TROUTMAN’S 151 EARNS BONEBRAKE TRIBUTE AND HAGERSTOWN FIRST, LEAR’S 151 ALSO VICTOROUS WHILE YOUNKER DOUBLES

Date: 5/25/2008 11:26:35 AM

May 25, 2008                                 For Immediate Release  

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Saturday, May 31, 2008, (7:00 p.m.) 27th Annual Conococheague World of Outlaws Late Model
Series 50 Laps , Pure Stock Special  
Saturday, June 7, 2008, (7:00 p.m.) USAC Wingless, Late Models 
Saturday, June 14, 2008 (7:00 p.m.) 1st Annual Red Nininger Memorial Shootout II 40 Lap Late Model, Hoosier Daddy  - 25 Lap Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks

TROUTMAN’S 151 EARNS BONEBRAKE TRIBUTE AND HAGERSTOWN FIRST, LEAR’S 151 ALSO VICTOROUS WHILE YOUNKER DOUBLES

Hagerstown, Md. – With two #151’s winning on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway, D.J.Troutman drove the one to victory and added his name as a winner of the 40-lap 13th Annual Richard ‘Boney’ Bonebrake Tribute for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models.

Handily winning his heat to take a front row start, Troutman, Hyndman,Md., dropped to third and patiently waited the car to come to him as he battled Nathan Durboraw for 11 laps before one miscue was then opportunity to charge past, lead the final three laps and win over the 2002 event winner by 1.81 seconds. 

“Actually I feel like crying, “Troutman responded about capturing his first ever Hagerstown victory. “I’ve been down here watching races since I’ve been three years old. To race with Nathan Durboraw for the win…this is absolute the best win I’ve ever won. I can’t believe I’m standing here.”

Kyle Lear of Severn, Md. scored his second win and career third of the weekend in the other #151, having won his career second Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic late model sportsman event during a postponed May 3rd event held Friday night. Lear surged ahead of race long leader Nick Pappas on the 15th lap and later won by a half length over Ashley Barrett who also trailed during his Friday win.

“We’ve been trying to get the runs in but it’s been raining these weekends,” Lear said. “We finally got it dialed in this weekend.”

There also was a #94 in victory lane, not once, but twice, as Darrin Younker of Berkley Springs, WV doubled up by winning a May 3rd postponed event for the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks to start the night despite losing power steering on lap five, while returning to end it with the scheduled feature triumph.  

“We like it when its slick, there’s no better racing,” Younker said following his second win.” We could enjoy this one better. Between myself and Justin Snodderly, we had enough parts to fix this thing. It was a lot easier to win with power steering.”

After the restored #B2 of Richard Bonebrake paced the field for the start of the Tribute event, Frankie Plessinger got the drop on Troutman to lead while sixth starter Durboraw was into third by the second circuit and then took the runner up spot from Troutman on the sixth circuit.

Plessinger led by more than a second when the only caution waved as Ronnie DeHaven Jr. came to a stop. Following the restart, Plessinger and Durboraw put on a show lap after lap with Plessinger rounding the middle and Durboraw on top as Plessinger shut the door until the 25th circuit when Durboraw edged ahead off the fourth turn with Troutman following as Plessinger’s mount was not handling the same.

Troutman then closed in and began to mount his challenge while Jim Yoder and Marvin Winters also moved in on the front duo with ten to go. 

Just one slip by Durboraw allowed Troutman to surge past leaving Durboraw in the clutches of Winters in an all new mount to get by on the white flag lap but Troutman was not to be caught and captured the prestigious win by 1.81 seconds.

Winters and Durboraw were next as Yoder and Plessinger completed the top five. Kirk Ryan was sixth while Gary Stuhler, seventh, was the Ernie’s Salvage Yard hard charger after starting 19th. Roy Deese Jr., Dan Stone, from 16th and Billy Wampler rounded the top ten. Heats for the 36 entries went to Troutman, Plessinger, Durboraw and Winters while Andy Anderson was the consolation winner.

With one lap in the books of the late model sportsman event, Cody Lear and Brian Lessley got together on the backstretch as Lessley spun around triggering a multi car incident. Nick Pappas reassumed the lead over Scott Palmer while Lear began from the 12th starting former winner’s position and was into third by the seventh lap. Pappas remained steadfast as Lear moved into the runner up spot on the 12th and then charged off the fourth turn to lead three laps later. Following the next lap was Ashley Barrett and on the outside of Lear actually ahead when an 18th lap caution for Pappas in turn two set up a two lap shootout. Barrett was strong but needed the lost momentum and settled for his second runner up of the weekend, a half length back. Palmer broke his bad luck and ended third with Richard Walls and Michael Collins completing the top five. Heats for the 30 entries went to Walls, Collins and Barrett while Jerry Bard won the  

In the May 3rd postponed pure stock event, Steve Lowery led until Wayne Hawbaker took over on lap five while Younker, coming from tenth left a big puff of smoke on the fifth lap when he lost power steering and took over second. Younker passed Hawbaker on the eighth circuit to hold off Hawbaker by only .53 second in a one lap shootout. Point leader Dale Hollidge came from 12th to finish third over Drew Fitzsimmons and Bobby Taylor, the J&M Sportsworld hard charger from 18th.

