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Duke Scores IMCA Sprint Feature at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Ken Duke, Jr. only needed the final lap to lead to score the win in the Mason-Dixon Showdown on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.

For the first time in the history of Hagerstown Speedway, the IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints were the headlining division at the famed Hub City oval. The interregional event showcased cars from the PASS, Laurel Highlands, and Virginia Sprint Series.

53 IMCA cars were pitside with teams coming as far away from Vermont and North Carolina to compete at the Maryland half-mile for the 24 starting spots in the 25 lap feature event.

Zach Newlin and Ryan Lynn paced the field to the start, but Lynn amazingly did a 360* spin in turn four that unfortunately did cause a couple cars to get tangled up before the first lap was in the books.

Newlin led the way on the restart, but quickly had company with Jeff Miller on his tail. Miller powered by on the sixth circuit to grab the top spot, and looked like the car to beat as he sliced and diced through lapped traffic while running all over the track from the bottom to his own groove over the cushion up high near the guardrail.

Meanwhile, Duke quietly worked his way up to a distant runner-up spot from his 11th –place start on the grid. Fortunately for Duke and unfortunately for Miller, Miller’s mount broke and slowed to stop in the pit area after the white flag lap.

Duke led the final half of the last lap to go in the history books as the victor of the first IMCA RaceSaver event at Hagerstown.

Crossing the checkers behind Duke were Newlin, Scott Lutz from 16th, Tyler Reinhardt, and fifth-place finisher Drew Ritchey.

In his winner’s interview with Danny Wilson, Duke stated: “You know honestly, Jeff Miller, he’s fast everywhere we go. He’s one of the fastest cars in this series. Starting eleventh, I would’ve been happy with a top five. We got up to second and began rolling on the bottom really well, and when he pulled off the backstretch, I just couldn’t believe it to be honest.”

“We’ve gone 21 months without winning a race, and that’s the longest I ever want to go without winning one…..I’ll tell you what, this track really takes well to 305 Sprint Car racing and if you have us back, we’d love to come back.”, said Miller.

Qualifying heat winners John Scarborough, Darren Miller, Ritchey, and Newlin each picked up an additional $50 for their efforts courtesy of Turn 5 Turnaround. Twin B-Main winners were Robbie Bartchy and Cale Reigle.

Doug Hoffman got his second Pure Stock win of 2018, coming on the heels of default as unofficial winner Ryan Sager was disqualified upon post-race inspection. The top five was shuffled even more as Mike Desch also was disqualified. So that left second through fifth going to Jamie Zentmyer, Bryan Neff, Danny Beavers Jr., and Tom Wakefield.

Jonathan Raley grabbed the Hobby Stock feature win, while Matt Worley won the U-Car feature nightcap.

Notes: This was the first race held at Hagerstown since April 28th. It was an absolute beautiful night for racing as 106 cars filled the pit area. Thanks go out to everyone who supported this night.

A wild multi-car flip took place in the second 305 Sprint heat race along the frontstretch following a restart, that saw one car just land over the guardrail into the pit area. No one was injured in the melee.

The Pure Stock feature had its share of controversy and attrition that led to only 12 of the 15 scheduled laps completed due to the 30 minute time limit rule.
Next week, the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series presented by All Things Automotive comes back for the second time in 2018 with Super Late Models going for $5,000 to win.
Feature Results

IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr., [11]; 2. 11Z-Zachary Newlin, [1]; 3. 33-Scott Lutz, [16]; 4. 4-Tyler Reinhardt, [9]; 5. 880-Drew Ritchey, [6]; 6. 61-John Scarborough, [12]; 7. 9C-Darren Miller, [8]; 8. 75-Dylan Shatzer, [10]; 9. 26-Ryan Lynn, [2]; 10. 5P-John Walp, [18]; 11. 8D-Scott Ellerman, [24]; 12. 50-Jay Krout, [5]; 13. 12J-Jonathan Jones, [23]; 14. 44V-Daren Bolac, [4]; 15. 20-Stephanie Dodson, [19]; 16. 29B-Robbie Bartchy, [21]; 17. 6X-Brad Mellott, [13]; 18. 53W-Jimmy White, [14]; 19. 6-Tony Harris, [15]; 20. 57J-Jeffrey Miller, [3]; 21. 99-Cale Reigle, [22]; 22. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz, [20]; 23. 88P-Fred Arnold, [7]; (DNS) 91J-John Fiore

