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‘Mother Nature’ Halts Speedway

By Staff | Jul 10, 2013

With Mother Nature on a hot streak by racking up rain outs with ease, the Hometown Racing Association will look to break her stranglehold on the Tyler County Speedway victory lane with a monumental night of action this Saturday night, July 13.

The previously rained out Eaton/Childers King of the Ring event from Thursday, July 4, has been added to the already jam-packed July 13 card, making it a must see event for area fans.

The area’s premier super late model teams will return to the ‘bullring’ in search of the prestigious Eaton/Childers King of the Ring crown in dueling twin $1,200 to win 25 lap super late model features. Former winners of this race include: 1999 – Gary Dalton, 2002 – Bobby Hill, 2003 – Bobby Hill, 2004 – Steve Wilmoth, 2005 – Steve Shaver, 2006 – Mike Balzano, 2007 – Paul Wilmoth, 2008 – Rick Aukland, 2009 – Eddie Carrier Jr., 2010 – Paul Wilmoth, 2011 – Zack Dohm, 2012 – Ricky Williams. Who will it be in 2013?

Also on the standout schedule of events will be the annual Pat Herrick Memorial presented by Wayside Furniture for the Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Modlite division. The region’s best Modlite racers of the STARS Modlite Series will roll into town looking to take down the pesky ‘bullring’ contingent of Josh Baldwin, Brandon Fluharty, Mitch Ward, Jeff Fornash, and others as they defend the hometurf and the $800 to win/$100 to start loot to go with it.

A trio of past speedway legends will be honored as they celebrate the careers and achievements of Beecher Eaton, Bill Childers, and Pat Herrick at the very appropriate and fitting Retro Race Night at the speedway. Join for a night of nostalgia as they honor three past speedway greats in appreciation of the good ol’ days. Not only will attendees see the typical action-packed card of intense Tyler County Speedway elbows up racing but throwback helmet dashes, checkered flag laps, heat race pay, a Hotmod ‘Crack the Whip’, Modlite ‘King of the Kounty’, and more are on tap in honor of the golden era of Ohio Valley racing.

General admission is priced at $18, while children 10 and under are free. Entry into the pits is just $35. Gates open at 4 p.m., the Wells Inn Mini Wedges hit the track at 6 p.m., with hotlaps/qualifying getting underway at 7 p.m.

The Tyler County Speedway is located four miles south of Middlebourne on state Route 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds.

For more information regarding the Tyler County Speedway call 304-771-6874, 304-771-5051 or on raceday at 304-758-2660.