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Anticipation Building for “Let It Ride 55”, Qualifier Up Next!


Renegades of Dirt
May 13
th, 2013
For Immediate Release:

Anticipation Building for “Let It Ride 55”, Qualifier Up Next!
Qualifier To Award Provisional For Guaranteed $755 Dollar Starting Position!

(Middlebourne, WV) For many in less than ten days racers from all across the Eastern United States will be geared up and headed to the “Bullring” for the Renegades of Dirt Modified’s third stop on the 2013 “Back For More” Tour. What awaits the eager mob of modified participants…? A chance at cashing in on the most lucrative open wheel event in Renegades of Dirt history and one of the most highly anticipated dirt modified shows ever. A whopping purse of all but $50,000 will welcome the anxious racers to the ¼ mile dirt oval in Middlebourne, WV this Memorial Day Weekend. An event known for its peculiar payout amounts including $7555 to the winner and $755 to start, stemming from its title the “Let it Ride 55” is beginning to gain mainstream hype in the dirt world as its green flag deadline approaches.

However, in just six days participants will be granted the opportunity to earn a guaranteed starting spot into the Arizona Sport Shirts A-Main on May 26th at this coming weekend’s “Let it Ride 55” qualifier night at the Tyler County Speedway. The Saturday evening winner will be treated to an absolute huge sigh of relief knowing their efforts will automatically enter them into the fifty-five lap main event if they are unable to race their way in on the following weekend. The guaranteed starting position on top of the regular race night purse will mean racers that enter the “Ring” on May 18th will be battling it out for at least a $1355 dollar top prize. It is noted that if the winner qualifies himself into the “Let It Ride 55” through his heat race or consolation event the provisional will be acknowledged throughout the entire qualifying event finishing field. (ex. 1St, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place all race their way into the “Let it Ride 55” the 5th place participant from May 18th‘s A-Main will be award the eligible provisional into the “Let it Ride 55” A-Main.

It’s hard to state how truly important this race/provisional is to the racers planning to attend on May 25th and 26th” stated Renegade director, Cody Watson. “Not only does it allow you the guarantee into the big show and it’s guaranteed $755 dollar start money, but your also awarded at least the sixty five Renegade points for starting the A-Main with the opportunity to earn more which is crucial only three races into the 2013 tour” added Watson. “Plus the fact that you can show up on Saturday with a lot less stress and pressure. When you go out to qualify and run your heat it will be that much more comforting knowing “it’s” there if you need it” concluded Watson.

Renegade officials want to remind everyone that the support they get from participants is what allows promoters and race tracks to offer the big purse’s and premier events. “When the support is there everyone wins” added Tyler Speedway promoter, John Watson. “The racers win at the pay window, the promoter wins at the gate, and the fans win when they are treated to an incredible show. It just can’t be stressed enough that when everyone supports each other the opportunities become available and good things will continue to happen” concluded Watson.

Saturday night May 18th will also feature a packed night of stock car racing in five other divisions at “The Bullring” each awarding the winner a shot at automatically qualifying into their own version of a Memorial Weekend special. The J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber will be running for a guaranteed spot in Sunday’s $15,000 to win World of Outlaw Late Model Series A-Main. The Peoples Bank Fastrak Late Models will be gunning for a lucrative spot in the $2000 to win Fastrak Northeast Touring Series main event. The Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Modified Lites will be gunning for the chance to start in not one but BOTH nights of intense STARS ModLite action in which they will earn the provisional spot in Thursday’s $700 to win A-Main, but also be guaranteed into Saturday nights $700 to win A-Main. The EDGE Hotmods will also be running for a provisional into a dual feature format on Memorial Weekend in which the spot will guarantee them into the $300 to win special on Thursday night and again into the $300 to win feature only event on Sunday night in front of the capacity crowd.

Once again with 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, with hotlaps and qualifying starting at 6 and racing getting underway at 7. Management continues to excel in time management with the Late Model feature guaranteed to hit the track by 9:30 each and every week this season.

General admission for May 18th is priced at $12, children 10 and under free while entry into the pits is $26. Be sure to come early and enjoy the new ‘Bullring Bistro’ concession stand featuring Tyler County Speedway favorites like the Coleman’s Fish Sandwich and Hillbilly Hot Dog plus some new items including chicken tenders.

Look for much more information regarding the huge Memorial Weekend at the new Tyler County Speedway and the remainder of the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following them online at, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or 304-758-2660 on Raceday, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Memorial Day/Let It Ride 55 tickets can now be purchased for $80 which includes a four day all access passes including pit pass to races, $40 Concert Only tickets, $60 VIP Front Stage Standing Concert tickets or $65 2 Day Race tickets. For more information regarding ticketing to the revamped Memorial Weekend Jackpot 100, Colt Ford/Justin Moore Concert call us at 304-771-5661, or 304-771-4883, Hometown Racing at 304-771-6874.

