By Fully Injected Motorsports:

WASHINGTON, W. Va. (July 16, 2023) – With Ohio Valley Speedway’s annual Pete Smith Memorial less than one month away, event organizer and title sponsor, Darren Griffith of Briscoe Run Land Surveying, is excited to announce that even more support is being tilted toward West Virginia’s premier 410 sprint car event, now featuring additional bonus money for heat race finishers and Hard Luck Award recipients. The added money will pad an already lucrative program on August 11 that will be headlined with a $4,000-to-win, $400-to-start A-Main purse featuring the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA).

SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties, a trusted leader in the restoration industry with 24-hour emergency service in the Mid-Ohio Valley, is the most recent to join Ohio Valley Speedway’s Pete Smith Memorial, now the official partner of the event’s Hard Luck Award. In actuality, three recipients will be given Hard Luck Awards with the top recipient receiving $300, followed by $100 awards, respectively. Those wanting to learn more about SERVPRO can do so by contacting SERVPRO directly at (304) 428-7378, or visiting SERVPRO online at

In addition, Jake Yost, honoring his father, James Yost, has stepped in to boost heat race competition even further at the annual Pete Smith Memorial, joining Wilfong Dental, Douglass & Company, Safelite Autoglass, and Pine Tree Towing in padding $600 toward each heat race purse. With all monies considered, each heat race winner will earn $275, with $125, $100, $60, and $40 being awarded to second through fifth, respectively.

“To think we are less than one month away from the event and still adding support is incredible. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of such a prestigious race, especially in my home state of West Virginia,” Darren Griffith said. “This is an exciting time for Ohio Valley Speedway, Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association, and the Pete Smith Family. We invite everyone to join us, competitors and fans alike, for this incredible event.”

As noted, the 2023 Pete Smith Memorial is packed top to bottom with contingencies and incentives, some of which include qualifying awards, heat race, hard charger, and hard luck bonuses, and feature lap money. Should the eventual champion lead the entire 25-lap program, the respective winner will earn well over $5,000.

2023 Pete Smith Memorial Contingencies and Bonuses:
Ohio Valley Speedway | Friday, August 11

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 & Jame Yost
Heat 2 | Douglass & Company | Jake & Jame Yost
Heat 3 | Safelite Autoglass | Jake & Jame Yost
Heat 4 | Pine Tree Towing | Jake & Jame 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, Rand 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)
O’Reilly’s Auto Parts | $150 Gift Card

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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