Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Challenge Series Finale Friday At Port Royal Speedway

Inaugural series titlist crowning part of two-day Port All Star Tuscarora races

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Friday night will crown the inaugural Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge Series champion, at Port Royal Speedway.

The series, spun off between both Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways, included six slated dates in total in 2016, with three being contested at each track.

Friday’s Port Royal finale will see the super late models vying for $2,000 to win and $200 to start in a 25-lap main event.

The first race of the series took place at Port Royal Speedway in late April with Moon Shine driver Hayes Mattern of Beavertown taking the win.

Selinsgrove champion Jeff Rine of Danville then went back to back in series victory lane, taking one in late June at Selinsgrove Speedway and then another a week later at Port Royal Speedway.

The most recent winner was Coleby Frye of Dover who scored at Selinsgrove in late July.

A fifth race fell victim to rain.

Coming into the final race, taking place at Port Royal on Friday night, Selinsgrove Speedway regular Rine holds a 16 point lead over Port Royal regular Andy Haus, who himself will be wrapping up the Port Royal track title with entry into the event on Friday night.

Third and fourth in Moon Shine series points coming into the final race are Port Royal regulars Mike Lupfer and Andrew Yoder while Selinsgrove regular Hayes Mattern is holding down fifth.

A $3,600 point fund will be distributed to the top five in Moon Shine series points with positions six through 10 receiving a free Hoosier tire.

Port Royal Speedway is set for the weekends annual Tuscarora 50 races on Friday and Saturday night with the 49th running of the Tuscarora 50 itself set for Saturday night with both races sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints.

Racing action both nights begins at 7 pm.

Friday’s Night Before The 50 will see the 410 sprints compete in a 30-lap All Stars VS. Pa Posse feature event paying $5,000 to the winner.

And then Saturday’s action features the 49th annual Tuscarora 50 for the sprints paying $12,000 to win plus lap money and $600 to start.

The econo late models are also on the Saturday card.

Both of the weekend races close out the 162nd annual Juniata County Fair held around the speedway.

Admission to the fair both nights is FREE.

Adult general admission for the races on Friday night is $25 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at$7.

Saturday adult general admission for the races is $30 with students again set at $7.

The All Stars will hit town with Ohio driver Sheldon Haudenschild the hottest driver on the circuit, having just scored two high-dollar events worth $10,000 at Wayne County, Ohio, and at Attica, Ohio.

Along with Haudenschild, All Stars travelers Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, Cap Henry, Kraig Kinser and others will be rolling into town to do battle in the pair of prestigious Port Royal events.

Brent Marks is the defending winner of both Tuscarora 50 races at Port Royal as the Myerstown driver swept the events at last year’s fair.

The conclusion of the big Saturday Tuscarora 50 will settle the fight to be the 2016 sprint car track champion.

Lancaster’s Doug Esh is the current leader, trailed by Mike Wagner and Brock Zearfoss.

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