Bobbie Tumbleston III Wins First Street Stock Victory At Dillonby Press Release June 16, 2016 0 comments
DILLON, S.C. – Justin Hicks became the first late model driver to win multiple races this season at Dillon Motor Speedway, holding off a strong 15-car field to claim the $1,200 top prize. Hicks, of Laurinburg, N.C., won his second straight event at the speedway. The win places Hicks as a championship favorite in the track’s top division, as season heads into the summer months.
Hicks held off a challeng…e from Archie Adams Jr. of McColl, a longtime Dillon competitor, whose second place finish was his best of the season. Finishing behind Adams in third was 2014 track champion Randy Benson of Rockingham, N.C. Sam Yarbrough of Shallote, N.C. was fourth, and Jordan Smith of Florence finished an impressive fifth.
Ricky Locklair Jr. stole the show in the track’s undercard divisions. The former track champion suffered a frightening crash in the street stock event when his throttle hung, causing his Camaro to strike the first turn wall nearly head-on. Despite being involved in one of the hardest crashes ever witnessed at Dillon, the Darlington driver climbed into his ride in the charger division and fought his way victory.
Locklair held off Chad Webster, Matt Rogers, Timmy Flowers, Michael Covington and more to claim his first win of the year in the charger class.
Bobbie Tumbleston III of Summerville claimed his first career street stock victory in a thrilling feature. Wayne Locklair of Darlington put together a strong second-place run. Former track champion Kent Harper was third. Jeff Melton of Concord, N.C. finished fourth in a new car. Ricky Locklair Sr. finished fifth.
The pro four cylinder race also saw a first-time winner. Adam Fulford, a long time competitor at Myrtle Beach Speedway, won his first ever event at Dillon. Randy Hewitt finished second, Tommy Altman third in his front wheel drive and Shannon Ward in fourth.
In the mini cup class, Trey Shuler won his second event in a row at Dillon. Aiden Hutu, who won the trophy dash earlier in the evening, finished second. Sarah Beerbower Joseph Bryant and Joseph Dewitt rounded out the top five.
Louie Lancelot made it two for two in the new bomber class, which features affordable cars and inexperienced drivers. Hunter Britt scored his best career finish with a second place, and Matt Carter was third.
Dillon Motor Speedway is open again on June 25, featuring late models, super trucks and the other regular weekly classes. Contact the speedway at 843-496-4790 or log onto www.dillonmotorspeedway.com for more information.