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09/18/06


Palmer breaks winless slump, Warrenfeltz leaves with a double

Hagerstown, Md. -- Scott Palmer was waiting for the night to end his string of bad luck and it finally arrived Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway when he secured his first win since August 14, 2004 in the Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire late model sportsman 20-lap feature.

Palmer, of Greencastle, Pa., started ninth and took the lead from Brian Lessley on the 12th lap and beat Mike Walls by two lengths in a one lap shootout.

“That was a long time coming,” Palmer said. “This feels great. The track was more to my liking tonight. Actually, my dad and guys on the crew did some different things to the car the past week or two and looks like its working pretty good. We’d like to be more consistent, but getting here is worth it.”

Hagerstown’s Mike Warrenfeltz, who didn’t debut until July, picked up not only his first season win in an August 26 make up feature for the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks but roared back to score the 20-lap double point Ernie’s Special event. He ended with his 65th career pure stock win.

“If there had been another 50 feet, Hans would have won, as the clutch went out of it at the flag stand,” Warrenfeltz said following his second win. “You had to run up high and keep the momentum up. The race track was so fast up top. Kenny got a little sideways, there and that’s the only way I got past him. We had a great night tonight. I want to thank Ernie Davis and his family for putting on this race and all they do for the speedway.”

In other race activities, James Mongan of Hagerstown won the 75-lap Enduro Championship and Allen Finfrock of Hedgesville, WV won the 20th Annual Tommy Thompson Demo Derby.

Michael Collins was the early leader in the sportsman feature with Brian Lessley using the bottom to take away the lead on lap four as Mike Walls sped into second. Walls challenged Lessley a few times while Palmer moved into third on lap seven and went around Walls into second on lap ten. He set sights on Lessley and got by him on the 12th circuit while Walls continued a strong run and took the runner up spot on lap 18.

With one to go, fifth runner Steve Axtell looped his car collecting seventh place, Cory Houck to set up a dash to the checkered.

Palmer set sail around the track for one last time and came to the line .353 seconds ahead of Walls in his season best. Lessley was close behind with James Myers and 19th starting Tyler Armstrong, who took over the point lead. Armstrong also picked up the St. Thomas Towing, Checkered Flag Lube hard charger award. Jerry Bard, Richard Walls, Paul Cursey, from 22nd, Wayne Walls Jr, and Robby Beall completed the top ten.

Heats went to Myers, Lessley and Walls with Armstrong winning the consolation.

David Boring led two circuits in the pure stock feature before Kenny Dillon arrived from his eight starting spot via the high line. Warrenfeltz came from 12th and was into second by the fourth lap with several cautions breaking the action as the two ran side by side between yellows until Warrenfeltz secured the lead on lap ten. Dillon gave way as Hans Stamberg sped past and hugged the inside while Warrenfeltz sped around the top. A caution with two to go bunched the field but Warrenfeltz held a perfect line and got to the line a couple lengths ahead. Dillon ended third over Dean Holmes and Darrin Younker.

Heats for the 40 entries were won by Dillon, Cory Oberholzer, Warrenfeltz and Younker with Frank Dibella and Kevin Keefer winning the consolations. Stamberg was the 21st Century Fireplace hard charger.

In the August 26th make up, Steve Long led from the pole with Warrenfeltz quickly into second from the fifth spot. While Warrenfeltz pulled well ahead and started into lapped traffic, Joey Carter moved to third with Holmes following... The race came to an abrupt halt after Warrenfeltz took the win with Carter getting together with Long who ended on his roof 100 feet from the flag stand. Holmes dove under the mishap to pick up the second spot as Carter limped across and came to a stop 25 feet beyond the finish. Younker and Mark Jones completed the top five.

Bill Reitober, Carter and Warrenfeltz won the heats. Russ Moseley won the consolation. Holmes picked up the 21st Century Fireplace Hard Charger award.

Nana’s Treasures and Rogers Auto of Waynesboro, Pa provided extra cash to both Warrenfeltz and Holmes along with the 10th and 13th place cars of Kenny Dillon and Russ Moseley.

In the enduro championship, Krazy Kenny Thomas led two laps before fourth starter Mongan took over as Thomas came back to lead another six circuits. Allen Virts moved in the front runners and led the 17th lap but Mongan pulled back ahead and never looked back, leading by a straightaway or more until the finish. Richard Tracey took over the second spot on the 53rd circuit. Davey Gross Jr., from 29th, Derek Riley, from 33rd and Virts were the top five finishers.

With Ernesto messing with the Labor Day weekend events, the entire program moved to Saturday, the 16th with the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models returning for the 21st Annual Ronnie McBee/Ron “Speedy” Hays Championship. The 44–lap event is worth double points in the final point events for all there divisions.

The program will begin with a postponed event from August 26th, when rain stopped a double point 30–lap $1,000 to win event for the Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman with just one lap completed. The sportsman will also run their regular scheduled feature and be joined by the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks.

Pit gates open at 4.00 with the stands opening an hour later. Warm-ups begin at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact the speedway office at 301-682-0640 or check the website at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

Race Results
Saturday, September 9
Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman - 20 Laps, 31 entries (Lap Leaders – Michael Collins 1-3,Brian Lessley 4-11, Scott Palmer 12-20): 1.Scott Palmer; 2.Mike Walls; 3.Brian Lesley; 4.James Myers; 5.Tyler Armstrong (Hard Charger); 6.Jerry Bard; 7.Richard Walls; 8.Paul Cursey; 9.Wayne Walls Jr., 10.Robby Beall; 11.Terry Lescalleet; 12.BR Nalley; 13.Arlin Brougher; 14.Nick Pappas; 15.Steve Axtell; 16.Cory Houck; 17.Glenn Ninninger; 18.Brad Houck; 19.Kyle Lear; 20.Michael Collins; 21.Andy Fries; 22.Terry Flaherty; 23.Bud Barton; 24.Tyler Hershey; DNQ – Dave Neff, Brent Hottle, Pete Weaver, Dale Smith Jr., Kevin Shade, James Arensdorf

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stock Special (Double Point): 20 laps, 40 entries (Lap leaders David Boring 1-2, Kenny Dillon 3-7, 9, Mike Warrenfeltz 8, 10-20): 1.Mike Warrenfeltz; 2.Hans Stamberg (Hard Charger); 3.Kenny Dillon; 4.Dean Holmes; 5.Darrin Younker; 6.Drew Fitzsimmons; 7.Wayne Hawbaker; 8.Steve Lowery; 9.Kevin Keefer; 10.Bill Reitober; 11.Billy Ecton; 12.Frank Dibella; 13.David Boring; 14.Bobby Taylor; 15.Lin Suphin; 16.William Kerns; 17.Danny Beavers; 18.Jason Sarver; 19.Jason Murray; 20.Cory Oberholzer; 21.Donnie Smith; 22.Jim Snyder; 23.Dave Stouffer; 24.Dale Knight Jr. ; 25.Andy Holmes; DQ – Brian Swiger; DNQ – Sherman Lynn Jr, Tony Catlett, Mike Cunningham; Todd McNarin, DNS - Rick Durbin Jr., Russ Moseley, Kim Ramer, Buddy Kuchta, Joey Carter, Steve Long, Kenny Dayhoff John Stamberg, Kenny Day, Mark Jones.

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks (August 26 Make Up): 15 Laps., 34 entries (Lap leaders Steve Long 1-2, Mike Warrenfelz 3-15): 1.Warrenfeltz; 2.Holmes (Hard Charger); 3.Carter; 4.Younker; 5.Jones; 6.Ramer; 7.Swiger; 8.Hawbaker; 9.Stamberg; 10.Dillon; 11.Taylor; 12.Lowery; 13.Moseley; 14.Reitober; 15.Sutphin; 16.Keefer; 17.Fitzsimmons; 18.Boring; 19.Beavers; 20.Oberholzer; 21.Long; 22.Ecton; 23.Kerns; 24.Kenny Dayhoff ,DNQ – Dibella, Sarver, Niki Oberholzer, Knight Jr., Catlett, Smith, Cunningham, Durbin Jr., Day, Murray

Enduro Championship: 75 Laps (Lap Leaders Krazy Kenny Thomas 1-2, 6-14, James Mongan 3-4, 15-16, 18-75, Alan Virts 17): 1.James Mongan; 2.Richard Tracey; 3.Davey Gross Jr.; 4.Derek Riley; 5.Alan Virts; 6.Daniel Main; 7.Justin Sporer; 8.Kenny Thomas; 9.Darrin Williams; 10.Charlie Pensinger; 11.Danny Holmes; 12.R.C. Horn; 13.Jim Speelman; 14.Mike Hoffman; 15.Dustin Proctor; 16.Roy Stevens; 17.Donnie Keefer; Jr. ; 18.Ed Gatrell; 19.Jimmy Parrill; 20.Bobby Moore; 21.Bill Silkworth; 22.Brandon Churchey; 23.Larry Hurley Jr. 24.Steve Thompson. Jr. 25.Bill Kline; 26.Tony Ford; 27.Sam Shank; 28.Steve Thompson Sr.; 29.Matt Smith; 30.Mark Vegh; 31.Kevin Thomas; 32;John Poole’ 33.William Crook; 34.Krazy Kenny Thomas; 35.John Conrad; 36.Robin Koogler

20th Annual Tommy Thompson Demo Derby: 1.Allan Finfrock; 2.Terry Thompson; 3.Steve Thompson; 4.Billy Kline; 5.Larry Miller


Except for the Octoberfest, September will wrap up Hagerstown’s season

Hagerstown, MD: There’s no other way to look at it, but September is here and looking at Hagerstown Speedway’s schedule, it’s basically all but over in the next several weeks.

The September programs have enough activity until month end and kick off this Saturday, September 2nd for the Labor Day weekend with the 21st Annual Ronnie McBee/Ron “Speedy” Hays Championship, a race dedicated to both the driver and car owner who put numbers in the record books during their time spent with us. Frankie Plessinger is the defending winner.

The late model 44-lap event is worth double Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model points with the race for the champion decided in another two weeks. Roy Deese Jr. of Laurel, Md. is currently atop the standing with 158 over Winchester’s Ronnie DeHaven Jr. Deese is looking towards his fifth title, having won from 1999 to 2001 and again in 2004 while DeHaven is in the race for his first.

The Saturday program will begin with a postponed event from last Saturday night when rain moved into the area with just one lap completed in a double point 30–lap $1,000 to win event for the Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman. The sportsman will also run their regular scheduled feature and be joined by the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks.

Continuing to Saturday the 9th, it will be the Ernie’s Salvage Yard Special that will include two more events postponed from last week. The Ernie’s pure stock will start their regular 15-lap feature first and will also compete in a 20-lap double point scheduled event. The late model sportsman are also on the program along with the 75-lap Enduro Championship that was rained out last week. The evening will conclude with the 20th Annual Tommy Thompson Demo Derby.

Saturday, the 16th is Fan Appreciation Day with $6.00 admission. The final point races for all three divisions will be the deciding factor on who receives the biggest point checks and trophies at December’s Annual Awards Banquet.

Besides Deese and DeHaven, the late model sportsman currently have a close battle between Tyler Armstrong and Andy Fries. Both looking for their first title, they’ve only been a few points apart for the past several weeks. Armstrong currently leads Fries by three. 2003 pure stock champion, Dean Holmes, appears on his way to another title with 396 over Kenny Dillon.

The month will wrap up with the 32nd Annual Hub City National 150. In 2004, the 150-lap program with two fuel stops was replaced with three 50-lap segments, two qualifiers which advanced the top twelve into a final 50 lapper. The change was well received with both drivers and fans.

The event has remained unsanctioned throughout its history, however, the MACS Late Model Series will be on board for the first time. This is the race that eluded overall leading feature winner, Gary Stuhler for years. He’s now won three of the past four events and is the defending winner.

Friday night, September 22, kicks off the two night program with all qualifying events along with a 15-lap pure stock open event.

On Saturday, the program will conclude with the three 50-lap features spun off along with a late model sportsman 20-lap open event.

Should rain interfere with the program, Sunday, the 24th, had been reserved as a rain date.

Spectator gates open for all September programs at 5:00 p.m., pit gates at 4:00 p.m. with warm-ups beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Further information can be obtained on the speedway’s website: www.hagerstownspeedway.com or contacting the speedway office at 301-582-0640.


DALE SMITH JR. LEADS ONE LAP BEFORE MOTHER NATURE TAKES OVER

Hagerstown, Md. -- Dale Smith Jr. led one lap of Saturday’s Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman 30 lap feature at Hagerstown Speedway before Mother Nature took command of the remainder of the program.

While it hasn’t rained to speak of in weeks, a cluster of showers arrived from the southwest just after the green flag waved and a three car pile up occurred in turn three. Under caution, the rains began and after checking the weather radar showing another larger containment of rain bearing down, the decision was made to postpone the program.

The late model sportsman feature will be completed first this coming Saturday, September 2 before the regular program.

The line up with one lap completed will be: Smith Jr., James Myers, Steve Axtell, Brian Lesley, Brad Houck, Cory Houck, Kyle Lear, Wayne Walls Jr., Jerry Bard, Tyler Armstrong, Andy Fries, Bobby Beard, Richard Walls, Arlin Brougher, Terry Flaherty, Scott Palmer, Pete Weaver, Terry Lescalleet, Mike Walls, Nick Pappas and Cody Lear, followed by the three cars involved in the third turn incident, Glenn Nininger Jr., Tyler Hershey and B.R. Nalley.

Qualifying heat winners were Walls Jr., Lessley, Smith Jr. while Lescalleet won the consolation for the 33 entries.

The Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stock 15 lap feature along with the 75-lap Enduro Championship already have their starting line ups from qualifications and will be completed on Saturday night, September 9, as part of the Ernie’s Salvage Yard Special program. Pure stock heats for the 34 entries went to Bill Reitober, Joey Carter and Mike Warrenfeltz with Russ Moseley taking the consolation.

This Saturday’s program will be final memorial event of the season and is in honor of two individuals that made their mark at the speedway. It’s the 44–lap Ronnie McBee/Ron “Speedy” Hays Memorial for the late models with the late model sportsman and pure stocks also included on the Labor Day holiday program.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with warm-ups at 7:00 p.m.

For further information, contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.


SPENCE SCORES A QUICK SECOND FOR EXTRA CASH IN ERNIE’S 25 SPECIAL

Hagerstown, Md. -- Just one week following his career first late model win at Hagerstown Speedway, J.T. Spence was back in victory lane, this time in the Ernie’s (Salvage Yard) 25 Special non point event on Saturday night.

Spence was the luckiest of the top 12 drivers and pulled the number one. With a fast car and determination, the second generation driver from Winchester, Va. easily distanced D.J. Myers by 4.9 seconds at the finish on Jerr-Dan Family Night. Spence punched the cash register each lap to pick up a total of $625 lap money posted by Ernie Davis along with the $2500 winnings.

“Starting position in everything,” Spence said. “We’ve haven’t been good in the past couple heat races. Last week the point average helped us. This week the pill draw helped us. I hate starting on the pole. There’s only one way to go, backwards. If you go backwards you’re a zero, if you win you’re a hero.”

Other winners during the evening included Terry Flaherty of Hagerstown and Dean Holmes of Cross Junction, Va. In his fourth season, Flaherty picked up his career first Hoosier Tire/Mid Atlantic late model sportsman victory by four lengths over Andy Fries while Holmes posted his second Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stock win in the past three weeks by leading only the final 50 feet. Paul Armstrong of Hagerstown earned $500 in the Ernie’s four cylinder demo derby.

By luck of the draw, Spence began from the pole with sixth starting Gary Stuhler getting past third starter Brent Smith for second on the second circuit ahead of Roy Deese Jr. and second starter, Mike Lupfer.

Spence had a two second lead and continued to stretch it to three seconds by the time the only caution came out on lap seven when Andy Anderson rolled to a stop with problems.

On the restart, tenth starting D. J. Myers charged around the outside past Deese and Smith to drop into third and challenge Stuhler for his second position. Myers used his momentum around the top and carried it past Stuhler to take the runner up spot on lap 12 while Spence had again stretched his advantage to more than two seconds.

Myers had a fast car but Spence was even faster and better than three seconds ahead by the time he caught the rear of the field on lap 19. That didn’t even slow him as he just kept opening the distance on Myers until he got to the finish 4.921 seconds to the good.

Spence said afterward, “When I took off and got my rhythm going, I looked up on the board and saw 90. I told them when Gary Stuhler is behind you, you start getting a little tense. Then I looked on the board and saw D. J. got by him and he started back there in the back a little bit, so I knew he must be pretty fast. I was just trying to hold my rhythm and keep my lines.”

Behind Myers were Stuhler, Deese and Frankie Plessinger. Completing the top ten were Nathan Durboraw, Brian Booze, Marvin Winters, Mike Atherton and Billy Wampler.

Heats for the 19 entries went to Anderson and Stuhler.

The late model sportsman feature began with Michael Collins leading from the pole over Cody Lear with Lear getting around the outside to take the point on lap eight just before the caution came out.

It took four attempts to get another lap recorded and again on lap nine when the field stacked up on a restart and forced several cars to the rear.

Flaherty, who started eighth, got around Lear following the cautions while Kyle Lear moved into second just past the halfway mark and was joined by Andy Fries.

Lear made a charge for the lead on lap 17, making made contact with Flaherty on the backstretch and spun with Fries and Tyler Armstrong, currently 1 - 2 in the point standings, advancing for the restart.

Flaherty sped the final three circuits to win over Fries by four lengths with Armstrong, Glenn Nininger Jr. and Cody Lear completing the top five.

“I though this would never come,” Flaherty said. “The car was real good. It kept getting better and better. I think the 82 (Fries) came alongside on the straightway and I saw it come on the board. It was a heck of the race at the end. Mike was giving me signals but towards the end, I wasn’t even looking.”

Heats for the sportsman were Fries, Brad Houck and Dale Smith Jr. while Bobby Beard was the consolation winner. Brian Miller, from 23rd to ninth, earned the St. Thomas Towing/Checkered Flag Lube hard charger award.

From sixth, Darrin Younker got past Lin Sutphin on the second lap to lead the pure stocks while Hans Stamberg took second and then charged around Younker for the lead on lap six. Mike Warrenfeltz joined then at the front and got by Younker on lap seven and then passed Stamberg on lap nine. Holmes and Younker remained close while Stamberg pulled alongside Warrenfeltz and completed the pass to lead at the white flag but Warrenfeltz ducked back under to regain the spot off turn two. Stamberg again got a head of steam and charged around the outside of turns three and four as Warrenfeltz made contact and the two came to the line locked together. Meanwhile, Holmes saw the opening on the bottom and rushed into it and beat them to the line by a half car length.

“It looked like it got pretty interesting up there,” Holmes said. “We were real close the whole race, but the bottom opened up and that was my green light. I had to go.”

Stamberg finished second with Warrenfeltz disqualified for rough driving. Younker was third over previous week’s winner, Joey Carter and Bobby Taylor ended fifth.

Heats for the 34 entries were won by Carter, Warrenfeltz and Kenny Dillon. Frank Dibella was the consolation winner. Carter was the 21st Century Fireplace Services hard charger.

Racing continues Saturday, the 26th with Small Fry night when all the younger generation will receive a ride around the track. The Hoosier Tire/Late Model Sportsman will highlight the evening with a special $1,000 to win event along with the Ernie’s pure stocks and a 75-lap Enduro championship. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with warm-ups at 7:00 p.m.

Results:
Ernie’s 25 Special Late Models - 25 Laps – 19 Entries, (Lap Leader: J.T. Spence 1-25)
1.J.T. Spence; 2.D.J. Myers; 3.Gary Stuhler; 4.Roy Deese Jr.; 5.Frankie Plessinger; 6.Nathan Durboraw; 7.Brian Booze; 8.Marvin Winters; 9.Mike Atherton; 10.Billy Wampler; 11.Travis Dillman; 12.Brent Smith; 13.Rusty Sites; 14.Barry Lear Sr.; 15.Scott Brode; 16.Mike Lupfer; 17.Andy Anderson; 18.Larry Baker II; DNS – Kirk Ryan

Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman - 20 Laps, 32 entries (Lap Leaders – Michael Collins 1-7, Cody Lear 8-9, Terry Flaherty 11-20): 1.Terry Flaherty; 2.Andy Fries; 3.Tyler Armstrong; 4.Glenn Nininger Jr; 5.Cody Lear; 6.Jerry Bard; 7.Brad Houck; 8.Cory Houck; 9.Brian Miller (Hard Charger); 10.Scott Palmer; 11.Terry Lescalleet; 12.Richard Walls; 13.Wayne Walls Jr.; 14.Tyler Hershey; 15.Nick Pappas; 16.Kyle Lear; 17.Michael Collins; 18.Arlin Brougher; 19.Bobby Beard; 20.Dale Smith Jr. 21.Pete Weaver; 22.Steve Axtell; 23.James Myers; 24.Mike Walls; DNQ - Brian Lessley, Tim Murphy, B.R. Nalley, Brent Hottle, Dave Neff, James Arensdorf, Dave Stouffer, Paul Ward

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks: 15 laps, 34 entries (Lap leaders Lin Sutphin 1, Darrin Younker 2-5, Hans Stamberg 5-8, 14; Mike Warrenfeltz 9-13, Dean Holmes 15): 1.Dean Holmes; 2.Hans Stamberg; 3.Darrin Younker; 4.Joey Carter (Hard Charger); 5.Bobby Taylor; 6.Kenny Dayhoff Jr.; 7.Drew Fitzsimmons; 8.Kevin Keefer; 9.Russ Moseley; 10.Steve Lowery; 11.Jim Snyder; 12.Bill Reitober; 13.Frank Dibella; 14.Wayne Hawbaker; 15.Donnie Smith; 16.Danny Beavers; 17.Jason Murray; 18.Jason Sarver; 19.Kenny Dillon; 20.Lin Sutphin; 21.Dale Knight Jr; 22.Sherman Lynn Jr.; 23.Rick Stouffer; DNS – Kim Ramer, DSQ – Mike Warrenfeltz, DNQ – Nicki Oberholzer. DNS - Tony Catlett, William Kerns, Jeff Callahan, Rick Durbin Jr., David Boring, Steve Long, Mike Cunningham, Kenny Day

Ernie’s Four Cylinder Demo Derby: 1.Paul Armstrong; 2.Rodney Miner; 3.Jim Harshman; 4.Robin Ritter; 5.Tim Cross


IT’S # 1 FOR J.T. SPENCE’S #91 AT HAGERSTOWN ON SATURDAY

Hagerstown, Md. -- J.T. Spence ended as one of two new winners standing in Hagerstown Speedway’s victory lane on Saturday night following his dominating win in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model feature. Spence, of Winchester, Va., started fourth, took the lead from Frankie Plessinger on lap six and then ran away and hid. He got to the checkered flag 4.6 seconds ahead of Plessinger.

“We’re doing a lot better now,” Spence said of his feelings afterward. “In NASCAR, they say all the work is done in the garage. It’s the same with this car. I have to thank Jimmy; he set this thing up. We’ve been good and starting position means a lot here. There are 24 good cars in the field over here every week.”

“I have to thank Gary Stuhler’s crew, they were giving me signs. Huey couldn’t get his arms any further apart. I figured I was in pretty good shape. “

Three other drivers were also winners. Richard Walls was back in victory lane for the second time this season in the Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman division. Walls held off previous week’s winner Pete Weaver by three lengths. Also from Winchester and ending a close second in the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks the previous week, Joey Carter didn’t let it slip away this week, as he came to the line with Hans Stamberg and Mike Warrenfeltz, close enough to toss a blanket over the three cars. Mark Vegh of Frederick, Md. came all the way from 31st position to score the Enduro Dash victory and become the first repeat winner.

Plessinger quickly grabbed the lead from his third spot with Brent Smith, Paul Crowl and Spence chasing him. Following a third lap caution, Spence went on the offensive and got past Smith for second the next lap and continued on the next, to get under Plessinger. Spence then began to put some track between he and Plessinger until a lap ten caution closed the field.

Following that restart, Spence wasted no time in checking out and by the 15th circuit, had more than two seconds on Plessinger. Plessinger and Alan Sagi battled side by side with Sagi holding the second spot for the 16th and 17th circuits before Plessinger retook the spot. Behind them, Smith and Brian Booze also raced side by side for fourth with Booze holding that position on the 15th and Smith narrowly holding it the other laps.

Spence caught the rear of the field on the 22nd lap and passed two cars before taking the checkered but it didn’t make a difference as he could have coasted to victory.

“The first yellow kind of helped me,’ Spence said. “I got third, rolled down in one and got a little too low and tagged the wall and pushed out real bad. I settled back down a little bit. Brent and Frankie, it’s good to race against those guys. There’re going to race you clean.”

“We’ve been trying to get one here,” said his father, Jimmy Spence. “He’s been quick all year, but we just needed the right circumstances. Tonight we did it.”

Sagi was only less than two lengths back for third. Smith pulled away and finished just over a second ahead of Booze to complete the top five. Ronnie DeHaven Jr. ended sixth with Roy Deese Jr. and Gary Stuhler settling the next spots in that order. Andy Anderson and Billy Wampler completed the top ten. Wampler was the Ernie’s Salvage Yard hard charger.

Heats went to Plessinger, Smith and Stuhler.

James Myers took the sportsman lead from the outside pole over fourth starter, Brian Lessley while Walls began from ninth. Walls was third by the fifth lap and following a seventh lap caution, dove under Myers to secure the number one position.

Behind him, last week’s winner, Pete Weaver, was headed to the front using the top and he swept around the outside of Myers to take second on lap 13. After a lap 15 restart, Weaver gave Walls all he could handle, but Walls wouldn’t succumb to the challenges and never slowed until he hit lap 20 three lengths to the good.

“I knew he was there,” Walls said. “I watched the scoreboard. Pete’s tough. He gets around the outside here for some reason. Terry Overcash changed more stuff from the heat to the feature than I ever saw, but it must have worked.”

Cory Houck (8th), Tyler Armstrong (10th) and Andy Fries (11th) were the next finishers. Heats for the 34 entries were Brad Houck, Armstrong, Fries and Myers with Arlin Brougher and Wayne Walls Jr. taking the consolations. Weaver was the St.Thomas Towing/Checkered Flag Lube hard charger.

Steve Lowery was the early pure stock leader with Kenny Dayhoff into second but Carter was quick through the field from tenth. Carter drove past Lowery to lead lap eight and was soon joined by Warrenfeltz and while fending him off, Hans Stamberg began challenging on the outside as the three ran the final four laps in tight formation but Carter didn’t falter and took the victory by a narrow margin over Stamberg with Warrenfeltz right there. Previous week’s winner Dean Holmes finished fourth with Bobby Taylor ending fifth.

“This is great,” Carter said. “I love this track. I knew Mike was back there and then saw Hans on the outside of me. I thought, my god, there’re both on me. Last weeks heartbreaking loss was devastating. This run is good confidence.”

After a first lap-turn three melee involving nearly of the enduro field until it was sorted out and most all cars continued, William Crook had came from 14th to lead the field. Vegh was on the move and despite a smoking car, he reeled in Crook to take the lead on lap ten. Vegh pulled out to a straightaway lead which he maintained for the next 20 circuits along with the smoke still spewing from his car. Former winner, Larry Hurley Jr. took second on lap 18, but never closed.

Racing resumes Saturday August 19th with the Ernie’s 25 Special, $2,500 for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models along with $25.00 lap money for the leader. The Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman and Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks also are on the card with a four cylinder demo derby. The first 100 spectators get in for only $5.00 admission. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and warm-ups at 7:00 p.m.

Results:
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models - 25 Laps – 22 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Frankie Plessinger 1-5, J.T. Spence 6-25): 1.J.T. Spence; 2.Frankie Plessinger; 3.Alan Sagi; 4.Brent Smith; 5.Brian Booze; 6.Ronnie DeHaven Jr.; 7.Roy Deese Jr.; 8.Gary Stuhler; 9.Andy Anderson; 10.Billy Wampler (Hard Charger); 11.Paul Crowl; 12.Mike Atherton; 13.Darryl Hills; 14.Scott Brode; 15.Keith Jackson; 16.Rusty Sites; 17.Barry Lear Sr.; 18.Mike Lupfer; 19.Marvin Winters; 20.Nathan Durboraw; 21.Bo Feathers; 22.Larry Baker II

Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman - 20 Laps, 34 entries (Lap Leader – James Myers 1-8, Richard Walls 9-20): 1.Richard Walls; 2.Pete Weaver (Hard Charger); 3.Cory Houck; 4.Tyler Armstrong; 5.Andy Fries; 6.Brad Houck; 7.James Myers; 8.Brian Lessley; 9.Tyler Hershey; 10.Stev Axtell; 11.Brian Miller; 12.Jerry Bard; 13.Terry Flaherty; 14.Arlin Brougher; 15.Kyle Lear; 16.Glen Nininger Jr; 17.Terry Lescalleet; 18.Robbie Beall; 19.Doninic Defino; 20.James Arensdorf; 21.Cody Lear; 22.Mike Walls; 23.Wayne Walls Jr.; 24.Michael Collins; 25.Nick Pappas; 26.Scott Palmer; DNQ – Bryan Wagaman, B. R. Nalley; Randy Burkholder, Dave Stouffer, Dale Smith Jr., Brent Hottle, Dave Neff, Courtney Shreiner

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks: 15 laps, 29 entries (Lap leaders Steve Lowery 1- 7, Joey Carter 8-15): 1.Joey Carter (Hard Charger); 2.Hans Stamberg; 3.Mike Warrenfeltz; 4.Dean Holmes; 5.Bobby Taylor; 6.Steve Lowery; 7.Kenny Dayhoff; 8.Wayne Hawbaker; 9.Kenny Dillon; 10.Steve Long; 11.Darrin Younker; 12.Drew Fitzsimmons; 13.Frank Dibella; 14.Russ Moseley; 15.Kevin Keefer; 16.Lin Suphin; 17.Bill Reitober; 18.Jim Snyder; 19.David Boring; 20.Sherman Lynn Jr.; 21.Donnie Smith; 22.Danny Beavers; 23.William Kerns; 14.Kim Ramer; DNQ- Tony Catlett, Jason Saver, Jason Murray, Brian Swiger, Rick Stouffer.

Enduro Dash: 30 laps, 33 entries (Lap leaders Richard Tracey 1, William Crook 2-10, Mark Vegh, 11-30): 1. Mark Vegh; 2.Larry Hurley Jr.; 3.William Crook; 4.Rick Geisbert; 5.Richard Tracey; 6.Charlie Pensinger; 7.Jim Speelman; 8.Steve Dillon; 9.Dave Wilhelm; 10.Davey Gross Jr.; 11.Daniel Main; 12.R.C. Horn; 13.Mike Hoffman; 14.Duston Proctor; 15.Jimmy Parrill; 16.Kevin Thomas; 17.Tony Ford Jr. ; 18.James Mongan; 19.Bobby Moore; 20.Steve Thompson; 21.Kenny Thomas; 22.Joe Conrad; 23.Edward Gatrell; 24.John Conrad; 25.Roy Stevens; 26.Danny Holmes; 27.Krazy Kenny Thomas; 28.William Silkworth; 29.Robin Koogler; 30.John Poole; 31.Donnie Keefer Jr.; 32.Alan Virts; 33.Derek Riley


THERE’S MORE TO COME IN AUGUST AS THE SEASON SLOWLY WINDS DOWN

Hagerstown, Md.: Following a double barreled weekend of racing activity with the World of Outlaw Late Model Series on Saturday followed by the National Sprint Tour on Sunday, Hagerstown Speedway continues uninterrupted with stock car racing during the month of August.

Unlike the demanding pace and varied programs during the past month, this Saturday, racing resumes, but slows down some with a regular show featuring the weekly Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models, Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman and Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks. In addition to those events, the season’s sixth 30-lap Enduro Dash is also on the program. So far, there have been five different winners with all drivers looking forward to the Championship event on August 26th.

With four point races remaining, four time champion Roy Deese Jr. of Laurel, Md. is the current point leader in the late models with 160 points over Ronnie DeHaven Jr. . Coming off a double point weekend for the late model sportsman and pure stocks, Andy Fries, Mercersburg, Pa, has pulled ahead of Tyler Armstrong by one point in the sportsman division while Dean Holmes of Cross Junction, Va. opened up the points spread in the pure stocks with his first win since May, 2004. Kenny Dillon moved into the runner up spot. Six point races remain for those divisions.

