Richmond Raceway Season Opener Rained Out; Now Set for Saturday April 29


Richmond, KY(April 22, 2017) Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantzwill have to delay the start of the 2017 racing season at the 3/10 mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” as Mother Nature has made an appearance and let the track and grounds too wet for racing competition this weekend. 

Richmond Raceway will now kick off its 51st season of dirt track racing entertainment on Saturday April 29 with Late Models racing for $2,000 to win, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win, KDRA Super Stock racing for $750 to win, and Stock Four Cylinders racing for $500 to win. 

Activities for the Saturday April 29 season opening event at Richmond Raceway will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., with the general admission area gates set to open at 4:30 p.m.  The drivers meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m., with practice/time trial laps set to get underway at 6:15 p.m., while the first green flag to start the racing action will wave at 7:30 p.m.  All times EDT.  Ticket prices for the April 22 season opening event at Richmond Raceway in the general admission area will be $15 for adults, with children ages 12 and under admitted free.  A pit pass will cost $35.      

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 @RichmondRaceway.  The phone number at the track for information concerning race events and raceday information is (859) 624-5640.