Pure Stock – 1. S7-Doug Hoffman, [1]; 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [6]; 3. 03-Bryan Neff, [16]; 4. 62-Danny Beavers Jr., [14]; 5. 27-Tom Wakefield, [13]; 6. 7-Brian Swiger, [11]; 7. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [19]; 8. 6R-Joe Rodgers, [18]; 9. 22-Jamey Swank, 12]; 10. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, [3]; 11. 2+2-Chris Ebersole, [8]; 12. 65-Dillon Wilson, [15]; 13. 36A-Sam Archer, [9]; 14. 1-Charles Shearer, [17]; 15. 6C-Tony Catlett, [4]; 16. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [10]; 17. 19-Danny Atherton, [5]; 18. 64-William Crook, [21]; DNS 14-Gary Breeden, DQ 22*-Ryan Sager, [2]; 59-Mike Desch, [7]

Hobby Stock – 1. 92-Jonathan Raley, [3]; 2. 67-Billy Ecton, [2]; 3. 41-Tom Caravello, [4]; 4. 57-William Ecton Jr., [9]; 5. 11A-James Speelman, [5]; 6. 52-Jeff Dillon, [1]; 7. 41X-Sam Caravello, [6]; 8. 7K-Michael Knight, [8]; 9. 03-Robert Thompson, [7]; 10. 10-Drew Fertig, [12]; 11. 34-Terry Leach, [10]; DNS 00-Charles Noblitt

U-Cars – 1. 6W-Matt Worley, [1]; 2. 81-Matthew Chronister, [3]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll, [8]; 4. 47-Travis Brown, [2]; 5. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [4]; 6. 26-Kent Leonard, [5]; 7. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr., [7]; 8. 405-Justin Williamson, [10]; 9. 00-Anthony Varner, [9]; 10. 36-Robert Wellman, [11]; 11. 00X-Shane Seville, [16]; 12. 18-Kala Varner, [14]; 13. 64F-Travis Semple, [18]; 14. 80-Dale Varner Jr., [15]; 15. 01-Kayla Bookwalter, [13]; 16. 27-Melvin McCartan, [19]; 17. 151-Eric Boozel, [12] DNS 15-Chris Anderson, 01M-Rusty Martin

Altobelli Scores MAM Feature at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – For the first time in series history, the Mid Atlantic Modifieds took center stage as the headlining event at Hagerstown Speedway, and it was Michael Altobelli, Jr. picking up the checkered flag at the end of the 20 lap main event.

It was the third MAM win of the 2018 season for the 33 year old racer out of Saxton, Pennsylvania, and his first career win at the Hub City half-mile.

Altobelli started on the pole and led several laps before being overtaken by former Hagerstown Speedway Pure Stock track champion Mike Corbin. Several cautions past the mid-way point of the feature were the only thing that could slow down the lead pair.

But with just a couple laps remaining, Altobelli powered past Corbin to regain the lead and went on to victory. Rick Hulson was able to get by Corbin for second, while Alyssa Rowe and Ray Kable III rounded out the top five.

“I thought Corbin had me. He looked really good tonight and my car actually got a little bit better the longer the race went there, but that was just a really good race.”, elated a jubilant Altobelli in his winner’s interview.

Sam Archer collected his career first Hagerstown Speedway Pure Stock win in a wire to wire effort to hold off Doug Hoffman in the 15 lap contest.  Jamie Zentmyer, Wayne Hawbaker, and Keith Koontz completed the top five.

Defending Hobby Stock track champion Davey Gross, Jr. was awarded the victory after Jonathan Raley was disqualified due to a technical infraction. All finishers were advanced up a position as it was Kevin Boyer credited with second as Jeff Dillon, Billy Ecton, Jr., and Tom Caravello finished in the top five.

