Sports Columns

Eyes of sprint car world are on Port Royal tonight

The eyes of the sprint car world are upon Port Royal Speedway tonight. Port Royal Speedway celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Tuscarora 50 which began in 1968. Over the years the Tuscarora 50 has meant many things to the racers, fans and speedway. Racers compete in the longest Port ...

Renninger Memorial takes on weather forecast at Port Royal

Weather could impact holiday weekend racing in Central Pennsylvania. In the event racing does take place, here’s a guide to local action. The 14th annual Butch Renninger Memorial race is slated for tonight at Port Royal Speedway. The traveling UFO Late Model Series visits the track. Gregg ...

Area race tracks enter home stretch

Midstate racing is entering the home stretch for another season. The Juniata County Fair will be upon us in two weeks. This weekend’s racing serves as a tune up for what should be one of Port Royal Speedway’s finest moments. The Juniata County fairgrounds are humming with fair ...

Classic worked well the first time, so let’s try it again

Who said Bowman Field was a pitchers’ park? Josh Bell and Jedd Gyorko didn’t seem to think so with their home runs in the first two innings. Who said Bowman Field couldn’t host a Major League Baseball game? Plenty, and there was reason to be skeptical that a 91-year old minor-league ...

Outlaw late models in Port Royal

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 ...

Local speedway stays quiet with regulars in Iowa

The Knoxville, Iowa Sprint Car Nationals conclude this evening, and because of such, Port Royal Speedway will remain dark tonight. Several speedway regulars are at the Nationals attempting to make the finals. Greg Hodnett finished third during opening night feature racing. NASCAR star Kyle ...

Dream Race offers big payday, honors driver Mike Wagner

The 11th Living Legends Dream race is set for tonight at Port Royal Speedway. The format and payoff have changed over the years. Sean Michael drove the No. 6 Jim Nace-prepared Schnee Chassis under the checkered flag in the inaugural event. The $30,000 victory allowed Nace to compete at the ...

Extensions the talk of media days

While details are still being worked out on a new contract for football coach James Franklin, Penn State has signed wrestling coach Cael Sanderson to a long-term deal. Athletic director Sandy Barbour revealed that news Tuesday at Big Ten media days in Chicago. Barbour did not discuss details ...

Racers enjoyed Speedweek, looking to the future

Sprint Car Speedweek has come and gone. Nine of 10 events were completed this year. Lucas Wolfe won the overall Speedweek title for the third time in his career. The event is truly a national and international event with racers attending from Australia and the West Coast of the United ...

Speedweek wrapping up as Selinsgrove honors Opperman, Bogar

The 27th annual Sprint Car Speedweek is coming down the home stretch this weekend. Port Royal Speedway hosts tonight for the PA Posse racing stars. A 30-lap sprint car feature pays the winner $5,000. The Route 35 late model challenge series is back for round three in a 25-lap, $2,000 to win ...