PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The Bob Weikert Memorial doubleheader over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30, will again be bigger and better than ever at Port Royal Speedway.
Featuring the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and sponsored by Folkens Brothers Trucking and Packer’s Concessions, the annual red, white and blue spectacular will pay $10,000 to win and $700 to start for the first night, followed by a race-record $29,000 to win and $1,000 to start on Saturday.
That marks an increase of $19,000 from last year’s winner’s share, with the 29 representing the famed Weikert No. 29 Bob fielded for so many years.
Along with the $54,000 to win 54th annual Tuscarora 50, Port Royal plays host to the two highest paying events on the All Star schedule with the added money for the Weikert finale.
Night one of the Weikert Memorial will feature the Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 sprint cars on the card, while the Wingless Sportsman will tag along for the first time for the night two finale.
The annual event has been held since 2003 and is a Memorial Day weekend staple that honors legendary car owner and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Bob Weikert. Last year’s event was moved to mid-July as a result of COVID-19.
The event first became a two-day spectacle in 2016 and the coveted ‘Steer Head’ trophy is one of the most sought-after trophies for drivers.
Last year served as a return to the event for the All Stars after most recently sanctioning it in 2015, and the purse increase guarantees that the race will remain a premier event in the area.
Last year Kyle Larson swept the weekend to earn the overall championship and the trophies. The late Greg Hodnett (six), Fred Rahmer (two), Lucas Wolfe (two), Todd Shaffer, Lance Dewease, Jeff Shepard, Stevie Smith, Doug Esh, Cody Darrah, Danny Dietrich and Logan Wagner have all earned victories in the event.
Rookie-of-the-year contender Tyler Courtney enters the weekend as the All Star points leader, with a 44-point advantage over second-place Justin Peck. Peck scored a victory at Port Royal earlier in the season already and has two with the tour.
Ian Madsen, Hunter Schuerenberg and Zeb Wise complete the top five.
Meanwhile in Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprint car competition, Logan Wagner leads the way with a 155-point advantage over second-place Dylan Cisney.
Mike Wagner is the most recent winner at the half-mile dirt track and he sits third, followed by Jeff Halligan and Anthony Macri.