Racing - Penn Central Assn.

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PENN CENTRAL RACING ASSOCIATION REUNION 1990: (Seated):(l-r) Frankie Thompson, Red Dysinger, Roy Davidheiser; (Kneeling):(l-r) Baby John Helton, Leroy Felty. Dick McCartney, John Grum, John Dann, Don Kimberling, John Kerns, Elmer Drum, George Brackbill, (Standing):(l-r) Whitey Aurand, Bud Bryner, Sherm Greenaway, Joe Lingle, Don Baer, Bud Partchey, Elmer Gray, Pete Swarmer, John Regester, Art Ehrenzeller, Wilbur Reese, Pee Wee Donahey, Bucky Buchanan, Bill Eisenhart, Sid Zook.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 6/3/11 - Image Year: 1990

The Penn Central Racing Association was organized by drivers and owners to sponsor racing events at tracks in the central Pennsylvania area.

One of the tracks was located on the Juniata County Fairgrounds at Port Royal. Penn Central continued operating until 1963 when the fairground track was taken over by the Fair Board (Juniata County Agricultural Society).

Even after they ceased operation, the Association would hold an annual reunion.

The final reunion of the former Association members was held June 4, 2011 at the Port Royal Speedway.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/4/15 - Image Year: 2010
Eddie McCardle was a founding member and first president of Penn Central Racing Association that started the Port Royal Speedway in 1951. He was the first ever ponts champion and went on twice more to earn the title.



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