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All Stars Win to Reutzel, RaceSaver Win to Ritchey

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Aaron Reutzel dominated the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions race at Hagerstown Speedway on Sunday night, picking up his 15th win of the 2019 season.

The Clute, Texas driver and series point leader started on the pole and drove away from fellow front row starter Dale Blaney immediately in his Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No.87.

Only two cautions interrupted Reutzel’s march to victory lane. Cautions came out on lap 6 and 20 respectively for Lance Dewease and Paul McMahan each having tire troubles.

Reutzel masterfully navigated through traffic, as Blaney, Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, and Gio Scelzi battled each other throughout the top five.

Dietrich solidified his place in second while chasing Reutzel, and then Brian Brown worked his way into fifth past Scelzi in the closing laps. But Reuzel wasn’t going to be denied his second win in three nights.

Reutzel said: “Yeah, it was phenomenal racecar. That’s for sure. I felt like I could go anywhere, and when you got a car that good, you just kind of just sit around and set your own pace and save your stuff which is really a big deal in racing today having a tire out here at the end. Our car has been so good here in the last month, and that’s what we’ve been good at is saving our equipment for the last ten laps”.

Dietrich held onto finish second while, Rahmer, Dale Blaney, and Brown completed the top five.

In IMCA RaceSaver competition, Drew Ritchey battled Ken Duke, Jr early for several laps before Duke spun going into turn one on Lap 14. Ritchey then had to contend with Ryan Lynn over the remaining laps, but was able to hold on for his first career win at Hagerstown, and his seventh win overall in 2019.

Rounding out the top five were Scott Lutz, Dave Grube, and Jaremi Hanson.

Notes: Dietrich set quick time with a lap time of 16.588 seconds over the 31 entries for the ASCoC portion of the show, while 30 IMCA RaceSaver teams were pitside.

The last time the ASCoC raced at Hagerstown was on July 28, 1983 and the winner that night was Dave Blaney. Blaney was back in competition 36 years later.

Brock Zearfoss made a last lap pass at the flagstand on James McFadden, taking the win by a scant margin of .003 seconds. Reutzel, Logan Wagner, and Christopher Bell were the other heat race winners.

Feature Results

ASCoC Sprints (30 laps) 1. Aaron Reutzel, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Freddie Rahmer, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Brian Brown, 6. Gio Scelzi, 7. Mike Wagner, 8. Anthony Macri, 9. Cory Eliason, 10. Dylan Cisney, 11. Brock Zearfoss, 12. Logan Wagner, 13. Dave Blaney, 14. James McFadden, 15. Christopher Bell,  16. Kerry  Madsen, 17. Justin Peck, 18. Trey Starks, 19. Skylar Gee, 20. Paul McMahan, 21. Gerard McIntyre, 22. Bradley Howard, 23. George Hobaugh, 24. Anthony Fiore, 25. Lance Dewease

IMCA RaceSaver Sprints (25 Laps)-  1. 880-Drew Ritchey, [2]; 2. 26-Ryan Lynn, [6]; 3. 33-Scott Lutz, [9]; 4. 3D-Dave Grube, [7]; 5. 36-Jaremi Hanson, [10]; 6. 20-Doug Dodson, [12]; 7. 44K-Tim Stallings, [16]; 8. 1R-Christian Rumsey, [19]; 9. 92-Dylan Proctor, [18]; 10. 11Z-Zachary Newlin, [15]; 11. 67-Ken Duke Jr., [3]; 12. 44-Jake Waters, [17]; 13. 83-Lawrence McVay, [13]; 14. 2-Erin Statler, [4]; 15. 6X-Brad Mellott, [11]; 16. 56-Jake Frye, [20]; 17. 44V-Daren Bolac, [14]; 18. R6-Reed Thompson, [1]; 19. 00S-Randy Sterling, [8]; 20. 86-Ron Aurand, [22]; 21. 88VA-Bill Rice, [24]; 22. 54M-Todd Lynn, [23]; 23. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz, [21]; 24. 17K-Kyle Keen, [5]

SCN Wins to Moore, Nichols, and Leister; Schrader Wins MAM

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Attrition under a full moon dominated the 13th-annual Small Car Nationals at Hagerstown Speedway, but setting the cautions and red flags aside, fans were treated to some excellent multiple groove racing throughout the night.

