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Moore Scores LMS First, Zambotti & Thomas Repeat Wins at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Greg “Spike” Moore came from outside the top five within the closing laps to score his first career Late Model Sportsman win at Hagerstown Speedway on Accent Imaging/The Trophy Shop Night.

The former Pure Stock driver from Defiance, PA started ninth, and only led the final two laps of 20 including the most important one.

Shawn Shoemaker took the lead from Paul Cursey at the start, while Cody Kershner put himself into position to challenge for the lead passing Cursey on Lap 4. A caution waved a lap later, moving Kershner alongside Shoemaker on the restart.

A few laps later, Kershner moved low under Shoemaker to take the lead, and stretched it into a four second advantage while navigating through traffic by Lap 13. With just a few laps remaining, another caution was waved for Cursey, erasing Kershner’s lead.

Kershner picked the outside line on the restart, and held the lead over Shoemaker while Moore blasted around James Lichliter and Rodney Walls, then Shoemaker to move into the runner up spot.

Moore set his sights on Kershner, and then pulled alongside to just nip past the leader by inches at the white flag. Kershner made a last ditch effort to regain the lead with a slide job, but Moore was able to crossover and keep to lead to take the victory.

 “I don’t know what to say, honestly. I knew going into the final turn, he (Kershner) was going to try that and I kind of had it planned to do a crossover on him, and man I can’t say enough about this car.”, said an elated Moore after the race.

Kershner’s second place finish was followed by Shoemaker, Lichliter, and Walls.

Joey Zambotti is undefeated in Pure Stock competition at Hagerstown Speedway as he picked up his third checkered flag of the 2019 season.

The former motocross racer from Kitanning, PA started third, and powered underneath Travis Calhoun and Danny Atherton off of turn two to take the lead at the start of the 15 lap event.

Zambotti charged forward and never looked back as he stretched his lead, until a late caution gave the field shot to take the lead.

In the final three laps, defending track champion Doug Hoffman made a move from seventh to third in his bid to win, but fell short as Zambotti and Atherton led the way.

Following Zambotti, Atherton, and Hoffman to complete the top five were Calhoun and Wayne Hawbaker.

Kevin Thomas also repeated his win from last week in the 15 lap Hobby Stock feature event. Thomas took the lead away after a side-by-side battle with Billy Ecton, Sr. at the halfway point, and survived a late race restart to drive away toward his second win of 2019.

Ecton, Sr. held on to second over his son Billy Ecton, Jr. in third, Jamie Mills in fourth, and Sam Caravello finishing fifth.

Chris Cogan made a late race pass of last week’s winner Jimmy Iser, and survived a one lap shootout to take the 15 lap feature win in LaSalle Sportsman Modified action.

Cameron Campbell snared second away from Iser at the finish. Matt Wallace and Andy Swope completed the top five.

Travis Brown became the third different U-Car winner in three events, taking the 12 lap feature win after a tight battle with Tim Raup, and last week’s winner Matt Worley in the top three positions. Opening night winner Robbie Carroll, and Matt Chronister rounded out the top five.

Notes: 25 Late Model Sportsman, 15 Pure Stocks, 15 Hobby Stocks, and 10 U-Cars were pitside battling for a guaranteed spot in the Hub City 100 on June 1.

Hot laps started promptly at 6pm, and all heat races were completed by 7:15pm. The final checkered flag after the fifth feature waved shortly after 9pm.

Longtime veteran racer Jim McBee made a return behind the wheel of Doug Legum’s No.17 LMS and finished a respectable 14th.

Zambotti is using a GM 604 Crate Engine in his No.948 machine. He will return to racing regularly at Lernerville Speedway when they start their season.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman – 1. 48W-Greg Moore, [9]; 2. 43-Cody Kershner, [3]; 3. 44S-Shawn Shoemaker, [2]; 4. 8-James Lichliter, [4]; 5. 85-Rodney Walls, [6]; 6. 92-Frankie Gordon, [8]; 7. 36-Sam Archer, [11]; 8. 22*-Ryan Sager, [7]; 9. 44-Dylan Lewis, [10]; 10. 86-Scott Palmer, [5]; 11. 3-Tyler Ritchey, [12]; 12. 16-Clinton Hersh, [13]; 13. 88X-Devin Weyandt, [19]; 14. 17X-Jim McBee, [14]; 15. 33-Gino Comi, [25]; 16. 77S-Elwood Sord, [18]; 17. 38-Carl Biddle, [20]; 18. 24R-John Rowland, [16]; 19. 000-Paul Cursey Jr., [1]; 20. 8H-Travis Wilson, [21]; 21. 08-Keith Koontz, [15]; 22. D34-Curtis Dunn, [22]; 23. 17F-Bradley Feight, [24] DNS-Tyler Kirby, Barry Miller

