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MILLER TAKES WALLS TRIBUTE

Barry Miller wins Walls Tribute LMS Race, Jeremy Tinsman scores last lap pass to win Pure Stocks, Trevor Larrick leads every lap in Hobby Stock win, and Ray Love Jr. scores the victory in Crate Late Models

The 21 of Jakob Piper took the early lead and led for the first half of the race in the Late Model Sportsman event. Once he got to lap traffic, the 88 of Barry Miller caught and passed Piper. A caution came out just at the right time for Piper and he retook his lead back because the lap wasn’t completed. Miller took the lead for good on the restart and cruised to victory.

“Man, track position was everything for me tonight,” Miller said. “Lapped traffic really helped me tonight and that was the difference. It’s really special to win this race to say the least.”

Jeremy Tinsman wins in a thriller in Pure Stocks after passing Cody Kershner in the last corner. Kershner charged to the front early after starting fifth but could not hold off Tinsman in the end.

“I didn’t think our car was good in the beginning,” Tinsman said. “I started going to the top groove and that made our car a lot faster. I have never done a slide job in my life, and tonight it paid off.”

Trevor Larrick won a wild Hobby Stock Feature. The race saw six cautions, including a big four car pileup in turn one on the first lap that involved Scot Sipes, who was undefeated in the class going into the night. The 30-minute time limit came into effect at the end after multiple cautions plagued the event. Larrick won under the caution flag.

“We’ve been waiting a long time for this to happen,” Larrick said. “I wouldn’t be here without my sponsors. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to do this.”

Ray Love Jr. took the checkered flag in the Crate Late Model event. After a piece from the left front fender came loose early in the event, he still was able to keep great pace and pulled away to the easy victory.

“We missed the setup big time but thankfully our car took off on when I got up on the cushion,” Love Jr. said. “We had that body damage early, but we still managed to get the victory and that’s all I care about.”

The Interstate Battery Hard Charger Award is awarded to the driver who gains the most positions in the Pure Stock and Late Model Sportsman’s Divisions. Keith Koontz gained 15 positions in the Late Model division and Zachary Myers gained seven positions in Pure Stocks.

All of us at the Hagerstown Speedway would like to thank the Walls Family for putting on this incredible race every year. We look forward to doing it again in 2022.

Crates: 1. Ray Love Jr. 2. Justin Fulton 3. Tyler Hoy 4. Chuck Bowie 5. Matt Glanden 6. Tanner Kerr 7. Al Shawvner Jr. 8. Steve Lowery 9. Michael Raleigh 10. Matt Tepper

Hobby Stock: 1. Trevor Larrick 2. Nathaniel Younker 3. Jack Gose 4. Mike Fuller 5. Chad Brill 6. James Mongan 7. Lincoln Sutphin 8. Carter Shank 9. Dylan Beavers 10. Scot Sipes

Late Model Sportsman: 1. Barry Miller 2. Kyle Lear 3. Frankie Gordon 4. Donnie Farlling 5. Jakob Piper 6. Taylor Farlling 7. Andy Fries 8. Scott Palmer 9. Dale Murphy 10. Keith Koontz

Pure Stock: 1. Jeremy Tinsman 2. Cody Kershner 3. Jason Stoner 4. Dillon Wilson 5. Jamie Zentmeyer 6. Niklas Stoudt 7. Zachary Myers 8. Wayne Hawbaker 9. Sean Dawson 10. Deakon Snyder

 

McCreadie wins Nininger Memorial in last lap pass; Cody Kershner scores first victory of the season in Pure Stocks

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On a brisk mid-April evening, the fans turned out for the Lucas Oil Late Model event and saw a last lap pass for the win. Tim McCreadie passed Ricky Thornton Jr. in turn two coming to the checkered flag and scored the victory, claiming the $15,000 prize. Thornton led the first 49 laps of the event and lost it with less than a half mile to go.

“I have been trying to stay in shape during the downtime we have had the last couple weeks,” McCreadie said. “I am not getting any younger, and these guys are so young and so fast. Being here and seeing this crowd going but this is why we all do it.”

