Winters Takes 1st Hagerstown SLM Win of SeasonBeard, Parill, and Rutherford each score second wins

 

 

HAGERSTOWN, MD – On a cool late spring evening, Marvin Winters emerged victorious on Student and Armed Forces Appreciation Night in the non-stop 25 lap Thomas Automotive Super Late Model feature event at Hagerstown Speedway.

Winters powered from his third place start past leader Brian Tavenner on Lap 4, and Trever Feathers quickly followed in second position.

The frontrunners checked out to a straightaway lead over Tavenner and Kyle Lee before encountering lapped traffic with ten laps remaining.

Winters used the traffic to his advantage, and was able to add some distance over Feathers. Lee got around Tavenner for third, and closed in on Feathers.

Winters drove on to a 3.8 second lead in his Tex Shaffer No.46 Ford at the checkered flag. Feathers, Lee, Tavenner, and Tyler Hershey completed the top five.

In his victory lane interview, Winters said: “When I ran up on the lapped cars, my car got a little loose. I’m just trying to stay ahead of whoever was behind me.”

The win for Winters was his 33rd career SLM win, and his 97th overall win at Hagerstown.

The 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature got off to wild start following an initial restart when pole sitter John Rowland spun in front of the field in turn one. His car emerged unscathed, but he elected to sit out the remainder of the feature.

Kyle Lear inherited the pole position on the ensuing restart, and began to make his charge toward what appeared to be another feature win.  A few more restarts were the only thing that slowed Lear’s pace through the early laps.

But with seven laps to go, Bobby Beard caught and passed Lear for the lead. Lear fell off pace with engine woes before a multi-car pileup brought out another caution with just four laps remaining.

The thirty-minute time limit brought the feature to a premature finish, and gave Beard his 2nd LMS feature win of the season. Beard dedicated his win to the memory of the recent passing of Sprint Car owner Jim Walker.

Following Beard in second place at the finish was Paul Cursey, Jr. Third went to Alan Sagi, fourth went Sean Merkel , and fifth place went to Eric Hohol.

Craig Parrill picked up his second 15 lap Pure Stock win of the season, pulling away from the challenges of Keith Koontz and Sean Dawson as they battled for second place. They were followed by Brandon Churchey, who came from the rear following an earlier caution, and fifth place finisher Wayne Hawbaker.

Wrapping up the feature races was the Hobby Stock division, and it was Dylan Rutherford taking his second checkered flag of the season. Rutherford pulled away from second place finisher and early race leader Bryan Neff, Jamie Mills, James Speelman, and Jeff Dillon.

Finally, the ever-entertaining Thompson’s Towing 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby was won by Amy Johnson.

Feature Results

Super Late Model –  1.Marvin Winters, 2. Trever Feathers, 3. Kyle Lee, 4. Brian Tavenner, 5. Tyler Hershey, 6. Brad Omps, 7. Walker Arthur, 8. Kyle Hardy, 9. Kenny Moreland, 10. Roy Deese, Jr., 11. Glenn Elliott, 12. Reese Masiello, 13. D.J. Myers, 14. Andy Fries, 15. Rodney Walls, 16. Devin Friese, 17. Kirk Baker, 18. Ryan Walls, 19. Gene Knaub

Late Model Sportsman – 1.Bobby Beard, 2. Paul Cursey, Jr., 3.Alan Sagi, 4.Sean Merkel,  5.Eric Hohol, 6. Ryan Walls,  7.Joe Westerman, Jr., 8. Elwood Sord, 9.Curtis Dunn, 10. Kyle Lear, 11. Matt Murphy, 12. Ronnie Bottenfield, 13. Kurt Zimmerman, 14. Frankie Gordon,  15.Jason Sarver,  16.Justin Jesmer, 17.Michael Walls, 18. Tyler Emory, 19. John Rowland, 20. Jason Nace, DNS- Randy Schaeffer

Pure Stock – 1.Craig Parrill, 2. Keith Koontz, 3. Sean Dawson, 4. Brandon Churchey, 5. Wayne Hawbaker, 6. Doug Hoffman, 7. Nick DiBella, 8.Tom Wakefield, 9. Joshua Bloom, 10. Brian Swiger, 11. Danny Beavers, 12. William Crook, 13. Shane Wilt, 14. Jamie Zentmyer, 15. Charles Stambaugh, 16. Tony Daniels, 17. Jeremy Mills, 18. Jimmy Iser, 19. Frank DiBella, DNS- Marshall McMullen

Hobby Stock – 1.Dylan Rutherford, 2. Bryan Neff, 3. Jamie Mills, 4. James Speelman, 5. Jeff Dillon, 6. Davey Gross, Jr., 7. John Catlett, 8. Willie Ling, 9. Brian Ringer, DNS- Dustin Proctor, Ralph Hansberger DQ- Matt Wampler

Demo Derby – 1. Amy Johnson, 2. Tyler Fisher, 3. Kevin Swope, 4. Joe Greathouse, 5. Scott Grosh, 6. Dennis Biden, 7. Paul Armstrong

Student and Armed Forces Appreciation Night up next at Hagerstown Speedway

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Coming up this Saturday night on May 20 will be Student Night and Armed Forces Appreciation night at Hagerstown Speedway.

