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Kane, Warrenfeltz, & Boozel Score Wins at Hagerstown, Johnson Memorial Postponed

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Bruce Kane scored his first Late Model Sportsman win of the season after a wild three-wide battle for the lead with race leader Cody Kershner and Randy Burkholder following the final restart on Lap 16 of the 20 lap feature event.

Kershner wasted no time taking the lead from Taylor Farling on the fourth circuit, and appeared to be in control until a late caution came up, setting up the mad dash to the finish.

On the final restart, Kane pulled ahead of the group, as Burkholder followed and Kershner faded to third over the last few laps. Taylor Farling finished fourth and Chad Myers finished fifth.

Michael Warrenfeltz picked up his third Pure Stock feature win of 2019. Warrenfeltz took the lead on Lap 3, and never looked back over the remaining twelve laps of the 15 lap feature event.

Danny Atherton finished second; Randy Zechman was third, followed by Joshua Bloom and Sam Gallagher respectively to complete the top five.

In support division action, Eric Boozel wired the field to pick up the 10 lap U-Car feature win.

The Eric Johnson Memorial for Hobby Stocks got two laps completed before the rains came in a thunderstorm with plenty of lightning that lit up the skies surrounding Hagerstown Speedway. That race will continue from where it left off on July 6 when the Mason Dixon Shootout Series and the Mid Atlantic Modifieds return.

Brady Daniels was the race leader at the time the feature was halted, and will pace the field for the final 13 laps remaining.

Notes – Ryan Lester set quick time in Hobby Stock time trials with a 23.948 second lap. He was the only driver out of 26 entries that turned a sub-24 second lap.

While awaiting repairs to be completed to his own car from a crash last week, Pure Stock driver Dwayne Snyder was scheduled to drive the borrowed car of Brian Swiger before mechanical woes ended his time behind the wheel of that car during hot laps. Tike Loizos then loaned Snyder his ride for the remainder of the evening.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman (20 laps) – 1. 1K-Bruce Kane, [3]; 2. 77-Randy Burkholder, [8]; 3. 43-Cody Kershner, [5]; 4. 8F-Taylor Farlling, [1]; 5. 21-Chad Myers, [9]; 6. 8-James Lichliter, [7]; 7. 08-Keith Koontz, [12]; 8. 000-Paul Cursey Jr., [4]; 9. 2-Dan Zechman, [6]; 10. 11B-Ronnie Bottenfield, [22]; 11. 28Z-Ryan Zook, [11]; 12. 12K-Jared Fulkroad, [15]; 13. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., [14]; 14. 77S-Elwood Sord, [17]; 15. 39-Tom Chaffins, [19]; 16. 24R-John Rowland, [20]; 17. 116-Travis Mease, [13]; 18. 85-Rodney Walls, [2]; 19. 93-Cory Lawler, [10]; 20. 6-Corry Gingerich, [16]; 21. 72D-Dale Murphy, [18]  DNS-Zach Kauffman

Pure Stock – 1. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, [6]; 2. 19-Danny Atherton, [7]; 3. 2-Randy Zechman, [4]; 4. 00-Joshua Bloom, [2]; 5. 25J-Sam Gallagher, [3]; 6. 65-Dillon Wilson, [8]; 7. 47-Dwayne Snyder, [9]; 8. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [5]; 9. 25-Jeremy Mills, [1]; 10. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [10]  DNS-Gregory Laird, Jamie Zentmyer ,Tike Loizos

U-Cars – 1. Eric Boozel, 2. Rob Rudisill, Jr., 3. Matt Worley, 4. Kayla Bookwalter

Kyle Lee Triumphs in Sagi Tribute at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Kyle Lee drove his way to the Super Late Model triumph in the 3rd-annual Frank Sagi Tribute on Sunday evening at Hagerstown Speedway.

Pole sitter Jason Covert and Marvin Winters paced the field from the front row, and Winters powered into the lead in his throwback of Tom Peck’s “Fireball 40”.

