Jeff Melton Dominates To Win Second Career MASS Race At Dillon Motor Speedway

Jeff Melton Dominates To Win Second Career MASS Race At Dillon Motor Speedway

by July 17, 2015 0 comments

Dillon, S.C. (July 15, 2015): Dillon Motor Speedway hosted the Great American BASH and annual July fireworks display on Saturday, July 11.

Jeff Melton started on pole and dominated to win his second Mid-Atlantic Street Stock (MASS) race of the season on Saturday night. Melton won the season opener back in January at the speedway. This past weekend, the fourth race of the series’ schedule featured a strong 20-car field. Gary Ledbetter and Sonny Schoffen finished second and third respectively following an intense battle for position. Greg Barnett finished fourth, and Wayne Locklair rounded out the top-five.

Averitt Lucas started second, alongside of BJ Mackey in the Late Model feature, but after 60 laps, it was Lucas taking the checkered flag with Mackey crossing the finish line as the runner-up. Thomas Andrew rounded out the top-three with Bobby Gower finishing right behind him in fourth. Defending track champion, Randy Benson finished fifth. The Late Model field that took to the track on Saturday night featured 23 drivers, marking the largest field of the 2015 season.

Brian Owens won the Charger feature after a dominating performance. Michael Cooper finished second, followed by Kevin Ellis, Dale Driggers and Ben Watford.

Kris Hetu was able to capture the checkered flag in the Four Cylinder feature. JR Moore who has been strong all season long had to settle for a second place finish.  Bobbie Tumbleston Sr. and Michael Stokes battled it out for the third spot with Tumbleston Sr. coming out on top. Dale Driggers finished fifth.

Trey Shuler won his second career Mini Cup Stock main event this past weekend. Steve Lauffer just barely edged Ricky Locklair Jr. and John Sofield for the second position. Karen Melton rounded out the top-five. Steve Davis won the Mini Cup Stock Dash earlier in the afternoon.

On Saturday, July 25, Dillon Motor Speedway will host the Late Models, Super Trucks, Chargers, Street Stocks and Four Cylinders for the Positive Automotive 200. Gates will open at 2 p.m. Practice will begin at 4 p.m., followed by qualifying. The race is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

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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