Hello again race fans.
For the 14th time, Port Royal Speedway will host Kid's Night at the Juniata County oval. Big Brothers and sisters which is a nationwide mentoring group for children ages 5-17 will be part of the activities which include giveaways for the kids and some bicycles.
Bike races will be held on the speedway front stretch. The late models have a championship race and the sprint cars and pro stocks are also on the program. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Hagerstown Speedway runs its Winchester, Va. Speedway/Hagerstown challenge event and pro stocks at 7 p.m. At Lincoln, it's 410 and 358 sprint cars and thundercars. Green flag flies at 7:30 p.m. Williams Grove runs its Saturday night special of super sportsman, 358 late models running topless and street stocks.
The World of Outlaws are in action at Eldora Speedway is Rossboro, Ohio. Tuesday night they arrive in Pa. at The Lernerville Speedway before coming into Williams Grove next week for a two-day show.
Guy Webb's All-Star Circuit of Champions race is Tuesday night at Brewerton Speedway in New York. They are off tonight since the Outlaw race at Eldora is the high dollar Kings Royal.
In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, New Hampshire Motor Speedway hosts action this weekend. Race time tomorrow on TNT television is set for 1 p.m. Ryan Newman is the defending race champion. It was Newman's lone win last year and it came over boss Tony Stewart who had a good race last week at Daytona. Stewart won the Daytona race over Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth.
Lance Dewease won last Sunday night's Selinsgrove Speedway Speed Week finale. Dewease struggled through Ohio and Pa. Speedweeks, but finished on a high note. Dewease cites struggling in time trials as the main reason for the performance.
Fred Rahmer won his 13th Speed Weed title. Rahmer was consistent but didn't win any races. He did set fast time three races and earned $12,500. Stevie Smith earned the most money, $16, 825.
The series saw 82 drivers compete and eight made all the shows. Keith Kauffman's win at Hagerstown was by far the popular victory of the week as the hub city oval went crazy as the checkered flag came out. The man from Mifflintown continues to prove he can still get it done.
Frankie Herr will crew chief for Nicole Bower Friday nights at Williams Grove and help out Saturday's when possible. Herr is a super sportsman driver.
That's going to take care of another week. I'll be back next time with more news and opinions. Until then, remember speed is for the speedway and not the highway.
Craig Rutherford covers Motorsports for The Sentinel.