Tyler County Speedway
Jeff Gorrell Picks Up Tammy Clegg Tribute; Jett, Dotson & Burdette Win on 'Pack the Track' Night at the Bullring
Tyler County Speedway welcomed another great crowd to America’s Baddest Bullring as it played host to its annual ‘Pack the Track’ FREE Night. The best fans in racing were treated to a full slate of side by side racing action including the running of the Tammy Clegg Tribute Race, Joe Dirt Enduro and even an Autograph Night at intermission. Picking up checkered flags and trips to the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane were Jeff Gorrell, Shawn Jett, Donnie Dotson, KC Burdette, Kendall Hodge, Kevin Criswell, Cruz Thomas and Peyton Baker.
The Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmods would be the main attraction on Saturday Night as the economical division would square off in its annual Tammy Clegg Memorial race. It was Middlebourne, WV’s Jeff Gorrell picking up his first feature win of the season in the competitive class. It would not come easy for the defending track champion as Gorrell would have to hold off a spirited challenge from sentimental favorite Brian Clegg. Clegg racing in honor of his mother would drive the ‘Rooster Nation’ number 2 machine and work the leader high and low in his attempt at the win. But at the checkers it would be Gorrell aboard the RX1 machine leading the pack to the pay window ahead of a game Brian Clegg, Daniel Muldrew, Steve Magyar and Brian Probst.
Nineteen tough Jenkins Auto Parts UMP Modifieds would make their way to the ‘Bullring’ Saturday Night with Parkersburg, WV KC Burdette capturing his second win of the season at Tyler County. A great race throughout the 20 lap affair would see the ‘Southside Flyer’ Kenny Johnson blast into the lead from his front row starting spot. Johnson would drive a smooth race with Burdette settling into the runner-up position glued to the leaders bumper. As Burdette continued to pressure Johnson high and low, the laps began to click away and with just two laps remaining Burdette would make the winning move on the highside exiting turn four in fine fashion to secure the exciting win. Following Burdette across the stripe was Johnson, current point leader Chad Smith, Coleman Evans and Danny Thomas in a stacked field.
A scant but highly competitive six car field in the Stutler Motorsports Super Late Model division would see Shawn Jett become the divisions sixth different winner in six races joining Rusty Schlenk, Derek Doll, Drake Troutman, Cody Rogers and Jacob Hawkins as 2022 winners. Jett would hold off a charging Kyle Thomas, Brian Baumberger, Doug Dodd and Steve Weigle to collect the win. Jett of Pennsboro, WV wheels the Sam Irvin owned J.A.M. Oil & Gas/ Dr. Howard Shackelford/ Slicks Longhorn chassis.
In the McClinton Chevrolet Mitsubishi RUSH Late Model division it was veteran Donnie Dotson of West Union, WV securing his second feature win of the season. Just like fine wine, the venerable Donnie Dotson just keeps getting better with age as the defending track champion would blast off the front row and control the 20 lap feature event. Dotson would lead Kyle Thomas, Michael Duritsky, Brandon Weigle and AJ Spagnuolo across the stripe aboard the Slicks/Thomas & AJ Logging/ Nicholson Auto/ Country Club Chrysler/ Michels Pharmacy Rocket XR-1.
Davisville, WV’s Kendall Hodge would turn back the challenges from Pat Garrett early in the race and set his machine on cruise to pick up his 3rd feature win of the season at the ‘Bullring’ in the Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmod division. Hodge would head to the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane in front of Garrett, Steven Dotson, Sonny Leek and Tyler Spencer.
It was ‘hired gun’ Kevin Criswell of Wellsburg, WV filling the seat of the c19 machine normally piloted by Patrick Willbarger picking up his first feature win of the season at Tyler County Speedway in the Dual Threat Sports Cards SCDRA 4 Cylinder Feature. A healthy 18 car field would take the green with Criswell poised and at the point, the driver of the Vannest Performance/ Cottageville Engine/ Newfast Motorsports Honda would run a smooth race enroute to the victory ahead of the Father/Son duo of Joe and Joey Price, Nick Ley and Mason Wolfe.
