PORT ROYAL, PA – Port Royal Speedway will honor its most successful driver in history coming up Saturday night, April 14 when Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints invade for the annual Keith Kauffman Classic.
The Kauffman Classic will go 30 laps in distance and pay $5,000 to the winner.
Also on the card will be the kickoff of the 2018 Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge Series, contested between both Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways.
The Moon Shine Camo Series kickoff will go 25 laps in distance and pay $2,200 to win.
Adult general admission for the show is set at $22 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $10.
All gates will open at 3 pm.
The event is presented by Locust Grove Retirement.
Kauffman, the Port Royal oval’s most prolific winner, owns a list-topping 129 career sprint car wins at the historic track along with a pair of late model victories.
His last Port Royal win occurred on June 11, 2011 after taking his first back in 1977. The veteran retired in 2013.
Invader Dale Blaney of Hartford, Ohio, won the inaugural Kauffman Classic in 2016 while Lance Dewease scored the 2017 version.
A deep field of All Stars is expected to enter the event as the circuit recently released a roster of 20 drivers that are expected to follow the series in 2018.
On hand will be time-tested, well-traveled, highly successful veterans such as Jac Haudenschild, Joey Saldana, Dave Blaney, Chad Kemenah and Paul McMahan.
And in fact, Blaney just scored at the track for his first win of the season anywhere in an unsanctioned event on April 7, to tune up for the big Kauffman Classic.
Other All Stars expected to compete include young guns like Parker Price-Miller, Max McGhee, Carson Macedo, Cale Conley, Aaron Reutzel and more.
With a total purse worth more than $12,000 up for grabs, the Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Series kickoff for late models is sure to attract all the biggest stars from across the region as the series boosts an increased total event purse payout this season.
Drivers will get $225 just to start the main event.
Several thousand additional dollars have been pumped into the event purses and series-end point payout for the 2018 version of the six-race series conducted between Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways.
The series is comprised of six races with three being held at each speedway during the season.
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