White Rose Thunder is returning to York County in September with lower ticket prices and more flat-track racing.

Last year, the event resurrected flat-track racing from a 20-year hiatus, brought Kix and Vince Neil of Motley Crue to the York Fairgrounds and attracted 12,000 visitors to the region.

This year, White Rose Thunder will be held from Thursday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 29. The event will offer two days of flat-track racing, concerts and reduced admission prices.

Admission will be $10 per person on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 29, $15 per person Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, or $35 for a four-day pass.

Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult.

Admission covers all attractions, including racing, concerts, stunt shows, bike shows and more, said organizer Jeff Rehmeyer.

Prices were lowered to add value and accommodate attendees, he said.

"Nearly all of the comments that we received last year were positive. A few disliked our tiered pricing to see racing. So we lowered prices, sought more sponsors and streamlined some expenses," Rehmeyer said.

Tickets are on sale now at the York Expo Center or online at www.YorkExpo.com.

During the event's first year, visitors paid $15 each day of the event and an extra $15 if they wanted to see concerts or racing.

Rehmeyer said he expects Saturday, Sept. 28, to host the biggest crowd this year.


Professionals will compete in flat-track racing, Grand Funk Railroad will give a concert, and fireworks will be held that night.

Other highlights include the Mustang Sally Band returning to perform Friday, Sept. 27, a second day of flat-track racing for amateurs on Sunday, Sept. 29, motorcycle stunt shows, an extreme sand sculpture, vendors, car shows, swap meets and more.

For more information, visit www.WhiteRoseThunder.com.

- Candy Woodall can also be reached at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.