Weaver, Lee, Parrill, and Raley Lead SCN Winners at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Justin Weaver survived two restarts and a serious challenge from 2017 Late Model Sportsman champion Kyle Lear to win the 25 lap LMS portion of the Small Car Nationals on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.

Weaver led from start to finish, but Lear made things very interesting following the last restart with nine laps to go when he pulled even with the leader for a few laps. But Weaver wasn’t to be denied victory aboard his No.2j Rocket XR-1.

“Yeah, I owe a lot to the car, but we’ve traveled a lot this year and it seems the more we travel, the better I get and the better the car gets. It’s just jiving right now.” stated Weaver in his victory lane interview.

Lear finished second, followed by Marvin Winters in the Frankie Gordon No.92, Jonathan DeHaven, and fifth place finisher Cody Kershner.

2017 Super Late Model track champion Kyle Lee climbed behind the wheel of the Walter Nichols No.75 Crate Late Model for the weekend, and swept the top honors with quick time, a heat race win, and wired the field from start to finish in the 25 lap feature event.

Lee lapped all the way up to the ninth place competitor in a dominating performance to the victory. Lee was trailed by a solid run from Tanner Kerr, Mike Franklin, Cory Lawler, and Jamie Sutphin.

Craig Parrill won the 20 lap Pure Stock feature. Parrill passed Ryan Sager for the lead on the second lap, and went on the rest of the way for his tenth win of the season. 2017 track champion Sean Dawson made a valiant effort to run the leader down, but simply ran out of laps to come home in second. They were followed by Brandon Churchey, Keith Koontz, and Jeremy Tinsman.

Jonathan Raley won a wild Hobby Stock feature for his sixth win of the season. Numerous passes were made throughout the 15 lap event from second through tenth , but no one was able to pass Raley for the win. T. J. Henry was second, Mike Duck was third, while Ryan Zook and Alex Boozel finished fourth and fifth.

The 4 Cylinder Mini-Stock feature was won by Tommy Whitt. Whitt took advantage of a late race restart to get around leader Jason Stoner, and was able to hold him off for the victory. Following Whitt and Stoner was Mike Kershner, Randy Linaburg, and Jacob Whitt.

Eric Boozel passed Chris Anderson on the fifth lap to take the lead in the 15 lap U-Car feature, and drove the remainder of the race in the lead to the record the win. They were followed by Ricky Weaver, Jr., Robbie Carroll, and Kent Leonard.

Notes: Weaver and Raley also swept the weekends in their respective divisions with quick time and heat heat race wins toward their overall feature wins.

143 cars competing in six divisions signed into the pit area on Friday evening. Four divisions were time trialed, and seventeen heat races were all completed in 3 ½ hours.

SCN Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman –  1. 2J-Justin Weaver,  2. 151-Kyle Lear, 3. 92-Marvin Winters, 4. 13D-Jonathan DeHaven, 5. 43-Cody Kershner, 6. 44X-Ralph Morgan Jr., 7. 8L-James Lichliter, 8. 37-Paul Cursey Jr.,  9. D19-Dillan Stake,  10. 74-Derick Quade,  11. 1MD-Jeremy Miller, 12. 48-Donnie Farlling, 13. 11S-Austin Stover,  14. 87-Eric Irvin, 15. 67-Jonathan Oliver, 16. 8F-Taylor Farlling, 17. 88H-Kris Holliday, 18. 24R-John Rowland, 19. 16-Wayne Dillman, 20. 23-Tyler Emory, 21. 3-Trae Armel, 22. 000-Matt Nailor,  23. 24X-Daulton Bigler, – DNS -5-Alan Sagi

Crate Late Models – 1. 75-Kyle Lee, 2. 41*-Tanner Kerr, 3. 74-Mike Franklin, 4. 93L-Cory Lawler, 5. 18-Jamie Sutphin,  6. 5-Levi Crowl, 7. 48-Steve Lowery, 8. 32-Lindsey Barton, 9. 11-Trevor Collins, 10. 30K-Gunner Kerr,  11. 17-Ben Bowie, 12. 44S-Scott Sweeney, 13. 17H-Richard Hawkins,  14. 66-Dave Friedrich, 15. 2-Kevin Moore, 16. 4-Scott Sweeney Jr., 17. 85-Carl Biddle, 18. 95B-Timmy Booth

