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    Default Stock Four Cylinders $500 to win at Richmond Raceway's Mike Roland Memorial May 20

    Richmond Raceway
    328 Greens Crossing Road
    Richmond, KY 40475

    2017 Media Release #15- May 14, 2017 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
    Contact- Michael Despain (mgdespain@windstream.net; Twitter- @MichaelDespain; Facebook- Michael Despain)
    Website- www.richmond-raceway.net

    Mike Roland Memorial $10,000 to win for Schaeffer’s Bonus Series/Iron-Man Series at Richmond Raceway May 20
    -Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series $1,200 to win-

    Richmond, KY (May 14, 2017)- Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will present their first Super Late Model special event of the 2017 season on Saturday May 20 as the track will present the 1st Annual Mike Roland Memorial that will pay $10,000 to win for the co-sanctioned Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV and Schaeffer’s Iron-Man Championship Series Super Late Models, along with $1,200 to win for the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series at the 3/10 mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East”. Joining these two divisions will be the KDRA Super Stocks and Stock Four Cylinders in a full racing program.

    Also of note, Richmond Raceway will host an open practice night at the track on Friday May 19 that will see the gates open at 5:00 p.m., with practice laps being contested from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Admission in the general admission area will be free, while a pit pass will be $20.

    Richmond Raceway will present the 1st Annual Mike Roland Memorial on Saturday May 20, with the event being co-sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV and the Schaeffer’s Iron-Man Championship Series. The event will feature a full program for the Super Late Models that will include practice, time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 50 laps, $10,000 to win/$500 to start Mike Roland Memorial A-Main. Also in action on May 20 will be the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series racing 25 laps for $1,200 to win and $110 to start. Completing the Mike Roland Memorial racing card on Saturday May 20 will be the track’s KDRA Super Stocks racing for $750 to win and Stock Four Cylinders racing for $500 to win. All divisions, except for Super Late Models, 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 and need to be at the track no later than 5:30 p.m. if possible.

    The event is being contested in memory of Mike Roland. Mr. Roland, or “Hairy Mike” as he was known to most people in the racing community, had been around racing all his life, beginning with his exploits as a child when he would tag along to the races with legendary Northern Kentucky car owner Morgan Chandler and former World 100 winner Floyd Gilbert. He would later work for many seasons as a track official at Florence Speedway. After some time away from the track, Roland would return as an official with the original Battle of the Bluegrass Series and would also work as a track official at Bluegrass Speedway, Barren County Speedway, Ponderosa Speedway, and Richmond Raceway. His many jobs have included things such as traveling around and putting up promotional posters, track preparation, tow-vehicle and recovery, line-up person, and the deliverer of concession items. Mr. Roland was always willing to help any person, race fan, or race team and was also around to greet everyone with a warm smile and hearty hello and welcome. During the later stages of 2016, Mr. Roland’s health took a turn for the worse and he would leave a loving wife, daughter, and a huge following of friends behind when he departed this life in late 2016.

    The entry fee for the Super Late Model division will be $100 and the tire rules will be as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 or American Racer 48 and 56. Tire samples will be taken and any driver that has tire samples taken will have their prize money held by the track and/or series until the tire test results have been reported. Also, Super Late Model teams will need to get their transponders for the series and the rental fee is $10 (or a $5 scoring fee if a driver has their own transponder). The weight rule for open engine machine is 2,350 lbs. The series will also pay a $200 bonus to the highest finishing driver using all Steel/Spec engine and a $200 bonus to the highest finishing driver using a CT525 engine.

    The entry fee for the Open Wheel Modified division will be $20 (which includes transponder rental) and the tire rule will be as follows: Front- Medium, A40S, M-30s, A40, Hard, H40, & M-60 (siping allowed on front due to carry-over from 2016 season); Rear- Hoosier A40S, M-30S, A40, Hard, H40, M-60 and American Racer Hard and Extra Hard with no grooving allowed. The only tires that can be siped on the rear is the Hoosier M-60 and American Racer Extra Hard.

    Activities for the Saturday May 20 Mike Roland Memorial event at Richmond Raceway will see the pit area open at 2:00 p.m., with the general admission area gates set to open at 3:30 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., and the first green flag to start the racing action will wave at 7:30 p.m. All times EDT. Ticket prices for the Mike Roland Memorial event at Richmond Raceway on Saturday May 20 in the general admission area will be $25 for adults, with children ages 12 and under admitted free. A pit pass will cost $45, with children ages 6 to 12 $15, and children ages 5 and under free.

    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 Mike Roland Memorial Purses for Saturday May 20, 2017:
    -Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals Bonus Series/Iron-Man Championship Series Super Late Models (50 laps): 1st- $10,000, 2nd- $5,000, 3rd- $2,500, 4th- $2,000, 5th- $1,500, 6th- $1,100, 7th- $1,000, 8th- $950, 9th- $900, 10th- $850, 11th- $800, 12th- $750, 13th- $650, 14th- $600, 15th- $550, 16th- $530, 17th- $520, 18th- $500; 19th- $500, 20th- $500, 21st- $500, 22nd- $500 (NOTE: The highest finisher driver using a Crate engine in his/her car will receive a $100, with the second highest finishing driver using a Crate engine receiving a $75 bonus, while the third highest finishing driver using a Crate engine will receive a $50 bonus)
    -Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Series Open Wheel Modifieds (25 laps): 1st- $1,200, 2nd- $600, 3rd- $350, 4th- $250, 5th- $200, 6th- $175, 7th- $150, 8th- $140, 9th- $130, 10th- $125, 11th- $120, 12th- $115, 13th- $110, 14th- $110, 15th- $110, 16th- $110, 17th- $110, 18th- $110, 19th- $110, 20th- $110, 21st- $110, 22nd- $110
    -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

    Richmond Raceway Top Ten Track After April 29, 2017
    LATE MODELS
    1. Derek Fisher- 75
    2. Chris Combs- 73
    3. Victor Lee- 70
    4. Jason Barrett- 68
    5. Connor Meade- 66
    6. Britan Godsey- 62
    7. Donnie Everman- 60
    8. Colin Green- 59
    9. Chris Ruble-56
    10. Shane Bailey- 53

    OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS
    1. Blake Brown- 75
    2. Jimmy Lennex, Jr.- 72
    3. Jeff Watson- 71
    4. Austin Francis- 68
    5. Chris Johnson- 66
    6. Mike Watson- 62
    7. Brent Estes- 60
    8. Cory Skipton- 57
    9. Joe David Turner- 54
    10. P.J. Simpson- 54

    KDRA SUPER STOCKS
    1. Eddie Stewart- 75
    2. Jamey Adams- 73
    3. Logan Preston- 70
    4. Robby Perkins- 69
    5. Travis Preston- 66
    6. Jeremy Howard- 63
    7. James Crowe- 61
    8. Tyler Collis- 58
    9. Trae Soper- 57
    10. Gary Rahe, Jr.- 53

    STOCK FOUR CYLINDERS
    1. Tyler Hayes- 74
    2. Shane Yates- 71
    3. Shane Irvin- 70
    4. Matt Craddock- 67
    5. Adam Love- 66
    6. Clint Cox- 63
    7. Caleb Ratliff- 62
    8. Greg Hensley- 59
    9. Chandler Belcher- 56
    10. Richard Dalton- 55

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