PORT ROYAL, PA – Having gained national acclaim with its posted purse of $105,000 including a whopping $50,000 to win on the line, the September 9 Port Royal Speedway 50th annual Tuscarora 50 for sprint cars is attracting talent from at least halfway across the country.
Recently confirming his attendance at the two-day event was Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Missouri.
Driver of the Casey’s General Stores/FVP No. 21 machine, Brown is an accomplished sprint car talent.
Among his laurels have been victories over the World of Outlaws as well as in the 360 Knoxville Nationals. Brown is also a 360 and 410 sprint Knoxville Raceway track champion.
Also intending to enter Tuscarora 50 competition this year is Australian native Kerry Madsen.
An Australian champion, Madsen has toured extensively during his career including with the World of Outlaws.
Madsen’s brother Ian is listed as a potential Tuscarora entrant along with Altoona, Iowa’s Terry McCarl.
Another Midwestern driver, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon has confirmed his intent to compete in the two-day Tuscarora weekend.
Bacon is a former USAC series champion and indeed holds a USAC victory at Port Royal Speedway.
Also intending to compete is World of Outlaws and Knoxville Nationals champion Sammy Swindell of Germantown, Tennessee.
The two-day, September 8 and 9 event will be sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints and series owner Tony Stewart intends to be in action at one if not both of the shows.
Also expressing interest in attending is 22-year old racing prodigy Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma.
The 50th annual Tuscarora 50 will be the biggest race ever held in the history of Port Royal Speedway.
Friday night will offer the 30-lap, $5,000 to win Night Before The 50 for the Pennsylvania Posse and All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars before both faction reconvene to contest the Tuscarora 50 itself on Saturday night.
The weekend affair will conclude the weeklong 163rd annual Juniata County Fair held adjacent to the speedway.
The $50,000 to win, $50th annual Tuscarora 50 sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints boasts a purse of nearly $100,000 and is being presented by: Aumiller & Associates Retirement Specialists, Milroy; Mike Cleck Paving & Sealcoating, Mifflintown; J & S Fabrication, Grantville; Weikert’s Livestock, Fairfield; Packer’s Concessions, Centre Hall; Slivinski Law Offices, Selinsgrove and Middleburg; Ramsey’s Car Washes & Garage, Mifflintown; Hamilton Motorsports, Hoseheads.com website, Pennian Bank, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Mr. Terry Ritzman and Mr. Tedd Reitz.
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