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‘The Gambler,’ Paul Wilmoth Jr., Double Downs In Eaton/Childers King Of The Ring at Tyler County Speedway

July 17, 2013
Wetzel Chronicle

With mother nature finally cooperating, race fans were treated to a jam-packed night of racing action at the 'Bullring'. A full pit area would enjoy Retro Race night that featured helmet dashes and heat race pay in all classes along with the running of traditional Tyler County Speedway Eaton/Childers King of the Ring for Super Late Models and the STARS Modlites visiting for the Pat Herrick Memorial.

With a new format for the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring that would see twin 25 lap J&R Excavating Super Late Model presented by Midcap Land and Timber features with the second feature inverting all lead lap cars leaving many to wonder what would happen.

It was Clarksburg's Paul Wilmoth starring as the veteran racer would hold off a hard charging Mike Benedum and Scott Irvin to claim the first feature. But it was the second feature that Wilmoth would put the fans on their feet.

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With an 11th starting position all eyes were on Wilmoth. But, early in the race, a four-car battle at the front saw early leader Chuck Harper battle with Shane McCloughlin, Butch McGill and Corey Conley.

Meanwhile, Dusty Hamrick, aboard the familiar X machine, started picking off cars on the bottom and would charge from his seventh starting spot to assume the lead and was poised for his biggest career win at the 'Bullring.' All the while, Wilmoth started his charge with his patented Tyler County Speedway high line. Wilmoth would eventually reel in Hamrick, as the lead duo would race side by side until lap 23 when, Wilmoth would finally grab the lead and go victory. Rounding out the top five were Wilmoth, Hamrick, Corey Conley, Scott Irvin and Mike Benedum. The win for Wilmoth would be his third victory in the Eaton/Childers King of the Ring.

The Pat Herrick Memorial would see 30 of the best Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Modlite racers converge at the 'bullring.' And, when the dust settled, it was top runner Alan Knepper of Somerset, Pa., picking up the win aboard the EVO Race Car. Grandson of the great Pat Herrick, Brandon Fluharty would thrill the locals with a fine second place run followed by Tracy Fritter, Jeff Teeters and Braeden Dillinger. It was point leader Josh Baldwin picking up the win in the 'King of the Kounty'.

It was the 'G' Man, Gerald Deitch of Clarington, who picked up the win in the Two Brothers Motorsports Modified main event. Deitch would put on a dominating performance aboard the Pierce Chassis 43d machine and ended a long dry spell at the 'bullring'. Rounding out the top five were DJ Cline, Tommy Powell, Kevin Dotson and Michael Stevens.

2013 Point Leader Kyle Thomas from Pennsboro would garner another victory in the Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model division. Thomas would shoot to the lead and cruise to victory ahead of Joel Prosser, Brandon McGrady, Kris Southern and Michael Griffin.

A full field of Hotmods would hit the high banks and it was once again it was Cheshire, Ohio's, Mike Conkle claiming the win over Chad Smith, Glenn Underwood, Lou Ennis and Travis Thomas. In the fan favorite 'Crack the Whip' race it was tenth-starting Lou Ennis charging to take the victory in impressive fashion.

Kicking off the evening, it was once again the 'little ice man,' Jacob Ice, picking up another victory. Trailing Ice across the stripe were Georgie Tennant, Phillip Bubeck, Kylie Cross and Kaitlyn Frazier.

Coming up this week at the Tyler County Speedway will be $5 Frenzy, as race fans will be treated to the bargain of the season. Enjoy a night at the 'bullring' for just $5, so bring a friend, bring a neighbor or bring a friends neighbor.

A full five-division card will await in the J&R Excavating Super Late Models, Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models, Two Brothers Motorsports Modifieds, Hotmods, Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Mod Lites, and Wells Inn MWRA Mini Wedges.

The Hotmod Bully Dog 500 featuring Driver Intros, Pit Stop, Tire Change, NASCAR style plus FASTRAK King of the Kounty Night, Modlite Appreciation Night (free pit pass) and Kid Rides with your favorite driver at intermission all for Just $5!

Results

J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber: 18 Late Models signed in Qualifying: #25 Mike Benedum 12.658 Dash: Donnie Dotson ($50), Paul Wilmoth, Scott Irvin, Mike Benedum, Shane McLoughlin and Sonny Conley.

