West Virginia Motor Speedway’s “Historic 100” Gets Even Bigger in 2022

Batavia, OH (June 8, 2021) – An already-big payday at West Virginia Motor Speedway will get even bigger in 2022. West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, which recently made its return to racing for the first time since 2013, welcomes the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the second edition of the “Historic 100,” June 3rd and 4th, 2022. The elite teams of the nation’s premier dirt late model tour will compete for a combined weekend purse of over $200,000. On Friday, June 3rd, drivers will compete in a 30 lap A-Main for a shot at $15,000 with the weekend culminating in a 50-lap, $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 4th. On the heels of a highly successful inaugural “Historic 100,” the team at West Virginia Motor Speedway is looking forward to building on that momentum in 2022. “We look forward to working with Rick (Schwallie) and the entire Lucas Oil team to build this event into one of the premier weekends of the season,” said track owner Cody Watson. “As we continue to build onto and modernize the venue, we are excited to bring even more star power to our supporting fan base. Our fans have been awesome all season and we hope this shows our commitment to give them some of the sport’s biggest events.” “Cody and his staff have done an amazing job of revitalizing the West Virginia Motor Speedway,” Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director Rick Schwallie added. “We pride ourselves in sanctioning some of the biggest events in dirt late model racing and we’re thrilled to add the Historic 100 to that growing list of mega events. Hats off to Cody and the team at West Virginia Motor Speedway for stepping up to build a marquee event for drivers and fans alike.” Tickets for the 2nd Annual “Historic 100” will go on sale later this year. Since being crafted marvelously in 1984, the West Virginia Motor Speedway has played host to some of the sport’s biggest events and brightest stars. Boasting one of the most beautiful settings and seats in dirt track racing while nestled attractively into the wild and wonderful mountains of small-town Mineral Wells, West Virginia the 5/8-mile terraced hillside sits conveniently adjacent to Interstate 77 for effortless access. Home to the ‘World’s Fastest Dirt Track’ ™, WVMS will blow you away with its incredible racing action and thrill-seeking speed. Affectionately known as “The Speedplant” the 70-acre site underwent a massive renovation before its reopening in 2021, claiming its place among the premier dirt tracks in the country. The West Virginia Motor Speedway is located at 2 Matheny Road in Mineral Wells, exit 170 off I-77, just south of Parkersburg, WV. For more information on West Virginia Motor Speedway, visit them online at www.wvmotorspeedway.com or “Like” them on Facebook @visitwvmsFriday, June 3rd Event Purse: 1. $15,000, 2. $6,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $3,000, 5. $2,500, 6. $2,400, 7. $2,300, 8. $2,200, 9. $2,100, 10. $2,000, 11. $1,600, 12. $1,400, 13. $1,300, 14. $1,200, 15. $1,050, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000 = $57,050 Saturday, June 4th Event Purse: 1. $50,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $5,000, 5. $4,000, 6. $3,750, 7. $3,500, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,800, 10. $2,700, 11. $2,500, 12. $2,400, 13. $2,350, 14. $2,300, 15. $2,250, 16. $2,200, 17. $2,150, 18. $2,125, 19. $2,100, 20. $2,075, 21. $2,050, 22. $2,025, 23. $2,000, 24. $2,000 = $135,275

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