April 30 Test & Tune Event at Elkins Raceway / Photo by Beckie Boyd

Elkins Raceway gears up for another season of family-friendly racing starting this Saturday

KERENS – The thunder rumbling through the hills of Randolph County Saturday was not from the slightly rainy weather. With each switch of the ignition, engines roared at the Elkins Raceway Test & Tune event Saturday evening. 

Elkins Raceway is a 3/8-mile dirt racetrack located in the hills of Kerens, West Virginia.

After a long winter of nights spent fixing the previous season’s body work, engine and cosmetic mishaps, drivers were eager to show off their hard work at the Test and Tune event on April 30. As each driver pulled their rig into the pits, anticipation for the drop of the green flag continued to build.

The practice event provided drivers with a relaxed jump-start to the season, while spectators got a behind-the-curtain look at the racing season ahead.

Elkins Speedway features the following racing classes:

  • Young Mini Wedge 
  • Older Mini Wedge 
  • Edge Hot Mods 
  • Street Stock 
  • United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Modifieds 
  • FasTrak Crate Late Models 
  • Super Late Models 

Join the Elkins Raceway family this Saturday, May 7 as the first, official green flag of the season falls. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. General Admission/Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 7:30 p.m. See the Elkins Raceway website for admission prices for both regular racing and special events.

The 2022 season continues through August. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to come on down with you every Saturday night to experience the homegrown passion for dirt track racing from new and familiar faces. While you are there, don’t forget to stop by the concession stand for warm food and cold beverages. 

Check out the full racing schedule at Elkins Raceway:

  • May 7: Regular Racing  
  • May 14: Regular Racing  
  • May 21: Hot Mod Special & Regular Racing – Kids Candy Rush  
  • May 28: More Information to Come 
  • June 4: Regular Racing – Autograph & Picture Night #1  
  • June 11: Regular Racing  
  • June 18: Street Stock Special & Regular Racing  
  • June 25: Skidmore Memorial & Fireworks Display plus wall of legends induction ceremonies 
  • July 2: More Information to Come 
  • July 9: Regular Racing – Bicycle Races  
  • July 16: More Information to Come 
  • July 23: Regular Racing – Autograph & Picture Night #2  
  • July 30: Regular Racing 
  • August 6: More Information to Come 
  • August 13: More Information to Come 
  • August 20: More Information to Come 
  • August 27: More Information to Come – Season Championship

(Note: This tentative schedule is subject to change without notice. Follow Elkins Raceway on Facebook for frequent race updates.) 

Stay tuned for weekly race results, photos and more from My Buckhannon! Visit Elkins Raceway at US 219 north of Elkins in Kerens, West Virginia.  

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