Heat #1: Derek Doll ($25), Corey Conley, Billy Brown, Butch McGill, Kyle Bates, & Jim Quaigg

Heat #2: Steve Weigle ($25), Chuck Harper, Charlie Maloney, Dusty Hamrick, Eric Francis and Brian Eaton

Eaton/Childers "King of the Ring" Twin 25 #1:

1. Paul Wilmoth, Clarksburg, WV, Barry Wright Race Car, ($1,200 Winner) 2. #25 Mike Benedum, Bistol, WV, Rocket Chassis; 3. #3 Scott Irvin, Jacksonburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 4. #87 Derek Doll, Greenwood, WV, Rocket Chassis; 5. Dusty Hamrick, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 6. #14 Corey Conley, Wellsburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 7. Butch McGill, West Union, WV, Rocket Chassis; 8. Sonny Conley, New Martinsville, WV, Rocket Chassis; 9. Chuck Harper, Beverly, WV;Rocket Chassis;10. #9 Shane McLoughlin, Zanesville, OH, Swartz Chassis; 11. Charlie Maloney, Belmont, WV, Mastersbilt Chassis; 12. Jim Quaigg, Mingo Junction, WV, Rocket Chassis; 13. # Steve Weigle, Alma, WV, Rocket Chassis; 14. #11 Kyle Bates, Cambridge, OH, Mastersbilt Chassis

15. #54 Billy Brown, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 16.Brian Eaton, Belpre, OH, Rocket Chassis; 17. #15 Donnie Dotson, West Union, WV, Rocket Chassis; 18. Eric Francis, Vienna, WV, Kryptonite Race Car.

Eaton/Childers "King of the Ring"

Twin 25 #2

1. #B1 Paul Wilmoth, Clarksburg, WV, Barry Wright Race Car ($1,200 Winner); 2. #X Dusty Hamrick, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 3. #14 Corey Conley, Wellsburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 4. #3 Scott Irvin, Jacksonburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 5. #25 Mike Benedum, Bristol, WV, Rocket Chassis; 6. #1MC Butch McGill, West Union, WV, Rocket Chassis; 7. Sonny Conley, New Martinsville, WV, Rocket Chassis; 8. #00H Chuck Harper, Beverly, WV, Rocket Chassis; 9. #87 Derek Doll, Greenwood, WV, Rocket Chassis;10. #11 Kyle Bates, Cambridge, OH, Mastersbilt Chassis; 11. #5F Eric Francis, Vienna, WV, Kryptonite Race Car; 12. #9 Shane McLoughlin, Zanesville, OH, Swartz Chassis; 13. #1G Charlie Maloney, Belmont, WV, Mastersbilt Chassis; 14. #54 Billy Brown, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 15. #E10 Brian Eaton, Belpre, OH, Rocket Chassis; 16. #75 Steve Weigle, Alma,WV, Rocket Chassis; 17. #J1M Jim Quaigg, Mingo Junction, WV, Rocket Chassis; 18. #15 Donnie Dotson, West Union, WV, Rocket Chassis.

Chris Metz State Farm Insurance

Mod Lites

30 Mod Lites signed in Qualifying: #20 Alan Knepper 14.503; King of the Kounty: Josh Baldwin ($100), #20 Alan Knepper ($50); Dash: Ron Parrish ($30), Brandon Fluharty, Alan Knepper, Braeden Dillenger, Tracy Fritter & Beau Newlon; Heat #1: Josh Baldwin ($15), Lynn Knepper, Mitch Ward, George Englert, Troy Collins, Terry Williams, Mark Cottrill & Randy Kerns

Heat #2: Ryan Baker ($15), Mark Marcucci, Glen Teeter, Matt Ward, Daniel Eddy, Trey Watson, Steve Weekly & Matt Hall

Heat #3: Jeff Teeters ($15), Jason Daroche, Tom Keplinger, Ryan Saffell, Zak Kimbrew, Jim Ruckman, Tony Cavacchia & AJ Spagnuolo; Consolation Transfers: Trey Watson, & Mark Cottrill.

