MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. — Updates from Thursday’s King of the Ring 40, a $5,000-to-win event at Tyler County Speedway for DIRTcar-sanctioned Super Late Models (results unofficial):
Turning back a late-race challenge from sixth-starting Max Blair, polesitter Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, Va., led every lap of Thursday’s King of the Ring 40 for a $5,000 DIRTcar Late Model victory at Tyler County Speedway. Roberson finished 2.585 seconds ahead of Blair, of Centerville, Pa., in winning his first career Super Late Model feature.
Second-starting Kyle Thomas of Pennsboro, W.Va.; 11th-starting Mike Benedum of Salem, W.Va.; and Colten Burdette of Parkersburg, W.Va., who started third, completed the top five.
Notes: It took multiple attempts to get the feature started, with incidents ranging from Roberson, the polesitter, jumping the initial start to a five-car melee in turn four. Eventually officials used a single-file start to get the feature rolling. … Once green, the race was slowed by only a single caution, which flew on lap 26 for Travis Brown.
Row 1: Logan Roberson, Kyle Thomas
Row 2: Colten Burdette, Mike Pegher Jr.
Row 3: Shane Hitt, Max Blair
Row 4: Shawn Jett, Travis Brown
Row 5: Alex Ferree, Jared Miley
Row 6: Mike Benedum, Steve Weigle
Row 7: Sonny Conley, Brian Baumberger
Row 8: Derek Rogers, Tim Dohm
Row 9: Cody Rogers, Chuck Kimble
(10 laps, top two transfer)
Cody Rodgers, Chuck Kimble, Tyler Stutler, Derek Doll, Derek Stefanick, Robbie Bostic, Mike Foggin. DNS: Tyler Carpenter.
Heat race results
(10 laps; top four transfer)
First heat: Colten Burdette, Shane Hitt, Alex Ferree, Sonny Conley, Chuck Kimble, Derek Stefanick, Brandon Francis. DNS: Michael Conley.
Second heat: Mike Pegher, Max Blair, Jared Miley, Brian Baumbeger, Ed Shuman, Tyler Carpenter, Derek Doll, Tyler Dietz.
Third heat: Logan Roberson, Shawn Jett, Mike Benedum, Derek Rogers, Tyler Stutler, Drake Troutman, Robbie Bostic.
Fourth heat: Kyle Thomas, Travis Brown, Steve Weigle, Tim Dohm, Cody Rogers, Mike Foggin. DNS: Tyler Evans.
Time trial lineup
Driver (car no.), hometown
Colten Burdette (44), Parkersburg, W.Va.
Brandon Francis (28F), Mineral Wells, W.Va.
Drake Troutman (7), Hyndman, Pa.
Alex Ferree (4), Saxonburg, Pa.
Tyler Dietz (77), Saxonburg, Pa.
Derek Stefanick (65), Bridgeville, Pa.
Robbie Bostic (24R), Parkersburg, W.Va.
Tyler Carpenter (28), Parkersburg, W.Va.
Kyle Thomas (57), Pennsboro, W.Va.
Mike Foggin (9), Bellville, W.Va.
Mike Pegher Jr. (1c), Wexford, Pa.
Travis Brown (31), Jacksonburg W.Va.
Brian Baumberger (32B), Jacobsburg, Ohio
Tyler Evans (17T), Mineral Wells, W.Va.
Shawn Jett (11), Pennsboro, W.Va.
Ed Shuman (0), Mineral Wells, W.Va.
Steve Weigle (75), Middlebourne, W.Va.
Shane Hitt (5), Buckhannon, W.Va.
Michael Conley (16), Portland, Ohio
Cody Rogers (22), Spelter, W.Va.
Chuck Kimball (55), Rayland, Ohio
Jared Miley (10), Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tyler Stutler (265), Clarksburg, W.Va.
Derek Rogers (23), Spelter, W.Va.
Tim Dohm (6T), Cross Lanes, W.Va.
Mike Benedum (8), Salem, W.Va.
Sonny Conley (1x1), New Martinsville, W.Va.
Max Blair (111), Centerville, Pa.
Logan Roberson (17), Waynesboro, Va.
Derek Doll (87), Pennsboro, W.Va.
(All times EDT)
6:10 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
6:30 p.m. - On-track action
- Super Late Model hot lap/qualifying (2 laps)
- Modified hot-lap/qualifying (2 laps)
- Super Late Model heats (10 laps)
- Modified Group A heats (8 laps)
- Super Late Model consolations (12 laps)
- Modified Group B heats (8 laps)
- Super Late Model feature (40 laps)
- Modified consolations (10 laps)
- Modified feature (25 laps)