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Former Driver Appreciation Night Up Next at Tyler County Speedway

Robbie Thomas

Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Rescheduled for July 19th

While Mother Nature claimed her second checkered flag of the season, postponing the 13th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Twin Late Model features to a later date, Tyler County Speedway will look to bounce back this Saturday Night, June 28th.  The Hometown Racing Association will play host to the Annual Legends Night at the ‘Bullring’ when past speedway greats are invited back to Tyler County Speedway for a night of nostalgia and memories.

The Hometown Racing Association is excited to present the “Former Driver Appreciation Night”, just bring an old picture of your race car and get in FREE!  Plus be sure to bring the youngsters as kids 10 and under are free and get them signed up in the Dusty’s Kids Club as this Saturday Night the Kids will enjoy a pre-race pizza party!

A full card of J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land and Timber, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Two Brothers Motorsports Modifieds, Hotmods, Modlites, 4 Cylinders and JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedges are slated for action.  Gates open at 4, MWRA Mini Wedges take the green at 6:15 with hotlaps/qualifying getting underway at 7, general admission is just $10, while pit credentials are $30.  For more information contact promoter John Watson at 304-771-6874, raceday at 304-758-2660 or follow us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.

2014 Tyler County Speedway Schedule Update:   The 13th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring has been rescheduled for Saturday Night, July 19th making a huge night of action at the ‘Bullring’ as the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour is also in town as part of the traditional Dickson Classic.

13th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Set to Hit the Highbanks of the Bullring

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(Middlebourne, WV)  As the 40th season continues at the Tyler County Speedway and the summer season hits high gear, not only is the temps on the thermometer rising but so is the intensity at the ‘Bullring’.  At the midseason point of one of the most competitive seasons to date at the Tyler County Speedway the attention will now turn to the J&R Excavating Super Late Model division presented by Midcap Land and Timber.  This Saturday Night, June 21st will be the tradition laden 13th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring Invitational, featuring Twin 25 lap $1,500 to win main events.  A race in honor of two speedway icons, Beecher Eaton and Bill Childers.  Join us as we celebrate the memory of long time speedway supporter and patriarch of the Eaton racing family Beecher Eaton and past speedway track champion the late great ‘Wild’ Bill Childers driver of the familiar #03.

Last season’s event was classic Tyler County Speedway as the Hometown Racing Association debuted a new format for the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring, featuring twin late model mains with a full inversion for the second feature.  A thrilling race that would see the ‘Gambler’ Paul Wilmoth Jr. pick up the win in the first feature and with the inversion Wilmoth would lineup in the 12th starting spot and blast his way around the cushion on his way to sweeping both feature events and becoming the first 3 time winner of the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring.

Six different winners have graced the Tyler County Speedway victory lane so far in 2014, with Butch McGill and Derek Doll leading the way with two feature wins each and Jacob Hawkins, Mike Benedum, Sonny Conley and Davey Johnson also grabbing single checkered flags.

A complete program of JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedges, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Two Brothers Motorsports Modifieds, Hotmods, Modlites and FWD 4 Cylinders will also be in action.  General admission is just $15, with pit passes at $35, children 10 and under free.  Gates open at 4, MWRA Mini Wedges get underway at 6:15 with hotlaps/qualifying beginning at 7.  For more information contact John Watson at 304-771-6874 or visit www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.

Past winners of the Eaton/Childers event include: 

13’ Paul Wilmoth Jr.        Paul Wilmoth Jr.

12’ Ricky Williams

11’ Zack Dohm

10’ Paul Wilmoth Jr.

09’ Eddie Carrier

08’ Rick Aukland

07’ Paul Wilmoth Jr.

06’ Mike Balzano

05’ Steve Shaver

04’ Steve Wilmoth

03’  Bobby Hill

02’  Bobby Hill

Seven Notch Wins on Turn Back the Clock Night

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Another huge crowd welcomed 115 eager racers to the ‘Bullring’ as the Hometown Racing Association presented ‘Turn Back the Clock Night’.  Dollar Dogs and fifty cent popcorn served as appetizers but it was Mike Benedum, Kyle Thomas, Junior Nolan, Mick Baker, Mitch Ward, Bill Tennant and Kylie Cross who served up the main course in picking up feature wins at the Tyler County Speedway.

It was all Salem, West Virginia’s Mike Benedum driving the BSI Well Service/Blackrock Enterprises #25 to a convincing win in the J&R Excavating Super Late Model presented by Midcap Land and Timber A Main event.  Benedum would chalk up win #1 of the season at the ‘Bullring’ and bested Derek Doll, Steve Weigle, Butch McGill and Sonny Conley in the process.

2013 FASTRAK Champion Kyle Thomas of Pennsboro, WV would lay claim to his 4th Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model win of the season.  Thomas pilots the Powells and Sons Farm/Thomas and AJ Logging/Dodd’s Sporting Goods/ Slicks Auto Detailing Rocket machine.  Following Thomas across the stripe was Shawn Jett, Joel Prosser, Danny Thomas and Troy Frazier.  Kyle Thomas picked up the King of the Kounty win over Joel Prosser.

It was only appropriate that on Turn Back the Clock Night, St. Clairsville, Ohio’s Junior Nolan did just that.  The former track champion and veteran racer hadn’t won a Two Brothers Motorsports Modified feature event at the ‘Bullring’ since 08’.  The semi-retired Nolan showed little rust in displacing race long leader Mike ‘Bird’ Wilson with a daring high side pass.  Nolan would lead Wilson, Codi Eaton, Gerald Deitch and Kurt Burge  across the line.

Shinnston, WV’s Mitch Ward would notch win #3 of the season in the Modlite division.  Newcomer Travis Holmes would look poised to pick up his 1st ever Tyler County Speedway win but a late race caution and a great restart by Ward would be all the driver of the 862 needed in picking up the victory.  Following Ward and Holmes across the line were Tom Keplinger, Beau Newlon and Gabe Philips.  Travis Holmes won the King of the Kounty event over Jeff Fornash.

Mick Baker of Middlebourne, WV would pick up his 2nd win of the season in the Hotmod division.  The driver of the Swiger Oil and Gas/ Doug’s Custom Vinyl/ Autozone #47 would hold off a hard charging Travis Thomas to earn the hotly contested win.  Following Baker and Thomas were Cody Brightwell, Chad Smith and Chris Ice.    Travis Thomas would pick up the King of the Kounty win ahead of Chad Smith.

Leading all Tyler County Speedway racers with win #5 was Collier, WV’s Bill Tennant in the FWD 4 Cylinder division.  Tennant has found a home in the ‘Bullring’ victory lane once again and finished ahead of Donnie Wamsley, Robert Frohnapfel, Mike Frazier and Scott Critchfield.

Kylie Cross earned the hard fought win in the JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedge Feature.  The youth league of auto racing seen twenty youngsters take the green.  Cross would pick up the popular win ahead of Brady Reed, Roo Roo Dotson, Dalton Anderson and Steve Frazier.

