STEVE OWINGS MAKES TRAIL-WAY RETURN & CLAIMS 2ND WIN OF 2018

Hanover, PA (7/6/18) - “We didn’t touch that car,” Steve Owings commented in victory lane. “We just parked it in the corner, put a blanket over it and waited until I got back.”

 

Westminster, Maryland’s Steve Owings picked up where he left off following an 11-week hiatus from 358 sprint car racing due to on track accident that fractured his tibia. Owings claimed the 25-lap Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Car feature win, Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway. The win was his second of 2018 and 18th career, breaking a three-way tie with Mike Bittinger and Billy Dietrich, for third on the all-time win list.

 

Outside polesitter, Bittinger, took advantage of polesitter, Owings, on the initial start of the feature race. Bittinger led the first two laps before his #12 sprinter bobbled in turns one and two allowing Owings to slide underneath and take away the lead.

 

“Mikey (Bittinger) didn’t give it there on the start,” Owings said,  “I knew the top was going to be a little better.” Owings continued, “It was really slick on the bottom and I didn’t want to be down that low, but like I said, he got a good jump.”

 

On the next restart, Owings checked out to an impressive lead over second place JB Cunningham. Owings held a several second lead and was making his way through lapped traffic when a caution was brought out by John Sharpe in turn four on lap 19.

 

“It goes around there pretty easy,” Owings said in victory lane. “I think any monkey could get behind here and drive her. It was pretty quick.”

 

Again, Owings pulled away on the restart, but the battle behind him was only heating up. Seventh starting, David Holbrook, slid under Trey Hivner for the third spot and had his sights set on Cunningham for second when Glenndon Forsythe and Steven Kisamore’s sprint cars became hooked together, bringing out the third and final caution of the night. On the final restart, ninth starting, Joe Trone Jr., raced his way around Holbrook for the podium finish and also took home the Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger award.

 

“I just had to pace myself and not go crazy,” Trone admitted on the frontstretch following the feature. “Some of the other guys were trying to run up there in the rough stuff and I was like, “nah.””

 

Following Owings, Cunningham and Trone across the line were Holbrook and Cody Fletcher.

 

Owings provided an update in victory lane regarding his leg following a lengthy leave of absence from racing. “When I’m moving it all the time, it’s good. When it sits a little bit it gets sore,” Owings commented. “In the car it’s fine. My left leg has gotten so much better for the brake because I’ve been hopping on this leg for the last nine weeks.”

 

Heat winners for the 358 Sprint Cars were Cunningham and Devin Beidel.

 

Although Joe Long Jr., ended his night hooked to a tow truck, the fact that he was being towed to victory lane made all the difference in the world.

 

“I thought I blew it up until it turned sideways and then I knew something was wrong with the front end,” Long explained in victory lane, following his 20-lap Mason Dixon 270 Micro Sprint feature win.

 

“I was trying to run real low on the straightaways, trying not to mess up entering the corner,” Long continued. He knew Cory Myers, Mike Rutherford and Brian Marriott were running behind him.

 

Although several cautions brought the field back together, Long continued to hit his mark on restarts, holding his lead and crossing the line 1.818 seconds in front of Myers.

 

Rutherford, Marriott and Zachary Glass completed the top five. John Horton, who started 20th, finished 8th and collected the Donahue Motorsports Hard Charger award.

 

Heats for the 23 270 Micros were won by Brent Bull, Myers, and Marriott.

 

Will Walls won the 20-lap Precise Racing Products Street Stock feature, Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway.

 

Walls inherited the lead when the top two cars came together in turn two. Leader Brian Walls, slowed significantly coming into turn two while Aaron Beard was attempting to make a move to the inside. Because both drivers were trying to move in opposite directions they ended up colliding in the turn, with both cars stopping on the track and unable to return to the race.

 

Walls held on to the top spot and crossed the line 2.352 seconds ahead ofrunner up, Danny Beard. Shane McQuay and Tyler Harman finished third and fourth with fifth place credited to Ryan Smith.

 

Brian Walls was the heat winner for the Street Stocks.

 

Robbie Carroll led from the drop of the green flag until the checkers flew to win the 15-lap Limited Stock feature race.