Cody Kershner powered past Spike Moore to lead the first lap of the 30 lap Late Model Sportsman portion of the SCN and led the first 19 laps through traffic up high and low, swapping grooves as Moore was in pursuit.

Following a restart, Moore slipped past Kershner into the lead right before another caution came out two laps later.

Going into Turn One following that restart, a multiple car melee and pileup took out over half of the field. All drivers were OK, but all cars weren’t. Moore was able to survive the final restart and pull away from Kershner to take the win.

Robbie Emory finished third, followed by Shaun Miller and Troy Miller in the top five.

Danny Atherton led the way early in the 25 lap Pure Stock feature, but fortunes turned against him after the halfway point after leading at times by over half of a straightway. Following a restart after Lap 17, Rob Nichols slid under Atherton coming off of Turn 2 to take the lead, and took the preferred fast line up top that Atherton was using to his advantage.

The final caution on Lap 19 setup a restart that put Jonathan DeHaven on the rear bumper of Atherton. DeHaven aggressively drove into the rear of Atherton, sending him into a spin that ultimately put Atherton on his roof.

DeHaven was immediately black flagged and disqualified for rough driving. Atherton was uninjured.

Over the last five laps, Nichols battled side by side with Michael Warrenfeltz, but was able to hold off Warrenfeltz to take the win.

Dylan Rutherford finshed third, Jeremy Tinsman brought his battered machine from the rear to finish fourth, and Craig Parrill survived the attrition from his 21st place start to finish fifth.

A wild Hobby Stock feature event marred by multiple cautions was won by Ryan Leister after numerous side by side battles for the lead. Leister battled Ray Rothfuss early and often over the course of 25 laps, but was able to pull away towards the end to take the win.

Dustin Hoffman, Brady daniels, and Kevin Thomas completed the top five.

The Mid Atlantic Modifieds provided the nightcap with a 20 lap feature event, and racing legend Ken Schrader scored the victory.

Carl McKinney initially took the lead from his pole position before Schrader made a bold move up high coming off of turn two to take the lead on the third lap. Schrader led the next few circuits before a caution bunched the field back up for a restart.

McKinney regained the lead briefly before the duo exchanged sliders for a few laps, and then Schrader took the point for good. Schrader had to survive a one lap shootout after the last restart to pick up the popular win.

McKinney held on to second, while Ray Kable, Cody Williams, and Brad Kling rounded out the top five.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman (30 Laps)– 1. 48W-Greg Moore, [1]; 2. 43-Cody Kershner, [2]; 3. 9E-Robbie Emory, [3]; 4. 115s –Shaun Miller, [5]; 5. 115-Troy Miller, [8]; 6. 8F-Taylor Farlling, [10]; 7. 48-Donnie Farlling,[20]; 8. 92-Frankie Gordon, [13]; 9. 44-Shawn Shoemaker, [21]; 10. 88C-Chuck Cox III,[16]; 11. 16-Doug Jones, [18]; 12. 24-Daulton Bigler, [17]; 13. 18A-Dustin Arnold,[24]; 14. 74-Derick Quade, [6]; 15. 88-Marvin Winters, [19]; 16. 8-James Lichliter,[7]; 17. 08-Keith Koontz, [11]; 18. 86-Scott Palmer, [4]; 19. 01-Jim McBee,[15]; 20. 88X-Devin Weyandt, [9]; 21. 28Z-Ryan Zook, [14]; 22. 2-Dan Zechman,[12]; 23. 85-Rodney Walls, [22]; 24. D34-Curtis Dunn, [23]

Pure Stock (25 Laps)– 1. 7-Rob Nichols, [8]; 2. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, [7]; 3. 11-Dylan Rutherford, [11]; 4. 8-Jeremy Tinsman, [6]; 5. 34C-Craig Parrill,[21]; 6. 57H-TJ Henry, [18]; 7. 2-Randy Zechman, [9]; 8. 3J-Richard Hawkins, [24]; 9. 33-Curtis Lawton, [15]; 10. 75-Marshall McMullen, [13]; 11. X99-Chris Heller, [16]; 12. 44-Charles Rupert, [22]; 13. 19-Danny Atherton, [1]; 14. 88-Brian Weyandt, [17]; 15. 12K-Bryan Kerns, [25]; 16. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [19]; 17. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [5]; 18. 65-Dillon Wilson, [4]; 19. 56-Gregory Laird, [14]; 20. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [12]; 21. 3W-Dickie Tharp, [20]; 22. 47-Tike Loizos, [23]; DNS -Joshua Bloom, Mike Desch, DQ –Jonathan DeHaven

