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Daily Dirt 06/03/2023 22:21:44

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July 11
Tyler County Speedway,
Middlebourne, WV
Sanction: UFO Championship Challenge (Mega in the Mountains) - $5,000
Information provided by: Dustin Jarrett and Tyler Carr (last updated July 14, 5:28 pm)
Last-lap pass lifts Jared Hawkins at Tyler County
Mega in the Mountains
  1. Jared Hawkins
  2. Jared Miley
  3. Jeremy Berwanger
  4. Greg Oakes
  5. Tim Senic
  6. Paul Wilmoth Jr.
  7. Tim Dohm
  8. Max Blair
  9. Michael Davis
  10. Zack Dohm
  11. Mike Altobelli Jr.
  12. Devin Friese
  13. Justin Kann
  14. Dylan Yoder
  15. Steve Weigle
  16. Travis Brown
  17. Cody Robbins
  18. Andy Fries
  19. Keith Barbara
  20. Derek Doll
presented by
Tyler Carr
Jared Hawkins made a last-lap pass at Tyler County for a $5,000 payday.
What won the race: Rallying from his 14th starting spot, Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., made a dive-bombing pass of polesitter Jeremy Berwanger on the last of 44 laps Saturday at Tyler County Speedway for his series-leading sixth career UFO Race Championship Series victory. Jared Miley of South Park, Pa., finished second in a wild finish while Berwanger settled for third.
Quotable: "On that restart, he gave it to me, so I figured it was fair game on that last lap," said Hawkins, whose brother Jacob won the lucrative modified portion of the program. "Jeremy's a good guy, a good racer, so is Jared (Miley). I'm glad to get it done. I couldn't let Jacob outdo me."
Key notes: A caution flag with five laps remaining — the race's second slowdown — set up the double-file restart that decided the race. ... With Berwanger leading and restarting on the inside and Hawkins taking the green on the outside, the two drivers touched and then Berwanger stopped Hawkins’s outward momentum on the backstretch. Going into the final turn on the last lap, Hawkins switched his lane to the inside, came up beside Berwanger, slid up and carried Berwanger to the extreme outside of the track. Hawkins crossed the line first, with Miley passing Berwanger at the line as he recovered to finish third. ... Paul Wilmoth Jr. led the race's first 21 laps before Berwanger gained control. ... Saturday's event marked the second of two $5,000-to-win Late Model events during the Mega 100 weekend, which was highlighted by a $12,000-to-win modified event for the Renegades of Dirt. Hawkins's brother, Jacob, won the modified special, leading all 100 laps to push his winning take to over $16,000 including lap money. ... Friday night's top 12 Late Model finishers were inverted and locked into Saturday's main event; Tim Dohm won Friday.
On the move: Winner Jared Hawkins came from 14th, while Miley started eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Hawkins drives a Rocket Chassis sponsored by Sturms Motorsports.
Points chase: Mike Altobelli Jr. left Tyler County with 357 points to lead Dylan Yoder (354) and Justin Kann (353).
Car count: 27
Polesitter: Jeremy Berwanger
Consolation race winners: Michael Davis, Jared Hawkins
Next series race: July 18, Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Berwanger, M. Blair
Row 2: P. Wilmoth, Friese
Row 3: Z. Dohm, Barbara
Row 4: Senic, Miley
Row 5: Doll, J. Boggs
Row 6: Oakes, T. Dohm
Row 7: Davis, Jared Hawkins
Row 8: Weigle, D. Yoder
Row 9: Fries, Jacob Hawkins

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