Late Models Race For $2,500 To Win In Saturday’s Port Royal Season Opener

Port Royal – Thanks to G & R Excavating of Tyrone and S & R Towing and Recovery of Milesburg, the super late model winner in Saturday’s season opener at Port Royal Speedway will walk away with $2,500.

The increased purse was announced Wednesday night as the track spun off a successful practice session with some 30 cars on hand.

The historic oval is now primed for the 2015 season lidlifter this Saturday, April 4 at 5 pm with general admission gates opening at 3 pm.

The racing program includes the 410 sprints, super late models and the River Valley Builders 305 sprints.

The 410 sprint winner’s share for the opener is $3,600 including $100 of which is posted in honor of late speedway champion Richard “Dick” “Pete” Swarmer as posted by his son Steve.

Adult general admission is $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.

This week’s opener will be Kids Easter Night at the speedway with the first 200 youth entering the main grandstand receiving a free chocolate Easter rabbit.

In addition, a youth egg scramble will be held in the infield just prior to the heat races. And the Easter Bunny himself will be on hand for the night’s action.

Also at the opener, the first 600 fans entering the main grandstand will receive a free 2015 schedule magnet courtesy of Juniata Beverage.

Asher’s Chocolates of Lewistown will present each of the night’s winners with giant, chocolate- packed Easter baskets as part of their earnings as well.

All division’s heats and feature events will find starting grids set by draw.

The same starting time of 5 pm will again be used for the Saturday, April 11 program featuring the 410 sprints, super late models, Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 econo late models and the All American Outlaws.

April 11 will also be $1 Hot Dog Night at the track with limited admission Kids Bus Rides slated around the oval.