Coming next Saturday Night, June 21st is the 13th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring, Twin $1,500 to win Super Late Model Main Events featuring a complete invert for the 2nd feature.  Last year, Paul Wilmoth claimed both features.  Previous winners of the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring include 3 time winner Paul Wilmoth Jr., Ricky Williams, Zack Dohm, Eddie Carrier Jr., Rick Aukland, Mike Balzano, Steve Shaver, Steve Wilmoth, and two time winner Bobby Hill.  Gates open at 4, MWRA Mini Wedges get underway at 6:15, with hotlaps/qualifying getting underway at 7.  General admission is $15, pits $35 and children 10 and under free.  For more information contact John Watson at 304-771-6874.

Turn Back The Clock Night, Saturday June 14th Feature Results

J&R Excavating Super Late Model presented by Midcap Land and Timber Feature:  Mike Benedum, Derek Doll, Steve Weigle, Butch McGill, Sonny Conley, Greg Baumberger, Paul Wilmoth

Peoples Bank FASTRAK Feature:  Kyle Thomas, Shawn Jett, Joel Prosser, Danny Thomas, Troy Frazier, Cody Rogers, Brett Benedum, Brandon Francis, Ryan Payne, Jonathan Sheets, Brian Baumberger, Dusty Swecker, Kenny Rucker, Andy Brown, Jamie America, Derek Rogers, Chuck Kimball, Eric Foster, Greg Hicks   DNS:  Robbie Scott, Daniel Hill

Two Brothers Motorsports Modified Feature:  Junior Nolan, Bird Wilson, Codi Eaton, Gerald Deitch, Kurt Burge, Brian Rush, Josh Friend, Nick Wilson, Cody Henthorn, Tony Tatgenhorst, Kevin Dotson  DNS:  Ron Deitch, Shawn Davis

Modlite Feature:  Mitch Ward, Travis Holmes, Tom Keplinger, Beau Newlon, Gabe Philips, Matt Ward, Ryan Baker, Jim Ruckman, Troy Gum, Trey Watson, Travis Harper, Scott Perine, James Landers, Ryan Saffell, Daniel Eddy, Jeff Fornash, Bob Stackpole, Kenny Harris, Brandon Fluharty, Troy Collins, Josh Baldwin

Hotmod Feature:  Mick Baker, Travis Thomas, Cody Brightwell, Chad Smith, Chris Ice, Brandon Weigle, Steve Magyar, Allen Moore, Daniel Muldrew, Jay Smarr, Josh Gump, Tim Pennell, Brian Clegg, Tiffany Jackson, Stevi Magyar, CJ Dotson, Kenny Isner, Levi Flesher, Lou Ennis, Chris Thomas, Curtis Watson

4 Cylinder Feature:  Bill Tennant, Donnie Wamsley, Robert Frohnapfel, Mike Frazier, Scott Critchfield, Billy Bunnell, Jason Frazier, Steve Frazier, Tyler Mosser, Clifford Flanigan

JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedge Feature:  Kylie Cross, Brady Reed, Roo Roo Dotson, Dalton Anderson, Steve Frazier, Philip Bubeck, Jacob Ice, Levi Jones, Garrett Jones, Kyle Keplinger, Noah Bubeck, Dalton America, Harli Rush, Elizabeth Conley, Tripp Perine, Madison Hamilton, Mackenzie Perine, Raiden Childers, Caleb Nolan, Tyler Tennant    (Trophies by Tweed’s Trucking)

Turn Back the Clock Night up Next at the Bullring

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Bring General Admission armband back from last week, get in for just $5!  

(Middlebourne, WV)  As the summer season heads into high gear, the Tyler County Speedway will look to follow up last week’s very successful ‘Pack the Track Night’ with another fan friendly event billed as ‘Turn Back the Clock’ Night.  In celebration of the speedway’s 40th Anniversary season, the Hometown Racing Association is turning back the clock by offering $1 hot dogs and .50 cent popcorn specials at the ‘Bullring Bistro’, while also inviting all fans born in 1974 FREE admission (ID required).

Also as part of last week’s awesome turnout, speedway promoter John Watson made the announcement to all fans in attendance, just bring back your armband from Pack the Track Night and get in for just $5 bucks!  It’s all part of a season long effort to show fans that there’s never been a better time to be a Tyler County Speedway fan as we celebrate forty years of continuous operation.

The region’s most fan friendly ‘action packed’ race track continues to hold the line against rising costs by offering the areas lowest prices, while managing to provide fans of all ages the most exciting and diverse schedule in the Tri-State area.

“It’s just our way of saying thanks in these tough economic times and give our fans some breaks this season, while also showcasing the ‘Bullring’ experience to many new fans,” stated a Hometown Racing spokesman.  “We take great pride in knowing Tyler County Speedway is an affordable place to have a great time with friends and family.  We think it’s very important to give back to the fans who have continued to support the Tyler County Speedway over the years and help make it the coolest Saturday Night destination in the area.”

What’s on tap this week at the regions most fan friendly facility?  It’s Turn Back the Clock Night featuring something for everybody! 

-      Bring general admission armband back from Saturday, June 7th get in for $5 bucks!

-      Enjoy $1 dogs and .50 cent popcorn at the ‘Bullring Bistro’!

-      FREE General Admission if born in 1974 (ID required)

-      Mid Season Championship (Double Points)

-      As an added bonus FASTRAK Late Model, Modlite & Hotmod ‘King of the Kounty’ event

-      Plus Kids Games & Bullring Birthday Party for the Kids Club prior to racing!

As we head into the mid-point of the season, several heated point battles are taking shape making the second half of the season quite intriguing.  Forty year veteran of the ‘Bullring’ Butch McGill looks poised for yet another championship in the J&R Excavating Super Late Model division presented by Midcap Land and Timber.  A very competitive Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model division has defending champ Kyle Thomas leading the pack hotly followed by Derek Rogers and Robbie Scott.  Modified Hall of Famer Mike ‘Bird’ Wilson looks headed for another championship at Tyler County to add to his illustrious modified resume.  A tight battle rages in the Modlite division with Brandon Fluharty leading Mitch Ward and Jeff Fornash.  In the Hotmod division it’s defending title holder Chad Smith clinging to the top with a host of others close by.  Donnie Wamsley and Bill Tennant are slugging it out in the FWD 4 Cylinder division while Kylie Cross and Brady Reed are in a dogfight for the JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedge crown.  This Saturday Night will be crucial in determining 2014 track championships as its Mid-Season Championship with double points on the line.

A special thanks goes out to ALL the drivers of the ‘Bullring’ who were very instrumental last week in spreading the word about ‘Pack the Track’ Night.  Those earning pole positions for their respective divisions last week by virtue of bringing the most fans to the speedway were:

Paul Wilmoth Jr.- Super Late

Ryan Payne- FASTRAK

Mark Dickson- Modified

Stevi Magyar- Hotmod

Tom Keplinger- Modlite

Donnie Wamsley-4 Cylinder

Kylie Cross- MWRA Mini Wedge

About the Tyler County Speedway: 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 approximately an hour from Wheeling, Clarksburg & Parkersburg. Tyler County Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the raciest tracks in the nation and has been dubbed the ‘Bullring’ with three and four wide racing action being the norm not the exception.

Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region! National and regional touring series such as the World of Outlaw Late Model Series, Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour, FASTRAK Racing Series and much more appear frequently. In addition to the incredible Special Event lineup, the Tyler County Speedway Weekly Racing Series consists of the Super Late Models, FASTRAK Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Hotmods, ModLites, FWD 4 Cylinders and MWRA Mini Wedges on Saturday Nights April thru September. For additional information regarding the 40th Anniversary Season at the Tyler County Speedway follow us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone the track office at 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5661 or on raceday at 304-758-2660. 

Record Crowd ‘Packs the Track’ at Tyler County Speedway

Pack the Track

The Hometown Racing Association presented “Pack the Track” Night at Tyler County Speedway and a staggering and record 4,000 fans arrived at the ‘Bullring’ for a FREE Night of action.  The crowd is believed to be the largest in the speedway history for a non multi-day major event.  Lots of smiles and memories were made as fans were greeted to a well ran show featuring 110 competitors with Derek Doll, Derek Rogers, Bird Wilson, Travis Thomas, Jeff Fornash, Bill Tennnant and Roo Roo Dotson all picking up wins.  The capacity crowd was filled with families and kids who enjoyed a mega bike giveaway and family autograph night at intermission.  Impressed by the large turnout promoter John Watson invited all back next week for just $5 if you bring your armband back as its “Turn Back the Clock” Night. 

Greenwood, WV’s Derek Doll would grab the win in the J&R Excavating Super Late Model division presented by Midcap Land and Timber.  The 3rd starting Doll would hound early race leader Paul Wilmoth lap after lap with a lapped car causing some tense moments as the leaders battled hard with Wilmoth on the high side and Doll working the bottom.  Misfortune would strike Wilmoth as a flat tire would send the leader pit side turning the lead over to a fast Doll.  Doll would distance himself from the pack to claim the popular win.  Seventh starting Butch McGill would claw his way into the runner up position ahead of Steve Weigle, Billy Brown and Daniel Hill.

Shawn Jett would set a blistering pace leading the Peoples Bank FASTRAK division in the early stages but a charging Derek Rogers working the bottom of the speedway would roll past Jett taking the lead.  While Rogers would set sail a ferocious battle between Jett and past winners Robbie Scott and Kyle Thomas would thrill fans.  But at the checkered it was Derek Rogers picking up his second win of the season followed by Jett, Scott, Kyle Thomas and Danny Thomas.

In a very entertaining Two Brothers Motorsports Modified main event it was Sistersville, WV’s Bird Wilson claiming another win.  Wilson would hold off a pesky and hard charging Lance Elson as the duo were blasting around the speedway cushion lap after lap.  Elson waiting on Wilson to make a mistake but the veteran of the ‘Bullring’ would drive a flawless race holding off Elson, Junior Nolan, Gerald Deitch and Mark Dickson for the win.

In a very hotly contested Hotmod main event it was young Stevi Magyar leading the way from her pole position by her virtue of bringing the most fans to the speedway.  But early race leader Kenny Isner had victory in sight but 3rd starting Travis Thomas would eventually pass Isner and go on the claim his 1st win of the season in the familiar blue and white #18.  A classic 3 car battle would rage for the runner up position between Mick Baker, Chad Smith and Isner but when the dust settled it was Mick Baker claiming the bridesmaid position over Isner, Smith and Lou Ennis.

Jeff Fornash of Salem, WV would dominate the Modlite main event besting Josh Baldwin, Jim Ruckman, Mitch Ward and Gabe Phillips.

Bill Tennant of Colliers, WV has put a stranglehold on the FWD 4 Cylinder division.  Tennant would lead Donnie Wamsley, Robert Frohnapfel, John Sinnett and Mike Frazier across the stripe.

It was Roo Roo Dotson picking up a very popular win and her 1st ever victory in the MWRA Mini Wedge division.  The young racer outlasted Dalton Anderson, Jacob Ice, Brady Reed and Kylie Cross across the line.

Join us next Saturday Night, June 14th as Tyler County Speedway host “Turn Back the Clock” Night as $1 dogs and $.50 cent popcorn await hungry fans.  Also in appreciation of the speedway’s 40th Anniversary season if you were born in 1974, the tracks first year of operation, admission is FREE.  Plus bring your general admission armband back from ‘Pack the Track Night’ and get your seat for just $5.  All classes will be in action as its Midseason Championship (double points) along with a King of the Kounty event for the FASTRAK, Hotmod and Modlite divisions.

J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land and Timber Feature:  Derek Doll, Butch McGill, Steve Weigle, Billy Brown, Daniel Hill, Sonny Conley, Greg Baumberger, Donnie Dotson, Bryan Casey, Paul Wilmoth Jr., Ken Beal

Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model Feature:  Derek Rogers, Shawn Jett, Robbie Scott, Kyle Thomas, Danny Thomas, Joel Prosser, Ryan Payne, Travis Brown, John Sheets, Troy Frazier, Chuck Kimball, Brian Baumberger, Tyler Stutler, Kenny Rucker, Kris Southern, Jamie America, Cody Rogers, Bill Shaffer, Andy Brown, Brandon Francis, Todd Chicklo

Two Brothers Motorsports Modified Feature:  Bird Wilson, Lance Elson, Junior Nolan, Gerald Deitch, Mark Dickson, Travis Dickson, Kurt Burge, Tony Tatgenhorst, Kevin Dotson, Codi Eaton, Ron Deitch

Hotmod Feature:  Travis Thomas, Mick Baker, Kenny Isner, Chad Smith, Lou Ennis, Cody Brightwell, Levi Flesher, Stevi Magyar, Tim Pennell, Jim Dudley, Brandon Weigle, Steve Magyar, Curtis Watson, CJ Dotson, Allen Moore, Buddy Kotson, Brian Clegg, Josh Gump, Tiffany Jackson, Daniel Muldrew, Chris Thomas, Josh Sigler

Modlite Feature:  Jeff Fornash, Josh Baldwin, Jim Ruckman, Mitch Ward, Gabe Phillips, Ryan Harris, Daniel Eddy, Ryan Saffell, Brandon Fluharty, Glenn Teter, Travis Harper, Trey Watson, Kenny Harris, Scott Perine, Matt Ward, Troy Gum, Troy Collins, DNS Tom Keplinger

FWD 4 Cylinder Feature:  Bill Tennant, Donnie Wamsley, Robert Frohnapfel, John Sinnett, Mike Frazier, Jason Frazier, Clifford Flanigan, Steve Frazier, Scott Critchfield, Tyler Mosser

MWRA Mini Wedge Feature:  Roo Roo Dotson, Dalton Anderson, Jacob Ice, Brady Reed, Kylie Cross, Phillip Bubeck, Tristen Boskoski, Garrett Jones, Tyler Tennant, Raiden Childers, Mackenzie Perine, Madison Hamilton, Harli Rush, Dalton America, Donnie Wamsley, Kyle Keplinger, Elizabeth Conley, Levi Jones, Tripp Perine   (Trophies provided by Dudley Racing)

“Pack the Track” FREE General Admission Night at the Bullring

100% Bullring Experience for FREE!

