Tyler County Speedway,
Sanction: Valvoline Iron-Man Northern Series (Earl Hill Memorial) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated July 18, 11:53 pm)
Hawkins claims $5,000 Iron-Man victory
Earl Hill Memorial
- Jacob Hawkins
- Ryan Montgomery
- Shawn Jett
- Todd Brennan
- Travis Brown
- Tyler Carpenter
- Tyler Stutler
- Clint Keenan
- Shane Hitt
- Duane Chamberlain
- Corey DeLancey
- Tristan Chamberlain
- Colten Burdette
- Dustin Nobbe
- Derek Doll
- Steve Weigle
- A.J. Byrd
- Anthony Kinkade
- Josh Tonkin
- Ted Nobbe
- Brandon Francis
- Tyler Riggs
Jacob Hawkins pumps a fist in victory lane at Tyler County Speedway.
What won the race: Joining his dad and brother on the list of racers who have won the Earl Hill Memorial, second-starting Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., earned a $5,000 Valvoline Iron-Man Northern Series victory in the 33rd annual event on Saturday at Tyler County Speedway. He took the checkers ahead of Ryan Montgomery and 10th-starting Shawn Jett.
Key notes: Hawkins led all the way. ... Tyler Riggs retaliated against Brandon Francis under caution, triggering a fracas that caused a lengthy delay when Francis punched through the driver's side opening of the Riggs machine after climbing from his spun car on the backstretch. Both drivers were disqualified. ... The 33rd annual Earl Hill Memorial was originally planned to be the second leg of the Kentucky-based tour’s doubleheader weekend in West Virginia, but Friday’s race at Ohio Valley Speedway in Washington, W.Va., was rained out. ... Kyle Thomas won Tyler County's Crate Late Model main event.
On the move: Tyler Carpenter of Parkersburg, W.Va., started 14th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Hawkins drives a C.J. Johnson Motorsports Rocket Chassis powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by J&J Farms, Middletown Homes, Cash Cabins, Bobby Lake Motorsports, MRRI, Melvin’s Transmission, OFK and Reed’s Grooving Services.
Points chase: Entering the event, Dustin Nobbe of Batesville, Ind., has 322 points to lead Devin Gilpin (290 points) and Devin Moran (289 points).
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 66°F
Car count: 26
Fast qualifier: Jacob Hawkins
Time: 12.380 seconds
Polesitter: Ryan Montgomery
Heat race winners: Ryan Montgomery, Travis Brown, Jacob Hawkins, Colten Burdette
Consolation race winners: Tristan Chamberlain
Next series race: July 23, Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, KY) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.