Tyler County Speedway
Brandon Weigle, Corey Conley & Cody Brightwell Win Weigle Memorial Trophies at Tyler County Speedway
The Tyler County Speedway would host the 10th Annual Bud Weigle Memorial presented by the Long Reach Federal Credit Union, in memory of former track promoter and fairboard president along with Kids Night featuring a plethora of fun filled activities. A picture perfect evening greeted fans and with 105 racers on hand made for a great night of action. Picking up feature wins were Brandon Weigle, Corey Conley, Cody Brightwell, Pat Garrett, Steve Magyar, Jacob McDaniel, Owen Sobota and Leah Brightwell.
It was a sentimental win in the McClinton Chevrolet Mitsubishi RUSH Late Model feature event as Brandon Weigle would pick up his first win of the season in the very meaningful Bud Weigle Memorial race for the young racer. Weigle would blast off the front row and run a smooth race enroute to parking the D&S Automotive/ DAC Energy/ Weigle Farms/ Body by McCoy/ Octane/ Rocket #11 in memory of Michael Griffin in the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane. Finishing behind the popular victor was Hayden Jacobs, Donnie Dotson, Ryan Hare and George Casto.
By .023 at the line was the advantage Cody Brightwell had over current point leader Chad Smith at the finish line to earn his second feature win of the season in the Jenkins Auto Parts UMP Modified division presented by J&R Excavating. One of the closest finishes you’ll see had fans on their feet as Brightwell piloting the 8x Paul Baker owned machine and would lead throughout the event with Smith glued to his bumper. As the race entered its closing phase, Smith would begin to venture to the topside with Brightwell still at the point. As the duo took the white flag, Smith would make his move around the top shelf as the duo drag raced down the backstretch and thru turns three and four. With Brightwell in the middle and Smith on the guardrail the checkered would wave with Brightwell just inches ahead at the line over Smith in a fantastic finish. Following Brightwell and Smith were Danny Thomas, Jeff Fornash and Brandon Patton.
Wellsburg, WV’s Corey Conley would make a rare appearance at the ‘Bullring’ pay off as the ‘Flying Ace’ would garner the Stutler Motorsports Super Late Model main event. Conley would become the 9th different Super Late Model winner in 10 events at the Tyler County Speedway in 2022. Following Conley in the Twisted Tool Performance/ MAKA Engineering/ H&K Equipment/ Poske’s/ Hoosier/ Octane/ Wilwood Brakes Kryptonite machine was Ed Shuman, Brian Baumberger, Josh Tonkin and Jackie Burdette.
It was ‘Big Daddy’ Steve Magyar of Wileyville notching his second feature win of the season in the 24 car Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmod division. The likeable racer of the sharp looking #50 machine sponsored by Traymark LLC/ Schreffs Hometown BBQ/ Headley’s Meats/ D&S Auto and Truck Repair/ Auto Zone/ Bandit chassis would park it in the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane ahead of Brian Probst, Jeff Gorrell, Santino Loretta and Tom Sigler.
A stout field of 22 Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmods would take to the track with the ‘Marshal’ Pat Garrett putting the #3 ride in the winners circle for the first time in 2022. The veteran racer of Reno, Ohio would run a flawless race to secure the top spot. Finishing behind Garrett was Cruz Vandall, current point leader Steven Dotson, Tyler Spencer and Zack Carr.
Continuing his dominating season at the ‘Bullring’, Jacob McDaniel would roll to his 8th win of the season in the Dual Threat Sports Cards SCDRA 4 Cylinder feature. Following McDaniel to the pay window was a game Jason Frazier, Mitch Eddy, Timothy Harlan and Ryan Spencer.
The youngsters of the Mini Wedge scene would kick things off in the Bud Weigle Memorial with Owen Sobota picking up his first ever feature win in the Junior division over Kyndi and Bryar Glover. In the Senior class it was point leader Leah Brightwell extending her lead with the checkered flag over Erickson Smith and Jake Casto.
No racing next Saturday Night, August 6th due to the Tyler County Fair, but America’s Baddest Bullring will return to action once again on Saturday, August 13th as we present the ‘Bullring of Honor’ Booster Club Night along with the Hotmod Workin’ Man World Championship. Track events at the Tyler County Fair this week include ATV Drags on Monday, Hotmods and 4 Cylinders on Tuesday, Flat Karts and Mini Wedges on Wed., Demolition Derby on Thursday, Truck and Tractor Pull on Friday and Mud Bog on Saturday.
Tyler County Speedway Feature Results, Saturday, July 30
Stutler Motorsports Super Late Model Feature: Corey Conley, Ed Shuman, Brian Baumberger, Josh Tonkin, Jackie Burdette, Adam Tonkin, Wade Sigler, Tyler Riggs, DNS Steve Weigle, DQ Chuck Kimble
Jenkins Auto Parts UMP Modified Feature presented by J&R Excavating: Cody Brightwell, Chad Smith, Danny Thomas, Jeff Fornash, Brandon Patton, Jayson Spaur, Jarrod Willis, Ryan Jones, Doug Carson, Justin Hart, Tyler Misner, Brian Clegg, Travis Thomas, Andy Taylor, Jayden Ritchea, Jay Hearn, DNS Kendall Hodge
McClinton Chevrolet Mitsubishi RUSH Late Model Feature: Brandon Weigle, Hayden Jacobs, Donnie Dotson, Ryan Hare, George Casto, AJ Spagnuolo, Jarrett Spencer
Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmod Feature: Pat Garrett, Cruz Vandall, Steven Dotson, Tyler Spencer, Zack Carr, Sonny Leek, Brandon Davis, Josalyn Hibbard, Tommy Powell, Ryan Yates, Aaron Patton, Tyler Harper, Toby Wilson, Randy Bise, Levi Nolan, Zack Barr, Jimbo Wheeler, Bill Sigmon, DNQ Al Smith, Mackinsey Thomas, Andy Green, DNS Steve Gibson Jr.
Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmod Feature: Steve Magyar, Brian Probst, Jeff Gorrell, Santino Loretta, Tom Sigler, Daniel Muldrew, Zack Robinson, Kevin Dotson, James Magyar, Michael Thomas, Josh Sigler, Makenzie Dotson, Mike Harter, Carson Thomas, Tim Spencer, Eddie Probst, Dave Mackey, Allen Clark, DNQ Crash Craddock, Nik Keller, Tripp Perine, DNS Jason Todd, Mickey Thorpe III, Casey Richards
Dual Threat Sports Cards SCDRA 4 Cylinder Feature: Jacob McDaniel, Jason Frazier, Mitch Eddy, Timothy Harlan, Ryan Spencer, Devin Jarrell, Adam Miller, Mike Todd
Junior Mini Wedge Feature: Owen Sobota, Kyndi Glover, Bryar Glover, Walker Slayton, Rowen Brightwell, Bryson Long, Kameron Zegarsky, Remi Demoss, Eli Smith, Cruz Thomas
Senior Mini Wedge Feature: Leah Brightwell, Erickson Smith, Jake Casto, Wyatt Demoss, Keith Powell, Bryson Roberts
Submitted By: Dan Patterson