MECHANICSBURG, PA – After losing the race to rain on July 5, Williams Grove Speedway has announced it will make-up the 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial coming up at the track on Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm.
The Mitch Smith Memorial will be part of Thrivent Financial World of Outlaws Tune Up Night for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars on July 19.
Using the usual outlaws format to set the starting field, the 30-lap main event will pay $8,080.80 to win in honor of the oval’s 80th anniversary racing season and the late Mitch Smith.
As another way of honoring Smith, there will be NO increase in the scheduled admission for the special show that will also be part of the 2019 Diamond Series for the sprint cars.
Adult general admission for the show is set at $17 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.
The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also be on the racing program.
The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series will hit the track on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27.
The rescheduling of the Mitch Smith Memorial will allow the prestigious race to continue its longevity at the oval, first run in 1989 and won by Stevie Smith.
Richard D. “Mitch” Smith was the original “Mr. Excitement” of Pennsylvania sprint car lore.
At Williams Grove Speedway alone he ended his four-decade long career in 1978 with 27 sprint car wins and nine super modified victories.
But overall on his career, his checkered flags added up to 179.
Smith retired from the sport in 1978 and in 1988 at the age of 58 was felled by a massive heart attack.
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