2018-05-24 / Racing Roundup

Walt Dyer To Be Honored At Williams Grove

By Brad Vores

Prolific long time 410 Sprint car owner Walt Dyer will be honored this Friday night, May 25 as part of the Walt Dyer Tribute Race at the speedway.

Dyer, of Southern Fulton County, fielded his famous No. 461 Brickmobile from 1967 through 2001 with a short return in 2007 and accumulated 49 feature wins as an owner just at Williams Grove. His car reached victory lane at many other speedways during his career.

He has a pair of Williams Grove Speedway track titles thanks to long time driver Lance Dewease, who drove the car to many wins during his stint as the driver.

Dewease, along with some of the former pilots of the famous mount will be on hand Friday night to meet and greet fans in the infield from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Some of the drivers include Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner, Len Thompson, Cliff Brian, Tommy Beavers, Don Hill, Tom Stimely, Steve Siegel, Joey Allen and Van May.

The Sprint car feature will pay $4,610 to win in honor of Dyer. Mother Nature was the big winner this past weekend as all area tracks canceled racing events due to rain, including World of Outlaw events at Lincoln and Williams Grove.

Coming up this weekend will be the big Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway with 410 Sprints and the Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series in action both Saturday and Sunday in big paying events. The Sprints will go for a $10,000 to win payday Sunday while the late model winner takes home $5,000.

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