Chuck Bowie won the Crate Late Model feature in dominating fashion, leading every lap of Saturday’s feature.
“I knew the outside line was going to work based on the last time I raced here,” Bowie said. “I was flat through three and four for a majority of race and it paid off, what a night.”
After a few cautions because of wrecks, only five cars managed to cross the finish line.
Jeremy Pilkerton finished second and Steve Lowery finished third.
The 20 of Trevor Feathers led most of the laps in the Super Late Model feature, only to be involved in a late race wreck with Jamie Lathroum with three laps to go. The 66 of Matt Cosner took advantage of the situation and took the checkered flag in a wild sequence of events.
“We definitely didn’t have the best car tonight but sometimes it is better to be lucky then good,” Cosner said. “I knew with only three laps to go that I had a great shot of holding them off and I was able to do it.”
Justin Weaver finished second and Marvin Winters finished third.
In the final race of the night, it was Codey Breeden who scored the victory in dominating fashion, leading all 15 laps in a runaway but was later disqualified along with 2nd place car Brady Daniels after failing post race tech. Scot Sipes who finished third was declared the winner.
Cody Kershner took the checkered flag in the Pure Stock Division after starting third. Halfway through the race Kershner was able to get to the second position and pass for the lead just two laps later. He would go on to score his second victory of the season.
“We should have won four five races by now,” Kershner said. “We have overcome a lot of adversity over the last few weeks. It feels good to be back here.”
Brian Booze finished second and Jason Stoner finished third.
Kyle Hardy took the checkered flag in the Crate Late Model division. He led every single one of the 20 laps. Chuck Bowie got close a few times but just couldn’t keep up with Hardy.
“This is just a family effort and I really enjoy racing here,” Hardy said. “I’ve been fortunate to race a lot here and it has helped me become better over the years.”
Chuck Bowie finished second and Steve Lowery finished third.
Kyle Lear also led every single lap in route to a dominating win in the Late Model Sportsman division. Lear started on the front row and from the very beginning was out front.
“I’ve been working on this car for the last three days nonstop,” Lear said. “Now we are here in victory lane and it feels really good.”
Taylor Farlling finished second and Donnie Farlling finished third.
The last race of the night featuring the Hobby Stocks was great from start to finish. Side by side battles all over the track that ended in a photo finish. Trevor Larrick won by approximately a foot to secure his second win of the season.
“I’m thankful that everyone raced me clean,” Larrick said. “It has been a great season for us.”
Brady Daniels finished second and Scot Sipes finished third.
The night started out with plenty of excitement as the Pure Stock Division got things started. The second row of cars made it four wide on the initial start causing the 2+2 of Cody Kershner and the six of Wayne Hawbaker to wreck. Kershner would regain his initial starting spot of third and would charge to the front shortly after. With five laps to go, the 2+2 pulled off the track with engine troubles as Jamey Swank would go on to score the victory.
“That was one heck of a race,” Swank said. “We were at the right place at the right time.”
Jeremy Tinsman finished second and Deakon Snyder finished third.
The Late Model Sportsman Feature also had trouble at the very start of the race. The 151 of Kyle Lear and 19 of Danny Atherton got together sending the 151 to hit the inside wall hard, causing a red flag. Once the race got restarted, the 39 of Ryan Walls took the early commanding lead. At lap eight, the 92 of Frankie Gordon traded the lead with Walls for a few laps. Eight laps in, Walls took the lead for the final time and never looked back.
“I wanted new tires for the cars before the race, checked the budget and decided not to get them,” Walls said. “It turned out we didn’t need them.”
Taylor Farlling finished second and Donnie Farlling finished third.
Next was the Mid Atlantic Modified Feature and it was a dominate performance from former NASCAR star David Stremme as he led flag to flag. In the middle of the race, the seven of Drake Troutman tried hard to catch Stremme and ran the cushion the entire time until he jumped it on lap 15. Stremme never looked back.
“We came down here to try some things,” Stremme said. “We really like this place; we will definitely be back.”
Michael Altobelli finished second and Drake Troutman finished third.
The night concluded with the Hobby Stock Feature that had plenty of action throughout. Codey Breeden and Trevor Larrick battled for most of the race, but a late race caution came out with three to go. Breeden would capitalize on his inside starting position and take the lead, never looking back.
“That caution saved me big time,” Breeden said. “It has been a tough season for us, so it feels good to finally get a good result.”
Lane Hessong finished second and Trevor Larrick finished third.
By Phil Marshall
Dave Gube Takes Speedways First Sprint Car Feature of the Year, Justin Weavers captures Late Model Sportsman win, Lane Hessong wins Hobby Stock, and Jeremy Tinsman wins Pure Stock.
Jeremy Tinsman captured his second win of the season on Saturday night after taking the early lead, only to lose it briefly to Jason Stoner. At the conclusion of lap two, Tinsman took the lead and never looked back.
“I really wanted to run the bottom because I thought that was going to the best line,” Tinsman said. “It really took off from the get go and that really surprised me.”
Tinsman will look for three wins in a row next weekend.
Justin Weaver took the checkered flag in the Late Model Sportsman Feature. After starting fourth, Weaver made his way to the lead on lap four and never looked back in a dominant performance, leading 16 of 20 laps.
“I didn’t know how the night was going to go early on,” Weaver said. “We have overcome a lot of obstacles so it feels good to be in this position.”
The Late Model Sportsman division will be in action next weekend.
Dave Grube took the checkered flag in the speedway’s first sprint car race of the season. Grube took the early lead and almost gave it away when he jumped the cushion on lap nine. Brad Mellott fought hard trying to take the lead but could not pass Grube in the final laps.
“It took a lot of composure away when I made that mistake of jumping the cushion,” Grube said. “It was a lot of fun passing cars tonight.”
The IMCA Sprint Car Series returns on June 19.
Lane Hessong captured his first win of the season after passing Trevor Larrick halfway through the race. It wasn’t an easy feat for Hessong after a caution came out with one lap to go, forcing a restart at the end.
“I don’t know what that caution was for, but hey, it all worked out in my favor,” Hessong said. “The track was great and I had a lot of fun tonight for sure.”
Hobby Stocks will again be in action next weekend.