Story By: JUSTIN SNYDER / PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY – PORT ROYAL, PA – Port Royal Speedway is set to host a jam-packed 39-race schedule during the 2022 racing season featuring 14 different divisions throughout the year.
The Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars will be featured a total of 31 times beginning with the 80th Annual Opening Day presented by Packer’s Concessions, LLC. on March 6th at 2:00pm and concluding with a $5000-to-win event on Friday, Oct. 14th as part of the Short Track Super Series event .
The FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions will again visit the Speed Palace a total of six times in the season with the $10,000-to-win Keith Kauffman Classic kicking things off for the series on April 23rd. The Bob Weikert Memorial will again take place over the Memorial Day weekend on May 28-29 and will continue to pay $10,000-to-win for the opener and $29,000 for the finale. The marquee event, the 55th Annual Tuscarora 50, will again be three days Sept. 8-10 and will feature payouts of $8000, $10,000 and a record-high of $55,000 for the finale.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will again return to the Speedway in 2022 for the two-day Nittany Classic Oct. 7-8. However, for the first time ever, the series will visit the Speedway a second time with a rare Wednesday visit on July 20th. Payouts for that event are still to be determined.
Other highlights for the division will be the 16th Annual Living Legends Dream Race with a minimum $60,000 purse and a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek dates on Wednesday, June 29th and Saturday, July 2nd. Wednesday’s event will pay $7,000-to-win while Saturday’s 4th Annual Greg Hodnett Classic will pay $10,000-to-win.
The Super Late Models have 20 scheduled events for 2022 and will again feature weekly $3000-to-win events. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will visit the Speedway three times in 2022, beginning with a $10,000-to-win 40-lap event on Sunday, April 10th. The series other event, the Rumble by the River, will serve as the biggest event of the season at the track for the Super Late Models with a pair of $5000-to-win ‘Twin 25’s’ taking place on August 26th followed by a whopping $50,000 finale on August 27th.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series returns to the Speedway as well in 2022 and they will compete for $10,000-to-win on May 21st. The ULMS Racing Series will sanction four events beginning with the season’s first double header weekend on March 19-20. Both of those events will pay $3500-to-win, while the May 7th visit will pay $4000-to-win. They will conclude their season at the Speedway on Sept. 3 for the 19th Annual Butch Renninger Memorial during the 168th Annual Juniata County Fair Opener and that will pay a minimum of $6,333 for the winner and features various other contingency prizes throughout the night.
Another event to look forward to will take place on April 16th, where the division will take part in a special “Australian Pursuit” format during the night.
Returning for their fourth consecutive full season of events, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models will compete in a total of 12 events for the 2022 season. They will again be featured as part of the Butch Renninger Memorial event in September and they will make their first visit of the season on March 26th. They’ll compete for $1500-to-win as part of the Lucas Oil Late Model visit in April and take part in a pair of ‘Twin 20’s’ on June 4th.
The PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars will have nine events scheduled in 2020. They’ll make their first visit on Saturday, April 9th, and will close out their season with the 11th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge event on Saturday, Oct. 22. They’ll be on the card for the opening night of the Bob Weikert Memorial in May and be part of the Tuscarora 50 weekend on Thursday, Sept. 8. Another event to look forward to for the division will be on Saturday, June 11th, where they’ll compete in a pair of ‘Twin 20’ feature events.
A multitude of other open wheel divisions will join in on the fun for the 2022 season and arguably there will be no bigger event then the June 18th annual visit of the USAC Eastern Storm. Joining the wingless sprint cars racing for $6000 will be the USAC Silver Crown Series racing for $8000 and the 410 Winged Sprint Cars competing for $5000. The event, dubbed the USAC Eastern Blast, will be a must see event at the Speed Palace.
The United Racing Club 360 Winged Sprint Cars will make two visits to the Speedway in 2022 (April 9 and June 29) for a pair of $2000-to-win events and the USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars will also be on hand twice (April 23 and August 20) racing for $2000 as well.
The Path Valley Wingless Sportsman will return to the track in 2022 with three total visits. They’ll be part of the Bob Weikert Memorial finale in May and the July 20 World of Outlaws visit before concluding their season at the Speed Palace as part of the 71st Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic on Monday, Sept. 5. As tradition, this event will again be our Fan Appreciation Night with $5 Infield Admission and $12 Grandstand General Admission.
The Short Track Super Series Modifieds will again make four visits to the track in 2022 and their first visit will come on Sunday, March 20th racing for $5000. For the third consecutive season they will return for the Speed Showcase Oct. 13-15 with the finale paying $50,000-to-win. The 602 Crate Modifieds will be on the card for that event on Friday and Saturday as well.
The Mid Atlantic Modifieds will be at the Speedway twice as part of the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Rumble by the River event in August, while the 4-cylinders will make two visits as well as part of the Labor Day Classic in September and the Saturday, October 22 finale.
Finally, for the second consecutive season the American Flat Track Motorcycles will return to the Speed Palace on Saturday, July 16th.
The Speedway will be dark for four weekends during the season. The first off weekend will be May 14th, followed by June 25th, July 23rd and August 13th.Prior to opening day on March 5th, there will be a test and tune session for all drivers who will compete at the track in 2022. The session will run form 1-4pm and grandstand admission will be free for fans wanting to visit the track early.
Ticket information, sponsor promotions and other information will be released closer to the season start and you can find those updates on our various social media outlets and website.
We look forward to seeing you in 2022 and thank you for your continued attendance and enthusiasm!
