Jeremy Miller Makes First Hagerstown Start a Good One, Pockets Ernie's 25 Cash, Wayne Walls Jr. Breaks Winless Drought in LMS, Stamberg Collects Third Pure Stock Triumph

Date: 7/13/2008 1:31:14 PM

Jeremy Miller Makes First Hagerstown Start a Good One, Pockets
Ernie's 25 Cash,  Wayne Walls Jr. Breaks Winless Drought in LMS,
Stamberg Collects Third Pure Stock Triumph
By Doug Watson

Hagerstown, MD- Gettysburg Pa's Jeremy Miller made a profitable return
to the Hagerstown speedway last Saturday night. Miller pocketed a cool
$2850 for his efforts as he scored his first Hagerstown feature win of
the season in the Ernie's Salvage Yard 25, and his career 24th at the
fabled Washington County oval.

Front row starters DJ Myers and Jeremy Miller brought the twenty-four
car starting field down to the initial green flag. Myers quickly
asserted himself as he grabbed the early race lead. Myers led
effortlessly for the first eleven circuits until Miller made what would
be the winning pass for the lead on lap twelve. However, the race was
far from over. As Miller built up nearly a five-second lead in the
closing laps of the event, ninth-starting Jason Covert was on the move.
Covert disposed of Brent Smith to reach second by lap twenty-four. As
Miller was taking the white flag a Scott LeBarron caution set up a
one-lap dash to the checkered flag. When the green flag came out for the
final time Miller got a good jump on the start but Covert was right in
his tracks. As the duo came off the fourth turn for the checkered flag,
Covert made one last ditch effort to unseat Miller, but Miller would
hang on to score the very popular win.

Those cautions at the end of the race really hurt us. Miller stated from
victory lane. It took a while for the tires (American Racer) to come in,
but once they did they were really good. Miller's 2008 season has been
quite a roller coaster ride. We won that Outlaw deal at Virginia a while
back, and that was huge. Miller commented. We've been fast all season
but we've had little stuff take us out races, but it sure does feel good
to win here at Home. Covert would hang on to second, Dan Stone took
third, early leader DJ Myers collected fourth and Brent Smith completed
the top-five. Heats went to JT Spence, Myers and Dan Stone with Frankie
Plessinger winning the consolation.

St. Thomas Pa's Wayne Walls Jr. scored his first feature win of the
season in the twenty-lap late model sportsman event. The win, for the
seven-time track champion, was his division leading 44th career
Hagerstown LMS feature win. Pole sitter Gene Conlee grabbed the lead at
the start. Conlee's lead would be short-lived as Scott Palmer slid by to
take the lead on lap-two. Palmer appeared to have the car to beat until
mechanical problems ended his night while leading on lap eight. Walls,
who was second at the time, assumed the top-spot and held off the
advances of eventual runner-up Brian Lessley to post the enormously
popular win. I have to thank all the boys on the crew. Walls replied
from victory lane. I told the crew during the week we need to do
something with this thing (Rocket/Hoosier) and I guess all the hard work
paid-off. Twelfth starting Ashley Barrett came on strong for third,
tenth starter Barry Miller (Hard charger) was fourth and defending track
champion Andy Fries controlled the top-five. Heats went to Barrett and
Walls.

Hedgesville West Virgini's Hans Stamberg took the lead from Billy Ecton
Jr. on lap-five and drove off to a very convincing win in the
fifteen-lap pure stock feature. In scoring his third feature win of the
season, Stamberg had to hold off Steve Lowery, in his best run of the
season, to score the win in just six minutes and fourteen seconds. This
is the old car. Stamberg stated from victory lane. This is the same car
we won the championship with a few years back and it still runs pretty
good. Jim Snyder took a strong third, point leader Dale Hollidge was
fourth and Wayne Hawbaker (Hard Charger) completed the top-five. Heats
went to Billy Ecton Jr., Lowery and Snyder with Randy Kline winning the
consolation.

Hagerstown Speedway Results
Ernies Salvage Yard 25 Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models, 31 entries.
(Lap leaders DJ Myers 1-11, Jeremy Miller 12-25)

1. Jeremy Miller 2. Jason Covert 3. Dan Stone 4. DJ Myers 5. Brent Smith
6. JT Spence 7. Billy Wampler 8. Daryl Hills 9. Gary Stuhler 10. Mike
Lupfer 11. David Williams 12. Paul Crowl 13. Brian Booze 14. Marvin
Winters 15. Jim Yoder 16. Alan Sagi 17. Al Shawver Jr. 18. Scott
LeBarron 19. Rusty Sites 20. Frankie Plessinger 21. Roy Deese Jr. 22.
Keith Jackson 23. Les Hare 24. Devin Friese  DNQ- Ronnie Dehaven Jr.,
Doug Stine, Harold Dorsey Jr., Chris Fletcher, Ray Kable Jr., DJ
Troutman, Jamie Lathroum.

Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Late Model Sportsman 20-laps, 21 entries. (Lap
Leaders- Eugene Conlee 1-2, Scott Palmer 3-8, Wayne Walls Jr. 9-20)

1. Wayne Walls Jr. 2. Brian Lessley 3. Ashley Barrett 4. Barry Miller 5.
Andy Fries 6. Eugene Conlee 7. Terry Flaherty 8. Richard Walls 9. Shaun
Jones 10. Kyle Lear 11. Dylan Yoder 12. Jerry Bard 13. Courtney Shreiner
14. Cody Lear 15. Glen Ninninger Jr. 16. Rick Stouffer 17. Scott Palmer
18. Justin Hart 19. Chad Myers 20. Rob Gergel 21. Michael Collins (DNS)

Ernies Auto Enterprises Pure Stocks 15-laps, 30 Entries (Lap leaders-
Billy Ecton Jr. 1-4, Hans Stamberg 5-15)

1. Hans Stamberg 2. Steve Lowery 3. Jim Snyder 4. Dale Hollidge 5. Wayne
Hawbaker (J&M Sports world hard charger) 6. Darrin Younker 7. Kevin
Boyer 8. Mike Sanders 9. Bill Ecton 10. Randy Kline 11. Kenny Dillon 12.
Billy Ecton Jr. 13. Drew Fitzsimmons 14. Kevin Keefer 15. Lin Sutphin
16. Bill Reitober 17. Kenny Day 18. Danny Beavers 19. Dave Mikolajski
20. Brian Swiger 21. Dave Boring 22. Tony Catlett 23. Deane Holmes 24.
Kevin Koontz. DNQ- Kevin Dayhoff, Frank Dibella, Dave Gross, Bobby
Taylor, Dave Stouffer Jr., Tim Monn.


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