On Saturday, August 19th, it will be the Ernie’s 25 Special for the late models with $2500 to win. The late model sportsman and pure stocks are also on the program along with a four cylinder demo derby. Anyone wishing to participate in the derby should contact the speedway office.

The final August event on Saturday, August 26th is Small Fry Night with all youngsters getting a ride around the speedway. The late model sportsman will have their special night in a $1,000 to win event. The pure stocks are also in action along with the Enduro Championship to finalize their events for the season.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for all events with warm-ups at 7:00.

For ticket and additional information, contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640 or the website: www.hagerstownspeedway.com.


Lasoski storms flag to flag for Hagerstown NST score

Hagerstown, MD – After two nights of Pennsylvania Posse domination by Lance Dewease, Danny “the Dude” Lasoski struck pay dirt in Sunday’s National Sprint Tour event at Hagerstown Speedway, leaving with his seventh season NST victory and $10,000 as he headed towards Knoxville.

Lasoski, the current NST point leader, came off the first dash victory and led all 30 laps from the pole position to win by more than a second over Jason Solwold. During the June NST visit, Solwold beat Lasoski to the finish.

“It really made a difference by starting on that front row,” Lasoski said. “We had a clean race track in front of us until we got to lapped cars. I want to thank Hagerstown for having NST here. We think it’s the best series out there.”

After a brief couple minute sprinkle on lap five of the B main that interrupted the program for approximately 10 minutes, qualifying was completed with dash winners, Lasoski and Solwold ready to lead the field to green for the 30-lap event.

Lasoski had lane choice and took the inside line to spurt out front with Solwold slipping into second ahead of third starting Keith Kauffman and sixth starter, Donnie Kreitz Jr..

Doug Esh came from ninth and passed Steve Kinser for fifth on the fifth lap as the front running order remained unchanged. Esh’s mechanical problem brought out the first caution on lap 24 and on the subsequent restart, eighth running Mark Smith ended upside down in turn two for a red flag display. While the sprints were being readied to push off, Dewease, who had worked himself from 21st to 13th, was pushed pitside with a right rear flat.

Lasoski sped off on the green flag with Solwold continuing to chase him the final six laps to no avail. Kauffman, Kreitz and Fred Rahmer (started fifth) completed the top five. Kinser was sixth over Paul McMahan, Todd Shaffer and Shane Stewart next. Lucas Wolfe was set back two spots for jumping the restart and credited with tenth.

“I have to take my hat off to all my guys, they did a great job.” Lasoski said. “If you keep winning races, the points will take care of themselves. It’s a real tight race and everybody is just trying to do their job and do the best we can every night.”

Fast time of the night went to Tim Kaeding with a lap of 19.366 seconds. Kauffman was second with 19.476, Todd Shaffer, 19.592; Mark Smith, 19.628 and Jeff Shepard, 19.711

Heat wins went to Brian Paulus, Solwold and Michael Carber with Kerry Madsen winning the B Main.

In the accompanying Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire late model sportsman double point feature, Pete Weaver of nearby Williamsport used the outside line to the front, took the lead on lap 11 to pick up his third season victory by 5.6 seconds ahead of Glenn Nininger Jr.

“Everybody hugs the bottom and we try to make the top work,” Weaver said. “That’s what works for us. When our tires came in, it was good.”

Steve Axtell led from the outside pole after an initial spin by the polesetter. Axtell had a slight advantage on Glenn Nininger Jr who was being challenged by Kyle Lear during the first half of the race. Following a lap ten caution, Nininger charged around the outside of Axtell to lead the next lap, but Weaver also was working the outside and followed along to take Nininger’s spot on lap 12.

Once in front, Weaver struck out on his own and forged ahead each lap with the race remaining under a green flag until the checkered waved and he was 5.6 seconds ahead of Nininger. Lear held on to his position while Wayne Walls Jr. and Richard Walls completed the top five. Sixth finisher, Andy Fries came from 19th to earn the St. Thomas Towing/Checkered Flag Lube Hard Charger Award.

“I have to thank my wife and children,” Weaver said. “They help me a lot. We were getting a little stressed out and took a week off and regrouped a little bit. I wasn’t sure if we were going to race tonight but the family talked me into it.”

Heat winners for the 37 entries were Todd Chicklo, Nininger and Weaver while Alan Sagi and Nick Pappas won the consolations.

Next Saturday, August 12, the Ernie’s 25 Special will highlight the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model program while the Hoosier Tire/Mid Atlantic late model sportsman, Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks along with a four cylinder demo derby will complete the night’s program. Warm-ups are at 7 00 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

Results:
National Sprint Tour 410 Sprints: (30 laps) (Lap leader – Danny Lasoski, 1-30) (28 entries): 1.Danny Lasoski; 2.Jason Solwold; 3.Keith Kauffman; 4.Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 5.Fred Rahmer; 6.Steve Kinser; 7.Paul McMahan; 8.Todd Shaffer; 9.Shane Stewart; 10.Lucas Wolfe; 11.Jeff Shepard; 12.Craig Keel; 13.Tim Kaeding; 14.Brian Paulus; 15.Alan Cole; 16.Jason Sides; 17.Dean Jacobs; 18.Jason Meyers; 19.Michael Carber; 20.Kerry Madsen; 21.Justin Barger; 22.Lance Dewease; 23.Mark Smith; 24.Doug Esh; DNQ – Scott Lutz, Steve Clabaugh, Jonathan Ericksen, Cody Darrah

Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman (20 Laps) Lap Leaders Steve Axtell 1-10; Glenn Nininger Jr. 11; Pete Weaver 12-20) (37 entries): 1.Pete Weaver; 2.Glenn Nininger; 3.Kyle Lear; 4.Wayne Walls Jr.; 5.Richard Walls; 6.Andy Fries (Hard Charger); 7.Arlin Brougher; 8.Tyler Armstrong; 9.Jerry Bard; 10.Darryl Burkholder; 11.Pat Beard; 12.Alan Sagi; 13.Terry Flaherty; 14.James Myers; 15.Tyler Hershey; 16.Cory Houck; 17.Terry Lescalleet; 18.Brad Houck; 19.Robby Beall; 20.Dominic Defino; 21.Nick Pappas; 22. Michael Collins; 23.Todd Chicklo; 24.Steve Axtell; 25.Fred Harden; 26.Scott Palmer; DNQ - Mike Walls, Cory Lear, Matt Murphy, Bryan Wagaman, B.R. Nalley; Courtney Shreiner, Brian Miller, Dave Stouffer, James Arensdorf, DNS - Patrick Murphy, Brian Lessley


Clint Smith’s season fourth comes in Conococheague triumph at Hagerstown

Hagerstown, Md: Clint Smith won everything there was in Hagerstown Speedway’s World of Outlaw Late Models 25th Silver Anniversary Conococheague 50 except for time trials. Fourth in time trials, Smith, of Senoia, Ga. won his heat race, the dash and then capped Saturday evening off with the $10,000 victory by 2.371 seconds over Darrell Lanigan.

“We’ve been racing for two days it seems like,” Smith said. “He ran me clean, I ran him clean, he’s a heck of a racer. He’s after this points chase and not taking any unnecessary chances. We’re kind of far back so we’re just trying to get as many wins as we can. Me and Johnny, we’re a two man show and we’ve been hard at it all day long. I’m glad all that hard work paid off.”

In a double point feature for the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks, Dean Holmes of Cross Junction, Va. battled side by side with Joey Carter for the final half of the event before pulling off a last lap pass to get a five length win, his first since May 1, 2004, and increase his point lead.

“I thought I’d never get here,” Holmes said. “I didn’t know if Joey was going to win or if I was going to win. That was some good racing. I’ve had an excellent year and I’m tickled to death to win but I’d love to have seen Joey win or Mike too. Winning is better, but they’re great friends of mine.”

Following Smith’s win in the four lap dash, he took the lead over Lanigan on the start with Steve Francis and Dale McDowell swap third a few times in the first ten circuits.

By the 15th lap and having a comfortable lead on Lanigan, Smith had closed on a number of cars at the rear and started his way through. Smith’s pace wasn’t slowed that much as he continued to pick them off one by one.

Behind him, Lanigan and McDowell also started working traffic as McDowell grabbed the second spot on lap 21 but it was short lived as Lanigan had it back in another two circuits.

At the halfway mark, Chub Frank was beginning to make some strides after starting eighth and got past Francis for fourth on lap 28 and then past McDowell for third just before the events only caution came out the next lap for Ricky Elliott, who had driveline problems.

Five cars separating Smith from Lanigan got a free pass to the rear for the restart as Lanigan immediately started pressuring Smith while 12th starting Shane Clanton moved into fourth on lap 31.

Lanigan made the pass stick on lap 35 but Smith was not agreeing to that situation and sped back to retake the point four laps later. Once in front, he made sure Lanigan wasn’t going to do it again by quickly stretching his lead to two seconds.

On the 45th lap, Frank got past Lanigan for second and set his sights on Smith who was at the rear of the field. Smith cautiously started making his moves through the next circuit as Frank began to close somewhat, but Smith continued his torrid pace and by lap 50, had three cars separating him from Frank as he exited turn four headed to the checkered. Suddenly Lanigan sped to the line in second as Frank coasted across the line when his car shut off with an electrical problem. Clanton and McDowell completed the top five.

“The biggest things we’ve done is put a new RaceTech engine under the hood about two or three weeks ago” Smith said. “It made all the difference in the world especially here at this super speedway. It’s been a big tire game here lately. Maybe if we can keep choosing the right tires, keep our head on straight and don’t have any trouble, maybe we can win a couple more.”

Francis finished sixth with Josh Richards all the way from 18th to pick up the seventh spot. Bo Feathers got by Gary Stuhler on the final lap for eighth while J.T. Spence was up five positions to complete the top ten.

McDowell, Lanigan, Francis and Smith were the heat winners with Tim McCreadie and Richards taking the B mains. Eddie Carrier Jr, Jeremy Miller and Ronnie DeHaven were provisionals to the starting lineup.

McDowell was the ninth car on the track to set the evenings fast time of 19.630 for the 47 entries while the track remained consistent with 35th time trailer, Bo Feathers also getting into the 19 second bracket with a 19.933.

In the pure stock feature, Carter sped from sixth to take the lead on lap three while Mike Warrenfeltz came from tenth into second, but Holmes was quickly on the scene after starting 11th and took second on lap eight. Following a ninth lap caution, he began his challenge, pulling ahead on the back stretch while Carter could maintain his lead at the line by sometimes only one or two feet. With another restart with two laps remaining, Carter still held on but Holmes made the best of his last lap effort to secure the long over due victory. Warrenfeltz was third with previous weeks winner, Hans Stamberg, fourth and Bobby Taylor completing the top five.

Heats for the 23 entries went to Kenny Dayhoff, Carter and Stamberg.

The next program on the schedule is the second appearance of the National Sprint Tour which is today with warm-ups at 6:30. The late model sportsman will accompany the program.

Next Saturday, August 12, the Ernie’s 25 Special will highlight the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model program while the Hoosier Tire/Mid Atlantic late model sportsman, Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks along with a four cylinder demo derby will complete the night’s program. Warm-ups are at 7 00 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

Results:
25th Anniversary Conococheague 100 World of Outlaws Late Models: 1.Clint Smith; 2.Darrell Lanigan; 3.Chub Frank; 4.Shane Clanton; 5.Dale McDowell; 6.Steve Francis; 7.Josh Richards; 8.Bo Feathers; 9.Gary Stuhler; 10.J.T. Spence; 11.Tim McCreadie; 12.Rick Eckert; 13.Todd Andrews; 14.Alan Sagi; 15.Dan Stone; 16.Billy Moyer; 17.Garrett Durrett; 18.John Blankenship; 19.Eric Jacobsen; 20.Booper Bare; 21.Eddie Carrier Jr.; 22.Ronnie DeHaven Jr.; 23.Ricky Elliott; 24.Jeremy Miller; 25.Roy Deese Jr. DNQ: Bob Salathe, Richard Jaravis, Billy Wampler, Paul Crowl, Donnie Schick, Anthony Rushing, Brian Booze, Andy Anderson, Daryl Hills, Petey Ivey, Jason Dupont, Wayne Johnson, Al Shawver, Dustin Hoffman, Bud Phillips, Rick Hulson, Nathan Durboraw, Brent Smith, Coleby, Frye, DNS G.R. Smith, Marvin Winters, Frankie Plessinger

Time Trials: 1.Dale McDowell, 19.630; 2.Bo Feathers, 19.963; 3.Steve Francis, 20.003; 4.Clint Smith, 20.042; 5.Eric Jacobsen, 20.069; 6.Darrell Lanigan, 20.084; 7.Rick Eckert, 20.221; 8.Chub Frank, 20.249; 9.Billy Moyer, 20.265; 10.Nathan Durboraw, 20.265; 11.Gary Stuhler, 20.299; 12.Bob Salathe, 20.301; 13.Tim McCreadie, 20.333; 14.Todd Andrews, 20.350; 15.John Blankenship, 20.370; 16.Jeremy Miller, 20.402; 17.Alan Sagi, 20.406; 18.Ronnie DeHaven Jr., 20.422; 19.Roy Deese Jr., 20.443; 20.Josh Richards, 20.481; 21.Booper Bare, 20.514; 22.Ricky Elliott, 20.517; 23.Eddie Carrier Jr., 20.531; 24.Petey Ivey, 20.537; 25.Dan Stone, 20.543; 26.Donnie Schick, 20.592; 27.Billy Wampler, 20.605; 28.G.R.Smith, 20.608; 29.Daryl Hills, 20.612; 30.Brian Booze, 20.625; 31.Andy Anderson, 20.633; 32.Shane Clanton, 20.738; 33.Brent Smith, 20.840; 34.Richard Jarvis Jr., 20.885; 35.Anthyony Rushing, 20.910; 36.Marvin Winters, 20.935; 37.Paul Crowl, 20.961; 38.Al Shawver, 20.989; 39.J.T. Spence, 21.018; 40.Garrett Durrett, 21.089; 41.Jason Dupont, 21.236; 42.Rick Hulson, 21.451; 43.Wayne Johnson. 21.676; 44.Dustin Hoffman, 21.928; 45.Colby Frye, 22.215; 46.Bud Phillips, 22.772; 47.Frankie Plessinger, NT

Ernie Salvage Yard Pure Stocks: 1.Dean Holmes (Hard Charger); 2.Joey Carter; 3.Mike Warrenfeltz; 4.Hans Stamberg; 5.Bobby Taylor; 6.Kevin Keefer; 7.Kenny Dillon; 8.Wayne Hawbaker; 9.Rick Stouffer; 10.Drew Fitzsimmons; 11.Frank Dibella; 12.Lin Sutphin; 13.Danny Beavers; 14.Sherman Lynn Jr. 15.Brian Swiger; 16.Darrin Younker; 17.Tony Catlett; 18.Bill Reitober; 19.Steve Lowery, 20.Kenny Dayhoff, DNS – Jason Murray, Cory Oberholzer


SMITH AND FEATHERS SPLIT BOWERS/DURHAM TWIN 20IES.

Hagerstown, Md. – Despite a forecast for rain with surrounding areas receiving showers, Hagerstown Speedway remained dry and allowed Brent Smith and Bo Feathers to split Saturday’s evenings Cindy Rowe Auto Glass twin 20 lap late model events of the 26th Annual Shorty Bowers/Bull Durham Championship.

It was a career first late model victory at Hagerstown in eleven years of trying for Smith, of Mercersburg, Pa., while it was a season second for Winchester, Va.’s Feathers.

Both started from outside the front row, Smith by virtue of his low point average and Feathers with a nine car inversion in the second feature, to lead all the way with only one caution in each event. Smith was able to hold off the challenges of Nathan Durboraw and won by .269 seconds while Feathers sped ahead to separate himself 2.151 seconds over Ronnie DeHaven.

“That was a good view from the front row,” Smith said. “I knew he’d (Nathan) be charging. Of course, I was kind of taking it easy. I couldn’t hear Nathan, but I heard him that last lap though. I thought ‘here we go’. I knew he wouldn’t do anything crazy to take us both out. Everybody knows how hungry I was to win a race. I’m just glad to be in victory lane.”

“It helped with a good starting position like that,” Feathers said. “We were good in the first one. We didn’t change a lot. We just had to get through the pack and the invert helped a whole lot. I’ve been coming here since I was knee high. My dad started racing here in 1980 or 81. I always loved Hagerstown. I was never fond of racing but I loved watching. I could never figure it out. But it it’s a pleasure to be in victory circle again.”

Other Racing: Jerry Bard of Shippensburg, Pa. proved his first win two months ago wasn’t a fluke by becoming the third different leader and picking up career win number two in the Hoosier Tire/Mid Atlantic late model sportsman feature. After a lap eight restart incident involving second place runner Cory Houck, Bard went on to take the lead from third generation driver, Glenn Nininger Jr. on lap 17.

“I’ll tell you what, that was a tough one,” Bard said. “I’m sorry about the 21. I went in there a little hard. I usually don’t try to drive that way. The car was good tonight and we were fast. I like the outside line in three and four. In one and two, I liked the bottom and he (Nininger) was there, so I thought the only chance was to go in the middle so that’s what I did and it worked.”

Hans Stamberg of Barnesville, Md. was the fourth different leader in the non stop Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stock event and picked up his first win since opening day of April 2005 and also ended Mark Jones’ eight consecutive win streak.

“This has been the worst year I’ve ever had,” Stamberg said. “I love these dry slick tracks. I’ve had a whole lot of trouble. I guess we’ve finally finished three races without breaking. I’m happy with that. Jones has been tough. I said if I get my stuff together, I can do it and here we are.”

Smith took the lead over third starter Durboraw on the start with Devin Fries taking third from Paul Crowl by the second lap. Smith continued to hold a comfortable advantage until a lap nine yellow when fourth starter. J. T. Spence spun.

Durboraw was all over Smith following the restart, but Smith edged ahead a few lengths while 11th starter Gary Stuhler slipped past Friese for the third spot on lap 11. Smith took it all the way to the checkered as Durboraw made a final lap charge but fell short. Stuhler had also closed the gap but was .91 seconds behind. Friese and Ronnie DeHaven completed the top five.

“I’m just so happy to get off this Hagerstown skid,” Smith said. “It’s just so great to be in victory lane as long as it’s been. We’ve had a good race car, just dumb luck. When everything comes together on one night, something is going to happen.”

Feathers, involved in a heat race incident and breaking the steering, won the consolation to start 19th and his ninth place effort put him on the pole with the inversion. Taking the lead over Frankie Plessinger and Brian Booze, he showed his strength by pulling ahead by two seconds when Booze took, second on lap three.

By a lap 15 caution, Feathers enjoyed a four second lead and was into lapped traffic. Booze lost out to DeHaven on the restart and Stuhler two laps later while Feathers powered ahead to score the triumph. Durboraw shot past Booze for fourth on the final circuit.

“After the heat race, I didn’t think I was going to do anything. We barely got it back together for the consy,” Feathers said. “We’re learning a lot of stuff with this car and getting a handle for what we should do. Warrior builds a great car. I guess finally it’s starting to show.”

Heat winners for the 25 late models were Andy Anderson, Durboraw and Friese with Feathers winning the consolation. Feathers and J. T. Spence were the Ernie’s Salvage Yard hard chargers.

Steve Axtell took the late model sportsman lead from the outside row with Nininger starting to pressure him for the spot by the third lap. Nininger got by on lap six as cautions on laps eight and nine with restart incidents slowing the pace, one involving second runner Cory Houck, tapped by Bard and causing a spin.

Nininger held a steady line as Bard viewed his options and finally made an outside move to go head on lap 17. He went on to the checkered ten lengths ahead of Nininger and Tyler Armstrong. Terry Flaherty and Richard Walls completed the top five.

Dale Smith Jr., Axtell, Nininger and Brad Houck were winners in the 39 car qualification. Cory Lear and Tyler Hershey won the consolations. Hershey was the Checkered Flag/St. Thomas Towing hard charger.

Wayne Hawbaker was the early leader in the pure stock feature and held on until lap five when Kenny Dillon took the spot. Dean Holmes took over a lap later as Stamberg was right in the front pack and drove through on lap ten to later score the win over Holmes and Darrin Younker. Mike Warrenfeltz and Dillon completed the top five. Joey Carter, Stamberg and Jones were the 27 car heat winners. Holmes earned the 21st Century Fireplace hard charger award. Bill Reitober won the consolation.

The AMA Grand National motorcycles arrive for the 25th Silver Anniversary Hub City Classic this Saturday, July 29th.

Stock car racing resumes the following Saturday, August 5, with the World of Outlaw late models challenging the local drivers in the 25th Annual Conococheague 100. The Ernie’s pure stocks are also on the program.

Results:
26Th Annual Short Bowers/ Bull Durham Championship Twin 20ies
Race #1 Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models - 20 Laps – 25 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Brent Smith 1-20): 1.Brent Smith; 2.Nathan Durboraw; 3.Gary Stuhler; 4.Devin Friese; 5.Ronnie DeHaven Jr.; 6.Paul Crowl; 7.Roy Deese Jr.; 8.Brian Booze ; 9.Bo Feathers (Hard Charger); 10.Frankie Plessinger; 11.Alan Sagi; 12.Billy Wampler; 13.D.J. Myers; 14.Marvin Winters; 15.Andy Anderson; 16.Darryl Hills; 17.Tim Wilson; 18.Scott Brode; 19.Tim Murphy; 20.Jerry Foster; 21.Rick Hulson; 22.Ray Kable Jr.; 23.Mike Lupfer; 24. J. T. Spence, DNQ- Scott Lebarron

Race #2: Lap Leader (Bo Feathers 1-20): 1.Feathers; 2.DeHaven; 3.Stuhler; 4.Durboraw; 5.Booze; 6.Myers; 7.Deese Jr.; 8.Smith; 9.Friese; 10.Anderson; 11.Spence (Hard Charger); 12.Winters; 13.Plessinger; 14.Crowl; 15.Wampler; 16.Hills; 17.Wilson; 18.Foster; 19.Hulson; 20.Sagi; 21.Murphy; 22.Kable Jr.; 23.Brode; 24.Lupfer

Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman - 20 Laps, 39 entries (Lap Leaders – Steve Axtell 1-5, Glenn Nininger Jr. 6-16, Jerry Bard 17-20): 1.Jerry Bard; 2.Glenn Nininger Jr.; 3.Tyler Armstrong; 4.Terry Flaherty; 5.Richard Walls; 6.Scott Palmer; 7.Andy Fries; 8.Arlin Brougher; 9.Steve Axtell; 10.Dale Smith Jr.; 11.Tyler Hershey (Hard Charger); 12.Terry Lescalleet; 13.Jamie Lathroum; 14.Robbie Beall; 15.Cory Houck; 16.Pat Beard; 17.Kyle Lear; 18.Jered Miller; 19.Fred Harden; 20.Cory Lear; 21.Paul Ward; 22.Mike Walls; 23.Nick Pappas; 24.Darryl Burkholder; 25.Brad Houck; 26.Larry Baer; DNQ – B.R. Nalley, Bryan Wagaman; Brent Hottle; Randy Kline, Roy Miller, Matt Murphy, Wayne Walls Jr., Dave Stouffer, James Arensdorf, DNS- Bobby Beard, Todd Chicklo, Mike Beidel, Michael Collins

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks: 15 laps, 27 entries (Lap leaders Wayne Hawbaker 1-5, Kenny Dillon 6, Dean Holmes 7-9, Hans Stamberg 10-15) 1.Hans Stamberg; 2.Dean Holmes (Hard Charger); 3.Darrin Younker; 4.Mike Warrenfeltz; 5.Kenny Dillon; 6.Mark Jones; 7.Joey Carter; 8.Wayne Hawbaker; 9.Steve Lowery; 10.Brian Swiger; 11.Drew Fitzsimmons; 12.Bobby Taylor; 13.Kevin Keefer; 14.Rick Stouffer; 15.Frank Dibella; 16.Billy Ecton; 17.Lin Sutphin; 18.Bill Reitober; 19.David Boring; 20.Donnie Smith; 21.Jason Murray; 22.Cory Oberholzer; 23.Sherman Lynn; 24.Tony Catlett, DNS – Danny Beavers, Steve Long, Kenny Dayhoff Jr.


WORLD OF OUTLAW LATE MODELS AND THE NATIONAL SPRINT TOUR ON ONE BIG
WEEKEND OF RACING AT HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY

Hagerstown MD - The month of August kicks off at Hagerstown Speedway
when the World of Outlaw Late Models arrive for their only appearance,
Saturday August 5th for the 25th Silver Anniversary Conococheague. Then
on Sunday August 6th, the National Sprint tour returns for their final
appearance of the 2006 season.

Defending champion Billy Moyer will lead the contingent of WoO drivers
to the Hagerstown half mile. He is currently in a tight point race with
Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, Darrell Lanigan, Shane Clanton, Steve
Francis, and Chub Frank, as less than one hundred points separate them
from the top spot.

They will be facing one of the toughest local fields of Late Models on
the east coast, including five time Conococheague winner Gary Stuhler,
two time event winner and eight time track champion Nathan Durboraw,
current point leader Roy Deese Jr., and the rest of the Hagerstown
regulars will make this a very exciting night of racing.

Grandstands open at 5:00PM. Pit gate at 4:00PM. Hot laps are at 7:00PM
followed by time trials. The Pure Stocks will also be on hand. General
admission is $30.00, pit insurance $35.00, reserved seat $35.00,
children under 12 are free.

On Sunday August 6th the National Sprint Tour will revisit the
Hagerstown Speedway. Tim Kaeding with eleven NST feature wins, along
with The King Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Jason Solwold the winner of
the June NST feature at Hagerstown will be on hand. See them take on
Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Lucas Wolfe, Todd Shaffer, and the rest of
the PA Posse.

The Late Model Sportsman will also run on this racing program.
Grandstands open at 4:30PM, Pit gate at 3:30PM. Hot laps at 6:30PM
followed by time trials.
General admission is $30.00, pit insurance $35.00, reserved seat $35.00,
children under 12 are free.

Hagerstown Speedway is located six miles west of Hagerstown on Route 40.
For more information call the speedway office at 301-582-0640, or visit
our website at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.


ANDERSON OUTGUNS SAGI WITH FIVE TO GO FOR SECOND LATE MODEL SCORE, JONES WINS CORNETT TRIBUTE FOR PURE STOCKS

Hagerstown, Md. – Battling for positions all evening, Andy Anderson spent four laps side by side with Alan Sagi before edging ahead to lead the final five circuits and win his second Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model feature of the season by .809 seconds over Sagi at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday.

“He made me work for that,” said Anderson, of Martinsburg, WV. “He knew where I was. I just had to get the run on him. I like racing with him. Alan’s had some tough luck there and I hate to be the one to beat him but I like to win too.”

Other winners during the evening included Mark Jones of Greencastle, Pa. whose ninth season win was in the 11th Annual Jimmy Cornett Tribute. The win also was his seventh consecutive victory which is a new track record in the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks.

Dale Smith Jr. was victorious for the second time in the Hoosier Tire/Mid Atlantic late model sportsman after inheriting the lead on the seventh lap and getting to the checkered ten lengths ahead of Andy Fries.

Brent Smith started on the pole in the late model feature after Tim Murphy had problems and elected to start on the rear. Brian Booze and Sagi took up the next spots by the second lap while fifth starting Anderson moved in and began challenging Sagi for third.

After Sagi moved into second on lap five, he began challenging Smith and completed his pass on lap eight. Anderson also got by Booze on lap eleven while Sagi continued to set the pace.

It took several tries to get beyond a lap eighteen caution with several incidents occurring before the lap could be completed but after that, Anderson, who held a bead on the low side while Sagi had been rolling the top, sized the situation and made a quick dash exiting turn two on the 20th lap. Sagi posted his best finish of the season with Roy Deese Jr. ending 3.042 seconds behind Anderson after starting tenth. Ronnie DeHaven and Bo Feathers completed the top five. Nathan Durboraw advanced ten spots to finish sixth over Gary Stuhler, from 18th, while J. T. Spence earned the Ernie’s Salvage Yard hard charger award after starting 20th. Marvin Winters and Devin Friese completed the top ten. Heat winners for the 31 entries were Smith, Murphy and Anderson while Jeremy Miller won the consolation.

The Cornett Tribute started with a multi car pile up in the fourth turn before completion of the first lap with Jones involved and restarting 17th. Hans Stamberg took the lead from Steve Lowery and had Dean Holmes chasing him while Mike Warrenfeltz moved in and took the lead on lap 14. Jones was into second the following lap and on lap 17, had the lead after a daring inside move off turn four. He went on to win by five lengths plus also picked up an extra $200 as the 21st Century Fireplace Services hard charger.

“After we got caught up in that first lap incident, I knew Dean was going to be fast, Mike, Hans, all of them,” Jones said. “I thought ‘we don’t have a shot at this one’ and then we started picking them off. We’re really happy to win this one. We like every time we win, but something like this makes it special.”

Warrenfeltz was second over Stamberg, Holmes and Lowery. Heat winners were Stamberg, Holmes and Darrin Younker while Kenny Dillon was the consolation winner.

Cody Lear and Smith started on the front row of the late model sportsman feature as Lear took the point with Smith trailing. Lear fell victim to a mechanical problem on lap six as Smith took over. Behind him positions were changing quickly as Andy Fries was up ten positions into second and trying to hold off Wayne Walls Jr. and then Richard Walls.

At the line, Smith won by ten lengths while Fries held second by a foot over Richard Walls. Arlin Brougher, from 15th, and Walls Jr. completed the front five.

Barry Miller, Richard Walls and Smith Jr. won the heats with Terry Flaherty winning the consolation. The St. Thomas Towing/ Checkered Flag Lube hard charger was Glenn Nininger after coming from 23rd to 11th.

The speedway will be idle this weekend as the Monster Truck Nationals arrive for a three day program beginning Friday evening, July 14th.

Racing resumes on Saturday July 22 with the 26th Annual Shorty Bowers Bull Durham Championship, a twin 20 event for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models. The Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman and Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks join the program that starts with warm-ups at 7:00 p.m.

