Whitesburg KY

Dirt, asphalt racing Saturday

Both dirt and asphalt racing are scheduled to begin in the region this weekend, with races set for 201 Speedway in Johnson County and Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee.

201 Speedway, a dirt track located at Sitka near Paintsville, will be open Saturday for a “Test-N-Tune” practice day. Gates will open at 3 p.m., with practice starting two hours later. Admission is $5 for grandstands and hillside viewing and $10 for pit admission.

Also on Saturday, Kingsport Speedway will try once again to get the 2016 NASCAR racing season underway. Both race fans and competitors alike were ready for the first green flag to wave last weekend, but Mother Nature intervened to force postponement of the season-opener at “The Concrete Jungle.”

The Model City 175 on Saturday at the .375-mile banked concrete oval will feature 175 laps of exciting racing action in the NASCAR Whelen All- American Series: Late Model Stock Car (60 laps), Street Stock (35 laps), Pure 4 (30 laps), Mod 4 (25 laps) and Pure Street (25 laps).

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