Travis Thomas Takes Third Tammy Clegg Memorial in Row; Doll Secures Spot in Sunoco Shootout


Travis Thomas Takes Third Tammy Clegg Memorial in Row; Doll Secures Spot in Sunoco Shootout

(Middlebourne, WV   6/13/2016)  A hot and sultry Saturday with finally no rain at the Bullring was standing room only as the Tyler County Speedway presented ‘Pack the Track’ Night as the best fans in motorsports were treated to a FREE night of racing on behalf of the Hometown Racing Association.  A bulging pit area of 140 eager racers would hit the ‘Bullring’ as the table top smooth surface would see action all over the track and first time winners were the theme of the evening.

First up was the fogged out features in the EDGE Hotmod and 4 Cylinder divisions from Memorial weekend that would see Pennsboro, WV favorite Roland Bell pick up his first win of the season while also snapping Travis Thomas’ win streak in the EDGE Hotmods while Jason Frazier would chalk up win number one in the make-up 4 Cylinder main.

Headlining the regular racing card was the 10th Annual Tammy Clegg Memorial as a record 34 hotmods would try to etch their name into the history books.  It was Clegg’s brother Travis Thomas garnering his third straight Tammy Clegg Memorial and continuing his hot start to the 2016 season.  It was not an easy task as Thomas would have to charge from his sixth starting spot to secure the emotional win after a side by side battle with earlier feature winner Roland Bell.  Thomas would cross the line ahead of strong runner Mick Baker and newcomer Wylie Ford.

After getting married on Friday Night, Derek Doll would celebrate in fine fashion as the Greenwood racer would park the Doll Bros. 87 machine in the Tyler County Speedway victory lane in the J&R Excavating Super Late model division.  Doll and early race leader Kyle Thomas would wage a mid-race battle that would eventually see Doll pull away as the newlywed would go on to grab victory and also secure his spot in the season ending $5,000 to win Sunoco Shootout.  Doll would finish ahead of Thomas, a charging Michael Lake, Sonny Conley and Steve Weigle.

In the most competitive and fun race of the night it was Fairmont, WV ace Ryan Montgomery picking up the FASTRAK Late Model main event.  An eventful race that would see a race long battle among Montgomery, early race leader Daniel Hill, a high side running Derek Rogers and southern racer Aaron Barley.  Montgomery would go on to secure his first Tyler County Speedway feature win of the season ahead of Hill, Rogers, Barley and Troy Frazier.  Montgomery pilots the Central Supply/ Genesis Shocks/ Montgomery Homes/ T.J. Contracting/ Warrior race car.

Continuing with the theme of the weekend it was another first time feature winner as young Ryan Saffell of Beallsville, OH would make his maiden voyage to the Tyler County Speedway victory circle.  Saffell aboard the J&T Paving/ Saffell Trucking/ Evolution race car would finish ahead of teammate Josh Baldwin, Daniel Eddy, Sam Richards and Brandon Fluharty.

In an ultra-competitive AMRA Modified main event it was Parkersburg, WV’s KC Burdette holding off a hard charging Nick Corbitt to become another first time winner on the night.  Burdette would blast off the front row to an early commanding lead while behind the leader a race long battle waged for top five positions between Corbitt, Chris Basich, Tyler Evans and Bird Wilson.

The 4 Cylinder division would run their second feature of the night with the same result as Jason Frazier would double up the competition as the Anmoore, WV speedster would park his Honda Civic in victory lane.  Frazier would finish ahead of Robert Frohnapfel, Ethan Drain, Sambo Cokeley and Scott Critchfield.

In the MWRA Mini Wedge racing it was Gage Stalder besting Trent Baker and Ethan McCune in the Junior Division with Philip Bubeck taking the Advance Class over #55 and Lucas Zombotti.

