Tryon's Bailey Hipp earned a win in the Thunder Bomber class at Harris Motor Speedway (photo courtesy Bailey Hipp)

Racing roundup: Local trio speeds to checkered flags

A trio of local drivers and riders earned victories last weekend in racing action at local tracks.

In dirt bikes, Tryon’s Jayce Edwards took top honors at Cathey’s Creek MX in the 85cc Beginner 9-15 class, finishing just ahead of Mill Spring’s James Hoots to claim the win.

Tryon’s Mike Keller, meanwhile, continued his success at Cathey’s Creek with a win in the 50+ class.

In dirt track action, the weekend proved a good one for Tryon’s Bailey Hipp, who claimed a win Saturday in the Thunder Bomber class at Harris Speedway and earned a second place on Friday at Cherokee Speedway.

Cathey’s Creek MX
Carolina Outlaw Series, Round 8
July 17
4. Donovan Stott, Columbus

65cc Beginner 7-11
7. Oakley McDowell, Mill Spring

85cc 12-15
3. Brilee Stott, Mill Spring

85cc Beginner 9-15
1. Jayce Edwards, Tryon; 2. James Hoots, Mill Spring; 13. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

1. Mike Keller, Tryon
85cc 9-13
2. Brilee Stott, Mill Spring; 11. Jayce Edwards, Tryon; 13. James Hoots, Mill Spring

2. Weston Cehen, Mill Spring

Harris Motor Speedway
July 18-19
Thunder Bomber – 10:15
1. Bailey Hipp, Tryon

Cherokee Speedway
Street Stock Showdown Night
July 17
Thunder Bomber – 8:35
12. Bailey Hipp, Tryon

Thunder Bomber – 1:01
4. Mattison Hoots, Columbus; 5. Bailey Hipp, Tryon

Thunder Bomber – 11:35
2. Bailey Hipp, Tryon; 11. Mattison Hoots, Cherokee