Saturday May 26th, 2012 Race Release





 Hanover, PA (05/26/12) – Some might say Todd Hoover caught a break when a fast approaching Chase Dietz’s right-rear wheel center blew in turns three and four with two laps to go. Hoover, in his #19 Harrington Body Shop, N.R.G. Controls & Kayfield Automotive Paints sponsored micro sprint, was ready to claim his first win of the season after passing polesitter Brett Widener coming out of turn four on the fifth lap and then pulled away from the entire field for a large portion of the feature.            

          Dietz, who started the 20-lap feature in the 10th position, drove his way to second with nearly five laps remaining. With only a few laps to go, Dietz was knocking on Hoover’s door, attempting to pull off yet another thrilling win in what has been a phenomenal month for the young veteran from York. Fortunately, for race leader, Hoover, Dietz literally drove the wheel right off of his car. From there on it was smooth sailing for the Mt. Pleasant Mills native, Hoover, who went on to take the win.            

          Widener, who had nothing for Hoover in the final two laps, ended his night in second followed by sixth starting Bo Gordon, Jr. in third, Larry Thompson in fourth and Spencer Wassilewski completing his night in fifth. Fifteenth starting Hannah Riser finished sixth followed by Dustin Stimeling, Jeremy Glass, Colton Laughman and Cheyenne Topper rounding out the top ten.            

           Heat wins for the 18 600cc micros went to Thompson and Laughman.


          Jim Still parked his #8 270cc micro sprint in victory lane for the first time in 2012, but this was not the first time the car visited the coveted front stretch post-race spot this season. Back on March 31st, Shawn Seifert drove as an alternate driver for Still and claimed the win in a thrilling lap traffic compromised 20-lap feature race.           

          This time around it was Still’s turn. Still stole the lead away from outside polesitter, Joe Long, Jr., on the sixth lap when Long jumped out of gear in turn one. Long was unable to maneuver his way back to Still to contend for the lead and settled for the second spot.           

          Tenth-starting, Nik Gower, raced his way to the third position and looked to be closing in on Long with only a few laps remaining, but was unable to secure a pass for the runner-up position. Gower finished the night in third, followed by Brad Weber and Matt Campbell who completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Steven Cox, Michael Boer, Angela Caruso, Teddy Volz, and Brent Bull. Long claimed the only heat win.


          Terry Hartlaub drove his Miner’s Machine Shop, E&L Auto Sales Limited Stock to victory lane after taking the lead from race-long race leader, Matt Chronister, on the eleventh lap of the 15-lap feature. As Hartlaub took the lead, the red flag came out for rain, forcing the drivers to the infield to wait out the precipitation. After a 45 minute wait and with only four laps remaining, the only drivers left to compete in the final laps were Hartlaub, Tad Haugh, and Jimmy Tyson. Hartlaub built a commanding lead from the restart and never slowed down until taking the checkered flag. Haugh finished second with Tyson finishing third. Matt Chronister and Jason Chronister rounded out the top five.


            Dale Arnold started on the outside pole and led every lap in the 12-lap strictly stock feature. Fifth starting Alan Shoff made his way to the second spot but was never able to come close in on Arnold’s car to challenge for the win. Shoff finished second followed by Justin Oberlin, Randy Crunkilton, and Pat Reindollar completing the top five.


            Michael Kolodiej, Jr. claimed the scramble car win in the nonstop 12-lap feature. Kolodiej led the entire 12-lap race. Last week’s feature winner, Brad Kress, finished second followed by Ricky Weaver, Jr. in third and Eugene Conlee in fourth.


            Next Friday (6/1), the 358 Sprint Cars are on the schedule with the Xtreme Stocks, Friday Limited Stocks and the 1000cc Sidewinders. The Xtreme Stocks will be having a “bonus night” –sponsored by Pro Painters. The top five finishers will receive bonus money and the top 3 finishers will receive a trophy.   Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.            