“I could hear him more than anything,” Thornton said. “I kind of screwed up a bit. I got too close to Devin Moran in lapped traffic. It’s part of the process as a driver once I get to lapped traffic and what you need to do to get by them. Congrats to Tim. It’s tough to lose on the last lap, but we have really good equipment.”

Jonathan Davenport finished in third position and made a late run at second battling McCreadie before he ended up getting around Thornton for the win.

“Those guys ahead of us had little harder left rear tires on then we did. Once we got rolling there it made me lose at the end. I tried to roll the outside and my tires got overheated.”

Gregg Satterlee finished fourth, and Tyler Erb rounded out the top five.

Cody Kershner took the checkered flag in the Pure Stock race after leading all 15 laps.

“It is just unbelievable to be driving this car,” Kershner said. “A month or so ago, I didn’t know that I was going to be racing this car and to be where we are today is truly remarkable.”

Jamie Zentmeyer received the Interstate Batteries hard charger of the race award by gaining five positions.

Gary Stuhler wins Super Late Models, Sipes takes the checkered flag in photo finish, and Drake Troutman wins Mid-Atlantic Modified feature

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By Phil Marshall

It was quite the night for Gary Stuhler as he took the checkered flag in the Super Late Model feature after starting ninth. After a big wreck on lap three that took out four cars, Stuhler took advantage of a restart on lap 10 to take the lead but lost it right away in the next corner to the 48 of Colton Flinner. The very next lap, Flinner jumped the cushion in turn four and Stuhler took the lead and never looked back.

“Colton probably would have won if he hadn’t jumped the cushion,” Stuhler said. “It has been a long time since we have been in victory lane and I feel very fortunate to be here.”

Matt Cosner finished in the runner-up position and Tyler Bare finished third.

Scot Sipes wins for the third consecutive week in dramatic fashion by beating Trevor Larrick in a photo finish. Sipes beat Larrick to the line by a half car length. It wasn’t easy for Sipes as he had to work his way to get there. Sipes started third and got to second on lap three and raced door to door with Larrick to take the lead on lap eight. The battle went back and forth lap after lap, but in the end Sipes got to the line first.

“I am so thankful that he raced me clean,” Sipes said. “It just doesn’t get any better than this.”

Trevor Larrick finished second, and Dylan Beavers scored a podium finish in third.

Drake Troutman scored the victory in the Mid-Atlantic Modified feature event after starting mid-pack in ninth. The 747 of Jimmy Jesmer started in second and took the early lead. He didn’t stay there for long after contact with the 11 of Brad Kling on the backstretch causing Jesmer to spin into turn three. The 81 of Steve Axtell Jr took the lead with eight laps to go but was chased down by Troutman. Troutman took the second position with six laps to go and then took the lead with four to go and never looked back.

“I found something when I went to the top groove,” Troutman said. “We raced last night and had a lot of work to do to get here today and I’m very glad we were able to pull it off tonight.”

Brad Kling finished in the second position, and Steve Axtell Jr finished in third.

Hart Wins Late Model Sportsman, Kerr Takes Crates, Zambotti Claims Pure Stocks, and Sipes Wins Back-to-Back in Hobby Stocks.

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The first points race of the Hagerstown Speedway season started off in the late afternoon with the sun beating down on the track and ended under dark skies and much cooler temperatures.

Devin Hart claimed the victory in the Late Model Sportsman main event. Hart started ninth in the 33K and gradually worked his way to the front. He drove his way to the second position within the first five laps and took the lead on lap seven after the 86 of Scott Palmer jumped the cushion in turns one and two. After that, he never looked back and won by over a straightaway to second place finisher Donnie Farlling.

“I really can’t believe this, I really struggled in the heat race,” Hart said. “In the feature, we were really decent in both ends and it really paid off later in the run.”

Jonathan Raley rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.

Joey Zambotti took the checkered flag in the Pure Stocks main event after completing multiple slide-jobs. Zambotti took the lead from Dillon Wilson on lap two. After a caution on the next restart, Zambotti drove too deep into the corner and created a great three-way battle with Wilson and the 22 of Cody Kershner halfway through the race. Zambotti completed another slide-job pass with seven laps to go for the lead and the rest was history.

