World of Outlaws to sanction 51st Tuscarora 50
PORT ROYAL — The 51st annual Tuscarora 50 has been rescheduled for Oct. 27, the second day of a two-day show sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.
The Tuscarora 50 was rained out Saturday and could not be completed on its rain date, Sunday.
The previously scheduled Nittany Showdown, paying $8,000 to win, is still slated for Oct. 26, pitting the World of Outlaws against the Pennsylvania Posse.
The Tuscarora 50 pays $51,000 to win out of a one-day sprint car purse worth more than $106,000.
The Saturday Tuscarora 50 will carry a raindate of Sunday, Oct. 28.
The Nittany Showdown, originally scheduled as a two-day event this year, will now return to its previous one-day $8,000-to-win format.
Raincheck wristbands and reserved seats from the Sept. 8 program will be honored for the Tuscarora 50. The raincheck wristbands and reserved seats will be honored for the Oct. 27 racing program only.
Fans wishing to obtain reserved seats for the Friday program still need to purchase them online at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets .
Reserved seats for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 program, a limited number of which are still available, must be purchased at the speedway office and are expected to go on sale the week of Sept. 17. Orders can be placed by calling (717) 527.4414.
On Saturday, 53 cars were pitside for the Tuscarora 50 when rain hit just after qualifying time trials had been completed. In hopes of completing the program on Sunday, the slated rain date, speedway officials forged ahead with plans to conduct the event. However, rain overnight and through the morning on Sunday forced another cancellation.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has competed at the Speed Palace for the past four consecutive years, with nine-time defending Series Champion Donny Schatz scoring the win last year, Pennsylvania native and full-time World of Outlaw Logan Schuchart scoring the dominant win in 2016, this year’s Knoxville Nationals Champion Brad Sweet taking the checkers in 2015, and Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith scoring the upset victory in 2014.
If Lance Dewease wins the Tuscarora, it will make owner Don Kreitz the winningest car owner in Tuscarora 50 history with six under his belt. He is currently in a tie with five-time owner winners Al Hamilton and Bob Weikert. Kreitz got three as an owner/driver and currently has a pair with Dewease as driver.