Richmond Raceway Recognizes Sunoco Race Fuels “Butterball” Memorial Lap Sponsors


Richmond, KY(August 19, 2016) Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz would like to recognize and thank those individuals and businesses who will be lap sponsors for the 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial event for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series that will pay the winner $10,059 to win, plus lap leader money on Saturday August 20.

The following is a list of those individuals and businesses that have graciously sponsored a lap or laps for this event and Richmond Raceway would like to thank them for their support of this event (all lap sponsors are a $25 lap unless otherwise noted):
Lap 1- Turner Realty Group ($50)
Lap 2- Pit Stop Bonanza
Lap 3- Tackett and Sons Plumbing and Electric Lap 4- In Memory of Billy Childers Lap 5- ACE Trucking Lap 6- Kentucky Septic Repair Lap 7- Revelution Race Cars Lap 8- Wayne Bowen Racing Supply Lap 9- Best Western Lap 10- Speedy Towing Lap 11- Bobby “Kid Rock” Wolter, Jr.
Lap 12- Trailer Parts and Service
Lap 13- Monty’s Liquor
Lap 14- Renfro Towing
Lap 15- Team #15
Lap 16- Donald Trump for President
Lap 17- Family Clinic
Lap 18- Dale Petty Well Service ($50)
Lap 19- ABR Auto Recycling
Lap 20-
Lap 21- Colorama
Lap 22- O’Reilly Auto Parts
Lap 23- Dalton Brown #23B
Lap 24- Auto Zone
Lap 25- Pro Tow Towing
Lap 26- Cochran Mowing
Lap 27- Best Western
Lap 28- Family Clinic
Lap 29- Renfro Towing
Lap 30- Turner Realty Group ($50)
Lap 31- ABR Auto Recycling
Lap 32- Airport Road Salvage Yard
Lap 33- Tim Coontz Photography
Lap 34- Lease Zone
Lap 35-
Lap 36- O’Reilly Auto Parts
Lap 37- Best Western
Lap 38-
Lap 39- Wayne Bowen Racing Supply
Lap 40- ACE Trucking
Lap 41- In Memory of Johnnie McDaniels
Lap 42- Family Clinic
Lap 43- In Memory of Billy Carroll Wooldridge and Junior Stewart ($100) Lap 44- In Memory of Donohue Despain Lap 45- Double H Race Fabrication Lap 46- Monty’s Liquor Lap 47- Art Attack Tattoos Lap 48- Colorama Lap 49- In Memory of John “Cornbread” Corman Lap 50- Airport Road Salvage Yard Lap 51- Kentucky Septic Repair Lap 52- DT52 Photos Lap 53- Lap 54- Auto Zone Lap 55- Family Clinic Lap 56- Best Western Lap 57- Bob Wolter, Sr.
Lap 58- Revelution Race Cars
Lap 59- Turner Realty Group ($50)

Also, Turner Realty Group will pay an extra $100 to the winner of the event is the race winner makes a pass for the victory on the final lap (lap 59).  In addition, Bob Wolter, Sr. will pay the overall top qualifier $100 cash for fast time during time trials.  Lastly, in the current Super Late Model track record of 14.040 seconds in broken during time trials, Chris Tilley will pay that driver $500.

Richmond Raceway will present the 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge event on Saturday July 18 and will feature the Southern Nationals Bonus Series Super Late Models racing for $10,059 to win in their main event in a full program that will include practice, FK Rod Ends time trials, qualifying heats, and B-Mains.  Also on the “Butterball” racing program will be the Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds racing for $1,259 to win in a 25 lap main event, American Dirt Allstars AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks racing for $1,059 to win in a 20 lap feature, and Pro-Tow Towing Stock Four Cylinders racing for $759 to win.  For the “Butterball” Memorial on Saturday August 20, the Southern Nationals Bonus Series will have separate practice and time trial sessions, while the Modified, KDRA Super Stocks, and Stock Four Cylinders will utilize the practice/time trials combo format to determine heat race starting positions.  RACEceivers are mandatory in all divisions and must be used by the driver each time he/she is on the racing surface in their race car.  Also, transponder scoring/timing is used at Richmond Raceway and the rental for a transponder is $10 and can be taken care of at driver registration (the track uses the yellow Westhold transponders).  It is pertinent that all drivers be at the track and signed in by 5:30 p.m. as that is when driver registration closes.

Activities for the 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial event at Richmond Raceway on Saturday August 20 18 will see the pit area open at 2:00 p.m., with the general admission area open at 3:30 p.m.  Driver’s registration will close promptly at 5:30 p.m.  The drivers meeting will be at 5:45 p.m, with practice/time trial combo laps set to begin around 6:15 p.m., and the green flag for the first race will wave at 7:30 p.m.  Ticket prices for the “Butterball” Memorial on Saturday August 20 in the general admission area will be $25 for adults, with children ages 12 and under FREE.  For the pit area, adult prices will be $45, with children ages 6 to 12 costing $15, and children ages five and under FREE. 

Previous Paul "Butterball" Wooldridge Memorial Winners:
1988- Brian Asbury (Mitchell, IN)
1989- Jim Curry (Norman, IN)
1990- Ray Godsey (Bedford, IN)
1991- Kevin Claycomb (Vincennes, IN)
1992- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
1993- Jack Boggs (Grayson, KY)
1994- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
1995- Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville, KY)
1996- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
1997- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
1998- Delane Browning (East Bernstadt, KY)
1999- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2000- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2001- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2002- Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN)
2003- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2004- Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
2005- Tim Tungate (Campbellsville, KY)
2006- Ben Adkins (West Portsmouth, OH)
2007- Tim Tungate (Campbellsville, KY)
2008- Victor Lee (Danville, KY)
2009- Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
2010- Victor Lee (Danville, KY)
2011- Josh McGuire (Grayson, KY)
2012- Josh McGuire (Grayson, KY)
2013- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2014- Billy Moyer, Jr. (Batesville, AK)
2015- Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)

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 via social media at, Facebook at or, and 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)