By Shawn Wood
For The Daily Item
MECHANICSBURG -- There will be a silent auction tonight in the infield of the Williams Grove Speedway to benefit the family of the late Kramer Williamson. The auction will take place from approximately 5:30-8:30 p.m. A list of all the items in the auction is available at www.urcsprints.com/news.php.
The Williamson family will be on hand selling Kramer Williamson Tribute T-shirts, along with a limited number of Pink Panther T-shirts.
It's the first day of a two-day race weekend for the United Racing Company in the MACH I Chassis URC/358 sprint car challenge tonight. The 25-lap feature pays $2,200 to win.
On Saturday, URC makes its lone appearance of the 2013 season at Port Royal Speedway. Ryan Wilson won last year's 25-lap feature.
With eight races remaining in the 2013 season, JJ Grasso holds a 107-point lead over Davie Franek for the URC crown. Franek was runner-up in the point standings last year.
n TUNE-UP TIME: Selinsgrove Speedway will host a tune-up race for the super late models on Saturday in preparation for the upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. This Saturday's late model racing program will feature time trials and a 30-lap main paying $2,000 to win. Also on this weekend's racing card will be a $500-to-win pro stock championship, plus the 358 sprint cars and roadrunners in late model racing this season. Jeff Rine of Danville is the leading feature winner with five victories and also the points leader. Coleby Frye of Dover has three wins, while Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove and Jim Bernheisel of Lebanon have two wins each. Single victories have gone to Jerry Bard of Shippensburg, Dan Stone of Thompson, Hayes Mattern of Beavertown, and Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon.