51st $51,000 To Win Port Tuscarora 50 Offers Kreitz Chance To Make History

PORT ROYAL, PA – The upcoming September 7 and 8 Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints will offer one man a chance to make yet more history in the prestigious 51st running of the Tuscarora race on Saturday night.

The September 8 51st annual Tuscarora 50 paying $51,000 to win at the track will of course be momentous.

The event made history last year by becoming the richest sprint car event ever held at the track by posting a total one-night sprint purse worth over $105,000 including 50K to win.

And the year before in 2016 Lance Dewease became the winningest driver in Tuscarora history when he scored his fifth career event triumph.

And then Dewease returned for an unprecedented sixth win in the race last year in the richest race ever run.

But that win by Dewease last year set up his car owner Don Kreitz Jr. and his No. 69K break another record in 2018.

With the win last year, Kreitz became a five-time Tuscarora 50 car owner champion, which ties him with Al Hamilton and Bob Weikert on the event all time car owner win list.

Kreitz took 50 wins as a driver/owner in 1993, 1999 and in 2013 before becoming solely an owner for Dewease’s wins in 2016 and 2017.

Hamilton’s No. 77 took wins in 1971 with Smokey Snellbaker, in 1996, 1997 and 2000 with Fred Rahmer and with Dewease in 2002.

Weikert saw his No. 29 score a win with Kenny Weld in 1973 followed by four in a row with Doug Wolfgang at the wheel in 1984, 1985,1986 and in 1987.

So the question is, will history again be made when the eyes of the sprint car world again affix themselves to Port Royal Speedway for the huge Tuscarora two-day program coming up in early September?

Presented by Ramsey’s Garage & Car Wash of Mifflintown as well as Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall, the track marquee Tuscarora 50 event will conclude the weeklong Juniata County Fair that is held on the grounds surrounding the speedway.

The Night Before The 50 will be presented by former area promoter Tedd Reitz.

Advanced reserved admission seat tickets for the 51st annual Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway are currently on sale.

Orders can be placed by phone during regular business hours by calling the speedway office at 717.527.4414. Walk-in orders will also be accepted.

Tickets for all phone order customers will be mailed via U.S. Mail through the day on August 23. All sales beginning August 24 will be held for will-call pick up on the day of the event.

Advanced reserved admission seat tickets are being offered for the Saturday night, September 8, 51st annual Tuscarora 50 event only.

The entirety of grandstand sections A – G (the original aluminum grandstand) will be reserved for the race along with rows 12 – 16 of sections H – O (the new aluminum grandstand).

This means that sections A – G will be reserved seating ONLY for the September 8, 51st annual Tuscarora 50, along with rows 12 – 16 in sections H – O. There will be NO general admission seating in these areas.

Rows 1 – 11 in sections H – O will be open general admission seating.

Advanced reserved admission seat price for September 8 is $40 for all seats, regardless of age.

The Tuscarora 50 raindate is Sunday, September 9 and as such THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS of advanced ticket purchases should the raindate need to be utilized.

Day-of general admission prices for the huge All Stars Circuit Of Champions September 8 Tuscarora 50 event have been set at $35 for adults and $20 for students ages 12 – 18. Ages 11 and under will be free.

General admission prices for the Friday, September 7 All Stars Night Before The 50 are $30 for adults and $15 for students ages 12 – 18. Ages 11 and under will be free.

In addition to ongoing seat sales, reserved camping spots for fair week are also on sale.

Reservation cost for the entire week is $60.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com or by following the oval on facebook and twitter.