Hobby Stock (25 Laps)– 1. 14L-Ryan Leister, [5]; 2. 17-Ray Rothfuss, [1]; 3. 7-Dustin Hoffman, [4]; 4. 76-Brady Daniels, [7]; 5. 03-Kevin Thomas, [2]; 6. 19-Mike Fuller, [3]; 7. 0-Jamie Mills,[14]; 8. 100-Dalton Dillman, [11]; 9. 41-Sam Caravello, [21]; 10. 141-Tom Caravello,[9]; 11. 53-Gregory Morgan, [13]; 12. 14-Codey Breeden, 16]; 13. 99-Hilton Pickeral, [25]; 14. 10-Drew Fertig, [27]; 15. 20-Jeremy Zufall, [17]; 16. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [12]; 17. 35-James Mongan, [22]; 18. 66*-Chet Morris, [20]; 19. 21H-Travis Horan, [6]; 20. 57-Billy Ecton Jr., [26]; 21. 117-Kevin Imes, [15]; 22. 28M-Miranda Minium,[23]; 23. 38M-Matt Mellott, [8]; 24. 52-Ron Benton, [18]; 25. 64-William Crook,[19]; 26. 27-Davey Gross Jr., [10], DNS-John Catlett

Mid Atlantic Modifieds (20 Laps)– 1. 9-Ken Schrader, [2]; 2. 90-Ray Kable, [6]; 3. 6M-Carl McKinney, [1]; 4. 41-Cody Williams, [23]; 5. 11-Brad Kling, [4]; 6. 25-Mike Corbin, [11]; 7. 1$-Dale Smith, [17]; 8. 95J-Justin Cullum, [15]; 9. 7+7-Jeff Solinger, [9]; 10. 55-Alyssa Rowe,[7]; 11. 21H-Kyle Lloyd, [13]; 12. 7H-Josh Hughes, [19]; 13. 0-Haley Kaiser, [12]; 14. 17-Andy Bosley, [24]; 15. 26XJames Sparks, [22]; 16. 80-Keith Reed, [16]; 17. 19-Jacob White, [25]; 18. 2-Michael Pappas, [10]; 19. 44-Frank DiBella, [18]; 20. 8M-Jeffrey McCauley, [14]; 21. 12S-Rusty Pennington, [27]; 22. 5-Jerry Foster, [8]; 23. 13G-David Green, [28]; 24. 26D-Derek Deusenberry, [3]; 25. 76-Ryan Hackett, [29]; 26. 85-Chuckie Johnson, [21]; 27. 59-Doug Stine, [5]; 28. 07-Charlie Summers, [20]; DNS -Matt Wallace

Imes Wins Eric Johnson Memorial, Small Car Nationals Qualifying Results

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD –  Kevin Imes returned from McAlisterville, Pennsylvania for the rescheduled Eric Johnson Memorial for Hobby Stocks and left Hagerstown Speedway with the $1,001 victory for his first career win at Hagerstown.

Imes held off Brady Daniels over the remaining 13 laps that were left to go when rains came forcing a postponement from June 29 to September 13.

Kevin Thomas finished third, followed by Mike Fuller and Jason Sarver.

Notes – 30 Late Model Sportsman, 25 Pure Stocks, and 34 Hobby Stocks entered the 13th-annual SCN.

Jeremy Tinsman shattered the Pure Stock track record previously set by Bob Gutshall in 2010 with a lap of 22.165 seconds, besting Gutshall’s 22.728. Dillon Wilson, Jonathan DeHaven, Dwayne Snyder, and Mike Desch also turned laps quicker than the previous record.

Derick Quade just nipped past the Late Model Sportsman track record formerly held by Bruce Kane, beating the 19.285 best also set in 2010 with a lap time of 19.280 seconds.

