By Shawn Brouse
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will offer up Open Wheel Madness this Saturday night, August 23 at 7 pm when the racing program features an all sprint car format highlighted by Twin 25-lap mains for the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprint cars.
Also on the agenda is a full program of action for the River Valley Builders 305 sprints.
The URC Sprints have been removed from the program.
The twin 25s for the super sprint cars will both pay full purses and full points, offering $3,000 to win and $275 to start.
A $1,000 bonus is also being offered to the driver who turns in the best average feature finish after both races have been completed.
An inversion will be pulled by the winner of the first sprint car main to establish the lineup of the second main event.
Adult general admission for the sprint car special is $20 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.
The last time that twin features for the super sprints were contested as a regularly scheduled event at Port Royal was back in 1999 when Len Thompson and Lance Dewease split twin 20s. Dewease swept a set of twin 20s at the track in 1996.
However more recently a rainout set up a pair of twin 25s at the track back on April 7, 2012 when Greg Hodnett claimed a make up feature and Dewease took the regularly scheduled main.
The super late models take center stage on August 30 for the 160th annual Juniata County Fair Opener as they compete in the prestigious, heralded Butch Renninger Memorial for the stock cars.
The Renninger Memorial will pay a hefty $3,333 to win and $300 to start the 33-lap contest that will also pay lap money as well as a hefty purse for the super lates in honor of the late track titlist.
The econo late models have been added to the Renninger Memorial program along with the 410 sprints, and xtreme stocks with both classes competing for increased purses.
August 30 will also be ARCH Night at the track as it kicks off its biggest week of the year featuring four races in seven days including the Labor Day Classic on September 1 and the two-day Tuscarora 50 races on September 5 and 6.