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Lear Wins SCN Qualifier at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – “Showtime” Kyle Lear locked himself into the Hagerstown Speedway Small Car Nationals with his fifth 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature win of the season.

The Severna Park, MD racer kept the lead from his pole position start, and withstood two cautions along with the challenges of Justin Weaver before driving away from the field to the checkered flag.

Weaver battled and swapped James Lichliter for the runner-up spot a couple of times before settling into second place. Lichliter held onto third place as Michael Walls and Frankie Gordon rounded out the top five.

Lear said: “We fell off the top and we struggled to get back up this year, and we work hard in the shop. We found big problems last week and we capitalized on them. Races are won in the shop, and I’m gonna tell ya, these guys behind me are behind me 100% whether we’re in the dirt or on top.”

Greg “Spike” Moore claimed his guaranteed spot in September with a dominate victory in the 15 lap Pure Stock feature. Moore drove past early race leader Ryan Sager, and pulled away while maintaining a straightaway lead through lapped traffic.

Sager held off a fast closing Craig Parrill for second, while Keith Koontz and Sean Dawson completed the top five.

Shawn Shoemaker returned to victory lane and punched his ticket to a SCN Hobby Stock feature spot. Shoemaker drove his way to the win from a twelfth-place start in a wild 12 lap feature that saw multiple lead changes, and saw Dylan Rutherford suffer a hard crash into the turn three guardrail. Rutherford climbed out under his own power.

Shoemaker made his winning move around Alex Boozel at the white flag. Boozel finished second, followed by Davey Gross, Jr., Jamie Mills, and Bryan Neff

Ryan Laye also returned to the Hub City oval victory lane after the 4 Cylinder Mini-Stock feature event. Laye led from start to finish over Mike Kershner, Shane Sixeas, Jeremy Ott, and Eric Boozel.

Chris Anderson picked up his guaranteed SCN U-Car spot with a dominant win by half a lap over Matt Worley, Rusty Garlock, Anthony Varner, and Kala Varner.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman –1. 151-Kyle Lear,  2. 2J-Justin Weaver,  3. 8L-James Lichliter, 4. 99-Michael Walls, 5. 92-Frankie Gordon, 6. 2-Dan Zechman, 7. 1K-Bruce Kane, 8. 62-Devin Frey, 9. 32J-Shaun Jones, 10. 77-Randy Burkholder,  11. 72D-Dale Murphy,  12. 11B-Ronnie Bottenfield, 13. 000-Matt Nailor, 14. 88D-Devin Weyandt, 15. 44-Justin Jesmer,  16. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., 17. 21M-Matt Murphy, 18. 43-Cody Kershner,  19. 24R-John Rowland, DNS 9-Jason Sarver

Pure Stock – 1.  11-Greg Moore,  2. 22*-Ryan Sager, 3. 3-Craig Parrill,  4. 08-Keith Koontz,  5. S7-Sean Dawson,  6. 38-Brian Duffy,  7. 05-Brandon Churchey,  8. 44-Frank DiBella, 9. 21K-Kory Sites,  10. 6C-Tony Catlett, 11.  22-Jamey Swank,  12. 4-Nick DiBella, 13. 00-Joshua Bloom,  14. 1W-Michelle Walls,  15. 2+2-Shane Wilt, 16. 64-William Crook,  17. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, 18. 34C-Jimmy Parrill, 19. 20-Dana Quade, 20. 72-Michael Kratovil, 21. 31H-Greg Hainsey, 22. 81F-Marshall McMullen

Hobby Stock – 1. Shawn Shoemaker, 2. Alex Boozel, 3. Davey Gross, Jr., 4. Jamie Mills, 5. Bryan Neff, 6. Kenny Thomas, 7. Jonathan Raley, 8. John Catlett, 9. Ryan Beckett, 10. Willie Ling, 11. Laura Chamberlain, 12. Eric Weyandt, 13. Rodney Miner, 14. Nick Bechtel, 15. James Speelman, 16. Dylan Rutherford