Eric Johnson Memorial (Make-up from 6-29-19, 13 laps) 1. Kevin Imes, 2. Brady Daniels, 3. Kevin Thomas, 4. Mike Fuller, 5. Jason Sarver, 6. Drew Fertig, 7. William Crook, 8. Jamie Mills, 9. Chet Morris, 10. John Catlett, 11. Codey Breeden, 12. Laura Chamberlain, 13. Tom Caravello, 14. Sam Caravello, 15. Ryan Leister, 16. Billy Ecton, Jr., 17. Charles Noblitt, 18. Travis Horan, 19. Billy Ecton, Sr., 20. Michael Goodwin, 21. James Speelman, 22. Courtney Deshong, 23. Gordie Marshall, 24. Brad Umbrell, 25. Scot Sipes, 26. Dustin Proctor

Time Trial Results

Late Model Sportsman – 1. Derick Quade (19.280 NTR), 2. Robbie Emory, 3. Cody Kershner, 4. Shaun Miller, 5. Keith Koontz, 6. Dan Zechman, 7. James Lichliter, 8. Spike Moore, 9. Scott Palmer, 10. Donnie Farlling, 11. Troy Miller, 12. Rodney Walls, 13. Taylor Farlling, 14. Marvin Winters, 15. Doug Jones, 16. Frankie Gordon, 17. Daulton Bigler, 18. Jim McBee, 19. Chuck Cox, 20. Ryan zook, 21. Devin Weyandt, 22. Ronnie Bottenfield, 23. Shawn Shoemaker, 24. Robbie Black, 25. Curtis Dunn, 26. John Rowland, 27. Dustin Arnold, 28. Elwood Sord, 29. Morgan Johnston, 30. Josh Williams

Pure Stock – 1. Jeremy Tinsman (22.165 NTR), 2. Dillon Wilson, 3. Jonathan DeHaven, 4. Dwayne Snyder, 5. Mike Desch, 6. Danny Atherton, 7. Michael Warrenfeltz, 8.Brian Weyandt, 9.Craig Parrill, 10. Chris Heller, 11. Rob Nichols, 12. Randy Zechman, 13. Joshua Bloom, 14. Dylan Rutherford, 15. T.J. Henry, 16. Marshall McMullen, 17. Gregory Laird, 18. Jamie Zentmyer, 19. Charles Rupert, 20. Dickie Tharp, 21. Chris Lawton, 22. Wayne Hawbaker, 23. Tike Loizos, 24. Richard Hawkins, 25. Bryan Kerns

SCN Heat Winners

Hobby Stock – Brady Daniels, Ryan Lester, Kevin Thomas, Mike Fuller

LMS – Shaun Miller, Robbie Emory, Cody Kershner

PS – Jeremy Tinsman, Dillon Wilson, Jonathan DeHaven

UNSLMS/Shaffer/Turn5 Victors Go To Covert

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Jason Covert picked up a big win at Hagerstown Speedway in the first running of the Tex Shaffer Memorial/Turn 5 Turnaround Summer Championship sanctioned by the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series.

Covert picked up $5,046 for his efforts in the 46 lap feature event in honor of the car number of the longtime race team owner. It was his 19th career win at the Hub City half-mile.

Covert shared the front row outside of pole sitter Jamie Lathroum, but didn’t take the lead until pulling off a slide job coming out of turn two on the ninth lap.

Covert began working traffic on Lap 13. Kyle Lee had just moved around Roy Deese, Jr. , and Alex Ferree into third on Lap 17, when a caution flag waved for Lathroum who was stopped from a flat right rear tire a lap later.

Lee inherited second, and followed Covert from the Delaware-style restart while keeping the leader within sight. Just past the halfway point, Covert was running the cushion through lapped traffic while Lee was working the bottom and top groove to reel in Covert’s lead.

With just ten laps remaining, Lee was within a couple car lengths of Covert before a slight bobble in turn four cost him some momentum.

Covert was able to maintain his distance the rest of the way toward the checkered flag.

A jubilant Covert climbed from his Cameron-Mann No.72 in victory lane, and said: “This is for Tex Shaffer. I came here when I was a kid, and that 46 car was here a lot longer than what I’ve been alive. Just the memory of him, and thanks for all of the fans for coming out. I hope we put on a little bit of show there.”

Lee’s right rear tire went flat just as he crossed the checkered flag to finish second, while Trever Feathers made a late pass of Deese to finish third, and Jared Miley recovered from a spin that brought out a caution and sent him to restart in the rear before the first lap was completed to finish fifth.

After a few cautions and restarts resulting in a green/white/checkered finish, Joey Zambotti returned to Hagerstown Speedway after a lengthy absence and picked up his sixth Pure Stock feature win of the season after leading the whole distance from his outside front row starting spot.

