Williams Grove Season Opener Is This Week; Lidlifter Worth $4,080 To 410 Sprint Car Victor

Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY – MECHANICSBURG, PA – Williams Grove Speedway will raise the curtain on the 2020 racing season coming up this Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm 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 pm.

Courtesy of Hoosier, opening day fans will be treated to FREE Hoosier merch at the ticket gates. 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.

Lucas Wolfe scored his second Williams Grove opener in a row in the 2019 event held on March 17.

Wolfe began the feature from the third spot but watched as polesitter TJ Stutts took the lead at the start.

Anthony Macri, who started alongside Stutts on the front row, didn’t allow the leader to pull away and with 10 laps completed, he was ready to mount a challenge for the lead.

Macri went low on Stutts as the pair entered the first turn on the 12th tour and came up with control on the backstretch.

But then just as quickly as Macri made a great move to take command, he drove in on a lapped car and hit the machine entering the third turn, knocking off his front wing.

This jumbled the front runners and caused a scramble out of the fourth turn with Stutts leading back to the stripe but Wolfe having capitalized on the bunch-up to race into second.

It took until the final three laps for Wolfe to catch Stutts as the leader’s line kept getting higher and higher out of turn four as traffic loomed ahead of him.

The pair crossed the stripe for lap 22 with Wolfe to the leader’s inside and then moments later Wolfe darted into the lead as the pair set their cars into the first turn.

Adult general admission for the 2020 season opener is set at $16 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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