Auto racing roundup: Kyle Larson wins at Port Royal
The 30th annual PA Speedweek concluded Saturday at Port Royal after 81 drivers ran nine nights of shows, and 17 drivers ran all nine shows. Kyle Larson won the 2020 Red Robin PA Speedweek championship over Danny Dietrich and Ryan Smith.
Larson overtook Logan Wagner on lap 10 and held off the heavy pursuit of Brent Marks and Rico Abreu for the remaining 20 laps to pick up his first career win at the Juniata County oval. The win was worth $10,027 and put the final touches on what was a dominating run for the California native that had him capturing four victories and the championship when all was said and done.
Larson had also picked up Mitch Smith Memorial Friday at Williams Grove Speedway — the crown jewel of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek — and Larson’s first career Williams Grove win that was worth $15,000.
At Hidden Valley, the family of Chester D. Bailey presented the racing action as Gallitzin’s Joey Petyak led a string of four new winners as the track celebrated America’s independence with a full pit area. Other new winners included Duke Davidson in the street stocks, Tim Steis in the pure stock special and Chris Anderson in the Littles Drive-In four cylinders.