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Weaver Runs Table to Win at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Justin Weaver set quick time with a new track record, won his heat race, and drove to his 29th career Late Model Sportsman feature win.

But it wasn’t without a battle as he briefly relinquished the lead to Spike Moore for a lap, and had Devin Hart hot on his heels in a three-way battle for the lead.

Just past the halfway mark of the 20 lapper, Weaver took control as Hart and Moore battled for second. Weaver maintained his composure through lapped traffic and a final restart with just two laps remaining.

Hart finished second, while Donnie Farlling sneaked past Moore on the last lap to take third, and Shawn Shoemaker slid into fifth place at the finish.

Jason Stoner wrestled the lead away from Rob Nichols on the third lap of the Pure Stock feature event, drove to a half-straightaway advantage by the halfway mark, and continued to pull away unchallenged to take the win of the 15 lap event.

It was his first career PS win, and third overall career win at Hagerstown.

Nichols had his hands full battling Jamey Swank for second, and stayed a car length ahead at the checkered flag at the finish. Rounding out the top five were Bryan Kerns and Khi Swanger.

Codey Breeden picked up his second win of the season and his career in the Hobby Stock feature event. He wired the field for 15 laps to score the win over Scot Sipes, Brady Daniels, Nathaniel Younker, and Jeff Dillon.

Notes: Fifty-four entries were welcomed back to the pit area for a return to racing at Hagerstown Speedway.

Saturday night’s event at Hagerstown Speedway was the first back in action since the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek event on July 2. It marked the first time the track has held an event with zero spectators in the grandstands as directed under the COVID-19 orders by the Washington County Health Department.

This race served as a tuneup for the Frank Sagi Tribute/ARCH Festival coming up on Sunday, September 27.

Timed hot lap sessions were used to set the qualifying heat races giving the drivers an opportunity to set a new track record. Weaver reset the LMS mark with a lap of 19.135 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 19.280 set last season by Derick Quade.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman – 1. 2J-Justin Weaver[1]; 2. 33K-Devin Hart[9]; 3. 48-Donnie Farlling[2]; 4. 48W-Greg Moore[7]; 5. 44-Shawn Shoemaker[10]; 6. 21-Chad Myers[6]; 7. 8F-Taylor Farlling[5]; 8. 9A-Kurt Zimmerman[4]; 9. 25-Jonathan Raley[8]; 10. 58-Randy Burkholder[13]; 11. 88-Brian Miller[17]; 12. 08K-Zach Kauffman[11]; 13. 51-Cody Lear[18]; 14. 88C-Chuck Cox III[21]; 15. 17F-Bradley Feight[15]; 16. 11-Joe Westerman Jr[25]; 17. 68-DJ Groft[20]; 18. 11W-Austin Warrenfeltz[22]; 19. 12-Wes Hurd[23]; 20. 2-Dan Zechman[16]; 21. 81-Eddie Cornett[19]; 22. 08-Keith Koontz[3]; 23. 24R-John Rowland[24]; 24. (DNS) 85-Rodney Walls; 25. (DNS) 99W-Garrett Walls; 26. (DNS) 151-Kyle Lear

Pure Stock – 1. 21-Jason Stoner[1]; 2. 7N-Rob Nichols[2]; 3. 22-Jamey Swank[3]; 4. 83-Bryan Kerns[4]; 5. 88-Khi Swanger[8]; 6. 8-Jeremy Tinsman[6]; 7. 2-Randy Zechman[5]; 8. 69-Dwayne Snyder[7]; 9. 19M-Bobby Meixsell[10]; 10. 6-Wayne Hawbaker[9]; 11. 28-John Miller[12]; 12. 76-Mason Strait[11]; 13. 57-Brandon Grubb[13]; 14. 10J-Sherman Lynn[14]