Results:
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models - 25 Laps – 31 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Brent Smith 1-7, Alan Sagi 8- 20, Andy Anderson 21-25): 1.AndyAnderson; 2.Alan Sagi; 3.Roy Deese Jr.; 4.Ronnie DeHaven; 5.Bo Feathers; 6.Nathan Durboraw; 7.Gary Stuhler; 8.J.T.Spence (Hard Charger); 9.Marvin Winters; 10.Devin Friese; 11.RayKable Jr.; 12.Mike Lupfer; 13.David Williams; 14.Brent Smith; 15.Brian Booze; 16.Paul Crowl; 17.Brad Ritter; 18.Mike Walls; 19.Tim Murphy; 20.Billy Wampler; 21.Jeremy Miller; 22.Kirk Ryan; 23.Scott Lebarron; DSQ: Sean Cosgrove, DNQ: Jim Stevens, Mark Elksnis, Rick Hulson, Jerry Foster, DNS: Dale Lingo, Frankie Plessinger, Scott Brode

Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman - 20 Laps, 30 entries (Lap Leader – Cody Lear 1-6, Dale Smith Jr.7-20): 1.Dale Smith Jr.; 2.Andy Fries; 3.Richard Walls; 4.Brad Houck; 5.Wayne Walls Jr.; 6.Bobby Beard; 7.Arlin Brougher; 8.Tyler Armstrong; 9.Terry Flaherty; 10.Jerry Bard; 11.Glen Nininger (Hard Charger); 12.Kyle Lear; 13.Tyler Hershey; 14.Steve Axtell; 15.Robbie Beall; 16.Brent Hottle; 17.Scott Palmer; 18.Terry Lescalleet; 19.Bryan Wagaman; 20.Cody Lear; 21.Mike Walls; 22.Micheal Collins; 23.Barry Miller; 24.Pete Weaver; DNQ: Matt Murphy, Jimmy Jesmer, James Arensdorf, Nick Pappas, Cory Houck, DSQ: Jeff Johnson

11th Annual Jimmy Cornett Tribute: Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks: 20 laps, 28 entries (Lap leaders Steve Lowery 1, Hans Stamberg 2-13, Mike Warrenfeltz 14-16, Mark Jones 17-20): 1.Mark Jones (Hard Charger); 2.Mike Warrenfeltz; 3.Hans Stamberg; 4.Dean Holmes; 5.Steve Lowery; 6.Wayne Hawbaker; 7.Bobby Taylor; 8.Kevin Keefer; 9.Steve Long; 10.Darrin Younker; 11.Lin Sutphin; 12.Brian Swiger; 13.Joey Carter; 14.Frank Dibella; 15.Kim Ramer; 16.Danny Beavers; 17.Jason Murray; 18.B ill Reitober; 19.Drew Fitzsimmons; 20.Donnie Smith; 21.Kenny Dillon; 22.Billy Ecton; DNS: Kenny Day, Sherman Lynn Jr., DNQ: Tony Catlett, Williams Kerns, DNS: Nicki Oberholzer, Russ Moseley


JULY HAS A MIXED BAG OF RACING REMAINING

The mid season July 4th holiday premier event, the 41st Annual Johnny Roberts Memorial is in the record books with Marvin Winters making his 21st career late model win his first ever “big” one.
Moving on, racing resumes this Saturday evening, July 8th, with the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks getting to show their talent in the 20-lap 11th Annual Jimmy Cornett Tribute.
The Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models will be in competition with an OHTC rule and also joining the program is the weekly Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman division. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and warm-ups begin at 7:00 p.m.
The following weekend will be idle as far as stock car racing is concerned when the 2006 Monster Truck Nationals arrive in Hagerstown for a three day program on July 14,15, and 16.
The “Monsters” will include Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Black Stallion, Destroyer, Hot Wheels and Iron Warrior with Street Warriors and Quad Warriors also in action.
The program begins both Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and a Special Family Event (with no alcohol served) on Sunday begins at 2:00 p.m.
Advance tickets are on sale: $18.00 for reserved seating and $13.00 for general admission which will save $2.00 off the gate prices.
Racing resumes again on Saturday, July 22 with the 26th Annual Shorty Bowers/ Bull Durham Championship twin 20-lap late model events and the OHTC rule is in effect again. The late model sportsman and pure stocks will join the program. In last years program, Jason Covert won his career first in a rain shortened 16 laps and David Williams scored the second 20 lapper a month later. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and warm-ups are at 7:00 p.m.
The month will close out on Saturday, July 29 with racing, but two wheeled action, when the speedway hosts the 25th Anniversary Hub City Classic AMA Grand National Dirt Track Series & 883 Series. Joe Kopp of Mica, WA is the defending winner.
Reserved Seating is $30.00 (advance and at the gate) and general admission is 26.00 (gate only). Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with practice taking place at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins at 8:00 p.m.
For ticket and additional information, contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640 or the website: www.hagerstownspeedway.com.


Marvin Winters Adds His Name to Roberts Memorial winner greats

Hagerstown, Md. – There’s always time for the first. Despite having twenty late model wins to his credit, he’d never laid claim to one of Hagerstown Speedway’s major events, until Saturday evening. Winters added his name to their longest running Memorial event, the 41st Annual Johnny Roberts Memorial and became the 23rd different winner.

“I’m very honored to win this race,” said Winters of McConnellsburg, Pa. “I know a lot of great drivers have won it. I’m glad to have my name added to the winners of it. This is tough place to win at. Those guys gave me a good car. It was on a rail those last twenty laps.”

Winters started on the pole in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model event, but trailed Alan Sagi, then Ronnie DeHaven and after dropping back to third behind Bo Feathers just past the midway in the 50-lap event, he found new life and stormed around both and led the final 16 circuits to win by .314 seconds over DeHaven.

“Just a couple weeks ago I was sitting here watching and got a call from Chet Laye. He wanted someone to drive the car and I said ‘Sure’. I’m sure glad I did,’ said Winters. “When we got shuffled back with all those cautions, my tires were sort of glazing over. I thought we need a long stretch to get these things going and we finally got it at the end.”

Based on their point average, Winters and defending event winner, Nathan Durboraw sat on the front row, but it was Sagi, from third, who quickly took command with Winters into second with fifth starter, DeHaven taking third by the second circuit.

DeHaven made the best of a lap 16 restart, one of seven that littered the first 20 laps, and moved into second while on lap 18, Durboraw’s night ended and was towed off with mechanical problems.

But at the same time, it was also the demise for Sagi, whose driveline broke loose, leaving him stranded in turn two.

With DeHaven now in charge, Winters began fending off the challenges of Bo Feathers, who got the spot following a lap 27 restart that saw J.T. Spence spin while battling with Feathers.

The final yellow for a piece of debris on lap 32 found Winters ready for action as he went outside to pass Feathers on lap 34 and made the same move on DeHaven the next circuit.

Ahead, Winters couldn’t shake DeHaven, who remained several lengths behind as the two began to pull away from Feathers and Roy Deese Jr.

But the race remained green, just what Winters needed to stay in command and hold the winning edge over the final laps.

“They had the bottom groove pretty well worn out, so it was as fast to coast through the middle as try to stay on the bottom,” Winters said. “Charlie (Laye) had the car set up perfect for where I was running.”

Feathers came across 2.428 seconds behind the leader followed by Deese and Sean Cosgrove, the Ernie’s Salvage Yard hard charger, who came from the 18th spot. D.J. Myers (10th) was sixth following and earlier battle with Gerald Davis (19th), Spence, Billy Wampler and Darryl Hills to complete the top ten.

Heats for the 35 competitors were won by Feathers, Durboraw and Deese while Davis won the consolation.

In the Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman feature, it was Brad Houck, Waynesboro, Pa, who led all the way from the pole to record only his second ever victory at Hagerstown. His single win was in April, 1995.

Mark Jones of Greencastle, Pa. was again the winner in the Ernie’s Salvage yard pure stocks who picked up his sixth straight and eighth victory of the nine events ran so far. Jones also picked up the 21st Century Fireplace Services hard charger award again.

Houck pulled ahead of Fred Harden and Steve Axtell on the start and maintained control over the event. Tyler Armstrong came from ninth and moved into third on lap 18. Houck sped to the win by 1.120 seconds over Harden. Armstrong, Axtell and Andy Fries, from 14th, completed the top five.

Heats went to Axtell, Pete Weaver and Dale Smith Jr. while Jimmy Jesmer and Glenn Nininger Jr. won the consolations. Scott Palmer was the St.Thomas Towing/Checkered Flag Lube Hard Charger.

Jones charged from 12th to second by lap four while Hans Stamberg led. Stamberg retook the lead on lap seven but Jones came back on lap ten and continued on to clinch the win by five lengths. Stamberg, Dean Holmes, Darrin Younker and Kenny Dillon followed.

Heats went to Rick Stouffer, Ronnie Dennis and Jones while Kim Ramer won the consy.

Racing returns Saturday evening with a regular three division program with the Ernie’s pure stocks going for top honors in the 11th Annual Jimmy Cornett Memorial. Warmups are at 7:00 pm.

Results:
41st Annual Johnny Roberts Memorial: (50 Laps)
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models 35 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Alan Sagi 1-18, Ronnie DeHaven 19-34, Marvin Winters 35-50): 1.Marvin Winters; 2.Ronnie DeHaven; 3.Bo Feathers; 4.Roy Deese Jr.; 5.Sean Cosgrove; 6.D.J.Myers; 7.Gerald Davis; 8.J.Spence; 9.Billy Wampler, 10.Darryl Hills; 11.Travis Dillman; 12.Ray love Jr.; 13.Brad Ritter; 14.Paul Crowl; 15.Mitch Hack; 16.Kirk Baker; 17.Andy Anderson; 18.Alan Sagi; 19.Nathan Durboraw; 20.Frankie Plessinger; 21.Jonathan DeHaven; 22.Mike Hardy; 23.Brian Booze; 24.Mike Lupfer; 25.Tim Wilson; 26.,Ray Kable Jr.: DNS – Allen Brannon, DNQ – Brian Tavenner, Mike Walls, Lewis Hudson, Tim Murphy, Brent Smith, Mark Elksnis, Scott Lebarron, Kris Eaton

Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman, 20 Laps, 36 entries (Lap Leaders: Brad Houck 1-20): 1.Brad Houck; 2.Fred Harden; 3.Tyler Armstrong; 4.Steve Axtell; 5.Andy Fries; 6.Bobby Beard; 7.Randy Burkholder; 8.Cory Houck; 9.Richard Walls; 10.Dale Smith Jr.; 11.Arlin Brougher; 12.Wayne Walls; 13.Brian Miller; 14.Scott Palmer (Hard Charger); 15.Jerry Bard; 16.Tyler Hershey; 17.Terry Lescalleet; 18.James Jesmer; 19.James Arensdorf; 20.Nick Pappas; 21.Jimmy Richards; 22.Mike Walls; 23.Kyle Lear; 24.Brian Lessley; 25.Pete Weaver; 26.Terry Flaherty; DNQ: Randy Kline, B.R.Nalley, James Myers, Cortney Shriner, Michael Collins, DNS- Robbie Beall, Jeff Johnson; Barry Miller, DSQ - Cody Lear

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks 15 Laps, 30 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Hans Stamberg 1-5, 7-9, Mark Jones 6, 10-15): 1.Mark Jones (Hard Charger); 2.Hans Stamberg; 3.Dean Holmes; 4.Darrin Younker; 5.Kenny Dillon; 6.Bobby Taylor; 7.Rick Stouffer; 8.Steve Lowery; 9.Kevin Keefer; 10.Drew Fitzsimmons; 11.Lin Sutphin; 12.Kenny Dayhoff; 13.Wayne Hawbaker; 14.Kim Ramer; 15.Danny Beavers; 16.Fran Dibella; 17.Brian Swiger; 18.Jason Murray; 19.Donnie Smith; 20. Williams Kerns; 21.Ronnie Dennis; 22.Bill Reitober; 23.Dave Stouffer; 24 Russ Mosley, DNQ – Tony Catlett, Dale Knight Sr., Sherman Lynn, Nicki Oberholzer, DNS -Steve Long, Cory Oberholzer


DEWEASE TWO FOR TWO FOLLOWING HAGERSTOWN’S RAIN SHORTENED SPRINT SPEEDWEEK EVENT

Hagerstown, Md. – Lance Dewease is now two for two in competition in the 16th Annual Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek following Hagerstown Speedway’s both rain delayed and also rain shortened event on Wednesday evening.

After a shower hit the speedway shortly after gates opened to delay the program, Dewease, of Fayetteville, Pa., timed eighth quick and later started fourth in the lineups when several others failed to qualify. He took the lead from T.J. Stutts on lap seven and ten laps later, the red flag was displayed when Doug Esh, running fourth, flipped in turn four after battling with Chad Layton for that position. Before the race could get back underway when the racers were being pushed off, the speedway caught the side of another passing storm. Less than two miles away, it was completely dry.

“My hat’s off to Hagerstown Speedway. I live down in this area and I know how much rain we’ve had for two straight days,” Dewease said. “They’ve done a wonderful job in trying to get this place in shape to race. They did their best. I think this was the first time I ever won a rain shortened feature. We were pretty good all night and put ourselves in position to take advantage of it.”

Speedway owner Frank Plessinger and his crew spent two days trying to get ready for the program, the first time Hagerstown has hosted a Speedweek event since 1996. With all the rain the area received plus the Conococheague’s banks nearly overflowing, the infield was 2/3 covered by “Lake Frank”, leaving just enough room to park the rigs for the 30 competitors.

“We were here all day yesterday and then it rained all night so we came back in and graded mud all day today,” Plessinger said. “I’ll tell you one thing. I was really hoping we’d get the race in because I saw the weather channel last night and they had no chance of rain for today and here we get rain again. We got screwed again. That’s all I can say.

This morning, I thought there was no way, but I didn’t give up.”

Local residents and fans, Doug and Tammy Danner, presented $100.00 to Plessinger for the efforts of the track crew.

“When I walked my dog at 6 o’clock this morning, I thought there was no way they’d get this race in,” Danner said.

Following qualifications, Stutts, who was the only driver to get into the sixteen second time bracket with a 16.833 second lap, sat on the pole with Brook Weibley alongside while Doug Esh and Dewease occupied row two.

Stutts bolted out front over Weibley and Dewease with Lucas Wolfe spinning on lap two and Mark Coldren getting a right rear flat tire after making contact.

Back underway Stutts again pulled out as Dewease got by Weibley on the fourth lap and closed in on Stutts to go past and lead the seventh circuit.

Dewease wasted no time in escaping from his followers, pulling out to a nearly three second lead by the time Fred Rahmer got into second on lap 11. Dewease began entering lapped traffic on lap 15 and had two cars between himself and Rahmer when the red was displayed for the Esh incident.

After all sprints were refueled and being pushed off, the shower began and after a few laps, drivers were giving a thumbs down. The race was called official.

“We’re timing good, running good in the heat and running good in the feature,” Dewease said. “That’s what it takes. You have to have a little bit of luck go your way and luck with Mother Nature helped us a little bit tonight.”

Rahmer, who started seventh, ended second, followed by Stutts, Chad Layton, from 14th and Niki Young (8th). Greg Hodnett came all the way from 24th to sixth to earn the Trone Outdoor Advertising Hard Charger Award worth $100. Seventh was Stevie Smith, followed by Steve Clabaugh, Alan Cole and Weibley.

Qualifying heats were won by Cliff Brian, Michael Carber and Kyle Pruitt while Wolfe won the consolation. Stutts received an extra $100 from DuPont Tyvek for setting fast time while 21st Century Fireplace Services also added an extra $100.

NEXT: Racing continues this Saturday, July 1, with the 50-lap 41st Annual Johnny Roberts Memorial for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models accompanied by the Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman, Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks and a fireworks display for the holiday special. Warm-ups begin at 7:00 p.m. however in the case of rain; Sunday the 2nd is a scheduled rain date with warm-ups an hour earlier at 6:00 p.m.

Results:
Time Trials: 1.T.J. Stutts, 16.833; 2.Lucas Wolfe, 17.004; 3.Mark Coldren, 17.068; 4.Doug Esh, 17.092; 5.Brook Weibley, 17.096; 6.Steve Clabaugh, 17.144; 7.Mike Erdley, 17.165; 8.Lance Dewease, 17.170; 9.Stevie Smith, 17.177; 10.Alan Cole, 17.202; 11.Fred Rahmer, 17.189; 12.Niki Young, 17.314; 13.Brian Leppo, 17.338; 14.Chad Layton, 17.342; 15.Bob Bennett, 1.371; 16.Donnie Kreitz Jr., 17.381; 17,Michael Carber, 17.398; 18.Steve Buckwalter, 17.438; 19.Cliff Brian, 17.445; 20.Dan Shetler, 17.473; 21.Kyle Pruitt, 17.504; 22.Mark Smith, 17.522; 23.Keith’Kauffman, 17.540; 24.Cale Grubb, 17.706; 25.Brian Monteith, 17.727; 26.Alan Krimes, 17.847; 27.Greg Hodnett, 17.947; 28.Chad Jumper, 17.984; 29.Cody Darrah, 18.464; 30.Joey Hershey, 19.027

16th Annual Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek: (30 Laps) 30 Entries (Lap Leaders T.J. Stutts, 1-6, Lance Dewease 7-30): 1.Lance Dewease; 2.Fred Rahmer; 3.T.J.Stutts; 4.Chad Layton; 5.Niki Young; 6.Greg Hodnett (Hard Charger); 7.Stevie Smith; 8.Steve Clabaugh; 9.Alan Cole; 10.Brook Weibley; 11.Brian Leppo; 12.Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 13.Keith Kauffman; 14.Mike Erdley; 15.Michael Carber; 16.Mark Smith; 17.Steve Buckwalter; 18.Cliff Brian; 19.Lucas Wolfe; 20.Doug Esh; 21.Mark Coldren; 22.Kyle Pruitt; 23.Brian Monteith; 24.Bob Bennett; DNQ- Alan Krimes, Cody Darrah, Joey Hershey, Chad Jumper, Kyle Grubb


BRIAN BOOZE PUTS BBR (BOOZE BROTHERS RACING) LATE MODEL IN VICTORY LANE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Hagerstown, Md. – BBR Racing has made many trips to victory lane with their Ford Mustang dragster, but Saturday during Auto Locater Racing Night, was the first time Brian Booze put his Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model into victory lane at Hagerstown Speedway since he began racing just over two years ago.

Booze, of Marion, Pa., started third in the 25-lap feature and got under Marvin Winters on the backstretch of lap seven to lead the rest of the way, enjoying the win my nearly two seconds over David Williams.

“I know we didn’t have a full field tonight but when you can hold Nathan Durboraw, Marvin Winters, Bo Feathers. DeHaven, all those guys, it’s still a strong field of cars, even though half of them aren’t here,” Booze said. ‘It was running pretty good. There was plenty of meat up off the bottom and that’s where that this Ford likes to honk. We’ve been struggling the past couple weeks. I broke my finger and still have a couple pins in the end of it. I’m still not supposed to be driving.”

Marvin Winters pulled in front as Booze grabbed second over outside polesitter, Mike Lupfer with Alan Sagi taking third spot away on the third lap.

Booze kept the pressure on Winters while Sagi was trying to catch the front runners. Booze sped off the bottom of turn two on lap seven to pull alongside and edge in front for lap eight. While pulling out to a comfortable distance, the caution flag waved for Sagi, who coasted to a stop in turn two on lap eleven.

Two laps later, Winters suddenly was off the pace and stopped on the backstretch as David Williams and Nathan Durboraw each moved up a position.

While Booze continued his pace, Williams and Durboraw were side by side and bumper to bumper until the checkered. Durboraw did get his car completely ahead on lap 24 but Williams used his momentum through turns three and four to forge back ahead and hold onto the runner up spot. Frankie Plessinger and Bo Feathers completed the top five.

Roy Deese Jr., Ronnie DeHaven, Billy Wampler Winters and Lupfer completed the top five.

“We put in a lot of hours,” Booze said. “These guys don’t get paid, they just love it. I’m glad I was finally able to give them something to cheer about.”

Heat winners were Winters and Lupfer.

Winners in the other divisions included Dale Smith Jr. of Martinsburg, WV, who scored his career second Hoosier Tire/Mid-/Atlantic late model sportsman feature. Mark Jones of Greencastle, Pa. took the checkered for the fifth time straight and seventh time in the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks while Larry Hurley Jr. of Thurmont, Md. became the fifth different winner in the 30-lap Enduro dash.

By virtue of his point average, Smith started from the outside pole, quickly grabbed the lead over Fred Harden and following a third lap caution, drove out to a two second lead. Back to back cautions on lap 18 and 19, gave Harden and Terry Flaherty a chance but Smith easily surged ahead in the final one lap dash to win by eight lengths. Scott Palmer and Arlin Brougher completed the top five.

“That was fun,” Smith said. “It seems like every lap I’ve led this year but it just hasn’t been the right one. Right before we went out, I called Ernie (Davis). He’s done everything that he could do to help me. He told to leave it (the car) alone because it was a little tight. He was right. He said to pick a line and stay in it and try and stay focused. I can’t thank him enough.”

Richard Walls, Palmer and Ronnie Dennis were heat winners while Kyle Lear won the consolation. Lear also was the Checkered Flag Lube/St. Thomas Towing Hard charger after starting 19th and finishing 11th.

Pole sitter Brian Swiger jumped out in front of the pure stocks as Darrin Younker sped from seventh into second, but Jones came on strong from his 12th spot and was into third on lap four and had the lead by the eighth circuit with Younker challenging for the spot.

Younker’s night ended on lap 11 with mechanical problems as Dean Holmes and Kenny Dillon slid up to try their luck at unseating Jones in the final four laps but Jones continued on to win by five lengths. Russ Moseley and Wayne Hawbaker completed the top five.

Heats went to Jones, Kenny Dayhoff and Cory Oberholzer while Hawbaker won the consolation and earned the 21st Century Fireplace Services hard Charger award.

Davey Gross Jr. led the Enduro from the outside pole as Hurley eased his racer from the 18th spot and was into second by lap 12. Hurley continued to close on Gross until lap 19 when he pulled ahead and never looked back. Gross continued on to maintain his second place finish while Alan Virts, (13th), R.C. Horn, and Jim Speelman completed the top five.

Next Up:
Racing continues with the Wednesday (June 28) mid-week edition of Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Time Gates open at 5 and time trials begin at 7:30 for the single divisions show.
Next Saturday, July 1, the 50-lap 41st Annual Johnny Roberts Memorial will take the stage for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models accompanied by the Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman, Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks and a fireworks display for the holiday special. Warm-ups begin at 7:00 p.m. Sunday the 2nd is a scheduled rain date if needed with warm-ups moving up an hour to 6:00 p.m.

Results:
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models - 25 Laps – 14 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Marvin Winters 1-7, Brian Booze 8-25: 1.Brian Booze; 2.David Williams (Hard Charger); 3.Nathan Durboraw; 4.Frankie Plessinger; 5.Bo Feathers; 6.Roy Deese Jr; 7.Ronnie DeHaven; 8.Billy Wampler; 9.Marvin Winters; 10.Mike Lupfer; 11.Glenn Nininger Jr.; 12.Alan Sagi; DQ- Tim Murphy, DNS; Brent Smith

Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman, 20 Laps, 32 entries (Lap Leaders: Dale Smith Jr. 1-20): 1.Dale Smith Jr.; 2.Fred Harden; 3.Terry Flaherty; 4.Scott Palmer; 5.Arlin Brougher; 6.Wayne Walls Jr.;; 7.Andy Fries; 8.Pete Weaver; 9.Ronnie Dennis; 10.Jamie Lathroum; 11.Kyle Lear (Hard Charger); 12.Bobby Beard; 13.Mike Walls; 14.Richard Walls; 15.Tyler Armstrong; 16.Jerry Bard; 17.Steve Axtell; 18.Terry Lescalleet; 19.Brian Lessley; 20.Nick Pappas; 21;Cory Houck; 22.Brad Houck; 23.Tyler Hershey; 24.Barry Miller; DNQ – Michael Collins, Paul Cursey Jr., Matt Murphy, James Arensdorf; Courtney Shreiner, Chuck Cox. B.R. Nalley, Randy Kline

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks 15 Laps, 28 Entries, (Lap Leaders Brian Swiger 1-6, Mark Jones 7-15): 1.Mark Jones; 2.Dean Holmes; 3.Kenny Dillon; 4.Russ Moseley; 5.Brian Swiger; 6.Wayne Hawbaker (Hard Charger); 7.Kenny Dayhoff; 8.Rick Stouffer; 9.Drew Fitzsimmons; 10.Frank Dibella; 11.Lin Sutphin; 12.Donnie Smith; 13.Jason Murray; 14.Tony Catlett; 15.Darrin Younker; 16.Bobby Taylor; 17.Dale Knight Jr; 18.Danny Beavers; 19.Cory Oberholzer; 20.Hans Stamberg; 21.Kevin Keefer; 22.Mike Sanders; 23.Nicki Oberholzer; DNS – Justin Snodderly, Billy Ecton, Steve Lowery, Bill Reitober; Kevin Dayhoff

Enduro Dash: 30 laps (Lap Leaders – Davey Gross Jr. 1-18, Larry Hurley Jr. 19-30): 1.Larry Hurley Jr. 2; Davey Gross Jr.; 3.Alan Virts; 4.R.C. Horn; 5.Jim Speelman; 6.Bobby Moore; 7.Krazy Kenny Thomas; 8.Derek Riley; 9.William Crook; 10.Jimmy Parrill; 11.Kenny Thomas; 12.Robin Koogler; 13.Danny Holmes; 14.William Silksworth; 15.Tony Tunas; 16.Mark Vegh; 17.Sam Shank; 18.Donnie Keefer. Jr.; 19.Richard Tracey; 20.John Conrad; 21.Tony Ford Jr.; 22.Toy Stevens; 23.Steve Thompson; 24.James Mongan; 25.Mike Hoffman; 26.Billy Kline; 27.Justin Sporer; 28.John Poole; 29.Brandon Churchey; 30.Rick Geisbert; 31.Ed Gatrell


AT HAGERSTOWN, BO FEATHERS FINALIZES WINCHESTER/HAGERSTOWN SHOOTOUT
ANDY ANDERSON CLINCHES THE FOUR RACE TITLE

Hagerstown, Md. – The outcome for the final event during Hagerstown Speedways 40-lap Winchester/Hagerstown Shootout on Saturday night went right down to the finish when Bo Feathers scored the late model triumph by a mere .293 seconds over four time season winner Jeremy Miller with Gary Stuhler right behind. Fresh off a last lap win in event three of Friday’s Shootout Series at Winchester Speedway, Feathers, of Winchester, Va, and with many races to his credit, this victory was his first at the Maryland oval since October 1989 and came in front of a large crowd on JLG Industries (McConnellsburg, Pa) Family Night.

“I had a pretty heated battle last night, me and … hey, this is Hagerstown and its been a long time since I stood here..1989. Now I know what Dale Earnhardt felt like trying to win Daytona,” Feathers said. “I won once. This is an awesome place. Racing with Jeremy and Gary (Stuhler) every week and all the guys that are here,they’re always fast. It’s great to win at this place.”

Andy Anderson, who was in the thick of the battle for most of the race, but finished fourth more than four seconds behind, took top honors in the Shootout Series Points.

“I wasn’t sure if we were going to make it,” Anderson said, picking up $1,000 for the series points win. “I about halfway spun out that one time. (Jason) Covert got on the brakes and straightened me back out pretty much. Sorry for him. For the last five years, Gary has beat me in this thing. He finished second this time.”

The top five finishers in the series and earnings were: 1.Anderson, $1,000; 2.Stuhler, $500; 3.Feathers, $400; 4.Devin Friese, $300; 5.Brad Ritter, $200.

With an eight car inverted start, Brent Smith and Feathers started from the front row as Smith powered into the lead over Feathers and Anderson.

On the third circuit, Miller and Stuhler were headed to the front and Stuhler to the inside of Anderson and Miller around the top as Anderson lost the handle and began a slow spin with Covert and J.T. Spence the unlucky ones and getting caught up in a spin while Anderson straightened out and continued without stopping.

Ronnie DeHaven spun on the subsequent restart after Miller had got past Anderson for third but that effort was called back and on the next attempt, Stuhler charged forward to get past Anderson on lap five.

While Smith was holding a comfortable lead over Feathers and Stuhler, Miller continued to battle with Anderson for the fourth spot.

When Nathan Durboraw stopped on lap 19, the field changed for Smith as Feathers powered around to lead the next three circuits as they ran side by side with Smith ahead on the backstretch.

Smith regained the point again on lap 23 as they still ran side by side with Smith having a slight advantage at the line but then Stuhler and Miller had closed to make it a four car battle. Feathers again powered from the turn to get his nose ahead on the 31st lap while Miller went by Stuhler for third the next circuit and then past Smith on the 34th.

With Feathers having a couple lap head start, Miller slowly reeled him but ran out of time as they came to the line one length apart. Stuhler was .939 seconds behind Feathers with Anderson and Smith completing the front five.

“Russell Baker builds one heck of a motor,” Feathers said. “It’s so drivable in the corners and when you hit the straight-aways, it just jumps up and takes off. (Despite winning) it wasn’t handling at Winchester (Friday night) worth a darn. We went back down this morning and were messing around and think we finally found what our problems were for the past year and a half. So we have a good car now. To hold Jeremy off and Gary off…they’re class acts. It’s pretty neat to race with them.”

Completing the top ten were Roy Deese Jr, Alan Sagi, Sean Cosgrove, Kirk Ryan, from 22nd and Ronnie DeHaven, from 21st.

Heat winners for the 37 entries were Stuhler, Durboraw, Miller and Anderson while DeHaven and Ryan were the consolation winners.

A stranger to victory lane since July 2005 and a stranger to even a top ten finish this season, Richard Walls, St. Thomas, Pa. also had his work cut out for him before scoring the Hoosier Daddy 25 lap event, sponsored by Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire.

Walls began fifth and was running second to Terry Flaherty by the fourth lap. Two time winner Pete Weaver moved into third on lap nine when Barry Miller developed problems.

Walls got around Flaherty on a lap 14 restart with Weaver tagging along on lap 17. Weaver pulled alongside before and following a lap 20 restart, but Walls wasn’t about to give this one up and charged to the finish. Flaherty held on to third over Andy Fries and Tyler Hershey.

“After the first five weeks with the other car…it’s hard to believe I had this good of a car in the garage,” Walls said. “My car started to shut down coming up off the corners. I think it helped me as I didn’t spin the tires. I saw Pete there a couple times. I guess it’s just been a long time since I won, I guess I was just getting a little anxious.”

Heat winners for the 45 entries were Flaherty, Barry Miller, Kyle Lear and Hershey while Wayne Walls Jr. and Jerry Bard were consolation winners. Arlin Brougher was the Checkered Flag Lube/St. Thomas Towing Hard Charger, coming from 19th to sixth.

Hagerstown Speedway continues on schedule this Saturday, June 24th with a regular three division show for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models, the Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman and Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks along with the season’s fifth 30-lap Enduro Dash. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with warm-ups beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Coming up the following week is the special Wednesday edition of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.

Results:
Winchester/ Hagerstown Shootout Leg 4
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models - 40 Laps – 37 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Brent Smith 1-20, 23-30, Bo Feathers 20-22, 31-40): 1.Bo Feathers; 2.Jeremy Miller; 3.Gary Stuhler; 4.Andy Anderson.; 5.Brent Smith; 6.Roy Deese Jr.; 7.Alan Sagi; 8.Sean Cosgrove; 9.Kirk Ryan Jr.; 10.Ronnie DeHaven; 11.Devin Friese; 12.Allen Brannon; 13.Booper Bare; 14.Keith Jackson; 15.Darryl Hills; 16.Denny Bonebrake; 17.Brad Ritter; 18.Brian Booze; 19.Lewis Hudson; 20.Scott LeBarron; 21.Mike Lupfer; 22.Nathan Durboraw; 23.Ray Kable Jr.; 24.Brad Omps; 25.J.T. Spence; 26.Jason Covert; DNQ – Frankie Plessinger, Paul Crowl, Mike Atherton, Tony Crim, Brian Tavenner, Billy Wampler, Jonathan DeHaven, DNS- Marvin Winters, Mike Harden, Herk Armel, Tim Murphy

Hoosier Daddy - Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman, Double Points, 25 Laps, 45 entries (Lap Leader – Fred Harden 1, Terry Flaherty 2-14, Richard Walls 15-25): 1.Richard Walls; 2.Pete Weaver;3.Terry Flaherty; 4.Andy Fries; 5.Tyler Hershey; 6.Arlin Brougher (Hard Charger); 7.Tyler Armstrong; 8.Bobby Beard; 9.Barry Miller; 10.Wayne Walls Jr.; 11.Cory Houck; 12.Jerry Bard; 13.Terry Lescalleet; 14.Ronnie Dennis; 15.Mike Walls; 16.Scott Palmer; 17.Brian Lessley; 18.Paul Cursey; 19.Glenn Nininger Jr.; 20.Kyle Lear; 21.Roy Miller; 22.Brian Miller; 23.Fred Harden; 24.Bud Barton; 25.Bully Dillman; 26.Jeff Johnson, DNQ- Matt Murphy, Bryan Wagaman, Chris Brown, Brad Houck, Patrick Murphy, Jimmy Jesmer, Mike Beidel, James Arensdorf, Robby Beall, Jered Miller, Brent Hottle, Steve Axtell, DNS – Michael Colins, James Myers, Cortney Shreiner, Cody Lear, Dale Smith Jr., Paul Ward, Dominic Defino


JASON SOLWOLD TAKES HAGERSTOWN’S FIRST EVER NST HONORS, MILLER UPS SEASON WINS TO FOUR

Hagerstown, Md. – Jason Solwold picked up his first ever major win in the National Sprint Tour event at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday evening. Solwold, of Mt. Vernon, WA, has won races in three countries and various 360 sprint wins, but he was shining bright for the NST event that awarded him $10,000.

Timing 15th, Solwold won his heat race from the outside pole, started outside pole for the second dash, but lost to Stevie Smith, but made it all happen from the fourth spot in the 30-lap main event.

Solwold passed pole-sitter Jeff Shepard on lap six and later had NST point leader, Danny Lasoski to contend with in another few laps. Lasoski pulled a slider in turn four to lead the 14th lap, but Solwold repaid the favor in turn two to retake the lead. With the green staying out, he later won by .563 seconds.

