ONA, WV : In March of 2013 the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series ran its final race on Asphalt at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY. Ever since, the idea of the primarily dirt racing series running once again on Asphalt began to fade out of mind. However, now the talk will once again resurface after an announcement by series officials this week. The 2018 Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series schedule will be topped off with a trip to West Virginia’s historic Ona Speedway on Saturday March 24th!
Ona Speedway is a Semi-Banked 3/8 Mile Asphalt track located in Ona, WV about 20 Miles from Downtown Huntington, WV. Ona is West Virginia’s only Asphalt track and is, even more interestingly, located at the Ona Airpark which is an active Airport. Ona will open the 2018 Season with all their regular classes plus the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series. Officials with the series and track have worked together to host the event that will surely test the skills of its participants!
The event will be a Non-Points event allowing teams an event to run before the dirt racing season begins! The event on March 24th will give lengthy practice before the start of racing, heat races and a Feature event. You can find the tentative time schedule for the event below. Series Director Steven Partin mentioned Ona’s past Legend Car events when talking about the newly announced venture “We hope we can restore Legend Car racing to the West Virginia area like it was strongly before. Ona as well as other Dirt Tracks in the area are ready for a versatile class that can also be affordable. We are ready to work with the staff at Ona to make this event exciting and possibly jump start Legend Car racing in West Virginia” Partin also said “Some may feel a bit intimidated by this new surface, however the staff at Ona is opening plenty of practice time for all of us to learn!”
Ona Speedway also plans to showcase the Legend Cars and their drivers before the event begins by doing Driver Introductions and Select Interviews. Heat Races will then begin and run as normal. Finally, after a few Features from the Regular classes, the Legend Cars will return for their Main event. More details are sure to come as the event nears. Below is the slated time table for this new event on March 24th!
Schedule of Events for March 24th :
- Pit Gates Open – Noon
Practice Begins – 12:30 PM (Rotating Between Classes)
Practice Ends – 4:30 PM
Driver Registration Ends – 4:45 PM
Series Drivers Meeting – 4:45 PM
Drivers Report with Cars to Front Stretch – 5:15 PM
Opening Ceremonies/Driver Introductions – 5:30 PM
Heat Races Begin – 6:00 PM
– Hidden Gem Motorsports Press Release