Mountain State Motorsports Promotions
West Virginia Motor Speedway
Mineral Wells, WV
The Mountain State Motorsports Promotions group, promoters of the West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Well, WV, regretfully announce that the previously scheduled June 30th and July 9th racing events will be cancelled due to the ongoing delays in completion of the track reconfiguration.
“Everyone is well aware of the lousy weather that we’ve had in this area, and we are as frustrated as anyone with the delays in construction” said MSMP rep Brian Ferrell. “Despite the set backs and frustrations, we’re determined to do this (track reconfiguration) the right way, and want the racers and fans to understand that when it’s finished, the track should produce some great racing”.
Tentatively cancelled are the Thursday, June 30th running of the ‘Mark Balzano Memorial’ for the All-Star Late Models and ‘Dickson Classic’ for the TSMA Modifieds, as well as the Saturday July 9th ‘Wild & Wonderful Open Wheel’ event with the All-Star Sprints and BOSS Sprints headlining.
Much work has been completed, but a great deal needs done before the new 3/8 mile is ready for competition. The culvert and drainage systems have been installed and the majority of the track’s base has been installed and compacted. “We definitely need some consecutive days of dry weather to allow the scope of dirt work that we’re attempting out here” said Lynn Chapman. “Those days have been few and far between, and the area is a natural basin to begin with. That makes things difficult when you only get a couple days of sunshine before the rains come again”.
Race fans are encouraged to consult the WVMS website (www.wvspeedway.com) for future info and scheduling updates.