Renegades of Dirt Set To Invade Wythe Raceway
Renegades of Dirt Set To Invade Wythe Raceway For “Commonwealth Cup” This Saturday, June 14th!
(Middlebourne, WV) This Saturday night June 14th the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour presented by Arizona Sport Shirts once again will turn some of the nation’s best open wheel modified pilots loose as they invade the ½ mile Wythe Raceway for a $2,000 dollar to win main event. “The Beasts of the East” will make their first ever appearance in the state of Virginia to partake in the Inaugural “Commonwealth Cup”.
The blue ridge mountain side of Virginia sets the perfect backdrop for the regulars of the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour presented by Arizona Sport Shirts as they battle it out this Saturday night June 14th at Fred Brown’s famed dirt oval in Rural Retreat, VA. Fans of the speedway are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the tour as racers from at least six states will once again converge to do battle for valuable tour points this weekend.
“Our fans are excited but I am just as excited as they are. After 45 years of promoting the speedway events like this still get me anxious to just be a fan and enjoy the big show” stated track owner, Fred Brown. “We are hearing of cars from all over planning to attend. I was able to take in a Renegade show early in the year and I can tell you first hand it’s something you don’t want to miss, we hope to see a big crowd this weekend” added Brown. “We are even keeping the admission price at an affordable $15 dollars for our regular race fans to witness the stars of the dirt modifieds without paying a high dollar show price” concluded Brown.
Race fans of the Wythe Raceway who plan to witness their first ever Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour presented by Arizona Sport Shirts event can expect to see plenty of wheel to wheel racing actionon Saturday night. From start to finish the tour prides themselves on the great racing action and a family atmosphere. The tour show includeds pre-race fireworks, souvenir t-shirts and memorabilia, t-shirt giveaways, and so much more.
Kyle Strickler of Mooresville, NC continues to lead the strong contingent of open wheel racers on the Renegades of Dirt presented by Arizona Sport Shirts circuit. Although a veteran of the dirt modifieds the “High Side Tickler” will make his first ever appearance at Wythe Raceway as well on Saturday night. Kyle seeks to claim his 6th touring win of 2014 and his 13th overall win of the season.
Rich Michael of Ischua, NY comes into Wythe Raceway after a stellar Memorial Day weekend on the tour featuring a pair of runner ups and win on the three day “Let It Ride 55” swing. The New York native will make the trip sitting just twenty four points out of first place and will look to gain ground as the tour doles out double points this weekend.
Father and son duo of Mark and Travis Dickson look to tackle Wythe Speedway for the first time this weekend as well. Each have been working throughout the season to figure out new chassis after switching from Diamond to Outlaw by Shaw race cars. Travis currently sits third in points while putting together one of his most consistent seasons thus far of his young career. The Gallipolis, OH racers look to keep their championship chase hopes alive at the ½ mile venue on Saturday.
Rookie of the Year point leader and first time tour regular Tyler Nicely of Owensboro, Kentucky rolls into Virginia on a roll of his own. The kid from Kentucky has earned three straight trips to victory lane over the last few weeks winning the tours biggest race of the year on May 25th the “Let It Ride 55”. He followed that up this past weekend with a $3,000 dollar Summit Modified National win at Tri-State Speedway and a $1500 dollar win at Windy Hollow Speedway.
At the tours halfway point yet another youngster, Tyler Evans of Mineral Wells, WV has emerged on the scene. The high school student/racer has taken no time getting familiar with competing against some of the countries best dirt modified racers placing himself firmly in the fifth spot in tour points as we head into Wythe this weekend. Tyler joins father Robbie as first time tour regulars this season each piloting an Elite Chassis, Evans Construction sponsored #17.
A full field of Renegade of Dirt regulars and regional contingent are also expected to be in attendance Saturday night. From the ‘Tarheel State’; Matt Emmerling, Ryan Ayers, Matt Stover, Derrick Ramey, Taylor Cook, Patrick Lyon, and more get set to go after the ‘cup’. From the ‘Buckeye State’; Jon Sluka, Cody Parker, Mark Dickson, Mike Conkle, Kevin Miller, and more will make the venture to VA. From the ‘Mountain State’; Robbie Evans, Kurt Burge, Lance Elson, and several local hotshoes will seek the top prize. Lastly, from the home state; Kenny Compton, Chris Arnold, and others will look to defend home turf.
Tickets for the “Commonwealth Cup” are slated at just $15.00 for regular adult admission; Seniors $13; Youth (11-15) $5.00; Child 10 & Under Free; Pits just $30.00 dollars. Gates will swing open on the event at 5pm for general admission, 4pm for the pits. Hot laps tentatively set to get the green at 7pm. Camping is available at the beautiful ½ mile dirt oval venue nestled in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia. For more information regarding the Wythe Raceway and the appearance of the Renegades of Dirt for the “Commonwealth Cup” please contact speedway officials by calling 276.620.2015. You can also visit them online at www.wytheraceway.com. The tracks physical address is 164 Race Track Road, Rural Retreat, VA 24368.