(Middlebourne, WV) Following a very successful 2016 campaign that would see the Tyler County Speedway play host to the regions most diverse, high paying and fan friendly lineup of events, plus a bulging pit area that seen over six hundred different racers grace the ‘Bullring’, 2017 sets up as an even bigger stage for the Middlebourne, WV oval. The Hometown Racing Association is proud to put Tyler County Speedway in position to be one of only a handful of tracks in America to play host to both National Touring Late Model Series as the World of Outlaw Late Model Series and the Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series will both roll thru Middlebourne during the 2017 season. The ‘Bullring’ will kick off its 43rd year of action with a late March Test n’ Tune session and it’s no April fools as the lid will officially come off the 2017 season on Saturday Night, April 1st.
Race fans will want to celebrate the huge summer time holiday weekends at the ‘Bullring’ in 2017 as the Tyler County Speedway will be playing host to multiple day events on each of the Memorial, July 4th and Labor Day weekends. A huge Memorial Weekend will be on tap on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28th as we welcome the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ the World of Outlaw Late Models back to the ‘Bullring for the 29th Annual Earl Hill Memorial plus the jammed pack weekend will also feature the traditional Pat Herrick Memorial for Modlites and Dickson Classic for AMRA Modifieds. Highlighting the 4th of July Weekend will be the 3rd Annual Mega 100 on June 30-July 2nd featuring $3,000 and $7,000 to win Super Late specials along with the massive $10,000 to win Renegades of Dirt AMRA Modified Mega 100. The fan favorite light show and massive firework show will be on tap as we celebrate America’s Independence Tyler County Speedway style. America’s oldest late model crown jewel and ‘granddaddy of them all’ the 49th Annual Hillbilly 100 will once again head to the hills of the Middlebourne, WV oval on its traditional Labor Day weekend September 1-3rd, highlighted by the $25,000 to win Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series. A racing reunion unlike any other as the ‘Bullring’ hosts Hall of Fame Promoter Carl Short’s Hillbilly Hundred once again in 2017.
Lots of traditional Tyler County Speedway marquee events remain on the action packed schedule including the 23rd Annual Topless 50 on May 6th, 16th Annual FASTRAK Late Model Eaton/Childers King of the Ring on June 17th, 11th Annual Hotmod Tammy Clegg Tribute on May 13th, Bud Weigle Memorial on July 29th, the popular Patriot 200 on July 8th and the $5k Sunoco Shootout on August 19th.
Several fan friendly events are slated that sets the ‘Bullring’ apart as not only does the Tyler County Speedway offer the best weekly racing in the region but there is always a family friendly deal to be had. From the Dirt Cheap Buck Night on May 13th, Rock the Vote Night on April 29th, ‘Pack the Track 4’ on June 10th, Back to School Kids Night on August 12th, Hometown Heroes (BOGO) Nights for surrounding Counties on 4/22, 8/12 & 8/19 as the Hometown Racing Association is always looking for new unique ways to get the families involved at the Tyler County Speedway.
Lots of new happenings at the ‘Bullring’ in 2017 as the 6th Annual Renegades of Dirt ‘Let it Ride 55’ $3,055 to win AMRA Modified special will move from its Memorial weekend slot to an early season special on Saturday Night, April 8th. The groundpounder V-8 Big Block Modifieds will return to the ‘Bullring’ on Saturday Night, April 15th, which is always a must see event. Also a Tyler County Speedway first will be an all-day ‘Redneck Thunder’ event featuring a ‘Mayhem in the Mountains’ Mudbog starting at noon, Side X Side Racing and the Power Pulling Productions sanctioned Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League will hit the speedway on Saturday Night June 24th, starting at 7pm. A four race Enduro Series will also return to the speedway after a long Enduro absence, the low budget $500 to win events will take to the track on March 25th as part of Test n’ Tune, June 3rd as part of Kings of Karnage, June 24th as part of Redneck Thunder and October 7th during the Fallbrawl.
