Date: 6/16/2013 9:50:29 AM

June 16, 2013                                 For Immediate Release


Sat, June 21 (7:00 p.m.) Hagerstown/Winchester Shootout, Law Enforcement Appreciation Night – 35 Lap Late Model (Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic) + RUSH Crate Late Models 30 Lap 

Sat, June 29 (7:00 p.m.) 48th Annual Johnny Roberts Memorial – Three State Flyers Late Models 35 Lap – Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Classic Racing Series, Stunt Special, Old Timers night

Wed, July 3 (7:30 p.m.) PA Sprint Speedweek, 410 Sprints + EMMR (Eastern Museum of Motor Racing) Exhibition 

Sat, July 6 (7:00 p.m.) 32nd Annual Hub City Classic – AMA, Grand National Motorcycles



HAGERSTOWN, MD – For the third straight race, Andy Anderson has sped to the front from the 12th starting position, this time on Race for Breast Cancer Awareness Night and taking top honors in the Hoosier Daddy for the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic late model sportsman.  It was his fifth triumph of the season.

“Just like last week, I got good breaks again.” Anderson said. “Before I knew it I was in the top five in four or five laps and that’s what won the race. Nathan (Durboraw) always told me races are won in the first three laps, not the last three.”

Anderson of Martinsburg, WV, didn’t waste any time heading to the front and was into third by the fourth lap. He got a 2.4 second free pass on a sixth lap caution and two laps later, charged under Michael Walls off turn four own the lead the rest of the way to beat Justin Weaver by .94 seconds. He earned $1,000 plus an additional $1,000 collected by fellow driver Tyler Horst from Friends of Tyler Horst for the Breast Cancer Awareness Night. That additional $1,000 was donated back to Horst for Breast Cancer Awareness – Cumberland Valley organization by Doug Timmons of  D&D Auto Recycling.(Doug and Dougie Timmons). 

“Hats off to Tyler; he went out of his way and raised an extra $1,000 and other people put more money back thru the purse,” Anderson said. “It’s good for this class.”

Horst, who will be a senior at Waynesboro Area Senior High School this fall, made the Breast Cancer Awareness Night his senior project.  He collected donations to increase the purse for the race,  $100 fast time award from Credit Connection Auto Sales plus other donations of prizes and awards to hand out to every driver qualifying for the event. This was done by a number of breast cancer survivors who drew starting positions numbers for the various donated items marked for each. Drivers went through the pits and stands and collected money that will also go to the Cumberland Valley Awareness organization.  Driver Bruce Kane also donated another $300 for positions two through five with D&D Auto Recycling putting up $100 for the hard charger.

After Michael Walls set fast time of 20.340 seconds, heats were won by Anderson, Paul Cursey and Justin Weaver with Kris Eaton taking the consy.

The top three from each heat had a child from the stands pull a starting number for them as Justin Weaver and Walls occupied the front row.

On the start, Walls got the edge on Weaver as Anderson was coming to the front and after taking the lead from Walls, Weaver then took second from Walls following the eighth lap restart.

Following a lap 12, Anderson began to open his lead on Weaver while leaving Walls further behind. When Anderson caught the rear of the field, he enjoyed a three second gap to Weaver with even further to Walls. Anderson played it cautious the final five laps as Weaver cut into the distance but settled for runner up as    

Anderson received the D&D Auto Recycling plus Liberty Auto and Tire Hard charger awards.

“We tried some things in the heat race because we had to start 12th anyway,” Anderson said. “We figured we might as well try something but good thing we tried it in the heat because it didn’t work.”

Walls ended third with Scott Palmer coming from 11th, and ninth starter Andy Fries completing the top five. Terry Flaherty was up ten positions to sixth with Kyle Lear, Rick Hulson (14th), Wayne Walls Jr. and Chaz Walls in the next positions.  

Nick Dibella of Mt.Airy, MD posted his career first Ernie D’s pure stock victory while Gary Proctor of Big Pool, MD won for the fourth time in the D&D Auto Recycling hobby stocks.

Dibella lead from the outside pole but had challengers the whole way, sometime running three and four wide and in a final one lap shootout, another three wide run through the final turns and to the stripe as he beat Lane Hessong by a hood length with Charlie Pensinger right on their bumpers. Darrin Younker and Tony Catlett were next. Pensinger and Dibella were the heat winners.  

Proctor started ninth and was the second by the opening lap as Jason Sarver led. After several challenges, Proctor drove past on the sixth lap and continued on under the green flag to win by five lengths.

Proctor had a sign behind the car with “This one’s for you Pop’s.” as Proctor lost his dad to cancer just three weeks ago.

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Hagerstown Speedway Results:

Race for Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Hoosier Daddy – Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model Sportsman, 25 Lap, 31 Entries (Lap Leaders: Justin Weaver 1, Michael Walls, 2-7, Andy Anderson 8-25) – 1.AndyAnderson (D&D Auto Recycling + Liberty Auto and Tire Hard Charger), 2.Justin Weaver, 3.Michael Walls (Credit Connection Auto Sales Fast Time of 20.340) 4.Scott Palmer, 5.Andy Fries, 6.Terry Flaherty, 7.Kyle Lear, 8.Rick Hulson, 9.Wayne Walls Jr., 10.Chaz Walls, 11.Ronnie Dennis, 12.Kris Eaton, 13.Paul Cursey, 14.James Lichliter, 15.Tyler Horst, 16.Kyle Lee, 17.Kris Holliday, 18.Dominic Defino, 19.Kyle Martin, 20.Devin Frey, 21.J.T. McLanigan, 22.Courtney Shreiner, 23.Chad Myers, 24.Bruce Kane, DNQ-Larry Baker, Dave Friedrich, Elwood Sord, Josh Berrier, Billy Farmer, Rodney Walls, Richard Walls 


Ernie D’s Pure Stocks: 15 Laps, 16 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Nick Dibella 1-15) -- 1.Nick Dibella, 2.Lane Hessong (Bill Ecton and Son Hard Charger) 3.Charlie Pensinger, 4.Darrin Younker, 5.Tony Catlett, 6.Frank Dibella, 7.Kenny Day, 8.Danny Beavers, 9.Drew Fitzsimmons, 10.Rick Stouffer, 11.Kevn Koontz 12.Kevin Boyer, 13.Brian Miller, DNS – Brian Swiger, Steve Lowery, DSQ – Mike Franklin


D & D Auto Recycling Hobby Stocks, 15 Laps, 13 Entries, (Lap Leaders: Jason Sarver 1-5, Gary Proctor 6-15)-- 1.Gary Proctor, 2.Michael Hyatt, 3.Joe Rogers, 4.Jason Sarver (Kline Auto Body and Towing Lucky Seven) 5.Justin Hansberger, 6.Kenny Thomas, 7.Tom Caravello, 8.William Crook, 9.Dylan Welsh, 10.Matt Smith, 11.Dave Shatto, 12.Gary Cekovich, 13.Rick Turner

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