The following attachment contains photographs from the “Butterball” Tune-Up event at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY on Saturday July 11, 2015. All photos courtesy of Jimmy Pittman and Half Fast Photos.
#11 Josh Rice of Verona, KY stood on top of his race car to celebrate winning the Butterball Tune-Up event for Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models at Richmond (KY) Raceway on Saturday July 11. Josh earned himself a guaranteed starting spot in the Butterball Memorial on July 18 after winning the Butterball Tune-Up.
#310 Jeremy Howard of Berea, KY won his second straight KDRA Super Stock feature event at Richmond (KY) Raceway on Saturday July 11.
#54 Jimmy Robinson of Richmond, KY won his first Modified feature of the season at Richmond (KY) Raceway on Saturday July 11.
#77 Adam Bowman of Seymour, IN made his first trip to Richmond (KY) Raceway a memorable one by claiming victory in the REVELution Race Cars Pro Late Model feature event on Saturday July 11.
#3 Stacy Harrison of Keavy, KY scored her second Four Cylinder feature win of the season at Richmond (KY) Raceway on Saturday July 11.
28th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial at Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are set to present the 28th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial at the 3/10 mile red clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” on Saturday July 18.
The Super Late Model portion of the program will be sanctioned by the Ray Cook-promoted Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs and will see the Super Late Models racing 59 laps for a $10,028 to win payday. Also on the “Butterball” racing program on Saturday July 18 will be the Modified division racing for $1,000 to win and KDRA Super Stocks racing for $800 to win, along with the Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclone division racing for $150 to win.
The Pro Late Model and Four Cylinder divisions will have the evening off that night, however, Pro Late Models can compete with the Super Late Models that evening, but it will be using the Super Late Model track tire rule. In addition, there will be an open practice at the track on Friday July 17 for all divisions and following the practice, there will be a cookout. Ticket prices in the general admission area are free and a pit pass will be $15 for practice. Everyone that signs in to the pit area will be eligible to partake in the cookout following practice. Concessions will be available in the pit area only until time of the cookout. Times for the practice will be from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and gates will open at 4:00 p.m.
Richmond Raceway will present the 28th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge event on Saturday July 18 and will feature the Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs Super Late Models racing for $10,028 to win in their main event. Also on the “Butterball” racing program will be Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win and KDRA Super Stocks racing for $800 to win, along with the Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclone division racing for $150 to win. For the “Butterball” Memorial on Saturday July 18, the Southern Nationals Bonus Series will compete in a full program of practice, FK Rod Ends time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the $10,028 to win “Butterball’ A-Main. The Modified and KDRA Super Stock divisions will utilize the practice/time trials combo format to determine heat race starting positions, while the Mini-Cup/Cyclones will line up via the pill draw. RACEceivers are mandatory in all divisions and must be used by the driver each time he/she is on the racing surface in their race car. Also, transponder scoring/timing is used at Richmond Raceway and the rental for a transponder is $10 and can be taken care of at driver registration (the track uses the yellow Westhold transponders). It is pertinent that all drivers be at the track and signed in by 6:00 p.m.
Also, the Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs will pay the highest finishing driver in the A-Main using a Crate engine a $200 bonus, also a $200 bonus to the highest finishing driver using a 525 series engine, and a $200 bonus to the highest finishing driver using a Steel Head/Spec engine, so these drivers using any of these listed engine packages are also encouraged to enter this event.
In addition to this, as part of the “Butterball”, there will be the “Butterball” Dash that will consist of the Super Late Model feature winners at Richmond Raceway in 2015 that are not in the show via a heat or b-main event, plus the top ten in Super Late Model track points after the July 11 “Butterball” Tune-Up event. Josh Rice of Verona, KY earned an automatic starting spot in the event with his win in the “Butterball” Tune-Up last Saturday evening and if he races his way into the event, the top two finishers in the dash will make the main event. Drivers locked into the “Butterball” Dash include Victor Lee of Danville, KY, Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN, Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY, Johnny Wheeler of Campbellsville, KY, Jason Barrett of Waco, KY, Aaron Hatton of Mount Sterling, KY, Chris Ruble of Waco, KY, Derek Fisher of Olympia, KY, Tommy Bailey of Corbin, KY, and Dennis Barton of Corbin, KY.
