Tyler County Speedway
Lance Weppler Wins OVS/Bullring Sportmod Battle Royale; 33rd Annual Earl Hill Memorial Up Next
A picture perfect night for racing action at the Tyler County Speedway would greet fans and racers for the running of the Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmod OVS/Bullring Battle Royale. With over 100 racers pitside the competition would be fierce and picking up feature wins would include Lance Weppler, Shawn Jett, Daniel Hill, Donnie Dotson, Logan Reed, Timothy Harlan Jr., Leah Brightwell and Jake Casto.
In the evenings main event, the Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmod special it would be all Marietta, OH’s Lance Weppler taking the checkers in impressive fashion. The talented racer aboard the Zimmerview Farm/ Woods Heating and Cooling/ Auto Plus Machine Shop/ Parmar/ Valley Vapory/ Weppler Bros. Race Engines/ Kryptonite Race Car would park his machine in the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane ahead of Brandon McGrady, Wesley Reed, Mike Smith and Jayson Spaur.
A vintage ‘Bullring’ battle would kick start the J&R Excavating Super Late Model main event with Steve Weigle ripping the lip of the speedway and Shawn Jett working the lowside in a great side by side battle. The pair would fight tooth and nail in a back and forth battle but as the duo continued their side by side silhouette into lapped traffic Weigle would push coming off turn two and making contact with the guardrail ending his great run. Now at the point, Jett would have to hold off a steady Brian Baumberger to head to the pay window to pick up his fourth win of the season. Following Jett and Baumberger across the stripe was Travis Brown, Tyler Riggs and Tyler Stutler.
After a few weeks absence Daniel Hill of Morgantown, WV would return with a vengeance in the Jenkins Auto Parts UMP Modified division to collect his first feature win of the season. The driver of the #8 machine would put the competition in his rear-view mirror but a myriad of contenders were in a dogfight for the runner-up position. Stellar racing behind the leader as drivers jockeyed high and low all over the table-top smooth ‘Bullring’ surface. At the checkers it would be Hill besting Brian Clegg, Doug Carson, Chad Smith and Cody Brightwell.
It was all Donnie Dotson of West Union, WV picking up his second win of the season in the Appalachian Mineral Title Company FASTRAK Late Model division. Following the defending track champion to the West Virginia University of Parkersburg victory lane was last week’s feature winner Brandon Weigle, Hayden Jacobs, Ryan Payne and Braeden Dillinger. Dotson wheels the Thomas AJ Logging/ Nicholson Auto Towing and Recovery/ Michael Pharmacy/ Bulldog Station/ With special thanks to Jim & Vickie/ XR-1 Rocket machine.
Logan Reed of Pennsboro, WV would go back to back in the Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmod division presented by Poske Performance parts. The driver of the sharp looking #37 machine would hold off Daniel Muldrew, Lou Ennis, Brian Probst and James Magyar to pick up his second win of the season. Reed pilots the Nelson Farrier Service/ Pizza Box/ Palomino Pastures/ Jenkins Auto Parts/ Hawkins Towing/ Willow Land Surveying/ Throwin’ Dirt Chassis.
Timothy Harlan Jr. would pick up his first win of the season in the Bullring Bomber main event followed by Jake Tidd, Tim Coberly, Joey Price and Jason Frazier.
In the kids Mini Wedge racing it was Leah Brightwell continuing her hot streak as the driver of the 79 machine would pick up her 5th win in a row in the Phillips Drug MWRA Junior division. Brightwell would best Josh Baldwin and Cruz Thomas for the win. In the Senior division it was Jake Casto picking up the win ahead of Carson Thomas and Natalie Hibbard.
Be sure to join us next Saturday Night, July 17th as the Tyler County Speedway will play host to one of its biggest races of the season, the 33rd Annual Earl Hill Memorial. Honoring one of the greats, the ‘Bullring’ will be the place to be as we offer up a $5,000 to win Super Late Model main event and welcome the Iron Man Late Model Tour to the ‘Bullring’ for the first time. Always a great race in memory of the speedway’s best.
Tyler County Speedway, July 10th Feature Results
Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmod OVS/Bullring Battle Royale Feature: Lance Weppler, Brandon McGrady, Wesley Reed, Mike Smith, Jayson Spaur, Rex Frohnapfel, Steven Dotson, Jason Ammons, Mitch Ward, Kevin Dotson, Charles Nixon, Roland Fulmer, Cruz Vandall, Dave Wright, Robin Ours, Jacob Wheeler, Josh Spaur, Jason Todd, DNS: James Dennis, Wylie Ford, Sonny Leek
J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land and Timber Feature: Shawn Jett, Brian Baumberger, Travis Brown, Tyler Riggs, Tyler Stutler, Josh Tonkin, Joe Bowie, James Swenskie, Ed Shuman, Steve Weigle, Adam Tonkin, DNS Derek Stefanek
Jenkins Auto Parts UMP Modified Feature: Daniel Hill, Brian Clegg, Doug Carson, Chad Smith, Cody Brightwell, Kenny Johnson, Kurt Rogers, Sonny Conley, Ryan Jones, Randy Bise, Casey Ash, Danny Thomas, Randy Bauknecht, Tommy Powell, DNS Jeff Fornash
Appalachian Mineral Title Company FASTRAK Late Model Feature: Donnie Dotson, Brandon Weigle, Hayden Jacobs, Ryan Payne, Braeden Dillinger, Ryan Hare, George Casto III, Jarrett Spencer
Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmods presented by Poske Performance Parts Feature: Logan Reed, Daniel Muldrew, Lou Ennis, Brian Probst, James Magyar, Santino Loretta, James Schnegg, Josalyn Hibbard, Makenzie Dotson, Allen Clark, Mike Harter, Jeff Gorrell, Josh Sigler, Zack Robinson, JJ Arnold, Steve Magyar, Tyler Spencer, Tom Sigler, DNQ: Eddie Probst, Andy Taylor, Michael Lanham, Tripp Perine, BJ Dennis, DNS Casey Richards
Bullring Bomber Feature: Timothy Harlan, Jake Tidd, Tim Coberly, Joey Price, Jason Frazier, Joe Price, Harvey Wells, Matthew Boreman, Alec Frazier, Mike Todd, Kenny Harris, DNS Eric Tidd
Phillips Drug MWRA Senior Mini Wedge Feature: Jake Casto, Carson Thomas, Natalie Hibbard, Peyton Baker, Kyler Lyons, Wyatt Demoss
Phillips Drug MWRA Junior Mini Wedge Feature: Leah Brightwell, Josh Baldwin, Cruz Thomas, Kyndi Glover, Erickson Smith, Bryson Roberts (Trophy Sponsor: Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union)
Submitted By: Dan Patterson