After a week off and a successful Jackpot 100 weekend the Hometown Racing Association will look to open the gates to the ‘Bullring’ for another stellar Saturday Night of racing action on June 7th. Join us for a very special night of fast family fun as in appreciation to the greatest fans in the Ohio Valley all general admission tickets are on us. That’s right 100% FREE admission to the regions best weekly show, so bring your family, neighbors or neighbors family as it’s PACK THE TRACK Night.   Raindate for this event will be Saturday Night, June 14th.

Race fans can pick up a ticket off of their favorite driver and help them earn the pole position.  Tickets have been distributed to Tyler County Speedway drivers and the driver that gets the most returns in each class will receive the pole position in his/her class.  The overall driver with the most returns will also win a 2014 season pit pass.  Tickets are not required to receive FREE admission on Pack the Track Night.

Not only will all be treated to a FREE Night of door to door racing action but it is also Family Autograph Night. Take the kids down on the track at intermission and meet the heroes of the ‘Bullring’ and get a picture and autograph with Tyler County Speedway’s finest.

A complete show of J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land and Timber, Two Brothers Motorsport Modifieds, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Modlites, Hotmods, FWD 4 Cylinders and JJK Mineral MWRA Mini Wedges are on the card.

Gates open at 4, MWRA Mini Wedges kick off at 6:15 with hotlaps/qualifying getting underway at 7. General admission is FREE, with pit admission is priced at $30. For more information visit us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com and Friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About the Tyler County Speedway: 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 approximately an hour from Wheeling, Clarksburg & Parkersburg. Tyler County Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the raciest tracks in the nation and has been dubbed the ‘Bullring’ with three and four wide racing action being the norm not the exception.

Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region! National and regional touring series such as the World of Outlaw Late Model Series, Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour, FASTRAK Racing Series and much more appear frequently. In addition to the incredible Special Event lineup, the Tyler County Speedway Weekly Racing Series consists of the Super Late Models, FASTRAK Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Hotmods, ModLites, FWD 4 Cylinders and MWRA Mini Wedges on Saturday Nights April thru September. For additional information regarding the 40th Anniversary Season at the Tyler County Speedway follow us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, phone the track office at 304-771-6874 or 304-771-5661 or on raceday at 304-758-2660.
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Davey Johnson Hits $20,000 Jackpot at Tyler County

Johnson's Jackpot

Pennsylvanian holds off World of Outlaws Late Model stars for huge payday

 

By Ben Shelton

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. – May 25, 2014 – Maybe it was the four leaf clover, maybe it was the trick setup from crew chief, Austin Hargrove, or maybe it was just the relentless wheel of the veteran. No matter the exact reason, Davey Johnson overcame a furious late-race challenge from Chub Frank and Darrell Lanigan to claim the $20,000 payday in the 3rd Annual Jackpot 100 on Sunday night at Tyler County Speedway.

“This hot rod has just been great this whole year, and I always love this place…tonight we got ’em,” said the Greensburg, Pa., veteran in victory lane.

While Johnson was all smiles in victory lane, the 75 lap affair didn’t necessarily start with him being very happy. As the field came to green the pole sitter, Johnson, fired early, and was moved back a row with Morgan Bagley joining Jacob Hawkins on the front row.

As the race went green at the quarter-mile oval known as The Bullring, Hawkins jumped to the lead and held the top spot until lap 3, when Rick Eckert bolted to the lead as Hawkins dropped to the clutches of Johnson, Shane Clanton and Tim McCreadie, who was already on the move from the eighth starting spot.

Eckert quickly stretched his advantage over Johnson, who moved to the second spot on lap 6. While the York, Pa., driver motored away from the pack, Davey Johnson wasn’t too concerned in the early laps.

“I knew that he (Eckert) went softer than me on tires so I didn’t worry too much when he drove away from me early,” said the pilot of the #1J Rocket Imperial Towing Super Late Model.

By lap 9, Eckert was in lapped traffic before the race was slowed for the first time on lap 11 for Zack Dohm. At the time of the caution Eckert was the leader with Johnson, Hawkins, Clanton and McCreadie making up the top five.

As the race went back green the top five running order stayed the same, and by lap 23 traffic was an issue for leader Eckert. By lap 26, traffic became an even bigger issue, when a tangle with the lapped car of Tim Dohm sent Eckert spinning to a stop in turn one.

A dejected Eckert joined the tail of the field with Johnson assuming the lead. Despite several serious challenges over the remainder of the event it would prove to be a lead he would never relinquish.

While Johnson paced the field, a great battle raged behind him for the second spot with Clanton and McCreadie going wheel-to-wheel for the second spot with the Hawkins’ brothers in tow. Meanwhile as the race approached the midway point two drivers on the move were Chub Frank, who was up to fifth from the 11th starting spot by lap 42, while a motivated Eckert rocketed into the fifth spot on lap 48.

Unfortunately for Eckert his bad luck was far from over as the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion slowed with a flat tire on lap 54 before calling it a night seven laps later as a broken drive train.

With Johnson out front Frank continued his march forward with Hawkins in tow, and lap 61 found the duo catapulting into the second and third positions respectively with Lanigan lurking in the fourth spot.

With just 10 laps to go Frank turned up the wick and pulled alongside leader Johnson on multiple occasions, but just couldn’t make the pass stick, while Lanigan maneuvered past Hawkins into the third spot. The final 10 laps brought the crowd to its feet as Johnson, Frank and Lanigan battled in close confines.

With just a lap to go Johnson stretched his advantage to claim the victory, while Frank edged Lanigan by a nose for the second position at the line. Hawkins and McCreadie rounded out the top five.

A popular victory lane celebration in front of the West Virginia fans found Johnson thanking not only his crew, but also a special lady from the stands after claiming the third WoO LMS triumph of his career.

“Before the races today this sweet lady gave me a four leaf clover,” Johnson said. “I’m not saying that’s what did it tonight, but I’m not dismissing it either. This little flower is riding with me the rest of the year.”

Frank was more than pleased with his second place run.

“We seem to be getting better and better every time out this season, and it was a lot of fun running side-by-side with Davey (Johnson),” commented Frank. “Tonight definitely felt like the old days of me and him battling for the win.”

Heat race winners on Saturday evening included Davey Johnson, Rick Eckert, and Darrell Lanigan, while Sunday’s evening’s last chance showdown was topped by Tim Dohm.

