Port Royal Speedway To Postpone Racing Activities for Two Weeks in Response To Cornonavirus Concerns

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Penn. (March 17, 2020) – In response to the Cornonavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in compliance with Governor Wolf’s recommendation, the Port Royal Speedway will be postponing racing activities for the next two weeks effectively starting with this weekend’s double header.

The postponement includes the March 21-22 races, along with the March 28th activities. The goal is to return to racing April 4th, 2020. Read more »

Dewease Picks Up Sprint Car Win No. 113 at Port Royal Speedway, Lingo Jr. Earns  First Career Late Model Win

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway


[PORT ROYAL, Pa- Last week Lance Dewease was standing on the front stretch during victory lane celebrations collecting a check for being the night’s hard charger. The Fayetteville, Pa. native advanced from 16th to fourth, passing 12 cars for a nice additional $925 pay day.


This week Dewease passed 14 cars in Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car action….lapped cars that is. Dewease capitalized on a pole position starting spot and lapped all the way up to 10th place in the field to best Logan Wagner for the victory by a whopping 7.584 second margin during 25 laps of caution free action. Read more »

ATTENTION- 3/12/20 Port Royal Speedway​ Tunnel/Infield Update

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Speedway employees have worked vigorously over the past week and we are proud to say that the tunnel and infield will be fully open to fans for this weekend’s 3/14/20 racing events at the Port Royal Speedway.

Infield concession stands will also be open for fans wishing to purchase food and drink, however bathrooms will still be portable for the time being. The infield bathrooms will not be ready for a few more weeks and we will continue to update fans/drivers on the status of them via our various social media outlets and website portroyalspeedway.com. Read more »

Port Royal Speedway Returns to Saturday Racing Following Successful Sunday Opener

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Following a rare Sunday opener that saw one of the largest crowds in the history of the track take to the stands, Port Royal Speedway returns Saturday with the reappearance of the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.

Gates open at 1:00 pm with racing set to begin at 4:00 pm. This earlier start time will be in effect for all Saturday racing in the month of March as we attempt to navigate potential cold weather. Read more »

Eliason and Feathers Pick Up Opening Day Victories in Front of Record-Breaking Crowd

Photo Courtesy of WRT Speedwerx-Troy Junkins

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway 

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Entering the 78th Annual Port Royal Speedway Opening Day presented by Packer’s Concessions racing activities, it had been 12 years since a driver (Todd Shaffer) claimed the opening day Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory and went on to capture the season engine championship title.

With 46 drivers signed in to compete under sunny Juniata County skies and temperature’s reaching nearly 60 degrees for a 2pm start time, many had their eyes on breaking that streak. Read more »

*3/7/20 Update on Infield Availability for Opening Day

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway would like to thank the fans and drivers for an outstanding turnout for the Test and Tune session and kicking off the 2020 season on a high note.

In advance of the 78th Annual Opening Day race happening Sunday, nearly 60 different cars represented by every regularly scheduled division took to the Speedway on a beautiful day.

Also, due to an expected high attendance turnout and in attempt to further provide the best fan experience possible, we are making a part of the infield open to spectators. Read more »

Cart Insurance Statement:

Effective 4/1/2020:
The Juniata County Agricultural Society, DBA: Port Royal Speedway and Juniata County Fair, will now require liability insurance on all golf carts, ATVs, etc. that are driven on our property outside of the pit area. Proof of insurance must be kept on hand and will be verified. A copy must also be given to the office for our records. Once we receive proof of insurance, we will issue a sticker to be placed on your vehicle. Thank you for your continued support as we make changes to keep your experience enjoyable and safe!

*ATTENTION- Infield/Tunnel Update 3/2/20

By Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Due to clean-up activities from ongoing construction and a potential for safety concerns, the infield will not be open for general admission spectating for at least a couple weeks to begin the 2020 racing season at the Port Royal Speedway

The tunnel will be closed off at the entryway below turn one and fans will not be able to access the infield as a result. Read more »

Port Royal Speedway to kick off 2020 Race Season on Rare Sunday Opener, Test & Tune Saturday

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa – It’s been 135 long days since the last competitive laps were made at the Port Royal Speedway and the 2019 season ended.

Since then, the only dirt flying has been from the excavating equipment helping to usher in a new decade of racing at ‘The Speed Palace’ with various improvements throughout the Juniata Fairgrounds for the 2020 season. Read more »

Speed Shift TV and Port Royal Speedway Continue Live Streaming Partnership in 2020

Inside Line Promotions – AVON, Ind. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Speed Shift TV will return as the official broadcasting partner of Port Royal Speedway in 2020.

The leading live streaming provider and the half-mile dirt oval in Port Royal, Pa., enjoyed a successful partnership in 2019 and look to build on that this year. Read more »

Port Royal Speedway Gears Up for Exciting 2020 Racing Season

PORT ROYAL, Pa- The 2020 schedule at Port Royal Speedway has been released.  A total of 34 race dates are on the schedule with 12 different divisions taking part.  The Weikert Livestock 410 sprint cars will be featured a total of 29 times beginning with the opener on Sunday, March 8th and concluding with the 2-day NOS Energy Drink World Of Outlaw Sprint Car Series on October 9th and 10th.  The final three races of the season; the Tuscarora 50 and the World Of Outlaw events will be non-point races. Read more »

Port Royal Speedway Honors 2019 Champions During Season Ending Banquet

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway officially wrapped up the 2019 racing season Saturday night with their annual awards banquet held at the Lewistown Moose Family Center. Five divisions were represented with track champions and special award winners being recognized along with the top 10 in season ending point standings. Food was provided thanks to Harshbarger’s Sub N Malt.

Logan Wagner picked up the championship award for the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car division for the second consecutive season. Behind five victories, 15 top-five finishes and 20 top 10’s, Wagner was the first back-to-back champion at the Speedway since Todd Shaffer in 2008-09. Read more »