August 23rd, 2014
Tyler County Speedway
For Immediate Release
(Middlebourne, WV) A huge crowd and a whopping 159 racers arrived at the ‘Bullring’ in honor of one of Tyler County Speedway’s favorite sons, the late great Earl Hill. With $10,000 dollars on the line in search of the coveted 26th Annual Earl Hill Memorial it was Georgia invader Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA who blistered the field in convincing fashion. Race fans were witness to one of the more dominating performances in ‘Bullring’ history as “Superman” would lap up to fourth place in a very stout field. Along with his $10,000 payday in the Super Late Model event, Davenport also claimed the FASTRAK Crate Late Model feature and by virtue notched his 17th and 18th overall victories of the 2014 season. The winning Kevin and Lee Roy Rumley-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements/Rumley engine and has sponsorship from AES Racing, CV Racing Products, Dirtwrap, Hoosier Racing Tire, JRi Shocks, Mega Plumbing and VP Race Fuels. Following Davenport across the line were Jared Hawkins, Tim Dohm, Jacob Hawkins and Doug Drown. Davenport was the fast qualifier while Jacob Hawkins won the dash with Keith Barbara, Mason Zeigler, Devin Moran and Davey Johnson picking up heat wins with Butch McGill and Ricky Williams claiming consolation events. The veteran Butch McGill would add another Tyler County Speedway track championship to his robust list of accomplishments.
Following Davenport across the line in the Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model division was Kyle Thomas, Joe Cox, Shawn Jett and Kris Southern. Pennsboro, West Virginia’s Kyle Thomas would repeat as track champion in the Peoples Bank FASTRAK division.
It was the “G” Man Gerald Deitch picking up his first win of the season in the Two Brothers Motorsports Modified division. A healthy 19 car field would see Deitch hold off Corey Conley, Bird Wilson, Del Cunningham and Kurt Burge across the line. The veteran Bird Wilson would pick up another track championship in the Two Brothers Modified division.
In the tightest point battle of the night the Modlites would see a couple of grinding frontstretch crashes eliminate a couple of point chasers and race contenders. When the dust settled on the caution marred event it was Salem, WV’s Jeff Fornash picking up his 4th win in a row ahead of Ryan Baker, Troy Collins, Randy Kerns and AJ Spagnuolo. Mitch Ward would win a hard fought battle to claim his first Tyler County Speedway track championship in the Modlite division.
Middlebourne racer Mick Baker would garner his third win of the season in the EDGE Hotmod division after a four car tussle between Baker, early leader Travis Thomas, Chad Smith and Darren Glover that would see Baker use a high side pass to pick up the win. Baker would edge Chad Smith, Darren Glover, Brandon Weigle and Chris Thomas at the line. Chad Smith would repeat as the 2014 EDGE Hotmod track champion at Tyler County Speedway.
Bill Tennant would notch another win to his impressive season in the 4 Cylinder division as the Colliers, WV racer would hold off Donnie Wamsley, newcomers Mark Adkins, Jason St. John and Jerry Adkins to the finish. Clarksburg, WV’s Donnie Wamsley would notch another 4 Cylinder track championship to his resume.
Kylie Cross and Gage Stalder would split the JJK Mineral Company MWRA Mini Wedge double features as a huge 28 car field would gather at the ‘Bullring’. Brady Reed would secure his first Tyler County Speedway MWRA Track Championship.
J & R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber 26th Annual Earl Hill Memorial Feature Finish: Jonathan Davenport, Jared Hawkins, Tim Dohm, Jacob Hawkins, Doug Drown, Davey Johnson, Devin Moran, Keith Barbara, Mike Benedum, Butch McGill, Sonny Conley, Cody Hardesty, Steve Weigle, Mason Zeigler, Derek Doll, Jared Miley, Chuck Harper, Steve Wilmoth, Duane Stiner, Ricky Williams
DNQ: KC Burdette, Brian Baumberger, Allen Brannon, Greg Baumberger, Freddy Carpenter, Donnie Dotson, Mark Banal, Colten Burdette, Corey Conley, Daniel Hill, Mike Smith, Steve Lucas, Billy Brown, Brandon Carter
Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model Feature Finish: Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Thomas, Joe Cox, Shawn Jett, Kris Southern, Henry Hornsby III, Danny Thomas, James Watson, Aaron Barley, Joel Prosser, Nick Dohm, Troy Frazier, Ryan Payne, Danny Talbott, John Sheets, Kenny Rucker, Andy Brown, Jerry Brown, Joe Bowie, Brandon Francis, Eddie Starkey
Two Brothers Modified Feature Finish: Gerald Deitch, Corey Conley, Bird Wilson, Del Cunningham, Kurt Burge, Codi Eaton, Rex Frohnapfel, Kevin Dotson, Jim Cochran, Brad Clark, Devin Verardi, Cody Henthorn, Tony Tatgenhorst, JE Stalder, Donnie Nething, Nick Corbitt, Michael Stevens, Tommy Powell
Modlite Feature Finish: Jeff Fornash, Ryan Baker, Troy Collins, Randy Kerns, AJ Spagnuolo, Bob Stackpole, Gabe Phillips, Ryan Saffell, Cody Anderson, Scott Perine, Josh Baldwin, Tom Keplinger, Mitch Ward, Brandon Fluharty, Jim Ruckman, Daniel Eddy, Trey Watson
EDGE Hotmod Feature Finish: Mick Baker, Chad Smith, Darren Glover, Brandon Weigle, Chris Thomas, Steve Magyar, Kendell Hodge, Brad Dickson, Brian Clegg, Tiffany Jackson, Kenny Isner, Jay Smarr, Josh Gump, Daniel Muldrew, Levi Flesher, Jeff Gorrell, Travis Thomas, Cody Brightwell, Jonathan Arnold, Lou Ennis, Levi Nolan
4 Cylinder Feature Finish: Bill Tennant, Donnie Wamsley, Mark Adkins, Jason St. John, Jerry Adkins, John Sinnett, Scott Critchfield, Ivan Wamsley, Steve Frazier, Michael Rose, Clifford Flanigan, Mike Frazier, Jason Frazier, Robert Frohnapfel