A caution for a multi-car pileup quickly negated Winters’ lead, but he was able to maintain his position over Covert following the restart, until he slowed going into turn four on the seventh lap.

Covert inherited the lead following the stoppage for Winters, but another multi-car incident following the restart bunched the field back up.

This time, Covert had Lee to contend with, and on Lap 8, Lee drove underneath the potent No.72 machine for the lead off of turn two.

Lee began to stretch out his lead by a two second margin at the halfway point, and then began navigating traffic on Lap 19. The Mercersburg, Pennsylvania driver maneuvered his No.2t through the back markers to keep Covert at bay and take the checkered flag.

Lee said in his interview: “I was really sad for what happened to Marvin.  I’m not exactly sure what happened, but that put us in a good spot on the next restart with Covert, and we just got lucky. I’m glad he chose the top lane and we were really working on the bottom. He kind of missed going into turn one and two, and that was it, man. The car was really, really good tonight.”

Covert held on to second, fending off a fast-closing Trever Feathers coming from tenth to finish third. Rounding out the top five were Gene Knaub, and Tyler Bare.

Scott Palmer picked up the Late Model Sportsman win after battling Derick Quade for the lead in the closing laps.

Quade led up until Lap 14 when Palmer used the low side off of turn four to take the lead away. Palmer’s lead was quickly negated a lap later when a caution came out for the spun car of Zach Kauffman. On the restart, Quade reclaimed the top spot from Palmer and held it until his car pushed hard into the cushion entering turn two, and Palmer moved back out front with the winning pass with two laps to go on the low side to take the victory.

Following Palmer and Quade at the finish were Barry Miller, Bruce Kane, and Randy Burkholder.

A multi-car melee marred the opening lap shortly after the green flag fell on the frontstretch of the Pure Stock feature event. No drivers were injured.

After a complete restart with the remaining cars, Craig Parrill powered past Danny Atherton up high off of turn two to lead the field, and then quickly had Michael Warrenfeltz in pursuit.

Parrill and Warrnefeltz battled side-by-side for most the feature event, until Warrenfeltz ran into the lapped car of Jeremy Mills, bringing out the final caution with just a couple laps to go.

Parrill led the restart and at the white flag lap, but Warrenfeltz was able to pull alongside the leader halfway down the backstretch, and into the lead going in to turn three over the remaining quarter of a lap to grab the win.

Parrill held off Randy Zechman to keep second, Atherton was fourth, and Joshua Bloom was fifth.

Notes: 29 Super Late Models, 30 Late Model Sportsman, and 22 Pure Stocks came out to race on this Sunday special, along with the fans and many retired drivers from the past converged at Hagerstown Speedway.

Covert set fast time during a timed hot lap session with a best lap of 18.789 seconds.

Longtime fans will recognize the name Tom Peck.  The 66 year-old from McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania former racer was the special guest of honor for the 2019 Frank Sagi Tribute. He was best known for driving the “Flaming Fireball 40”, and was one of the best Super Late Model drivers on dirt before leaving the local scene to go racing in what was known as the NASCAR Busch Grand National series.

A feature winner of 171 races, Peck won 43 of them at Hagerstown along with two track championships in 1980 and 1986. Peck’s final feature win at Hagerstown came on September 5, 1988 before departing the dirt world for NASCAR where he finished fifth in BGN points during the 1990 season. His final race competed in was in 1995.

Logan Wagner made his Super Late Model debut behind the wheel of the Coleman Farms No.72, and had a tough time adapting, but put forth a valiant effort to make the show. He was awarded a provisional where he started 25th, and finished in 19th after falling out of the race.