Zambotti beat 2019 track champion Danny Atherton into the corner of turn one and never looked back to claim the $1,000 top prize.

Atherton battled third and fourth place finishers Dillon Wilson and Craig Parrill throughout most of the 15 lap event, while Jonathan DeHaven made a cameo appearance to round out the top five.

Brady Daniels came from ninth, and survived the attrition to take his third Hobby Stock feature win of the season. Davey Gross was second, followed by Sam Caravello, Gene Miller, and Mike Fuller.

Daniels picked up $500 for the win.

Notes: Alex Ferree set quick time over the 22 car field with a best lap of 18.101 seconds. Heat race winners were Covert, Deese, Jr., and Matt Cosner.

With some fresh clay added about a month ago to the racing surface, the track yielded some excellent multiple groove racing with three-wide action racing in all three divisions all night long.

Lee came from 9th, and Feathers came from 10th place starts to each claim podium finishes.

Hagerstown Speedway is off the next couple of weekends before the Small Car Nationals on September 13-14.

Feature Results

Super Late Models (46 Laps) – 1. 72C-Jason Covert, [2]; 2. 2T-Kyle Lee, [9]; 3. 20-Trever Feathers, [10]; 4. 05-Roy Deese Jr., [4]; 5. 10-Jared Miley, [5]; 6. 44-Gary Stuhler, [13]; 7. 66C-Matt Cosner, [3]; 8. 46-Marvin Winters, [11]; 9. 4-Alex Ferree, [6]; 10. 41-Andy Anderson, [8]; 11. 32J-Shaun Jones, [16]; 12. 8-Matt Sponaugle, [12]; 13. 21-Chad Myers, [15]; 14. 43-Cody Kershner, [22]; 15. 45-Jamie Lathroum, [1]; 16. 08-Keith Koontz, [21]; 17. 86-Scott Palmer, [14]; 18. 5-Brad Omps, [19]; 19. 48-Colton Flinner, [7]; 20. 11-Kirk Baker, [17]; 21. 85-Rodney Walls, [18]; 22. 2J-Justin Weaver, [20]

Pure Stock (15 Laps)– 1. 948-Joey Zambotti, [2]; 2. 19-Danny Atherton, [1]; 3. 65-Dillon Wilson, [5]; 4. 34C-Craig Parrill, [3]; 5. 54-Jonathan DeHaven, [6]; 6. 59X-Ryan Smith, [8]; 7. 11-Dylan Rutherford, [13]; 8. 72M-Russel Shoop, [17]; 9. 75-Marshall McMullen, [4]; 10. 94-Zachary Myers, [7]; 11. 15-Ricky Feltner, [10]; 12. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [12]; 13. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [11]; 14. 56-Gregory Laird, [14]; 15. 47-Tike Loizos, [15]; 16. 59-Mike Desch, [9]; 17. 7-Rob Nichols, [19]; 18. 2-Randy Zechman, [16] DNS-Charles Rupert

Hobby Stock (15 Laps) – 1. 76-Brady Daniels, [9]; 2. 27-Davey Gross Jr., [3]; 3. 41-Sam Caravello, [12]; 4. 11M-Gene Miller, [1]; 5. 19-Mike Fuller, [5]; 6. 0-Jamie Mills, [4]; 7. 14-Codey Breeden, [15]; 8. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [11]; 9. X53-Gregory Morgan, [8]; 10. 35-James Mongan, [14]; 11. 2-Preston Imler, [18]; 12. 10-Drew Fertig, [7]; 13. 64-William Crook, [13]; 14. 75-Bradley Vaughn, [16]; 15. 03-Kevin Thomas, [2]; 16. 141-Tom Caravello, [10]; 17. 00-Charles Noblitt,[6]DNS- Andy Lufkin, Scot Sipes

Trever Feathers Wins Red Nininger Memorial

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Trever Feathers scored the Super Late Model win in the 12th annual Red Nininger Memorial on a hot, summer night at Hagerstown Speedway.

Marvin Winters led the field from the start as a three wide battle ensued for second place between Justin Weaver, Tyler Horst, and Allen Brannon. Weaver settled into second while Winters began to pull away. Feathers got by Brannon and closed in on the group a couple laps later.

Winters saw his advantaged erased as the caution flag flew on Lap 11 for Larry Neiderer, setting up a restart. Once again, Winters pulled away from another three-wide battle for second among Weaver, Horst, and this time Feathers.