Hobby Stock – 1. 22-Codey Breeden[2]; 2. 15-Scot Sipes[5]; 3. 31-Nathaniel Younker[6]; 4. 76-Brady Daniels[3]; 5. 52-Jeff Dillon[7]; 6. ZR1-Zack Reid[8]; 7. 03-Jack Gose[9]; 8. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain[4]; 9. 67-Tony Daniels[1]; 10. 88-Nick Fogel[12]; 11. (DNS) 4-Ricky Michael; 12. (DNS) 64-William Crook; 13. (DNS) 00-Charles Noblitt; 14. (DNS) 57-William Ecton Jr

Grum Memorial Accolades Go to Kyle Larson

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Kyle Larson has been using his time back racing Sprint Cars on a regular basis to his advantage of late in collecting quite a few wins over the last few weeks.

Larson, out of Elk Grove, California drove the Paul Silva No.57 to victory at Hagerstown Speedway on Thursday night in a dominating drive to win the Johnny Grum Memorial in Round 7 of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.

Larson out powered Brock Zerafoss from the pole to maintain the lead coming off of turn two. As the laps clicked down, Larson masterfully navigated through traffic using every groove possible.

As Larson pulled away, Zearfoss, Sammy Swindell, and Brent Marks battled for second, while Danny Dietrich had his hands full racing with Rico Abreu.

Swindell and Marks swapped spots in the runner-up position, and Marks settled in around Swindell before the only caution flag waved on Lap 23 for the spun car of Zearfoss.

On the restart, Larson pulled away from Marks over the final seven laps to take his first career win at Hagerstown. Swindell finished third, followed by Abreu and 2019 Grum Memorial winner Freddie Rahmer in fifth.

“My car was really good……….I could go mostly wherever I wanted to and that helps, especially racing in lapped traffic”, said Larson. “I felt like I lapped a lot of people, so I wanted it to stay green. I felt like I had a big enough gap over second, but I didn’t want to see that caution because I didn’t know where Brent (Marks) was running behind me.”

Notes: Thirty-two teams were pit side on a very warm July evening for the fourth running of the event to honor Grum, the 1966 and 1969 Super Modified/Sprint Car champion.

Out of those 32 cars, Larson was the quickest turning a lap of 15.593 seconds around the Hub City half-mile oval. Larson just missed the weight limit era record of 15.580 seconds set by T.J. Stutts in 2017.

The overall record is still held by Mark Kinser with a 14.945 lap time that has stood since 1999.

Heat winners were Kyle Reinhardt, Marks, Ryan Smith, and Swindell. Robbie Kendall was the B-Main winner.

Feature Results

410 Sprints (30 laps) – 1. Kyle Larson, 2. Brent Marks, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Rico Abreu, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Anthony Macri, 7. Ryan Smith, 8. Danny Dietrich, 9. Chase Dietz (Hard Charger), 10. Mike Wagner, 11. Brock Zearfoss, 12. Kyle Moody, 13. Kyle Reinhardt, 14. Logan Wagner, 15. Chad Trout, 16. Brett Michalski, 17. Robert Ballou, 18. T.J. Stutts, 19. Jared Esh, 20. Justin Whittal, 21. Brandon Rahmer, 22. Lucas Wolfe, 23. Dylan Cisney, 24. Robbie Kendall.

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.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman – (Dual 1) 1. 23-Tyler Emory[4]; 2. 86-Scott Palmer[1]; 3. 44-Shawn Shoemaker[5]; 4. 2-Dan Zechman[3]; 5. 01-James McBee[6]; 6. 51-Cody Lear[2]; 7. 24R-John Rowland[7]

(Dual 2) – 1. 99W-Garrett Walls[1]; 2. 48W-Greg Moore[2]; 3. 08-Keith Koontz[3]; 4. 08K-Zach Kauffman[6]; 5. 11-Austin Warrenfeltz[7]; 6. (DNS) 000-Kyle Lear; 7. (DNS) 85-Rodney Walls

