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‘Gambler’ Paul Wilmoth Doubles Down at the Bullring

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$5 Frenzy Next Saturday Night at the Bullring

(Middlebourne, WV)  With mother nature finally cooperating race fans were treated to a jam packed night of racing action at the ‘Bullring’.  A full pit area would enjoy Retro Race night that featured helmet dashes and heat race pay in all classes along with the running of traditional Tyler County Speedway Eaton/Childers King of the Ring for Super Late Models and the STARS Modlites visiting for the Pat Herrick Memorial.

With a new format for the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring that would see twin 25 lap J&R Excavating Super Late Model presented by Midcap Land and Timber features with the second feature inverting all lead lap cars leaving many to wonder what would happen.  It was Clarksburg, WV’s Paul Wilmoth starring as the veteran racer would hold off a hard charging Mike Benedum and Scott Irvin to claim the first feature.  But it was the second feature that Wilmoth would put the fans on their feet.  With an 11th starting position all eyes were on Wilmoth but early in the race a four car battle at the front seen early leader Chuck Harper battle with Shane McCloughlin, Butch McGill and Corey Conley.  Meanwhile Dusty Hamrick aboard the familiar X machine started picking off cars on the bottom and would charge from his 7th starting spot to assume the lead and was poised for his biggest career win at the ‘Bullring.’  All the while Wilmoth started his charge with his patented Tyler County Speedway high line.  Wilmoth would eventually reel in Hamrick as the lead duo would race side by side until lap 23 when Wilmoth would finally blast his way around the top of the table top smooth surface to grab the lead and go on to claim both segments of the 13th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring.  Rounding out the top five were Wilmoth, Hamrick, Corey Conley, Scott Irvin and Mike Benedum.  The win for Wilmoth would be his 3rd victory in the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring.

The Pat Herrick Memorial would see 30 of the best Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Modlite racers converge at the ‘bullring’ and when the dust settled it was top runner Alan Knepper of Somerset, PA picking up the win aboard the EVO Race Car.  Grandson of the great Pat Herrick, Brandon Fluharty would thrill the locals with a fine 2nd place run followed by Tracy Fritter, Jeff Teeters and Braeden Dillinger.  It was point leader Josh Baldwin picking up the win in the ‘King of the Kounty’.

It was the ‘G’ Man Gerald Deitch of Clarington, OH picking up the win in the Two Brothers Motorsports Modified main event.  Deitch would put on a dominating performance aboard the Pierce Chassis 43d machine and ending a long dry spell at the ‘bullring’.  Rounding out the top five were DJ Cline, Tommy Powell, Kevin Dotson and Michael Stevens.

2013 Point Leader Kyle Thomas from Pennsboro, WV would garner another victory in the Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model division.  Thomas would shoot to the lead and cruise to victory ahead of Joel Prosser, Brandon McGrady, Kris Southern, and Michael Griffin.

A full field of Hotmods would hit the high banks and it was once again it was Cheshire, Ohio’s Mike Conkle claiming the win over Chad Smith, Glenn Underwood, Lou Ennis and Travis Thomas.  In the fan favorite ‘Crack the Whip’ race it was 10th starting Lou Ennis charging to take the victory in impressive fashion.

Kicking off the evening it was once again the ‘little ice man’ Jacob Ice picking up another victory.  Trailing Ice across the stripe were Georgie Tennant, Phillip Bubeck, Kylie Cross and Kaitlyn Frazier.

Coming up this week at the Tyler County Speedway will be $5 Frenzy as race fans will be treated to the bargain of the season.  Enjoy a night at the ‘bullring’ for just $5, so bring a friend, bring a neighbor or bring a friends neighbor.  A full five division card will await in the J&R Excavating Super Late Models, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Two Brothers Motorsports Modifieds, Hotmods, Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Mod Lites, and Wells Inn MWRA Mini Wedges.  The Hotmod Bully Dog 500 featuring Driver Intros, Pit Stop, Tire Change, NASCAR style plus FASTRAK King of the Kounty Night, Modlite Appreciation Night (free pit pass) and Kid Rides with your favorite driver at intermission all for Just $5! 

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or 304-758-2660 on Raceday, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter. Tyler County Speedway is located 3 miles south of Middlebourne, WV on State Route 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds.

 

Saturday July 13th Results:

J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber:

18 Late Models signed in

Qualifying: #25 Mike Benedum 12.658

Dash: Donnie Dotson ($50), Paul Wilmoth, Scott Irvin, Mike Benedum, Shane McLoughlin & Sonny Conley

Heat #1: Derek Doll ($25), Corey Conley, Billy Brown, Butch McGill, Kyle Bates, & Jim Quaigg

Heat #2: Steve Weigle ($25), Chuck Harper, Charlie Maloney, Dusty Hamrick, Eric Francis & Brian Eaton

Eaton/Childers “King of the Ring” Twin 25 #1:

1. ‪#‎B1 Paul Wilmoth, Clarksburg, WV, Barry Wright Race Car, ($1,200 Winner)

2. #25 Mike Benedum, Bistol, WV, Rocket Chassis

3. #3 Scott Irvin, Jacksonburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

4. #87 Derek Doll, Greenwood, WV, Rocket Chassis

5. ‪#‎X Dusty Hamrick, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

6. #14 Corey Conley, Wellsburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

7. ‪#‎1MC Butch McGill, West Union, WV, Rocket Chassis

8. ‪#‎1×1 Sonny Conley, New Martinsville, WV, Rocket Chassis

9. ‪#‎00H Chuck Harper, Beverly, WV, Rocket Chassis

10. #9 Shane McLoughlin, Zanesville, OH, Swartz Chassis

11. ‪#‎1G Charlie Maloney, Belmont, WV, Mastersbilt Chassis

12. ‪#‎J1M Jim Quaigg, Mingo Junction, WV, Rocket Chassis

13. #75 Steve Weigle, Alma, WV, Rocket Chassis

14. #11 Kyle Bates, Cambridge, OH, Mastersbilt Chassis

15. #54 Billy Brown, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

16. ‪#‎E10 Brian Eaton, Belpre, OH, Rocket Chassis

17. #15 Donnie Dotson, West Union, WV, Rocket Chassis

18. ‪#‎5F Eric Francis, Vienna, WV, Kryptonite Race Car

 

Eaton/Childers “King of the Ring” Twin 25 #2:

1. #B1 Paul Wilmoth, Clarksburg, WV, Barry Wright Race Car ($1,200 Winner)

2. #X Dusty Hamrick, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

3. #14 Corey Conley, Wellsburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

4. #3 Scott Irvin, Jacksonburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

5. #25 Mike Benedum, Bristol, WV, Rocket Chassis

6. #1MC Butch McGill, West Union, WV, Rocket Chassis

7. #1×1 Sonny Conley, New Martinsville, WV, Rocket Chassis

8. #00H Chuck Harper, Beverly, WV, Rocket Chassis

9. #87 Derek Doll, Greenwood, WV, Rocket Chassis

10. #11 Kyle Bates, Cambridge, OH, Mastersbilt Chassis

11. #5F Eric Francis, Vienna, WV, Kryptonite Race Car

12. #9 Shane McLoughlin, Zanesville, OH, Swartz Chassis

13. #1G Charlie Maloney, Belmont, WV, Mastersbilt Chassis

14. #54 Billy Brown, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

15. #E10 Brian Eaton, Belpre, OH, Rocket Chassis

16. #75 Steve Weigle, Alma,WV, Rocket Chassis

17. #J1M Jim Quaigg, Mingo Junction, WV, Rocket Chassis

18. #15 Donnie Dotson, West Union, WV, Rocket Chassis

 

Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Mod Lites:

30 Mod Lites signed in

Qualifying: #20 Alan Knepper 14.503

King of the Kounty: ‪#‎34N Josh Baldwin ($100), #20 Alan Knepper ($50)