Pure Stocks – 1. 3-Craig Parrill, 2. S7-Sean Dawson, 3. 05-Brandon Churchey, 4. 08-Keith Koontz,  5. 8-Jeremy Tinsman, 6. T2-Brian Walls, 7. 22*-Ryan Sager, 8. 19-Danny Atherton,  9. 2*-Boyd Brode, 10. 56-Ed Pope, 11. 89-Scotty Nelson, 12. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, 13. 4-Nick DiBella, 14. 44-Frank DiBella, 15. 3T-Bubby Tharp, 16. 36A-Sam Archer, 17. 12R-Mike Raleigh, 18. 81F-Gary Calimer Jr., 19. 59S-Ryan Smith, 20. 64-William Crook, 21. 52-Mike Walls, 22. 21K-Kory Sites, 23. 65-Dillon Wilson

Hobby Stocks – 1. 92-Jonathan Raley, 2. 57H-TJ Henry, 3. 73B-Mike Duck,  4. 28-Ryan Zook,  5. 2-Alex Boozel, 6. 117-Kevin Imes, 7. 18D-Dylan Rutherford, 8. 14-Ryan Leister,  9. 44-Shawn Shoemaker, 10. 36A-Sam Archer, 11. 27-Davey Gross Jr., 12. 8-James Givens, 13. X53-Gregory Morgan, 14. 52-Jeff Dillon, 15. 11A-James Speelman, 16. 6-Joe Rodgers, 17. 73*-Amber Mills, 18. 99-Hilton Pickeral, 19. 17JR-Walt Peters, 20. 0-Jamie Mills, 21. 54-John Catlett, 22. 36-Mike Benton, 23. 03-Bryan Neff, 24. 30-Gary Breeden

4 Cylinder Mini-Stocks – 1. 44-Tommy Whitt, 2. 21-Jason Stoner, 3. 43X-Mike Kershner, 4. 17L-Randy Linaburg,  5. 33-Jacob Whitt, 6. 03-Kevin Thomas, 7. 17W-Matt Williamson, 8. 41-Vance Williams, 9. 18-Ronnie Garlock

U-Cars – 1. 151-Eric Boozel, 2. 15-Chris Anderson,  3. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr., 4. 69-Robbie Carroll, 5. 26L-Kent Leonard, 6. 40-Noah Swank, 7. 405-Justin Williamson, 8. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, 9. 11S-Charles Stallman, 10. 5-Josh RInger, 11. 00-Anthony Varner, 12. 64F-Travis Semple, 13. 26-Darren Howsare, 14. 57-Steven Martin, 15. 18V-Kala Varner, 16. 7UP-Brad Beatty, 17. 0-Robert Cutshall, 18. 35-Kermit Humbertson, 19. 81-Matthew Chronister, 20. 6W-Matt Worley, 21. 75-Steve Martin, 22. 64-Rusty Garlock, 23. 13-Brent Howell, 24. 2X-Shannon Weaver

Championships Decided As Weather Forces Hagerstown Cancellation

By Brett Rose

Remnants of Hurricane Harvey made their way through the Mid-Atlantic region over Friday night and into Saturday afternoon, forcing officials to cancel the final night of point racing at Hagerstown Speedway for 2017.

The final point race will not be rescheduled, and the championship point standings are final.
Congratulations go out to our 2017 Track Champions Kyle Lee (Super Late Model), Kyle Lear (Late Model Sportsman), Sean Dawson (Pure Stock), and Davey Gross, Jr. (Hobby Stock).

Lee won his first SLM championship in his rookie season of competing in the division. Out of 13 features, Lee won one feature, scored five Top 5, and twelve Top 10 finishes.

