PORT ROYAL, Pa. – It’s This Weekend.
This Friday and Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway will be one of the biggest sprint car races in the country with both nights sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints. Saturday night’s 51st annual Tuscarora 50 for sprints will pay 51,000 to win out of a total purse worth more than $106,000. Friday night action will find the All Stars sprints competing in a 30-lapper for $5,000 to win. Friday’s show is presented by former area promoter Tedd Reitz while Saturday’s 50 is sponsored by Packer’s Concessions and Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage.
And You Pay How Much ~
Friday adult general admission is set at $30 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $15 while pit entry is $40. Saturday’s prices are set at $35 for adults and 20 for students with pits priced at $45. Reserved seat admissions for Saturday are $40.
Need A Seat ~
Reserved grandstand seats are available for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 only. Call 717.527.4414 to get your seat now at a price of $40, regardless of age.
Down To The Wire ~
The 2018 Port Royal sprint car and super late model track titles will be decided on Friday night with Greg Hodnett going into the event as the sprint point leader and Dylan Yoder entering the final late model race on Friday on top of the standings. The econo late model titlist will be decided on Saturday night with Derick Garman currently on top the points.
Watch It ~
Both nights of Tuscarora 50 action will be carried live on SpeedShift TV while Saturday’s Tuscarora 50 itself will be taped for airing in October on MAV TV.
Time Is Money ~
Sprintcarunlimited.com is paying $500 as the Fast Time Award in the Saturday 50. Packer’s Concessions will pay $200 for fast time on Friday night.
Up For Grabs ~
Three awards to be given out at the Saturday 50 will be the Lucas Snyder Tough Luck Award worth a minimum of $200, the Bob Bergstresser Hard Charger award worth $500 and the 20th annual Will Gamble Determination Award worth a minimum of $300.
Get There On Time ~
Gates will open and ticket sales will begin at 4 pm on Friday night while ticket sales will start at 11 am on Saturday. Saturday gates will open at 1 pm. Racing both nights is at 7 pm.
Record To Be Broken ~
If Lance Dewease can somehow win the Tuscarora again on Saturday night in the Don Kreitz No. 69K, it will make Kreitz the winningest car owner in Tuscarora 50 history with six under his belt. He is currently in a tie with other five-time owner winners Al Hamilton and Bob Weikert. Kreitz got three as an owner/driver and currently has a pair with Dewease as driver.
Riding A Hot Streak ~
Coming into the weekend’s Port Royal All Stars Tuscarora races, Lance Dewease is riding an All Stars Port Royal hot streak. Dewease has won the last five oval All Stars shows in a row, going back to the 50 itself in 2016. He then won in April of 2017, swept both 2017 Tuscarora races and won in April of this season.
A Free Gift ~
Some 2000 free MAV TV lanyards will be given to fans as they enter the gates starting at 3 pm on Saturday.
Just How Many Is The Question ~
Last year whopping fields of sprint cars numbering in the mid 60’s entered action both nights. Fields numbering in at least the 50’s seem reasonable to expect for this year.
Park It & Ride ~
Acres and acres of free parking will be around the event this weekend. The usual large field located outside the fairgrounds at the end of eighth street will be open as usual and acres of additional free parking will be opened up for the weekend located at the end of Cross Street, which is a few blocks from the track, off of Eighth St. School busses will be helping shuttle fans to and from parking areas on Saturday night.
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