WASHINGTON, W.Va. (August 4, 2023) – In just one week, the 410 sprinters will make their return to Ohio Valley Speedway in Washington, West Virginia, set to headline the annual Pete Smith Memorial – featuring the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) – for a $4,000 top prize. 

Gradually elevating into West Virginia’s premier open wheel program, the Pete Smith Memorial, commemorating the life and achievements of legendary West Virginia car owner, Pete Smith, will not only feature a lucrative A-Main purse awarding a minimum of $4,000-to-win/$400-to-start, but the event will also hand out dozens of additional bonuses and contingencies including extra money for top finishers in each heat race, extra money for respective “Hard Luck” and “Hard Charger” award winners, and bonus money for leading the Pete Smith Memorial feature. 

A full list of Pete Smith Memorial contingencies, bonuses, and giveaways are listed below.

Envisioned and brought to life by Darren Griffith of Briscoe Run Land Surveying, Ohio Valley Speedway’s Pete Smith Memorial has continuously grown, welcoming nearly 30 of the region’s best open wheelers for the 2022 edition.

“We’re proud to admit that this event has grown since its inception three years ago, and we hope to continue this trend for seasons to come,” Darren Griffith explained. “With so much attention placed on the Knoxville Nationals, why not give local and regional racers, who are not planning to make the trek to Knoxville, something else to circle on their calendar. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy themselves. We have a lot of bonuses to give away. I’m excited to see what happens next Friday.”

Pete Smith Memorial pit gates are slated to open at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 11, with hot laps beginning at 6 p.m. Racing is set to begin at 7 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more about Ohio Valley Speedway and the Pete Smith Memorial can do so by visiting its official online home at www.raceovs.com

Driver Swag Boxes and Giveaways:
Presented by “Scrubnutz Industrial” by Benchmark Abrasives
Also made possible by
Williamstown Bank
Molecule Sports | “Keep It Clean”
Cox Family Pharmacy
Spill Tackle
DUDE Wipes
Safelite Autoglass
Batteries Direct
Indy Race Parts
O’Reilly Auto Parts

Giveaways Include:
Hand Cleaner
Hand, Surface & Tool Wipes
Ten dollars in quarters
Performance Helmet Care Kit
First Aid Products
Spill Recovery Products
“Dude” Wipes for Hard to Reach Places
Glass Cleaner
AA and AAA Batteries
KSE Power Steering Fluid
Wilwood High Temp Power Steering Fluid
Lucas Oil Products
Brake Cleaner

Feature Sponsors:
$4,000-to-win & $400-to-start
Smoker Friendly
J&M Tree Service

Heat Race Awards: ($600 Each):
Heat 1 | Wilfong Dental | Jake & James Yost
Heat 2 | Douglass & Company | Jake & James Yost
Heat 3 | Safelite Autoglass | Jake & James Yost
Heat 4 | Pine Tree Towing | Jake & James Yost
(Top-Five in each heat to be awarded: $275-$125-$100-$60-$40)

Contingency Awards:
Wilfong Dental | $100 | Most Laps Led during A-Main

Cheryl and Tricia Tingler | $100 | 12th Place on Lap 12
*in honor of their late husband and father, Randy Tingler.

J&M Tree Service | $500 | Top Three Qualifiers: $250, $150, $100,
IonX Coatings and Fuel | $100 | Fastest To Not Make A-Main
IonX Coatings and Fuel | $100 | Slowest Car to Make A-Main

Hard Luck:
SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties | $500 Cash ($300-$100-$100)

Hard Charger:
Bill Mossor Surveying | $200 for Hard Charger in A-Main:
Bill Mossor Surveying |  $100 | Second Hard Charger in A-Main
Bill Mossor Surveying | $100 for B-Main Hard Charger
Bill Mossor Surveying | $50 Second Hard Charger B-Main

Feature Lap Money:
$50-First | $25-Second | $25-Third

1. AutoMed
2. Final Grad Excavating
3. IonX Coatings and Fuel
4. In Memory of Brandon Wilfong
5. West Virginia Polo Club
6. T&M Automotive Repair
7. Ohio Flooring Plus
8. Sir Fix A Lot Wireless
9. Griffith Siblings
10. Cunningham Concrete
11. In Honor of Gary Loynachan
12. K-Contracting
13. In Honor of Debi Myers and All Lung Cancer Survivors
14. Safelite Autoglass
15. Final Grad Excavating
16. Graphic’s Creation
17. Evans Construction & Asphalt Paving, LLC
18. Station Lounge & Grill LLC
19. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club
20. Grey Wolf Armament LLC
21. JED’s Services
22. Pine Tree Towing
23. Pine Tree Towing
24. Pine Tree Towing


Tyler Altmeyer
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