17th Annual Oren Covert Memorial Race

17th Annual Oren Covert Memorial Race

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Thunder Hill Speedway will host the 17th Annual Oren Covert Memorial Race, Saturday July 21st. This year’s title sponsor for the event will be Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, of Wichita, Kansas.

As always, the BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modifieds will battle to win the famous Trophy Toolbox. The winner of that toolbox will also receive a check for $1,700.00. Second place and back, will pay out at the regular weekly purse with second place receiving first place weekly pay, and so on. 

To add to the excitement, all registered drivers taking a green flag in the heat or feature will receive an additional $8.00 at payout. This extra money makes the drivers pit pass for the event, $17.00.  Other contingencies will also be available.

Oren Covert, was a longtime area racer. He passed away in 2002, at the young age of 61. Covert raced in many classes, always running the familiar #17. He started racing in Jalopies, moving to Supermodifieds, Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Late Models, and finally ending in Modifieds. Oren was loved by many fellow racers and fans.

A huge shout out to Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, who will also provide a pace truck for the night.  We would also like to thank Bill Butrick Construction & Excavating and Covert Speed for all their support.General admission gates open at 5:00 p.m., with  adults $10.00 and 12 and under always free. Coolers are allowed for a $10.00 fee, with canned beer only.

Pit gates will open at 5:00 pm, drivers check-in closes at 6:30 pm, drivers meeting and racing to follow. Pit passes are $25.00, with kids 12 and under $10.00.

Thunder Hill Speedway would like to welcome the Covert family and thank them for their ongoing tradition of the Oren Covert Memorial Race.