Richmond Raceway Announces 2018 Schedule of Events

Richmond Raceway new track owners and promoters Bill and Stacy Lupinos are pleased to announce the 2018 racing schedule of events at the 3/10 mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East”.

The 2018 racing season will get underway with a pair of open practices on Saturday March 31 and on Friday April 6.  The 52nd Annual Season Opener at the track will take place on Saturday April 7 and will feature the track’s four weekly divisions of competition in action, with those being Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, and KDRA Four Cylinders.  The weekly events at Richmond Raceway for 2018 will see the Late Models racing for $1,200 to win, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $800 to win, KDRA Super Stocks racing for $600 to win, and KDRA Four Cylinders racing for $400 to win.

The Late Model division will see numerous special events throughout the 2018 racing season, with a pair of $10,000 to win events on the schedule.  The first $10,000 to win event will take place on Saturday May 19 as the 2nd Annual Mike Roland Memorial will take place and will be co-sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV and the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com, paying $10,000 to win.  The other five-figure to win contest will be the track’s marque event, as the 31st Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial will take place on Saturday August 18 and will be sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com, paying $10,059 to win.  Other special events for the Late Model division will see the 4th Annual Butch Shay Memorial on Saturday July 7 and will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Series, paying $5,000 to win.  Other extra-money to win events for the Late Models that are unsanctioned will include the June Jam on June 9 paying $1,500 to win and The Beast of the East Clash on Saturday September 29, paying $1,500 to win.

The Open Wheel Modified division will also several extra-money to win events as well in 2018, as the Modified Spring Shootout will take place on Saturday April 14 paying $1,200 to win, along with the Modified Mayhem event on Saturday July 21, also paying $1,200 to win.  The Modifieds will also race for $1,000 to win at the Beast of the East Clash on Saturday September 29.

The KDRA Super Stocks will also be highlighted as well during the 2018 racing season, with the American Dirt Allstars returning to sanction the KDRA Super Stock Spring Fling on Saturday April 28, paying $1,000 to win.  The 4th Annual Saturday Night Showdown will take place on Saturday June 23, again sanctioned by the American Dirt Allstars, also paying $1,000 to win.  The KDRA Super Stocks will race for $750 to win at The Beast of the East Clash season finale on Saturday September 29.

The KDRA Four Cylinder division will round out the racing cards at Richmond Raceway in 2018 and will also see some special events, with the first one being the Four Cylinder Fury event that will be sanctioned by the newly-founded American Dirt Allstars Four Cylinders, paying $750 to win.  The KDRA Four Cylinders will also race for $750 to win at the 4th Annual Saturday Night Showdown on Saturday June 23, along with a $500 to win special as part of The Beast of the East Clash on Saturday September 29.

A press release with rules for the 2018 racing season will be upcoming in the near future as well, with very few changes expected for the new season.

Richmond Raceway is located at 328 Greens Crossing Road, just a short drive from the city limits of Richmond, KY.  Bill and Stacy Lupinos are the track owners and promoters and will present dirt track racing on Saturday evenings.  For more information about Richmond Raceway, contact track co-promoter Bill Lupinos at [email protected] or track co-promoter Stacy Lupinos at [email protected], The phone number at the track for information concerning race events and raceday information is (859) 624-5640.

Richmond Raceway 2018 Schedule of Events

March 31- Test and Tune Open Practice for All Divisions (Times TBA)
April 6 (Friday)- Test and Tune Open Practice for All Divisions (Times TBA)
April 7- 52nd Annual Season Opener: Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders (Track Points Begin)
April 14- Modified Spring Shootout:  Modifieds $1,200 to win; Regular Show- Late Models, KDRA Super Stock, KDRA Four Cylinders
April 21- Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders
April 28- KDRA Super Stock Spring Fling:  American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stocks $1,000 to win; Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Four Cylinders
May 5- Four Cylinder Fury:  American Dirt Allstars Four Cylinder $750 to win; Regular Show- Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks (No Late Models)
May 12- Mike Roland Tune-up:  Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders (Late Model Winner Guaranteed Starting Spot In Memorial Event)
May 18 (Friday)- Open Practice for 2nd Annual Mike Roland Memorial:  Open Practice for All Divisions (Times TBA)
May 19- 2nd Annual Mike Roland Memorial:  Schaeffer’s Oil Bonus Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series Co-Sanctioned Super Late Models $10,000 to win; Regular Show- Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders
May 26- OFF (Memorial Day Weekend)
June 2- Meet The Drivers Night- Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders
June 9- June Jam: Late Models $1,500 to win; Regular Show- Modifieds, KDRA Super Stock, KDRA Four Cylinders
June 16- Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders (Rain Date Mike Roland Memorial)
June 23- 4th Annual Saturday Night Showdown:  American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stocks $1,000 to win & KDRA Four Cylinders $750 to win; Regular Show- Modifieds (Late Models OFF)
June 30- Kid’s Night- Regular Show-Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders (Info TBA)
July 7- 4th Annual Butch Shay Memorial + Fireworks:  Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Series Super Late Models $5,000 to win; Regular Show- Modifieds, KDRA Four Cylinders (No KDRA Super Stocks)
July 14- Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders
July 21- Modified Mayhem:  Modifieds $1,200 to win; Regular Show- Late Models, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders
July 28- OFF (Closed for Madison County Fair)
August 4- OFF (Closed for Madison County Fair)
August 11- OFF (Closed for North/South 100)
August 17- (Friday)- Open Practice for 31stAnnual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial:  Open Practice for All Divisions (Times TBA)
August 18- 31st Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial:  Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series Super Late Models $10,059 to win; Modifieds $859 to win; KDRA Super Stocks $659 to win; KDRA Four Cylinders $559 to win
August 25- Kid’s Night- Regular Show- Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders (No Late Models) (Info TBA)
September 1- OFF (Labor Day Weekend)
September 8- Family Meal Deal Night- Regular show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders
September 15- Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders (Rain Date: Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial)
September 22- Fan Appreciation Night- Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders
September 28 (Friday)- Season Championship: Regular Show- Late Models, Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders (Track Points End)
September 29- Beast of the East Clash Super Late Models $1,500 to win; Modifieds $1,000 to win; KDRA Super Stocks $750 to win; Stock Four Cylinders $500 to win (Championship Trophies & Awards During Intermission)

-Schedule is Subject to Changes/Additions/Deletions-
Weekly Payout (to win): Late Models $1,200, Modifieds $800, KDRA Super Stocks $600, KDRA Four Cylinders $400

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