DURBORAW IS BACK IN THE SADDLE WITH 71ST VICTORY

Date: 8/17/2008 2:42:40 AM

August 17 2008                                       For Immediate Release  

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Saturday, August 23 (7:00 p.m.) – Regular Show, Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models, Hoosier
Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model Sportsman, Ernie’s Auto Enterprises Pure Stocks + Enduro Dash
Saturday, August 30 (7:00 p.m.) – 23rd Annual McBee / Hays Championship 44-Lap Late Models
(last point race), Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Late Model Sportsman, Ernie’s Auto Enterprises Pure
Stocks
Saturday, September 6 (7:00 p.m.) – Last points races for Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model Sportsman and Ernie’s Auto Enterprises Pure Stocks,  22nd Annual Tommy Thompson Demo Derby + Enduro Dash

DURBORAW IS BACK IN THE SADDLE WITH 71ST VICTORY

Hagerstown, Md. – When a full moon shines, strange things happen, but not so at Hagerstown Speedway Saturday night as it was Small Fry Night and Nathan Durboraw was the first to celebrate victory in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model feature. It was the 71st career triumph for the eight time late model champion and his first since September 16th, 2006 to become the 13th different winner. It was only a few weeks ago that Durboraw took a series of flips in turn three and ended with the car standing straight up against the guard rail.

“I think I could run anywhere I wanted to tonight,” Hagerstown’s Durboraw said. “Mark Richards built us a new car. I’m glad I was in a Rocket when I rolled that other one over. The roll cage never moved, I never got hurt. I wasn’t sore the next day. That says a lot for these Rocket cars.” 

Durboraw took the lead on lap eight while J.T. Spence closed in and crossed the line on Durboraw’s bumper.

“I actually didn’t see him, but I could hear him,” Durboraw said.

In the sixth and final race of the Cumberland/Hagerstown Maryland Clash events, Kyle Lear of Severn, Md. scored the $1,000 victory, his fourth of the season. Lear raced hard with Dylan Yoder before getting by with ten to go in the 30-lap event and only won by .59 seconds as Yoder remained steadfast until the end. 

“We won those two at the beginning of the year and then we fell off the hill and it took a while to get back up,” Lear said. “We took a few weeks and rebuilt, went to Potomac and dominated down there. I think we’re back on top.  I think as long as we stay here the rest of the year, we’ll be pretty good.”

Wayne Hawbaker of Greencastle, Pa. gave a number of kids rides around the speedway earlier as part of Small Fry Night and then tossed the monkey off his back. He scored his career first victory in the Ernie’s pure stocks in the Ernie’s Salvage Yard Special 20-lap event worth double points. 

“I’ve been coming here since I was a little kid, “Hawbaker said. “This means a lot to me, all my crew and all my sponsors”.

In the Maryland Clash events, current Hagerstown late model sportsman point leader, Andy Fries ended with the series championship worth $500 while Jerry Bard earned $300 for second and $200 went to Ashley Barrett for his third place effort.  

Mike Lupfer took the lead in the late model feature while third starter D.J. Troutman pulled into second but seventh starter J.T.Spence was into second by lap four with the next circuit having a three wide race down the front stretch with Durboraw joining the battle for second and winning out.

Durboraw seized the top spot from Lupfer on the eighth lap while Spence moved into second on the 13th lap with Durboraw two seconds ahead. Spence nipped away at Durboraw’s lead until a 16th lap yellow closed the field.

Following a 19th lap yellow, it was still Durboraw and Spence while Gary Stuhler, who initially started 19th, but restarted on the tail following a fourth lap incident, had charged all the way back past the field and was still coming. Spence’s final lap effort fell short while Stuhler settled for a hard earned third with Devin Friese and Lupfer completing the front five. Roy Deese Jr. was sixth with Troutman, Brian Booze, Darryl Hills and Jim Yoder completing the top ten. 

Heats went to Steve Axtell Jr., Frankie Plessinger and Lupfer while Stuhler won the consolation and was the Ernie’s Hard Charger.

Dylan Yoder led the first lap of the Clash event with Richard Walls taking over on the next round while Yoder continued his assault each lap with fifth starting Lear moving into third over Wayne Walls Jr.

A blanket could be tossed over R.Walls, Yoder and Lear on a number of laps until Yoder’s challenges on the low side of turn two produced results and he pulled on the 13th lap. Lear got past R. Walls two laps later while Yoder held more than a second advantage until a lap 18 yellow when R. Walls stopped with problems. It took three laps until Lear maneuvered past Yoder but Yoder remained focused on retaking the point while Walls Jr. was four seconds back with eighth starter Andy Fries challenging. Lear led Yoder to the checkered with Walls Jr. and Fries next while Tyler Armstrong ended fifth. 

