Halligan on the Podium at Port Royal to Back Up Top-5 at Grove

Clash with the Outlaws Set for Wednesday at Lincoln

Port Royal, PA – May 8, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Jeff Halligan has been fast this year but yet has had an up and down first two months of his 2023 season in the Risser Motorsports, TheTreeCenter.com, Victory Auto of Lewistown, EMM Sales & Service, Jake’s Golf Carts, Pine Hill Trailers, Keystone Ag Spraying No.45.

After coming out of the gate with two quick top five finishes, the team went through a two week stretch where they couldn’t crack the top ten.  That is history now.  Over the past two weeks they have found their groove again, maybe even a better groove than before.


  • Date:  5/5/23
  • Event:  Outlaw Tune-Up
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Quick Stats:  25 cars, Qualifying 1st, Heat 2nd (1), Dash 3rd (4), A-main 4th (3)


  • Date:  5/6/23
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  32 cars, Heat 2nd (8),  A-main 3rd (4)


Quick Time!

Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway was all about final preparation for the upcoming heavyweight bout with the World of Outlaws.  Even the format was identical to what teams will experience when the touring series arrives.

Halligan served notice early he was as ready as he could be when he went out 16th of 25 cars and promptly ripped the fastest lap of the night, earning his first career fast time award.

The Ephrata, PA driver went on to claim the runner up spot in his heat race, earning a spot in the Dash that would set the top six starting spots in the main event.  Halligan started 4th in the Dash by virtue of a random pill draw and he was able to move forward for a 3rd place finish.

From his starting spot inside row two, Halligan settled into the 4th position early on in the 25-lap feature and held a firm grasp on the spot until a mid-race incident slowed the field.

Taking advantage of the lap 13 restart, Halligan claimed the 3rd spot hoping to make a second half run to the front.  It never materialized and he ended the night with a 4th place finish.

Powering Forward

It was a similar story Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.  Halligan turned heads early by blasting from his 8th starting spot in the second heat race to the 2nd spot by lap four without the aid of a caution.  He nearly tracked down race-long leader Ryan Smith but finished 2nd just 0.3 seconds behind.

The heat race charge put Halligan into a handicapped starting spot for the feature event.  He took the green for the 25-lap A-main from outside the second row.

Halligan slipped one position on the opening lap but then surged forward to claim the 3rd spot by the end of the second circuit.  The battle among positions three through six was close and intense.  

By the end of the third trip around the big fairgrounds half-mile, Halligan found himself 6th.  He held that spot for the next ten laps, finding his rhythm and letting the car and track come to him.

On lap sixteen business really started to pick up as Halligan reeled in the 4th spot, then turned his fastest lap of the race the next time around.  He continued to get quicker, wrestling the 3rd spot away from Steve Buckwalter on lap 22.  He held on to record his first podium finish of the season at ‘The Speed Palace’. 

I think we have a good overall balance right now. Our team can now focus on fine tuning the car and I can focus on fine tuning my driving.”, Halligan shared.

The stats back up Halligan’s words.  The team has clicked off three straight finishes of 6th or better, not to mention the fast time award at Williams Grove.

Our team is looking forward to racing against the top teams in the country & PA this week and looking forward to getting into a groove running more races.“, Halligan commented.


Up Next

Jeff and the Risser Motorsports team will roll into Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night, May 10th to take on the World of Outlaws in the Gettysburg Clash.

Current plans are for the team to also compete in the Morgan Cup against the World of Outlaws on Saturday night, May 14th at Williams Grove Speedway.

Season Stats

10 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s, 8 top 15’s


Trivia Question

In what year AND at what track did Jeff Halligan capture his first 410 sprint car win?

The answer in the next press release!


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Jeff Halligan gets focused for his upcoming heat race (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com


As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

 PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners. 

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!


The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!


Risser Motorsports


Victory Auto of Lewistown, PA

EMM Sales & Service, Inc.

Jake’s Golf Carts

Jim’s Maple Syrup


HighDef Suspension

Scheaffer’s Racing Oil

Newlin Bar Service

Alloy Wheel Repair

AL Driveline

Pine Hill Trailers

Keystone Ag Spraying

RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive

Roach Wings

Panther Framworx

HP Engines

Steve Conn


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