Richmond Raceway Announces Tire Rules Amendment for Modifieds and KDRA Super Stocks for 2017 Season


Richmond, KY(March 21, 2017) Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz have announced a rules amendment to the tire rules for the track’s Open Wheel Modified and KDRA Super Stock divisions at the 3/10 mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” for the upcoming 2017 race season.  

Ponderosa Speedway conducted a tire test with representatives from both Hoosier Tire and American Race Tire present and all parties agreed that the following tire rules would be the fairest for both tire brands, taking into consideration last year’s tire rule and allowing a burn-off period for drivers to use up any older tires they currently have for use.

The tire rule for both the Open Wheel Modified and KDRA Super Stock divisions at Richmond Raceway will be as follows:  Tires:  (some compounds are discontinued by the manufacturer, but are listed due to some still in use by drivers); Front Tires (siping allowed on front due to carry-over from 2016 season)- Hoosier:  Medium, A40S, M-30s, A40, Hard, H40, & M-60 (“D”, Medium 100 & 200 Not Allowed); American Racer:  Medium, Hard, & Extra Hard; Rear Tires (the only siping of rear tires will be: Hoosier M-60 & American Racer Ex Hard)- Hoosier Tires:  A40S, M-30S, A40, Hard, H40, & M-60; American Racer: Hard, & Extra Hard (No Grooving Allowed; Anyone found with chemically altered tires, will be suspended for 3 races and will lose all their points accumulated up to that race.  Anyone found a 2nd time with chemically altered tires will be suspended for the remainder of the season. If a tire sample is taken from any car out of the A-Main, the driver’s money will be held until the tire sample has cleared the lab.  SPECIAL NOTE: Beginning with 2018 racing season, the following tire rule will go into effect:  Front and Rear:   Hoosier: M-30S and M-60 or American Racer: Hard & Extra Hard.  These will be the ONLY Tires Allowed in 2018).

Richmond Raceway will begin its 51st season of dirt track racing with an open practice for all divisions on Friday evening April 21, followed by the 51st Annual Season Opener for the track on Saturday April 22, with Late Models racing for $2,000 to win, along with Modifieds ($1,000 to win), KDRA Super Stocks ($750 to win), and Stock Four Cylinders ($500 to win). 

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.