Mother Nature Halts Richmond Raceway Again; Ultimate BoB Spring Shootout on April 16


Richmond, KY(April 8, 2016) For the second straight week, Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz have been forced to postpone the season opener for the 50th season of dirt track racing at the 3/10 mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” as unseasonably cooler temperatures, winds, and forecasted precipitation has once again moved into the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and have left track officials no other option but to postpone racing activities once again.

“We really want to get this new race season started, but it seems that Mother Nature is just not a race fan at the moment”, stated track co-promoter Larry Yantz.  “We do not want our race teams and race fans subjected to uncomfortable conditions due to the unseasonably cool, windy, and damp weather conditions, so our opener will now be the Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Spring Shootout on Saturday April 16”, concluded Yantz.

The season opener for the 2016 racing campaign at Richmond Raceway will now take place on Saturday April 16 as Richmond Raceway will the Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Series for the 2nd Annual Spring Shootout.  The Late Model division will contest a full program of practice, time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 40 lap, $4,000 to win/$400 to start Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Series 2nd Annual Spring Shootout A-Main.  Also on the racing schedule for the 2nd Annual Spring Shootout on Saturday April 16 at Richmond Raceway will be the track’s Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds (20 laps/$1,000 to win/$100 to start), AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks (15 laps/$750 to win/$75 to start), and Four Cylinders (12 laps/$500 to win/$50 to start), while the Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones will not be in action.  The Late Model division will use group time trials to determine heat race starting positions, while the Modified, KDRA Super Stocks, and Four Cylinder divisions will utilize the practice/time trials combo format to determine heat race starting positions.  Transponders are used for timing/scoring purposes (can be rented at the track) and RACEceivers are also mandatory in all divisions.  Of note, the pit area will open ONE HOUR EARLIER for this event, with that time being 2:00 p.m.  All competitors are urged to be at the track as early as possible to take care of the first race of the season paperwork and need to be signed in by 5:30 p.m.  In addition, drivers in the Late Model division utilizing a Crate engine package for their race car are eligible for bonus money, as the top finishing Crate powered Late Model will get an additional $100, with the second highest Crate finisher receiving an additional $75, and the third highest Crate finisher will receive an additional $50. 

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.