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Tyler County Speedway releases ‘14 events

By Staff | Jan 29, 2014

The Hometown Racing Association is excited to release the 2014 Tyler County Speedway racing schedule featuring a season long celebration as the ‘bullring’ will parlay 40 years of the regions best side by side action into an action packed schedule of fast family fun.

Four decades of motorsports excellence will culminate into a very special season at the Middlebourne, West Virginia mile speedway that will pay homage to it’s past while continuing to lead into the future. From it’s storied history from the likes of Legends such as Earl Hill, Rodney Combs, Mike Balzano, Frank Wilson, Pat Herrick, Butch McGill to seeing todays rising stars like FASTRAK NE Champion Kyle Thomas, EDGE Hotmod Champ Chad Smith, young Modified ace Travis Dickson to second and third generation racers like Brandon Fluharty, Daniel Hill, Derek Doll, Danny Thomas among others that continue to re-write the history books at the Tyler County Speedway.

Eager racers will get their first laps on the historic speedway surface as the Annual Test N’ Tune will welcome back all on Saturday, March 29th with an evening open practice from 5-9pm.

With the 2014 campaign officially taking Flagman Todd Gorrell’s green flag on Saturday Night, April 5th for the 40th Anniversary Season Opener.

A plethora of star studded special events will hit the highbanks from the 20th edition of the Topless 50 on Saturday, May 3rd to the huge Memorial Weekend running of the third Annual $20,000 to win Jackpot 100 & Let it Ride 55 and hosting the national stars of the World of Outlaw Late Model Series and the East Coast premier Modified Series the Renegades of Dirt.

Spend your Memorial weekend at the Tyler County Speedway for a three day speed buffet featuring all the three wide action needed to satisfy any race fans appetite. See WV’s own Josh Richards, Darrell Lanigan, Rick Eckert, Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton among others take on the ‘Bullrings’ best! Also a can’t miss event being marked on a lot of 2014 calendars will see America’s newest Dirt Late Model Touring Series, the NDRL hit the Middlebourne speedplant for the richest Earl Hill Memorial in history. The stars of the NDRL Kings of Dirt Racing League will square off on Saturday Night, July 26th for a whopping $10,000 to win in the 26th edition of the famed Memorial race named in honor of the late great Earl Hill.

The ‘Bullring’ is privileged to play host to the premier crate late model division in America as the FASTRAK Late Models will call Tyler home on a weekly basis. With the best of the best setting their sites on the $10,000 to win FASTRAK Northeast Regional RaceOff event as the speedway caps the season in grand fashion September 18-20.

The Tyler County Speedway is proud to be the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tours hometrack and will feature the best open wheel racers in the country on four occasions with the first being the Monster Modified Weekend Twin $1200’s on Saturday Night, April 26th. The second stop being the massive $5,555 to win “Let it Ride 55” as part of the “Jackpot 100” weekend May 23-25 that will see the mod stars compete in four features over the Memorial Weekend spectacular.

Stop #3 for the Renegades will be the 10th running of the “Dickson Classic” and we will finish up the 2014 campaign at Tyler with the September 19th WV/OH DirtWarz Mountaineer Topless 30. See the like of Rick Aukland, Jesse Wisecarver, Travis Dickson, Jess Hartman, Kyle Strickler, Rich Michael Jr., Mark Dickson, Tanner Wilson, Nathon Loney, Scott & Amanda Stiffler, Kevin Miller among others compete all season long at the Tyler County Speedway.

Past speedway mainstay’s are also included in the jam packed 14′ slate including the 13th Annual Eaton/Childers ‘King of the Ring’ Twin 25’s for Super Late Models on Saturday Night, June 21st featuring a huge Fireworks Extravaganza as we are proud to be a part of Tyler Countys Bicentennial Celebration. The traditional Bud Weigle Memorial on Sunday Night, August 3rd will once again kick off the 52nd Annual Tyler County Fair. While the 4th Annual Pat Herrick Memorial for Modlites on April 12th, the return of the STARS Modlites will visit for three days over the Memorial weekend with the “Mountain State ModLite Triple Crown” featuring three $500 to win main events.

The 8th Annual Tammy Clegg Hotmod Special will take the green on Saturday Night, May 10th. Also for the Hotmod racers the first ever ‘Workin’ Man World Championship’ will see the economy class square off in their richest event to date during the September 19th and 20th FASTRAK weekend paying $2,000 to the winner.

Several unique ‘Bullring’ experiences await fans and racers alike such as Mystery Money Night on Saturday, April 19 that will see the division with the most participants competing for the nightly Super Late Model purse of $1,000 to win/ $200 to start. Will it be the Hotmods, Modlites, or FWD 4 Cylinders packing the pits or the FASTRAK Late Models or Modifieds stealing the extra loot?

