Racing returns to the Richmond Raceway today after rainy weather forced some cancellations -- and attendees will be able to enjoy the races for free.

The track will play host to Fan Appreciation Night, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Speedway.

Grandstand admission is free and gates open at 3 p.m. The pit gate opens at 1 p.m. and pit tickets are $35 for adults, while children 6-12 years old are $15.

Racing will begin at 5 p.m.

No coolers or outside food will be allowed in the grandstands at this event.

Richmond Raceway owner Bill Lupinos said it will be the track's first fan appreciation event in recent years.

"Last year, we were going to have a Fan Appreciation Night and admission was going to be $5, but it rained and we had to reschedule. Thanks to Kentucky Speedway, this year will be the first-time ever in recent memory the track has ever had a free grandstand," Lupinos explained.

The owner said Kentucky Speedway reached out in the winter to the track and offered to sponsor a night as a way to give back to local racing.

"We had some discussions with them and they were really adamant about wanting to give back to the grass roots of racing, which is dirt tracks. We were very excited to partner with them on this event. They have been promoting Richmond Raceway on their sites and to be a little dirt track and get that kind of national publicity has been great. Nascar fans are seeing that we have some great local racing in Richmond," Lupinos said.

Representatives from Kentucky Speedway will be at the event and attendees will also have a chance to purchase tickets for the track's race in July.

Lupinos said the night will feature 20 events for racing fans with five classes competing and six features.

The main event will be the $1000 to win Super Stock Frenzy, presented by Wicked Energy Gum.

The first event will be the Realty World Trifecta Pro Late Models -- which is a make-up feature from the cancellation on May 11.

Other events will be the Eagle Financial UMP Modifieds ($1,000 to win), ARBodies KDRA Super Stocks ($1,000 to win), Bubba's Towing Sport Mods ($600 to win) and the Cohen Recycling 4 Cylinders ($500 to win).

The points race in each division at the Richmond Raceway is still tight.

Tyler Hayes (470) leads the 4-cylinder division after six races. Brandon Creech (449) is second and Gunner Johnson (449) is third.

Elliott Williams (312) leads the Crate Late Models standings after five races. A.J. Hicks (303) is second and Derek Bottoms (290) is third.

Tyler Collis (355) leads the KDRA Super Stocks after four races. Bartley Grant (313) is second and Logan Preston (298) is third.

Kirk Phillips (350) leads the Late Model standings after five races. Shawn Martin (318) is second and Todd Coffman (315) is third.

After six races, Dennis Roberson (468) leads the Modifieds standings. Zach Powers (437) is second and Jimmy Robinson (421) is third.

In the sport-mods, Garet McCloud and Greg Bentley are tied for first place with 394 points after five races. Daniel Webb (336) is third.

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