4 Cylinders – 1. Ryan Laye, 2. Mike Kershner, 3. Shane Sixeas, 4. Jeremy Ott, 5. Eric Boozel, 6. Jacob Whitt, 7. Willie Dodson, 8. Matt Sowers, 9. Kent Leonard, 10. Austin Kirby, 11. Seth Yeager, 12. Fred Cummings, DNS- Kevin Bard

U-Cars – 1. Chris Anderson, 2. Matt Worley, 3. Rusty Garlock, 4. Anthony Varner, 5. Kala Varner, 6. Justin Williamson, 7. Kyle Rohrbaugh, 8. Travis Brown, 9. Travis Semple, 10. Roy Denike, 11. Larry Lamb, 12. Eric Seibert, 13. Dale Varner, Jr., 14. Rob Leidy, 15. Robert Wellman, 16. Justin Oberlin, 17. Bailey Johnson, DNS- Shane Seville, Kyle Frankenberry, Bruce Betres

 

1st Career SLM Win for Lee at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Kyle Lee is not a stranger to victory lane at Hagerstown Speedway as he has won in both the Late Model Sportsman and Crate Late Model divisions, but he parked his D&D Auto Recycling No.2t Super Late Model there after the 25 lap feature event for the first time in his racing career.

Lee shared the front row with pole starter Bryan Bernheisel, and blasted himself into the lead from the start. A quick caution flag unfurled to setup a restart, and Lee repeated with the same results.

By the halfway point, the young Mercersburg, PA driver put his red Rocket XR-1 about a straightway between him and Bernheisel’s No.119 BRC Lazer. With seven circuits remaining, Lee hit lapped traffic but continued his torrid pace to wire the field to the checkered flag.

 “Yeah, that thing was great, uh, I can’t thank the crew enough.  I was only into the shop last night until 11:30 and everyone else was in the shop until 3 in the morning, back at it at 11:00 today clean up until race time. This is what makes it worth it; all the countless hours.”, said Lee.

“We’re starting to figure a little bit more on the slick track. We’re getting better each week.”

Bernheisel finished a distant second, but was well ahead of third place finisher Roy Deese, Jr., fourth place finisher Trever Feathers, and fifth place finisher Andy Anderson.

Kyle Lear recorded his fourth win of 2017 in the 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature. Lear had to chase and battle race-long leader Barry Miller until a late caution gave Lear a chance to get by Miller. On the restart,  Lear charged hard into turn one and made the pass stick up high with just three laps to go, and went on the rest of the way for the win.

Miller was second, while Alan Sagi, Dan Zechman, and tenth place starter Paul Cursey, Jr. completed the top five.

The Mid Atlantic Modifieds were on the card for their second appearance of the season, and Jimmy Jesmer took the checkered flag in a wild 15 lap feature that saw many of the top runners taken out in a multi-car pileup and spins at the initial start.

One of the cars affected was piloted by pole starter Rick Hulson, who had to go to the rear of the field. Hulson drove from the back to finish second, while Carl McKinney, Mike Potosky, and Jonathan Taylor rounded out the top five.

Craig Parrill recorded his seventh Pure Stock win of the season. This time, he was behind the wheel of his own No.34c instead of the Dickie Tharp No.3. Parrill took the lead from outside of fellow front row starter Tom Wakefield, and never looked back.

Sean Dawson drove into second in the early going of the 15 lap feature, but was a distant second to Parrill at the finish.

Following the top tandem at the checkers were Keith Koontz, Brandon Churchey, and Wakefield.

Davey Gross, Jr. was the Hobby Stock victor for the second consecutive race, and for the third time in 2017. Gross had Jeff Dillon closing on his bumper, but it wasn’t enough to take away the win.

Gary Breeden finished third, James Speelman was fourth, and Willie Ling finished fifth.

