As local residents get geared up for the 50th Annual Tyler County Fair Aug. 6-11 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds, the 'Bullring' will get the week started with a jam packed night of racing.
With mother-nature wrecking havoc on the 2012 racing schedule with rain, storms, electrical issues, and fog the Tyler County Speedway will hope for better this Saturday Night, August 4th as the 1/4 mile oval will play host to a fan favorite event known as the Eaton/Childers "King of the Ring", a super late model invitational paying $4,000 to win. The race is run in memory of two past speedway icons in the late Beecher Eaton and Bill Childers.
If the King of the Ring was not enough to lure you to the 'bullring' this Saturday night how about a double dose of double features in the United Rental EDGE Late Model division and the Herrington-Yoak Modlite division. Admission is just $18, with pits priced at $33. Gates open at 4 with racing getting underway at 7. The previously scheduled $1,000 to win "Pat Herrick Memorial" for Modlites has been moved to Labor Day weekend featuring double $1,000 to win Modlite main events during the Black Diamond weekend.
The 3rd Annual Black Diamond 125 advance tickets are on sale now, to order your tickets or reserve your seat call the ticket office at 304-771-5661. Three day advance general admission prices are $50 with children 7-12 years of age only $15, children age 6 and under are admitted free, and three day advance pit credentials are priced at $60. Reserved seating on the top 4 rows is also available at a $5 upcharge, which will cover all 3 days. Single day grandstand admission will be available for purchase any day of the event. Additionally, ticket ordering forms are included in all "Black Diamond" brochures.
Celebrating its 38th year of continuous operation and billed as the nations raciest bullring, Tyler County Speedway is a lightning quick high banked 1/2 mile oval that produces 3 & 4 wide racing action and is located 3 miles south of Middlebourne, WV on State Route 18 at the scenic Tyler County Fairgrounds. For more information about the Tyler County Speedway visit www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com or call 304-771-5661 or 304-758-2660 on raceday.