Ohio Valley Speedway & Tyler County Speedway Postpone Topless Weekend; Season Openers On Hold


Ohio Valley Speedway & Tyler County Speedway Postpone Topless Weekend; Season Openers On Hold

The Hometown Racing Association and the Ohio Valley Management Group, in accordance with guidance and orders issued by state and federal authorities, have announced the postponement of the Topless 50 weekend scheduled for May 1-2 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The pair of Ultimate Super Late Model series events were scheduled to pay $5,000 to win each in what was sure to be an epic kickoff to the racing season in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Speedway officials are currently working with series officials to reschedule the popular and anticipated double-header for later in the summer.

When will the 2020 Friday and Saturday Night version of ‘Thunder & Lightning’ race programs take the green flag at the ‘Valley’ and the ‘Bullring’? Nobody knows for sure, as per continued restrictions set forth by Governor Jim Justice and healthcare officials prohibiting large gathering in the state of West Virginia due to COVID-19 pandemic. Speedway officials will continue to play it by ear and once allowed to reopen, look for several schedule modifications depending on fan and facility allowances.

Work continues at both venues as the nation continues its slow return to normal. Finishing touches on the massive bleacher project and facility cleanup are underway at Tyler County Speedway. A permanent office, concession stand modifications, new fencing and lighting projects are currently being shored up at Ohio Valley while we await the excitement of opening the gates on the 2020 race season.
Future reopening plans are currently being discussed at both facilities with varying scenarios featuring social distancing limitations, pay per view programming, test sessions and more all possibilities when given the green light.

The safety of our employees, drivers and fans remain paramount to both tracks operations and we will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials to make the best decisions possible to return to racing.   From the promoters, track officials, sponsors and everyone who makes racing possible at the Tyler County Speedway and Ohio Valley Speedway, we thank you for your patience and understanding in these trying times and look forward to returning to racing as soon as possible.

For more information on Tyler County Speedway visit them online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com or call 304-771-5661 or 304-771-6874. You can also visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebullringwv. For more information regarding the Ohio Valley Speedway visit the track website online at www.raceovs.com (COMING SOON). You can also call Ohio Valley Speedway Offices anytime for further information at 304.771.5051. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ohiovalleyspeedway.