Port Royal March 15 Opener Cancelled, Pushed to March 22

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By Shawn BrousePort Royal Speedway Logo


Port Royal – With absolutely no foreseeable avenue to have the overall facility and racing surface prepared for its scheduled March 15 season opener, Port Royal Speedway has cancelled the program.


Significant frost remains deeply embedded in not only the racing surface but surrounding grounds as well and although temperatures over the next five days may inch into the 40’s, the fact remains that long range nighttime low temperature prospects remain well below normal and daytime highs during the period from March 12 through March 16 are slated to be well shy of average.


This pushes hopes for the 2014 lidlifter to fall on the Saturday, March 22 racing program featuring the 410 sprints, late models and the xtreme stocks at 6 pm.


In addition, a test and tune practice session has been added to the schedule on Friday night, March 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.


The test session will be open to all racing divisions that are slated to compete during the 2014 racing season at Port Royal Speedway.


While the racing world waits to see the lasting winter weather come to an end, anticipation continues to grow for the first green flag of the year at Port Royal.


Season seats and admission passes continue to be available at the track.


There is no increase in price for season seats and passes for the 2014 season as all rates remain unchanged from last season.


A season reserve seat for all oval racing events including fairweek races but excluding the Oct. 25 World of Outlaws racing event in 2014 will again cost just $50.00.  This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season.


New for 2014 is the declaration of the entire main aluminum grandstand as a SMOKE FREE environment.


Beginning with the 2014 season, NO SMOKING WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE MAIN GRANDSTAND at Port Royal Speedway.  This policy is only for the main grandstand.


Smoking continues to be permitted in all other seating and viewing areas aside from the main aluminum grandstand.


The Family Seating area of the main grandstand will continue to be provided in Section C, where no alcohol or smoking has been permitted since 2011.


Patrons are urged to take note of this new MAIN GRANDSTAND NO SMOKING policy for 2014 when renewing or purchasing season-reserved seats for the next year.


General admission season passes are also available, again at a cost of just $300.00, which does include general admission to all fairweek races in 2014 as well as all October events.


In addition, season pit passes are being offered, again at a price of $400 each while reserved fan parking spots behind the grandstand are being offered again for $50.00.   Please note that the parking passes will not be good for fairweek events.


Orders may be placed by phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by contacting the speedway office at 717.527.2303.


Orders may also be submitted by mail by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, Box 295, Port Royal, PA, 17082.


Stay up to date with all Port Royal news and events by visiting the oval’s official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com.