By Brett Rose
HAGERSTOWN, MD – Bruce Kane scored his first Late Model Sportsman win of the season after a wild three-wide battle for the lead with race leader Cody Kershner and Randy Burkholder following the final restart on Lap 16 of the 20 lap feature event.
Kershner wasted no time taking the lead from Taylor Farling on the fourth circuit, and appeared to be in control until a late caution came up, setting up the mad dash to the finish.
On the final restart, Kane pulled ahead of the group, as Burkholder followed and Kershner faded to third over the last few laps. Taylor Farling finished fourth and Chad Myers finished fifth.
Michael Warrenfeltz picked up his third Pure Stock feature win of 2019. Warrenfeltz took the lead on Lap 3, and never looked back over the remaining twelve laps of the 15 lap feature event.
Danny Atherton finished second; Randy Zechman was third, followed by Joshua Bloom and Sam Gallagher respectively to complete the top five.
In support division action, Eric Boozel wired the field to pick up the 10 lap U-Car feature win.
The Eric Johnson Memorial for Hobby Stocks got two laps completed before the rains came in a thunderstorm with plenty of lightning that lit up the skies surrounding Hagerstown Speedway. That race will continue from where it left off on July 6 when the Mason Dixon Shootout Series and the Mid Atlantic Modifieds return.
Brady Daniels was the race leader at the time the feature was halted, and will pace the field for the final 13 laps remaining.
Notes – Ryan Lester set quick time in Hobby Stock time trials with a 23.948 second lap. He was the only driver out of 26 entries that turned a sub-24 second lap.
While awaiting repairs to be completed to his own car from a crash last week, Pure Stock driver Dwayne Snyder was scheduled to drive the borrowed car of Brian Swiger before mechanical woes ended his time behind the wheel of that car during hot laps. Tike Loizos then loaned Snyder his ride for the remainder of the evening.
Late Model Sportsman (20 laps) – 1. 1K-Bruce Kane, ; 2. 77-Randy Burkholder, ; 3. 43-Cody Kershner, ; 4. 8F-Taylor Farlling, ; 5. 21-Chad Myers, ; 6. 8-James Lichliter, ; 7. 08-Keith Koontz, ; 8. 000-Paul Cursey Jr., ; 9. 2-Dan Zechman, ; 10. 11B-Ronnie Bottenfield, ; 11. 28Z-Ryan Zook, ; 12. 12K-Jared Fulkroad, ; 13. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., ; 14. 77S-Elwood Sord, ; 15. 39-Tom Chaffins, ; 16. 24R-John Rowland, ; 17. 116-Travis Mease, ; 18. 85-Rodney Walls, ; 19. 93-Cory Lawler, ; 20. 6-Corry Gingerich, ; 21. 72D-Dale Murphy,  DNS-Zach Kauffman
Pure Stock – 1. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, ; 2. 19-Danny Atherton, ; 3. 2-Randy Zechman, ; 4. 00-Joshua Bloom, ; 5. 25J-Sam Gallagher, ; 6. 65-Dillon Wilson, ; 7. 47-Dwayne Snyder, ; 8. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, ; 9. 25-Jeremy Mills, ; 10. 19M-Bobby Meixsell,  DNS-Gregory Laird, Jamie Zentmyer ,Tike Loizos
U-Cars – 1. Eric Boozel, 2. Rob Rudisill, Jr., 3. Matt Worley, 4. Kayla Bookwalter