Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY – MECHANICSBURG, PA – The Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series Summer Nationals is just two weeks away at Williams Grove Speedway, slated for Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm.
The outlaws sprint cars will invade Williams Grove Speedway for the two-day summer stand to battle the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars for what will be the second match-up of the 2021 season.
The modern-day, consecutive-year history of the Summer Nationals dates back to 2002 when the show was a three-day event with Danny Lasoski, Joey Saldana and Greg Hodnett taking wins.
However events dubbed “Summer Nationals” were first contested at the oval back in 1972 with Jan Opperman and Bobbie Adamson recorded as the victors.
Both nights of this year’s Summer Nationals shows will include full programs of time trials, heats and feature events.
The July 23 outlaws-posse match will feature a 25-lap main paying $10,000 to win while the July 24 Saturday finale Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals feature will offer $20,000 to the winner.
Last year, Shane Stewart and David Gravel split Summer Nationals winning laurels with Gravel scoring the big 20K in the Saturday finale.
California’s Brad Sweet is the current outlaws point leader over Gravel.
Sweet has already put up 13 wins to date this season on the tour while Gravel has posted six.
Williams Grove has been one of Gravel’s strengths in recent seasons and he is sure to be on top of his game for the Summer Nationals.
Lance Dewease is the current Williams Grove Speedway point leader and is still the only driver to repeat in action at the historic venue this year.
Dewease will enter the July Posse/Outlaws fracas fresh off of a second and a third place finish when the Outlaws were last at the track in May.
Summer Nationals sponsor Champion Brands Champion Racing Oil offers a wide variety of quality racing lubricants, oils, performance additives and fluids at outlets across the nation and online.
On the web, products can be purchased via Smileys Racing Products, Precise Racing Products and Speedway Motors along with many other internet-based companies.
NAPA Auto Parts Stores is just one of many retails outlets that carry Champion products.
Adult general admission for July 23 is set at $30 with Saturday’s race priced at $35. Youth ages 13 – 20 are priced at $15 each night. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.