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By Doug Watson
Hagerstown, MD (8/20/22)- Severna Park Maryland’s Kyle Lear drove to his first win of the season in last Saturday nights 20-lap Late Model Sportsman main at Hagerstown Speedway. The win for Lear, aboard his infamous Rocket no.151, would be the 23rd of his Hagerstown career for the former two-time division champion.
Danny Atherton and Andrew Yoder brought the field to green with Yoder vaulting into the lead as the field raced off turn two. As Yoder lead, 5th starting Kyle Lear got to 2nd by the 5th lap and set sail after Yoder. Lear was then able to run Yoder down as he would take the lead on the 8th lap, and despite the repeated challenges of Yoder, would lead the remaining 12-laps to score the popular win. “The race track was phenomenal tonight.” Lear stated post race. “We put a slider on the two car (Andrew Yoder) to get the lead and I went in so deep, it felt like I was headed to Williamsport!” Lear said with a laugh. “We had a good car tonight and this is a big win for our team.” David Williams was strong in third with Robbie Black and Sean Merkel rounding out the top five. Shaun Miller would actually take the checkered flag in third position, but failed a post race inspection, moving the eventual top-five up a spot. Scoring heat wins over the 37 car field went to Cody Kershner, Yoder, Black and Atherton with Sean Merkel and Jeff King splitting twin consolations. Read more →