In the scheduled event, Hawbaker led from the outside pole while Younker was charging around the outside towards the front to drive past Brian Swiger on the eighth and then Hawbaker on the tenth. Mike Warrenfeltz, making his season first start, moved into second on the 12th but Younker actually opened a slight margin on him in the final three circuits to win by 1.88 seconds. Two time winner, Hans Stamberg was next with Hawbaker and two time winner, Hollidge ending fifth. Younker was the J & M Sportsworld hard charger. Heats for the 32 entries went to Hollidge, Mike Sanders and Younker with Dave Stouffer Jr. winning the consolation.

The speedway returns to action Saturday as the World of Outlaw Late Models Series makes their only appearance of the season for the 27th Annual Conococheague 50-lap event accompanied by an Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stock special.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5 p.m and warm ups begin at 7 p.m. Check the speedway website for any changes in weather at: www.hagerstownspeedway.com or contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.  

Hagerstown Speedway Results
13th Annual Richard “Boney” Bonebrake Tribute - Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models, 40 laps, 36 entries, (Lap Leaders – D.J. Troutman 1, 38-40, Frankie Plessinger 2-24, Nathan Durboraw, 25-37) 1.D.J. Troutman; 2.Marvin Winters; 3.Nathan Durboraw; 4.Jim Yoder; 5.Frankie Plessinger; 6.Kirk Ryan; 7.Gary Stuhler (Ernie’s Salvage Hard Charger); 8.Roy Deese Jr.; 9.Dan Stone; 10.BillyWampler; 11.Darryl Hills; 12.Andy Anderson; 13.Mike Lupfer; 14.Alan Sagi; 15.J.T. Spence; 16.Scott LeBarron; 17.Les Hare; 18.Kenny Pettyjohn; 19.Paul Crowl; 20.Denny Bonebrake; 21.Brian Booze; 22.Larry Baer; 23.D.J. Myers ; 24.Jamie Lathroum; 25.Jeff Johnson; 26.Ronnie DeHaven Jr.; DNQ: Brent Smith, Steve Axtell Jr., Mike Atherton, Wayne Johnson, Steve Gibney, Larry Baker II, Jack Pencil, Rick Hulson, Doug Stine, DNS - Roland Mann 

Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Late Model Sportsman, 20 Laps,  30 entries (Lap Leaders - Nick Pappas 1- 14, Kyle Lear 15-20): 1.Kyle Lear; 2.Ashley Barrett; 3.Scott Palmer; 4.Richard Walls; 5.Michael Collins; 6.Barry Miller; 7.Bobby Beard (St.Thomas T owing/Checkered Flag Lube Hard Charger); 8.Terry Flaherty; 9.Tyler Hershey; 10.Travis Beaver; 11.Paul Cursey Jr.; 12.Fred Harden; 13.Chad Myers; 14.Nick Pappas; 15.Bruce Kane; 16.Shawn Jones; 17.Robbie Black; 18.Brian Lessley; 19.James Myers ; 20.Dylan Yoder; 21.Andy Fries; 22.Jerry Bard; 23.Wayne Walls Jr.; DSQ - Cody Lear;   DNQ – Rick Stouffer, Mike Walls, Dallas Weinrich, Anthony Lupini, DNS – Justin Hart

Ernie’s Auto Enterprises Pure Stocks, 15 laps,  32 entries (Lap Leaders – Wayne Hawbaker - 1-8, Darrin Younker 9-15) 1.Darrin Younker ( J & M Sportsworld Hard Charger); 2.Mike Warrenfeltz; 3.Hans Stamberg; 4.Wayne Hawbaker; 5.Dale Hollidge; 6.Brian Swiger; 7.Tony Catlett; 8.Mike Sanders; 9.Frank Dibella; 10.Kevin Keefer; 11.Kevin Dayhoff; 12.Dave Stuffer Jr.; 13.Steve Lowery; 14.Drew Fitzsimmons; 15.Bobby Taylor; 16.Lin Sutphin; 17.Kevin  Boyer; 18.Bill Ecton Jr.; 19.Danny Beavers; 20.Charles Rupert; 21.Dave Mikolajski; 22.Bill Reitober; 23.Jason Murray; 24.Dean Holmes; DNQ-  Charlie Pensinger, Bill Ecton, Danny Main, Dale Knight Sr., Tim Mann, Justin Snodderly, Kevin Koontz, Kenny Day

Ernie’s Auto Enterprises Pure Stocks (Postponed from May 3rd), 15 laps, 29 entries (Lap Leaders – Steve Lowery 1-4, Wayne Hawbaker 5-7, Darrin Younker 8-15): 1.Darrin Younker; 2.Wayne Hawbaker; 3.Dale Hollidge; 4.Drew Fitzsimmons; 5.Bobby Taylor (J & M Sportsworld Hard Charger); 6.Dean Holmes; 7.Steve Lowery; 8.Danny Beavers; 9.Kevin Dayhoff; 10.Dave Stouffer Jr.; 11.Bill Ecton Jr.; 12.Bill Reitober; 13.Mike Sanders; 14.Lin Sutphin; 15.Kenny Day; 16.Frank Dibella; 17.Jason Murray; 18.Dave Mikolajski; 19.Hans Stamberg; 20.Kevin Keefer; 21.Justin Snodderly; 22.Brian Swiger; 23.Kevin Koontz; 24.Tony Catlett; DNQ- Bill Ecton, Dale Knight Sr., William Kerns, DNS - Tim Monn, Eddie Gatrell 



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