West Virginia Motor Speedway Announces McClinton Chevrolet “Fill The Hill” Family Night To Open 2023 Season!

West Virginia Motor Speedway Announces McClinton Chevrolet “Fill The Hill” Family Night To Open 2023 Season!

West Virginia Motor Speedway Announces McClinton Chevrolet “Fill The Hill” Family Night To Open 2023 Season & Return To Racing At The Speedplant!

(Middlebourne, WV) The 5/8’s mile has a return date! For fans and teams of the ‘Speedplant’ its time to get excited as the West Virginia Motor Speedway will officially roar back into action next spring. On Saturday April 22nd, 2023 the speedway will call on its outstanding fan base to once again, “Fill The Hill” for a great night of racing action in kicking off the 2023 season.

While many days must come and go before next year’s opening date, West Virginia Motor Speedway is excited to begin the countdown. After an unfortunate hiatus to the 2022 season, the “Speedplant” will return on April 22nd with a full card including six divisions competing in complete races for the first time since re-opening. The program will be headlined by the Super Late Model division and joined by DirtCar Modifieds, USMPA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, EDGE Hotmods and SCDRA 4Cylinders. The larger event card guarantees plenty of ‘bang for the buck’ with discount family ticket packages available in advance.

The unique part of the event for racers is the opportunity at one of the more balanced payouts of the season. For local race fans and teams the speedway has structured the season opening purse to share the wealth paying $2000 to win with $1900 for 2nd, $1800 for 3rd, $1600 for 4th, $1500 for 5th and so forth down to $400 just to start the 20 lap main event. A driver finishing 10th will earn $1000 for his efforts. In total, nearly $25,000 will be paid out to local Late Model teams.

The balanced payoff will also continue to the DirtCar Modifieds who will run for $1000 to win but $900 for 2nd, $800 for 3rd, $700 for 4th, $600 for 5th and so forth with $100 earmarked to make the A-Main. Sport Mods will compete for nearly double a weekly event in the region making $750 to win but seeing a balanced payback as well as the same for Street Stock, EDGE Hotmod and SCDRA 4Cylinder teams.  More information on the 2023 season schedule as well as McClinton Chevrolet “Fill The Hill” Family Night will be forthcoming. Speedway officials are planning a lucrative 5-6 race schedule with this being the only non-sanctioned special of the season. Stay tuned to www.WVMotorSpeedway.com for updates.

“For sure our goal with the opener is to have a race in 2023 for the local teams to shine by not paying the higher to win purse that entices elevated competition and spreads the wealth to everyone who will come run with us. I think the purse will also create a very competitive field from first all the way through the field.  We wanted to put out a payout that steps it down so heavily in a commitment to the regional and local teams in our area. We appreciate you and your support!” stated Cody Watson.

“We’ve tried several things to get local teams to compete with us. I truly believe that with the part shortages and economy we haven’t and in all honestly the teams haven’t gotten a fair shot the last couple years to support us. I am hopeful that in 2023 we will see an increase in participation by local/regional teams across all classes as we’ve worked hard to get the track to a great point for better racing and to help lower the risk of damages” added Watson.

“Showcasing our local teams is the focal point of this event and to do that we also need our fans to fill the hillside in support of these regional teams. When the hillside is full you can truly feel a large sense of appreciation for the teams who are making the effort to run at WVMS. Our goal is to create this good paying event that will also award starting spots in bigger events, like the Historic 100, throughout the year at the track for all classes and then move into our sanctioned only event schedule for 2023 with support divisions mixed in. We’re hopeful to have a great 2023 with hope to start the season off with a successful event and a full hillside” continued Watson.

“In addition, we’re very thankful and happy to have McClinton Chevrolet back on board at the speedway in 2023 and as part of this community event. They’ve been an excellent partner to the speedway and we look forward to promoting their business in part of our new ‘Fill The Hill’ event. If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle we highly encourage you to check them out and be sure to mention WVMS” concluded Watson.

About McClinton CHEVROLET

McClinton Chevrolet was founded in 1915 and is in its fourth generation of ownership by the McClinton Family. Believed to be one of the oldest Chevrolet franchises, McClinton Chevrolet continues the tradition of offering reliable automobiles to the Mid-Ohio Valley. As a customer, you can expect to be treated with fairness and respect. All sixty McClinton Chevrolet employees believe you should have an enjoyable experience while visiting their New or Used Car Departments, Body Shop, Parts Department, or Service Center. For more info visit them online at www.mcclintonchevy.com or visit them in person at 1325 Seventh Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.


Your vehicle deserves expert care from the people who know it better than anyone else. McClinton Chevrolet Service Center employs factory-trained technicians who use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to help you keep your vehicle running like new. Trust your vehicle to the Certified Service experts at McClinton.


Around McClinton Chevrolet, you will often hear the phrase; “A Tradition of Trust since 1915.” It’s not just a slogan, it’s a way of life. For the McClinton team, this phrase means peace of mind. At McClinton, it means stability, integrity, and reliability. These are types of traits a business can cultivate throughout the years. Purchasing a new or preowned car is a big deal. While they know it’s not the biggest decision you’ll ever make, it ranks near the top. If you’re willing to spend your hard-earned money at McClinton, you deserve peace of mind. The McClinton Million is a 10 Year/1,000,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty standard on every new Chevrolet they sell, every new Mitsubishi, and most preowned cars. It’s the first time in 105 years they’ve introduced something so meaningful to their customers, and we know you’re going to love it.

About West Virginia Motor Speedway

Since being crafted marvelously in 1984 the West Virginia Motor Speedway has played host to some of the sport’s biggest events and brightest stars. Boasting one of the most beautiful settings and seats in dirt track racing while nestled attractively into the wild and wonderful mountains of small town Mineral Wells, West Virginia the 5/8 mile terraced hillside sits conveniently adjacent to popular Interstate 77 for effortless access. Home to the ‘World’s Fastest Dirt Track’ ™, WVMS, will blow you away with its incredible racing action and thrill seeking speed.

The West Virginia Motor Speedway, a 5/8 mile clay oval located in Mineral Wells, WV, take exit 170 off I-77, just south of Parkersburg, WV. For more information on ‘The Motorsports Capital of Cool’ view them on the web at www.wvmotorspeedway.com. You can also email track offices at visitwvms@gmail.com or call # 304-771-5051. Like us on Facebook at West Virginia Motor Speedway. Track Location; 2 Matheny Road, Mineral Wells, WV 26150.

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