Gube, Weaver, Hessong, & Tinsman take the checkered flag

By Phil Marshall

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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.

Satterlee/Troutman take honors Sunday

“Satterlee Sunday Star in Hagerstown’s Frank Sagi Tribute”/“Troutman Wires Field for Second E-Mod Score”

 

By Doug Watson

 

       (5/16/21)

       Hagerstown, MD- Indiana Pennsylvania’s Gregg Satterlee drove to his first win of the season last Sunday nights 30-lap “Frank Sagi Tribute” at Hagerstown speedway. The win for Satterlee, worth $3500, came in his familiar Rocket no.22 and would be the 10th of his career at the venerable half-mile oval. 

       Satterlee shot from the pole into the lead at the initial drop of the green flag with Trever Feathers in tow. Satterlee built up a comfortable lead until Feathers ran him down and took the lead on the 17th lap. Feathers would lead until a caution bunched the field on lap-25 setting up a 5-lap dash for the win. When the green was displayed Satterlee charged around Feathers in turn one and would eventually pace the remaining circuits to post the win. “First off I have to thank Alan Sagi and everyone here at Hagerstown speedway for putting on this show.” Satterlee stated from victory lane. “If it hadn’t been for the caution I don’t think I would have caught Trever. Robbie Allen and all the crew gave me a great car tonight and I hope we put on a good show for all the fans.” Feathers was pleased with his runner up performance. “This is the best our car has been for the past two months.” Feathers said. “During the caution our tires cooled off and Gregg was able to get by, but were happy for second and will move on to the next race.” Matt Cosner, Tyler Bare and 14th starting Rick Eckert rounded out the top-five. Taking heat race wins for the 31 cars entered went to Satterlee, Feathers, Tyler Bare and Gary Stuhler with Colton Flinner winning the consolation.

       Hyndman Pa’s Drake Troutman dominated the 25 lap Mid Atlantic Modified main for his second Hagerstown win of the season. Troutman darted from the pole and would lead every lap of the event that featured only one caution period. “Starting up front always helps and we were able to get the lead on the first lap.” Troutman quipped. “We’ve had a good car all season and to come here and get another win is an awesome feeling.” After a first lap caution that sent him to the rear of the field, Mike Altobelli Jr. stormed through the field for second with Steve Axtell Jr., Keith Jackson and Mike Franklin completing the top five. Heats for the 26 entries went to Altobelli, Troutman and Axtell.

 

Late Model feature finish 

Gregg Satterlee, Trever Feathers, Matt Cosner, Tyler Bare, Rick Eckert, Gary Stuhler, Max Blair, Dan Stone, Logan Roberson, Jim Bernheisel, Gene Knaub, Barry Miller, Austin Berry, Drake Troutman, Roy Deese Jr., Matt Sponaugle, Tyler Horst, Colton Flinner, Kirk Baker, Shaun Jones, Andy Anderson, Wayne Johnson, Marvin Winters DNS-Tyler Hershey DNQ-Rodney Walls, Matt Nailor, Chad Myers, Dillon Stake, Andy Kirby, Pancho Lawler, Larry Neiderer

 

E-Mod feature finish 

Drake Troutman, Mike Altobelli Jr, Steven Axtell Jr, Keith Jackson, Mike Franklin, Cody Williams, Ray Kable Jr, Carl McKinney, Justin Cullum, Doug Stine, Rick Hulson, Jimmy Jesmer Jr, Bret Hamilton, Dale Smith, Jacob Marker, Jacob Whitt, TJ DeHaven, Tim Fedder, Mike Corbin, Frank Dibella, Curtis Dunn, Alyssa Rowe, Michael Pappas, Cole Nagel, Jerry Foster, Brad Kling

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.