ELKINS RENEWS WITH AMRA
Skyline Opens May 6, 2011
ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA- Just when it looked like another speedway might be destined for closure, the Skidmore family and promoter Norm McDougal came to the rescue of the Elkins Raceway. The new Elkins Raceway is ready to race in 2011! Promoter Norm McDougal and track manager Jim Skidmore and his crew have an exciting season of high-power racing action planned at the 3/8 mile speedtrack in the the mountains! This good news also brings great news for the American Motor Racing Association who will once again be the sanction of the modified division.
Elkins has been a long-time supporter of the AMRA. In 2011 it has posted a $500, $300, $250, $200, $175, $150, $140, $130, $120, and $100 from 10th through 24th payoff for the modifieds. Friday, May 6 is opening night for the highly touted speedway.
Norm McDougal has been around racing for many years and in several different capacities. This year he will try his hand at promoting with Jim Skidmore as track manager.
"The AMRA is proud to have Elkins Raceway back in its line-up," said AMRA president Larry Keefer. "Elkins has been associated with AMRA for many years. We were saddened when we thought we might lose the track, but now thanks to Norm McDougal and Jim Skidmore, racing will once again be prominent in the West Virginia mountains. Not only is Elkins a great place to watch a race, but the scenery is beautiful. It makes a good weekend get-away for the fan wanting to make a weekend of it."
Built in 1952, Elkins Raceway has seen some of racing's biggest stars pass through its gates. The semi-banked 3/8 mile oval has seating for 4,000 and runs Friday night's throughout the summer. Feature attractions are the Super Late Models, Semi-Lates, AMRA E-mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Mini-Wedges.
Elkins Motor Speedway is located just North of Kerens, WV off US 219 and
is 8.5 Miles North of Elkins, WV or 14.5 Miles South of Parsons, WV. More
information can be found at the track's new website -
http://www.elkinsraceway.net/index.html or by calling the Track Phone:
304 636-3339, Jim Skidmore: 304 636-8661, or Jeff Skidmore: 304-636-4534. Also
the track can be contacted via e-mail at
K-C will host the Road Warriors May 7th and Super Weekend for Modifieds will be held at Natural Bridge and Beckley June 10 and 11th.
Elkins Speedway 2011 Schedule
By Bob Reed
4/23/2011. Promoters at the Elkins Speedway have just released a Tentative Schedule for the 2011 Racing Season.
Highlight of the schedule at the present time is the 41 lap 11th Annual Chuck Gear Memorial on Friday June 17 paying $3000 to the winner. This race is a UFO doubleheader with the Thunder Valley Raceway, Central City, PA which also pays $3000 to the winner. This weekend has a total UFO purse of $31,000.
Also scheduled for SLM are the Richard G. Skidmore Memorial sponsored by Seneca Satellite on July 22 paying $2000 to the winner, with a $500 Dash for Cash by Roy’s RV Supercenter Plus $1000 to win sponsored by Performance Motor for the Valley Supply FASTRACK LMs, the RH Armstrong Memorial on August 19 (Details are forthcoming) and the Elkins Raceway Fall Festival Topless 52 for Super Lates + RR on Sept 30.
Other highlights are the Betty’s Boots SS Special on opening night paying $500 to the winner, the Rich Mountain Auto SS Special on June 10 paying $500 to the winner and the Fox’s Pizza Den of Elkins SS Special on July 15 paying $500 to the winner.
Miller’s Used Cars who sponsors the E-mods also has specials scheduled on May 27, $800 to the winner, June 24, $300 Bonus to the winner and Aug 26, $300 Bonus to the winner.
Roy’s RV Supercenter also is adding extra money to the Valley Supply FASTRACK class on June 3 with a $1000 Special.
There is also a Hornet special scheduled on July 1 paying $200 to the winner.
Many other activities including Candy Rushes , Gold Rushes, Bike Races and Pit Crew Challenges are scheduled throughout the year.
Attached is the Tentative 2011 Schedule
“All events are tentitive, and are subject too change without notice"
May 6- Grand opening, Mothers day Give aways plus 500 to win for Street Stocks by Betty's Boots, + RR.......(RR= Regular Racing in all other divisions)
May-13- RR-All Classes
May 20- RR + Kids night w/Candy Rush by Mountain Valley Bank
May 27-Millers Used Car's Modified Special $800 to win+RR
June 3-Valley Supply Fastrack Special $1000 to win sponsored by Roy's RV Supercenter +RR
June 10- Street Stock Special $500 to win by Rich Mountain Auto +RR
June-17 Chuck Gear Memorial $3,000 to win UFO Superlates Gigantic Fireworks Display (rain date July 8) +RR
June 24 -Millers used Cars Bonus for Modifides $300 dollar bonus to the winner By Millers used Cars
July 1- Hornet Special $200 to win Plus Port City Pit Crew Challenge for Super Late & Fastrack pit crews +rr
July 8-Valley Supply Fastrack $500 bonus to the winner sponsored by T&J's Contracting +rr
July 15-Street Stock Special $500 to win Sponsored by Fox's Pizza Den of Elkins + Mountain Valley Bank's gold Rush for kids at Intermission + 2 Lucky kids will win a new Bike
July 22- Richard G. Skidmore Memorial $2000 to win Superlates by Seneca Satellite W/500 dollar Dash For Cash By Roy's RV Supercenter + $1,000 to win sponsored by Performance Motors for Valley Supply Fastracks +rr
July-29 Elkins Raceway Legends Night + -Millers used Cars Bonus for Modifides $300 dollar bonus to the winner By Millers used Cars +rr
August-5 Kids Against Drugs Night.....Deputies, K-9 Demonstrations and Bicycle races for the kids 2 lucky kids will win bikes by Mountain Valley Bank
August 12-Valley Supply Fastracks $1,000 to win sponsored by Valley Supply +rr
August-19 RH Armstrong Classic for Superlates....(Details Coming soon) +RR
August-26-Millers used Cars Bonus for Modifides $300 dollar bonus to the winner By Millers used Cars30
September 30- Elkins Raceway's Fall Festival Topless 52 for Superlates +rr (details and sponsorship coming soon)
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