“It was great that there were so many great cars that could win tonight,” Zambotti said. “The track was rough, but we were fortunate enough to get past that and take the win.”

Dillon Wilson ended up in the runner-up position and Jeremy Tinsman finished third.

Scot Sipes took the win in the Hobby Stock main event, making it two wins in consecutive weeks. After starting on the pole, Sipes never looked back leading all 15 laps. He fought off an early charge from Mike Fuller, and Trevor Larrick midway through the race. Several cautions plagued the event but that did not stop Sipes from going back-to-back.

“Halfway through the race I saw my air cleaner wobbling and I thought it was going to come off,” Sipes said. “I was begging for it to stay on because I knew we could bring it home if it did.”

Chad Brill finished second and Dylan Beavers finished third.

Tanner Kerr scored his first Hagerstown Speedway win in the Fastrak Crate Model main event. Only six cars took the green flag and only three were left at the finish. Kerr fought off Steve Lowery early in the race before he retired after 15 laps in for car damage. Kerr would go on to lead all 20 laps of the event.

“This place has a special place in my heart,” Kerr said. “I grew up in turns one and two racing at the quarter midget track, so it means a lot for me and my family that we were able to pull this off today.”

Adam Plume ended up the event in the second position. Bryce Wenger finished third.

The Interstate Batteries Hard Charger Award is granted to the competitor who gains the most positions in the Pure Stock and Late Model Sportsman division. Cuyler Upperman in Late Model Sportsman gained 13 positions to achieve the award. Deaken Snyder gained three positions to claim the award in the Pure Stock division.

Walls leads all 20 laps in Hagerstown Season Opener

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Rodney Walls led from green to checker to win the season opener at the Hagerstown Speedway. Walls fought off a late charge from Frankie Gordon, Scott Palmer and Tyler Emory who finished second, third, and fourth.

“We worked on our program all winter and think we are pretty good so far this year,” Walls said. “I chose a softer tire today and it really paid off. I hope we can continue this next week.”

The race ran caution free with Walls leading every lap.

Interstate Battery Hard Charger Awarded to Zak Kauffman.

Jason Stoner captured the victory in dominate fashion in the season opener at Hagerstown. Cody Kershner started on pole but did not stay in the front for long as the 81J of Jamie Zentmyer took the early lead. Stoner took the lead on lap two and never looked back, taking the 15-lap feature.

“We were hoping to pick up where we left off last season,” Stoner said. “I plan to run Hagerstown full time this year and our team is really excited about it.”

Jamie Zentmyer ended the day in second position, Dillon Wilson came in third, and Bryan Kerns finished fourth.

Interstate Battery Hard Charger Awarded to Bobby Meixsell.

Corey Almond takes the checkered in the season opener for the crate late models at the Hagerstown Speedway. The race featured numerous passes in the top positions. Early in the race, Justin Fulton was going for the lead but jumped the cushion and lost several positions. He would later catch the leader back down before spinning out and nosing his car into the infield fence that caused a late caution. After a late restart, Corey Almond took advantage of the restart and drove to the win.

“If it weren’t for the late restart, I don’t think I would be standing here right now,” Almond said. “We were fortunate to get caught up to the leaders late and we took advantage on the restart and that’s how we got where we are. We are incredibly happy to start the season strong.”

Tyler Hoy finished second, Justin Kann in third, and Al Shawver Jr. in fourth.

Bumping and banging. That is what Scott Sipes and Codey Breeden did for the last half of the race. Trading the lead several times, the two made contact on numerous occasion which resulted in Breeden spinning out in turn four with a few laps to go. He was able to recover to finish second despite his difficulty. The crowd was on their feet as it was easily the most exciting race of the day.

“It has been 15 years since I last won a race, so this is a special day,” Sipes said. “I just can’t believe it. It is great to be back in victory lane.”

Jack Gose finished third, and William Crook finished fourth.