(Middlebourne, WV) The Hometown Racing Association, promoters of the Tyler County Speedway are pleased to announce the running of the ‘Road to the 50th Hillbilly Hundred Mini Series’ for Super Late Models in 2018. A seven race series showcasing the ‘Bullrings’ biggest super late model races of the season in anticipation of the biggest race in track history, the 50 running of Carl Short’s Hillbilly 100 paying an unprecedented $50,000 to win Labor day weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 2nd, featuring the Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series.
The series will kick off on Saturday, April 7th with the running of the 30th Annual Earl Hill Memorial paying $5,000 to win and welcoming to the speedway for the first time ever a co-sanctioned event between the Ultimate North East Super Late Model Series and the Ultimate Mid-Ohio Valley Super Late Model Series. Leg #2 will be the always fan favorite $3,000 to win 24th Annual Topless 50 as the marquee event will be joined by the prestigious open wheel ‘Let it Ride 55’ for modifieds. The second oldest topless late model race in America will take the green on Saturday, May 5th. A rare Sunday night show on May 27th will see the areas best shootout in the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ for $2,000 to win and Mega Qualifiers on the line in event #3. Events #4 and 5 will see Pennsylvania’s ULMS Late Models invade the ‘Bullring’ in dueling $3,000 and $5,000 main events as part of the lucrative 4th Annual Mega 100 weekend on June 1-2.
As the Tyler County Speedway heads into the month of August, the competition starts to ratchet up in anticipation of the ‘granddaddy’ of all super late model major events with event #6, the Hillbilly Qualifiers slated for Saturday, Aug. 18th. Race #7 of the 2018 Road to the 50th Hillbilly Hundred Mini Series will see the culminating ‘Outhouse 30’on Saturday, Sept. 1 paying $5,000 to win while giving the best super late models in the region one last shot to dial in their machines in anticipation of the 50th running of the Hillbilly Hundred.
Road to the 50th Hillbilly Hundred Mini Series Schedule
Event #1 Sat. Apr. 7 30th Annual Earl Hill Memorial $5,000 to win
Event #2 Sat. May 5 24th Annual Topless 50 $3,000 to win
Event #3 Sun. May 27 Battle of the Bullring/Mega Qualifiers $2,000 to win
Event #4 Fri. June 1 Mega 100/ ULMS Late Models $3,000 to win
Event #5 Sat. June 2 Mega 100/ ULMS Late Models $5,000 to win
Event #6 Sat. Aug. 18 Hillbilly Qualifier $1,200 to win
Event #7 Sat. Sept. 1 Outhouse 30 $5,000 to win
Road to the 50th Hillbilly Hundred Mini Series Point Fund
1st place $2,000 cash + guaranteed starting spot in Hillbilly, 2nd place $1,200 cash, 3rd place $1000 cash, 4th place $800 cash, 5th place $500 cash
“We thought that a small series showcasing the Super Late Model division at the Tyler County Speedway would be fitting with all the hype surrounding this season’s 50th running of the Hillbilly”. “We anticipate the excitement for the 2018 Hillbilly to be off the charts this summer and we are really excited to be able to reward the regions best super late model teams with a point fund as they work their way towards earning a spot in the tracks biggest race ever” stated track promoter John Watson.
The Tyler County Speedway 2018 season gets underway on Saturday Night, March 31st with the 44th Annual Season Opener.
Tyler County Speedway is located 3 ½ miles south of Middlebourne, WV on State Route 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds approximately an hour from Wheeling, Clarksburg & Parkersburg. Featuring a spacious scenic campground along the Middle Island Creek with hookups, shelters, playgrounds, shower and bathroom facilities among other amenities to enhance the racing experience at West Virginia’s premier venue for motorsports.
For complete Tyler County Speedway event information, news stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com or call the track at 304-771-5661 or 304-771-6874 or on Raceday at 304-758-2660.
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