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Michael Williamson Earns First Career Win At Dillon Motor Speedway

Michael Williamson Earns First Career Win At Dillon Motor Speedway

by June 4, 2014 0 comments

Dillon, S.C. (June 4, 2014): Dillon Motor Speedway hosted the First Bank 400 on Saturday, May 31.

For the first time in his career, Michael Williamson won in the Charger division at the speedway on Saturday night. He was welcomed by a fist pump by his son before he climbed out of the No. 4 car in Victory Lane. Michael Obrien who already has three wins this season finished second, followed by Ben Watford. Jason Beck captured his second top-five of the season after finishing fourth. Art Chambers finished fifth.

Clay Jones took the checkered flag and the $1,500 purse in the Late Model feature. Ryan Hall who started on pole appeared to be the only driver who could hang with Jones. However, a lap shy of the halfway mark, Hall retired from the event. Ben Stanton had a strong second place run. Randy Benson finished third, and Tyler English earned his first top-five of the season after he crossed the line in the fourth position. Tim Allensworth finished fifth.

A solid 13-car Street Stock field took the track on Saturday. Gary Ledbetter and Sonny Schoffen had an intense battle for the lead until Schoffen experienced mechanical issues that forced him to the pits. Ledbetter was able to hang on for the win after holding off Jeff Melton, Ricky Locklair Jr., Ricky Locklair Sr. and Kevin Benton. Locklair Sr.’s name was pulled from a random drawing Saturday night that’ll give him a chance at a $2,000 bonus on July 5 when the Street Stock division competes for a $2,000 purse.

Once again, Marty Dean dominated the Pure Stock Four feature. Kayla Dean finished second, followed by Andy Norton, Shannon Ward and A. Davis.

Dillon Motor Speedway will be off this weekend to give the drivers, teams and fans a chance to enjoy the summer. The speedway will be back in action on Saturday, June 14 for the First Citizens 200. Divisions scheduled to compete include the Late Models, Chargers, Street Stocks, Mini Cup Stocks and Pure Stock Fours.

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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