The national touring World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series makes its second visit of the season to Central PA for the two-day Summer Nationals event at Williams Grove Speedway, tonight and tomorrow.
Following Saturday night’s King’s Royal event at the Tony Stewart-owned Eldora Speedway and Tuesday’s Don Martin Memorial at Lernerville Speedway, the battle between the WoO stars and the PA Posse will continue for bragging rights in Central PA.
Series point leader, Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne-owned NAPA Auto Parts #49 claimed the $175,000 winner’s check at the King’s Royal, while David Gravel scored $25,000 by winning the Don Martin Memorial in the Jason Johnson Racing #49.
Those drivers along with fellow WoO stars Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Brent Marks and others will look to take on the PA Posse stars Lance Dewease, Freddie and Brandon Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, Logan Wagner and battle for the big paychecks being offered at Williams Grove. Tonight’s main event will pay $8,000 to the feature event winner, while tomorrow’s Summer Nationals winner will haul in $20,000. Lance Dewease took the Summer Nationals victory last year at Williams Grove.
The WoO and PA Posse split the Morgan Cup event earlier this season in May, as Gravel took the opening night checkers and Dewease won the Saturday night event.
The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Tour invades the area for the fifth offering of PA Midget Speedweek, kicking off at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night. The five races in five consecutive nights continues with stops at the Kutztown Fairgrounds, Path Valley Speedway, Linda’s Speedway and final stop at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, next Saturday night. NASCAR star and versatile driver Kyle Larson has committed to be in action at the first three events of the Midget Speedweeks tour.
Along with Williams Grove, Big Diamond Speedway and Clinton County Motor Speedway are also in action tonight.
Big Diamond offers a full card of action including the 358 Modifieds, sportsman, roadrunners, street stocks, Central PA Legends and 600cc modifieds with a green flag drop at 7:45. Clinton County hosts a Summer Championship for the limited late models along with 305 sprint cars, pro stocks, 600 micro sprints and four cylinder front wheel drives, starting at 7:30.
Both Port Royal and Lincoln Speedways are closed tomorrow night with the Outlaws in town, but plenty of action is spread across the travelling area. Grandview Speedway hosts the NASCAR Modifieds, sportsman and Central PA Legends at 7:30….Baps Motor Speedway has the Smokey Frye Memorial for the Super Late Models along with the Firecracker 40 for the winged super sportsman and extreme stocks at 7 p.m.…..Selinsgrove Speedway returns to action at 7:30 with a four division show of 360 sprint cars, 305 sprint cars, roadrunners and limited late models….the paved oval of Mahoning Valley Speedway hosts Fan Appreciation Night with an $8 general admission price for the Modifieds, late models, street stocks, sportsman mods and hobby stocks at 6 p.m.….Woodhull Raceway has given the racers a weekend off, but will host a Lucas Oil Truck and Tractor Pull event at 6 p.m.…..The Modifieds will headline tomorrow’s 55th Annual Heath Memorial event at Five Mile Point Speedway, competing in a 55-lap feature. Also in action will be the crate sportsman, factory stocks, four cylinders, 600cc modifieds and the Midstate Antique Stock Car Club, with a 6 p.m. start.
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues their “Western Swing” with the second of three events of 2019, pulling into the Sonoma Raceway for the 32nd Annual Sonoma Nationals, this weekend.
The 15th of 24 events on the 2019 slate will be broadcast on Fox Sports1 with qualifying action at 7 p.m. tonight and live eliminations coverage on Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m.
2018 Sonoma event winners were Blake Alexander (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (P/S Bike).
Winners of last weekend’s Mile High Nationals in Bandimere were Steve Torrence (T/F), Tommy Johnson Jr. (F/C), Greg Anderson (P/S) and Andrew Hines (P/S Bike). Torrence, Hight, Anderson and Hines are the Mello Yello point’s leaders in their respective classes.