Big Block Modified Tour To Highlight Season Opener At Tyler County

For Immediate Release
2017 Tyler County Speedway
Hometown Racing Association
April 10, 2017

(Middlebourne, WV) With Mother Nature taking the first two checkered flags of the season, have left many of the Tyler County Speedway faithful itching for a night at the ‘Bullring’ as we look to officially kick off the 43rd annual season at West Virginia’s premier motorsports destination. A giant night of must see action will drop the green on the new season this Saturday Night, April 15th as the Hometown Racing Association will welcome back Pennsylvania’s Modified Tour to the ‘Bullring’. The Northeast Big Block Modifieds will roll back into the ‘Bullring’ for their fourth ever visit to the Middlebourne, WV high bank oval. Always entertaining, the groundpounding V-8 big blocks make the earth shake around the Tyler County Speedway producing three and four wide action all over the wide and racey venue. Past winners of the Modified Tour at Tyler County Speedway include Kevin Bolland in 2007, Brian Swartzlander with a memorable charge from a 23rd starting spot in 2008 to most recent as Rex King Jr. would outduel dad Rex King Sr. during the Tour’s 2015 visit. Dropping into the ‘Bullring’ for the 2nd stop on the 2017 Modified Tour will see the aforementioned Rex King Jr. of Bristolville, Ohio leading the tour points ahead of New York teammates Randy Chrysler and Ransomville, New York’s Erick Rudolph.

About the Modified Tour, Inc. racing series is a non-profit organization established to give the V-8 Modifieds in the Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio area a chance to compete with one another for a higher purse structure and for a point fund for the scheduled events. Started in 1998 by Tim Engles, Lon and Pam Baker and Randy Myers the Modified Tour has had great success at bringing the local cars together at various speedways in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia and Canada. For more information regarding the Modified Tour, schedule, rules, and all tour information can be found on their website @

Also on the opening night card will be the J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land and Timber, Appalachian Mineral Title Co. FASTRAK Late Models, 2 Brothers AMRA Modifieds, Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmods presented by Poske Performance Parts, Modlites, 4 Cylinders and Gear 2 Graphic MWRA Mini Wedges.

Gates will open early at 3pm to allow for opening night registration, transponder, etc. with the MWRA Mini Wedges slated for 5:45 with hotlaps/qualifying set to get underway at 6:30 with racing to follow. General admission is priced at $18 with children 10 and under free while pit prices are $35.

The Hometown Racing Association welcomes race fans everywhere to come see the facility improvements, enjoy the hospitality and be thrilled to the fastest side by side action that motorsports offers.

Tyler County Speedway is located 3 ½ miles south of Middlebourne, WV on State Route 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds approximately an hour from Wheeling, Clarksburg & Parkersburg. Featuring a spacious scenic campground along the Middle Island Creek with hookups, shelters, playgrounds, shower and bathroom facilities among the many facility amenities to enhance the racing experience at West Virginia’s premier venue for motorsports. For complete Tyler County Speedway event information, news stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit or call the track at 304-771-5661 or 304-771-6874 or on Raceday at 304-758-2660. In addition, fans can get social with Tyler County Speedway by following @ The_Bullring on Twitter and clicking ‘Like’ at

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