Crate 602 Sportsman Speed Showcase 50 Pre-Entries Include Six Different States

PORT ROYAL, PA – The Crate 602 Sportsman division gets its moment in the limelight during ‘Speed Showcase 200’ weekend at Port Royal Speedway.

A hefty $2,500 goes to the winner of the Ice Less LLC ‘Speed Showcase 50’ event which boasts a total pay structure of more than $10,000 plus special awards and bonuses making it among the most lucrative events of 2020 for the division across the Northeast and Canada.

Approaching 70 drivers have filed entries for the ‘Speed Showcase 50’ representing New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Vermont and Maryland.  The event marks the debut of the Crate 602 Sportsman at Port Royal.

A minimum field of 36 cars will take the green in the 50-lap main event Saturday following 15-lap Belmont’s Garage Qualifiers Friday and 12-lap B-Mains.

It’s a full weekend of action at the famed ‘Speed Place’ of Port Royal.

Thursday night gets the weekend underway with the ‘Speed Showcase 40’ for the STSS Modified Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design for Vision and Sunglass Central. The big-block/small-block STSS Modifieds race 40 laps for $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag.

Crate 602 Sportsman are welcome Thursday night for open practice rounds.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Thursday. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

All Thursday seating is general admission with the following pricing structure: Adults: $20 – Students (ages 13-18): $10 – Children 12 and under FREE. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

On Friday night, the pressure will be on STSS Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman racers with Bob Hilbert Sportswear Qualifying Night. Following a draw for starting positions, Modifieds will take part in Dirt Track Digest-presented 20-lap qualifiers, with Crate 602 Sportsman racing 15 laps in their qualifying events sponsored by Belmont’s Garage. Four Cylinders, utilizing Port Royal rules, compete in 8-lap heat races and a 20-lap main event.

Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday. The drivers’ meeting is planned for 5:15 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

All Friday seating is general admission. The Friday pricing structure is as follows: Adults: $15 – Students (ages 13-18): $10 – Children 12 and under FREE. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Saturday’s program is headlined by the 200-lap, $53,000-to-win STSS Modified ‘Speed Showcase 200’ in addition to the 50-lap, $2,500-to-win ‘Speed Showcase 50’ for Crate 602 Sportsman. B-Mains (15 laps for Modifieds, 12 laps for Crate 602 Sportsman) will be run prior to the main events.

Gates open Saturday at 2 p.m. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

Sections A-G are FULLY RESERVED for Saturday. Reserved seats are $40 (all ages) and are on sale by calling the Port Royal Speedway office Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 717.527.2303.

Sections H-O are general admission. Prices are as follows: Adults: $35 – Students (ages 13-18): $20 – Children 12 and under FREE.

Pit admission is $45 with no license required for Saturday.

Dirt Track Digest TV ( will broadcast LIVE all three days. Single-day and weekend packages will be available for purchase.

All camping at the speedway – with electric and ‘dry’ spots – has been sold out.

Complete race information for competitors has been posted on the Short Track Super Series website ( under Event Info.

Port Royal Speedway is located at 308 West 8th Street Port Royal, PA 17082. To learn more, visit or

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The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

‘Speed Showcase 50’ Registered Drivers (*as of October 13)
Port Royal Speedway/Port Royal, Pa.
October 15-17, 2020

Car No. Driver Hometown
00 Cody Manmiller Shoemakersville, Pa.
1 James Hill Laurel, Del.
1* Gene Beadle Jefferson Township, Pa.
M2 Shawn McPhee Rutland, Vt.
3 Byron DeWitt LeRoy, N.Y.
4Ghost Steve Davis Cream Ridge, N.J.
4Hulk Brian Krummel Middletown, N.Y.
05 Sean Metz Georgetown, Del.
5J Joseph Brown New Egypt, N.J.
X5 Daryl Dissinger Harrisburg, Pa.
7 Zachary Ziegenhagen Pine City, N.Y.
7M Paul Mancini New Gretna, N.J.
8 Cole Youse Westfield, Pa.
9 Joe Toth Upper Makefield, Pa.
9E Justin Eason Hurlock, Md.
10% Chad Edwards Gloversville, N.Y.
10J Josh Livingston Syracuse, N.Y.
12 Addison Bowman Mexico, N.Y.
12 Eric Kocher Danielsville, Pa.
12G Matt Guererri Waterloo, N.Y.
12Z Zachary Merola Trenton, N.J.
14S Austin Smith Pine Bush, N.Y.
15S Dylan Smith Pine Bush, N.Y.
M16 Michael Schane Lake Ariel, Pa.
20 Ryan Simmons Cream Ridge, N.J.
20 Cole Stangle Neshanic Station, N.J.
21X Eric Williams Horseheads, N.Y.
22 Billy Fiske Wawarsing, N.Y.
22 Tim Hartman Jr. Niskayuna, N.Y.
22 Tanner Van Doren Schnecksville, Pa.
22 Ricky Wegner Jr. Somerset, N.J.
22J Stacy Jackson Woodhull, N.Y.
23 Alex Bell Cambridge, N.Y.
23 David Dickey South New Berlin, N.Y.
24 Joey Bruning Pine Bush, N.Y.
24 Justin Grosso Belle Mead, N.J.
24 Sammy Martz Jr. Somerville, N.J.
24 Sean Weiss Gilbertsville, Pa.
26 Derrick McGrew Jr. Ballston Spa, N.Y.
27 Ryan Anderson Peach Bottom, Pa.
27 Michael Ballestero Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
27K Brett Tonkin Carbondale, Pa.
28 Matthew Meade Binghamton, N.Y.
28B Thomas Burakowski Greenwood Lake, N.Y.
32 Ryan Shanahan Carthage, N.Y.
34 Kevin Root Geneva, N.Y.
38 Kevin Stevens Cornwall, N.Y.
44 James O’Hara Covington Township, Pa.
45 Chris Grbac Monroe Township, N.J.
51 Robby Dunn Hamilton, N.J.
56 Doug Kline Wellsboro, Pa.
59K Dakota Kohler Kutztown, Pa.
60X Kinser Hill Nichols, N.Y.
64 Tyler Corcoran Central Square, N.Y.
64 Aaron Bowes Orefield, Pa.
66 Donald Bellen III Mayfield, N.Y.
69K Stephen Kemery (G) Sicklerville, N.J.
78 Grant Hilfiger Canadensis, Pa.
82G Garrett Given Orwell, Vt.
82S Will Shields Genoa, N.Y.
85 Scott Hitchens Dagsboro, Del.
91 Bobby Flood Montgomery, N.Y.
99 Jonathan Swift Lebanon, Pa.
104 Zack Sam Lockport, N.Y.
123 Dale Welty Montour Falls, N.Y.
555 Joel Smith Kresgeville, Pa.
611 Corey Edelman Walnutport, Pa.
713 Tommy Collins Groton, N.Y.

(G) Denotes Speed Showcase 50 Guaranteed Starter