Tyler County Speedway
Shawn Jett, Chuck Kimble & Jesse Wisecarver Claim Big Wins at Tyler County Speedway
Over 120 race cars would pack the pit area at America’s Baddest Bullring on a cool and gloomy Sunday Night as we celebrated the Memorial Weekend with a trio of special events. On the card was the 27th running of the Topless 50 for Super Late Models along with the 20th running of the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring for FASTRAK Late Models followed by the 17th edition of the Dickson Classic in honor of Paul and Ellanora Dickson in the UMP Modified division. Picking up wins were Shawn Jett, Chuck Kimble, Jesse Wisecarver, Lance Weppler, Tyler Spencer, Tanya Colvin, Leah Brightwell and Carson Thomas.
It was the 27th running of the fan favorite Topless 50 and the first ten laps of the event would see three different leaders including Shawn Jett, Jacob Hawkins, and Henry Hornsby. Hawkins would slow to bring out a caution relegating him to the tail while Hornsby would expire an engine while at the helm. This would turn the lead over to Jett as talented racer would look to grab his biggest career win to date. All eyes were on Hawkins who would be rallying from the tail along with Kyle Thomas who was starting in the 17th position. As the closing laps would wind down it was Jett pacing the field with Hawkins and Thomas now glued to Jett’s bumper. But when the checkered flag fell it was Jett of Pennsboro, WV aboard the Sam Irvin owned Slicks/Jam Oil & Gas/ Pit Stop/ XR 1 Rocket adding his name to the coveted Topless 50 royalty. Following Jett across the line was Hawkins (from the tail), Kyle Thomas (from 17th), Brian Baumberger and Ed Shuman.
A great race in the 20th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring would see a host of young guns at the point with Hayden Jacobs leading early with Luke Hyre and Logan Hitt in pursuit. At the races mid-point several new faces began to emerge in the form of Chuck Kimble and Derrick Shaw. Kimble of Rayland, Ohio in his first visit to the ‘Bullring’ in 2021 would take to the high side and power around Jacobs on a restart and once at the point would pick up his first win of the season. Following Kimble across the stripe was a hard charging Derrick Shaw, Hayden Jacobs, Luke Hyre and AJ Spagnuola. Kimble piloted the Ken Chernik owned 5x Rocket to the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane.
A tremendous battle among two of the best open wheel racers in the region would see Jesse Wisecarver and Rich Michael Jr. do battle for the duration in the 17th Annual Dickson Classic. The talented duo would race tooth and nail thru and around traffic in the star-studded field but when the checkered flag fell it was Zanesville, Ohio’s Jesse Wisecarver aboard the Bruce Takach owned RST/ McHugh Chevy Dealer/ Denny’s Restaurant/ Longhorn nipping last weeks winner Rich Michael Jr. at the line. Following the duo was Eddie Carrier, Cody Brightwell and Paul Baker.
Always like to see a new winner and in the Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmod division presented by Poske Performance Parts that is what the racing gods would offer up as Middlebourne, WV’s Tyler Spencer would park his 53t machine in the West Virginia University Parkersburg Victory Lane. A flawless performance as the driver of the Dale’s Mill Service/ Tiffany’s Tinkerings/ K&J Auto/ Joe Travis Dump Truck/ Nash Run Angus Farms/ Mike Britton/ Chris & Kayelynn Gresham/ Harris machine would set fast time, win his heat race and lead every lap of the feature to secure his first ever win. Following Spencer across the stripe was Logan Reed, Jeff Gorrell, Daniel Muldrew and Mickey Thorpe.
Lance Weppler of Marietta, Ohio would go 3 for 3 at the ‘Bullring’ in 2021 as the talented wheelman aboard the Zimmerview Farm/ Auto Plus Machine Shop/ Parmar/ Wood’s Heating and Cooling/ Valley Vapory/ Weppler Brothers Race Engines/ Kryptonite Race Car would notch his third win in a row. It would not come easy as early season feature winner Brandon McGrady would apply steady pressure throughout the main event. Weppler would grab the checkered followed by McGrady, newcomer Nick Parsons, Steven Dotson, and returning after a hiatus Mitch Ward with a solid top five.
Picking up her second win of the season in the Bullring Bombers was Tanya Colvin as the driver of the t47 would hold off a pesky Billy Pratt to secure the popular win. Colvin wheels the Mick Baker owned 08 Cobalt sponsored by Jackson Towing/ D&D Custom/ Jeremy Perine and was followed by Pratt, Joey Price, Jake Tidd and Jason Frazier.
