CARNESVILLE, GA – The Fastrak Pro Late Model Series has announced that historic Beckley Motorsports Park in Beckley, WV has signed on for the 2017 racing season as a Fastrak Weekly Racing Series Track, and they will also host special events on the 2017 Fastrak Pro Late Model Series South East Tour.
Fastrak Pro Late Model Weekly Racing Series competitors at Beckley Motorsports Park will not only compete for a $1,000 Track Point Fund on Friday nights, but also a National Fastrak Weekly Racing Series Point Fund that will pay $10,000 to the National Champion.
Drivers across the country will compete against each other for the National Point Fund using a points system that will count their best 15 finishes during the 2017 racing season. The track point fund will pay back three positions, and the National Fastrak Weekly Racing Series point fund will pay back through the top ten in points.
Beckley Motorsports Park will be a part of the Fastrak Pro Late Model Series SE Tour’s two most prestigious weekends of racing. Beckley Motorsport Park will host the first Jewel of the Fastrak Pro Late Model Series Triple Crown on May 26, and they will also be the venue for the first race of the three-race East Coast Rumble on September 1.
Robert Mooney purchased Beckley Motor Speedway in November, and has since been working at the facility to carry on its historic legacy. It is Mooney’s hope to bring new renovations to the track and make better than ever.
“The track was pretty rundown when we bought it, and not much had been done to it in the past ten to 15 years, so we’ve been working hard to get it up and running,” Mooney said. “The entire racing surface is being redone with new red clay we’ve trucked in from Virginia. We’ve put a guardrail in from turn three through turn four. There is also a new concession stand in the pit area, and new Tailgate parking spots.”
Mooney said long range plans included new underground wiring, new lighting for the track, and a new Trackside Restaurant/V.I.P. Suite. Mooney also stated he is looking forward to a new beginning for Beckley Motorsports Park with Fastrak as a promotional partner.
“Fastrak has a great name and is run by good people that can help us bring back the glory days of Beckley Motorsports Park,” Mooney said. “There has been a lot of positive interest in reopening Beckley Motorsports Park, and in Fastrak sanctioning and special events. This facility has a great location at the intersection of two Interstates with good accommodations that can support big races.”
Fastrak Founder and CEO Stan Lester is enthused by Mooney’s positive attitude and desire to make Beckley Motorsports Park a facility everyone can be proud of. He had already seen more work done at the track since Mooney purchased the facility in November than has been done in years.
“Robert Mooney and his crew have put in a lot of hard work at Beckley Motorsports Park and their dedication and enthusiasm tells me they can take this historic track to reach its full potential,” Lester said. “We are proud to have them as a part of our racing family because that’s what we are, one big racing family.”
Beckley Motorsports Park will host a Swap Meet, Flea Market, and Open Practice Session on March 31 and April 1. Beckley Motorsports Park is located at the intersection of I-77 and I-64. For more information, please visit their Facebook page at Beckley Motorsports Park, LLC.
Beckley Motorsports Park joins a growing list of Fastrak sanctioned tracks in 2017 that include Princeton Speedway in Princeton, WV, Elkins Raceway in Kerens, WV, Wythe Raceway in Wytheville, VA, Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA, and Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, GA.
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