$1,000 Shootout – 1. 23-Tyler Emory[1]; 2. 48W-Greg Moore[4]; 3. 99W-Garrett Walls[2]; 4. 86-Scott Palmer[3]; 5. 08-Keith Koontz[6]; 6. 44-Shawn Shoemaker[5]

FASTRAK Crate Late Models – 1. 37-Devin Brannon[1]; 2. M14-Transtan Stoner[3]; 3. 43A-Tyler Bare[7]; 4. 14C-Chuck Bowie[6]; 5. 5-Levi Crowl[4]; 6. 38L-Nick Love[8]; 7. 27W-Shaun Wetzel[5]; 8. 12R-Michael Raleigh[11]; 9. 200-Samuel Bryant[17]; 10. 41*-Tanner Kerr[23]; 11. 80-Joey Love[13]; 12. 12-Wes Hurd[15]; 13. 14D-Braeden Dillinger[20]; 14. 5E-Glenn Elliott[18]; 15. 12C-Cody Cubbage[19]; 16. 27-Cuyler Upperman[16]; 17. 30B-Allen Brannon[24]; 18. 38-Carl Biddle[22]; 19. 18A-Dustin Arnold[21]; 20. 69-Cecil Cash Jr[9]; 21. 48-Steve Lowery[12]; 22. 71T-Tyler Hoy[14]; 23. 215-Al Shawver Jr[2]; 24. (DQ) 2W-Justin Williams[10]

Pure Stock – 1. 22-Jamey Swank[1]; 2. 65-Dillon Wilson[5]; 3. 21-Jason Stoner[9]; 4. 00-Joshua Bloom[4]; 5. 19-Danny Atherton[6]; 6. 129X-Jimmy Combs[2]; 7. 69-Dwayne Snyder[3]; 8. 214-Kyle Sizemore[11]; 9. 2-Randy Zechman[8]; 10. 6-Wayne Hawbaker[10]; 11. 62-Danny Beavers Jr[14]; 12. 03-Bryan Neff[16]; 13. 56-Gregory Laird[13]; 14. 83-Bryan Kerns[7]; 15. 76-Mason Strait[12]; 16. (DNS) 44-Gerald Burton

Hobby Stock – 1. 22-Kevin Boyer[2]; 2. 76-Brady Daniels[3]; 3. 17-Randy Linaburg[6]; 4. 14-Codey Breeden[1]; 5. ZR1-Zack Reid[8]; 6. 141-Tom Caravello[10]; 7. 75-Courtney Deshong[11]; 8. 00-Charles Noblitt[9]; 9. 41-Sam Caravello[5]; 10. 222-Andrew Fertig[7]; 11. 6C-Tony Catlett[4]; 12. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain[13]; 13. (DNS) 45-John Catlett

Shatzer Scores Hometown Win, Brannons 1-2 at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Dylan Shatzer didn’t have far to go to pick up his first career win in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car competition as the Hagerstown, Maryland resident became the seventh different IMCA RaceSaver winner in seven series events held at Hagerstown Speedway on Dad’s Night Out.

Shatzer dominated the 20 lap feature as he leapt into the lead from his fourth place start on the outside of Scott Lutz and Tom Humphries. Shatzer had a straightaway advantage over Lutz by the fifth circuit and lengthen his lead until Humphries came to a stop bring out a caution.

On the restart, Shatzer again pulled away from Lutz, but Jerald Harris entered into the fold as he got past Lutz for second. With just five laps remaining, Shatzer had another full straightway lead and maintained that margin until the checkered flag.

“I live in Hagerstown. It took me ten minutes to get here today, and it’s my second time racing here ever. Came out on top, so this one really means a lot in front of a lot friends and family”, said Shatzer.

Harris, Lutz, Donny Hendershot and Brad Mellott completed the top five.

Devin Brannon picked up his first career win in FASTRAK Crate Late Model action over his father Allen Brannon. The younger Brannon lead all of the 20 lapper while holding off the elder Brannon in a non-stop race.

