To race or not to race?
With plenty of rain in the forecast, Beckley Motorsports Park will announce around noon today whether or not it will hold competition at the 3/8th-mile banked dirt oval in Prosperity.
“We’ll make the determination and put it on our Facebook and home pages,” track manager Joe Jackson said late Thursday evening. “With my luck, if I called it off tonight, tomorrow would be a beautiful, sun-shiny day.”
Whether racing happens or not, the Modified Lite Stars’ Mountaineer Madness show has been canceled, both Friday at BMP and Saturday at I-77 Speedway near Parkersburg.
“In past years we would take the chance and run the event, but now, with the expense of fuel being at $4 a gallon for diesel, my concern is our car count,” Mod Lite President of Racing Operations Bill Bauer said in a press release.
“Both Beckley and I-77 are a great group to work with, and we have responsibility to our race teams and promoters to insure we get the maximum car counts.”
The press release added that the organizations are working to reschedule Mountaineer Madness for later this year.
Should racing occur, the AMRA Modified, Fastrak Crate, Street Stock and Hornet classes will compete.
Next week the track will present the Black Gold 50, a two-day, Super Late Models show.
Friday’s qualifying race will pay $2,000 to win. The Saturday feature race will award the winner a $10,000 purse.
“We should have drivers in from all over the east coast for that,” Jackson said. “Lucas Oil is racing in Mississippi, and the World of Outlaws is off, so I’m hoping we’ll get some of those guys.”
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Last week’s winners in each class:
Super Late Models — 1. Rick Williams, 2. Zack Dohm, 3. Steve Lucas, 4. T.J. Salango, 5. Wayne Hughes, 6. 2 Don White.
Open Wheel Modifieds — 1. Joe Meadows, 2. Keith Bills, 3. Tate Hughes, 4. Mike Duncan, 5. Michael Moore, 6. Will Brogan.
Crates — 1. Charles Daugherty, 2. Eddie Hambrick, 3. Tyler Cox, 4. Nathan Harrison, 5. Shane Greco, 6. Joe Cox.
Hornets — 1. D.J. Critchley, 2. Cameron Miller, 3. Bryce Ryan, 4. Brandon Adkins, 5. Jesse Raynes, 6. Patrick Raynes
Street Stocks — 1. Matt Schoolcraft, 2. Bradley Richardson, 3. Robert Richardson, 4. Ross Spangler, 5. Hank Stover, 6. Mark Snodgrass.
Outlaws Streets — 1. Buddy Brogan, 2. Robert Walker, 3. Lenny Stafford, 4. Clinton Blanton, 5. Hope Lusher, 6. Kevin Maynor
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Points leaders at Beckley Motorsports Park:
Street Stocks — 1. Matt Schoolcraft 234, 2. Bradley Richardson 218, 3. Robert Richardson 206, 4. Hank Stover 192, 5. Robert Modley II 184.
Late Models — 1. Rick Williams 198, 2. Wayne Hughes 186, 3. Jeff Cox 166, 4. Brock Morris 148, 5. Adam Lilly 132.
AMRA Modifieds — 1. Tate Hughes 226, 2. Mike Duncan 206, 3. Michael Moore 196, 4. Keith Bills 186, 5. Dylan Shafer 176.
Crates — 1. Eddie Hambrick 194, 2. Tyler Cox 176, 3. Aaron Barley 160, 4. Shane Greco 158, 5. Joe Cox 146
Outlaw Streets — 1. Robett Walker 228, 2. Lenny Stafford 210, 3. Hope Lusher 160, 4. Rodney Cole 150, 5. Ryan Williams 138.
Hornets — 1. Brandon Adkins 226, 2. D.J. Critchley 222, 3. Devin Corns 210, 4. Patrick Raynes 192, 5. Jesse Raynes 184.
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