A busy night at the 'bullring' seen the stars and cars of the FASTRAK Northeast Tour highlight the evenings action at the Tyler County Speedway along with the annual Tammy Clegg Memorial for Hotmods and the first ever appearance of the late models. After some early season growing pains with the new clay surface that was put down, a traditional, wide, multi-groove, table top smooth 'bullring' surface awaited racers and fans which made for a fantastic night of edge of your seat entertainment at the Tyler County Speedway.
The Hometown Racing Association welcomed the FASTRAK Late Model Northeast Tour back to the Tyler County Speedway for round two of the 2013 season. Twenty six of the best crate late model racers in the nation lined up and when the checkered flag flew it was perennial winner Mike Pegher of Wexford, Pa., piloting the Geisler/ #1Cochran Automotive sponsored machine picking up the impressive win over a stout field of Peoples Bank FASTRAK late models. A caution filled event would see Pegher hold off the pesky duo of Kyle Thomas and Max Blair, rounding out the top five were Dan Angelichio and Joe Martin.
The annual Tammy Clegg Tribute for the Hotmod division would see Hannibal, Ohio's Kenny "Radar" Isner aboard Mike Martin's/ Mike's Auto Body/ Norris Tire/ Buddy Light Accounting/ B&S Graphics #7 Lightning chassis sweep the night by picking up the prestigious Clegg Memorial but also taking the fan favorite "King of the Kounty" title.
Early race leader Chad Smith set the initial pace but mechanical issues sidelined the snake bitten driver for the event and once Isner took command he would go on to grab the popular win ahead of Brad Dickson, CJ Dotson, Lou Ennis, and Codi Eaton. Fans were also treated to the first "King of the Kounty" event of the season where the top eight qualifiers in the Hotmod division would go bracket style racing until just one was left and in the championship round it was Isner knocking off Chad Smith to pick up the first "King of the Kounty" title.
In the Chris Metz State Farm Insurance ModLite main event it was Beallsville, Ohio's Josh Baldwin aboard the 34n picking up his third win of the season. Baldwin would hold off a hard charging Ron Parrish as the veteran racer made it interesting on the final circuit but had to settle for a season best second place finish at the line. Rounding out the top five were Braiden Dillinger, Steve Weekley and Ryan Baker.
In the first appearance of the late models at the Tyler County Speedway it was Kelvin Kohan beating out Jeff Fornash and Colten Flinner across the stripe.
Next Saturday, June 22nd the 'bullring' will sit idle in honor of the town of Middlebourne's 200th Birthday Celebration and the events being held at the Fairgrounds including the Landau Eugene Murphy concert and Fireworks.
Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model NE Tour: Mike Pegher, Kyle Thomas, Max Blair, Dan Angelichio, Joe Martin, Dusty Hamrick, Chris Carpenter, Donnie Dotson, Mike Griffin, Boz Daughtery, Chad Green, Dave Airgood, CJ Johnson, Joel Prosser, Eddie Starkey, Troy Frazier, Danny Thomas, Jim Cochran, Eric Foster, Derek Rogers, Bill Shaffer, Brian Baumberger, Travis Brown, Andy Brown, Todd Chicklo, and Daniel Hill.
Hotmod Tammy Clegg Tribute: Kenny Isner, Brad Dickson, CJ Dotson, Lou Ennis, Codi Eaton, Cody Brightwell, Tom Sigler, Stevi Magyar, Jennifer Chicklo, Lindsey Smarr, Mike Conkle, Chris Ice, Tiffany Jackson, Brian Clegg, Levi Flesher, Travis Thomas, Chris Thomas, Chad Smith, David Kile, Brandon Weigle, Josh Sigler
Chris Metz State Farm Insurance Mod Lites: Josh Baldwin, Ron Parrish, Braiden Dillenger, Steve Weekley, Ryan Baker, Ryan Saffell, Troy Collins, Trey Watson, Chris Frank, Terry Williams, Jim Ruckman, Mitch Ward and Brandon Fluharty
Late Models: Kelvin Kohan, Jeff Fornash, Colten Flinner, Jim Thompson, Carl Kohan, Mike Wilkinson, and Jim Thompson Jr.