Dave Gorrell Wins 1st Feature
at Tyler County Speedway
In the Bill Forbes Chevrolet Semi-Late Division, heat winners Donnie Dotson and John Tallman led the field to the drop of the green flag. Tallman took the early lead with the caution flag falling on lap two. Tallman took the lead again on the restart and led until lap five when Donnie Dotson moved into first place. Dotson led the remaining 10 laps to pick up his first win of the season. Following Dotson across the AAA Homes Finish Line was Tallman in second, Billy Brown in third, Joe Loudin in fourth and Bucky Rine rounded out the top with a fifth place finish.
In the Freedom GMC AMRA Modifieds Feature Event Cody Barrack, Paul Wilmoth Jr and Louie Krushansky won their heat races. Butch Malone, Mark Dickson and Ronnie Schmitt transferred into the feature event from the consy. Barrack and Wilmoth led the field to the start of the feature event. Wilmoth led the first eight laps then Louie Krushansky made the pass for the lead. Krushansky went on to lead the remainder of the race and make his first return to McDonald’s Victory Lane in the 2005 season. Paul Wilmoth Jr followed for second with Kenny Johnson in third, Brent Trimble in fourth and Mike Wilson rounding out the top five with a fifth place finish.
In the WXCR 92.3 Street Stock division Glen Underwood and Bobby Keith won their heat races to make up the front row of their feature event. Underwood took the lead on lap one and led the entire race until two laps to go when Joel Prosser passed for the lead. Leading just the final two laps, Prosser took home the first win of the season in the Street Stock Division. Glen Underwood finished in second, Mike Martin in third, Doug Crall in fourth and Bobby Keith finished in fifth place.
Shawn Jett, Eric Francis and Roger Wright won their heat races in the Pure Stock Division. Jett and Francis led the field to the start of the feature event. Francis took the early lead and held strong for most of the event. However nearing the end of the race Jett made his move for the lead. Jett passed Francis with just two laps to go and went on for the win. Francis followed for second with Roger Wright in third, Brian Shaffer in fourth and Tim Skelton finished in fifth place.
The Dwarf Car Division sponsored by Valley Tire was the final event of the evening. Matt Herrick and Tracey Fritter won their heat races and make up the front row of their feature event. Fritter took the lead on lap one and never looked back to take home his first feature win as the Dwarf Cars made their return to the speedway.
With over 140 cars in the pits, the final feature event of the evening was still over by midnight. Next week at Tyler County Speedway will be Tax Relief Night for the fans. Fans on the general admission side will be admitted for just $6. For more information about the speedway access our website at www.tylercountyspeedway.net .
Feature - #40, #25, #99x, #20, #8L, #0, #99, #512, #72, #28jr, #0no and #222
Litman Excavation and Construction Late Models
Heat 1 - Steve Weigle, Bobby Hill, Rick Witt, Doug Eaton, Mike Eaton, Gary Knollinger, Henry Hornsby, Doug Thompson, Dave Hackathorn and Freddie Carpenter
Heat 2 - Dave Gorrell, Butch McGill, Steve Wilmoth, Doug Horton, Ed Shuman, Scott Irvin, Dan Morrison, Rod Gibson and Chad Todd
Heat 3 - Mike Benedum, MT Hall, Robbie Scott, Sonny Conley, Greg Baumberger, Sean Boggess, Charlie Maloney, Chris Garnes and Tony Mullins
Consy - Scott Irvin, Charlie Maloney, Freddie Carpenter, Henry Hornsby, Doug Thompson, Sean Boggess, Chris Garnes, Chad Todd, Tony Mullins, Rod Gibson, Gary Knollinger and Dave Hackathorn
