Port Royal Slashes Student Admission By 50% For 2012 – Test and Tune is March 10, Opener March 17

 Port Royal – Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway has cut student admission prices in half for 2012, dropping the price from $10 down to just $5 each for all events during the upcoming season. 

That’s a 50% reduction in admission price for ages 12 – 18, and that helps not only the students, but surely mom and dad as well. 

Along with the decision to lower student prices for 2012, the age range was also extended upward by the Port Royal fairboard, to now encompass 18-year olds as well.  The cutoff was formerly age 17. 

The first action of the season at the oval will be a Bug Day test and tune session, from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, March 10.  The test and tune session will be free to the general public and is open to any racing division that is slated to compete at Port Royal in 2012.       

The 2012 Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway season opener featuring 410 and 358 sprint cars is slated for Saturday, March 17 at 6 PM.  The late models will join the 410 sprints for a doubleheader a week later, also at 6 PM.

“In today’s economic climate, it’s unheard of for prices to drop on anything,” says PRS Promotions leader Steve O’Neal.

“But that’s also the very reason the track needed to make this move.”   

“And to the fairboard’s credit, they agreed with us (PRS Promotions) unanimously that this move was necessary in order to make a night at the races more affordable and attractive for both students and parents and to broaden our fan base, both now and in the future,” says O’Neal 

“The future of the speedway relies on getting the youth of today involved so they will comeback tomorrow.” 

“I applaud the fairboard for their broad support of this initiative,” O’Neal says, “And now I hope the kids and parents will take advantage of this remarkable opportunity and find it easier to come and enjoy a fun night at the races.” 

In other news, competitors are reminded that mufflers will be mandatory for all regular divisions at Port Royal Speedway in 2012, including the 410 sprints, late models, pro stocks and enduros. 

For sprint cars, Schoenfeld muffler No. 112535 is required while any muffler will be accepted for the stock car divisions. 

Season pit and general admission passes for 2012 are on sale at the speedway office along with season seat tickets. 

Season general admission passes, priced at just $300 and good for all 2012 racing events at the track; and season pit passes, priced at just $400 and good for all 2012 racing events at the track; can be purchased by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, Box 295, Port Royal, PA, 17082. 

Orders may also be placed by phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by contacting the speedway office at 717.527.2303.