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Wilmoth outruns field for first Tyler County win

By Staff | Jul 13, 2011

Saturday was Wilson Law Offices presents Dukes of Hazzard night & Hometown Hero Wetzel & Marshall County free night. From the biggest crowd of the year, who were very generous as they contributed over $1,400 to long time race fan and crew member Bruce Pratt to help costs after receiving a double lung transplant.

In the Dodd’s Sporting Goods Late Models Steve Wilmoth and D J Cline grabbed heat victories. As Rich Wilson of Wilson Law Offices waved the green flag, S. Wilmoth shot to the point followed by Cline, Steve Weigle, Corey Conley and Mike Benedum. Paul Wilmoth Jr. started sixth and motored to fourth by lap four and third by lap eight.

The only yellow came out on lap eight when Ron Deitch rolled to a stop in turn four, When racing resumed S. Wilmoth turned up the wick and drove away from the field. As Cline, P. Wilmoth, and Butch McGill at times ran three wide for second.

By the half way mark, S. Wilmoth commanded a full straight away lead. The laps clicked off as S. Wilmoth continued to run away from the field as McGill laid claim to second with three circuits to go. When the checkers flew S. Wilmoth in the Phoenix Drilling / Braedon Drilling #S1 was the winner with McGill second. Cline, P. Wilmoth and Weigle completed the to five.

After the second attempt at green the United Rental Industrial Division FASTRAK Late Models saw Derek Doll, Shaun Jett, Daniel Hill, John Watson, and Jacob Lash quickly fill the top five slots. With only three cautions slowing action, Doll was never challenged. The Greenwood driver lead flag to flag to put the Cell Accessories / Perkins Supply sponsored machine into victory lane for the third time this season. Jett, Hill, Kris Southern (from fourteenth), and Kyle Thomas (from tenth) were the rest of the top five.

For the third time this year the Bridgeport Equipment and Tool Modifieds had a Son / Father finish. After leading the first three circuits, Mark Dickson was passed by son Travis in the A M Commodities / Fannin Farms #16, enroute to his class leading fourth win. Mike Wilson pressured M. Dickson but had to settle for third. In his first outing, Donnie Nething finished fourth. And in his first visit, Josh Pyers finished fifth.

Devin Verardi driving his Wheeling Tire / Lisa’s Hair Um sponsored car drove wire to wire out front to capture his second Sigler Fabrication Hot Mod feature. Kurt Burge, Lou Ennis, Mike Conkle, Anastasia Jones were second through fifth.

In one of his rare appearances, Tracy Fritter driving the Superior sponsored #29S snagged the point at the outset and held off heavy pressure from Brandon Fluharty to claim his first Herrington Ford / Pre Owned Auto Mod Lite finale. Beau Newlon crossed in third. Josh Baldwin and Mitch Ward were fourth and fifth.

Donnie Wamsley won the Wells Inn / Champion Sport Cards & Trophies Eco Flyer 4 Cylinders for the fourth time. The East Gate Used Cars / Barbie’s Day Care sponsored car bested Billy Bunnell, Bill Doll, Josh Fulks and Justin Freeland.

As usual the Outlaw Graphics & Automotive Services Mini Wedges set the tone for the night with a whale of a show up front. Kaitlyn Frazier picked up her first winning trophy (sponsored by Gary and Penny Midcap) ahead of Trey Watson, Hunter Partridge, Shayla Griffey,

This week at the Bullring the Hometown Heros program continues for residents of Ritchie & Pleasants Free Night. Plus Convoy of Hope fundraiser for Joplin Missouri tornado relief. For details and vouchers go to www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.

Also Black Diamond tickets are now available along with reserved seats.

For complete information go to the website.

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Late Models; Steve Wilmoth, Butch McGill, D J Cline, Paul Wilmoth Jr., Steve Weigle, Mike Benedum, Greg Baumberger, Corey Conley, Dannie Ruza, Dusty Hamrick, Billy Brown, Ricky Conley, Jim Cochran, Jeremy Misel, Ron Deitch, Brian Probst. DNS; Rick Armstrong, Bob Moskey. Heats; S. Wilmoth, Cline.

FASTRAK; Derek Doll, Shaun Jett, Daniel Hill, Kris Southern, Kyle Thomas, John Watson, Danny Thomas, Michael Griffin, Derek Rogers, Sonny Conley, Jeff Lilly, Tony Tatgenhorst, Denny Klug, Jeff Fornash, Bill Shaffer, Jacob Lash, Joel Prosser, Greg Hicks. DNS; Eric Foster, C J Johnson, Lee Roy Ferguson, Lester Huffman, Eddie Starkey, Melvin Ferguson, Lincoln Campbell. Heats; Doll, Watson, Jett. Consey; Tatgenhorst.

Modifieds; Travis Dickson, Mark Dickson, Mike Wilson, Donnie Nething, Josh Pyers, Gerald Deitch, Brian Rush, Steve Higgins, P J Durrah, Randy Clark. DNS; Justin Sinnett, Denny Klug. Heats; M. Dickson, T. Dickson.

Hot Mods; Devin Verardi, Kurt Burge, Lou Ennis, Mike Conkle, Anastasia Jones, Mike Lauer, Travis Thomas, Corey Haught, Bill Sigmon, Kenny Isner, Lindsey Smarr, Levi Flesher, Codi Eaton. DNS; Roland Bell. Heats; Verardi, Ennis.

Mod Lites; Tracy Fritter, Brandon Fluharty, Beau Newlon, Josh Baldwin, Mitch Ward, Mitch Herrick, Kasey Campbell, Joe Thomas, Troy Collins, Zack Watson, Daniel Eddy, Mike Herrington, Jim Ruckman. Heats; Newlon, Fritter.

4 Cylinders; Donnie Wamsley, Billy Bunnell, Bill Doll, Josh Fulks, Justin Freeland, Jay Siglinger, Bryan Underwood, Ronnie Wright, David Bunnell, Zack Jones.

Special Thanks to Wilson Law Offices and Rich and Family.