“I have to thank the crew,” Solwold said “We were struggling a little early on tonight. We’ve been knocking on the door a few races and been struggling the last couple, but man, it feels good to win one.”

On the initial start, a skirmish in turn two found Greg Hodnett faced the wrong way and Mark Coldren lying on his side. One lap was in the books with Jeff Shepard leading Solwold before Lucas Wolfe slowed to a stop.

Solwold charged past Shepard to lead the sixth lap while Lasoski entered the picture on lap nine. He got to within a few lengths until making a bid for the top spot in turn four and leading at the line on lap 14. Solwold hadn’t backed out of it and quickly repaid the favor to regain his spot.

Lance Dewease also got past Shepard on the same circuit and began closing in on Lasoski in the closing circuits while Solwold was trying to slip away but Lasoski didn’t allow him to roam to far.

Dewease was .940 seconds behind the leader at the finish with Stevie Smith and Shepard completing the top five. Sixth went to Tim Shaffer with Shane Stewart from 13th, Steve Kinser, Tim Kaeding from 21st and Todd Shaffer rounding out the top ten.

“This track was really smooth,” Solwold said. “It started taking rubber there towards the end. I had a lot of fun here last time and especially more tonight.”

Heat wins for the 30 sprints were Greg Hodnett, Tim Shaffer and Solwold. Shepard and Smith won the two dashes with Shane Steward winning the B main.

Ten hours on the road from Eldora Speedway, Jeremy Miller stopped and was a winner for the fourth time in the past six Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model events. Miller, of Littlestown,Pa. started seventh and after following Kirk Ryan for 16 laps, charged around the outside following a lap 20 restart and emerged with the lead.

“It came down to the end there and I figured Kirk had it won,” Miller said. “There was nothing to lose. I knew I had to try and go the outside and it worked out.”

When the green waved, Ryan tried to squeeze to the inside of pole sitter Scott Lebarron as Lebarron ended with a flat to bring about a restart. Mike Lupfer took the early lead as Ryan got into second by lap two and had the lead two circuits later.

Miller was headed to the front and followed him into the runner up spot as they pulled some distance ahead of Frankie Plessinger.

Following a lap 13 yellow, Bo Feathers passed Plessinger and kept within a few lengths of Miller until the lap 20 yellow. On the restart, Miller went to the outside in turn three and exited the fourth with the lead. He began pulling away and had a two second lead at the finish.

Ryan ended second followed by Feathers from 10th, Gary Stuhler from 12th, and Plessinger. Sixth to tenth was Billy Wampler, Marvin Winters from 16th, Paul Crowl, Roy Deese Jr., from 20th and Allen Brannon.

Heat wins went to Plessinger, Feathers and Stuhler, Richard Walls won the consolation.

Deese earned the Ernie’s Salvage Yard hard charger award after the engine in his own car developed problems and he then qualified a second Bo Feathers racer.

“Too bad Eldora didn’t go like that,” Miller said. “We went out there for the first time. That’s really a learning experience, but we’ll be better prepared next time. On the way back we were kicking around about coming and we figured we had too much work to do.

The deck was knocked off from time trials and the crew jumped on it and got it done. I have to thank (Gary) Stuhler’s crew. They gave us some tires to use when we got here.”

Next on the schedule is the final segment of the Winchester/Hagerstown Shootout Saturday, the 17th. The 40 lap late model event will conclude the four race series. The late model sportsman will compete in the 25 lap Hoosier Daddy event. Pure stocks are off for the night.

Results:
Time Trials: 1.Danny Lasoski, 17.854; 2.Lance Dewease 19.015; 3.Jeff Shepard, 18.048; 4.Todd Shaffer, 18.080; 5.Jason Meyers, 18.119; 7.Brian Paulus, 18.153; 8.Shane Stewart, 18.207; 9.Brian Leppo, 18.371; 10.Josh Wells, 18.405; 11.Paul McMahan, 18.558; 12.Todd Hestor, 18.600; 13.Steve Kinser, 18.667; 14.Tim Shaffer, 18.681; 15.Jason Sowold, 18.746; 16,Greg Hodnett, 18.788; 17.Scott Lutz, 18.941; 18.Mark Coldren, 18,972; 19.Craig Keel, 18.987; 20.Jason Sides, 19.009; 21.Tim Kaeding, 19.042; 22.Lucas Wolfe, 19.225; 23, Justin Collett, 19.385; 24.Danny Murray, 19.462; 25, Judd Shepard, 19.528; 26.Jack Helget, 19.907; 27. Bob Bennett. 20.011; 28.Cody Darrah, 20.279; 29.Todd Zinn, 20.412; 30.Jeff Taylor, 20.581

National Sprint Tour (30 Laps) 30 Entries (Lap Leaders: Jeff Shepard 1-6, Jason Sowold 3-13, 15-30): 1.Jason Sowold; 2.Danny Lasoski; 3.Lance Dewease; 4.Stevie Smith; 5.Jeff Shepard; 6.Tim Shaffer; 7.Shane Stewart; 8.Steve Kinser; 9.Tim Kaeding; 10.Todd Shaffer; 11.Jason Sides; 12.Paul McMahan; 13.Brian Paulus; 14.Brian Leppo; 15.Cody Darrah; 16.Todd Hestor; 17.Craig Keel; 18.Greg Hodnett; 19.Josh Wells; 20.Justin Collett; 21 Scott Lutz; 22.Judd Shepard; 23.Lucas Wolfe; 24.Mark Coldren; DNQ – Bob Bennett, Todd Zinn, Danny Murray, Jeff Taylor, Jack Helget

Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models (25 Laps) 28 Entries (Lap Leaders Mike Lupfer, 1-3, Kirk Ryan Jr. 4-20, Jeremy Miller 21-25): 1.Jeremy Miller; 2.Kirk Ryan Jr.; 3.Bo Feathers; 4.Gary Stuhler; 5.Frankie Plessinger; 6.Billy Wampler; 7.Marvin Winters; 8.Paul Crowl; 9.Roy Deese Jr.(Ernie’s Salvage Yard Hard Charger) ; 10.Allen Brannon; 11.Brian Booze; 12.Alan Sagi; 13.Richard Walls; 14.Nick Dickson; 15.Jerry Foster; 16.Ray Kable Jr; 17.Mike Lupfer; 18.Ray Love Jr.; 19.David Williams; 20.Scott Lebarron; 21.Glenn Nininger; 22.Andy Anderson; 23.Rick Hulson; 24.Jeff Johnson; DNQ, Charlie Hageage, DNS – Mike Walls, Terry Lescalleet


AFTER TWO SECONDS, GARY STUHLER RECORDS SEASON FIRST FOR CAREER 118TH

HAGERSTOWN, MD - Finishing second his past two outings, Gary Stuhler made it one better Saturday night during Hagerstown Speedway’s Student Night to record his season first Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model victory and career 118th. Stuhler, of Greencastle, Pa., took the lead from Devin Friese on lap seven and then held off a determined Roy Deese Jr. and Jeremy Miller in a two lap shootout.

“We got to start up front there and it helped a bunch,” Stuhler said. “We’ve been working at it and have been just a little off. We’re still off a little. We’re still not the greatest, but we’re plugging away and getting a little better each week, I hope.”

“The track was pretty slippery, but they had deals where you could get up the cushion and run it but could run the bottom too. We just tried to move around, but I saw Jeremy came from the back so we got to get a little better, I guess.”

Devin Friese took the lead at the drop of the green with Stuhler quickly into second by lap two after starting sixth. Following back to back cautions on laps three and four for Mike Atherton slowing and then Alan Sagi dropping his driveline, Stuhler put the pressure on Friese and got by him on the backstretch to lead lap seven.

While Stuhler continued to open up his lead, Friese, Frankie Plessinger and Roy Deese Jr. battled for second while Jeremy Miller got into fifth from the past winner’s 12th starting spot.

Stuhler entered the rear cars on lap 15 with a two plus second lead which he maintained with Deese trying to track him down. Miller’s new out of the box Rocket, was into third by the 17th lap and beginning to close on Deese.

After Allen Brannon rolled to a stop on lap 23, Stuhler powered away to take the win over Deese by 1.078 seconds with Miller closely behind in third. Plessinger and Friese completed the top five.

“I knew those guys were pretty good.” Stuhler said. “I was hoping to get those last two laps in without something happening.”

Andy Anderson finished sixth after starting 11th, with Kirk Ryan Jr. next, coming from 17th to get the Ernie’s Salvage Yard Hard Charger award. Billy Wampler was eighth followed by Brent Smith (13th) and Ricky Elliott.

Wampler, Miller and Plessinger won the heats and Ronnie DeHaven won the consolation for the 26 entries.

In other racing, Tyler Armstrong, St. Thomas, Pa, won his season second in the Hoosier Tire/Mid Atlantic Tire late model sportsman feature while Greencastle’s Mark Jones scored his sixth in the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks. Mark Vegh of Frederick, Md. won the 30 lap enduro dash.

Jeff Johnson led the late model sportsman event over Kyle Lear as Lear challenged and went ahead on the sixth circuit. Johnson spun the next lap as seventh starter, Barry Miller advanced into second and Armstrong had moved into third after starting tenth. Armstrong went to the outside of Miller on lap ten to take over second and then did the same to Lear to grab the point on lap 13.

Following a lap 15 caution, Armstrong continued the next five laps to the stripe and secured the win by three lengths over Miller. Arlin Brougher took over the third spot when Lear spun in the final turn with Terry Flaherty and Scott Palmer completing the top five.

“We were fast up top tonight,” Armstrong said. “The engine temp got up around 280 and I didn’t know what to think. The yellow light kept coming on and I didn’t know if I was going to make it or not. I was hoping under that last caution it would cool down and it did and stayed down. We finished the race and we’re thrilled to be here.”

Johnson, Pete Weaver, Lear and Tyler Hershey were heat winners while Andy Fries and Bobby Beard won the consolations. Fries was the Checkered Flag Lube/St. Thomas Towing Hard Charger.

After a first lap incident, Bobby Taylor slid forward to start third and then passed Rick Stouffer on lap two to lead the pure stocks. Mark Jones and Dean Holmes also were on the way to the front with Jones getting to second on lap six and having two cautions on lap nine and ten slow his challenges. Following the restart, Jones kept the pressure on, but Taylor wasn’t giving up easily. Holmes stuck his nose ahead of Jones on lap 13 as Jones came back and made the final turns the story teller. Jones powered off turn four with the lead while Holmes got the runner up spot from Taylor by a hood length. Stouffer and Wayne Hawbaker completed the top five.

Hawbaker, Holmes and Jones won the heats and Steve Long, making his season first start, won the consolation. Jones was the 21st Century Fireplace Services hard charger.

Vegh powered from his sixth starting spot and squeezed through two other cars on the front stretch to take the lead on lap one and never looked back. He stretched his lead over Jimmy Mongan to a straightaway by the tenth circuit while Mongan and Larry Hurley Jr. battled for second with Hurley finally getting the spot on lap 24. Vegh took the win by nearly six seconds. Hurley, Mongan, R.C Horn and Krazy Kenny Thomas were next.

This Saturday, June 10, will mark the arrival of the National Sprint Tour during their local area swing with the sprints highlighting the program and accompanied by the late models. Warm-ups are at 7 p.m.

The following Saturday, June 17, the Winchester/Hagerstown Shootout will conclude the four race late model series while the late model sportsman will compete in the 25 lap Hoosier Daddy event.

RESULTS:
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models: (26 Entries) (Lap Leaders: Devin Friese 1-6, Gary Stuhler 7-25): 1.Gary Stuhler; 2.Roy Deese Jr.; 3.Jeremy Miller; 4.Frankie Plessinger; 5.Devin Friese; 6.Andy Anderson; 7.Kirk Ryan Jr.; 8.Billy Wampler; 9.Brent Smith; 10.Ricky Elliott; 11.Darryl Hills; 12.Sean Cosgrove; 13.RayKable Jr.; 14.Ronnie DeHaven Jr.; 15.Scott LeBarron; 16.Mike Lupfer; 17.Ray Love Jr.; 18.Brad Ritter; 19.Mike Williams; 20.Allen Brannon; 21.Ed Drury; 22.Alan Sagi; 23.Mike Atherton; DNS: Marvin Winters. DNS: Mark Elksnis, Kevin Shade

Hoosier Tire/ Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman: (43 Entries) (Lap Leaders: Jeff Johnson, 1-5, Barry Lear Sr., 6-12, Tyler Armstrong 13-20): 1.Tyler Armstrong; 2.Barry Miller; 3.Arlin Brougher; 4.Terry Flaherty; 5.Scott Palmer; 6.Tyler Hershey; 7.Pete Weaver; 8.Andy Fries (Hard Charger); 9.Wayne Walls Jr.; 10.Bobby Beard; 11.Glenn Nininger Jr.; 12.Brian Lessley; 13.Jerry Bard; 14.Cory Houck; 15.Roy Miller; 16.Jamie Lathroum; 17.Bud Barton; 18.Steve Axtell; 19.Robby Beall; 20.Mike Walls; 21.Nick Pappas; 22.Kyle Lear; 23.Richard Walls; 24.Terry Lescalleet; 25.Jeff Johnson; 26.Fred Harden; DNS- Dale Smith Jr.; DNQ: Matt Murphy, Mike Walls, Curt Shreiner, Michael Collins, Dominic Defino, Mike Beidel, Bill Daniel, James Arensdorf, Bryan Wagaman, Brent Hottle, Randy Smith, Randy Kline, James Myers, Cody Lear, DNS: Patrick Murphy, Brad Houck.

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks: (31 Entries) (Lap Leaders Rick Stouffer 1, Bobby Taylor 2-14, Mark Jones 15); 1.Mark Jones (Hard Charger); 2. Dean Holmes; 3.Bobby Taylor; 4.Rick Stouffer; 5.Wayne Hawbaker; 6.Kenny Dillon; 7.Steve Lowery; 8.Kevin Keefer; 9.Lin Sutphin; 10.Dres Fitzsimmons; 11.Steve Long; 12.Brian Swinger; 13.Russ Moseley; 14.Frank Dobell; 15.Mike Sanders; 16.Bill Reitober; 17.Dale Knight Sr.; 18.Williams Kerns; 19.Donnie Smith; 20.Kenny Dayhoff; 21.Justin Snidely; 22.Coy Oberholzer; 23.Nicki Oberholzer; 24.David Boring; DNQ Tony Catlett, Michael Kratochyil, Sherman Linn Jr., Jason Murray, Danny Beavers, Kevin Dayhoff

Enduro Dash (30 Laps) (Lap Leaders Mark Vegh 1-30): 1.Mark Vegh; 2.Larry Hurley Jr.; 3.James Mongan; 4.R.C. Horn; 5.Krazy Kenny Thomas; 6.John Poole; 7.Derek Riley; 8.William Crook; 9.Richard Tracey; 10.Roy Stevens; 11. Steve Dillon; 12.Danny Holmes; 13.Kenny Thomas; 14.Darrin Williams; 15.Robin Koogler; 16.Steve Thompson; 17.Eddie Catrell; 18.Mike Hoffman; 19.John Conrad; 20.Tony Ditch; 21.Steve Thompson Jr.; 22.Tony Ford; 23.Bobby Moore; 24.William Silkworth; 25.Donnie Keefer Jr. DSQ- David Sporer, Jimmy Parrill


MILLER COMPLETES SWEEP OF HAGERSTOWN WEEKEND WITH MACS 59TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Hagerstown, Md. – It was Miller time on Friday night, but it was really Miller time Saturday night…. Again!

What Jeremy Miller did Saturday night to win the MACS (Mid-Atlantic Championship Series 59th Anniversary Classic worth $10,000 ended like a Cinderella story for the driver from Littlestown, Pa and the entire Buckler Motorsports team.

There’s no question that he earned every dollar of it. Miller timed a dismal 44th out of 51 entries, and then passed cars all night. Starting on the last row in the fourth heat and not making the cut, he started seventh in the second B main and won without the aid of a caution. In the feature, he started 17th and again, without the aid of a caution, his final pass was by Gary Stuhler to lead from the 36th lap.

”We just kind of struggled through the night,” Miller said. “We were back there scratching our heads and I told the guys ‘Don’t get down. I think this is working for our best because we got to race a lot more than other guys did tonight’. We just kept playing with our car and it got better and better. One thing about Hagerstown, the tracks always nice and you can start in the back and if you’re good, you can go to the front.”

While the race didn’t produce a caution until the 49th lap when someone lost a starter, Miller’s charge to the front was unparalleled.

“We went hammer down right from the git-go,” Miller said. “It only ran 49 laps under the green and it just all worked out for us tonight. When I was running up through there, it’s like you really don’t know where you are and you start glancing at the scoreboard. I was kinda getting psyched. There are a lot of great racers here tonight. We’ve been working hard and I can’t thank the crew enough. Car owners, Charles and Jenny are the greatest… the crew is the greatest…everything is great in Hagerstown this weekend.”

“Where we started at…he can’t lose his job, so he said he wanted to so something stupid and I said. ‘Well, go for it.’, Charlie Buckler said. “This whole team…. I can’t have a better bunch of guys. It’s just a simple bunch and they work all hours of the night. What can I say? He showed what he can do. That was good racing tonight.”

“That’s my boy,” his mother, Linda Miller said, with two thumbs up.

Following the MACS dash, Bob Close and Jim Bernheisel earned the front row for the Anniversary event as Bernheisel took command over Close while Gary Stuhler and Roy Deese Jr. swapped third position several times in the first dozen laps. Stuhler secured the spot on the 13th lap while Bernheisel and Close were two seconds ahead.

Bernheisel entered rear traffic on lap 18 as Stuhler was closing in and by the 25th circuit, was on Close’s bumper while Miller had just passed Steve Shaver to reside temporarily in fifth.

On lap 30, things started happening when the leaders got into traffic. Stuhler, already looking under Close, got by on lap 31 and began pressuring Bernheisel while Miller moved to third on the 33rd lap. On lap 34, Stuhler emerged with the lead when Bernheisel got high and dropped to fourth with Miller into the runner up spot and only one more to go.

Miller stayed on the throttle and went to the outside of Stuhler and came out on top of the 36th lap to begin stretching his lead up to more than two seconds by the first caution on lap 49. Andy Anderson, in the meantime had got past Close for third on the 39th circuit and continued to close in on Stuhler.

Following another caution the next lap when Mike Atherton rolled to a stop, Miller simply put his foot in it again to pull away to a 1.716 second victory over Stuhler at the finish.

“I really like the MACS racing,” Miller said. “It’s kind of my style of racing. It’s people that work during the week and go racing on the weekend and that fits me. There are a lot of good guys,. it’s tough competition. I was looking on the scoreboard and saw Andy was up there again. You just can’t shake him and Gary’s always there.”

Anderson was third for the second straight night and ended 3.1 seconds behind Miller.

Ninth starting Steve Shaver finished fourth after passing Close just before the 49th lap. Completing the top ten were Bernheisel, Deese, Bo Feathers (from 19th), Jason Covert (from 21st) and Jack Pencil (14th).

Bernheisel, Nathan Durboraw, Donnie Schick Jr., Shaver and Deese Jr. won the heats while Kirk Ryan Jr. and Miller were the B main winners. Billy Decker and Mike Balzano were MACS provisionals along with Allen Brannon, Hagerstown’s high point man not making the show.

In the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stock double point feature, Mark Jones of Greencastle, Pa. was victorious for the fifth time in six events. Problems occurred at the front as leader, Steve Lowery’s motor went up in smoke on the second lap while leading and Hans Stamberg, who had just taken the top spot, also had problems and pulled pit side. Rick Stouffer led until lap five when Dean Holmes drove by, but Jones, from the 12th spot, quickly grabbed the top spot the next circuit and continued on his way. Holmes ended five lengths back with Stouffer, Darrin Younker and Wayne Hawbaker completing the top five.

Jones, Holmes and Stouffer won the heats while Bobby Taylor won the consolation. Jones received the 21st Century Fireplace Services hard charger award.

Upcoming events include Student Night this Saturday, June 3, featuring a regular show of late models, late model sportsman and pure stocks along with the fourth enduro dash. The following Saturday, June 10th, the National Sprint Tour will make its first appearance at the track accompanied by a late model program. Warm-ups start at 7 p.m. with gates opening two hours earlier.

Results:
Time Trials: 1.Dutch Davies, 19.351; 2. Nathan Durboraw, 19.393; 3.Lance Elson, 19.393; 4.Gary Stuhler, 19.511; 5.Andy Anderson, 19.525; 6.Ray Kable Jr., 19.584; 7.Darryl Hills, 19.669; 8.Kirk Ryan Jr., 19.798; 9.Jason Covert. 19.849; 10.Roy Deese Jr., 19.854; 11.Jim Bernheisel, 19.855; 12.Bob Close, 19.858; 13.Donnie Schick Jr., 19.862; 14.Davey Johnson, 19.872; 15.Allen Brannon, 19.891; 16.Denny Chamberlain, 19.953; 17.Jerry Foster, 19.19.981; 18.Mike Atherton, 20.001; 19.Steve Shaver, 20-017; 20.Brad Malcuit, 20.031; 21.Brad Ritter, 20-051; 22.D.J.Myers, 20-051; 23.Devin Friese, 20.073; 24.Doug Horton, 20.098; 25.Jack Pencil, 20.119; 26.Brent Smith, 20.116; 27.Robbie Blair, 20.114; 28.Billy Decker, 203166; 29.Mike Balzano, 20.177; 30.Scott Lebarron, 203193; 31.Tyler Armstrong, 20.196; 32.J.T. Spence, 20.245; 33.Mike Johnson, 20.248; 34.JohnMason, 20.284; 35.Nick Dickson, 20.306; 36.Alex Ferree, 20.322; 37.Bo Feathers, 20.363; 38.D.J.Miller, 20.373; 39.Alan Sagi, 20.388; 40.Sean Cosgrove, 20.418; 41.Al Shawver Jr., 203485; 42.Ricky Elliott, 2.512; 43.Mike Lupfer, 20.527; 44.Jeremy Miller, 20.545. 45.Dan Stone, 20.623; 46.Brian Booze, 20.713; 47.Billy Wampler, 20.770. 48. Keith Jackson, 21.194; 49.Ron Davies, 22.570; No Time - Waylon Wagner, Frankie Plessinger

MACS (Mid Atlantic Championship Series) 59th Anniversary Classic – (59 laps)
51 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Jim Bernheisel 1-33, Gary Stuhler 34, 35, Jeremy Miller 36-59): 1.Jeremy Miller; 2.Gary Stuhler; 3.Andy Anderson.; 4.Steve Shaver; 5.Bob Close; 6.Jim Bernheisel; 7.Roy Deese Jr.; 8.Bo Feathers; 9.Jason Covert; 10.Jack Pencil; 11.Rob Blair; 12.Dan Stone; 13.Mike Balzano; 14.Kirk Ryan; 15.Devin Friese; 16.Denny Chamberlain; 17.Dutch Davies; 18.Donnie Schick; 19.Ray Kable Jr.; 20.Nathan Durboraw; 21.Mike Atherton; 22.Allen Brannon; 23.Billy Decker; 24.Davey Johnson
DNQ: Darryl Hills, Brian Booze, John Mason, D.J. Myers, Nick Dickson, Doug Horton, Brent Smith, Sean Cosgrove, Alex Ferree, Ricky Elliott, Alan Sagi, Mike Lupfer, Brad Ritter, Brad Malcuit, Jerry Foster, Frankie Plessinger, Scott Lebarron, Keith Jackson, Lance Elson, Tyler Armstrong, D. J. Miller, J. T. Spence, Mike Johnson, Billy Wampler, DNS - Ron Davies, Waylon Wagner, Al Shawver Jr.

Ernie Salvage Yard Pure Stocks, Double Points, 15 Laps, 32 entries (Lap Leaders – Steve Lowery 1, Rick Stouffer 2-4, Dean Holmes 5, Mark Jones 6-15): 1.Mark Jones (Hard Charger); 2.Dean Holmes; 3.Rick Stouffer’; 4.Darrin Younker; 5.Wayne Hawbaker; 6.Kevin Keefer; 7.Kenny Dillon; 8.Bobby Taylor; 9.Kenny Dayhoff, 10.Drew Fitzsimmons; 11.Brian Swiger; 12.Frank Dibella; 13.Dave Stouffer; 14.Mike Sanders; 15.Sherman Lynn Jr. 16.Danny Beavers; 17.Mike Kratochvil; 18.Lin Sutphin; 19.Dale Knight Jr.; 20.Russ Moseley; 21.Donnie Smith; 22.Bill Reitober; 23.Hans Stamberg; 24.Steve Lowery, DNQ – William Kerns; David Boring, Nicki Oberholzer, Cory Oberholzer, Jason Murray, Tony Catlett, Justin Snoderly, Jim Snyder


MILLER WINS RAIN DELAYED SHOOTOUT TO REPEAT WINS/ WEAVER ALSO FIRST TO REPEAT IN SPORTSMAN

Hagerstown, Md. – It’s Miller time …. Again! Jeremy Miller sped to victory during a special Friday night show at Hagerstown Speedway to win Leg one of the Winchester/Hagerstown Shootout that was rain postponed since April 14th. Miller became the first repeat winner in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models after winning two of the past three events.

Miller, of Littlestown, Pa, charged past Gary Stuhler following a lap 23 restart and never looked back. He collected $3,000 after finishing 1.381 seconds ahead of Stuhler.

“That definitely didn’t come easy,” Miler said. “The track was totally different than what we anticipated. We ran hot laps and we were off a little bit, but I don’t charge in hot laps. We made some adjustments. I’m just so happy for Charles and Jenny. (Buckler) We went through a lot of struggles here at the beginning of the year. I’m glad to turn it around.”

The fans not only made out with FREE admission to the Friday night special, but were treated to an outstanding program in the three racing events held when it originally was scheduled for a late model sportsman event only. Donations received are going to Speedway Children’s Charity,

After going off on the hook the previous Saturday, Pete Weaver of nearby Williamsport drove away from Scott Palmer by more than two seconds to score his second win in the past three Hoosier Tire/Mid Atlantic late model sportsman events. Charlie Pensinger of Shippensburg, Pa. pulled away to lead the final 14 laps of the 30 lap Enduro Dash, also a postponed event from April 8th .

Nick Dickson got the advantage on the initial late model start over pole sitter Stuhler, but it was called back when several cars got together in turn three with Ray Kable Jr. going off on the hook. On the second attempt, Stuhler didn’t let it happen again as Dickson then got high in turn two and lost several positions to Bo Feathers, Miller and Davey Johnson before getting back in line.

Feathers kept the pressure on and on lap seven, ducked under heading into the first turn to snatch the lead from Stuhler. Feathers went into the back of the field on lap 11 with a caution coming out the next circuit for a slowing Jonathan DeHaven and also Billy Wampler who ducked pitside with fire from under the hood.

Stuhler went on the offensive following the restart and got past Feathers on lap 15 with Miller and Johnson also advancing while Feathers slowed and went pitside on lap 18.

Ricky Elliott brought out the lap 23 caution when he stopped in turn four with Miller making his move following the restart. Miller enjoyed a two second lead when Alan Sagi rolled to a stop on lap 29.

Miller again began to stretch out his lead while previous weeks winner Andy Anderson got by Frankie Plessinger and then Johnson for third on the 32nd lap. Miller easily cruised to the victory over Stuhler while Anderson was 2.6 seconds behind. Johnson and Plessinger completed the top five. D.J.Myers ended sixth over 15th starter, Roy Deese Jr., Dickson, Devin Friese and 23rd starter, Brent Smith.

Heats were won by Johnson, Myers, Steve Francis and Plessinger with Ronnie DeHaven and Alan Sagi winning the consolations.

Point standings in the Shootout series to be concluded June 16-17 are: 1.Anderson, 2.Stuhler, 3.Plessinger, 4.Friese, 5.Dickson, 6.Feathers, 7.J. DeHaven, 8.Deese Jr. 9.Ritter, 10.Eaton.

In the late model sportsman event, Dale Smith Jr. took the lead from the pole over Steve Axtell with fourth starting Weaver moving into third. Weaver got under Axtell for second on the fifth lap and two laps later, slipped by Smith for the lead. By the tenth lap, Weaver had distanced himself by three seconds when Axtell took second.

A lap 14 caution bunched the field with eighth starter, Scott Palmer, taking the runner up spot afterward and Barry Miller following along into third.

After a lap 17 restart, Weaver opened a commanding lead and took the win by more than two seconds over Palmer and Miller. Andy Fries, from 11th and tenth starter, Bobby Beard completed the top five.

“After that last caution, we had gone with a softer tire and we were skating all over the place,” Weaver said. “We really had a fast car last week. I hope we can do it from 12th next week. The guys were giving me false signals that someone was close. I was driving like I stole it.”

Heat wins went to Terry Lescalleet, Weaver, Axtell while Tyler Hershey won the consolation for the 34 entries. With his 24th to 11th place finish, Richard Walls was the Checkered Flag Lube/St. Thomas Towing hard charger.

When the Enduro began, James Mongan, Pensinger and Danny Holmes pulled ahead of the rest of the field and ran their own race in close fashion with Mongan and Pensinger swapping the lead several times. Mongan’s demise came on lap 17 when he made contact with a car sitting in turn three that had brought out a red flag just three laps earlier.

Pensinger took over with Holmes not far behind but began to stretch his lead with Krazy Kenny Thomas and Holmes involved with a lapped car on the final lap. Derek Riley, who won the previous week came all the way from the 27th position to finish second. Holmes recovered to finish third over (the other) Kenny Thomas and John Poole.

Results:
Winchester/ Hagerstown Shootout Leg 1 (Rain Delayed from April 14th)
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models - 40 Laps – 47 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Gary Stuhler 1-6, 15-23, Bo Feathers 7-14, Jeremy Miller 24-40): 1.Jeremy Miller; 2.Gary Stuhler; 3.Andy Anderson.; 4.Davey Johnson; 5.Frankie Plessinger; 6.D.J. Myers; 7.Roy Deese Jr.; 8.Nick Dickson; 9.Devin Friese; 10.Brent Smith; 11.Wayne Johnson; 12.Brad Ritter; 13.Alan Sagi; 14.Doug Horton; 15.Marvin Winters; 16.Paul Crowl; 17.Ricky Elliott; 18.Bo Feathers; 19.Billy Wampler; 20.Kris Eaton.; 21.Jonathan DeHaven;
DNS: Steve Francis, Tim McCreadie, Ronnie DeHaven Jr., Billy Decker ; DNQ – Jason Covert, Mike Lupfer, Rick Eckert, Brian Booze, Nathan Durboraw, Herk Armel, Darryl Hills, Barry Miller, Scott Palmer, Scott Lebarron, Kirk Ryan, Erick Jacobsen, Gerald Davis, Dale Smith, Josh Richards, J.T. Spence, Donnie Schick, Darryl Arnold, Jeff Shearer, Tim Murphy

Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman, Double Points, 25 Laps, 34 entries (Lap Leader - Dale Smith 1-6, Pete Weaver 7-25): 1.Pete Weaver; 2.Scott Palmer; 3.Barry Miller; 4.Andy Fries; 5.Bobby Beard; 6.Tyler Armstrong; 7.Cory Houck; 8.Arlin Brougher; 9.Mike Walls; 10.Steve Axtell; 11.Richard Walls (Hard Charger); 12.Wane Walls Jr.; 13.Brian Miller; 14.Jeff Johnson; 15.Jerry Bard; 16.Glenn Nininger Jr.; 17.Todd Chicklo; 18.Nick Pappas; 19.Brad Houck; 20.Dale Smith Jr.; 21.Kyle Lear; 22.Terry Lescalleet; 23.Steve Kent Jr.; 24.Tyler Hershey; DNS – Brian Wagaman, James Arendorf, Mike Beidel, Brent Hottle, Randy Kline, Patrick Murphy, Fred Harden, Terry Flaherty, Cory Lear, Brian Lessley

Enduro Dash – 30 laps (Lap Leader – James Mongan 1, 9, 11-16, Charlie Pensinger 2-8, 10, 17-30): 1.Charlie Pensinger; 2.Derek Riley; 3. Danny Holmes 4.Kenny Thomas; 5.John Poole; 6.R.C. Horn; 7.Krazy Kenny Thomas; 8.Justin Sporer; 9.Richard Tracey; 10.Robin Koogler; 11.James Twigg; 12.Toy Stevens; 13.Brandon Churchey; 14.John Conrad; 15.Steve Thompson; 16.Jike Hoffman; 17.William Crook; 18.Daniel Main; 19.Mark Vegh; 20.Larry Hurley; 21.James Mongan; 22.Tony Ford; 23.William Silkworth; 24.Davey Gross Jr.; 25.Donnnie Keefer Jr.; 26.Jimmy Parrill; 27.Tony Ditch; 28.Edward Gatrell


ANDERSON’S LAST LAP PASS RESULTS IN HIS SECOND BONEBRAKE MEMORIAL TRIUMPH

Hagerstown, Md. – Andy Anderson only led one lap and that was the one needed to win the 40-lap 11th Annual Richard “Boney” Bonebrake Memorial Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models. It was the second Memorial event win for Anderson, of Martinsburg, WV and his career 11th win at Hagerstown.