Feature Results

Super Late Model – 1. 2T-Kyle Lee, 2. 119-Bryan Bernheisel, 3. 05-Roy Deese Jr., 4. 20-Trever Feathers, 5. 41-Andy Anderson, 6. 46-Marvin Winters, 7. B2-Brian Booze, 8. 74-Tyler Hershey, 9. 86-Scott Palmer, 10. 94-Jason Miller, 11. 55-Gary Stuhler, 12. 5-Brad Omps, 13. 3-Tim Wilson, 14. 11-Kirk Baker, 15. 3V-Kyle Hardy, 16. 5M-Mike Steck, 17. 39-Bill Kessler, DNS 22R-Reese Masiello

Late Model Sportsman – 1. 151-Kyle Lear, 2. 88-Barry Miller, 3. 5-Alan Sagi, 4. 2-Dan Zechman, 5. 37-Paul Cursey Jr., 6. 43-Cody Kershner, 7. 9A-Kurt Zimmerman, 8. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., 9. 39-Ryan Walls, 10. D34-Curtis Dunn, 11. 24R-John Rowland, 12. 121-Larry Neiderer, 13. 33-Craig Smith, 14. 81-Eddie Cornett, DNS 99-Michael Walls

Mid Atlantic Modifieds – 1. 47-Jimmy Jesmer, 2. 40-Rick Hulson, 3. 6M-Carl McKinney, 4. M20-Mike Potosky, 5. 5-Jonathan Taylor, 6. 8-Brad Kling, 7. 95-Chris Fletcher, 8. 0-Haley Kaiser, 9. 90-Ray Kable, 10. 99-Bryan Green, 11. 83-Ray Ciccarelli, 12. 26X-James Sparks, 13. 80-Keith Reed, 14. 28-Jim Trenary, 15. 67-Chris Beall, 16. 55-Alyssa Rowe, 17. 74-Rich Goodman, 18. 1N-Hunter Nester, 19. 95C-Justin Cullum, 20. 21H-Quintin Hankla, 21. 7H-Josh Hughes, DNS 70L-Kyle Lloyd

Pure Stock – 1. 34C-Craig Parrill, 2. S7-Sean Dawson, 3. 08-Keith Koontz, 4. 05-Brandon Churchey, 5. 27W-Tom Wakefield, 6. 62-Danny Beavers Jr., 7. 00-Joshua Bloom,  8. 2+2-Shane Wilt, 9. 64-William Crook, 10. 59-Mike Desch, 11. 3T-Dickie Tharp, 12. 25X-Jeremy Mills, 13. 7-Brian Swiger, 14. 4-Nick DiBella, (DNS) 81F-Marshall McMullen, DNS 44-Frank DiBella DQ 6-Wayne Hawbaker

Hobby Stock – 1. 27-Davey Gross Jr.,  2. 52-Jeff Dillon, 3. 6-Gary Breeden, 4. 11A-James Speelman,  5. 31-Willie Ling,  6. 18-Ralph Hansberger,  7. 54-John Catlett,  8. 25-Rodney Miner,  9. 72-Jimmy Kline,  10. 0-Jamie Mills, DNS 92-Jonathan Raley

Dewease Takes Johnny Grum Memorial/PA Speedweek Checkers

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – In front of a huge crowd assembled on a Wednesday evening that packed the punch of some nationally known superstars, Lance Dewease drove his way through the field to the checkered flag in the 1st annual 30 Lap, $5,000 to win Johnny Grum Memorial.

Thirty-six 410 Sprint Cars signed into the pit area, and T.J. Stutts drove his No.11 machine to a quick lap of 15.580 seconds around the Hub City oval. It was the third straight quick time of PA Sprint Speedweek for the Liverpool, PA racer.

Freddie Rahmer shared the front row with former World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney, and immediately put his No.51 into the lead. Rahmer began to pull away as Rico Abreu and Danny Dietrich began battling Blaney for the runner-up spot.

Dewease began marching through the field from his tenth-place start, and was up to third by Lap 14. A spin on the backstretch by James McFadden brought out the only caution of the feature at the halfway point.

Shortly after the restart, Rahmer sped away as Dewease passed Abreu for second on Lap 17. Rahmer hit lapped traffic on Lap 22, and that allowed Dewease to close in on the lead. The Fayetteville, PA veteran caught Rahmer, and made the pass for the lead in the Don Kreitz, Jr. No. 69k on the low side coming off of turn two with just three laps remaining.

Dewease drove on to victory to record his 15th career win at Hagerstown Speedway, and won the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek race at Hagerstown for the second straight year.

