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Statewide radio program will feature Port Royal

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June 18, 2011
Craig Rutherford - Sentinel correspondent , Lewistown Sentinel

Buttonwood Campground in Mexico, Pa., hosts Jed Donahue's PA Sports Network this morning as Donahue's show will be broadcast from the campground. Port Royal regulars Daryl Stimeling, Keith Kauffman,, Ryan Taylor, Scotty Haus, Brian Towsey and Parrick Bryner are scheduled to do interview segments with Donahue. Broadcast time on the PA Sports Network starts at 8:30 a.m. today. The show is heard locally on WCHX-FM 105.5.

Tonight Port Royal Speedway hosts the Super Sportsman cars along with 410 sprint cars, late models and enduro racers. Action starts at 7:30.

Selinsgrove Speedway presents 358 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks and roadrunner racing tonight at 7. Hagerstown Speedway has a regular late model program planned. Williams Grove is running this evening with the 358 late models as the headline class.

Don't forget PA Sprint Car Speedweek is right around the corner. Action begins at Lincoln Speedway on June 25. Bedford hosts the 410 drivers June 26. Port Royal has two shows, June 30 and July 2. Selinsgrove closes out action July 3. Grandview, Williams Grove and Hagerstown are also part of the program.

I was happy to hear that Kevin Nouse will be back in 410 sprint car racing starting this weekend. I'm told Nouse will be driving the No. 92 car that was wheeled by Justin Collett. It will be good to have Nouse back in 410 action. Nouse spent the last couple years driving for Elmer Stoltzfus on the URC tour. The new team was expected to race at Lincoln Speedway tonight.

Last week, Tony Stewart raced 410 sprint cars at Williams Grove and Lincoln speedways. Stewart participated in the All Star Circuit of Champions shows held at those tracks. Lance Dewease is the current All Star Eastern region point leader. Dewase holds a 49 point advantage over Dale Blaney.

I was glad to see Keith Kauffman won a sprint car feature last week at Port Royal Speedway. That's good for Kauffman and the track as I'm sure there was some extra excitement in the air after Kauffman won. I predict that Kauffman will win more races this year at the Juniata County oval. Kauffman was previously fast but plagued by mechanical problems.

I don't think the Kyle Busch/Richard Childress Racing feud is over. Childress accepted responsibility for his actions and the fine he was assessed. He did not really apologize. Childress driver Kevin Harvick ran Busch as far down the race track last week at Pocono as possible with out ever touching Busch's car. It didn't look like an innocent situation to me and I had to laugh while watching it. I predict more fireworks from both camps before the season is through.

That's it for another week. I'll be back with more news and opinions. Until then, please drive safely.

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Craig Rutherford writes about motorsports for The Sentinel.

 
 
 

 

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