Rich And Prestigious Hinnershitz Memorial At Williams Grove Friday

  Sprint car purse worth $30,000 up for grabs!





Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will wage war in the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial this Friday, April 22 at Williams Grove Speedway when the 2016 Hoosier Diamond Series kicks off at 8 pm. 


The 2016 version of the Tommy will pay $6,000 to win out of a total purse of nearly $30,000 for the 30-lap feature with time trials setting the heat and feature starting grids.


Action will also include street stock competition.


Racing begins at 8 pm with general admission gates opening at 6. 


Adult general admission for the show is $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove.


The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 ticket sales this week will be donated to the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.


Formerly known as the Early Bird Championship, The prestigious Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial took its name in 2007, now run in honor of the winner of the first ever motor racing main event at Williams Grove Speedway back in 1939.


An eventual Hall of Fame driver, Hinnershitz of Oley went on to win the track title that year and again in 1949 and 1952. 


Stevie Smith is the defending winner of the Hinnershitz race.


Other winners of the event since taking the Hinnershitz name have been: Craig Keel, 2007; Brian Leppo, 2008; Lance Dewease, 2009; Chad Layton, 2010, 2012, and Doug Esh, 2014.


The event was lost to rain in 2011 and in 2013.  


The first appearance of the season by the URC Sprints at Williams Grove is coming up April 29 at 8 pm along with action including the 410 sprints.


May 6 will see the track host another Yellow Breeches 500 event for the 410 sprint cars along with 358 sprint action.


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