You can contact the Eastern Dirt Grassroots Entertainment Company or Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour anytime for further information by texting/calling 304.771.5051 or faxing 304.758.4411 with any further questions on rules, procedures, and more on the upcoming season. Renegade fans can receive up to the minute breaking news and live updates on our active media outlets which can be accessed via a variety of social media sites including Facebo0k at or on Twitter at

The Renegades of Dirt thanks the following sponsors for their support in 2013: American Racer / Lias Tire, GRT Race Cars, Outlaw Graphics & Automotive, Arizona Sports Shirts,,,,,, Integra Shocks, Genesis Shocks, Wasserbeck Speed Shop, Malcuit Race Engines, All-Star Grafix, 2Brothers Motorsports, and Schaeffer’s Oil.

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Justin Moore’s Single “Point at You” The Most Added To Country Radio!


Justin Moore’s brand new single, “Point At You,” is the most added song at Country Radio this week and will be featured on his forthcoming third album on The Valory Music Co. The early excitement for his new music lays a strong foundation for the Southern stylist, who also recently celebrated his third career #1 hit with “Til My Last Day” and two GOLD certified albums.

“Country music fans know what a Justin Moore song sounds like. He’s becoming a vocalist of some distinction, and the final choruses are evidence of his talent.” – Taste of Country

“On the heels of ‘Til my Last Day,’ ‘Point at You’ is lyrically a bit more adventurous and fun with a lyric that rings true to Justin’s own life. Tough boys everywhere, and those girls that love ‘em, will be looking to add the song to their wedding song playlists!” — Roughstock

“We’re really excited for ‘Point At You’ and can’t wait for everyone to hear it,” said Moore. “We’re looking forward to playing our first headlining shows for the fans this year and giving them a preview of the new album. It’s surreal to think that we’re already gearing up for our third project!”

Don’t miss him singing this all new single and his famous hits when Moore visit the Tyler County Speedway to perform in front of a packed West Virginia crowd!  Tickets are now available for just $40.00 and can be ordered by calling 304-771-5661.

Justin Moore Is Ready To Perform For Tyler County Crowd, May 24th!


Justin Moore is ready for the driver’s seat.

With two gold albums, three No. 1 singles and another new album set for release this summer, the singer-songwriter from Poyen, Ark., kicked off his first headlining tour last month.

Having previously toured with Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert among others, Moore takes center stage for the Outlaws Like Me tour, with opening acts Dustin Lynch and Jon Pardi.

“I learned a little bit of something, I think, from everybody that I’ve been out on the road with,” he says. “And I’ve been out with just about everybody that’s been doing it in the last four, five, six years.”

Moore confesses, “It’s incredibly humbling to be at this point in our career. There’s a lot of people that deserve to be where we’re at and will never get there for whatever reason.”

Though his first stint as a headliner has been a thrilling ride, Moore realizes it’s also a daunting task.

“Before, when I was out with Blake Shelton, I’d just blame it on him if nobody was there,” he jokes. “Now everybody’s looking at me.”

Moore’s experience as an opening act helped when it came time to choose who should join him on his Outlaws Like Me tour.

“I’ve learned this as an opening act,” he says. “It matters who you’ve got out there with you.”

Having specifically chosen Lynch and Pardi for the slots, the headliner wanted to keep the momentum going onstage from one artist to the next.

“The thing I love about it is for us for our very first tour, we’ve got two guys out there that are playing traditional country music, which is what we do,” Moore says. “So it’s perfect for our fans to come to the show. It keeps things in line with what we’re trying to do out there. It’s been great.”

Because of the initial success of his headlining dates, plans are already underway for a fall tour.

Moore’s authenticity travels beyond his live shows, as he plans the release of his third album. Having found success with his self-titled debut in 2009, along with sophomore album, Outlaws Like Me in 2011, he describes his new 16-track project as his most diverse album yet. He also admits to being a “fan of people who don’t write the same album over and over and over.”

Noting the changes within country music in recent years, he says, “You’ve got to continue to grow as an artist.”

Consequently, Moore’s third album developed with his song selections.

“With my first and second album … I knew exactly what I wanted them to be like, sound like, the titles,” he reveals. “This one, I had absolutely no clue. I was kind of stumped, and it kind of came together because of the songs I found and the songs I wrote.”

Moore continues, “The trick for me was trying to figure out how to stay true to what it is that I do and be traditional. Plus, grow it to a point that some of these newer fans — who are not as familiar with traditional country music as some of the people in the past — I had to get them on board, as well.”

