Williams Grove And All Stars To Stage Tommy Classic Friday

358 sprints to make season debut

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic coming up this Friday, April 16 at 7:30 pm, sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

The All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints will be on hand to compete for a 30-lap, $6,000 top prize.

Adult general admission for the April 16 racing program is set at $25 with students ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

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

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Sponsored by Hoseheads.com, the first 150 youth passing through the main frontstretch grandstand gate will receive a free chocolate Easter treat!

The season debut of the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 Sprints is also on the racing program including a 20-lap main event.

Tommy Hinnershitz, known as “The Flying Dutchman,” from Oley, Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at historic Williams Grove Speedway back on May 21, 1939.

Williams Grove will honor his legacy with Friday’s Tommy Classic, pitting the All Stars travelers against the Pennsylvania Posse for the first time this season.

The All Stars vs Posse match-up will be the 41st such contest in Williams Grove history dating back to 1970 when Bobbie Adamson won the first ever All Stars show at the oval.

It took until August, 2019 for an All Stars warrior to finally break into Williams Grove victory lane at an All Stars event in the form of Aaron Reutzel.

Ironically, Reutzel has since gone on to win events twice more at the speedway, keeping all other comers at bay and cementing himself as the only true All Star to claim All Stars checkers at the historic speedway.

Kyle Larson, a true independent last season, is the only other non-posse driver in history to score a Grove All Stars victory and that came in the 2020 version of the Tommy Classic.

The All Stars invasion this week finds Indiana’s Justin Peck returning to the track as a circuit regular after already taking an unsanctioned win at the oval in March.

Peck went on to win the All Stars point season opener a few weeks later in Ohio.

Peck and a field of 11 committed All Stars should be pitside for the show including former Williams Grove regulars Brent Marks, Lucas Wolfe and Kyle Reinhardt.

Other invaders will be Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN.; Ian Madsen, Des Moines, IA.; Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA.; and Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO.

Friday’s Tommy Classic will be the first race in the 2021 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the oval.

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