Plans are now set for the 17th Annual Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek Series. Once again the lucrative and popular series of races will be held over the Independence Day Holiday week in 2007.
The Cindy Rowe AutoGlass Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek will include eight races in nine days, beginning with the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Race at the Lincoln Speedway, near Hanover, on Saturday June 30. This year's Speedweek opener will offer $10,000 to the winner of the 30 lap feature event.
The series will move to the Bedford Fairgrounds on Sunday July 1st. Last year Bedford's inaugural Speedweek event fell victim to rain, but the historic Fairgrounds oval will try again in 2007 to host a Speedweek event. The 30 lap feature at Bedford will offer $5000 to the winner. A rain date of Monday July 2 is in effect.
On Tuesday July 3 the Cindy Rowe series moves on to the Grandview Speedway, near Bechtelsville. This event is part of the popular Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and the event will be a 35 lap feature with $5000 on the line for the winner.
Wednesday July 4, Speedweek moves south of the boarder to the Hagerstown (MD) Speedway. Again the standard format will include a 30 lap feature event with $5000 to the winner.
A major change in the Speedweek schedule will find the teams moving to the Port Royal Fairgrounds for the Thursday July 5 event. The first of two Speedweek events for Port Royal will include a 30 lap feature event paying $5000 to the winner.
Friday July 6 finds Speedweek moving to the famed Williams Grove Speedway for the Mitch Smith Memorial event. Long considered the "Crown Jewel" of Speedweek, the Grove event will offer $10,000 to win the 30 lap feature event.
It's back to Port Royal on Saturday July 7, but this time the 30 lap feature will offer $7000 to the race winner.
The 17th Annual Cindy Rowe Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek will conclude on Sunday July 8 at the Selinsgrove Speedway. The Jan Opperman Memorial event at Selinsgrove will go 30 laps with $5000 to the winner.
Over it's first 16 years, the Cindy Rowe Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek has completed 105 races at 11 different Speedways. Fred Rahmer has been the most prolific driver during Speedweek, with 28 wins and 10 Speedweek titles. Lance Dewease owns three Speedweek crowns, and 16 victories. Greg Hodnett has 14 wins and one series title. Other series champions have been Keith Kauffman and Steve Smith, who each have one title.
The concept of co-operation between Speedways has been very successful in the Speedweek format. That format and spirit of co-operation between Speedways will be expanded for the 2007 racing season, with the running of the first annual Keystone Cup Sprint Series over the extended Memorial Day Holiday weekend.
The Inaugural Keystone Cup Sprint Series will kick off on Wednesday May 23 at the Grandview Speedway. It moves to Big Diamond Raceway, near Minersville, on Thursday May 24, then to Williams Grove on Friday May 25. Saturday the keystone Cup travels to Lincoln speedway, with Sunday May 27 finding the Sprint Cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. The Inaugural Keystone Cup Sprint Series will wind up with the Memorial Day Afternoon Classic at Port Royal on Monday May 28.
The Keystone Cup Sprint Series will offer a minimum of $5000 to win each event, with a point fund to be distributed following the six races series.
The Port race during the Keystone Cup needs to be a NIGHT race!