The stars and cars of the WoO LMS will enjoy a four day break before invading the confines of Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Del.) on Thursday, May 29, for the Fulton Bank 50. A $10,000 winner’s check will be on the line for the tour’s only appearance in the state of Delaware in 2014.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series at Tyler County Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. Davey Johnson/75 $20,550

2. Chub Frank/75 $10,750

3. Darrell Lanigan/75 $7,000

4. Jared Hawkins/75 $5,200

5. Tim McCreadie/75 $4,850

6. Mike Benedum/75 $3,800

7. Morgan Bagley/75 $3,600

8. Corey Conley/75 $2,550

9. Doug Drown/75 $2,350

10. Boom Briggs/75 $2,4000

11. Jacob Hawkins/75 $2,200

12. Shane Clanton/75 $2,650

13. Eric Wells/75 $2,250

14. Clint Smith/75 $2,200

15. Chase Junghans/75 $2,150

16. Matthew Cochran/75 $1,630

17. Frank Heckenast Jr./75 $2,210

18. Rick Eckert/61 $2,590

19. Butch McGill/58 $1,520

20. Chris Garnes/34 $1,550

21. Tim Dohm/33 $1,500

22. Derek Doll/20 $1,500

23. Paul Wilmoth/17 $1,500

24. Zack Dohm/11 $1,575

25. Tim Senic/6 $1,500

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 30 :54.044

Margin of Victory: 1.358 Secs.

Yellow Flags: Six; (Lap 11 Zack Dohm, Lap 26 Rick Eckert, Lap 35 Chris Gaines, Lap 42 Jacob Hawkins, Lap 54 Rick Eckert, Lap 61 Rick Eckert)

Red Flags: None

Lap Leaders: Jacob Hawkins (1-2); Rick Eckert (3-26); Davey Johnson (27-75)

Provisional Starters: Eric Wells (WoO), Chase Junghans (WoO), Paul Wilmoth Jr. (Track)

WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: ($500): Mike Benedum

WoO LMS ‘Rookie of the Race’ ($250): Boom Briggs

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 17z – Zack Dohm/Cross Lanes, W. Va. 12.835

2. 6t – Tim Dohm/Cross Lanes, W. Va. 12.852

3. 29 – Darrel Lanigan/Union, Ky. 12.873

4. 1J – Davey Johnson/Greensburg, Pa. 12.913

5. 20H – Jacob Hawkins/Fairmont, W. Va. 12.916

6. 14 – Corey Conley/Wellsburg, W. Va 13.001

7. 25 – Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga 13.009

8. 1 – Rick Eckert/York Pa. 13.010

9. 14M – Morgan Bagley/Longview, Texas 13.016

10. 25B – Mike Benedum/Salem, W. Va. 13.018

11. 39 – Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y. 13.021

12. 44 – Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga. 13.033

13. 1MC – Butch McGill/West Union, Pa. 13.060

14. 1* – Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. 13.138

15. 37 – Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, W. Va. 13.139

16. 40B – Kyle Bronson/Brandon, Fla. 13.149

17. 99JR – Frank Heckenast Jr., Orland Park, Ill. 13.151

18. B1 – Paul Wilmoth Jr., Clarksburg, W. Va. 13.156

19. 20 – Doug Drown, Wooster, Ohio 13.184

20. 18 – Eric Wells, Hazard, Ky. 13.189

21. 87 – Derek Doll, Greenwood, W. Va. 13.205

22. 1×1 – Sonny Conley, New Martinsville, W. Va. 13.213

23. 18c – Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Ks. 13.228

24. 16 – Mathew Cochran, Williamsport, Pa. 13.250

25. S2 – Tim Senic, Elkins, W. Va., 13.314

26. 75 – Steve Weigle, Middlebourne, W. Va. 13.415

27. X – Dusty Hamrick, Clarksburg, W. Va., 13.516

28. J1M – Donnie Dotson, West Union, W. Va., 13.588

29. 99B – Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, Pa. 13.620

30. 17L – Jeff Lilly, Beckley, W. Va., 13.633

31. 3 – Scott Irvin, Reeder, W. Va., NT

Heat No. 1 (17 Laps – Top 6 Transfer): Davey Johnson, Shane Clanton, Mike Benedum, Zack Dohm, Butch McGill, Tim Senic, Doug Drown, Kyle Bronson, Sonny Conley, Donnie Dotson

Heat No. 2 (17 Laps – Top 6 Transfer): Rick Eckert, Jacob Hawkins, Tim McCreadie, Chub Frank, Boom Briggs, Frank Heckenast Jr., Eric Wells, Tim Dohm, Steve Weigle, Chase Junghans

Heat No. 3 (17 Laps – Top 6 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, Jared Hawkins, Clint Smith, Derek Doll, Mathew Cochran, Paul Wilmoth Jr., Dusty Hamrick, Corey Conley, Jeff Lilly

Last Chance Showdown (15 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Tim Dohm, Doug Drown, Corey Conley, Chris Garnes, Kyle Bronson, Chase Junghans, Paul Wilmoth Jr., Sonny Conley, Jeff Lilly, Donnie Dotson, Steve Weigle, Eric Wells, Eddie Carpenter

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Zack Dohm

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Chub Frank

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Chub Frank

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Chub Frank

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Chub Frank

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Chub Frank

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Mike Benedum

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Mobil 1 ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main):Tim McCreadie

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Mike Benedum

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Corey Conley

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Doug Drown

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Boom Briggs

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Chris Garnes

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Clint Smith

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Frank Heckenast Jr.

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Chris Garnes

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Chris Garnes

Mobil 1 (20% off gift certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Chris Garnes

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Tim Dohm

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Paul Wilmoth Jr.

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Zack Dohm

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Davey Johnson

Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Eric Wells

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Wins

T-5

T-10

F/T

Points

Trail

1

29

Darrell Lanigan

4

12

13

2

1948

0

2

1

Rick Eckert

0

6

10

2

1820

128

3

39

Tim McCreadie

1

5

9

0

1796

152

4

25

Shane Clanton

0

3

9

1

1766

182

5

14M

Morgan Bagley

0

1

7

0

1734

214

6

1*

Chub Frank

0

2

5

0

1728

220

7

18

Eric Wells

0

1

5

0

1702

246

8

44

Clint Smith

0

2

4

0

1664

284

9

99Jr

Frankie Heckenast Jr.

0

0

5

0

1662

286

10

18c

Chase Junghans

0

1

4

0

1596

352

11

99B

Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs

0

0

3

0

1552

396

12

B5

Brandon Sheppard

1

2

7

3

1156

792

13

157

Mike Marlar

1

2

5

0

958

990

14

2

Brady Smith

1

3

4

0

812

1136

15

18x

Jack Sullivan

0

0

1

0

808

1140

16

40b

Kyle Bronson

1

1

2

0

804

1144

17

21L

Ivedent Lloyd Jr.

0

1

2

0

744

1204

18

101

Casey Roberts

1

1

2

0

714

1234

19

76

Brandon Overton

0

0

1

0

688

1260

20

19

Tim Fuller

0

2

2

0

650

1298

 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 

Nicely Navigates The Bullring To Perfection In Claiming Career Best Win, LET IT RIDE 55!

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(Middlebourne, WV) The Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour presented by Arizona Sport Shirts was back in action this evening with the biggest event of the season. The highly anticipated “Let It Ride 55″ would showcase the tour with a $5,555 to win 55 lap main event. After two nights of preliminary activites set the stage for the nationally recognized modified crown jewel event it was a C-Main, B-Main, Dash, and A-Main on the docket.

