By Shawn Brouse
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Presented by Nittany Media, Port Royal Speedway will present the World of Outlaws Craftsman sprint car series coming up this Saturday, October 15 at 5 pm.
The World of Outlaws sprint cars and stars will race in a 30-lap main paying $10,000 to win.
The xtreme stocks are also on the program, competing in a $1,000 to win feature event.
Gates for Saturday’s World of Outlaws program open at 2 pm.
The race is raindated for Sunday, October 16 at 4 pm.
Event sponsor Nittany Media has been Driving Technology Home in the region since 1957 and is proud to present the 2016 World of Outlaws sprint car show at Port Royal Speedway.
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One year ago in World of Outlaws sprint car action at Port Royal Speedway, California’s Brad Sweet took home the victory after taking the lead from Lucas Wolfe on lap 14.
Sweet then saw Daryn Pittman get by for the lead in traffic with eight laps to go before a restart two laps later gave Sweet a second chance for the win, which he made good on for a .455 second victory over Pittman and Donny Schatz.
The question this year will be to what extent can Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease defend Pennsylvania Posse turf at Port Royal as both drivers have been the hottest in the area and at the track this season.
Hodnett scored seven times alone at Port Royal this year and is the winningest driver in the east aboard Mike Heffner’s No. 27 machine while Dewease himself scored the two biggest races of the year at the track by taking the Dream Race and the Tuscarora 50, driving for Don Kreitz Jr. in the No. 69K.
Ironically, Kreitz’s car beat the outlaws once before at Port Royal with Kreitz himself behind the wheel in 1986.
Schatz enters the race again this season atop the outlaws win list with 24 to date while also again leading points. Other top circuit winners this season are David Gravel, 9; Shane Stewart, 8; and Sweet and Pittman, 7.
Reserved seats for this year’s Port Royal show are available in rows 11 – 19 of the original aluminum grandstand, sections a – g, priced at $35 each, regardless of age.
Rows 1 – 10 in sections a – g of the original aluminum grandstand will be open, first-come, first-serve, general admission seating for the big race this year along with all other facility seating including those seats in the newly installed grandstand for 2016.
General admission prices for the October 15 event are as follows: Ages 0 – 11, Free; Ages 12 – 18, $20; Adults, $30.
General admission seats will be offered on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the show.
In order to purchase reserved seats, fans can visit www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or call the ticket hotline at 844 DIRT TIX (347-8849).
Pit Admission will be $40.
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