By Shawn Brouse
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – As part of this weekend’s three-day Bob Weikert Memorial Sprint Car Spectacular at Port Royal Speedway sponsored by Packer’s Concessions, the oval will present the Fallen Heroes Championships for 410 sprints and super late models on Saturday night, May 28 at 7 pm.
The three-day Weikert Memorial runs May 28 – May 30 at the oval.
The special Saturday Fallen Heroes races are meant to honor the five drivers in speedway history who lost their lives in a racing accident at the track.
The 410s will race for $5,000 to win and $400 to start while the late models run for $2,000 to win and $200 to start.
The sprints will compete in a 30-lap main while the lates race in a 25-lap feature on Saturday. Passing points will align the sprint cars while a draw is used for the late models.
Run in honor of the late Frank Bailey, Harold Swarmer, Hal Hoose, Dennis Snyder and Randy Thompson, the Fallen Heroes Championships began in 2013.
The inaugural events were taken by Danny Lasoski in sprints and Coleby Frye in the super late model division.
Winners in 2014 were Mike Erdley in sprints and Frye again in late models.
Defending event winners are Steve Buckwalter, sprints; and Jim Yoder, late models.
Adult general admission is just $20 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7 with gates opening at 4 pm.
The night will be highlighted by a beautiful fireworks display.
Saturday’s action is round one of the three-day Weikert Memorial weekend with over 1,000 free giveaways up for grabs by fans at the main general admission gates on both Saturday and Sunday.
The track returns on Sunday at 7 pm with Pepsi Night and York County Racing Club Night as round two of Weikert weekend featuring the 410 sprints and the URC Sprints.
Sponsored by Greencastle Livestock Market of Greencastle, Pa., the URC’s will compete in a banner event paying $3,000 to win and $250 to start a 25-lap main while the 410 sprints race in a 35-lap main paying $10,000 to win and $500 to start.
The track concludes Weikert weekend on Monday, May 30 at 5:30 pm with the 410 sprints in a 25-lap main paying $5,000 to win and $350 to start along with legends and mini stocks.
The three-day Weikert Memorial Sprint Series champion will be crowned at the conclusion of Monday’s show with a three-day point fund paid out and the overall series titlist being declared the 2016 Weikert Memorial Champion.
Adult general admission for Sunday is $25 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at $10 while Monday’s adult admission is $15 with students set at $7.
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