Outlaw late models in Port Royal

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Port Royal Speedway returns to action this evening with a big night of racing planned.

The World of Outlaws late models return to the Juniata County oval after a lengthy absence. The Outlaw late model series is one of the top traveling series in the country. National star Rick Eckert of York and the top invaders are expected tonight. The program includes a $10,000 prize to the winner.

What makes the program unique is the 410 sprint cars are also on the card. It should be a great night of racing.

Port Royal officials are in the process of finishing a tent area for camping for special events. I’ve been informed tent campers can set up for the entire Fair Week for a nominal fee. The tent area is located behind the pit area in turn four.

Port Royal Speedway isn’t the only track in our area presenting a special show tonight. Lincoln Speedway hosts the All Star Circuit of Champions in what should be a stellar field of drivers. Tony Stewart raced with the All Stars this past Tuesday night along with Rico Abreu and Sammy Swindell. Abreu enjoyed the most success finishing fourth in that program. Swindell was 11th, Stewart 14th. Stewart indicated he plans to race in all but one PA All Star show left this season.

Five races remain at Selinsgrove Speedway this season. Tonight the 360 and 305 sprint cars are in competition. Roadrunners and pro stock are also on the card along with the Penn Mar Vintage Car Club.

Congratulations to young Freddie Rahmer for winning the All Star event Tuesday night at Grandview Speedway. The third-generation driver joins his grandfather and father on the winner’s list at Grandview.

The All Stars were at Williams Grove Speedway last night.

Hesston Speedway is dark this evening. The next event at the Huntingdon County oval is next Saturday night.

Sprint car driver Greg Hodnett and Lincoln Speedway promoter Alan Kreitzer are expected to join Jed Donahue this morning on the PA Sports Network. Donahue and Hodnett will discuss his recent Knoxville Sprint Car Nationals success. Hodnett finished eighth in the A-Main. The segment airs from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The PA Sports Network can be heard locally on WLUI AM 670 and 92.9 FM.

Have a great racing weekend! I’ll be back next time with more news and opinions.

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Craig Rutherford writes about motorsports for The Sentinel.

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