LOLMDS: Hillbilly Hundred Finds New Home; Moves From I-77 Back to Tyler County

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WAYCROSS, Ga. – The nation’s longest-running dirt late model event now has a new home.

Hall of Fame event promoter Carl Short announced Thursday that the Hillbilly Hundred will move to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W. Va., Sept 3-4.

The event was originally scheduled for I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, W. Va. This is the second time the race will be held at Tyler County. It was previously held there from 1998 to 2009.

The festivities will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 3 with the Hillbilly Fifty, which pays $4,000-to-win for steel block late models. Saturday’s program will also include a $5,000-to-win event for Fastrak Late Models and a $2,000-to-win event for AMRA Modifieds. Additionally, heat races will be ran for the Hotmods and Mod Lites.

The action heats up on Sunday, Sept. 4 when the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series takes center stage for the Hillbilly Hundred. The event will include a complete program of Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $25,000-to-win main event. The Hotmods and Mod Lites will compete their $600-to-win events, plus the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series.

“Tyler County Speedway was my first choice upon reaching the decision to relocate this season,” said Short. “It’s second to none when it comes to racing action as well as the camping and atmosphere. I want to thank I-77, their fans, and Kenney for the hospitality over the past few years.”

The last Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series appearance at the quarter-mile bullring was Sept. 7, 2009 when Ray Cook scored this biggest win of his career following a battle with Earl Pearson Jr. and Scott Bloomquist.

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