Date: 7/28/2008 1:01:01 PM


Hesston Speedway
P.O. Box 77
Hesston, Pa 16647

By Terry Whetstone

Public Relations


For immediate release                                                                                       July 27, 2008


HESSTON, PA – DJ Myers of Greencastle won the Thunder by the Lake 50 for the first time ever on Sunday night at Hesston Speedway while Charlie Walters of East Freedom won the hobby stock feature and Ricky Harper won the four cylinder special on Sheffield’s Auto Sales trophy night.

The super late models returned for a 50-lap, $5,000 to win show with Colby Frye and Nick Dickson pulling the front row pills at intermission. As the green flag flew, it was Dickson taking the lead and Frye in second. While those two led, the third spopt was being held by Bo Feathers with Andy Anderson and Jack Pencil rounding out the top five.

 DJ Myers started ninth and Alex Ferree started 23rd on the field as they began to head towards the front. In the mean time it was still Dickson setting the pace with Frye having to hold of Feathers for several laps, but Feathers went to the second spot on lap 14 and began to reel in Dickson. The battle for first got event closer when the field entered lapped traffic on lap 18.

As that battle drew closer, with the lapped cars making it ever tighter at the front, Ferree was getting closer, now up to the 16th spot and Myers up to third when the first caution of the race waved on lap 20. Second place Feathers had to pit with a flat tire, this relegated Myers into the second spot.

            On the lap 20 restart, Dickson continued to lead, one lap later Myers went to the outside off turn four and continued to hold off the return challenge from Dickson. At this time he field hit the half way lap, with Frye still third he was beginning to get pressured by Mike Altobelli Jr. and Anderson.

            On lap 30 Frye lost third to Altobelli when Jared Miley lost power and pitting on the 38th laps. The final 12 laps went non-stop with Myers in the lead with Dickson still in second and Altobelli in third. Jack Pencil was now in fourth and Frye was dropped to fifth. Altobelli dropped off the pace and pitted on lap 48 as Ferree went from sixth to fourth in one lap and held it to the finish. As Todd Lynn waved the checkered flag it was Myers taking the $5000 to prize over Dickson, Pencil, Ferree and Frye.

Heat wins went to Jeremy Miller, Colby Frye, Andy Anderson, DJ Myers and Shawn Bilger. Steve Everhart and Alan Sagi won the B-Mains.

            The hobby feature saw Gary Morder and Curtis Guyer on the front row with Morder taking the lead and Guyer in second. On lap five, Guyer dropped off the pace with a flat tire and created a caution. This put Charlie Walters in second when a caution waved on lap nine. Walters was able to get the lead from Morder on lap 11 but Morder wasn’t giving it up without a fight and on lap 12, Morder became a statistic when he spun. On the restart Joe Dearmitt, who inherited second, began to pressure Walters for the lead, but the young man from East Freedom really wanted a win and on lap 20, he crossed the line ahead of Dearmitt for the win. The top five were: Walters, Dearmitt, Darl Snare, Kyle Grove and Darin Desch. Heat wins were split between Gary Morder and Curtis Guyer.

            The four cylinders returned for one final visit with Dave Leidy and Sonny Williamson on the front row. Williamson took the lead at the start with Ricky Harper in second and Ronnie Garlock third. As the race continued Williamson dropped out with mechanical problems and second place Harper took the lead.

            Harper led the race through the 16th lap, when the lights along the front stretch went out and ended the race. The top five included Harper, Leidy, Greg Moore, Leroy Long and Matt Williamson. Heat wins went to Dave Liedy and Sonny Williamson.

PIT NOTES: 75 cars filled the pits, including: 41 super late models, 19 hobby stocks and 15 four cylinders…racing returns this Saturday with the Hobby stock special paying $300 to win…The limited late models and street stocks are also on the schedule…Coming up on Aug. 30 is the MACS Late Models paying $5,000 to win. For more news check out the website at




Thunder by the Lake 50; Super Late Models: 1. DJ Myers, Greencastle; 2. Nick Dickson, 3, Jack Pencil, 4. Alex Ferree, 5. Colby Frye, 6. Andy Anderson, 7. Jim Bernheisel, 8. Bo Feathers, 9. Alan Sagi, 10. Waylon Wagner, 11. Chris Harr, 12. Scott Lebarron, 13. Mike Shoemaker, 14. Chuck Clise, 15. Scott Richwine, 16. Dwayne Taneyhill, 17. Steve Everhart, 18. Derek Byler, 19. Mike Altobelli Jr., 20. Shawn Bilger, 21. Jared Miley, 22. Jim Yoder, 23. Billy Wampler.

Did not start – Jeremy Miller


Failed to qualify: Rance Garlock, Jim Stine, Shawn Claar, Jason Covert, Khi Swanger, Tom Decker, Jr., Mike Altobelli, Sr., Tim Fedder, Matt Parks, Dylan Yoder, Tim Gray, Jake Shady, Tom Barron, Robbie Garlock, Devin Friese, Mike Steck and Justin Kann


Heat winners: Jeremy Miller, Colby Frye, Andy Anderson, DJ Myers and Shawn Bilger.

B-main winners: Steve Everhart and Alan Sagi.

Three cautions;

Leaders: Nick Dickson, 1-21; DJ Myers 22-50.


Hobby Stocks: 1. Charlie Walters, East Freedom; 2. Joe Dearmitt, 3. Carl Snare, 4. Kyle Grove, 5. Darin Desch, 6. Shawn Waite, 7. Jeff Shoemaker, 8.Lou Wannyn, 9. Mike Grubb, 10 Chris Chaney, 11. Jake Gongloff, 12. Gary Morder, 13. Tom Dearmitt, 14. Chad Gambol, 15. Curtis Guyer, 16. Terry Norris, 17. Dallas Runk, 18. Josh Berrier, 19. Jesse Snyder.


Four Cylinders: 1. Ricky Harper, 2. Dave Leidy, 3. Greg Moore, 4. Leroy Long, 5. Matt Williamson, 6. Chris Semple, 7. Tim Williamson, 8. Phil Boden, 9. Gary Newell, 10. Norm Beam, 11. Ronnie Garlock, 12. Steve Hanes, Sr., 13. Ed Williamson, 14. Sonny Williamson.

Did not start – Steve Hanes Jr.

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