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BigHalfMile
March 08, 2017 at 08:31:10 AM
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BREAKING NEWS:
The Port Royal Speedway, along with the Juniata County Agricultural Society, will be installing new Musco Lighting around the Speedway and in the new expanded pit area.

A detailed timeline has not been made available but will happen during the 2017 racing season.




BigRightRear
March 08, 2017 at 09:37:01 AM
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under this stella management team, the speed palace becomes more palatial...


Lincoln 1845 ft/.35 mile T1=118MPH 
Eldora 2287 ft/.43mile T3=135MPH
Port 2716 ft/.51 mile T3=TBD
Grove 2792 ft/.53 mile T3=135MPH
Selinsgrove 2847 ft/.54 mile T1=136MPH
"I didn't move to PA from El Paso in search of better 
weather." Van May

21maniac
March 08, 2017 at 12:36:10 PM
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Port Royal - best overall dirt track facility in PA.  And it keeps getting better. 



fiXXXer
March 08, 2017 at 04:49:36 PM
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The management at Port has been doing a hell of a job with the facility in recent years. Job well done.



FORD97
March 09, 2017 at 09:29:15 AM
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Posted By: BigRightRear on March 08 2017 at 09:37:01 AM

under this stella management team, the speed palace becomes more palatial...



Good to see Iowa lighting making sprint car racing great in parts unknown.


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YungWun24
March 09, 2017 at 09:41:01 AM
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Posted By: FORD97 on March 09 2017 at 09:29:15 AM

Good to see Iowa lighting making sprint car racing great in parts unknown.



Even across the world


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BigRightRear
March 09, 2017 at 10:17:28 AM
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Posted By: FORD97 on March 09 2017 at 09:29:15 AM

Good to see Iowa lighting making sprint car racing great in parts unknown.



that 4/15 to 8/15 race schedule gives you fellas plenty of time to learn other trades...


Lincoln 1845 ft/.35 mile T1=118MPH 
Eldora 2287 ft/.43mile T3=135MPH
Port 2716 ft/.51 mile T3=TBD
Grove 2792 ft/.53 mile T3=135MPH
Selinsgrove 2847 ft/.54 mile T1=136MPH
"I didn't move to PA from El Paso in search of better 
weather." Van May

FORD97
March 09, 2017 at 11:41:05 AM
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Posted By: BigRightRear on March 09 2017 at 10:17:28 AM

that 4/15 to 8/15 race schedule gives you fellas plenty of time to learn other trades...



Like the English language, maps and oral hygiene?

Smile


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BigRightRear
March 09, 2017 at 11:43:25 AM
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Posted By: FORD97 on March 09 2017 at 11:41:05 AM

Like the English language, maps and oral hygiene?

Smile



See... You got additional ideas and another month before anything happens at the track... 


Lincoln 1845 ft/.35 mile T1=118MPH 
Eldora 2287 ft/.43mile T3=135MPH
Port 2716 ft/.51 mile T3=TBD
Grove 2792 ft/.53 mile T3=135MPH
Selinsgrove 2847 ft/.54 mile T1=136MPH
"I didn't move to PA from El Paso in search of better 
weather." Van May

robertaItman
March 09, 2017 at 03:17:14 PM
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Posted By: BigHalfMile on March 08 2017 at 08:31:10 AM

BREAKING NEWS:
The Port Royal Speedway, along with the Juniata County Agricultural Society, will be installing new Musco Lighting around the Speedway and in the new expanded pit area.

A detailed timeline has not been made available but will happen during the 2017 racing season.



Once again, Port Royal shows why it is the premier track in PA. Lighting, clean toilets, warm water to wash the tinkle of your hands... The list goes on!  A+ Port Royal



LatshPA
March 09, 2017 at 03:55:48 PM
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Posted By: FORD97 on March 09 2017 at 11:41:05 AM

Like the English language, maps and oral hygiene?

Smile



Lol, This coming from someone in IA?  I spent just enough time in that state on my way to SCCA nationals in NE to know that's the pot calling the kettle black...  





BigHalfMile
March 10, 2017 at 04:06:47 PM
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Post were drilled and set today for the new catch fence coming out of turn four.



racer goin broke
March 10, 2017 at 04:50:06 PM
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I thank Port Royal for all they are doing to make the track the best in Pennsylvania. 

But as a racer I would like for them to do two safety improvements. 

First is put a gate or remove the opening where the cars get pushed out now. It is right at the exit of turn 4, if a car slides out just a little the right rear wheel will go in that opening and the results will be bad. A track should never have an opening at the exit of a turn on the outside. 

