358 Sprints Make Final Appearance

Mechanicsburg – Presented by PeopleReady, the Lawrence Chevrolet sprint cars will tune up for the 54th annual Williams Grove Speedway World of Outlaws Champion Racing Oil National Open this Friday night, September 23 at 8 pm. With the National Open looming September 29, 30 and October 1, this will be the last chance for the Williams Grove regulars known as the Pennylvania Posse to ready themselves for the big three-day event the following week.

The National Open tune up race will crown the 2016 Hoosier Diamond Series champion in the 410 sprint division while the National Open itself will crown the season-long track titlist. The sprint car feature will pay $4,000 to win with time trials setting the starting lineups for heat races, followed by a dash and the 25-lap main event.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also be in action for their final show of the season with the champion being crowned in that divison.

General admission for the show is $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 13 – 20.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway!

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on September 23 will be donated to the Lymphoma Society.

Greg Hodnett currently leads the points in both the 2016 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint season-long title chase along with the Diamond Series.

If he is able to win the 2016 Diamond Series title, the laurels would be the seventh of his Williams Grove career after also taking crowns in 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 and in 2015.

Hodnett’s Diamond titles to date have come at the wheel of the Bob Stewart No. 12 (2003); Jim and Sandy Kline No. 22 (2007, 2010); John Trone No. 39 (2012); and the Mike Heffner No. 27 (2014, 2015).

Following the 358 portion of the show with the champion decided, Williams Grove officials will bestow the 2016 track title laurels to the titlist along with awards for top the top 10 in 358 points.

Kevin Nouse enters the race with his third career Williams Grove track title already wrapped up for 2016, now out of reach of any challengers during the final race.

Other 358 sprint honors to be handed out include Rookie of the Year honors, Most Improved Driver and the Jerry Reigle Sportsmanship Award.

The three-day Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws National Open will take place at the track on September 29, 30 and October 1.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by keeping up with the oval on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil World Of Outlaws National Open Two Weeks Away

Mechanicsburg – The 54th annual Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for the World of Outlaws Crafstsman Sprint Car Series is now just two weeks away with action slated for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 29, 30 and October 1.

The three-day affair will showcase the best of the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Series sprint car series stars in an epic battle culminating with a $50,000 to win, 40-lap finale on Saturday night.

Thursday and Friday will feature main events paying $10,000 to win.

Adult general admission on Thursday and Friday is set at $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $15 and students 12 and under admitted for free.

Saturday’s adult admission is $35 with youth priced at $20.

The raindate for Saturday’s Open finale is Sunday, October 2.

Camping gates will open on Tuesday, September 27 at noon. Rates for the week are $40.

Last year’s winner of the only open show to be completed due to rain was Stevie Smith, who took the $50,000 finale, run on Sunday after three consecutive days of wet weather.

The National Open will also see the 2016 Williams Grove Speedway Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car series champion crowned.

In a quest for his fourth career Williams Grove track title and second in a row, Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett currently stands atop the season-long point standings with 4,790 markers to Brian Montieth’s 4,670.

If he is able to hold on, it would be Hodnett’s second Grove track title for car owner Mike Heffner.

Williams Grove will close the 2016 sesaon with a “Run What ‘Ya Brung” show of 410 sprints and super late models on October 7 at 7:30 pm.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by keeping up with the oval on Facebook or Twitter.

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