Will Kreitzer was a successful businessman in the Harrisburg region. Ray Garver, the owner of the newly opened Silver Spring Speedway, approached Kreitzer in regards to bringing his business wisdom to the speedway. Kreitzer had a firsthand knowledge of auto racing, having competed in a Midget and a Class A Flathead Modified.
In 1955, Will Kreitzer became the manager of Silver Spring Speedway. Kreitzer saw the track through the early growing pains, allowing the speedway to progress. He eventually took over the speedway. Kreitzer, through the years, made the track a family-affordable night of entertainment. He never lost sight of his family-friendly goal, thus allowing Silver Spring Speedway to become a major success. After his retirement, Will Kreitzer turned the speedway over to his son Alan. Cancer claimed Will Kreitzer at a much-too early age, but he remains an icon in local racing.
NOTE: The now shuttered Silver Springs Speedway was also famous for its yearly race car parts flea market that attracted a legion of racers looking to stock up on spare parts for the coming racing season.