This July, 82 Speedway owner Tracy Peters received the call that no one ever wants to have - someone on the other end of the phone telling you that your
father passed away.

Paul "Patsy" Peters was a long-time fixture at many area tracks with several different race car drivers that he helped.

In the days following his passing, Tracy had called me to say that he wanted me to package a huge throw-down racing event at 82 Speedway in Paul's honor,
scheduled for Paul's birth date, which is October 12.

The event will essentially be a quad-header, as each of the four divisions are featured as a headlining division.

Details of the event will be posted in the days to come, but for now, here's the top-line event information set for the Paul Peters Memorial at 82 Speedway on
Saturday, October 12th at 6pm:

- Sprint Car Bandits series - $2,000 to win and $300 to start

- TOMS - Touring Outlaw Modified Series - $2,000 to win & $225 to start

- Factory Stocks - $1,200 to win & $100 to start

- Limited Modifieds - $1,200 to win & $100 to start

Adult grandstand tickets for this massive event will be $20 (adults), while pit passes will be $35. The pits will open by 2pm, with the grandstands opening by

It has been a long time since a premier Sprint Car and Modified touring series have both been on the same racing card on the same night in these parts...not
to mention a jumbo-sized payday for the Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds, so it's definitely going to be fitting for someone that possessed such a large
personality Paul Peters did.

If you are a business or individual that would like to be a part of this special event, please contact 82 Speedway or Sprint Car Bandits through the Facebook
messaging system, or by emailing Darin at for more information.

You can also read the latest event updates at and - and thank you.
$30,000 Paul Peters Memorial Slated for Saturday October 12th at 82 Speedway Featuring 360C.I Sprints, Mods & Stocks!  

Petty, TX (8/30/19) by Long-time North Texas dirt track racecar owner Paul “Patsy” Peters passed away on July 9th, 2019. He was the father
of 82 Speedway’s track owner, Tracy Peters. In honor of his life that was engrained in the dirt track racing community of this region, Tracy is putting on a
massive event on October 12th at 82 Speedway at 6pm, the $30,000 Paul Peters Memorial – featuring the 360 C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series, the
Touring Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS), plus a whopping $1,200 to win each in the Factory Stock and Limited Modified divisions.

The beautiful ¼ mile dirt oval of 82 Speedway is located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 in Petty Texas.

The event will pay $2,000 to win and down to $300/start in the Sprint Car Bandits, $2,000 to win and $225/start for the TOMS, and $1,200 to win and
$100/start in the Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. Fans can expect a full field of many of the region's best dirt track racers to be on hand on this very
special night.  Paul was known to have a big personality and an even bigger presence, so it’s only fitting to have an event of this magnitude in his honor. Paul
was heavily involved throughout the years with several drivers in several divisions, and this huge event will help to celebrate the memory of his life in racing.

If you are an individual or business that would like to help build this event even further, please email Darin at for details.

The pit area on Saturday October 12th will open by 2pm, with the spectator grandstands opening by 5pm. Sprint Pit Meeting/Cutoff 5:15pm, TOMS Pit
Meeting/Cutoff 5:15, 82 Division Draw Cutoff & Pit Meeting 5:30, Track Packing/Hot Laps 5:45; then we’ll go right into the racing program. Adult GA $20, Kids
6-11 $5, Seniors $15. Pit Passes $35 (Pits Ages 5 & Under $15). Transponders & RaceCeivers required in all divisions (track rental is available).

If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of
reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes.  

TRACK DIRECTIONS: Track is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of
Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to or .  

82 Speedway features a 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) in distance, and the groove is right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around
the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Over-sized grandstands that each have
unobstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Track owners,
Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across, and they have been reinvesting in the permanent structure of the facility
since they purchased it last year.  Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance on Saturday, October 12th!

Prior to this event, you can catch another great night of racing at 82 Speedway on Saturday, September 28th, as a full line-up of 82 Speedway racing divisions
will be joining the 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits (paying $2,000 to win and $300/start), including open comp Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win, Texas Stocks,
Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks (all racing for $500/win); along with Eco Mods & Stocks (each $300/win). Come early for Fan Fest at 6:30pm, with the first
green flag set for around 7:30pm (track packing and hot laps are at 7pm). Adult G.A. tickets (sold at gate on race day only) are $17, with kids 6-11 $5. Pit
passes are $35, with Pit ages 5 and under $15. Seniors/Military are $15. Click for more details and division rules.  On September 28th,
Pits Open by 4pm, Grandstands 5:30pm, Sprint Pit Meeting/Cutoff 6:15pm, 82 Draw Cutoff 6:30, Pit Meeting 6:45, Fan Fest 6:30-7pm, Track Packing & Hot
Laps 7pm; Racing to Follow Immediately, Adult GA $17, Kids 6-11 $5, Pit Passes $35 (Pits for Ages 5 and under are $15). See the previously posted event
flyer and press release for complete details for the September 28th event.  

Here’s the October 12th purse structure for the SCB “Paul Peters Memorial 25” feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 –
340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20
nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information…which will all be in effect.  

The TOMS Modified feature payback is as follows: $2,000 – 1,000 - 750 - 650 - 550 – 475 - 400 - 350 – 250 - start! $50 to any NQ or non-starter.
See for rules, details and much more.

The Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks are each racing for the exact same purse. Here’s the feature race payback for each: $1,200 - 700 - 500 - 400 - 300
- 200 - 150 - 125 - start! No entry fee. Just buy your pit passes. See for all division rules. Transponders & RaceCeivers required in
all divisions (track rental is available). Non-qualifiers or non-starters that are registered with 82 Speedway for the 2019 racing season will receive $30 each in
both divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered.

If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race of same ticket price value
(in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). The exact
same procedure will be in effect regarding pit passes. If the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will
not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive start money for their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). There will be
no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races.  

Note to drivers: all race teams must run Westhold transponders and RaceCeivers. Track rental is available.   

Please make plans to join us for the $30,000 Paul Peters Memorial at 82 Speedway in Petty Texas on Saturday October 12th at 6pm for a huge night of racing
– all in remembrance of the track owner’s father, Paul Peters. Click or for more track details,
schedules and news.