Due to wet track conditions and some draining issues the youngsters of the MWRA would take to the big track for the first time in 2021. In the Phillips Drug Junior division it was Leah Brightwell grabbing her first feature win ever over Blake Tasker and Cruz Thomas. In the Senior class it was Carson Thomas garnering the win ahead of Keith Powell and Addison Tasker.
No racing at the Tyler County Speedway on Saturday, June 5th as we take a Pit Stop and head to the West Virginia Motor Speedway for the Historic 100. America’s Baddest Bullring will return on Saturday Night, June 11th for FREE General Admission night featuring the 14th Annual Tammy Clegg Memorial for Hotmods and awesome KIDS Rides in Race Cars!
Feature Results from Sunday Night, May 30th at Tyler County Speedway
27th Annual Topless 50 Super Late Model Feature: Shawn Jett, Jacob Hawkins, Kyle Thomas, Brian Baumberger, Ed Shuman, Michael Lake, Tyler Carpenter, Travis Brown, Tyler Stutler, Steve Weigle, Troy Frazier, Derek Stefanik, Jared Hawkins, Wayne Francis, Henry Hornsby, Kurt Burge, Chad Smith, Derek Rogers
20th Annual Eaton/Childers King of the Ring FASTRAK Late Model Feature: Chuck Kimble, Derrick Shaw, Hayden Jacobs, Luke Hyre, AJ Spagnoula, Jarrett Spencer, Kyle Lukon, Ryan Hare, Donnie Dotson, Sparky Davidson, Logan Hitt, Brandon Weigle, Braeden Dillinger, George Casto III, Brent Trimble, Derek Rogers, DNS Ryan Payne
17th Annual Dickson Classic UMP Modified Feature: Jesse Wisecarver, Rich Michael, Eddie Carrier, Cody Brightwell, Paul Baker, Kenny Johnson, Bill Pritchard, Brian Clegg, Chad Roush, Chris Basich, Mark Dickson, Phil Jeffries, Jamie McCloud, Booger Garnes, Cody Eaton, Chad Smith, Kyle Thomas, Kurt Rogers, DNQ Travis Dickson, Joe Hamon, Doug Carson, Casey Ash, JJ Bametzreider, Dan Stalnaker, Jim Ruckman, Anthony Arbogast, Danny Thomas, Justin Hart, Ryan Jones, DNS Daniel Hill, Jess Hartman
Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmod Feature: Lance Weppler, Brandon McGrady, Nick Parsons, Steven Dotson, Mitch Ward, TJ Arnold, Jason Ammons, Wesley Reed, Sonny Leek, Wylie Ford, Cody Wright, Dwight Henry, Ryan Payne, Matt Yost, Roland Fulmer, Zack Barr, DNS Jason Todd, Nic Green
Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmod presented by Poske Performance Parts Feature: Tyler Spencer, Logan Reed, Jeff Gorrell, Daniel Muldrew, Mickey Thorpe, Steve Magyar, Josh Sigler, Dave Mackey, Jamie Thomas, Lou Ennis, Zack Robinson, Eddie Probst, Josalyn Hibbard, Crash Craddock, Mike Harter, Michael Lanham, James Schnegg, BJ Dennis, Michael Thomas, DNS Kip Swiger, Tripp Perine, Allen Clark, Casey Richards, JJ Arnold
Bullring Bomber Feature Finish: Tanya Colvin, Billy Pratt, Joey Price, Jake Tidd, Jason Frazier, Jay Todd, Haley Muncy, Kenny Harris, Billy Doll, Tim Coberly, Timothy Harlan Jr., Billy Bunnell, Harvey Wells, Joe Price, Bryce Bolden, DNS Mitch Eddy, Eric Tidd
Phillips Drug MWRA Junior Feature: Leah Brightwell, Blake Tasker, Cruz Thomas, Arianna Henthorn, Bryson Roberts, Josh Baldwin, Colten Grimes, Kyndi Glover, Bentley Thomas (Trophies sponsored by Clark Racing)
Phillips Drug MWRA Senior Feature: Carson Thomas, Keith Powell, Addison Tasker, Peyton Baker, Jake Casto (Trophies sponsored by Hart Motorsports)
Submitted By: Dan Patterson