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Daily Dirt 12/11/2023 13:38:32

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July 4
Beckley Motorsports Park,
Beckley, WV
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (Honor the Legends 60) - $10,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated July 6, 11:43 am)
Dohm repeats at Beckley for $10,000 prize
Honor the Legends 60
  1. Zack Dohm
  2. Henry Hornsby III
  3. Ryan Montgomery
  4. Mike Benedum
  5. Chris Garnes
  6. Tyler Bare
  7. T.J. Salango
  8. Jeff Maxwell
  9. Freddie Carpenter
  10. Walker Arthur
  11. Chris Meadows
  12. Tyler Carpenter
  13. Eddie Hambrick
  14. Eric Otto
  15. Brian Thomas
  16. Rick Williams
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What won the race: Winning his second straight Honor the Legends 60, fifth-starting Zack Dohm of Cross Lanes, W.VA., earned $10,000 for Saturday's triumph in the 60-lap feature at Beckley Motorsports Park. He beat Henry Hornsby III to the finish line by a comfortable half-straightaway margin.
Quotable: “I love this track. I’ve always run pretty good here,” Dohm said. “We just do better in longer races in general, but at the beginning of this one I didn’t think we was gonna go anywhere. Then the tires started working, we started picking a few of ‘em off, and every time we passed one my brother would show me we’d pulled them pretty good and I figured if we could get up there to Fred and Ty we might have a shot.”
Key notes: Dohm cruised the final 20 laps, easily pulling away on restarts. ... Outside front-row starter Freddie Carpenter dominated early in the race, but the low-running Dohm took command when Carpenter got into the turn-four guardrail shortly after a pair of second-half restarts. Carpenter fell to ninth at the finish. ... Tyler Carpenter ran second much of the first half of the race, but a broken left-front suspension knocked him from contention. ... Runner-up Hornsby said he was "just tickled that we could keep up with the field" after struggling in recent weeks. … Mike Benedum set a new track record in qualifying and started from the pole position in the feature but settled for a fourth-place finish. ... Beckley officials, competitors and fans recently mourned the loss of 49-year-old Ed Horton of Kegley, W.Va., who in recent years served as the track’s racing operations manager while also competing in the mini-stock and truck divisions at the 3/8-mile oval. Horton died June 19.
On the move: Ryan Montgomery of Fairmont, W.Va., started at the rear of the field — the 16th spot — after a heat-race incident and charged forward to finish third.
Winner's sponsors: Dohm’s Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Dohm Cycles, Octane Race Products, Way Floor Covering, Jen’s Hair Care and Mountain Top RV Park.
Points chase: John Vandal is the track’s reigning Limited Late Model champion.
Current weather: Broken Clouds, 72°F
Car count: 16
Fast qualifier: Mike Benedum
Time: 12.662 seconds
Polesitter: Mike Benedum
Heat race winners: Mike Benedum, Freddie Carpenter, Chris Meadows
Editor's note: Fixes fifth-place finisher to Garnes sted Freddie Carpenter
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