Port Royal Whelen Fire & Rescue Night Has UFO Late Models Saturday, UFO’s race 35 laps for $3,000, Econos get $7,000 in BRC manufacturer’s prizes

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present Whelen Engineering Juniata County Fire and Rescue EMS Night this Saturday, July 18 at 7 pm

The racing event will find the UFO Late Models invading the track for a 35-lap, $3,000 to win feature event.

Also on the program is the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints and the Bernheisel Race Components Manufacturer’s Race for Gray’s Auto & Towing econo late models.

Prior to the event, a host of fire and rescue apparatus from area Juniata County emergency response departments will be on display and the Port Royal Friendship Fire Co. will be hosting kids firetruck rides from 5 until approximately 6:15 pm.

Kids ages 12 and under are invited to take part in the firetruck rides.

A parade of the rescue apparatus will take place around the speedway during intermission.

The econo late models will compete in a special 25-lap, double point BRC manufacturer’s race.

Prior to the race, official division product sponsor Bernheisel Race Components of Lebanon will dispense some $7,000 in product and gift certificates to all econo drivers in attendance.

Products up for grabs include tires, brake rotors and pads, spoilers, helmets, gloves, etc.

The UFO Late Models should bring in several of the areas top stars to compete including Devin Friese, Chambersburg; Andy Friese, Mercersburg; Keith Barbara, South Park; Dan Stone, Thompson; Dwayne Tanneyhill, Bellwood; and many others.

The UFO stars will square off with a stout Port Royal contingent including point leader and four-time winner Mike Lupfer of Shermansdale along with Matt Parks, Three Springs; Mitch Hack, Mexico; Andy Haus, Hamburg; and even Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove who himself is a winner with UFO already this season and ranks third in series points.

Event sponsor Whelen is a “Manufactured in the USA company” employing 1,300-plus people.

Whelen has been manufacturing Emergency lights and Sirens supporting all public safety services since 1953, represented locally by Kevin Walker since 1997.

Whelen is a family owned business maintaining integrity and loyalty to the Public Services market by growing its market utilizing local labor forces both in Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Port Royal will be silent on July 25 for Summer Break.

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