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Friday June 6, 2014 Race Release

Hanover, PA (06/06/14) –“I don’t know what to say about this race, but a win is a win.”

So said Brad McClelland after scoring his fourth win of the year in a bizarre 358 sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“I nearly spun a few times myself,” said McClelland upon exiting his Littlestown Auto Care/Rucker Computer Solutions/Hoosier Tire #6R in victory lane, “Guess I was trying to make a race of it.  I thought I’d better take it easy.”

McClelland drew the number-four pill for the start, but ended up on the front row after a first-lap crash which resulted in a flip by fifth-starting Robbie Kendall on the backstretch.  Kendall made contact with a spinning Tyler Buchenauer exiting turn two, with Buchenauer sliding into the infield. One-time winner Kendall was uninjured.

After the red flag, McClelland started beside polesitter Seth Kearchner and took the lead at the drop of the green.  He ran away from the field en route to a non-stop time of 6:07.31, crossing a quarter of-a-lap ahead of Kearchner, with hard charger Randy Whisler (who came from ninth starting spot), Isaac Sneeringer (who changed a flat tire during the first-lap red and came from the rear), and rookie Wyatt Hinkle rounding out the top five.

They were the only cars that finished the event, with several cars dropping to the infield during the non-stop race, and only the top four cars running on the lead lap at the checkered.

It was McClelland’s division-leading 37th Trail-Way sprint car win.

Heats for the 12 “358” sprint cars on hand were won by McClelland and Kendall.

 

            Brian Marriott scored the win in the 20-lap Mason/Dixon 270cc micro-sprint feature.

Marriott started on the outside of the front row, but chased polesitter and leader Bill Laughman for the first three laps before Laughman stopped on the track during a fourth-lap caution.

            Laughman restarted at the rear and came back through the field to finish fifth.

            Marriott led the rest of the way, with Steven Cox, Cory Myers, and Jim Still crossing second through fourth.

            Heats for the 19 micros were won by Still and Brent Bull, who was among the cars that brought out the fourth-lap caution and was not able to continue.

 

            Dan Furman claimed his second win of the year and the 13th of his Trail-Way career in the 20-lap street stock feature.

            Furman started sixth and took the lead from Jim Jacobs on lap three.  Two laps later, third-starting Craig Wagaman took the lead, and he paced the field for the next six laps before losing front left tire pressure and turning the lead back over to Furman on lap 11.  Wagaman eventually brought out the caution when his tire went flat and he didn’t finish.

            Patrick McClane came from eighth starting spot to finish second, with Michael Goodwin, ninth-starting Matt Wampler, and Chad Stine completing the top five.

            Heats for the 16 street stocks were won by Wagaman and Jacobs.

 

            Kenny Startzman picked up his first career win in the 15-lap limited stock feature.

Startzman started third and took the lead from polesitter Rick Hopkins on lap three.  He led the rest of the way, with a wild battle for the runner-up spot going to tenth-starting Ricky Weaver, Jr.

            Third through fifth were 15th-starting Kyle Rohrbaugh, 12th-starting Matt Chronister, and Jeff Foster.

            Qualifiers for the 17 limited stocks were won by Startzman and Robert Wellman. 

 

Next Friday (6/13), Trail-Way will host the Precise Racing Products 358 Late Models, 358 Sprint Cars, 600cc Micro Sprints, and Limited Stocks.  It is also “Camera and Autograph Night,” where the fans will have an opportunity to meet drivers and get autographs and take photos.

 

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at www.trail-wayspeedway.com. The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered falls.

 

RACE RESULTS

 

358 Sprint Cars

Feature (25 Laps)

1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 30-Seth Kearchner; 3. 64-Randy Whisler(Hard Charger); 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich(DNF); 7. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer(DNF); 8. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF); 9. 75-Matt Sowers(DNF); 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher(DNF); 11. 55-Robert Kendall(DNF); DNS: 4-Dwight Leppo. Time 6:07.31.

Lap Leaders- Brad McClelland (1-25).

 

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify)

1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 64-Randy Whisler(DNF); 6. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF). Time 2:22.50.

 

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify)

1. 55-Robert Kendall; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 30-Seth Kearchner; 4. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 5. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 6. 75-Matt Sowers (DNF).  Time 2:23.34.

