The Keystone Cup sprint series is in full swing this week and we have a driver who is putting some excitement back into racing in Central Pennsylvania. Tyler Walker won again this week - this time on Wednesday at Grandview Speedway.
The series moved on to Hagerstown on Thursday night where Daryn Pittman was the winner and was scheduled to be at Williams Grove last night before the weather foracast canceled the program.
Weather was an issue last night in PA. The Bedford Speedway was scheduled to host the World of Outlaws late model series. No word was given on a make up date if needed.
Port Royal Speedway has 358 sprint car racing this evening. The late models, pro stocks and enduro cars are also part of the program. Race time is 7 p.m.
The speedway will also race Monday evening starting at 5 p.m. with the Keystone Cup finale. The 30-lap feature winner will win $5,000. The limited late models malso ake their first appearance of the season. Gates open at 3.
The Selinsgrove Speedway is in the midst of a two-program weekend. Tonight the Snyder County oval hosts a regular show and tomorrow the Keystone Cup series feature will be run followed by the super sportsman. That should be an open wheel fans kind of show. Racing starts at 7.
Look out for Jeff Rine this weekend at Selinsgrove. Rine is trying to become the first driver in history to win five straight races. Bobby Croop, Tom Peck and Richie Jensen are the only drivers to win four late model races in a row at the track. I feel sure Rine will get the job done.
Keystone Cup action for sprint cars is at Lincoln Speedway tonight. Thundercars and sidewinders are also part of the show. Fireworks close out the program. 7:00 p.m. is starting time.
Congratulations go out to Mark Smith for winning at the sprint feature at Williams Grove last week. It was Smith's tenth sprint car win there. He also owns 10 super sportsman wins at the Cumberland County oval.
The major league series of auto racing is also in full swing this weekend. NASCAR hosts the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. Race coverage starts at 5 and is split between Speed Channel and Fox.
David Reutimann won last years rain-shortened event. It was Reutimann's only career Sprint Cup win.
Kyle Busch won last weeks All-Star race at Charlotte. Kevin Harvick signed a new contract with Richard Childress Racing and is on top of the point standings over Kyle Busch, who was involved in a crash with teammate Denny Hamlin during last weeks race.
The greatest spectacle in racing - the Indianapolis 500 - is set for tomorrow starting at 1 p.m. Helio Castrenoves became the ninth three-time champion last season. ABC has the TV coverage.
The Hagerstown Speedway presents the Three States Flyer's series this evening. In addition to late models, sportsman racers and pure stocks are also part of the program, which starts at 7.
For all you wingless fans, the USAC sprint cars and ARDC midgets race at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, June 1.
It's with much sadness that 26-year-old sprint car driver Jesse Hockett passed away this week. Hockett was electrocuted while working on his race trailer. Details are sketchy at press time. The Missouri driver had raced in Pennsylvania many times before.
Get out this weekend and support your favorite track. Until next time, please drive safely!
Craig Rutherford writes about motorsports for The Sentinel. He is associated with the Port Royal Speedway.