David Holbrook Charges To First Victory of 2019

Hanover, Pa. (5/31/19) – David Holbrook took over the season-long points lead by scoring his first win of the year in the 25-lap Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“I figured I gotta put my big boy panties on or he’s going to go around us,” said Holbrook upon exiting the Mike Paris-owned, Turning Stone Resort & Casino/SCC Trucking #77 in victory lane.

The driver Holbrook was focused on was none other than Westminster’s Steve Owings. A flat tire on Dylan Norris’ #44 sprint car brought out a lap 19 caution, lining up Owings inches behind Holbrook for the restart.  

Holbrook maintained his lead with Owings lurking through the closing laps. Then with one lap to go, Owings lost control of his sprinter and spun to a stop in turn two, bringing out the final caution flag.

“I tried to run it harder and harder and harder and I didn’t see him,” Holbrook continued, ‘I hate to see him spin out like that but it was a pretty good race.”

Outside polesitter, Cody Fletcher, led the initial nine laps, until spinning and coming to a stop in turn four.

“As a driver you can pick up on that stuff a little bit,” Holbrook said, “I saw the wheels going further and further to the right and I thought, I gotta gas it or I’m just going to hit him. Luckily I got off the gas at the right time and got on by and we got on with the program.”

Fletcher recovered from the early race spin, making his way into the top four with 10 laps remaining.

At that time, Holbrook, Norris, Owings and Fletcher began to weave their way through lapped traffic. Holbrook admitted that’s exactly what he wanted to see.

“I was hoping for lap traffic because it kind of makes it a little harder for those other guys,” Holbrook said. “You have to pick and choose, and with lap cars you can’t be patient with them. You kind of have to move them or hope they get out of the way. I was hitting lap cars just perfect with Dylan behind me and I saw the #35 (Owings) and he does the same things; he’ll just move them or do what he’s gotta do.”

Norris’ eventual flat tire and Owings’ last lap caution dramatically changed the overall top five. Holbrook took the checkered flag with a 1.166 second lead over Fletcher. Wyatt Hinkle finished third followed by Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger, Mike Bittinger, and Joe Trone Jr.  

Heat winners were Holbrook and Owings.

Will Walls dominated the 20-lap Street Stock feature by starting on the pole and leading every lap, en route to his second win of 2019 at Trail-Way Speedway.

“It should’ve been three in a row last week,” Walls said in victory lane. “I passed Gallagher, the caution came out and I lost power steering. I’m not built to drive one of these without power steering, so it didn’t work out too good.”

Walls was followed by Jamie Zentmyer, who made the pass on Danny Beard for the runner-up spot on the 15th lap. Danny Beard finished third followed by son Aaron Beard and rookie driver Dylan Welsh completing the top five.

Walls and Gallagher were heat winners.

York’s Joe Long Jr. started outside polesitter, Brian Marriott, jumped to an immediate lead and never looked back. The win marked Long’s sixth career 270 Micro Sprint victory at Trail-Way Speedway.

Long finished in front of a hard charging Brent Bull by .535 seconds, however Bull was docked two positions for jumping a previous start. Steven Cox and Chad Myers were credited with second and third, giving Bull a fourth place finish. Tyler Brown completed the top five.

Hellam’s Keera Dupler started last in the 19-car field and raced her way to a ninth place finish claiming the Donahue Motorsports Hard Charger award.

Bull and Zachary Glass were heat race winners.

Limited Stock all-time race winner, Matt Chronister, claimed his first win of 2019 at Trail-Way Speedway, after inheriting the lead on lap 5 when leader Terry Hartlaub brought out the caution.

Chronister would hold on for this 42nd career victory and was followed by Cody Klinedinst, Justin Williamson, Robbie Carroll and Jason Chronister.

Heat wins went to Carroll, Williamson and Matt Chronister.

 

 

HOOSIER TIRE MID ATLANTIC 358 SPRINT CARS

Feature (25 Laps)1. 77-David Holbrook, [1]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [2]; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle, [5]; 4. 93-Mike Bittinger, [9]; 5. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [7]; 6. 34-Mark Van Horst, [11]; 7. 44-Dylan Norris, [3]; 8. 6-Tim McClelland, [6]; 9. 35-Steve Owings, [10]; 10. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [4]; 11. (DNF) 8-Kenny Kuhn, [8]. No time.

Lap Leaders – Cody Fletcher (1-9), David Holbrook (10-25)

 

358 Sprint Cars Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify)1. 77-David Holbrook, [2]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [4]; 3. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [1]; 4. 6-Tim McClelland, [5]; 5. (DNF) 8-Kenny Kuhn, [3]. Time – 2:22.948

358 Sprint Cars Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify)1. 35-Steve Owings, [4]; 2. 44-Dylan Norris, [1]; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle, [2]; 4. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [3]; (DNS) 93-Mike Bittinger. Time – 2:23.940

 

270 MICRO SPRINTS

Feature (20 Laps)1. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [2]; 2. 44-Steven Cox, [8]; 3. 8D-Chad Myers, [7]; 4. 1B-Brent Bull, [3]; 5. 37-Tyler Brown, [5]; 6. 29C-Jeff Arigo, [12]; 7. 84-Zachary Glass, [4]; 8. 03-Branstin Shue, [9]; 9. 16-Keera Dupler, [19]; 10. 19-Stevie Daron Jr, [14]; 11. 2-Chris Kennedy, [13]; 12. 49-Doug Yingling, [17]; 13. 27-Olivia Thayer, [11]; 14. 96-Brock Whisler, [10]; 15. 09-John Horton, [15]; 16. (DNF) 79S-Mike Stoppard, [16]; 17. (DNF) 1-Brian Marriott, [1]; 18. (DNF) 20-Cory Myers, [6]; 19. (DNF) 7-Brent Mowery, [18]. No time.

