Sports Columns

Offseason activities begin at area tracks

The final green flag in Central Pennsylvania racing recently fell, but there's plenty of action around area race tracks.Port Royal and Lincoln speedways recently held awards banquets. Port Royal crowned champions Lucas Wolfe (410 sprint cars), Mike Lupfer (late models), Andrew Yoder (econo late ...

Nassib a Bednarik finalist

From staff reportsUNIVERSITY PARK - Senior defensive end Carl Nassib (West Chester, Pa.) is one of three finalists for the Bednarik Award for the College Defensive Player of the Year. Nassib and the other finalists will be honored at the ESPN College Football Awards Show presented by Home Depot ...

Final showdown is this weekend

There's one final sprint car race in Pennsylvania this weekend at Susquehanna Speedway.The Final Showdown for 410 and 358 sprint cars is scheduled today at 2 p.m.; $10,000 awaits the 410 winner. Look for several invaders to challenge the PA Posse stars.With the program being the final event ...

World Finals; getting ready for next year

The World Finals are being held in Charlotte, N.C. this weekend.Qualifying started Thursday night. Sprint cars, late models and big block modifieds are included in the program. Familiar sprint car drivers planning to attend include Ryan Smith, Brock Zearfoss, Brent Marks, Lance Dewease, Greg ...

Speedways near end of race season

Susquehanna Speedway Park is the lone area racetrack in operation this weekend. The small block sportsman modifieds join street and xtreme stocks, legend cars, micro sprints and more for Candy Bowl XI, which starts Saturday at 2 p.m. A Sunday rain date is available.The York County oval will use ...

Outlaws, Modifieds set to visit Port Royal

The World of Outlaws sprint cars invade Port Royal Speedway for the ninth time tonight. The Mid Atlantic Modified series will make its first appearance at the Juniata County oval. Gates open at 2 pm. Racing gets underway at 5.Both PA and Outlaw drivers have won during the series at Port Royal. ...

Outlaws tune up part of double sprint car event

Although the racing season is winding down, two area speedways present high-dollar races this weekend.Port Royal Speedway is in action today with a double sprint car show. The United Racing Club 360 sprint class is making its first appearance at the Juniata County oval since 2013. The 410 ...

Blue Collar tonight; Syracuse wraps up Sunday

The fourth annual Blue Collar Classic Challenge for 305 sprint cars will be presented tonight at Port Royal Speedway. At least 50 sprint cars are pre-registered for the program, which gets underway at 5 p.m.Drivers from four states are expected, along with 410 sprint car drivers Tyler Bear, a ...

The Grove’s National Open still on tap for tonight

The 53rd annual National Open at Williams Grove Speedway is still scheduled to run.Who are the drivers to beat in this years race? Obviously Donny Schatz, a five-time open winner comes to mind. Schatz is having a record year already registering his 30th win last weekend at Michigan's Berlin ...

Injury means end of career for Donnie Kreitz Jr.

Donnie Kreitz Jr. has been forced to call it a career in sprint car racing.Kreitz received reports from his doctor earlier this week informing him it would be unwise to continue racing. Kreitz suffered a concussion in the final 2013 race at Susquehanna Speedway. Kreitz returned to competition ...