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

Frank Sagi Tribute – Late Model PRIZES

$25 to all heat race winners from Glenn Nininger of Nininger’s Tire & Auto in Brunswick, Maryland.

Custom-made commerative slot car and oversized feature winner’s check from Brent and Tim Hottle of Outback Motor Speedway and Need-a-Sign in Winchester, Virginia.

$100 Gift Certificate to the highest finishing Rocket Chassis from Mark Richards Racing Enterprises and Rocket Chassis of Shinnston, West Virginia.

$50 Cash Bonus to the highest finishing Hershey Racing Engine from Curt Hershey of Hershey’s Racing Engines in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the “Hard Charger of the Race” from Kurt Smith of KRS Graphics in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the 3rd place feature finisher from Alan Sites of Sites’ Garage in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania.

$100 Gift Certificate to the 4th place feature finisher for the “Bell 4 Safety” award from Steve Thomas Racing and Bell Helmets of Ludlow, Illinois.

$100 Cash Bonus to the 6th place feature finisher from Tex Shaffer of Shaffer’s Auto Salvage in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the 7th place feature finisher from Alan Sites of Sites’ Custom Racing Bumpers in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the 9th place feature finisher from Jimmy and JT Spence of Champion Auto Sales of Winchester, Virginia.

$150 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from John Chamberlain of K&K Machine, Inc. of Glen Burnie, Maryland.

$150 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Scott LeBarron of LeBarron’s Auto Salvage in Dover, Pennsylvania.

$75 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn for the “Speed is for the Speedways, but not for the Highways” award from Walter Nichols and Turn 5 Turnaround.

$50 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Dwayne Snyder of Dwayne’s Auto Repair in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Port City Racing and Keyser Manufacturing of Coopersville, Michigan.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Brian Booze of Booze Brothers Performance in Marion, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Jim Bernheisel of Bernheisel Race Cars in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

$25 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Bobby Dennis of Round Hill Auto Service in Round Hill, Virginia.

Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn for a sleeve of premium laminated tear-offs from Racing Optics in Las Vegas, Nevada.

$25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 2nd $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 3rd $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 4th $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Free custom-made carbonfiber driveshaft for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Steve Campbell of Mapco Driveshafts in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

$750 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from FK Rod Ends of Southington, Connecticut.

Frank Sagi Tribute – Late Model Sportsman PRIZES

$75 to all heat race winners from Nick Pappas and Allen Rodgers of A&C Racing Engines in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Custom-made commerative slot car and oversized feature winner’s check from Brent and Tim Hottle of Outback Motor Speedway and Need-a-Sign in Winchester, Virginia.

$100 Cash Bonus to the feature winner from Jeff Sweitzer of Jeff Sweitzer Oval Research in York, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate to the 4th place feature finisher from George Shearer and Marvin Winters of Shearer Custom Speed & Accessories in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate to the 6th place feature finisher from George Shearer and Marvin Winters of Shearer Custom Speed & Accessories in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.

$50 Cash Bonus to the 14th place feature finisher from Dana Winters of Dana Signs in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the “Hard Charger of the Race” from Jimmy and JT Spence of Champion Auto Sales in Winchester, Virginia.

$50 Cash Bonus to the highest finishing Hershey Racing Engine from Curt Hershey of Hershey’s Racing Engines in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

$125 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Scott LeBarron of LeBarron’s Auto Salvage in Dover, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from John Chamberlain of K&K Machine, Inc. in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

$100 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from AR Bodies of Greenbrier, Tennessee.

$75 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn for the “Who’s got the Hot Shoe” award from Walter Nichols of Turn 5 Turnaround.

$50 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Dwayne Snyder of Dwayne’s Auto Repair in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Jim Bernheisel of Bernheisel Race Cars in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Brian Booze of Booze Brothers Performance in Marion, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Port City Racing and Keyser Manufacturing in Coopersville, Michigan.

Box of premium pop rivets and washers for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Cizmar Pop Rivets of Girard, Ohio.