Pure Stock – 1. 948-Joey Zambotti, [4]; 2. 19-Danny Atherton, [2]; 3. S7-Doug Hoffman, [3]; 4. 36-Travis Calhoun, [1]; 5. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [11]; 6. 59-Mike Desch, [13]; 7. 55-Kevin Boyer, [7]; 8. 81F-Dylan Welsh, [9]; 9. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [6]; 10. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [8]; 11. 7-Brian Swiger, [15]; 12. 47-Tike Loizos, [12]; 13. 25-Jeremy Mills, [14]; 14. 2-Randy Zechman , [10]  DNS – Michael Warrenfeltz

Hobby Stock – 1. 03-Kevin Thomas, [5]; 2. 67-Billy Ecton, [4]; 3. 57-William Ecton Jr., [6]; 4. 0-Jamie Mills, [1]; 5. 41-Sam Caravello, [2]; 6. 11A-James Speelman, [11]; 7. 76-Brady Daniels, [3]; 8. 52-Jeff Dillon, [8]; 9. 99-Hilton Pickeral, [9]; 10. 10-Drew Fertig, [10]; 11. 19-Mike Fuller, [7]; 12. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [13]; 13. 39-Dalton Ritchey, [12]; 14. 7K-Michael Knight, [14]; 15. 64-William Crook, [15]

LaSalle Sportsman Modified – 1. 85C-Chris Cogan, [3]; 2. 8-Cameron Campbell, [1]; 3. 23-Jimmy Iser, [2]; 4. 07-Matt Wallace, [8]; 5. 70-Andy Swope, [4]; 6. 44-Scott Corbin, [7]; 7. 75C-Zane Cogan, [6]; 8. 10-Scott Daniels, [5]

U-Cars – 1. 47-Travis Brown, [5]; 2. 19-Tim Raup, [3]; 3. 6-Matt Worley, [2]; 4. 69-Robbie Carroll, [4]; 5. 81-Matthew Chronister, [6]; 6. 23B-Derek Iser, [1]; 7. 2FAST-Devin Iser, [7]; (DNS) 21-Tim Steele, ; (DNS) 11-Dominic King, ; (DNS) 2SLOW-Kevin Banzhoff

Palmer Wins LMS Opener at Hagerstown Speedway

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Scott Palmer brought his Late Model Sportsman out of the garage this week to win the 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature at Hagerstown Speedway.

The Greencastle, PA veteran started outside the front row with Barry Miller on the inside, and never relinquished the top spot once taken the lead.

Miller and eighth-place starter James Lichliter made up ground as Palmer raced through lapped traffic, but not enough ground as Palmer picked up $1,000 and his 19th career LMS victory.

Following the lead trio to complete the top five were Clinton Hersh and Greg Moore.

“It felt really good to stay up front, that’s for sure”, said Palmer.

Joey Zambotti made the tow from Kittaning, Pennsylvania again and won the 15 lap Pure Stock feature for the second straight week. Zambotti powered past early race leader Michael Warrenfeltz after a mid-race restart on the high side, and never looked back on his way to the checkered flag.

Danny Atherton finished third, Tony Stoneberger was fourth, and Randy Zechman finished fifth.

Kevin Thomas drove the Neff Racing No. 03 Chevy Monte Carlo to a dominant drive in winning the 15 lap Hobby Stock feature. It was also his 3rd career Hobby Stock win. He was followed by Brady Daniels, James Speelman, Billy Ecton, and Jamie Mills at the finish.

Jimmy Iser claimed the inaugural feature event checkered flag in the 20 lap LaSalle’s Sportsman Modified division. Matt Wallace, Scott Daniels, Chris Cogan, and Cameron Campbell completed the top five.

