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Apr 26

Dillon Motor Speedway Crowns Six Winners On Opening Night

ryan_hallDillon, S.C., April 24, 2013: After hosting various traveling series, Dillon Motor Speedway opened the gates for the first time this season for the local drivers.

It was a rare site when Jeff Melton drove his Ford manufactured Street Stock to Victory Lane on Saturday night, because a Ford has never won in the division since the speedway reopened back in 2007. Ricky Locklair Jr. displaying a brand new No. 25 car finished runner-up. His father Ricky Locklair Sr. finished right behind him in fourth, and Charles Hutto who’s a regular competitor in the annual New Year’s Day race rounded out the top-five.

Ryan Hall beat defending Late Model champion Archie Adams Jr. to the line to pick up the first victory of the season. Greg Peterson finished third after making the trip all the way from Cabarrus County in North Carolina. Justin Hicks who won a number of races last season finished fourth, and Jamey Lee finished fifth.

The wild Mini Cup feature ended when Matt Corbett took the checkered flag with Chris Connor right on his back bumper. Two-time defending Carolina Eastern Mini Cup Association champion Bill Willis rounded out the top-three. Steve Chauncey finished fourth, and newcomer Anthony Bryant had an impressive showing as he captured a top-five finish. Matt Corbett also won the second Mini Cup feature, followed by Bill Willis, Steve Chauncey, Chris Connor and Anthony Bryant.

The Pee Dee Super Trucks have already had one event this season that was held back on April 6 when they joined the X-1R Pro Cup Series. After taking the checkered flag this past weekend, Hal Goodson so far has swept all Super Truck races that have been run in 2013. Kevin Parsons kicked off his season off on a high note as he finished second. Jake Vuncannon had an extremely strong run finishing fifth, just ahead of high school student, Hayes Goodson. Archie Adams Jr. rounded out the top-five.

Brian Owens won the Charger feature. Archie Adams Jr. finished second, his third top-five of the night. Brad Dewitt earned his first top-three finish of the season. Youngster Duncan Grant had a strong fourth place run, and Will Hutson finished fifth.

On Saturday, May 4, ASA-sanctioned, Dillon Motor Speedway will host Darlington Raceway Night. The Late Models will be competing for double points. Joining will be the Chargers, UCAR-Stock 4, Street Stocks and Mini Cup Stocks.

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.

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