Richmond Raceway Rained Out August 6; “Butterball” Memorial Next on August 20


Richmond, KY(August 6th, 2016) Richmond Raceway was set for the KDRA Super Stock Nationals on Saturday August 6 but rains would make their way through the area and force track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz to have to cancel the racing program.  The track will not be in action on Saturday August 13.

Rain began falling on the already watered and wet racing surface that was being prepared for the evening’s competition beginning at 4:25 p.m. and quit around 5:00 p.m., but the damage was done as the track had water pooled along the inside of the surface and making the entire racing surface extremely wet and soft and would have been impossible to get ready by the scheduled 6:15 p.m. practice time, along with the track’s midnight curfew, left track officials no other option but to cancel the program.  Track officials will look at the remainder of the schedule and attempt to reschedule the $2,000 to win AR Bodies KDRA Super Stock Nationals and $500 to win special for the Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones.

For those competitors and race teams that were already on the grounds, those pit passes purchased will be good at the next event at the track on Saturday August 20 and all that will need to be done is to bring your pit pass armbands to the pit gate and pay the difference in the price of a pit pass for the August 20 event.  For Mini-Cup/Cyclone competitors and teams, that division will not be in action on Saturday August 20 and those pit pass armbands can be used beginning on September 3.  Those drivers on the grounds at the time of the cancellation will receive show-up points.

For individuals that purchased tickets in the general admission area on August 6, those tickets will be good for use on Saturday August 20.  All patrons have to do is present their ticket at the general admission window and pay the difference in the price of a general admission ticket for the August 20 event.

The next event at Richmond Raceway will be the 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial will take place at Richmond Raceway on Saturday August 20 and will feature the Southern Nationals Bonus Series Super Late Models in a full program of practice, time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 59 lap, $10,059 to win (plus lap leader money), $500 to start 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial A-Main contest.  Also on the racing docket for Saturday August 20 will be the Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds racing for $1,259 to win, AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks racing for $1,059 to win, and Pro Tow Towing Stock Four Cylinders racing for $759 to win. 

There will also be a special Open Practice night at Richmond Raceway on the evening prior to the “Butterball” on Friday August 19 that will be open to all drivers in all divisions, with the practice night seeing the gates open at 5:00 p.m., with practice laps taking place from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (all times listed are EDT).

Activities for the 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial will see all gates open one hour earlier than normal, as the pit area will open at 2:00 p.m., while the general admission area will open at 3:30 p.m.  Driver registration will close at 5:30 p.m., while the drivers meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m.  Practice laps will get underway at 6:15 p.m., with Super Late Model time trials set for 7:00 p.m., with racing set for 7:30 p.m.  Ticket prices for this event will be announced in an upcoming press release.

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 would like to thank its 2016 track marketing partners:  Airport Road Salvage Yard (Junction City, KY), American Racer South (Tullahoma, TN), Andrew Automotive (Stanford, KY), AR Bodies (Greenbriar, TN), Barton’s Storage Buildings (Corbin, KY), (Berea, KY), Best Western (Richmond), Coyote Country WCYO 100.7 FM (Richmond), Eagle Financial Services (Richmond), Estepp Shell (Richmond), Finish First Designs (Berea, KY), First Southern National Bank (Richmond/Stanford/Hustonville/Lancaster), Hoosier Tire, Kentucky Septic Repair (Richmond), Phantom Racing Gear (Lawrenceburg, KY), Pro-Tow Towing (Richmond), Renfro’s Towing (Richmond), REVELution Race Cars (Richmond), (Madison, WI), Skirting Solutions (London, KY), SkyTower Power Race Engines (Stanford, KY), Sonic (Richmond), Sunoco Race Fuels, Todd Metals and Truss (Somerset, KY/Columbia, KY), Warlock Race Cars (Independence, KY), WCBR 1110 AM Christian Radio (Richmond), WRNZ 105.1 FM (Danville), and Xtreme Style Signs and Graphics (Danville, KY)