Dash: Ron Parrish ($30), Brandon Fluharty, Alan Knepper, Braeden Dillenger, Tracy Fritter & Beau Newlon

Heat #1: Josh Baldwin ($15), Lynn Knepper, Mitch Ward, George Englert, Troy Collins, Terry Williams, Mark Cottrill & Randy Kerns

Heat #2: Ryan Baker ($15), Mark Marcucci, Glen Teeter, Matt Ward, Daniel Eddy, Trey Watson, Steve Weekly & Matt Hall

Heat #3: Jeff Teeters ($15), Jason Daroche, Tom Keplinger, Ryan Saffell, Zak Kimbrew, Jim Ruckman, Tony Cavacchia & AJ Spagnuolo

Consolation Transfers: Trey Watson, & Mark Cottrill

Pat Herrick Memorial

1. #20 Alan Knepper, Somerset, PA, Evolution Race Car ($800 Winner)

2. #25 Brandon Fluharty, New Martinsville, WV, Raptor Chassis

3. #59 Tracy Fritter, Zanesville, OH, Eliminator Chassis

4. #1 Jeff Teeters, North Jackson, OH, Leader Chassis

5. #14 Braeden Dillenger, Conellsville, PA, Lightning Chassis

6. #34N Josh Baldwin, Bellesville, OH, Lightning Chassis

7. #52 Beau Newlon, Elkins, WV, Eliminator Chassis

8. #21 Lynn Knepper, Somerset, PA, Evolution Race Car

9. #5 Ron Parrish, Fairmont, WV, Eliminator Chassis

10. ‪#‎5D Jason Daroche, Lordstown, OH, Leader Chassis

11. #3 Troy Collins, Friendly, WV, Homemade Chassis

12. ‪#‎11x George Englert, Greenville, PA, Eliminator Chassis

13. #22 Matt Ward, Clarksburg, WV, Lightning Chassis

14. ‪#‎51z Zak Kimbrew, Grafton, WV, Sidewinder Chassis

15. ‪#‎99E Daniel Eddy, Joseph Mills, WV, Pro Chassis

16. #4 Mark Cottrill, Bridgeport, WV, Lightning Chassis

17. ‪#‎T17 Trey Watson, Weston, WV, Superior Chassis

18. #18 Ryan Baker, Barnesville, OH, Pro Chassis

19. #28 Tom Keplinger, West Union, WV, Leader Chassis

20. ‪#‎21R Randy Kerns, Grafton, WV, Eliminator Chassis

21. #862 Mitch Ward, Fairmont, WV, Throw n Dirt Chassis

22. ‪#‎8M Mark Marcucci, West Middlesex, PA, Leader Chassis

23. #17 Ryan Saffell, Bellesville, OH, Lightning Chassis

 

Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models:

19 FASTRAK Late Models signed in

Qualifying: #32 Kyle Thomas 13.744

Dash: Kyle Thomas ($50), Michael Griffin, Melvin Ferguson Jr, Joel Prosser, Brandon McGrady & Kris Southern

Heat #1: Danny Thomas ($25), Bill Shaffer, Todd Chicklo, Andy Brown, Eddie Starkey, Norm Weaver & Brett Benedum

Heat #2: Troy Frazier ($25), Brian Baumberger, Mike Thorne, Joe Bowie, Travis Brown, Tyler Stutler & Jerry Brown

Feature:

1. #32 Kyle Thomas, Pennsboro, WV, Rocket Chassis

2. #77 Joel Prosser, New Martinsville, WV, Rocket Chassis

3. #13 Brandon McGrady, Salem, WV, Rocket Chassis

4. ‪#‎k2 Kris Southern, Good Hope, WV, Rocket Chassis

5. #11 Michael Griffin, Alma, WV, Rocket Chassis

6. ‪#‎7JR Danny Thomas, Middlebourne, WV, Rocket Chassis

7. #55 Bill Shaffer, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

8. #0 Troy Frazier, Mount Clare, WV, Rocket Chassis

9. #25 Brett Benedum, Salem, WV, Rocket Chassis

10. #4 Melvin Ferguson Jr, Proctor, WV, Rocket Chassis

11. #6 Joe Bowie, Ellenboro, WV, Rayburn Race Car

12. #54 Jerry Brown, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

13. #3 Travis Brown, Jacksonburg, WV, Rocket Chassis

14. ‪#‎32B Brian Baumberger, Jacobsburg, OH, Rocket Chassis

15. #14T Tyler Stutler, Lost Creek, WV, Rocket Chassis

16. #58 Eddie Starkey, Salem, WV, Rocket Chassis

17. #5news Norm Weaver, Clarksburg, WV, Barry Wright Race Car

18. #47 Mike Thorne, Phillipy, WV, Rocket Chassis

19. #44 Todd Chicklo, Fleming, OH, Mastersbilt Chassis

 

2 Brothers Motorsports EDGE Modifieds:

11 EDGE Modifieds signed in

Qualifying: #43 Gerald Deitch 14.379

Dash: Tommy Powell ($50), DJ Cline, Gerald Deitch, Kurt Burge, Kevin Dotson & Cody Henthorn

Heat #1: Michael Stevens ($25), James Watson, Kenny Harris & Mike McElwain

Feature:

1. #43 Gerald Deitch, Clarington, OH, Bob Pierce Race Car

2. #4DJ DJ Cline, St. Clairsville, OH, Lightning Chassis

3. #1 Tommy Powell, Belpre, OH, Lightning Chassis

4. #21 Kevin Dotson, New Comerstown, OH, BMS Modified

5. #69 Michael Stevens, Middlebourne, WV, Hassy Chassis

6. #18 Cody Henthorn, Middlebourne, WV, Lightning Chassis

7. #96 Kenny Harris, Lumberport, WV, Rocket Chassis

8. #34 James Watson, Friendly, WV, Larry Shaw Race Car

9. #K7 Kurt Burge, Moundsville, WV, Larry Shaw Race Car

10. #9 Mike McElwain, Bellaire, OH, Bob Pierce Race Car

11. #93 Scott Jones, Uhricsville, OH, GRT Chassis

 

EDGE Hotmods:

23 EDGE Hotmods signed in

Qualifying: #x85 Lou Ennis 15.464

Crack the Whip: #x85 Lou Ennis ($100), #13s Steven Dotson ($50) & #110 Chris Thomas ($25)

Dash: Mike Conkle ($30), Lou Ennis, David Kile, Chad Smith, Kenny Isner & Travis Thomas

Heat #1: Stevi Magyar ($15), Glen Underwood, Cody Brightwell, Josh Sigler, Allen Moore & Chris Thomas

Heat #2: Kip Todd ($15), Steven Dotson, Codi Eaton, Curtis Watson, Levi Flesher, Brandon

Weigle, Chad Dotson, Lindsey Smarr, Jennifer Chicklo & Codi Todd

Feature:

1. #14 Mike Conkle, Gallipolis, OH, Hassy Chassis

2. #10s Chad Smith, Sardis, OH, Larry Shaw Race Car

3. #21c Glen Underwood, Cambridge, OH, Bret Hamilton Chassis

4. #x85 Lou Ennis, Wheeling, WV, Homemade Chassis

5. #18 Travis Thomas, Alma, WV, Sigler Fabrication

6. #13s Steven Dotson, West Union, WV, Sigler Fabrication

7. #40 Codi Eaton, Wheeling, WV, Sigler Fabrication

8. #51 Curtis Watson, Middlebourne, WV, Huff Chassis

9. #30 Brad Dickson, Whipple, OH, Harris Chassis

10. #72 Levi Flesher, Mingo Junction, WV, Huff Chassis

11. #7 Kenny Isner, Hannibal, OH, Lightning Chassis

12. #5 Kip Todd, Byesville, OH, Sigler Fabrication

13. #cj3 Chad Dotson, West Union, WV, Sigler Fabrication

14. #8 Josh Sigler, Belmont, WV, Sigler Fabrication

15. #151 Stevi Magyar, Wylieville, WV, Homemade Chassis

16. #8L Lindsey Smarr, Linn, WV, Integra Fabrication

17. #55 Jennifer Chicklo, Fleming, OH, Huff Chassis

18. #25 Codi Todd, Middlebourne, WV, Homemade Chassis

19. #75 Brandon Weigle, Middlebourne, WV, Throw n Dirt Chassis

20. #13k David Kile, New Martinsville, WV, Homemade Chassis

21. #40M Allen Moore, Middlebourne, WV, Homemade Chassis

22. #110 Chris Thomas, Alma, WV, Sigler Fabrication

 

