LMS Duals to Emory & Walls
By Brett Rose
HAGERSTOWN, MD – Tyler Emory and Garrett Walls each found themselves with Late Model Sportsman feature wins at Hagerstown Speedway. For Emory, it was his second career win at the Hub City oval and Walls picked up his first career win.
In the first LMS feature, Scott Palmer set the early pace over Dan Zechman before Zechman gave way to Emory just before a caution flag waved on Lap 6.
Palmer retained his lead from the restart for the next few laps before Emory began pressuring Palmer for the top spot. With three laps to go, Emory made his pass going into turn three, and held on to get the win.
Shawn Shoemaker finished third and transferred into the $1,000 shootout. Zechman and Jim McBee completed the top five.
Walls only led the last two corners of the last lap to claim his first win after race long leader Spike Moore began to slow over the last few of the second 15 lapper. Moore had over a straightaway lead, but it wasn’t enough to stay ahead of Walls on the final lap.
Keith Koontz locked his way into the shootout with his third place finish after a spirited battle with Zach Kauffman. Finishing fifth in the second LMS feature was Austin Warrenfeltz.
The top three finishers from each dual set the lineup for the $1,000 to win shootout for 8 laps. The shootout was dominated by Emory over Moore, Walls, Palmer, Koontz, and Shoemaker.
Devin Brannon went back-to-back in as many weeks in winning the FASTRAK Crate Late Model feature that was an attrition filled affair. Numerous restarts were needed in a race that only saw six laps of green flag action. The race was shortened due to reaching the thirty minute time limit.
Transtan Stoner, Tyler Bare, Chuck Bowie, and Levi Crowl completed the top five.
Jamey Swank also went back-to-back in a dominant Pure Stock win over Dillon Wilson. They were followed by Jason Stoner, Joshua Bloom, and Danny Atherton.
Kevin Boyer held off a fast charging Brady Daniels to pick up the Hobby Stock feature win behind the wheel of the same car that won in the previous week. It was Boyer’s first career Hobby Stock win.
Rounding out the top five were Randy Linaburg, Codey Breeden, and Zack Reid.
Notes: It was certainly a night of repeat performances on the fast surface at Hagerstown. Three feature winning cars that were victors last week were winners again. Boyer’s win came in the same car that Jonathan Raley won in, which is the second time this season that car has won a Hobby Stock feature.
It’s also the second time a team has had two different drivers win back to back weeks in Hobby Stocks in the same car as that feat was done by Breeden and Craig Kline as well.
Late Model Sportsman – (Dual 1) 1. 23-Tyler Emory; 2. 86-Scott Palmer; 3. 44-Shawn Shoemaker; 4. 2-Dan Zechman; 5. 01-James McBee; 6. 51-Cody Lear; 7. 24R-John Rowland
(Dual 2) – 1. 99W-Garrett Walls; 2. 48W-Greg Moore; 3. 08-Keith Koontz; 4. 08K-Zach Kauffman; 5. 11-Austin Warrenfeltz; 6. (DNS) 000-Kyle Lear; 7. (DNS) 85-Rodney Walls
$1,000 Shootout – 1. 23-Tyler Emory; 2. 48W-Greg Moore; 3. 99W-Garrett Walls; 4. 86-Scott Palmer; 5. 08-Keith Koontz; 6. 44-Shawn Shoemaker
FASTRAK Crate Late Models – 1. 37-Devin Brannon; 2. M14-Transtan Stoner; 3. 43A-Tyler Bare; 4. 14C-Chuck Bowie; 5. 5-Levi Crowl; 6. 38L-Nick Love; 7. 27W-Shaun Wetzel; 8. 12R-Michael Raleigh; 9. 200-Samuel Bryant; 10. 41*-Tanner Kerr; 11. 80-Joey Love; 12. 12-Wes Hurd; 13. 14D-Braeden Dillinger; 14. 5E-Glenn Elliott; 15. 12C-Cody Cubbage; 16. 27-Cuyler Upperman; 17. 30B-Allen Brannon; 18. 38-Carl Biddle; 19. 18A-Dustin Arnold; 20. 69-Cecil Cash Jr; 21. 48-Steve Lowery; 22. 71T-Tyler Hoy; 23. 215-Al Shawver Jr; 24. (DQ) 2W-Justin Williams
Pure Stock – 1. 22-Jamey Swank; 2. 65-Dillon Wilson; 3. 21-Jason Stoner; 4. 00-Joshua Bloom; 5. 19-Danny Atherton; 6. 129X-Jimmy Combs; 7. 69-Dwayne Snyder; 8. 214-Kyle Sizemore; 9. 2-Randy Zechman; 10. 6-Wayne Hawbaker; 11. 62-Danny Beavers Jr; 12. 03-Bryan Neff; 13. 56-Gregory Laird; 14. 83-Bryan Kerns; 15. 76-Mason Strait; 16. (DNS) 44-Gerald Burton
Hobby Stock – 1. 22-Kevin Boyer; 2. 76-Brady Daniels; 3. 17-Randy Linaburg; 4. 14-Codey Breeden; 5. ZR1-Zack Reid; 6. 141-Tom Caravello; 7. 75-Courtney Deshong; 8. 00-Charles Noblitt; 9. 41-Sam Caravello; 10. 222-Andrew Fertig; 11. 6C-Tony Catlett; 12. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain; 13. (DNS) 45-John Catlett