Port Royal drop tire rule for 2001

There will be no tire rule for the super sprint cars this season at Port Royal Speedway. The announcement came Tuesday evening at the close of the monthly meeting of the Juniata County Agricultural Society, which promotes weekly racing at...

There will be no tire rule for the super sprint cars this season at Port Royal Speedway. The announcement came Tuesday evening at the close of the monthly meeting of the Juniata County Agricultural Society, which promotes weekly racing at the Fairgrounds oval.

After receiving board approval of a newly negotiated contract between Port Royal Speedway and representatives of Hoosier Racing Tires for the 2001 season, speedway president Buzz Hower made the proclamation and also made it clear that both the speedway and Hoosier remain on good terms. "This is a mutual agreement between Hoosier and Port Royal to discontinue the tire rule at Port Royal for the sprint cars." Hoosier tires were first mandated for the sprint division in 1999.

A Hoosier tire rule will remain in effect at the track during the season ahead for both the late model and pro stock divisions. "We are very happy to continue a working relationship with Hoosier for our other main divisions," said Hower.

The announcement of the new agreement between Hoosier and the track comes on the heels of weeks of talks between both organizations and less than two weeks away from the tracks scheduled season opener for sprints and late models on March 17 at 1 P.M. The speedway comes back with another afternoon show on March 24 before switching to evening programs on March 31.

-PRS

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