West Virginia Dirt Trackin' Swenskie wins Street Stock Special


Well fellow dirt eaters we got two of three days in before the rains came this week. At Elkins on Friday, James Swenskie set fast time in the Street Stocks at 17.519 seconds.  Swenskie would fend off Josh Rovello early. Then would have to hold off Jamie Keene for the win. Jason Ammons was third, Todd Simmons fourth and Nathan Cowger was fifth.

New comer Colton Burdette tripped the clock the quickest in the Super Late Models with a time of 14.773 seconds.  Burdette and Travis Brown scored prelim honors. At the drop of the green flag Paul Wilmoth Jr. grabbed the point and would not let it go. Burdette chased ‘the Gambler’ circuit after circuit, but could not make a serious bid. Burdette had to settle for second, Billy Holbert, Cody Hardesty and Shane Hitt rounded out the top five.

In the FASTRAK Late Models Garrett Paugh took the front spot at the outset, but Logan Roberson, Brent Trimble, and Kyle Thomas were hot on his tail. On the restart of lap 13, Roberson drove hard into turns three and four, and used a slide job on Paugh and snared the lead. Roberson, was able to hold on for the trip to victory lane. Troy Frazier snuck by Trimble for second, Thomas was fourth and Donnie Dotson completed the top five.

Third generation driver Daniel Hill shot to the lead at the start of the Modified finale with Mike Murphy on his decklid.  Under a yellow on lap 12, something caught the flagmans attention. Hill’s left rear wheel was loose. Hill wanted to continue. When the checkers fell Hill won, Murphy was second, Jamie McCloud, Anthony Arbogast and Tommy Powell were third through fifth. While pulling onto scales, the wheel fell off.

Steven Dotson would lead flag to flag in the Hot Mod finale. Tom Sigler, Dusty Harper, Travis Thomas and Dylan Henkins followed Dotson across the stripe.

Brad Currence made it two for two in the Mini Mod Junior class. Currence bested Kolby Sullivan, Declan Carpenter, Cole Tasker and Kristopher Wyatt. Also notching his second consecutive victory Noah Whited outran Gunner Binns, Blake Runyon, Jakob Barrett, Alexis Cooper and Brett Howell.

Saturday night at Mitchell Kerns Speedway was the 3rd annual ‘Legends Night’ When the checkers fell Rick Burrows had held off Tim Hitt for the win. Norm Weaver, Butch McGill and Charlie Maloney filled out the top five. In other results, Mini Wedge 6-9 years old; Reed Bartlett, Maggie Posey, Jake Casto. Mini Wedge 10-15 years old; Ryan Hare, George Casto III, Donnie Dotson III. Junior Rookie; Layton Wagman, Josalyn Ammons. Junior Pro; Hayden Jacobs (2), Chandi Currence, Josalyn Hibbard. Champ; Gary Johnson. Clone; Bruce Satterfield (2), Landon Swiger, Larry Horner.

Results from Mountain Motor Speedway,  Kids; Emily Smith. Mod; Cindi Alkire (2). Predator; Austin Riley (2).

Sunday Tyler County lost number six to the weather. Hopefully a rescheduled date for RUSH Sprints, “Pat Herrick Memorial” for Mod Lites and Race #1 of the Steel Block Late Models Summer Series. Will be soon.

This week at Elkins Raceway Friday Nite Thunder with racing in all classes.

MK Speedway will be off until June 9. Mt State will have a regular show Saturday. Tyler County started last night, and will run tonight and Saturday as it’s “Mega 100” weekend.

It’s “Mega 100” weekend at Tyler County, as it is maybe the biggest paying open wheeled Modified race on the east coast.

Weather permitting of course! Last night at Tyler County the “Mega” weekend started with 2nd annual “ Sunoco Shootout” as each sanctioning body will submit entries for $1,500 to win. David Stremme won last year. Also the 2nd annual “Contenders Race”  for drivers that have never won a Modified, FASTRAK or Super Late Model feature. Chad Roush was the victor last year. Plus the EDGE Hot Mods for $500 to win. Top 4 advance to “Battle Royale” Saturday.

Tonight the ’Renegades of Dirt Modified Series’ will sanction twin $1,500 to win features. The ’ULMS’ Super Late Models $3,000 to win. B Mods /Hot Mods $500 to win Top 4 advance to “Battle Royale“ Saturday. Super 6 Mini Late Models $1,000 to win. Plus Mod Lite rescheduled “9th annual “Pat Herrick Memorial” under the OPW Mod Lite Club sanction. Now the Mod Lites will not run on Saturday.

Saturday the ‘RoD’ “Mega 100” for Modifieds. $15K awaits the winner.  With the ‘ULMS’ Super late Models battling for $5,000 to win. The B Mod / Hot Mods positions 9-22 decided through time trials and heats for“Battle Royale” worth $5K. . There will also be a 18 car non qualifier race for $500 to win. . The FASTRAK Late Models race for $1,000 to win. The Super 6 Mini Lates vie for $1,000.  And the Bullring Bombers winner gets $200.

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Until it’s time again to smell alcohol and eat dirt, have a good one!

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