In his winner’s interview, Dewease said: “Tonight was a great night. We weren’t very good there in the heat race, and they kept working hard on it, and got it better. I’m glad I ain’t gonna have to race Little Freddie (Rahmer) the rest of my career, because he’ll be racing way longer than I’ll be racing. He’s turning into a helluva good racer in a little bit of time, and my hat’s off to him, his dad, and everybody on that team.”

“He probably had a little bit better car than me, but he just kinda didn’t know what to do with a couple of those lapped cars, and I hit a couple of those cars pretty good, got a good run at him, and it’s always easier when your second with lapped cars than what it is in the lead.”

Rahmer held on to second, while Abreu, Ryan Smith, and Danny Dietrich completed the top five.

Kyle Larson had his three race Speedweek win streak snapped. He started 18th and finished 11th, while Kasey Kahne started 15th and finished 17th.

Heat race winners were Dave Blaney, Freddie Rahmer, Ryan Smith, and Trey Starks. After a brief delay for a passing rain shower, the B-Main winner was Frankie Herr.

Feature Results

410 Sprint Cars-  1. Lance Dewease, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. Mike Wagner, 7. T.J. Stutts, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Dale Blaney, 10. Trey Starks,  11. Kyle Larson, 12. Greg Hodnett, 13. Alan Krimes, 14. Brock Zearfoss, 15. Dave Blaney, 16. Brandon Rahmer, 17. Kasey Kahne, 18. Aaron Ott, 19. James McFadden, 20. Justin Barger, 21. Robbie Kendall, 22. Anthony Macri, 23. Frankie Herr, 24. Sammy Walsh

  Feathers Victorious in Frank Sagi Tribute at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – On a night when many legendary former drivers and car owners came out to Hagerstown Speedway to pay homage to the late Frank Sagi, a youthful Trever Feathers parked his No.20 machine in the winner’s circle for the second time this season in the 25 lap Super Late Model feature at Hagerstown Speedway.

The 24 year old from Winchester, Virginia rocketed from his fourth place start following an early restart to take the lead away from Bryan Bernheisel. Feathers remained in control of the top spot with last week’s winner Andy Anderson chasing him for the lead.

Feathers hit traffic on lap 11, and Anderson closed the gap some, but Feathers was able to keep Anderson at bay as he navigated through the traffic, and went on his way to the win.

In his winner’s interview with Danny Wilson, Feathers said: “You know, these guys spend a bunch of money on motors, and there’s Roger (Devenny) down in Staunton, Virginia that builds amazing power, but all my guys that come in there and spend their hard earned time and hard earned money to go racing with us, it’s amazing what we’ve been able to do so far.”

Anderson held on to second, while Bryan Bernheisel, Kyle Hardy, and Kenny Moreland completed the top five spots.

Bryan Bernheisel drove his No.119 BRC Lazer Chassis to the 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature win. Bernheisel survived two multi-car pileups before the first lap was completed, and another caution following the first lap before moving up from his fourth place start to move around pole sitter Derick Quade to take the lead.

Bernheisel came into traffic around the halfway point, and that allowed Quade and Barry Miller to close in. As they maneuvered through the back of the field, Miller moved around Quade, then closed in on Bernheisel before the final caution waved with just four laps to go.

Bernheisel got a trememdous restart on Miller, and pulled away to the victory. Following Bernheisel and Miller was third place finisher Alan Sagi, Kyle Lear, and fifth-place finisher Quade.

Craig Parrill was victorious for the fifth consecutive race in the 15 lap Pure Stock feature event. Parrill started ninth, buzz sawed his way through the field, and passed race-long leader Brandon Churchey up on the high side with just four laps to go.

A caution a lap later setup a restart, but Parrill was able to drive away from Churchey to take the checkered flag. Frank DiBella was third, Sean Dawson was fourth, and Danny Atherton finished fifth.

Dylan Rutherford appeared to pick up his fourth Hobby Stock win of the 2017 season, as he led all 15 laps, but he was disqualified after the race. That handed the win to Davey Gross, Jr for his second win of the season.

James Speelman was credited with second, while Jamie Mills, Jeff Dillon, and Joe Rodgers rounded out the top five.

