Williams Grove Speedway

Since its beginning in 1939, Williams Grove Speedway has been one of the top weekly sprint car tracks in the country. The speedway is a 1/2 mile banked smooth clay oval with speeds reaching in excess of 100 mph. The 2020 racing season runs from March 15th to October 3rd. Our largest show, the World of Outlaws National Open will pay $65,000 to the winner plus over $150,000 in prize money. Season admission prices range from $15 to $45, discounted youth (Ages 13-20) $10-$20 and Kids 12 and under are always FREE. Special sanctioned race events include the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, United States Auto Club, All-Star Circuit of Champions, United Racing Club, PASS and ASCS among others. Other racing divisions appearing throughout the season include 358 sprint cars, 360 sprint cars and super late models. We strive to be a family oriented facility by hosting Schools Out Night, the Math Fact Challenge, Fan Appreciation Night and by supporting many local and national charities.

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Williams Grove Honors Career, Impact & Legacy Of Mitch Smith Friday

32nd annual running of Mitch Smith Memorial on tap

Mechanicsburg – When Williams Grove Speedway opens its gates this Friday night for racing action, it will do so for the 32nd year in a row in honor of a famed sprint car great, the late Mitch Smith of Linglestown.

The oval will host the H & N Landscaping 32nd annual Mitch Smith Memorial as part of Pennsylvania Speedweek on July 3 at 7:30 pm.

And the spectacle to honor Smith will pay a lucrative $15,000 to win out of the largest total speedweek purse to be posted in all 2020 series events to go along with the largest amount to win.

Richard D. “Mitch” Smith was the original “Mr. Excitement” of Pennsylvania sprint car lore.

At Williams Grove Speedway alone he ended his four

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Williams Grove 32nd Annual Mitch Smith Memorial Is Friday Night

Crown Jewel of Speedweek Boasts Largest Total Purse And Largest Winner’s Share at 15K

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will present the biggest race of the 2020 Red Robin Pennsylvania Speedweek Series this Friday night, July 3 at 7:30 pm when it hosts the H & N Landscaping 32nd annual Mitch Smith Memorial for 410 sprint cars.

Known for decades as The Crown Jewel of Speedweek, the Mitch Smith Memorial will pay a hefty $15,000 to wiin out of a total purse worth nearly $40,000 thanks in part to contributions from the Smith family.

The H & N Landscaping Mitch Smith Memorial honors the late, great Richard “Mitch” Smith of Linglestown who succumbed to a massive heart attack in 1988, some 10 years after retiring.

Smith left the spor

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Williams Grove To Open 30th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series Friday

358 sprints and fireworks part of series kickoff June 26

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the opening race of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, June 26 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsored by Leffler Energy, gates for the kickoff of the nine-night series open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Leffler Energy Night will find the speedweek 410 sprints will competing in time trials, heats and a 25-lap main in the speedweek series opener with the feature paying $5,000 to win.

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Dewease Wins Kickoff Of Speedweek At Williams Grove, Outruns Larson
Kevin Nouse opens 358-sprint season with win

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease muscled past Brian Montieth and then outran Kyle Larson to win the opening night of the 30th annual Red Robin Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Dewease earned $5,000 for his 99th career victory at the oval aboard the Don Kreitz-owned No. 69K.

In the companion 358 sprint main, Kevin Nouse took over when Zach Newlin dropped out of the lead to win the 20-lap feature event.

Dewease started second in the 25-lap speedweek feature but it was polesitter Montieth who would take the lead wh

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Kyle Larson, 3. Freddie Rahmer, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Ryan Smith., 6. Anthony Macri, 7. Brent Marks, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Jeff Halligan, 10. Brock Zearfoss, 11. Kyle Moody, 12. Kyle Reinhardt. 13. Rick Lafferty, 14. Robbie Kendall, 15. Chase Dietz, 16. Mike Wagner, 17. Robert Ballou, 18. Brian Montieth, 19. Tyler Bear, 20. Rico Abreu, 21. TJ Stutts, 22. Adrian Shaffer, 23. Matt Campbell, 24. Landon Myers

DNQ: Sammy Swindell, Doug Hammaker, Dylan Cisney, Logan Wagner, Brett Michalski, Troy Fraker, Kody Lehman, Mark Smith, Cale Thomas, Steve Buckwalter, Jared Esh, Chad Trout, Justin Whittall, Nicole Bower

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Derek Locke, 3. Russell Hammaker, 4. Kyle Denmyer, 5. Chris Frank, 6. Justin Foster, 7. Cody Fletcher, 8. Scott Fisher, 9. Matt Findley, 10. Brett Wanner, 11. Brett Strickler, 12. Dylan Norris, 13. Steve Owings, 14. Jordan Givler, 15. Rich Eichelberger, 16. Nat Tuckey, 17. Ashley Capetta, 18. Scott Flammer, 19. Chad Criswell, 20. Jay Krout, 21. Mark Van Vorst, 22. Zach Newlin, 23. Chris Arnold, 24. Jordan Strickler

DNQ: Allyson Dietz, Eric Parker, Mason Chaney, Billy Heltzel, Jacob Galloway, Hannah Riser, Joe Trone Jr., Shane Yost

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Track Notes

Attention ALL race teams!
Please download the 2020 W-9 Form and fill it out prior to the season to avoid lines.
It can be mailed to the speedway office (address below) or emailed to williamsgrove@verizon.net

To All Patrons: No Smoking or E-cigarettes in grand stands & within 15 ft of concession stands
Parking Lot Policy: click on thumbnail to view larger image

A pre-1962 look at the covered grandstand at Williams Grove from Beer Hill
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The displayed photos were picked by museum staff member Ben Turner who hasspent many hours sorting and cataloging thousands of photos  in EMMR's collection.

EMMR photos are available for public viewing during museum hours.


The museum is currently open every Friday from 10 AM - 4 PM and will begin its normal hours of 10 AM - 4 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on April 6.

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Williams Grove Speedway - May 4, 2018
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