DILLON, South Carolina — ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway hosted seven feature races with an 86 car entry on Saturday night.
Racecars had to park in the parking lot, because there was no more room in the infield. There was a first time winner as well as a few drivers who have won back-to-back victories.
Justin Hick continues to dominate the Mini Cup division as he led all of the 25 laps. He captured his sixth win of the year, and fifth win in a row. There were no cautions this weekend in the Mini Cup feature. Matt Corbett had a very strong car, but came up short to finish second. Carl Britt finish third, and Brandon Bass finished fourth. Chris Connor rounded out the "top five."
Gregg Whitley held Kevin Jackson off to capture his fifth win of the season in the Four Cylinder division. Whitley led 24 of the 25 laps in the feature. Fans were holding their breath on lap 5 when Mike Stafford, Emory Herring, Russ Turner, and David Barnes went four-wide out of turn two. Kevin Jackson was the runner-up, and Russ Turner rounded out the "top three." Leon Vinson finished fourth, and Michael Grooms finished fifth.
The Street Stock feature was filled with great racing and close battles. Randy Hall and Chad Lockamy battled each other for the first half of the race. Randy Hall later dropped out of the race. That opened the door for Stacey Matthews and Hayes Goodson to battle hard for the second position. Chad Lockamy was on fire as he captured his second win in a row. Stacey Matthews finished second, and Hayes Goodson finished third. Ricky Lockliar Jr. finished fourth, and AJ Hyatt finished fifth.
The Late Model feature kept the fans on their feet. Hal Goodson led the first 22 laps until Jon Lane battled him side-by-side for multiple laps. Goodson later made an unscheduled pit stop while running in the third position on lap 34. There were only three cautions in the feature. Jon Lane held Logan Bunning off for the last three laps to capture his fourth win of the year, and second in a row. Logan Bunning finished second. Joe Heigl and RA Brown fought relentlessly to finish third and fourth respectively. Archie Adams Sr. finished fifth.
The Charger feature was extremely clean. There were no cautions and no lead changes. Bobby June led all of the 25 laps in route to his second victory of the year. June also picked up a $500 dollar bounty after beating Kent Harper. Harper finished second, and AJ Walsh finished third. William Haniey fought hard with Walsh for the third position, but he couldn't make the pass in route to a fourth place finish. Mike Watts rounded out the "top-five."
Fiberglass and debris flew everywhere in the Super Truck feature. The first four laps were nothing but carnage as 13 trucks had some kind of a role in an accident. There were a total of eight cautions throughout the feature. Hal Goodson led all of the 50 laps as he won his fifth race of the year. Goodson performed an impressive burnout as he smoked the tires down the entire front stretch. Todd Kelly finished second, and Jimmy Herrington came back from a crash and through the field to finish third. Ryan Hall finished fourth, and Gene Kepley finished fifth.
Alex Flemming led 10 laps in route to his first UCAR/Bomber win of the year. There were only three cautions in the feature. Tyler Howell was the runner-up, and Robert Arch finished third. Brandon Stokes finished fourth, and Ryan Walsh rounded out the "top five."
Make your plans to attend ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 21st for the Fan Appreciation Night. Tickets will only be $5. The Four Cylinders, Chargers, Mini Cup, Allison Legacy, and Super Trucks will be racing. The pit gates open at 3:00 p.m. Practice begins at 4:30 p.m., and qualifying at 6:25 p.m. The heat races begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone go support our sponsor Darlington Raceway as they host the Too Tough To Tame 200 on August 14th. For more information, visit www.darlingtonraceway.com. Some of the past races at ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway will be aired on WPDE News Channel 15 on Sundays at 12:00p.m.
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