Brannon said: “I knew the lapped traffic I seen it coming, and they was gonna be hard to get around, but, I thought my dad was gonna close in on me in lapped traffic and get around me, but I guess we did alright.”

Following the Brannons across the checkered flag was Tyler Bare who just nipped past Levi Crowl for third, and Tyler Hoy finished fifth.

Marvin Winters picked up the win in the 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature driving the second car for racer Barry Miller. The McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania veteran got the jump over Justin Weaver at the start and wired the field for his 47th career win in the LMS division, and his first win in LMS competition since 2004.

Miller drove his new car to a solid third place finish, followed by Rodney Walls and Taylor Farlling.

Jamey Swank made a long tow to Hagerstown from Somerset, Pennsylvania and had a long way to go in the 15 lap Pure Stock feature as he took the win from his 16th-place start on the grid.

Swank passed race-long leader Craig Parrill coming off of turn three to the white flag and held off Parrill to claim his first career win at Hagerstown Spedway.

Following the lead duo at the finish in the top five were Bryan Kerns, Danny Atherton, and Joshua Bloom.

Jonathan Raley held off a hard charging Brady Daniels in a door-to-door battle to win the 15 lap Hobby Stock nightcap. Codey Breeden was third, followed by Sam Caravello in fourth, and Zach Reid in fifth.

Notes: Breeden claimed a $50 hard charger bonus courtesy of Team 11A Racing in memory of Vietnam War veteran and race fan Rodney Bulger and picked up an additional $50 bonus for finishing third in memory of former racer Eric Johnson.

FASTRAK racer Donnie Tepper suffered some misfortunes in his heat race as a few cars got together coming off of turn four causing him to barrel roll a couple of times. Tepper was uninjured.

89 entries across five divisions filled the pit area and another well-supported show of people in the grandstands continues a nice trend for the 2020 season at Hagerstown Speedway.

Feature Results

IMCA RaceSaver Sprints – 1. 75-Dylan Shatzer[4]; 2. J9-Jerald Harris[3]; 3. 33-Scott Lutz[2]; 4. 31-Donny Hendershot[6]; 5. 6X-Brad Mellott[8]; 6. 44V-Daren Bolac[5]; 7. R6-Reed Thompson[7]; 8. 5K-Michael Keeton Jr[10]; 9. 54M-Todd Lynn[15]; 10. 88VA-Bill Rice[12]; 11. 13-Kurt Knepper[9]; 12. 43-Chris Ware[11]; 13. 54-Matt Mullins[13]; 14. 39-Tom Humphries[1]; 15. (DNS) 77-Mike Leraas

FASTRAK Crate Late Models – 1. 37-Devin Brannon[1]; 2. 30B-Allen Brannon[2]; 3. 43A-Tyler Bare[7]; 4. 5-Levi Crowl[3]; 5. 71T-Tyler Hoy[4]; 6. 200-Samuel Bryant[6]; 7. 47-Matt Quade[10]; 8. 66-Justin Kann[12]; 9. 14C-Chuck Bowie[8]; 10. 80-Joey Love[5]; 11. 52-Bryan Benton[9]; 12. M14-Transtan Stoner[14]; 13. 15JR-Ronnie Martin Jr[18]; 14. 27-Cuyler Upperman[15]; 15. 14-Jennae Piper[13]; 16. 12C-Cody Cubbage[16]; 17. 215-Al Shawver Jr[22]; 18. 12R-Michael Raleigh[11]; 19. 38L-Nick Love[20]; 20. 12-Wes Hurd[19]; 21. 38-Carl Biddle[21]; 22. (DNS) 9T-Donnie Tepper

