FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway has released its 2018 schedule of events featuring 33 race dates, all which include the powerful Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.
The 2018 season opener featuring the 410 sprints only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 11 at 2 pm. The Sunday opener is the first such slated opening date since back in 2008.
A total of four season dates for the always-popular super late models has been slated including the return of the World of Outlaws late model series to the track for the first time since 1988.
The outlaws late models ran their first-ever series race in history anywhere at Williams Grove in 1988 and the 2018 oval event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the series paying $10,000 to the winner.
Other late model dates this season are March 16, March 23 and June 8 as part of the KRS Graphics Tri-Track Challenge.
The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will be featured on 12 occasions at the track in 2018 with the division kicking off action on March 30 running through September 2.
The mud-slinging horses of the wingless USAC sprint cars will hit the speedway as part of the Eastern Storm tour through the region on June 15.
For the first time ever at Williams Grove Speedway on June 15, the USAC 410 sprints will be joined by the regular weekly Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints on the same program.
The World of Outlaws sprint cars again return to the track next season for a total of six events including the series customary two-day May and July stands along with the two-day, 56th annual National Open on September 28 and 29.
The Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay a whopping $56,000 to win and $1,000 just to start in 2018.
Champion Racing Oil returns to sponsor the entire National Open weekend in 2018 as well as the Summer Nationals on July 20 and 21.
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions sprints will make two appearances at the track in 2018.
All Stars action is slated for the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial on April 13 and again for the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s on August 24, paying $4,000 to win each event.
The United Racing Club 360 c.i. sprints have three dates inked on the 2018 schedule with two of the shows carrying dual 360 sanctions.
May 4 will find the oval taking part in the inaugural Battle At The Groves event, featuring Friday racing at Williams Grove and Saturday racing at Selinsgrove Speedway for both URC and the nationally popular ASCS 360 sprints.
The appearance at Williams Grove by ASCS will be the first time in history that the circuit will be in action at the historic venue.
The Empire State Patriot Sprint Tour will co-sanction URC action on August 31.
Other divisions appearing on the 2018 schedule include the PASS IMCA 305 sprints and the super sportsman along with racing of a two-wheel variety as well when the AMA Pro Flat Track Motorcycle Series stages an event at Williams Grove Speedway on September 8.
The September 8 AMA Motorcycle racing program will be an independently operated racing event at Williams Grove and Williams Grove season seats, season admission passes, gift certificates, parking passes, etc., will not be honored.
The 10-race Hoosier Diamond Series will again be staged at Williams Grove in 2018 with a champion of the series declared based on performances in select increased purse races during the year.
Also returning for another run in 2018 will be the lucrative Yellow Breeches 500 races, with each of five races paying $500 just to start.
The Diamond Series will serve to honor two legendary Williams Grove car owners in 2018, with the Walt Dyer tribute event slated for May 25 and the Al Hamilton tribute planned for August 31.
Other big sprint car races on the 2018 Williams Grove schedule include a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek shows on June 29 and July 6 and a Lincoln Speedway Dirt Classic Qualifier set for September 21.
11-Mar 2:00 Opening Day 410 Sprints
16-Mar 7:30 410 Sprints & Super Late Models
23-Mar 7:30 ARCH Night 410 Sprints/ Super Late Models
30-Mar 7:30 410 Sprints Yellow Breeches 500 & 358 Sprints
6-Apr 8:00 410 Sprints Yellow Breeches 500 & 358 Sprints
13-Apr 7:30 Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial All Star Sprints Hoosier Diamond Series/ PASS IMCA Sprints/EMMR Photo
20-Apr 8:00 410 Sprints & 358 Sprints
27-Apr 8:00 410 Sprints Yellow Breeches 500 & 358 Sprints
4-May 7:30 410 Sprints & Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour/United Racing Club
11-May 7:30 Brooks PowerSports Night 410 Sprints World of Outlaws Tune Up
Hoosier Diamond Series/358 Sprints
18-May 7:30 World of Outlaws Sprint Cars/Morgan Cup & Fireworks
19-May 7:30 World of Outlaws Sprint Cars/Morgan Cup & Fireworks
25-May 7:30 Walt Dyer Tribute Race 410 Sprint CarsHoosier Diamond Series/PASS IMCA Sprints
EMMR Photo Shoot & Fireworks
1-Jun 8:00 410 Sprints Yellow Breeches 500 & 358 Sprints
8-Jun 7:30 H & N Landscaping School's Out Night 410 Sprints KRS Graphics Tri-Track Challenge
Super Late Model Series/EMMR Photo Shoot & Fireworks
15-Jun 7:30 KRS Graphics Presents The USAC Sprints Eastern Storm & 410 Sprint Cars/EMMR
2019 USAC SILVER CROWN HORN-SCHINDLER MEMORIAL 100
22-Jun 8:00 York County Racing Club Night 410 Sprints & 358 Sprint Car Summer Series
29-Jun 7:30 Sprint Car Unlimited Night 410 Sprints PA Speedweek Hoosier Diamond Series/358 Sprints
6-Jul 7:30 Dieffenbach's Potato Chip Night
Mitch Smith Memorial 410 Sprints PA Speedweek Hoosier Diamond Series/Mason Dixon shootout
for 358 Late Models & Fireworks
13-Jul 7:30 410 Sprints World of Outlaws Tune Up Hoosier Diamond Series/358 Sprints
20-Jul 7:30 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals sanctioned by World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & Fireworks
21-Jul 7:30 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals sanctioned by World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & Fireworks
27-Jul 8:00 410 Sprints United Racing Club EMMR Photo Shoot
3-Aug 8:00 410 Sprints Yellow Breeches 500 & 358 Sprints
10-Aug NO RACING
17-Aug 7:30 World of Outlaws Late Models $10,000 to win/410 Sprints
24-Aug 7:30 Union Quarries Presents the Jack GunnMemorial ALL STAR SPRINTS Twin 20's
Hoosier Diamond Series/EMMR Track Time
31-Aug 7:30 Al Hamilton Tribute Race 410 Sprints
Hoosier Diamond Series/United Racing Club 360 Sprints/Patriot Sprints Tour/EMMR & Fireworks
2-Sep 8:00 Blazer's Body Shop NightBilly Kimmel Memorial 410 Sprints & Super Sportsman
7-Sep NO RACING
8-Sep American Flat Track Williams Grove Half-Mile
14-Sep 7:30 Dirt Classic Qualifier $5,000 to win/ Hoosier Diamond Series/ 358 Sprint Car Summer Series
21-Sep 7:30 Brooks PowerSports Night 410 Sprints World of Outlaws Tune Up Hoosier Diamond Series/358 Sprints
28-Sep 7:30 Champion Racing Oil National Open sanctioned by World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Final Points Race & Fireworks
29-Sep 7:30 Champion Racing Oil National Open sanctioned by World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
$56,000 to win & Fireworks
5-Oct 7:30 410 Sprints & IMCA Keystone RaceSaver Inter-Regional 305 Sprint Challenge Qualifier