Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY – MECHANICSBURG, PA – The 2023 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway presented by Hoosier will close the month of March with 410 sprint and 358 modified racing coming up on Friday night, March 31 at 7:30 pm.
The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will be in action with a $5,500 payday at stake in a 25-lap feature event.
The modifieds will see a 30-lap main take the green flag with an even $3,000 going to the winner.
The modified portion of the racing program will be run under Grandview Speedway rules for the division.
It has been several years since modifieds of any kind were in action at Williams Grove Speedway.
The most recent show took place in June, 2016 when the Super Dirt Series modifieds were in action with Matt Sheppard taking the win.
This week’s show of 358 mods will see area champions from 2022 in action including Duane Howard of Oley, the reigning Big Diamond Speedway titlist.
Also in the field will be Craig Von Dohren of Oley, the 2022 champion from Grandview Speedway.
Billy Pauch Jr. is also expected to compete along with others. Pauch will conduct an autograph session beginning at 5:45.
Justin Peck was the opening day sprint car winner last season.
Gates for the March 31 event will open at 5:30 pm.
Adult general admission is $20 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at just $10.
Kids ages 12 and under are always FREE at Williams Grove.
The first Yellow Breeches 500 race of the season for the 410 sprint cars, paying $500 to start and $5,000 to win and featuring group time trials in warm-ups is slated for April 7.
The April lidlifter will also be the season debut for the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints at Williams Grove.