With mother-nature throwing the first caution flag of the 2014 season, the Hometown Racing Association continues to prep for the highly anticipated 40th Anniversary campaign. With cool, winter-like temps and a rainy weekend forecast the Test n' Tune scheduled for Saturday, March 29, was pushed back to Wednesday Night, April 2, from 6-10 p.m. General admission is free while pit admission is priced at $15.
A rare mid-week Wednesday night open practice will give eager racers a tune-up before kicking off the 2014 season in earnest on Saturday, Night April 5.
The Chase to the Championship will see the area's finest racers converge on the Middlebourne oval with championship dreams and the season's first checkered flag in sight. Year after year, the talented Tyler County track regulars, some of the toughest in the nation, battle weekly at the region's most competitive speedway for a chance to be heralded as a Tyler County Speedway track champion. Looking to defend 2013 titles include cagey veteran Butch McGill, FASTRAK Northeast Champion Kyle Thomas, Mike "Bird" Wilson in the popular Modified division, Ohio's Josh Baldwin, and EDGE Hotmod Champion Chad Smith and the "Little Iceman" Jacob Ice.
With typical early season cool temps still lingering, a fan friendly gesture of starting an hour earlier to get fans back home at a reasonable time is being implemented by track management. Gates will open at 3 p.m., with hotlaps and qualifying starting at 6 p.m. and racing getting underway at 7 p.m. General admission is priced at just $10, children 10 and under free, while entry into the pits is $30.
Also don't forget to stop in at Debbie's Speedway Diner on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a stock car show. Located just outside of Middlebourne, on state Route 18, Debbie's Speedway Diner features a quaint dining experience at a family affordable price. For more information regarding the Speedway Diner contact them at 304-758-0980. Be sure to stop in on your way to the 'Bullring' and get your first look at the 2014 rides before they get em' dirty!
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, NDRL King of Dirt, 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 information regarding the 40th Anniversary Season follow us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone the track office at 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5661 or on raceday at 304-758-2660.