A torrential downpour on the Tuscarora 50’s scheduled date of September 9 has led to a flood of Dash Automotive racing’s largest stars at Port Royal Speedway for the rescheduled $60,000-to-win race this Thursday, October 5.
The largest race on the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will characteristic a powerful discipline of drivers, together with a handful of World of Outlaws NOS Power Drink Dash Automotive opponents who will probably be throwing their title within the ring for certainly one of Pennsylvania’s largest Dash Automotive races.
Ten-time WoO champion Donny Schatz leads that very listing that additionally consists of Brock Zearfoss, Carson Macedo, Spencer Bayston, and Tanner Holmes. 5-time Knoxville Raceway monitor champion Brian Brown is one other well-known driver anticipated to vie for one of many largest paydays of the yr.
However as a result of Schatz, Zearfoss, Macedo, Bayston and Holmes are WoO vacationers, their names are particularly noteworthy as a result of sequence’ platinum settlement that their respective race groups are solely allowed to compete in 4 non-WoO exhibits in the event that they wish to stay eligible for an exclusivity bonus of as much as $150,000.
With most groups electing to make use of two of these 4 exhibits for the Eldora Million at Eldora Speedway, that left simply two non-WoO exhibits for many groups to select from. For the groups listed above, the Tuscarora 50 will now be a kind of exhibits.
Schatz is the 2018 champion of the Tuscarora 50, the one yr the occasion was WoO-sanctioned as a result of the unique date had been rained out and the All Star Circuit of Champions couldn’t logistically rescheduled it. Among the many lively WoO drivers, Schatz is the one one to have a Tuscarora 50 title.
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Macedo, however, can add a second Pennsylvania-based Crown Jewel to his rising resume. A victory Thursday would add to his 2021 Williams Grove Nationwide Open triumph. Macedo began seventh and completed 14th in his lone Tuscarora 50 begin in 2018.
Of all of the WoO drivers, none know Port Royal higher than Zearfoss, the 2017 monitor champion of the half-mile. Zearfoss’s finest end within the Tuscarora 50 is third in 2017. Bayston’s competed in a pair of Tuscarora 50s himself, ending eighth and sixth, respectively, in 2020 and ’21.
As for Holmes, the 20-year-old rising driver that’s taken the wheel of the second Shark Racing full-time entry is getting acquainted with Pennsylvania’s racing the scene.
Although Holmes has by no means raced the Port Royal half-mile earlier than, he ought to honest properly contemplating he’s driving for the Pennsylvania-based Shark Racing.
This yr’s rescheduled Tuscarora 50 so occurs to prelude the two-day World of Outlaws swing on the Port Royal half-mile and comes simply two days after Tuesday’s penultimate Excessive Restrict Dash Automotive Collection occasion at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in New Jersey.
Along with the World of Outlaws drivers competing within the occasion, 2023 Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions driver’s champion Zeb Clever and two-time champion Tyler Courtney are each anticipated to be in motion. Pennsylvania Posse stars Lance Dewease, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich and up to date Nationwide Open winner Brent Marks will probably be amongst these defending their house turf.
Those that can’t make it to Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Thursday for the 56th working of the Tuscarora 50 can watch all of the motion dwell on FloRacing. In the event you’re not already a FloRacing subscriber, click on right here to enroll at the moment.