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Locklair Dominates Street Stock Feature At Dillon Motor Speedway

Locklair Dominates Street Stock Feature At Dillon Motor Speedway

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Dillon, S.C., August 7, 2013: Four divisions hit the banks at ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 3 for the Dillon 8u Dixie Darling 200 that was postponed due to rain back in July.

In the first of two 30-lap Late Model twin races, Ryan Hall led the opening 16 laps, but Greg Peterson led the second half of the race, picking up his second career win at the speedway. Hall finished second, and Jerry Miracle had a very impressive top-three finish. Justin Hicks finished fourth, and Archie Adams Jr. rounded out the top-five.

The second twin race was just as thrilling as well. Jamie Weatherford from Darlington led just past the halfway point, but this time, Ryan Hall made the pass for the lead to pick up yet another win in an already dominate season. Weatherford finished second with Justin Hicks right on his back bumper in third. Archie Adams Jr. finished fourth, and Greg Peterson finished fifth.

Once again, Jason Calhoun and William Haynie put on quite a show for the fans in the Charger division. The two drivers fought each other hard all night long, but in the end, Calhoun took the checkered flag with Haynie finishing second. Brian Owens finished third, followed by Troy Norton and Anthony Adams. There were only two cautions and both were for slow cars.

Wayne Locklair from Darlington dominated the Street Stock feature en route to his first win in the division this season. The race featured a strong, 13-car field that had plenty of side-by-side racing. The top-five were literally racing hard all night and on lap 17, top runners Jeff Melton and Joey Wilkes crashed in turn four. Wilkes was forced to retire his efforts, but Melton was able to continue. In the end, Locklair crossed the finish line in first, followed by Kent Harper, Ricky Locklair Jr., Robert Filipaik and Jeff Melton to round out the top-five.

Andy Norton led all 20 laps to capture the checkered flag in the Pure Stock Four division. Josh Youmans finished second, and Larry McGuire who was competing in his first career asphalt event rounded out the top-three. Justin Altman finished fourth, and Dale Driggers finished fifth.

This weekend, the Late Models, Super Trucks, Chargers, Street Stocks, Mini Cups and Allison Legacy Series will take to the track for the Anderson Brother Bank 300. Grandstand seating will be $15. Kids 11 years old and younger are free. Seniors and military receive a $2 discount. The green flag will fly at 8 p.m. Saturday night.

For more information, please visit www.DillonMotorSpeedway.com. 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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