This week, and actually ANY week, it's good to give a shout-out to Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky.
On Saturday, this legend (Kenny Wallace's phrase about him) is being inducted into the Dirt Track Racing Hall of Fame in Florence, Ky.
Steve's been driving the #15 Georgia Boot late model for Clint Bowyer Dirt Racing and the Tri-State should be mighty proud of this man!
So, a tip of the ball cap and a wave of the flag to Steve!
No racing this Saturday, August 9 at Portsmouth Raceway Park due to the Scioto County Fair. Racing returns on Aug. 16 with the 20th Fred Dillow Memorial, paying late models $5,000 to win; modifeds $1,000 to win; limited late models $830 to win; and bombers $600 to win! Plus bonus cash/awards in all divisions! www.freddillowmemorial.com for more information.
Aug. 9 – Ona Speedway, Ona, W.Va. – Midway Ford Night Admission $10 for adults, $7 youth ages 11-17, ages 10 and younger free.The David Bell Memorial Car Show will precede the evening’s racing. Come out from noon to 5 p.m. to check out the car show. There will be another bicycle giveaway and a drawing for two Barbie Dolls new in box.
Aug. 9 – Alum Creek Lions Club, Alum Creek, W.Va. The annual Car Show and Pig Roast will be held at the Alum Creek Community Building. Car Show begins at 8 a.m. and registration is $10. Trophies will be awarded to the top 50 and Specialty Trophies, Dash Plaques and gift to each car entered. Concessions open at 8 a.m., and pig meals are available at 10 a.m. The Community Pig Dinner is 5 p.m. and cost is $5.
The Alum Creek Lions Club Facebook page has had some pretty good Memes to promote the show. Here one of my favorites. But, actually, it can also apply to the Ole Car Club of Gallipolis show, too. The Lions Club there sponsors an awesome pancake breakfast!
Aug. 9 – Ole Car Club of Gallipolis, Ohio. The 36th Annual Car Show to benefit local charities. Registration 9 a.m. to noon in the city park; fee $10; dash plaques to the first 175 vehicles registered. Lions Club pancake breakfast 7:30 to 11 a.m.; Fire Department food concessions 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fan favorite trophies in pre- and post- 1985, scooter/motorbike, Harley-Davidson, Ford, GM, Mopar stock or modified and Antique Factory Original. Information 740-446-7443, 740-446-0643 or 740-446-4064.