Williams Grove Speedway

Starting in 1939, Williams Grove Speedway has been one of the top sprint car tracks in the country.  The speedway is a mile banked smooth clay oval with speeds reaching in excess of 100 mph.  The 2016 racing season runs from March 18th to October 7th.  Our largest show, the World of Outlaws National Open pays over $300,000 in prize money.  Season admission prices range from $14 to $45, discounted youth (Ages 13-20) $10-$20 and Kids 12 and under are always FREE.  Special sanctioned races include the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, United States Auto Club, Super DIRTcar Series, All-Star Circuit of Champions, United Racing Club and the American Racing Drivers Club among others.  Other racing divisions throughout the season include, 358 sprint cars, super sportsman, limited late models and street stocks.  We strive to be a family oriented facility by hosting School’s Out Night, the Math Fact Challenge and supporting many local and national charities.

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These Are The Correct Speedweek Times
Gates open at 6:00 PM -  Racing at 8:00 PM


July 1 @ 8:00 PM
Mitch Smith Memorial 410 Sprints
PA Speedweek
Hoosier Diamond Series/
PASS IMCA Sprints & Fireworks
GA $20 Y $10



Speedweek Starts With Washout At Williams Grove Friday





Mechanicsburg – A monsoon-type rainstorm hit Williams Grove Speedway just prior to time trials on Friday night, washing out the slated kickoff to the annual PA Speedweek sprint car series.


A total of 28 410 c.i. powered sprints and 25 358 c.i. powered machines were signed in for action and had just concluded hot laps when the pouring rains hit.


Included in the speedweek pit total was Indiana’s Bryan Clauson.


Williams Grove Speedway will return to host a second leg of speedweek next Friday night, July 1 when it stages the annual Mitch Smith Memorial, paying $10,000 to win a 30-lap main event.


Speedweek now kicks off tomorrow night, June 25 at Lincoln Speedway.


 Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by visiting the oval on Facebook or via Twitter.




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2016 Friday Rulebook....click here



$10,000 To Win Williams Grove Speedweek Mitch Smith Memorial Is Friday

305 sprints also in action

 Williams Grove Speedway will host the biggest event of the 26th Pennsylvania Speedweek series this Friday, July 1 at 8 pm when it hosts the 28th annual Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars at 8 pm, paying a hefty $10,000 to win out of a purse worth over $30,000. >> read more




iRacing to Build Virtual Williams Grove Speedway
iRacing.com and Williams Grove Speedway today announced plans to build a digital version of the historic central Pennsylvania clay oval for the popular online motorsport simulation service.   The world’s leading centralized racing game platform, iRacing recently announced plans to add dirt race tracks and racing cars to its service. >> read more










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Important Rule Updates


- Tires: Part #38-230 105/18.0-15 W18 will be allowed in 410 division only (HR-15 has been discontinued).
- Wings: A 2inch wickerbill will be allowed for the 410 division only.
- Engines with the magneto and/or distributor in a forward mounted and/or front mounted position will not be allowed.
- Handicapping penalties have been reduced from two races to one race.
- 410 heat races will now be 8 laps.




Important Notice on Counterfeit Head and Neck Restraint >> click here


Track Notes

Attention ALL race teams!
Please download the 2016 W-9 Form and fill it out prior to the season to avoid lines. 
It can be mailed to the speedway office (address below) or emailed to williamsgrove@verizon.net    

Click here to view the 2015 season results

To All Patrons: No Smoking or E-cigarettes in grand stands & within 15 ft of concession stands


Parking Lot Policy:
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A pre-1962 look at the covered grandstand at Williams Grove from Beer Hill

Ben's Pics  Click here to view more photos

The displayed photos were picked by museum staff member Ben Turner who has
spent many hours sorting and cataloging thousands of photos  in EMMR's collection.

EMMR photos are available for public viewing during museum hours.

The museum is currently open every Friday from 10 AM - 4 PM and will begin its
normal hours of 10 AM - 4 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on April 6.

This Week's Videos


Williams Grove Speedway
May 13, 2016
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