|2019 Port Royal 410 Sprint Car Champion Logan Wagner|
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By- Justin Snyder
PORT ROYAL, PAa- Port Royal Speedways returns this week for the final Open Wheel Madness event of the season! Open Wheel Madness 3 will feature the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars and the final points race of the season for the PASS/IMCA Penns Valley Meat Market 305 Sprint Cars.
Entering the weekend’s madness, Logan Wagner has already wrapped up his second consecutive Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Championship. This event is also not a points event for the 410 division. Wagner leads the division with 5 wins this season as well.
This will be the final chance for drivers to get track time and prepare for the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws two-day visit next weekend. With the Outlaws on tap and many tracks done for the season, you can expect a high car count and several invaders to chase the $4000 paying to the winner.
Other winners at the track this season include Aaron Reutzel, Trey Starks, Kyle Reinhardt, Anthony Macri, Jeff Miller (3), AJ Flick, Jared Esh, Dylan Cisney (2), Lucas Wolfe (2), Lance Dewease (2), Danny Dietrich (2), Blane Heimbach and Ryan Taylor.
|Capitol Renegade URC Point Leader Chad Layton|
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Also, on the card will be the third and final visit of the URC 360 Sprint Cars. 410 regulars Ryan Smith (April) and Kyle Reinhardt (July) picked up victories in the previous two visits to the Speed Palace for the series while pulling double duty action.
With only three remaining races on their 2019 schedule, Chad Layton enters the event with a 75-point advantage over second place Josh Well and a _165 advantage over third place Curt Michael. Austin Bishop (-323) and Jason Shultz (-651) round out the top five. Expect several drivers to once again pull double duty as well.
|305 Point leader Ken Duke Jr.|
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Finally, the Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car will wrap up their Port Royal season with their final points event of the season. Ken Duke currently holds a 65-point advantage over Devin Adams followed by Nick Seigart (-70), Jonathan Jones (-75) and Zach Newlin (-95) in the top five.
Duke and Sweigart lead the division with two wins a piece this season while Adams, Landon Price and Garrett Bard also own victories at the speedway. The 305 sprint Cars are coming off an exciting weekend where Sweigart pulled off a last lap pass of Newlin and Doug Dodson to claim the victory in the 8th Annual Blue-Collar Classic. Kassidy Kreitz also added the excitement and won a non-qualifiers feature on the final turn as well.
This weekend is also the annual Port Royal Fall Foliage Days Parade. The local tradition will begin at the fairgrounds at 1pm and will close down 8th street and the main street through Port Royal until approximately 1:30 pm. So, plan accordingly. All track gates and pit gates open at 1pm with 410 Time Trials set to begin at 4:00pm EST.
General Admission- $18
Pit Admission- $35