Armstrong, Lear and Walls Jr. won the heats while Mike Walls was the consolation winner. 

Following an initial yellow in the Ernie’s Special, from third, Hawbaker took the lead from Kevin Dayhoff on lap two as the race remained green with Danny Beavers holding second until a 17th lap yellow. Mike Warrenfeltz was from 12th and got past Beavers on the restart and challenged Hawbaker but ended a half length short. Warrenfeltz and Beavers refused a post race inspection and were disqualified which advanced current point leader Dale Hollidge into second with Kevin Keefer and Mike Sanders next with Hans Stamberg coming from 21st to claim fifth and earn the J&M Sportsworld Hard charger award. Beavers, Hawbaker and Dayhoff were the heat winners with Bobby Taylor winning the consolation.  

This Saturday, the speedway will present a regular program of the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models and the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model Sportsman along with the Ernie’s Auto Enterprises Pure Stocks plus an Enduro Dash. 

Pit gates open at 4: p.m. with grandstands opening at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 7:00 p.m.  Check the speedway website for information and any changes in weather at: www.hagerstownspeedway.com or contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Hagerstown Speedway Results
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Models, 25 laps, 26 entries, (Lap Leaders – Mike Lupfer 1-7, Nathan Durboraw 8-25 ) 1.Nathan Durboraw; 2.J.T. Spence; 3.Gary Stuhler (Ernie’s Salvage Hard Charger); 4.Devin Friese; 5.Mike Lupfer; 6.Roy Deese Jr.; 7.D.J.Troutman; 8.Brian Booze; 9.Darryl Hills; 10.Jim Yoder; 11.Paul Crowl; 12.Scott LeBarron; 13.Frankie Plessinger; 14.Steve Axtell Jr.; 15.Ray Kable Jr.; 16.Lary Baer; 17.Mat Quade; 18.Marvin Winters; 19.Tyler Hershey; 20.Larry Baker II; 21.Roland Mann; 22.Billy Wampler; 23.Scott Cross; 24.Kyle Lear;  DNS: Ronnie DeHaven Jr., Bill Palmer

Rock/Hagerstown Maryland Clash (Final) Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Late Model Sportsman, 30 Laps, 33 entries (Lap Leaders – Dylan Yoder 1,2, 13-20, Richard Walls 3-12, Kyle Lear 21-30) 1.Kyle Lear; 2.Dylan Yoder; 3.Wayne Walls Jr.; 4.Andy Fries; 5.Tyler Armstrong; 6.Cory Houck; 7.Brian Lessley; 8.Ashley Barrett; 9.Pete Weaver; 10.James Myers; 11.Jamie Swank; 12.Fred Harden; 13.Jerry Bard; 14.Michael Collins; 15.Doug Hardy; 16.Scott Palmer; 17.Rick Stouffer; 18.Cody Lear; 19.Barry Miller; 20.Richard Walls; 21.D.J.Troutman; 22.Mike Walls; 23.Nick Pappas; 24.Travis Beaver; DNQ – Dan Zechman, Matt Sponaugle, Courtney Shreiner, Ryan Walls, Bog Gergel, Justin Hart, Steve McCartney, DNS – Terry Flaherty, Anthony Lupini

Ernie’s Auto Enterprises Pure Stocks, 20 laps, 34 entries (Lap Leaders – Kevin Dayhoff 1, Wayne Hawbaker 2-20) 1.Wayne Hawbaker; 2.Dale Hollidge; 3.Kevin Keefer 4.Mike Sanders; 5.Hans Stamberg (J&M Sportsworld Hard Charger); 6.Kevin Dayhoff; 7.Bill Reitober; 8.Drew Fitzsimmons; 9.Kenny Dillon; 10.Frank Dibella; 11.Lin Sutphin; 12.Justin Snodderly; 13.Kevin Boyer; 14.Billy Ecton Jr.; 15.Bill Ecton; 16.Charlie Pensinger; 17.Andy Holmes; 18.Bobby Taylor; 19.Kenny Day; 20.Brian Swiger; 21.Steve Lowery; 22.Dave Mikolajski; DSQ – Mike Warrenfeltz, Danny Beavers DNQ-  Kevin Koontz, Tony Catlett, Dave Boring, Tim Knight, Jim Tony, Tim Monn, DNS – Eddie Catrell, Kim Ramer, John Stamberg, Randy Kline 



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