Weikert Memorial Next For All Star Sprints


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions return to action Saturday night as they invade Port Royal Speedway for the annual running of the $10,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial.

The prestigious 29-lap event boasts a purse of more than $34,000, including $500 just to finish 24th in the main.

Each lap will pay $100 to lead with heats paying $50 to win courtesy of Packers Concessions and fast time will pay at least $400 in memory of Port Royal Weikert fan Raymond Jacobs.

Weikerts Livestock will be giving the first 400 fans entering the grandstand a free Weikert hat or can cooler. Plus, 20 five-pound packages of prime beef will also be given away to general admission fans and five girls and five boys bicycles will be given away to kids ages 11 and under.

Fans can meet and greet former Weikert No. 29 drivers Paul Pitzer and Len Krautheim III behind the grandstand from approximately 5 -6 p.m.

Danny Dietrich will also be in attendance for the autograph session along with his replica No. 29 sprint car that he will campaign in the event. Also on display will be a restored Weikert No. 29 as driven by Pitzer.

Bob Weikert was one of the most prosperous and prolific sprint car owners to ever grace the sport at Port Royal, in the region and across the nation and the Port Royal Weikert Memorial has become a keystone of the Port Royal and Central Pennsylvania yearly schedule.

Last year thousands flocked to the speedway to witness the event that saw three race leaders including Brad Sweet, Tim Shaffer and finally Doug Esh, who took the victory.

Weikert fielded cars that broke records for decades in the sport with drivers like Kenny Weld, Keith Kauffman, Bobby Davis Jr., Doug Wolfgang, Jimmy Sills and so many others.

His favored Saturday night track when he was in the region was Port Royal Speedway and the Weikert family and name returns to Port Royal again this week for the 2014 version of the Bob Weikert Memorial for sprint cars.