|Date: 8/9/2009 10:53:05 PM|
August 9, 2009 For Immediate Release
Sat, August 15, 2009 (7:00 PM) – World of Outlaw Late Model Series 50 lap + Pure Stock Special
Sat, August 22, 2009 (7:00 p.m.) - Regular Show, Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks + 23rd Annual Tommy Thompson Demo Derby
Sat, August 29, 2009 (7:00 p.m.) – 29th Annual Shorty Bowers Bull Durham Championship 29 Laps Late Models, + late Model Sportsman and Pure Stocks
THREE YEAR DROUGHT ENDS FOR WINTERS, Barrett and Stamberg Repeat
Hagerstown, Md. - It was a long time coming for Marvin Winters but it all unfolded at the right time Saturday night on Auto Locater Small Fry Night at Hagerstown Speedway when he collected his first win since taking honors in the Johnny Roberts Memorial on July 1, 2006. Overall, it was his 22nd career late model triumph.
“It was a great night, said Winters of McConnellsburg, Pa. “I have to thank owner Tex Shaffer. He’s stuck by me. It’s been three years since we’ve won a race and actually I haven’t won a race for Tex since 1997. It’s great to be back in victory lane for him.”
Ashley Barrett, Shippensburg, Pa. won by half second over Kyle Lear for his season fourth in the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic late model sportsman feature. It was win number six for Hans Stamberg of Hedgesville, WV who led from the eighth lap in the Ernie D’s pure stock special 20-lap event. Chris Ebersole of Big Cove Tannery, Pa recorded his first ever Enduro Dash victory.
Starting third, Winters trailed pole setter Al Shawver Jr. patiently while Brian Booze moved past Jim Yoder for the third spot on lap three. Shawver held a steady line while Winters pursued and they caught rear traffic by the 12th lap. Already past one rear car and another ahead, Shawver chose the wrong route entering the third turn as Winters saw opportunity when the bottom opened up and he charged ahead on the 14th circuit. Following a 15th lap restart when Al Cheney and Yoder both stopped with problems and Roy Deese Jr. pitted for a team check of his car, Winters slowly increased his lead each lap until taking the checkered by 2.13 seconds over Brian Booze.
“Al was quicker than I was but I stayed on the bottom,” Winters said. “I figured soon or later, he was going to get up in the slick and get sideways or something, but it all worked out in the long run.”
Shawver held to third with J.T. Spence coming from 12th and Frankie Plessinger completing the top five. Billy Wampler, Mike Lupfer, Tyler Hershey, Rusty Sites and Steve Gibney rounded out the top ten. Winters and Lupfer won the heats.
Cody Lear started fourth and made a wide sweeping pass on the backstretch to grab the lead on the opening lap while Barrett started fifth and was to second on the second circuit.
Following a third lap restart, Barrett charged around the outside to take over for a lap until Andy Fries collected the wall off turn four when he and Lear eyed the same piece of track.
Barrett began to pull away while Steve Axtell Jr. moved to second on the sixth with Kyle Lear battling with his brother Cody.
Barrett was into traffic and more than five seconds ahead when Axtell dropped off the pace on the 13th lap but then consecutive 18th and 19th lap cautions regrouped the field. Cody Lear’s car didn’t come up to speed on the second restart with fifth place Jerry Bard coming to a stop. Kyle Lear only had one lap to get it done but Barrett was equally as quick and sped past the checkered by only a few length margin.
“I had my guy in the corner show I had a real big lead,” Barrett said. “I didn’t want to see that late race caution. I knew Kyle Lear was back there. I figured I could hold on but knew he’d be tough.”
Scott Palmer ended third after starting 15th to collect the St. Thomas Towing/Checkered Flag Lube hard charger award while Doug Timmons finished fourth and started alongside Palmer while doing the driving duties for Pete Weaver. Twelfth starter Derrick Quade completed the top five. C. Lear, Barrett and Bard were the heat winners while Paul Cursey Jr. was the consolation winner.
Starting on the point, Bobby Taylor grabbed the pure stock lead while Stamberg squeezed through heavy traffic after starting 12th. Stamberg arrived in second on lap seven and took the lead the following lap with Mike Warrenfeltz moving into the runner up spot the next lap. Stamberg kept Warrenfeltz at bay and 1.38 seconds ahead following a 14th lap restart, In three laps, another restart would settle the outcome. Stamberg sped ahead 1.47 seconds to score the win over Warrenfeltz who was challenged by Wayne Hawbaker. Charlie Pensinger and Bill Ecton Jr. completed the top five. Taylor, Hawbaker and Darrin Younker were heat winners while Dave Stouffer Jr was the consolation winner.
