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Poole and Watts Win Three in a Row at Dillon Motor Speedway

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Dillon, S.C., July 11, 2012: ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway hosted Western Sizzlin/Quincy’s Night this past Saturday, July 7. Five divisions took to the speedway that included Super Trucks, Chargers, Street Stocks, Four Cylinders and UCARs. Once again, the heat index reached well over 100 degrees.

Tommy Poole led every lap this past weekend in the Street Stock feature to capture his third win in a row. The extremely stacked field was just no match for Poole’s No. 3 car. Marshall Jones was the runner-up with Brad Dewitt finishing a close third. Ricky Locklair Sr. finished fourth, and Art Chambers rebounded from an early race spin to capture a top-five. There will be a $300 bounty on Tommy Poole on July 21.

There will also be a $300 bounty on Mike Watts in a few weekends after a dominate performance. The feature win on Saturday also marked his third win in a row as well. Brian Owens finished second, and Trey Cutler had a very strong run to finish third. Shaun Richardson from Australia finished fourth, and Neal Anderson finished fifth.

The Super Truck feature kept the fans on their feet as 14 drivers went head-to-head for an all-out 50 lap battle. Veterans Hal Goodson and Kevin Parsons led the way for the entire race. Goodson was flawless all race long as he captured the checkered flag, but it didn’t come easy as Parsons was right behind him in case there was an error made. Archie Adams Jr. finished third, and Terry Moore had a very impressive run to finish fourth. Brad Cox finished fifth. Pole sitter, Hayes Goodson was in the top-five for the first half of the race, but fell back to finish sixth after losing power steering.

Michael Tucker went to Victory Lane in the most competitive Four Cylinder feature that the speedway has seen all year long. The top-four drivers were nose-to-tail for the majority of the race which made restarts even that more crucial. Tucker capitalized on the shifts as he topped Randy Freeze who came home in second. Kevin Jackson had issues during the middle of the race but came back to finish third. David Jeffcoat is a rare site at the speedway because of his military duties, but he had a fantastic night after finishing fourth. Art Chambers rounded out the top-five

Once the green flag flew in the UCAR feature, Andy Norton never looked back to capture a very emotional win. The Deans fought hard for the second position. Kayla Dean was able to outdrive Marty Dean to finish second. Michael Todd finished fourth and Jon Taylor fifth.

On Saturday, July 14, the CARS Pro Cup Series will be in town. The extremely fast cars will fly around the speedway for 250 laps. The local Late Model drivers will have a 75 lap feature as well. Practice will start at 4 p.m. The green flag will wave at 7:30 p.m. Adult grandstand seats are $15, but there are $5 off coupons located around the Pee Dee area. Children grandstand seats are $5. 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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