Feature Results

Super Late Models (25 Laps) – 1. 2T-Kyle Lee, [5]; 2. 72C-Jason Covert, [1]; 3. 20-Trever Feathers, [10]; 4. 1-Gene Knaub, [7]; 5. B8-Tyler Bare, [4]; 6. 30-Allen Brannon, [12]; 7. 66C-Matt Cosner, [3]; 8. 2J-Justin Weaver, [6]; 9. 2-Dan Stone, [8]; 10. 14-Tyler Horst, [13]; 11. 41-Andy Anderson, [16]; 12. 44-Gary Stuhler, [14]; 13. 5-Brad Omps, 21]; 14. 86-Scott Palmer, [9]; 15. 85-Rodney Walls, [20]; 16. 11-Kirk Baker, [24]; 17. 59-Chad Julius, [22]; 18. 68-Nathan LaSalle, [18]; 19. 72-Logan Wagner, [25]; 20. F1-Colbey Frye, [15]; 21. 94-Jason Miller, [19]; 22. 5E-Glenn Elliott, [23]; 23. 17-Nick Dickson, [17]; 24. 40-Marvin Winters, [2]; 25. 36V-Kyle Hardy, [11]

Late Model Sportsman (20 Laps) – 1. 86-Scott Palmer,[3]; 2. 74-Derick Quade, [1]; 3. 88-Barry Miller, [2]; 4. 1K-Bruce Kane, [5]; 5. 77-Randy Burkholder, [4]; 6. 43-Cody Kershner, [14]; 7. 21-Chad Myers, [11]; 8. 8-James Lichliter, [9]; 9. 48W-Greg Moore, [8]; 10. 118-Sean Merkel, [17]; 11. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., [6]; 12. 44-Dylan Lewis, [7]; 13. 53-Tyler Kirby, [20]; 14. 000-Paul Cursey Jr., [15]; 15. 92-Frankie Gordon, [18]; 16. 5-Levi Crowl, [19]; 17. 8H-Travis Wilson, [16]; 18. 93-Cory Lawler, [24]; 19. 08K-Zach Kauffman, [13]; 20. 77S-Elwood Sord, [22]; 21. 15-Trae Armel, [23]; 22. 39-Ryan Walls, [10]; 23. 33K-Alan Sagi, [12]; 24. 72D-Dale Murphy,[21]

Pure Stock (15 Laps)– 1. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, [3]; 2. 3-Craig Parrill, [2]; 3. 2-Randy Zechman, [7]; 4. 19-Danny Atherton, [1]; 5. 00-Joshua Bloom, [17]; 6. 65-Dillon Wilson, [10]; 7. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [6]; 8. 59-Mike Desch, 16]; 9. 72M-Russel Shoop, [21]; 10. 15-Ricky Feltner, [13]; 11. 25-Jeremy Mills, [19]; 12. 47-Tike Loizos, [20]; 13. 29-Jason Gilliland, [18]; 14. 55-Jonathan Raley, [8]; 15. 12S-Tony Stoneberger, [4]; 16. 38M-Matt Mellott, [15]; 17. 54-Dylan Rutherford, [5]; 18. 25X-Rodney Miner, [22]; 19. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [9]; 20. 2W-Brian Walls,[12]; 21. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [11]; 22. 57H-TJ Henry, [14]

Harris Scores IMCA Open Wheel Madness Win at Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Jerald Harris picked up the 25 lap IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprint feature win on Open Wheel Madness night at Hagerstown Speedway on June 15.

The Rockingham, Virginia driver took the lead from Erin Statler off the front row at the start of the race, but a caution flag quickly setup a restart after Lap 1 for the stopped car of Dylan Proctor.

Harris remained in the lead following the restart, until a sixth lap red flag unfurled for the flipped car of Stevie Kenawell in turn one. He climbed out of the car under his own power.

On Lap 7, Dave Grube moved into second, and Ken Duke, Jr. moved into third and began to chase Harris as the lead trio began to break away from the field.

Harris began to navigate lapped traffic at the halfway point, and was never seriously challenged for the lead, as Grube and Duke dueled for the runner-up spot.

Meanwhile, Zach Newlin and Drew Ritchey moved into the top five. They began battling within the top five with Grube and Duke. Ritchey powered in third around Duke in the closing laps, while Harris motored on to victory.

“It was a great track. We set the car up dead loose, we didn’t have enough tire to get the stagger so we adjusted. French Grimes helped me adjust it to get it to run in the top, he pretty much set it up, and I just steered it.”, said Harris in his winner’s interview.

