PA Speedweek Hits Port Royal Speedway Saturday July 4!  Kentucky’s Artie Harris & Bourbontown to perform free concert

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will host the 25th annual PA Speedweek sprint car series this holiday weekend as the historic oval posts a $5,000, 30-lap payday for the 410 sprints Saturday, July 4 at 7:30 pm.

Joining the speedweek sprint cars on the racing program will be the super late models and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.  

The speedweek fast timer on the night will receive $100 courtesy of Packers Concessions of Centre Hall.

Weikert’s Livestock of Fairfield will give free can koozies to the first 500 fans entering the grandstand for the holiday speedweek event.

Prior to the races, the country band Artie Dean Harris & Bourbontown of Louisville, KY., will perform with a free concert for race fans.

And expected to be in competition for the show is the replica Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 sprint car as piloted by Danny Dietrich earlier this season in the annual Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal.

General admission gates for the big speedweek show open at 4:30 pm.

Adult general admission is JUST $22 and students are priced at JUST $7.

The current sprint car point leader at Port Royal, Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg is the defending Port Royal speedweek event winner.

Wolfe, aboard the Zemco No. 1 sprinter, is currently on target for a first ever area oval season title, at Port Royal, although he does own a pair of speedweek series crowns including the most recent one in 2014.

Speedweek sponsors Jake’s Wayback Burgers and Trone Outdoor are posting $10,000 for the speedweek title this season.

Previous Port Royal PA Speedweek feature winners: Jeff Shepard, 1998; Lance Dewease, 1999; Don Kreitz Jr, 2000; Keith Kauffman, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007; Mark Smith, 2003; Todd Shaffer, 2005; Fred Rahmer, 2006; Cody Darrah, 2008; Greg Hodnett, 2009, 2010, 2011; Justin Henderson, 2011; Tyler Walker, 2012; Blane Heimbach, 2013; Lucas Wolfe, 2014.

Port Royal will host Moon Shine Camo Kids Night on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm.

Aside from prizes and games for all youth, racing action will feature the 410 sprints, a super late model championship and the econo late models.

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