Williams Grove Speedway will raise the curtain on the 2019 racing season coming up this Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. when it hosts the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in an event paying $4,080 to win.
Presented by Hoosier, gates for the first event of the season will open at noon with warm ups slated for 1:30 p.m.
The defending opening day winner and Williams Grove Speedway track champion, Lucas Wolfe will be on hand at the main grandstand entrance to meet and greet fans and sign autographs from noon until 12:45 pm.
Courtesy of Hoosier, opening day fans will be treated to free Hoosier merch at the ticket gates including hats, hoodies, t-shirts, seat cushions and can coolers. Prizes will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.
The Sunday afternoon season lidlifter will feature the 410 sprints only in heat races and a 25-lap feature event.
Last year in the opener on March 11, Wolfe led the field from start to finish to record his first ever Williams Grove opening day event.
The initial start of the 25 lap main for the 410 sprints was red-flagged when Phoenixville’s Brian Montieth vaulted into a series of flips in the second corner.
Wolfe then went to work from the pole position to take control in the event ahead of Ohio invader Caleb Helms.
The first 22 laps of the race went non-stop with Wolfe entering lapped traffic on the seventh tour while pulling away. And by the time the caution flag unfurled with three laps to go, Wolfe had built up a 9.077 second lead over Helms.
Ninth starter Greg Hodnett made the most of the final three laps once action resumed, getting by Helms on the final circuit for second.
Wolfe took the win by 1.645 seconds over Hodnett with Helms in third followed by Rahmer and Brock Zearfoss.
Adult general admission for the 2019 season opener is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Youth ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.
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