The U-Car feature win went to Matt Worley. Tim Raup was second, last week’s winner Robbie Carroll was third, while Matthew Chronister, and Devin Iser wrapped up the top five.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman – 1. 86-Scott Palmer, 10:20.236[2]; 2. 88-Barry Miller, 10:20.835[1]; 3. 8-James Lichliter, 10:21.857[8]; 4. 16-Clinton Hersh, 10:24.362[4]; 5. 48W-Greg Moore, 10:24.656[3]; 6. 43-Cody Kershner, 10:25.293[6]; 7. 74-Derick Quade, 10:25.892[10]; 8. 72D-Dale Murphy, 10:27.131[11]; 9. 36-Sam Archer, 10:29.737[7]; 10. 53-Tyler Kirby, 10:38.524[12]; 11. 24R-John Rowland, 10:38.979[9]; 12. 77S-Elwood Sord, 10:42.303[15]; 13. 44-Dylan Lewis, 10:43.002[14]; 14. 17-Doug Legum, 10:23.829[17]; 15. 33-Gino Comi, 10:38.120[13]; 16. 000-Paul Cursey Jr., 07:30.657[5]; (DNS) 11-Joe Westerman Jr., 07:30.657

Pure Stock – 1. 948-Joey Zambotti, [4]; 2. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, [2]; 3. 19-Danny Atherton, [3]; 4. 12S-Tony Stoneberger, [5]; 5. 2-Randy Zechman, [6]; 6. 81F-Dylan Welsh, [9]; 7. 83-Bryan Kerns, [1]; 8. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, [8]; 9. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [10]; 10. 7-Brian Swiger, [12]; 11. 25-Jeremy Mills, [14]; 12. 27-Doug Hoffman, [7]; 13. 47-Tike Loizos, [11]; (DNS) 65-Dillon Wilson

Hobby Stock – 1. 03-Kevin Thomas, [2]; 2. 76-Brady Daniels, [5]; 3. 11A-James Speelman, [4]; 4. 67-Billy Ecton, [1]; 5. 0-Jamie Mills, [6]; 6. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [9]; 7. 57-William Ecton Jr., [3]; 8. 19-Mike Fuller, [7]; 9. 41-Sam Caravello, [11]; 10. 7K-Michael Knight, [8]; 11. 52-Jeff Dillon, [13]; (DNS) 141-Tom Caravello, ; (DNS) 10-Drew Fertig, ; (DNS) 43-Jason Sarver, ; (DNS) 64-William Crook

LaSalle Sportsman Modified – 1. 23-Jimmy Iser, [1]; 2. 07-Matt Wallace, [2]; 3. 10-Scott Daniels, [3]; 4. 85C-Chris Cogan, [6]; 5. 8-Cameron Campbell, [10]; 6. 00-Keith Van Horn, [8]; 7. 44-Scott Corbin, [9]; 8. 70-Andy Swope, [7]; 9. R1-Brian Ringer, [4]; 10. 75C-Zane Cogan, [5]

U-Cars – 1. 6-Matt Worley, [4]; 2. 19-Tim Raup, [6]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll, [2]; 4. 81-Matthew Chronister, [1]; 5. 2FAST-Devin Iser, [10]; 6. 64F-Travis Semple, [5]; 7. 18-Kala Varner, [7]; 8. 00-Anthony Varner, [8]; 9. 80-Dale Varner Jr., [9]; 10. 2SLOW-Kevin Banzhoff, [13]; 11. 5M-Wyatt Marker, [11]; 12. 15-Chris Anderson, [3]; 13. 23B-Derek Iser, [12]

Hagerstown & Ultimate NE SLM Opener Win to Weaver

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Justin Weaver picked up the 30 Lap Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series opener at the 72nd season opening event at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night.

It was the 1st career SLM win for the former multi-time Late Model Sportsman champion out of Williamsport, Maryland behind the wheel of the Coleman Family No.72 Rocket XR-1.

The win for Weaver also guarantees him a spot in the upcoming Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race on April 13.

Kyle Lee jumped out to the early lead on the outside past pole setter Scott Palmer. Weaver, coming from his sixth place start on the grid, raced side-by-side Palmer for a few laps before settling into second position as Lee stretched out to a six second advantage.

Lee’s advantage was erased as a caution waved for Jakob Piper on Lap 12. With a Delaware style restart, Lee was all alone up front as Weaver had to contend with Palmer and Gregg Satterlee. Weaver quickly disposed of Palmer and Satterlee as he chased Lee.

With ten laps to go, Weaver’s car began trailing smoke, but it wasn’t slowing. He closed up a ten car length gap on Lee as Lee encountered lapped traffic with only five laps to go.

