Williams Grove Speedway will be in action twice this weekend.

Friday evening, the sprint cars go in an "Outlaw Tune-Up" race. With the World of Outlaws in the area the following week, the sprints will use an Outlaw format to get ready for the invasion. The 358 sprints are also on the program.

Saturday at the Grove, the Saturday Night Series is in action. The super sportsmen, limited-late models and street stocks will compete.

Trailway also races on Friday evening. This week's show at Trailway includes the 358 sprints, 600cc micro sprints, limited stocks and street stocks.

Saturday at Lincoln, it's Kids' Night, with plenty of activities and prizes for the youngsters. On the track, the sprints, a 358 sprint championship and the thundercars will provide the action.

Port Royal also has Kids' Night this week. Racing includes the sprints, a late-model championship and the pro stocks.

Hagerstown offers up the 35-lap Red Ninninger Memorial Race for the late models. The All-American Outlaws and the mini stocks also compete.

Selinsgrove and Susquehanna take a "summer break" this week.


1968: It was another busy weekend on these dates in 1968.

Friday at Williams Grove, it was Gus Linder driving to victory in the Mickey Banas No. 69. The win was Linder's fifth overall that season.

Linder was back in victory lane again on Saturday at Lincoln, but this time it was in a URC sprint feature. The regular show at Lincoln fell to Bobby Abel in his orange and blue No. 2. The win was Abel's third of the season.

At Selinsgrove on Saturday, Mitch Smith drove the Regester Chevy No. 6 to his seventh overall win of the season, while over at Port Royal, Lynn Paxton drove the Emrich Chevy No. 1 to his sixth overall win that season.

At Winchester, Va., Ray Dovel powered the Lee Stultz No. S-3 to his ninth win that season, while out at Jennerstown, Junior Ritchey drove Roy Morral's No. 880 to his first win of the season.

On Sunday night at Susquehanna, Linder scored his third win of the weekend, and seventh of the season. Milt Miller powered the "Hemi Hummer" No. 49 to his seventh win of the season Sunday at Hagerstown.

Bryan Householder writes about dirt-track racing for The York Dispatch. He can be reached at sports@yorkdis patch.com.