Feature - Dave Gorrell, Scott Irvin, Mike Benedum, Steve Weigle, Butch McGill, Mike Eaton, Robbie Scott, Freddie Carpenter, Bobby Hill, Greg Baumberger, Steve Wilmoth, Ed Shuman, MT Hall, Sonny Conley, Doug Eaton, Rick Witt, Doug Horton and Charlie Maloney
Bill Forbes Chevrolet Semi-Lates
Heat 1 - Donnie Dotson, Buck Rine, Kyle Thomas, Tracey Sampson, Mike Wolfe, Joe Loudin and Dusty Hamrick
Heat 2 - John Tallman, Billy Brown, Sonny Conley, Robby Thomas, Nelson Freshour and Randy Clark
Feature - Donnie Dotson, John Tallman, Billy Brown, Joe Loudin, Buck Rine, Sonny Conley, Robby Thomas, Nelson Freshour, Dusty Hamrick, Mike Wolfe, Randy Clark, Kyle Thomas and Tracie Sampson
Freedom GMC AMRA Modifieds
Heat 1 - Cody Barrack, JC Casto, Kenny Johnson, Dale Keplinger, Mike Basich, Ronnie Schmitt, Steve Higgins, Chris Basich and Todd Higgins
Heat 2 - Paul Wilmoth Jr, Mike Meager, JR Nolan, Rodney Keefer, Robert Garnes, Mark Dickson and Butch Malone
Heat 3 - Louie Krushansky, Mike Wilson, Brent Trimble, Mark Deitch, Rob Evans, Tom Sigler and Anthony Huber
Consy - Butch Malone, Mark Dickson, Ronnie Schmitt, Tom Sigler, Anthony Huber, Steve Higgins, Chris Basich and Todd Higgins
Feature - Louie Krushansky, Paul Wilmoth Jr, Kenny Johnson, Brent Trimble, Mike Wilson, Mark Deitch, Rodney Keefer, Cody Barrack, Dale Keplinger, JR Nolan, Mark Dickson, Rob Evans, Ronnie Schmitt, Robert Garnes, JC Casto, Butch Malone, Mike Basich and Mike Meager
WXCR 92.3 Street Stocks
Heat 1 - Glen Underwood, Mike Martin, Doug Crall, Sal Nicholas and Jimmy Halstead
Heat 2 - Bobby Keith, Joel Prosser, Curtis Youst, Randy Bohan and Brad Thomas
Feature - Joel Prosser, Glen Underwood, Mike Martin, Doug Crall, Bobby Keith, Sal Nicholas, Curtis Youst, Jimmy Halstead and Randy Bohan
Heat 1 - Shawn Jett, Rim Ferguson, Roland Bell, Aub Nolan, Joe Nolan, Bill Deem, Richard Britton, John Watson and Mick Baker
Heat 2 - Eric Francis, Brian Shaffer, Mike Mason, Kevin Dotson, Billy Doll, David Kile, Danny Thomas, Gary Swiger, Kyle Jackson and Jamie Thomas
Heat 3 - Roger Wright, Eric Glover, Fly Highley, Bob Nolan, Rom Keplinger, Tom Martin, M. O’Donnell and R. Smith
Consy - Bill Deem, Danny Thomas, David Kile, John Watson, R. Smith, Kyle Jackson, Tom Martin, M. O’Donnell, Fly Highley, Jamie Thomas and Gary Swiger
Feature - Shawn Jett, Eric Francis, Roger Wright, Brian Shaffer, Tim Skelton, Eric Glover, Aub Nolan, Roland Bell, Mike Mason, Bob Nolan, Joe Nolan, Kevin Dotson, Billy Doll, Bill Deem, Danny Thomas, Tim Ferguson, David Kile and Tom Keplinger
Dwarf Cars Sponsored by Valley Tire
Heat 1 - Matt Herrick, Trent Hall, Terry Hall, Ian Harris, Mike Hickman, Tyler Hall, Joe McFee and Terry Stickel Jr
Heat 2 - Tracey Fritter, Shiloh Miller, Dave Starcher, James Ruckman, James Reed, Phil Asseff, Jerry Cannon and Chris Kincaid
Feature - Tracey Fritter, Terry Hall, Shiloh Miller, Mitch Herrick, Ian Harris, Phil Asseff, Tyler Hall, James Ruckman, Mike Hickman, Joe McFee, Jerry Cannon, Chris Kincaid, James Reed, Trent Hall, Dave Starcher and Terry Stickel Jr.
BDS Racing Promotions and Tyler County Speedway prides itself on entertaining and creating an enjoyable experience for all ages in a family atmosphere that features low general admission prices, great food, and thrilling door to door entertainment with some of the best drivers in the country doing battle each and every Saturday Night at Tyler County Speedway and 2005 will be no different as there is something for everyone this year at West Virginia’s fastest 1/4 mile dirt track.
