Appalachian Indoor Showdown Added to February Docket

January 3, 2019 • App, Archives, Dirt Cars, Other News, Region - Southeast, Top Stories

The Appalachian Regional Expo Center continues adding must-see events to its grand opening year in 2019, as Outlaw Karts and go karts will storm into Wytheville, Virginia in February for the Appalachian Indoor Showdown.


The inaugural Appalachian Indoor Showdown will take place Saturday, February 23 at the brand-new, multi-million-dollar facility.  The event is being promoted by Jeremy and Ashly Burnett of Millbridge Speedway (Salisbury, North Carolina), adding to their strong history of prestigious Outlaw Kart events.


Most notably, the Burnetts promote the annual Speed51 Open, the richest Outlaw Kart race in America. Millbridge also hosted the inaugural Keith Kunz Giveback Classic last October, which earned winning driver Jesse Colwell a seat in this year’s 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.


The Burnetts have also enjoyed success promoting various motorsport events at the Iredell County Fairgrounds (NC), including Outlaw Kart races.


The Appalachian Indoor Showdown will feature eight classes of karts, highlighted by 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 in action at the event.  All classes will operate using Millbridge Speedway rules, which can be found at


The Appalachian Regional Expo Center is located at Exit 77 on I-81 in Wytheville, VA.  The exposition center will be within feet of the intersections of I-81 and I-77.  With the two interstates crisscrossing the heart of Southwest Virginia, each day more than 80,000 vehicles pass by the facility, offering over 29 million yearly views of the center.


The state-of-the-art facility has been purposed-built to accommodate a myriad of activities including livestock shows, rodeos, indoor soccer events, travel shows, concerts and motorsports events.


The Appalachian Indoor Showdown will be the first karting event at the Appalachian Regional Expo Center.  Grandstand tickets will be $10 for adults, $8 for children aged 6-12, and free for children five and younger.


For competitors, pit passes will be $15 for adults, $10 for children aged 4-12, and free for children aged three and younger.


Make plans now to be at the Appalachian Regional Expo Center on Saturday, February 23 for the Appalachian Indoor Showdown.

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