Just a teaser of what’s in store during the 2017 season at West Virginia’s marquee motorsports venue. Mark your calendars, stock the coolers, load up the campers and get ready for another summer of can’t miss, edge of your seat, three and four wide racing with the best racers on the planet at one of the raciest ‘Bullrings’ in the country.
2017 Tyler County Speedway Event Schedule
3/25 Sat. March Madness Test N’ Tune plus ‘Joe Dirt 100’Enduro Event #1 $500 to win! Free Opening Night Pit Pass to Fastest Lap in each Division! Plus Seat Selection Saturday for Season Ticket Holders! (Gates open at noon; practice @1pm, Enduro @5pm; with Raindate Sunday) #JoeDirt100 (GA $5; Pits $15)
4/1 Sat. 43rd Annual Season Opener Every 43rd fan thru the gate gets entered into a drawing for a night in the VIP Suite! Plus Parade of Champions and Best Appearing Car Contest! Plus Kids Club Sign Ups(All Classes) #BullringSeasonOpener (GA: $12; Pits $30)
4/8 Sat. Renegades of Dirt AMRA Modified 6th Annual ‘Let It Ride 55’ Catch the best open wheel racers in the region get their season kicked off in a big way as the prestigious $3,055 to win ‘Let it Ride 55’ rolls off plus a $1,555 to win for Super Late Late Models special! #LetItRide55 (GA: $20; Pits: $35)
4/15 Sat. BRP Big Block Modified Tour Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the V-8 groundpounding machines of the Northeast as the best open wheel Big Block Modified racers invade the high banks of the ‘Bullring’ to wage war in a $3,000 to win 35 lap main event! (Mod Tour Raindate 4/22) Plus Kids Club Easter Egg Hunt! #modifiedtour (GA: $18; Pits $35)
4/22 Sat. Bridgeport Equipment Night at the Bullring Featuring the EDGE Hotmod Working Man World Championship Qualifier #1;Plus Wetzel County Hometown Heroes BOGO Night (Residents w/proof Buy One Get One Ticket Promotion) #BridgeportEquipment (GA: $12; Pits $30)
4/29 Sat. Rock the Vote Night “Make Racing Great Again” The best fans in motorsports will vote and be in control of the nights action! From divisions to show format to concessions specials… voting starts March 1st on the speedway’s Facebook page! Plus Harrison, Doddridge & Ritchie County Hometown Heroes BOGO Night (Residents w/proof Buy One GA Get One Ticket Promotion) #dirtlivesmatter (GA: $12; Pits: $30)
5/6 Sat. 23rd Annual TOPLESS 50 $3,000 to win Super Late Model Invitational See the regions best Super Late Model racers battle with the roofs removed in America’s 2nd oldest Topless Late Model Race! Plus $1,000 to win ‘Topless 25’ FASTRAK Late Model special, with ALL classes going TOPLESS as well! #Topless50 (GA: $20; Pits $35)
5/13 Sat. ‘Dirt Cheap’ Buck Night Enjoy $1 specials at the concession stand all night long! Featuring the 11th Annual Tammy Clegg Tribute EDGE Hotmod Invitational $500 to win WMWC Qualifier #2; Plus Kids Club Treasure Hunt! (No Modlites) #DirtCheapNight (GA: $12; Pits $30)
5/20 Sat. Bullring Bonus Buck Night Division with most cars gets FREE Driver Pit Pass, plus $100 FQ Bonus in each division, Plus Hard Charger and Heat Race Pay in all divisions! Plus Kids Club ‘Gold Rush’ at intermission!