For the Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs Super Late Models, the entry fee for the event for Super Late Models is $100 and the tire rule for the event is the Richmond Raceway tire rule, which is as follows: Front tires- Open Compound/Manufacturer; Rear tires- Hoosier: 1300, 1350, 1600, LM20, and LM40; American Racer: 44, 48, and 56. Tire samples can and/or will be taken by the track and/or series at any time during the course of the event.
Richmond Raceway 28th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial A-Main Payouts for Saturday July 18:.
-Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs Super Late Models (59 laps): 1st- $10,028, 2nd- $5,000, 3rd- $2,500, 4th- $1,500, 5th- $1,300, 6th- $1,100, 7th- $1,000, 8th- $950, 9th- $900, 10th- $850, 11th- $800, 12th- $750, 13th- $650, 14th- $600, 15th- $500, 16th- $500, 17th- $500, 18th- $500, 19th- $500, 20th- $500, 21st- $500, 22nd- $500, 23rd- $500, 24th- $500
-Modifieds (20 laps): 1st- $1,000, 2nd- $500, 3rd- $300, 4th- $250, 5th- $200, 6th- $190, 7th- $180, 8th- $170, 9th- $160, 10th- $150, 11th- $140, 12th- $130, 13th- $125, 14th- $125, 15th- $125, 16th- $125, 17th- $125, 18th- $125, 19th- $125, 20th- $125, 21st- $125, 22nd- $125.
-KDRA Super Stocks (15 laps): 1st- $800, 2nd- $400, 3rd- $200, 4th- $175, 5th- $150, 6th- $125, 7th- $100, 8th- $90, 9th- $85, 10th- $80, 11th- $75, 12th- $75, 13th- $75, 14th- $75, 15th- $75, 16th- $75, 17th- $75, 18th- $75.
-Mini-Cup/Cyclones (10 laps): 1st- $150, 2nd- $130, 3rd- $110, 4th- $100, 5th- $75, 6th- $60, 7th- $60, 8th- $60, 9th- $60, 10th- $60, 11th- $60, 12th- $60, 13th- $60, 14th- $60, 15th- $60, 16th- $60, 17th- $60, 18th- $60.
Activities for the 28th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial event at Richmond Raceway on Saturday July 18 will see the pit area open at 2:00 p.m., with the general admission area open at 3:00 p.m. Driver’s registration will close promptly at 6:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 6:00 p.m, with practice/time trial combo laps set to begin around 6:30 p.m., and the green flag for the first race will wave at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the “Butterball” Memorial on Saturday July 18 in the general admission area will be $25 for adults, with children ages 12 and under FREE. For the pit area, adult prices will be $40, with children ages 6 to 12 costing $15, and children ages five and under FREE. If a driver races in more than one division, that driver has to buy a second pit pass. Also, any driver under the age of 18 will have to have a notorized release signed by both parents before that driver is eligible to compete at Richmond Raceway, due to insurance regulations.
Previous Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial Winners:
1988- Brian Asbury (Mitchell, IN)
1989- Jim Curry (Norman, IN)
1990- Ray Godsey (Bedford, IN)
1991- Kevin Claycomb (Vincennes, IN)
1992- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
1993- Jack Boggs (Grayson, KY)
1994- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
1995- Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville, KY)
1996- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
1997- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
1998- Delane Browning (East Bernstadt, KY)
1999- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2000- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2001- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2002- Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN)
2003- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2004- Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
2005- Tim Tungate (Campbellsville, KY)
2006- Ben Adkins (West Portsmouth, OH)
2007- Tim Tungate (Campbellsville, KY)
2008- Victor Lee (Danville, KY)
2009- Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
2010- Victor Lee (Danville, KY)
2011- Josh McGuire (Grayson, KY)
2012- Josh McGuire (Grayson, KY)
2013- Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2014- Billy Moyer, Jr. (Batesville, AK)
Richmond Raceway is located at 328 Greens Crossing Road, just a short drive from the city limits of Richmond, KY. Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are the track promoters and will present dirt track racing on Saturday evenings. For more information about Richmond Raceway, contact track co-promoter Larry Yantz at (606) 510-5331 or track co-promoter Chad Yantz at (606) 510-4836 or by social media on the world wide web at www.richmond-raceway.net or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/308149696058239/ or facebook.com/richraceky of via Twitter @MichaelDespain or @RichmondRaceway. The phone number at the track for information concerning race events and raceday information is (859) 624-5640.
