Two Races Await Williams Grove Fans In 2019 Speedweek Series

Speedweek Kicks Off June 28 With Doty & Stutts, Oval Series History Dates To 1991

Mechanicsburg – The 29th annual PA Speedweek Series for 410 sprint cars will kickoff in two weeks, on Friday, June 28 at Williams Grove Speedway.

Sponsored by, the track will host the series opener on June 28 and then come back one week later with the 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial on Friday, July 5.

Both races begin at 7:30 pm with gates opening at 5:30.

Williams Grove Speedway is one of two remaining tracks that are still on the speedweek schedule that helped get the series started back in 1991 when Steve Smith Sr. and Don Kreitz Jr. scored inaugural series wins at the oval.

Smith went on to claim the first series title.
   Steve Smith Sr. and Stevie Smith have both won speedweek events at Williams Grove but Smith Sr. won the very first series race ever held at the track in 1991 before going on to win the first series title.

Since then, a total of 33 speedweek races have been run at Williams Grove Speedway with Fred Rahmer and the late Greg Hodnett sitting atop the oval all-time speedweek win list with four victories each.

Stevie Smith, Lance Dewease and Danny Dietrich each have three wins during series action at the track.

Winners in 2018 were Trey Starks and Dewease.

This year, the June 28 Williams Grove series opener will offer a total purse worth more than $25,000 including $5,000 to win a 25-lap main event.

The July 5 Mitch Smith Memorial, still the richest race run during sprint speedweek, will post a total purse of nearly $36,000 including $12,000 for the winner of the 30-lap affair, thanks in part to a contribution from the Smith family.

Speedweek fans will get a special treat at the June 28 series opener when they get the chance to meet sprint car driver, author and television commentator Brad Doty of Apple Creek, Ohio.

Doty will be on hand along with his popular Bower’s Coal No. 28D sprint car from 6 – 8 pm, to meet and greet fans while also offering Doty merchandise.

Sprint car driver TJ Stutts will also be on hand signing autographs with Doty prior to racing action.

Adult general admission for June 28 is $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

Admission on July 5 is $23 for adults and $10 for youth.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Time trials set the heat starting lineups for all speedweek events.

The 2019 series will also visit Lincoln, Selinsgrove, Port Royal, Grandview and Hagerstown Speedways.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

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