MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. – West Virginia Motor Speedway, which will return to action next season under the leadership of promoter Cody Watson, will host the World Race of Champions on Aug. 6-7.
The World Race of Champions will feature two open-wheel divisions, 410 sprint cars and UMP-style modifieds. The 410 sprint car portion will feature a $5,000-to-win event on Friday, with a $20,000 main event set for the Saturday finale.
The modified portion, which will be co-sanctioned by the Renegades of Dirt and UMP, will feature qualifying and heat races on Friday and a $10,000-to-win main event on Saturday.
“Teams will get a lot of Mega 100 vibe to this event,” said Watson. “Pyro, pagentry, the works. I’m really looking forward to it. I have no doubt it will feel like welcoming family to my home.
“I know we’ve done it big and paid a lot of money over the last decade for the (modified) division but it still feels like it reaches the next level at $10,000. There’s a feeling in the air when there’s five figures on the line in the mod division. Plus, it should make for an awesome weekend when paired with $25,000-to-win sprint cars. As a fan, it gets me really anxious to see the speeds and action for that kind of money.”
West Virginia Motor Speedway has sat idle for the last eight years, but earlier this year Watson took control of the facility and began preparing it to host racing again. The track’s first event under Watson’s leadership is scheduled for April 25.