MWRA Mini Wedges:

21 Wedges signed in

Heat #1: Jacob Ice, Kaitlyn Frazier, Hayden Jacobs, Levi Nolan, Mackenzie Perine, Phillip Bubeck, Brett Cobery, Kolbe Kimbrew, Brady Reed, Caleb Nolan & Madison Hamilton

Heat #2: Kylie Cross, Josh Gump, Georgie Tennant, Buckwheat Wright, Jackson Jacobs, Tanner McLoughlin, Elizabeth Conley, Harli Rush, Tripp Perine & Lucas Zombotti

Feature:

1. #27 Jacob Ice

2. #88 Georgie Tennant

3. #4 Phillip Bubeck

4. #33 Kylie Cross

5. #0 Kaitlyn Frazier

6. #J4 Jackson Jacobs

7. #59 Tanner McLoughlin

8. #38 Levi Nolan

9. #J7 Josh Gump

10. #H13 Hayden Jacobs

11. #3 Caleb Nolan

12. #8M Mackenzie Perine

13. #51K Kolbe Kimbrew

14. #00c Brett Cobery

15. #34J Lucas Zombotti

16. #1×1 Elizabeth Conley

17. #x10 Harli Rush

18. #118 Buckwheat Wright

19. #24T Tripp Perine

20. #13 Madison Hamilton

21. #15 Brady Reed

Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Rescheduled to Saturday, July 13th along with the running of the Pat Herrick Memorial at Tyler County Speedway

Gigantic Night of Racing Returns to the Bullring on Retro Race Night

 

(Middlebourne, WV)  With Mother Nature on a hot streak by racking up rain outs with ease, the Hometown Racing Association will look to break her stranglehold on the Tyler County Speedway victory lane with a monumental night of action this Saturday Night, July 13th.

The previously rained out Eaton/Childers King of the Ring event from Thursday, July 4th has been added to the already jam packed July 13th card making it a must see event for area fans.  The areas premier super late model teams will return to the ‘bullring’ in search of the prestigious Eaton/Childers King of the Ring crown in dueling twin $1,200 to win 25 lap super late model features.  Former winners of this race include: 1999’ Gary Dalton, 2002’ Bobby Hill, 2003’Bobby Hill, 2004’ Steve Wilmoth, 2005’ Steve Shaver, 2006’ Mike Balzano, 2007’ Paul Wilmoth, 2008’ Rick Aukland, 2009’ Eddie Carrier Jr., 2010’ Paul Wilmoth, 2011’ Zack Dohm, 2012’ Ricky Williams, who will it be in thirteen?

Also on the standout schedule of events will be the Annual Pat Herrick Memorial presented by Wayside Furniture for the Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Modlite division.  The regions best Modlite racers of the STARS Modlite Series will roll into town looking to take down the pesky ‘bullring’ contingent of Josh Baldwin, Brandon Fluharty, Mitch Ward, Jeff Fornash and others as they defend the hometurf and the $800 to win/$100 to start loot to go with it.

A trio of past speedway legends will be honored as we celebrate the careers and achievements of Beecher Eaton, Bill Childers and Pat Herrick at the very appropriate and fitting Retro Race Night at the speedway.  Join us for a night of nostalgia as we honor three past speedway greats in appreciation of the good ol’ days.  Not only will we see the typical action packed card of intense Tyler County Speedway elbows up racing but throwback helmet dashes, checkered flag laps, heat race pay, a Hotmod ‘Crack the Whip’, Modlite ‘King of the Kounty’ and more are on tap in honor of the golden era of Ohio Valley racing.

General admission is priced at $18, while children 10 and under are free, while entry into the pits is just $35.  Gates open at 4 pm, the Wells Inn Mini Wedges hit the track at 6 pm, with hotlaps/qualifying getting underway at 7 pm.  The Tyler County Speedway is located 4 miles south of Middlebourne, WV on State Route 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds.

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or 304-758-2660 on Raceday, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.
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Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Kick off Double Header Weekend

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A double header of Motorsports, Mayhem & Mud will be on the docket this Independence Week at the Bullring as Hometown Racing Association presents a jam packed 4th of July celebration.  The action will kick off on Thursday Night, July 4th for the annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Spectacular for the J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land and Timber.  Twin 25 lap features will await the areas best super late model pilots as they square off to become the Tyler County Speedway’s 2013 Eaton/Childers “King of the Ring”.  Also on the top heavy Thursday Night card will be the extremely popular Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour featuring the best open wheel racers east of the Mississippi squaring off in a July 4th Summer Shootout.  See Kevin Morehouse, Rick Aukland, Jesse Wisecarver, Travis & Mark Dickson, Jess Hartman, Kyle Strickler, Rich Michael, Tanner Wilson, Nathan Loney, Scott & Amanda Stiffler among many others.   Also joining the spectacular card will be the Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Hotmods, Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Modlites and the MWRA Mini Wedges.  A gigantic Kids Bicycle Giveaway will also be in store for the youngsters on hand!  Gates open at 4, racing gets underway at 7! General admission is $18, while pit admission is priced at $35.  Dennis Anderson and King Sling will also be in the house getting warmed up for the Redneck Revival!  Don’t miss the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring, the return of the Renegades of Dirt and see Dennis Anderson at the Bullring this Thursday Night!

On Saturday, July 6th, the Tyler County Speedway will shift gears as the Redneck Revival Festival of Mud presented by Haas Environmental and Monroe Towing will take center stage.  The Redneck Revival Festival of Mud will feature a huge Mud Bog starring Dennis Anderson and his latest creation “King Sling”.   The pits will be full of “Mud Maniacs” willing to try their luck in the speed & deep pits.  Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some high flying action courtesy of Dennis Andersons “King Sling” Mud Truck.  Dennis Anderson is the creator/driver of the Grave Digger Monster Truck.  Gates and Registration opens at 9am, with mud bog scheduled to start at noon.  Admission for the Redneck Revival Festival of Mud is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 12 years old – $5 and Children 6 and under FREE.

We’ll see you at the Bullring for a double dose of Speed and Power as we celebrate the nations Independence Tyler County style.

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or 304-758-2660 on Raceday, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.  Tyler County Speedway is located 3 miles south of Middlebourne, West Virginia on State Route 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds.

