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Wythe Raceway and FASTRAK enter 15th season together

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#1 fastrakpr


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:44 AM

Fred Brown, owner of Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA has been with FASTRAK from the beginning. Wythe hosts weekly sanctioned FASTRAK races throughout the year and two FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance events every season. FASTRAK’s first visit to the high banked half-mile track in 2018 is on May 27th for the last leg of the annual Triple Crown for $3,000 to win. The series will return to Wythe on September 2nd for the $3,000 to win 15th Annual Pro Late Model Nationals, which is also the final race of the 2018 East Coast Rumble.

“Wythe becoming part of the Triple Crown and the Pro Late Model Nationals being a part of the East Coast Rumble has given fans and drivers something to be excited about each season,” said Brown, “The car count has been great and the racing even better.”

The 2018 season will mark the 15th year that Wythe and FASTRAK have been working together. The two have a common goal when it comes to the pro late models, affordability. Over the years, FASTRAK has kept the rules consistent and always keeps the costs at the forefront of all changes. This season is bringing a change to shock and spring rules, one that Brown thinks is going to help.

“FASTRAK’s rules certainly help keep the costs down for drivers,” stated Brown, “For example, the change coming this season in regards to shocks, is going to keep the drivers from having to spend a lot of money on them.”

Above all else, Brown sees that FASTRAK keeps the rules consistent and uniform. It gives teams the ability to travel in the event of a cancellation or rain out.

“FASTRAK has made pro late model racing the same all over the country,” said Brown, “That consistency allows for teams to travel around if they get rained out.”

Check out the official website for the FASTRAK Racing Series at www.fastrakracing.com and continue to follow our social media networks for the FASTRAK Racing Series.  Like and Follow our Fan Page on Facebook plus follow @FASTRAK_SE and/or @FASTRAK_MOV on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available.


The 2018 marketing partners for the FASTRAK Racing Series are Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel, FloRacing, Excalibur Race Cars, TNT Race Cars, Arizona Sport Shirts, Simpson Safety Equipment, Rockauto.com, RacingJunk.com and Thomas Clarke Performance.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:08 AM

That is a High banked track alright!

 There is a video of Dave Blaney turning laps at 140 mph on their website . beautiful track!

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:01 AM

It is an awesome facility!

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:10 PM

Talking about the high banks of wythville---I have to tell this story


In october of 2008, I worked a race there 

my youngest daughter was 10 months old at the time and not yet crawling

we were a bit concerned but the doctors and "baby specialist" claimed that it was not completely off schedule---I did not really agree but who was I to say


after a long night in the tech barn, we slept in the next morning

the kids and I woke up first as my wife spent the early morning hours cleaning the tech barn

the kids and I went riding around the track on our quad to kill some time while mom got some sleep


After a few laps around the track --I had an idea 

I stopped at the top of turn 2 with a plan to get my 10 month old to crawl

I placed her on the banking headed down and in the crawl position

my older daughter and myself went down the banking about half way and coaxed her to come to us

after a couple face plants she got the idea and within a few minutes she was crawling up and down the banking at Wythville Raceway


what a great memory for us 


thanks for reading


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:28 PM

Brad that's a beautiful story.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity and pleasure of reading it.  




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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:01 PM

Nice story Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:22 PM

it's crazy how fast time moves

that same kid now drives a miniwedge at several tracks ---she had a couple wins last year

and 10 years ago she couldn't crawl



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Posted 03 March 2018 - 01:43 PM

They grow up fast!!!....kids and grand-kids!!



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