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Richmond Raceway Announces Exciting 51st Season of Racing Schedule for 2017

 

Richmond, KY(January 2, 2017) Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are pleased to announce the 2017 racing schedule for the 51st season of racing competition at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY.   The 2017 racing calendar at the 3/10 mile semi-banked red clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” will feature eighteen events on Saturday over the course of the year. 

The 2017 racing season will be begin with an open practice for all divisions on Friday April 21 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., followed the next evening on Saturday April 22 with the 51st Annual Season Opener event.  The featured divisions at the track in 2017 will be Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, and Stock Four Cylinders.

The Late Model division will feature a pair of $10,000 to win events during the season, with the first taking place on May 20 as the inaugural Mike Roland Memorial will be contested and will be co-sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Bonus Series presented by Sunoco/Tennessee RV and the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series, paying $10,000 to win.  The track’s marquee event, the 30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial, is set for July 22 and will pay $10,059 to the winner of that event, which will be sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series.  The Late Model division will race for extra in three unsanctioned events as well, with $2,000 to win up for grabs in the season opener on April 22, along with the $2,100 to win 3rd Annual Butch Shay Memorial on June 17, and the 3rd Annual Finn Watson Memorial on September 17, paying $2,500 to win.  The Beast of the East Clash will conclude the season on October 7 and will pay $3,000 to win for the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series.  The Late Model division will race for $1,500 to win at their regular show events.

The Modified division will also feature several extra-money to win races during the 2017 season as well.  The highest paying to win event for the division will be on June 17 with the $2,100 to win 3rd Annual Butch Shay that will be sanctioned by the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Series Modified Division, as well as sanctioning the Modified class at the Mike Roland Memorial on May 20 ($1,200 to win), and the Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial on July 22 ($1,259 to win).  Other unsanctioned extra-money events for the open-wheel racers will be the $1,500 to win Modified Spring Shootout May 6, the $1,500 to win Modified Mayhem contest on July 8, and $1,200 to win events at the Finn Watson Memorial September 17 and Beast of the East Clash October 7.  The Modified division will race for $1,000 to win at their regular show events.

The KDRA Super Stocks also several good paying to win events at the track in 2017, headlined by the 3rd Annual KDRA Super Stock Nationals on August 19 that will pay $2,500 to win.  Other extra-money to win dates on the calendar for the division include the KDRA Super Stock Spring Fling on May 13 paying $1,200 to win, the 3rd Annual Saturday Night Showdown on June 24 paying $1,000 to win, the Summer Sizzler on June 15 paying $1,500 to win, and $1,000 to win at the Beast of the East Clash on October 7.  The KDRA Super Stock division will race for $750 to win at their regular show events. 

The Stock Four Cylinders will have a pair of $1,000 to win events during the season, with Four Cylinder Fury event taking place on June 3 and the Four Cylinder Rumble contest going on September 2.  Other extra-money to win events include $750 to win at the Saturday Night Showdown June 24 and another $750 to win contest at the Beast of the East Clash on October 7.  The Stock Four Cylinder division will race for $500 to win at their regular show events. 

Of note, a couple of other nights for race fans to mark on the calendar will be the always-popular Meet the Drivers on September 23, where the fans get to come down on the track and meet and greet with all the drivers, along with Fan Appreciation Night on September 30. 

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 www.richmond-raceway.net, Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/308149696058239/ or facebook.com/richraceky, 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 2017 Schedule of Events

April 21 (Friday)- Test and Tune Open Practice for All Divisions (7:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.)

April 22- 51st Annual Season Opener:  Late Models $2,000 to win; Regular Show- Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, Stock Four Cylinders (Track Points Begin)

April 29- Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, Stock Four Cylinders

May 6- Modified Spring Shootout:  Modifieds $1,500 to win; Regular Show- KDRA Super Stock, Stock Four Cylinders (Late Models OFF)

May 13- KDRA Super Stock Spring Fling:  KDRA Super Stocks $1,200 to win; Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Four Cylinders

May 19 (Friday)- Open Practice for 1st Annual Mike Roland Memorial:  Open Practice for All Divisions (7:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.)

May 20- 1st Annual Mike Roland Memorial:  Schaeffer’s Oil Bonus Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series Co-Sanctioned Super Late Models $10,000 to win; Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Division Series $1,200 to win; KDRA Super Stocks, Stock Four Cylinders

May 27- OFF (Memorial Day Weekend)

June 3- Four Cylinder Fury:  Four Cylinder $1,000 to win; Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks

June 10- OFF (Closed for Dream 100)

June 17- 3rd Annual Butch Shay Memorial:  Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Series Modified Division Series $2,100 to win; Late Models $2,100 to win; Regular Show- KDRA Super Stock, Stock Four Cylinders

June 24- 3rd Annual Saturday Night Showdown:  KDRA Super Stocks $1,000 to win; Stock Four Cylinders $750 to win; Regular Show- Modifieds (Late Models OFF)

July 1- Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, Stock Four Cylinders

July 8- Modified Mayhem:  Modifieds $1,500 to win; Regular Show- Late Models, KDRA Super Stocks, Stock Four Cylinders

July 15- Summer Sizzler:  KDRA Super Stocks $1,500 to win; Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Four Cylinders

July 21 (Friday)- Open Practice for 30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial:  Open Practice for All Divisions (7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.)

July 22- 30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial:  Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series Super Late Models $10,059 to win; Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Series Modified Division Series $1,259 to win; KDRA Super Stocks $759 to win; Stock Four Cylinders $559 to win

July 29- OFF (Closed for Madison County Fair)

August 5- OFF (Closed for Madison County Fair)

August 12- OFF (Closed for North/South 100)

August 19- 3rd Annual KDRA Super Stock Nationals: KDRA Super Stocks $2,500 to win; Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Four Cylinders  

August 26- OFF

September 2- 2nd Annual Four Cylinder Rumble:  Stock Four Cylinders $1,000 to win; Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks

September 9- OFF (Closed for World 100)

September 16- 3rd Annual Finn Watson Memorial:  Late Models $2,500 to win; Modifieds $1,200 to win; Regular Show- KDRA Super Stocks, Stock Four Cylinders

September 23- Meet the Drivers Night:  Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, Stock Four Cylinders

September 30- Fan Appreciation Night: Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, Stock Four Cylinders

October 7- Beast of the East Clash:  Schaeffer Oil Iron-Man Championship Series Super Late Models $3,000 to win; Modifieds $1,200 to win; KDRA Super Stocks $1,000 to win; Stock Four Cylinders $750 to win (Track Points End)

-Schedule is Subject to Changes/Additions/Deletions-