Mike Bittinger Tops 358 Sprint Car Feature at Trail-Way

Hanover, Pa. (8/2/19) – Mike Bittinger led Friday night’s Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Car feature flag to flag in a race slowed by a single caution.  

“You stick me up front, I should do that,” Bittinger said in victory lane.

Bittinger, who started outside polesitter Zach Allman, jumped to the lead on the initial start, followed by Gettysburg’s Joe Trone Jr.

Rookie 358 Sprint Car driver, Kyle Rohrbaugh, looped his car in turn two on the second lap, bringing out the race’s only caution. Rohrbaugh quickly rejoined the field, and they were back to green.

Over the next few laps, Trone maintained the runner-up spot as Mark Van Vorst and Cody Fletcher battled for third and fourth. Fletcher raced his way around Van Vorst on the fifth lap, with Steve Owings following a lap later.

The top four remained the same over the next 12 laps, with a majority of the action happening between Owings and Fletcher. Owings, who started 11th, was all over Fletcher’s back bumper until the 17th lap when Fletcher got a run on Trone, passing him a lap later for the runner-up spot.

Although the race went caution-free for 23 laps, the leaders never reached lapped traffic.

“I’m not saying I was sandbagging it to not catch lapped traffic,” Bittinger began, “but I had a vibration from about halfway on so I was trying to dissect that in my mind. I moved around a little bit just to say if I did get to lapped cars, can I move? At the very end, I just hugged the bottom and said ‛drive around me if you’re there!’ ”

By the time Fletcher took second, Bittinger had checked out. Fletcher did all he could to close the gap but ran out of time. Bittinger took the checkered flag with a 1.165 second margin of victory.

Bittinger continued, “the track was tricky tonight. You couldn’t be real aggressive with it. You couldn’t drive super hard. It was more about finesse, and that’s not usually my deal at all. I guess I did just enough to stay out front.”

Following Bittinger and Fletcher across the line was Owings, David Holbrook and Trone Jr.

Heat wins went to Trone Jr. and Bittinger.

270 Micro Sprint driver, Mike Rutherford, made the race winning pass on the second lap, darting to the inside of polesitter Tyler Brown in turn four, taking the lead at the line. Once around Brown, no one could touch Rutherford.

Rutherford started his night with a broken shifter cable in hot laps and a loose tie rod in his heat. However, in normal Rutherford fashion, he was flawless when it counted, taking the win in the 27-lap  270 Micro Sprint Juicy Pickle Produce Little D’s Memorial Race.

Brian Marriott finished second followed by Cory Myers, with Tim McClelland and Steven Cox completing the top five.

The field was lined up by dual heats and passing points. Heat wins went to Brown, Myers, Rutherford and Cox.

Bradley Weber raced to victory lane for the first time this season after passing polesitter Trent Yoder for the lead on the sixth lap on the 20-lap 600 Micro Sprint feature.

Weber crossed the line .690 seconds ahead of runner-up Randy Kunkle Jr. Zane Rudisill, Daniel Bair and Jayden Wolf completed the top five.

Yoder and Steven Bull were heat race winners.

Sam Gallagher claimed his third Street Stock win of the season after passing Russ Shoop for the lead on the seventh lap of the 20-lap feature.

Jamie Zentmyer, Ryan Smith, Shoop and Jeremy Stremmel completed the top five.

Danny Beard, who had been running third with two laps to go, retired to the infield after his clutch went out. He was credited with a tenth-place finish.

Smith and Beard were heat race winners.

 

358 SPRINT CARS

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 93-Mike Bittinger, [2]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [6]; 3. 35-Steve Owings, [11]; 4. 77-David Holbrook, [10]; 5. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [3]; 6. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [4]; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman, [1]; 8. 6-Tim McClelland, [5]; 9. 17-Andrew Hake, [7]; 10. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [8]; 11. (DNF) 10T-Brody Treaster, [9].

Lap Leaders – Mike Bittinger (1-25)

 

358 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify)1. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [1]; 2. 5A-Zachary Allman, [2]; 3. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [3]; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [6]; 5. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [5]; 6. (DNF) 77-David Holbrook, [4].

358 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 93-Mike Bittinger, [1]; 2. 35-Steve Owings, [4]; 3. 6-Tim McClelland, [2]; 4. 17-Andrew Hake, [5]; 5. 10T-Brody Treaster, [3].

 

270 MICRO SPRINTS “LITTLE D’S MEMORIAL RACE”

Feature (27 Laps)1. 5K-Mike Rutherford, [2]; 2. 1-Brian Marriott, [5]; 3. 20-Cory Myers, [10]; 4. 6-Tim McClelland, [6]; 5. 44-Steven Cox, [20]; 6. 97-Billy Logeman, [15]; 7. 37-Tyler Brown, [1]; 8. 19-Stevie Daron Jr, [9]; 9. 15K-Kyler Stahl, [3]; 10. 22-Michael Boer, [12]; 11. 4-Jim Myers, [19]; 12. 7-Brent Mowery, [14]; 13. 49-Doug Yingling, [17]; 14. 16-Keera Dupler, [8]; 15. 21G-Luis Gonzalez Jr, [11]; 16. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [7]; 17. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [24]; 18. (DNF) 1B-Brent Bull, [4]; 19. (DNF) 2-Chris Kennedy, [22]; 20. (DNF) 4K-Trent Eberhart, [13]; 21. (DNF) 12-Bryce Trone, [18]; 22. (DNF) 84-Zachary Glass, [16]; (DNS) 34T-Troy Fickes, ; (DNS) 03-Branstin Shue.