Anderson, who started 10th, picked his way to the front and after moving into second on the 25th circuit, slowly reeled in race long leader, Ronnie DeHaven Jr. to duck to his inside just past the white flag and exit the second turn ahead.

“I won this race two years ago and I’m excited to win it again,” Anderson said. “I wasn’t sure I was going to get him. Once I caught him, he was running right were we were. It was one of those deals with a lapped car. He had to maneuver there at the white flag. I think he spun the wheels coming off two and that gave me a run. If it weren’t for that, I couldn’t have got him.”

“That was a good race, I’ll guarantee you,” Denny Bonebrake said. “He (Andy) drove a heck of a race tonight. Little Ronnie was out there sailing and he kept reeling him in. When you lead all that time and loose it on the last lap, that hurts.”

Other winners during the evening included former four cylinder ace, Jerry Bard of Shippensburg, Pa., who was victorious in the Hoosier Tire/Mid Atlantic late model sportsman event for his career first in the division. Mark Jones, Greencastle, Pa. drove to his fourth Ernie’s Salvage yard pure stock feature while Derick Riley of Frederick Md. won the 30 lap Enduro.

When the green flag dropped in the late model feature, Dehaven, from third, ducked to the inside of Ray Kable Jr. in turn two while outside pole sitter, Frankie Plessinger was on the outside, but DeHaven spurted off the bottom and secured the lead.

After a second lap yellow for Brent Smith, who received a left rear flat from contact, DeHaven simply checked out while Roy Deese Jr. passed Plessinger for second on the fourth lap. By lap eight, Dehaven was nearly four seconds ahead and started through the rear of the field on the 11th circuit.

Nathan Durboraw rolled to a stop on lap 15 for the only other caution with two lapped cars separating DeHaven from Deese retiring. However, following the restart, DeHaven was not to be caught as he was two seconds ahead by the 20th lap.

Behind Deese, Anderson had slowly edged past Jeremy Miller, Gary Stuhler, Plessinger and Allen Brannon to move into third on the 18th lap and then disposed of Deese to take over second on lap 25.

DeHaven was again into lapped traffic on lap 26 while Anderson continued to chop away and by the 30th lap, had cut the distance to 5 lengths and was one length away in another three circuits. Deese also was closing the gap to within several lengths.

Anderson made his move at the white flag and exited turn two with the lead with DeHaven having to settle for a depressing runner-up spot after having performed so well the entire distance. Deese was a close third with Stuhler up from ninth to finish fourth while 11th starter, Sean Cosgrove, completed the top five. Brannon was sixth followed by Alan Sagi, who started 14th in the Denny Bonebrake car, 12th starter, Jeremy Miller, Jim Bernheisel, from the 18th spot and Bo Feathers, who started 22nd.

Heats for the 32 entries were won by Anderson, DeHaven, Kable Jr., while Tim Wilson win the consolation.

Steve Axtell led the late model sportsman event from the pole with Bard moving into second. Previous event winner, Pete Weaver advanced from 12th and after several cautions, Weaver pulled alongside Axtell on the backstretch as the two made contact with Weaver contacting the fence and spinning around in front of the oncoming field. Axtell retired to the pits as Bard took over for the restart with former winner, Tyler Armstrong in second and Arlin Brougher, up from 18th.

Bard had no problem pulling away and again did so following back to back cautions on laps 15 and 16 for debris. Bard drove away from Armstrong to get the win by four lengths. Brougher held onto third with Andy Friese getting the St. Thomas Towing/Checkered Flag Lube Center Hard Charger award after coming from 22nd. Terry Flaherty, from 16th, completed the top five.

Heats went to Cory Houck, Axtell and Weaver while Terry Lescalleet won the consolation.

Steve Lowery led the pure stock feature from the pole with Dean Holmes and Jones on the way to the front from their respective 10th and 12th positions. Holmes took the lead on lap six and led the seventh before Jones got by following a lap seven restart. Jones couldn’t get much more than a length away from Holmes in the final laps, but took the checkered by two lengths. Darrin Younker was up six spots to third while Kevin Keefer was fourth. Kenny Dillon ended fifth after Rick Stouffer and Lowery’s car failed a post race inspection. Keefer, Younker and Jones were heat winners.

The Enduro lead changed hands several times between both sixth row starters, Derek Riley and Larry Hurley Jr., following lap seven when Riley took the lead. But with Hurley stretching his lead, he had a flat on lap 22 with Riley driving on by and having a had stretch on runner up finisher, Krazy Kenny Thomas, who came from 23rd, Mark Vegh, from 26th, Kenny Thomas, from 29th, and Daniel Main completed the top five.

Results:
11TH Annual Richard “Boney” Bonebrake Memorial; Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models 40 Laps – 32 Entries, (Lap Leaders Ronnie DeHaven 1-39, Andy Anderson 40): 1.Andy Anderson; 2.Ronnie DeHaven Jr. 3.Roy Deese Jr.; 4.Gary Stuhler; 5.Sean Cosgrove; 6.Allen Brannon; 7.Alan Sagi; 8.Jeremy Miller; 9.Jim Bernheisel; 10.Bo Feathers; 11.Frankie Plessinger; 12.Brian Booze; 13.Billy Wampler; 14.Devin Friese; 15.Tim Wilson; 16.Brad Ritter; 17.Brent Smith; 18.Scott Sipe; 19.Tim Murphy; 20.Ray Kable Jr.; 21.Mike Atherton; 22.Nathan Durboraw; 23.Al Shawver Jr.; 24.Mike Lupfer;
DNQ- Ryan Hackett, D. J. Miller, Scott LeBarron, Richard Irwin, Paul Crowl, D. J. Troutman, Barry Lear Sr., Jonathan Dehaven

Hoosier Tire/MidAtlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman, 20 Laps, 35 entries, (Lap Leader Steve Axtell 1-11, Jerry Bard 12-20): 1.Jerry Bard; 2.Tyler Armstrong; 3.Arlin Brougher; 4.Andy Fries (Hard Charger); 5.Terry Flaherty; 6.Tyler Hershey; 7.Steve Kent Jr.; 8.Kyle Lear; 9.Wayne Walls Jr.; 10.Nick Pappas; 11.Bobby Beard; 12.Richard Walls; 13.Patrck Murphy; 14.Scott Palmer; 15.Brian Lessley; 16.Cody Lear; 17.Brian Miller; 18.Mike Walls; 19.Glenn Nininger; 20.Steve Axtell; 21.Pete Weaver; 22.Ronnie Dennis; 23.Randy Kline; 24.Barry Miller; DNS – Cory Houck DNQ- Brad Houck, Mike Collins, Matt Murphy, Mike Beidel, Jeff Johnson, James Myers, Roger Anos, Curt Shreiner

Ernie Salvage Yard Pure Stocks, 15 Laps, 27 Entries (Lap Leaders Steve Lowery; 1-5; Dean Holmes 6-7, Mark Jones 8-15: 1.Mark Jones (Hard Charger); 2.Dean Holmes; 3.Darrin Younker; 4.Kevin Keefer: 5.Kenny Dillon; 6.Wayne Hawbaker; 7.Frank Dibella; 8.Brian Swiger; 9.Drew Fitzsimmons; 10.Mike Sanders; 11.Russ Moseley; 12.Bobby Taylor; 13.Dale Knight Sr.; 14.Bill Reitober; 15.Danny Beavers; 16.Lin Sutphin Jr.; 17.Sherman Lynn Jr.; 18.Michael Kratochevil; 19.Jason Murray; 20.Hans Stamberg, DNS – Tony Catlett, Jim Snyder, DSQ- Steve Lowery; Rick Stouffer
DNQ – Dave Stouffer, Donnie Smith, Justin Snodderly

Enduro Dash – 30 laps (Lap Leader: Rick Geisbert 1-2, Daniel Bell 3-8, Derek Riley 7, 9-16, 23-30, Larry Hurley Jr 8, 17-22): 1.Derek Riley; 2.Krazy Kenny Thomas; 3.Mark Vegh; 4.Kenny Thomas; 5.Daniel Main; 6.Tony Tumas; 7.Steve Thompson; 8.Jim Speelman; 9.Sam Shank; 10.Davey Gross Jr.; 11.Justin Sporer; 12.Charlie Pensinger, 13.Willilam Crook; 14.Mike Hoffman; 15.R.C.Horn; 16.Donnie Keefer Jr; 17.John Poole; 18.Larry Hurley Jr.; 19.Edward Gatrell; 20.John Conrad; 21.Richard Tracey; 22.Danny Holmes; 23.Tony Ford; 24.Rick Geisbert; 25.Roy Stevens; 26.James Mongan; 27.Billy Harrison; 28.Jimmy Parrill , DSQ – Daniel Bell


JEREMY MILLER LEADS FINAL LAP BY A NOSE FOR HAGERSTOWN LATE MODEL SCORE

HAGERSTOWN, MD: It’s Miller Time!! When it appeared Jeremy Miller was destined to finish second, he came on strong in the final two laps and edged race long leader Ronnie Dehaven by less than a hood length (.096 seconds) to become the sixth different Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model winner this season in Saturday nights racing at Hagerstown Speedway. It was the 15th career victory for the Littlestown, Pa. driver.

“I tried to run good smooth lines,” Miler said “Ronnie really races good on this stuff and he’s won some good races here. We just gave it all we had.”

Miller and Dehaven started from the front row following a first lap caution with Dehaven quick off the outside to take control. He controlled the race and held a three to four five length lead over Miller until the final nine circuits went green and Miller quickly closed the space in the last two circuits.

“You have to start changing your line and it’s up to you,” Miller said. “He had a little softer tire on than we did. I guess he had the right one on as it took too long for ours to come in, but I got up on the wheel a little bit. It’s a regular show, but we needed this.

I have to thank Cub Frank for spending some quality time with me (last week). I knew I was good up top, especially in three and four. He gave me enough room up top. That wasn’t the game plan; it just worked out like that.”

With Nathan Durboraw and Kirk Ryan on the front row in the nine car inversion, Durboraw did a slow spin in the first turns while Ryan, who had grabbed the lead suddenly did a simultaneous spin in front of him with all oncoming cars missing both cars sitting sideways.

Miller and Dehaven advanced to the front row as Dehaven quickly powered off the outside to the front. Sixth starting Brent Smith moved up three spots with Gary Stuhler, Andy Anderson and Frankie Plessinger battling for the next positions.

Miller began closing on Dehaven at the ten lap mark just when Dehaven caught traffic, but Dehaven maneuvered well before the caution waved on lap 12 with Smith nearly five seconds behind the leaders.

On the restart, Anderson powered his way into third while Dehaven continued to hold the advantage. Plessinger moved into fourth on the 15th lap just prior to another caution.

In the final laps, the front four were separated by nearly a second apiece but the distance closed to one length on the 24th lap as Miller made the best of his final one.

Dehaven settled for second over ninth starting Anderson, Plessinger from fifth and Bo Feathers, from tenth. Smith finished sixth followed by Nick Dickson, 11th, Stuhler, 8th, Allen Brannon, 12th, and Billy Wampler, 16th.

Heats went to Anderson, Brannon and Stuhler with Roy Deese Jr. winning the consolation and also picking up the Ernie’s Salvage Yard Hard charger award.

In other racing, Pete Weaver of nearby Williamsport scored his first Hoosier Tire.Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman event since August 2004. The Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stock main events, one from a rain out on April 14th was won by Kenny Dillon of Hanover, Pa. while the regular feature went to Mark Jones of Greencastle, Pa, his third of the season. The season’s first Enduro Dash was won by Hagerstown’s Kenny Thomas.

In an eight car inverted start, Brian Miller led the sportsman with Andy Fries moving into second with Wayne Walls Jr. and Weaver also challenging for the lead. Walls took over on the eighth lap, but led another circuit before Weaver blasted by at the halfway mark. From there, Weaver wasted no time while previous winner, Tyler Armstrong came from 12th to grab the second spot on the 19th circuit, but Weaver was three seconds ahead.

“I have to thank my guys,” Weaver said. “I’ve been griping and complaining and was going to quit. The first time out with this new car the other week, we crashed it. I’ve been down on myself the last month. We really needed this one tonight.”

Walls held to third with Bobby Beard coming from 13th to finish fourth over Terry Flaherty. Heats went to Ronnie Dennis, Arlin Brougher, Flaherty and Armstrong while Brian Lesley and Kyle Lear win the consolations. Lear also picked up the Checkered Flag Lube Center/St Thomas Towing Hard charger award after coming from 22nd to 8th.

In the scheduled Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stock event, Wayne Hawbaker led the first two laps before Hans Stamberg took over. Jones came from 12th to second on the sixth lap and challenged for several circuits before taking the point with four laps to go. He led by three lengths at the finish. Dean Holmes came from 11th for third with Darrin Younker, 10th, and Bobby Taylor completing the front five.

In an April 14th double point make up feature, Kenny Dillon led Holmes from the pole while Holmes pulled in front on several occasions but Dillon battled back. A number of cautions broke up the pace while Darrin Younker came from 20th to make it interesting near the end, but another caution brought out a yellow-checkered after the 30 minute time period expired. Kenny Dayhoff and Bobby Taylor completed the top five.

Kenny Thomas took the lead in the enduro dash on the third lap and stayed out of trouble to lead Derek Riley by a straightaway. Danny Holmes, leading the first two laps, ended third with Jim Speelman and William Crook completing the top five.

The speedway is idle this Saturday, May 13, with the grounds being used by the Hagerstown Firefighters Association. Racing resumes on Saturday May 20th with the 40-lap 11th Annual Richard Bonebrake Memorial.

RESULTS:
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models: (33 Entries), (Lap Leader: Ronnie Dehaven 1-24; Jeremy Miller 25): 1.Jeremy Miller; 2.Ronnie Dehaven Jr.; 3.Andy Anderson; 4.Frankie Plessinger; 5.Bo Feathers; 6.Brent Smith; 7.Nick Dickson; 8.GaryStuhler; 9.Allen Brannon; 10.Billy Wampler; 11.Brian Booze; 12.Roy Deese Jr. (Hard Charger); 13.D.J. Troutman; 14.Devin Friese; 15.Kirk Ryan; 16.Jonathan Dehaven; 17.Jack Pencil; 18.Alan Sagi; 19.Al Shawver Jr.; 20.Mike Atherton; 21.Ray Kable Jr. 22.Nathan Durboraw; DQ J.T. Spence, D.J. Myers; DNQ: Daryl Hills, Paul Crowl, Scott Lebarron, Ryan Hackett, Mike Lupfer, Ed Drury, DNS Tim Murphy, Darryl Arnold

Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Late Model Sportsman: (41 Entries) (Lap Leaders: Brian Miller 1-7, Wayne Walls Jr. 7-10, Pete Weaver 11-20): 1.Pete Weaver; 2.Tyler Armstrong; 3.Wayne Walls Jr.; 4.Bobby Beard; 5.Terry Flaherty; 6.Andy Fries; 7.Cory Houck; 8. Kyle Lear (Hard Charger); 9.Tyler Hershey; 10.Arlin Brougher; 11.Ronnie Dennis; 12.Brian Lessley; 13.Steve Kent Jr.; 14.Richard Walls; 15.Scott Palmer; 16.Mike Walls; 17.Cody Lear; 18.Patrick Murphy; 19.Nick Pappas; 20.Bud Barton; 21.Brian Miller; 22.Frank Howery; 23.Terry Lescalleet; 24.Jerry Bard; 25.Dale Smith Jr. 26.Barry Miller, DNQ – Curt Shreiner; Glenn Nininger, Randy Kline, Billy Daniel, Jeff Johnson, Dominick Defino, Mike Beidel, Randy Smith, Chuck Cox, Scott Daniels, James Arensdorf, DNS- Steve Axtell Jr. , James Myers, Fred Hardin, Michael Collins

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks: (31 Entries) (Lap Leaders: Wayne Hawbaker 1, Bobby Taylor 2,3, Hans Stamberg 4-11, Mark Jones 11-15); 1.Mark Jones (Hard Charger); 2.Hans Stamberg; 3.Dean Holmes; 4.Darrin Younker; 5.Bobby Taylor; 6.Wayne Hawbaker; 7.Kenny Dayhoff; 8.Mike Sanders; 9.Drew Fitzsimmons; 10.Brian Swiger; 11.Russ Mosley; 12.Lin Sutphin; 13.Kenny Dillon; 14.Dave Stouffer; 15.Danny Beavers; 16.William Kerns; 17.Donnie Smith; 18.Tony Catlett; 19.Dale Knight Jr.; 20.Mike Kratochvil; 21.David Johnson; 22.Cory Oberholzer; 23.Nicki Oberholzer; DNS- Sherman Lynn Jr.; DNQ- Jason Murray, DNS David Boring, Frank Dibella, Kevin Keefer, Steve Lowery, John Stamberg, Bill Reitober

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks: (April 14th Make-Up) (31 Entries) (Lap Leaders: Kenny Dillon 1-12); 1. Kenny Dillon; 2.Dean Holmes; 3.Darrin Younker (Hard Charger); 4.Kenny Dayhoff Jr.; 5.Bobby Taylor; 6.Wayne Hawbaker; 7.Drew Fitzsimmons; 8.Mike Sanders; 9.Lin Sutphin; 10.Cory Oberholzer; 11.Williams Kerns; 12.Frank Dibella; 13.Donny Smith; 14.Dale Knight Jr.; 15.Hans Stamberg; 16.David Stouffer; 17.Steve Lowery; 18.Kevin Keefer; 19.Dale Knight Jr.; DQ – Mark Jones, Brian Swiger, Danny Beaver DNS – Rick Stouffer, Ray Priest, Bill Reitober , DNQ – Allen Knuckles, Nicki Oberholzer, Jason Murray. Mike Kratochvil, Sherman Lynn Jr., Tony Catlett, Justin Snodderly

Enduro Dash (30 Laps) (Lap Leader - Danny Holmes 1-2, Kenny Thomas 3-30); 1.Kenny Thomas; 2.Dereck Riley; 3.Danny Holmes; 4.Jim Speelman; 5.William Crook; 6.Charlie Pensinger; 7.Daniel Main; 8.Daniel Bell; 9.John Poole; 10.Richard Tracey; 11.Anthony Tumas; 12.R.C. Horn; 13.Justin Sporer; 14.Krazy Kenny Thomas; 15.Sam Shank; 16.Mike Hoffman; 17.Donnie Keefer Jr.; 18.Robin Koogler; 19.Steve Thompson; 20.William Silkworth; 21.Jimmy Parrill; 22.Todd McNarin; 23.Jason Harper; 24.Jamie Mongan; 25.Larry Hurley Jr.; 26.Davey Gross Jr. 27.Tony Ford; 28.Eddie Gatrell; 29.Billy Harrison; 30.Bobby Moore; 31.Mark Vegh; 32.John Graves; 33.Roy Stevens; 34.John Conrad


CHUBZILLA SCORES HAGERSTOWN’S SCHETROMPH MEMORIAL AND LUCAS OIL FIRST VISIT

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Chub Frank rose to the occasion Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway with victory of the $10,000 to win 25th Annual Stanley Schetromph Memorial event sanctioned by Lucas Oil Late Model Racing Series. It was the first ever visit for the sanctioning body at Hagerstown and produced one of the strongest fields in a long time.

It was a first on two counts for the former four time STARS champion and current World Of Outlaw late model series regular out of Bear Lake, Pa.; his first ever win of the Memorial event and his first ever Lucas Oil victory.

“It was a great night all around,” Frank said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better handling car. We won the first time out with this car and it doesn’t have that many races on it. I don’t know why we don’t run it more. It got the job done tonight”

Following a caution on lap five, Frank began through the rear of the field on lap 17 with the green staying out until lap 37.

“I knew if we stayed green, we were going to get into lapped traffic on the long run, but this place is always so racy, it wasn’t a problem,” Frank said.

Frank got the drop from the outside pole over Earl Pearson Jr. while Rick Eckert slipped into third place over Steve Casebolt. Until and following the lap five caution for the stopped car of Damon Eller, Pearson was like a thorn in the side for Frank. There was no shaking Pearson as they traveled the track less than a half car length apart. Only when Frank got into lapped traffic, did he get some relief, but at the same time, was maneuvering the rear traffic one by one and seemed to get the job done easier than Pearson.

By the halfway mark and Frank nearly two seconds out front, ninth starting Gary Stuhler was challenging Mike Balzano for fifth and had the spot on the 27th lap. Stuhler kept digging until he got by Casebolt for fourth on the 32nd circuit.

When Nathan Durboraw rolled to a stop on lap 37, Frank had a nearly four second lead and four lapped cars between himself and Pearson, but they were all taken away on the restart.

Frank still showed his superiority until the 46th lap when Jason Covert stopped with a flat. Casebolt beat Stuhler again on the double file restart, but Stuhler quickly regained the fourth spot while Frank continued for the final four circuits to score a four length victory over Pearson. Eckert finished third with Stuhler and Casebolt completing the top five. Matt Miller was sixth over Donnie Moran, Darrin Miller, Balzano and Josh Richards.

Heat wins went to Frank, Eckert, Casebolt and Pearson Jr. B Main winners were Don O’Neal and Nathan Durboraw. Frank was fast qualifier with a lap of 18.856 seconds.

Doug Horton and Tim Dohm got Lucas Oil provisional starts while Allen Brannon was a Hagerstown promoter choice as high point man.

In the Ernie’s Salvage Yard double points event for the pure stocks, Mark Jones of Greencastle, Pa was the winner for the second time of the season. Rick Stouffer was the early leader while Jones took the runner up spot on lap two and found a way past Stouffer on lap four. Dean Holmes moved in to challenge until lap ten when Hans Stamberg over took him. Stamberg closed to two lengths at the finish. Holmes, Darrin Younker and Stouffer completed the top five.

Heats for the 32 entries went to Holmes, Stouffer and Dave Stouffer with the consolation going to Wayne Hawbaker, who started 19th and finished eighth to earn an extra $200 from 21st Century Fireplaces for the Hard Charger Award.

RESULTS:
25th Annual Schetromph Memorial
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: (50 Entries), (Lap Leader: Frank 1-50): 1.Chub Frank; 2.Earl Pearson Jr.; 3.Rick Eckert; 4.Gary Stuhler; 5.Steve Casebolt; 6.Matt Miller; 7.Donnie Moran; 8.Darren Miller; 9.Mike Balzano; 10.Josh Richards; 11.Don O’Neal; 12.Steve Shaver; 13.Bo Feathers; 14.Freddy Smith; 15.Tim Dohm; 17.Damon Eller; 18.Doug Horton; 19.Jason Covert; 20.Nick Dickson; 21.Nathan Durboraw; 22.Scott James; 23.Davey Johnson; 24.Ricky Elliott; 25.Allen Brannon

DNQ: Jeremy Miller, Jim Bernheisel, Brady Smith, Jonathan Dehaven, Devin Friese, Sean Cosgrove, Allen Brannon, Alan Sagi, Michael England, Andy Anderson, J.T. Spence, Keith Barbara, Corey Conley, Tim Dohm, Brian Booze, Ray Love, John Mason, Paul Crowl, Frankie Plessinger, Ronnie Dehaven Jr. Al Shawver Jr. Roy Deese Jr. Terry Lescalleet, Tim Murphy, Doug Horton, Jeep Van Worker, D.J. Troutman, Steve Hillard.

Time Trials: 1.Chub Frank, 18.856; 2.Rick Eckert, 18.898; 3.Jason Covert, 18.962; 4.Darren Miller, 19.055; 5.Matt Miller; 19.072; 6.Bo Feathers, 19.078; 7.Ricky Elliott, 19.102; 8.Davey Johnson, 19.131; 9. Nick Dickson, 19.153; 10.Scott James, 19.157; 11.Darryl Hills, 19.165; 12.Josh Richards, 19.184; 13.Donnie Moran, 19.184; 14.Steve Shaver, 19.199; 15.Steve Casebolt, 19.202; 16.Earl Pearson Jr. 19.221; 17.John Mason; 19.230; 18.Brady Smith, 19.278; 19.Gary Stuhler, 19.299; 20.Alan Sagi, 19.313; 21.Don O’Neal, 19.339; 22.Mike Balzano, 19.394; 23.Jonathan Dehaven, 19.424; 24.Nathan Durboraw, 19.441; 25.Jeremy Miller, 19.444; 26.Allen Brannon, 19.453; 27.Roy Deese Jr.19.464; 28.Ronnie Dehaven Jr., 19.450; 29.Doug Horton, 19.541; 30.Freddy Smith, 19.548; 31.Sean Cosgrove, 19.552; 32.Ray Love Jr.. 19.530; 33.Corey Conley, 19.633; 34.Steve Hillard, 19.635; 35.Keith Barbara, 19.644; 36.Andy Anderson, 19.644; 37.J.T. Spence, 19.647; 38.Frankie Plessinger, 19.689; 39.Tim Dohm, 19.869; 40.Damon Eller, 19.697; 41.Brian Booze, 19.766; 42.D.J.Troutman, 19.767; 43.Paul Crowl, 19.825; 44.Jeep VanWormer, 19.859; 45.Devin Friese, 19.946; 46.Michael England, 19.959; 47.Tim Murphy, 20.098; 48.Jim Bernheisel, 20.258; 49.Terry Lescalleet, 20.582; 50.Al Shawver, 20.775

Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stocks: (32 Entries) (Lap Leaders: Rick Stouffer, 1-3, Mark Jones 4-15) : 1.Mark Jones; 2.Hans Stamberg; 3.Dean Holmes; 4.Darrin Younker; 5.Rick Stouffer; 6.Kenny Dillon; 7.Kenny Dayhoff; 8.Wayne Hawbaker (Hard Charger); 9.Frank Dobell; 10.Kevin Keefer; 11.Drew Fitzsimmons; 12.Mike Sanders; 13.Russ Moseley; 14.Donnie Smith; 15.Lin Sutphin; 16.Mike Kratochvil; 17.Dave Boring; 18.Cory Oberholzer; 19.Dale Knight; 20.Bob Taylor; 21.Dave Stouffer; 22.William Kerns; 23.Bill Reitober; DNS- Steve Lowery; DNQ- Sherman Lynn Jr., Danny Beavers Justin Snodderly, Brian Swiger, Jim Snyder, Tony Catlett, Nicki Oberholzer


LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES MAKE FIRST APPEARANCE AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD - - Ever since the Stanley Schetrompf Memorial was
started in 1982 to honor the founder and builder of the Hagerstown
Speedway, the top late model drivers in the country have visited the
Washington County oval to compete in the first big race of the season.
This year, the Schetrompf Memorial will kick off the inaugural visit
of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday night, April 29th.
The double header program will include the Ernie's Salvage Yard pure
stocks with gates opening at 5 P.M. and racing at 7 P.M.
While the visiting drivers have visited victory lane every year since
Gary Stuhler won his last of seven Memorials in 1997, the local
drivers are geared up to keep the $10,000 top prize money in the local
pockets. Stuhler is one of the many local drivers who are known to
rise to the occasion when the extra money is on the line.
Leading the Lucas Oil Late Model drivers is point leader Donnie Moran,
who has two Schetrompf Memorials to his credit (1991-99) Known as the
Million Dollar Man, Moran knows the smooth dirt oval on the banks of
the Conococheague River winning the $50,000-to-win 50th Anniversary
race at Hagerstown.
Drivers following Moran in points and expected to be at Hagerstown on
Saturday include Ear Pearson Jr., Don O'Neal, Dennis Erb Jr., Doug
Horton, Matt Miller and many more.
In addition to Stuhler, who won five straight Memorials from 1993-
1997, previous winners of this prestigious event include Jeff
Robinson, 1982; Sam Nalley, 1983; Larry Moore, 1994; Rodney Franklin,
1985-87-88; Jeff Purvis, 1986; Bob Wearing Jr., 1990; Freddy Smith,
1992; Steve Francis, 1998; Mike Balzano, 2000; Davey Johnson, 2001;
Rick Aukland, 2002, Brian Birkhofer, 2003, Rick Eckert, 2004 and Tim
McCreadie, 2005.
For additional information, contact the speedway office at 301-582-
0640. The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles
west of Hagerstown, MD.


SHOWERS AGAIN CAUSE PROBLEMS DURING HAGERSTOWN SHOOTOUT EVENT

HAGERSTOWN, MD – For the second straight week, April showers arrived and forced Hagerstown Speedway Promoter Frank Plessinger to again adjust his season schedule.

This time, late models were lined up on the track and ready to get the green flag in Leg 1 of the Winchester/Hagerstown Shootout on Friday night when a persistent drizzle arrived. When weather radar indicated it would only get worse, officials called the show and shortly, heavier showers arrived.

Drivers have already qualified for both the Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure Stock event and the 40-Lap Shootout event and lineups are set. Rain checks are not valid.

The pure stock feature has been moved ahead one week to Saturday, April 22 during a regular program and will be the first feature ran that night.

The Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models, which include a number of World of Outlaw regulars, have been postponed until Friday night, May 26 with warm-ups beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The special Friday night May 26 program was initially a late model sportsman Charity event, FREE, to the public. Race fans will now be treated to the sportsman event, along with the Shootout event and a 30 lap Enduro Dash that was postponed from the April 8th rain out. Warm-ups will be at 7:30 p.m.

There will be NO CHARGE for the entire program to those entering the grandstands, however, those wishing to make donations may do so., Donations will go to the Speedway Children’s Charity (started by Speedway Motorsports owner, Bruton Smith to provide medical, educational and social services to children)

Drivers will receive complimentary pit insurance, however, crewman and others entering the pit will be charged $18.00.

The following night, May 27th, the speedway will be running its 59th Anniversary event, a 59-lap MACS sanctioned event which will allow a number of the top drivers to return.

Forty seven late models were pitted with Davey Johnson, D.J. Myers, Steve Francis and Frankie Plessinger winning heat races and Ronnie Dehaven and Alan Sagi qualifying through the consolations.

The 26 car late model line up is set by an eight car inverted start with Gary Stuhler on the pole and Nick Dickson sitting outside. Next are Jeremy Miller, Bo Feathers, Plessinger, Francis, Myers, Johnson, Tim McCreadie, D. J. Troutman, Devin Friese, Doug Horton, Andy Anderson, Ricky Elliott, Roy Deese Jr., Ray Kable Jr., Kris Eaton, Brad Ritter, Jonathan Dehaven, Billy Wampler, Alan Sagi, Brent Smith, Paul Crowl, Billy Decker and Wayne Johnson with Jason Covert and Mike Lupfer as alternates.

Thirty one pure stocks qualified with David Stouffer, Mark Jones and Dean Holmes winning heats. A four car inversion put Kenny Dillon and Holmes on the front row with Stouffer, Lin Sutphin, Wayne Hawbaker, Hans Stamberg, Rick Stouffer, Kenny Dayhoff, Mike Sanders, Cory Oberholzer, Bobby Taylor and Jones (previous winner) in the top 12 positions.


LUCAS OIL LATE MODELS PART OF APRIL SCHEDULE

The month of April at the Hagerstown Speedway started off with the
first point races last weekend and the rest of the month is shaping up
to be a schedule full of excitement. A good crowd was on hand for Fan
Appreciation night as Allen Brannon of Winchester, VA notched his
first win in the Cindy Rowe late models and Tyler Armstrong of St.
Thomas, PA followed with a win in the Hoosier Tires Mid-Atlantic late
model sportsman. Mark Jones of Chambersburg, PA won the Ernie's
Salvage Yard pure stock main event. All three drivers are hoping that
their opening night performances will carry over to this Saturday's
four card program.

