Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will drop the green flag on the 2021 racing season coming up this Sunday, March 14 at 2 pm when it hosts the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars for a $5,500 payday.
Presented by Hoosier, gates for the first event of the season will open at noon with warm ups slated for 1:30 pm.
The Sunday afternoon season lidlifter will feature the 410 sprints only in heat races and a 25-lap feature event.
Outlaws invader Carson Macedo of Lemoore, California, powered to the opening day sprint car victory at Williams Grove last March.
And there is already one invader slated to enter this week’s opener as Justin Henderson of Tea, South Dakota, a former regular at the track, has announced his plans to enter the fray of opening day.
The 2021 opener will also mark the return of Aliquippa’s Tim Shaffer to Williams Grove as a speedway regular when he rolls onto the track for the first time aboard the Mike Heffner No. 72 machine.
Shaffer was a regular at the track for one season in the early 2000s aboard the Apple Motorsports No. 12 sprinter.
Another new regular planning on making his debut on Sunday is Australian Kerry Madsen.
Madsen was named the new driver of the Michael Barshinger No. 24 in December and plans a full campaign at Williams Grove in 2021.
Macedo started third in the 25-lap opening day main last March and briefly fell backward during the early laps but managed to stay in the game behind leader Ryan Smith.
Danny Dietrich was chomping into Smith’s lead on the 16th tour when Macedo blasted to his outside in the first corner to steal second away before running down a struggling Smith to net command with 17 laps away.
Adult general admission for the 2021 season opener is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Youth ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.