Tyler County Speedway,
Sanction: Zimmer's United Late Model Series - $5,000
Information provided by: Dustin Jarrett (last updated June 2, 7:50 pm)
Jacob Hawkins comes out on top of wild finish
- Jacob Hawkins
- Jared Miley
- Colten Burdette
- Mike Wonderling Jr.
- Jared Hawkins
- Kyle Thomas
- Ryan Montgomery
- Shane Hitt
- Max Blair
- Greg Oakes
- Michael Lake
- Steve Weigle
- Brian Baumberger
- Mason Zeigler
- Jason Dobson
- Alex Ferree
- Logan Hitt
- Travis Brown
- Tyler Stutler
- Henry Hornsby III
- Derek Doll
- Corey Conley
Jacob Hawkins emerges in victory lane at Tyler County.
What won the race: Coming out on top of a wild conclusion in Saturday's 40-lapper, third-starting Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., scored his first-ever Zimmer's United Late Model Series victory at Tyler County Speedway. He survived a scrape with two laps to go that flattened race-long pacesetter Max Blair's tire and multiple ensuing restarts to beat Jared Miley and Colten Burdette by less than a second.
Quotable: "I tried to get by (Blair) down here in (turns) one and two, and didn't quite clear him, then down here in three and four I thought for sure I cleared him," Hawkins said. "But he muscled back around the outside of me and we got together a little bit there. I hated that it cut his tire down, I'd rather race him to the checkers. But for the luck we've had this year, I'll take it any way we can get it right now."
Key notes: As Hawkins and Miley battled with Blair through lapped traffic in the final laps, Hawkins and Blair made contact on lap 38. Miley snuck by to apparently grab the lead, but Hawkins was installed as the leader for the restart because officials reverted to the last lap completed for the order. ... Hawkins proceeded to hold off Miley and Burdette to register his first win of 2019 driving for fellow West Virginian Eric Hudkins and match the richest Super Late Model victory of his career; he's now won three $5,000 events. ... Blair settled for a ninth after his misfortune. ... The winner's older brother, Jared Hawkins, finished fifth. ... Dirt Late Model veteran Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, W.Va., earned $15,000 for winning the night's open-wheel modified Mega 100 driving the Junior Nolan No. 13, the same car Jacob Hawkins piloted to victory twice before in the century grind.
On the move: Jared Miley of Pittsburgh, Pa., started eighth and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Hawkin drivers a Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car is powered by a Custom Race Engine and carries sponsorship from Appalachian Minerals, Penske Shocks, A.F.P. Logs & Lumber, and J&J Farms
Points chase: Before Tyler County: 1. Max Blair (112); 2. Rick Eckert (95); 3. Jason Covert (93); 4. Jeff Rine (82); 5. Michael Norris (80); 6. Dylan Yoder (68); 7. Mason Zeigler (63); 8. Mike Wonderling Jr. (59); 9. Andy Haus (58); 10. Gene Knaub (57).
Current weather: Clear, 66°F
Car count: 26
Fast qualifier: Jared Hawkins
Time: 13.158 seconds
Polesitter: Kyle Thomas
Heat race winners: Michael Lake, Max Blair, Colten Burdette
Consolation race winners: Mason Zeigler
Next series race: June 15, Dog Hollow Speedway (Strongstown, PA) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.