32nd annual Williams Grove Speedway Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” This Friday
Prestigious sprint car event offers unique format, total purse worth nearly $30,000


Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway will present the 32nd annual Jack Gunn Memorial for 410 sprint cars this Friday night, August 29 at 7:30 pm.

The 2014 event, run in honor of the late Promoter Of The Year as it has every year since 1983, will be conducted using a format similar to that used in most if not all Australian sprint car races.

The 30-lap Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” will offer $6,000 to win the 30-lap main event out of a total purse worth nearly $30,000 in total.

Time trials will set heat starting grids and every driver will compete in two heat events with points earned from heat performances helping to formulate a dash lineup and a feature lineup.

Fireworks will also be part of the special event that is the next to last leg of the 2014 Diamond Series for the sprints at Williams Grove.

The popular Williams Grove Saturday Series street stocks are also on the Gunn Memorial racing program.

Adult general admission for the special show is just $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $8.
And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway!

The Gunn Memorial race has been run annually every year since 1983 in honor of the late, great, nationally recognized 1979 Promoter Of The Year Gunn, who not only guided ovals like Williams Grove to worldwide fame but who also at times during his career held the reigns of tracks like Penn National, Selinsgrove and Hagerstown, Md.

Over the years only the sports most elite drivers have driven to victory in the prestigious event.

Names like Bobby Allen, Doug Wolfgang, Dave Blaney, Kenny Jacobs, Don Kreitz Jr., Frankie Kerr, Lance Dewease, Stevie Smith, Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman all dot the event win list.

The defending Jack Gunn Memorial titlist is Fred Rahmer, who is now retired but currently fields a car for 1998 Gunn champion Stevie Smith.

Williams Grove Speedway will return just two nights later with the running of the Billy Kimmel Memorial on Sunday evening, August 31 at 7:30 pm.

The show will feature the 410 sprints and the super sportsman as well as a holiday fireworks display.

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1983 Bobby Allen
1984 Randy Wolfe
1985 Doug Wolfgang
1986 Dave Blaney
1987 Doug Wolfgang
1988 Don Kreitz Jr.
1989 Kenny Jacobs
1990 Don Kreitz Jr.
1991 Frankie Kerr
1992 Don Kreitz Jr.
1993 Don Kreitz Jr.
1994 Don Kreitz Jr.
1995 Lance Dewease
1996 Lance Dewease
1997 Kevin Gobrecht
1998 Stevie Smith
1999 Kevin Gobrecht
2000 Todd Shaffer
2001 Keith Kauffman
2002 Lance Dewease
2003 Greg Hodnett
2004 Lucas Wolfe
2005 Jason Johnson
2006 Doug Esh
2007 Mark Smith
2008 Brian Leppo
2009 Daryn Pittman
2010 Don Kreitz Jr.
2011 Fred Rahmer
2012 Cory Haas
2013 Fred Rahmer