Nouse Wins Thrilling Sprint Car Feature
“This is the nicest facility I’ve been at in Pennsylvania!” ~ Kevin Nouse
Port Royal – Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills scored the $4,000 Late Model Speedweek Charlie Grinestaff Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, loosing the lead and retaking it to record his second career oval win in the 40-lapper. Read more »
Veterans Feted At June 6 USAC/ARDC Show During EMMR/Penn Central Reunion
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will honor a pair of its finest with the 2015 Founders Awards coming up on June 6 as part of the annual EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion at the track.
Honored and coming back to the track will be the 1970 and 1971 sprint car track champion Elmer Ruby of Artemas and Lorenzo “Junior” Ritchey of Everett. Read more »
Super Lates race in 40-lap, $4,000 to win, $400 to start affair!
Port Royal – A huge night of action packed racing will be spun of this Saturday night, May 30 at Port Royal Speedway at 7 pm as Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek hits the oval with the running of the Charlie Grinestaff Memorial for super late models.
And racing along with the super lates on the program will be the 410 sprints and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks. Read more »
85 Cars Take Part In Holiday Racing Program
Port Royal – Steve Buckwalter of Royersford drove to the $5,000 payday in Saturday night’s 25 lap Fallen Heroes Championship for 410 sprints at Port Royal Speedway to record his second oval victory of the 2015 season.
In the companion 25-lap Fallen Heroes Championship for super late models, Selinsgrove’s Jim Yoder wired the field for the $2,000 win, which was the fourth of his career at the oval. Read more »
Championship Triple 25s for 410 Sprints, Late Models & 305s Slated With Fireworks!
$5,000 to win sprints & $2,000 to win late models up for grabs!
Pepsi Night Offers Free Shirts & Hats To First 200 Fans PLUS Soda & More Read more »
Big Port Royal Holiday Program May 23 ~ Fallen Heroes Championships Triple 25s for 410 Sprints, Late Models & 305s Slated With Fireworks!
$5,000 to win sprints & $2,000 to win late models up for grabs! Pepsi Night Offers Free Shirts & Hats To First 200 Fans PLUS Soda & More
Port Royal – After a week off for Spring Break on May 16, Port Royal Speedway will return to action with a huge holiday weekend program of racing on Saturday, May 23 at 7 pm with Triple 25-lap features as the Fallen Heroes Championships are run. Read more »
Irvin and Zook take econos and xtremes
Port Royal – Greg Hodnett became the third and final leader of the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to record his second oval win of the season worth $3,200 in what was an eventful feature
In an action packed 22-lap super late model main Matt Parks of Three Springs emerged as the victor after a messy incident that netted him the top spot. Read more »
Racing offers 410 sprints, super late models, 355 econo lates and xtreme stocks
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will feature Lake Chevrolet Mother’s Night and Camera & Autograph Night this Saturday, May 9 at 7 pm.
All Moms will be afforded $10 general admission for the program and all general admission ticket holders will be permitted access to the pit area from 5 until 6 pm. Read more »
Port Royal – Steve Buckwalter held off Lucas Wolfe to win the 410 sprint car feature Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway to score his second career victory at the oval.
In the 22-lap super late model main Jason Schmidt of Lewistown powered to his first ever division win at the track, holding off the furious charges of Matt Parks and Dylan Yoder.
And in the 18-lap 305 sprint feature local driver Jake Waters took the victory on his birthday. Read more »
410 sprints, super late models and 305 sprints in action
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present Free Student Night/Youth Baseball & Softball Team Uniform Night this Saturday, May 2 at 7 pm.
Any student including those in college will be granted free general admission for the night with college students required to produce an ID for the admission. Read more »
Port Royal – The 2016 Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will be bigger and better than ever in conjunction with the Weikert family.
Oval officials and the Weikert family announced an expanded version of the prestigious race at the 2015 event on Saturday night.
The new format and program is slated to take place over the Memorial Day holiday weekend next season, May 28 and 29, 2016. Read more »
Port Royal – Cody Darrah of Red Lion made a triumphant return to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday Night to claim nearly $20,000 in the 12th running of the prestigious All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial.