 

Mason-Dixon 270cc Micro Sprints

Feature (20 Laps)

1. 18-Brian Marriott; 2. 58-Steven Cox; 3. 20-Cory Myers; 4. 8-Jim Still; 5. 2-Bill Laughman; 6. 21-Jim Myers; 7. 79D-Coty Ramirez; 8. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.; 9. 66-Zack Wells; 10. 09-John Horton(DNF); 11. 17-Karl Wheeler, Jr.(3 laps down); 12. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.(DNF); 13. 64-Levi Peck(DNF); 14. 43-Brandon McMillion(DNF); 15. 22-Michael Boer(DNF); 16. 97-Billy Logeman(DNF); 17. 1B-Brent Bull(DNF); DNS: 44-Tim McClelland; 75-Patrick Donahue. No Time.

Lap Leaders- Bill Laughman (1-3); Brian Marriott (4-20).

 

Heat 1 (8 Laps/All to Qualify)

1. 8-Jim Still; 2. 2-Bill Laughman; 3. 18-Brian Marriott; 4. 58-Steven Cox; 5. 20-Cory Myers; 6. 66-Zack Wells; 7. 09-John Horton; 8. 17-Karl Wheeler, Jr.; 9. 21-Jim Myers(DNF); 10. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.(DQ). Time 2:18.06.

 

Heat 2 (8 Laps/All to Qualify)

1. 1B-Brent Bull; 2. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 3. 64-Levi Peck; 4. 97-Billy Logeman; 5. 22-Michael Boer; 6. 43-Brandon McMillion; 7. 79D-Coty Ramirez; DNS: 44-Tim McClelland; 75-Patrick Donahue.  Time 2:14.16.

 

Street Stocks

Feature (20 Laps)

1. 5M-Dan Furman; 2. 55-Patrick McClane; 3. 33-Michael Goodwin; 4. 100-Matt Wampler; 5. 2-Chad Stine; 6. 8-Jeremy Stremmel; 7. 25-Jed Latshaw; 8. 3-Larry Landis; 9. 6T-Todd Miller; 10. 40-David Goode, Sr.; 11. 28-Kelly Seal III; 12. 99-Joey Harrison; 13. 7M-Craig Wagaman(DNF); 14. 40K-David Johnson(DNF); 15. 04-Jim Jacobs(DNF); DNS: 17-Brian Blank, Jr.. No Time.

Lap Leaders- Jim Jacobs (1-2); Dan Furman (3-4, 11-20); Craig Wagaman (5-10).

 

Heat 1 (8 Laps/All to Qualify)

1. 7M-Craig Wagaman; 2. 2-Chad Stine; 3. 33-Michael Goodwin; 4. 8-Jeremy Stremmel; 5. 100-Matt Wampler; 6. 6T-Todd Miller; 7. 99-Joey Harrison; 8. 28S-Kelly Seal III.  Time 2:43.78.

 

Heat 2 (8 Laps/All to Qualify)

1. 04-Jim Jacobs; 2. 5M-Dan Fuman; 3. 3-Larry Landis; 4. 55-Patrick McClane; 5. 40-David Goode, Sr.; 6. 40K-David Johnson; 7. 17-Brian Blank, Jr.(DNF); 8. 25-Jed Latshaw(DNF). No Time.

 

Limited Stocks

Feature (15 Laps)

1. 94-Kenny Startzman; 2. 21-Ricky Weaver, Jr.; 3. 1-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 4. 81-Matt Chronister; 5. 32-Jeff Foster; 6. 99-Cody Klinedenst; 7. 72-Rick Hopkins; 8. 41-Robert Wellman; 9. 69-Robbie Carroll; 10. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 11. 29-Mike Wolf(DNF); 12. 51-Shannon Weaver(DNF); 13. 18-Robert Nicklow(DNF); 14. 38-Jason Chronister(DNF); 15. 54-Tyler Gastley(DNF); DNS: 88-Justin Oberlin; 55-Kory Shorb. No Time.

Lap Leaders- Rick Hopkins (1-2); Kenny Startzman (3-15).

 

Heat 1 (6 Laps/All to Qualify)

1. 94-Kenny Startzman; 2. 72-Rick Hopkins; 3. 81-Matt Chronister; 4. 51-Shannon Weaver; 5. 99-Cody Klinedenst; 6. 18-Robert Nicklow; 7. 69-Robbie Carroll; 8. 1-Kyle Rohrbaugh(DNF); 9. 29-Mike Wolf(DNF).  Time 2:07.32.

 

Heat 2 (6 Laps/All to Qualify)

 

1. 41-Robert Wellman; 2. 21-Ricky Weaver, Jr.; 3. 38-Jason Chronister; 4. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 5. 32-Jeff Foster; 6. 54-Tyler Gastley; 7. 88-Justin Oberlin; DNS: 55-Kory Shorb.  Time 2:08.41.