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Sprints race for $4,000 to win in afternoon Juniata County Fair special!




By Shawn Brouse Top Story Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The 65th annual Labor Day Fair Classic for sprint cars is set to be staged coming up on Labor Day afternoon, September 5 at Port Royal Speedway as part of the ongoing 162nd annual Juniata County Fair.


The Labor Day Classic will go 25 laps in distance for the 410 sprints, paying $4,000 to win and $325 to start. Joining the sprints on the afternoon classic card are the Central Pa Legends and the four cylinder pure stocks.


A demolition derby will be staged on the frontstretch following the racing program.


Racing gets underway at 1 pm.


Infield admission for all fans ages 12 and up for the racing program ONLY is JUST $5!


Adult grandstand general admission for both the racing program and the demolition derby to follow is $12 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at $7.   ALL GRANDSTAND ADMISSION INCLUDES BOTH THE RACING PROGRAM AND DEMOLITION DERBY.


For those fairgoers wishing only to attend the demolition derby, admission will be just $5, put on sale following he oval track racing program.


Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds Port Royal Speedway is FREE for the entire day.


Brent Marks is the defending Labor Day Classic sprint champion as he came out on top of a wild three-car skirmish for the win during the final laps.


On the final lap of last year’s race, leader Dylan Cisney pushed his car into the first corner trying to get around a backmarker when Aaron Ott blasted the top into the corner and took the lead. At the same time Brent Marks surged as low as he could go into the turns and got by Cisney as well.


And then as they split the backmarker exiting the second turn, Marks drew even with Ott and then shot into weak control on the backstretch with Ott following directly behind him through the final turns to come up short by less than a second at the finish.


Monday’s Labor Day Classic for sprint cars sets the stage for the September 9 and 10 Tuscarora 50 races sanctioned by Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.



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