Tyler County Speedway
54th Annual Hillbilly 100 to Conclude on Thursday Night, Sept. 29th at Tyler County Speedway
While race fans were treated to two nights of racing as part of the traditional Hillbilly weekend, Mother Nature would lay claim to Sunday’s $30,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Series 100 lap event. Carl Short and the Hometown Racing Association will now look to Thursday Night, Sept. 29th as the reschedule date to crown the 54th champion of the Mountain State tradition. The stars of the Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series will now roll into town for the $30,000 to win 100 lapper on a rare Thursday Night edition of the Hillbilly.
From its humble beginnings at the Legendary Pennsboro Speedway to todays version of Americas oldest late model major event the Hillbilly 100 features an atmosphere unlike any in motorsports today. From its traditional one-day format featuring an overload of action, Mountain State hospitality, and the down home feel of old school racing like it used to be, make the annual pilgrimage to the Hillbilly a must among race fans. From the likes of Rodney Combs, Bob Wearing, Freddy Smith, Jack Boggs, Charlie Swartz to the more recent Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, Jonathan Davenport and Josh Richards, all have carved out a place in history by hoisting the one-of-a-kind Hillbilly 100 trophy and adding their name to the record books of the oldest major dirt late model event in America.
Joining the headlining Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series will be the $4,000 to win ‘Cider Jug 40’ featuring the Pennsylvania based RUSH Late Model Tour. Also on the card will be the running of the White Lightnin’ 35 paying $5,000 to win UMP Modified main event with 4 laps down and the postponed Lil’ Hilly 20 Hotmod feature paying $1,000 to win.
General admission is $40 with kids 10 and under free while pit passes are $50 and kids 5 and under are free. Tickets are available online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, by calling 304-771-5661 or at the gate day of the show. 3 day armbands from Labor Day weekend will also be honored. Gates open at 3pm with hotlaps getting underway at 6pm.
Tyler County Speedway is located 3 miles south of Middlebourne, WV at the Tyler County Fairgrounds on State Route 18. A mere 18 miles east of the Ohio River, half way between Parkersburg in the south and Wheeling in the North. We are two hours from Pittsburgh, PA, three hours from Columbus, OH, and two hours from Charleston, WV.
Considered one of dirt racings most prestigious national level events, be a part and experience the excitement of ‘America’s Oldest Dirt Late Model Major event, the Hillbilly Hundred. A West Virginia tradition for five decades as the hills will roar with the sound of horsepower and where grass roots racers meet the sport’s professionals. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy dirt racing history when the one & only ‘Hillbilly Hundred’ returns to the Tyler County Speedway on Thursday Night, Sept. 29th!
Submitted By: Dan Patterson