Robbie Carroll picked up the U-Car feature win after a battle with Chris Anderson for the lead. The early race leader regained the top spot as Anderson’s car began to slow down in the final laps. Ricky Weaver, Jr. finished third, Wayne Brenize finished fourth, and Anthony Varner finished fifth.

Scott Rickrode and John Marks won the Penn-Mar Vintage Racers combo feature in the Modified and Sportsman divisions, respectively.

Notes: Next week on May 5, Super Late Models return with the MAM, PS & HS divisions for the Frank Sagi Tribute featuring special guest Buddy Armel along with many others legendary drivers that competed at Hagerstown Speedway.

Feature Results

Mid Atlantic Modifieds – 1. 95H-Michael Altobelli, [1]; 2. 40-Rick Hulson, [5]; 3. 25-Mike Corbin, [2]; 4. 55-Alyssa Rowe, [4]; 5. 90-Raymond Kable, [3]; 6. 95J-Justin Cullum, [13]; 7. 80-Keith Reed, [6]; 8. 26X-James Sparks, [7]; 9. 99-Bryan Green, [10]; 10. 0-Haley Kaiser, [8]; 11. 70L-Kyle Lloyd, [14]; 12. 95-Chris Fletcher, [9]; 13. 44-Frank DiBella, [15]; 14. 8M-Jeffrey McCauley, [17]; 15. 7H-Josh Hughes, [19]; 16. 1N-Hunter Nester, [11]; 17. 12S-Rusty Pennington, [12]; 18. 13M-Gary Moreland Sr., [18]; 19. 33-Brandon Churchey, [16], DNS- V16-Vic Vandergrift

Pure Stock – 1. 36A-Sam Archer, [1]; 2. S7-Doug Hoffman, [2]; 3. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [5]; 4. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [7]; 5. 08-Keith Koontz, [6]; 6. 65-Dillon Wilson, [15]; 7. 03-Bryan Neff, [9]; 8. 62-Danny Beavers Jr., [13]; 9. 22-Jamey Swank, [12]; 10. 54-John Catlett, [11]; 11. 6C-Tony Catlett, [10]; 12. 1W-Michelle Walls, [3]; 13. 64-William Crook, [14]; 14. 19-Danny Atherton, [8]; 15. 11-Ed Pope, [4]; 16. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [16]; 17. 6R-Joe Rodgers, [17]

Hobby Stock – 1. 27-Davey Gross Jr.,[1]; 2. 03-Kevin Boyer, [5]; 3. 52-Jeff Dillon, [2]; 4. 57-William Ecton Jr., [3]; 5. 41-Tom Caravello, [6]; 6. 67-Billy Ecton, Jr. [11]; 7. 11A-James Speelman, [9]; 8. 22-Kenny Thomas, [8]; 9. 7K-Michael Knight, [13]; 10. 10-Drew Fertig, [7]; 11. 55-Robert Thompson, [10]; 12. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [12]; DQ 92-Jonathan Raley

U-Cars – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [1]; 2. 15-Chris Anderson, [2]; 3. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr., [3]; 4. 22-Wayne Brenize, [5]; 5. 00-Anthony Varner, [6]; 6. 5-Justin Williamson, [7]; 7. 80-Dale Varner Jr., [8]; 8. 64F-Travis Semple, [4]; 9. 9X-Shane Seville, [9]; 10. 36-Robert Wellman, [11]; 11. 00X-Eric Seibert, [10]

Davenport Scores LOLMDS Schetrompf Memorial at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – “Superman” Jonathan Davenport picked up the $12,000 payday in front of a packed house during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 37th annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night.

The 50 lap triumph was his first career win at the Hub City half-mile and the fourth LOLMDS win of the 2018 season for the series point leader. It also marks the eleventh winner in eleven LOLMDS races held at Hagerstown.

The Blairsville, Georgia veteran ran the table on the evening with setting quick time with a lap time of 18.735 seconds, a heat race win from start to finish, and a dominant performance leading wire to wire in the feature event.

