2015 WEEKLY NEWS AND UPDATES
January 12, 2015
I-77 Raceway Park 2014 Banquet /2015 Drivers Meeting
Join us as we recognize the 2014 Winners on
Sunday, January 25th at 2:00 pm
Fairplain Yacht Club
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
(Limited hor’ dourves for all,
and servers available for full menu items)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
2015 Drivers Registration Forms, and tentative schedules will be available
We look forward to seeing everyone!
2014 WEEKLY NEWS AND UPDATES
FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON THE RODEO AND THE HILLBILLY 100 CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.
CORRECTION: IF YOU PURCHASED A SATURDAY ONLY THERE WILL BE NO UPGRADES.
IF YOU HAVE A SATURDAY WRISTBAND AND WANT TO STAY FOR THE HILLBILLY 100 YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE A SUNDAY ONLY WRISTBAND.
SUNDAY ONLY PRICES
GENERAL ADMISSION - $35.00
CHILD (7-12) - $10.00
PIT ENTRANCE - $50.00
SUNDAY ONLY TICKETS WILL INCLUDE THE MAKE UP FEATURES.
AFTER THE 3PM FEATURES ARE COMPLETE EVERYONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO EXIT THE PITS AND GENERAL ADMISSION AND AT THE TIME OF RE-ENTRY YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW A 2-DAY PASS OR A SUNDAY ONLY.
There are no races for July 25th - Jackson County Fair
Next race will be August 1st. Details coming soon!
I-77 Raceway Park is ready for tonight's BIG race!
With $5000 to win and $400 to start the Ultimate Super Late Model Race is bound to be a great show with a lot of great drivers!
I-77 Raceway Park has reviewed the forecast and we will do our very best to get the show in tonight! We need the support from our fans to make this show go! Share the word and invite your family and friends!
LETS GO RACING!
ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL RACE
FRIDAY JULY 18TH @ I-77 RACEWAY PARK
TIRES NOT CONFORMING TO MANUFACTURER'S BENCHMARK ARE ILLEGAL!
Hoosier Compounds 1300, 1350, 1450 and 1600 (4 digit designations only) along with the ANY Hoosier 70, Hoosier 2700, Hoosier FT600 as a right rear OPTION ONLY. No other Hoosier 70 designations will be allowed at ULTIMATE Series events.
American Racer Compounds SD 44, SD 48, MD 53 and MD 56 designations ONLY with the American Racer 70 as a right rear OPTION ONLY.
Grooving and siping is allowed.
For more rules on this class please visit http://www.ultimatesupers.com/rules.html
For more rules on I-77 Raceway Park please visit www.racei77.com
ULTIMATE Super Late Models Prepare For West Virginia Doubleheader July 18th And 19th
The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series is set to make a return to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia on Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th for a twin bill at a pair of the state’s most exciting racing facilities. Friday night the series makes its return to I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, West Virginia for a $5,000 to win / 50-lap affair. Then on Saturday night the series makes a first-ever appearance at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, West Virginia for a $4,000 to win / 40-lap feature event.
“This is really shaping up to be a fantastic weekend for us. We had one of our best races of the year in 2013 at I-77 Raceway Park. The track there is a bullring and really provides some exciting action. It is a little bit of a throwback type facility that has a vast history. That battle last year between Casey Roberts and Eddie Carrier for the lead was incredible. We hope to enjoy that same intensity and excitement this weekend too.” said ULTIMATE Series Director Kelley Carlton.
The weekend will conclude at one of the area’s most prolific venues in Princeton Speedway. The track boasts a very strong local fan base and is known for tight side-by-side racing. “This year we were lucky enough to add Princeton Speedway to the weekend. Princeton is another one of those very exciting and racy facilities. Princeton has never had a Super Late Model event so that definitely adds another wrinkle to the story. All these racers will be on an equal playing field. None of the drivers will have any notes to work from. Sure some have raced the track in the FASTRAK crate engine-powered cars but there will be some big differences in how they will have to drive and how they will need to adjust their cars. This one will be very interesting to watch.” added Carlton.
Gaffney, South Carolina’s Dennis “Rambo” Franklin leads the ULTIMATE Super Late Model standings headed into the weekend. Franklin, however, enjoys a less-than comfortable margin over fellow title pursuers Jeff Smith of Dallas, North Carolina and Doug Sanders of Springwood, North Carolina. Drivers expected to lead the home-state charge will be Chris Garnes of Evans, West Virginia; Zack and Tim Dohm of Cross Lanes, West Virginia; Prosperity, West Virginia’s Ricky Williams; and Eslie Bills of Kincaid, West Virginia. Other invaders include series regular Brian Ledbetter of Stanley, North Carolina; and Anthony Burroughs of Rogersville, Alabama along with many others from around the region.