Moore penned multiple tracks on his new album but also relied on outside writers for a boost.

“I don’t write the more mainstream stuff,” he admits. “What comes out of me naturally is traditional stuff. There’s so many songwriters in this town that if we want to do a couple of those types of things, they do it better than me. I found a few great songs that I think are awesome.”

He describes the album’s lead single “Point at You” as “a feel-good, roll-the-windows-down kind of song.”

While the song has already caught the attention of concert-goers, Moore is excited about what’s to come.

“I’ve been surprised by the amount of energy it gives the show and the crowd without them even knowing the song really yet,” he says. “I can’t wait for that thing to get toward the Top 15, Top 20, and really see it start working. Because once you get inside the Top 20, they start singing it back to you.”

One factor Moore doesn’t take lightly in his profession is his extensive support system.

“I have a great crew and band that work their butts off for me, and it takes an army of people,” he says of his life on the road.

Even closer, Moore’s parents, wife and children have played pivotal roles in his career.

“If my mom and dad wouldn’t have embraced this dream along with me, and they would’ve called me a nut, I wouldn’t be sitting here,” he reveals. “I quit college after two weeks and told them I wanted to move to Nashville and be a country music star. The fact that they didn’t go, ‘I don’t care what you want to do, go back to school,’ they said, ‘If you really want to try this, let’s try it.’ And that was huge.

“And now, I have my wife who is so supportive. It goes unsaid that that’s a huge part of our success. The fact that she kind of rolls with the flow the way she does is great. And also to have her and my two little girls … the fact that you can come home to them, it makes all of this stuff worthwhile.”

Through his success, Moore has had the opportunity to give back to multiple charities. Over the past year, he and other Big Machine Label Group artists have been involved with Outnumber Hunger, a national campaign which provides meals in local communities.

Upon first getting involved with the initiative, Moore confesses he was shocked by some of the statistics he discovered.

“I think our mindset is that happens in third world countries and people over here that have done things or went about things the wrong way in their lives, made bad decisions,” he says. “But it’s not. It could be somebody that lives next door to you.

“I think it’s our job to do things like this, to use our platform for good,” he says. “That’s our job as an artist, as a Christian, as an individual in society — to use the tools that we have for good. We’re involved with a number of different charities, and this is one of them. It’s a really great one.”

Justin will be live in concert at the Tyler County Speedway on May 24th!! Tickets are now available by contacting 304-771-5661 and are priced at just $40.00.

Full Speed Ahead For World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Jackpot 100′ May 25-26 At Tyler County Speedway


Full Speed Ahead For World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Jackpot 100′ May 25-26 At Tyler County Speedway

Hometown Racing Association Takes Control Of Holiday-Weekend Racing & Concert After Cancelation Of ‘Bullring Bonanza’ Raffle

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

MIDDLEBOURNE, WV – May 10, 2013 – Thanks to John Watson and the Hometown Racing Association, the huge World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Jackpot 100′ doubleheader on May 25-26 at Tyler County Speedway is steaming full speed ahead.

Any uncertainty about the status of the national tour’s Memorial Day weekend visit to the quarter-mile oval in the hills of West Virginia following last week’s cancelation of the ‘Bullring Bonanza’ mega-raffle by the Tyler County Fireman’s Association due to lack of ticket sales was erased by a quick response from Watson and Co.

“The Jackpot 100 is our big Memorial Day weekend event,” said Watson, who heads the Hometown Racing Association group that was formed to operate Tyler County Speedway this season. “We want to have this weekend feature World of Outlaws racing for a long time to come, so canceling this whole race because the Fireman’s Association’s plans for the ‘Bonanza’ raffle did not work out would not have been good for the future.

“Our goal is to make sure this World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at Tyler County Speedway continues to build in the coming years, so, after sitting down with everyone on the Hometown Racing Association, we decided to step up and take over the promotion and running of the racing and concert portions of the weekend.”

Even with the cancelation of the ‘Bonanza’ mega-raffle, there is still a spectacular lineup of entertainment that the Hometown Racing Association will administer over the Memorial Day weekend. In addition to the $100,000-plus WoO LMS doubleheader – a 30-lap, $6,000-to-win A-Main on Sat., May 25, and a 70-lap finale paying $15,000 to win on Sun., May 26 – the group will also oversee a preliminary night of racing on Thurs., May 23, that includes support-division qualifying and the much-anticipated country concert on Fri., May 24, featuring Colt Ford, Justin Moore and Zack Paxson.

Admission to all four nights of the Tyler County holiday spectacular is included in a single super ticket being sold for $80. The tickets, which also include pit admission, can be purchased in advance by calling the ticket hotline at 304-771-5661 or 304-771-4883. Single-day tickets for admission to the races and concert are also being sold.

