Mike Pegher Jr. Steals Super Late Model Win at Tyler County Speedway


Mike Pegher Jr. Steals Super Late Model Win at Tyler County Speedway

(Middlebourne, WV) With the season well on its way at the Tyler County Speedway one thing is obvious, parity rules the day. As we close chapter #4 of the 2020 season a common theme has emerged as several different feature winners in all divisions have already graced the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane. Another great car count of over 100 competitors would grace the pits of the ‘Bullring’ and a very racey and ultra smooth surface would greet the regions best racers.

Four races in and four different winners in the J&R Excavating Super Late Model division presented by Midcap Land and Timber. Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania invader Mike Pegher Jr. aboard the famous #1 Cochran Automotive/ Lynn Geisler owned/ Bachman Trucking/ Fox Racing Shocks would make a late race pass of Brian Baumberger to secure the hotly contested win. Baumberger would blast off the front row and command the point for most of the race and looked very poised in capturing his first Tyler County Speedway Super Late Model win. However, a late race caution would bunch the field and a slip by race long leader Baumberger in turn 2 would give the advantageous Pegher all the opportunity he would need to vault around the ‘Bullring’s’ baby smooth topside to catapult to the lead. Once in front Pegher would roll to the victory over a very fast Brian Baumberger, Kyle Thomas, Kyle Bond and Tyler Stutler. Pegher joins a who’s who list of 2020 Super Late Model winners at America’s Baddest Bullring including Logan Roberson, Max Blair and Tyler Carpenter.

Much like the Super Late Model race, the Advance Auto Parts UMP Modified main event would live up to the billing and produce a very similar feature finish. Defending track champion Cody Brightwell would set a torrid pace at the front with Daniel Hill and KC Burdette locked into a back and forth battle for the runner up spot. Burdette would eventually wrestle bridesmaid spot away from Hill and set his sights on the leader. A late race caution flag would bunch the field and at the drop of the green a blitzing Burdette would roll around the speedways top shelf and overtake race long leader Brightwell. Burdizzle would roll on to take the Phillips Drug Checkered Flag and complete the weekend sweep of the Ohio Valley and Tyler County Speedway A Mains. Following Burdette across the line was Brightwell, Daniel Hill, a rim riding Kenny Johnson and Chad Smith.

A caution plagued Appalachian Mineral Title Company FASTRAK Late Model main event would see Kyle Lukon of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania pick up his first FASTRAK win of the season. Lukon would best an impressive Sparky Davisson, a consistent Donnie Dotson, Ryan Payne and Trey Watson.

In a scant five car Sportmod feature field it was a two man battle between previous feature winners in the division between Cruz Vandall and Kendall Hodge. When the Phillips Drug Checkered Flag would drop it would be South Charleston, WV’s Vandall holding off a closing Hodge to secure the win. Vandall would also complete the Ohio Valley and Tyler County sweep on the weekend. Trailing Vandall and Hodge was Scott Alden, Zack Marks and newcomer Terry Parsons.

Defending Hotmod track champion Danny Thomas of Friendly, WV would pick up his first win of the season in a caution marred Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmod presented by Poske Performance Parts main event. Thomas would zip out to the early lead and hold off all challengers and caution flags aboard the Wable Ford/ Dew Drop Inn/ CPS General Contractor/ JW Tire/ Precision Tree Service & Dumpster Rentals/ Fred’s Repair/ LG 2 machine. Following the 7JR across the line was a game Brian Probst, a rapidly improving Logan Reed, Steve Magyar from the tail and Josh Sigler in his 2020 maiden voyage.

Timothy Harlan of Sistersville, WV would snare his first ever Outlaw Detailing and Auto Bullring Bomber Feature win. Harlan would hold off a closing Tim Coberly, Ethan Drain, Dalton Goode and Eric Tidd.

The Little League of Auto Racing, the Jenkins Auto Parts MWRA Mini Wedges would kick off the evenings event with Jake Casto parking the 19culater machine in the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane ahead of Cruz Thomas and Bryson Roberts. The Senior division would really thrill early arriving fans in what can only be described as probably the race of the year in the MWRA. A Talladega style draft around the Bullrings high side would see a four-car battle wage throughout with sliders, bump and drafts between George Casto, Keith Powell, Carson Thomas and Allen Clark. The outcome of this one would not be determined until the fourth turn of the last lap as the foursome could be covered with a postage stamp. Picking up the thrilling contest narrowly at the line was Keith Powell over Allen Clark, George Casto and Carson Thomas in a great race.

Be sure to join us next Saturday Night, June 20th for another exciting night of action-packed racing at America’s Baddest Bullring. Stay tuned for a new 2020 revised schedule coming soon.

Tyler County Speedway Feature Results, June 13

J&R Excavating Super Late Model Feature Finish presented by Midcap Land and Timber: Mike Pegher Jr., Brian Baumberger, Kyle Thomas, Kyle Bond, Tyler Stutler, Steve Weigle, Derek Doll, Ed Shuman, Tyler Jones, Derek Stefanik, Sonny Conley, Robbie Bostic, Danny Ruza, Michael Robinson, Shawn Jett, Shane Hitt, Ryan Cline

Advance Auto Parts UMP Modified Feature Finish: KC Burdette, Cody Brightwell, Daniel Hill, Kenny Johnson, Chad Smith, Chad Roush, Cody Henthorn, Paul Baker, Brock Moskey, Ryan Jones, Justin Hart, Jim Ruckman, Travis Thomas, Brad Clark, Dusty Boley, Doug Carson, Tom Sigler, Tyler Misner, Doug Crall, Brian Clegg, Kyle Lukon

Appalachian Mineral Title Company FASTRAK Late Model Feature Finish: Kyle Lukon, Sparky Davisson, Donnie Dotson, Ryan Payne, Trey Watson, Tyler Riggs, Troy Frazier, Caiden Black, Tiffany Jackson, Scott West, Hayden Jacobs, Jarrett Spencer, Lucas McDonald, Brandon Weigle, Wylie Ford, Jared Kane

Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmod Feature Finish presented by Poske Performance Parts: Danny Thomas, Brian Probst, Logan Reed, Steve Magyar, Josh Sigler, Kevin Dotson, Jamie Thomas, JJ Arnold, David Mackey, Tom Martin, Roland Fulmer, Sonny Leek, Brandon McGrady, BJ Dennis, Mike Harter, Jeff Gorrell, Todd Miller, Lou Ennis, Rob Jones, Crash Craddock, Tim Pennell, DNS Tyler Spencer, Mick Baker

Sportmod Feature Finish: Cruz Vandall, Kendall Hodge, Scott Alden, Zack Marks, Terry Parsons

Outlaw Detailing & Auto Bullring Bomber Feature Finish: Timothy Harlan, Tim Coberly, Ethan Drain, Dalton Goode, Eric Tidd, Billy Pratt, Adam Miller, Katelyn Tidd, Sandy Skinner, Michael Frazier, Kenny Harris, Zack Britton, DNS Tanya Colvin, Gabrielle Barker

Jenkins Auto Parts MWRA Senior Feature Finish: Keith Powell, Allen Clark, George Casto, Carson Thomas, Logan Beam, Ralen Arnold

Jenkins Auto Parts MWRA Junior Feature Finish: Jake Casto, Cruz Thomas, Bryson Roberts, Peyton Baker, Karsyn Powell, Arianna Henthorn, Bentley Thomas