The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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May 15, 2014

Gold Rush coming back to Beckley Motor Speedway tonight

The Gold Rush is back at Beckley Motor Speedway.

The 30-lap, Super Late Models race, which pays $2,000 to the winner and $200 for those who start, will be the main feature tonight at the Prosperity dirt track.

Originally scheduled for Opening Night on April 25, the promotion had to be postponed because of rain.

“We’re expecting drivers from all around the state, and a few from out of state as well,” BMS spokesman Joe Rush said.

A Quick-6 Dash, also for Super Late Models, will pay $200 to the winner. It is sponsored by Allen & Sons Construction.

The 55-year-old, 3/8th-mile track has been widened. Fans who loved the sometimes four-wide racing can now enjoy five-wide racing on the corners.

The other five classes — Fastrak Crates, AMR Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Streets and Hornets — will also race tonight.

In addition to the Super Late Models race, the Gold Rush promotion will also involve youngsters at intermission. A load of quarters will be spread along the track, and children 12 and under can come down and scoop them up.

Anyone who finds one of three special quarters will win a new bicycle, courtesy of Hanover Contracting.

Track standings after two races:

Street Stocks — 1. Robert Richardson 98, 2. Bradley Richardson 96, 3. Greg Pierce 88, 4. Ranse Cline 82, 5. Robert Modley 80, 6. George Pierce 68, 7. Nikkia Tilley 63, 8. Steve Adkins 60, 9. Mark Snodgrass 58, 10. Justin Martin 56.

Super Late Models — 1. Wayne Hughes 96, Rick Williams 96, 3. Jeff Lilly 86, 4. Kennie Compton 50, 6. Chris Meadows 44, Brandon Carter 44, 7. Tre Martin 42, Brad Jarrell 42, 9. Robert Walker 38, 10. Adam Lilly 36.

Modifieds — 1. Michael Moore 94, Tate Hughes 94, 3. Steve Stover 78, 4. Mike Duncan 74, Donald Lambert, Jacob Shafer 74, 7. Jason Cochran 72, 8. David Godfrey 70, 9. Dylan Shafer 66, Mike Honaker 66.

Crates — 1. Rick Williams 92, Chris Meadows 92, Tyler Cox 92, 4. Aaron Barley 90, 5. Eddie Hambrick 84, 6. Henry Hornsby III 70, Tyler Blankenship 58, 8. Kennie Compton 50, 9. T.J. Salango 40, 10. Mike Allen 38.

Outlaw Streets — 1. David Ferreira 96, 2. Kevin Fitzwater 90, 3. Kenny Meadows 50, 4. Freddie Mooney 48, 5. James McCune 46, 6. Daniel Lowe 44, Hope Lusher 44, 8. Tim McBride 40.

Hornets — 1. DJ Critchley 100, 2. Brandon Adkins 96, 3. Blake Ellis 90, 4. Jesse Raynes 84, Wade Skaggs 80, 7. Zachery Lilly 42.

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