Elkins Raceway to host season opener on Friday

In the wake of predicted 70 degree sunny weather on Friday, Elkins Raceway will be hosting its 2013 Season Opener with this year’s first edition of Friday Night Thunder, proudly sponsored by Fast and Friendly Pharmacy.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. with racing action starting at 7:30 p.m.

Each week, the track will host the Jenkins Ford Super Late Models, the Budweiser FASTRAK Crate Late Models, the Fast and Friendly Pharmacy Modifieds, the Miller’s Used Cars Street Stocks, the Good Samaritan Mod-Lites, and the Darren’s Pizza Shack Mini-Wedges.

This is 61st year of existence of the track with general manager Jim Skidmore and his staff ready and willing to provide the best dirt track racing action in the region, along with a great family experience and fun for all.

With general admission prices at only $10, and kids 12 and under free, Elkins Raceway is one of the area’s premier Friday Night Family attractions.

Don’t forget the Great food at affordable prices.

Please check out our website at under the events section for this year’s racing schedule.

This year, the staff of Mountaineer Insurance has joined in the excitement along with a growing number of area businesses and drivers to create a Kid’s Club at the track like never before.

There will be bicycles given away each and every week for both boys and girls. Also, at one of our larger events we will give away (2) two child sized ATV’s with helmets for the kids this year.

All Kid’s Club prizes are free to sign up for and a number of other items will be added as the season goes on.