The list of special events highlighting the 28 race schedule, will see some of America's finest racers converge at the Tyler County Speedway oval! Some of these events include the race fans favorite 11th Annual Topless 50 on Saturday, May 7th, the Eaton/Childers Memorial King of the Ring, on Sunday Night May 29th, two AMRA Road Warrior Tour Races including the 2nd Annual Dickson Classic on Sunday, July 3rd, the 18th Annual Lucas Oil NARA Dirt Car Earl Hill Memorial on Saturday, July 23rd, and the prestigious 37th Annual Hillbilly 100 on Labor Day weekend are just some of the many special events on tap in 2005. Many new events will be introduced as well, including the ARCA Series making it's first ever appearance at the Tyler County Speedway with a 100 lap Lincoln Welders Truck Series event, along with two FASTRAK Championship Series Mid East Region races featuring the crate motors, and the 1st ever Bahama Bash Fall Nationals will conclude Tyler County Speedway racing season on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 1st and 2nd.
Affordable family entertainment is Tyler County Speedway's top priority in 2005! From Tax Relief Night which will see general admission just $6.00, to the Thursday Night Thunder Summer Racing Series that showcases fast family fun highlighted by Tyler County Speedway's grassroots divisions of stock car racing and costs just $5.00, to the various Good Neighbor Nights at the speedway that will see folks from various local communities receive general admission prices for just $4.00 on these select nights. And as always the Kids will be highlighted each and every race night from bike races, banner nights, picture and autograph nights, kids olympics to even a visit from Santa Claus and a Toys for Tots drive during "Christmas in July".
Several novelty events such as the Night of Destuction Demoliton Derby, the 2nd Annual Faster Pastor race, Street Car Drags, and the 1st Coaches Challenge that will see area high school coaches battle it out not on the field but on Tyler County Speedway's high banks are just some of what's in store this year! You never know what you'll see in 2005 at the Tyler County Speedway!
Tyler County Speedway is a 1/4 mile dirt track promoted by the management
team of BDS Racing Promotions and is located 4 miles south of Middlebourne, WV,
on SR 18 at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 4:00pm, hot laps at
6:45pm and racing at 7:30. Raceday phone 304-758-2660 or contact the speedway
office at 304-758-2934 and visit our website at www.tylercountyspeedway.net.
2005 TYLER COUNTY SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
(March 26 Sat.) March Madness Test and Tune Session/ Plus Easter Egg hunt for the kids/ Free General Admission
(April 2 Sat.) Opening Night/ 31st Anniversary Season/ Plus Welcome Back Jr. Race Fans Party (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(April 9 Sat.) Family Fun Night/ Featuring Picture and Autograph Night for L.M, S.L. and Mod. (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(April 16 Sat.) Tax Relief Night/ $6.00 Gen. Admission/ Plus Rides with your Favorite Driver (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(April 23 Sat.) Lotto Night at the Races/ Team Challenge/ Good Neighbor Night for Ritchie County!Plus Gold Rush for the Kids (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(April 28 Thur.) Thursday Night Thunder Summer Racing Series Presented by Power Country 104 & Magic 99.5 (Gen. Adm. $5 & Pits $12)
Featuring the Pure Stocks, Mini Wedges, the Return of the Dwarf Cars, and the debut of the Junkyard Warriors
Plus an Open Practice for all other classes and Candy Rush for the Kids!
(April 30 Sat.) Bahama Bash Qualifiers/ Plus "Kids Night" featuring the 2nd Annual Mini Wedge National Championship
Plus Kids Box Car Races/ (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(May 7 Sat.) 11TH ANNUAL TOPLESS 50 Late Model Invitational $3000 to win/ Media Day/ Plus Mothers Day Giveaways for the Ladies (MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(May 14 Sat.) 2nd Annual Faster Pastor Race/ Plus Scavenger Hunt for the Kids (LM,SL,MOD,SS.PS.JW)
(May 21 Sat.) FASTRAK Championship Racing Series Mid East Region/ Plus Picture and Autograph Night for S.S., P.S., and Mini Wedge (LM,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(May 28 Sat.) 2nd Annual Night of Destruction Demolition Derby (Gen. Adm. $5 & Pits $12)/ Plus Pure Stocks, Junkyard Warriors and Mini Wedges
(May 29 Sun.) 2ND ANNUAL BEECHER EATON/BILL CHILDERS MEMORIAL "KING OF THE RING" Late Model Invitational $3000 to win
Bring back wristband from Sat and receive $2.00 off Gen. Adm./ (MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(June 4 Sat.) "School’s Out" Student Night/ All High School Seniors Admitted Free
Plus "Fast & the Furious" One on One Street Car Drags and Banner Night for the kids (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(June 11 Sat.) ARCA LINCOLN WELDERS TRUCK SERIES 100 Lap Feature/ Plus (MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(June 18 Sat.) "Legends" Night/ Meet and Greet with Past Racing Legends/ Plus Pure Stock Invitational/ Good Neighbor Night for Pleasants County!
