Stuhler Claims Hagerstown Speedway Lucas Oil Qualifier

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Gary Stuhler drove to a second Super Late Model feature win of the 2017 season at Hagerstown Speedway. In doing so, he claimed a guaranteed starting spot in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned Stanley Schetrompf Classic on April 22.

After a rain delay of 2 ½ hours, track officials went to work on the surface. The result was a lightning fast racetrack that made for some excellent racing.

Pole starter Scott Palmer led the first nine laps until a caution waved for the slowed car of Matt Cosner. On the restart, Jamie Lathroum found the outside groove to his liking, and passed Palmer up high on the tenth circuit.

By the halfway point, Stuhler had driven his mount from his seventh-place start up to third, before disposing Palmer of the runner-up spot. Over the next few laps, Stuhler caught Lathroum, and made his way to the lead on Lap 22.

Stuhler went on the rest of the way of the 25 Lap feature event in an impressive drive to record his 137th career win at the Hub City oval.

Lathroum finished second, followed by last week’s winner D.J. Myers from his ninth-place start, Palmer, and fifth-place finisher Andy Anderson.

Defending Pure Stock champion Craig Parrill notched his first victory of 2017, driving the Dickie Tharp-owned No.3 Chevy. He was followed at the checkers by Nick DiBella, Jamie Zentmyer, Sean Dawson, and Dwayne Snyder.

Kyle Lear recorded his second Late Model Sportsman win of the season. Following the No. 151 at the finish was Cam Zeigler, Dillan Stake, Michael Walls, and Alan Sagi.

Alex Boozel became the third different Hobby Stock winner of 2017. Finishing behind him was Jamie Mills, Davey Gross, Jr., Bryan Neff, and Dustin Proctor.

This Saturday night, Hagerstown Speedway presents the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with the 36th annual running of the Stanley Schetrompf Classic. Come see some of the finest Dirt Late Model drivers in the business tackle the Hub City half-mile.  Joining the LOLMDS that night will be the Pure Stock division.

Race time is set to begin at 7pm. General admission is $32, reserved seats are $35, and pit admission is $45. For ticket information, please visit hagerstownspeedway.com or call the speedway office at (301) 582-0640. We look forward to having you visit us.

Feature Results

Super Late Models 1. Gary Stuhler, 2. Jamie Lathroum, 3. D.J. Myers, 4. Scott Palmer, 5. Andy Anderson, 6. Kenny Moreland, 7. Kyle Lee, 8. Marvin Winters, 9. Jason Miller, 10. Tyler Hershey, 11. Rodney Walls, 12. Brian Tavenner, 13. Brad Omps, 14. Reese Masiello, 15. Kirk Baker, 16. Tom Decker, Jr., 17. Roy Deese, Jr., 18. Tom Decker III, 19. Matt Cosner, 20. Alan Sagi

Pure Stocks – 1. Craig Parrill, 2. Nick DiBella, 3. Jamie Zentmyer, 4. Sean Dawson, 5. Dwayne Snyder, 6. Joshua Bloom, 7. Wayne Hawbaker, 8. Brian Swiger, 9. Tom Wakefield, 10. Shane Wilt, 11. Jeremy Mills, 12. Mike Walls, 13. Scooter Jones,  14. Keith Koontz, 15. Frank DiBella DNS- Charles Stambaugh

Late Model Sportsman – 1. Kyle Lear, 2. Cam Zeigler, 3. Dillan Stake, 4. Michael Walls, 5. Alan Sagi, 6. Brad McGinnis, 7. Bruce Kane, 8. Dale Murphy, 9. Cody Kershner, 10. Joe Westerman, Jr., 11. Eddie Cornett, 12. Justin Jesmer, 13. Craig Smith, 14. Elwood Sord, 15. Dave Friedrich, 16. Justin Weaver, 17. Ronnie Bottenfield DNS- James Lichliter, Paul Cursey, Jr., Rance Garlock

Hobby Stocks- 1. Alex Boozel, 2. Jamie Mills, 3. Davey Gross, Jr., 4. Bryan Neff, 5. Dustin Proctor, 6. Ralph Hansberger, 7. Willie Ling, 8. Dalton Myers,  9. Matt Wampler, 10. John Catlett, 11. Joe Rodgers, 12. James Speelman DNS- Mike Fuller

 

About Hagerstown Speedway-Hagerstown Speedway is located 6 miles west of Hagerstown, Maryland off of U.S. Route 40. The track is easily accessible from Interstates 70 and 81. The track owner is Frank Plessinger. The speedway promoter is Doug Timmons and the general manager is Lisa Plessinger. Track information and updates can be found online at www.hagerstownspeedway.com, and on our official Facebook and Twitter pages. For more information, e-mail info@hagerstownspeedway.com or call the speedway office at (301)-582-0640.

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