Williams Grove Giving Sprint
Sprint car purses will rise next year at Williams Grove Speedway. (Dan Demarco photo)

Williams Grove Giving Sprint Cars A Purse Boost

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Along with releasing its schedule of events for next year, Williams Grove Speedway has announced a revamp of its regular 410 and 358 sprint car purse structures.

All Williams Grove Diamond Series races for the 410 sprint cars, of which 10 are scheduled, will now pay a minimum of $6,000 to the winner, including $1,000 from a sponsor next year.

Yellow Breeches 500 races for 410s have bumped up to $5,000 to win, including $1,000 from a sponsor, while still posting the standard $500 to start.

And Williams Grove Speedway will pay the victor of 11 other weekly races for the super sprints a total of $5,500 for the top spot, again with $1,000 included from a sponsor.

Williams Grove has also posted additional increases throughout all three regular sprint car purses, while the 358 sprint cars will also see an increase.

And the new year will not only offer increased weekly purse structures for the sprint cars but it also offers some additional 410 sprint car shows boasting pumped up winner’s shares.

Most notably, the May 28 All Star Circuit of Champions-sanctioned Davey Brown Tribute event will post $10,000 to win, while the Sept. 17 All Star Dirt Classic Qualifier now pays $7,000 to the winner.

Those two big events now join other marquee Williams Grove specials for the 410 sprints that have long put up big money and purses, including the April $6,000-to-win Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, the July $15,000-to-win Mitch Smith Memorial and the August Twin 20s.

Again next year, the prestigious Williams Grove National Open will be offering $75,000 to the champion, while also this year offering a richer overall purse than previous versions, with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars in the house on Oct. 2.

Fans too will be the winners at Williams Grove next season, as adult general admission prices for numerous racing programs that have been infused with cash have not been increased, but rather decreased.

Aside from the March 14 season opener, special $15 adult admission price nights include March 26 for 410 sprints and super late models, April 23 for 410s and 358 sprints, May 21 for 410s and 358s, June 11 for 410s and 358s and July 30 for both sprint car divisions.