Williams Grove Hosts World Of Outlaws Late Models & Sprints Friday

MECHANICSBURG, PA –Williams Grove Speedway returns to action this Friday, August 17 at 7:30 pm with the World of Outlaws Late Models in action along with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

The World of Outlaws Late Models event will pay $10,000 to win a 40-lap main event.

The 410 sprints will compete in a 25-lap main paying $4,000 to the winner.

This week’s show by the World of Outlaws Late Models at Williams Grove Speedway will be the first of its kind in 30 years.

Former outlaws owner Ted Johnson launched his brainchild touring stock car series on April 22, 1988 at Williams Grove Speedway when Springfield, Missouri’s Larry Phillips scored the victory.

Phillips took the 40-lap affair that day over Jack Boggs, Freddy Smith, Rodney Franklin and Billy Moyer.

Ed Gibbons set fast time at that event with a lap of 21.53 seconds.

A wide array of national and local super late model stars are expected to be on hand to compete in the Friday Williams Grove show.

Touring with the outlaws, expected to be in the field will be point leader Chris Madden of Gray Court, South Carolina, along with Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN.; Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL.; Devin Moran, Dresden, OH.; Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA.; Rick Eckert, York, PA.; Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS.; Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX.; David Breazeale, Starkville, MS.; and Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN.

Locally, stars that should be in the field include Mike Lupfer of Shermansdale, Jeff Rine, Danville; Andy Haus, Hamburg; Coleby Frye, Dover; Gary Stuhler, Greencastle; Jason Covert, Chaptico, MD.; and many more.

Stuhler is the leading active driver on the all-time Williams Grove Speedway late model win list at 22 victories.

Covert is the lone late model winner at the track to date this season, having taken a win in June.

Top winners on the outlaws late models tour this season include Sheppard with 11, Madden with six and Marlar at four.

Other outlaws winners coming into the Williams Grove show have been Moran, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer Jr., Mike Norris, Scott Bloomquist, Tim McCreadie, Cory Hedgecock and Chad Simpson.

Adult general admission for the August 17 show is $27 with students ages 13-20 admitted for $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Williams Grove swings back into action on Friday, August 24 with the Union Quarries All Stars Circuit of Champions Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s.

The Gunn Memorial Twin 20s will be another 2018 Diamond Series event.

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