By Shawn Brouse
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway is the place to be this Saturday night, April 26 at 7 pm when the Pennsylvania Posse 410 sprint car stars meet the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints in the $10,000 to win Bob Weikert Memorial.
The prestigious 29-lap event boasts a purse of over $34,000 including $500 just to finish 24th in the main.
Each lap will pay $100 to lead with heats paying $50 to win courtesy of Packers Concessions and fast time will pay at least $400 in memory of Port Royal Weikert fan Raymond Jacobs.
Weikerts Livestock will be giving the first 400 fans entering the grandstand a free Weikert hat or can cooler. PLUS, 20 five-pound packages of prime beef will also be given away to general admission fans and five girls and five boys bicycles will be given away to kids ages 11 and under.
Fans can meet and greet former Weikert No. 29 drivers Paul Pitzer and Len Krautheim III., behind the grandstand from approximately 5 – 6 pm.
Danny Dietrich will also be in attendance for the autograph session along with his replica No. 29 sprint car that he will campaign in the event. Also on display will be a restored Weikert No. 29 as driven by Pitzer.
Bob Weikert was one of the most prosperous and prolific sprint car owners to ever grace the sport at Port Royal, in the region and across the nation and the Port Royal Weikert Memorial has become a keystone of the Port Royal and Central Pennsylvania yearly schedule.
Last year thousands flocked to the speedway to witness the event that saw three race leaders including Brad Sweet, Tim Shaffer and finally Doug Esh who took the victory.
Weikert fielded cars that broke records for decades in the sport with drivers like Kenny Weld, Keith Kauffman, Bobby Davis Jr., Doug Wolfgang, Jimmy Sills and so many others.
But his favored Saturday night track when he was in the region was Port Royal Speedway and the Weikert family and name returns to Port Royal again this week for the 2014 version of the Bob Weikert Memorial for sprint cars.
It’s an event that can’t be missed.
General admission gates open at 4 pm.
Adult general admission for the show is set at just $22 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $5.
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Port Royal Speedway
Bob Weikert Memorial Winners
August 6, 2003 No. 88H Fred Rahmer
July 28, 2004 No. 88H Fred Rahmer
June 18, 2005 No. 88 Todd Shaffer
May 20, 2006 No. 25 Lance Dewease
June 14, 2007 No. 22 Greg Hodnett
May 10, 2008 No. 1 Jeff Shepard
May 10, 2009 No. 1 Stevie Smith
April 30, 2011 No. 39 Greg Hodnett
April 28, 2012 No. 39 Greg Hodnett
April 27, 2013 No. 98 Doug Esh