PORT ROYAL, PA – The foot of snow that fell on Wednesday and the forecasted afternoon and nighttime cold temperatures over the next several days have again forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel its slated 2018 season opener, planned for Saturday, March 24.
As a result, the track will now attempt to hold its season opener on Asher’s Chocolates Kids Easter Night on Saturday, March 31 at 5 pm.
The Mason Dixon Shootout Series limited late models will be on the program paying $1,000 to win along with the 410 sprints, super late models and xtreme stocks.
The 410 sprints will race for $4,000 to win while the super late models race for $2,200 to win.
The ULMS late model series race that was slated for March 24 will now take place at the track on Saturday, April 28.
March 31 pit gates will open at 2 pm with general admission gates opening at 3 pm.
Adult general admission for the March 31 season opener is $16 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $7.
The first 600 general admission adults at the opener will receive a free schedule magnet courtesy of Juniata Beverage while the first 200 youth entering the main general admission gate will get a free Easter treat from Asher’s Chocolates of Lewistown.
The track has now lost its first three attempts at the season lidlifter, seeing dates on March 10, 17 and 24 fall to cold and snow.
Following the March 31 opener, action will resume on Saturday April 7 with the first Camera and Autograph Night of the season featuring 410 sprints, super late models, PASS/IMCA 305 sprints and a kids bus ride.
With the purchase of a general admission ticket, fans will be permitted free access to the pit area prior to the races on April 7.
The annual Keith Kauffman Classic featuring the Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints is coming up at the track on Saturday, April 14 at 6 pm.
The night will also feature the kickoff of the 2018 Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge Series between Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways.
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