UFO: Miley Captures "Earl
Hill Memorial" at Tyler County
MIDDLEBOURNE, W.V. - July 2. Mother Nature was kind enough to leave off the wet stuff, but she turned up the
heat instead. The hot afternoon gave way to some hot action on the quarter-mile bullring at Tyler County Speedway,
and Jared Miley took advantage of tire problems with some early front runners to race to the "Earl Hill Memorial"
Steve Wilmoth led Corey Conley, Miley, Robbie Scott, and Paul Wilmoth to turn one. The first of many yellows
flags for flat left rear tires came out on lap three for Keith Barbara, and caution returned on lap five when Mike
Benedum spun with the assistance of Jacob Hawkins. Both went to the tail. On lap six the yellow waved for Paul
Wilmoth, who also suffered a flat right rear tire.
Up front, Steve Wilmoth was still in command, but Scott began to apply pressure and pulled even with him on lap
eight. On lap 12, Scott made a successful bid for the lead, but the caution came out for Jacob Hawkins with a flat
left rear tire. Wilmoth got the point back, but while under yellow he suffered a flat left rear, giving the lead to
The tire woes would continue as Scott suffered a flat left rear on lap 13, causing yet another stoppage and
giving Miley the point. The race stayed green until lap 21 when Danny Mitchell and Barbara got hooked together on
the front straight. The top five then consisted of Miley, Corey Conley, Jared Hawkins, Butch McGill, and Steve
Weigle, and the top four remained the same as Devin Friese entered the top five by the half way mark.
The next caution came out on lap 29 when D.J. Cline slowed, then the race would see it’s longest green stretch
as it remained on go until lap 42, when Greg Baumberger exploded a left rear tire. The remaining circuits
were unencumbered as Miley collected the $4,000 check. Conley, Jared Hawkins, McGill and Friese filled out the
July 2 - Tyler County Speedway
1) Jared Miley, 2) Corey Conley, 3)
Jared Hawkins, 4) Butch McGill, 5) Devin Friese, 6) Steve Weigle, 7) Steve Wilmoth, 8) Mike Benedum, 9)
Donnie Dotson, 10) Quinton Wyandt, 11) Dannie Ruza, 12) Greg Baumberger, 13) Dusty Hamrick, 14) D.J.
Cline, 15) Jacob Hawkins, 16) Danny Mitchell, 17) Keith Barbara, 18) Robbie Scott, 19) Chad McClellen,
20) Ricky Williams, 21) Bobby Hill, 22) Paul Wilmoth Jr
Heat winners (33 entries); McGill, S.
Wilmoth, Friese, P. Wilmoth. Consolation winners; Jacob Hawkins, Williams.