Ageless Jim Kennedy tops the list of drivers that will be recognized at the PA305Sprints meeting this weekend at the Family House Restaurant in Mifflintown. Kennedy attended every race on the schedule in 2008 and was the only competitor to do so. He also picked up a win at Port Royal winning there for the first time in 23 years and was a highlight of the racing season in central PA.
The series which does not expect its teams to race every week started a “frequent contender” fund last year that helps reward the top teams that attend races. It was the 10th anniversary for the series which has had basically the same rules package since day one. Strict adherence to Racesaver rules have maintained close competition and kept costs in check throughout the history of the series. Racers like Kennedy who is 73 and as young as 16 can compete on an affordable budget.
The recreational sprint car series ran 28 of 38 races in 2008 with numerous rainouts. In 28 races the series had 16 different winners and 4 of those teams had 3 wins proving that the Racesaver standard has withheld the test of time.
The series web site will be mostly offline this week while preparations are finalized for the meeting with numerous improvements and refinements expected. Teams in the series and individuals considering the series are welcome to attend. A large turnout is expected so teams should keep attendance to owner/driver and a guest. Breakfast is available beginning at 8am with the meeting presentation beginning at 9am. More directions and info can be found at pa305sprints.com.
Anyone interested in offering a door prize or being a 2009 T-shirt or contingency sponsor should contact Rod Ort at firstname.lastname@example.org