 

Carroll held a comfortable lead over Shannon Weaver while Jason Chronister and Kyle Rohrbaugh battled their way into the picture. Following a lap 12 caution, Chronister and Rohrbaugh were able to make their way around Weaver for second and third and continued to drag race down the straightaways. Chronister crossed the line second, .746 seconds behind Carroll with Rohrbaugh claiming the third spot.   

 

Completing the top five were Weaver and Worley.

 

Chronister was also able to claim the June 1st make up feature for the Limited Stocks. Carroll finished second followed by Rohrbaugh, Weaver and Justin Oberlin.

 

Heat wins for the 19 Limited Stocks went to Carroll and Worley.

 

The 305 Sprint Series (PA Sprint Series) invades Trail-Way Speedway next Friday night, July 13, for the highly anticipated Beer Hill Cup.  The 600 Micro Sprints, Limited Stocks and Street Stocks will join the 305 Sprints. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with heats scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

HOOSIER TIRE MID ATLANTIC 358 SPRINTS

 

Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 35-Steve Owings, [1]; 2. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [6]; 3. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [9]; 4. 77-David Holbrook, [7]; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [11]; 6. 7-Trey Hivner, [4]; 7. 44-Dylan Norris, [10]; 8. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [8]; 9. (DNF) 48-Glenndon Forsythe, [12]; 10. (DNF) 511-John Sharpe, [14]; 11. (DNF) 51-Austen Treuchet, [3]; 12. (DNF) 12-Mike Bittinger, [2]; 13. (DNF) 10-Zach Euculano, [13]; (DNS) 20-Devin Beidel. No time.

 

Lap Leaders - Mike Bittinger (1-2), Steve Owings (3-25)

 

358 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [1]; 2. 7-Trey Hivner, [2]; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger, [3]; 4. 77-David Holbrook, [6]; 5. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [5]; 6. 44-Dylan Norris, [7]; 7. (DNF) 10-Zach Euculano, [4]. No time.

 

358 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 20-Devin Beidel, [2]; 2. 51-Austen Treuchet, [1]; 3. 35-Steve Owings, [7]; 4. 48-Glenndon Forsythe, [3]; 5. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [4]; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [5]; 7. 511-John Sharpe, [6]. Time - 2:26.09

 

MASON DIXON 270 MICRO SPRINTS

 

Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [2]; 2. 20-Cory Myers, [8]; 3. 6K-Mike Rutherford, [5]; 4. 1-Brian Marriott, [7]; 5. 84-Zachary Glass, [4]; 6. 1B-Brent Bull, [9]; 7. 29C-Jeff Arigo, [11]; 8. 09-John Horton, [20]; 9. 66-Tom Gaylor, [18]; 10. 47-Bobby Lamond, [17]; 11. 37-Tyler Brown, [14]; 12. (DNF) 21-Zachary Cool, [1]; 13. (DNF) 6-Tim Mc Clelland, [6]; 14. (DNF) 3-Connor Bollinger, [19]; 15. (DNF) 22-Michael Boer, [12]; 16. (DNF) 28-Matt Frick, [13]; 17. (DNF) 16-Keera Dupler, [10]; 18. (DNF) 7-Brent Mowery, [16]; 19. (DNF) 03-Branstin Shue, [15]; 20. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [3]; 21. (DNF) 12-Bryce Trone, [21]; 22. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox, [22]; (DNS) 03T-Troy Fickes. No time.

 

Lap Leaders - Joe Long Jr. (1-20)

 

270 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 1B-Brent Bull, [3]; 2. 6-Tim Mc Clelland, [5]; 3. 96-Brock Whisler, [8]; 4. 16-Keera Dupler, [4]; 5. 28-Matt Frick, [6]; 6. 7-Brent Mowery, [7]; 7. (DNF) 3-Connor Bollinger, [2]; 8. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox, [1]. Time - 2:13.13

 

270 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 20-Cory Myers, [2]; 2. 6K-Mike Rutherford, [4]; 3. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [5]; 4. 29C-Jeff Arigo, [3]; 5. 37-Tyler Brown, [1]; 6. 47-Bobby Lamond, [7]; 7. (DNF) 09-John Horton, [6]; 8. (DNF) 03T-Troy Fickes, [8]. No time.

