ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. — Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials announced Thursday that the upcoming Kramer Klash at Lincoln Speedway will pay $7,300 to the winner.
The Aug. 29 event will be run in memory of late sprint car Hall of Famer Kramer Williamson, who passed away in a racing accident at the three-eighths-mile dirt track in August of 2013.
Williamson, a 2008 inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, was a legend in sprint car racing circles throughout his four-decade career. In Pennsylvania, he was known simply as Kramer. He piloted his iconic “Pink Panther” No. 73 in races throughout the region.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Williamson’s career accomplishments spanned both the 410 and 360 sprint car ranks, but he was perhaps most well-known for his 360 sprint car successes — winning championships with the United Racing Club in 1991, ’92 and ’95, while collecting 67 URC victories.
Williamson was also a feature winner with the World of Outlaws, a past champion of the historic Williams Grove Speedway National Open and a former Williams Grove Speedway track champion.
Next weekend’s All Star stop at Lincoln will mark the first series appearance at the Abbottstown, Pa., facility since the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic on Sept. 21, 2019. Brian Montieth won that event.
Canadian Skylar Gee was also an All Star winner at Lincoln in 2019, picking up his only series victory over Dale Blaney on Aug. 24 of last year.