$25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 2nd $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 3rd $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Gift Certificate for a sleeve of premium laminated tear-offs for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Racing Optics of Las Vegas, Nevada.

$25 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Nick Pappas and Allen Rodgers of A&C Racing Engines in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Free Hoosier tire for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Bob Wirts of Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic in Finksburg, Maryland.

Free set of Wilwood brake pads for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Wilwood Engineering of Evansville, Indiana.

$750 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from FK Rod Ends of Southington, Connecticut.

Frank Sagi Tribute – Pure Stocks PRIZES

$25 to all heat race winners from Glenn Nininger of Ninninger’s Tire & Auto in Brunswick, Maryland.

$530 Cash Bonus to the feature winner from Jeremy Miller of Miller Steel Fabrication in Littlestown, Pennsylvania.  This bonus will make the winner’s share $880, symbolic of Jeremy’s win in his first time racing at Hagerstown Speedway, which came in 1988 driving in the Pure Stock division in a special midweek invitational race.

Custom-made commerative slot car and oversized feature winner’s check from Brent and Tim Hottle of Outback Motor Speedway and Need-a-Sign in Winchester, Virginia.

$100 Cash Bonus to the 2nd place feature finisher from Kurt Smith of KRS Graphics in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

$50 Cash Bonus to the 3rd place feature finisher from Bryan Neff and Heather Freed of Neff Graphics & Fabrication in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$229 Gift Certificate to the 4th place feature finisher from Strange Engineering of Morton Grove, Illinois.

$50 Cash Bonus to the 9th place feature finisher from Randy Kline of Kline’s Auto Body in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$100 Cash Bonus to the “Hard Charger of the Race” from Jimmy and JT Spence of Champion Auto Sales in Winchester, Virginia.

$75 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Scott LeBarron of LeBarron’s Auto Salvage in Dover, Pennsylvania.

$75 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn for the “Look at This, Look at This” award from Walter Nichols of Turn 5 Turnaround.

$50 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from John Chamberlain of K&K Machine, Inc. in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

$50 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Dwayne Snyder of Dwayne’s Auto Repair in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Brian Booze of Booze Brothers Performance in Marion, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Jim Bernheisel of Bernheisel Race Cars in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

$25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 2nd $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

$25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Jones Machine Racing Products in Ottsville, Pennsylvania.

Free tire for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Bob Wirts of Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic in Finksburg, Maryland.

Free custom-made lightweight steel driveshaft for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Steve Campbell of Mapco Driveshafts in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Frank Sagi Tribute – Hobby Stocks PRIZES

$25 to all heat race winners from Glenn Nininger of Nininger’s Tire & Auto in Brunswick, Maryland.

Custom-made commerative slot car and oversized feature winner’s check from Brent and Tim Hottle of the Outback Motor Speedway and Need-a-Sign of Winchester, Virginia.

$100 Cash Bonus to the feature winner from Mr. Owen Koontz of Hagerstown, Maryland.

$100 Cash Bonus to the “Hard Charger of the Race” from Jimmy and JT Spence of Champion Auto Sales in Winchester, Virginia.

$50 Cash Bonus to the 3rd place feature finisher from Bryan Neff and Heather Freed of Neff Graphics & Fabrication in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$50 Cash Bonus to the 9th place feature finisher from Randy Kline of Kline’s Auto Body in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$50 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Scott LeBarron of LeBarron’s Auto Salvage in Dover, Pennsylvania.

$50 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Dwayne Snyder of Dwayne’s Auto Repair in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Jim Bernheisel of Bernheisel Race Cars in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Brian Booze of Booze Brothers Performance in Marion, Pennsylvania.

$40 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Danny Wilson and The Bearded Buck.

$25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

$25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Roy Rogers Restaurant of Hagerstown, Maryland.

Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn for a free sleeve of premium laminated tear-offs from Racing Optics in Las Vegas, Nevada.

$75 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn for the “Lookie, Lookie, Lookie” award from Walter Nichols of Turn 5 Turnaround.