Pat Herrick Memorial

1. #20 Alan Knepper, Somerset, PA, Evolution Race Car ($800 Winner); 2. #25 Brandon Fluharty, New Martinsville, WV, Raptor Chassis; 3. #59 Tracy Fritter, Zanesville, OH, Eliminator Chassis; 4. #1 Jeff Teeters, North Jackson, OH, Leader Chassis; 5. #14 Braeden Dillenger, Conellsville, PA, Lightning Chassis; 6. #34N Josh Baldwin, Beallsville, OH, Lightning Chassis; 7. #52 Beau Newlon, Elkins, WV, Eliminator Chassis; 8. #21 Lynn Knepper, Somerset, PA, Evolution Race Car

9. #5 Ron Parrish, Fairmont, WV, Eliminator Chassis; 10. Jason Daroche, Lordstown, OH, Leader Chassis; 11. #3 Troy Collins, Friendly, WV, Homemade Chassis; 12. George Englert, Greenville, PA, Eliminator Chassis; 13. #22 Matt Ward, Clarksburg, WV, Lightning Chassis; 14. Zak Kimbrew, Grafton, WV, Sidewinder Chassis; Daniel Eddy, Joseph Mills, WV, Pro Chassis; 16. #4 Mark Cottrill, Bridgeport, WV, Lightning Chassis; 17. Trey Watson, Weston, WV, Superior Chassis; 18. #18 Ryan Baker, Barnesville, OH, Pro Chassis; 19. #28 Tom Keplinger, West Union, WV, Leader Chassis; 20. Randy Kerns, Grafton, WV, Eliminator Chassis; 21. #862 Mitch Ward, Fairmont, WV, Throw n Dirt Chassis; 22. Mark Marcucci, West Middlesex, PA, Leader Chassis; and 23. #17 Ryan Saffell, Beallsville, OH, Lightning Chassis

Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Models

19 FASTRAK Late Models signed in

Qualifying: #32 Kyle Thomas 13.744 Dash: Kyle Thomas ($50), Michael Griffin, Melvin Ferguson Jr, Joel Prosser, Brandon McGrady & Kris Southern:

Heat #1: Danny Thomas ($25), Bill Shaffer, Todd Chicklo, Andy Brown, Eddie Starkey, Norm Weaver & Brett Benedum

Heat #2: Troy Frazier ($25), Brian Baumberger, Mike Thorne, Joe Bowie, Travis Brown, Tyler Stutler & Jerry Brown

Feature: 1. #32 Kyle Thomas, Pennsboro, WV, Rocket Chassis; 2. #77 Joel Prosser, New Martinsville, WV, Rocket Chassis;

3. #13 Brandon McGrady, Salem, WV, Rocket Chassis; 4. Kris Southern, Good Hope, WV, Rocket Chassis; 5. #11 Michael Griffin, Alma, WV, Rocket Chassis; 6. Danny Thomas, Middlebourne, WV, Rocket Chassis; 7. #55 Bill Shaffer, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 8. #0 Troy Frazier, Mount Clare, WV, Rocket Chassis; 9. #25 Brett Benedum, Salem, WV, Rocket Chassis

10. #4 Melvin Ferguson Jr, Proctor, WV, Rocket Chassis; 11. #6 Joe Bowie, Ellenboro, WV, Rayburn Race Car; 12. #54 Jerry Brown, Clarksburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 13. #3 Travis Brown, Jacksonburg, WV, Rocket Chassis; 14. Brian Baumberger, Jacobsburg, OH, Rocket Chassis; 15. #14T Tyler Stutler, Lost Creek, WV, Rocket Chassis; 16. #58 Eddie Starkey, Salem, WV, Rocket Chassis; 17. #5news Norm Weaver, Clarksburg, WV, Barry Wright Race Car; 18. #47 Mike Thorne, Phillipi, WV, Rocket Chassis; 19. #44 Todd Chicklo, Fleming, OH, Mastersbilt Chassis

2 Brothers Motorsports

EDGE Modifieds

11 EDGE Modifieds signed in Qualifying: #43 Gerald Deitch 14.379 Dash: Tommy Powell ($50), DJ Cline, Gerald Deitch, Kurt Burge, Kevin Dotson & Cody Henthorn:

Heat #1: Michael Stevens ($25), James Watson, Kenny Harris & Mike McElwain

Feature: 1. #43 Gerald Deitch, Clarington, OH, Bob Pierce Race Car; 2. #4DJ DJ Cline, St. Clairsville, OH, Lightning Chassis; 3. #1 Tommy Powell, Belpre, OH, Lightning Chassis; 4. #21 Kevin Dotson, New Comerstown, OH, BMS Modified; 5. #69 Michael Stevens, Middlebourne, WV, Hassy Chassis; 6. #18 Cody Henthorn, Middlebourne, WV, Lightning Chassis; 7. #96 Kenny Harris, Lumberport, WV, Rocket Chassis; 8. #34 James Watson, Friendly, WV, Larry Shaw Race Car; 9. #K7 Kurt Burge, Moundsville, WV, Larry Shaw Race Car; 10. #9 Mike McElwain, Bellaire, OH, Bob Pierce Race Car; 11. #93 Scott Jones, Uhricsville, OH, GRT Chassis.