Lear wins his second career LMS championship with seven feature wins on the season, along with thirteen Top 5, and fifteen Top 10 finishes in fifteen starts.

Dawson wins his first PS championship on the heels of one feature win, fourteen top 5, and seventeen top 10 finishes in seventeen starts.

Gross, Jr. picked up three feature wins, fifteen top 5, and sixteen Top 10 finishes out of sixteen events toward his first career championship.

The Championship Celebration Picnic will take place at the speedway to honor our 2017 track champions on October 14.

Racing still remains at Hagerstown for 2017, with the upcoming Small Car Nationals on September 15-16, the 70th Anniversary automatic qualifier on September 30, and the 70th Anniversary Season Finale weekend on October 13-15.

 

 

  Hollidge Claims Nininger Memorial at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – 2008 Hagerstown Speedway Pure Stock track champion Dale Hollidge drove his Gunter’s Honey No. 0 machine to win the Super Late Model portion of the Red Nininger Memorial-Hagerstown/Winchester Shootout on a special Friday night show. Hollidge took the lead away from Marvin Winters following an early race restart, and then he had to contend with Trever Feathers following another restart just a few laps later. A third caution on lap 10 for a multi-car incident in turn one that shuffled the running order took Winters and Gary Stuhler out of contention led to yet another restart, and Hollidge had Feathers hot on his heels. This time, Hollidge and Feathers got together in turn one, and Feathers spun bringing out another caution. The incident relegated an unhappy Feathers to the rear of the field. Hollidge drove away from Kyle Hardy over the second half of the race, and although Hardy was able to gain some ground late in the race, it wasn’t enough as Hollidge went on to get his first career Hagerstown Speedway SLM win. After the race, Hollidge commented: “You know, I don’t like to drive like that anywhere, everybody is upset and Trever (Feathers) is too, but to be quite honest with you, he wasn’t clear. And when he come left, you know this place is so aero-sensitive if he had got in front of me, I’m not going to lie; I wouldn’t had been able to pass him.” “Everybody else can be the judge but at the end of the day, it is what is it is. I’m sure he would’ve done the same thing to me.”, said Hollidge. Hardy held on to finish second, while Kyle Lee, Scott Palmer, and D.J. Myers rounded out the top five. Lee was able to regain the point lead by 15 points over Winters going in to the last point race of the 2017 season. James Lichliter wired the field from start to finish in the 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature event for his first 2017 win at the Hub City oval. Lichliter steadily pulled away from Justin Weaver as the feature progressed throughout the non-stop race. Both drivers distanced themselves away from the field, but Lichliter was able to maintain over a seven car length lead through lapped traffic over Weaver. Following the top duo at the checkers were Bobby Beard, Alan Sagi, and point leader Kyle Lear. Craig Parrill came from fifth on the grid to score the 15 lap Pure Stock feature win of the season, after passing pole sitter and early race leader Keith Koontz on the fourth circuit. As Parrill battled Koontz, Brandon Churchey and Sean Dawson began their chases to the lead. Churchey and Dawson both got around Koontz, but Parrill was too far gone for either driver to contend for the win. Parrill won his ninth feature of the season, followed by Churchey, Dawson, Koontz, and Wayne Hawbaker. With just one point race left, point leader Dawson maintains a 15 point advantage over Parrill. In the Hobby Stock feature, it was Jonathan Raley in victory lane for the fifth time in 2017. Raley checked out away from a season best second-place finish by James Speelman. Jamie Mills, Davey Gross, Jr., and Dylan Rutherford rounded out the top five. Gross, Jr. leads Mills by 18 markers heading into the final point race.