Davenport immediate drove away from 2017 Super Late Model track champion Kyle Lee to retain the top spot from his pole position start. Within four laps, multi-time series champion Scott Bloomquist drove his mount into the runner-up spot and began his chase of the leader.

Only two cautions and some racing through lapped traffic allowed Bloomquist and youngster Tyler Bare to close in on Davenport, but the driver of the Lance Landers owned No.49 wasn’t going to be denied victory on this night.

In Victory Lane, Davenport said: “Man, all the credit goes to my crew. They are awesome. Jason and Tyler do a great job, and Kevin (Rumley) is back there working all the time. This was a new car last week, so we’ve got two wins in three races now. It’s definitely a good piece. Thanks to Lance Landers and Steve Martin of Crop Production Services for giving me this opportunity. I was definitely getting tighter and tighter at the end. The track was taking a little bit of rubber especially through three and four. Thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight.”

Bloomquist and Bare finished second and third, respectively while fending off a late-race challenge from Tim McCreadie and Mason Zeigler to round out the top five.

Craig Parrill was victorious in the 15 lap Pure Stock special from behind the wheel of his own No.34c. Parrill withstood the challenges of Jeremy Tinsman for a second feature win in 2018. Sam Archer finished third, while Bob Egley finished fourth and last week’s feature winner Doug Hoffman finished fifth.

Notes:  38 SLM entered the pit area for a race that paid $1,000 to take the green flag.

Trever Feathers had mechanical problems that prevented him from racing in his qualifying heat, but he was guaranteed a starting position on the grid because of his opening night win. Feathers started at the tail end of the field and charged all the way up to sixth place by Lap 22. His bid for the upset win came to an end on Lap 38 when he pulled pitside.

Kyle Lear fell victim to an unfortunate break before the green flag flew. Lear qualified ahead of former World of Outlaws champion Josh Richards in the second B-main, but was unable to compete in the feature event.

A very large crowd filed into the grandstands and witnessed three and four wide racing throughout the pack during the LOLMDS feature event. Feathers wasn’t the only driver that moved up through the field as McCreadie started in 15th, and sixth –place finisher Earl Pearson, Jr. began from 20th on the grid. Josh Richards (12th from 23rd), and Don O’Neal (10th from 18th) also made big advances through the main event.

Feature Results

Super Late Models (LOLMDS) – 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport, [1]; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, [3]; 3. 43A-Tyler Bare, [5]; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie, [15]; 5. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [9]; 6. 1-Earl Pearson Jr, [20]; 7. 22-Gregg Satterlee, [4]; 8. 14-Darrell Lanigan, [12]; 9. 2T-Kyle Lee, [2]; 10. 5-Don O’Neal, [18]; 11. 20-Jimmy Owens, [8]; 12. 1R-Josh Richards, [23]; 13. 14A-Dan Angelicchio, [16]; 14. 32-Bobby Pierce, [10]; 15. 4-Alex Ferree, [13]; 16. 28-Dennis Erb Jr, [24]; 17. 119-Bryan Bernheisel, [21]; 18. 66C-Matt Cosner, [11]; 19. 40B-Kyle Bronson, [7]; 20. 24M-Kenny Moreland, [6]; 21. 20F-Trever Feathers, [25]; 22. 72C-Jason Covert, [19]; 23. 11-Austin Hubbard, [14]; 24. 71-Hudson O’Neal, [17]; 25. 151-Kyle Lear, [22]

Pure Stock – 1. 34C-Craig Parrill, [1]; 2. 8-Jeremy Tinsman, [3]; 3. 36-Sam Archer, [2]; 4. 30-Bob Egley, [5]; 5. S7-Doug Hoffman, [7]; 6. 1W-Michelle Walls, [4]; 7. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [6]; 8. 65-Dillon Wilson, [9]; 9. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [18]; 10. 22-Jamey Swank, [14]; 11. 03-Bryan Neff, [10]; 12. 27-Tom Wakefield, [11]; 13. 19-Danny Atherton, [8]; 14. 2*-Boyd Brode, [12]; 15. 21-Brandon Lowery, [16]; 16. 2+2-Shane Wilt, [13]; 17. 51-Mark Patterson, [20]; 18. 81-Andrew Fertig, [15]; 19. 1-Charles Shearer, [19]; 20. 7-Brian Swiger, [17]

Bernheisel, Weaver, Hoffman, and Raley Score at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Bryan Bernheisel was victorious in his No. 119 BRC Lazer Super Late Model for his first feature win of 2018. Bernheisel led from green to checkers over a fast closing Marvin Winters in the final laps of the 20 lap main event.