Grube held onto second, Ritchey was third, Duke was fourth, and Newlin was fifth.

Jim Young wired the field from start to finish in the 15 lap 600 Micro Sprint feature. Young held off Mike Thompson and pulled away to almost a three second advantage at the finish.

The race was only interrupted by one caution as Hannah Riser went up in a big plume of smoke entering turn one at the end of the third lap.

Following Young and Thompson at the finish were Travis Keiser, Trent Yoder, and Jayden Wolf.

Chad Myers took the lead away from his brother Cory Myers on the second lap of the 12 lap 270 Micro feature, and led the rest of the way to take the checkered flag.

Cory Myers fell back to third, but battled past Levi Peck on the final lap to reclaim the runner-up position. Peck was third, followed by Zachary Glass, and Brian Marriott completed the top five.

Notes: 29 IMCA RaceSaver Sprints were on hand in the interregional event that once again put on a great show for the fans. Ritchey came from 10th to 3rd, and Jake Frye finished 7th after starting 15th.

The 600 and 270 Micro Sprint winners each thanked Hagerstown Speedway for hosting the divisions and expressed interest in wanting to come back to race in the future.

Hagerstown Speedway will be off next Saturday night, but will be in action on Sunday evening, June 23 for the 3rd annual Frank Sagi Tribute featuring special guest Tom Peck.

Feature Results

IMCA RaceSaver Sprints – 1. J9-Jerald Harris,[2]; 2. 3D-Dave Grube,[3]; 3. 880-Drew Ritchey, [10]; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr., [6]; 5. 11Z-Zachary Newlin, [7]; 6. 2-Erin Statler, [1]; 7. 56-Jake Frye, [15]; 8. 33-Scott Lutz, [8]; 9. 36-Jaremi Hanson, [12]; 10. 0-Kyle Ganoe, [11]; 11. 26-Ryan Lynn, [5]; 12. 86-Ron Aurand, [9]; 13. 99-Cale Reigle, [13]; 14. 17X-Kyle Keen, [24]; 15. 78-Justin Clark, [22]; 16. 6X-Brad Mellott, [18]; 17. 77-Mike Leraas, [23]; 18. 23-Samantha Lieberman, [19]; 19. R6-Reed Thompson, [28]; 20. 46-Michael Alleman, [4]; 21. 88VA-Bill Rice, [29]; 22. 43-Chris Ware, [25]; 23. 17K-Stevie Kenawell, [14]; 24. 8D-Scott Ellerman, [21]; 25. 6-Tony Harris, [26]; 26. 31-Donny Hendershot, [20]; 27. 92-Dylan Proctor, [16] DNS-Daren Bolac, Kurt Knepper

600 Micro – 1. 8-Jim Young, [1]; 2. 11-Mike Thompson, [2]; 3. 42K-Travis Keiser, [5]; 4. 66-Trent Yoder, [3]; 5. 7-Jayden Wolf, [4]; 6. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [8]; 7. 12E-Riley Emig, [7]; 8. 14K-Hannah Riser, [6]

270 Micro – 1. 8D-Chad Myers, [3]; 2. 20-Cory Myers, [1]; 3. 64-Levi Peck, [4]; 4. 84-Zachary Glass, [2]; 5. 1B-Brian Marriott, [6]; 6. 44-Steven Cox, [9]; 7. 37-Tyler Brown, [5]; 8. 6-Tim McClelland, [7]; 9. 2-Chris Kennedy, [12]; 10. 46-Colton Hendershot, [8]; 11. 19-Steven Daron, [10]; 12. 12-Bryce Trone, [11]

Corbin Wins 6th MAM Race of the Season at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Mike Corbin has been finding his way to victory lane often in 2019, and he was able to do it for a sixth time in Mid Atlantic Modifieds competition, this time at Hagerstown Speedway where the Winchester, Virginia driver is no stranger to victory lane.