Two Karsyn’s Krusaders sponsored ‘last chance qualifiers’ would hit the dirt oval with a stacked C-Main kicking off the evenings open wheel modified activities. A wild and wooly battle for position would ensue as the twenty car field battled for just six transfer positions. Sigler, Stremme, and Dellinger would immediately begin their charge through the field. Meanwhile the battle up front was a great one with Matt Stover and Kenny Johnson dueling it out for the top spot. When the checkered waved it was the DMHoF’er Kenny Johnson grabbing the win with Matt Stover, Gerald Deitch, Alan Dellinger, David Stremme, and Bret Hamilton rounding out the transfers.

Last Chance Race number two was led out to the green by Tyler Evans who would run neck and neck throughout the event with Jess Hartman and Bird Wilson. As the pack was shifting for positioning Dellinger and Stremme were again on the move coming out of the C-Main to battle for the transfer positions with Dietch, Arnold, Dickson, Stover, and Sluka. Three and four wide took over the speedway as the mod squad gave it all they had to earn the final bids into the big dance. When the checkered flew it was Tyler Evans who would grab the win followed by Bird Wilson, Matt Emmerling, Bobby Kitchen, JE Stalder, and Mark Dickson in the final transfer positions.

Lots of pyro and the famous Renegade of Dirt Modified Tour four wide spotlighted one of the most stout fields the tour has ever seen, all ready to battle it out on the 1/4 mile for the $7,555 dollar prize. After three days of racing it all culminated in a huge twenty car, fifty five lap main event for the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour “Let It Ride 55″ led to the green by Rich Michael Jr and Tyler Nicely. With the wave of the green the biggest dirt modified event in the Eastern U.S was underway, Nicely grabbed the early point…a position the youngster never relinquished.

Meanwhile it was Strickler who fell to sixth early who would try high and low to reel in the leader but settled for third place finish on the evening while at times peeking under Rich Michael for the runner up position.
Ischua, NY’s Rich Michael Jr. pressured the Owensboro native for the entire race and with a late race caution bunching the field RMJ would duel side by side with Nicely throughout the remaining five laps but would finish in 2nd by just 0.600 seconds at the stripe.
Nick Hoffman capped off his consistent weekend with a back to back top five performance finishing in 4th. The Mooresville, NC native one the race a year ago and is the ELITE chassis builder to the 25 of Nicely who gave the Hoffman and company a back to back ‘Let It Ride 55′ title.

Lincolnton, NC’s, Matt Emmerling wheeled his Honda of Hickory sponsored #98 to a fifth place finish after starting the A-Main in sixteenth from the B-Main. The 2013 Carolina Speedway track champion was making his first appearance at the Bullring since the 2012 ‘Let It Ride’ race.

The remaining finishing order for the $7,555 to win “Let It Ride 55″ as follows: Jesse Wisecarver, Jess Hartman, Bobby Kitchen, Tanner Wilson, Mark Dickson, Travis Dickson, Patrick Lyon, Tyler Evans, Cody Parker, Anthony Kinkade, JE Stalder, Bird Wilson, KC Burdette, Jason Brookover, and Taylor Cook.

Tyler Nicely’s win marks his second on the tour in 2014 and his biggest career accomplishment at just the age of twenty. A remarkable win for the ‘Bluegrass State’ hotshoe who will cherish the title and grace the past winners forever. The slot machine, check, $7,555 dollars, and family awaited him in Arizona Sport Shirts ‘Victory Lane’ where the emotional Nicely showed just how meaningful it is to win on the tour and a race of this magnitude. “This is unbelievable” stated Nicely. “None of this would be possible without the support of my family and crew, my sponsors, Nick Hoffman and Elite Chassis, the Renegades of Dirt, just everyone that helps on the car we can’t thank them enough” added Tyler. “I saw Rich diving to my inside but I just held my line and it was enough…Wow, we this is a huge win for us” concluded Nicely.

The tours next stop will be Saturday night June 14th at the Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA as the ‘Beasts of the East’ battle it out at Fred Brown’s beautiful 1/2 mile speedway for the $2,000 dollar winners prize. Tour officials would also like to thank everyone that made the weekend possible and a huge success. From the drivers to the sponsors, fans, officials of the speedway, and the tour staff… thank you for your part in the major modified event, the “Let It Ride 55″.

Sunday, May 25th, 2014
Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, WV
3rd Annual “Let It Ride 55″

Consolation Transfers:

B-Main: Tyler Evans, Bird Wilson, Matt Emmerling, Bobby Kitchen, JE Stalder, Mark Dickson

C-Main: Kenny Johnson, Matt Stover, Gerald Deitch, Alan Dellinger, David Stremme, Bret Hamilton

Provisionals: Patrick Lyon, Jess Hartman

DASH: Rich Michael, Tyler Nicely, Nick Hoffman, Travis Dickson, Jesse Wisecarver, Taylor Cook, KC Burdette

Arizona Sport Shirts A-Main Finish:

Position, Number, Name

#25 Tyler Nicely

#17X Rich Michael

#8 Kyle Strickler

#2 Nick Hoffman

#98 Matt Emmerling

#101 Jesse Wisecarver

#5 Jess Hartman

#13 Bobby Kitchen

#17 Tanner Wilson

#0 Mark Dickson

#16 Travis Dickson

#01 Patrick Lyon

#17T Tyler Evans

#42 Cody Parker

#144 Anthony Kinkade

#17 JE Stalder

#20 Bird Wilson

#4 KC Burdette

#28 Jason Brookover

#21 Taylor Cook

For more information regarding the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour presented by Arizona Sport Shirts visit the Renegades of Dirt online at www.renegadesofdirt.com. You can also call Renegade Offices anytime for further information @ 304.771.5051. Like us on Faceb0ok at www.faceb0ok.com/rodconnector on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rodconnect.
2014 Official ‘Renegade of Dirt Touring’ Sponsors Include:
Arizona Sport Shirts – “The Official Apparel Provider” of the Renegades of Dirt
2Brothers Motorsports – Proud Presenter of the 2014 “Triple Crown”
The Hangout – “The Official Restaurant Partner” of the Renegades of Dirt
XSAN – “The Official Video Network” of the Renegades of Dirt
VP Race Fuels – “The Official Fuel Provider” of the Renegades of Dirt
Genesis Shocks – “The Xtreme Shock” of the Renegades of Dirt
FastShafts – “The Only Shafts Fast Enough for the Renegades of Dirt”
DirtCast.com – “The Official Interview Network” of the Renegades of Dirt

XFactor Bushings – “The XFACTOR” in the Renegades of Dirt
The Wanted – “The Official Radio Show” of the Renegades of Dirt
American Racer – “The Official Racing Tire” of the Renegades of Dirt
Tye Twarog – “The Official Parts Supplier” of the Renegades of Dirt

2014 Renegade of Dirt Touring Sponsors: 

XSAN, The Hangout, Arizona Sport Shirts, GottaRace.com, American Racer, Lias Tire, Xtreme Chassis, VP Race Fuels, Outlaw Graphics and Automotive, Tye Twarog Racers, DirtCast.com, ModFury.com, OhioValleyDTR.com, 2Brothers Motorsports, FastShafts, XFactor Bushings, Gibbys DTRN, DTR Updates, Terror Race Cars, Genesis Shocks, and Innovative Graphics.

