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Freddie Rahmer (8) battles Anthony Macri at Williams Grove Speedway. (Julia Johnson Photo)

Williams Grove Approaches One Month Until Opener

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Williams Grove Speedway is less than one month away from dropping the green flag on its 80th consecutive season of auto racing when the season opener for Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars takes to the track on March 17.

The sprint cars will race for $5,500 to win in a 25-lap feature on opening day, presented by Hoosier. 

The wingless super sportsman will also be on the Sunday afternoon card that will herald in the new season at the Cumberland County oval. 

Zeb Wise scored a last-lap, upset win of the opening day sprint car feature last season.

Wise drove by Anthony Macri on the final tour to get the victory on April 7. 

The win by Wise continued what has been a domination of sorts by invaders this decade in the Williams Grove season opener.  

Three of the last four lid-lifters have been taken by outside invaders. 

California World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver Carson Macedo dropped in for opening day laurels in 2020 with Indiana natives Justin Peck and Wise following suit in 2022-’23.

Only defending track champion Freddie Rahmer has broken through in the decade to date by scoring the 2021 opening day checkers.