Late Model Sportsman – 1. 88W-Marvin Winters[2]; 2. 2J-Justin Weaver[1]; 3. 88-Barry Miller[10]; 4. 85-Rodney Walls[5]; 5. 48-Donnie Farlling[7]; 6. 82-Andy Fries[8]; 7. 118-Sean Merkel[6]; 8. 44-Shawn Shoemaker[20]; 9. 08K-Zach Kauffman[14]; 10. 53-Tyler Kirby[3]; 11. 8-James Lichliter[21]; 12. 21M-Chad Myers[18]; 13. 8F-Taylor Farlling[12]; 14. 2-Dan Zechman[16]; 15. 11-Austin Warrenfeltz[17]; 16. 21-Jakob Piper[11]; 17. 99W-Garrett Walls[15]; 18. 86-Scott Palmer[9]; 19. 43-Cody Kershner[4]; 20. 36-Sam Archer[13]; 21. 24R-John Rowland[19]

Pure Stock – 1. 22-Jamey Swank[16]; 2. 34C-Craig Parrill[2]; 3. 83-Bryan Kerns[3]; 4. 19-Danny Atherton[4]; 5. 00-Joshua Bloom[17]; 6. 11-Dylan Rutherford[15]; 7. 65-Dillon Wilson[5]; 8. 2-Randy Zechman[6]; 9. 88-Khi Swanger[8]; 10. 56-Gregory Laird[10]; 11. 6-Wayne Hawbaker[9]; 12. 44-Gerald Burton[13]; 13. 76-Mason Strait[11]; 14. 69-Dwayne Snyder[1]; 15. 03-Bryan Neff[14]; 16. 51-Mark Patterson[7]; 17. 10-Andrew Fertig[12]

Hobby Stock – 1. 22-Jonathan Raley[2]; 2. 76-Brady Daniels[4]; 3. 14-Codey Breeden[7]; 4. 41-Sam Caravello[3]; 5. ZR1-Zack Reid[5]; 6. 5-Charlie Clise[1]; 7. 00-Charles Noblitt[8]; 8. 45-John Catlett[10]; 9. 75-Courtney Deshong[9]; 10. 62-Dylan Beavers[13]; 11. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain[6]; 12. 03-Gary Breeden[12]; 13. (DNS) 38M-Matt Mellott

Quade Gets LMS First, Altobelli Scores MAM Opener

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Derick Quade has come close to winning a Late Model Sportsman feature a few times in his career, but the driver hailing from Mechanicsville, Maryland finally saw the checkered flag while leading to score his first ever LMS win at Hagerstown Speedway.

Quade came from sixth to take the lead from veteran Scott Palmer on Lap 13 of the 20 lap feature event following a restart with a topside pass off of turn two down the backstretch.

With four laps to go, another restart was needed, and Quade fended off Palmer’s challenge on the last lap to hang onto victory.

“It’s never easy here. We’d always start out good here, but could never finish it off for some reason. This place has been a struggle for a long time, and I’m just super excited to get this one. This is awesome”, said Quade.

Rounding out the top five were James Lichliter, Dan Zechman, and 12th-place starter Taylor Farlling.

Michael Altobelli scored the series season opener for the Mid Atlantic Modifieds in race that had a tough time getting started. But once it got rolling, Altobelli battled Ray Kable for several laps before taking command and going away to his third career win at Hagerstown.

Finishing third was former MAM series champion Brad Kling, followed by Mike Corbin who came from 13th on the grid to finish fourth, and fifth place finisher Carl McKinney.

The Pure Stock and Hobby Stock divisions each raced in a split feature format. Jeremy Tinsman and Wayne Hawbaker each scored a PS feature win, while Brady Daniels and Craig Kline took home the checkered flags in HS.

Notes: Once again, Hagerstown Speedway played host to a grand field of cars in the pit area with the MAM having the most at 44 cars entered for competition. It was also another show on a very racy surface that was well-supported in the grandstands.

LMS rookie Austin Warrenfeltz made a great charge from 21st to 10th, as did MAM competitor Justin Cullum, respectively.

