juniata County Fair At Port Royal September 3

Port Royal - Port Royal Speedway will present the 157th annual Juniata County Fair opener on Saturday, September 3 at 7 PM featuring the 8th annual Butch Renninger Memorial Night for stock cars along with the 410 sprints, pro stocks and an enduro dash.

The 33-lap Butch Renninger Memorial for late models will take center stage with the race paying $2,000 to win, an increased purse and $33 to lead a lap.  The pro stock and enduro dash features will also carry increased purses.

A draw format will be used to set the heat and feature fields as usual.  If one driver manages to lead all 33 laps of the Renninger Memorial for late models he’ll pocket over $3,000.  Read more »

Irene Cancels August 27…

Port Royal - After conferring with URC officials, Port Royal Speedway and PRS Promotions has been forced to cancel the Saturday, August 27 program of 410 and URC sprint cars at the oval. 

Keeping in mind the brutal force of Hurricane Irene, speedway officials felt it necessary to ensure the safety of fans and competitors by calling the program just before 1 PM Eastern. 

Speedway and URC officials were approached with safety concerns for themselves and family from teams based throughout the Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania region who were faced with traveling on highways under various issued state of emergency proclamations, both to and from the speedway during the height of the storm not to mention the need to evacuate their homes.   Read more »

Top Names Lining Up To Appear At Legends Dream Night Before 50 Sept. 9 – Night kicks off blockbuster two-day Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal


Port Royal – The Living Legends Dream Night Before The 50 coming up on September 9 at Port Royal Speedway is shaping up to bring together a host of the top names in the sport past and present as they gather to honor Living Legend honorees driver Keith Kauffman and owner Walt Dyer.

Kauffman will be honored as the winningest driver in the history of the speedway at the event with the Kauffman 20 paying $3,333 to win as part of a twin 20’s program that will also honor Dyer with the Dyer 20, paying $4,610 to win.

The Kauffman 20 $3,333 winner’s share is meant to honor Kauffman’s most identifiable early career mount, the No. K33.  And Dyer’s $4,610 is in homage to his iconic No. 461 brick-winged sprint campaigned for decades in the area.  Read more »

URC Sprints Return To Port Royal This Week, 410 Sprints Too! – Kids racecar rides during intermission

Port Royal – In a spectacular open wheel doubleheader performance this Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 PM, Port Royal Speedway will present a full program of United Racing Company sprint car racing along with regular 410 sprint cars and an enduro dash. 

The United Racing Company has only ever raced at Port Royal Speedway once, back on June 24, 1967 when New Yorker Earl Halaquist took the victory. 

Halaquist took a total of six URC series titles in his career before retiring in 1970 and during the 11 consecutive years that he ran with URC, he never finished lower than fourth place in the season point standings.  Read more »

Pittman Is Fourth Leader For Port Sprints, Beward Wins Fourth In Late Models – Drew Heistand takes ARDC’s

Port Royal – Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK., was the fourth and final leader in Saturday’s 25-lap Aumiller’s Insurance print car feature at Port Royal Speedway, coming up with the $3,000 victory after a barnburner, suspenseful event.

In the 20-lap AB Auto Glass late model main, Gary Beward of Thompsontown added another win to his already highest season win total in the division while Drew Heistand of Wrightsville took the ARDC Midget feature checkers. 

Both Chad Layton and Todd Shaffer lined up on the pole of the sprint feature and a fleet-running Layton took the lead immediately when the race began. Read more »