Pit Tour for the Kids (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(June 23 Thur.) Thursday Night Thunder Summer Racing Series Presented by Power Country 104 & Magic 99.5
(Gen. Adm. $5 & Pits $12) Featuring the Pure Stocks, Mini Wedges, Dwarf Cars, and Junkyard Warriors and Sr. Challenge for Dads
Plus an Open Practice for all other classes and a Checkered Flag Decoration Contest for the Kids!
(June 25 Sat.) Closed Chuck Gear Memorial at Elkins
(July 3 Sun.) 2ND ANNUAL DICKSON CLASSIC AMRA ROAD WARRIOR TOUR
Plus "Country Roads 30" for Late Models $2000 to win and A GIANT FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA! (SS,PS,MW)
(July 9 Sat.) NAPA Auto Parts Fan Appreciation Night with Giveaways and Prizes/ Featuring the WXCR 92.3 Street Stock Invitational
Plus Jr. Flagmen Competition for the Kids/ Good Neighbor Night for Wetzel County! (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(July 14 Thur.) Thursday Night Thunder Summer Racing Series Presented by Power Country 104 & Magic 99.5
Featuring the Pure Stocks, Mini Wedges, Dwarf Cars, and Junkyard Warriors, Mechanics Race
Plus an Open Practice for all other classes/ Balloon and Egg Toss the Kids (Gen. Adm. $5 & Pits $12)
(July 16 Sat.) "Christmas in July"/ U.S. Marine Corp. Toys For Tots Drive / Good Neighbor Night for Doddridge County! (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW)
Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a chance to win prizes! Plus a visit from Santa Claus and Toy Scramble for the Kids
(July 23 Sat.) 18th Annual EARL HILL MEMORIAL LUCAS OIL NARA DIRTCAR SERIES $7000 TO WIN LATE MODEL INVITATIONAL/ Plus (MOD,SS,PS,MW)
(July 30 Sat.) Coaches Challenge (Area High School Coaches Race in Junkyard Warrior cars)
Plus the FASTRAK Championship Racing Series Mid East Region/ Pit Tour for the Kids (LM,MOD,SS,PS, MW,JW)
(Aug. 4 Thur.) Thursday Night Thunder Summer Racing Series Presented by Power Country 104 & Magic 99.5
Featuring the Pure Stocks, Mini Wedges, Dwarf Cars, and Junkyard Warriors Plus an Open Practice for all other classes
Plus Rides with your Favorite Driver! (Gen. Adm. $5 & Pits $12)
(Aug. 6 Sat.) Mountaineer Night/ Featuring the "Mountaineer 30" Steel Block Invitational/ Plus Crowning of the 2005 Thursday Night Thunder Summer Racing
Series Champions and "Back To School" Bike Races for the Kids (LM,MOD,SS,PS,MW,JW)
(Aug. 13 Sat.) No Racing Due to the Tyler County Fair
(Aug. 20 Sat.) Hillbilly Qualifier & Season Championship for all Divisions / Plus Kid Olympics (LM,SL,MOD,SS,PS,MW,JW)
(Aug. 27 Sat.) No Racing/ Preparation for the Hillbilly 100
(Sept. 4 Sun.) 37TH ANNUAL HILLBILLY 100, Hillbilly 50 for Steel Block Late Models, $2500 to win/ Plus (MOD,SS,PS,MW,JW)
(Sept. 5 Mon.) 37TH ANNUAL HILLBILLY 100, $25,000 to win Late Models One Day Show/ Plus (MOD,SS,PS,MW,JW)
(Oct. 1 Sat.) BAHAMA BASH FALL NATIONALS, 2 Days, Over 200 Feature Laps, Over $35,000 Purse up for grabs, Vacations to the Bahamas!
$2500 to win Steel Block Complete Show, Plus AMRA Road Warrior Tour 2 Day Show, Street Stock, Pure Stock
Mini Wedge and Junkyard Warrior Racing/ Plus Pit Party after the Races!
(Oct. 2 Sun.) BAHAMA BASH FALL NATIONALS, $3000 to win Late Model Complete Show, Plus Feature races for the AMRA Road Warrior Tour $1500 to
win, Street Stocks $1500 to win and Pure Stocks $1000 to win/ Plus Mini Wedge
and Junkyard Warrior Features!
(LM) Late Models, (SL)Semi Late, (MOD) Modifieds, (SS) Street Stock, (PS) Pure Stocks, (MW) Mini Wedges, (JW) Junkyard Warriors
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