Hawbaker’s PS win was his first since 2011, ending a long drought from victory lane, and Kline’s win was his first in HS. Even though Kline had never officially retired from racing, he said that it had been “quite a while” since he last raced.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman – 1. 74-Derick Quade[6]; 2. 86-Scott Palmer[2]; 3. 8-James Lichliter[9]; 4. 2-Dan Zechman[8]; 5. 8F-Taylor Farlling[12]; 6. 08-Keith Koontz[3]; 7. 43-Cody Kershner[15]; 8. 11S-Austin Stover[4]; 9. 85-Rodney Walls[1]; 10. 11-Austin Warrenfeltz[21]; 11. 21-Jakob Piper[18]; 12. 5X-Brad Omps[13]; 13. 08K-Zach Kauffman[11]; 14. 16-Justin Dillman[24]; 15. 24R-John Rowland[20]; 16. 99W-Garrett Walls[19]; 17. 15-Jordan Kaufman[14]; 18. 12-Wes Hurd[22]; 19. 38-Carl Biddle[23]; 20. 39-Tom Chaffins[25]; 21. 19-Jonathan DeHaven[17]; 22. 11B-Ronnie Bottenfield[10]; 23. 48-Donnie Farlling[5]; 24. 17H-Richard Hawkins[16]; 25. (DNS) 0TWO-Randy Burkholder; 26. (DNS) 36-Sam Archer

Mid Atlantic Modifieds – 1. 95-Michael Altobelli [4]; 2. 90-Ray Kable[1]; 3. 11-Brad Kling[5]; 4. 25-Mike Corbin[13]; 5. 6M-Carl McKinney[8]; 6. 41-Cody Williams[15]; 7. 51-Joey Polevoy[9]; 8. 5-Jerry Foster[10]; 9. 36G-Brandon Galloway[11]; 10. 95J-Justin Cullum[21]; 11. 1$-Dale Smith[12]; 12. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[6]; 13. 26D-Derek Deusenberry[2]; 14. 43-Josh Harris[23]; 15. 21H-Kyle Lloyd[22]; 16. 55-Alyssa Rowe[24]; 17. 20-Travis Clower[18]; 18. 59-Doug Stine[14]; 19. D3-Curtis Dunn[16]; 20. 80-Keith Reed[19]; 21. 4-Nick DiBella[17]; 22. 12R-Ty Rhoades[7]; 23. 8-Tim Fedder[3]; 24. 60-Brandon Householder[20]; 25. 0-Haley Kaiser[25]

Pure Stock – (Feature One) 1. 8-Jeremy Tinsman[1]; 2. 34C-Craig Parrill[5]; 3. 21-Jason Stoner[4]; 4. 19-Danny Atherton[9]; 5. 65-Dillon Wilson[7]; 6. 129X-Jimmy Combs[3]; 7. 69-Hunter Snyder[8]; 8. 56-Gregory Laird[6]; 9. 83-Bryan Kerns[2]

(Feature Two) 1. 6-Wayne Hawbaker[1]; 2. 2-Randy Zechman[3]; 3. 51-Mark Patterson[5]; 4. 44-Gerald Burton[4]; 5. 76-Mason Strait[6]; 6. 18-Chris Transeau[8]; 7. 62-Danny Beavers Jr[2]; 8. 10-Andrew Fertig[7]

Hobby Stock – (Feature One)  1. 76-Brady Daniels[2]; 2. 19-Mike Fuller[1]; 3. 14-Codey Breeden[3]; 4. 22-Robert Thompson[6]; 5. 75-Courtney Deshong[7]; 6. (DNS) 15-Scot Sipes; 7. (DNS) 41-Sam Caravello

(Feature 2)  1. 03-Craig Kline[1]; 2. 00-Charles Noblitt[3]; 3. 04-Dakota Moreland[6]; 4. ZR1-Zack Reid[2]; 5. 62-Dylan Beavers[7]; 6. 17-Randy Linaburg[5]; 7. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain[4]

Weaver, Tinsman, and Breeden Grab Hub City Honors

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Justin Weaver may have started on the pole position, but he didn’t lead every lap and had to battle his way to victory to take the honors in winning the very competitive Late Model Sportsman portion of the Hub City 100.

