Monday, August 19, 2019
Williams Grove To Honor Keith Kauffman With Tribute Night Race August 30
Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will celebrate the career of one of the track and oval’s most prolific sprint car winners coming up on Friday, August 30 when it hosts Keith Kauffman Tribute Night, sponsored by VP Racing Fuels.
Kauffman will be feted in the infield from 6 – 7 pm with a joint reunion and autograph session featuring the driver himself and several of his former car owners.
A live Facebook broadcast on BeerHill Gang TV will also take place during the hour and two Kauffman race cars will be on display as well.
The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will compete for $4,777 to win the 25-lap feature event, honoring two of his most famed rides, the Hamilton No. 77 and the Middleswarth No. 7.
Time trials will set the heat starting grids.
The race is another in the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series.
The URC 360 Sprints will also be on the big holiday weekend racing program competing in a 25-lap main event, for the second time at the track this season.
Fireworks will also help kickoff the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Racing action begins at 7:30 pm.
Now age 71, Kauffman retired from the sport in 2013 after recording a total of 51 career sprint car wins at Williams Grove alone to go along with a total of 309 overall career victories.
Kauffman was the 1984 and 1985 track champion while wheeling the Hamilton Contracting No. 77. He also recorded the 2001 Diamond Series title at the track aboard the Middleswarth Potato Chips No. 7.
Along the way, the popular Mifflintown driver won the Williams Grove season opener on four occasions, the Jack Gunn Memorial in 2001 and the Mitch Smith Memorial in 1993 and 1996.
“The Man From Mifflintown” upended the World of Outlaws stars at the track three times during his career and scored the National Open Preliminary event twice.
Adult general admission for the big sprint car show honoring veteran Keith Kauffman is set at $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.
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