Elkins Raceway to kick off 62nd season this evening

KERENS – As warmer weather approaches, electricity and the roar of racing engines will once again fill the air as Friday Night Thunder at Elkins Raceway takes center stage as the area’s premier Dirt Track Racing attraction.

This year marks the track’s 62nd year, and the season will begin today with the Darren’s Pizza Shack Season Opener and continue each Friday through the summer with action-packed racing.

The track will highlight six classes of racing, including the Jenkins Ford Superlate Models, the Budweiser FasTrak Crate Racing Series, the Fast and Friendly Pharmacy Modifieds, the Miller’s Used Cars Street Stocks, the Highlines ModLites and the Darren’s Pizza Shack MiniWedges.

With a focus on family entertainment, the track also is proud to announce that Mountaineer Insurance has teamed up with a number of local businesses and drivers to provide the kids with tons of opportunities to take home tons of prizes including bicycles, ATVs, Walkie Talkies and more.

The gates will open at 6 p.m. each Friday and racing will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Go to www.elkinsraceway.net to see a full schedule of events for the year as well as weekly updates and more.