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Thursday, March 07, 2019

MOTOCROSS RACING HEADS TO THE APEX CENTER THIS WEEKEND

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – The green flag is ready to drop on the Indoor Motocross Winter Series Finale this weekend at the APEX Center.

“We have a total of 36 classes,” Victory Sports President Sam Gammon said. “Three of the classes are ATV’s and the rest of the classes are motorcycles. This is our 27th annual season for the FMF Indoor Motocross winter season.”

Hundreds of riders from across the East Coast will be at the APEX Center this weekend. The Pro class will be racing for a $10,000 purse.

“This is the first time we’ve come to Southwest Virginia,” Gammon said. “We’re excited to come to the new APEX Center. This is the finale for the whole series.”

There will be classes for all ages at this event. Pee Wee, Youth, Beginner, Amateur, Intermediate, Veterans, and Pro classes will provide a racing opportunity to riders of all skill levels. Beginner classes are available for all size bikes: 50cc, 65cc, 85cc, 250cc, thru 450cc.

Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4 to 11. Children under four years of age are free. Tickets are available at the door only. The main event starts at 6:30 p.m. both days.

The APEX Center is the Commonwealth’s premier civic center west of Roanoke. It provides a venue for events ranging from MMA to Monster Trucks as well as concerts, rodeos and dozens of other regional and national events. Motocross Racing and Titans of the Cage MMA are just a few of the items on the agenda during the next several weeks.

Virginia Indoor Motocross will take place from March 8 thru March 9. The Titans of the Cage MMA event is being held at the APEX Center on April 13.

The APEX Center is located at Exit 77 off of I-81 in Wytheville. The arena is located approximately 1/4 of a mile from the interstate.

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wythe County officials, please call Blake Stowers at 276-223-4522 or email Blake at wythepio@wytheco.org

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Racing’s future stars recently competed on a track inside the APEX Center with big results.

Cale Yarborough’s grandson, Austin Yarborough, won four races to snag a $20,000 purse during the Appalachian Indoor Showdown.

Millbridge Speedway Promoter Jeremy Burnett said Yarborough is 20 years old. Burnett said it is rare for a driver to win four races during one night of racing.

“He raced in all four flat kart classes,” Burnett said. “It does not happen very often. It is pretty hard to win four classes especially with the level of competition that was at this race.”

Dale Earnhardt’s Granddaughter, Karsyn Elledge, was also among the racing legacies at the APEX Center. Elledge, 18, raced in the open division during the Appalachian Indoor Showdown.

The Appalachian Indoor Showdown featured eight classes of kart racing. The highlight of the night was the Open Division Outlaw Karts. There were also Intermediate, Beginner Box Stock, Box Stock, Clone Heavy, Clone Heavy Pro, Predator 375, and Predator 400 classes at the event.

“The racing action went great,” Burnett said. “We couldn't have been more pleased with how everything went. We want to thank everyone for their support, and we look forward to doing it again in the near future.”

The APEX Center is the Commonwealth’s premier civic center west of Roanoke. It provides a venue for events ranging from MMA to Monster Trucks as well as concerts, rodeos and dozens of other regional and national events. Motocross Racing and Titans of the Cage MMA are just a few of the items on the agenda during the next several weeks.

Virginia Indoor Motocross will take place from March 8 thru March 9. The Titans of the Cage MMA event is being held at the APEX Center on April 13.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wythe County officials, please call Blake Stowers at 276-223-4522 or email Blake at wythepio@wytheco.org

Friday, March 01, 2019

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Friday, March 01, 2019

The New River Regional Water Authority will be accepting bids for the 2019 Grounds Maintenance Project for maintenance of two (2) specified sites until 3:00 p.m., March 8, 2019.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

OUTLAW KART RACING TAKES ON THE APEX CENTER SATURDAY NIGHT
WYTHEVILLE, Va. The Appalachian Indoor Showdown is coming to the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center this weekend.

Millbridge Speedway Promoter Jeremy Burnett said officials have four Outlaw Kart Classes and four Flat Cart Classes lined up for Saturday night.

“The Outlaw Karts have 100 horsepower,” Burnett said. “The flat carts are racing for a $20,000 bonus. If they win all four classes they win an extra $20,000.”

Doors open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets are available at the door only for this event. Grandstand tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, and free for children five and younger.

The Appalachian Indoor Showdown will feature eight classes of kart racing. The highlight of the night will be the Open Division Outlaw Karts. There will also be Intermediate, Beginner Box Stock, Box Stock, Clone Heavy, Clone Heavy Pro, Predator 375, and Predator 400 classes at the event.

The APEX Center is the Commonwealth’s premier civic center west of Roanoke. It provides a venue for events ranging from MMA to Monster Trucks as well as concerts, rodeos and dozens of other regional and national events. Outlaw Kart racing, Motocross Racing and Titans of the Cage MMA are just a few of the items on the agenda during the next several weeks.

The APEX Center provides approximately 2,000 permanent seats and has a total capacity of over 5,000. The arena alone is the size of a football field. The total size of the facility is 90,000 square feet. The facility sits on the south side of I-81 at Exit 77 in Wythe County, Va.

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wythe County officials, please call Blake Stowers at 276-223-4522 or email Blake at wythepio@wytheco.org