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Jacob Hawkins Punches First Ticket to 53rd Annual Hillbilly 100 at Tyler County Speedway

By Staff | Sep 8, 2021

The Tyler County Speedway was once again the place to be this Saturday Night as not only did the ‘Bullring’ crown its 2021 track champions but pivotal Hillbilly 100 provisional spots were sorted out in all divisions. Earning a starting spot in the ‘Granddaddy’ of dirt late model major events, the Hillbilly 100 was Jacob Hawkins with KC Burdette, Kyle Thomas, Lance Weppler, Josh Sigler, Timothy Harlan Jr., Leah Brightwell and Wyatt Demoss also earning a spot in other Hillbilly weekend events.

In the main event of the night it was Fairmont, WV’s Jacob Hawkins blitzing the field in the J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land and Timber to secure a guaranteed starting spot in the 53rd Annual Hillbilly 100. Hawkins appears poised to be a serious threat to turn back the challenge of the stars of the Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series and defend the hometurf this Labor Day weekend. The talented Hawkins has been extremely fast all season, setting a new track record back in April and also notching the Earl Hill Memorial in 2021 at the ‘Bullring’. Following Hawkins across the line was Corey Conley, Travis Brown, Brian Baumberger and Shawn Jett. Congratulations to your 2021 Tyler County Speedway Super Late Model track champion Shawn Jett.

Another stout field of Jenkins Auto Parts UMP Modifieds would hit the highbanks with Parkersburg, WV’s KC Burdette parking the KC44 machine in the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane. With the win, Burdette would earn a provisional spot in the White Lightnin’ 35 and would head to the pay window over Cody Brightwell, Anthony Arbogast, Sonny Conley and Chad Smith. Congratulation to your 2021 UMP Modifed track champion Cody Brightwell.

In the Appalachian Mineral Title Company FASTRAK Late Model division it was Pennsboro, WV’s Kyle Thomas parking the Hyre owned H20 machine in victory lane to lock up a provisional in the Hillbilly weekend ‘Brown Jug 30′. Following Thomas to the stripe was Hayden Jacobs, Sparky Davidson, Donnie Dotson and AJ Spagnuola. Congrats to the 2021 FASTRAK Late Model track champion Donnie Dotson.

In the race of the night, Josh Sigler would park his Sigler Fabrication machine in the WVU-P Victory Lane in the EDGE Hotmod division. Sigler would earn his first win of the season and become the divisions 8th different feature winner in the regions most economical support division. It would not be easy for Sigler as the likeable racer would have to hold off last week’s Workin’ Man World Championship winner Daniel Muldrew to secure the win as the duo exchanged exciting sliders in the races waning laps. Sigler would take the checkers over Muldrew, Steve Magyar, Tom Sigler and Santino Loretta. Congrats to 2021 Hotmod track champion Jeff Gorrell.

Marietta, Ohio’s Lance Weppler continued his stranglehold on the West Virginia University of Parkersburg Victory Lane at the ‘Bullring’ by picking up his 7th victory of the season in the Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmod division. Weppler would be followed to the pay window by Brandon McGrady, Wylie Ford, Mitch Ward and Robin Ours. Congrats to Steven Dotson for claiming the 2021 Sportmod track championship.

Timothy Harlan Jr. would park it in the Bullring Bomber victory circle over Jake Tidd, Mike Todd, Bill Doll and newcomer Mason Wolfe. Congrats to the 2021 Bullring Bomber track champion Jake Tidd.

Kicking off the evenings action was the little league of racing and it was once again Leah Brightwell nabbing her 9th win of the season ahead of Cruz Thomas and Bryson Roberts in the Phillips Drug MWRA Junior division. Congrats to Cruz Thomas for picking up his first MWRA track championship. In the Senior MWRA division it was Wyatt Demoss going back to back followed by Carson Thomas and Peyton Baker. Congrats to Carson Thomas for securing the Phillips Drug Senior MWRA track championship.

No racing next Saturday Night, Aug. 28th as America’s Baddest Bullring prepares for the biggest motorsports event in the state of West Virginia, the 53rd Annual Hillbilly 100, Sept. 3-5th. Don’t miss three days of side by side racing featuring the regions best racers and the nations superstar late model racers do battle on the highbanks. The Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series will roll into town with $30,000 on the line in the 53rd edition of the Hillbilly 100. Advanced tickets are still available online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.

Tyler County Speedway Feature Results, Saturday Night, August 21st

J&R Excavating Super Late Model Feature presented by Midcap Land and Timber: Jacob Hawkins, Corey Conley, Travis Brown, Brian Baumberger, Shawn Jett, Shane Hitt, Steve Weigle, Clayton Tarabori, Derek Stefanek, Thomas McCarty, Tyler Stutler, DNS Freddy Carpenter, Cody Brightwell

Jenkins Auto Parts UMP Modified Feature: KC Burdette, Cody Brightwell, Anthony Arbogast, Sonny Conley, Chad Smith, Kenny Johnson, Kurt Rogers, Travis Thomas, Doug Carson, Justin Hart, JJ Bametzreider, Ryan Jones, Jeff Fornash, Randy Bauknecht, Daniel Hill, Mike McPherson, Jason Brookover, Gerald Deitch, DNS James Swenskie, Kyle Thomas, Danny Thomas

Appalachian Mineral Title Company FASTRAK Late Model Feature: Kyle Thomas, Hayden Jacobs, Sparky Davidson, Donnie Dotson, AJ Spagnuola, Logan Hitt, Ryan Hare, Brandon Weigle, Lucas McDonald, Nick Corbitt, George Casto III

Middlebourne Galaxy Food Center Sportmod Feature: Lance Weppler, Brandon McGrady, Wylie Ford, Mitch Ward, Robin Ours, Steven Dotson, Mike Sprouse, Pat Garrett, Wesley Reed, Jacob Wheeler, Charles Nixon, Cody Wright, Roland Fulmer, Brandon Davis, Sonny Leek, Kevin Criswell, Russell Murphy, DNS Ryan Robey, Jason Todd

Sigler Fabrication EDGE Hotmod Feature presented by Poske Performance Parts: Josh Sigler, Daniel Muldrew, Steve Magyar, Tom Sigler, Santino Loretta, Tyler Spencer, Logan Reed, Brian Probst, Jeff Gorrell, JJ Arnold, Dave Mackey, Allen Clark, Eddie Probst, Lou Ennis, Crash Craddock, Makenzie Dotson, Michael Thomas, Josalyn Hibbard, DNQ: James Schnegg, Mike Harter, Michael Lanham, BJ Dennis, Casey Richards, DNS: Mickey Thorpe, Kevin Dotson

Bullring Bomber Feature: Timothy Harlan Jr., Jake Tidd, Mike Todd, Bill Doll, Mason Wolfe, Tim Spencer, Dalton Goode, Adam Miller, Mitch Eddy, Jason Frazier, DNS Timothy Harlan Sr., Haley Muncy

Phillips Drug MWRA Junior Feature: Leah Brightwell, Cruz Thomas, Bryson Roberts, Kyndi Glover, Josh Baldwin, TJ Rager, Coen Thomas, Erickson Smith

Phillips Drug MWRA Senior Feature: Wyatt Demoss, Carson Thomas, Peyton Baker, Natalie Hibbard, Ethan McCune, Jake Casto