For ticket information and directions for I-77 Raceway Park head over towww.racei77.com or call (304) 373-1110 for further. To learn more about Princeton Speedway you can visit their home on the World Wide Web atwww.princetonspeedway.net or call (304) 425-RACE (7223) or (304)425-9429. You can learn more about the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series by checkingwww.ultimatesupers.com or you can “like” them on Facebook at ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @ULTIMATESupers and also on Instagram at @ULTIMATESuper
July 18th Purse totals $27,785.00!!
July 1st, 2014
Mother nature wins again this weekend. Races for tonight have been cancelled. We will see everyone next Friday night!
June 13, 2014
Due to the amount of rain we have had in the area and tomorrow's weather forecast I-77 Raceway Park has cancelled Friday June 13th races. Next race will be Friday June 20th OVSCA Sprint Car Night - No Mod Lites 50/50 Raffle Fundraiser - Ohio Valley Auto Racing Association Hall of Fame
May 28th, 2014
$BONUS BUCKS NIGHT IS BACK AND BIGGER$
I-77 Raceway Park is bringing back the $Bonus Bucks$ for the Late Model class, and we are also adding $Bonus Bucks$ to the Modified Class, which will also run a quick six dash.
Ripley Blue and White Viking Night Late Model Class
$1500 to Win
$500 Bonus if one driver wins Fastest Time, Dash Winner and Feature Winner
City National Bank/Betsy Conrad Stats Memorial Modified Race
$1000 to WIN
$500 BONUS if one driver wins Fastest Time, Dash Winner and Feature Winner.
I-77 Raceway Park
"The Place to Race"
May 28th, 2014
I-77 Raceway Park is honored to announce the City National Bank/ Betsy Conrad Stats Memorial Modified Race that will be held Friday, May 30th 2014. We welcome everyone and all Modified drivers to show your support for Vince Conrad and his family.
Betsy was the sister of Vince Conrad, who passed away from a Brain Aneurysm in February of 2013, Vince is a well known race car driver in the Jackson County Area who has supported I-77 Raceway Park for many of years. Vince also lost his mother, Paulette Westfall Conrad from a Brain Aneurysm in August of 2013. Show your support to the Conrad family this Friday night at I-77 Raceway Park.
City National Bank invites you to stop by the booth that will be located in the general admission area for some awesome GIVEAWAYS!!! They will be giving away a GAS CAN and a COOLER with $CASH$ inside. City National Bank will have information on loans and checking accounts at the track Friday night. If you complete a loan application you will receive a FREE T-SHIRT and if you open a checking account you will receive $25.00!!
Along with the City National Bank/ Betsy Conrad Stats Memorial Modified Race we are also having a Ripley Blue and White Ripley Viking Night so be sure to wear your BLUE AND WHITE!!
Friday night is also the SPIDERMAN MINI WEDGE INVITATIONAL sponsored by #20 JR Weekly, of JR Weekly Motorsports on Friday May 30th. The "Spiderman Mini Wedge Invitational" will feature a $500.00 purse for this feature event! This race will take place on a small mini wedge track within the center of I-77's track. Mini Wedges will run under the rules and sanctioning of WRA (Wedge Racing Association).
SEE YOU AT THE TRACK THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
May 19th, 2014 -
SPIDERMAN MINI WEDGE INVITATIONAL
I-77 Raceway Park is set to host "Spiderman Mini Wedge Invitational" sponsored by #20 JR Weekly, of JR Weekly Motorsports on Friday May 30th. The "Spiderman Mini Wedge Invitational" will feature a $500.00 purse for this feature event! This race will take place on a small mini wedge track within the center of I-77's track. Mini Wedges will run under the rules and sanctioning of WRA (Wedge Racing Association).
Stay tuned for more information regarding this event.
May 16th, 2014 ~
$$$ BONUS BUCKS NIGHT FRIDAY MAY 23rd $$$
$1500 or possibly $2000 to WIN and $150 to start Late Model feature.
I-77 Raceway Park is excited to announce $BONUS BUCK NIGHTS$ this coming Friday. In addition to the increased purse for the night we will also add BONUS BUCKS if one lucky Late Model Drive takes all three: Top Time, Dash Winner and Feature Winner. If he wins all three those BONUS BUCKS will pay an additional $500.00 and he will walk away with $2000.00!!!!!! **Note: If there are different winners for fastest time and dash winner there will not be any additional payouts for those winners.
Friday night is also Teachers & Kids Night! All teachers with a valid County School ID will receive $2.00 off General Admission and we will also have a KIDS BIKE RACE (race is for kids ten and under). I-77 Raceway Park will give away a brand new bike to the first place boy and first place girl who wins the race! Bring your kids bike and remember kids ten and under get in for FREE! Race will take place during intermission.
50/50 for Friday night will be donated to the Elk District Little League so be sure to purchase your tickets!
ANNOUNCEMENT: The voice of I-77 Raceway Park, Dave Young, will have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT Friday night in regarding a NEW EVENT that will take place at I-77 Raceway Park's facility!
RACING: LATE MODELS, MODIFIEDS, SEMI-LATES/CRATES, MOD-LITES AND MINI WEDGES. I-77 Raceway Park has eliminated the 4-Cylinder Front Wheel Drive Class.