Fans who purchased $100 ‘Bullring Bonanza’ raffle tickets can use them as all-access pass tickets to the three nights of racing and the country concert (they will also receive a $20 refund), or they will be refunded their entire $100 purchase price if they can’t attend the weekend’s events.

“Where else can you go for $80 and get the caliber of entertainment that we’ll have at Tyler County Speedway on Memorial Day weekend?” concluded Watson.

Watson and the Hometown Racing Association are working hard within a short time frame to present the weekend, which also includes the $7,555-to-win ‘Let It Ride 55′ for the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds Tour and a $2,000-to-win Fastrak Crate Late Model event. Both the Dirt Modified and Crate Late Model races will be contested in conjunction with the WoO LMS doubleheader on May 25-26.

“We’re thrilled to have two nights of World of Outlaws racing as well as the Renegade Dirt Modified show and the Fastrak race,” said Watson. “It means a lot to us, the fans and everyone in Tyler County to have a huge national-level racing event like this

“We know that a lot of people have vacation plans to come to Tyler County Speedway over the Memorial Day weekend,” he continued. “We didn’t want to ruin people’s plans by canceling the weekend and have them get a bad outlook on Tyler County Speedway because of it. We realized that, for the good of the fans, the racers, the track and all the businesses in the county that benefit from the race, we had to push on with the event and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

For more information on the WoO LMS Jackpot 100 and its supporting events, visit or call 304-771-5661 or 304-771-4883.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.

Derek Doll Grabs 39th Annual Season Opener at the Bullring

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(Middlebourne, WV)  A cool and crisp evening awaited the Tyler County Speedways faithful for the 39th Annual Season Opener.  A pit full of racers and a nice crowd of brave souls weathered the frigidly cool temps as the green flag would officially wave on the 2013 season.

An awesome opening ceremony would set the tone for a highly competitive evening of action as the Tyler County Speedway paid a special tribute to Veterans and last seasons track champions before local singer Nancy Kester would perform a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

A quick moving program would see the first checkered flag of the season waive at 9:20 for the J&R Excavating Super Late Model division presented by Midcap Land and Timber.  Young Derek Doll of nearby Greenwood, WV piloting the infamous Doll Bros. machine pull off a clean sweep as he would click off the fast time of the evening, garner a hard fought heat race win and go on to pick up his first win of the young season.  Rounding out the top five were Paul Wilmoth, Sonny Conley, Butch McGill and Daniel Hill.

In the Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model division it was the reigning 2012 EDGE champion, Kyle Thomas of Pennsboro, WV picking up where he left off garnering the workmanlike victory after marching from his 7th place start.  Following Thomas across the strip were Joel Prosser, early race leader Bill Shaffer, Mike Griffin and Brian Baumberger.

Perennial ‘bullring’ modified ace Mike “Bird” Wilson would notch victory #1 of the season at the Tyler County Speedway aboard the familiar unsponsored #20.  Wilson would have to work diligently to outmuscle early race leader Tommy Powell as the duo would race several laps side beside before Wilson was able to pull away and snare the win.  Rounding out the top 5 were Powell, Gerald Deitch, Kurt Burge and Devin Verardi.

In the race of the night, a strong field of 21 EDGE Hotmods squared off with Cheshire, Ohio’s Mike Conkle out dragging race long leader Kenny “Radar” Isner coming out of turn 4 on the last lap to pick up the early hard fought victory.  A wild mid race battle would ensue as Isner, Conkle, Travis Thomas and Chad Smith would race high and low swapping lanes and passes as they fought thru lapped traffic in classic ‘bullring’ fashion.  When the dust cleared however it was Conkle picking up the elusive first win of the 2013 campaign.

A strong contingent of Chris Metz State Farm Insurance ModLites took the green with Beallsville, OH’s 34n of Josh Baldwin crossing the stripe first.  Eighth starting Tommy Keplinger would finish second, followed by Mitch Ward, 2012 track champion Brandon Fluharty and Jeff Fornash.

Kicking off the program was Zack Carr piloting the #7 picking up the MWRA feature followed by Georgie Tennant, Jacob Ice, Kaitlyn Frazier and Kylee Cross.

Be sure to join us next Saturday Night at the Bullring for Family Feast Night….so bring the kids as they will receive a voucher for a hotdog, chips and drink.  Plus it’s “Gold Rush” night for the youngsters at intermission.  General admission is priced at $12, Pits $26 and children 10 and under are free.  Gates open at 3, action gets underway at 6!  For more information visit us online at .

