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Speedway cancels Saturday’s race

By Staff | Aug 12, 2009

Citing an abundance of local community events and needed preparationsfor the 41st annual ‘Hillbilly Hundred’, BDS Promotions has made the decision to cancel the previously scheduled Saturday, Aug. 15 race program.

The rescheduled season championship raceswill share the card with the ‘Union-Confederate North-South Battle of the States’, featuring the FASTRAK sanctioned Late Model’s Northeast Touring Series.

The Saturday, Aug. 22 season finale will also be the ‘Hillbilly Qualifier’ races, providing coveted guaranteed starting spots for the Labor Day Classic in the FASTRAK Late Models, TSMA Modifieds, HotMod, Pure Stock, Mod Lite, JunkYard Warriors and MWRA Mini-Wedge divisions.

“The always popular nearby ‘Town & Country Days’ has some big name talent scheduled this year, and many area residents have spent this week at the Tyler County fair,”BDS Promotions’s Daniel Patterson stated.

“We realize thatsome folks would want to attend all of these events, and you can only stretch your paycheck so far.We (BDS) have plenty of behind the scene things that need to be done before the HillbillyHundred weekend, so eliminatingthe15th’s race and moving everything to August 22 makes sense.”

The nation’s fastest growing Late Model sanction, the FASTRAK Late models,will highlight the regular season finale.

Scheduled to coincide with nearby FASTRAK Southeast andNortheast touring series events, the race’s Yankee/Rebel theme is expected to bring Late Model racers from both North and South of the Mason-Dixon line.?Gary Knollinger Jr. (7th), Kyle Thomas (11th), Daniel Hill (13th) leada host of fellow Tyler County Speedway regulars at the top of the FASTRAK National point standings.Joining the trio areChad Green, Joel Prosser, Shawn Jett and Derek Doll, allcurrently in the top 50 in the truly national point standings and looking to cash in on a tremendous season ending point fund, as all but Jett own 2009 TCS feature wins in what has been an impressiveinitial season forthe division.

FASTRAK’sunprecedented point & contingency funds, no nonsense rule enforcement and thephenomenal competition has drawn fans and racers to what knowledgeable racing journalists are calling ‘the future of weekly Late Model racing’.

In addition to the FASTRAK headliner and Hillbilly Qualifiers, the season finale will feature a night of fan interaction with ‘the Ultimate Hillbilly Hundred Superfan Contest’, Kid’s Club Scavenger Hunt, and the twice rescheduled Autograph Night.

Be sure to get your advance Hillbilly 100 tickets on sale now in advance, and save money by doing so.

Advance three day ticket prices are just $45 for adults, with children 7 to 12 years of age only $15. Kids age 6 and under are admitted free.

Advance three day pit passes are just $55.

Individual evening tickets are available as well at the gate.

Secure online ticket sales are available through the Tyler County Speedway website or contact the track’s ticket sales lines at (304) 758-2934 or (304) 771-5661.

Additionally, ticket ordering forms are included in all ‘Hillbilly Hundred’ flyers.

It’s sure to be an action packed night, aschampions are crowned, Hillbilly starting spots are earned, andthe hometown ‘young guns’ ofFASTRAKdefend theirnative soil againstinvaders as ‘the Bullring’hosts the finalstop on the ‘Road to the Hillbilly Hundred’.