Richmond Raceway Idle Until Butch Shay Memorial on Saturday August 15


Richmond, KY(July 19, 2015) Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will have Richmond Raceway closed for the next three Saturday nights, but will return to action on Saturday August 15 with the inaugural Butch Shay Memorial event, paying $2,000 to win for the Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models and $2,000 to win for the Modified divisions. 

Richmond Raceway will be off on Saturday July 25 and Saturday August 1 for the Madison County Fair and will be closed on Saturday August 8 for the North/South 100 at Florence Speedway.

Also of note, a mistake was made in posting the finish of the Modified feature event on Saturday July 18 as Tommy Turner was listed finishing in the 21st position, but actually finished ninth, while Korey Cochran was listed as finishing ninth, but actually finished 21st.       

Richmond Raceway’s next racing action will be on Saturday August 15 and will be the inaugural Butch Shay Memorial and will see the Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models race for $2,000 to win and the Modifieds race for $2,000 to win.  Also on the Butch Shay Memorial racing program on Saturday August 15 will be the REVELution Race Cars Pro Late Models ($600 to win), KDRA Super Stocks ($500 to win), Four Cylinders ($300 to win), and Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclone ($100 to win) in a full racing program.       

Activities for the Butch Shay Memorial event at Richmond Raceway on Saturday August 15 will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., with the general admission area open at 4;30 p.m.  The drivers meeting will be at 6:00 p.m, with practice/time trial combo laps set to begin around 6:30 p.m., and the green flag for the first race will wave at 7:30 p.m.  Ticket prices and race payouts for the Butch Shay Memorial will be announced in an upcoming release.

Richmond Raceway last raced on Saturday July 18 and feature event winners included Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN in Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models, Deland Browning of East Bernstadt, KY in Modifieds, Jamey Adams of Laurelville, OH in KDRA Super Stocks, and Cole Bland of Campbellsville, KY in Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones. 

Richmond Raceway is located at 328 Greens Crossing Road, just a short drive from the city limits of Richmond, KY.  Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are the track promoters and will present dirt track racing on Saturday evenings.  For more information about Richmond Raceway, contact track co-promoter Larry Yantz at (606) 510-5331 or track co-promoter Chad Yantz at (606) 510-4836 or by social media on the world wide web at or via Facebook at or of via Twitter @MichaelDespain or @RichmondRaceway.  The phone number at the track for information concerning race events and raceday information is (859) 624-5640.   

Richmond Raceway Current Top Ten Track Point Standings after July 18, 2015

Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models
1.            Jason Barrett (Waco, KY)- 486
2.            Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville, KY)- 474
3.            Aaron Hatton (Mount Sterling, KY)- 455
4.            Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 424
5.            Michael Chilton (Salvisa, KY)- 351
6.            Tommy Bailey (Corbin, KY)- 329
7.            Derek Fisher (Olympia, KY)- 327
8.            Chris Ruble (Waco, KY)- 305
9.            Dennis Barton (Corbin, KY)- 279
10.          Greg Johnson (Bedford, IN)- 234

REVELution Race Cars Pro Late Models
1.            Chris Johnson (Winchester, KY)- 495
2.            Todd Coffman (Parksville, KY)- 466
3.            Chad Spradlin (Whitley City, KY)- 384
4.            David Freeman (Lexington, KY)- 331
5.            Wesley Ball (Whitley City, KY)- 309
6.            Richard Musick (Nicholasville, KY)- 226
7.            Chris Fair (Liberty, KY)- 224
8.            Zane Powell (Junction City, KY)- 223
9.            Elliott Despain (Buffalo, KY)- 215
10.          Clayton Spradlin (Bethel Ridge, KY)- 206

1.            Jeff Watson (Campbellsville, KY)- 596
2.            Jimmy Robinson (Richmond, KY)- 516
3.            Russ Gabbert (Berea, KY)- 465
4.            Jimmy Crabtree (Irvine, KY)- 460
5.            Wade Rookard (East Bernstadt, KY)- 427
6.            Dennis Roberson (Paris, KY)- 383
7.            Jared Reams (Mount Vernon, KY)- 372
8.            Ricky Brandenburg (Irvine, KY)- 364
9.            Stevie Tipton (Irvine, KY)- 356
10.          Delane Browning (East Bernstadt, KY)- 340

KDRA Super Stocks
1.            Glen Hounshell, Jr. (Mount Vernon, KY)- 528
2.            Jeremy Howard (Berea, KY)- 501
3.            Logan Preston (Berea, KY)- 485
4.            Darrell Cain (Richmond, KY)- 400
5.            Johnny King (Lancaster, KY)- 367
6.            Eddie Stewart (Manchester, KY)- 366
7.            Bill Robinson (Waco, KY)- 359
8.            Russ Gabbert (Berea, KY)- 354
9.            Rudi Strebeck (Berea, KY)- 350
10.          Allen Hackworth, Jr. (Waco, KY)- 343

Four Cylinders
1.            Stacy Harrison (Keavy, KY)- 476
2.            Dave McCarty (Owingsville, KY)- 412
3.            Jamison Gipson (Lancaster, KY)- 362
4.            Keith Gipson (Keene, KY)- 307
5.            Brian Ferguson (Ezel, KY)- 298
6.            Dylan Stevens (Morehead, KY)- 289
7.            Dalton Cox (Versailles, KY)- 275
8.            Bill Taulbee (Richmond, KY)- 226
9.            Ronnie Romines (Keavy, KY)- 225
10.          Brian Thornsburg (Carlisle, KY)- 204

Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones
1.            Scott Crusenberry (Williamsburg, KY)- 332
2.            Jason Bell (London, KY)- 330
3.            Josh Dickerson (Richmond, KY)- 216
4.            Cole Bland (Campbellsville, KY)- 70
5.            Shalie Bell (London, KY)- 64
6.            Tim Crusenberry (Williamsburg, KY)- 63
7.            Tyler Smith (Bimble, KY)- 10