Complete Results:

J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber:  Derek Doll, Paul Wilmoth, Sonny Conley, Butch McGill, Daniel Hill, Steve Weigle, Donnie Dotson, Billy Brown, Cody Hardesty, Shawn Jett, Joe Krcelich, Robbie Scott, Scott Irvin

Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models:  Kyle Thomas, Joel Prosser, Bill Shaffer, Mike Griffin, Brian Baumberger, Melvin Ferguson, Tracy Sampson, Nico Debecco, Travis Brown, Kris Southern, Danny Thomas, Greg Hicks, Joey Jenkins, Chad Green, Derrick Shaw

Two Brothers Motorsports EDGE Modifieds:  Mike Wilson, Tommy Powell, Gerald Deitch, Kurt Burge, Devin Verardi, Mark Deitch, Tom Sigler, Cody Henthorn, Eric Wykert, Steven Dotson

EDGE Hotmods:  Mike Conkle, Kenny Isner, Chad Smith, Travis Thomas, Levi Flesher, Codi Eaton, Brad Dickson, Curtis Watson, Jim Dudley, Bobby Kimball, Stevi Magyar, Jennifer Chicklo, Brandon Weigle, Tiffany Jackson, Lindsay Smarr, Josh Sigler, Bill Sigmon, CJ Dotson, Allen Moore, Chris Thomas

Chris Metz State Farm Insurance ModLites: Josh Baldwin, Tom Keplinger, Mitch Ward, Brandon Fluharty, Jeff Fornash, Braden Dillinger, Jim Ruckman, Randy Kerns, Troy Collins, Daniel Eddy, Ryan Saffell, Steve Weekley, Matt Ward, Ryan Baker, Mike Flockerzi, Zack Kimbrew, George Englert

Mini Wedge Feature:  7 Zack Carr, 88 Georgie Tennant, 27 Jacob Ice, 0 Katlylin Frazier, 33 Kylee Cross, H13 Hayden Jacobs, 22f Alec Frazier, J7 Josh Gump, 4x Philip Bubeck, 15 Brady Reed, 8m Mackenzie Perine, 12 Jon Nichols, 10 Harley Rush, 13 Madison Hamilton, 4 Roo-Roo Dotson, 23 Garrett Jones, 51k Kolbe Kimberly


Tyler County Speedway 39th Season Opener Set to Take the Green Flag This Saturday


After a long winter and unseasonably cool spring, the Tyler County Speedway is about to come to life once again as the 39th Season Opener will take the green this Saturday Night, April 20th.   The chase for the 2013 track championship will get underway for many this Saturday.  Year after year the tough Tyler County track regulars, some of the toughest in the nation battle weekly at the regions most competitive speedway for a chance to be heralded as a Tyler County Speedway track champion.  Looking to defend their 2012 track championships in their respective divisions include Butch McGill, Danny Thomas, Mark Dickson, Brandon Fluharty and Travis Thomas.

Hometown Racing Association’s John Watson will welcome eager racers and fans for their first taste of competition on the freshly groomed racing surface which has garnered rave reviews after two open daytime test n’ tune sessions.  After 243 loads of fresh clay was applied to the nations raciest venue this spring courtesy of J&R Excavating over 50 cars participated in each of the two practice sessions.  Drivers in all classes quickly adapted to the new surface and after having several late models near track record times in the daytime conditions leaving many to wonder if the track record will fall early in the 2013 season.  Several super late models have looked extremely fast so far including Steve Weigle, Butch McGill, Paul Wilmoth, Sonny Conley, Jared Hawkins, Daniel Hill, Derek Doll, Shawn Jett, Billy Brown and Donnie Dotson among others.

“The track has held up unbelievably well”, stated new promoter John Watson.  “We are super excited to see what it does at night under the lights, after two practice days it has been incredibly smooth with lots of bite and if the buzz from the drivers is any indication the Season Opener should be a dandy”, summed up Watson.

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, with hotlaps and qualifying starting at 6 and racing getting underway at 7.  Back to the ‘bullring’ by popular demand is the Late Model feature guaranteed to hit the track by 9:30 each and every week this season.

Featuring a FANtastic Five show that includes the J&R Excavating Late Models, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Two Brothers Motorsports EDGE Modifieds, HotMods, ModLites and MWRA Mini Wedges will be on tap.  General admission is priced at $12, children 10 and under free while entry into the pits is $26.  Be sure to come early and enjoy the new ‘Bullring Bistro’ concession stand featuring Tyler County Speedway favorites like the Coleman’s Fish Sandwich and Hillbilly Hot Dog featuring Wanda’s Hotdog Sauce plus some new items including corndogs and chicken tenders.

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or 304-758-2660 on Raceday, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.
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Tyler County Speedway to host 2013 Stock Car Show at Quaker Steak & Lube at the Highlands!


