American Flat Track to race at The Grove
MECHANICSBURG — The Williams Grove Speedway is set to host some of the nations top dirt track racers this weekend for the American Flat Track SuperTwins event.
The famed half-mile oval has hosted many prestigious dirt racing series in the past, from the World of Outlaws to Tony Stewart’s All Star sprint cars, to top-tier late model groups and now the American Flat Track SuperTwins Series came to the area for Friday and Saturday night shows at Williams Grove.
When racing at your home track, there is a lot of added nerves and pressure a driver feels to compete on the track. Title leader, Jared Mees, driver of the No. 9 FTR750, grew up about an hour away from Williams Grove Speedway in Honey Brook Township. Mees has been on top of his game this season, racking up three victories with two second place finishes and one third-place finish.
Mees isn’t the only Pennsylvania native searching for success at the Grove this weekend. Brian Bauman, driver of the No. 1 and the reigning Grand National Champion is looking to close the points gap between himself and Mees.
Oxford, native Brandon Robinson, driver of the No. 44, looks to build on a season best second place in the series last race out in Springfield. Robinson almost surpassed Mees for the win but lost in a photo finish, with the margin of victory being a remarkable 0.043 seconds.
The American Flat Track series has made it as safe as possible for fans this weekend to enjoy some great racing. Tickets sales are capped at 50 percent capacity for the event. Social distancing practices will be observed.
Gates will open for fans at 3 p.m. with main events taking place at 7:45 p.m. The races will also be broadcast on by NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) on tape delay. The first night of the Williams Grove Half-Mile will air at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with night No. 2 of the Williams Grove Half-Mile airing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, on NBCSN.