Second change is get rid of the tractor tires at the pit exit. Those tires are full of dirt and they are petrified from all the years being there.  Replace the tires with foam blocks like Fremont speedway uses.



21maniac
March 10, 2017 at 07:05:24 PM
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Posted By: racer goin broke on March 10 2017 at 04:50:06 PM

I thank Port Royal for all they are doing to make the track the best in Pennsylvania. 

But as a racer I would like for them to do two safety improvements. 

First is put a gate or remove the opening where the cars get pushed out now. It is right at the exit of turn 4, if a car slides out just a little the right rear wheel will go in that opening and the results will be bad. A track should never have an opening at the exit of a turn on the outside. 

Second change is get rid of the tractor tires at the pit exit. Those tires are full of dirt and they are petrified from all the years being there.  Replace the tires with foam blocks like Fremont speedway uses.



I'm all for any safety improvements.  As a racer have you made these requests known to Port Royal management directly? 

 



fiXXXer
March 10, 2017 at 08:04:08 PM
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Posted By: racer goin broke on March 10 2017 at 04:50:06 PM

I thank Port Royal for all they are doing to make the track the best in Pennsylvania. 

But as a racer I would like for them to do two safety improvements. 

First is put a gate or remove the opening where the cars get pushed out now. It is right at the exit of turn 4, if a car slides out just a little the right rear wheel will go in that opening and the results will be bad. A track should never have an opening at the exit of a turn on the outside. 

Second change is get rid of the tractor tires at the pit exit. Those tires are full of dirt and they are petrified from all the years being there.  Replace the tires with foam blocks like Fremont speedway uses.



I'm just a fan but I totally agree on both. Also, I still don't think it's the best idea to have those jersey barriers around the inside of the speedway. Yes they look nice but I'd hate to think what would happen if a sprint car hit one of those like a ramp and ended up in the infield. I was scratching my head over that one the minute the announced they were installing them. Bad idea.



HoldenCaulfield
March 11, 2017 at 04:16:31 PM
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The job the current management at Port has done is nothing short of amazing. Props?

 

FWIW the Grove has had musco for what? A decade now?



JCWRacing
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March 13, 2017 at 11:38:02 AM
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Posted By: racer goin broke on March 10 2017 at 04:50:06 PM

I thank Port Royal for all they are doing to make the track the best in Pennsylvania. 

But as a racer I would like for them to do two safety improvements. 

First is put a gate or remove the opening where the cars get pushed out now. It is right at the exit of turn 4, if a car slides out just a little the right rear wheel will go in that opening and the results will be bad. A track should never have an opening at the exit of a turn on the outside. 

Second change is get rid of the tractor tires at the pit exit. Those tires are full of dirt and they are petrified from all the years being there.  Replace the tires with foam blocks like Fremont speedway uses.



The gap off of turn 4 has been brought up a few times, however it is farther down the straightaway than you realize. 

Also, as someone who has hit the tires off of 4 as recently as 2013, I can assure you they do their job.  I don't disagree that it could be evaluated with a better solution.

I will promise you after my accident Port Royal is taking every safety precaution to improve everything for not just the drivers and teams but the fans as well.



Eagle Pit Shack Guy
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March 19, 2017 at 04:18:45 PM
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Posted By: BigRightRear on March 08 2017 at 09:37:01 AM

under this stella management team, the speed palace becomes more palatial...



They're doing "Street Car Named Desire"????


I am lucky enough to work at one of the best tracks 
anywhere.

Murphy
March 19, 2017 at 07:53:31 PM
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Posted By: racer goin broke on March 10 2017 at 04:50:06 PM

I thank Port Royal for all they are doing to make the track the best in Pennsylvania. 

But as a racer I would like for them to do two safety improvements. 

First is put a gate or remove the opening where the cars get pushed out now. It is right at the exit of turn 4, if a car slides out just a little the right rear wheel will go in that opening and the results will be bad. A track should never have an opening at the exit of a turn on the outside. 

Second change is get rid of the tractor tires at the pit exit. Those tires are full of dirt and they are petrified from all the years being there.  Replace the tires with foam blocks like Fremont speedway uses.



Judging from how that opening looks on Google Maps, it looks like it would be impossible to slide out enough to hit those barrels. If you did hit the barrrels, it looks like you'd have to be shooting straight up from the bottom of turn 4, in which case, it looks like you'd be in trouble no matter what.



SLINK51
March 20, 2017 at 04:31:56 AM
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Port royal may look nice but the racing IMO is boring. you might see a pass or two, and when you do see A pass. Everyones like that was a great race....lol....Not to often you see a barn burner up there.





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