(Middlebourne, WV) A full pit area greeted race fans and a hammer down racey bullring awaited eager drivers looking to earn a coveted spot in next weeks gigantic Memorial Weekend World of Outlaw Jackpot weekend. Garnering Tyler County Speedway triumphs were Jared Hawkins, Chris Carpenter, Jesse Wisecarver, Mike Conkle, Mitch Ward and Jacob Ice.
In the J&R Excavating Super Late Models it was Fairmont, WV’s Jared Hawkins putting his mount in the Tyler County victory lane for the first time in 2013. Hawkins would blast to the lead from his front row starting spot but would have to withstand a late race charge from Mike Benedum and Steve Weigle to hang on to the victory insuring his starting spot in the World of Outlaw Jackpot 100. Rounding out the top five were Benedum, Weigle, Sonny Conley, and Corey Conley. The J&R Excavating Super Late Model division has seen four different feature winners so far in 2013.
It was the “Joker” Chris Carpenter from Parkersburg, WV ending the Kyle Thomas three race win streak in the Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model division. Carpenter would blast around Thomas midway thru the race to claim his first victory of the young season. Completing the top five were Thomas, Danny Thomas, Derek Rogers and Brandon McGrady.
A stout field of 22 Two Brothers Motorsports EDGE modifieds would take to the bullring vying for a spot in next week’s monstrous “Let it Ride 55”. A very spirited battle would ensue at the drop of the green between Bird Wilson, DJ Cline, Rick Aukland, Kenny Johnson, Jared Hawkins and Jesse Wisecarver as they sliced and diced in typical ‘bullring’ fashion. Early leader Wilson would eventually succumb to a hard charging Wisecarver and Cline while Hawkins was continuing to blast around the top. Wisecarver from Zanesville, Ohio would go on to claim the win aboard Tom and Junior Nolan’s Two Brother Motorsports entry holding off a nice run by DJ Cline, Jared Hawkins, Bird Wilson and Mark Dickson.
Shinnston, WV’s Mitch Ward piloting the 862 Modlite would lay claim to his first ever feature win in the Chris Metz State Farm Insurance ModLite division. Ward would hold off perennial winner Tracy Fritter, Josh Baldwin, Randy Kerns, and Brandon Fluharty to the stripe.
A wild Hotmod main event would see a flurry of action with Mike Conkle coming out on top. Race long leader Chad Smith and Conkle would drag down the backstretch heading for the checkered when the lead duo would make contact entering turn three resulting in Smith spinning in turn four before gathering it back up and finishing seventh, while Conkle would go on to claim the win. Rounding out the top five were Codi Eaton, Brad Dickson, Chris Ice and Bobby Kimball.
The ‘Little Ice Man’ Jacob Ice would set the tone to the evening by picking up yet another MWRA Mini Wedge main event.
Coming this week is the Tyler County Speedway’s biggest event of the season as the World’s Most Powerful Stock Cars the World of Outlaw Late Models invade for the running of the Jackpot 100. The weekend officially kicks off on Thursday night as a complete show for the Hotmods and Modlites plus an open practice session get the festivities underway. On Friday, Country Superstars, Zack Paxson, Colt Ford and Justin Moore will rock the hills in a must see concert event. Then on Saturday and Sunday the focus shifts back to the Bullring for two intense nights of World of Outlaw action and the historic “Let it Ride 55” Renegade of Dirt Modified event paying a whopping $7,555 to win. Plus the FASTRAK Late Models, Modlites and Hotmods will also see action. For more information or tickets call 304-771-5661 or 304-771-4883 and visit us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com .
Complete Results for 5/18/2013
J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber: Jared Hawkins, Mike Benedum, Steve Weigle, Sonny Conley, Corey Conley, Butch McGill, Derek Doll, Donnie Dotson, Mike Basich, Charlie Maloney, Chuck Harper, Billy Brown, Shawn Jett, Rick Conley, Freddy Carpenter
Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models: Chris Carpenter, Kyle Thomas, Danny Thomas, Derek Rogers, Brandon McGrady, Brian Baumberger, Kris Southern, Joel Prosser, Mike Griffin, Mike Thorne, Travis Brown, Bill Shaffer, Chad Green
Two Brothers Motorsports Modifieds: Jesse Wisecarver, DJ Cline, Jared Hawkins, Bird Wilson, Mark Dickson, Travis Dickson, Jess Hartman, Chris Basich, JE Stalder, Rick Aukland, Devin Verardi, Kevin Miller, Mark Deitch, Gabe Sigler, Gerald Deitch, Tanner Wilson, Kenny Johnson, Justin Hart
HotMods: Mike Conkle, Codi Eaton, Brad Dickson, Chris Ice, Bobby Kimball, Travis Thomas, Chad Smith, Kenny Isner, Cody Brightwell, Lou Ennis, Jay Smarr, Jennifer Chicklo, Allen Moore, Brandon Weigle, Tiffany Jackson, Stevi Magyar, Curtis Watson, Chris Thomas, Levi Flesher, Josh Sigler
Chris Metz State Farm Insurance: Mitch Ward, Tracy Fritter, Josh Baldwin, Randy Kerns, Brandon Fluharty, Tom Keplinger, Daniel Eddy, Troy Collins, Ryan Saffell, Jim Ruckman, Mike Herrington, Matt Ward, Tony Cavicchia, Steve Weekley, Trey Watson, Ryan Baker, Beau Newlon, Jeff Fornash, Jarrett Atkins