By Doug Watson
Hagerstown MD, (5/27/23)- Port Royal Pa’s Trent Brenneman added his name to the Hagerstown win list with his first career Late Model Sportsman feature win last Saturday night. Brenneman’s victory, aboard his Rocket no.33, made him the third different winner in the five events run for the class this season.
In a mirror image of the last Late Model Sportsman two weeks prior, Kyle Lear darted into the lead from his pole starting spot and appeared to have the field covered. As Lear set the pace, Fourth starting Trent Brenneman reached second by the 10th lap and was gaining on Lear until a broken shock on Lear’s mount sent him to the pits. Brenneman was now the new leader and would lead the remaining 10 laps taking the win over cousin and current point leader, Devin Hart. “We’ve definitely been wanting to get a win down here at Hagerstown.” A jubilant Brenneman stated post race. “Our car felt pretty good right off the trailer, and definitely good in the heat race to start seventh and win that.” Brenneman explained. “At the start of the feature we didn’t feel like we had a winning car for the first half of the race but we got a yellow and got a good restart and the car was definitely better.” Taylor Farlling, Ryan Zook and Barry Miller would complete the top five. With 34 cars in attendance, heat race wins went to Brenneman, Zook, Hart and Lear with the consolation going to Levi Crowl.
Seaford Delaware’s Trevor Collins became the second consecutive Delaware native to win his first career Crate Late Model feature. Collins vaulted into the race lead on the first circuit but would have to hold off a pesky Dale Hollidge during the 20 lap contest to take the breakthrough win. Brian Booze was third, Jarrett Edwards, in his first ever Hagerstown start, was fourth with Justin Kann rounding out the top five. Heats went to Hollidge and Collins.
In support class action, current point leader Jason Stoner drove to his 3rd win of the season in the 15-lap Semi Late feature with current point leader Nick Fogle and Keith Reed splitting the twin 15-lap Pure Stock mains.
Late Model Sportsman feature finish
Trent Brenneman, Devin Hart, Taylor Farlling, Ryan Zook, Barry Miller, Andrew Yoder, Kenny Yoder, Scott Palmer, Danny Atherton, Wesley Bonebrake, Levi Crowl, Jeff King, Brandon Bard, Keith Koontz, Eric Irvin, Chaz Buchinsky, Rodney Walls, Justin Dillman, Tommy Cordell, DJ Garrett, Cody Lear, Kyle Lear, Matt Parks, Chase Bowsman, Jakob Piper DNQ- Jared Fulkroad, Brandon Seibert, Eric Cronise, Matt Williamson, Bubby Tharp Jr, Elwood Sord, Andy Fries, Eddie Cornett, Bryce Wenger
Crate Late Model feature finish
Trevor Collins, Dale Hollidge, Brian Booze, Jarrett Edwards, Justin Kann, Mike Walls, Ed Pope Jr, Megan Mann, Codey Breeden, Brayden Anderson, Chuck Bowie, Dylan High, Bud Durboraw, Bailey Tolson, Scott Sweeney, Scooter Tippett, Craig Guido, Derrick Garner
Semi Late feature finish
Jason Stoner, Dillon Wilson, Greg Diehl, Deakon Snyder, Jasen Geesaman, Rob Nichols, Wayne Hawbaker, Shane McQuay, Butch Helsel, Jeremy Mills, Ryan Smith, Jim Farley, Shane Wilt, Isaiah Miller DNS-Dwayne Snyder, Kenneth Wolfe
Pure Stock feature finish (1)
Keith Reed, Nathaniel Younker, Tyler Fisher, Billy Ecton Jr, Billy Ecton Sr, Blake Reed, Carter Shank, Dylan Beavers, Nick Fogle, Lincoln Sutphin, Devin Thomas, Jamie Speelman, Zach Frost, Andrew Saffelle, Evan Foust, Charles Noblitt, Tom Caravello DNS- Randy Linaburg, John Catlett, Jeff Bosley, Glenn Grimm, Brandon Murphy
Pure Stock feature finish (2)
Nick Fogle, Nathaniel Younker, Keith Reed, Dylan Beavers, Billy Ecton Jr, Evan Foust, Billy Ecton Sr, Blake Reed, Carter Shank, Jeff Bosley, Devin Thomas, “Krazy” Kenny Thomas, William Crook, John Catlett, Brandon Murphy, Mike Sestak, Kevin Boyer, Jamie Speelman DNS-Lincoln Sutphin, Robert Thompson DQ-Tyler Fisher
“Hardy (Crate LM), Dietz (PS), Hutton (HS) Also Take Track Victories”
By Doug Watson
Hagerstown, MD (9/16/22)- Defiance Pennsylvania’s Greg “Spike” Moore had to wait a week after last Saturday’s originally scheduled “Small Car Nationals” event was lost to rain. The rescheduled event was spun off this past Friday night and the week delay didn’t hamper Moore’s effort as he lead all 30-laps of the divisions feature. The win for Moore, worth $2500, came steering his Ryan Sager owned Rocket no.22* and would be the 4th of Moore’s Hagerstown career. Read more
“Kershner, Grady and Beavers Secure Division Titles”
By Doug Watson
Hagerstown, MD (8/27/22)- After getting a late start to the 2022 season, former track champion Kyle Lear has made up for lost time as he rolled to his second consecutive Late Model Sportsman feature win at Hagerstown Speedway.
The event also served as the final night of points racing as Cody Kershner claimed his first career Late model Model Sportsman title. Also becoming first time career Hagerstown Speedway champions were Mike Grady Jr. in the Pure Stocks and teenager Dylan Beavers in the Hobby Stocks. Read more
“Deakon Snyder Takes Career First In Pure Stocks”
By Doug Watson
Hagerstown, MD (8/20/22)- Severna Park Maryland’s Kyle Lear drove to his first win of the season in last Saturday nights 20-lap Late Model Sportsman main at Hagerstown Speedway. The win for Lear, aboard his infamous Rocket no.151, would be the 23rd of his Hagerstown career for the former two-time division champion.
Danny Atherton and Andrew Yoder brought the field to green with Yoder vaulting into the lead as the field raced off turn two. As Yoder lead, 5th starting Kyle Lear got to 2nd by the 5th lap and set sail after Yoder. Lear was then able to run Yoder down as he would take the lead on the 8th lap, and despite the repeated challenges of Yoder, would lead the remaining 12-laps to score the popular win. “The race track was phenomenal tonight.” Lear stated post race. “We put a slider on the two car (Andrew Yoder) to get the lead and I went in so deep, it felt like I was headed to Williamsport!” Lear said with a laugh. “We had a good car tonight and this is a big win for our team.” David Williams was strong in third with Robbie Black and Sean Merkel rounding out the top five. Shaun Miller would actually take the checkered flag in third position, but failed a post race inspection, moving the eventual top-five up a spot. Scoring heat wins over the 37 car field went to Cody Kershner, Yoder, Black and Atherton with Sean Merkel and Jeff King splitting twin consolations. Read more