Lee’s handling started to go away as the car began to push into the turns, allowing Weaver to pull even beside him. With two laps to go, Weaver nipped Lee at the flagstand, and pulled away at the end to take the checkered flag.

“We had something going south there, the motor sounded smooth but I started smelling a little bit of oil. It was right when I was going for the lead and I looked up at the scoreboard, I saw there was two laps to go and I was like, man, I think we can push this to the end. I didn’t know if it was going to make it. If it went too bad, I was going to pull in. But this is awesome.”, said a jubilant Weaver in victory lane.

Lee held onto finish second, followed by Mason Zeigler, Satterlee, and Jared Miley in the top five.

Kittaning, Pennsylvania invader Joey Zambotti drove to a convincing win over Craig Parrill in the 15 Lap Pure Stock feature event. Zambotti took the lead following a restart on Lap 5, and survived two more cautions to score his first win at Hagerstown on his first visit to the track.

Jeremy Tinsman finished third, followed by Michael Warrenfeltz and Bob Egley.

Robbie Carroll drove his newly-built Acura R7 to the 12 Lap U-Car feature for the nightcap. He battled and held off Matt Worley for his first checkered flag of 2019.

Chris Anderson, Ryan Peer, and Travis Semple rounded out the top five.

Notes:  22 Super Late Models, 13 Pure Stocks, and 17 U-Cars were pit side for the opening race of 2019. Last season’s UNSLMS and Hagerstown Speedway opening night winner Trever Feathers fell to engine woes during hot laps and was scratched for the night.

The track was fast as current SLM track record holder Gregg Satterlee had quick time with a 17.941 second lap. Satterlee set the record in October 2018 with a blistering 17.089 lap. In hot laps, Kyle Lee and Mason Zeigler were also in the 17 second zone along with Satterlee.

A violent, high-speed heat race crash claimed the cars of Andy Anderson, Kirk Baker, and Rodney Walls entering Turn 3. Fortunately, each driver walked away. Baker’s car got the worst of the accident with a series of rolls, and Walls was on his roof.

Incredibly, Walls was able to make enough repairs to his damaged racer good enough to take the green flag for the SLM feature.

SLM heats went to Satterlee, Zeigler, and Weaver.

Feature Results

UNSLMS – 1. 72-Justin Weaver, 2. 2T-Kyle Lee, 3. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, 4. 22-Gregg Satterlee, 5. 10-Jared Miley, 6. 44-Gary Stuhler, 7. 45-Jamie Lathroum, 8. 46-Marvin Winters, 9. 86-Scott Palmer, 10. 7-Darryl Hills, 11. 14-Tyler Horst, 12. 8-Matt Sponaugle,  13. 5-Glenn Elliott, 14. 32J-Shaun Jones, 15. 21-Jakob Piper, 16. 44S-Scott Sweeney, 17. 82-Andy Fries, 18. 85-Rodney Walls, 19. 12-Ryan Montgomery

DNS – Andy Anderson, Kirk Baker   DNQ- Trever Feathers

Pure Stock – 1. 948-Joey Zambotti, 2. 3-Craig Parrill, 3. 8-Jeremy Tinsman, 4. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, 5. 30-Bob Egley, 6. 55-Kevin Boyer, 7. 81F-Dylan Welsh, 8. 7-Brian Swiger, 9. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, 10. 19-Danny Atherton, 11. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, 12. 47-Anastasios Loizos, 13. 65-Dillon Wilson

U-Cars – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, 2. 6-Matt Worley, 3. 15-Chris Anderson, 4. 64-Ryan Peer, 5. 64F-Travis Semple, 6. 18-Kala Varner, 7. 3S-Steve Settle, 8. 757-Travis Heavner, 9. 00-Anthony Varner, 10. 27-Melvin McCartan, 11. 95D-Dustin Detrick, 12. 2SLOW-Kevin Banzhoff, 13. 65D-Todd Detrick,  14. 50-Colin Welsh,  15. 2FAST-Devin Iser,  16. 2-Robert Cutshall, 17. 80-Dale Varner Jr.

Hub City 100 Honors Go To Covert, Weaver, Wilson, and Mills

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Jason Covert held off a hard charging Gregg Satterlee over the final half of the 40 lap portion of the Hub City 100 to pick up a victory in the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series season finale at Hagerstown Speedway. The York Haven, Pa. pilot of the Cameron-Mann No.72 Rocket scored his first UNSLMS win of the season, and first with the series.

