Rain Washes Out “Earl Hill Memorial”, Icon Memorial Show & Renegade Speedweek At Tyler County!
Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour
June 13th, 2013
For Immediate Release
Rain Washes Out First Night of Icon Tour & Renegade Speedweek, Wayne Co. Up Next!
American Racer/Lias Tire Added As Sponsor For Icon Speedweek!
(Middlebourne, WV) The highly anticipated Inaugural Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedway presented by Weekley Electric and the 2013 “Duel on Dirt” Renegade Modified Speedweek will have to wait another day before it gets underway due to another W for Mother Nature on the 2013 “Back For More Tour” season. The tour’s which were set to kick off on Thursday night at the Tyler County Speedway with the 25th running of the Earl Hill Memorial and the $1200 to win E-Mod special have been postponed due to rain and treacherous weather conditions for the entire Ohio Valley area for much of Thursday morning and throughout the day.
With high winds, hail, and rainfall already making its way into the area and much more predicted throughout the night Hometown Racing Association promoter John Watson was forced to call off the festivities slated for June 13th at the Bullring which included the $4,000 to win Earl Hill Memorial, a rain date for this event is still to be determined. The Renegade of Dirt Modified Tour will also look to make up the lost event during the remainder of the 2013 season which will be announced as soon as possible for racers to call an audible in order to replan their return to the Middlebourne, WV ¼ mile dirt oval. As much as three inches of rain and 60-70 mph winds are in the forecast for the already soft and saturated all new racing surface adorning the facility. The new surface features 250 loads of new clay that has yet to successfully form into prime condition which is making every large rainfall that much more difficult on track staff to prep for each race night and ultimately makes tomorrow night to risk on racers equipment for the rest of the weekend.
“The weather wont cut us any slack” stated John Watson. “We’re working hard on the surface and getting it right. Jeopardizing our progress we’ve made over the last few days by running it and the forecast calling for over two inches of rain we think it’s for the better to go ahead and postpone the Earl Hill race so that we can reschedule it and showcase the 25th annual event on a speedway that will be conducive to typical three and four wide smooth ‘Bullring’ action” added Watson. “We’re disappointed but we wanted to also make our decision early for all traveling race teams to have plenty of notice, we want to wish all the race teams the best of luck as they travel the remainder of their speedweek Friday through Sunday and want to remind everyone we will be in action this Saturday night with the Fastrak Northeast Touring Series, EDGE Hotmods, Modlites, and a speedway first 3/4 Late Models” concluded Watson.
The tours finest are now set for a three day adventure that will still see the East Elite tour and the Icon Tour storm towards three different states during the extended June 13th-16th weekend. Racers are reminded the Renegade of Dirt Modified Top Ten Bounty is still on. Any racer outside the current top ten in Renegade of Dirt point standings who tries and can out duel the East’s elite hotshoes will win an extra $500 ‘bounty’ that is up for grabs to participate and gun down the likes of Morehouse, Aukland, Wisecarver, Hartman, Kinkade, Strickler, D1ckson, Cook, D1ckson, and Watson each night. The wickedest throttle stompers this side of the Mississippi make this task as tough as they come. For the Renegades they will be gunning to keep that from happening, if they do the top five in points after the weekend will each score an extra $100 additional funds to go with their four night earnings.
The Icon Memorial Tour is still set on go for three straight days that will feature its opener now in the Buckeye State of Ohio at the Wayne County Speedway in beautiful Orrville for the $4000 to win, “Freedom Fighters 40”. Some of the Ohio Valley’s premier Super Late Model racers are expected to be in attendance to battle the always tough field of regulars at the Wayne County Speedway including; Rick Aukland, Doug Drown, Donnie and Devin Moran, Keith Barbara, Mike Benedum, Mason Zeigler, Keith Berner, and many more.