“This car just loves that high groove,” Stamberg said. “Tonight there’s a lot of grip in the track. I pretty much had the gas all the way down in two and four. I could just man it and go for a ride.”
Kenny Thomas took the Enduro Dash lead on the second lap while ninth starter Ebersole got to second on the fifth lap and slowly reeled him in before halfway. Ebersole took over on the 15th circuit while Krazy Kenny Thomas closed on the two front runners as one rear car became the obstacle with four to go. Ebersole got by while Krazy K. Thomas slipped under Kenny Thomas to grab second but came up a half length short at the finish.
Kenny Thomas, Danny Holmes and Matt Smith completed the top five.
The World of Outlaw Late Model Series arrives for the second time of the season this Saturday, August 15. It’s one of the closest multi-driver points races in tour history as Josh Richards leads the championship standings but Steve Francis and Darrell Lanigan are tied and only a mere two points behind with 27 of the scheduled 43 events completed. The Ernie D’s pure stocks will also compete in a special double point event. Check the speedway website for any changes in the weather at: www.hagerstownspeedway.com or contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.
Hagerstown Speedway Results
Late Models, 25 laps, 20 entries, (Lap Leaders – Al Shawver Jr. 1-12, Marvin Winters 13-25) 1.Marvin Winters; 2.Brian Booze; 3.Al Shawver Jr.; 4.J.T. Spence; 5.Frankie Plessinger; 6.Billy Wampler; 7.Mike Lupfer; 8.Tyler Hershey; 9.Rusty Sites; 10.Steve Gibney; 11.Bryan Wright; 12.Larry Baker II; 13.Roy Deese Jr.; 14.Al Cheney; 15.Jim Yoder; 16.Cory Houck; 17.Rick Hulson; 18.Randy Schaeffer; DNS – Jim Stine, Larry Baer
Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model Sportsman, 20 laps, 33 entries (Lap Leaders – Cody Lear 1-3, Ashley Barrett 4-20): 1.Ashley Barrett; 2.Kyle Lear; 3.Scott Palmer (St. Thomas Towing/ Checkered Flag Lube Hard Charger); 4.Doug Timmons; 5.Derrick Quade; 6.Terry Flaherty; 7.Wayne Walls Jr.; 8.Glenn Elliott; 9.Donnie Farlling; 10.Mike Walls; 11.Robby Beall; 12.Steve Kent.; 13.Steve Bailor; 14.Jerry Bard; 15.Mark Jones; 16.Paul Cursey Jr.; 17.Ronnie Dennis; 18.Courtney Shreiner; 19.Justin Hart; 20.Cody Lear; 21.Michael Collins; 22.Steve Axtell Jr.; 23.Andy Fries; 24.Nick Pappas; DNQ – Chad Myers, Chuck Cox, Anthony Lupini, Todd Lewis, Roy Hornbaker, Richard Walls, Elwood Sord, DNS – Bruce Kane, Rick Stouffer
Ernie D’s Pure Stocks, 20 laps, 33 entries (Lap Leaders – Bobby Taylor 1-7, Hans Stamberg 8-20) 1.Hans Stamberg; 2.Mike Warrenfeltz; 3.Wayne Hawbaker; 4.Charlie Pensinger; 5.Billy Ecton Jr.; 6.Darrin Younker; 7.Kevin Keefer; 8.Dustin Proctor; 9.Steve Lowery; 10.Mike Sanders; 11.Kevin Koontz; 12.Pete Gems; 13.Randy Kline; 14.Kevin Dayhoff; 15.Bobby Taylor; 16.Dave Mikolajski; 17.Dave Stouffer Jr.; 18.Frank Dibella; 19.Danny Beavers; 20.Drew Fitzsimmons; 21.Tony Catlett; 22.Richard Durbin; 23.Dave Gross; 24.Bobby Franklin; DNQ – Zack Reid, Dave Rice Jr., Kenny Day, Kevin Boyer, Bill Ecton, Sherman Lynn, DNS - Tony Stoneberger, Lin Sutphin, Bill Reitober
Enduro Dash, 30 laps, 22 entries (Lap Leaders -- Kenny Thomas 1-14, Chris Ebersole 15-30) 1.Chris Ebersole; 2.Krazy Kenny Thomas; 3.Kenny Thomas; 4.Danny Holmes; 5.Matt Smith; 6.J.C. Butts; 7.Jim Speelman; 8.Eric Myers; 9.Jamie Mills; 10.Gary Proctor; 11.Rob Keller; 12.John Poole; 13.Bryan Green; 14.Danny Bell; 15.J.T. Conrad; 16.Hot Rod Rodney Miner; 17.William Crook; 18.Charles Stambaugh; 19.Mark Vegh, DNS – Richard Tracey, Dave Shatto, R.C. Horn
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