Series heading to the BCMP

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Weekly Racing Series is growing in the state of Alabama with the addition of Butler County Motorsports Park in Greenville, AL for the 2007 season that runs from March 30 through September 30.

The Weekly Racing Series competitors at Butler County Motorsports Park will now run for two point funds.

Not only will they we eligible for their track point fund by competing on each Saturday night, but also a regional point fund competing against drivers at other Weekly Racing Series sanctioned tracks throughout the Southeast without having to leave their home track through a consistent points system.

The top drivers in the Butler County Motorsports Park Weekly Racing Series Division will also receive an invitation to compete in the Weekly Racing Series National Championship Invitational Shootout on November 23 at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, MS.

The Butler County Motorsports Park Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Model Division will compete under the rulebook of the Dirt Late Model Series.

The engines for the dirt late models competing with the Weekly Racing Series Division at Butler County Motorsports Park are GM Performance Crate Engines.

They are built and sealed at the factory to prevent competitors from making any expensive modifications.

The GM Performance Crate engines are shipped to GM Dealers throughout the country, and are readily available to be picked up and placed in the racecar the same day.

The aluminum-head 400 horsepower 604 engine sells for right at $5,000, and the steelhead 350 horsepower 602 engine sells for right at $3,000.

The 602 engine also gets a 150-pound weight break.

&#8220The Weekly Racing Series is the fastest growing Division in the sport, and is giving drivers a new opportunity to go dirt late model racing,” Butler County Motorsports Park Promoter Ron Moya said.

&#8220We feel the Weekly Racing Series is going to give the track and its drivers support through increased publicity from a national sanctioning body, which in turn will help us with sponsorships.”

The addition of Butler County Motorsports Park now gives the Weekly Racing Series four sanctioned tracks in Alabama with Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., Penton Raceway in Penton, Ala., and Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala.

&#8220Alabama is our fastest growing state right now for the Weekly Racing Series, and we’re happy to have Butler County Motorsports Park as a part of our family,” Dirt Late Model Series President of Operations and Communications Roby Helm said.

&#8220There are a lot of good and competitive racers getting into crate late models in Central Alabama, not only for the Weekly Racing Series, but our National Touring Series as well.”

For more information about Butler County Motorsports Park call 334-382-6641, or visit the track web site at

For more information about the Weekly Racing Series, and the Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at