Covert inherited the lead after the ninth circuit as pole sitter and race leader Kyle Lee spun while entering lapped traffic. Covert had to contend with the challenges of Allen Brannon and Satterlee before settling with the lead after a 3-way battle for the top spot.

Covert survived a few restarts as Satterlee valiantly tried to get by, but to no avail. Covert drove on to the win, worth $5,000.

“Well, there was ten to fifteen cars here that could’ve won tonight with no issue. Competition is tougher now than it has ever been, I’m just tickled to win a race”, said Covert in his winner’s interview.

Following Covert at the finish were Satterlee, Dylan Yoder, 2018 UNSLMS champion Jared Miley, and Brannon.

During time trials, Satterlee shattered the track record turning a lap of 17.089 seconds that computes to an average speed of about 110 mph around the Hub City half-mile.

2018 Late Model Sportsman track champion and Mason Dixon Shootout Series point leader Justin Weaver powered past fellow front row starter Michael Walls off of turn two to take the lead on the first lap, and never looked back the rest of the way to take the 25 lap win worth $2,000.

As Weaver wandered through traffic, the action was heavy behind him as Cody Kershner and Ralph Morgan battled for second place. Morgan briefly settled into second, but he jumped the cushion in turn four, allowing Kershner to move to within five car lengths of Weaver’s lead.

That advantage was wiped out with a final caution that setup a two lap dash to the finish, but Weaver was too strong on the restart and went on to the victory.

Kershner, Morgan, Frankie Gordon, and Shaun Jones completed the top five.

Dillon Wilson picked up the 20 lap Pure Stock feature after a spirited battle for the lead that saw several exchanges for the top spot.

Bob Egley and Mike Desch paced the field at the start, but Jamey Swank quickly entered into the foray for the lead as he moved around Desch for second place, and around Egley for the lead on Lap 2. Swank and Egley battled side by side, and Egley was the leader at the halfway point.

Swank reclaimed the lead on lap 13 after a restart, but a caution a lap later bunched up the field and setup a series of cautions in the closing laps. Within those restarts, Wilson put himself into position to challenge for the lead and passed Swank on Lap 16.

Wilson survived one final restart as the leader, and withstood a shuffling of positions behind him to take the $500 winner’s check.

Jamie Zentmyer came through at the end to finish second, while Swank, Egley, and Doug Hoffman finished fifth.

Jamie Mills put $500 in his pocket, winning the 15 Hobby Stock feature that was caution-marred, using caution laps to count toward the time-shortened affair. He was followed at the finish by Drew Fertig, Brady Daniels, Dylan Rutherford, and Chuckie Johnson.

Notes:  146 race cars overfilled the pit area as over 20 teams had to be parked outside the track near the quarter midget facility.

17 cars timed quicker than the former SLM track record of 17.866 seconds that was set by Kenny Moreland in August. Dylan Yoder first broke the mark with a 17.201 before Satterlee cranked out his lap to reset the record on the very fast track surface.

Covert’s win came at the final SLM appearance of the season at Hagerstown, just as it did in 2017.

Justin Weaver pulled double duty racing in both the UNSLMS and MDSS feature events. The MDSS winner also pulled a solid 7th place finish in one of his few starts in the Coleman No.72 SLM.

Feature Results

UNSLMS –  1. Jason Covert, 2. Gregg Satterlee, 3. Dylan Yoder, 4. Jared Miley, 5. Allen Brannon,  6. Kyle Hardy, 7. Justin Weaver, 8. Trever Feathers,  9. Kyle Lee, 10. Matt Cosner, 11. Ross Robinson, 12. Darryl Hills, 13. Steve Axtell Jr., 14. Scott Palmer, 15. Kirk Baker, 16. Tyler Bare, 17. Roy Deese Jr., 18. Andy Anderson, 19. Gene Knaub, 20. Mark Pettyjohn, 21. Dan Stone, 22. Kyle Lear, 23. Jamie Lathroum, 24. Ryan Montgomery