           Next Saturday (6/2), the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprints are on the schedule with the Classic Cars, Saturday Limited Stocks, Strictly Stocks and Scramble Cars. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing beginning at 6:30 p.m.


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





600cc Micro Sprints


Feature (20 Laps) 1. 19-Todd Hoover; 2. 88-Brett Widener; 3. 13-Bo Gordon, Jr.; 4. 77-Larry Thompson; 5. 10W-Spencer Wassilewski; 6. 14K-Hannah Riser; 7. 29-Dustin Stimeling; 8. 10-Jeremy Glass; 9. 84-Colton Laughman; 10. 4C-Cheyenne Topper; 11. 17-Brad Weber; 12. 89-Chase Dietz (DNF); 13. 87-Buddy Hines (DNF); 14. 58-Josh Mehring (DNF); 15. 8-Jim Young (DNF); 16. 12-JD Harman (DNF); 17. 1-Shawn Seifer (DNF). DNS: 17D-David Holbrook. No time.


Lap Leaders- Brett Widener (1-4), Todd Hoover (5-20)



Heat 1 (8 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 77-Larry Thompson; 2. 88-Brett Widener; 3. 13-Bo Gordon, Jr.; 4. 89-Chase Dietz; 5. 19-Todd Hoover; 6. 8-Jim Young; 7. 17-Brad Weber; 8. 14K-Hannah Riser; 9. 4C-Cheyenne Topper. No time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 84-Colton Laughman; 2. 1-Shawn Seifert; 3. 12-JD Harman; 4. 10W-Spencer Wassilewski; 5. 58-Josh Mehring; 6. 29-Dustin Stimeling; 7. 10-Jeremy Glass; 8. 87-Buddy Hines; 9. 17D-David Holbrook. Time – 2:11.72



270cc Micro Sprints


Feature (20 Laps) 1. 8-Jim Still; 2. 82-Joe Long, Jr.; 3. 10-Nik Gower; 4. 17-Colton Young; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 58-Steven Cox; 7. 22-Michael Boer; 8. 22J-Angela Caruso; 9. 12K-Teddy Volz; 10. 24-Brent Bull (DNF). DNS: 75X-Steve Bull. No time.


Lap Leaders- Joe Long, Jr. (1-5), Jim Still (6-20)



Heat 1 (8 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 82-Joe Long, Jr.; 2. 24-Brent Bull; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 8-Jim Still; 5. 58-Steven Cox; 6. 17-Colton Young; 7. 22-Michael Boer; 8. 12K-Teddy Volz; 9. 22J-Angela Caruso; 10. 10-Nik Gower; 11. 75X-Steve Bull. No time.



Saturday Limited Stocks


Feature (15 Laps) 1. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 2. 72-Tad Haugh 3. 70-Jimmy Tyson; 4. 81-Matt Chronister (DNF); 5. 38-Jason Chronister (DNF); 6. 58-Ryan Williams (DNF); 7. 21-Bobby Wellman (DNF); 8. 55-Eugene Conlee (DNF); 9. 96-Sarah Redmond (DNF)/ No time.


Lap Leaders- Matt Chronister (1-10), Terry Hartlaub (11-15)



Strictly Stocks


Feature (12 Laps) 1. 28-Dale Arnold; 2. 22-Alan Shoff; 3. 88-Justin Oberlin; 4. 0-Randy Crunkilton; 5. 68-Pat Reindollar; 6. 75-Michael Young; 7. 4-Curtis Creamer; 8. 17-Travis Brown. Time – 4:45.84


Lap Leaders- Dale Arnold (1-12)



Scramble Cars


Feature (12 Laps) 1. 11-Michael Kolodiej, Jr.; 2. 56-Brad Kress; 3. 81-Ricky Weaver, Jr.; 4. 20-Eugene Conlee. Time – 4:51.81


Lap Leaders- Michael Kolodiej, Jr.(1-12)

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