By Shawn Brouse
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial will play host to a meeting of some of the best sprint car drivers in the nation this Saturday night, April 26.
Invaders on hand to battle will be travelers like Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Chad Kemenah and Jac Haudenshild to battle the likes of locals Lance Dewease, Doug Esh, Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich and more.
The event will pit the local 410 sprint stars known as the Pennsylvania Posse against the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints drivers in a 29-lap, $10,000 to win, $100 to lead a lap main event that even pays $500 to start.
Time trials being at 7 pm with general admission gates opening at 4 pm.
Adult general admission for the show is set at just $22 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $5.
Fans attending will have a fleeting opportunity to purchase a special commemorative Bob Weikert Memorial Port Royal Speedway shirt as produced by the Weikert family.
The shirts will be available on speedway grounds during the night in a very limited quantity.
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.
Each lap of the Weikert feature 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.
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.
Also on Saturday’s racing card will be the Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 Econo late models and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales Xtreme stocks.
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