2018 BANQUET: November 10th at Grand Plaza in Wapakoneta! Doors open 5:30, 6:30 dinner. $25 per person, $10 per child, 5 years & under eat free. MUST pay & RSVP by October 31st! To reserve a spot, please mail a check to 15595 Waynesfield Rd. Waynesfield, OH 45896. See you ... Read More
Due to excessive rain on Friday and more in the forecast Saturday, officials have decided to cancel tonight’s Fall Spectacular on October 6th! We apologize and appreciate everyone’s work in planning this event! See everyone in 2019! ... Read More
October 6th Announced for Family Fun Fall Spectacular! WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (9/10/18) – Just as the lights were being shut off for the final time in 2018, the NRA Sprint Invaders were beginning their search for a new home for their championship finale. This opened the door for the creation of ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/16/18) – After a successful night of giveaways last weekend, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio is back in action this Saturday night with more goodies to be given away. During intermission, drivers will line the front stretch signing autographs, handing out hero cards, and giving away school supplies ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/14/18) – Officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio have announced additional schedule changes that affect the end of the 2018 racing season. This upcoming Saturday, August 18th will be the final “Meet the Drivers” night of the 2018 season. Drivers from the Quest Federal Credit Union ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/10/18) – As the sun begins to set on the heart of the racing season, Waynesfield Raceway Park officials have announced changes to the remaining 2018 schedule. With kid’s night being so successful in the past, officials have decided to spread the event over two weekends. The first ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/9/18) – Kids of all ages will take over Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday night, August 11th. All school aged kids in attendance will be entered into a raffle to win a backpack filled with school supplies before heading back to school this fall. In addition, ... Read More
By: BCTRS Media WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/2/18) – The “must-see” Jack Hewitt Classic takes place this Saturday night, August 4th at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The famed event honors racing legend and hall of famer Jack Hewitt who made a name for himself racing in almost every racecar imaginable. From ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/26/18) – After mother nature washed away racing last weekend, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio is back in action this Saturday night, July 28th for the 2018 Summer Clash. The event will feature the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/21/18) – With the continued downpours of rain overnight and the rain expected later in the day, Waynesfield Raceway Park officials have been forced to cancel tonight’s Non Wing Double Down presented by Block Insurance. Officials will continue to work with race teams to draft a plan to ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/19/18) – After sitting silent last weekend, the cornfields of Waynesfield, Ohio will come alive with the thunder of four divisions of racing this Saturday night, July 21st. Saturday’s program will be headlined by the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprints who will take part in the second ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/28/18) – Following two of the biggest events of the year at Waynesfield Raceway Park, officials are now preparing for the biggest week and a half of the 2018 season, with three events scheduled in just eight days. First the holiday weekend kicks off with DARF Night on ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/25/18) – Following what has been one of the wettest starts to race season Ohio has seen in years, officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park have decided to add the Compact class to the lineup on Saturday June 30th. This in effort to gain another competition night for the ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/21/18) – Following the All Star break this past Sunday, the weekend warriors are set to return to the 1/3rd mile this Saturday night, June 23rd at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Three divisions of racing are scheduled for Saturday night as drivers pick up where they ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/14/18) – As we near close to the midway point of the 2018 season, officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park are gearing up for their largest marquee event to date with the return of the 36th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/09/18) – After much deliberation, officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park have decided to cancel the Meet the Drivers Night racing program scheduled for June 9th. With the saturated grounds from rains yesterday, continued rainfall this morning, and the forecast of thunderstorms this evening, officials were forced to pull ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/7/18) – The first “Meet the Drivers” night of the 2018 season takes place this Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The weekend warriors will line the front stretch to meet and greet with fans as well as sign autographs and hand out prizes. The ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (5/31/18) – After a stellar night of racing in the Bob Hampshire Classic, Waynesfield Raceway Park will return back to action this Saturday night with the Blue-Collar Showcase. This event is slated to feature some of the best weekly racing around, with the return of the Satellite Connections ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (5/24/18) – The name Bob Hampshire isn’t a name that comes without years of stories and race