Richmond Raceway Has Meet the Drivers Nights/$500 to win Mini-Cup/Cyclones September 24


Richmond, KY(September 19, 2016) Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will be set to return to action with a special night for the race fans on Saturday September 24 as the track will present Meet the Drivers Night and the Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones racing or $500 to win at this event, along with a full racing program for Sonic Late Models, Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds, AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks, and Pro-Tow Towing Stock Four Cylinders at the 3/10 mile semi-baned red clay oval known as “The Beast of the East”.

Once practice/time trials are completed for the evening, drivers will bring their race cars back out to the track on the frontchute and/or in the infield area and all race fans in attendance will be allowed to come down out of the general admission area to meet and greet, get autographs, take photographs, and enjoy some time of fun and fellowship with their heroes that compete at Richmond Raceway.  Race fans are encouraged to get to the track early so they can participate in the meet and greet fellowship time with the drivers after practice/time trials.

Richmond Raceway will present Meet the Drivers Night on Saturday September 24 and will feature the Warlock Race Cars in a $500 to win main event.  Also on the September 24 racing program will be the Sonic Late Models racing for $1,500 to win, Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win, AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks racing for $750 to win, and Pro-Tow Towing Stock Four Cylinders racing for $500 to win.  For the Saturday September 24 program, all divisions will utilize the practice/time trials combo format to determine heat race starting positions, which will be followed immediately by the Meet the Drivers time on the track.  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 5:15 p.m. as that is when driver registration closes for this event.

Richmond Raceway Meet the Drivers Night A-Main Payouts for Saturday September 24:
-Sonic Late Models (25 laps):  1st- $1,500, 2nd- $750, 3rd- $500, 4th- $400, 5th- $350, 6th- $300, 7th- $250. 8th- $200, 9th- $190, 10th- $180, 11th- $170, 12th- $160, 13th- $150, 14th- $150, 15th- $150, 16th- $150, 17th- $150, 18th- $150 (NOTE: The highest finisher driver using a Crate engine in his/her car will receive a $100, with the second highest finishing driver using a Crate engine receiving a $75 bonus, while the third highest finishing driver using a Crate engine will receive a $50 bonus) -Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds (20 laps):  1st- $1,000, 2nd- $500, 3rd- $300, 4th- $200, 5th- $175, 6th- $150, 7th- $140, 8th- $130, 9th- $120, 10th- $115, 11th- $110, 12th- $105, 13th- $100, 14th- $100, 15th- $100, 16th- $100, 17th- $100, 18th- $100 -American Dirt Allstars AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks (15 laps):  1st- $750, 2nd- $400, 3rd- $250, 4th- $175, 5th- $150, 6th- $125, 7th- $110, 8th- $100, 9th- $95, 10th- $90, 11th- $85, 12th- $80, 13th- $75, 14th- $75, 15th- $75, 16th- $75, 17th- $75, 18th- $75
-Pro Tow Towing Stock Four Cylinders (12 laps):    1st- $500, 2nd- $250, 3rd- $150, 4th- $125, 5th- $100, 6th- $90, 7th- $80, 8th- $75, 9th- $70, 10th- $65, 11th- $60, 12th- $55, 13th- $50, 14th- $50, 15th- $50, 16th- $50, 17th- $50, 18th- $50
-Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones (15 laps):  1st- $500, 2nd- $250, 3rd- $150, 4th- $125, 5th- $100, 6th- $90, 7th- $80, 8th- $75, 9th- $70, 10th- $65, 11th- $60, 12th- $55, 13th- $50, 14th- $50, 15th- $50, 16th- $50, 17th- $50, 18th- $50

Activities for Meet the Drivers Night at Richmond Raceway on Saturday September 24 will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., with the general admission area open at 4:30 p.m.  Of note,driver’s registration will close promptly at 5:15 p.m.  The drivers meeting will be at 5:30 p.m, with practice/time trial combo laps set to begin around 6:00 p.m., followed by the race fans meet and greet time with drivers, and the green flag for the first race will wave at 7:45 p.m.  Ticket prices on Saturday September 24 in the general admission area will be $15 for adults, with children ages 12 and under FREE.  For the pit area, adult prices will be $30, with children ages 6 to 12 costing $15, and children ages five and under FREE. 


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)

Richmond Raceway Top Ten Track Point Standings after September 3, 2016 Sonic Late Models
1.            Jason Barrett (Waco, KY)- 528
2.            Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville, KY)- 428
3.            Chris Ruble (Waco, KY)- 407
4.            Todd Coffman (Parksville, KY)- 367
5.            Tommy Bailey (Corbin, KY)- 346
6.            Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)- 331
7.            Jake Henry (Junction City, KY)- 325
8.            Donnie Everman (Clay City, KY)- 273
9.            Derek Fisher (Olympia, KY)- 235
10.          Michael Chilton (Salvisa, KY)- 224
Phantom Racing Modifieds
1.            Blake Brown (Corbin, KY)- 604
2.            Jimmy Robinson (Richmond, KY)- 554
3.            Keith Smith (Stanton, KY)- 515
4.            Cody Smith (Clay City, KY)- 426
5.            Zach Powers (Taylorsville, KY)- 419
6.            Korey Cochran (Richmond, KY)- 369
7.            Jimmy Crabtree (Irvine, KY)- 347
8.            John Jackson (Cynthiana, KY)- 318
9.            Jared Reams (Mount Vernon, KY)- 308
10.          Jeff Watson (Campbellsville, KY)- 306
AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks
1.            Robby Perkins (Ezel, KY)- 611
2.            Jeremie Bretz (Maysville, KY)- 559
3.            Eddie Stewart (Manchester, KY)- 523
4.            Brandon Hutchinson (Hi Hat, KY)- 457
5.            Jeremy Howard (Berea, KY)- 369
6.            Allen Hackworth, Jr. (Waco, KY)- 360
7.            Trae Soper (Nicholasville, KY)- 328
8.            Logan Preston (Berea, KY)- 313
9.            Jimmy Bailey (Winchester, KY)- 300
10.          Bartley Grant (Berea, KY)- 296
Pro-Tow Towing Stock Four Cylinders
1.            Sean Jones (Clermont County, OH)- 457
2.            Shane Irvin (Liberty, KY)- 417
3.            Brandon Creech (Berea, KY)- 349
4.            Jamison Gipson (Lancaster, KY)- 345
5.            Tyler Hayes (Pine Ridge, KY)- 325
6.            Keith Gipson (Keene, KY)- 321
7.            Dylan Stevens (Morehead, KY)- 290
8.            Stacy Harrison (Corbin, KY)- 235
9.            Charles Burton (Somerset, KY)- 217
10.          Greg Hensley (Lost Creek, KY)- 210
Warlock Race Mini-Cup/Cyclones
1.            Dylan Rutherford (Corbin, KY)- 526
2.            Bobby Williams (Hyden, KY)- 446
3.            Josh Dickerson (Richmond, KY)- 381
4.            Scott Crusenberry (Williamsburg, KY)- 304
5.            Dalton Brown (Crab Orchard, KY)- 248
6.            Jason Bell (London, KY)- 220
7.            Glenn Dickerson (Waco, KY)- 204
8.            Brady Lear (Brodhead, KY)- 102
9.            Dylan Stevens (Morehead, KY)- 85
10.          Blake Brown (Corbin, KY)- 83