Redneck Revival Need to Know Info Featuring “KING SLING”

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Redneck Revival Need to Know Info     
Where:  Tyler County Speedway   3 miles south of Middlebourne, WV on State Route 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds.
When:  Saturday, July 6th    Registration/Gates open at 9am,  Mud Bog begins at noon
What:  Redneck Revival Festival of Mud presented by Haas Environmental and Monroe Towing.  See a huge mud bog starring Dennis Anderson and his latest creation “King Sling”!  The pits will be also full of eager “Mud Maniacs” to try their luck in the pit and not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the Tyler County mud but will also get the opportunity to see some high flying action courtesty of Dennis Andersons “King Sling”.  Dennis Anderson is the creator/driver of the Grave Digger Monster Truck.  His baddest creation EVER, simply described by imagining if you combined an alcohol dragster, a monster truck, and a lunatic you would get Dennis Anderson and his insane King Sling mud truck. Rolling on massive tractor tires and powered by a motor that has to be making 2,000+ hp, it is a four wheel drive beast designed to skim over, sky over, and drive over anything stupid enough to come into its path!
How Much?  Adults $12, Children 7-12 $5, Children 6 and under FREE!  Pits $20
Brought to you by:  Haas Environmental and Monroe Towing
Featuring a Deep Pit and Speed Pit!!!
Classes:  Modifieds                                               Street Legal
                      0-34                                                     4 cyl. & St. 6        V6 & Up
                    35-37
          38-40
         40-44
         44.5 +  Nitrous & Powder Tires Allowed
        Tractor Tire
80% Payback on each class!  $20 a run
More Info:  Raceday 304-758-2660, 304-771-6874  or  304-771-5051Recently, Anderson was hosting an event at his “Muddy Motorsports Park” in the Carolinas and he got ready to blast the mud pit and obstacle course. Then he hit the gas.As you will see, the truck immediately launches into a power wheelie and in typical Dennis Anderson fashion, he drives the thing like his foot is tig welded to the floor. For whatever reason he keeps all the way into it and the truck literally drives itself over backwards. The engine is in the rear of the truck so once it gets to a certain point, physics take over and there’s no way it can come down on the tires again.The in car footage is totally great and it is played at full speed and instant replay. The creepy thing is watching the mud and water rush into the truck. Anderson is OK so he obviously escaped before having any issues with being submerged.

THE RACE IS ON……BE THE FIRST 300 THROUGH THE GATE SATURDAY……FOR FREE GENERAL ADMISSION!

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Big Second Half of Season Planned at the Bullring

(Middlebourne, WV) As the Hometown Racing Association continues to settle in to the promotional helm of the Tyler County Speedway, a summer filled with fun, excitement, speed, racing entertainment AND wallet busting bargains await fans of the ‘bullring’ for the remainder of the 2013 season.

In appreciation of the supportive fans of the Tyler County Speedway the Hometown Racing Association has come up with the biggest fan friendly deal of the season by welcoming the first 300 race fans to the ‘bullring’ on Saturday Night, June 29th with FREE ADMISSION.

THAT’S RIGHT, ABSOLUTELY FREE General Admission……compliments of Hometown Racing Association!  Plus one lucky fan will win a FREE PIT PASS for the remainder of the season!  So race on out to Tyler County Speedway this Saturday Night for your chance to win big and get free general admission!  If FREE admission wasn’t enough a full card of Tyler County excitement will be in store as Saturday Nights annual Kids Night will return.  All boys and girls under ten will be admitted free and featuring a Kids Pit Tour and ‘Meet the Stars’ Autograph Night #2 will be on tap as the kids will pour onto the speedway front-stretch at intermission to meet and greet their favorite driver and get an autograph.

Also the Mini Wedge National Championship will set the stage as the future of our sport will square off in their biggest race of the year.  Plus it’s Modified Appreciation Night as all open wheel modified racers will receive a FREE complimentary pit pass.  A full card of J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Two Brothers Motorsports EDGE Modifieds, Chris Metz State Farm Insurance ModLites, Hotmods and Mini Wedges will take to the speedway.  Gates open at 4, Mini Wedges start at 6:15, with the big cars going green at 7.

Also coming very soon to the ‘bullring’ will be a double dose of Independence Day Speed and Power that will see area race fans celebrate the nations birthday at the Tyler County Speedway.  On Thursday night, July 4th the annual Eaton/Childers “King of the Ring” for super late models will battle it out for the crown in Twin 25 lap features.  Also just added to the card will be the extremely popular Renegade Modified Tour Summer Shootout featuring the best open wheel racers east of the Mississippi squaring off in a July 4th Summer Shootout.  See Kevin Morehouse, Rick Aukland, Jesse Wisecarver, Travis & Mark Dickson, Jess Hartman, Kyle Strickler, Rich Michael, Tanner Wilson, Nathan Loney, Scott & Amanda Stiffler among many others. A gigantic Kids Bicycle Giveaway will also be in store for the youngsters on hand!  Gates open at 4, racing gets underway at 7! General admission is $18, while pit admission is priced at $35.

Then on Saturday, July 6th, the Tyler County Speedway will shift gears as the Redneck Revival Festival of Mud presented by Haas Environmental and Monroe Towing awaits.  The Redneck Revival Festival of Mud will feature a huge Mud Bog starring Dennis Anderson and his latest creation “King Sling” on Saturday, July 6th.  The pits will be full of “Mud Maniacs” to try their luck in the pit and not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some high flying action courtesy of Dennis Andersons “King Sling” Mud Truck.  Dennis Anderson is the creator/driver of the Grave Digger Monster Truck.  Gates and Registration opens at 9am, with mud bog scheduled to start at noon.  Admission for the Redneck Revival Festival of Mud is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 12 years old – $5 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or 304-758-2660 on Raceday, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Upcoming 2013 Racing Schedule

6/29  KIDS NIGHT – MEET the STARS NIGHT -   First 300 Thru The Gate FREE General Admission!  Featuring Kids Pit Tours, Autographs, Mini Wedge National Championship & Much More, Plus School’s Out Senior Night!  Modified Driver Appreciation (Free Pit Pass)  (All Classes)

7/4 12th Annual EATON/CHILDERS KING of the RING & Renegade of Dirt Modified Tour

For the first time ever See Twin 25 $1,200 to win Late Model Features and the crowning of the 2013 “King of the Ring”, Plus $2,000 to win/ $200 to start Renegade of Dirt Modified Tour Summer Shootout, and Huge Bike Giveaway for the Kids!  (All Classes)

7/6 REDNECK REVIVAL FESTIVAL of MUD   Featuring an appearance from Dennis Anderson and his newest creation “King Sling”!! Gates/Registration at 9am, Mud Bog starts at noon!

7/ 13 RETRO RACING NIGHT (including Checkered flag laps, helmet dash, heat race pay in all classes!)

PAT HERRICK MEMORIAL for Modlites (plus Modlite King of the Kounty)  (All Classes)

Pegher Grabs FASTRAK Victory, Isner Claims Tammy Clegg Memorial

Isner wins Clegg Memorial

A busy night at the ‘bullring’ seen the stars and cars of the FASTRAK Northeast Tour highlight the evenings action at the Tyler County Speedway along with the annual Tammy Clegg Memorial for Hotmods and the first ever appearance of the ¾ late models.  After some early season growing pains with the new clay surface that was put down, a traditional, wide, multi-groove, table top smooth ‘bullring’ surface awaited racers and fans which made for a fantastic night of edge of your seat entertainment at the Tyler County Speedway.

The Hometown Racing Association welcomed the FASTRAK Late Model Northeast Tour back to the Tyler County Speedway for round two of the 2013 season.   Twenty six of the best crate late model racers in the nation lined up and when the checkered flag flew it was perennial winner Mike Pegher of Wexford, PA piloting the Geisler/ #1Cochran Automotive sponsored machine picking up the impressive win over a stout field of Peoples Bank FASTRAK late models.  A caution filled event would see Pegher hold off the pesky duo of Kyle Thomas and Max Blair, rounding out the top five were Dan Angelichio and Joe Martin.

The Annual Tammy Clegg Tribute for the Hotmod division would see Hannibal, Ohio’s Kenny “Radar” Isner aboard Mike Martin’s/Mike’s Auto Body/Norris Tire/Buddy Light Accounting/B&S Graphics #7 Lightning chassis sweep the night by picking up the prestigious Clegg Memorial but also taking the fan favorite “King of the Kounty” title.

