Sports Columns

Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove tonight

Selinsgrove Speedway presents the 34th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open for 410 sprint cars this evening. The event closes the first season of promotion under Steve Inch, Alan Kreitzer and Michael Heffner. The trio announced a restructured program that should be attractive to racers and ...

49th 50 tops weekend’s racing card

What is by far the most prestigious race at Port Royal Speedway is being held tonight.The 49th Tuscarora 50 continues the Central Pa. fall month of money in a big way. The race is a special challenge - few sprint car events cover 50 laps. Race and tire strategy are paramount.Starting the A-main ...

Weather unlikely a factor for racing

It could be a great weekend for racing or we could be fighting the elements. Time will tell.I'm choosing the optimistic approach. If all goes well, area raceways should be fine.The unknown factor is the potential impact of Tropical Storm Hermine in the area. It appears local weather should be ...

Seniors, hot dogs on card at Port Royal

Port Royal Speedway presents senior citizen and $1 hot dog night this evening. The 410 and 305 sprint cars are joined by super late models and xtreme stocks. The program serves as the final tune up before next Saturday night's Butch Renninger Memorial. That program includes an added purse for ...

Plenty to remember from Iowa

Last Friday, I was the last person from the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-old team to leave Ottumwa, Iowa, as my train was three hours late.That was OK - I had a few chores to do and I got to walk around the city before I left to come home.But, talking to a few people that morning, not many ...

Racing season starting to wind down

The final leg of the local racing season is set to start. Area tracks are working their way through the remainder of this month before closing out the season.At Port Royal Speedway Doug Esh is the current sprint car point leader over Mike Wagner. Esh is seeking his first title. The pair battle ...

Race fans spend week remembering Clauson

It's been a sad week in dirt track racing. Many of you are aware of the passing of Bryan Clauson at the age of 27. Clauson lost his life after a racing accident at Belleville, Kansas, last weekend. Clauson earned the reputation of auto racing's iron man. His goal was to compete in 200 events ...

Port Royal’s Dream Race tops weekend card

Port Royal Speedway takes center stage this evening with the annual Living Legends Dream Race.Honored tonight are driver Randy Wolfe and car owners John and Pee Wee Zemaitis. An autograph session will be held behind the grandstand from 5 to 6 p.m. with the honorees plus former drivers and car ...

13s earn special place

A team for the ages - well at least at age 13.Before the Babe Ruth postseason started, Belleville's Bill Corbin, who knows a thing or two about Babe Ruth baseball and all-star teams, had this to say about the Mifflin County 13-year-olds:"This might be a special team," Corbin said, "It has ...

Franklin already 0-1

In two-plus years, we've learned that Franklin is an excellent representative of Penn State and has strong recruiting, leadership and communication skills.There are far more questions about his coaching ability, but even that's not entirely fair because he's less than halfway through his first ...