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Month of Memorials next up at track

By Staff | Jul 16, 2014

Paul Wilmoth Jr., took last years “King of the Ring” win

Three giant nights of classic ‘Bullring’ action in honor of past speedway greats are set to highlight Month of Memorials at the Tyler County Speedway. With the rescheduling of the 13th annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring back in June thanks to mother-nature, race fans are in for a trio of memorials paying tribute to many of the iconic figures who have helped shape the Tyler County Speedway over the years.

Saturday, July 19, 10th annual Dickson Classic/ Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour $2,000 to win 13th annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Twin $1,500 to win Features

Saturday, July 26, 26th Annual Unsanctioned Earl Hill Memorial $10,000 to win as part of the “Down Right Dirty Doubleheader Weekend” with Roaring Knob Motorsports Park (Friday, July 25, $5,000 to win)

Sunday, Aug. 3rd , Bud Weigle Memorial/ 52nd Annual Tyler County Fair Invitationals (Trophies in all classes)

Up first on Saturday Night, July 19, join for the rescheduled 13th annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Twin $1,500 to win Super Late Model main events plus a return of the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour and the 10th Annual Dickson Classic.

The tradition laden 13th annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Invitational, featuring Twin 25 lap $1,500 to win main events will parlay twice the action on the high banked ‘bullring’ surface.

A race in honor of two speedway icons, Beecher Eaton and Bill Childers. Join as the speedway celebrates the memory of long time speedway supporter and patriarch of the Eaton racing family, Beecher Eaton, and past speedway track champion the late great ‘Wild’ Bill Childers, driver of the familiar #03.

A who’s who of dirt late model racing have garnered previous Eaton/Childers King of the Ring wins Including:

2013 Paul Wilmoth Jr.,

2012 Ricky Williams

2011 Zack Dohm

2010 Paul Wilmoth Jr.

2009 Eddie Carrier

2008 Rick Aukland

2007 Paul Wilmoth Jr.

2006 Mike Balzano

2005 Steve Shaver

2004 Steve Wilmoth

2003 Bobby Hill

2002 Bobby Hill

The Dickson Classic in its 10th year has steadily grown in prestige in honor of the patriarchs of the Dickson family and will welcome back the premier Modified Touring series in the east to the ‘Bullring’ with a $2,000 first prize on the line. The ultra-competitive series will roll back into its Middlebourne hometrack with the likes of the ‘High Side Tickler’ Kyle Strickler, ‘RMJ’ Rich Michael, Tyler Nicely, Travis and Mark Dickson, Robbie and Tyler Evans, Derrick Ramey, Patrick Lyon, Taylor Cook and Jon Sluka among others.

Past winners of the Prestigious Dickson Classic include:

2013 Rick Aukland

2012 Deana Groves

2011 No Race

2010 Corey Conley

2009 Kenny Riddle

2008 Brian Probst

2007 Paul Wilmoth

2006 Corey Conley

2005 Kenny Johnson

2004 Brent Trimble

A complete program of JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedges, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Hotmods, Modlites, and FWD 4 Cylinders will also be in action.

General admission tickets are just $15, with pit passes at $35, children 10 and under free. Gates open at 4 p.m., MWRA Mini Wedges get underway at 6:15 p.m. with hotlaps/qualifying beginning at 7 p.m..

For more information contact John Watson at 304-771-6874 or visit www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.

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, approximately an hour from Wheeling, Clarksburg, and Parkersburg.

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, 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 through September.

For additional information regarding the 40th Anniversary Season at the Tyler County Speedway follow them online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone the track office at 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5661 or on raceday at 304-758-2660.