Hillbilly Hundred Remains At I-77
WAYCROSS, Ga. – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and promoter Carl Short have announced that the Hillbilly Hundred return to the state of West Virginia at I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, W.Va., on Aug. 31, 2014.
The 46th Annual Hillbilly Hundred will pay $25,000 to win and $1,000 to start for this one day crown jewel event. I-77 Raceway Park will host the Hillbilly Hundred for the third year in a row in 2014. Mike Marlar won a thrilling race in 2012, coming from the 24th starting spot to win the event, while Jimmy Owens won another exciting race at I-77 Raceway Park in 2013 at the racy three-eighths-mile bull ring in front of one of the biggest spectator crowds the track has ever seen.
“I can’t express how excited we are to be able to host the Hillbilly Hundred again and partner with Carl Short and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series,” said track promoter Kenny Newhouse. “We’re pumped to be a part of this big weekend and really looking forward to having the national stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit our track again. The racing has been outstanding the past two years and the series staff really runs a very efficient show that our fans enjoy.”
The 46th annual Hillbilly Hundred will be the final event of a three race weekend for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on the traditional labor-day weekend in 2014. The series will start the holiday weekend on Aug. 29 at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park with a 50-lap $10,000 feature event, then travel to Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park on Aug. 30 for another 50-lap $10,000 to win feature event. The series concludes the weekend at I-77 Raceway Park with the 100-lap Hillbilly Hundred $25,000 to win feature event.
“After considering several options where to hold the Hillbilly Hundred in 2014, I’m looking forward to going back to I-77 Raceway Park and keeping the tradition of the event in the state of West Virginia,” said Short. “Working with Ritchie Lewis and the entire staff of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series brings a great level of professionalism, along with the support and marketing benefits within their organization and everything they bring to an event. It just makes good sense to continue our partnership with them.”