All students age 17 and under, graduating high school seniors, and all active or retired military with proper I.D. will receive free general grandstand admission to the speedway.  Plus all senior citizens will also get in FREE.

Joining our regular program of Thomas All Things Automotive Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stock divisions on the card will be a 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby presented by Thompson’s Towing of Clear Spring, MD to cap off the night.

General admission is $15, and pit admission is $30. Gates open at 5pm, and race time goes off at 7pm.

Cruzin For K-9s

Hello everyone - SAVE THE DATE!
Sat May 20th 9am-4pm

Tickets are $20.00 per vehicle - $10.00 per motorcycle.

We are planning for a full day of events to support our K9 officers, some of the events that have already been planned are as follows. (More will be added once they are finalized.)

As you know we have lost too many of our officers in blue both human and K9 and therefore the day will begin with a Memorial Ride to remember those we have lost.

The Convoy will consist of 4-wheel drive and Motorcycles who will leave M & S Harley-Davidson, Inc.. in Chambersburg and arrive at Hagerstown Speedway who has donated their facility to kick off the event. We are happy to have Chuck Timbrook Blackout leading the way.

Once the event kicks off at the speedway we will have lots of events which will include but will not be limited to:

K9 Demonstrations
Meet & Greets with K9 Officers
Show and Shine for all types of 4-Wheel Drives and Motorcycles
Vendors
Raffles

Hoping to see everyone there - please stay tuned as updates will be coming.

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Hubbard invades Hagerstown for SLM Victory

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Mother Nature was denied the win on Saturday night as Austin Hubbard made the tow from Delaware to Hagerstown Speedway pay off by taking the win in the 25 Lap Super Late Model feature event.

Overnight and early morning rains threatened to put a damper on racing activity that saw most tracks in the region cancel. The decision to race was good as the track once again produced some excellent racing throughout the entire night.

Hubbard started sixth and quickly made his charge to the front. Following a quick caution for Scott Palmer, Hubbard powered by Andy Fries on the restart and proceeded to pull away from the field.

Hubbard used the heavy cushion for most of the race on a track that yielded some three-wide racing for much of the distance. While Hubbard was leading, Andy Anderson and Kyle Lee waged a battled for second place, and began to run Hubbard down as he encountered lapped traffic.

Anderson closed the gap with a couple of laps to go, but didn’t quite have the speed or laps he needed to take away the win. It was Hubbard’s first career SLM win at Hagerstown.

Anderson was closely followed by Lee at the finish, while Gary Stuhler and D.J. Myers completed the top five.

Sean Dawson picked up his first Pure Stock win of the 2017 season. Dawson led from start to finish while holding off the challenges of Keith Koontz, until Koontz blew a tire with just three laps to go. Dawson fended off Scotty Nelson the remainder of the way to score the victory.

Nelson was followed by fellow top five finishers Dwayne Snyder in a career best run, Jamie Zentmyer, and Brandon Churchey in his season debut.

Allen Brannon took the lead from the start of the Crate Late Model feature, withstood several caution flags and the challenges of Kyle Lee, whom was pulling double-duty behind the wheel of the Nichols No.75.

Brannon was too strong for Lee and the competition as he went to record his first CLM win of the season at Hagerstown.

Lee finished second, while Mike Franklin, eleventh-place starter Transton Stoner, and Tim Fedder rounded out the top five.

Kyle Lear continued to flex his muscle in the Late Model Sportsman division, picking up his 3rd win of the season. He started fourth on the grid and only needed one lap to pass Rance Garlock for the lead. From that point on, Lear never looked back.

Lear was followed by last week’s winner and seventeenth-place starter Shaun Jones, Garlock, Eric Irvin, and Paul Cursey at the finish.

Jamie Mills wired the Hobby Stock competition from green to checkered flag to take his first win of the season.  Last week’s winner Dylan Rutherford was second, followed by a season best finish for Willie Ling in third, while Davey Gross, Jr., and John Catlett rounded out the top five.

