Ricky Locklair, Jr. wins New Year’s BASH at Dillon Motor Speedway

Ricky Locklair, Jr. Photo contributed

Ricky Locklair, Jr.
Photo contributed

Darlington’s Ricky Locklair Jr. out ran 47 drivers to win the Mid Atlantic Street Stock’s (MASS) 6th annual New Year’s BASH at Dillon Motor Speedway on Sunday, January 10, 2016.
The race was originally scheduled to be completed on Saturday, but Mother Nature had other plans. After 14 laps into the Street Stock feature, the rains came, and the event was reschedule for 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Locklair Jr. who won the prestigious event for the first time was also last year’s Street Stock track champion at Dillon Motor Speedway. On Sunday, he held off the 2015 MASS champion, Sonny Schoffen for the victory. Jeff Melton Finished third, followed by Cooper Faassen. Two-time (2012, 2013) New Year’s BASH winner, Gary Ledbetter rounded out the top-five.

Just prior to the rain on Saturday night, Michael Williamson claimed the victory in the Charger feature. Jon Lane was the runner-up, followed by Michael O’Brien and Mike Watts. Brian Owens, 2015 Charger track champion finished fifth.

Duane Walker and Tyler McDonald had an incredible battle to the finish during Sunday’s Pure Stock Four feature. Walker eventually powered his way to the win with McDonald finishing just behind him in second. Austin Milan, Patrick Arch and David Phillips rounded out the top-five.

Dillon Motor Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, March 5 when the Pro All Stars Series visits Dillon County for the 11th annual South Carolina Clash.
For more information, please visit www.DillonMotor Speedway.com. Follow Dillon Motor Speedway on Facebook and on Twitter, @DillonSpeedway. You may also call the race hotline at 843.496.4790.

Author: Jana Pye

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