Feathers got the best of the group and began his stalk of Winters, making the pass for the lead on the low side of Winters on Lap 17.

From then on, Feathers overpowered the field and a late closing Andy Anderson to pick up his first SLM win of the season at Hagerstown.

Feathers said : “This whole week has been the hardest week of my life. This car was sitting in pieces. It’s brand new, brand new motor…. Let me get this Super done, we’ll go to Hagerstown. I busted my butt all week, me and my guys, and my dad…. In warmups and time trials, we had no brakes. Had brakes in the rear for the heat race, and somewhat had brakes in the feature. This is probably the biggest win my career. Not money wise, but as hard as we worked in the past seven days is unbelievable.”

Winters finished third, while Horst and Weaver completed the top five.

Cody Kershner and Barry Miller shared the front row in the Late Model Sportsman feature, and each driver was looking for their first win of the 2019 season. Miller was able to pull ahead into the lead and maintain his advantage over Kershner for the duration to pick up the feature win.

Finishing third was Scott Palmer, followed by James Lichliter and Devin Frey.

With Lichliter’s fourth place finish, he claimed the 2019 LMS track championship over Palmer by a 65 point margin.

Kevin Thomas picked up his sixth Hobby Stock feature win of the season, and the 2019 track championship. Thomas trailed Billy Ecton,Sr. by 22 points entering the evening and briefly battled him early in the feature event until Brady Daniels made his bid for the lead.

Daniels spun on the tenth lap, bringing out the caution and had to go to the rear. Daniels drove from the rear and back into second place as Ecton, Sr. fell out to mechanical woes. Thomas claimed the title by a scant 10 points.

Jason Sarver, Sam Caravello, and James Speelman rounded out the top five.

After a couple seasons of strong runs, Danny Atherton finally picked up his first career Pure Stock feature win. Atherton battled Rob Nichols for much of the feature event, and pulled away at the halfway point before Nichols began to reel in the leader.

A caution on the fourteenth lap setup a one-lap shootout to the finish, and Atherton was able to withstand the challenge of Nichols to pick up the win.

Trailing Atherton and Nichols at the finish were Dillon Wilson, Bobby Meixsell, and Lane Hessong.

Picking up the LaSalle 602 Crate Modified feature nightcap was Cameron Campbell over Chris Chamberlain, Andy Swope, and Keith Van Horn.

Notes: Weaver set quick time for SLM with a lap of 18.750 seconds on a tricky racing surface following a week after the NTPA Truck & Tractor Pull held on the frontstretch.

Kyle Lee was originally eligible to win the Nininger Challenge available to a driver that could win two or three of the memorial races via his win in the Frank Sagi Tribute, but he was not in competition due to being away on vacation. To be eligible for the bonus, the drivers must attend all three memorial events.

An extra $500 is up for grabs to Feathers if he can win the Tex Shaffer Memorial on August 24.

Hagerstown Speedway would like to thank Glenn Nininger and his family for their support and involvement with this event, along with all of the racers and fans that came out to support this race.

Feature Results

Super Late Models (25 Laps) – 1. 20-Trever Feathers, [5]; 2. 41-Andy Anderson, [6]; 3. 46-Marvin Winters, [1]; 4. 14-Tyler Horst, [4]; 5. 2J-Justin Weaver, 2]; 6. 30-Allen Brannon, 3]; 7. 5E-Glenn Elliott, [10]; 8. 86-Scott Palmer, [8]; 9. 121-Larry Neiderer, [11]; 10. 85-Rodney Walls, [9]; DNS-Gary Stuhler

Late Model Sportsman (20 Laps)– 1. 88-Barry Miller, [2]; 2. 43-Cody Kershner, [1]; 3. 86-Scott Palmer, [6]; 4. 8-James Lichliter, [5]; 5. 62-Devin Frey, [10]; 6. 2-Dan Zechman, [4]; 7. 08-Keith Koontz, [9]; 8. 85-Rodney Walls, [3]; 9. 000-Paul Cursey Jr., [7]; 10. 08K-Zach Kauffman, [8]; 11. 17-Doug Legum, [11]; 12. 24R-John Rowland, [13]; 13. 77S-Elwood Sord, [12]