The action will then resume on Saturday when the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour will journey to the Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway and participate on the monster ½ mile Imperial, PA based facility for crucial tour points and for the first time ever! It also makes that return after a long absence for the open wheel division at the speedway where the Renegade Tour will battle for $1200 to win and $150 to start in front of highly anticipated large crowd. The Herb Scott Memorial and second night for the Icon Tour will also await the full fender Late Model division that will be gunning for the $4000 top prize on night #2 of the now abbreviated Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek presented by Weekley Electic.
Lastly, the tour will return to the West Virginia Motor Speedway for second time in 2013 for an epic speedweek finale battle. The 4/10′s mile ‘Speedplant’ is sure to produce a full night of adrenaline pumping speed when the Renegade tour combines with the Icon Tour Super Late Model division as they too settle their weekend champion at the Mineral Wells, WV based dirt oval during the “Mark Balzano Memorial” $4,000 to win invitational.
The Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek presented by Weekley Electric also wants to welcome American Racer/Lias Tire and Tye Twarog Racers on board as a valuable sponsor of the years Speedweek and the Official American Racer Tire Supplier of the Icon Memorial Tour and Renegade Speedweek. Lias Tire Racing is the exclusive distributor of American Racer tires in eight states in the northeastern United States, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. American Racer is known across the nation for their quality, durability and 100% Made in America workmanship, American Racer tires are part of a tradition of craftsmanship and innovation that date back to 1915. “The Official Tire Supplier of the Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek”, Tye Twarog sells a complete line of American Racer products as well as performance products for your every need and will be available pit side at each event for your convenience. Lias Tire Ohio will also be awarding each night’s “Helmet Dash” winner with a product certificate good for $50 off towards any purchase as the trailer as well as a $50 cash bonus for their efforts. For More info on Lias Tire/American Racer contact them via phone at 724-463-0214. You can also contact Lias Tire Ohio/Tye Twarog at 740-575-4666 or by visiting him at his Speed Shop located at 44880 State Route 541, Coshocton, OH 43812.
NAPA Auto Parts Wayne Co. Speedway: A 3/8 mile dirt oval facility located in beautiful Orrville, OH and surrounded by a unique scenic Amish country setting. Speedway track activity is tentatively set to get underway each night around 6:30pm. For more information regarding the speedway contact them at 330.465.2365 or visit them on the web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com. You can also check the speedway out on ******** at www.********.com/waynecospeedway or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wcsohio for the latest breaking news. Reserved seating and advance ticket packages are available for Friday June 14th “Freedom Fighters 40” are competitively priced at just $20 for general admission and $35 for pits.
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway: Established in 1979 the monsterous ½ mile dirt oval located in Imperial, PA is home to a great lineup of weekly Saturday night racing. Gates swing open for great family entertainment at 5pm with hotlaps set 6pm and racing immediately following. Tickets for Saturday June 15th “Herb Scott Memorial” are competitively priced at just $20 for general admission and $35 for pits. For more information on the Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway contact them via the net at www.ppms.com or by calling 724-695-3363 or emailing email@example.com.
West Virginia Motor Speedway: Located in Mineral Wells, WV the newly reconfigured ‘Speedplant’ continues its tradition of playing host to a handful of truly special events each year in the Mountain State. Gates set to open on the hillside at 4pm with pit gates opening at 2pm, hotlaps set for 6pm. Pit passes for the “Mark Balzano Memorial” can be purchased online now at http://pivotalracing.com/events/mark…er-late-models for just $35 in the pits and $20 in the general admission. For more information check out the WVMS on ******** at www.facebo0k.com/wvspeedway or online at www.wvspeedway.com.
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 www.facebo0k.com/rodconnect or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rodconnect.
The Renegades of Dirt thanks the following sponsors for their support in 2013: GRT Race Cars, Outlaw Graphics & Automotive, Arizona Sports Shirts, 4m.net, GottaRace.com, DirtCast.com, OVDTR.com, ModFury.com, Integra Shocks, Speedway Motors, Flag To Flag, American Racer / Lias Tire, Wasserbeck Speed Shop, Malcuit Race Engines, All-Star Grafix, 2Brothers Motorsports, and Schaeffer’s Oil.
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