Feature Results Super Late Models – 1. 0-Dale Hollidge, 2. 3V-Kyle Hardy, 3. 2T-Kyle Lee, 4. 86-Scott Palmer, 5. 70J-DJ Myers, 6. 45-Jamie Lathroum, 7. 05-Roy Deese Jr., 8. 74-Tyler Hershey, 9. 94-Jason Miller, 10. 119-Bryan Bernheisel, 11. 20-Trever Feathers, 12. 46-Marvin Winters, 13. 21-Chad Myers, 14. 11H-Austin Hubbard, 15. B2-Brian Booze, 16. 22R-Reese Masiello, 17. 55-Gary Stuhler, 18. 81-Steve Axtell, Jr. 19. 37-Brian Tavenner, 20. 11-Kirk Baker, 21. 85-Rodney Walls, 22. 119M-Chad McClellan, 23. 5-Brad Omps

Late Model Sportsman -1. 8L-James Lichliter, 2. 2J-Justin Weaver, 3. 33-Bobby Beard,  4. 5-Alan Sagi, 5. 151-Kyle Lear, 6. 99-Michael Walls, 7. 13-Brad McGinnis, 8. 77-Randy Burkholder, 9. 72D-Dale Murphy, 10. 37-Paul Cursey Jr., 11. 39-Ryan Walls, 12. 92-Frankie Gordon, 13. 24R-John Rowland, 14. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., 15. 16-Justin Dillman, 16. 121-Larry Neiderer, 17. 0X-Peter Neuder, 18. 88H-Kris Holliday, 19. 81-Eddie Cornett

Pure Stocks- 1. 3-Craig Parrill, 2. 05-Brandon Churchey, 3. S7-Sean Dawson, 4. 08-Keith Koontz, 5. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, 6. 44-Frank DiBella, 7. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, 8. 83-Bryan Kerns, 9. 31-Drew Fitzsimmons, 10. 2+2-Shane Wilt, 11. 5-Randy Wible, 12. 3T-Bubby Tharp, 13. 4-Nick DiBella, 14. 81F-Gary Calimer Jr., 15. 7-Brian Swiger, 16. 19-Danny Atherton, 17. 27-Doug Hoffman, 18. 64-William Crook, 19. 72-Michael Kratovil, DNS -Dwayne Snyder, Ed Williamson, Tom Wakefield

  • Hobby Stocks-  1. 92-Jonathan Raley,  2. 11A-James Speelman,  3. 0-Jamie Mills,  4. 27-Davey Gross Jr.,  5. 11-Dylan Rutherford , 6. 31-Willie Ling,  7. 54-John Catlett, 8. 94-Dalton Myers , 9. 18-Ralph Hansberger, DNS- Gary Breeden, Bryan Neff

Rain Forces Cancellation at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

 HAGERSTOWN, MD – With two laps remaining in the second heat race for the Late Model Sportsman/Mason-Dixon Shootout, heavy rains and lightning rolled over the speedway and with more storms on the way, officials at Hagerstown Speedway were forced to cancel racing activity.

The Cornett Tribute for Pure Stocks and Small Fry Night will not be made up.

Officials with the Mason-Dixon Shootout Series have rescheduled a new race date on September 30. It will not be a continuation of the August 19 program.

Rain checks and pit wristbands from this race will be honored for all remaining regular shows. Stay tuned to the website, the track Facebook and Twitter page for future announcements, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Just as a reminder, Hagerstown Speedway will return to action thisFriday, August 25 for the makeup date of the Hagerstown/ Winchester Shootout 25 Lap, $2,500 to-win Red Nininger Memorial for Super Late Models. There will be no racing on August 26. The Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stock divisions are also on the card.

Winters Wires SLM Field for 2nd Hagerstown Triumph

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Marvin Winters wired the Thomas All Things Automotive Super Late Model field from start to finish to pick up his second feature win of the season at Hagerstown Speedway.

Driving his familiar Tex Shaffer-owned No.46 Rocket XR-1, Winters drove off from fellow front row starter Scott Palmer at the start, held off the challenges of Gary Stuhler, and then a fast-closing Nick Dickson towards the end of the 25 lap main event.

“We had to take advantage of a pole spot; you don’t get those very often. The bottom was pretty good for me, so I stayed on it. I figured Gary (Stuhler) would be coming on the bottom if I had left it open.”, said Winters.