EDGE Hotmods

23 EDGE Hotmods signed in Qualifying: #x85 Lou Ennis 15.464 Crack the Whip: #x85 Lou Ennis ($100), #13's Steven Dotson ($50) & #110 Chris Thomas ($25)

Dash: Mike Conkle ($30), Lou Ennis, David Kile, Chad Smith, Kenny Isner & Travis Thomas.

Heat #1: Stevi Magyar ($15), Glen Underwood, Cody Brightwell, Josh Sigler, Allen Moore & Chris Thomas.

Heat #2: Kip Todd ($15), Steven Dotson, Codi Eaton, Curtis Watson, Levi Flesher, Brandon; Weigle, Chad Dotson, Lindsey Smarr, Jennifer Chicklo & Codi Todd.

Feature: 1. #14 Mike Conkle, Gallipolis, OH, Hassy Chassis; 2. #10's Chad Smith, Sardis, OH, Larry Shaw Race Car; 3. #21c Glen Underwood, Cambridge, OH, Bret Hamilton Chassis; 4. #x85 Lou Ennis, Wheeling, WV, Homemade Chassis; 5. #18 Travis Thomas, Alma, WV, Sigler Fabrication; 6. #13's Steven Dotson, West Union, WV, Sigler Fabrication; 7. #40 Codi Eaton, Wheeling, WV, Sigler Fabrication; 8. #51 Curtis Watson, Middlebourne, WV, Huff Chassis; 9. #30 Brad Dickson, Whipple, OH, Harris Chassis; 10. #72 Levi Flesher, Mingo Junction, WV, Huff Chassis; 11. #7 Kenny Isner, Hannibal, OH, Lightning Chassis; 12. #5 Kip Todd, Byesville, OH, Sigler Fabrication; 13. Chad Dotson, West Union, WV, Sigler Fabrication; 14. #8 Josh Sigler, Belmont, WV, Sigler Fabrication; 15. #151 Stevi Magyar, Wileyville, WV, Homemade Chassis; 16. #8 Lindsey Smarr, Linn, WV, Integra Fabrication; 17. #55 Jennifer Chicklo, Fleming, OH, Huff Chassis; 18. #25 Codi Todd, Middlebourne, WV, Homemade Chassis; 19. #75 Brandon Weigle, Middlebourne, WV, Throw n Dirt Chassis; 20. #13k David Kile, New Martinsville, WV, Homemade Chassis; 21. #40M Allen Moore, Middlebourne, WV, Homemade Chassis; 22. #110 Chris Thomas, Alma, WV, Sigler Fabrication.

MWRA Mini Wedges

21 Wedges signed in Heat #1: Jacob Ice, Kaitlyn Frazier, Hayden Jacobs, Levi Nolan, Mackenzie Perine, Phillip Bubeck, Brett Cobery, Kolbe Kimbrew, Brady Reed, Caleb Nolan and Madison Hamilton.

Heat #2: Kylie Cross, Josh Gump, Georgie Tennant, Buckwheat Wright, Jackson Jacobs, Tanner McLoughlin, Elizabeth Conley, Harli Rush, Tripp Perine and Lucas Zombotti Feature: 1. #27 Jacob Ice; 2. #88 Georgie Tennant; 3. #4 Phillip Bubeck; 4. #33 Kylie Cross; 5. #0 Kaitlyn Frazier; 6. #J4 Jackson Jacobs; 7. #59 Tanner McLoughlin; 8. #38 Levi Nolan; 9. #J7 Josh Gump; 10. #H13 Hayden Jacobs; 11. #3 Caleb Nolan; 12. #8M Mackenzie Perine; 13. #51K Kolbe Kimbrew; 14. #00c Brett Cobery; 15. #34J Lucas Zombotti; 16. #1 Elizabeth Conley; 17. #10 Harli Rush; 18. #118 Buckwheat Wright; 19. #24T Tripp Perine; 20. #13 Madison Hamilton; 21. #15 Brady Reed.

 
 

 

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