Tyler County Speedway
Hometown Racing Association
March 19, 2013
For Immediate Release

Tyler County Speedway to host 2013 Stock Car Show at Quaker Steak & Lube at the Highlands!

(Middlebourne, WV) The Hometown Racing Association is pleased to announce the Tyler County Speedway have teamed up with the Quaker Steak and Lube, in Wheeling, WV for a 2013 Kickoff Car Show on Sunday, April 7th from 11am-5pm.

While spring hasn’t quite sprung just yet, the 2013 racing season is fast approaching and what better way to kick off the young season by showcasing some of the areas best looking rides before they hit the track while filling up on Quaker Steak & Lubes full menu of scrumptious dining.

Race teams, fans, crew members and wing eaters are invited to get your first look at area race cars, pick up a 2013 racing schedule and enjoy live entertainment, courtesy of Quakers State and Lube. Interested race teams are encouraged to register for the show by calling 304-771-5661.

Quaker Steak and Lube is located on 45 Satterfield Road, Triadelphia, WV at the Highlands beside of Cabelas and can be reached at 304-547-1100. They are conveniently open Sun-Thurs. 11am to 11pm and on Friday and Saturday from 11am to 1am. Follow them at
Come check out our booth, we will have a couple of ticket giveaways and representatives will be available all day to answer questions. Join us for a full day of bench racing and good food in anticipation of the upcoming 2013 racing season at the Tyler County Speedway. Hope to see ya there!

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or 304-758-2660 on Raceday, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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Tyler County Speedway Release 2013 Schedule; Several New Events Highlight Schedule

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Tyler County Speedway Release 2013 Schedule; Several New Events Highlight Schedule

2nd Annual Bullring Bonanza, 25th Annual Earl Hill Memorial, Inaugural Bud Weigle Memorial and Dennis Anderson’s “King Sling” Appearance Among 2013 Highlights!
(Middlebourne, WV) While the ink is still wet from a newly signed lease with the Tyler County Fair Association, the Hometown Racing Association is pleased to put together a high energy action packed slate of events for the 39th Season at the high banked quarter mile known simply as ‘the bullring’ to race fans across the U.S. A fan and driver friendly slate of events with a concerted effort on family fun and an efficiently ran program being of the utmost importance to the new promotional group. Our 2013 goal is to provide the absolute best entertainment value for the fan and a fast paced, safe and exciting venue for the areas finest racers at the Middlebourne, WV track.

Two open practice sessions on April 6th and 14th will greet eager racers looking to fine tune their hotrods and try out the totally new racing surface of the Bullring, as 200 loads of fresh clay will be laid down in anticipation of the 2013 campaign. Flagman Todd Gorrell’s green flag will officially waive for the first time on Saturday, April 20th as the 39th season of affordable family fun will kick off the summer excitement season.

The seasons first big show will see the roofs come off as the fans favorite and second oldest Topless Late Model event in the country will welcome the regions best to the ‘Bullring’ on Saturday Night, May 4th. A stellar field will duke it out for the 19th time in the annual Topless 50 where a who’s who have claimed victory in former years with a $3,000 first place prize up for grabs.

The first major camping weekend of the summer will see the Tyler County Fairgrounds fill up for the 2nd Annual Bullring Bonanza Fundraiser which will once again headline the Memorial Weekend, May 23-26. The most fan friendly event in motorsports will see the Tyler County Firefighters Association event offer ticket buyers with the deal of the season once again. A $100 ticket/donation will get you a ringside seat to 4 days of entertainment. See Justin Moore and Colt Ford in Concert, win new cars, trucks, atvs, campers, and lots of cold hard cash at the Mega-Drawing. Then head on down to the Bullring for the 2 day World of Outlaw Late Model series, FASTRAK Late Models and the Renegade of Dirt Modifieds in one of the biggest Modified shows in the country all while helping a worthy cause. For more information regarding the Bullring Bonanza visit

The first Icon Memorial Tour will trek through the Mid-Ohio Valley as the high powered Super Late Models and the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour will rip up area dirt tracks at the Tyler County Speedway, Wayne County Speedway, Pittsburgh Motor Speedway and the West Virginia Motor Speedway. They are all excited to present the 1st Icon Memorial Tour, for four days honoring four of the sports icons. The week will kick off on Thursday, June 12 at the Tyler County Speedway for the running of the 25th Annual Earl Hill Memorial before the Tour heads to the Wayne County Speedway. Night 3 will have racers making their way up to the Miley’s Pittsburgh Motor Speedway as the Super Lates and Mods will hit the Monster ½ mile and the running of the 1st Herb Scott Memorial. Capping the 1st Icon Memorial Tour will see the areas best racers head to the newly configured “Speedplant” at West Virginia Motor Speedway and the Mark Balzano Memorial. Each Late Model event will pay $4,000 to win with each Renegade Modified show paying $1,200 to win.

