NASCAR Driver Cale Gale Captures First At Dillon Motor Speedway

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Dillon, S.C., June 6, 2012: ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway hosted five divisions for the Carolina Batteries 200 on June 2.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Cale Gale led all 50 laps in the Rolling Thunder Modified feature to capture his first victory at the speedway. The day prior to the race, he finished fifth at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The battle for second was heated all night long. Trevor Edwards just did edge Bobby Sheffield for the runner-up position. Kevin Terry finished fourth, and Chris Brown finished fifth.

The tension could have been cut with a knife during the Super Truck feature. The series has sparked multiple rivalries this year that are playing a huge role in the point’s championship. On lap 31, a huge crash took place in the exit of turn four. Chuck Blome lost his truck coming out of the corner and Jake Vancannon blindsided the sitting truck of Blome. Both drivers walked away. The crash was the only one out of all divisions that took to the speedway.

In the end, Anthony Adams dominated the event to pick up his second victory in a row. Newcomer Brad Cox finished second, but not without a few tire marks from hard charger and third place finisher Jimmy Herrington. Archie Adams Jr. finished fourth, and Terry Moore put up an impressive fifth place finish for his debut of the season at Dillon Motor Speedway.

The friendly rivalry between Ricky Lockalir Sr. and Tommy Poole took a whole new twist this past weekend. During practice Poole blew a motor, and Locklair Sr. helped him take the old engine out and install the new one. During the race, the two drivers went head-to-head for an incredible fight to the finish. Both driver were leaning on each other and using the bumper from time-to-time. Once the checkered flag flew Ricky Locklair Sr. was announced the winner with Tommy Poole finishing second. Art Chambers rounded out the top-three. Jimmy Odom finished fourth, and Super Dave rounded out the top-five.

The Charger feature kept everyone on their feet this past weekend as the rivalry between Brian Owens and Mike Watts intensified. The two drivers did a little more than just moving each other out of the groove. After getting caught in lapped traffic, Brain Owens stole the lead away from Mike Watts for the victory. Watts had to settle for second place. Kevin Ellis finished third, Larry Moore fourth, and Troy Norton finished fifth.

Sam Pacitti dominated practice, qualifying and the race in the UCAR division. It was his first time in Victory Lane at the speedway. Andy Norton finished second, and Josh Dean rounded out the top-three. James Smith finished fourth.

On June 9, ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway will host the Dillon Chamber of Commerce 200. There is a $300 bounty of Four Cylinder driver Kevin Jackson. He has won at Dillon Motor Speedway, Myrtle Beach Speedway as well as Florence Motor Speedway in only three weeks. Other divisions that will take to the track include the Late Models, Chargers, and Street Stocks.

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Chris Neal

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