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Bullring greats ready for nostalgia night

By Staff | Jul 15, 2009

As the swelling summer temps continue to rise so does the racing action at the Tyler County Speedway.

A very busy stretch of big events will once again showcase the region’s best at the bullring.

On Saturday night, July 18, the Tyler County Speedway will roll out the red carpet once again and honor past speedway greats in the Annual Old Timers Nostalgia Night presented by Sistersville Genesis Health Care.

Old stories, tall tales, and possibly even an old timer’s race may just break out as all your favorite storied racers from previous decades will be on hand to greet fans.

Also in honor of the evening’s theme will be the $800 to win “Throwback 30” for the WXCR 92.3 Pure Stock division, a NASCAR style event that will feature driver intros and see a mandatory tire change on pit road in front of the crowd at the midpoint of the race that should make for an interesting close to the “Throwback 30”.

Also an “old school” HotMod Australian Pursuit event, a vintage look back to the good, old days of the great races of the past.

Plus, it’s Dusty’s Birthday Party as our speedway mascot will celebrate his special day with a pre-race birthday bash for the kids. Children 10 and under are free with an adult.

July will close out the bullring in grand style as the W.Va./Pa. Border State Battle will invade the Tyler County Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Featuring the return of the fan favorite BRP Big Block Modified Tour and the $4,000 to win UFo Race Championship Late Model Invitational as an all-out assault from the North will see the Keystone State’s bravest come to the hills of the Mountain State to wage war in the twin fan friendly pill draw events. Last season’s BRP Modified Tour race, in which many race fans dubbed the “race of the year” saw Big Block ace Brian Swartzlander rally from his 23rd starting spot to claim victory in an awe-inspiring clinic of using the highside of the bullring. Tim Dohm of Cross Lanes, W.Va. captured the 2008 UFo Race Championship feature at Tyler.

The month of August will see the Tyler County Speedway kick off the annual Tyler County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 2 with the traditional running of the 22nd Annual Earl Hill Memorial paying $3,000 to win Super Late Sunday night spectacle.

They will honor the late great Earl Hill Memorial and all that he meant to the Tyler County Speedway making it a truly, special night at the bullring.

Advance tickets for the 41st Annual Hillbilly 100 are currently on sale now. Be sure to get your tickets early and save some extra cash and be a part of the biggest race weekend of the season on Labor day weekend.

Located in the scenic West Virginia hills, the Tyler County Speedway is located just four miles south of Middlebourne on state Route 18 at the fairgrounds. Ideal for a weekend getaway or a day of family fun, the fairground has facilities for camping, picnicking, playground areas and nearby fishing available. For additional information visit the track’s home on the world wide web at www.tylercountyspeedway.net or on race day by calling 304-758-2660. Track office numbers are 304-758-2934 or 304-771-5661.