Lap Leaders – Tyler Brown (1), Mike Rutherford (2-27)

 

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/Passing Points)1. 37-Tyler Brown, [4]; 2. 15K-Kyler Stahl, [3]; 3. 16-Keera Dupler, [7]; 4. 7-Brent Mowery, [2]; 5. 21G-Luis Gonzalez Jr, [6]; 6. 12-Bryce Trone, [8]; 7. (DNF) 03-Branstin Shue, [5]; (DNS) 96-Brock Whisler.

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Passing Points)1. 20-Cory Myers, [1]; 2. 1B-Brent Bull, [5]; 3. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [8]; 4. 6-Tim McClelland, [7]; 5. 22-Michael Boer, [4]; 6. 49-Doug Yingling, [2]; 7. 2-Chris Kennedy, [3]; 8. 44-Steven Cox, [6].

270 Micro Sprint Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Passing Points)1. 5K-Mike Rutherford, [6]; 2. 19-Stevie Daron Jr, [1]; 3. 1-Brian Marriott, [7]; 4. 97-Billy Logeman, [2]; 5. 4K-Trent Eberhart, [4]; 6. 4-Jim Myers, [5]; 7. 34T-Troy Fickes, [8]; 8. (DNF) 84-Zachary Glass, [3].

270 Micro Sprint Heat 4 Finish (8 Laps/Passing Points)1. 37-Tyler Brown, [5]; 2. 15K-Kyler Stahl, [6]; 3. 21G-Luis Gonzalez Jr, [3]; 4. 16-Keera Dupler, [2]; 5. 96-Brock Whisler, [8]; 6. (DNF) 7-Brent Mowery, [7]; 7. (DNF) 12-Bryce Trone, [1]; 8. (DNF) 03-Branstin Shue, [4].

270 Micro Sprint Heat 5 Finish (8 Laps/Passing Points)1. 44-Steven Cox, [3]; 2. 6-Tim McClelland, [2]; 3. 1B-Brent Bull, [4]; 4. 22-Michael Boer, [5]; 5. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [1]; 6. 49-Doug Yingling, [7]; 7. (DNF) 20-Cory Myers, [8]; 8. (DNF) 2-Chris Kennedy, [6].

270 Micro Sprint Heat 6 Finish (8 Laps/Passing Points)1. 5K-Mike Rutherford, [3]; 2. 1-Brian Marriott, [2]; 3. 84-Zachary Glass, [6]; 4. 4K-Trent Eberhart, [5]; 5. 97-Billy Logeman, [7]; 6. 19-Stevie Daron Jr, [8]; 7. 4-Jim Myers, [4]; 8. (DNF) 34T-Troy Fickes, [1].

 

600 MICRO SPRINTS

Feature (20 Laps)1. 17-Bradley Weber, [4]; 2. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [3]; 3. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [7]; 4. 29-Daniel Bair, [9]; 5. 7-Jayden Wolf, [11]; 6. 14K-Hannah Riser, [8]; 7. 96-Jesse Snyder, [12]; 8. 92J-Joseph Bowling, [10]; 9. (DNF) 1S-Steven Bull, [2]; 10. (DNF) 66-Trent Yoder, [1]; 11. (DNF) 8-Jim Young, [5]; (DNS) 91H-Hayden Miller.

Lap Leaders – Trent Yoder (1-5), Bradley Weber (6-20)

 

600 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) 1. 66-Trent Yoder, [1]; 2. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [2]; 3. 8-Jim Young, [6]; 4. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [3]; 5. 29-Daniel Bair, [5]; 6. 7-Jayden Wolf, [4].

600 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify)1. 1S-Steven Bull, [2]; 2. 17-Bradley Weber, [4]; 3. 91H-Hayden Miller, [5]; 4. 14K-Hannah Riser, [3]; 5. (DNF) 92J-Joseph Bowling, [6]; 6. (DNF) 96-Jesse Snyder, [1].

 

STREET STOCKS

Feature (20 Laps)1. 25-Sam Gallagher, [4]; 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [6]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, [12]; 4. 72M-Russell Shoop, [3]; 5. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [8]; 6. 48-Chris Transeau, [10]; 7. 30-Justin Wagaman, [1]; 8. 6T-Jacob Toney, [11]; 9. 3D-Shane Mc Quay, [13]; 10. (DNF) 60-Danny Beard, [9]; 11. (DNF) 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, [5]; 12. (DNF) 19-Richard Phillip, [14]; 13. (DNF) 60A-Aaron Beard, [2]; (DNS) 94-Dalton Myers,

Lap Leaders – Russ Shoop (1-6), Sam Gallagher (7-20)

 

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify)1. 59-Ryan Smith, [3]; 2. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [1]; 3. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [4]; 4. 25-Sam Gallagher, [6]; 5. 60A-Aaron Beard, [5]; 6. 48-Chris Transeau, [7]; 7. 3D-Shane Mc Quay, [2].

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify)1. 60-Danny Beard, [1]; 2. 94-Dalton Myers, [3]; 3. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, [2]; 4. 72M-Russell Shoop, [5]; 5. 30-Justin Wagaman, [4]; 6. 6T-Jacob Toney, [6]; 7. (DNF) 19-Richard Phillip, [7].

 

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