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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/5/11

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. 

Jeremy Miller is the defending Port Late Model Speedweek winner.  The first Port event of the series in 2009 was rained out.

York’s Rick Eckert is the defending series champion.  Josh Richards scored the inaugural title in 2009.

The Port Royal pro stocks will also be on the Thursday night card with time trials slated for 7 PM. 

Five appearances by the late models at the track so far this season has netted four winners including two-time victor Gary Beward along with Scott Haus, Andy Haus and Waylon Wagner. 

Three pro stock mains have been waged to date with Brian Towsey doubling up and Tim Krape scoring once. 

Scott Haus and Towsey are the current respective division point leaders. 

Saturday’s Open Wheel Madness program begins at 7 PM with general admission fans permitted access to the pit area from 5:30 until 6 PM.

Fans are encouraged to visit the pit area with pens, programs and cameras in hand to experience the atmosphere, meet their favorite drivers, get autographs and take pictures of all their favorite cars and stars.

To date, no one has been able to repeat in Port 410 sprint competition. 

Six programs have produced six different winners including Lance Dewease, Steve Buckwalter, Justin Henderson, Greg Hodnett, Blane Heimbach and Ryan Taylor. 

Two 358 sprint shows at the track this season have given way to winners Pat Cannon and Billy Dietrich with twin 305 mains to date going to brothers Logan and Mike Wagner, II. 

Currently, Taylor and Dewease are tied for the Port Royal 410 sprint point lead.