“My crew guys were giving me signals that he (Winters) was closing in on me, and I knew I had to make something happen”, remarked the winner in victory lane as a reference to using a lapped car as a pick to keep Winters at bay.

Scott Palmer was third, followed by Brian Booze and fifth-place finisher Justin Kann.

SLM heats were won by Bernheisel and Winters.

Justin Weaver penciled his name in the 2018 win column with a victory in the 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature. The win also guaranteed Weaver a starting spot for the Hub City race with the Mason-Dixon Shootout Series scheduled for May 26.

Weaver started from the pole, and was only slowed by a caution with several laps to go. He was followed at the checkers by Bobby Beard, James Lichliter, Rodney Walls, and Robbie Black.

LMS heats were won by Black and Lichliter.

Doug Hoffman drove the Randy & Renae Clegg No. Super7 to the 15 lap Pure Stock feature win. Hoffman worked his way up to the front after a few laps while running down early race leader Bryan Neff.  Hoffman made his way to the lead following a restart, and powered away from the rest of the field for his first career win at Hagerstown.

Following Hoffman at the finish were Dillon Wilson, Dwayne Snyder, Jamie Zentmyer, and Michelle Walls. Walls and Neff were the heat race winners.

Jonathan Raley led from start to finish in the 15 lap Hobby Stock feature for his first win of the season. Rounding out the top five spots were Jeff Dillon, Billy Ecton, Jr., Dalton Ritchey, and Drew Fertig. Heat winners were Tom Caravello and Eric Johnson.

Notes:  Rodney Walls pulled double duty in the SLM and LMS features, and ended the night with a top five and ten finish. He drives one of the oldest chassis around as his LMS machine is a Rocket Chassis built in 1994.

Doug Hoffman landed the ride in the 2017 Hagerstown Speedway track championship machine in the off-season after previous driver Sean Dawson vacated the seat into retirement. Dawson was in the Super 7 pit area to lend the team a hand as a crew member.

Michelle Walls impressively drove from seventh to win her heat race. She drew the pole for the feature, but fought a loose car to still hang on to a top five finish in the feature.

The four division program began at 6pm, and the final checkered flag flew about three hours later.

April 21 brings the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the Stanley Schetrompf Memorial with a Pure Stock special event. Race time begins at 7pm.

 Feature Results

Super Late Models – 1. 119-Bryan Bernheisel, [1]; 2. 46-Marvin Winters, [2]; 3. 86-Scott Palmer, [3]; 4. B2-Brian Booze, [4]; 5. 66-Justin Kann, [6]; 6. 88-Barry Miller, [5]; 7. 05-Roy Deese Jr., [7]; 8. 5B-Brad Omps, [11]; 9. 14-Tyler Horst, [10]; 10. 85-Rodney Walls, [9]; 11. 30G-Cody Gary, [8]; 12. 77-Randy Burkholder, [12]; 13. 5-Steve Axtell Jr, [16]; 14. 17G-Doug Glessner, [13]; 15. 38-Carl Biddle, [14]; 16. 16-Jacob Burdette, [17] DNS- 08-Keith Koontz

Late Model Sportsman – 1. 2J-Justin Weaver, [1]; 2. 12-Bobby Beard, [3]; 3. 8-James Lichliter, [5]; 4. 85W-Rodney Walls, [2]; 5. K20-Robbie Black, [6]; 6. 48M-Greg Moore, [10]; 7. 43-Cody Kershner, [8]; 8. 37-Paul Cursey Jr., [16]; 9. 62-Devin Frey, [14]; 10. 24R-John Rowland, [12]; 11. 11B-Ronnie Bottenfield, [4]; 12. 121-Larry Neiderer, [18]; 13. 99W-Garrett Walls, [17]; 14. 85-Chad Earnst, [15]; 15. 77S-Elwood Sord, [19]; 16. 3-Tyler Ritchey, [21]; 17. 13-Brad McGinnis, [7]; 18. X-Bernie Beard, [11]; 19. 81-Eddie Cornett, [13] DNS – 72D-Dale Murphy , 11-Joe Westerman Jr.

