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World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway

Season Opener: March 15, 2020.

Gates open at noon; warm-ups start at 1:30 pm; racing begins at 2:00 pm

Featuring 410 Sprint Cars only

Williams Grove Speedway is known far and wide as a hotbed for some of the most competitive 410 sprint car racing in the world. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is the premier winged sprint car series in the world, featuring world-class drivers. Compared to recent seasons, two fans can expect two noticeable changes to the 2020 schedule with more super late model racing and more “sprints only" shows than in year's past.

A trio of Williams Grove fan favorites have become stand-alone 410 sprint car shows this year -- the Mitch Smith Memorial, the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s, and the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic are all speedway gems that are slated to cast the spotlight on purely super sprint car action.

The biggest show of the year for the class will take place on August 21 when the World of Outlaws Super Late Models Series invades for a $10,000 to win event.

Other Williams Grove super late model races will hit the track on March 27 and on August 7 when the stock cars get the chance to tune-up for the upcoming Outlaws invasion.

The speedway made several off-season upgrades including resurfacing the oval with new clay, installing sections of new guardrail, inserting all-new steel containment cable into the catch fencing, and the acquisition of brand new, state-of-the-art Whelen Engineering safety lights that come complete with strobe capability. 

Racing begins at 7:30 each night. Children 12 and under are always free. Don't miss your chance to see the Greatest Show on Dirt!


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Family Fun

Williams Grove Speedway is fun for the entire family and an affordable entertainment option for a summer night. If you're bringing the whole crew schedule time for more family fun in the Cumberland Valley. Check out a few of our recommendations below.

  • Carlisle Sports Emporium - go kart racing, mini golf, rock climbing, arcade games and laser tag
  • Army Heritage Trail - located at the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle, this one-mile loop showcases each era of the U.S. Army, with full-size exhibits and artifacts
  • Hersheypark - just 30 minutes away you can visit the internationally-known "Happiest Place on Earth"

Dining & Nightlife

When you're ready to unwind, grab a meal and a cold one at an assortment of restaurants spread throughout the Valley. Here are some favorites closed to Williams Grove Speedway.

  • T.J. Rockwells - find American classics and craft beer at this hotspot that is located so close to Williams Grove Speedway you can hear the race from the outdoor patio
  • Dining in Carlisle - head to nearby Carlisle for tastes from around the world including Belgian, Indian, Japanese, English and more
  • Waterfront Dining - visit the three waterfront restaurants in Wormleysburg for great food and views of the sparkling Susquehanna River and Harrisburg skyline
  • Breweries & Brew Pubs - the Valley's emerging breweries and collection of brew pubs are a great spot to try new craft beers or find old favorites 

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