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Hayes Goodson Earns Second Win at Dillon Motor Speedway

by June 21, 2012 3 comments

Hayes Goodson

Dillon, S.C., June 20, 2012: Dillon Motor Speedway hosted the Father’s Day 200 this past weekend on Saturday, June 16.

The Super Truck feature started off on a wild note this past weekend. On lap nine, multiple trucks got together on the frontstretch in front of the nearly packed house. Brad Cox was sent into the air on his side, eventually landing on all fours. When the smoke and debris cleared, Kevin Parsons’ truck was destroyed. Parsons was the leader at the time of the incident. Jimmy Herrington and John Brown had heavy damage as well.

When the field went back to green flag conditions, Hayes Goodson set sail and never looked back. The Darlington High School student visited Victory Lane for the second time this season. His father Hal Goodson was the runner-up finisher. Jody Measamer finished third, and Jimmy Herrington rebounded for a fourth place finish. Anthony Adams finished fifth after being caught up in a crash on lap one. Track announcer and Darlington County Sheriff’s Department captain Andy Locklair competed in his first Super Truck feature this past Saturday. Locklair was moving up through the field, but on lap 25, his battery died, ultimately sending him to the pits.

Justin Hicks led start-to-finish in the Late Model feature. Victory Lane was a very emotional scene when Hick’s dad came up to congratulate him on the special Father’s Day win. Jason Clark was right on Hick’s bumper when the checkered flag flew, but he just couldn’t make a clean pass and had to settle for second. Michael Elliott was coming for the leaders in the closing laps but fell short to finish third. Ryan Hall finished fourth, and Archie Adams Jr. rounded out the top-five.

Mike Watts held off AJ Walsh for the Charger feature win. Once in Victory Lane, Watts was absolutely speechless. Watts lost his dad earlier this season and taking the checkered flag on Father’s Day was just too much to bare. Brad Dewitt rounded out the top-three. Brian Owens finished fourth, and Troy Norton finished fifth.

Tommy Poole held off hard charger Marshall Jones in the intense Street Stock feature. Ricky Locklair was battling for the lead early, but eventually lost contact with the leaders to finish third. Art Chambers finished fourth, and Wayne Silvia captured his first top-five finish of his career at the speedway.

Michael Tucker was awarded the victory in the Four Cylinder feature after winning a protest over Kevin Jackson. The win marked Tucker’s first of the season at the speedway. Randy Freeze finished second, Emory Herring third, and Kevin Jackson fourth.

Mark Dean captured his first victory of the season this past weekend in the UCAR feature. Josh Dean finished second and Andy Norton rounded out the top-three. Kayla Dean finished fourth, and Michael Todd finished fifth.

Dillon Motor Speedway is off this weekend, but will be back in action on Saturday, June 30 for the Southeastern Limited Late Model event. The massive Late Model race will pay $3,000 to win. The speedway will also host the 6th annual Dillon County fireworks show. For years the show has been the largest fireworks display in the county.

For more information, please visit www.DillonMotorSpeedway.com or the Facebook and Twitter page. You may also call the race hotline at 843.496.4790.

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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  1. Super Truck Fan
    #1 Super Truck Fan 21 June, 2012, 12:25

    Looks like there is a true changing of the guards in the Super Trucks, 2 wins each for Hayes and Anthony. The sons have taken over from their dads.

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  2. TERRY TURNER
    #2 TERRY TURNER 21 June, 2012, 21:06

    I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING AT DILLON MOTOR SPEEDWAY NEXT SATURDAY JUNE30TH!!!!!!!

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  3. TERRY TURNER
    #3 TERRY TURNER 26 June, 2012, 22:09

    WILL SEE YALL SAT. NITE!!!!

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