Pure Stock – 1. S7-Doug Hoffman, [4]; 2. 65-Dillon Wilson, [6]; 3. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [7]; 4. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [8]; 5. 1W-Michelle Walls, [1]; 6. 64-William Crook, [11]; 7. 54-John Catlett, [15]; 8. 6R-Joe Rodgers, [13]; 9. 27-Tom Wakefield, [9]; 10. 7-Brian Swiger, [5]; 11. 1-Charles Stambaugh, 12]; 12. 03-Bryan Neff, [2]; 13. 19-Danny Atherton, [3] DNS -2+2-Shane Wilt, 6-Wayne Hawbaker

Hobby Stock – 1. 92-Jonathan Raley, [3] 2. 52-Jeff Dillon, 7] 3. 57-William Ecton Jr., [5]; 4. 39-Dalton Ritchey, [4]; 5. 10-Drew Fertig, [9]; 6. 55-Robert Thompson, [11]; 7. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [12]; 8. 1J-Eric Johnson, [2]; 9. 34-Chaseton Leach, [6]; 10. 41-Tom Caravello, [1]   DNS -11A-James Speelman, 51-Bradley Benton

Feathers Dominates Ultimate NE Series Opener at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – In the inaugural debut of the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series and the 71st season opener at the Hagerstown Speedway, Trever Feathers parked his ride into victory lane at the end of the 30 lap Super Late Model feature event.

The $4,000 payday was the fourth career SLM win at the Hub City oval for the Winchester, Virginia driver of the No.20 Devenney’s Racing Engines, Barry Wright Race Cars machine.

Feathers powered past pole sitter Matt Cosner on the high side after the drop of the green flag, and led the first lap before a caution unfurled for the spun car of Scott Palmer.

Feathers was all by himself out front on the restart with the Delaware-style restart, and used it to his advantage by pulling away with clear race track.

Feathers stretched out his lead over Cosner, leading by about six seconds at the halfway point until he encountered traffic. The lead over Cosner was cut in half, but once Feathers cleared traffic, his lead expanded back to where it was.

Two late race cautions with the last setting up a one lap shootout still wasn’t enough for Cosner to make a challenge to Feathers. Feathers drove away to a convincing win.

In victory lane, Feathers said: “About halfway, the track started bolding, so I just kind of backed myself down when I caught those lapped cars. I knew I wasn’t going to pass them unless they messed up, so I just tried to be there. I was just trying to take care of my tires and pray for no cautions which we got two of them with three to go, so I’m glad we were able to come up here tonight and get the win with the Ultimate series.”

Kenny Moreland finished third, followed by Mason Zeigler and Jason Covert to round out the top five.

Quick timer of the night and picking up $100 from Roy’s Body Shop was Dale Hollidge with a best lap of 20.372 seconds. Heat race winners were Cosner, Jared Miley, Feathers, and Moreland. Ryan Montgomery won the B-main.

Michael Warrenfeltz used a last lap pass to take away the win from Craig Parrill in the Pure Stock feature. Warrenfeltz pulled along side of Parrill down low on the backstretch with half a lap remaining to take the checkered flag by a fender length.

They were followed by Dillon Wilson, Michelle Walls, and Jamie Zentmyer at the finish.

Travis Brown held off the challenges of Matt Worley and Chris Anderson as the trio raced bumper to bumper to take the checkered flag in the 15 lap U-Car Feature. The trio was trailed by Justin Williamson and Kent Leonard at the finish.

Pit Notes: 29 SLM were on hand to attempt to make the 24 car starting field that paid $400 to take the green flag.

Runner-up Cosner drew the pole for the feature, and remarked of how he would have preferred to draw the No.2 spot figuring the high side would be the preferred groove at the start. He was correct.