The Hagerstown Speedway will switch to Friday night, April 14th, for
the first round of the Winchester-Hagerstown Late Model Shootout. The
40-lap feature will pay $3,000 to the winner with $300 to start. Race
time is 7:30 P.M. with gates opening at 5 P.M. joining the late models
will be the pure stocks in a points event.

Hagerstown will be idle on Saturday night, April 15th, as the second
round of the Shootout travels to the Winchester Speedway.

Hagerstown will return to its regular Saturday night slot on April
22nd with a dash for the enduros plus the late models, late model
sportsman and pure stocks. Race time is 7 P.M. with gates opening at 5
P.M. Pita gates open at 4PM.

21st Century Fireplace Services will offer a $1000 bonus to the late
model winner(s) at Williamsgrove on Friday April 21st . If the winner
(s) can come to Hagerstown on Saturday April 22nd and win again, then
he'll take home a $1000 bonus compliments of Mike Crittenden with 21st
Century Fireplace Services.

The 25th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial rounds out the month of
April on Saturday night, April 29th as the Lucas Oil Late Model Series
makes its first ever visit to Hagerstown. The 50-lap event will pay
$10,000 to the winner. Joining the late models will be the pure
stocks. Race time is 7:00 P.M. with gates opening at 5 P.M, with pit
gates opening one hour earlier.

For additional information, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-
0640 or checkout the internet at www.hagerstownspeedway.com

The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles west of
Hagerstown, MD.


SHOWERS ERASE HAGERSTOWN’S SECOND POINTS EVENT OF THE SEASON

HAGERSTOWN, MD – April showers arriving Friday evening lingered through Saturday mid- afternoon and forced Hagerstown Speedway Promoter Frank Plessinger to cancel Saturday’s regular program, the second point event of the season for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models, Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman and the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks.

This is the third lost date to weather this season.

The Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for the children will now be held during this Friday’s (April 14) program and the 30-lap Enduro Dash has been postponed until Friday, May 26th, along with the admission free special exhibition event for the late model sportsman.

The next program is this Friday (April 14) and Round 1 of the Hagerstown –Winchester Speedway Shootout. The 40-lap event for the Cindy Rowe late models will be accompanied by the Ernie’s Salvage pure stocks. Warm-ups are at 7:30 p.m.


Brannon, Armstrong and Jones score opening point wins at Hagerstown Speedway

Hagerstown, Md. – Allen Brannon slipped by D.J. Troutman in turn two and led the final six laps of the first Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model point event during Hagerstown Speedways Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday. It was the second career victory for Brannon, of Stephens City, Va.

“I didn’t think I was going to get it here the way it started out,” Brannon said. “I didn’t think the track was going to have that much bite in it tonight. We had to rework the car after we got here. We were getting around the bottom pretty good and then moved up there on the outside and it came on pretty decent.”

Other winners included Tyler Armstrong of St. Thomas, Pa. in the Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman event, his first ever point race victory. The former quarter midget driver has won two special events previously, first in a non-qualifiers 2004 event and last season, won a new A&C Racing Engine. Mark Jones of Chambersburg, Pa. was the winner in the Ernie’s Salvage Yard Pure stock event while the Pen Mar Vintage Club winners were Bob Campbell of Danville, Pa in the modified class and Fred Thompson of James Creek, Pa. in the sportsman class.

D.J. Troutman took the lead from the pole in the Cindy Rowe late model event in a three car inverted start as several cars got together on the backstretch bringing out a red flag on the initial start. With Ray Kable Jr. second, Roy Deese Jr. was ahead four spots into third by the third lap and took the runner up spot from Kable just before a caution on the sixth lap.

Deese didn’t give Troutman any room for error as they pulled away until back to back cautions on laps 12 and 13 for top ten runners Frankie Plessinger (9th, flat tire) and Brian Booze (4th, tagged from behind).

Following the restart, Troutman had company with Deese making a challenge while Brannon also was looking at his options and then changed lines and slight contact was made while trying to slip under Troutman in the second turn of lap 19.

“The 151 (Troutman) got a little high over there and shot down and we touched a little bit,” said Brannon.” I hope it didn’t mess him up there. I didn’t think he was coming back down across there.”

Brannon was able to open some distance on Deese until a lap 24 caution when third running D.J. Myers got tagged from behind and spun in turn four. Brannon easily took the one lap to the checkered by five lengths over Deese, Brent Smith, from 16th, 15th starting Billy Wampler and Alan Sagi, 9th. The second five were Kable Jr., Troutman, Mike Lupfer, Plessinger and Paul Crowl.

Heat wins went to Kable Jr., Spence and Troutman.

Armstrong began from the outside pole in a three car inverted start and beat Bobby Beard off the front row. By the fifth lap, Armstrong was out front cruising a half straightaway ahead while Beard was trying to hold off the challenge of Arlin Brougher.

Armstrong began through the rear of the field on the 14th lap with Brougher getting the runner up spot on the 15th lap. When the yellow waved on lap 18, three lapped cars separated Armstrong from Brougher with Armstrong easily taking the two final circuits to score the victory.

“We just got a good pill, but that’s the way to start the year,” Armstrong said. “I didn’t want to see that yellow flag near the end. I was just taking my time and being patient in the lapped traffic.”

Brougher ended second with Beard holding to third over Steve Kent and Scott Palmer.

Completing the top ten were Andy Fries (12th), Mike Walls, Steve Axtell, Tyler Hershey and Bud Barton.

Heat winners were Axtell, Armstrong and Beard with Brian Lessley getting the consolation win. Wayne Walls Jr. was the St. Thomas Towing Hard Charger.

With a nine car inversion, Rick Stouffer had the Ernie’s Salvage pure stocks lead until Kenny Dillon used the outside to take it but slowed as smoke showed with Dean Holmes taking over and Hans Stamberg ready to mount a challenge. Stamberg’s mount also developed problems on lap nine and he dropped from contention. Jones, who started ninth, moved into second with Stamberg’s misfortune and went to work on Holmes, slipping under on to lead lap 13 just before a caution. A three way battle erupted on the restart but Jones was able to get way and secure the win over Darrin Younker.

“I saw Dean out front there and thought we really had to run the heck out of it,” Jones said. “I thought if I could keep pushing him up in the rough stuff, we should be able to get him then I saw Darrin Younker. I don’t know where he came from, but he was rolling.”

Holmes ended third over Kenny Dayhoff Jr. and Stouffer. Jim Snyder came from 19th to finish sixth and collect the 20th Century Fireplace Shop Hard Charger award with Mike Sanders, Kevin Keefer (20th), Drew Fitzsimmons and Cory Oberholzer completing the top ten. Heat winners were Jones, Younker and Stamberg with Snyder scoring the consolation win.

Next Saturday’s (April 8) is a regular three division program with the first enduro dash event on the schedule. An Easter egg hunt will also be held for the children. Warm-ups begin at 7.

Results:
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models 25 Laps – 22 Entries, (Lap Leaders D.J. Troutman 1-19, Allen Brannon 20-25) : 1.Allen Brannon; 2.Roy Deese Jr.’ 3.Brent Smith; 4.Billy Wampler; 5.Alan Sagi; 6.Ray Kable Jr.; 7.D.J. Troutman; 8.Mike Lupfer; 9.Frankie Plessinger; 10.Paul Crowl; 11.Scott Cross; 12.Ronnie DeHaven; 13.Les Hare; 14.Tim Murphy; 15.D.J. Myers; 16.Brain Booze; 17.J.T. Spence; 18.Jonathan DeHaven; 19.Jeff Shearer; 20.Brad Ritter; 21.Joshn Noll; DNS – Brian Tavenner

Hoosier Tire/MidAtlantic Tire Late Model Sportsman, 20 Laps, 34 entries, (Lap Leader Tyler Armstrong 1-20): 1.Tyler Armstrong; 2.Arlin Brougher; 3.Bobby Beard; 4.Steve Kent; 5.Scott Palmer; 6.Andy Fries; 7.Mike Walls; 8.Steve Axtell; 9.Tyler Hershey; 10.Bud Barton; 11.Jeffy Bard; 12.Kyle Lear; 13.Wayne Walls Jr.; 14.Richard Walls (Hard Charger); 15.Cory Houck; 16.Glen Ninninger Jr.; 17.Jeff Johnson; 18.terry Flaherty; 19.Brian Lessley; 20.Dominic Defino; 21.Bill Danel; 22.Nick Pappas; 23.Patrick Murphy; 24.Rob Ormsbee; DNQ- James Arensdorf, Frank Howery, Tom Lainhart, James Jones, Roger Amos, Pete Weaver, B.R. Nalley, Cody Lear, Dale Smith

Ernie Salvage Yard Pure Stocks, 15 Laps, 30 Entries (Lap Leaders Rick Stouffer, 1; Kenny Dillon, 2; Dean Holmes 3-12; Mark Jones 13-15): 1.Mark Jones; 2.Darrin Younker; 3.Dean Holmes; 4.Kenny Dayhoff Jr.: 5.Rick Stouffer; 6.Jim Snyder (Hard Charger); 7.Mike Sanders; 8.Kevin Keefer; 9.Drew Fitzsimmons; 10.Cory Oberholzer; 11.David Boring; 12.Bill Reitober; 13.William Kerns; 14.Danny Beavers; 15.Sherman Lynn Jr.; 16.Mike Kratochyl; 17.Frank Dibella; 18.Lin Sutphin; 19.Brian Snigger; 20.David Stouffer; 21.Hans Stamberg; 22.Dale Knight; 23.Nicki Oberholzer; 24.Kenny Dillon; DNQ- Donnie Smith, Tony Catlett, Justin Snodderly, Jason Murray, Wayne Hawbaker, Steve Lowery


FAN APPRECIATION NEXT AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD.....It will be Fan Appreciation night at the Hagerstown
Speedway on Saturday, April 1st. Adult General Admission for the four
feature program is only $6.00 with children under 12 FREE. Promoter
Frank Plessinger has a big night of fun and excitement planned for the
whole family. Gates open at 4 P.M. with warm-ups at 5:30 P.M. Racing
begins at 6 P.M.

There will be plenty of excitement on the speedway as all
three divisions will be in action in the first point race of the year.
Added to the program will be the Pen Mar Vintage Cars. The special
program will feature the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models, the
Hoosier Tires/Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman and the Ernie's
Salvage Yard pure stocks. Only the late models have been able to have
any time on the track, but the late model sportsman and pure stocks
will take to the track for the first time in 2006. Normally, the
drivers have a couple of races before the battle for the track
championship begins. This year, they begin the point chase in the
first race.

The 2005 track champions, Nathan Durboraw in the late models
and Darryl Burkholder in the late model sportsman are all set to
defend their title for 2006. The 2005 pure stock champion Ronnie
Dennis plans to test out the late model sportsman class for 2006.

Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles
west of Hagerstown, MD. For additional information, contact the
speedway office at (301) 582-0640.


CINDY ROWE AUTO GLASS TO SPONSOR LATE MODELS AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD - Promoter Frank Plessinger recently announced that
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass in Harrisburg, PA will be sponsoring the point
fund for the late model division at the Hagerstown Speedway for the
2006 season. The late model battle for the track championship begins
on Saturday, Fan Appreciation Night, April 1st, at 7 P.M.

"We are pleased to have Cindy Rowe Auto Glass as a major
sponsor in 2006", said Plessinger. "The late model division at
Hagerstown has the largest weekly car count of any track in the area
and I know our drivers will appreciate having someone like Cindy Rowe
Auto Glass as the sponsor."

Cindy Rowe Auto Glass has been a point fund sponsor for tracks
in the central Pennsylvania area for the past several years. The
Hagerstown speedway will be the first late model track that they will
be working with. Recently, Cindy Rowe opened two stores in the
Hagerstown area, 1380 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg Pa (717-263-
7700) and 181 Salem Ave in Hagerstown (301-665-1919).

"One reason we chose Hagerstown was that Alan (Kreitzer)
closed the Silver Spring Speedway," said Dave Taylor, co-owner and
chief operating officer and husband of Cindy Rowe. "We are also
looking at it from a business prospective. We want to be in the
markets where we have sports. Hagerstown made a lot of sense. We
opened last spring and its coming along nicely. Still has a way to go.
The Chambersburg store was like a thoroughbred out of the gate because
of its location."

In addition to the stores in Hagerstown and Chambersburg,
Cindy Rowe has stores throughout central Pennsylvania in Ephrata,
Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, Manheim, Mechanicsburg,
Reading, Selinsgrove and York. The Hagerstown store is the first store
in Maryland.

"Dave made the first contact with Lisa (Bragunier, the general
manager at Hagerstown)," said Cindy. "Our Hagerstown store opened in
April and we thought it would be a good mix, a good match. Dealing
with the track and Lisa has been a real plus, very positive. They are
very glad to have us and we are very glad to be there."

"Now that Silver Spring is no longer racing, it made it an
easy decision as I don't know if we would have done it to the same
level with already having four tracks," continued Ms Rowe. "Up until
now, our involvement and sponsorship has been with sprint racing, but
we are looking forward to working with the late models and Hagerstown."

"In any relationship, both panties have to be happy," said
Alan Kreitzer, owner of the former Silver Spring Speedway in
Mechanicsburg, PA. "That's what makes a good marriage. Cindy Rowe
expanded to Chambersburg and Hagerstown. Frank and Lisa have a very
nice facility there. Dave has been very successful in welding race
fans into Cindy Rowe Customers. I think it will work."

"We also wanted to work with Hagerstown because of the
Speedweeks sponsorship, which is helpful to us also." added
Taylor. "We've done a promotion where radio stations give out free
tickets and that will be going on in Chambersburg and Hagerstown."

Cindy Rowe Auto Glass began as a windshield repair-only
company in Harrisburg, PA in 1980. Seven years later they added auto-
glass replacement in response to the expanding needs of the retail and
insurance customers. In 1992, the owners made a more strategic
decision to maintain market share by adding paintless dent repair to
their product offerings. Cindy Rowe offers both mobile and in-shop
services.

For additional information, contact the Hagerstown Speedway at
301-582-0640 or call 1-800-882-4639 for a Cindy Auto Glass store near
you. Cindy Rowe Auto Glass where their Goal is "Customer Satisfaction
and Service".


HEARN HOLDS OFF ALAN JOHNSON FOR SUPER DIRT MODIFIED WIN AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD - Three times this season Brett Hearn has come to the Hagerstown Speedway and for the third straight time he has gone home with the win. But Saturday night was the one that Hearn wanted as he won the Advance Auto Parts Super Dirt 100 picking up his 88th career Super Dirt Series win. The Sussex, NJ driver held off the late race charge of Alan Johnson and Billy Decker to win the $6,000 first place prize money and a guaranteed starting spot in the 100-lap big block modified feature in the Octoberfest 350 on October 28-29. It was Hearn’s 21st career win at Hagerstown and he now has the guaranteed starting spot for both the big and small block Octoberfest features.

“We actually had a good car early in the race,” said Hearn. “It was an awesome night. We couldn’t make any mistakes there at the end. I was trying to concentrate and put good consistent laps together. Everyone is working hard at the shop and doing their homework. It is paying off.”

In the 25-lap Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model feature, D J Myers of Greencastle, PA grabbed the lead from Allen Brannon on the 18th lap and led the rest of the way for his first win of the 2006 season.

Brett Hearn grabbed the early lead from the pole with Frank Cozze and Kenny Tremont right behind. Hearn started pulling away from the field as Tremont worked his way past Cozze for second on lap seven. By the 20th lap, Hearn was putting the slower cars a lap down as Tim Fuller passed Cozze for third. A caution on lap 20 for a flat on Jimmy Phelps car wiped out Hearn’s large lead. On the restart, Fuller got past Cozze for second and set his sights on Hearn. Fuller closed in on Hearn and bumped the leader as the cars passed the starter’s stand on lap 24 to let Hearn know he was there. On lap 30, Kevin Hirtler’s engine laid some liquid in the third and fourth turn right in front of the leaders. Both Hearn and Fuller hit the wet section of the track sliding up towards the outside guard rail. Hearn was able to save the car, but Fuller smacked the fence hard as Tremont slip underneath for the lead before the caution was waved.

Tremont led the field under caution, but as soon as the race resumed on lap 35, Hearn was back in front. Billy Decker, who started 11th, worked his way past Tremont for second on the 43rd lap and started to close in on Hearn as the leader started to work his way through the lapped cars. Slower traffic kept Hearn from running away from the field as Alan Johnson, who started third but had dropped as far back as tenth, was back in third putting the pressure on Decker. Working their way through the slower cars, Decker and Johnson were looking for the break they needed to get by Hearn. On lap 92, Decker pulled even with Hearn going into the fourth turn, but Hearn fought off the challenge. On lap 97, Decker got trapped behind a slower car as Johnson took over the second spot. Johnson pulled even with Hearn in lapped traffic a couple of times, but Hearn held on for the win.

Johnson came home second with Decker trying to slingshot around the top on the last lap for the win but had to settle for third. Tremont and Cozze rounded out the top five. Steve Paine was next with Pat Ward coming from 28th for seventh. Matt Sheppard was next with Tim McCreadie and Vic Coffey finishing out the top ten. Heat winners for the 52 cars were Decker, Jimmy Horton, Hearn, Alan Johnson, Stewart Friesen and Sheppard. Butch Tittle, Mitch Gibbs and Coffey won the B-Mains. Decker set fast time of 19.391 seconds.

In the 25-lap Cindy Rowe Auto Glass feature, Allen Brannon grabbed the lead from the outside pole with polesitter D J Myers right behind. Myers stayed close to the leader as they started putting the slower cars a lap down on the 15th circuit. On lap 17, Myers pulled even with Brannon down the backstretch and when the two cars passed the start-finish line for lap 18, Myers had the lead. Myers pulled away for an easy win as Frankie Plessinger made a daring move going into the third-fourth turn on the final lap to take second from Brannon.

“It is good to get this win early in the season,” said Myers in Victory Lane. “I kept working hard to get him (Brannon). I think I had harder tires than he did and it took me a bit to catch him.”

Bo Feathers and Jason Covert rounded out the top five. Finishing out the top ten were Andy Anderson, J.T. Spence, Gary Stuhler, 17th starting Jeremy Miller and Ronnie DeHaven. R. DeHaven, Anderson and Spence were the heat winners for the 27 late models. Darryl Hills won the consolation.

Next Saturday night, it will be Fan Appreciation Night as all three divisions will be in action for the first point race of the year. Joining the late models will be the late model sportsman and the pure stocks. The Penn Mar Vintage Cars will also be on the program. Adult General admission is only $6.00. Race time is 7 P.M.

100-LAP ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT NORTH-SOUTH 100: (52 Cars) Lap Leaders (Hearn, 1-30; 35-100. Tremont 31-34) 1. Brett Hearn; 2. Alan Johnson; 3. Billy Decker; 4. Kenny Tremont, Jr.; 5. Frank Cozze; 6. Steve Paine; 7. Pat Ward; 8. Matt Sheppard; 9. Tim McCreadie; 10. Vic Coffey; 11. Jimmy Horton; 12. Stewart Friesen; 13. A.J. Romano; 14. Justin Haers; 15. Tom Sears, Jr.; 16. Gary Tomkins; 17. Butch Tittle; 18. Chad Brachmann; 19. Tommy Meier; 20. Ryan Phelps; 21. Doug Manmiller; 22. David VanHorn; 23. Chuck Bower; 24. Danny Johnson; 25. Jamie Mills; 26. Tim Fuller; 27. Ronnie Johnson; 28. Rick Laubach; 29. Jimmy Phelps; 30. Mitch Gibbs; 31. Kevin Hirtler; 32. Ryan Godown. DNQ: Dale Planck; Gary Edwards, JR.; Del Rougeux Jr.; Sean Beardsley; Kenny Brightbill; Kevin Bolland; Kenny Stretford; Kevin Bates; J.R. Heffner; Jeff Isabell; Rich Scagliotta; Joe Isabell; Jeff Ebersole; Ryan Jacobs; Danny Williams; Jim Secor; Chuck Tucker; Kyle Jacobs. DNS: Bob McCreadie; Doug Hoffman.

MODIFIED TIME TRIALS: 1. Decker, 19.391; 2. Horton, 19.528; 3. Hirthler, 19.643; 4. A. Johnson, 19.676; 5. Friesen, 19.720; 6. Sheppard, 19.722; 7. Paine, 19.776; 8. J. Phelps, 19.918; 9. Cozze, 19.957; 10. T. McCreadie, 20.012; 11. Bower, 20. 018; 12. Ebersole, 20. 031; 13. Tittle, 20. 040; 14. Meier, 20. 043; 15. Haers, 20.061; 16. Godown, 20.102; 17. D. Johnson, 20. 122; 18. VanHorn, 20.139; 19. Mills, 20. 139; 20. R. Johson, 20.144; 21. Manmiller, 20.146; 22. Gibbs, 20.165; 23. Coffey, 20.214; 24. Tremont, 20.258; 25. Scagliotta, 20.293; 26. Fuller, 20.301; 27. Hearn, 20.353; 28. Sears, 20.356; 29. R. Phelps, 20.375; 30. Romano, 20.395; 31. Rougeux, 20.402; 32. Brachmann, 20.413; 33. Pat Ward, 20.429; 34. Hoffman, 20.464; 35. Brightbill, 20.513; 36. K. Jacobs, 20.520; 37. Bates, 20.538; 38. B. McCreadie, 20.544; 39. Heffner, 20.570; 40. Planck, 20.623; 41. Laubach, 20.684; 42. Stafford, 20.701; 43. Tomkins, 20.796; 44. Bolland, 20.869; 45. Williams, 20. 974; 46. Beardsley, 21.088; 47. Jeff Isabell, 21.143; 48. Edwards, 21.568; 49. Pearson, 21.709; 50. Secor, 21.855; 51. Joe Isabell, 22.226; 52. Tucker, 22.388.

25-LAP CINDY ROWE AUTO GLASS LATE MODEL FEATURE: (27 Cars) Lap Leaders (Brannon, 1-17. Myers, 18-25) 1. D.J. Myers; 2. Frankie Plessinger; 3. Allen Brannon; 4. Bo Feathers; 5. Jason Covert; 6. Andy Anderson; 7. J.T. Spence; 8. Gary Stuhler; 9. Jeremy Miller; 10. Ronnie DeHaven; 11. Roy Deese Jr.; 12. Devin Friese; 13. Brian Booze; 14. Jonathan DeHaven; 15. Darryl Hills; 16. Tim Wilson; 17. Brian Tavenner; 18. D.J. Troutman; 19. Nick Dickson; 20. Mike Lupfer; 21. Les Hare; 22. Alan Sagi; 23. Mike Walls; 24. Jeff Johnson. DNS: Billy Wampler; Kirk Ryan. DNQ: Tom Lainhart.


HEARN AND ECKERT BIG WINNERS IN OCTOBERFEST QUALIFIERS AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD - ?Brett Hearn of Sussex, NJ led all the way dominating the 30-lap small block modified feature to win his second race of the season at the Hagerstown Speedway Sunday afternoon. In addition to the $2,000 first place money, Hearn earned the guaranteed starting spot for the 100-lap $10,000-to-win small block feature in the Octoberfest 350 on October 28-29.
“The car was awesome. The car wasn’t good in the beginning, but it stepped up in the middle.” said Hearn after notching his 20th career win at Hagerstown. “We have a solid program in both the big block and small block and we are looking forward to Saturday night for the Super Dirt Series. I want to win Saturday since I am hoping to win the DIRT championship this year.”
“The guaranteed starting spots are important for the Octoberfest, especially when you have 60-65 cars trying to qualify,” adding Hearn who didn’t have any tire problems like some of the other drivers experienced. “This is the same tire I used last week to win the big block race.”
Rick Eckert of York, PA made his all night drive from a postponed World of Outlaw event in Louisiana pay off as he led every lap to win the 30-lap Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model feature and also earned a guaranteed starting spot in the late model part of the of the Octoberfest.
“I didn’t really have a good car today but we had a good starting spot,” said Eckert after his 19th career win. “The track was tough with the sun going into turn three and also slippery. Hopefully we aren’t racing elsewhere and can come back here and use this guaranteed starting spot in October.”
Hearn started on the pole in the 30-lap Big Block feature and quickly pulled in front of Willy Decker and Kevin Hirthler. Jimmy Horton passed Hirthler for third on the second lap right before the first caution was waved. On the restart, Hearn jumped in front and by the tenth lap was putting the slower cars a lap down. While Decker tried to keep pace with the leader, Horton began to pressure Decker for the runner-up spot. As Hearn dominated the race, the only thing that kept Hearn close to the rest of the field were flat right rear tires of Dave Duboin on lap 18 and Hirthler on lap 19. But once the race resumed, Hearn easily pulled away from the field. Horton passed Decker for second on lap 26, but did not have anything for the leader as Hearn easily picked up his second win of the year.
Horton was next and Mike Colsten charge through the field in the latter stages from his ninth starting spot for third. Decker and Billy Pauch rounded out the top five. Kenny Brightbill and Richie Pratt were next with Ray Swinehart coming from 15th for eighth. Kevin Bates and H.J. Bunting III finished out the top ten. Heat winners for the 34 small block modifieds were Hirthler, Decker and Hearn. Brian Kresley won the consolation.
Gerald Davis got the jump on Rick Eckert at the start of the 30-lap late model feature, but a multi-car pile-up going into the third turn before the first lap was completed wiped out Davis’s move. The race was restarted single file for drivers safety with Rick Eckert taking the lead from the pole with Davis, Ronnie DeHaven and Tim McCreadie in pursuit. DeHaven bolted around Davis on the fifth lap only to have the caution wave for Steve Kent wiping out his move. Eckert pulled away from the field on the restart and by the 20th lap was working his way through the rear of the field. DeHaven passed Davis on lap 21 and started to close in on Eckert in the final laps of the race, but Eckert was never seriously challenged as he picked up the win and the guaranteed starting spot for the Octoberfest.
Dehaven settled for second with McCreadie, who also towed from Louisiana third. Allen Brannon and Davis rounded out the top five. Gary Stuhler, Andy Anderson, Jason Covert, Roy Deese Jr. and Bo Feathers completed the top ten. Brannon, DeHaven, Davis and Eckert were the heat winners for the 46 late models. Tim Wilson and Jared Miley won the consolations.
Next week, March, 25th, the Super DIRT Series modifieds come to Hagerstown in a 100-lap $6,000-to-win race in the first Saturday night race of the season. Joining the modifieds will be the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models Race time is 6 P.M. with gates opening at 4 P.M.

30-Lap SMALL BLOCK FEATURE: 34 Cars (Lap Leaders: Hearn, 1-30) 1. Brett Hearn; 2. Jimmy Horton; 3. Mike Colsten; 4. Willy Decker; 5. Billy Pauch; 6. Kenny Brightbill; 7. Richie Pratt; 8. Ray Swinehart; 9. Kevin Bates; 10. H.J. Bunting III; 11. Ron Cartwright; 12. Kevin Hirther; 13. Paul Kinney; 14. Gary Hager; 15. Kyle Wriss; 16. Sean Merkle; 17. Dave Duboin; 18. Mark Frankhouser; 19. Bryan Terwilleger; 20. Brian Kresley; 21. David Calaman; 22. Dion Lasalle; 23. Junior Green; 24. Vic Coffey. DNQ: Gary Wagner; Dale Hartz; Rich Scagliotta; Robbie Grant; Colt Harris; Ryan Grim; Gary Smoker; Ryan Grimm; Tom Miller. DNS: Ron Riccio; Mile Iles.

30-Lap CINDY ROWE AUTO GLASS LATE MODEL FEATURE: 46 Cars (Lap Leaders: Eckert 1-30) 1. Rick Eckert; 2. Ronnie DeHaven; 3. Tim McCreadie; 4. Allen Brannon; 5. Gerald Davis; 6. Gary Stuhler; 7. Andy Anderson; 8. Jason Covert; 9. Roy Deese Jr.; 10. Bo Feathers; 11. Alan Sagi; 12. Devin Friese; 13. Brent Smith; 14. J.T. Spence; 15. Daryl Hills; 16. Billy Wampler; 17. Brian Booze; 18. Jared Miley; 19. Bobby Stokes; 20. Frankie Plessinger; 21. Scott Haus; 22. Wayne Johnson; 23. Steve Kent Jr.; 24. Kris Eaton; 25. Tyler Hershey; 26. Tim Wilson. DNQ: Dave Zona; Scott Palmer; Cody Lear; David Reed; Brian Tavenner; Terry Flaherty; Kyle Lear; Ryan Hackett; Barry Lear Sr.; Mike Walls; Jeff Johnson; Mike Mort; Greg Robertson; Billy Marvin; Josh Knoll; Mike Lupfer. DNS: Denny Bonebrake; Kirk Baker; Gary Simpson; Lewis Hudson.


Different Ride, Alan Johnson Seeking Same Results At Hagerstown

Speedway In 2006 Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series Opener
On March 25
Weedsport, NY -- March 10, 2006 -- By Tom Skibinski, DIRT NorthEast PR
Director
Name a Modified chassis design and he's probably driven it. Mention a
big-block engine type and he's probably harnessed its power. Team
sponsorship has come and gone at a similar rate so when the 2006
Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series kicks off at Hagerstown
(Md.) Speedway on March 25, open-wheel veteran Alan Johnson will be
ready to go at it all over again with what he expects is another
winning formula.
"It's hard to keep the same thing together nowadays," said Johnson,
now 48, yet showing no sign of slowing down or changing his customary
style; one that has required as many car owners as set-up changes
during his 33 seasons behind the wheel. Co-owners Jeff Rudalavage and
Tony Laughing lead the latest entourage southward when 'A.J.
Slideways' crosses the Mason-Dixon Line in defense of
Hagerstown's 'North-South Shootout 100' Advance Auto Parts SDS season
opener.
"Everybody always wants to move around if they're not winning. They're
constantly checking into any new combinations that are out there. When
something's working you can stay with it awhile before somebody else
catches on. Then trying to find another advantage keeps all the guys
working overtime until the next race," added Johnson, the only driver
to win at least one sanctioned event every year since DIRT MotorSports
was established in 1976.
The '06 Advance Auto Parts Series lid-lifter at Hagerstown will mark
the fourth different team that Johnson has complemented in the new
millennium with his familiar no. 14J distinguishing the latest
Bicknell copy backed by NativePoker.com-WPC Associates-Pine Line Auto
Sales and housing a Pat Morrison motor. The most recent trip last year
in an event rain-delayed until June was highlighted by his first-ever
big-block triumph at Hagerstown, steering the Sherlock Racing no. Ten
Tri-State Roofing/TEO entry powered by a Precision engine.
In DIRT NorthEast's 2001 tour debut in Maryland, Johnson placed sixth
aboard the Beachy Motorsports no. 1 Doughboy Racing/Bicknell machine
equipped with an Enders powerplant. Boasting a Finger Lakes motor in
the Pillsbury mount the following spring, A.J. improved to third in
the Hagerstown lid-lifter while the 2003 event was rained out. Johnson
returned in '04 to finish 12th piloting the H&H Motorsports no. 98H
Mohawk Northeast-New England Race Fuels/Troyer mount complete with a
Bob Bruneau-prepared engine.
"I've always liked Hagerstown, but I've had a lot more seconds than
firsts over the years," said Johnson, who also scored a small-block
victory in 2003 at promoter Frank Plessinger's traditionally smooth
half-mile clay oval. "It's definitely more racey at night and there's
a lot of room with more than one lane to make a run on. If you've got
a good car it's a place that will let you take it to the front in
plenty of time."
Johnson will be looking for his 40th career Advance Auto Super DIRT
Series win in the "Old Line State." The Phelps, N.Y. native is also
DIRT's all-time big-block Modified win leader with 329 with another
111 coming in the DIRT small-block ranks.
"Anytime I go out I'm hoping for a good run, but this is about the
freshest equipment I've ever had to start out the series with at
Hagerstown," added Johnson, who will once again call the Central New
York circuit home during the summer months with regular weekend stops
planned at Brewerton (Fri.) and Fulton (Sat.) speedways. He was
credited with a pair of top-five feature finishes at Volusia Speedway
Park and settled for fifth on the final Florida Tour points chart in
February. "Right now we have the things ready that we thought we would
in Florida. We've pretty much got the same car but I'm confident the
new motor will make a difference once we get back on the track."
With well over 50 teams arriving at VSP for the recent Florida Tour
winter exhibition, another all-star field is expected to sign in
Saturday at Hagerstown. A.J. will be joined by reigning overall
Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRT champion Tim Fuller, all-time
Advance Auto Parts SDS race winner Brett Hearn, five-time DIRT NE
Driver of the Year Danny Johnson, and past Hagerstown tour winners
Gary Tomkins (2002, '04) and Steve Paine (2001). The 2006 event will
mark only the fifth DIRT Modified race ever staged at Hagerstown as
the track continues in it's 59th consecutive season.
Joining the mighty Advance Auto Parts Modifieds in the doubleheader
program will be Hagerstown's own Late Models. Pits gates are scheduled
to unlock at 3:00 p.m., grandstands open at 4:00 p.m. with warm-ups
starting at 6 o'clock followed immediately by big-block time trials.
Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, four miles west of I-
81 and adjacent to the Gateway Seafood Restaurant, the official track
restaurant where drivers and fans meet after the races. For additional
information, log into www.dirtmotorsports.com, contact the speedway
office at (301) 582-0640 or visit the track website at
www.hagerstownspeedway.com
The DIRT MotorSportsTT Advance Auto Parts Modified Series is brought
to fans across the Northeast by several sponsors and partners,
including series sponsors Advance Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire and
Sunoco Race Fuels. Promotional partners include AMB i.t., F.X. Caprara
Car Companies and the University of Northwestern Ohio and the
contingency sponsors are Bert Transmission, Bicknell Racing Products,
Bilstein Shocks, Brodix Cylinder Heads, DART Machinery, Holley HP
Carburetors, MSD Ignitions, Miller Electric Manufacturing Company and
Wrisco Industries.


