(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″
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:
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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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