DON'T MISS OUT ON ALL THE "BONUS BUCKS NIGHT" ACTION AT I-77 RACEWAY PARK FRIDAY MAY 23RD!!
Gates Open at 5:00 pm and Racing starts at 7:30 pm
$12.00 General Admission, Kids 10 and under Free, $30.00 Pit Entrance
April 30th, 2014 -
FRIDAY NIGHT MAY 2ND IS OPENING NIGHT!!!
MIKE SAMPSON #7 MEMORIAL RACE
Gates open at 5pm and racing will start at 7:30pm!!
General Admission is $12.00 and kids 10 and under are FREE!!
Pit Entrance is $30.00
FEATURING AMRA LATE MODELS, AMRA MODIFIEDS, SEMI-LATES/FASTRACK CRATES, STARS MOD LITES, FRONT WHEEL DRIVE 4-CYLINDERS AND WRA MINI WEDGES!!!
50/50 RAFFLE FUNDRAISER - WEST VIRGINIA SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION IN-VEST PROGRAM
April, 28th 2014 ~ Congratulations to Trudy Collins on winning 4 General Admission Passes for our opening night on May 2nd. We appreciate everyones support and because of your support we reach out to many who have never heard of I-77 Raceway Park. We recently had a post on facebook where we asked you to share the post to win 2 general admission tickets. Then we added that if more than 5000 people saw the post we would make it 4 general admission tickets! The drawing ended on April 26th and we had 266 shares and over 7048 people have seen the post! We really do appreciate everyone getting the word out there! See you all on Friday May 2nd for our Mike Sampson Memorial Opening Night Race!
March 31, 2014 ~ 2014 Hooters Car Show coming this Saturday in Kanawha City!
March 26, 2014 ~ I-77 Raceway Park is excited to announce the 2014 50/50 Fundraiser Schedule. We asked for non-profit organizations to be apart of the 50/50 raffle for their chance to raise funds for their organization. We have had a great response! We ask that for each race you attend you stop by the 50/50 booth or catch one of the 50/50 workers as they make their way through the stand to purchase your tickets!
May 2nd - In-Vest WV Sheriff's Association
May 9th - West Virginia Arthritis Foundation
May 16th - Wounded Warrior Project, via Lori McCown State Farm Agency
May 23rd - Elk District Little League
May 30th - Cheer One All-Stars
June 6th - March Of Dimes
June 13th - American Heart Association
June 20th - Ohio Valley Auto Racing Association Hall of Fame
June 27th - Backpack Blessings
July 4th - ARF Animal Right's Fur-Ever
July 11th - Walk4Vets
July 18th - Girl Scouts Troop 4847
July 25th - Closed
August 1st - Kanawha County Humane Association
August 8th - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
August 15 - TBA
August 22nd - Closed
August 30th & 31st - CASA Certified Appointed Special Advocates
(Representing Abused Children in Court
March 19, 2014 ~ Looking to advertise your business? I-77 Raceway Park is here to help YOU! With weekly scheduled races every Friday night from May thru August, our facility caters to hundreds of fans, drivers, sponsors, family and friends each week. We have many advertising opportunities to fit the needs of your company. If your interested in PA Announcements, signage, banners, website links or being a class sponsor and MORE for the 2014 season contact I-77 Raceway Park today at firstname.lastname@example.org!!!
January 19, 2014 ~ I-77 Raceway Park is back for another exciting year in Ripley, WV! We are pleased to announce the 2014 schedule, and the big move to Friday Nights. The season will kick off on Friday, May 2nd at 7:00pm with the Mike Sampson #7 Memorial Race featuring all classes that will consist of AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Semi-Lates (including Fastrak Crate Lates), Mod-Lites and Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders.
The team at I-77 Raceway Park is excited to announce the return of the OVSCA Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil Series Hillbilly 100 Crown Jewel Event for some of the best racing in the area. Along with these series we will host special events race for Late Models, Modifieds, and 4-Cylinders. For more great news I-77 Raceway Park has teamed up with Ohio Valley Speedway for several action packed weekends. When I-77 Raceway park runs a special race on Friday night, Ohio Valley Speedway will run the following night with the same special race. Refer to both track schedules for those events at www.racei77.com and www.ohiovalleyspeedway.com
I-77 Raceway Park has several exciting promotions coming up this year and one of those is helping raise awareness and support for the West Virginia Sheriffs' Association "In-Vest" Program. "In-Vest" was developed late in 2012 after a drastic need was uncovered when the details of the heroic actions of a Roane County Deputy Sheriff that was shot and critically wounded as he pursued a man who had just shot and killed two WV State Troopers. for the 2014 season. Stay tuned for more information regarding our partnership with the Association.
The season is almost here and we look forward to provide you the fans, the drivers, sponsors and the community a year of some of the best dirt track racing!
For more information visit www.racei77.com or www.facebook.com/racei77