The return of the ever popular Retro Race Night on Saturday, April 12th in which we bring back the glory days with helmet dashes, checkered flag laps, heat race pay, nostalgic “crack the whip” race and much more.

The ‘Bullring’ will also feature two nights of “King of the Kounty” action on Saturday Nights May 10 and June 14 that will test the speedways best in a one on one bracket styles showdown for “King of the Kounty” supremacy.

Lots of “Fan Friendly” events will await the regions best fans this summer such as “Pack the Track” Night on June 7th, just pick up a FREE ticket from your favorite driver and enjoy a night at the ‘Bullring’ 100% FREE!

Another wallet busting savings will occur on Saturday Night July 12 as the Hometown Racing Association presents $5 Dollar Night, just bring five armbands from a previous night and receive rollback $5 admission. A Turn Back the Clock Night on June 14, Former Driver Appreciation Night & Racers Reunion on June 28, and Salute to the Troops will highlight Saturday, July 5 as our season long stretch your dollar promotions continue.

Plus don’t miss the return of the behemoth Monster Trucks as Tyler County Speedway will welcome the Monster Truck Summer Nationals to the track on Friday Night July 4th as we celebrate our independence with some cool car crushing action!

2014 Schedule

Sat. 3/29 – Open Practice (5pm-9pm) FREE GA to watch all 2014 divisions tune up for the season opener. (Raindate Sun. 3/30)

Sat. 4/5 – 40th Annual Season Opener Welcome Back to the Bullring for the historic 40th Season! Sponsors Appreciation “Parade of Champions”; Plus every 40th Fan Receives Free Gift!

Sat. 4/12 – 4th Annual Pat Herrick Memorial (Modlites) plus Retro Race Night including Checkered Flag laps, helmet dashes, heat race pay in all classes! Plus Hotmod & Modlite “Crack the Whip” Race!

Sat. 4/19 – Mystery Money Night – Drivers get your buddies to the ‘Bullring’ as it’s the night where whichever division has the highest car count will race for our nightly late model payoff – $1,000 to win/$200 to start!

Sat. 4/26 – Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour (Monster Modified Weekend Twin $1,200 to win 25 lap features) Plus SOCIAL MEDIA NIGHT- Like It, Tweet It, Share It! Use your mobile device to participate in many unique promotions throughout the night to win prizes! Follow Us on Twitter and Like US on Facebook!

Wed. 4/30 – Tune 4 The Topless (6pm-9pm) FREE GA as drivers practice for the Topless!

Sat. 5/3 – 20th Annual Topless 50 Join us for the 2nd Oldest Topless Late Model Race in America and the 20th edition of the fan favorite event paying $3,040 to win; Also $1,040 to win FASTRAK Topless 25 & Topless Hotmod WMNC Qualifier 1! Plus Pre-Race Past Winners Autograph Session!

Sat. 5/10 – 8th Annual Tammy Clegg Tribute $500 to winHot Mod Invitational (Hotmod WMNC Qualifier 2); plus KING OF THE KOUNTY NIGHT #1(LM, MOD, 4’s)

Sat. 5/17 – Jackpot 100 & Let it Ride 55 Qualifiers Jackpot Weekend A-Main Provisional Race for all Classes! Plus Jackpot $25 ‘Gamblers Fee’ Event for all classes (not mandatory)!


Fri. 5/23 Renegades of Dirt Modified Let It Ride Complete Show; Mt. State Triple Crown $500 to win STARS ModLite complete show; Open Practice plus Live Entertainment TBA

Sat. 5/24 – 3rd Annual JACKPOT 100 WORLD OF OUTLAWS; (2) Complete Renegades of Dirt Modified “Let it Ride” features, Mt. State Triple Crown $500 to win STARS ModLite complete show, Plus FASTRAK, Hotmod, 4 Cylinder Heats

Sun. 5/25 – 3rd Annual JACKPOT 100 WORLD OF OUTLAW $20,000 to win; Let It Ride Alphabet Soup Mains, Renegades of Dirt Modified $5,555 to win 3rd Annual “Let it Ride 55”, Mt. State ModLite Triple Crown $500 to win STARS ModLite complete show, FASTRAK, Hotmod & 4 Cylinder Features

Sat. 5/31 – TBA

Sat. 6/7 – Driver Appreciation “Pack the Track” Night Be sure to pick up your FREE “pack the track” ticket from your favorite driver, driver with most fan returns wins pole position in each class plus a racers prize package! Plus it’s KIDS MEET YOUR HERO NIGHT – Featuring a Family Autograph Night!

