By Shawn Brouse
Port Royal – Plans to honor legendary sprint car driver Keith Kauffman and legendary sprint car owner Walt Dyer at the upcoming “Living Legends” Dream Race 5 on August 6 at Port Royal Speedway continue to evolve.
Aside from numerous Kauffman car owners and Dyer drivers who are planning to take part in an autograph session at 5 PM before joining Kauffman and Dyer on stage for special presentations, several Dyer No. 461 sprints and Kauffman cars will be on display at the event.
On hand will be restored No. 461 sprint cars as driven by Billy Stief and Lance Dewease.
The Stief car is a replica of the 461 as it was when the Philadelphia area pilot drove it in 1981 while the Dewease version is that of the red machine piloted during the team’s 31-win season in 1994.
In addition, Dewease himself will have his special mount for the night on display.
The Fayetteville driver announced last week that he will turn his current Owens No. 30C sprinter into a 461 for the race in honor of his former car owner.
Both Dyer and Dewease paired and turned out to be one of the most prolific teams in history during the 1990s.
For Kauffman, a blast from the past will find his original “Blue Deuce,” Clyde’s Gulf No. 2 restored racer on display.
Also on display for Kauffman will be the Hamilton Motorsports No. 77 currently driven by East Berlin’s Aaron Ott.
Kauffman piloted the potent Hamilton mount for a pair of stints in the 1980s, picking up Port track titles in 1984 and 1985.
And his current ride as well will be on display in the form of the Heckman No. 8H.
Kauffman picked up his 129th career Port Royal victory aboard the machine in June.
The 2011 “Living Legends” Dream Race 5 will pay at least $12,000 to win and with the Lelands.com Dream Race Challenge in Memory of Marion Ritzman that was just announced, a $12,000 bonus is posted for one of the front row starters if they opt to go to the rear and come back to win, making the possible winner’s share $24,000.
The feature will be 40-laps in distance with time trials, heats and a dash determining staring lineups.
The total one-night payout boasts of at least $50,000 including $300 to wins heats and the dash with fast time now up to being worth at least $900, and a full B Main purse as well.
If the Dream Challenge is claimed, the night will be worth over $60,000 in total.
The Dream Race 5 is sponsored by Brown’s Funeral Home, Mifflintown; First National Bank, Mifflintown; and Lingle’s Distributing, Lewistown.
Additional sponsorship comes from: Tilton Hilton, Ken’s Coins & Jewelry, 21st Century Fireplace, Jack Gaughen Hower & Associates, C. H. Burns Inc., RE Davidson & Sons and the York County Racing Club.
Adult general admission for the event will be $27.00 with students ages 12 – 17 admitted for just $10.00
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