Port Royal June preview

5/27/01, PORT ROYAL, PA -- The upcoming month of June holds something for both young and old alike at the Port Royal Speedway. The traditional beginning of summer, June boasts five exciting Saturday nights of racing action at the Juniata County...

5/27/01, PORT ROYAL, PA -- The upcoming month of June holds something for both young and old alike at the Port Royal Speedway. The traditional beginning of summer, June boasts five exciting Saturday nights of racing action at the Juniata County oval, including bicycle, big wheel and big foot racing for the youngsters, a visit by the Penn Central Racing Association/Reunion for the nostalgic and Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek for everyone.

The kids get their chance to shine on June 2 when they join the sprint cars, late models and pro stocks for a chance to circle the Port Royal clay. Gray's Transmission Service of Industrial Park in Mifflintown proudly sponsors the evening's program. After 45 years in the business and in its second generation, Grays is the areas leader in automatic transmission rebuilds.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing/Penn Central Racing Association will host an exhibition of vintage racecars at the speedway on June 9 as it holds its annual reunion on the historic Juniata County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Regester Chevrolet of Thompsontown, the sprint cars will be joined by the late models and the pro stocks on this night but the open wheel sprint division will take center stage.

The sprinters will compete in the 2nd Annual Pete Swarmer Memorial, honoring the four-time sprint and two-time late model speedway champion on June 9. Lance Dewease is the defending memorial winner.

Another regular three-division program will be spun off on June 16 before the super sprints take a night off on the 23rd in observance of the opening night of Speedweek at Lincoln Speedway. Replacing the 410 sprint cars on June 23 will be the popular KARS 358 sprints for their first of three appearances this season. The late models, pro stocks and the legend cars will accompany the 358's.

As we near Independence Day, June ends with a bang at the Port as the speedway hosts its leg of the 11th Annual Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek series sponsored by CARQUEST Auto Parts of Armonk, New York. Paying $5,000 to the winner of the 30-lap speedweek feature, the June 30 racing program is also sponsored by Tri-Star Racewear of Salisbury, North Carolina.

Both the sprint car and pro stock winners will receive complimentary fire-retardant, Nomex race suits valued at $1,000 each from Tri-Star. Sinking Spring's Don Kreitz Jr. was the 2000 Port Royal Speedweek feature winner while Salfordville's Fred Rahmer is the defending speedweek series champion.

Entering June, the speedway's all-time leading feature winner and nine-time champion, veteran Keith Kauffman rests atop the tracks sprint car point standings over Todd Shaffer. And with six top-five's to his credit so far this season in the six events contested, 1997 champ Steve Campbell of Sunbury holds down the late model points while Jim Palm leads in the pro stock division.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and results by visiting the speedway's official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com and don't miss any of the June racing action at Port Royal Speedway, getting underway each Saturday night at 7 p.m.

-PRS

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Series Sprint , Stock car