Notes:  A special thanks goes out to Alan Sagi for his tireless efforts and everyone else involved who promoted this grand night of racing. Many thanks go out to all of the racers, fans, sponsors, and former drivers and car owners, along with all of our current competitors that made this a grand event.

Thanks also go to promoter Doug Timmons for electing to bypass consolation races and start all cars in each feature event.

Bryan Bernheisel pulled double duty in racing two cars in both the SLM and LMS divisions. It was a good night with a win in the LMS feature and a third place run in the SLM.

Craig Parrill is in another zip code against the Pure Stock competition right now. Five straight wins, and six overall, yet he still follows point leader Sean Dawson.

Davey Gross, Jr. was very gracious in his winner’s interview. He’s a driver who is really passionate about racing, and wants to see the future of racing grow.

Feature Results:

Super Late Model – 1. Trever Feathers,  2. Andy Anderson, 3.Bryan Bernheisel, 4.Kyle Hardy, 5. Kenny Moreland,  6. 2T-Kyle Lee, 7.Marvin WInters, 8. Scott Palmer, 9. Gary Stuhler, 10. Reese Masiello,  11. Brian Booze, 12.Matt Cosner, 13. Roy Deese Jr., 14. Steve Axtell Jr., 15.Brian Tavenner, 16.Brad Omps, 17.Rodney Walls, 18. Tyler Emory, 19. Kirk Baker, 20. Matt Sponaugle, 21. Ryan Walls, 22. Devin Friese, 23. Mike Steck, 24. D.J. Myers,  25. Gene Knaub

Late Model Sportsman – 1.Bryan Bernheisel, 2. Barry Miller, 3. Alan Sagi, 4. Kyle Lear, 5. Derick Quade, 6.Justin Weaver, 7. James Lichliter, 8. Paul Cursey, Jr., 9. Donnie Farling, 10. Devin Hart, 11. Ryan Walls, 12. Andrew Yoder, 13. Curtis Dunn, 14. Kenneth Yoder, 15. Craig Smith, 16. Joe Westerman, Jr., 17. Bruce Kane, 18. Larry Neiderer, 19. John Rowland, 20. Johnny Oliver, 21. Justin Dillman, 22. Dale Murphy, 23. Kurt Zimmerman, 24. Justin Jesmer, 25. Taylor Farling,  26.Michael Walls, 27. Davey Dunkle, DNS- Ronnie Bottenfield

Pure Stock – 1.Craig Parrill, 2. Brandon Churchey, 3. Frank DiBella, 4.Sean Dawson, 5. Danny Atherton, 6. Drew Fitzsimmons, 7. Wayne Hawbaker,  8.Ed Pope, 9.Bryan Kerns, 10. Jesse Snyder, 11. Doug Hoffman, 12. Shane Wilt, 13.Brian Swiger, 14. Travis Calhoun, 15. Dwayne Snyder, 16. Jeremy Mills, 17. Marshall McMullen, 18. Earl Brown, 19. William Crook, 20. Nick DiBella, 21. Dickie Tharp

Hobby Stock – 1. Dylan Rutherford, 2. Davey Gross Jr.,3. James Speelman,4. Jamie Mills, 5. Jeff Dillon, 6. Joe Rodgers, 7. John Catlett, 8. Greg Mattingly,  9. Willie Ling, 10. Jonathan Raley,  11. Ralph Hansberger, 12. Rodney Miner, (DNS) Mike Fuller

Anderson Un-retires to get Hagerstown SLM Win

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – “Double A” Andy Anderson, who briefly retired from racing last season, completed his comeback behind the wheel of the Bland’s Towing No.41 by winning the 25 lap Super Late Model feature event Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.

The Bunker Hill, WV resident started third, and quickly settled his way into second place on the grid behind early race leader Scott Palmer. Palmer was in command while Anderson was in pursuit through the halfway point of the feature race.

Palmer encountered lapped traffic, and Anderson used that to his advantage to power around Palmer on the outside groove of the sixteenth lap.

A caution with five laps to go bunched the field back up, and gave Palmer another shot at Anderson, but it wasn’t enough as Anderson sped away from the competition to record his first win of 2017.