2022 Full Schedule
Sat, Mar 5 – Test & Tune Open to any division on schedule 1 – 4 pm
Sun, Mar 6 – “Opening Day” – 410 Sprints $5,000 & Late Models $3,000 Presented by Packer’s Concession 2 pm
Sat, Mar 12 – 410 Sprints $4,000 & Late Models $3,000 (Make-up for March 6) 4 pm
Sat, Mar 19 – 410 Sprints $4,000 & ULMS Late Models $3,500 & Limited Late Models $1,200 4 pm
Sun, Mar 20 – Short Track Super Series Modifieds $5,000 & ULMS Late Models $3,500 4 pm
Sat, Mar 26 – 410 Sprints & Late Models & Limited Late Models (Make-up for March 19) 4 pm
Sat, Apr 2 – 410 Sprints & Late Models & Limited Late Models 6 pm
Sat, Apr 9 – 410 Sprints $4,000 & URC Sprints $2,000 & PASS 305 Sprints 6 pm
Sun, Apr 10 -” Lucas Oil Late Model Series”, “River Valley 40” $10,000 & Limited Late Models $1,500 6 pm
Sat, Apr 16 – 410 Sprints & Late Models with “Australian Pursuit” & Limited Late Models 6 pm
Sat, Apr 23 – “7th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic” – All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars $10,000 & USAC East Coast Sprint cars $2,000 6 pm
Sat, Apr 30 – 410 Sprints & Late Models & PASS 305 Sprints 6 pm
Sat, May 7 – 410 Sprints $4,000 & ULMS Late Models $4,000 & Limited Late Models $1,500 7 pm
Sat, May 14 – NO RACING
Sat, May 21 – “World of Outlaw Late Models” $10,000 & 410 Sprints $5,000 7 pm
Sat, May 28 – “Bob Weikert Memorial Weekend” “Fallen Heroes Championships”- All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars $10,000 & PASS 305 Sprints 7 pm
Sun, May 29 – “Bob Weikert Memorial Weekend” – All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars $29,000 & Wingless Sportsman 7 pm
Mon, May 30 – RAIN DATE FOR SUNDAY MAY 29TH ONLY, Start time 6 pm
Sat, June 4 – 410 Sprints & Late Models & Limited Late Models (Twin 20’s) 7 pm
Sat, June 11 – 410 Sprints & limited Late Models & PASS 305 Sprints (Twin 20’s) 7 pm
Sat, June 18 – “USAC Eastern BLAST”- “USAC NATIONAL SPRINTS” $6,000 & “USAC SILVER CROWN SPRINTS” $8,000 & “410 SPRINTS” $5,000 7PM
Sat, June 25 – NO RACING
Wed, June 29 – “32 Annual PA Speedweek” 410 Sprints $7,000 & URC Sprints $2,000 7:30 pm
Sat, July 2 – “4th Annual Greg Hodnett Classic” 410 Sprints $10,000 & Late Models $3,000 7:30 pm
Sat, July 9 – 410 Sprints & Late Models & Limited Late Models on “Kids Night” with Bicycle and Power Wheel Races (Helmets required) 7 pm
Sat, July 16 – “AMA FLAT TRACK MOTORCYCLES”, start time TBA (Rain date July 17)
Wed, July 20 – “World of Outlaw Sprints” & Wingless Sportsman 7 pm
Sat, July 23 – NO RACING
Sat, July 30 – “16th Annual Living Legends Dream Race” 410 Sprints (Minium $60,000 purse format TBD) & Late Models $3,000 7 pm
Sat, Aug 6 – 410 Sprints & Late Models & PASS 305 Sprints 7 pm
Sat, Aug 13 – NO RACING
Sat, Aug 20 – 410 Sprints $5,000 & USAC East Coast Sprint Cars $2,000 & PASS 305 Sprints 7 pm
Fri, Aug 26 – “Lucas Oil Late Model Series” Twin 25’s $5,000 each “Rumble by the River” & Mid Atlantic Modifieds 7 pm
Sat, Aug 27 – “Lucas Oil Late Model Series” $50,000 “Rumble by the River” & Mid Atlantic Modifieds 6 pm
Sun, Aug 28 – Rain date for Aug 27 only 6 pm
Sat, Sept 3 – “168th Annual Juniata County Fair Opener” – “19th annual Butch Renninger Memorial” ULMS Late Models $6,333 (Minium) & 410 Sprints & Limited Late Models 6 pm
Mon, Sept 5 – “71st Foss Jewelers Labor day Classic” 410 Sprints $5,000 & Wingless Sportsman & FWD 4-Cylinder “Fan Appreciation Day” – $5 Infield Admission and $12 Grandstand General Admission 1 pm
Thu, Sept 8 – “All Star Circuit of Champions” 410 Sprints $8,000 & PASS 305 Sprints 7 pm
Fri, Sept 9 – “All Star Circuit of Champions” 410 Sprints $10,000 & Late Models 7 pm
Sat, Sept 10 – “55 Annual Tuscarora 50” 410 Sprints $55,000 & Non-Qualifiers race 6 pm
Sun, Sept 11 – Tuscarora 50 rain date (Saturday event only) – 5 pm
Fri, Oct 7 – “World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Series” $10,000 & Limited Late Models (Top 24 in Points) 7 pm
Sat, Oct 8 – “World Of Outlaw Sprint car Series” $15,000 & PASS 305 Sprints (Top 24 in points) 5 pm
Sun, Oct 9 – Rain Date only if we do not get either prior day in.
Thu, Oct 13 – “Short track Super Series” Modifieds $5,000 7 pm
Fri, Oct 14 – 410 Sprints $5,000 & “Short Track Super Series” Modifieds & 602 Crate Modifieds Qualifying Night 7 pm
Sat, Oct 15 – “Short Track Super Series” “Speed Showcase – $50,000, 602 Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks 5 pm
Sun, Oct 16 – Rain date for Speed Showcase
Sat, Oct 22 – “11th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge” 305 Sprints & Limited Late Models &, & FWD 4- Cylinders 2 pm