 

270 Micro Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 1-Brian Marriott, [1]; 2. 84-Zachary Glass, [6]; 3. 21-Zachary Cool, [3]; 4. 22-Michael Boer, [2]; 5. 03-Branstin Shue, [5]; 6. 66-Tom Gaylor, [7]; 7. 12-Bryce Trone, [4]. No time.

 

PRECISE RACING PRODUCTS STREET STOCKS

 

Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 21W-Will Walls, [3]; 2. 60-Danny Beard, [4]; 3. 3D-Shane Mc Quay, [6]; 4. 69-Tyler Harman, [7]; 5. (DNF) 35-Ryan Smith, [9]; 6. (DNF) 60A-Aaron Beard, [1]; 7. (DNF) 2W-Brian Walls, [2]; 8. (DNF) 25-Sam Gallagher, [8]; 9. (DNF) 4J-Jim Jacobs, [5]. No time.

 

Lap Leaders - Aaron Beard (1-2), Brian Walls (3-7), Will Walls (8-20)

 

Street Stock Heat Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [1]; 2. 25-Sam Gallagher, [6]; 3. 60A-Aaron Beard, [2]; 4. 21W-Will Walls, [4]; 5. 60-Danny Beard, [8]; 6. 4J-Jim Jacobs, [7]; 7. 35-Ryan Smith, [9]; 8. 3D-Shane Mc Quay, [5]; 9. 69-Tyler Harman, [3]. Time - 2:26.35

 

LIMITED STOCKS

 

Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [4]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister, [11]; 3. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [13]; 4. 2X-Shannon Weaver, [10]; 5. 6-Matt Worley, [12]; 6. 55-Shawn Snell, [7]; 7. 56-Zach Baxter, [2]; 8. 22-Chad Martin, [9]; 9. 46-Donald Smith, [16]; 10. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister, [15]; 11. (DNF) 41-Cody Klinedinst, [5]; 12. (DNF) 69G-Danny Fox, [18]; 13. (DNF) 92-Terry Hartlaub, [1]; 14. (DNF) 88-Justin Oberlin, [6]; 15. (DNF) 36-Bobby Wellman, [3]; 16. (DNF) 47-Travis Brown, [14]; (DNS) 32-Jeff Foster, ; (DNS) 13-Zach Rock, ; (DNS) 77-Justin Mong. No time.

 

Lap Leaders - Robbie Carroll (1-15)

 

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 6-Matt Worley, [3]; 2. 36-Bobby Wellman, [1]; 3. 56-Zach Baxter, [7]; 4. 41-Cody Klinedinst, [6]; 5. 55-Shawn Snell, [10]; 6. 22-Chad Martin, [5]; 7. (DNF) 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [8]; 8. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister, [9]; 9. (DNF) 13-Zach Rock, [4]; (DNS) 77-Justin Mong. No time.

 

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [2]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister, [4]; 3. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [3]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin, [6]; 5. 32-Jeff Foster, [8]; 6. 2X-Shannon Weaver, [7]; 7. 47-Travis Brown, [5]; 8. 46-Donald Smith, [9]; 9. 69G-Danny Fox, [1]. Time - 1:59.88

 

June 1, 2018 Make Up Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 38-Jason Chronister, [3]; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll, [6]; 3. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [2]; 4. 2X-Shannon Weaver, [11]; 5. 88-Justin Oberlin, [4]; 6. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [13]; 7. 36-Bobby Wellman, [7]; 8. 47-Travis Brown, [1]; 9. 56-Zach Baxter, [15]; 10. 46-Donald Smith, [10]; 11. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister, [12]; 12. (DNF) 22-Chad Martin, [17]; 13. (DNF) 6-Matt Worley, [5]; 14. (DNF) 77-Justin Mong, [14]; (DNS) 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, ; (DNS) 67C-Jason Minter, ; (DNS) 5-Joshua Spangler. No time.

 

Lap Leaders - Travis Brown (1), Jason Chronister (2-15)

 

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