Corbin drove his Ernie D’s Enterprises No.25 from the seventh spot on the grid into second on the fifth lap, and around race leader Rick Hulson on Lap 6.

Corbin survived a few restarts with Hulson and later Ray Kable in pursuit of his lead, but he was able to withstand the challenges of his competition and claim the 20 lap victory.

“Yeah, this means a lot. Me and my guys worked their tails off this week hoping we’d end up here, and with Lady Luck, here we are.”, said Corbin in his winner’s interview.

Kable, Hulson, Cody Williams, and Brad Kling completed the top five.

Dillon Wilson held off Danny Atherton for all 15 laps of the Pure Stock feature, including a final charge at the checkered flag to take his first win of the season by a car length.

Wilson fought off all challenges for the lead in a race that was only stopped by one caution, for the spun car of Doug Hoffman. Atherton valiantly tried to pass Wilson on the restart, but didn’t have enough to get the lead.

Finishing third was Dwayne Snyder, followed by Mike Desch and Wayne Hawbaker in the top five.

Brady Daniels bounced back from last week’s disqualification for unapproved tires to pick up his second official Hobby Stock win in three weeks. The teenage racer moved into the lead on the third lap, and held off a strong challenge from Kevin Thomas over the remaining twelve laps to secure the victory in the nonstop feature event.

Rounding out the top five were Mike Fuller, Sam Caravello, and Billy Ecton, Jr.

In support division action, Steve Axtell, Jr.  took the checkered flag over a fast closing Matt Wallace in the 15 lap LaSalle Crate Modified feature. Andy Swope, Cameron Campbell, and Scott Daniels were in the top five.

Adam Campbell took the win in the nonstop U-Car feature over Matt Worley, Robbie Carroll, Ryan Peer, and Tim Raup, and picking up the Penn-Mar Vintage racers nightcap was Brett Perigo.

Feature Results

Mid Atlantic Modifieds – 1. 25-Mike Corbin, [7]; 2. 90-Ray Kable, [5]; 3. 40-Rick Hulson, [3]; 4. 41-Cody Williams, [13]; 5. 11-Brad Kling, [6]; 6. 95J-Justin Cullum, [8]; 7. 55C-Cody Oliver, [11]; 8. 62-Mark Jones, [12]; 9. 51-Joey Polevoy, [2]; 10. 7H-Josh Hughes, [1]; 11. 33-Hunter McClendon, [9]; 12. 0-Haley Kaiser, [20]; 13. 36G-Brandon Galloway, [27]; 14. 44W-Tommy Whitt, [4]; 15. 1N-Hunter Nester, [18]; 16. 8M-Jeffrey McCauley, [17]; 17. 21H-Kyle Lloyd, [14]; 18. 13G-David Green, [26]; 19. H20-Ridge Bookwalter, [22]; 20. 2J-Michael Pappas, [24]; 21. 17-Andy Bosley, [28]; 22. 55-Will Rowe, [16]; 23. 21J-Curtis Mason, [25]; 24. 44-Frank DiBella, [19]; 25. 19-Jacob White, [21]; 26. 80-Keith Reed, [15]; 27. 7-George Gutridge [23] DQ -Jerry Foster

Pure Stock – 1. 65-Dillon Wilson, [2]; 2. 19-Danny Atherton, [4]; 3. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [7]; 4. 59-Mike Desch, [1]; 5. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [9]; 6. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [5]; 7. 75-Marshall McMullen, [6]; 8. 2-Randy Zechman, [12]; 9. 00-Joshua Bloom, [11]; 10. S7-Doug Hoffman, [3]; 11. 7-Brian Swiger, [10]; 12. 25-Jeremy Mills, [13]; 13. 12S-Tony Stoneberger [8]; DNS -Gregory Laird