The 3-time LMS track champion from Williamsport, Maryland had to battle Bunker Hill, West Virginia’s Andy Anderson early and often as Anderson took the lead at the start and the second lap.

On the third circuit, Weaver drove his familiar No.2j back around Anderson’s Bruce Kane owned No.25 to lead before a caution for the broken driveshaft of Dan Zechman brought the first of two immediate caution flags.

The next caution happened on the restart as a five car pileup brought the field back on the yellow flag.

Once the feature resumed, Anderson passed Weaver to regain the lead coming off the second corner to lead the fourth lap. Anderson held off Weaver until near the halfway point before the pair swapped the lead at laps 15 and 16.

As they approached traffic, they stayed side-by-side for a few more laps before Weaver nosed past Anderson to lead the twentieth lap. Weaver was then able to place a distance of a quarter straightaway over Anderson, and maintained that distance through heavier traffic until the checkered flag flew at Lap 35.

The win was worth $2,000 and was Weaver’s 28th LMS career win.

“Yeah, he (Anderson) was pretty good there in the beginning, and I knew we had a good piece. I didn’t know if I had a good enough piece to get back by him, but we kept working that bottom…..It just all worked out. I think Andy wore his stuff out there at the end, and we just had a good piece at the end”, Weaver stated in victory lane.

Finishing behind Anderson in third was Dillan Stake, while Spike Moore and Marvin Winters made up the top five.

The 25 lap Pure Stock featured numerous battles for the lead with several lead changes amongst a few drivers. But it began with a quick caution for the spun car of Wayne Hawbaker that setup a complete restart.

That restart came at a cost to eight competitors in a massive pileup coming to the green flag that led to red flag and lengthy delay to clear the wreckage. All those involved were uninjured.

Craig Parrill lead the way for five laps before yielding the position to Jasen Geesaman. Geesaman was strong as Parrill faded back, while Rob Nichols entered the picture. Nichols battled past Parrill on Lap 9 into second place, then Jeremy Tinsman made his presence known.

Tinsman worked his way around Michael Warrenfeltz and Geesaman into second, and was hounding Nichols for the lead before Parrill stopped on the track in turn four to bring out the caution on Lap 17.

On the restart, Nichols passed Geesaman to lead Lap 18, and another caution flag waved. Geeseman then lost a few spots as this put Tinsman on the hunt for Nichols.

With just three laps to go, Tinsman passed Nichols, then Nichols returned the favor racing door-to-door to reclaim the lead briefly before breaking with two laps remaining.

This put Jason Stoner on Tinsman the final restart with a side by side battle to the finish with Tinsman taking the win by just a car length in a thrilling finish.

Warrenfeltz  held on to third, while Joshua Bloom quietly came from mid-pack to take fourth, and Hawbaker made up for his earlier miscue to finish fifth.

The Hobby Stock nightcap will be best remembered for the finish as two young drivers battled for the same piece of real estate coming to the checkered flag reminiscent of Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch in 2003 at Darlington Raceway.

Last week’s winner Brady Daniels took the lead from Tom Caravello on the fifth lap, and led at the tenth lap when a caution flag setup the last five laps and a wild finish.

Codey Breeden, driving a borrowed car moved into second, and began his chase of Daniels. With a lap to go, Breeden closed in Daniels’ bumper. Coming to the checkered flag, Breeden got underneath Daniels off of turn four, and made contact enough that squeezed Daniels into the outside wall and enough to squeak by to claim his first career win.