Celebrate America’s Independence as the Tyler County Speedway will present the 4th of July Weekend doubleheader that will see a Thursday Night, July 4th running of the 12th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring event with a unique Twin 25 format for the Super Late Models with the best average finisher being declared the ‘Bullrings’ “King of the Ring”. On Saturday, July 6th the Redneck Revival Festival of Mud will welcome Kill Devil Hills, NC’s very own Dennis Anderson and his behemoth Mud Truck “King Sling” to the Mudpit at the Tyler County Fairgrounds for a full day of Mud Bog excitement. A can’t miss event!

The Hometown Racing Association is pleased to launch a new Tyler County tradition in 2013 as the speedway will run the Inaugural Bud Weigle Memorial on Sunday Night, August 4th. Join us for a fitting tribute to the former speedway promoter and ambassador of Tyler County in celebration of the opening of 51st Annual Tyler County Fair festivities.

A fall September show will close out the season at the Bullring with the running of the EDGE ProBowl Weekend. Featuring a post season showdown culminating in season ending point battles in the EDGE Modified National Championship and the EDGE HotMods and the traditional Dickson Classic for Modifieds, plus a Super Late Model fall classic, FASTRAK Late Models, and ModLites will have the pit area packed at the ‘Bullring’ as we cap the season in fine fashion.

The Bullring will also feature past track favorite events such as the Tammy Clegg Tribute, Pat Herrick Memorial, Retro Race Night, and the Legends of the Ring Old Timers Reunion. Plus lots of family oriented events such as Family Feast Night where Kids Eat Free, 39th Bullring Birthday Bash Fan Appreciation Night, Kids Night, and Back to School Blowout with Family 4 Packs-4 Tix, 4 Drinks, 4 Dogs, 4 $40 Bucks being offered.

The FANtastic 5 weekly program will consist of Super Late Models, FASTRAK Late Models, EDGE Modifieds, joined by the EDGE HotMods, ModLites, and as always the MWRA Mini-wedges will open the show at the Bullring. Race nights also include the younger fans, as ‘Dusty’s Kids Club’ offers weekly activities for the kids. The new promotional group hasn’t forgotten the big kids, either. As the best weekly card in the Ohio Valley region provides more bang for the race fans hard earned buck and the Hometown Racing Association will look to offer family oriented programs at fan friendly prices, with adult general admission regularly priced at $12, and children 10 and below always free with a paid adult admission. Pit admission prices are $26 for all, while the gates will open at 4 pm on race nights, with hot laps @ 7 pm and the first race scheduled to see the green flag @ 7:30 p.m.

Located in the scenic WV hills, the Tyler County Speedway is located just 4 miles south of Middlebourne on State Route 18 at the fairgrounds. For additional information visit the tracks website at

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.


FANtastic 5 Divisions: AMRA Super Late Model, FASTRAK Late Models, EDGE Open Wheel Modifieds, EDGE HotMods, ModLites, & MWRA Mini Wedges!
Directions: 4 Miles South of Middlebourne, WV on SR 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. Raceday Phone: 304-758-2660 Office Phone: 304-771-5661
Gates open at 4:00, Hot Laps/Qualifications 7:00, The Fun Starts at 7:30! Children 10 and under are always FREE with adult! Season Passes are available: General Admission $200, Pit Pass $430

Tyler County Speedway’s “Bad Fast Bullring” Back with FASTRAK Again in 2013


Tyler County Speedway’s “Bad Fast Bullring” Back with FASTRAK Again in 2013!

February 23rd, 2013

(Four Oaks, North Carolina) – The 1/4th mile dirt facility nicknamed “The Bullring” in Middlebourne, West Virginia Tyler County Speedway is back with FASTRAK. FASTRAK Racing Series will return sanctioning their pro (crate) late model weekly division in 2013. The deal was finalized Wednesday afternoon when Brian Haynes “Director of Operations” went to the track in West Virginia and sat down with Promoter John Watson. At the conclusion of the meeting it was agreed that FASTRAK Racing Series was a main-stay for the Tyler County Speedway which is going to reward the competitors even more that run this 2013season.

In addition to racing for the regular points program drivers run for at Tyler County Speedway. Now under the FASTRAK sanctioning banner they can run the minimum of the 12 races needed to lock themselves in for the $250,000 FASTRAK World Championships which puts “the best of the best” in the year to battle for big money in one spectacular weekend. Last years World Championship new format brought in 186 entries in 2 days of racing.