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Set to Roll the Dice in Jackpot 100 on Saturday and Sunday at Tyler County Speedway

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. – May 20, 2014 – After a couple busy weekends of World of Outlaws Late Model Series racing below the Mason-Dixon line, the Mountaineer State will welcome one of its largest dirt late model events of the season with the running of the Third Annual “Jackpot 100” at Tyler County Speedway on Saturday-Sunday (May 24-25).

The $20,000-to-win Memorial Day Weekend event is the World of Outlaws Late Model Series’ annual visit to the John Watson-promoted track known as the Bullring, and it’s the series’ only season visit to West Virginia.

Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., continues to lead the WoO LMS points by 98 markers over Rick Eckert of York, Pa. Lanigan will make a run at winning the Jackpot for the third consecutive season.

“We’ve had different cars most of the time we’ve been there (for the Jackpot 100),” Lanigan said. “You have to get up on the wheel and get it done. It’s a little tricky track, it gets really dirty and you gotta have a good setup.”

Lanigan’s small fleet of Club 29 Race Cars has not only been noticeable with the World of Outlaws, but around the country as well. “I think we’re definitely on top of the game right now, the cars are definitely great, got a good package under it, got a good team, good engine program going, you got to have a good program to put all the pieces together and if you get all the good pieces, it will definitely work.”

In regards to where Lanigan and team are with the building and putting more of his cars on the track, Lanigan says he’s fairly content with their program at this time.

“We’re branching out some, it’s definitely going to be in limited order this year,” Langian said. “We can only get so many cars done being on the road, definitely having Jimmy (Owens) out there helps, and Donald (McIntosh) and Kent Robinson, he’s been running well, we got a bunch of good drivers out there in the cars, they’re definitely helping our program and helping with feedback.”

Lanigan also feels the tire rule the series has in place has been helpful to the cost of their program and economical for everyone, especially as they roll into Tyler County this weekend.

“The tire situation is not that bad, starting on the (Hoosier) 1300’s definitely, I like that rule, it simplifies it a lot, takes some of the cost out of it, where you don’t have to have a bunch of that soft stuff with you. You gotta have good notes from the year before and know where you need to be,” Lanigan said.

Rick Eckert of York, Pa. sits in second spot behind Lanigan in the tour’s championship points and after a handful of top-five finishes in the Rocket Chassis House Car since the “Illini 100” Eckert is closing in on Lanigan for another series championship. Since Eckert’s move to the main Rocket in the stable, he hasn’t finished outside of the top-five except once with a fifth place run in his debut at Farmer City, Ill., fifth at Fayetteville, N.C., a third place finish at Lavonia, Ga., sixth at 201 Speedway and fourth in last Sunday’s event at Duck River Raceway Park in Tennessee.

But Lanigan says he is more worried about winning races right now and is not focused just yet on that elusive World of Outlaws crown at the end of the season.

“Honestly, we never look at the championship until we get towards the end of the year, right now we go out to win every race and it shows, we give it 100 percent no matter what it is and we’re there to win,” stated Lanigan.

Lanigan and Eckert lead the full-fendered crew of Outlaws into “Wild and Wonderful” West Virginia this weekend with Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga. and Morgan Bagley of Tyler, Texas rounding out the top-five in the point standings. Rounding out the top-twelve in the series standings include: Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa. sixth, Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky. seventh, Frank Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill. eighth, Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga. ninth, Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Ks. tenth, Rick “Boom” Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa. 11th while Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. is 12th.

For the Tyler County & upcoming Delaware event, teams will be allowed to race the Hoosier 1300 and up as well as the American Racer 44 and up. These tires must punch 40 or harder with the durometer.

An open practice on Friday Night May 23rd will be held with Live Entertainment to follow as well as a full show for the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds ($1,000 to win) and Stars Mod Lite Tour ($500 to win).

On Saturday Night May 24th the WoO LMS will be in action for Ohlins Shocks Time Trials and Heat Races followed by racing in the Stars Mod Lite Tour ($500 to win), Renegades of Dirt Modifieds (Twin $1,000 to win mains) and Heat Races for the Fastrak Pro Late Models.

On Sunday Night May 25th the Last Chance Showdowns and the 75-lap “Jackpot 100” will run for the WoO LMS while the Hotmod “Doubledown” will pay $700 to win, the Stars Mod Lite Tour pays $500 to win, the Fastrak Pro Late Models will race for $1,000 to win in the “Viva La 30” event and the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds will compete for $5,555 in the Annual “Let it Ride 55” race.

Each day at Tyler County the pit gates will open at 2:00 pm, the general admission gates will swing open at 3:00 pm, hot laps will begin at 6:30 pm while qualifying is set for 7:00 on Friday & Saturday, racing at 7:00 on Sunday.

A three-day pit pass will be offered for $75 while a three-day general admission pass in the grandstands will be offered for $65. A three-day general admission pass for children will be offered for $15.

Single-day tickets are as follows: Friday May 23rd pits $15, grandstand admission $10. Saturday May 24th pits $35, grandstands $30. Sunday May 25th pits $35, grandstands $30. Children six and under will be admitted free.

Further information on Tyler County Speedway can be found by visitingwww.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, e-mail info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, call (304) 771-6874 or (304) 771-5661. Tyler County Speedway is located just three miles South of Middlebourne, W. Va. along Middle Island Creek on Route 18. Camping is available at the track.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com . Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

World of Outlaw 3rd Annual Jackpot 100 Weekend Up Next

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3rd Annual Jackpot 100 Weekend at the Tyler County Speedway 

NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION

 (Middlebourne, WV)   Find below all the useful information you’ll need to enjoy the Memorial Weekend at the Tyler County Speedway.  Once again the hills of West Virginia will come alive this Memorial weekend as Hometown Racing Association will offer up a grand mountain state welcome to the Tyler County Speedway featuring a three day weekend festival of speed, camping and fun featuring the World of Outlaw Late Models and Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour as part of the 3rd Annual Jackpot 100.

WHAT:  3rd Annual Jackpot 100 Weekend

The cant miss event of the summer as we celebrate 40 years of “Bad Ass….Bullring Action….Tyler County Speedway style!  Featuring 3 Monster Night, Over $130,000 Total Purse as the sports best short track racers invade the raciest little ‘Bullring’ in America!

$20,000 to win Jackpot 100 featuring the World of Outlaw Late Models

(Saturday & Sunday, May 24th & 25th)  See the World’s Most Powerful Stock Cars!

3 Days of Renegade of Dirt Modified action culminating with the 3rd Annual $5,555 to win “Let it Ride 55”- (Friday- Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24-25)   See one of the biggest modified shows in the northeast!

Mountain State Modlite Triple Crown – STARS Modlites will visit for three days over the Memorial Weekend featuring three $500 to win Main Events.  With an overall three day champion bonus on the line!  (Friday-Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24-25)

Plus $1,000 to win FASTRAK Late Model feature and $700 to win HotMod & $500 to win 4 Cylinder Main Event!

