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MCGILL HALTS DALTON’S DOMINATION AT TYLER COUNTY

By: Dustin Jarrett

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Middlebourne, WV (6/26/99) - Saturday night at Tyler County Speedway, West Union, WV’s Butch McGill picked up the Late Model feature win – ending Gary Dalton’s win streak at five.

The late model feature began with Bill Childers and Mike Benedum dueling side-by-side for the top spot. By lap 3, Benedum cleared Childers and was in sole possession of the top spot. Benedum stretched out his advantage over the field as Childers, Butch McGill, and Frank Wilson battled for 2nd. Gary Dalton worked up from his 6th place starting spot to join the battle as well. McGill eventually took the spot with Dalton following. Meanwhile Benedum was weaving in and out of lapped traffic and boasted a straightaway lead on the other contenders.

On lap 17, however, a spin on the backstretch brought out the caution and was just the break the McGill and Dalton needed. On the restart, McGill dove to the bottom of the speedway making a run for the top spot. Benedum, however, wasn’t giving up without a fight as he maintained his ground up high. McGill completed the pass on lap 20, only to Benedum now shoot to the low side of the track.

The battle for the lead was spoiled when a lap 21 caution for debris slowed the field and set the stage for a 4 lap dash to the finish with McGill leading Benedum, Dalton, and Mike Eaton. On the restart, McGill held the point and would not relinquish it as he put the Butch’s Body Shop/Travis Auto Parts sponsored #1 in victory lane. Benedum settled for second as Eaton slipped by Dalton for third.

 

TYLER COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Results Summary - 6/26/99

 

LATE MODELS

Fast Qualifier: Butch McGill/13.50 Fast Qualifier: Butch McGill/13.50 Fast Qualifier: Butch McGill/13.50

Dash: Bill Childers, Mike Benedum, Frank Wilson, Butch McGill Dash: Bill Childers, Mike Benedum, Frank Wilson, Butch McGill Dash: Bill Childers, Mike Benedum, Frank Wilson, Butch McGill

Heat #1: Mike Eaton, Steve Wilmouth, Arthur Payne, Rick Burrows Heat #1: Mike Eaton, Steve Wilmouth, Arthur Payne, Rick Burrows Heat #1: Mike Eaton, Steve Wilmouth, Arthur Payne, Rick Burrows

Heat #2: Gary Dalton, Steve Weigle, D.J. Cline, Corey Conley Heat #2: Gary Dalton, Steve Weigle, D.J. Cline, Corey Conley Heat #2: Gary Dalton, Steve Weigle, D.J. Cline, Corey Conley

Feature: Butch McGill, Mike Benedum, Mike Eaton, Gary Dalton, Bill Childers, Steve Wilmouth, Frank Wilson, Rick Burrows, D.J. Cline, Corey Conley, Arthur Payne, Steve Weigle, Mike Martini, Kevin Jones, Bryan Ollom Feature: Butch McGill, Mike Benedum, Mike Eaton, Gary Dalton, Bill Childers, Steve Wilmouth, Frank Wilson, Rick Burrows, D.J. Cline, Corey Conley, Arthur Payne, Steve Weigle, Mike Martini, Kevin Jones, Bryan Ollom Feature: Butch McGill, Mike Benedum, Mike Eaton, Gary Dalton, Bill Childers, Steve Wilmouth, Frank Wilson, Rick Burrows, D.J. Cline, Corey Conley, Arthur Payne, Steve Weigle, Mike Martini, Kevin Jones, Bryan Ollom