Sat. 6/14 – Turn Back the Clock Night (Free GA to race fans born in 1974)

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of 3 wide adrenaline and enjoy $1 Dogs & .50 cent Popcorn! Plus Mid-Season Championship (Double Points) & KING OF THE KOUNTY NIGHT #2 (FASTRAK, HM, ML)

Sat. 6/21 – Tyler County Speedway presents the “Bicentennial 200” Come early and enjoy the day long celebration including great food, entertainment, exhibits, vendors and much more at the Fairgrounds as we celebrate Tyler County’s 200th Birthday in anticipation of the 13th Annual EATON/CHILDERS KING of the RING Twin 25 $1,500 to win Late Model Features in honor of two past speedway Legends! Plus don’t miss theBULLRING BICENTENNIAL BLOWOUT FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!

Sat. 6/28 – Former Driver Appreciation Night & Racers Reunion (Bring an old picture of you and your racecar for free admission!) Plus don’t miss the 1st “Legends of the Ring” Hotmod race featuring stars of today’s Hotmod division paired up with a racing legend of yesteryear in a unique team race concept! Plus don’t miss the annual Old Timers Racer Reunion Meet & Greet!

Fri. 7/4 – Monster Truck Summer Nationals (Raindate 7/5)

ModLites, Hotmods, 4 Cylinders, MWRA Mini Wedge National Championship!

Sat. 7/5 – Salute to the Troops Night (Active Military FREE with ID!)

What better way to honor our current and past military hero’s than with an action packed night of exciting racing action as we celebrate those who serve in the United States military!

Sat. 7/12 – $5 Dollar Night – Bring 5 armbands from the 2014 season for $5 admission! Also enjoy a special $5 meal deal at the concession stands, FAST 5 Dashes, 5 Kids Club Winners & 5 ft. tall trophies for all winners!

Sat. 7/19 – 10th Annual Dickson Classic Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour “Duel on Dirt” Weekend

Plus Twin 20’s $800 to win Steel Block Late Model Features & (Hotmod WMNC Qualfier #3)

Sat. 7/26 – $10,000 to win 26th Annual Earl Hill Memorial NDRL “Kings of Dirt” Series

plus enjoy the can’t miss Tyler Co. Speedway 40th Anniversary Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony! See Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Billy Moyer and many more hit the high banks!

Sun. 8/3 – Bud Weigle Memorial 52nd Annual Tyler County Fair Invitational

Help us pay tribute to former track promoter Bud Weigle as we kick off the 52nd Annual Tyler County Fair! $1,500 to win Late Model Special plus FASTRAK Special $1,200 to win (Northeast Race-Off Qualifier) & $800 to win Modified Invitational!

8/4-8/9 – TYLER COUNTY FAIR – “See ya at the Fair!” Track Activities: ATV Drags, FASTRAK, Hotmod, Modlite, Mini Wedge, Truck & Tractor Pulls, Demo Derby & Mud Bog

Sat. 8/16 – NO RACING

Sat. 8/23 – 40th Tyler County Speedway Season Championship

Plus Mechanics Race & $uper $aver $pecial: 4 Tix, 4 Drinks, 4 Dogs, $40 Bucks!

Thur.-Sat. – 9/18-20 $10,000 to win FASTRAK Northeast Regional RaceOff Weekend

Plus WV/OH DirtWarz Mountaineer Topless 30 Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour; $2,000 to win Hotmod Workin’ Man’s World Championship

Tyler County Speedway Weekly Racing Series: Super Late Model, FASTRAK Late Models, EDGE Open Wheel Modifieds, EDGE HotMods, ModLites, FWD 4 Cylinders, & MWRA Mini Wedges!

(Schedule Subject to Change)

For Complete Look at the 2014 40th Anniversary Schedule Visit our website at:www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com

The Tyler County Speedway is located just 4 miles south of Middlebourne, on State Route 18 at the Fairgrounds approximately an hour from Wheeling, Clarksburg & Parkersburg. Ideal for a weekend getaway or a day of family fun, the Fairground has facilities for camping, picnic shelters, playground areas and nearby fishing. Tyler County Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the raciest tracks in the nation and has been dubbed the ‘Bullring’ with three and four wide racing action being the norm not the exception.

Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region! National and regional touring series such as the World of Outlaw Late Model Series, NDRL King of Dirt, Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour, FASTRAK Racing Series and much more appear frequently.

In addition to the incredible Special Event lineup, the Tyler County Speedway Weekly Racing Series consists of the Super Late Models, FASTRAK Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Hotmods, ModLites, FWD 4 Cylinders and MWRA Mini Wedges on Saturday Nights April thru September. For additional information regarding the 40th Anniversary Season at the Tyler County Speedway follow us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone the track office at 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5661 or on raceday at 304-758-2660.