The rescheduled Joe Dirt Enduro Race would bring the evening to a close with Dalton America picking up the hard fought win over Bobby Boggs, Chad Rexroad, Jeff Swiger and Jim Rhodes.
Kicking off the jam packed evening was the youngsters of the Mini Wedge division. In the Junior class it was 3rd generation racer Cruz Thomas grabbing his fifth feature win of the season over Eli Smith and Arianna Henthorn. In the Senior division it was Peyton Baker snaring back to back Tammy Clegg Tribute victories ahead of Erickson Smith and Wyatt Demoss.
Be sure to join us at Tyler County Speedway for a rare Friday Night race next week. America’s Baddest Bullring presents a ‘Flat Out’ Friday Night show on June 17th as a full program of Super Lates, RUSH Lates, UMP Modifieds, Sportmods, Hotmods, 4 Cylinders and Mini Wedges will kickoff your weekend plans. Tyler County Speedway will be closed on Saturday, June 18th for the big OSTPA Truck and Tractor Pull at Ohio Valley Speedway. Be sure to make plans to attend the Saturday Night, June 25th ‘Kings of Karnage’ Monster Truck Show featuring high flying car crushing action, meet and greet, demo derby, racing and much more!
Tyler County Speedway, Feature Results, Saturday Night, June 11th
Stutler Motorsports Super Late Model Feature: Shawn Jett, Kyle Thomas, Brian Baumberger, Doug Dodd, Steve Weigle, Michael McGinnis
Jenkins Auto Parts UMP Modified Feature presented by J&R Excavating: KC Burdette, Kenny Johnson, Chad Smith, Coleman Evans, Danny Thomas, Doug Carson, Paul Baker, Ryan Jones, Kyle Bond, Sonny Conley, Cody Henthorn, Doug Crall, Austin Wilson, Randy Bauknecht, Tyler Evans, Daniel Hill, Cody Brightwell, Jeff Schnegg, Travis Thomas
McClinton Chevrolet Mitsubishi RUSH Late Model Feature: Donnie Dotson, Kyle Thomas, Michael Duritsky, Brandon Weigle, AJ Spagnoulo, Ryan Hare, George Casto
Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmod Tammy Clegg Tribute Feature: Jeff Gorrell, Brian Clegg, Daniel Muldrew, Steve Magyar, Brian Probst, Tom Sigler, Mackenzie Dotson, Kevin Dotson, Crash Craddock, Santino Loretta, Eddie Probst, Tim Spencer, Carson Thomas, Josh Sigler, Mickey Thorpe, Dave Mackey, Allen Clark, Michael Thomas, Mickey Thorpe Jr., Casey Richards, Billy Doll, DNS Jason Todd
Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmod Feature: Kendall Hodge, Pat Garrett, Steven Dotson, Sonny Leek, Tyler Spencer, Toby Wilson, CJ Dotson, Nic Green, Andy Taylor, Jimbo Wheeler, Jacob Wheeler DQ, DNS Josalyn Hibbard, Randy Bise
Dual Threat Sports Cards SCDRA 4 Cylinder Feature: Kevin Criswell, Joe Price, Joey Price, Nick Ley, Mason Wolfe, Jason Frazier, Eric Tidd, Ryan Spencer, Adam Miller, Ethan Drain, Mitch Eddy, Bill Doll, Dalton Goode, Mike Todd, Mike Tennant, Jacob McDaniel, Tim Coberly, Timothy Harlan
Joe Dirt Enduro Race: Dalton America, Bobby Boggs, Chad Rexroad, Jeff Swiger, Jim Rhodes
Junior Mini Wedge Feature: Cruz Thomas, Eli Smith, Arianna Henthorn, Kyndi Glover, Owen Sabota, Bryar Glover, Kameron Zegarsky, Kristoff Kieper, Remi Demoss Trophy Sponsor: Thomas Racing #18 In Honor of Tammy Clegg
Senior Mini Wedge Feature: Peyton Baker, Erickson Smith, Wyatt Demoss, Leah Brightwell, Bryson Roberts, Jake Casto, Ethan McCune, Keith Powell Trophy Sponsor: Thomas Racing #18 In Honor of Tammy Clegg
Submitted By: Dan Patterson