PORT ROYAL, PA – Port Royal Speedway will open the 2017 racing season this Saturday, March 11 at 5 pm with a two-division racing program of Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints paying $3,500 to win and River Valley Builders super late models paying $2,000 to win.
General admission gates will open at 3 pm with pit gates opening at 2 pm.
Adult general admission for the first show of the season is $15 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $7.
The first 500 fans through the general admission gate will receive a FREE 2017 schedule magnet, sponsored by Juniata Beverage.
Greg Hodnett inherited the lead from Lucas Wolfe with 11 laps to go to pick up the $3,500 payday in the 2016 oval opener for sprint cars.
Hamburg’s Andy Haus proved victorious in the super late model main, holding off a surging Greg Satterlee to pick up the late model opener last year.
Hodnett would go on to post a division high total of seven wins on the season at Port Royal while Haus took the track title and a pair of wins, coming back to back in the first two shows of the year.
Port Royal Speedway returns to action on March 18 with another two-division card of 410 sprints and super late models at 5 pm.
March 25 gives way to an early season late model lovers delight when the UFO Late Models hit town for their 2017 series opener along with the 410 sprints and a Mason Dixon Shootout Series event for 358 late models worth $1,000 to win.
The UFO Late Models will serve as a Port Royal Late Model Speedweek qualifier.
The speedway is slated to host a practice night this Thursday, March 9 from 6 – 9 pm, open to any division on the 2017 schedule. If needed, the practice night carries a rain/snow date of the next evening, March 10.
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