Richmond Raceway Open Practice April 21; Season Opener Goes Saturday April 22
328 Greens Crossing Road
Richmond, KY 40475
2017 Media Release #6- April 16, 2017 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
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Richmond Raceway Open Practice Friday April 21; Season Opener Goes Saturday April 22
Richmond, KY (April 16, 2017)- Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are set to begin the 51st season of dirt track racing entertainment at the 3/10 mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” during the 2017 racing season on Saturday April 22 with all weekly divisions in competition.
Richmond Raceway will present an open practice event on Friday April 21, with gates set to open at 4:00 p.m. and practice laps taking place from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. For the open practice date on Friday April 21, the general admission area will be open and will be free to those wanting to watch practice, while a pit pass will be $20.
Richmond Raceway kicks of the 2017 season with the track’s 51st Annual Season Opener the following evening on Saturday April 22. The event will feature the Late Model division racing for $2,000 to win, while the Open Wheel Modified division will compete for $1,000 to win. Also in competition at the 2017 season opener at Richmond Raceway will be the track’s KDRA Super Stock division racing for $750 to win and the Stock Four Cylinder division racing for $500 to win. All divisions will utilize the practice/time trial combo format to determine heat race starting positions. Richmond Raceway also uses transponder timing/scoring and the rental fee for a transponder is $10. RACEceivers are also mandatory and must be is use by drivers anytime they are in their cars out on the track. Also of note, drivers are encouraged to arrive early on Saturday April 22 to complete the necessary first race of the year paperwork and need to be at the track no later than 5:30 p.m. if possible.
Activities for the Saturday April 22 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 www.richmond-raceway.net, Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/308149696058239/ or facebook.com/richraceky, and Twitter @RichmondRaceway. The phone number at the track for information concerning race events and raceday information is (859) 624-5640.
Richmond Raceway’s 51st Annual Season Opener Purses for April 22, 2017:
-Late Models (30 laps): 1st- $2,000, 2nd- $1,000, 3rd- $500, 4th- $400, 5th- $350, 6th- $300, 7th- $250, 8th- $200, 9th- $190, 10th- $180, 11th- $170, 12th- $160, 13th- $150, 14th- $150, 15th- $150, 16th- $150, 17th- $150, 18th- $150 (Note- The three highest finishers drivers that utilize a Crate engine powered car will be eligible for bonuses. The highest finishing driver using a Crate engine will receive a $100 bonus, second highest finishing driver using a Crate engine will receive a $75 bonus, and the third highest finishing driver using a Crate engine will receive a $50 bonus)
-Open Wheel Modifieds (20 laps): 1st- $1,000, 2nd- $500, 3rd- $300, 4th- $200, 5th- $175, 6th- $150, 7th- $140, 8th- $130, 9th- $120, 10th- $115, 11th- $110, 12th- $105, 13th- $100, 14th- $100, 15th- $100, 16th- $100, 17th- $100, 18th- $100
-KDRA Super Stocks (15 laps): 1st- $750, 2nd- $400, 3rd- $250, 4th- $175, 5th- $150, 6th- $125, 7th- $110, 8th- $100, 9th- $95, 10th- $90, 11th- $85, 12th- $80, 13th- $75, 14th- $75, 15th- $75, 16th- $75, 17th- $75, 18th- $75
-Stock Four Cylinders (12 laps): 1st- $500, 2nd- $250, 3rd- $150, 4th- $125, 5th- $100, 6th- $90, 7th- $80, 8th- $75, 9th- $70, 10th- $65, 11th- $60, 12th- $55, 13th- $50, 14th- $50, 15th- $50, 16th- $50, 17th- $50, 18th- $50
Open Practice Friday April 21
Racing Saturday April 22
Just a friendly mid week reminder!
It's getting closer to time to sling some clay!
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