Richmond Raceway Current Top Ten Track Point Standings after July 11, 2015
Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models
1. Jason Barrett (Waco, KY)- 441
2. Aaron Hatton (Mount Sterling, KY)- 435
3. Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 424
4. Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville, KY)- 416
5. Michael Chilton (Salvisa, KY)- 322
6. Chris Ruble (Waco, KY)- 305
7. Derek Fisher (Olympia, KY)- 277
8. Tommy Bailey (Corbin, KY)- 268
9. Dennis Barton (Corbin, KY)- 264
10. Greg Johnson (Bedford, IN)- 190
REVELution Race Cars Pro Late Models
1. Chris Johnson (Winchester, KY)- 495
2. Todd Coffman (Parksville, KY)- 466
3. Chad Spradlin (Whitley City, KY)- 384
4. David Freeman (Lexington, KY)- 331
5. Wesley Ball (Whitley City, KY)- 309
6. Richard Musick (Nicholasville, KY)- 226
7. Chris Fair (Liberty, KY)- 224
8. Zane Powell (Junction City, KY)- 223
9. Elliott Despain (Buffalo, KY)- 215
10. Clayton Spradlin (Bethel Ridge, KY)- 206
1. Jeff Watson (Campbellsville, KY)- 520
2. Jimmy Robinson (Richmond, KY)- 453
3. Jimmy Crabtree (Irvine, KY)- 413
4. Wade Rookard (East Bernstadt, KY)- 397
5. Russ Gabbert (Berea, KY)- 389
6. Ricky Brandenburg (Irvine, KY)- 347
7. Jared Reams (Mount Vernon, KY)- 342
8. Stevie Tipton (Irvine, KY)- 337
9. Brent Estes (Irvine, KY)- 322
10. Dennis Roberson (Paris, KY)- 316
KDRA Super Stocks
1. Glen Hounshell, Jr. (Mount Vernon, KY)- 528
2. Jeremy Howard (Berea, KY)- 435
3. Logan Preston (Berea, KY)- 434
4. Darrell Cain (Richmond, KY)- 363
5. Russ Gabbert (Berea, KY)- 354
6. Eddie Stewart (Manchester, KY)- 345
7. Allen Hackworth, Jr. (Waco, KY)- 343
8. Rudi Strebeck (Berea, KY)- 321
9. Johnny King (Lancaster, KY)- 319
10. Bill Robinson (Waco, KY)- 311
1. Stacy Harrison (Keavy, KY)- 476
2. Dave McCarty (Owingsville, KY)- 412
3. Jamison Gipson (Lancaster, KY)- 362
4. Keith Gipson (Keene, KY)- 307
5. Brian Ferguson (Ezel, KY)- 298
6. Dylan Stevens (Morehead, KY)- 289
7. Dalton Cox (Versailles, KY)- 275
8. Bill Taulbee (Richmond, KY)- 226
9. Ronnie Romines (Keavy, KY)- 225
10. Brian Thornsburg (Carlisle, KY)- 204
Warlock Race Cars Mini-Cup/Cyclones
1. Jason Bell (London, KY)- 267
2. Scott Crusenberry (Williamsburg, KY)- 266
3. Josh Dickerson (Richmond, KY)- 153
4. Shalie Bell (London, KY)- 64
5. Tim Crusenberry (Williamsburg, KY)- 63