MDSS – 1. 2J-Justin Weaver,  2. 43-Cody Kershner,  3. 44X-Ralph Morgan Jr.,  4. 92-Frankie Gordon,  5. 32J-Shaun Jones,  6. 99-Michael Walls, [1]; 7. 62-Devin Frey,  8. 42-Jim Yoder,  9. 2-Andrew Yoder,  10. 87-Billy Beachler,  11. 33K-Devin Hart,  12. 94-Jonathan DeHaven, 13. 48W-Greg Moore,  14. 000-Paul Cursey Jr.,  15. 72D-Dale Murphy,  16. 22*-Ryan Sager,  17. 19W-Drew Weisser, 18. 11-Joe Westerman Jr.,  19. 8-Taylor Farlling, 20. 1S-Brandon Seibert, 21. 88-Madaline Miller,  22. 48F-Donnie Farlling, 23. K20-Kadden Smith,  24. 12-Bobby Beard,  25. 21M-Matt Murphy, 26. 177-Brian Shuey, 27. 88D-Devin Weyandt, 28. 24X-Daulton Bigler

Pure Stock – 1. 65-Dillon Wilson, 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, 3. 22-Jamey Swank, 4. 30-Bob Egley, 5. S7-Doug Hoffman, 6. 22X-Jesse Snyder, 7. 60-Phillip Childers, 8. 59-Mike Desch, 9. 2+2-Chris Ebersole, 10. 92-Jonathan Raley, 11. 19M-Bobby Meixsell, 12. 83-Bryan Kerns,  13. 2-Randy Zechman, 14. 27-Tom Wakefield, 15. 69-Dwayne Snyder, 16. 12-Michael Warrenfeltz, 17. 28-Ethan Ours, 18. 1X-Joey Harrison, 19. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, 20. 57H-TJ Henry DNS -Tony Catlett, Danny Atherton,

Hobby Stock – 1. 0-Jamie Mills,  2. 10-Drew Fertig,  3. 76-Brady Daniels, 4. 11-Dylan Rutherford, 5. 1J-Chuckie Johnson, 6. 44X-Chad Brill, 7. 2-Preston Imler, 8. 100%-Dalton Dillman, 9. 35-James Mongan, 10. 44-Bradley Nesline, 11. 52-Ron Benton, 12. 13-Jeffry Galvin, 13. 41-Sam Caravello, 14. 81M-Tyke Mussleman, 15. 19-Mike Fuller, 16. X1-Scot Sipes, 17. 8E-Andrew Stough, 18. 88E-Erik Weyandt, 19. 23-Danny Holmes, 20. 84-Andy Lufkin, 21. 66*-Chet Morris, 22. 7K-Michael Knight, 23. 16-Skylar Barnhart, 24. 03-Kevin Thomas, 25. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, 26. 25-Rodney Miner

Altobelli Tops in Mid Atlantic Modifieds, Open Comps to Kerns and Thomas

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Michael Altobelli, Jr. has been tough to beat in the HTMA Mid Atlantic Modifieds Series action thus far in 2018, and he was on top of the charts again at Hagerstown Speedway for his 2nd MAM win at the Hub City oval.

The win for the Saxon, Pennsylvania driver was his 7th overall this season, coming in the milestone 50th race in series history.

Altobelli held off 2017 MAM champion Brad Kling in strong performance of survival over the final half of the caution-marred feature for numerous incidents under a full moon.

Altobelli said: “The track felt pretty fast tonight. There was a cushion up in 3 and 4 and I could get around really good. I think you could add up all of the yellows we’ve had all year in this division and we matched it tonight.”

Brian Duffy, driving a team car to Altobelli finished third, while previous 2018 MAM series winners Rick Hulson and Ray Kable completed the top five.

It was an open competition format throwback to the “Runwhatchabrung” days in the Pure Stock and Hobby Stock divisions, and each winner used the style of racing to their advantages.

Pure Stock winner Bryan Kerns sported a standard 5×5 Sprint Car wing on top of his Chevy Camaro to lead every lap, outrunning the topless Camaro of Jamie Zentmyer by a whopping eleven second advantage at the checkered flag for his first win of 2018. Finishing in the top five in machines with more conventional bodywork were Danny Atherton, Mike Walls, and Mike Desch.

Kevin Thomas removed the roof and added plexi-glass side boards to his ride and took the checkers for the second time in a very competitive Hobby Stock feature. Thomas battled early leader Eric Johnson who chose to go sans roof, but as Johnson faded, Ryan Leister moved into contention with his conventional ride from a ninth-place start.

Leister finished second over Shawn Shoemaker, Johnson, and Brady Daniels.

The Classic Car Series provided the nightcap as Matt Wallace nipped Dylan Brown in a close finish.