memories. So, following an illustrious career, Hampshire, former driver and now Hall of Fame car owner and engine builder, has found his name as the headline for what is set to ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (5/19/18) – After much deliberation, officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio have decided to cancel the May 19th racing program. With the saturated grounds from rains yesterday, continued rainfall today, and the forecast of rain this evening, officials were forced to pull the plug. Racing moves ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (5/17/18) – Following two back to back weekends with extra money on the line, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, OH returns back to action this Saturday with four classes of racing on tap! After taking a week off, the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing Sprint’s return for ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (5/11/18) – After an action-packed opening night for the Satellite Connections UMP Modified’s, all systems are a go for the Modified Money Showdown at Waynesfield Raceway Park this Saturday night! With over 30 cars contending last Saturday, even more are expected to compete for an increased purse paying ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (5/03/18) – Following a weekend of rain and cold, Limaland Motorsports Park and Waynesfield Raceway Park are set for the first of two non wing double down events this coming weekend. Proceeding after a full show at Limaland Friday night, the famed 1/3rd mile of Waynesfield Raceway Park ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (4/28/18) – Due cool temperatures expected this evening, officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio have decided to cancel tonight’s Spring Fling racing program. Waynesfield will be back in action next Saturday night, May 5th with the first Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprint double down. ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (4/26/18) – Weekend number two of racing kicks off this Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The famed 1/3rd mile hosts the 2018 Spring Fling featuring appearances by the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing Sprints, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, OH. – After 16 years of operation, Waynesfield Raceway Park faced an uncertain future going into 2019. Owners Greg and Tami Shobe were thinking about scaling back operations at the third-mile high banked dirt oval known as “The Field.” Shane Helms, a former sprint car driver and successful Findlay, Ohio businessman, didn’t want to see the track go by the way-side.
Helms, who followed in the sprint car driving footsteps of his father Larry and whose son Caleb continues to drive 410 sprint cars, reached an agreement with the Shobes to partner up for 4 special sprint car events in 2019.
“Greg simply didn’t want the work and stress of preparing a track every week any longer. He has other jobs and his farm to run. I know he feels very bad for the teams that counted on running every Saturday and hopes they can continue to race at other area tracks. It was really a hard decision for Greg but I understand how he feels. I’m thankful he wants to work with me to put on some shows this coming year,” Helms said.
“The drivers all love to compete at Waynesfield. The high banking and speeds are a challenge. The fans love the excitement and entertainment a one-third mile track offers. We’re confident the shows we put on will be a success. We don’t have exact dates for the special events as yet. We want to work with the other area tracks so as not to create scheduling problems,” he added.
Besides the weekly divisions of non-wing sprints, modifieds, mini-sprints, trucks and compacts, Waynesfield Raceway Park played host to several traveling sprint car series over its history including the All Star Circuit of Champions, NRA Sprint Invaders, FAST and USAC just to name a few.
In 2019, Helms plans to recognize some of Ohio’s racing heroes at the Waynesfield special events including National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees Bob Hampshire, Jack Hewitt and Rick Ferkel.
“We may involve the NRA (360 c.i. sprints) in a show. All of the shows will be very good paying events,” Helms said. “I grew up watching Rick Ferkel and Jack Hewitt and all the great drivers Bob Hampshire had in his cars. These three gentlemen mean everything to racing in Ohio and the region.”
The Bob Hampshire Classic will honor the Alvada, Ohio former sprint car owner and mechanic. Hampshire scored an All Star championship in 1985 with Hewitt behind the wheel and was the mechanic on a few of Kody Swanson’s four USAC Silver Crown championships.
Last year the Bob Hampshire Classic was held at Waynesfield Raceway Park under the All Star Circuit of Champions sanction and NASCAR truck series champion Christopher Bell of Oklahoma scored the May win.
Ferkel, who lived in nearby Findlay and Tiffin most of his life, recorded nearly 400 sprint car wins during his driving career. He now helps his son, Ricky, who competes in sprint car racing in Michigan.
Last year Helms helped promote the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic, sanctioned again by the All Stars, at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. Cole Duncan scored the victory.
Waynesfield has played host to the Jack Hewitt Classic for 10 years. Hewitt is the only driver to win all four features in one night during Eldora Speedway’s Four Crown USAC Nationals and until the 2018 season was the all-time leader in USAC Silver Crown wins (Kody Swanson surpassed the mark in 2018).
Lee Underwood scored the Jack Hewitt Classic win at Waynesfield in 2018 as the event was sanctioned by the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.
“In keeping with tradition this race will be a non-wing sprint car event and could be sanctioned by BOSS. We are also discussing having winged sprints with this show, possibly with the FAST group,” Helms said.