We thank all of the racers and fans for their support on a day that didn’t look very promising for racing in the morning and early afternoon. Big thanks also goes out to the speedway track prep crew for a magnificent job on the task performed because of the weather.

Next week, racing takes off at the Hagerstown Speedway for the annual Bonanza Extravagana. Racing returns on May 20 with our regular classes on Student Night/Armed Forces Appreciation Night, and a 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby.

Feature Results

Super Late Models – 1. Austin Hubbard, 2. Andy Anderson, 3. Kyle Lee, 4. Gary Stuhler, 5. D.J. Myers, 6. Kyle Hardy, 7. Trever Feathers, 8. Marvin Winters, 9. Brian Booze, 10. Glenn Elliott, 11. Reese Masiello, 12. Rodney Walls, 13. Brad Omps, 14. Chad Myers, 15. Jason Miller, 16. Roy Deese, Jr., 17. Kirk Baker, 18. Andy Fries, 19. Scott Palmer, 20. Tommy Armel , DNS- Jonathan DeHaven

Late Model Sportsman – 1. Kyle Lear, 2. Shaun Jones, 3. Rance Garlock, 4. Eric Irvin, 5. Paul Cursey, Jr., 6. Robbie Black, 7. Alan Sagi, 8. Bobby Beard, 9. Ryan Walls, 10. Michael Walls, 11. Derick Quade, 12. Matt Murphy, 13. Dale Murphy, 14. Kenneth Yoder, 15. Justin Jesmer, 16. John Rowland, 17. Ronnie Bottenfield, 18. Dillan Stake, 19. Frankie Gordon, 20. Joe Westerman, Jr., DNS- Kurt Zimmerman

Crate Late Models- 1. Allen Brannon, 2. Kyle Lee, 3. Mike Franklin, 4. Transtan Stoner, 5. Tim Fedder, 6. Joe Moyer, 7. Richard Hawkins, 8. Levi Crowl, 9. Scott Sweeney, 10. Harry Shipe III, 11. Dave Friedrich, 12. Steve Lowery, 13. Jennae Piper, 14. Jake Piper, 15. Dillan Stake, 16. Lindsey Barton, 17. Bryan Benton, DNS- Timmy Booth

Pure Stocks – 1. Sean Dawson, 2. Scotty Nelson, 3. Dwayne Snyder, 4. Jamie Zentmyer, 5. Brandon Churchey, 6. Wayne Hawbaker, 7. Shane Wilt, 8. Nick DiBella, 9. Brian Swiger, 10. Frank DiBella, 11. William Crook, 12. Keith Koontz, DNS- Craig Parrill

Hobby Stocks – 1. Jamie Mills, 2. Dylan Rutherford, 3. Willie Ling, 4. Davey Gross, Jr., 5. John Catlett, 6. Bryan Neff, 7. Dustin Proctor, 8. Ralph Hansberger, 9. Matt Wampler, 10. James Speelman, 11. Rodney Miner

Action Packed Month of May at Hagerstown Speedway

May has already arrived, and if it is anything like the way April was, race fans are in for a treat.

So far, Gary Stuhler has established himself as the driver to beat in Super Late Model competition. He has three wins in out of four races, and has started no better than fifth.

Kyle Lear is off to a great start in the Late Model Sportsman division with two wins, and consistent finishes near the front of the pack.

Jamie Zentmyer is the only repeat winner in Pure Stock, but he was in a different car than what he started the season with. Time will tell if he can return to his early season form.

Hobby Stock racing has featured different winners each week with battles for the win coming down to the checkered flag. It’s hard to pick a favorite or dominant car in this class for 2017.

The month of May brings us another appearance of the Crate Late Models in addition to our regular show divisions on May 6.

We take a week off of racing for the annual Bonanza Extravaganza over Mother’s Day weekend on May 12-14.

On May 20, we have Student Night/ Armed Forces Appreciation Night and 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby in addition to our regular show.

Over Memorial Day weekend on May 27, we will feature the first scheduled Mason Dixon Shootout Series for the Late Model Sportsman/ 358 Late Model race teams, along with Super Late Models, Pure Stocks, and Hobby Stocks.

And mark your calendars now for May 31. This special Wednesday night show is the opener for Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek. Expect many of the best Super Late Model drivers in the region to be on hand for this show. This is a special SLM-only event.

So, if you plan on coming this month, we hope you enjoy your visit. To those fans who have supported us this year, we at Hagerstown Speedway thank you for your support.

And to those who haven’t been here yet – what are you waiting for? You’ve missed some of the best shows already in 2017. Don’t miss any more!  Come out and join us at The Capitol of Dirt Track Racing.