RAIN WASHES OUT SUNDAY’S DOUBLE-HEADER PROGRAM AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD - Rain early Sunday morning forced Promoter Frank Plessinger to cancel Sunday’s double header program of big block modifieds and late models. It was the second postponement in three dates at the Hagerstown Speedway so far this season.
The Octoberfest 350 qualifiers schedule for Sunday’s program have been rescheduled with the winner of the Super DIRT race the Octoberfest guarantee starter for the big blocks.
Next Sunday, March 19, it will be the small blocks and the late models in a double header feature with $2,000 going to the winner of each 35-lap feature. Both feature winners will receive guarantee starting berths for the Octoberfest 350 on October 28-29.
For additional information contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.


HEARN LOOKING FOR ANOTHER MODIFIED WIN AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD - If there is anyone that likes Hagerstown Speedway on
Opening Day, it is Bret Hearn of Sussex, NJ. For five of the last six
years, Hearn has won the modified opener at the half-mile Maryland
oval. Hearn will be looking for his second straight win of the 2006
season and a guaranteed starting spot in the big block portion of the
Octoberfest 350 on Sunday, March 12th. Hearn won the Octoberfest for
the big block feature worth $10,000 last year and has four wins in the
fall classic.
Hearn leads all modified drivers in feature wins with 16 and
is looking forward to the next three modified events at Hagerstown.
This Sunday, March 12th, it will be the big block Octoberfest
Qualifier and a week later, the small block Octoberfest Qualifier. The
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models will share the double header program
each week with the modifieds.
While Hearn has mastered the early and year ending modified
programs at Hagerstown, it is the 100-lap Super DIRT modified race
that Hearn really wants. He won't have long to wait since the DIRT
Series returns to Hagerstown for the first Saturday night program on
March 25th.
"I want to win the Super DIRT race at Hagerstown more than any
race," said Hearn in Victory Lane after his fourth straight opening
day win." I have been able to dial-in my car for the day time races,
but haven't mastered the night time set-up yet."
Racing gets underway this Sunday with warm-ups at 1 PM and
racing at 1:30 P.M. Gates open at 11 AM.
The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles
west of Hagerstown, MD. The track hotline is (301) 582-0640.


HEARN & PLESSINGER OPENING DAY WINNERS AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD Despite the cold and windy weather, Brett Hearn of Sussex, NJ turned up the heat as he dominated the 35-lap modified feature at the Hagerstown Speedway Sunday afternoon. It was Hearn’s 16th career win at Hagerstown.
“This is an awesome, awesome race car,” said Hearn in Victory Lane. “ I was trying to keep out of the rough stuff out there, but was able to go low or high when I was in lapped traffic. I have good luck here in the daytime. I just hope I can do the same on Super Dirt Night (March 25). I want that race real bad.”
In the 35-lap Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model feature, Frankie Plessinger of Big Cove Tannery, PA fought off the challenges of Gary Stuhler and Bo Feathers to open the 2006 season on a winning note.
“I went to harder tires than Stuhler did,” said Plessinger, “I knew where I could run on the track and tried to stay there. This is the same car that I got my last win in, I hadn’t used it since then (September 3rd, 2005).”
Hearn started in the fifth spot in the modified feature as Brian Weaver grabbed the lead from the pole. By the third lap, Hearn had worked his way into the runner-up spot. Two laps later on lap five, Hearn made his move around Weaver for the lead. Before Hearn could pull away from the field, a caution was waved on the seventh lap. During the caution, A J Romano made contact with Brian Weaver trying to settle some differences between them with Romano going to the pits after the altercation.
Hearn set the pace on the restart and easily pulled away from the field. By the 24th lap, Hearn had a half lap lead on the field as he began putting the slower cars a lap down. Hearn had no trouble the rest of the way as he picked up another opening day win at Hagerstown. Following Hearn was Weaver, 10th starting Frank Cozze, Del Rougeux and Kevin Hirther. Danny Johnson and Duane Howard were next with Jimmy Horton coming from 21st for eighth. Jeff Isabel and H. J. Bunting III finished out the top 10. Heat winners for the 31 cars were Romano, Rougeux and Hirther with Brad Brightbill the winner in the consolation.
Gerald Davis set the pace from the pole in the 35-lap late model feature as Frankie Plessinger started back in third. Plessinger passed Alan Sagi for second on the fourth lap and quickly put the pressure on the leader. On lap seven, Plessinger went to the outside for the lead with Gary Stuhler following in second a lap later. Stuhler started to close in on the Plessinger and on lap 16, Stuhler pulled in front only to have the caution come out for Davis turning the lead back to Plessinger for the restart. Plessinger pulled away from Stuhler on the restart as Stuhler’s tires began to fade. On lap 26, Stuhler blew his right rear tire bringing out the caution putting a charging Bo Feathers on Plessinger’s bumper for the restart.
Feathers stayed on Plessinger’s bumper when the race resumed, but was unable to over take the leader as Plessinger starts the year off with his sixth career win. Feathers, who started 11th, was second with 13th starting Ronnie Dehaven next. Sagi and Darryl Hills rounded out the top five. Roy Deese Jr., Mike Lupfer, Brent Smith, Brian Ruhlman and J.T. Spence competed the top ten. Heat winners for the 25 late models were Hills, Lupfer and Stuhler.
Next week, the big block modifieds return to join the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models in another double header with each 35-lap feature paying $2,000 to the winner and a guaranteed starting spot in the Octoberfest 350.

35-LAP MODIFIED FEATURE: 31 Cars (Lap Leaders: Weaver, 1-4: Hear, 5-35) 1. Brett Hearn; 2. Brian Weaver; 3. Frank Cozze; 4. Del Rougeux; 5. Kevin Hirther; 6. Danny Johnson; 7. Duane Howard; 8. Jimmy Horton; 9. Jeff Isabel; 10. H.J. Bunting III; 11. Robert Dutton; 12. Butch Tittle; 13. Dean Pearson; 14. Brad Brightbill; 15. Jimmy Johnson; 16. Jeremy Paup; 17. Ray Swinehart; 18. Jimmy Davis; 19. Richie Tobias; 20. Scott Flammer; 21. Mike Colsten; 22. A.J. Romano; 23. Sean Merkel; 24. Glenn Reed. DNS: Tom Sears. DNQ: Drew Ricco; Tom Curtis; Joe Isabel; Dale Hawkins. DNS: Ricky Johnson; Wayne Jelley.

35-LAP CINDY ROWE AUTO GLASS LATE MODEL FEATURE: 25 Cars (Lap Leaders: Davis; 1-6; Plessinger, 9-35) 1. Frankie Plessinger; 2. Bo Feathers; 3. Ronnie Dehaven; 4. Alan Sagi; 5. Darryl Hills; 6. Roy Deese Jr.; 7. Mike Lupfer; 8. Brent Smith; 9. Brian Ruhlman; 10. J.T. Spence; 11. Matt Urban; 12. David Reed; 13. Dave Zona; 14. Jerret Powell; 15. Gary Stuhler; 16. Tim Wilson; 17. Gerald Davis; 18. Al Shawver Jr.; 19. Scott Palmer; 20. Billy Wampler; 21. Dave Tackett; 22. Kirk Baker; 23. B.R. Nalley. DNS: Lewis Hudson; Jeremy Miller.


MISS DANIELLE WISSINGER WINS LITTLE MISS HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY CONTEST

HAGERSTOWN, MD Ten-year-old Miss Danielle Wissinger was the star of the Annual Little Miss Hagerstown Speedway Pageant at the 21st Annual Race-A-Rama in the Valley Mall in Hagerstown on Friday, February 24th.
The daughter of Denise and Scott Wissinger is in the fifth grade at Pangborn Elementary School. In addition to auto racing, Danielle likes math, softball and basketball. Her favorite driver is Dale Jr.
Miss Wissinger was crowned the new Little Ms Hagerstown Speedway by the 2005 Little Ms Hagerstown Speedway, Miss Marlaina Blank, daughter of Amy Blank and Earl Rowland. Miss Wissinger won the Little Miss Hagerstown contest in 2002.
First runner-up was four-year-old Mariyah Scott of Hagerstown, daughter of Amy and Timothy Scott. Third place went to nine-year-old Trista Taylor of Waynesboro, PA, daughter of Julie and Mark Taylor.
The new Little Ms. Hagerstown Speedway will have a busy year ahead of her representing the speedway in Victory Lane. For additional information, contact the Hagerstown Speedway at (301) 582-0640.


RACE CARS AND FANS JAM HAGERSTOWN’S RACE-A-RAMA AT VALLEY MALL

HAGERSTOWN, MD - Loads of race cars and fans jammed the Valley Mall over the weekend as the Hagerstown Speedway presented its 21st Annual Race-A-Rama to kick off the 2006 season. Fans packed the mall during the three day show to checkout the cars and talk to the drivers who will be competing at the half-mile oval.
On Friday night, ten-year-old Miss Danielle Wissinger of Hagerstown was selected to be Little Miss Hagerstown Speedway for 2006. Four-year-old Mariyah Scott of Hagerstown was first runner up and nine-year-old Trista Taylor of Waynesboro, PA placed third.
Several awards were presented to the drivers on Saturday night. Awards were presented to the top three cars in each division. Richard Walls of St. Thomas, PA received the Best of Show Award for his late model sportsman.
Devin Friese of Chambersburg, PA received the best appearing car award in the late models with Brian Booze of Marion, PA and Frankie Plessinger of Big Cove Tannery, PA next in the voting.
Tyler Armstrong of St. Thomas, PA took top honors in the late model sportsman division followed by Pete Weaver of Williamsport and Scott Palmer of Greencastle, PA.
Jim Snyder of Hagerstown was voted the best appearing car in the pure stock division with Kenny Dayhoff of Hagerstown runner-up. Wayne Hawbaker of Greencastle, PA was third.
The Hagerstown Speedway would like to express their appreciation to the drivers, car owners and sponsors who helped to make the Race-A-Rama a success.
Hagerstown will begin its 59th year of racing on Sunday, March 5th with the rescheduled February 26th Opening Day Race of modifieds and late models. Race time is 1:00 P.M. For additional information, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-0640.


HAGERSTOWN, MD OPENING DAY POSTPONED TO MARCH 5

The February 26th Opening Day at the Hagerstown Speedway has been
postponed to Sunday afternoon, March 5th. The doubleheader program of
late models and modifieds will begin at 1 P.M. with gates opening at 11 AM.
"We were hoping to go racing on Sunday," said Promoter Frank Plessinger.
"The track is ready, but the weather won't be. The temperatures are
going to drop well below freezing Saturday night and the temperatures for
Sunday won't get above freezing. They are also calling for snow showers Saturday.
So we decided to postpone the Opening Day early. We have a lot of modified
drivers who will be coming from upstate New York and we don't want them to make
the tow for nothing. I hope we don't have a bad start like we did last year
where we lost five of the first six dates to the weather. We will just have to hope
that we can open next week."
The triple header program of late models, late model sportsman and
pure stocks originally scheduled for March 5th has been canceled. In its
place will be the Opener of Modifieds and Late Models rescheduled from the 26th
of February. The next triple header program of late models, late model
sportsman and  pure stocks is scheduled for Saturday, April 1st.
For additional information, contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.


OPENING DAY AT HAGERSTOWN READY TO GO

Everything is ready for Opening Day at the Hagerstown Speedway on
Sunday afternoon, February 26th. The traditional East Coast Opener
will feature the late models and the big block modifieds with $2,000
going to the winner of each 35-lap feature event. Gates will open at
11 AM with racing action beginning at 1 P.M.

As always, race fans and competitors will see more  improvements at
the famed half-mile. Promoter Frank Plessinger is known for always
putting money back into the speedway for the fans and drivers. Last
year, new lights and a new catch fence were installed. This year, the
maintenance crew has replaced the guard rail and will be installing a
new scoreboard later in the season..

"We will have the track ready as long as the weather holds," said
Promoter Frank Plessinger. "Despite the recent snowstorm, the winter
has actually been rather mild and we should not have any trouble being
ready for Opening Day unless we get a hard freeze or there is
inclement weather."

Jason Covert of York Haven, PA will be seeking his first championship
at Hagerstown in a new ride in the Klinedinst 43A for 2006. Covert
finished fifth in the point standings last year after scoring his
first career win and adding another later in the season.

Other drivers looking to start the 2006 season off on a winning note
will be past track champions Roy Deese Jr and Gary Stuhler. Defending
track champion Nathan Durboraw will also be back in the Jack Bland
prepared late model seeking his ninth title. Jeremy Miller, Alan Sagi,
Brent Smith and Frankie Plessinger along with a host of outside
drivers will also be heading to Hagerstown to get the jump on the new
season.

Brett Hearn will lead the list of modified drivers returning from
Florida Speedweeks who will be heading to Hagerstown for the March
modified events. The modified feature, the first Syracuse Qualifier of
the year, will attract drivers from all over the Northeast as they
begin to dial in their cars for the DIRT modified race the end of
March.

The Hagerstown Speedway is located six miles west of Hagerstown on
U.S. Route 40, six miles west of Hagerstown, Md.

For additional information, contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.


HAGERSTOWN RACE-A-RAMA NEXT AT VALLEY MALL

Promoter Frank Plessinger will officially open the 59th season
of racing with the 18th Annual Hagerstown Speedway Race-A-Rama Race
Car Show. The show will be held on February 23rd, 24th and 25th at
the Valley Mall on Halfway Blvd in Hagerstown, MD. Entry forms can be
obtained by calling the speedway office at (301) 582-0640.

Late models, late model sportsman, pure stocks, midgets and
other divisions are expected to be represented in the show. There will
be interviews with drivers and owners, action-packed videos and lots
of bench racing throughout the weekend. . On Friday, February 24th,
the Little Miss Hagerstown Speedway Contest will be held as Little
Miss Hagerstown 2005, Miss Marlaina Blank, will crown the 2006 Little
Miss. The 2006 schedules will also be available.

Plans call for Hagerstown Speedway to open on Sunday afternoon
February 26th , following the show, at 1 P.M. with the modifieds and
the late models. Gates will open at 11 A.M. with racing at 1:30 P.M.

For more information of the mall show call (301) 582-0640 or
check out the track's www website at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.


LITTLE MISS HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY CONTEST AT VALLEY MALL

The search is on for a special young lady between the ages of
5-11 to represent the Hagerstown Speedway throughout the 2006 season.
The 2006 Little Miss Hagerstown Speedway Pageant will take place on
Friday night, February 24th, at the Hagerstown Speedway Race-A-Rama in
the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, MD.

Young ladies interested in becoming a contestant should
contact the speedway office for entry forms by phone (301) 582-0640 or
by mail, P. O. Box 701, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

The Little Miss Hagerstown Speedway will represent the
speedway in Victory Lane in special events and receive special gifts
including two season passes for her parents to attend all Hagerstown
Speedway events.

One of the first responsibilities of the newly crowned queen
will be at the award ceremonies on the final night of the Hagerstown
Speedway Race-A-Rama. The annual car show begins on Thursday, February
23rd and ends on Saturday, February 25th .

Hagerstown will open its 2006 racing season the next afternoon,
Sunday, February 26th with the late models and modifieds. Race time is 1 P.M.


21st CENTURY FIREPLACE SERVICES TO SPONSOR HARD CHARGER PROGRAM FOR
PURE STOCKS AT HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY


Timber Wolf Smokeless Tobacco

Promoter Frank Plessinger of the Hagerstown Speedway announced
that 21st Century Fireplace Services of Elkridge, MD will sponsor the
Hard Charger award for the pure stocks for the 2006 season.

The pure stock driver able to improve the most positions in
the feature race, from official starting place to official finish,
will earn an extra $100 courtesy of the 21st Century Fireplace Service
Hard Charger Award Program.

"We are pleased to have Mike Crittenden and 21st Century
Fireplace Service join the Hagerstown Speedway as a major sponsor,"
said Plessinger. "The pure stocks put on an exciting program every
week and this is a great program for them."

In addition to the $100 hard charger award, 21st Century
Fireplace Services will award $200 hard charger award in special shows
and a $500 year end award to the driver who passes the most cars
during the entire 2006 season.

"I am just a fan," said Crittenden. "I really enjoy myself at
Hagerstown, the guys put on a good show. I am just a little guy and
want to do something for the little guys that race at Hagerstown. Most
of my work comes from Howard County, so I am not looking for a whole
lot from this, just want to give something back. I have had a couple
good years with my business and enjoy going to races at Hagerstown."

Crittenden has over 27 years experience installing and
servicing fireplaces, from gas to wood. Located in Elkridge, MD, 21st
Century Fireplace Services can be reached at 410-379-9327.

Last year, nine different drivers won the hard charger award.
Brian Tavenner led all drivers with three hard charger awards. Mike
Warrenfeltz, B. R. Nalley, Jim Snyder, Brian Tavenner and track
champion Ronnie Dennis each had two hard chargers awards. Other hard
charger winners were Steve Lowery, Kevin Keefer, Dean Holmes and Bill
Reitober

For addition information about sponsorship opportunities at the Hagerstown
Speedway, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-0640.


NATIONAL SPRINT TOUR HEADING TO HAGERSTOWN

The Hagerstown Speedway will be part of the new National
Sprint Tour (NST) in 2006. Promoter Frank Plessinger has reached an
agreement with the new sprint organization to bring the world's best
sprint car drivers to the smooth half-mile oval on Saturday, June 10th
and Sunday, August 6th.

"We always are thinking about the fans and what they want to
see," said Promoter Frank Plessinger. "We have always had the top
sanctioning organizations at Hagerstown and are glad that we were able
to bring the NST to Hagerstown for our fans. The fans want to see top
drivers like Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana and Danny Lasoski and that is
why we are glad to have this new and exciting organization at
Hagerstown. They have been great to work with."

In addition to Kinser, Lasoski and Saldana, other drivers
expected to invade the Washington County oval include Jason Myers,
Brian Paulus, Lucas Wolfe, Tim Shaffer, Jason Solwold, Brandon Wimmer,
Jason Sides and Paul McMahan.

The super 410 sprints will make four appearances at Hagerstown
in 2006. In addition to the two NST dates on June 10th and August 6th,
Hagerstown will also be part of Pennsylvania Speedweek on Wednesday,
June 28th. The sprints return for the season finale, Octoberfest 350,
on October 28-29.

For more information of the mall show call (301) 582-0640 or
check out the track's www website at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.


HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2006 SCHEDULE

The 2006 schedule for the Hagerstown Speedway is loaded with
exciting action for every race fan, young and old. Promoter Frank
Plessinger has put together a schedule that has the most to offer of
any track on the east coast. From late models to sprints, motorcycles
to modifieds, with a Monster Truck Jam in between, the Hagerstown
Speedway is the place to be in 2006.

Hagerstown has once again held the line on general admission
prices at $9.00 for the weekly triple-header shows and will have a
free admission show on Friday, May 26th. Hagerstown will also host two
Fan Appreciation nights with general admission only $6.00 for the
triple-header program featuring the late models, late model sportsman
and pure stocks.

The Hagerstown Speedway will begin its 59th season with the
East Coast Opener for the late models and the modifieds on Sunday
afternoon, February 26th. The doubleheader program will get underway
with warm-ups at 1 P.M. and gates opening at 11 A.M.

The modifieds will be featured in four of the first six
programs. Following the opener, the big block modifieds will be back
in action on March 12th with a 30-lap Octoberfest Qualifier. Joining
the big-blocks in the double-feature program will be a 30-lap feature
for the late models. One week later on Sunday, March 19th, the small
block modifieds will join the late models in a twin-bill with the
small-block modified winner receiving a guaranteed starting spot in
the Octoberfest 350. Then on Saturday, March 25th, The DIRT Advance
Auto Parts Modified Super Dirt Series kicks off its 2006 Series at the
Hagerstown Speedway under the lights in a 100-lapper paying $6,000 to
the winner. The modifieds return the end of the season for the
Octoberfest 350 on October 28-29.

For the sprint fans, the super 410 sprints will be in action
more this year than in the past. The world's best sprint car drivers
will invade the Hagerstown Speedway with the new National Sprint Tour
(NST) for two dates, June 10th and August 6th. Hagerstown will also be
part of Pennsylvania Speedweek with a special mid-week show on June
28th for the central Pennsylvania 410 super sprints. The super sprints
will also be part of the Octoberfest on October 28-29.

The Monster Truck Nationals will make its annual visit on July
14-16 and the two-wheel excitement of the AMA Progressive Insurance
Flat Track Championship will return to Hagerstown for the 25th
Silver Anniversary Annual Hub-City Classic on July 29th.

Several big annual events return to the schedule for 2006. The
NARA Late Models will make their first ever appearance at Hagerstown
for the 25th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial on Saturday, April
30th. The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series returns to Hagerstown for
the 59th Anniversary Classic on May 27th and again for the 32nd
running of the Hub-City 150 on September 22nd and 23rd. The DIRT
World of Outlaws late models will invade the half-mile oval for the
25th Annual Conococheague on August 5th.

Special non-sanctioned events include the 11th Annual Richard
Bonebrake Memorial on May 20th, the 41st Annual Johnny Roberts
Memorial on July 1st, the 26th Annual Shorty Bowers/Bull Durham
Memorial on July 22nd and the 21st Annual McBee/Hays Memorial on
September 2nd.

The successful two-night Winchester Speedway/Hagerstown
Speedway Shootout continues with Hagerstown hosting the showdown on
Friday, April 14th and Saturday, June 17th.

The Fall part of the schedule features the Ernie's Salvage
Yard Night on Saturday, September 9th, the Hub-City National 150
under the lights on September 23-24. The Octoberfest 350 will round
out the year on October 28-29 with $10,000 going to the winner in the
late models, big block modifieds, super sprints and small block
modifieds.

The 2006 schedule can be obtained by calling the speedway
office at (301) 582-0640 or on the Internet at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.  


MODIFIEDS AND LATE MODELS TO OPEN 2006 SEASON

The Hagerstown Speedway will open its 59th season on Sunday
afternoon, February 26th with the big block modifieds of the
northeast and the late models in its traditional east coast opener.
Race time is 1:30 P.M. with gates opening at 11 A.M. Promoter Frank
Plessinger has posted $2,000 to the winner of each 35-lap feature
event. The modified feature will be the first Syracuse Qualifier for
the modifieds.

Many of the top drivers in both late model and modified racing
will make their way to Hagerstown after a week in Florida for
Speedweek racing events. Some of the drivers expecting to make the tow
include modified stars Brett Hearn, Keith Hoffman, Deron Rust, Kenny
Brighthbill, Billy Pauch, Jamie Mills, and many more.

The rain date is the following week, Sunday March 5th.

The modifieds will be making five visits to Hagerstown this
year. Following the opener, the big blocks will join the late models
on Sunday afternoon, March 12th with a 30-lap feature for both
divisions. Both races will be Octoberfest qualifiers. Two weeks later,
it will be the small block modifieds in its Octoberfest Qualifier
teaming up with the late models in a double-header program on Sunday
afternoon, March 19th .

Then on Saturday night, March 25th , the Advance Auto Parts
Modified Super DIRT Series will kick off its 2006 season at the
Hagerstown Speedway. The 100-lap event will pay $6,000-to-win.

The modifieds return for their annual fall gathering of both
big and small block modifieds as part of the Octoberfest 350 on
October 28th-29th. Both modified divisions will have 100-lap features
paying $10,000 to the winner.

Some of the late model drivers expected for the opener include
DJ Myers, Jason Covert, Jeremy Miller, Frankie Plessinger, Gary
Stuhler, Tom Myers and many more.

For additional information, contact the speedway office at
(301) 582-0640. The Hagerstown Speedway is located six miles west of
Hagerstown, MD on U.S. Route 40.


HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY BEGINS 59TH YEAR AT MOTORSPORTS SHOW

HAGERSTOWN, MD - The Hagerstown Speedway will kick off the 2006 season
with a special display in the Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Race
Fuels in Ft. Washington, PA. The Hagerstown Speedway has been a part
of the popular January show since its inaugural event 21 years ago and
is the only speedway that has participated in all the shows.

This year, the Hagerstown Speedway is proud to have the #41
late model of Nathan Durboraw in the display. Durboraw was recently
crowned the late model track champion at Hagerstown for a record
eighth time. With two feature wins in 2005, Durboraw raised his career
total to 69, fifth on the career win list at Hagerstown. In addition
to his eight late model championships, Durboraw was the limited late
model champion at Hagerstown in 1979, 1986 and 1987. In 1988, he moved
up to the late models and won the track championship in his first
year. He followed with track titles in 1991, 92, 93, 95, 96, 2002 and
2005.

Durboraw's Rocket chassis is owned by Jack Bland, former
NASCAR late model driver who competed on the Grand National circuit
and raced at Daytona International Speedway in the late seventies.
Bland was the late model champion at the Beltsville (MD) Speedway the
last three years the track operated, 1976-1979. Bland then raced
regularly at South Boston, VA Speedway. Blands Towing of Waldorf, MD
is the sponsor.

The show will open at 1 P.M. on Friday, January 13th and
continues until 6 P.M., on Sunday, January 15th. The show is located
in the Ft. Washington Expo Center, just a short distance off Exit 26
of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Show attendees will have an opportunity to meet Durboraw,
Bland, Plessinger and the staff of the speedway and be able to pick up
their copy of the exciting 2006 schedule.

The Hagerstown Speedway will open on Sunday afternoon,
February 26th with the big block modifieds of the northeast and the
late models in its traditional east coast opener. Race time is 1:30
P.M. with gates opening at 11 A.M. Promoter Frank Plessinger has
posted $2,000 to the winner of each 35-lap feature event.

For additional information, contact the speedway office at
(301) 582-0640. The Hagerstown Speedway is located six miles west of
Hagerstown, MD on U.S. Route 40.


DURBORAW IS CROWNED LATE MODEL CHAMPION AT HAGERSTOWN FOR 8TH TIME

HAGERSTOWN, MD - The Hagerstown Speedway wrapped up a very successful 2005
season with the Annual Awards Banquet Saturday night at the Clarion Inn &
Convention Center in Hagerstown. More than 600 drivers, fans, officials and friends
were in attendance at the gala affair as point fund checks were presented to
the top 15 drivers in each division by Promoter Frank Plessinger. The top ten
drivers also received trophies with their Miller Lite point fund money during
the lavish awards banquet. Following the dinner, guest watched the highlights
of the 2005 season presented by Sports Plus Video and the Awards presentation
with track announcer John Krall as emcee. Then the large crowd danced to the
sounds of DVK Entertainment.

The highlight of the evening was the crowning of Nathan Durboraw as the
2005 late model track champion. Durboraw returned to late model racing on a
weekly basis after taking a couple of years off and recorded his eighth late
model track championship. He showed right from the start that he hadn't lost his
touch when he went out and won the first point race of the season. Durboraw had
his hands full with Andy Anderson in the first part of the season until July
when Durboraw won the double point Johnny Roberts Memorial. From July on,
Durboraw led the point chase holding off Allen Brannon in the last race. In 12
point races, Durboraw had two feature wins including four top five finishes and
12 top ten finishes.

Darryl Burkholder of Chambersburg, PA picked up his first win in the
second point race of the year, but it wasn't until the end of June that he worked
his way to the top of the points. After losing the point lead for a week,
Burkholder moved back on top for good in July and went on to capture his first
late model sportsman track championship at Hagerstown. Burkholder had two feature
wins and seven top fives in 13 point races.

Ronnie Dennis of Jessup started the season off slow as Mike Warrenfeltz
set the pace in the first half of the season in the Ernie's Salvage Yard pure
stock division. Dennis slowly worked his way up to the top in August and then
pulled away from the rest of the field with three straight wins including two
double point races. Dennis built up such a commanding lead in the three races
that he won the championship with one race remaining. Dennis finished in the
top five in 12 of the 13 point races he competed in.

The track champions in the late models, late model sportsman and pure
stock divisions received special prizes from Tri-State Racing Photos, Hoosier
Tires Mid-Atlantic, Sign Design and others.

Several special awards were presented to the drivers in all three
divisions. The late model awards were presented to Brain Booze of Marion, PA (Most
Improved Driver Award); Roy Deese Jr. of Laurel (Hard Luck Award); Alan Sagi of
Hagerstown (Sportsmanship Award); Allen Brannon of Winchester, VA (Rookie of
the Year Award) and Ronnie Dehaven of Winchester, WV (Best Appearing Car
Award).

In the late model sportsman division, the special awards were presented
to Tyler Armstrong of St. Thomas, PA (Most Improved Driver Award); Dale Smith
Jr. of Baltimore (Rookie of the Year Award); Pete Weaver of Williamsport (Hard
Luck Award); Arlin Brougher of New Oxford, PA (Sportsmanship Award) and Scott
Palmer of Greencastle, PA (Best Appearing Car Award).

The pure stock awards went to Wayne Hawbaker, Greencastle, PA (Most
Improved Driver Award); Hans Stamberg of Hedgesville, WV (Sportsmanship Award);
Rick Stouffer of Hagerstown (Hard Luck Award) and Brian Tavenner of Winchester,
VA (Best Appearing Car Award).

The Crew Chief of the Year Awards were presented to the championship cars
crew chiefs; Squiggy Bland, late model; Bill Hager, late model sportsman and
Kenny Dennis, pure stocks.

Clifford Dove of Winchester, VA, photographer for the Area Auto Racing
News received the 2005 Media Award. Dove is also the official photographer of
the Hagerstown Speedway.

Special Appreciation Awards were presented to Little Miss Hagerstown,
eight-year-old Marlaina Blank; Reed's Jewelers; W&W Racing Tires/Hoosier
Mid-Atlantic of Finksburg, sponsor of the late model sportsman division; Ernie's
Salvage Yard, sponsor of the pure stock division, late model hard charger award and
Ernie's Championship Night; JLG Industries; County Medical, Safety Crew;
Larkin Wholesale, sponsor of Miller Lite late model point fund; Hagerstown Ford,
sponsor of Ford Taurus official pace car; St. Thomas Towing & Checker Flag
Lube Center in St. Thomas, PA, sponsor of late model sportsman hard charger
award; A&E Auto Machine Shop in Hagerstown, sponsor of pure stock hard charger
award; Turbo Blue Racing Fuels, sponsor of Hub-City National 150; Sign Design; and
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group, official soft drink of the speedway; Advanced
Marketing Solutions, official marketing director; Shamrock Inn; Hagerstown
Business College; Rapid Lube of Hagerstown; Home Depot and Twigg Cycle of Hagerstown.

