Butler Motor Speedway to kick off 60th season of racing
Speedway will kick off its 60th
season of racing on April 28th
The 3/8 mile dirt oval in Quincy is scheduled
to run the full four-in-one program of the Sprint Cars, UMP modifieds,
Sportsman and Street Stocks.
tentative schedule for 2012 shows many four-in-one programs, four confirmed
mini sprint dates were added to make those five-in-one nights.
The Michigan Dirt Cup modified show on June
, running on the same weekend as the NASCAR race at Michigan
International Speedway, will see some of the best in tri-state UMP modifieds,
racing for the first place prize.
Fowler collected the 1500 dollar payday in 2011.
The All Star Circuit of Champions will be the
nationally known travelling division to stop in this season.
The All Stars are slated to race on August 18th
the same weekend as the August Nascar race at Michigan, and will post the fastest speeds
the track will see this season.
Blaney, is the defending All Stars Circuit of Champions Butler feature winner.
June 2 will see one of the fans events with
the Autograph night and your chance to see the cars and meet the stars of the
speedway, as the cars get brought out on the front stretch and the fans are
allowed down on the track to meet there favorite drivers and get some photos
On July 7th
will host the Josh Hadley Memorial race, which will see bike giveaways for the
On July 14th
favorite event, the Fireworks show will take place.
This event will see the Speedway fill to capacity and have a full
four-in-one program of racing with a huge fireworks display. July 21st
will see the regular four-in-one show featuring the old timers night, giving
everyone a chance to see the stars from yesteryear.
The regular schedule for a Saturday of racing
has the gates opening at 2 p.m., Hot laps starting at 6p.m. and racing starting
at 7:30p.m. sharp.
Adults $12.00, Seniors and
Veterans $10.00, Kids $5.00 with pit pass pricing at $25.00.
Pricing varies for special events.
Bob and Karen
Garrett enter the fifth season as the Promoters of the track and are hoping for
a little more cooperation from mother nature for the 2012 season. "The rain was very difficult for us, but
otherwise things went very well in 2011" Garrett stated. The track had 9 nights of rain outs and
another 4 nights that had either rain prior to the racing or had threats of
rain during the night. "We are also
trying very hard since we started as Promoters to start at 7:30 sharp and have
everyone on the road at 11:00 p.m. after seeing a good night of racing" Garrett
said. The speedway has enforced a time
limit for preliminary events to try to speed the events up and to try to meet
the goal of getting the events in and getting everyone home at a reasonable
time. Garrett stated "It doesn't always work out, but we try hard to have
everything ready to go on time and to get through the show with minimal
champions in all classes were Mark Aldrich in Sprint Cars, Mike Tarlton in UMP
modifieds, Tim Wilber in Sportsman and Chris Garrett in Street Stocks.
Girard resident and
Coldwater business owner Tim Wilber will contend for the 2012 UMP modified title
after an extremely successful season in the Sportsman division, that saw him
wrap up his 5th Butler Motor Speedway championship. "In 20 years of racing, that car was the most
consistent car I ever had on a nightly basis" stated Wilber. "Last year was a good year but a bad year
because now your expectations become so high".
When asked about the track Wilber stated "The track prep was consistent
all season long and you can see over this winter that the Garrett's continue to
make a good effort towards improvements at the facility".