SELINSGROVE, PA – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Fourth Annual United Racing Club Kramer Cup at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, to honor the memory of sprint car racing legend Kramer Williamson of Palmyra. The 30-lap 360 sprint car race will pay $2,573 to win and $273 to start.
Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the pro stocks, 355 econo late models, and Mid-Atlantic modifieds. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
This Saturday will mark the first-ever appearance by the 355 econo late model division at Selinsgrove. The 15-lap main event will pay $650 to win and $75 to start. For the Mid-Atlantic modifieds, Saturday will be only the second-ever race for the division at the Snyder County oval. In last year’s 20-lap race, former NASCAR regular David Stremme took the modified victory. The pro stocks will compete in a 15-lap feature.
Kramer Williamson succumbed to injuries he sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown in August of 2013. The tribute race will mark the third event of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway sanctioned by the United Racing Club 360 sprint car contingent.
For most of his racing career, Williamson drove the famous “Pink Panther” No. 73 sprint car and won hundreds of races across the country as well as in Australia and Canada. He clinched sprint car track championships at Selinsgrove Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, where he also was a former winner of the prestigious Williams Grove National Open. In 2008, Williamson was recognized for his incredible accomplishments in auto racing when he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.
At Selinsgrove Speedway, Williamson’s lone championship was in 1978. His first win in a super sprint car at the track was on Sept. 3, 1973, and his last was on Aug. 10, 1981. He is tied with Barry Camp of Beavertown for the ninth spot on the track’s all-time win list for super sprint cars with 25 career victories.
During the latter part of his career, Williamson had been touring on the URC circuit. He scored a single URC win at Selinsgrove on July 8, 1995, which was the last time he won a race at his former home track. In all, Williamson recorded 67 career wins and three championships with URC.
The qualifying format for the Kramer Cup will include heat races (draw for starting positions) and a B-main. The winner of the 30-lap feature will receive a custom pink trophy cup to commemorate the victory.
Mark Smith of Sunbury won the inaugural Kramer Cup in 2014 and took the victory again in 2016. Robbie Stillwaggon scored the prestigious win in 2015.
Members of the Williamson family are expected to be in attendance with one of the Pink Panther No. 73 sprint cars on display at the track. Race fans and teams are invited to wear pink apparel to honor the memory of Williamson.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park will run a complete program of go kart racing at 7 p.m. Friday, June 2. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2266.
2017 Kramer Cup 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,573 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $600 6) $500 7) $475 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $375 12) $350 13) $325 14) $315 16) $285 17-24) $273 Total Purse: $12,157
United Racing Club Format
Buy-In Provisionals To Be Announced
Admission Saturday, June 3, 2017: Adults: $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30 Also Racing: Pro Stocks, 355 Econo Lates, Mid-Atlantic Modifieds