Port Royal ASCoC Bob Weikert Memorial Set For This Saturday!

Over $34,000 in prize money for sprints and hundreds of giveaways for fans

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway is the place to be this Saturday night, April 26 at 7 pm when the Pennsylvania Posse 410 sprint car stars meet the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints in the $10,000 to win Bob Weikert Memorial. 

The prestigious 29-lap event boasts a purse of over $34,000 including $500 just to finish 24th in the main.

Each lap will pay $100 to lead with heats paying $50 to win courtesy of Packers Concessions and fast time will pay at least $400 in memory of Port Royal Weikert fan Raymond Jacobs.

Weikerts Livestock will be giving the first 400 fans entering the grandstand a free Weikert hat or can cooler.  PLUS, 20 five-pound packages of prime beef will also be given away to general admission fans and five girls and five boys bicycles will be given away to kids ages 11 and under.

Fans can meet and greet former Weikert No. 29 drivers Paul Pitzer and Len Krautheim III., behind the grandstand from approximately 5 – 6 pm.

Danny Dietrich will also be in attendance for the autograph session along with his replica No. 29 sprint car that he will campaign in the event.  Also on display will be a restored Weikert No. 29 as driven by Pitzer.

Bob Weikert was one of the most prosperous and prolific sprint car owners to ever grace the sport at Port Royal, in the region and across the nation and the Port Royal Weikert Memorial has become a keystone of the Port Royal and Central Pennsylvania yearly schedule.

Last year thousands flocked to the speedway to witness the event that saw three race leaders including Brad Sweet, Tim Shaffer and finally Doug Esh who took the victory.

Weikert fielded cars that broke records for decades in the sport with drivers like Kenny Weld, Keith Kauffman, Bobby Davis Jr., Doug Wolfgang, Jimmy Sills and so many others.

But his favored Saturday night track when he was in the region was Port Royal Speedway and the Weikert family and name returns to Port Royal again this week for the 2014 version of the Bob Weikert Memorial for sprint cars.

It’s an event that can’t be missed.

General admission gates open at 4 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is set at just $22 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $5.

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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