Early race leader Chad Smith set the initial pace but mechanical issues sidelined the snake bitten driver for the event and once Isner took command he would go on to grab the popular win ahead of Brad Dickson, CJ Dotson, Lou Ennis and Codi Eaton.  Fans were also treated to the first “King of the Kounty” event of the season where the top 8 qualifiers in the Hotmod division would go bracket style racing until just one was left and in the championship round it was Isner knocking off Chad Smith to pick up the first “King of the Kounty” title.

In the Chris Metz State Farm Insurance ModLite main event it was Beallsville, Ohio’s Josh Baldwin aboard the 34n picking up his 3rd win of the season.  Baldwin would hold off a hard charging Ron Parrish as the veteran racer made it interesting on the final circuit but had to settle for a season best 2nd place finish at the line.  Rounding out the top five were Braiden Dillinger, Steve Weekley and Ryan Baker.

In the first appearance of the ¾ late models at the Tyler County Speedway it was Kelvin Kohan beating out Jeff Fornash and Colten Flinner across the stripe.

Next Saturday, June 22nd the ‘bullring’ will sit idle in honor of the town of Middlebourne’s 200th Birthday Celebration and the events being held at the Fairgrounds including the Landau Eugene Murphy concert and Fireworks.

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or 304-758-2660 on Raceday, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model NE Tour:  Mike Pegher, Kyle Thomas, Max Blair, Dan Angelichio, Joe Martin, Dusty Hamrick, Chris Carpenter, Donnie Dotson, Mike Griffin, Boz Daughtery, Chad Green, Dave Airgood, CJ Johnson, Joel Prosser, Eddie Starkey, Troy Frazier, Danny Thomas, Jim Cochran, Eric Foster, Derek Rogers, Bill Shaffer, Brian Baumberger, Travis Brown, Andy Brown, Todd Chicklo, Daniel Hill  DNS Colten Flinner

Hotmod Tammy Clegg Tribute:  Kenny Isner, Brad Dickson, CJ Dotson, Lou Ennis, Codi Eaton, Cody Brightwell, Tom Sigler, Stevi Magyar, Jennifer Chicklo, Lindsey Smarr, Mike Conkle, Chris Ice, Tiffany Jackson, Brian Clegg, Levi Flesher, Travis Thomas, Chris Thomas, Chad Smith, David Kile, Brandon Weigle, Josh Sigler

Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Mod Lites: Josh Baldwin, Ron Parrish, Braiden Dillenger, Steve Weekley, Ryan Baker, Ryan Saffell, Troy Collins, Trey Watson, Chris Frank, Terry Williams, Jim Ruckman, Mitch Ward, Brandon Fluharty

¾ Late Models: Kelvin Kohan, Jeff Fornash, Colten Flinner, Jim Thompson, Carl Kohan, Mike Wilkinson, Jim Thompson Jr.

FASTRAK NE Late Model Tour & Tammy Clegg Memorial on Tap This Saturday

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Even though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate for Thursday Nights running of the Earl Hill Memorial, the forecast calls for sunny skies this Saturday Night, June 15th as the best crate late model racers in the country hit the Tyler County Speedway in the Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model division.  The FASTRAK NE Tour will roll into town for the $1,500 top prize on the line along with lots of contingency packages for the racers making the Middlebourne, WV stop a popular one among the nations premier crate late model racing series.

The jammed pack night of action will also see the seasons first big show for the ultra-popular hotmod division with the traditional running of the Tammy Clegg Memorial paying $500 to win.  A very competitive division that continues to grow weekly with competitiveness and cars featuring a diverse group of weekend warrior racers still enjoying racing on a budget, make this division one to watch.  You won’t want to miss the first “King of the Kounty” event in the Hotmod division.  A two by two battle royale among the top 8 qualifiers to see who will wear the crown of the “King of the Kounty” in the Hotmod division!

Also joining the card will be the bullring’s first ever appearance of the ¾ late model division, a new up and coming division looking for some track time.  Plus the Chris Metz State Farm Insurance ModLite division and the MWRA Mini Wedges will also be in action.  Gates open at 4 with racing getting underway at 7, general admission is just $10, with pits priced at $26, while children 10 and under are always free!

With the summer racing season kicking into high gear several tight point battles are heating up in 2013 at Tyler County Speedway with a few new faces sitting atop the leader board while several of the old guard continue to hone their craft at the bullring and are in the thick of the 13’ point chase.

2013 Point Standings as of 6/8/2013

J&R Excavating Super Late Model division presented by Midcap Land & Timber:  1. Steve Weigle 104, 2. Sonny Conley 96, 3. Mike Benedum 93, 4. Butch McGill 87, 5. Derek Doll 79, 6. Corey Conley 65, 7. Scott Irvin 54, 8. Donnie Dotson 51, 9. Paul Wilmoth 47, 10. Billy Brown 37

Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models: 1. Kyle Thomas 97, 2. Danny Thomas 91, 3. Brian Baumberger 86, 4. Joel Prosser 82, 5. Kris Southern 80, 5. Mike Griffin 80, 7. Brandon McGrady 65, 7. Tracy Sampson 65, 9. Chad Green 62, 10. Chris Carpenter 58

Two Brothers Motorsports Modifieds: 1. Bird Wilson 96, 2. Chris Basich 66, 3. Travis Dickson 63, 4. Mark Dickson 55, 4. Mark Deitch 55, 6. Gerald Deitch 50, 7. Jess Hartman 46, 8. DJ Cline 42, 9. Devon Verardi 42, 10. Kevin Miller 39

Hotmods: 1. Chad Smith 115, 2. Mike Conkle 110, 3. Travis Thomas 109, 4. Brad Dickson 102, 5. Lou Ennis 89, 6. Kenny Isner 87, 6. Codi Eaton 87, 8. Chris Thomas 86, 9. Curtis Watson 70, 10. Cody Brightwell 66

Chris Metz State Farm Insurance ModLite divison:  1. Mitch Ward 112, 2. Josh Baldwin 109, 3. Brandon Fluharty 95, 4. Troy Collins 88, 5. Ryan Saffell 85, 6. Jeff Fornash 84, 6. Matt Ward 84, 8. Ryan Baker 79, 9. Randy Kerns 72, 10. Tom Keplinger 69

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or 304-758-2660 on Raceday, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.comor follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.
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Rain Washes Out “Earl Hill Memorial”, Icon Memorial Show & Renegade Speedweek At Tyler County!

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Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour
June 13th, 2013
www.renegadesofdirt.com
For Immediate Release

Rain Washes Out First Night of Icon Tour & Renegade Speedweek, Wayne Co. Up Next!
American Racer/Lias Tire Added As Sponsor For Icon Speedweek!

(Middlebourne, WV) The highly anticipated Inaugural Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedway presented by Weekley Electric and the 2013 “Duel on Dirt” Renegade Modified Speedweek will have to wait another day before it gets underway due to another W for Mother Nature on the 2013 “Back For More Tour” season. The tour’s which were set to kick off on Thursday night at the Tyler County Speedway with the 25th running of the Earl Hill Memorial and the $1200 to win E-Mod special have been postponed due to rain and treacherous weather conditions for the entire Ohio Valley area for much of Thursday morning and throughout the day.

With high winds, hail, and rainfall already making its way into the area and much more predicted throughout the night Hometown Racing Association promoter John Watson was forced to call off the festivities slated for June 13th at the Bullring which included the $4,000 to win Earl Hill Memorial, a rain date for this event is still to be determined. The Renegade of Dirt Modified Tour will also look to make up the lost event during the remainder of the 2013 season which will be announced as soon as possible for racers to call an audible in order to replan their return to the Middlebourne, WV ¼ mile dirt oval. As much as three inches of rain and 60-70 mph winds are in the forecast for the already soft and saturated all new racing surface adorning the facility. The new surface features 250 loads of new clay that has yet to successfully form into prime condition which is making every large rainfall that much more difficult on track staff to prep for each race night and ultimately makes tomorrow night to risk on racers equipment for the rest of the weekend.