FASTRAK Companies International is also pleased to announce that they will be a part of the big Memorial Day Extravaganza on May 23-26 at the $650,000 Bullring Bonanza weekend featuring the World of Outlaws Late Models Series. This event is one of the marque dirt track racing events in the country. The FASTRAK Sweeney Cars Chevrolet Buick GMC Northeast Touring Series will be a part of this big racing event which will pay $2,000 to win. There will be much more details and information in regards to this event as it gets closer to approaching.

For further information on Tyler County Speedway go online to for full details of the quickly approaching 2013 racing season. Drivers will be given four race nights to burn off their existing tire inventories prior to abiding by all of the FASTRAK tire and general rules.  FASTRAK Companies International is very excited to have this re-igniting business partnership with John Watson and every one of the competitor’s at the Tyler County Speedway. “We felt is was in our racers best interest to be part of an organization that emphasis strict tech, and allows racers to compete nationally at other sanctioned venues and bigger shows” stated Watson.

Stay tuned to as well as the FASTRAK Racing Series Fan Page on Facebook and/or follow @FASTRAK_Racing on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.

FASTRAK Companies International would like to thank all of its marketing partners for their great and continuing support. Those 2013 sponsors include: Sweeney Cars Chevrolet Buick GMC, Hoosier Race Tires, VP Racing Fuel, City Chevrolet, Chevrolet Performance Parts and Vicci Apparel. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Premier Pro Late Model Series in the Country please contact Stan Lester at the FASTRAK Corporate Office at (678) 935-7304 or Brian Haynes at (706) 340-4781. Also Visit the FASTRAK Racing Series online at and be sure to like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter at @FASTRAK_Racing!!

Hometown Racing Association to Lease and Promote the 39th Season at Tyler County Speedway


Tyler County Speedway
Hometown Racing Association
February 13, 2013
For Immediate Release

Hometown Racing Association to Lease and Promote the 39th Season at Tyler County Speedway

(Middlebourne, WV) The newly formed Hometown Racing Association is pleased to announce an agreement has been reached to lease and promote the Tyler County Speedway for the 2013 season.

The Tyler County Fair Association agreed to turn over operation of the ¼ mile Bullring to the Hometown Racing Association headed up by lifelong resident and former racer John Watson. Watson and the new promotional group plans to continue the long tradition of weekly Saturday-night racing.

“We look forward to providing the Bullrings die-hard fan base with a solid family fun exciting brand of racing fans and competitors of Tyler County Speedway have come to expect at the areas raciest speedway,” stated Watson.

Exciting news regarding the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 racing season which will see the high banked Bullring receive a much needed facelift as a new racing surface will greet anxious racers to the speedway when action gets set to begin this spring.

“We are extremely excited to offer our outstanding roster of weekly racers a brand new surface, a long overdue task will be undertaken with the help of J&R Excavating of Moundsville, WV. Over 200 loads of fresh clay will redecorate the surface of the Bullring” continued Watson.

A mid to late April opening night is planned with a full schedule to be released in the coming weeks. Watson wants to put a much needed emphasis on having a strong and efficiently run weekly program in which show quality, track maintenance, and driver appreciation are of utmost importance to the new group. Five weekly divisions will comprise the new “FANtastic 5” weekly show featuring the high powered Super Late Models, Crate Late Models, EDGE Modifieds, EDGE Hotmods and ModLites plus the MWRA Mini Wedge division will continue to kick off festivities at each and every show.

When the 39th racing season at the speedway is shown the green flag a Transponder Scoring and Timing System will also be in place. All driver’s are required to run a transponder unit in 2013 when taking part in the action at the Tyler County Speedway. “We feel like this will be a major step towards one of our goals on running a more efficient program each week. The new technology will eliminate any risk of human error while also allowing drivers to log on to dedicated websites for real-time updates which can be a useful tool for participants race night setups” added Watson. Competitors have asked for this improvement for several years and we are happy to be able to be bring this new technology to the Tyler County Speedway. Look for more in depth information regarding our Transponder System in the upcoming days.

The Hometown Racing Association was enticed to operate and assume control of the local speedway that holds a special place in their heart when the highly regarded speedway became available. After discussion with the fair board and other local racing personalities the Hometown Racing Association is excited about the future of the speedway and the opportunity to provide a family venue for local race fans, and participant’s to gather and enjoy spending their Saturday night’s.

“I grew up at Tyler County Speedway, it’s where I started going to races as a fan and later enjoyed competing myself so I know the history and tradition of the place and I’ve seen the great racing that has been happening there for so many years. I’m excited to have a chance to promote the track and keep the tradition of showcasing some of the best racing the entire country has to offer. Our goal is to provide a entertaining grassroots level racing program by getting back to the basics and working to build a firm foundation for future growth” stated Watson.

Look for much more information regarding the 39th season of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051, email any questions to or follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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