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Matt Campbell (21) leads Chase Dietz (39) under the Williams Grove Speedway bridge on Oct. 4 during hot laps before the 59th annual National Open (Christopher Hockley /WRT Photo).

More Purse Money At Williams Grove Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Williams Grove Speedway officials have announced that all 410 and 358 sprint car purses for the new season will either remain the same or boast larger payouts than last year.

All 11 Williams Grove Hoosier Grove Diamond Series races for the 410 sprint cars will pay a minimum $6,000 to the winner. 

Yellow Breeches 500 races for 410s will remain at $5,000 to win while posting the standard $500 to start.

And Williams Grove Speedway will pay the victor of 10 other weekly races for the super sprints a total of $5,500 for the top spot.

On top of that, all three Friday night World of Outlaws shows this year have seen notable increases amounting to a payout of $1,000 just to start each of the mains. 

The trio of Friday World of Outlaw shows take place on May 13, July 22 and Sept. 30.

Adding to the World of Outlaws bluster at the oval will be an amped-up payoff to the H & N Landscaping May 14 Morgan Cup champion. 

This year’s Morgan Cup victor will take home a Saturday winner’s share worth $12,000 for the feature win, plus another $5,000 for the Morgan laurels, sending the winner home with a cool $17,000.

A new, lucrative race for USAC East wingless 360 sprints has been introduced to the season agenda at Williams Grove on Friday, June 3.

The Bill Gallagher Memorial 5G to win race for the USAC East stars will serve as a showcase for the wingless 360s as a marquee event of the circuit’s season meant to honor late USAC East and URC No. 5G car owner Bill Gallagher. 

Returning, purse-rich notables for the 410 sprints this year will be the Friday, May 27 All Star Circuit of Champions Randy Wolfe Tribute event posting a cool $10,000 to win while the Sept. 16 All Star Circuit of Champions Dirt Classic Qualifier pays $7,000 to the winner.

Other marquee Williams Grove specials for the 410 sprints that have long put up big money and include the All Star Circuit of Champions on April 22, $6,000 to win Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, the RHI Magnesita on July 1 in the $15,000 to win Mitch Smith Memorial and the Union Quarries Aug. 26 Twin 20s.

Car owner Joe Harz will be honored with a Diamond Series Tribute Race on Sept. 2.

The prestigious Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open will again offer $75,000 to the champion while celebrating its 60th annual, Diamond Anniversary running with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars in the house on Oct. 1. 

Another perk added to the season comes in the form of the PA Dyno Hard Charger Award to be doled out at each regular 410 and 358 sprint racing program.

PA Dyno of Stillwater will pay $50 in cash and a $50 gift certificate to the 410 hard charger at all non-sanctioned programs while giving away $25 in cash and a $25 gift certificate to all 358 hard chargers. 

The season opener at Williams Grove is slated for March 13 at 2 p.m., offering both the 410 sprints and the first appearance at the track by the wingless super sportsman.

For more information, visit www.williamsgrove.com.

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