Stuhler Awesome in Hagerstown/Bedford Challenge Win

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Gary Stuhler came from ninth place in an awesome performance to win the second leg of the Hagerstown/Bedford Challenge at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night. It was the 3rd Super Late Model win of the season, and his record-extending 138th career win at the Hub City Oval.

As he has done all season, Stuhler found the low groove to be the fastest way around in his Glenn Elliott-owned No. 55.

D.J. Myers led from the start, battling Tyler Hershey in the early stages before settling into the top spot. Meanwhile, Stuhler was making his charge to the front, and was in second place before a caution came out with ten laps remaining.

Myers and Stuhler raced side-by-side, and swapped the lead several times before Stuhler took the top spot with two laps to go. Myers valiantly tried to get the win, but fell a little more than a car length short.

Andy Anderson had a strong run to finish third, while Kyle Lee finished fourth, and Matt Cosner was fifth at the checkered flag.

The victor in the 20 lap Late Model Sportsman portion of the Hagerstown/Bedford Challenge went home with Shaun Jones in his first appearance of the 2017 season. Jones, in his No. 32j, took over the lead from “The Captain” Ralph Morgan after a Lap 6 restart, when Morgan chose the top line. Jones went low off of turn two for the lead, and pulled away to pick up the checkered flag.

Morgan held on to second, followed by two-time winner Kyle Lear, Michael Walls, and Eric Irvin.

2012 Pure Stock track champion Tony Catlett found his way back to victory lane in his No. 6c Ford after a lengthy absence from the speedway. Catlett fended off the challenges of Keith Koontz throughout the 15 lap feature to win by half a car length.

The tandem was closely followed by Sean Dawson in third, while Wayne Hawbaker and Dwayne Snyder completed the top five.

In their first appearance of the 2017 season, the Mid Atlantic Modifieds brought their largest field of the season to Hagerstown with 24 E-Mods in the pit area for their 15 lap contest.

Mike Potosky quickly drove around veteran driver Jim Bernheisel for the lead, and held off a late race charge from Chris Arnold to score the win.  Bernheisel was third, Carl McKinney finished fourth, while Rick Hulson finished fifth.

Rounding out the night in the Hobby Stock division saw Dylan Rutherford hold off Davey Gross, Jr. to score his first triumph of the season. Jamie Mills, Dustin Proctor, and Jeff Dillon rounded out the top five.

Coming up on May 5 will be a regular show plus Crate Late Models. Gates open at 5pm, and racing begins at 7pm. Admission is $15 for the grandstands, kids 12 and under are free, and $30 for the pits.

Feature Results

Super Late Models –  1. Gary Stuhler, 2. D.J. Myers,  3. Andy Anderson, 4. Kyle Lee, 5. Matt Cosner, 6. Roy Deese, Jr., 7. Tyler Hershey, 8. Marvin Winters, 9. Andy Fries, 10. Bryan Bernheisel, 11. Scott Palmer, 12. Brian Tavenner, 13. Reese Masiello, 14. Kirk Baker,  15. Rodney Walls,  16. Alan Sagi

Late Model Sportsman- 1. Shaun Jones, 2. Ralph Morgan, 3. Kyle Lear, 4. Michael Walls, 5. Eric Irvin, 6. Paul Cursey, Jr., 7. Robbie Black, 8. Bruce Kane, 9. Alan Sagi, 10. Devin Frey, 11. Brad McGinnis, 12. James Lichliter, 13. Chris Ebersole, 14. Dale Murphy, 15. Dave Friedrich, 16. John Rowland, 17. Kenneth Yoder, 18. Justin Jesmer, 19. Elwood Sord, 20. Joe Westerman, Jr., 21. Bobby Beard, 22. Eric Hohol, 23. Cody Kershner, 24. Eddie Cornett, 25. Ronnie Bottenfield, 26. Derick Quade, DNS- Cam Zeigler

Pure Stocks – 1. Tony Catlett, 2. Keith Koontz, 3. Sean Dawson, 4. Wayne Hawbaker, 5. Dwayne Snyder, 6. Joshua Bloom, 7. Ed Pope, 8. William Crook, 9. Frank DiBella, 10. Nick DiBella, 11. Shane Wilt, 12. Jeremy Mills, 13. Brian Swiger, DNS- Craig Parrill, Jamie Zentmeyer, Randy Wible

Hobby Stocks – 1. Dylan Rutherford, 2. Davey Gross, Jr., 3. Jamie Mills, 4. Dustin Proctor, 5. Jeff Dillon, 6. Ralph Hansberger, 7. James Speelman, 8. Matt Wampler, 9. Willie Ling, 10. Danny Holmes, 11. Bryan Neff, 12. Rodney Miner

Mid Atlantic Modifieds- 1. Mike Potosky, 2. Chris Arnold, 3. Jim Berneheisel, 4. Carl McKinney, 5. Rick Hulson, 6. Chris Fletcher, 7. Brad Kling, 8. Mike Reynolds, 9. Mark Jones, 10. Ray Kable, 11. Justin Cullum, 12. Hunter Nester, 13. Josh Roberson, 14. Bryan Green, 15. James Sparks, 16. Tim Schulte, 17. Keith Reed, 18. Haley Kaiser, 19. Alyssa Rowe, 20. Ray Ciccarelli, 21. Rich Goodman, 22. Josh Hughes  DNS-Quintin Hankla, Jimmy Jesmer