“The weather wont cut us any slack” stated John Watson. “We’re working hard on the surface and getting it right. Jeopardizing our progress we’ve made over the last few days by running it and the forecast calling for over two inches of rain we think it’s for the better to go ahead and postpone the Earl Hill race so that we can reschedule it and showcase the 25th annual event on a speedway that will be conducive to typical three and four wide smooth ‘Bullring’ action” added Watson. “We’re disappointed but we wanted to also make our decision early for all traveling race teams to have plenty of notice, we want to wish all the race teams the best of luck as they travel the remainder of their speedweek Friday through Sunday and want to remind everyone we will be in action this Saturday night with the Fastrak Northeast Touring Series, EDGE Hotmods, Modlites, and a speedway first 3/4 Late Models” concluded Watson.

The tours finest are now set for a three day adventure that will still see the East Elite tour and the Icon Tour storm towards three different states during the extended June 13th-16th weekend. Racers are reminded the Renegade of Dirt Modified Top Ten Bounty is still on. Any racer outside the current top ten in Renegade of Dirt point standings who tries and can out duel the East’s elite hotshoes will win an extra $500 ‘bounty’ that is up for grabs to participate and gun down the likes of Morehouse, Aukland, Wisecarver, Hartman, Kinkade, Strickler, D1ckson, Cook, D1ckson, and Watson each night. The wickedest throttle stompers this side of the Mississippi make this task as tough as they come. For the Renegades they will be gunning to keep that from happening, if they do the top five in points after the weekend will each score an extra $100 additional funds to go with their four night earnings.

The Icon Memorial Tour is still set on go for three straight days that will feature its opener now in the Buckeye State of Ohio at the Wayne County Speedway in beautiful Orrville for the $4000 to win, “Freedom Fighters 40”. Some of the Ohio Valley’s premier Super Late Model racers are expected to be in attendance to battle the always tough field of regulars at the Wayne County Speedway including; Rick Aukland, Doug Drown, Donnie and Devin Moran, Keith Barbara, Mike Benedum, Mason Zeigler, Keith Berner, and many more.

The action will then resume on Saturday when the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour will journey to the Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway and participate on the monster ½ mile Imperial, PA based facility for crucial tour points and for the first time ever! It also makes that return after a long absence for the open wheel division at the speedway where the Renegade Tour will battle for $1200 to win and $150 to start in front of highly anticipated large crowd. The Herb Scott Memorial and second night for the Icon Tour will also await the full fender Late Model division that will be gunning for the $4000 top prize on night #2 of the now abbreviated Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek presented by Weekley Electic.

Lastly, the tour will return to the West Virginia Motor Speedway for second time in 2013 for an epic speedweek finale battle. The 4/10′s mile ‘Speedplant’ is sure to produce a full night of adrenaline pumping speed when the Renegade tour combines with the Icon Tour Super Late Model division as they too settle their weekend champion at the Mineral Wells, WV based dirt oval during the “Mark Balzano Memorial” $4,000 to win invitational.

The Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek presented by Weekley Electric also wants to welcome American Racer/Lias Tire and Tye Twarog Racers on board as a valuable sponsor of the years Speedweek and the Official American Racer Tire Supplier of the Icon Memorial Tour and Renegade Speedweek. Lias Tire Racing is the exclusive distributor of American Racer tires in eight states in the northeastern United States, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. American Racer is known across the nation for their quality, durability and 100% Made in America workmanship, American Racer tires are part of a tradition of craftsmanship and innovation that date back to 1915. “The Official Tire Supplier of the Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek”, Tye Twarog sells a complete line of American Racer products as well as performance products for your every need and will be available pit side at each event for your convenience. Lias Tire Ohio will also be awarding each night’s “Helmet Dash” winner with a product certificate good for $50 off towards any purchase as the trailer as well as a $50 cash bonus for their efforts. For More info on Lias Tire/American Racer contact them via phone at 724-463-0214. You can also contact Lias Tire Ohio/Tye Twarog at 740-575-4666 or by visiting him at his Speed Shop located at 44880 State Route 541, Coshocton, OH 43812.

NAPA Auto Parts Wayne Co. Speedway: A 3/8 mile dirt oval facility located in beautiful Orrville, OH and surrounded by a unique scenic Amish country setting. Speedway track activity is tentatively set to get underway each night around 6:30pm. For more information regarding the speedway contact them at 330.465.2365 or visit them on the web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com. You can also check the speedway out on ******** at www.********.com/waynecospeedway or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wcsohio for the latest breaking news. Reserved seating and advance ticket packages are available for Friday June 14th “Freedom Fighters 40” are competitively priced at just $20 for general admission and $35 for pits.

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway: Established in 1979 the monsterous ½ mile dirt oval located in Imperial, PA is home to a great lineup of weekly Saturday night racing. Gates swing open for great family entertainment at 5pm with hotlaps set 6pm and racing immediately following. Tickets for Saturday June 15th “Herb Scott Memorial” are competitively priced at just $20 for general admission and $35 for pits. For more information on the Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway contact them via the net at www.ppms.com or by calling 724-695-3363 or emailing mmiley99@comcast.com.

West Virginia Motor Speedway: Located in Mineral Wells, WV the newly reconfigured ‘Speedplant’ continues its tradition of playing host to a handful of truly special events each year in the Mountain State. Gates set to open on the hillside at 4pm with pit gates opening at 2pm, hotlaps set for 6pm. Pit passes for the “Mark Balzano Memorial” can be purchased online now at http://pivotalracing.com/events/mark…er-late-models for just $35 in the pits and $20 in the general admission. For more information check out the WVMS on ******** at www.facebo0k.com/wvspeedway or online at www.wvspeedway.com.

You can contact the Eastern Dirt Grassroots Entertainment Company or Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour anytime for further information by texting/calling 304.771.5051 or faxing 304.758.4411 with any further questions on rules, procedures, and more on the upcoming season. Renegade fans can receive up to the minute breaking news and live updates on our active media outlets which can be accessed via a variety of social media sites including Facebo0k at www.facebo0k.com/rodconnect or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rodconnect.

The Renegades of Dirt thanks the following sponsors for their support in 2013: GRT Race Cars, Outlaw Graphics & Automotive, Arizona Sports Shirts, 4m.net, GottaRace.com, DirtCast.com, OVDTR.com, ModFury.com, Integra Shocks, Speedway Motors, Flag To Flag, American Racer / Lias Tire, Wasserbeck Speed Shop, Malcuit Race Engines, All-Star Grafix, 2Brothers Motorsports, and Schaeffer’s Oil.

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Sonny Conley & Derek Rogers Snare First Wins of Season at Tyler County Speedway

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A fun action packed night at the Tyler County Speedway would see a couple first time winners visit victory lane, some wild finishes, late race heroics and fans in attendance were treated to an on-track meet and greet autograph night with their favorite racers.

New Martinsville, WV driver Sonny Conley aboard the familiar 1×1 Rocket Chassis would pick up his first victory in three years in the J&R Excavating Late Model division presented by Midcap Land and Timber.  But, it didn’t come easy as Conley set a torrid pace on the soft hammer down racing surface from the race start but would see his big lead evaporate on the last circuit.  As the leader exited turn 2 something broke underneath leaving a slowing Conley in the cross hairs of second place running Mike Benedum.  Conley was able to limp across the finish line with a closing Benedum and Steve Weigle in tow to narrowly escape with the popular win for the veteran racer.  Rounding out the top five were Benedum, Weigle, Corey Conley and Scott Irvin.

