By Shawn Brouse
Port Royal – As the biggest sprint car race contested in 2013 to date in the east, the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will pay a stout $10,000 to win again this season, coming up Saturday, April 27 at 7 pm.
A total A Main purse alone of over $34,000 is being posted to go along with another nearly $4,000 in contingency cash to be distributed via lap money, heat victories, fast time award and more.
Run in honor of late hall of fame sprint car owner Bob Weikert, the Weikert Memorial has quickly become one of the shining lights of both the Port Royal and All Stars seasons over the last few years.
Greg Hodnett won last year’s event and pocketed $12,900 that included lap money. It was the second win in a row in the prestigious event for Hodnett and third overall.
Again this year, each lap of the 30-lap Weikert feature will pay $100 to lead. Fast time will be worth $200.
Both courtesy of CRANKWERKZ, a feature hard charger will be awarded $100 to go along with the highest driver in Port Royal points that fails to qualify, who will also get $100.
Each heat race in the Weikert Memorial will also pay $100 to win in memory of late motorsports journalist Jere Reigle.
The Weikert Memorial Port Royal All Star invasion promises to be and in fact will be one of the richest events the circuit offers throughout its 2013 campaign.
The Weikert race will be a pivotal event on the 2013 All Stars slate as it is one of several that will pay points toward the 2013 East Region All Stars Championship, worth $20,000.
The Eastern Region All Stars Champion will be crowned at Port Royal Speedway in early September at the two-day Tuscarora 50 as part of the Juniata County Fair.
The 46th annual Tuscarora 50 weekend sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions is September 6 and 7.
General admission gates for the 2013 All Star Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will open at 5 pm on April 27.
ASCoC Bob Weikert Memorial 30-lap A Main Purse
1. $10,000 2. $3,500 3. $2,500 4. $2,000 5. $1,500 6. $1,400 7. $1,350
8. $1,250 9. $1,200 10. $1,100 11. $900 12. $700 13. $620 14. $600
15. $600 16. $600 17. $600 18. $600 19. $500 20. $500 21. $ 500
22. $500 23. $500 24. $500