 

About Hagerstown Speedway-Hagerstown Speedway is located 6 miles west of Hagerstown, Maryland off of U.S. Route 40. The track is easily accessible from Interstates 70 and 81. The track owner is Frank Plessinger. The speedway promoter is Doug Timmons and the general manager is Lisa Plessinger. Track information and updates can be found online at www.hagerstownspeedway.com, and on our official Facebook and Twitter pages. For more information, e-mail info@hagerstownspeedway.com or call the speedway office at (301)-582-0640.

Marketing partners of Hagerstown Speedway include: Hamilton Nissan, Hafer’s Gunsmithing, Bullrider Race Cars, Thomas All Things Automotive, D&D Auto Recycling, RockAuto.com, and FirstEnergy Corporation.

Hagerstown-Bedford Challenge Next Up

Coming up this Saturday, April 29, Hagerstown Speedway presents the second leg of the Hagerstown-Bedford Challenge weekend for Super Late Models and Late Model Sportsman.

With the way the racing has been at the Hub City oval this season, this show is sure to be one to come watch.

The top three best average finishers after each night will receive some bonus money. SLM will be awarded $300, $150, and $100 while the LMS top three will be awarded $150, $50, and $25 in bonuses.

Joining the card will also be the first of two scheduled 2017 visits of the Mid Atlantic Modifieds. Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks will action take to action.

General admission is $15, kids age 12 and under are free, and pit admission is $30.

Pit gates open at 4pm, grandstand gates open at 5pm, and race time is scheduled to start at 7pm.

Rain Forces Cancellation of Lucas Oil Series

With persistent overnight rains into the morning, and a forecast of rain continuing throughout the day, officials at Hagerstown Speedway were forced to cancel the 36th annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

The combination of rain and cooler temperatures will not allow enough drying time to give our drivers a safe track to race on.

Unfortunately, this makes the third year out of four this race has been canceled due to inclement weather.

The LOLMDS will journey up the road to for the first time ever at Port Royal Speedway for their scheduled race on April 23. The Mason-Dixon Shootout Series for 358 Late Models will join them on the card. General admission gates open at 3pm.

For more information, please visit lucasdirt.com.

Lucas Oil Series Coming to Hagerstown Speedway

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to make their annual visit to Hagerstown Speedway on April 22 with the running of the 36th annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic.

The race is held in honor of Schetrompf, as he brought the famed Hub City oval to life in 1947.

Throughout the history of the Stanley Schetrompf Classic, the winner’s list of this prestigious event read of some of the best Dirt Late Model racers ever to race at Hagerstown Speedway.

Last year, Gregg Satterlee grabbed the upset win with a final lap pass of multi-time national champion Scott Bloomquist.

Six-time Schetrompf Classic winner Gary Stuhler already has two feature wins at Hagerstown in 2017, and has earned a guaranteed qualified position in this year’s running. He will be going to battle in the 60 Lap, $12,000 to-win main event against the likes of previous Schetrompf Classic winners Satterlee, Jimmy Owens, and Josh Richards.

Bloomquist has never won a Schetrompf Classic, and he will be looking to add this win to his resume. With the way the racing has been this season at Hagerstown, this night is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best races of the year.

Joining the LOLMDS on the card will be the Pure Stock division racing for double points and extra money in a 15 Lap feature race.

Pit gates open at 2pm, and general admission gates open at 5pm. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7pm. General admission is $32, reserved seats are $35, and pit admission is $45.

Free camping is available Friday and Saturday for those wishing to stay at the track. All units must be self-contained, no hook-ups on site.

For more information, please e-mail the track at info@hagerstownspeedway.com, or call the office at (301) 582-0640. Be sure to visit the official Hagerstown Speedway Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

Don’t miss this race! We look forward and thank you for your visit this weekend.

Stanley Schetrompf Classic Winner History

1982       Jeff Robinson

1983       Sam Nalley

1984       Larry Moore

1985       Rodney Franklin

1986       Jeff Purvis

1987       Rodney Franklin

1988       Rodney Franklin

1989       Gary Stuhler

1990       Bob Wearing, Jr.

1991       Donnie Moran

1992       Freddy Smith

1993       Gary Stuhler

1994       Gary Stuhler

1995       Gary Stuhler

1996       Gary Stuhler

1997       Gary Stuhler

1998       Steve Francis

1999       Donnie Moran

2000       Mike Balzano

2001       Davey Johnson

2002       Rick Auckland

2003       Brain Birkhofer

2004       Rick Eckert

2005       Tim McCreadie

2006       Chub Frank

2007       Scott James

2008       Bart Hartman

2009       Tim Fuller

2010       RAINED OUT

2011       Josh Richards

2012       RAINED OUT

2013       Jimmy Owens

2014       RAINED OUT

2015       RAINED OUT

2016       Gregg Satterlee

2017       ??????????

