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Tyler fair kicks off at speedway Aug. 3

July 30, 2014
Tyler Star News

A giant night of classic 'Bullring' action awaits this Sunday Night, Aug. 3, as the 52nd annual Tyler County Fair kicks off in grand fashion. The hills will come alive as the Hometown Racing Association and the Tyler County Speedway will look to honor former track promoter Bud Weigle and welcome the FASTRAK Touring Series and the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour to town.

The rescheduled $2,000 to win Dickson Classic will showcase the highly popular Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour featuring the best Modifieds on the East Coast. From current point leader Kyle Strickler to New York's Rich Michael Jr. to Kentucky young gun Tyler Nicely and father/son duos of Mark and Travis Dickson and Robbie and Tyler Evans, a stout field of Renegade Mods are expected to be on hand in search of the prestigious Dickson Classic.

Also, the stacked card will see the return of the FASTRAK Touring Series as the best crate Late Model racers head to the 'Bullring' looking for the $1,500 first prize. If that is not enough, they will also be honoring Bud Weigle, former track promoter with a $1,500 to win Super Late Model special. Bud Weigle Memorial trophies will be presented in all divisions.

Also on the stellar card will be the Hotmods, Modlites, 4 Cylinders, and JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedges. General admission is $15 with pit admission priced 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

Earl Hill Memorial Rescheduled

Earl Hill Memorial Rescheduled for Saturday Night, August 23rd

As the green was about to drop on the 26th edition of the Earl Hill Memorial, mother-nature dropped in and delivered the checkered flag on what was set to be a tremendous show.

Drivers and fans were continuing to pour into the 'Bullring' in anticipation of the biggest and richest Earl Hill Memorial to date before a steady rain set in over the speedway, forcing promoters to reschedule the event for Aug. 23.

A pit full of stout Super Late Models were on hand and eager to honor the Legend Earl Hill in hopes of grabbing the $10,000 first prize. Those already in the pit area included Davey Johnson, Devin Friese, Devin Moran, Tim Dohm, Zack Dohm, Keith Barbara, Butch McGill, Daniel Hill, Derek Doll, Steve Lucas, Rick Aukland, Doug Drown, Steve Weigle, Sonny Conley, Charlie Maloney, Rick Conley, Mike Smith, Steve Wilmoth, Billy Brown, Greg Baumberger, Brian Baumberger, Gary Dalton, Brandon Carter, Mike Benedum, Corey Conley, Bryan Casey, Jared Hawkins, and Jacob Hawkins. Another stellar field is expected to return for the unsanctioned 10k Earl Hill Memorial.

It will also be Season Championship night in the JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedges, Two Brothers Motorsports Modifieds, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Hotmods, Modlites and FWD 4 Cylinders divisions. General admission is just $20, 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

The Tyler County Speedway is located in the scenic West Virginia hills just four miles south of Middlebourne, on state Route 18 at the fairgrounds. 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, phone the track office at 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5661, or on raceday at 304-758-2660.



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