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TC Speedway hosts Hillybilly

By Staff | Sep 2, 2009

Hillbilly Hundred week is officially underway as the 2009 version of the Labor day weekend classic is about to culminate in three days of good ole’ fashion can’t miss racing action the way it was meant to be.

The campground is starting to fill up, coolers are being chilled, race teams are prepping for the big show and race fans from all over the country will gather once again for the running of the 41st Annual Hillbilly 100. As anticipation continues to build in what can only be described as racing nirvana for diehard race fans of the bullring.

The nations oldest late model major event will once again take it’s place among dirt late model crown jewel events.

If hammer down, three wide in your face racing action is what satisfies your need for speed than Middlebourne, WV will be the place to be this Labor day weekend September 4-6.

Over 125,000 will be up for grabs in the hills of West Virginia as the three day festival of off the hook action will kick off on Sept. 4 with complete shows from the FASTRAK Late Models, TSMA Modifieds, and STARS Mod Lite Series, plus an open practice for other divisions.

On Sept. 5 the much heralded “Hillbilly 50”, $4000 to win Steel Block late models will wow fans as prestige and a highly coveted guaranteed spot in the Hillbilly 100 will be up for grabs. “The Hillbilly 50” will set the stage for the richest one day show in America, the Hillbilly 100 and is usually a tough act to follow.

As many race fans have proclaimed “The 50” as the best race of the weekend. Year after year “The 50” has produced some thrilling finishes and a who’s who of past winners including Paul Wilmoth Jr, Doug Horton, Mike Benedum, Norm Aaronhalt and Corey Conley just to name a few. The HotMods, Pure Stocks and 4 Cylinders will also run complete shows the night before the big one.

Then all eyes will shift to the high banks of the bullring on Sept. 6 as the powerful Lucas Oil Late Models roll into town to fend off the areas best in an all out war and title of champion of the $41,000 to win 41st Annual Hillbilly 100.

Some expected drivers include Scott Bloomquist, defending 2008 champion Jimmy Owens, Ray Cook, Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, Dale McDowell, Dan Schlieper, Freddy Smith, Steve Shaver, Bart Hartman, Eddie Carrier Jr, Scott James, Josh McGuire, and many more top runners of the Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series, plus the regions best, and many local standouts looking to protect the home turf.

The Hillbilly 100 weekend provides much more than jaw dropping racing action as old friends will reunite once again and new friends will be made, old race stories will be swapped, lots of great camping and of course the legendary after-race pit parties with live entertainment will make the 41st Annual Hillbilly Weekend one to remember.

For more information, please visit tylercountyspeedway.net or contact the speedway office at 304-758-2934 or on raceday at 304-758-2660. Three day general admission tickets at the gate are $50 for adults, with children 7-12 years of age $15, 6 and under free and 3 day pit passes are $60 at the gate. Individual evening tickets are available at the gate as well, Friday GA is $15, Saturday GA is $20, and Sunday GA is $30.

Gates open each day at 3 p.m., with hotlaps set to begin at 6 and racing to follow.