Stuhler Claims Hagerstown Speedway Lucas Oil Qualifier

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Gary Stuhler drove to a second Super Late Model feature win of the 2017 season at Hagerstown Speedway. In doing so, he claimed a guaranteed starting spot in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned Stanley Schetrompf Classic on April 22.

After a rain delay of 2 ½ hours, track officials went to work on the surface. The result was a lightning fast racetrack that made for some excellent racing.

Pole starter Scott Palmer led the first nine laps until a caution waved for the slowed car of Matt Cosner. On the restart, Jamie Lathroum found the outside groove to his liking, and passed Palmer up high on the tenth circuit.

By the halfway point, Stuhler had driven his mount from his seventh-place start up to third, before disposing Palmer of the runner-up spot. Over the next few laps, Stuhler caught Lathroum, and made his way to the lead on Lap 22.

Stuhler went on the rest of the way of the 25 Lap feature event in an impressive drive to record his 137th career win at the Hub City oval.

Lathroum finished second, followed by last week’s winner D.J. Myers from his ninth-place start, Palmer, and fifth-place finisher Andy Anderson.

Defending Pure Stock champion Craig Parrill notched his first victory of 2017, driving the Dickie Tharp-owned No.3 Chevy. He was followed at the checkers by Nick DiBella, Jamie Zentmyer, Sean Dawson, and Dwayne Snyder.

Kyle Lear recorded his second Late Model Sportsman win of the season. Following the No. 151 at the finish was Cam Zeigler, Dillan Stake, Michael Walls, and Alan Sagi.

Alex Boozel became the third different Hobby Stock winner of 2017. Finishing behind him was Jamie Mills, Davey Gross, Jr., Bryan Neff, and Dustin Proctor.

This Saturday night, Hagerstown Speedway presents the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with the 36th annual running of the Stanley Schetrompf Classic. Come see some of the finest Dirt Late Model drivers in the business tackle the Hub City half-mile.  Joining the LOLMDS that night will be the Pure Stock division.

Race time is set to begin at 7pm. General admission is $32, reserved seats are $35, and pit admission is $45. For ticket information, please visit hagerstownspeedway.com or call the speedway office at (301) 582-0640. We look forward to having you visit us.

Feature Results

Super Late Models 1. Gary Stuhler, 2. Jamie Lathroum, 3. D.J. Myers, 4. Scott Palmer, 5. Andy Anderson, 6. Kenny Moreland, 7. Roy Deese, Jr., 8. Kyle Lee, 9. Marvin Winters, 10. Jason Miller, 11. Tyler Hershey, 12. Rodney Walls, 13. Brian Tavenner, 14. Brad Omps, 15. Reese Masiello, 16. Kirk Baker, 17. Tom Decker, Jr., 18. Tom Decker III, 19. Matt Cosner, 20. Alan Sagi

Pure Stocks – 1. Craig Parrill, 2. Nick DiBella, 3. Jamie Zentmyer, 4. Sean Dawson, 5. Dwayne Snyder, 6. Joshua Bloom, 7. Wayne Hawbaker, 8. Brian Swiger, 9. Tom Wakefield, 10. Shane Wilt, 11. Jeremy Mills, 12. Mike Walls, 13. Scooter Jones,  14. Keith Koontz, 15. Frank DiBella DNS- Charles Stambaugh

Late Model Sportsman – 1. Kyle Lear, 2. Cam Zeigler, 3. Dillan Stake, 4. Michael Walls, 5. Alan Sagi, 6. Brad McGinnis, 7. Bruce Kane, 8. Dale Murphy, 9. Cody Kershner, 10. Joe Westerman, Jr., 11. Eddie Cornett, 12. Justin Jesmer, 13. Craig Smith, 14. Elwood Sord, 15. Dave Friedrich, 16. Justin Weaver, 17. Ronnie Bottenfield DNS- James Lichliter, Paul Cursey, Jr., Rance Garlock

Hobby Stocks- 1. Alex Boozel, 2. Jamie Mills, 3. Davey Gross, Jr., 4. Bryan Neff, 5. Dustin Proctor, 6. Ralph Hansberger, 7. Willie Ling, 8. Dalton Myers,  9. Matt Wampler, 10. John Catlett, 11. Joe Rodgers, 12. James Speelman DNS- Mike Fuller

 

About Hagerstown Speedway-Hagerstown Speedway is located 6 miles west of Hagerstown, Maryland off of U.S. Route 40. The track is easily accessible from Interstates 70 and 81. The track owner is Frank Plessinger. The speedway promoter is Doug Timmons and the general manager is Lisa Plessinger. Track information and updates can be found online at www.hagerstownspeedway.com, and on our official Facebook and Twitter pages. For more information, e-mail info@hagerstownspeedway.com or call the speedway office at (301)-582-0640.

Marketing partners of Hagerstown Speedway include: Hamilton Nissan, Hafer’s Gunsmithing, Bullrider Race Cars, Thomas All Things Automotive, D&D Auto Recycling, RockAuto.com, and FirstEnergy Corporation.