Cody Sumption, Sam Caravello, and Kevin Boyer completed the top five.

Notes: Another great turnout of entries in the pit area for the Hub City 100 showed up as there were 53 Late Model Sportsman, 29 Pure Stocks, and 24 Hobby Stocks in action.

Weaver set fast time with a lap of 19.380 seconds in LMS time trials. Unofficially, practice times in hot laps eclipsed the official track record lap times in the LMS and PS divisions.

It was a typical “full moon” night that was long, but saw plenty of action. However, because of an impending curfew time, track officials made the decision to cut the laps of the LMS and HS features to 35 and 15 laps from 50 and 25 laps, respectively.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman –  1. 2J-Justin Weaver[1]; 2. 25-Andy Anderson[2]; 3. D19-Dillan Stake[4]; 4. 48W-Greg Moore[3]; 5. 88-Marvin Winters[8]; 6. 74-Derick Quade[5]; 7. 21-Chad Myers[19]; 8. 23-Tyler Emory[7]; 9. 33K-Devin Hart[9]; 10. 82-Andy Fries[16]; 11. 86-Scott Palmer[10]; 12. 43-Cody Kershner[11]; 13. 44-Shawn Shoemaker[17]; 14. 6D-Wayne Dillman[21]; 15. 08-Keith Koontz[12]; 16. 92-Walter Crouch[22]; 17. 15K-Bruce Kane[18]; 18. 72D-Dale Murphy[24]; 19. 5X-Brad Omps[23]; 20. 88X-Devin Weyandt[6]; 21. 48-Donnie Farlling[14]; 22. 8-James Lichliter[13]; 23. 2-Dan Zechman[15]; 24. 33T-Trent Brenneman[20]

Pure Stock – 8-Jeremy Tinsman[8]; 2. 21-Jason Stoner[3]; 3. 55-Michael Warrenfeltz[1]; 4. 00-Joshua Bloom[7]; 5. 6-Wayne Hawbaker[18]; 6. 28-Ethan Ours[19]; 7. 83-Bryan Kerns[21]; 8. 11-Dylan Rutherford[11]; 9. 3J-Jerry Jenkins Jr[14]; 10. 54-Delmer Grady[24]; 11. 7N-Rob Nichols[9]; 12. 81-Jasen Geesaman[4]; 13. 3W-Branson Woodward[5]; 14. 34C-Craig Parrill[2]; 15. 47-Anastasios Loizos[23]; 16. 129X-Jimmy Combs[6]; 17. 21W-Will Walls[13]; 18. 65-Dillon Wilson[10]; 19. S7-Kory Sites[12]; 20. 22-Jamey Swank[16]; 21. 19-Danny Atherton[15]; 22. 214-Kyle Sizemore[20]; 23. 2-Randy Zechman[17]; 24. 69-Dwayne Snyder[22]

Hobby Stock – 1. 03-Codey Breeden[6]; 2. 76-Brady Daniels[3]; 3. 20-Cody Sumption[9]; 4. 41-Sam Caravello[4]; 5. 22-Kevin Boyer[5]; 6. 100-Dalton Dillman[12]; 7. 38M-Matt Mellott[13]; 8. 15-Scot Sipes[15]; 9. 17-Randy Linaburg[2]; 10. 04-Dakota Moreland[18]; 11. ZR1-Zack Reid[16]; 12. 45-John Catlett[19]; 13. 28-Brad Umbrell[14]; 14. 62-Dylan Beavers[11]; 15. 141-Tom Caravello[1]; 16. 75-Justin Rosenberger[8]; 17. 00-Charles Noblitt[10]; 18. 19-Mike Fuller[7]; 19. (DNS) 12LC-Laura Chamberlain; 20. (DNS) 5-Charlie Clise; 21. (DNS) 64-William Crook; 22. (DNS) 51-Seth Jones; 23. (DNS) 03-Craig Kline; 24. (DNS) 0-Jamie Mills