Hobby Stock – 1. 76-Brady Daniels, [3]; 2. 03-Kevin Thomas, [5]; 3. 19-Mike Fuller, [2]; 4. 41-Sam Caravello, [7]; 5. 57-William Ecton Jr., [6]; 6. 67-William Ecton Sr., [4]; 7. 11A-James Speelman, [9]; 8. 43-Jason Sarver, [1]; 9. 15-Scot Sipes, [10]; 10. 11M-Gene Miller, [8]; 11. 45-John Catlett, [12]; 12. 64-William Crook, [11]; 13. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [13]; 14. 10-Drew Fertig, [15] DNS-Codey Breeden

LaSalle Crate Modifieds – 1. 07-Steve Axtell Jr, [7]; 2. 58-Matt Wallace, [8]; 3. 70-Andy Swope, [5]; 4. 8-Cameron Campbell, [4]; 5. 10-Scott Daniels, [6]; 6. 85C-Zane Cogan, [9]; 7. 17-Bill Van Meter, [10]; 8. 23-Jimmy Iser, [3]; 9. 72-Jason Lint, [1]; 10. 00-Keith Van Horn, [11]; 11. 44-Scott Corbin, [2]

U-Cars – 1. 2C-Adam Campbell, [1]; 2. 6-Matt Worley, [4]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll, [3]; 4. 64-Ryan Peer, [2]; 5. 19-Tim Raup, [5]; 6. 2T-Tim Campbell, [7]; 7. 23B-Derek Iser, [6] DNS-Kevin Banzhoff

Emotional Hub City Win Goes to Weaver

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Emotions were high in victory lane with Justin Weaver as he took the checkered flag in the 35 lap Late Model Sportsman portion of the Hub City 100 at Hagerstown Speedway.

Weaver took the lead from Jonathan DeHaven on the fourth lap, and survived a few cautions before driving the No.2j to the $1,500 victory for his second LMS win of the season.

Weaver lost his grandmother earlier in the week, and he didn’t hold back in his interview with Danny Wilson.

With a cracking voice, Weaver said: “I don’t know I’ll be able to get through this or not. This one’s for my grandmother, man. We lost her this week, and this win’s for her. I just got to thank all of these guys, they worked so hard this week. It just feels good to stand here after the week we’ve had.”

Finishing second was Barry Miller, who recovered from a spin on Lap 18 to race through the field on his way to the runner-up spot. DeHaven was third, Spike Moore was fourth, and James Lichliter was fifth.

Michael Warrenfeltz returned after a few weeks absence to pick up the 25 Lap Cornett Tribute and the $500 that went to the winner.

As the race began, not even a full lap was complete before a multi-car pileup took out the cars of Danny Atherton, Bryan Kerns, and Drew Fertig.

Doug Hoffman led the first few laps before Warrenfeltz and Dillon Wilson battled him for the lead, then slight contact in the battle for the lead shuffled Hoffman back to third on Lap 7.

Warrenfeltz and Wilson pulled away, as Hoffman battled Dwayne Snyder and Tony Stoneberger for third.

Even while fighting an ill-handling car, Warrenfeltz was able to maintain his sizeable lead throughout the contest, and take the win.

Wilson, Hoffman, Snyder and Stoneberger completed the top five.

Kevin Thomas, Jr. picked up the 25 lap Hobby Stock win by default after race winner Brady Daniels was disqualified for using unapproved tires.

Receiving credit for the top five after the technical infraction were Thomas, Billy Ecton Sr.,Billy Ecton Jr., Sam Caravello, and James Speelman.

Tim Raup took advantage of race leader Adam Campbell’s misfortune in the 15 lap U-Car feature when Campbell’s car slowed drastically with a few laps to go. Campbell was able to keep going long enough to finish second, and Kayla Bookwalter finished third.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman – 1. 2J-Justin Weaver, [1]; 2. 88-Barry Miller, [7]; 3. 13D-Jonathan DeHaven, [2]; 4. 48W-Greg Moore, [4]; 5. 8-James Lichliter, [5]; 6. 39W-Ryan Walls, [11]; 7. 77-Randy Burkholder, 3]; 8. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., [16]; 9. 000-Paul Cursey Jr., [9]; 10. 08K-Zach Kauffman, [10]; 11. 08-Keith Koontz, [12]; 12. 1S-Brandon Seibert, [8]; 13. 17X-Jim McBee, [14]; 14. 77S-Elwood Sord, [15]; 15. 86-Scott Palmer, [6]; 16. 43-Cody Kershner, [13]; 17. 85-Rodney Walls, [17]; 18. 24R-John Rowland, [18]; 19. 11B-Ronnie Bottenfield, [22]; DNS-Doug Legum, Carl Biddle, Tom Chaffins

