Port Royal opener postponed

A combination of wet grounds and complications surrounding the speedways new grandstand facility has forced officials at the Port Royal Speedway to postpone their season opener for sprint cars and late models scheduled for March 17. ...

A combination of wet grounds and complications surrounding the speedways new grandstand facility has forced officials at the Port Royal Speedway to postpone their season opener for sprint cars and late models scheduled for March 17.

Speedway officials stand by their commitment to racing and weather permitting, the speedway will indeed drop the green flag on the 2001 season Saturday afternoon, March 24 at 1 P.M. The track is actively pursuing options that will allow for temporary spectator seating to be in place for the daylight lidlifter. Australian driver Skip Jackson is the defending opening day sprint car winner at Port Royal while Scotty Haus defends in the late model division. Previous opening day sprint car winners expected to be on hand for the event include Keith Kauffman (1981, 85', 93), Lance Dewease (94') and Todd Shaffer (95', 96', 97'). 1998 winner Fred Rahmer is also a possible entrant along with Jackson. Tickets for the opener will be on sale at speedway gates. General admission for the show is $12.00 with students age 12 -- 17 being admitted for just $7.00. Port Royal moves to a 6 P.M. starting time on March 31, when the pro stock division will make its first appearance of the year. Keep up to date on all the latest news by visiting the speedways website at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

-Shawn Brouse

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Series Sprint , Stock car