Greg Peterson Becomes First Time Winner At Dillon Motor Speedway

Greg Peterson Becomes First Time Winner At Dillon Motor Speedway

by July 24, 2013 0 comments

Dillon, S.C., July 24, 2013: ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway hosted five divisions on Saturday, July 20, and the speedway also saw three drivers reach Victory Lane for the first time this season.

North Carolinian, Greg Peterson captured his first career victory at the speedway after leading the final 13 laps in the Late Model feature. There were a couple of late race cautions that involved many of the front runners, but Peterson was able to keep his nose clean after starting 10th. Ryan Hall led the majority of the laps, but he just couldn’t capitalize as he finished second. Archie Adams Jr. finished third, and Jason York came back from a late race spin to finish fourth. Kevin Parsons finished fifth.

Anthony Adams won his first race of the year in the Charger division this past weekend after leading all 40 laps. Amazingly, the feature went caution free even with extra laps and a larger purse on the line. Troy Norton and Brad Dewitt finished second and third respectively. Phil Calhoun finished fourth, and Brian Owens rounded out the top-five.

Kent Harper took the checkered flag in the Street Stock division. Wayne Locklair from Darlington was all over Harper’s bumper throughout the entire event, but in the end, Locklair had to settle for second. Ricky Locklair Jr. had a strong third place finish. Jeff Melton finished fifth, and Wayne Silvia finished fifth.

Bill Willis edged Chris Connor to capture the win in the Mini Cup Stock division. Jessica Poland from Ellerbe, N.C. finished third in the main event after capturing her first win of the season, in the Mini Cup Dash. Richard Medlin finished fourth, and Sarah Mabe rounded out the top-five.

Andy Norton took home the trophy in the Pure Stock Four division this past weekend. Bobby Tumbleston finished second, followed by Chad Branham, Lloyd Browning and Jimmy Odom.

On Saturday, July 27, ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway will host the Dillon 8u Dixie Darling 200. The Dillon 8u Dixie Darling softball team won the state championship, and now they will be collecting donations at the speedway on Saturday night in efforts to raise enough money to travel to the World Series in Louisiana.

There will also be twin 30-lap races for the Late Model division. An extra $500 will be presented to a driver if he/she is able to win both races. Other divisions competing include the Chargers, Street Stocks, Pure Stock Fours and Modifieds.

General admission is $12. Kids 11 years old and younger are free. Military and seniors receive a $2 discount off general admission. There will also be a candy drop for the kids.

For more information, please visit Follow Dillon Motor Speedway on Facebook and on Twitter, @DillonSpeedway. 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.

Follow Hunter Thomas on Twitter by following, @HunterThomas08

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