Jeff Robinson of Greencastle, PA was inducted into the Hagerstown
Speedway Hall of Fame. Two-time track champion in 1985 and 1987, the Shady Grove
Slingshot is seventh on the all-time win list with 38 career wins. After winning
his first title in 1985, Robinson was on his way to another title the following
year until he broke his wrist in a freak racing accident. But he came right
back in 1987 with 25 top five finishes for his second championship. Robinson
also captured the 40th Anniversary Super Series.

Robinson raced for one race in 1970, but did not start his racing career
until 1974. Robinson twice won seven features in one season at Hagerstown,
1981 and again in 1982. The1982 season was probably the best season for the
popular driver where he won 28 races at area tracks. Robinson ended his career with
106 career wins at Hagerstown, Clearfield, Lincoln, Port Royal, Selinsgrove,
Trailway, Williams Grove and Winchester Speedways.

Jeff Robinson joins Buddy Armel, Denny Bonebrake, Larry Gorman, Sam
Nally, Wayne Stouffer, Tom Peck, Jerry Hart, Frank Sagi and Dick Warrenfeltz in the
Hall of Fame.

Promoter Frank Plessinger announced that the Hagerstown Speedway will
begin the new 2006 season on Sunday afternoon , February 26th with a
doubleheader program featuring the late models and modifieds. For complete rundown of the
2005 season and any additional driver information, check out the internet at
www.hagerstownspeedway.com.


THE 58TH YEAR AT HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY IS ANOTHER ONE FOR THE RECORDS

HAGERSTOWN, MD - The 58th season of racing at the Hagerstown Speedway was
filled with fans, drivers, fun, rain and excitement. Despite eight postponements
in the first 12 dates due to inclement weather, Mother Nature finally
cooperated in the second half of the season and race fans were treated to some of the
best racing ever seen at the famous half-mile oval in western Maryland.

The battle for the track championships were close all year as more than
$850,000 in prize money was paid out during the 2005 season.

In the late models, Nathan Durboraw returned to late model racing on a
weekly basis after taking a couple of years off and recorded his eighth late
model track championship. He showed right from the start that he hadn't lost his
touch when he went out and won the first point race of the season. Durboraw
had his hands full with Andy Anderson in the first part of the season until July
when Durboraw won the double point Johnny Roberts Memorial. From July on,
Durboraw led the point chase holding off Allen Brannon in the last race. In 12
point races, Durboraw had two feature wins including four top five finishes and
12 top ten finishes.

The Hagerstown Speedway was host to 153 different late model drivers.
There were 17 different feature winners in the 28 late model feature events in
2005. Gary Stuhler of Greencastle, PA, Jeremy Miller of Littlestown, PA and D J
Myers of Greencastle, PA, each had three feature wins. Stuhler was the big
winner as he broke the tie he had with Rodney Franklin for the most career wins
and now stands at the top with 117 feature wins. Stuhler was the big winner in
the Hub-City 150 winning two of the three 50-lappers and pocketing $10,000.
In addition to Durboraw, other two time feature winners included Rick Eckert of
York, PA who won the 25-lap preliminary in the Conococheague 100 and one of
the Winchester/Hagerstown Shootouts. Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY, notched
two feature wins including his first career win at Hagerstown, the Stacker 2
World of Outlaw(WOO) late model Stanley Schetrompf Memorial. Then McCreadie came
right back the following night and won the WOO 58th Anniversary Championship
earning $20,000 for both nights. Jason Covert of York Haven, PA also recorded
two feature wins including his first career win and Ronnie Dehaven of
Winchester, VA also scored his first career win in the Hub-City 150 and then came right
back to score the biggest win of his career in the Octoberfest 350 worth
$10,000. Other feature winners included Frankie Plessinger of Big Cove Tannery,
PA, who won the McBee/Hays Memorial, Andy Anderson of Martinsburg, WV and Roy
Deese Jr. of Laurel. Scoring their first career wins at Hagerstown were Randall
Chupp of Troutman, NC and Robbie Blair Titusville, PA in the Conococheague
100, Billy Wampler of York Haven, PA in the Bonebrake Memorial, David Williams of
Avenue, Kenny Shipley of Shepardstown, WV and Allen Brannon of Winchester, VA.

The late models averaged 36.08 cars for all 23 events, 31.08 for the 14
point events and 42.60 cars for special events. The weekly field of late models
set a new record for Hagerstown.

Darryl Burkholder of Chambersburg, PA picked up his first win in
the second point race of the year, but it wasn't until the end of June that
he worked his way to the top of the points. After losing the point lead for a
week, Burkholder moved back on top for good in July and went on to capture his
first track championship at Hagerstown. Burkholder had two feature wins and
seven top fives in 13 point races.
There were 10 different feature winners in the late model sportsman division
with four drivers visiting victory lane twice. In addition to Burkholder,
Larry Baer of Dover, PA, Richard Walls of St. Thomas, PA and Rusty Sites of
Chambersburg, PA each had two wins. Bobby Beard of Hanover, PA. and Wayne Walls Jr.
of St. Thomas PA had one win each and Dale Smith of Baltimore and Steve Axtell
of Glen Burnie each scored their first career win in 2005. Tyler Armstrong of
St. Thomas, PA won the special A&C Engines feature event and a new engine
from A&C Engines of Hagerstown. The sportsman averaged 37.85 cars for the 13
point races, five more than last year.

Ronnie Dennis of Jessup started the season off slow as Mike Warrenfeltz
set the pace in the first half of the season in the Ernie's Salvage Yard pure
stock division. Dennis slowly worked his way up to the top in August and then
pulled away from the rest of the field with three straight wins including two
double point races. Dennis built up such a commanding lead in the three races
that he won the championship with one race remaining. Dennis finished in the
top five in 12 of the 13 point races he competed in. There were seven different
feature winners in the pure stocks with Brian Tavenner of Winchester, VA
leading the way with seven feature wins including the Cornett Memorial. Dennis and
Mike Warrenfeltz of Hagerstown each had three with Ashley Barrett of
Chambersburg, PA with two wins. Mark Jones of Chambersburg, PA, Hans Stamberg of
Hedgesville, WV and Jim Snyder of Hagerstown had one win each. The pure stocks
averaged 29.4 cars in 15 point races with 62 different drivers competing at
Hagerstown. An increase of seven cars over the year before.

Overall, Hagerstown averaged 98.33 cars per night for the weekly three
division show of late models, late model sportsman and pure stocks.

The sprint cars visited Hagerstown two times. Sammy Swindell of
Germantown, TN won the World of Outlaw event with Greg Hodnett of Memphis, TN
pocketing $10,000 in the Octoberfest.

Brett Hearn of Sussex, NJ had two modified feature wins including the
small-block Octoberfest 350. Alan Johnson of Phelps, NY won the Super DIRT 100
and J. R. Heffner of Pittsfield, MA won the big block portion of the Octoberfest
350.

The Hagerstown Speedway will open the 2006 season on Sunday afternoon,
February 26th with late models and modifieds. Promoter Frank Plessinger and
the speedway staff wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

For complete rundown of the 2005 season and any additional driver
information, check out the internet at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.


HEARN, DEHAVEN, HEFFNER & HODNETT OCTOBERFEST WINNERS

HAGERSTOWN, MD - - Brett Hearn of Sussex, NJ mastered the 100-lap small block
modified feature, Ronnie Dehaven of Winchester, VA was the winner in the
100-lap late model feature, J.R. Heffner of Pittsfield, MA dominated the 100-lap
big block modified main event and Greg Hodnett of Memphis, TN won the 50-lap
super sprint feature at the Hagerstown Speedway Sunday afternoon before the
largest crowd ever to watch the Octoberfest 350. Over 200 cars jammed the pits on
Saturday for the 18th running of the Octoberfest 350 as 27 qualifying heats
and consolations were reeled off to set the field for Sunday's 350 laps of
feature racing.

Hodnett won $10,000 for his second Octoberfest victory, Hearn also earned
$10,000 for his second small block win and fifth overall Octoberfest win.
Heffner's big block win worth $10,000 was his second Octoberfest win and Dehaven
scored his biggest career win with his first $10,000 Octoberfest paycheck.

Brett Hearn grabbed the lead from the outside pole in the 100-lap small
block feature with pole-sitter Jeff Strunk right behind. Danny Johnson, who
started third, passed Strunk for second on the ninth lap and by the 14th lap,
Hearn was putting the slower cars a lap down. On lap 17, Johnson pulled even with
Hearn down the backstretch. On the next lap, Johnson pulled in front of Hearn
and led the next three laps before Hearn pulled back on top on lap 21 right
before the caution was waved for Billy Pauch. Hearn pulled away on the restart
as Johnson tried to keep pace with the leader. On lap 29, Strunk pulled into
the pits to end his day.

Cars started having flat tires on lap 36 as Jimmy Horton, Keith Hoffman
and Kenny Brightbill went pitside with flats. Hearn continued to set the pace
on the restart and had a big lead over Johnson on lap 43 when Danny Johnson
dropped out with mechanical problems running second. At the half-way mark, it was
Hearn, Matt Shepard, J.R. Heffner, Alan Johnson and Gary Hager the top five.
Hearn led the field for the second half and by the 64th lap, had lap lead
over the rest of the field and was putting the slower cars a lap down. Alan
Johnson, who started 20th, closed in on Hearn on lap 84 and again on lap 94 as the
slower cars were slowing the leader's pace, but once Hearn cleared the slower
cars on lap 95, he pulled away for his second Octoberfest small block win.

Johnson settled for second with Keith Brightbill coming from 22nd for
third and the 21st Century Fireplace Service Hard Charger Award. Beau Wilkins,
Frank Cozze, Pat Ward, H.J. Bunting III, Sheppard, Kenny Brightbill and Gary
Hager finished out the top ten. Heat winners for the 63 cars were Jeff Strunk,
Brett Hearn, Danny Johnson, Beau Wilkins, Keith Hoffman and Ryan Watt. Kenny
Brightbill, Alan Johnson and Rick Laubach won the consolations.

"I want to congratulate the team, we really had a good fun day today,"
said Hearn in Victory Lane. "I am very very pleased, we brought both teams down
in one trailer and we had a great weekend. We have good success here in the
daytime in the spring and the fall. I don't know why, but we seem to have the
day time figured out. Now we have to get that Super Dirt Race at night figured
out."

In the 100-lap late model feature, Larry Wright jumped out in front from
the pole with Ronnie Dehaven and Gary Stuhler right behind. On the sixth lap,
Wright got high coming off the fourth turn and Dehaven took advantage of the
opportunity to take the lead on lap seven. Stuhler got by Wright on the 14th
lap right before Rodney Franklin brought out the caution when he slammed the
first turn guard rail. DeHaven led the field on the restart as Gary Stuhler kept
the pressure on the leader. By the 22nd lap, the leader was threading his was
through the slower cars. On lap 24, Stuhler used the lapped cars to his
advantage to take the lead from Dehaven. But four laps later on lap 28, Stuhler
rolled to a stop with mechanical problems turning the lead back to Dehaven.
Dehaven pulled away and maintained a comfortable lead over Brian Ruhlman to the fuel
stop at the half-way mark.

The top five at the start of the second half were Dehaven, Ruhlman, Devin
Friese, Jeremy Miller and Jason Covert. Several cautions in the remaining 50
laps kept Dehaven from running away from the field. On each restart, Dehaven
easily pulled away from Ruhlman keeping a comfortable 10-15 car length lead.
When the checker flag was waved, Dehaven finished 10 car lengths in front as
only nine cars were left running. Following Dehaven were Ruhlman, Friese, Miller,
Covert and Jim Yoder. Brad Ritter came from 28th for seventh and the 21st
Century Fireplace Service Hard Charger Award. Wright and Scott Haus completed the
top ten. Larry Wright, Ronnie DeHaven, Gary Stuhler and Matt Lux won the late
model heats for 56 cars and Frankie Plessinger and Rodney Franklin were the
consolation winners.

"I didn't expect this. I had a really good car yesterday and a good car
today," said Dehaven. "I really didn't want to see Gary (Stuhler) break, he got
by me there and I don't know what would have happen, but it worked out good
for us. This GRT Chassis is really good, it is really hot. The other car was a
GRT that I won the Hub-City in. All I am doing is doing what the set-up sheet
tells me to do and step on the gas."

"This is a big win, I didn't expect it," continued Dehaven. "If we would
have come in here and drew #1, I would have expected it but we drew 34 and
started fifth in the heat race, we had a good shot but we weren't realistic about
winning. We started fifth and started passing cars on the outside and won the
heat race and kinda put everything into perspective."

J.R. Heffner blasted out in front from the outside pole at the drop of
the green in the 100-lap big block modified feature with Jeff Strunk right
behind. By the ninth lap, Heffner was putting the slower cars a lap down. On lap
14, Strunk closed in on Heffner as the slower cars slowed the leader's pace, but
a caution for Brian Berger was a break that Heffner was looking for. Heffner
pulled away on the restart and the leader was in lapped traffic again by lap
27. Strunk and Alan Johnson closed in on the leader and on lap 32, Johnson
slipped high allowing Brett Hearn to take over third. When the red flag was waved
at the half-way mark for the fuel stop, it was Heffner, Strunk, Hearn, Frank
Cozze and Johnson.

Heffner led the field for the second half and quickly pulled away to a
large lead. By the 62nd lap, Heffner was working his way thorough the slower
cars. Several cautions for flats kept Heffner from running away from the race,
but no one could give the leader a serious challenge on the restarts. A flat on
lap 95 for Billy Pauch gave Strunk and the rest of the field their final shot
at the leader, but Heffner easily pulled away to win by 15 car lengths. Strunk
settled for second with Hearn, Johnson and Kenny Brightbill the top five.
Duane Howard was sixth with Matt Sheppard coming from 25th for seventh and the
21st Century Fireplace Service Hard Charger Award. Pat Ward and Keith Hoffman
completed the top ten. Heats for the 55 cars were won by Jeff Strunk, J.R.
Heffner, Kevin Boland, Pat Ward and Alan Johnson. Matt Shepard, who won both
modified features last year won the first consolation and Billy Pauch won the second
consolation.

"Some of the fastest times we every turned here we turned here today,"
said Heffner. "We had a good qualifying run on Saturday that set us up for a
front row starting position for today and we were able to capitalize from there.
It was a good day for us."

In the sprint car feature, Greg Hodnett grabbed the lead from the pole
with Mark Smith and Stevie Smith falling in behind. By the fifth lap, Hodnett
had caught the tail end of the field and began to put the slower cars a lap
down. On lap 21, Stevie Smith passed Mark Smith for second and began to close in
on the leader. Jim Nier brought out the caution on lap 24 that was followed by
a red flag for the fuel stop. The top five at the drop of the green for the
second half were Hodnett, S. Smith, M. Smith, Fred Rahmer and Brooke Weibley.

On lap 29, Joey Hershey spun on the backstretch and Stevie Smith slowed
to a stop with mechanical problems putting Mark Smith back in second. Hodnett
easily pulled away from the field and had a large lead when a caution was waved
on lap 47 and another red flag was waved for a fuel stop with three laps
remaining. Hodnett had no problem the final three laps as he picked up his second
Octoberfest 350 win over Mark Smith and Brooke Weibley. Lucas Wolfe came
through the field from his 22nd starting spot for fourth and the 21st Century
Fireplace Service Hard Charger Award. Finishing out the top ten were Alan Cole, Ed
Lynch Jr., Niki Young, Daryl Stimeling, Don Kreitz Jr. and Bob Beidleman. Greg
Hodnett, Mark Smith and Stevie Smith won the sprint qualifying heats for the
33ars and Daryl Stimeling won the consolation.

"I want to thank all the guys that work on the car and pout this thing
together and put us in Victory Lane. "We were struggling a little bit all
through the year and hopefully we can get more wins next year."

RESULTS: SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS: 63 Cars (Heat 1) FEATURE 100 LAPS (Lap
Leaders: Hearn, 1-14; 16-17; 21-100; Johsnon, 15; 18-20) 1. Brett Hearn; 2. Alan
Johnson; 3. Keith Brightbill; 4. Beau Wilkins; 5. Frank Cozze; 6. Pat Ward; 7.
H.J. Bunting III; 8. Matt Sheppard; 9. Kenny Brightbill; 10. Gary Hager; 11.
Richie Pratt; 12. Mike Iles; 13. Rick Laubach; 14. Jim Horton; 15. J.R. Heffner;
16. Ken Meisner; 17. Dan Vauter; 18. Ryan Watt; 19. Curt VanPelt; 20. Danny
Johnson; 21. Keith Hoffman; 22. Billy VanPelt; 23. Paul Kenny; 24. Randy
Chrysler; 25. Jeff Strunk; 26. Howard O'Neal; 27. Billy Pauch; 28. Mike Gular; 29.
Brian Weaver; 30. Duane Howard. (Heat 1) 1. Jeff Strunk; 2. Billy Pauch; 3. Pat
Ward. (Heat 2) 1. Brett Hearn; 2. Gary Hager; 3. H.J. Bunting III. (Heat 3)
1. Danny Johnson; 2. J.R. Heffner; 3. Duane Howard. (Heat 4) 1. Beau Wilkins;
2. Frank Cozze; 3. Matt Shepard. (Heat 5) 1. Keith Hoffman; 2. Paul Kenney; 3.
Mike Gular. (Heat 6) 1. Ryan Watt; 2. Richie Pratt; 3. Curt Van Pelt. (Consi
1) 1. Kenny Brightbill; 2. Keith Brightbill; 3. Jimmy Horton; 4. Howard O'Neal.
(Consi 2) 1. Alan Johnson; 2. Brian Weaver; 3. Billy Van Pelt; 4. Dan Vauter.
(Consi 3) 1. Rick Laubach; 2. Ken Meisner; 3. Mike Iles; 4. Randy Chrysler.
DNQ: Rodney Cororey Jr.; Willy Decker; Bob Lineman; Ron Eperthener; Bryant
Brown; J.R. Green; Amanda Spotts; Mark Funkhouser; Dale Hartz; Kyle Strickler;
Brian Kressley; Colt Harris; Jordan Umbenhauel; Robert Dutton; Rich Scagliotta;
Shawn Merkel; Matt Hubbard; Doug Hendricks; Roger Chrysler; Vern Wasson; Shawn
Fitzpatrick; Joe Gibson; Ryan Taylor; Rick Ryder; Norman Short; Mark Forte,
Jr.; Doug Rose; Dion LaSalle; Scott Kay; Mike Colsten; Jeff Sechrist; Garrett
Krummert; Shawn Reimert.

LATE MODELS: 56 Cars (Heat 1) FEATURE-100 LAPS (Lap Leaders: Wright, 1-6;
Dehaven, 7-23; 28-100; Stuhler, 24-27) 1. Ronnie Dehaven; 2. Brian Ruhlman; 3.
Devin Friese; 4. Jeremy Miller; 5. Jason Covert; 6. Jim Yoder; 7. Brad Ritter;
8. Matt Lux; 9. Larry Wright; 10. Scott Haus; 11. Frankie Plessinger; 12. Jerry
Foster; 13. Mike Lupfer; 14. Mark Pettyjohn; 15. Ricky Elliott; 16. David
Pettyjohn; 17. Richard Walls; 18. Alan Sagi; 19. Louie Littlepage; 20. Brian
Booze; 21. John Flinner; 22. Jason Flory; 23. Roy Davis Jr.; 24. Matt Hubbard; 25.
Gary Stuhler; 26. Kenny Pettyjohn; 27. Anthony Rushing; 28. Rodney Franklin;
29. Brian Hack; 30. Paul Crowl. 1. Larry Wright; 2. Brian Booze; 3. Devin
Friese; 4. Jim Yoder; 5. Kenny Pettyjohn. (Heat 2) 1. Ronnie Dehaven; 2. Brian
Ruhlman; 3. Ricky Elliott; 4. Jason Covert; 5. Mike Lupfer. (Heat 3) 1. Gary
Stuhler; 2. Richard Walls; 3. Jason Flory; 4. John Flinner; 5. Scott Haus. (Heat
4) 1. Matt Lux; 2. Brian Hack; 3. David Pettyjohn; 4. Alan Sagi; 5. Roy Davis.
(Consi 1) 1. Frankie Plessinger; 2. Jerry Foster; 3. Mark Pettyjohn; Brad
Ritter. (Consi 2) 1. Rodney Franklin; 2. Matt Hubbard; 3. Paul Crowl; 4. Louie
Littlepage; 5. Anthony Rushing. DNQ: Allen Brannon; Scott Cross; Chuck Schultz;
Dave Hertz; T.J. Wright; Jered Hawkins; Kristin Flory; Tim Wilson; Bill Daniel;
Jeremy Miller (Guarantee Starter); Dave Shulski; J.R. Decker; Mike Mort; Dan
Stone; Rick Whaley; Scott Sipe; Gene Wrightstone; Richard Jarvis Jr.; Kirk
Ryan; George Kowatic; Kerry King; Lewis Hudson; Al Shawver Jr.; Jimmy Bernheisel;
Scott Palmer; Ryan Hackett; JR Decker.

BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS: 55 Cars FEATURE 100-LAPS (Lap Leaders: Heffner, 1-100)
1. J.R. Heffner; 2. Jeff Strunk; 3. Brett Hearn; 4. Alan Johnson; 5. Kenny
Brightbill; 6. Duane Howard; 7. Matt Sheppard; 8. Jimmy Horton; 9. Pat Ward; 10.
Keith Hoffman; 11. Kevin Bolland; 12. Rex King; 13. Robert Dutton; 14. Billy
Pauch; 15. Norman Short; 16. Randy Chrysler; 17. Brian Weaver; 18. Frank
Cozze; 19. Brian Kressley; 20. K Stuckler; 21. Wade Hendricks; 22. Richard
Scagliotta; 23. Andy Priest; 24. Jamie Mills; 25. Brian Berger; 26. Howard O'Neal; 27.
Keith Brightbill; 28. Gary Risch Jr.; 29. Gary Hager; 30. Danny Johnson.
(Heat 1) 1. Jeff Strunk; 2. Danny Johnson; 3. K. Stuckler; 4. Gary Hager. (Heat 2)
1. J.R. Heffner; 2. Gary Risch Jr.; 3. Jamie Mills; 4. Rex King. (Heat 3) 1.
Kevin Bolland; 2. Wade Hendricks; 3.Duane Howard; 4. Keith Brightbill. (Heat
4) 1. Pat Ward; 2. Brett Hearn; 3. Andy Priest; 4. Keith Hoffman. (Heat 5) 1.
Alan Johnson; 2. Howard O'Neal; 3. Jimmy Horton; 4. Randy Chrysler. (Heat 6) 1.
Brian Weaver; 2. Frank Cozze; 3. Kenny Brightbill; 4. Norman Short. (Consi 1)
1. Matt Sheppard; 2.Brian Berger; 3. Robert Dutton. (Consi 2) 1. Billy Pauch;
2. Brian Kressley; Richard Scagliotta. DNQ: Mike Coston; Glenn Reed; Mark
Forte; H.J. Bunting; Sean Carman; Chris Ostrowsky; Doug Rose; Shawn Reimert;
George Hobaugh; Del Rogeux; Meme DeSantis; John Alberti; Tom Hager; Skip Moore;
Doug Hendrick; Mike Iles; Dale Hawkins; Scott Smith; Charlie Holmes; Billy Van
Pelt; Rick Lauback; Sean Merkle; Russell King; Beau Wilkins.

SUPER SPRINTS: 33 CARS FEATURE: 50-LAPS (Lap Leaders: Hodnett, 1-50) 1. Greg
Hodnett; 2. Mark Smith; 3. Brooke Weibley; 4. Lucas Wolfe; 5. Alan Cole; 6. Ed
Lynch Jr.; 7. Niki Young; 8. Daryl Stimeling; 9. Don Kreitz; 10. Bob
Beidleman; 11.Tony Beaber; 12. Randy Baughman; 13. Cory Good; 14. Andy Priest; 15.
Clark Simonton; 16. Lance Dewease; 17. Jeff Busby; 18. Stevie Smith; 19. Joey
Hershey; 20. Fred Rahmer; 21. Jim Nier; 22. Cliff Brian; 23; Scott Bonnell; 24.
Scott Lutz. (Heat 1) 1. Greg Hodnett; 2. Brook Weibley; 3. Lance Dewease; 4.
Bob Beidleman; 5. Ed Lynch Jr.; 6. Clark Simonton. (Heat 3) 1. Mark Smith; 2.
Scott Lutz; 3. Cory Good; 4. Scott Bonnell; 5. Don Kreitz Jr.; 6. Joey Hershey.
(Heat 3) 1. Stevie Smith; 2. Fred Rahmer; 3. Tony Beaber; 4. Niki Young; 5.
Alan Cole; 6. Ryan Bohlke. (Consi) 1. Daryl Stimeling; 2. Andy Priest; 3.
Blaine Heimbach; 4. Lucas Wolfe; 5. Cliff Brian; 6. Jeff Busby; 7. Jim Mier; 8.
Randy Baughman. DNQ: Glendon Forsythe; Pat Cooper; Danny Murray; Andy McKesson;
Mike Carber; Eric Keck; Brian Montieth.


STRUNK, HODNETT, WRIGHT ON THE POLES FOR OCTOBERFEST

HAGERSTOWN, MD - - Over 200 cars jammed the pits Sunday at the Hagerstown
Speedway for the 18th running of the Octoberfest 350. After 27 qualifying heats
and consolations, the field is set for 350 laps of feature racing on Sunday
afternoon, October 30th, beginning at 12 noon.

Greg Hodnett, Mark Smith and Stevie Smith won the super sprint qualifying
heats and Daryl Stimeling won the consolation. The Big Block Modified heats
were won by Jeff Strunk, J.R. Heffner, Kevin Boland, Pat Ward and Alan Johnson.
Matt Shepard, who won both modified features last year won the first
consolation and Billy Pauch won the second consolation.

Larry Wright, Ronnie DeHaven, Gary Stuhler and Matt Lux won the late
model heats and Frankie Plessinger and Rodney Franklin were the consolation
winners.

Jeff Strunk won the first small block modified heat and will sit on the
pole in both big block and small block 100-lap features on Sunday. Other heat
winners were Brett Hearn, Danny Johnson, Beau Wilkins, Keith Hoffman and Ryan
Watt. Kenny Brightbill, Alan Johnson and Rick Laubach won the consolations.

Gates will open at 8 A.M. on Sunday with racing at 12 noon. There will be
no warm-ups. The big block modifieds, late models and small block modifieds
will each have 100-lap features paying $10,000 to each feature winner. The
super sprints will go 50-laps with a $10,000 payday. Each feature will have fuel
stops at the half-way mark.

RESULTS: SUPER SPRINTS: 33 CARS (Heat 1) 1. Greg Hodnett; 2. Brook Weibley;
3. Lance Dewease; 4. Bob Beidleman; 5. Ed Lynch Jr.; 6. Clark Simonton. (Heat
3) 1. Mark Smith; 2. Scott Lutz; 3. Cory Good; 4. Scott Bonnell; 5. Don Kreitz
Jr.; 6. Joey Hershey. (Heat 3) 1. Stevie Smith; 2. Fred Rahmer; 3. Tony
Beaber; 4. Niki Young; 5. Alan Cole; 6. Ryan Bohlke. (Consi) 1. Daryl Stimeling; 2.
Andy Priest; 3. Blaine Heimbach; 4. Lucas Wolfe; 5. Cliff Brian; 6. Jeff
Busby; 7. Jim Mier; 8. Randy Baughman. DNQ: Glendon Forsythe; Pat Cooper; Danny
Murray; Andy McKesson; Mike Carber; Eric Keck; Brian Montieth.

BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS: 55 Cars (Heat 1) 1. Jeff Strunk; 2. Danny Johnson; 3. K.
Stuckler; 4. Gary Hager. (Heat 2) 1. J.R. Heffner; 2. Gary Risch Jr.; 3.
Jamie Mills; 4. Rex King. (Heat 3) 1. Kevin Bolland; 2. Wade Hendricks; 3.Duane
Howard; 4. Keith Brightbill. (Heat 4) 1. Pat Ward; 2. Brett Hearn; 3. Andy
Priest; 4. Keith Hoffman. (Heat 5) 1. Alan Johnson; 2. Howard O'Neal; 3. Jimmy
Horton; 4. Randy Chrysler. (Heat 6) 1. Brian Weaver; 2. Frank Cozze; 3. Kenny
Brightbill; 4. Norman Short. (Consi 1) 1. Matt Sheppard; 2.Brian Berger; 3. Robert
Dutton. (Consi 2) 1. Billy Pauch; 2. Brian Kressley; Richard Scagliotta. DNQ:
Mike Coston; Glenn Reed; Mark Forte; H.J. Bunting; Sean Carman; Chris
Ostrowsky; Doug Rose; Shawn Reimert; George Hobaugh; Del Rogeux; Meme DeSantis; John
Alberti; Tom Hager; Skip Moore; Doug Hendrick; Mike Iles; Dale Hawkins; Scott
Smith; Charlie Holmes; Billy Van Pelt; Rick Lauback; Sean Merkle; Russell
King; Beau Wilkins.

LATE MODELS: 56 Cars (Heat 1) 1. Larry Wright; 2. Brian Booze; 3. Devin
Friese; 4. Jim Yoder; 5. Kenny Pettyjohn. (Heat 2) 1. Ronnie Dehaven; 2. Brian
Ruhlman; 3. Ricky Elliott; 4. Jason Covert; 5. Mike Lupfer. (Heat 3) 1. Gary
Stuhler; 2. Richard Walls; 3. Jason Flory; 4. John Flinner; 5. Scott Haus. (Heat 4)
1. Matt Lux; 2. Brian Hack; 3. David Pettyjohn; 4. Alan Sagi; 5. Roy Davis.
(Consi 1) 1. Frankie Plessinger; 2. Jerry Foster; 3. Mark Pettyjohn; Brad
Ritter. (Consi 2) 1. Rodney Franklin; 2. Matt Hubbard; 3. Paul Crowl; 4. Louie
Littlepage; 5. Anthony Rushing. DNQ: Allen Brannon; Scott Cross; Chuck Schultz;
Dave Hertz; T.J. Wright; Jered Hawkins; Kristin Flory; Tim Wilson; Bill Daniel;
Jeremy Miller (Guarantee Starter); Dave Shulski; J.R. Decker; Mike Mort; Dan
Stone; Rick Whaley; Scott Sipe; Gene Wrightstone; Richard Jarvis Jr.; Kirk
Ryan; George Kowatic; Kerry King; Lewis Hudson; Al Shawver Jr.; Jimmy Bernheisel;
Scott Palmer; Ryan Hackett; JR Decker.

SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS: 63 Cars (Heat 1) 1. Jeff Strunk; 2. Billy Pauch; 3.
Pat Ward. (Heat 2) 1. Brett Hearn; 2. Gary Hager; 3. H.J. Bunting III. (Heat 3)
1. Danny Johnson; 2. J.R. Heffner; 3. Duane Howard. (Heat 4) 1. Beau Wilkins;
2. Frank Cozze; 3. Matt Shepard. (Heat 5) 1. Keith Hoffman; 2. Paul Kenney; 3.
Mike Gular. (Heat 6) 1. Ryan Watt; 2. Richie Pratt; 3. Curt Van Pelt. (Consi
1) 1. Kenny Brightbill; 2. Keith Brightbill; 3. Jimmy Horton; 4. Howard
O'Neal. (Consi 2) 1. Alan Johnson; 2. Brian Weaver; 3. Billy Van Pelt; 4. Dan
Vauter. (Consi 3) 1. Rick Laubach; 2. Ken Meisner; 3. Mike Iles; 4. Randy Chrysler.
DNQ: Rodney Cororey Jr.; Willy Decker; Bob Lineman; Ron Eperthener; Bryant
Brown; J.R. Green; Amanda Spotts; Mark Funkhouser; Dale Hartz; Kyle Strickler;
Brian Kressley; Colt Harris; Jordan Umbenhauel; Robert Dutton; Rich Scagliotta;
Shawn Merkel; Matt Hubbard; Doug Hendricks; Roger Chrysler; Vern Wasson; Shawn
Fitzpatrick; Joe Gibson; Ryan Taylor; Rick Ryder; Norman Short; Mark Forte,
Jr.; Doug Rose; Dion LaSalle; Scott Kay; Mike Colsten; Jeff Sechrist; Garrett
Krummert; Shawn Reimert.


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