Parrill was back behind the wheel of his own No.34c Chevy Pure Stock instead of the Dickie Tharp No.3.

Each division boasted full fields of cars for their respective features.

Feature Results

Super Late Models – 1. 20-Trever Feathers, [2]; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner, [1]; 3. 24-Kenny Moreland, [3]; 4. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, [11]; 5. 72C-Jason Covert, [8]; 6. 46-Marvin Winters, [6]; 7. 10-Jared Miley, [4]; 8. 0-Dale Hollidge, [5]; 9. 2T-Kyle Lee, [7]; 10. 94-Jason Miller, [12]; 11. 41-Andy Anderson, [14]; 12. 119-Bryan Bernheisel, [15]; 13. B2-Brian Booze, [18]; 14. 05-Roy Deese Jr., [19]; 15. 7-Ross Robinson, [16]; 16. 82-Andy Fries, [20]; 17. 22R-Reese Masiello, [22]; 18. 12-Ryan Montgomery, [21]; 19. 11-Kirk Baker, [23]; 20. 11H-Austin Hubbard, [13]; 21. 55-Gary Stuhler, [10]; 22. 08-Keith Koontz, [24]; 23. 151-Kyle Lear, [9]; 24. 86-Scott Palmer [17].

Pure Stock – 1. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, [7]; 2. 34C-Craig Parrill,[5]; 3. 65-Dillon Wilson, [11]; 4. 1W-Michelle Walls, [6]; 5. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [8]; 6. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [14]; 7. 36A-Sam Archer, \[9]; 8. 34-James Parrill, [17]; 9. 27-Tom Wakefield, [15]; 10. 81-Andrew Fertig, [18]; 11. 6R-Joe Rodgers, [20]; 12. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [3]; 13. 57-William Ecton Jr., [19]; 14. 64-William Crook, [25]; 15. 54-John Catlett, [16]; 16. 18-Charles Shearer, [21]; 17. 25X-Jeremy Mills, [23]; 18. 28-Ethan Ours, [1]; 19. 19-Danny Atherton, [2]; 20. 94-Dalton Myers, [13]; 21. 03-Bryan Neff, [4]; 22. S7-Doug Hoffman, [10]; 23. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [12]; (DNS) 22-Jamey Swank, 81F-Gary Calimer Jr.

U-Cars – 1. 47-Travis Brown, [3]; 2. 6W-Matt Worley, [1]; 3. 15A-Chris Anderson, [6]; 4. 405-Justin Williamson, [2]; 5. 26-Kent Leonard, [9]; 6. 00-Anthony Varner, [4]; 7. 64F-Travis Semple, [24]; 8. 23-Devin Iser, [18]; 9. 22-Wayne Brenize, [10]; 10. 11S-Charles Stallman, [12]; 11. 21-Jerry Barker, [16]; 12. 39-Robert Paczkowski, [5]; 13. 40-Noah Swank, [15]; 14. X-Geoff Carl, [13]; 15. 57-Steven Martin, [19]; 16. 18-Kala Varner, [11]; 17. 80-Dale Varner Jr., [14]; 18. 8W-Kyle Frankenberry, [22]; 19. 58J-Jeremy Miller, [8]; 20. 4-Patrick Crawford, [23]; 21. 19G-Greg Scott, [21]; 22. 95D-Dustin Detrick, [20]; 23. 3-Joe Waters, [25]; 24. 15-Larry Lamb, [17]; 25. 23B-Derek Iser, [7]

Covert and Miller Score Wins at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – On a crisp, early autumn evening, Jason Covert and Barry Miller parked their rides into victory lane at Hagerstown Speedway on September 30.

 

Covert began the march to his Super Late Model victory at the Hub City oval for the first time in 2017 from the fifth spot on the starting grid. Pole sitter Roy Deese, Jr. led the first lap before he was overtaken by three-time winner Gary Stuhler.

 

Covert moved up to third by the third lap, and moved around Deese for second on the eighth lap. A caution flag unfurled the same lap for Jerry Bard, who had a flat right rear tire.

