Richmond Raceway Off July 2; Modified Mayhem $1,500 to win July 9


Richmond, KY(June 26, 2016) Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will have the 3/10 mile semi-banked red clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” closed on Saturday July 2, but racing action returns on Saturday July 9 with the track’s annual Modified Mayhem, paying $1,500 to win for the Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds, along with a full racing program for the Sonci Late Models, AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks, Pro-Tow Towing Stock Four Cylinders, and Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones. 

Richmond Raceway will present Modified Mayhem on Saturday July 9 and the Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds will be highlighted in a $1,500 to win event.  Also on the Saturday July 9 racing program will be the Sonic Late Models racing for $1,500 to win, AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks racing for $750 to win, Pro-Tow Towing Stock Four Cylinders racing for $500 to win, and Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones racing for $100 to win.  All divisions will utilize the practice/time trials combo format to determine heat race starting positions.  Also of note, the three highest finishing drivers that utilize a Crate engine powered car in the Late Model division will be eligible for bonuses.  The highest finishing driver using a Crate engine will receive a $100 bonus, second highest finishing driver using a Crate engine will receive a $75 bonus, and the third highest finishing driver using a Crate engine will receive a $50 bonus.  Transponders are used for timing/scoring purposes (can be rented at the track for $10 or $5 fee if a driver has their own) and RACEceivers are also mandatory in all divisions.  All competitors are urged to be at the track and signed-in by 5:30 p.m. as that is when driver registration closes.  Jimmy Crabtree of Irvine, KY is the defending champion of the Modified Mayhem event.

Activities for the Modified Mayhem event at Richmond Raceway on Saturday July 2 will see the pit area opening at 3:00 p.m. and the general admission area opening at 4:30 p.m.  Driver registration will close at 5:30 p.m. and the drivers meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m., with practice set to begin at 6:15 p.m.  Racing is set to take the take the green flag at 7:30 p.m.  All times listed are EDT.  Ticket prices and event purse information will be made available in an upcoming press release. 

Richmond Raceway last raced on Saturday June 25 and feature event winners include Zack Dohm of Cross Lanes, WV in Sonic Late Models, Blake Brown of Corbin, KY in Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds, Jeremie Bretz of Maysville, KY in AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks, and Scott Crusenberry of Williamsburg, KY in Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones.

Track championship point leaders heading into the Saturday July 9 event are Jason Barrett of Waco, KY in Sonic Late Models, Keith Smith of Stanton, KY in Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds, Robby Perkins of Ezel, KY in AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks, Sean Jones of Clermont County, OH in Pro-Tow Towing Stock Four Cylinders, and Josh Dickerson of Richmond, 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 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), 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)

Richmond Raceway Top Ten Track Points after June 25, 2016

1.            Jason Barrett (Waco, KY)- 315
2.            Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville, KY)- 282
3.            Jake Henry (Junction City, KY)- 253
4.            Chris Ruble (Waco, KY)- 230
5.            Todd Coffman (Parksville, KY)- 228
6.            Tommy Bailey (Corbin, KY)- 205
7.            Dennis Barton (Corbin, KY)- 175
8.            Brian Royalty (Cynthiana, KY)- 156
9.            Donnie Everman (Clay City, KY)- 143
10.          Greg Johnson (Bedford, IN)- 141

1.            Keith Smith (Stanton, KY)- 373
2.            Blake Brown (Corbin, KY)- 356
3.            Jimmy Robinson (Richmond, KY)- 347
4.            Cody Smith (Clay City, KY)- 320
5.            Jeff Watson (Campbellsville, KY)- 306
6.            Zach Powers (Taylorsville, KY)- 256
7.            Korey Cochran (Richmond, KY)- 252
8.            Brent Estes (Irvine, KY)- 242
9.            John Jackson (Cynthiana, KY)- 232
10.          Aaron Branham (Clay City, KY)- 181

1.            Robby Perkins (Ezel, KY)- 360
2.            Brandon Hutchinson (Hi Hat, KY)- 340
3.            Jeremie Bretz (Maysville, KY)- 324
4.            Eddie Stewart (Manchester, KY)- 268
5.            Allen Hackworth, Jr. (Waco, KY)- 267
6.            Bartley Grant (Berea, KY)- 229
7.            Jeremy Howard (Berea, KY)- 201
Trae Soper (Nicholasville, KY)- 201
9.            Greg Hensley (Lost Creek, KY)- 188
10.          Terry Cheeks (Paint Lick, KY)- 179

1.            Sean Jones (Clermont County, OH)- 208
2.            Shane Irvin (Liberty, KY)- 202
3.            Greg Hensley (Lost Creek, KY)- 200
4.            Freddy Breeden (Somerset, KY)- 199
5.            Jamison Gipson (Lancaster, KY)- 198
6.            Tyler Hayes (Pine Ridge, KY)- 180
7.            Keith Gipson (Keene, KY)- 164
8.            Brandon Creech (Berea, KY)- 160
9.            Stacy Harrison (Corbin, KY)- 145
10.          Travis Dickerson (Richmond, KY)- 135

1.            Josh Dickerson (Richmond, KY)- 303
2.            Dylan Rutherford (Corbin, KY)- 280
3.            Bobby Williams (Hyden, KY)- 277
4.            Scott Crusenberry (Williamsburg, KY)- 154
5.            Jason Bell (London, KY)- 150
6.            Dalton Brown (Crab Orchard, KY)- 127
7.            Glenn Dickerson (Berea, KY)- 84
8.            Jagger Stevens (Morehead, KY)- 69
9.            Connor Dole (Corbin, KY)- 66
10.          Jason Sizemore (Tyner, KY)- 61