Podium finish in Hillbilly Hundred at Tyler County Speedway
Garrett Alberson was one of 29 Late Models on the grounds at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon for the seventh round of the Castrol FloRacing Night in America miniseries. (Zach Yost photos)
Following the 14th-fastest qualifying effort, Alberson secured his spot into the main event with a fifth-to-third run in his heat. With $22,022 on the line, Garrett posted an eighth-place finish in the 50-lap affair.
On Thursday, Garrett returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, W. Va.) for the rescheduled Hillbilly Hundred. In a field of 40 cars, Alberson jumped up one spot in his heat race to pick up the win. Earning the fourth-starting position for the $30,000-to-win A-Main, Garrett nearly nosed ahead of race-long pacesetter Kyle Larson on lap 69 before fading to third when the checked flag flew in the 100-lapper. He trailed Larson and Brandon Sheppard to the checkers with Tim McCreadie and Josh Richards completing the Top-5 finishers.
After saturated grounds cancelled Friday's scheduled event at Raceway 7 (Connaut, Ohio), an unfavorable forecast wiped out Saturday's Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh PA. Motor Speedway (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Garrett sits in seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings.