2017-11-23 / Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Port Royal Speedway honored its 2017 track champions and top drivers at its banquet Saturday night.

Brock Zearfoss was honored as a first-time 410 Sprint car track champion after his breakout season with his family owned team.

Zearfoss had five wins on the season but scored the track title by a scant five points during the final point race of the season.

Dylan Cisney led the points all year long but fell during the final night to finish runner-up ahead of TJ Stutts and Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner. The top four in points were the only drivers to compete in all 24 shows at the track during the season. Greg Hodnett finished fifth in final points.

Wagner was named the 2017 Sportsmanship Award winner, while Kody Lehman won Most Improved and AJ Flick Rookie of the Year.

Mike Lupfer was the 2017 Late Model track champion, his career title at the Port. He outdistanced Andy Haus, Tim Smith Jr., Coleby Frye and Trent Brenneman. Brenneman was voted Sportsmanship winner, while Dave Brous Jr. was the Most Improved and Chad Myers Rookie of the Year.

Tim Fedder was the 2017 355 Econo Late Model champion, while Bill Powell was the Extreme Stock champion and Tyler Reeser was the 305 Sprint champion.

Port Royal officials announced the track paid out over $1 million in prize money during the 2017 season and obviously has made great improvements at the track to make it one of the nicest facilities in the country.

Port Royal Speedway’s season opener will be Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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