 “Well, it’s always better being the cat than the mouse, but uh, he (Palmer) was pretty good. I mean, I kinda just… he got away from me a little bit there because I started searching around there trying to get him, and once I seen that lapped traffic, I had to get back up in the middle and try to run him down.”

“And then I just had to go where he wasn’t.”, said Anderson in his victory lane interview.

Palmer, who had sat out a few weeks following a violent rollover at another track, recorded his best finish of the season in second place, while Marvin Winters, Roy Deese, Jr., and Gary Stuhler rounded out the top five.

Kyle Lee went flag to flag in the 20 lap Crate Late Model feature event, picking up the win in the Walter Nichols No.75 for his first win of 2017. Lee never relinquished the lead once the race started. He steadily pulled away from Tanner Kerr as the race progressed. His lead was a straightaway length at the halfway point, and the margin over Kerr at the finish was 6.737 seconds.

Kerr held on to finish second, while Timmy Booth, Lindsey Barton, and Clinton Hersh completed the top five.

Craig Parrill drove to his fourth consecutive and fifth overall Pure Stock win of the 2017 season behind the wheel of the Dickie Tharp No.3. Parrill drove past Brandon Churchey for the lead on the sixth circuit, and never looked back for the rest of the 15 lap feature event.

Churchey was second, Nick DiBella was third, Dwayne Snyder was fourth, and Sean Dawson came back from a previous spin to record a fifth place finish.

Jonathan Raley battled side by side with Dylan Rutherford for several laps, and the duo exchanged the lead over the final few laps before Raley was able to take the final command and hold on for the 15 lap Hobby Stock feature win by about a car length over Rutherford.

Following them at the stripe were Jamie Mills, James Speelman, and Davey Gross, Jr.

Barry Miller wired the Late Model Sportsman field to record his first win of 2017. Miller was fast and wasn’t going to be denied victory. He was trailed by Craig Smith, Paul Cursey, Jr., Dale Murphy, and Ronnie Bottenfield at the checkered flag.

Feature Results:

Super Late Model – 1. Andy Anderson, 2. Scott Palmer, 3. Marvin Winters, 4. Roy Deese, Jr., 5. Gary Stuhler, 6. Kenny Moreland, 7. Bryan Bernheisel, 8. Kyle Lee, 9. Rodney Walls, 10. Brad Omps, 11. Brian Booze, 12. Reese Masiello, 13. Chad Myers, 14. Kirk Baker, 15. Pancho Lawler, 16. Randy Burkholder, 17. Devin Friese,  DNS- D.J. Myers, DQ- Steve Gibney

Late Model Sportsman – 1.Barry Miller, 2. Craig Smith, 3. Paul Cursey, Jr., 4. Dale Murphy, 5. Ronnie Bottenfield, 6. Frankie Gordon, 7. Alan Sagi, 8. Kyle Lear, 9. Michael Walls, 10. Justin Jesmer, 11. John Rowland, 12. D.J. Groft, 13. Eddie Cornett, 14. Joe Westerman, Jr.

Pure Stock – 1. Craig Parrill, 2. Brandon Churchey, 3. Nick DiBella, 4. Dwayne Snyder, 5. Sean Dawson, 6. Ed Pope, 7. Wayne Hawbaker, 8. Joshua Bloom, 9. Shane Wilt, 10. William Crook, 11. Brian Swiger, 12. Scooter Jones, 13. Jamie Zentmyer ,DNS-Danny Atherton

Hobby Stock – 1. Jonathan Raley, 2. Dylan Rutherford, 3. Jamie Mills, 4. James Speelman, 5. Davey Gross, Jr., 6. Willie Ling, 7.Jerry Deason, 8. John Catlett, 9. Rodney Miner, 10. Ralph Hansberger, 11. Gary Breeden, DNS- Bryan Neff

Crate Late Model – 1. Kyle Lee, 2. Tanner Kerr, 3. Timmy Booth, 4. Lindsey Barton, 5. Clinton Hersh,  6.Steve Lowery, 7.Levi Crowl, 8. Transtan Stoner, 9. Scott Sweeney, 10. Chuck Bowie, 11. Harry Shipe III, 12. Cory Lawler, 13. Zach Price