PASS heads back to Port Royal this Saturday

By Frank Buhrman

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 18, 2024) – The River Valley Builders Pennsylvania Sprint Series batting average has dropped to .333 after a second postponement in three 2024 tries, so it’s up to Port Royal Speedway to successfully negotiate with Mother Nature and get things back on track this Saturday night.

PASSIMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car teams are set to join 410 sprints and super late models for a sure-to-be-wild, hope-to-be-dry show at Port Royal.

This past Friday night’s Spring Sprint Spectacular at Williams Grove Speedway fell victim to soggy conditions and the likelihood of high winds. The PASS tour is scheduled to race at the Grove next on Friday, May 24.

In the meantime, Port Royal looms large, with two programs in the next three weeks. On Saturday, May 4, the same program of 410 sprints, super lates and River Valley PASS IMCA RaceSavers will bring out the cars and drivers again.

Both the upcoming Port shows already have 40 or more teams preregistered.

Heading that list is Keystone RaceSaver Challenge winner Ken Duke, runner-up Roger Irvine, and less fortunate Drew Young and Doug Dodson, who were battling for the lead when they simultaneously suffered flat tires.

Defending PASS champion Logan Spahr and always-consistent Austin Reed, who tangled in their heat race and missed the KRC, also are expected.

In between the two Port Royal races, Selinsgrove Speedway holds the first of its River Valley Builders PASS shows for the year on Saturday, April 27.

With a little improvement in the weather, the season will be up and running after these events.

For this weekend’s race, pit gates will open at 3 p.m. Saturday and grandstands at 4 p.m., with hot laps set to begin at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. Adult general admission is $20 ($10 for students 13-18, and kids 12 and under free), and pit admission is $35.

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