Lap Leaders – Joe Long Jr. (1-20)

 

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify)1. 84-Zachary Glass, [1]; 2. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [3]; 3. 37-Tyler Brown, [7]; 4. 8D-Chad Myers, [5]; 5. 03-Branstin Shue, [10]; 6. 27-Olivia Thayer, [6]; 7. 2-Chris Kennedy, [9]; 8. 09-John Horton, [2]; 9. 49-Doug Yingling, [8]; 10. 16-Keera Dupler, [4]. No time.

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify)1. 1B-Brent Bull, [1]; 2. 1-Brian Marriott, [4]; 3. 20-Cory Myers, [7]; 4. 44-Steven Cox, [9]; 5. 96-Brock Whisler, [6]; 6. 29C-Jeff Arigo, [8]; 7. 19-Stevie Daron Jr, [2]; 8. 79S-Mike Stoppard, [3]; 9. 7-Brent Mowery, [5]. Time – 2:12.926

 

STREET STOCKS

Feature (20 Laps)1. 21W-Will Walls, [1]; 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [2]; 3. 60-Danny Beard, [3]; 4. 60A-Aaron Beard, [5]; 5. 81F-Dylan Welsh, [4]; 6. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, [9]; 7. 6T-Jacob Toney, [13]; 8. (DNF) 2W-Brian Walls, [11]; 9. (DNF) 3D-Shane Mc Quay, [6]; 10. (DNF) 94-Dalton Myers, [7]; 11. (DNF) 25-Sam Gallagher, [12]; (DNS) 19-Richard Phillip, ; (DNS) 69-Tyler Harman. No time.

Lap Leaders – Will Walls (1-20)

 

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify)1. 21W-Will Walls, [2]; 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [3]; 3. 81F-Dylan Welsh, [1]; 4. 3D-Shane Mc Quay, [7]; 5. (DNF) 19-Richard Phillip, [6]; 6. (DNF) 69-Tyler Harman, [5]; (DNS) 6T-Jacob Toney. No time.

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify)1. 25-Sam Gallagher, [1]; 2. 60-Danny Beard, [3]; 3. 60A-Aaron Beard, [2]; 4. 94-Dalton Myers, [4]; 5. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, [5]; 6. (DNF) 2W-Brian Walls, [6]. Time – 2:27.741

 

LIMITED STOCKS

Feature (15 Laps)1. 81-Matt Chronister, [4]; 2. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [6]; 3. 51-Justin Williamson, [5]; 4. 69-Robbie Carroll, [12]; 5. 38-Jason Chronister, [3]; 6. 6-Matt Worley, [10]; 7. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, [9]; 8. 88-Justin Oberlin, [14]; 9. 32-Jeff Foster, [18]; 10. 10W-Richard Wolfe, [8]; 11. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [21]; 12. 69G-Danny Fox, [15]; 13. 72-Gary Claypoole, [16]; 14. 18T-Tyler Denike, [19]; 15. 94-Eric Zimmerman, [23]; 16. (DNF) 56-Zach Baxter, [1]; 17. (DNF) 14-Carl Cassell, [11]; 18. (DNF) 77-Justin Mong, [13]; 19. (DNF) 15X-Chris Anderson, [7]; 20. (DNF) 18W-Robert Nicklow, [17]; 21. (DNF) 99XS-Rob Storms, [20]; 22. (DNF) 92-Terry Hartlaub, [2]; (DNS) 2X-Shannon Weaver. No time.

Lap Leaders – Terry Hartlaub (1-4), Matt Chronister (5-15)

 

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify)1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [1]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister, [6]; 3. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [4]; 4. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, [8]; 5. 77-Justin Mong, [2]; 6. 72-Gary Claypoole, [5]; 7. 18T-Tyler Denike, [3]; 8. (DNF) 2X-Shannon Weaver, [7]. Time – 2:02.713

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify)1. 51-Justin Williamson, [3]; 2. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [4]; 3. 15X-Chris Anderson, [1]; 4. 6-Matt Worley, [5]; 5. 88-Justin Oberlin, [6]; 6. 18W-Robert Nicklow, [7]; 7. 99XS-Rob Storms, [2]; 8. 94-Eric Zimmerman, [8]. Time – 2:05.847

Limited Stock Heat 3 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 81-Matt Chronister, [5]; 2. 56-Zach Baxter, [7]; 3. 10W-Richard Wolfe, [2]; 4. 14-Carl Cassell, [6]; 5. 69G-Danny Fox, [4]; 6. 32-Jeff Foster, [3]; 7. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [1]. Time – 2:03.855

 

Photo: Tim Basehore

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