Green light: Elkins Raceway opens for 2023 season

KERENS – Thunder returns to the mountains of Randolph County this Saturday as Elkins Raceway opens their gates for the 2023 season.

Budweiser Dirt Super Late Models, TKS Contracting/High Point Construction FASTRAK Crate Late Models, Holbrook on the Hill UMP Modifieds, Cordial Logistics Edge Hot Mods, Louie’s Bargain Barn Street Stocks, and Mini-Wedges will roll off trailers May 6 for the first race of the 71st Anniversary season.

Elkins Raceway attracts drivers from across West Virginia and surrounding areas to the 3/8 mile dirt track in the mountains of Randolph County for an evening of family-friendly fun.

Drivers will race every Saturday night beginning May 6 through the Season Championship on August 26. Please note the season schedule is subject to change without warning.

There are numerous, exciting events scheduled for this season in addition to weeks of regular racing. Special events include autograph nights, the Skidmore Memorial Race, Wall of Fame induction ceremony, special races, a bike race and candy rush for the children, the Stout Memorial Race and the Mid- and End-of-Season Championships.

Pit gates will open every Saturday night at 5 p.m. with $30 admission. General admission to the grandstands begin at 6 p.m. with $15 admission. Hot laps will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Local businesses are encouraged to contact Elkins Raceway on their Facebook page to learn more about becoming a track sponsor or a class sponsor for the Mini Wedge class.

See the Elkins Raceway website for updates about upcoming races and special events. Racing fans are encouraged to follow Elkins Raceway on Facebook for frequent racing updates, photo galleries, special event announcements and more.

Visit Elkins Raceway at US 219 north of Elkins in Kerens, West Virginia.

Bookmark for weekly race results, featured stories, photo galleries and so much more this race season.

The tentative racing schedule for the 2023 season at Elkins Raceway is below:

             5/6Season Opener – Regular Racing
            5/13Regular Racing
            5/20Regular Racing
           5/27TBA + Hot Mod Special
            6/3Regular Racing & Autograph Night
           6/10Regular Racing & Street Stock Special
           6/17Regular Racing & Crate Special
           6/24TBA Mid Season Championship
           7/1Regular Racing & Autograph Night
           7/8Regular Racing
          7/15Skidmore Memorial & Wall of Legends 
          7/22Regular Racing & Bike Race
          7/29Regular Racing & Modified Special
           8/5Regular Racing & Candy Rush
          8/12Stout Memorial
          8/19Regular Racing
         8/26Season Championship

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