Pure Stock – 1. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, [7]; 2. 65-Dillon Wilson, [2]; 3. S7-Doug Hoffman, [1]; 4. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [4]; 5. 12S-Tony Stoneberger, [9]; 6. 30-Bob Egley, [10]; 7. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, 11]; 8. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [12]; 9. 2-Randy Zechman, [13]; 10. 7-Brian Swiger, [19]; 11. 47-Tike Loizos, [14]; 12. 56-Gregory Laird, [15]; 13. 25-Jeremy Mills, [17]; 14. 55-Robert Thompson, [18]; 15. 59-Mike Desch, [5]; 16. 00-Joshua Bloom, [3]; 17. 19-Danny Atherton, [6]; 18. 83-Bryan Kerns, [8]; 19. 10-Andrew Fertig, [16]

Hobby Stock – 1. 03-Kevin Thomas,  [5]; 2. 67-William Ecton Sr., [14]; 3. 57-William Ecton Jr., [4]; 4. 41-Sam Caravello, [10]; 5. 11A-James Speelman, [12]; 6. 45-John Catlett, [9]; 7. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [1]; 8. 28-Brad Umbrell, [13]; 9. 7K-Michael Knight, [11]; 10. 6C-Tony Catlett, [7]; 11. 43-Jason Sarver, [8]; 12. 75-Courtney Deshong, [16]; 13. 19-Mike Fuller, [6]; 14. 00-Charles Noblitt, [15]DNS-William Crook , DQ-Brady Daniels

U-Cars – 1. Tim Raup, 2. Adam Campbell, 3. Kayla Bookwalter

Ellerman Holds Off Duke to Win Night Two of IMCA East Coast Sprint Nationals

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Scott Ellerman wired the field, but had to hold off a fast-closing Ken Duke, Jr. over the second half of the 25 lapper to win the finale of the inaugural IMCA RaceSaver East Coast Sprint Nationals at Hagerstown Speedway.

The Landisburg, Pennsylvania driver picked up $1,000 for his win in a race that paid $500 to qualify.

Duke worked his way up to Ellerman from his 7th-place start, and put the sights of his No. 67 onto the tailtank of Ellerman’s No.8d on the sixteenth lap.

While Duke was working the bottom groove, he was able to pull even with Ellerman several times in the closing laps, but couldn’t quite edge ahead into the lead. Ellerman was ahead by a car length at the checkered flag.

“It felt really good there. Starting spot means a lot, especially on a dry-slick track. I figured Ken would be coming sooner or later. He’s been fast all year……I’m worn out! I saw him on the bottom and I knew I had to move down.”, stated Ellerman in Victory Lane.

Following Ellerman and Duke at the finish were Christian Rumsey, Stevie Kenawell, and Jonathon Jones.

Bryan Kerns led the final lap of the 15 lap Pure Stock feature marred by a controversial finish between front runners Joey Zambotti and Doug Hoffman.

Kerns started on the pole and led the first lap before 5-time winner Zambotti moved underneath in Turn 2 on the second lap. By the fourth lap, 2018 champion Hoffman moved around Kerns in the second spot, and began his assault on Zambotti’s lead.

Following a caution a lap later, the restart placed Zambotti’s No.948 machine alongside the No.Super7 of Hoffman on the double-file restart. The pair battled side-by-side for the next few laps, and Hoffman edged ahead for the lead on Lap 9.

A tenth lap caution placed Zambotti and Hoffman together again, and after another side-by-side battle, Zambotti reclaimed the lead on Lap 12.

