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Dave Hess, Jr. celebrates his first O'Reilly All Stars win with father Dave Hess, Sr. at Hilltop Speedway on the 15th. (Cory Stivason)

Dohm - Carrier - Hess

Returning to racing for ths first time since his February eye surgery, #17 Tim Dohm engages #28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. and eventual winner Dave Hess, Jr. early in the O'Reilly All Stars sanctioned event at Hilltop Speedway. (Cory Stivason)

Hess Holds Off Carrier For First All Stars Win at Hilltop

By Jason Shank

MILLERSBURG, Oh. - May 15. Dave Hess Jr. of Waterford, Pa.has been some kind of hot to begin the 2010 season and that success has stuck with the young pilot as the O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series gets into full swing.  Hess held off the hard charging Eddie Carrier, Jr. and the 2009 ASLMS Champion Rob Blair to pick up his first career ASLMS win at Hilltop Speedway.

Lance Elson and Carrier Jr. led the talented 24-car field to the green flag with

Rod Conley - May 15

Rod Conley warms up on a dusty Hilltop Speedway before setting fast time for the O'Reilly All Stars event on May 15th. Dave Hess, Jr. held off a hard charging Eddie Carrier, Jr. to claim his first series win (Cory Stivason)

 Carrier jumping out to the early lead from his outside starting position.  Hess made his presence known early as he slide under Elson to capture the second place position before the first lap was complete.

The race slowed on lap five as Waterville, Ohio’s Matt Miller slowed coming down the front straightaway, bringing out the first of two cautions.  Carrier led the restart with Hess and Blair in tow.  Hess worked the bottom side to perfection

Blair - Knight - Elson

Ronnie Blair works under #9 Mike Knight and #17 Lance Elson in a bid for third place, a position that Elson held until having to retire to the pits.  (Cory Stivason)

as he made his way around the ‘Salt Rock Express’ for the lead on lap eight.  Meanwhile, the racing was as action packed throughout the field as it was at the front.  Gregg Satterlee, Jared Miley, and Boom Briggs were battling three-wide for the seventh position as Hess held off Carrier for the lead.

Hess and Carrier put on a show up front as Carrier stayed on Hess’s rear deck-lid throughout the event while Blair stayed right with the front two.  The action was plentiful before the second caution on lap 25 for Darren Peters slowed the pace.  The race went caution-free for the last 15 laps as Hess held on for his first career ASLMS win. With Carrier and Blair in second and third, Tim Dohm came home fourth in his first event since recent eye surgery.

Jared Hawkins - Boom Briggs

Jared Hawkins looks under #99 Boom Briggs in an unsuccessful bid for Briggs' tenth position at Hilltop.  (Cory Stivason)

Finish - O'Reilly All Stars Hilltop

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