Pure Stock (15 Laps)– 1. 19-Danny Atherton, [3]; 2. 7N-Rob Nichols, [5]; 3. 65-Dillon Wilson, [7]; 4. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [6]; 5. 55-Lane Hessong, [4]; 6. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [9]; 7. 56-Gregory Laird, [11]; 8. 47-Tike Loizos, [12]; 9. 25-Jeremy Mills, [13]; 10. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [8]; 11. 00-Joshua Bloom, [1]; 12. 44-Charles Rupert, [10] DNS -Randy Zechman

Hobby Stock (15 Laps)– 1. 03-Kevin Thomas, [3]; 2. 76-Brady Daniels, [5]; 3. 43-Jason Sarver, [8]; 4. 41-Sam Caravello, [10]; 5. 10-Drew Fertig, [14]; 6. 11A-James Speelman, [2]; 7. 57-William Ecton Jr., [6]; 8. 67-William Ecton Sr., [1]; 9. 14-Codey Breeden, [11]; 10. 84-Andy Lufkin, [13]; 11. 15-Scot Sipes, [4]; 12. 64-William Crook, [12]; 13. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [9]; 14. 25-Rodney Miner, [15]; 15. 19-Mike Fuller, [7]

Crate Mods (15 Laps)– 1. 8-Cameron Campbell, [2]; 2. 31C-Chris Chamberlain, [3]; 3. 70-Andy Swope, [1]; 4. 00-Keith Van Horn, [5]; DNF-Charlie Summers, DNS-Scott Corbin

Rahmer Wins Johnny Grum Memorial at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Freddie Rahmer picked up the win in exciting fashion during the third edition of the Johnny Grum Memorial on Thursday night’s seventh round of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek at Hagerstown Speedway.

Robbie Kendall and Lucas Wolfe paced the field from the front row, and Kendall beat Wolfe into turn one and off of turn two to take the lead.

Kendall quickly drove his No. 55k into lapped traffic on the sixth circuit before a Lap 7 caution waved for the stopped car of Brandon Rahmer in turn one.

On the restart, Kendall repeated his original start, beating Wolfe and the field again to remain the race leader. At the halfway point, Kendall led Wolfe by a 1.63 second margin and once again was working through lapped traffic while rim-riding the top groove of the Hub City oval.

Just a few laps later, Wolfe worked the bottom groove underneath Kendall to take the lead coming off of turn two on Lap 19. As Wolfe was leading, a four-car battle for second began between the cars of Kendall, Cory Eliason, Danny Dietrich, and Freddie Rahmer.

Rahmer made the best of the battle, settling into second and began his chase of Wolfe on Lap 23, and worked the low groove to pass Wolfe for the lead on Lap 24.

From then, Rahmer looked poised to pull away until a Lap 28 caution waved for the spun car of Brock Zearfoss on the backstretch.

This setup a two-lap dash to the finish, but Rahmer was too strong at the end, and took the checkered flag.

The win for the Salfordville, Pennsylvania driver in his Leffler Energy No.51 was the first of his career at Hagerstown.

“I don’t know how good I was at the end, but it was good enough to hold them off. It’s pretty cool to get my first win at Hagerstown.  I always love coming here. I wish we could race here more. The track flows perfect for Sprint Cars and Late Models. It’s all good racing.”, praised Rahmer in victory lane.

Wolfe held onto second, followed by Eliason, Dietrich, and fifth-place finisher Anthony Macri.

The win put Rahmer into the points lead at the time for the PA Sprint Speedweek championship with two races remaining.

Notes: 22 cars signed into the pit area on the July 4th holiday race. Notably absent was Lance Dewease, whose team elected to take the night off. Dewease’s streak of three consecutive wins at Hagerstown came to an end.

Rico Abreu set quick time with a lap of 15.601 seconds, falling short of Mark Kinser’s pre-weight limit best of 14.945 set back in 1999.

Heats were won by Wolfe, Dietrich, and Kendall.

Feature Results

410 Sprints (30 Laps) – 1. Freddie Rahmer, 2. Lucas Wolfe, 3. Cory Eliason, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Anthony Macri, 6. James McFadden, 7. Rico Abreu, 8. Robbie Kendall, 9. Dylan Cisney, 10. Logan Wagner, 11. Tony Stewart, 12. T.J. Stutts, 13. Mike Wagner, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Jared Esh, 16. A.J. Flick, 17. Justin Whitall, 18, Brock Zearfoss, 19. Troy Fraker, 20. Chase Dietz, 21. Carl Bowser, 22. Brandon Rahmer