Dickson held on to second, while Gene Knaub made a late pass on Stuhler to take third. Stuhler finished fourth, and Matt Parks finished fifth.

“The Captain” Ralph Morgan grabbed the 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature for his first win of the season at Hagerstown. In his Black Diamond chassis No.44, Morgan got around Barry Miller past the halfway point to take to lead and went on to almost a two second advantage at the finish.

Randy Burkholder finished third, Paul Cursey, Jr. was fourth, and Michael Walls was fifth.

Keith Koontz was victorious for the first time in 2017, taking home the accolades in the 15 lap Pure Stock feature. Koontz withstood the challenges of Mike Walls, while Craig Parrill chased the top duo for most of the feature race.

Following the top three at the checkers were Brandon Churchey and Dillon Wilson.

Jonathan Raley scored again in the Hobby Stock division for his fourth Hagerstown win of the season. Raley rebounded from an early miscue to drive back around Jamie Mills for lead, then went on to visit victory lane for the third straight time in two weeks.

Mills held on to finish second, Davey Gross, Jr. was third, Bryan Neff was fourth, and James Speelman finished fifth.

Rounding out the night was a special appearance for the 4 Cylinder Mini-Stocks, and it was Allen Whitt, Jr. that took the top honors after swapping the lead a few times with Randy Linaburg. Vance Williams, Mike Kershner, and Tommy Whitt completed the top five.

Feature Results

Super Late Models – 1. 46-Marvin Winters, 2. 17-Nick Dickson, 3. 1-Gene Knaub, 4. 55-Gary Stuhler, 5. 44-Matt Parks, 6. 05-Roy Deese Jr., 7. 86-Scott Palmer, 8. 2T-Kyle Lee, 9. 82-Andy Fries, 10. 22R-Reese Masiello, 11. 21-Chad Myers, 12. 26-Jerry Bard, 13. 44M-Ralph Morgan Jr.

Late Model Sportsman – 1. 44X-Ralph Morgan Jr.,. 88-Barry Miller, 3. 77-Randy Burkholder, 4. 37-Paul Cursey Jr., 5. 99-Michael Walls, 6. 72D-Dale Murphy, 7. 11G-Derick Garman, 8. 11B-Ronnie Bottenfield, 9. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., 10. 7-Kenneth Yoder, 11. 21M-Matt Murphy, 12. 24R-John Rowland, DNS 13-Brad McGinnis, 1T-Tim Murphy, 08K-Zach Kauffman, 000-Matt Nailor

Pure Stocks- 1. 08-Keith Koontz, 2. 52-Mike Walls, 3. 3-Craig Parrill, 4. 05-Brandon Churchey, 5. 65-Dillon Wilson, 6. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, 7. S7-Sean Dawson, 8. 44-Frank DiBella, 9. 3T-Bubby Tharp, 10. 4-Nick DiBella, 11. 56-Ed Pope, 12. 4H-Lane Hessong, 13. 81F-Marshall McMullen, 14. 2+2-Shane Wilt, 15. 64-William Crook, 16. 69-Dwayne Snyder, 17. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, 18. 72-Michael Kratovil

Hobby Stocks- 1. 92-Jonathan Raley, 2. 0-Jamie Mills, 3. 27-Davey Gross Jr., 4. 03-Bryan Neff, 5. 11A-James Speelman, 6. 31-Willie Ling, 7. 22-Kenny Thomas, 8. 29-Nathan Gilliland, 9. 54-John Catlett, 10. 18-Ralph Hansberger, 11. 28K-Kyle Deneen, 12. 6-Joe Rodgers

4 Cylinders – 1. 33-Allen Whitt Jr., 2. 17L-Randy Linaburg, 3. 41-Vance Williams, 4. 43X-Mike Kershner, 5. 85-Tommy Whitt, 6. 10-Jeremy Ott, DNS 53-Tyler Kirby, 151-Ryan Laye, 19-Jacob Whitt