Notes:  Racing takes a break at Hagerstown until the Small Car Nationals on September 14-15. The 4 Cylinder RWD Mini-Stocks have been dropped from the SCN lineup entirely due to the low amount of racer participation in previous races held in 2018. The MAM will be racing in place of that division on September 15 only.

Feature Results

Mid Atlantic Modifieds –  1. 95H-Michael Altobelli, [3]; 2. 11-Brad Kling, [5]; 3. 95D-Brian Duffy, [2]; 4. 40-Rick Hulson, [8]; 5. 90-Ray Kable, [4]; 6. 25-Mike Corbin, [11]; 7. 98K-Keith Lauphere, [1]; 8. 26D-Derek Deusenberry, [7]; 9. 95C-Justin Cullum, [14]; 10. 21-Cody Oliver, [13]; 11. 0-Haley Kaiser, [9]; 12. K2-Logan Terry, [12]; 13. H20-Ridge Bookwalter, [21]; 14. 7-George Gutridge, [19]; 15. 33-Brandon Churchey, [20]; 16. 17-Andy Bosley, [16]; 17. 7H-Josh Hughes, [6]; 18. 12S-Rusty Pennington, [15]; 19. 70L-Kyle Lloyd, [22]; 20. 55-Alyssa Rowe, [10]; 21. 47-Jason Sarver, [18]; 22. 44-Frank DiBella [17]

Pure Stock – 1. 83-Bryan Kerns, [1]; 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [2]; 3. 19-Danny Atherton, [3]; 4. 52-Mike Walls, [11]; 5. 59-Mike Desch, [4]; 6. 12R-Mike Raleigh,[6]; 7. 22-Jamey Swank, 5]; 8. 5-Chris Wolfe, [7]; 9. 44-Charles Rupert, [8]; DNS-Randy Zechman, Kevin Sigler

Hobby Stock – 1. 03-Kevin Thomas, [3]; 2. 14L-Ryan Leister, [9]; 3. 44-Shawn Shoemaker, [5]; 4. 1J-Eric Johnson, [2]; 5. 76-Brady Daniels, [8]; 6. X-Kirk Lawson, [12]; 7. 53-Gregory Morgan, [11]; 8. 14-Gary Breeden, [10]; 9. 0-Jamie Mills, [15]; 10. 10-Drew Fertig, [7]; 11. 19-Mike Fuller, [14]; 12. 12LC-Steven Chamberlain, [19]; 13. 2-Preston Imler, [18]; 14. 34-Chaseton Leach, [13]; 15. 3-Harold Robinson, [17]; 16. 00-Charles Noblitt, [4]; 17. 54-John Catlett, [16]; 18. 25-Rodney Miner, [20]; 19. 36-Sam Archer, [1]; DNS-Curtis Guyer, Joe Rodgers

Weaver Bags MDSS Win and Hagerstown LMS Championship

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Justin Weaver bagged the $1,000 win with his No.2j in the Mason Dixon Shootout Series event at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night. The 26th career win for the Williamsport, Maryland racer also netted him his third Late Model Sportsman track championship at the Hub City oval.

Weaver came into the evening trailing point leader James Lichliter by 15 points, and proved to be a man on a mission after a dominant heat race win. With the inversion draw, Weaver started sixth on the grid of the 25 lap feature event.

Lichliter struggled throughout the evening and had a tough road ahead of him starting midpack. Lichliter encountered troubles early during the feature ending his night after contact with another racer, and a collision with Curtis Dunn at the pit entrance along the backstretch.

Michael Walls set the tone leading in the early stages of the race before Donnie Farlling took control of the top spot. Farlling had the command up high past the halfway point and battled side by side with Weaver until Weaver drove past on the bottom. Once out front, Weaver began to pull away over the final five laps towards the checkered flag.

“This thing was just flawless tonight”, said Weaver. “I mean, I kind of searched around there in the middle of the race. I knew we had a good car, but I wasn’t going to be able to pass those guys unless I moved somewhere else…..I searched around the bottom and found a good lane and stuck with it and it worked out.”

Farlling held on to second, Barry Miller was third, followed by Shaun Jones and Daulton Bigler to complete the top five.

Heat wins for the 31 entries went to Farlling, Weaver, Jones, and Eric Irvin while Joe Westerman, Jr. won the B-Main.

Jamie Zentmyer won the 15 lap Pure Stock feature, but it wasn’t enough to win the track championship. Those honors went to Doug Hoffman.