Priding itself on fast affordable family fun the Tyler County Speedway will present a $5 Super Summer Saver Special this Saturday Night, June 18th as all fans that were at ‘Pack the Track’ Night just bring your armband back and enjoy another night of racing for just $5.  The best deal in racing featuring back to back weeks of rock bottom ‘Bullring’ bargains.  Also on the card will be the 6th Annual Pat Herrick Memorial for Modlites paying $500 to win plus regular racing in all divisions.  For more information visit us online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com

Saturday Night, June 11th Tyler County Speedway Results

5/29 Makeup 4 Cylinder Feature:  Jason Frazier, Donnie Wamsley, Scott Critchfield, Kevin Criswell, Ivan Wamsley, Sambo Cokeley, Randall Flanigan, Steve Frazier, Ethan Drain, Robert Frohnapfel

5/29 Makeup EDGE Hotmod Feature:  Roland Bell, Brian Shaffer, Mick Baker, Travis Thomas, Lou Ennis, CJ Dotson, Darren Glover, Wylie Ford, Martin Lamm, Rocky Mayle, Tim Pennell, Jeff Gorrell, Larry Higgins, Matt Yost, Casey Ash, Cody Todd, Daniel Muldrew, Kenny Isner, Jay Smarr

Gear 2 Graphics EDGE Hotmod Tammy Clegg Tribute Race presented by Poskes Performance Parts:  Travis Thomas, Mick Baker, Wylie Ford, Brian Shaffer, Brian Clegg, CJ Dotson, Roland Bell, Levi Nolan, James Magyar, Doug Carson, Jamie Thomas, Tim Pennell, Mackenzie Dotson, Scott Moore, Martin Lamm, Lou Ennis, Rocky Mayle, Tiffany Jackson, Matt Yost, Daniel Muldrew, Jeff Gorrell, Darren Glover, DNS:  Cody Todd, Jay Smarr, Lindsey Smarr, Stevi Magyar, Steve Magyar, Larry Higgins, Kenny Isner, Mike Mason, Josh Gump, Chad A. Smith, Brian Clegg, Casey Ash

J&R Excavating Super Late Model Feature presented by Midcap Land & Timber:  Derek Doll, Kyle Thomas, Michael Lake, Sonny Conley, Steve Weigle, Travis Brown, Brian Baumberger, Greg Baumberger, Mike Taylor, James Watson, Mike Basich, Danny Ruza, Levi Flesher

JJK Mineral FASTRAK Late Model Feature:  Ryan Montgomery, Daniel Hill, Derek Rogers, Aaron Barley, Troy Frazier, Danny Thomas, Ryan Payne, Rick Strickler, Todd Chicklo, Brandon Weigle, Tyler Stutler, Joel Prosser, Trey Watson, Luke Stevens, Jamie America, Curtis Watson, Billy Brown, DNS: Andy Brown

Two Brothers Motorsports AMRA Modified Feature:  KC Burdette, Nick Corbitt, Chris Basich, Tyler Evans, Bird Wilson, Mike McPherson, Shawn Jett, Donnie Nething, Deana Groves, Chad Smith, Robbie Evans, Tony Tatgenhorst, Del Cunningham, Mark Deitch, Derek Deusenberry, Gerald Deitch, Josh Spaur, Todd Higgins   DNS:  Doug Crall, Tom Sigler, Darren Smith, Ron Deitch, Tommy Powell

Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Modlite Feature presented by Cedar Run Farms:  Ryan Saffell, Josh Baldwin, Daniel Eddy, Sam Richards, Brandon Fluharty, Mitch Ward, Gabe Phillips, Ryan Jones, Nick Keller, Dylan Keplinger, John Cogar, Terry Williams, Alex Robinson, Troy Collins, Joe McFee, DNS:  Scott Sole

4 Cylinder Feature:  Jason Frazier, Robert Frohnapfel, Ethan Drain, Sambo Cokeley, Scott Critchfield, Cliff Anderson, Steve Frazier, Kevin Criswell, Lewis Anderson, Jeremy Mercer, Donnie Wamsley, DNS: Randall Flanigan, Collin Holmes