In an emotional victory lane ceremony, the former Kasey Kahne Racing driver credited Tony Stewart for the initiative he is putting into the All Stars as the clubs new owner while he also noting his appreciation of winning in front of a Pennsylvania crowd again, with his family all around him after spending several seasons touring across the nation. Read more »
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway is mourning the loss of former speedway president Gerald “Jerry” Clark.
Mr. Clark passed away Thursday morning, April 23, 2015 at the age of 93.
Clark became a fairboard member of the Juniata County Agricultural Society in 1952 and while involved in the annual Juniata County Fair in that capacity, it wasn’t until the fairboard took over weekly operation of racing at the oval in 1962 that Clark became integrally involved in conducting and guiding the speedway. Read more »
Former Port Royal Speedway and Juniata County Ag Society President Gerald “Jerry” Clark passed away on Thursday morning, April 23, 2015. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. His son Don is the current speedway and society president.
Gerald Clark became a fair board member in 1952 and served as board president during the 1970s and into the 1980s. Clark led the oval during and through the controversy surrounding the installation of cubic inch engine limits on sprint cars in the region when some of his decisions were noted as controversial yet in the end it was his line of thought regarding the limitations that became the norm. Clark was also noted for his support of the oval’s stock car late model division and was credited with its continuation as a headline class at the track even as sprints emerged as “king” of area short track programs.
In 2012, Jerry Clark and his son, current president Donald, were honored with the Port Royal Speedway Butch Renninger Loyalty, Dedication & Determination Awards.
Fans can meet Hewitt, see Weikert sprinter
Port Royal – While the focus of this Saturday’s prestigious Port Royal Speedway All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial will be on honoring the memory of the Hall of Fame car owner, another famous name will be on hand to help celebrate.
A Hall of Fame inductee himself and USAC Silver Crown Champion, Jack Hewitt will be making a rare appearance in Pennsylvania for the race with his ride-along sprint car and will be offering three chances for fans to take a ride with him around the historic oval.
But before taking to the track for the rides, Hewitt will be meeting and greeting fans and signing autographs from approximately 5 to 6 pm behind the main grandstand.
Raffle tickets for a chance at one of the rides with Hewitt will be offered for just $1 each or six for $5 with proceeds going to benefit the Central Pennsylvania chapter of the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The LLS has been chosen as the recipient of the proceeds in honor of Weikert, who succumbed to a long battle with Leukemia in 2003.
Also honoring Weikert in the event will be Gettysburg driver Danny Dietrich, who rode to a third-place finish on April 18 at the track.
Dietrich will carry the famous Weikert No. 29 number and colors on his car for the special event and Dietrich will have the car on display behind the grandstand beginning at approximately 4:30 on Saturday night.
Limited edition Dietrich/Weikert Memorial shirts are also expected to be on sale at the event.
Racing action gets underway at 7 pm with gates opening at 4 pm.
Competition also includes the Gray’s Auto & Towing econo late models and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.
Nearly $50,000 in total is on the line for the sprint car teams including $15,000 to win the 40-lap feature event to go along with $100 to lead a lap, $100 to win heats and the dash, $300 to set fast time and a $200 hard charger award.
The first 450 fans entering the main grandstand will receive either a FREE Weikert’s Livestock hat or can cooler.
Also during the night 20 five-pound packs of ground beef will be given away off of adult general admission wrist bands. In addition, five girls and five boys bicycles will be given away to registered youth ages 12 and under.
Adult general admission for the show is set at just $25 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at just $7.
Keep up to date with all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at portroyalspeedway.com or by following on Facebook and Twitter.
PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY BOB WEIKERT MEMORIAL WINNERS
August 6, 2003 No. 88H Fred Rahmer
July 28, 2004 No. 88H Fred Rahmer
June 18, 2005 No. 88 Todd Shaffer
May 20, 2006 No. 25 Lance Dewease
June 14, 2007 No. 22 Greg Hodnett
May 10, 2008 No. 1 Jeff Shepard
May 10, 2009 No. 1 Stevie Smith
2010 – rain/wind
April 30, 2011 No. 39 Greg Hodnett
April 28, 2012 No. 39 Greg Hodnett
April 27, 2013 No. 98 Doug Esh
April 26, 2014 No. 27 Greg Hodnett