RAIN CHECKS ARE GOOD FOR 2019

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]

ASCoC & IMCA Sunday Sprint Special at Hagerstown Speedway Season Finale

Hagerstown Speedway caps off the 2019 racing season with a Sunday night Sprint Car special event on September 22 as the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series returns after an absence of many years away from the Hub City oval, along with the IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints.

The Sprint Car-only show kicks off racing at 6 pm.

410 Sprints last raced at Hagerstown during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek on July 4 with Freddie Rahmer scoring his first Hagerstown victory of his career. Many other stars from the Central Pennsylvania ranks are expected to battle the best of the ASCoC.

Leading the charge into Hagerstown for the ASCoC is series point leader Aaron Reutzel. Reutzel has been one of the winningest 410 Sprint Car drivers in the country. The Clute, Texas racer was the pole sitter of the Knoxville Nationals and recently picked up a huge win at in the $52,000 to win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

The IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints have made a few appearances at Hagerstown in 2019, and have produced excellent racing each time without a repeat winner.

Also, fans that attended the ASCoC race at BAPS Motor Speedway on August 25, and still have their general admission grandstand ticket stub from August 25 can exchange that ticket at the beer stand and get a 12 oz draft cup of beer for 50 cents.

Must be 21 years of age or older with proper ID, and MUST have the grandstand ticket from the ASCoC race at BAPS from 8-25-19 only. Limit one 12 oz. cup of draft beer per ticket exchanged.

For our non-beer drinking fans, you may exchange your BAPS ticket and 50 cents for one small fountain drink at the concession stand. Limit one discounted drink sale per ticket.

  1. Grandstands open at 4pm, and racing begins at 6pm. General admission is $25, Students/Seniors/Military $20, kids age 12 and under are free. Pit admission is $35.

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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

Bring your 8-25 GA ticket from BAPS to Hagerstown on 9-22 and get a discounted beer!

On Sunday, September 22, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions comes to Hagerstown Speedway.

Fans that attended the ASCoC race at BAPS Motor Speedway and have their general admission grandstand ticket can exchange that ticket at the beer stand and get a 12 oz draft cup of beer for 50 cents.

That’s right – get a draft beer for 50 cents!

Must be 21 years of age or older with proper ID, and MUST have the grandstand ticket from the ASCoC race at BAPS from 8-25-19 only. Limit one 12 oz. cup of draft beer per ticket exchanged.

For our non-beer drinking fans, you may exchange your BAPS ticket and 50 cents for one small fountain drink at the concession stand. Limit one discounted drink sale per ticket.

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