West Virginia Dirt Trackin’

Rain wins for the second time

Well fellow dirt eaters Mother Nature took her second win on the season. That ties the score at 2 a piece. The Big Block Modifieds hopefully will be rescheduled at a later date.

Now we can use some help. We need to keep our fingers, toes, legs, arms, and whatever else crossed as all four area tracks are to be in action this weekend.

Elkins Raceway has slated their annual test and tune day this evening. Gates open at 6:00 with free general admission and only $15 in the pits. If by chance the rain stops practice Friday, they will try again Saturday.

As Elkins enters its 67th season Friday Nite Thunder will have regular racing May 3, 10, 17 and 31. With a Street Stock special thrown in May 24.

Mt State Motor Speedway had their practice rained out last week. But I cannot get any more information. 

Mitchell Kerns Speedway will also have their practice day this Sunday, from 4:00 to 7:00, as gates open at 2:00. With many races slated for May 5, 19 and the 3rd annual “Legends” race. Just some of the drivers expected to be there are Steve Baker, Norm Weaver, Chuck Harper, Tim Hitt, Butch McGill, Eddie carrier Jr., Rick Burrows, Ron Clevenger and L J Dennis.

Tyler County lost their second of the year, as the Big Block Modifeds were washed out last week. This week will be RUSH night. As the RUSH Wingless Sprints and RUSH Sportsman Modifeds make their debut at the ‘Bullring’ The previous three years Champions in the Sportsman class as Dennis Lunger has won both 2018 and 2017. 2016 Champion was Justin Carlson. The Sprints are in their second year as Chad Ruhlman was the inaugural Champion. 

 Tyler County may slate has the 31st “Earl Hill Memorial” set for May 4. The 13th annual “Tammy Clegg Memorial”, which will also be a “Workin’ Man’s World Championship” qualifier. Free Admission night May 18. The “Battle of the Bullring” Sunday May 26 with the Steel Block Late Model Summer Series #1. With the RUSH Sprints, 9th annual “Pat Herrick Memorial” for Mod Lites. And the UMP Modifieds qualifier for the “Mega 100” As the month ends with the “Mega 100” weekends May 30, 31 and June 1. 

On our local driver front, Randy Kerns tells me he added West Virginia Pools along with Quicktime Suspension as sponsorship this year. 

 On a personal note, Jim Carmichael passed away this past week. Jim was one of the top racing authorities in the tri state area. His vast photo collection and knowledge of dirt racing in the area is unsurpassed. He will be missed.

And as always, any questions or comments can be sent to [email protected]

Until it’s time again to smell alcohol and eat dirt, have a good one.


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