Hal Goodson Overcomes Adversity To Win At Dillon Motor Speedway

Hal Goodson Overcomes Adversity To Win At Dillon Motor Speedway

by August 14, 2013 0 comments

Dillon, S.C., August 14, 2013: ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway hosted the Super Trucks, Late Models, Chargers, Street Stocks, Mini Cups and Allison Legacy Series on Saturday, August 10.

The Super Trucks were back in action this weekend after rain kept them from competing a few weeks ago. Just as the green flag flew to start the 50-lap feature, something went amiss with pole-sitter, Brad Cox’s transmission that stacked the field up and collected numerous drivers. Among those involved was feature winner Hal Goodson who raced all the way from the back to pick up a win with almost the entire left quarter panel missing. The climatic point of the event came with only three laps to go when race leader, Jimmy Herrington spun in turn four due to his left rear tire coming completely off.

Archie Adams Jr. raced hard all night, but he came up a little short to finish second. Ham Morrison from around the Charleston, S.C. area captured his best finish of the season when he crossed the finish line in third. Neal Grant also had an outstanding finish after bringing the truck home in the fourth position. Jimmy Herrington finished fifth.

Greg Peterson from Concord, N.C. is a new season regular in the Late Model division at the speedway, and so far this year, he has been absolutely impressive; this past Saturday night wasn’t any different. Peterson led all 50-laps en route to yet another victory at the speedway. Justin Hicks was the runner-up and Jason Clark had a strong third place finish. Ryan Hall finished fourth and Tim Allensworth rounded out the top-five. The feature went caution free.

Brian Owens took the checkered flag in the Charger feature this past Saturday night. Troy Norton finished second, followed by Anthony Adams, Scott Long and Trey Cutler. The feature also went caution free.

The Street Stock division has been by far the most competitive this season at the speedway. Each week, the field is packed with strong, hardnosed competitors that will do nearly anything to win, and this past weekend wasn’t any different.

On lap 19, second place runner, Wayne Locklair suffered a flat tire that forced him to make an unscheduled pit stop. On the restart, there was a four car crash that involved Jeff Melton, Robert Filipiak Justin Altman and Copper Faison. Once back to green, Jeff Melton was able to rally back to take the checkered flag with Kent Harper right on his back bumper. Ricky Locklair finished third, followed by Ricky Locklair Jr. and Brian Thomas.

Reigning Carolina Eastern Mini Cup Association champion, Bill Willis won the Mini Cup feature this past Saturday night. John Sofield who also won the Mini Cup dash race finished second in the main event. Karen Melton had a great third place finish. Lee Sellers finished fourth and Hayes Goodson rounded out the top-five in his debut Mini Cup race.

Tyler Hill visited Victory Lane for the first time in a couple of years at the speedway in the Allison Legacy Series this past weekend. Michael Cooper finished second, Justin LaDuke third, Devin O’ Connell fourth and Justin Allison fifth.

ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway is off this upcoming Saturday night but will be back in action on August 24 for the Positive Automotive 300. During that weekend, the Pro All Star Series Pro division along with the Modifieds and Legends invade Dillon County. Local divisions will include Late Models, Chargers, Street Stocks, Pure Stock Fours and Mini Cups.

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