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Hodge captures season finale at Kingsport

from staff reports • Sep 15, 2018 at 7:19 PM

KINGSPORT — Dillon Hodge of Kingsport finished his racing season a winner at Kingsport Speedway.

Hodge, a 15-year-old Sullivan South student, held off Bryson Dennis of Greeneville and Carter Davison of Elizabethton to win a special Late Model Stock feature for drivers who hadn't won at the three-eighths-mile concrete track since it reopened to weekly racing in 2011.

Dennis was fastest in qualifying at 15.178 seconds, followed by Hodge at 15.340.

Hodge jumped out to the lead at start over Dennis and 14-year-old Davison, who was making his first start at Kingsport, moved to third. They remained 1-2-3 over a caution-free 60-lap feature.

Trey Lane of Kingsport and Dale Cline of Wytheville rounded out the top five.

Greg Killen of Clintwood returned to the driver's seat for the first time in 23 years and held off Kingsport’s Austin Peters for the Modified Street win. Alex Miller of Erwin was third, followed by Derek Lane of Kingsport and Kevin Canter of Abingdon. The 66-year-old Killen is the grandfather of 15-year-old Chase Dixon, who won three Mod Street races during the season.

Josh Detwiler of Rogersville captured the Pure 4 feature after Craig Phelps' car came out of gear on the last lap. William Hale took second, followed by Dustin Kestner, Brandon Byington and Phelps.

Dalton Thomas of Pikeville, Ky., scored a win in the Mod 4 race and Mike Mays of St. Paul won the Pure Street feature.


Kingsport Speedway

Friday, Sept. 14

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

LATE MODEL STOCK CAR

1. (5) Dillon Hodge, 2. (15) Bryson Dennis, 3. (57) Carter Davison, 4. (28) Trey Lane, 5. (99) Dale Cline, 6. (12) Darin Silver, 7. (29) Davis Flynn, 8. (4) Austin Brooks.

MODIFIED STREET

1. (07) Greg Killen, 2. (42) Austin Peters, 3. (37) Alex Miller, 4. (9) Derek Lane, 5. (48) Kevin Canter, 6. (15) Matthew Eades, 7. (8) Jack Osborne, 8. (73) Richard Adkins, 9. (24) Bobby Talbert.

PURE 4

1. (38D) Josh Detwiler, 2. (47) William Hale, 3. (19) Dustin Kestner, 4. (11) Brandon Byington, 5, (00) Craig Phelps, 6. (38) Chad Jeffers, 7. (51) Lance Pratt, 8. (40) Paul Stanley, 9. (21) Dennis Stanley, 10. (77) Josh Collins, 11. (7) Mark Campbell, 12. (15) Larry Stapleton, 13. (14) Jimmy Thomas, 14. (10) Chris Stine, 15. (7) Richard Isaacs, 16. (13) Dustin Nave, 17. (4) Greg McCoy, 18. (7) Dennis Cross, 19. (99x) Bucky Smith, 20. (59) Brian Eggers, 21. (53) Chris Amburgey, 22. (8) Tim Smith, 23. (16) Jackie Jackson.

MOD 4

1. (22) Dalton Thomas, 2. (3) Hershell Robinette, 3. (20) Chris Coleman, 4. (14) James Deese, 5. (2) Marvin Turnmire Jr., 6. (17) John Dye, 7. (7) Jessie Amburgey, 8. (17) Joey Amburgey, 9. (71) Dennis Arnold, 10. (1) Mitch Gibson, 11. (33) Zack Fritz, 12. (49) Brett Compton, 13. (57) Jimmy Acito, 14. (02) Jack Clevenger.

PURE STREET

1. (30) Mike Mays, 2. (5) Sammy Ferguson, 3. (13) Bryan Young, 4. (4) Eugene Norton, 5. (74) Brian Eggers, 6. (5) Dustin Smith, 7, (12) Jessica Payne, 8. (1) Ricky Payne, 9. (05) Tony Dockery, 10. (11) Penny Hurd.

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