Port Royal, PA -- A purse of nearly $30,000 will be up for grabs this Saturday night when the Gumout World of Outlaws invade Port Royal Speedway to battle the Pennsylvania Posse for the first of two appearances this season. Climaxing with a 30 --...
Port Royal, PA -- A purse of nearly $30,000 will be up for grabs this Saturday night when the Gumout World of Outlaws invade Port Royal Speedway to battle the Pennsylvania Posse for the first of two appearances this season. Climaxing with a 30 -- lap feature that pays $5,000 to win, the early season show will be the third appearance of the WoO Division II series at Port Royal since the circuit first took to the clay last season.
In just its second year, the tour will again play host to some of the sports biggest names. Just a few of the drivers expected to compete in the high profile Juniata County event include 2000 Sharon Speedway Nationals winner Phil Gressman of Clyde, Ohio; 1996 Kings Royal winner Johnny Herrera of Tempe, Arizona; 2000 East Bay Raceway 360 Nationals Champion Ronald Laney of Humble, Texas; 1999 NCRA Rookie of the Year Jason Sides of Bartlett, Tennessee and 1998 Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma.
Of course, the Outlaws will be forced to contend with the best the Posse has to offer during their stint at the Port, including six-time and defending track champion Lance Dewease, nine-time champ and all-time leading career feature winner Keith Kauffman, Todd Shaffer, brothers Sean and Curt Michael and many more. Defending event winner Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring will also be on hand to protect his turf.
In last years May 6 race, Kreitz lost the early lead to Far Hills, NJ driver P.J. Chesson on the ninth circuit only to retake the point ten laps later. Kreitz then sped to the ninth Port win of his career ahead of Paul McMahan, Dave Ely, Chesson, Jason Myers, Shaffer, Len Thompson, Mark Richard, Skip Jackson and Jeff Shepard. A total of 33 sprint cars entered last year's competition.
Carrying sponsorship from Bowsmans Pit Stop of Thompsontown, Saturday's program at Port Royal includes the pro stock division and has time trials slated to begin at 7 p.m.