Port Royal Sprint Cars Open Season Sunday

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Kyle Reinhardt (98), Steve Buckwalter (17b) and Brock Zearfoss (3z) go three-wide during Saturday's opening night of the Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway. (Dan Demarco photo)
Port Royal Speedway will open its season this Sunday. (Dan Demarco photo)

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The sounds of roaring engines are set to return to the Port Royal Speedway this Sunday as the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars headline the 79th annual Port Royal Speedway Opening Day presented by Packer’s Concessions LLC.

The River Valley Builders Super Late Models will also be on the card.

The speedway will again utilize a Sunday opener where the sprint cars will compete for a $5,000 winner’s share while the super late models will race for an increased $3,000-to-win prize.

All gates open at 11 a.m. while racing is set to kick off at 2 p.m. Adult admission is $20, while students are $10. Pit admission is $30.

Last year, All Star Circuit of Champions invader Cory Eliason bested 45 other competitors to score his first opening day triumph at Port Ryal. Brent Marks, Logan Wagner, Lance Dewease and Anthony Macri rounded out the top-five.

Wagner is the series defending champion and is looking to make history by becoming the second driver to ever four consecutive track championships. The track’s all-time winningest driver, Keith Kauffman, is the only other driver to accomplish the feat as he did so from 1978-1981.

Speaking of Kauffman, Dewease sits 14 back of Kauffman on the career win list with 115 victories and will be looking to chip away at that total as he chases his fourth Port Royal opening day trophy.

Last year’s winningest sprint car driver at the speedway, Macri, will be searching for his first opening day triumph along with a who’s-who list of regular competitors and expected invaders searching for the $5000 prize.

The last driver to triumph on opening day and go on to claim the track title was Todd Shaffer in 2008.

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