31 Races Set For Williams Grove Speedway

Lance Dewease (69k) battles Brock Zearfoss during the 2018 National Open. (John DaDalt photo)
Lance Dewease (69k) battles Brock Zearfoss during the 2018 National Open. (John DaDalt photo)

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Williams Grove Speedway has released its schedule of events featuring 31 race dates, all which include the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

The season opener featuring the 410 sprints only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 p.m.

Four dates for the super late models have been scheduled, including the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series to the track for the first time since 1988 on Aug. 16.  A scheduled return appearance in 2018 was lost to rain.

Other late model dates are March 22, March 29 and June 7 as part of the KRS Graphics Tri-Track Challenge.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will be featured on 10 occasions at the track, with the division kicking off action on April 26 running through Sept. 20.

Returning to the track after a year away will be the USAC Silver Crown Series. They’ll visit the track on June 14. The USAC Silver Crown machines will share the racing card with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

More USAC action at the track this season will include the USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints, taking part in their show at the track on April 5.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series again returns to the track next season for six events, including the usual two-day May and July stands along with the two-day, 57th annual National Open on Oct. 4-5.

Champion Racing Oil returns to sponsor the entire National Open weekend as well as the Summer Nationals on July 26-27.

H&N Landscaping will present the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove on May 17-18.

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will make two appearances at the track again next year. All Stars action is slated for the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial on April 12 and again for the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s on Aug. 23, paying $4,000 to win each event.

The United Racing Club 360 sprints have three dates inked on the schedule. May 3 will find the oval taking part in the second running of The Battle At The Groves event, featuring Friday racing at Williams Grove and Saturday racing at Selinsgrove Speedway for both URC and the ASCS 360 sprints.

Other divisions appearing on the schedule include the PASS IMCA 305 sprints and the super sportsman along with limited late models.

AMA Motorcycle racing returns to Williams Grove Speedway on Sept. 7. The AMA Motorcyle racing program will be an independently operated racing event at Williams Grove and Williams Grove season seats, season admission passes, gift certificates, parking passes, etc., will not be honored.

The 10-race Hoosier Diamond Series will again be staged at Williams Grove, with a champion of the series declared based on performances in select increased purse races during the year.

Also returning for another run will be the lucrative Yellow Breeches 500 races, with each of five races paying $500 just to start.

The Diamond Series will serve to honor two legendary Williams Grove car owners, with the Lynn Paxton tribute event slated for May 24 and the Keith Kauffman tribute planned for Aug. 30.

The Pennsylvania Speedweek Series will visit Williams Grove Speedway for a pair of shows on June 28 and July 5.