 

This setup the only restart of the feature, and Stuhler was able to hold off Covert for several laps. Stuhler was rolling through the middle to the top groove as Covert kept circling around the bottom.

 

On Lap 18, Covert went low under Stuhler coming off of turn 4 to take the lead. Covert hit traffic a lap later and put some distance between him and Stuhler until the traffic got thicker. With the white flag waving, Stuhler had caught Covert, but just didn’t have enough to reclaim the lead on the 25th lap at the checkered flag.

 

At the end of the race, Covert said: “At least tonight it was heads-up which it should be, and we made a (tire) choice right there and it took me a little bit to get going, and once I got going, I was pretty good.”

 

“I’ll tell you what, I just want to say what a race track it was compared to the last few years I was here….it had character tonight, and that’s what makes racing good. The couple times I’ve been here this year has been absolutely phenomenal.”, stated Covert.

 

Following Covert and Stuhler at the finish were Kyle Hardy, Brian Booze, and Kyle Lee.

 

Miller drove to his second Late Model Sportsman win of the season as part of the Mason-Dixon Shootout Series. The Three Springs, PA resident powered past Eric Irvin from outside the front row, and led all 20 laps in a flag-to-flag effort. An early restart and lapped traffic halfway through wasn’t enough to slow Miller down as he took the checkered flag.

 

In his winner’s interview, Miller said: “Yeah, I do lot of work myself, my daughter helps me a little bit; you know I live in the boonies and not anybody around to help, but it feels real good. It was a stout field of cars.”

 

Irvin finished second, while Justin Weaver, Derick Quade, and Ralph Morgan rounded out the top five.

 

Notes: The two-division show was completed in less than 2 ½ hours, and featured a full 24 car field in each division.

 

Trever Feathers qualified in his own No.20, but mechanical issues forced him to borrow a ride from Brad Omps. Feathers tagged the rear of the field in 24th place and drove the Omps No.5 to a very respectable 10th place finish.

 

Tyler Bare made his first career SLM start at Hagerstown, and recorded a solid sixth place finish in his debut. Bare is the son of Booper Bare, and grandson of Tommy Bare. The third generation Virginia racer has done quite well in Crate Late Models.

 

Feature Results

 

Super Late Models- 1. 72C-Jason Covert, 2. 55-Gary Stuhler, 3. 3V-Kyle Hardy, 4. B2-Brian Booze,  5. 2T-Kyle Lee,  6. 30B-Tyler Bare,  7. 24-Kenny Moreland, 8. 41-Andy Anderson, 9. 05-Roy Deese Jr., 10. 20-Trever Feathers, 11. 30-Allen Brannon, 12. 46-Marvin Winters, 13. 86-Scott Palmer, 14. 46E-Tyler Emory, 15. 81-Steve Axtell Jr, 16. 37-Brian Tavenner, 17. 45-Jamie Lathroum, 18. 94-Jason Miller, 19. 1MD-Jeremy Miller, 20. 21-Chad Myers, 21. 22R-Reese Masiello, 22. 11-Kirk Baker, 23. 26-Jerry Bard, 24. 14-Tyler Horst

 

Late Model Sportsman (Mason Dixon Shootout Series)- 1. 88-Barry Miller, 2. 87-Eric Irvin,  3. 2J-Justin Weaver, 4. 74-Derick Quade, 5. 44X-Ralph Morgan Jr., 6. 37-Paul Cursey Jr., 7. 92-Frankie Gordon, 8. 177-Brian Shuey, 9. 72D-Dale Murphy, 10. 62-Devin Frey, 11. D19-Dillan Stake, 12. 22-Eric Hohol, 13. 7-Kenneth Yoder, 14. 74F-Mike Franklin, 15. 115S-Shaun Miller, 16. 50-Jason Smith, 17. 16-Justin Dillman, 18. 72-Shaun Jones, 19. D34-Curtis Dunn, 20. 2-Andrew Yoder, 21. 3-Rick Lias, 22. 1S-Brandon Seibert, 23. 000-Matt Nailor (DNS) 13-Brad McGinnis