homepage logo

BDS Racing Promotions Releases Tyler County Speedway Schedule, Including A First Ever Event

By Staff | Feb 18, 2009

As area race teams are busy putting the finishing touches on their immaculate hot rods that will soon be tearing up the high banks at the bullring each week and race fans dust off their favorite seat cushion and coolers, it can mean only one thing: the Tyler County Speedway is ready to roar to life once again.

BDS Racing Promotions is proud to release the 2009 slate of events for West Virginia’s Legendary Bullring. A season full of stellar events that will test the nation’s best drivers once again and captivate fans with insane racing action from early April to the culmination of the 41st Annual Hillbilly 100 on Labor Day weekend.

As usual, the 2009 season officially gets underway when we honor our 2008 track champions on Feb. 28 with the Annual Speedway Banquet and Preseason Race Party. “We are really excited about the banquet and honoring those for their accomplishments, as well as officially kicking off the 2009 campaign,” said BDS Racing Promotion’s Scott Strode. “With a most aggressive schedule and top notch weekly program our fans are going to be in for a real treat this coming season. With many new race teams planning on joining our already exceptional roster, a fan friendly schedule filled with special events and the debut of the division of the future – Hotmods -, the season can’t get here fast enough as far as we are concerned,” Strode continued.

Die-hard bullring fans who have become accustomed to the best Super Late Model racing on the east coast, with thrilling three wide action being the norm, will see a race fans dream season with several marquee events filling the schedule. The 2009 lid lifter gets underway on Saturday, April 4, with the 35th Season Opener and the debut of the much anticipated Hotmod division, an economy modified class.

A long time favorite, the 15th Annual Topless 50, $4,000 to win Super Late Model Invitational will be jazzed up with the addition of the $1,500 to win the FASTRAK NE Touring Series first event of the season that will see the best crate racers go Topless as well, which will be a FASTRAK first. A full night of double topless action will make the bullring the place to be on Saturday, April 25.

The Memorial Day weekend will be buzzing with Modified Mania as the first running of the Mason/Dixon Shootout, $3,000 to win, co-sanctioned event that will see the east coast best modified pilots from the Tri-State Modified Association and UEMS series vie for the coveted Mason/Dixon title.

Freddy Carpenter’s Steel Block Mafia will be in town for the first of two visits by the Wiseguys as a $2,000 to win first prize will await the victor on Sunday, May 24, as well during the Annual Battle of the Bullring event.

The big addition to the always stacked Tyler County Speedway schedule includes the World of Outlaws maiden voyage, as the nation’s best renegades square off against the local posse on Sunday, May 31. Included in the event will be such names as Steve Francis, Rick Eckert, Josh Richards, Chub Frank, Darrell Lanigan, Clint Smith and many more.

A huge 4th of July Weekend Doubleheader will begin on Friday, July 3, with a return of the Black Stallion and Iron Warrior Monster Trucks in car crushing excitement. Plus, there will be a huge fireworks extravaganza to thrill the youngsters.

The next day, on July 4, the Bullring Short Track Nationals will take center stage and will see the Steel Block Mafia make a return engagement in a $2,000 to win “Gangsta 40” event, as well as the 6th Annual Dickson Classic Modified Invitational to fill out the holiday weekend racing craving.

The Bullring is proud to welcome back the crowd’s favorite, Western Pennsylvania’s BRP Big Block Modifieds as the speedway will host a special WV/PA Border State Bullring Battle on Saturday, July 25. Also on the night’s stellar card will be the UFO Late Model Series and the STARS Mod Lite Series that will return to a favorite stop.

Longtime speedway favorites, such as the 22nd Annual Earl Hill Memorial, will take the green on Sunday, Aug. 2, while the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring will welcome the O’Reilly All Star Late Models to town on Saturday night, June 20.

A new event mixed with an old favorite will entertain on Saturday, Aug. 22 with the first running of the Union-Confederate North-South Battle of the States, $2,000 to win FASTRAK NE Touring Series event, that will see the best from two regions to go head to head i an epic battle.

Add to that the ultra competitive Hillbilly Qualifier events and one last time for the racers to dial in their machines before the Hillbilly 100 event, it has the makings of a Tyler County Speedway instant classic.

Once again, the granddaddy of them all, the 41st Annual Hillbilly 100, paying $41,000 to win the richest one day purse in America, will roll off once again this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-6.

The Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series will bring the nation’s elite together once again to battle it out on the high banks in traditional West Virginia form. Three terrific days, 300 race cars, a terrific old school atmosphere and three-wide racing action is all part of the charm of the nation’s oldest late model major event that has truly made this event a race fan’s dream.

With zany promotions like Tax Relief Night, Three Dog Night, 80s Night and Country Western Night at the Bullring, you never know what you will see at the greatest show on dirt at the greatest bargain in the area.

We didn’t forget about the young race fans in attendance either, as Dusty’s Kids Club offers weekly activities for the youngsters including giveaways, contests, games and much more!

Plus be sure to stop at Wanda’s Pit Stop for some of the best eats you can find anywhere. From our famous fish sandwiches, chili dogs and fast fries, we have the hungry racer covered. Be sure to bring a friend, bring a date, bring a friend’s date.

“We are extremely excited about the 2009 season as we continue to strive to be the destination of so many families in our region. We pride ourselves on keeping our show affordable in today’s economic climate,” stated promoter Brian Ferrell.

“A cheap ticket, affordable food, thrilling door to door action what more could a race fan want? So if you are ready for some racing action the way it was meant to be – side by side, full throttle, hammer down and wide open, then join us for the 2009 racing season at the bullring,” summed up promoter Dan Patterson.

Tyler County Speedway, nationally known by race fans and racers as the bullring, and home of the granddaddy of the dirt late model major event, the Hillbilly Hundred is a mile dirt oval and will be beginning the sixth year under the successful helm of BDS Promotions.

Nestled in the hills of scenic Middlebourne and located at the Tyler County Fairgrounds/Campground, with play ground for the kids, picnic shelters and right next to the Middle Island Creek, makes Tyler County Speedway a perfect weekend getaway for the family.

For the latest news on Tyler County Speedway, season tickets and to check out the entire 2009 racing schedule, visit www.tylercountyspeedway.net.