#BullringBonusBuckNight (GA: $12; Pits $30)
5/27 Sat. $2,000 to win Super Late Model ‘Earl Hill Memorial Qualifier’ plus $800 to win AMRA Modified Dickson Classic Tuneup with $500 to win Prelude to the Pat Herrick for Modlites, EDGE Hotmods and 4 Cylinder Prelims and MWRA Mini Wedges! #EarlHillMemorial (GA: $12; Pits $30)
5/28 Sun. World of Outlaw Late Model Dirt Series presents the $8,000 to win 29th Annual Earl Hill Memorial Help us pay tribute to the speedway’s best ever as the Greatest Show on Dirt invades the ‘Bullring’ and Every 29th fan wins a ‘cool’ red Polka Dot Cap in honor of Earl Hill! Plus $1,500 to win AMRA Modified 13th Annual Dickson Classic complete show, $1,000 to win FASTRAK Late Model complete show, $800 to win Modlite7th Annual Pat Herrick Memorial Feature, plus $700 to win EDGE Hotmod & $300 to win 4 Cylinder Features! (No MWRA) #GreatestShowOnDirt (GA: $30; Pits: $40)
6/3 Sat. Kings of Karnage plus ‘Ricky Bobby 100’ Enduro Event #2 $500 to win! See the ‘Battle of the Buses’ in the 2nd Great American School Bus Race! $500 to win Demo Derby plus Figure 8 racing, EDGE Hotmod WMWC Qualifier #3, Modlites and MWRA Mini Wedges! #RickyBobby100 (GA: $12; Pits $30)
6/10 Sat. “Pack the Track” IV FREE Night Be sure to pick up your FREE ‘Pack the Track’ ticket from your favorite driver, driver with most fan returns wins pole position in each class plus FREE Season Pit Pass for most returns! Bring the kids as it’s also Fan Appreciation Autograph Night at intermission! #PackTheTrack (GA: $FREE; Pits $30)
6/17 Sat. 16th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring $2,000 to win FASTRAK Late Model Invitational, Help us pay tribute to two past speedway icons in longtime track supporter Beecher Eaton and former track hero Bill Childers! Plus MEGA Qualifiers in all divisions and Retro Racing T-Shirt Contest (oldest shirt wins a cool prize)! #KingOfTheRing (GA: $12; Pits $30)
6/24 Sat. REDNECK THUNDER! A full day of horsepower, pullin’, mayhem and mud! Featuring Gigantic ‘Mayhem in the Mountains’Mud Bog (starts @noon), thrilling racing action featuring ‘Git-R-Done 100’Enduro Event #3 $500 to win; Plus for first time ever Side X Side UTV Off Road Racing with MWRA Mini Wedge, Modlite & EDGE Hotmod racing (starts at 3pm) plus Power Pulling Productions Sanctioned Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Super Stock 4×4 Trucks, 8,000 Open Street Diesel Trucks, 6200 Pro Stock 4×4 Trucks, 6300 Street Legal 4×4 Trucks (starts at 7pm) #RedneckThunder
6/30 Fri. 3rd Annual Mega 100 Park, Practice & Party Night
7/1 Sat. 3rd Annual Mega 100 Renegades of DirtAMRA Modified Twin $3k to win Shows, $3k to win Super Late Models, $1k to win FASTRAK, $1k to win STARS Modlite Tour, Plus Hotmod, 4 Cylinders and MWRA Complete shows
7/2 Sun. 3rd Annual Mega 100 Renegades of Dirt AMRA Modified$10k to win, $7k to win Super Late Models, $1k to win Steel Block Late Models (Hillbilly 50 Qualifier), $1k to win STARS Modlite Tour, Plus Hotmod and MWRA Complete shows with a giant “Mega Fireworks Display” sponsored by the Tyler Co. Fair Association!
7/8 Sat. Patriot 200 (10 Divisions, 10 Unique Trophies, 200 Feature Laps) $1500 to win Super Late Models, $800 FASTRAK, $800 AMRA Mod, $500 to win Hotmod, $500 to win Modlite, $500 to win Street Stock, $300 to win Mini Late Model, $300 to win 4 Cylinders, plus MWRA Mini Wedges (Feature only format, lineup based on Qualifications with a 2,4,6,8 redraw for each class, will start 26 cars in each class, if more will run double features) #Patriot200 (GA: $12; Pits $32)
7/15 Sat. Closed – Jamboree in the Hills
7/22 Sat. Mid Summer Manufacturers Night! A giant night @ the Bullring featuring $$$$ driver contingencies such as tires, race wraps, products, fuel, pit passes, etc. plus its Double Points Night!