Zentmyer survived a wild battle for the lead among Jamey Swank and Mike Desch that saw Swank get crossed up and make contact with Desch. As that action was happening, Zentmyer had some breathing room toward the finish to take his second win of 2018 and the tenth of his career.

Following Zentmyer was Chris Ebersole, who drove to second from 13th, Desch, Danny Atherton, and Swank.

Hoffman’s sixth place finish was good enough to win the 2018 track championship.

Biily Ecton, Jr. entered the night as the Hobby Stock point leader and left the track with the 2018 championship on the heels of picking up his first career feature win. Ecton used a daring move on the topside of turn two from fourth on the grid to take the lead in a four-wide battle for the lead on the first lap. He led all 15 laps to win the race and the championship.

Ecton was trailed by points and feature runner-up Tom Caravello, Brady Daniels, Jamie Mills, and Nick DiBella.

Wrapping up the night was Jason Stoner with the 4 Cylinder win over Mike Kershner, Ronnie Garlock III, and Larry Lamb.

Notes: With 26 career wins, Weaver moves into 7th on the all-time LMS win list.

Zentmyer announced in victory lane that he was retiring as a full-time racer. He didn’t completely rule out competing again in another car if asked to race.

Hoffman’s title makes the second straight for car owners Randy & Renae Clegg. The Super7 won the 2017 Pure Stock championship with then driver Sean Dawson. Hoffman has previous championships at Williams Grove and Path Valley Speedway.

Feature Results

Mason Dixon Shootout Series – 1. 2J-Justin Weaver, [6]; 2. 48-Donnie Farlling, [3]; 3. 88-Barry Miller, [15]; 4. 32J-Shaun Jones, [7]; 5. 24X-Daulton Bigler, [12]; 6. 87-Eric Irvin, [8]; 7. 43-Cody Kershner, [13]; 8. 99-Michael Walls, [1]; 9. 62-Devin Frey, [18]; 10. 33K-Devin Hart, [23]; 11. 08-Keith Koontz, [20]; 12. 92-Frankie Gordon, [2]; 13. 8F-Taylor Farlling, [21]; 14. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., [17]; 15. 000-Paul Cursey Jr., [22]; 16. B12-Cameron Benyou, [9]; 17. 121-Larry Neiderer, [19]; 18. 13-Brad McGinnis, [10]; 19. 77-Randy Burkholder, [11]; 20. D34-Curtis Dunn, [4]; 21. 11B-Ronnie Bottenfield, [16]; 22. 8L-James Lichliter, [14]; 23. 72D-Dale Murphy, [24]; 24. 08K-Zach Kauffman [5]

Pure Stocks – 1. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [5]; 2. 2+2-Chris Ebersole, [13]; 3. 59-Mike Desch, [2]; 4. 19-Danny Atherton, [6]; 5. 22-Jamey Swank, [4]; 6. S7-Doug Hoffman, [12]; 7. 3-Craig Parrill, [7]; 8. 65-Dillon Wilson, [3]; 9. 12-Mike Raleigh, [10]; 10. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, [15]; 11. 3T-Dylan Rutherford, [8]; 12. 75-Marshall McMullen, [11]; 13. 36A-Sam Archer, [9]; 14. 6R-Joe Rodgers, [18]; 15. 44-Charles Rupert, [16]; 16. 54-John Catlett, [17]; 17. 69-Dwayne Snyder, [1]; DNS -Bryan Neff

Hobby Stocks – 1. 57-William Ecton Jr., [4]; 2. 03-Tom Caravello, [8]; 3. 76-Brady Daniels, [5]; 4. 0-Jamie Mills, [3]; 5. 41-Nick DiBella, [1]; 6. 12LC-Laura Chamberlain, [7]; 7. 19-Mike Fuller, [6]; 8. 41X-Sam Caravello, [10]; 9. 3-Harold Robinson, [12]; 10. 7K-Michael Knight, [14]; 11. 11A-James Speelman, [15]; 12. 34-Chaseton Leach, [9]; 13. 14-Gary Breeden, [2]; 14. 25-Rodney Miner, [11]; 15. 43-Jason Sarver, [13]; DNS-Andrew Stough

4 Cylinders – 1. 21-Jason Stoner,[4]; 2. 43X-Mike Kershner, [2]; 3. 18-Ronnie Garlock III, [1]; 4. 2L-Larry Lamb,[3]