Popular racer Derek Rogers of Spelter, WV driving the #23 machine would pick up his first victory of the season at the Tyler County Speedway in the Peoples Bank FASTRAK main event.  A rough and tumble event would see Rogers hold off a hard charging Chris Carpenter from the tail to grab the popular win.  Rounding out the top five were Rogers, Carpenter, Brian Baumberger, Mike Griffin and Tracy Sampson.  A $1,500 to win FASTRAK NE Touring event will be on the slate next Saturday Night, June 15th for the Peoples Bank FASTRAK division.

Mike “Bird” Wilson would grab his second Two Brothers Motorsports feature event of the season.  Wilson would start his night with the misfortune of seeing his blue #20 hard in to the wall in heat race action, leaving his status for starting the feature in serious jeopardy.  But after lengthy repairs the talented Sistersville, WV racer would charge from the tail of the feature event running high low and the middle of the race track and making a late race pass of early leader Mark Dickson to seize his second win of the season in impressive fashion.  Rounding out the top five were Dickson, Travis Dickson, Justin Hart and Kenny Harris.

A full field of Hotmods would see Mike Conkle pick up another win after a wild and wooly main event.  An intense battle up front among Conkle, David Kile, Chad Smith, Tom Sigler, Travis Thomas, and Bill Sigmon among others had drivers running all over the tacky racing surface looking for the win.  A late race skirmish resulting in a 7 car pileup under the flag stand would see 2nd running Kile’s great run come to an end.  But when the dust settled it was wiley veteran Mike Conkle picking up the win followed by a charging Chad Smith from the tail, Lou Ennis, Chris Thomas and Bill Sigmon rounding out the top five.

Beallsville, Ohio’s Josh Baldwin would lay claim to his second Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Modlite main event over Mitch Ward, Jeff Fornash, Tracy Fritter and Ryan Baker.

In the MWRA Mini Wedges it was Jacob Ice claiming yet another win.  The “Little Ice Man” has been on a mission by dominating the MWRA class thus far in 2013.  Rounding out the top five were Alec Frazier, Georgie Tennant, Levi Nolan and Buckwheat Wright.

A busy week ahead for the Bullring as a double header of racing action is on the docket.  The first leg of the Weekley Electric Icon Memorial Tour will roll thru the Tyler County Speedway this Thursday Night, June 13th.  The four night Icon Memorial Tour will kick off with the 25th Annual Earl Hill Memorial with $4,000 on the line for the J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land and Timber.  Also on the Thursday Thunder card will be the always entertaining and stout Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour that will see the east coasts best open wheel warriors hit the high banks of the bullring.  Also joining the stellar Thursday Night card will be the Hotmods and Chris Metz State Farm Modlite divisions.  Gates open at 4, with hot laps/qualifications at 7, general admission is $20, children 10 and under are free and pit admission is $35 for the running of the Icon Memorial Tour featuring the Earl Hill Memorial and Renegade of Dirt Modified Tour.

Join us back at the bullring on Saturday night, June 15th for the $1,500 to win FASTRAK Late Model Northeast Tour plus the annual running of the Tammy Clegg Tribute race for the Hotmod division, also racing the Modlites and Mini Wedges.  Gates open at 4, Hotlaps/Qualifications begin at 7.  General admission is $10 and children 10 and under are free and pit admission is $26.

Located in the scenic WV hills, the Tyler County Speedway is located just 4 miles south of Middlebourne on State Route 18 at the fairgrounds and featuring the FANtastic 5 weekly program that consist of Super Late Models, FASTRAK Late Models, EDGE Modifieds, joined by the EDGE HotMods, ModLites, and as always the MWRA Mini-wedges will open the show at the Bullring. As the best weekly card in the Ohio Valley region provides more bang for the race fans hard earned buck featuring double the Late Model excitement and a triple dose of modified action at fan friendly pricing.

Look for much more information regarding the 39thseason of continuous operation at the new Tyler County Speedway and the 2013 plans of the Hometown Racing Association by following us online at

www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com or phone 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5051 or on raceday at 304-758-2660, email any questions to info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.com or follow us via social media on Facebook and Twitter.
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Saturday Night, June 8th Results

J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber:  Sonny Conley, Mike Benedum, Steve Weigle, Corey Conley, Scott Irvin, Aaron Phyllis, Butch McGill, DNS Derek Doll

Two Brothers Motorsports Modified Feature: Bird Wilson, Mark Dickson, Travis Dickson, Justin Hart, Kenny Harris, Ron Deitch, Mark Deitch, Chris Basich, Kevin Miller

Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model Feature: Derek Rogers, Chris Carpenter, Brian Baumberger, Mike Griffin, Tracy Sampson, Kris Southern, Dusty Swecker, Richard Frazier, Todd Chicklo, Joe Bowie, Melvin Ferguson, Joel Prosser, Travis Brown, Brandon McGrady, Chad Green, Danny Thomas, Kyle Thomas, Norm Weaver, Greg Hicks

Hotmod Feature: Mike Conkle, Chad Smith, Lou Ennis, Chris Thomas, Bill Sigmon, Codi Eaton, Jay Smarr, CJ Dotson, Brandon Weigle, Cody Brightwell, Brad Dickson, Jim Dudley, Allen Moore, Stevi Magyar, Jennifer Chicklo, Tiffany Jackson, David Kile, Tom Sigler, Travis Thomas, Kenny Isner, Curtis Watson, Levi Flesher

Chris Metz State Farm Insurance ModLite Feature: Josh Baldwin, Mitch Ward, Jeff Fornash, Tracy Fritter, Ryan Baker, Troy Collins, Zak Kimbrew, Ron Parrish, Daniel Eddy, Ryan Saffell, Steve Weekley, Matt Ward, Randy Kerns, Trey Watson

Mini Wedge Feature:  Jacob Ice, Alec Frazier, Georgie Tennant, Levi Nolan, Buckwheat Wright, Roo Roo Dotson, Kylie Cross, Caleb Nolan, Josh Gump, Mackenzie Perine, Madison Hamilton, Garrett Jones, #73, Elizabeth Conley, Kaitlyn Frazier, Brady Reed, Tripp Perine

Inaugural ICON Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek, Earl Hill Memorial, THURSDAY June 13th!

Earl Hill _80 Tyler Co_ 1984 Jim Newkirk collection

EDGE Entertainment
May 30th, 2013
www.edgeconnect.co
For Immediate Release:

Inaugural ICON Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek, June 13th 16thApproaching!

(Middlebourne, WV) Dirt Late Model fans make your “racecation” plans now! The ‘EDGE’ is breaking into the eight hundred horsepower, fire breathing, intense world of dirt late model racing! Officials from the Eastern Dirt Grassroots Entertainment company are anxious to announce details of the inaugural Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek sure to give racers and fans alike a trip down memory lane. A nostalgic four day weekend where race fans will be treated to four electrifying nights of Super Late Model and Renegade of Dirt Modified Tour action in three different states. Over the course of the extended weekend four past legends will be honored and lots of old race stories will be shared at the following venues; Tyler County Speedway, Wayne County Speedway, Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway, and West Virginia Motor Speedway. The unique twist to the traditional ‘speedweek’ will see racers compete Thursday to Sunday, June 13ththrough June 16thfor a chance at four prestigious memorial event titles which pay tribute to some of the regions most recognized names and our military heroes including the 25thEarl Hill Memorial, Freedom Fighters 40, 1stHerb Scott Memorial, & the Mark Balzano Memorial. Each night a$4,000 dollar payday and $400 to start money will be up for grabs for the Super Late Model division as the fastest stock cars on the planet battle it out where only one will claim the inaugural “ICON CROWN” ranking themselves among the regions legends and current greats. Joining the weekend long activities will also be the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour “Duel on Dirt” Speedweek that will pay a generous $1200 to win and $150 to start while showcasing some of the east’s best open wheel modified wheelmen.

