Big race weekend set for WVMS
Coming on Friday and Saturday is the second annual Charter Communications RaceFest World Championship 100 at West Virginia Motor Speedway. The $125,000 purse event on the 5/8-mile speedway is sanctioned by the Renegade DirtCar Series and the Xtreme DirtCar Racing Series, using rules and procedures from both organizations. Gates will open Thursday at noon and stay open until 11 p.m. for campers and race teams to move in.
On Friday, pit gates will open at 8 a.m., with spectator gates opening at 11 a.m. Warm-ups for the DirtCars will begin at 4 p.m. with Carrera Shocks Challenge the Clock time trials set to begin at 5 p.m.
Pit gates on Saturday will open at 8 a.m., with general admission gates opening at 10 a.m. A driver autograph session will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Warm-ups are set for 3:30 p.m. followed by Brodix, Inc. heat races at 4 p.m. Masterbilt race cars B mains will start at 5 p.m., followed by the ISKY Racing Cams dash at 6 p.m. with the main event to get under way at 9 p.m.
Some of the Saturday procedures include six 24-car heats. Six heat winners qualify for the first dash race. A second dash is for the six fastest non-heat winners. Also, three B mains will run, followed by the $25,000 to win feature.
The AMRA modifieds and the street stock divisions will also be competing throughout the weekend. Adult general admission is $45, children 12
years of age and younger cost $15, and pit admission is $55.
West Virginia Motor Speedway is located eight miles south of Parkersburg, W. Va., on I-77 to the Mineral Wells exit (exit 170). For further information, call 304-489-1889 or visit the web site at www.wvspeedway.com.