Sunday, February 11, 2018

Williams Grove Opener Is One Month Away Sunday, March 11 Sprints-Only Program Will Lift Curtain On 2018


Mechanicsburg – Just one month remains until the 2018 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday afternoon, March 11, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

A 2 pm starting time is slated for the sprints-only program that will find the high-flying sprinters competing in a 25-lap main paying $3,600 to win.

Thomasville’s Greg Hodnett is the defending opening day winner at Williams Grove Speedway.

Hodnett went on to claim a total of four full-blow sprint car victories at the track last season along with a URC win.

If completed, the Sunday afternoon lidlifter will be the first Sunday opener completed since back in 2008 when Fred Rahmer copped the main event.

Rahmer accumulated a total of six Williams Grove opening day victories during his storied run at the facility.

His son, Freddie Rahmer is the defending Williams Grove Speedway Lawrence Chevrolet sprint car track champion.

Following the March 11 opener, three more race dates will fill the month of March at Williams Grove Speedaway, coming up on March 16, 23 and 30.

The super late models will join the 410 sprints on March 16 and March 23 while the HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprints will compete in their first show of the season on March 30.

March 30 will also be the first Yellow Breeches 500 event of the season for the 410 sprint cars.

Some 33 race dates for the 410 sprints have been slated on the 2018 Williams Grove schedule of events along with 12 dates for the 358 sprint cars.

To see the full 2018 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events, visit the oval’s official website,

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