Port Royal Speedway will offer up "The Dream" race this Saturday evening.
Started several years ago, "The Dream" has had several different formats, and several different purses, over the years. Again this year, the format will change, and it looks like a good move.
After time trials, the field will be split into two groups of 20 cars. Each group will race in a 16-lap Semi-Feature to attempt to qualify for the main event. Each Semi-Feature will pay $2,000 to win.
Then, when the field is set, the final feature will be a 30-lapper paying $10,000 to win.
The total purse now exceeds $60,000.
The Port will also honor two more racers in their Living Legends series. On hand for awards will be former driver Lynn Paxton and former car owner Al Hamilton.
Other racing: There is plenty of other racing this weekend.
Williams Grove offers up the sprints and the Rislone Nationals for the 358/URC 360 sprints on Friday evening. Saturday at the Grove, the super sportsmen, limited-late models and street stocks compete.
On Saturday, the 358 sprints and URC 360 sprints move to Lincoln for the "Night After the Big One." The 600cc micro sprints and the All-American Outlaw Classic Cars also compete.
The 360 sprints wrap up a busy weekend Sunday evening at Selinsgrove for a Mach 1 Series race. Selinsgrove also races Saturday with the late-model National Open, plus 358 sprints and pro stocks.
Trailway offers 358 sprints and stock cars Friday and a Junk Car Demo Derby on Saturday.
Hagerstown has the late-model sportsmen, pure stocks and hobby stocks on Saturday.
NEW FACE: Saturday at Lincoln, there was a new sprint-car driver on hand.
Cody Fletcher made his sprint-car debut on Saturday. Fletcher is the son of former racer Bobby Fletcher, and the grandson of former car owner Harry Fletcher.
Bobby Fletcher was a winner on the local circuit during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Harry Fletcher fielded winning cars for many years from the 1950s until Bobby stopped racing.
Dizzy Dean was the first to win locally in Harry Fletcher's car, while Johnny Grum and Steve Smith won hundreds of races and numerous championships in the Fletcher cars over the years.
Another name from the early 1990s returned to action at Lincoln Saturday. Will Rose, who raced at Lincoln as a teenager back then, was back behind the wheel of a sprint car Saturday night for the first time in many years.
50 YEARS AGO: On this weekend 50 years ago in 1962, it was a four-race weekend.
On Friday at Williams Grove, Bobby Hersh drove the Trone No. 39 to his 14th overall win of the season. Hersh won over Dick Tobias, Roger Sowers, Johnny Mackison Sr. and Leroy Felty.
It took until August, but Bud Folkenroth and his Gurtizen brothers team finally got their super-charged Oldsmobile figured out. Folkenroth drove the No. 100 to his first win of the season. The team has been the only one to ever make a super charger work on the local dirt tracks, and this would mark its first win with the unique dirt-track setup. Mackison finished second, followed by Neil Haight, Gene Goodling and Ray Kable Sr.
On the same night, Lorenze Alwine drove the "Baby Bonnie" No. 2 Pontiac coach to his second win of the season at Port Royal. Frankie Thompson finished second, with Bryan Osgood, Buck Buchannon and Lauden Potts in the top five.
The weekend wrapped up on Sunday evening at Susquehanna, where Neil Haight drove the Bud Grimm Ford No. 88 to victory. The win was Haight's fourth of the season. Hersh, Mackison, Ray Tilley and Folkenroth completed the top five.
Note that the weekend saw wins by cars powered by Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Ford.
PICNIC: The York County Racing Club will host its annual picnic this Sunday at the Club Hall in Zions View.
As always, the club provides the main course of the meal, and each family is asked to bring a covered dish. The meal starts at noon.
-- Reach Bryan House holder at sports@yorkdis patch.com.