The Seasons Can’t Miss Event and Kick off to Summer!

WHEN:  Friday- Saturday- Sunday, May 23rd- May 25th , 2014.

GATE & START TIMES:      Pits                   Gen. Adm.       HotLaps           Racing

Fri. 5/23                                   2pm                 3 pm                6:30                 7:00

Saturday 5/24                          2pm                 3 pm                6:00                 7:00

Sunday 5/25                            2 pm                3 pm                6:00                 7:00

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, May 23rd

2:00-Pit Gates open

3:00- General Admission opens

6:30-Hotlaps/Qualifying (Renegades, Modlites)

7:00- Opening Ceremonies

7:15- Heat Races (Renegades, Modlites)

8:00- Consi’s (if needed) Renegades, Modlites

8:30- Features (Renegades, Modlites)

9:15- Open Practice (Any division)

10:00- Live Entertainment   “Taking Back Country” and DJ Backdraft

 

Saturday, May 24th

12:00- Dirt Modified Hall of Fame Luncheon

2:00- Pit Gates open

3:00- General Admission opens

5:30- Mini Wedges

6:00- Hotlaps (World of Outlaws)

Hotlaps/ Qualifications- Renegade Mods, World of Outlaws, Modlites, FASTRAK, Hotmod, 4 Cylinder

Opening Ceremonies/ Dirt Modified Hall of Fame Induction

Heats- Renegade Mods, Modlites

Heats- World of Outlaw Late Model Extended Lap Heat Races

Consi’s- Renegade Mods, ModLites if needed

Heats-  FASTRAK, Hotmod, 4 Cylinder

Feature- Renegades of Dirt Twin Features, Modlite Feature

 

Sunday, May 25th

2pm- Pit Gates open

3pm- General Admission opens

5:30- Mini Wedges

6:00- Hotlaps (World of Outlaws, Renegade Mods, Modlites, FASTRAK, Hotmod, 4 Cylinder)

Opening Ceremonies/ Dirt Modified Hall of Fame Induction

Consi’s- World of Outlaws

D-Main- Renegade Mods

Heats- Modlite

C- Main- Renegade Mods

DASH- Renegade Mods

Consi’s- FASTRAK

B-Main- Renegade Mods

Consi’s- Modlite, 4 Cylinder, Hotmods

9:30- Renegade of Dirt Modified $5,555 to win Let it Ride 55

World of Outlaw $20,000 to win Jackpot 100

FASTRAK Feature

HotMod Feature

Modlite Feature

4 Cylinder Feature

LOCATION:  Tyler County Speedway is located 3 miles south of Middlebourne, WV at the Tyler County Fairgrounds on State Route 18, a mere 18 miles east of the Ohio River and half way between Parkersburg in the south and Wheeling to the North.  We are two hours from Pittsburgh, PA, three hours from Columbus, OH, and two hours from Charleston, WV.

From Clarksburg:  Follow Route 50 W to West Union, WV and turn right on WV 18 to Tyler County Fairgrounds.

From Parkersburg:  Follow Route 2 North to Sistersville, WV, turn right on WV 18 to Tyler County Fairgrounds.

From Wheeling:  Follow WV Rt. 2 South thru New Martinsville, WV turn left on WV 180, go to end of 180 and turn left on WV Rt. 18 to Tyler County Fairgrounds.

TICKET PRICES

Weekend Passes

3 Day General Admission                                $65

3 Day Youth (7-12)                                         $15

Kids 6 and Under                                            FREE

3 Day All Access Pit Pass                                $75

 

Single Day

Friday                                                              $10 Gen.          $15 Pits

Saturday                                                          $30 Gen.          $35 Pits

Sunday                                                            $30 Gen.          $40 Pits

So load up the camper, pack the cooler and get ready for three days of die hard racing…..Tyler County Style.  Be sure to get in on all the action and get your tickets for the Summer’s must see event.  Three day general admission ticket is priced at $65, with children age 7-12 just $15, while kids 6 and under are free.  A three day all access pit pass is just $75.  Single day tickets are available at the gate but are not available for purchase in advance.  Reserved seating is also available like in years past for only $5 extra you can grab your favorite seat, only the top four rows are reserved.  To order tickets or to reserve your seat call 304-771-5661, email info@tylercountyspeedwayonline.com, or send check or money order to Tyler County Speedway, PO Box 475, Middlebourne, WV  26149.

CAMPING & LODGING:  Lots of great camping available at the spacious Tyler County Fairgrounds, primitive as well as hook ups. Ideal for a weekend getaway or a day of family fun, the fairground has shower facilities, shelters for picnicking, playground areas and nearby fishing available. No reservations for camping are available, first come first serve but plenty of room available. Camping is operated by the Tyler County Fair Association.

ABOUT THE BULLRING:  One word describes the “Bullring”…….HAMMERDOWN!  If you don’t mind a little dirt in your beer and 3 wide racing action then the Tyler County Speedway is for you!  So if you are ready for some racing action the way it was meant to be – side by side, fender bangin’, intense and in your face then join us Memorial Weekend for the 3rd Annual Jackpot 100!

WHO:  The Jackpot 100 is sanctioned by the World of Outlaw Late Model Racing Series and features some of the best outlaw racers in America such as Darrell Lanigan, Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, Tim McCreadie, Eric Wells, Morgan Bagley, Chub Frank, Clint Smith, Frank Heckenast Jr, Chase Junghans, Jack Sullivan and Rick “Boom” Briggs among others!

Plus the always pesky Tyler County Speedway regulars and regional aces such as Jared Hawkins, Jacob Hawkins, Butch McGill, Paul Wilmoth, Mike Benedum, Corey Conley, Sonny Conley, Steve Weigle, Derek Doll and more representing the bullring with high hopes of defending the home turf in front of the raucous hometown crowd.

A who’s who of Modified racing will set their sites on the ‘bullring’ for one of the most lucrative modified races in the nation.  Champions from several different tracks and sanctions are expected to duke it out in the running of the 3rd Annual Renegade of Dirt Modified “Let it Ride 55” including the likes of Kyle Strickler, Nick Hoffman, Rick Aukland, Rich Michael, Travis and Mark Dickson, Robbie and Tyler Evans, Derrick Ramey, Tanner Wilson, Tyler Nicely among many other open wheel heavy hitters.

PAST WINNERS:  Jackpot 100:  2012 Darrell Lanigan,  2013  Darrell Lanigan,  2014  ?????

Let It Ride 55:  2012  Rick Aukland,  2013  Nick Hoffman,  2014  ?????

IN CLOSING: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in Tyler County Speedway’s kick off to summer and be a part of the 3rd Annual Jackpot 100 featuring the stars and cars of the World of Outlaw Late Model Series and the best open wheel racers of the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour.  The ‘Bullring’ will be the place to be for three days of fun, camping and plenty of 3 wide racing action featuring the biggest names in short track racing!

For more information and to order your advanced tickets call promoter John Watson 304-771-6874 or the speedway office at (304)771-5661, the raceday phone is 304-758-2660 or log on to www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.