When the extended weekend of memorial events get underway it will be the high banked 1/4th mile Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV that will greet the eager participants. Racers will converge on the “Bullring” for a rare Thursday night running of the milestone twenty-fifth commemorative edition of the speedway’s most traditional race in its thirty-nine year history the “Earl Hill Memorial” honoring the former speedway legend most commonly known off the track for his unique handle bar mustache and red & white polka dotted welders cap. Area race fans will gather to once again honor Earl who made Tyler County Speedway his personal playground during the 70′s and 80′s with multiple track championships and a plethora of feature wins at the “Bullring” and throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley racing scene. South Park, PA’s Jared Miley has captured back to back running’s of the Earl Hill Memorial but a past winners list include the likes of Zack Dohm, Tim Dohm, Mike Benedum, Bobby Hill, Tim Hitt, Butch McGill, Gary Dalton and many others.

The race is in it’s 25th year so we wanted to do something new and big for the race fans” stated Tyler Promoter, John Watson. “We couldn’t think of a better and more unique way to truly showcase it than to make it a Thursday show and the first night of the Icon Tour. The stars are aligning and this should be an absolutely epic way to honor an true legend of the speedway. We wanted to race the 25th Annual “Earl Hill Memorial” on a day that no other track was competing against it so that any area driver and race fan can be part of the magical event and show their appreciation and support” concluded Watson. For more information on the Tyler County Speedway visit them online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.

Attention will then turn to the 3/8th mile Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH where racer’s will cross over into the Buckeye state for Friday night’s portion of the tour. Another $4k will await the Super Late Model pilot’s who attempt to conquer the lightning fast dirt oval in honor of our current and past military heroes. The annual Freedom Fighters race will be changed from it’s usual fall date to the early summer event in order to be part of the “Icon Memorial Tour” Speedweek. Help support our nations armed forces by supporting this huge show, America’s military forces suffer and sacrifice their lives each day for our freedom. We ask the special help as we honor those men and women with forty laps of pure speed and power on Friday, June 14th on night #2 of the Inaugural Late Model Speedweek. For more information on the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway visit them online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Racers will then pack up and head into the state of Pennsylvania to the monster 1/2th mile Miley owned Pittsburgh Motor Speedway in Imperial, PA. Awaiting the participant’s will be the chance to honor yet another racing legend and earn the title as the first ever victor of the Herb Scott Memorial. The former Wexford, PA native Herb Scott was the true definition of a “racing legend” in the Pittsburgh area claiming ten Heidelberg Speedway track championships from 1956-1967. Herb was also a ten time Pittsburgh Racing Association Champion, had over 500 career feature wins to his name, and was inducted into the Dirt Track Hall of Fame in 2008. Passing in 2010, Herb Scott’s racing journey is now set to continue from above as fans will join participant’s and family in the remarkable night in which his memory will be carried on by anxious racers vying for the first spot on the events win list.

We are honored to be part of the ICON Memorial Tour, and are anxiously looking forward to honoring our childhood hero, Herb Scott, during this event” stated PPMS Promoter, Matt Miley. “When we recall heading to the WV BULLRINGS we remember Earl Hill, for fans in our area it was Herb Scott. The late models have been a mainstay at PPMS since we started and we are certainly looking forward to seeing some of the great drivers from the WV / Ohio Valley Area at PPMS to help us honor Herb and celebrate our 25th Anniversary Season” concluded Miley. For more information on the Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway visit them online at www.PPMS.com.

Lastly, after three nights of memorable racing action in three different states late model enthusiasts will take back to the Mountain state to round out the inaugural speedweek for what is sure to be yet another special night for race fans adorning the famous ‘hillside’ terrace. Playing host to the Icon Memorial Tour finale the suspenseful, high speed 4/10′s mile West Virginia Motor Speedway will look to finish the weekend off in the grand fashion that only the “Speedplant” can provide. The 2nd Annual “Mark Balzano Memorial” will honor the tragic loss of area racer and brother of Dirt Late Model great Mike Balzano of Parkersburg, WV. Family friend, Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV took the Balzano Memorial in a rain delayed make-up show on September 2010 that featured a plethora of late model talent and set the stage for this races great history to begin unfolding. The finale show will also crown the inaugural ICON Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek Champion with a $1000 cash bonus and a huge one-of-a-kind trophy after their four nights of effort.

We are excited for the potential this tour has to provide great racing for our fans and to honor the racers who have traveled this area each writing their piece of history” stated WVMS Promoter, Brian Ferrell. “We are ecstatic to bring back the Mark Balzano Memorial to the season schedule and to have it be the finale show for the inaugural speedweek” concluded Ferrell. For more information on the West Virginia Motor Speedway visit them online at www.wvspeedway.com.

Race fans are strongly encouraged to begin planning their “Racecations” today to join in all the fun of the inaugural Icon Memorial Tour, June 13th through the 16th . There will be a mandatory Super Late Model event entry fee during each race night of $40 dollars. However, racers can save on their entry and four day pit passes by pre-entering for the Icon Memorial Tour by June 8th. By purchasing a four night driver pass for just $240 dollars they will also receive one pit pass good for all four nights of racing action. (A savings of $60 dollars, making one event almost totally entry/pass FREE)

 

The ‘Icon Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek’ has been in the works for over three years, to finally unveil it and get started promoting it is a dream come true” stated EDGE director, Cody Watson. “We hope these events allow fans to get together to reminiscence on past racing stories of their own and share in the past racing heritage during four straight nights of memorial races. Any race fan who grew up watching these racers or any who made racing what it is today we hope you will attend and join us in supporting the men behind shaping our local racing scene and as we shed some light on their great achievements.” concluded Watson.
2013 ICON MEMORIAL TOUR LATE MODEL SPEEDWEEK SCHEDULE

Thur. June 13th
Tyler County Speedway
Middlebourne, WV

25th Earl Hill Memorial”
$4000 to win Late Models
$1200 to win Renegade Modifieds

 

Fri. June 14th
Wayne County Speedway
Orrville, OH

FREEDOM FIGHTERS 40”
$4000 to win Late Models
$1200 to win Renegade Modifieds

 

Sat. June 15th
Pittsburgh Motor Speedway
Imperial, PA

1
st Herb Scott Memorial”
$4000 to win Late Models

$1200 to win Renegade Modifieds


Sun. June 16th
West Virginia Motor Speedway
Mineral Wells, WV

Mark Balzano Memorial”
$4000 to win Late Models
$1200 to win Renegade Modifieds

ICON Memorial Tour Late Model Speedweek Purse: 1. $4000, 2. $2000, 3. $1200, 4. $1000, 5. $700, 6. $600 7. $550, 8. $500, 9. $475 10. $450, 11. $425, 12. $400, 13. $400, 14. $400, 15. $400, 16. $400, 17. $400, 18. $400, 19. $400, 20. $400 —- Total Purse – $15,500

For more information on the Icon Memorial Tour please visit the tour’s online home at http://edgeconnect.co/icon-memorial-tour. The tour will also maintain a solid presence on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iconlmspeedweek. You can also contact the Eastern Dirt Grassroots Entertainment Company anytime for further information by texting/calling 304.771.5051 or faxing 304.758.4411 with any further questions on rules, procedures, and more on the upcoming season. Renegade fans can receive up to the minute breaking news and live updates on our active media outlets which can be accessed via a variety of social media sites including Facebo0k at www.facebo0k.com/rodconnect or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rodconnect.

The EDGE thanks the following sponsors for their support in 2013: GRT Race Cars, Outlaw Graphics & Automotive, Arizona Sports Shirts, 4m.net, GottaRace.com, DirtCast.com, OVDTR.com, ModFury.com, Integra Shocks, Port City Racing, American Racer / Lias Tire, Tye Twarog Racers, Wasserbeck Speed Shop, Malcuit Race Engines, All-Star Grafix, 2Brothers Motorsports, Renegade Race Fuels and Schaeffer’s Oil.

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