Tyler County Speedway
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tyler County Speedway Postpones Monster Truck Show
by Daniel Patterson
MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. -- Circle Track Management Group, promoters of the Tyler County Speedway regretfully has made the decision to reschedule the Monster Truck show and mud bog scheduled for Saturday, July 7th to a later date. With thousands of West Virginia residents still suffering from last Fridays treacherous storm that left every resident in Tyler County without power along with the majority of the state, officials felt it be in the best interest of the local community to reschedule Michael Vaters Monster Truck show to a later date.
As local businesses strive to get reopened and with thousands still reeling from the effects of the power outage and being scorched by an unprecedented heatwave that have temps ranging from 95-100 degrees daily, CTMG felt in the best interest of all involved to look to a future date that would be more fan friendly.
“With the forcasted heat on Saturday expected to reach record highs of over 100 degrees and with several thousand nearby residents still without power, we just didn’t feel right about trying to have an event this weekend” stated Frank Wilson Jr. “We are still negotiating with Michael Vaters about bringing his Monster Truck Show to Tyler County Speedway in 2012 but are unsure as of press time”. Fans can look for an announcement very soon.
Race fans can be sure to get their racing fix on Saturday, July 14th as the Tyler County Speedway will come back with a vengeance as the bullring will welcome the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour back for the 8th running of the Dickson Classic. The $2,000 to win/ $200 to start event is expected to attract the regions best modified hot shoes. See Bart Hartman, Bobby Kitchens, Lance Elson, Deanna Groves, Mark & Travis Dickson, Jess Hartman and many more stars of the TSMA Modified division. Also on the card will be a $1,000 to win show for the STARS Modlite Grassroots series plus racing in all other classes.
REMAINING 2012 TYLER COUNTY SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
7/14 (Sat.)8th Annual Dickson Classic presented by AM Commodities Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour See the nation’s best modified drivers converge on the Ohio Valley for a double header weekend as the Renegades of Dirt tour visits the ‘bullring’ in conjunction with the Elkins Speedway! Plus $1,000 to win “Grassroots Super Series” for ModLites!
7/21 (Sat.)Rock The Vote Bike Night (Ride bike to the races and get in for free)
“The Fans First Interactive Event” that will put the event in control of TCS Facebook fans, from show format to concession menu to fan favorite driver cash bonus and more! Featuring Pre-Race live music and “Tats for Tickets” – Get a bullring tattoo and receive a Black Diamond pit pass! Plus Wood County Hometown Heroes Night – residents show your ID for FREE admission! Kids Club Contest to be voted on!
7/28 (Sat.)Retro Race Night / Old Timers Reunion (Show your AARP card get in for ½ price!)
A night of grassroots racing fun, and action OLD SCHOOL STYLE featuring checkered flag laps, heat race pay and trophies! Join us for our annual trip down memory lane as four decades of Tyler County Speedway Legends…are invited guests of the speedway! Plus $500 to win “Pat Herrick Memorial” for ModLites! Plus Kids Club Mascot Mania Night!
8/4 (Sat.)12th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring $4,000 to win Super Late Model Invitational
Who will be crowned King of the Ring…..as the Bullring’s best battle for the bragging rights in the $4,000 to win Late Model Invite! Plus Kids Club Egg Toss & Water Balloon Fights!
8/6-8/11 Pit Stop for the 50th ANNUAL TYLER COUNTY FAIR
8/18 (Sat.) Black Diamond Qualifiers& Season Championships
Plus Tyler County Hometown Heroes Night– residents show your ID for FREE admission! Plus Race team appreciation bonfire party, a band, and free beverages will be on hand after the races! Kids Club End of Year Awards Party!
8/25 (Sat.)Pit Stop – No Racing- Prep for the Black Diamond
3rd Annual Black Diamond 125 Weekend “The Coolest Crown Jewel on the Planet”
8/30 (Thur.) $2,000 to win United Rental EDGE Crate Late Model Adrenalin Tour Complete Show/ TSMA Renegades of Dirt Mod Tour $1,500 to win / $500 to win Modified Lite STARS Complete Show/ Hotmod Complete Show / Open Late Model & Modified Practice/ Black Diamond Kickoff Party- Camping-Live Entertainment-Great Food!
8/31 (Fri.) $8,000 to win UFo Super Late Model Complete Show! / Plus $1500 to win TSMA Renegades of Dirt Mod Tour“Black Diamond Trophy!”/ Modified Lite STARS $700 to win/ Hotmod Complete Show/ Famous ‘Party in the Pits’
9/1 (Sat.) 3rd Ann. Black Diamond 125 – World of Outlaw Late Models – Over $180,000 Total Purse
2 $10,000 to win 40 Lap Features and a $20,000 to win “Talented Twenty” 45 Lap Shootout!
Celebrating its 38th year of continuous operation and billed as the nations raciest bullring, Tyler County Speedway is a lightning quick high banked ¼ mile oval that produces 3 & 4 wide racing action and is located 3 miles south of Middlebourne, WV on State Route 18 at the scenic Tyler County Fairgrounds. For more information about the Tyler County Speedway visit www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor call 304-771-5661 or 304-758-2660 on raceday.