#MidSummerManufacturersNight (GA: $12; Pits $30)
7/29 Sat. BUD WEIGLE MEMORIAL Help us pay tribute to former track promoter Bud Weigle as we kick off the 55th Annual Tyler County Fair! $1,500 to win Late Model & $1,000 to win Modified Invitational
Plus Kids Club Backpack Giveaway #WeigleMemorial (GA: $12; Pits $30)
7/31-8/5 55th Annual Tyler County Fair ATV Drags, Hotmod, Modlite, 4 Cyl., MWRA Racing, Demo Derby, Truck and Tractor Pull, Mud Bog
8/12 Sat. “Back to School” Kids Night Bring the kids for a fun night at the track! Featuring Kids Pit Tours, Mega Bike Giveaway, Mini Wedge National Championship & Much More! Tyler County Hometown Heroes BOGO Night (Residents w/proof Buy One Get One Ticket Promotion) #KidsNight (GA: $12; Pits $30)
8/19 Sat. Hillbilly Qualifiers/Season Championship/ $5k Late Model Sunoco Shootout A huge night as the drivers battle to win coveted track championships, lock up a spot in the prestigious ‘Hilllbilly Hundred’ and all 2016 Super Late Model feature winners at the ‘Bullring’ will square off in the $5k Sunoco Shootout; Plus Wood & Pleasants County Hometown Heroes BOGO Night (Residents w/proof Buy One Get One Ticket Promotion) (GA: $15; Pits $30)
8/26 Sat. Closed- Prep for Hillbilly Hundred
9/1 Fri. 49th Annual Hillbilly 100 Park, Practice & Party Night
9/2 Sat. 49th Annual Hillbilly 100 $4,000 to win Hillbilly 50 Steel Block Late Models, $5,000 to win FASTRAK Touring Series ‘Brown Jug 40’, $2,000 to win ‘White Lightnin’ 25 plus EDGE Hotmod, Modlite & 4 Cylinder Qualifications and Heat Races #Hillbilly Hundred (Advanced 2 Day GA: $45; Pits $60)
9/3 Sun. 49th Annual Hillbilly 100 $25,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Series Plus $600 to win ‘Lil’ Hilly 20′ EDGE Hotmod WMWC Qualifier #4, $600 to win ‘Sour Mash 20’ for Modlites, $500 to win ‘Ridge Runner 20′ for 4 Cylinders! #LucasOilLateModels #HillbillyHundred
10/7 Sat. Fall Brawl Featuring the Kings of Karnage 2nd Annual Trailer Race of Destruction, Compact & Full Size Demo Derby plus Simonton Windows Workin’ Man World Championship for EDGE Hotmods, Plus Modlite, 4 Cylinder & MWRA Mini Wedge Racing * ‘Smashing Pumpkin 100’ Enduro Event #4 $500 to win * Racers Swap Meet * Kids Costume Contest and Trunk or Treat #TrailerRaceOfDestruction (GA: $12; Pits $30)
Schedule Subject to Change
Located in the scenic WV hills, the Tyler County Speedway is located just 4 miles south of Middlebourne, on State Route 18 at the Fairgrounds approximately an hour from Wheeling, Clarksburg & Parkersburg. Tyler County Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the raciest tracks in the nation and has been dubbed the ‘Bullring’ with three and four wide racing action being the norm not the exception.
Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region! Hosting national and regional touring series such as the Lucas Oil Late Models, World of Outlaw Late Model Series, Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour, FASTRAK Racing Series, and much more. In addition to the incredible Special Event lineup, the Tyler County Speedway Weekly Racing Series consists of the Super Late Models, FASTRAK Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Hotmods, ModLites, FWD 4 Cylinders and MWRA Mini Wedges on Saturday Nights April thru September.
For additional information regarding the Tyler County Speedway follow us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone the track office at 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5661 or on raceday at 304-758-2660.