homepage logo

Speedway teams up with Elkins

By Staff | Feb 22, 2012

With the dawning of yet another racing season of consecutive operation at two of the Mountain States premier motorsports facilities, Promoters from both speedway are excited to announce a partnership on several exciting fan and driver promotions for the highly anticipated 2012 motorsports campaign.

Both speedways will come together to christen the new season and invite race fans to the Meadowbrook Mall, in Bridgeport WV will be the site of the Tyler County/Elkins Raceway Stock Car Show. The show runs March 8 through March 11. Meet your favorite local speedway racers and get an up-close look at their new 2012 paint schemes before they hit the track. The show will feature a variety of stock cars including Super Late Models, Sprint Cars, Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Street Stocks, ModLites, Mini Wedges and more! Speedway officials from both Tyler and Elkins will be on hand to distribute 2012 schedules, rules, flyers and to answer any questions regarding the upcoming season. For drivers interested in showcasing their new cars and highlighting their sponsors should make arrangements by calling 304-771-5661.

Tyler County Speedway and Elkins Raceway are pleased to announce a change in their widely popular crate late model divisions. The debut of the Edge Racing League will feature the same strict rule enforcement utilized by many of the crate late model sanctioning bodies, lower entry fees, and a unique concept featuring a point fund that is redistributed locally, and featuring the “Adrenalin Tour”. Look for more information regarding the cutting edge of crate late model racing via an all new website coming soon at www.edgeconnect.com, or contact Frank Wilson at 304-483-2536 or Doug Doak at 304-771-6335.

The Tyler County Speedway- Elkins Raceway Double- Down Throw-Down will offer the racers a unique challenge. Starting with the Elkins Raceway season opener in May and every week following a $100 bonus for Super Late Models and a $50 bonus for the Edge Racing League crate late models or TSMA Modifieds per track will be up for grabs. The best part, if after each race a back to back victory does not occur than the double down bonus will roll over until it is claimed.

Several double header weekends have been implemented giving fans and racers extra bang for their buck. Those include May 19-20 when the Edge Racing League crate late models will remove the roofs, giving fans a bird’s eye view in twin $1,000 to win Topless 25’s as part of the EDGE Racing League “Adrenalin Tour”. The TSMA Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour will present the Stars & Stripes weekend at both venues on June 29-30 as we celebrate Independence Day early as both speedways will light up the night sky with explosive can’t miss firework shows.

Super late model fans will want to gear up for a very special weekend honoring a couple speedway legends as on August 3, the Elkins Raceway will pay tribute in the annual Jim Hitt Memorial. On August 4 the ‘Bullring’will kick off the 50th Annual Tyler County Fair with the running of the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring.

Anticipation will continue to build for the running of the Nation’s coolest crown jewel the’Black Diamond 125’as on August 17-18 both speedways will host Black Diamond qualifiers. Head to the hills as Racers look to get a jumpstart on the competition and lock up a guaranteed starting spot in the Labor Day weekend extravaganza.

Stay up to date on all the happenings at the Elkins Raceway at www.elkinsraceway.net, phone 304-636-8661 or 304-636-4534. For more information regarding the Tyler County Speedway visit the bullring at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, or phone 304-771-5661.