Road to the Butterball begins at Richmond Raceway July 11 with $5,000 to win Butch Shay Memorial

DJ Irvine
June 24, 2020

The ULTIMATE Heart of America Super Late Model Series has announced the 2020 season will begin at Richmond Raceway with the 6th Annual Butch Shay Memorial paying $5,000 to win on July 11. The Butch Shay Memorial will be co-sanctioned with the ULTIMATE “Chew on This Jerky” Mid-Ohio Valley Super Late Model Series. The race winner will earn a provisional starting spot in the 33rd Annual Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial slated for August 21 & 22 at Richmond Raceway.

Richmond Raceway owner and ULTIMATE Heart of America director, Bill Lupinos, has worked closely with local and state officials to allow fans in the grandstands for the Butch Shay Memorial. The race will mark the first 2020 event at “The Beast of the East” which fans can attend.

“The Butch Shay Memorial and the Butterball are staple events for Richmond Raceway,” said Lupinos. “We are glad we can finally open up our grandstands to the race fans, who I know are eager to get back to the track.”

More details such as gate times and ticket pricing will be released in the coming days.

Full Purse – Butch Shay Memorial – Richmond Raceway – ULTIMATE Heart of America Super Late Model Series
1) $5,000; 2) $2,500; 3) $1,500; 4) $1,200; 5) $1,000; 6) $850; 7) $750; 8)$700; 9) $600; 10) $550; 11) $500; 12) $450; 13) $425; 14-24) $400

The 2020 contingency partners for the ULTIMATE MOV Super Late Model Series are Penske Racing Shocks, Genesis Racing Shocks, Swift Springs, Superior Bearings and Supply, Walker Performance Filtration, AR Bodies, TruForm Race Products, MPI - Max Papis Innovations, Rod End Supply, FireAide and Pulse Racing Innovations.

The 2020 marketing partners for the ULTIMATE MOV Super Late Model Series are Chew On This - Jerky, VP Race Fuels, VP Racing Lubricants, Hoosier Racing Tire, American Racer Tires, Kryptonite Race Cars, Impact Race Gear, Speedshark Graphics, Speed 51, Thomas Clarke Performance, WV Fireworks Outlet