Hoffman stayed on the rear bumper of Zambotti, and moved underneath to make a pass for the lead. Coming off of Turn 2, contact between the two drivers sent Zambotti into the outside guardrail and ending his night.

Officials made the call to disqualify Hoffman for unsportsmanlike conduct, and sent him to the pit area.

This gave Kerns the lead on a last lap shootout, and he was able to withhold the challenge of Tony Stoneberger to take his first feature win of 2019.

Dwayne Snyder debuted a new car to finish third, Joshua Bloom was fourth, and Danny Atherton finished fifth.

Brady Daniels scored his first career win in the 15 lap Hobby Stock feature event. The teenager from Harrisonville, PA in his No.76 Chevy Nova took the lead from Drew Fertig after an early race restart, and then held off the challenges of Billy Ecton, Sr. while surviving a couple more restarts along the way to the checkered flag.

Ecton, Fertig, James Speelman, and John Catlett trailed Daniels at the finish.

Notes: 69 cars were pit side with 38 Sprints, 16 Hobby Stocks, and 15 Pure Stocks. Drivers came from seven different states between New York and North Carolina to race over both nights.

Ken Duke, Jr. had a solid weekend at Hagerstown with two second place finishes in his 305 Sprint. In three career appearances at Hagerstown, he won his other track appearance in 2018.

Night one winner Zach Newlin had to work his way into the feature on night two through a B-main. He started 21st in the feature and finished 6th.

Hagerstown Speedway would like to thank all of the racers and fans that supported this inaugural event.

Feature Results

IMCA RaceSaver Sprints – 1. 8D-Scott Ellerman, [2]; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr., [7]; 3. 1R-Christian Rumsey, [4]; 4. 17K-Stevie Kenawell, [3]; 5. 12J-Jonathon Jones, [6]; 6. 11Z-Zachary Newlin, [21]; 7. 77-Mike Leraas, [9]; 8. 33-Scott Lutz, [20]; 9. 4J-Jacob Gomola, [1]; 10. 5K-Jake Karklin, [11]; 11. 26-Ryan Lynn, [24]; 12. 20-Doug Dodson, [18]; 13. 6L-Tyler Denochick, [13]; 14. 6X-Brad Mellott, [16]; 15. 83-Lawrence McVay, [23]; 16. 69K-John Karklin, [10]; 17. 5-John Walp, [12]; 18. J9-Jerald Harris, [5]; 19. 88-Greg Dobrosky, [14]; 20. 36-Jaremi Hanson, [17]; 21. 55-Domenic Melair, [15]; 22. 31-Donnie Hendershot, [19]; 23. 88A-Fred Arnold, [22]; 24. 92-Dylan Proctor [8]

Pure Stock – 1. 83-Bryan Kerns, [1]; 2. 12S-Tony Stoneberger, [10]; 3. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [5]; 4. 00-Joshua Bloom, [9]; 5. 19-Danny Atherton, [6]; 6. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [7]; 7. 2-Randy Zechman, [11]; 8. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [8]; 9. 948-Joey Zambotti, [3]; 10. 65-Dillon Wilson, [2]; 11. 56-Gregory Laird, [14]; 12. 47-Tike Loizos, [12]; 13. 25-Jeremy Mills, [13] DNS-Brian Swiger,  DQ-Doug Hoffman

Hobby Stock – 1. 76-Brady Daniels, [8]; 2. 67-Billy Ecton, [5]; 3. 10-Drew Fertig, [1]; 4. 11A-James Speelman, [10]; 5. 45-John Catlett, [3]; 6. 19-Mike Fuller, [7]; 7. 41-Sam Caravello, [4]; 8. 75-Courtney Deshong, [9]; 9. 43-Jason Sarver, [11]; 10. 7K-Michael Knight, [15]; 11. 28-Brad Umbrell, [14]; 12. 57-William Ecton Jr., [12]; 13. 64-William Crook, [2]; 14. 00-Charles Noblitt [13] DNS -Gary Breeden, Laura Chamberlain