WVMS Introduces All-New “Historic 100” National Late Model Event!admin
(Middlebourne, WV) – With all that is going on in today’s world a flashback to the past feels like a revolutionary breath of fresh air. That “flashback” is exactly what West Virginia Motor Speedway plans to create by introducing the all-new National Dirt Late Model “Historic 100”.
West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, WV which recently announced its return to racing for the first time since 2013 will see top national stars return to their roots on Friday and Saturday June 4th and 5th for the inaugural running of the “Historic 100” paying a combined weekend purse over $125,000 dollars with a potential winners share of $40,000+!
The WVMS revival is led by Cody Watson whose passion for the sport drives much deeper than just todays racing programs. Watson shares a large love and appreciation for the sports incredible past. Thus, leading to the unveiling of the “Historic 100” which he hopes will be the start of an annual one of a kind weekend. One that WVMS hopes can rise among the racing businesses most prestigious crown jewels.
West Virginia Motor Speedway which first saw action in 1985 will open its gates to the greats of stock car racing June 4th and 5th as they honor and highlight Late Model racings historic past. The events activities will include rewarding drivers heftily for participating with throwback paint schemes including a $5,000 bonus to the winner if they’re adorning retro form. Additionally, a massive gathering of former race cars, legends autograph sessions and a showcase of aged memorabilia.
Watson remains excited to move dirt racing into the future at West Virginia Motor Speedway and nationally while also taking the weekend to reflect on the historic moments that created our legacies. The inaugural purse for the “Historic 100” will fund the countries wealthiest winners share for a true old school style “unsanctioned event”. On Friday June 4th Late Model teams will compete 40 laps for $10,000 to win as the weekend builds up to Saturdays 60 lap $25,000 to win main event that pays $30,000 to win if the winning driver is adorning a former iconic or honoring paint scheme.
“The list goes on of great racers & fans both former and current that have a story to tell. New history will be made as we grow this event and historic racing lore will be remembered” stated Watson. “This is my thank you to the guys nationally and locally that have turned wrenches and helped shape our sport over the last 20, 30, 40, 50 years” added Watson.
“I mean you can’t help but think Boggs, Moyer, Bloomquist, etc.. Charlie Swartz, Donnie Moran, Steve Shaver… and the list goes on… all have been a huge part of our sport and WVMS. I can’t wait until June 4th and 5th to just enjoy the nostalgia while showing fans all we have planned to make it a weekend they’ll never forget” concluded Watson.
All the action will be available on FloRacing.tv as well as the in person experience. Fans from across the globe will be able to witness the weekend of action with their FloRacing membership. FloRacing is the leader and innovator in digital racing content. For more info visit www.floracing.com.
Over the course of the off-season further details will be announced and advance tickets will be made available online at www.wvmotorspeedway.com. The official WVMS website will be launching soon. Officials encourage fans to stay tuned to the social media sites of the speedway @VisitWVMS for further news and updates.
Since being crafted marvelously in 1984 the West Virginia Motor Speedway has played host to some of the sports 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 popular Interstate 77 for effortless access. Home to the ‘Worlds Fastest Dirt Track’ ™, WVMS, will blow you away with its incredible racing action and thrill seeking speed. Affectionately known as “The Speedplant” the 70-acre site has undergone a massive renovation for its reopening for 2021 in claiming its place among the premier dirt tracks in the entire country.
The West Virginia Motor Speedway, a 5/8 mile clay oval is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call # 304-771-5051. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitwvms. Track Location; 2 Matheny Road, Mineral Wells, WV 26150.
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