By Doug Watson

Hagerstown MD, 4/13/24- Defiance Pa’s Greg “Spike” Moore scored the win in last Saturday nights 20-lap UMP Modified feature at Hagerstown Speedway as the division made its first appearance of the 2024 season. The win for Moore would be his first career track Modified score but the third division that he has won in during his Hagerstown career as he has also taken victories with the Late Model Sportsman and the Semi Lates. Lining up seventh for the start, Moore wrestled the top spot from Jimmy Jesmer Jr on the 9th lap and would then pace the final 11-circuits to secure the win. Moore’s triumph would be his second in as many weeks as he took the Modified feature win the previous Sunday during Bedford (Pa’s) season opening event. “Our car was good today.” Moore explained. “We’re still getting the hang of this new car but with a couple tweaks we’ll be really good.” George Dixon took second with Mitch Thomas, Jimmy Jesmer Jr and Rick Hulson completing the top five.

During the off-season Remington Va’s Walter Crouch decided to switch gears and call Hagerstown Speedway home on Saturday nights. The decision quickly paid dividends as Crouch would go on to score his first career Hagerstown feature win in the 15 lap Semi Late main. Crouch snared the lead from Rob Nichols on the third lap and would go on to score the breakthrough win. Jason Wilkins, opening day winner Jason Stoner, Nichols and Steve Kent trailed at the finish.

After coming off a career best runner-up performance the weekend prior Knoxville Md’s Evan Foust put it all together to collect his first career Hagerstown feature win in the 15 lap Pure Stock feature. Foust took the lead from Nathan Younker on the third lap and would drive off to collect a popular victory. Younker held tough for second, defending track champion Keith Reed was third with Dylan Beavers and opening day winner Randy Linaburg rounding out the top five.

Steve Cantwell took top honors in the 15 lap classic car event. Tyler Miller, Jimmy Combs, Logan Miller, and Connor Cantwell followed at the finish.

𝗨𝗠𝗣 𝗠𝗢𝗗𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗘𝗗 – 1. 8W-Gregory Moore[7]; 2. 77-George Dixon[2]; 3. 97-Mitch Thomas[8]; 4. 747-Jimmy Jesmer[9]; 5. 18-Rick Hulson[4]; 6. 7-Coleton Longwell[13]; 7. 76-Brady Daniels[5]; 8. H20-Ridge Bookwalter[3]; 9. 55-Alyssa Rowe[11]; 10. G5-Harry Hendershot[12]; 11. 17X-Darin Hoover[1]; 12. 34D-Curtis Dunn[10]; 13. 73-Amber Mills[6]; 14. (DNS) 35-David Stremme

𝗦𝗘𝗠𝗜 𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗘 – 1. 92-Walter Crouch[4]; 2. 9-Jason Wilkins[7]; 3. 21-Jason Stoner[8]; 4. 7-Rob Nichols[3]; 5. 1C-Steve Kent[5]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith[10]; 7. 65-Dillon Wilson[6]; 8. S7-Greg Diehl[9]; 9. 81-Jasen Geesaman[1]; 10. 28-John Miller[13]; 11. 1-Deakon Snyder[11]; 12. 3D-Shane McQuay[12]; 13. 25-Jeremy Mills[14]; 14. 03-Brady Neff[2]

𝗣𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗖𝗞 – 1. 78-Evan Foust[8]; 2. 31-Nathaniel Younker[5]; 3. 8-Keith Reed[6]; 4. 62-Dylan Beavers[7]; 5. 17L-Randy Linaburg[9]; 6. 57-William Ecton Jr[1]; 7. 8R-Blake Reed[14]; 8. 30-Cody Sumption[10]; 9. 32-Tyler Fisher[4]; 10. 67-William Ecton Sr[3]; 11. 64-William Crook[12]; 12. 71-Carter Shank[13]; 13. 11A-James Speelman[11]; 14. 12-David Thompson[16]; 15. 17-Jeffrey Bosley[2]; 16. 08-Glenn Grimm[18]; 17. (DNS) 19-Mike Fuller; 18. (DNS) 22-Charles Noblitt; 19. (DNS) 03-Danny Walters

𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗖 𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦 – 1. 20-Steve Cantwell[3]; 2. 8-Tyler Miller[2]; 3. 53-Jimmy Combs[1]; 4. 15-Logan Miller[4]; 5. 27-Connor Cantwell[5]; 6. 07-Nathan Todt[6]; 7. 12-Jim Crocker[7]