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Brian Owens Wins Thrilling Charger Feature At Dillon Motor Speedway

Brian Owens Wins Thrilling Charger Feature At Dillon Motor Speedway

by May 13, 2015 0 comments

Dillon, S.C. (May 13, 2015): Tropical Storm Ana didn’t hinder Dillon Motor Speedway’s Black’s Tire and Auto Service 200 on Saturday, May 9.

Darlington’s Ricky Locklair Jr. kicked off the night’s action by winning the Street Stock feature. AJ Hyatt finished second, and Ricky Locklair Sr. rebounded from an early-race accident to cross the finish line in third. Donald Fink finished fourth, and Ron Flynn rounded out the top-five.

Bobby Gower won the 60-lap Late Model feature that boasted 20 entries. The win marked Gower’s second win in a row at the speedway. BJ Mackey finished a close second, followed by defending track champion, Randy Benson. Chad McCumbie finished fourth, and Archie Adams Jr. rounded out the top-five.

After battling side-by-side for over half the race, Brian Owens was able to hold off William Haynie to claim his first win of the season in the Charger division. The two drivers in disbelief themselves of the intense battle, congratulated each other in Victory Lane. Ricky Locklair Jr. finished third, followed by Michael Elliott and Ben Watford.

Kyle Rivers won the Mini Cup feature. Karen Melton finished second. Tony Leviner, Ricky Locklair Jr., and Ethen Elder finished third, fourth and fifth respectively.

JR Moore won for the second weekend in a row in the Pure Stock Four division. He now has three career victories at the speedway. Jake Fitzgerald, Shannon Ward and Travis Altman rounded out the top-four.

On Saturday, May 23, Dillon Motor Speedway will host the Herald Office Systems 200. Late Models will be competing, and the Pee Dee Coastal Super Truck Series will make their first visit of the season to the speedway. Other division will be competing, as well.

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.

Feature Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

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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