posted April 29, 2001 10:08 AM
DAVEY JOHNSON WINS STANLEY SCHETROMPF MEMORIAL AT HAGERSTOWN
HAGERSTOWN, MD -Davey Johnson of Greensburg, PA started seventh and worked
his way past Brian Birkhofer on lap 34 and never looked back as he captured
the Renegade STARS Racing Series sanctioned
20th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial at the Hagerstown Speedway Saturday
night. Johnson pocketed $6,000 for the 50-lap event.
"The car felt good, Brian Birkhofer and a couple other Rocket Cars in
front were good too, but we were just a little bit better," said Johnson. "I
knew Brian was good there in the beginning, but we started taking a different
line and the car was good, so we took advantage of it while we could. Brian
was running strong but we needed the win though."
"The track was good, Randy (Grove) did a great job and I haven't seen
Hagerstown like this in a long time," added Johnson. "It was fast, racy and
smooth. You couldn't ask for a better surface."
In other action, Marvin Winters captured his fourth win in the 20-lap
Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman feature, Mike Warrenfeltz made
it two in a row in the 15-lap Ernie's Salvage Yard 4-cyl pure stock feature
and Josh Angle recorded his third win in the 10-lap 4-cyl pure stock main
In the late model feature, Jackie Boggs and Brian Birkhofer led the field
to the green battling it out side-by-side. But before the first lap could be
completed the caution was waving for a four car tangle in the back of the
field which eliminated Nathan Durboraw from the race. On the restart, Boggs
powered into the lead as Birkhofer, Rodney Franklin, M. Johnson and Steve
Shaver fell in behind. D. Johnson began his move to the front on the next lap
taking fifth from Shaver and then moved past his younger brother for fourth
on lap seven. Birkhofer hounded Boggs for the lead as D. Johnson continued
his way forward moving past Franklin for third on lap nine.
Birkhofer took over the lead on lap 10 as Boggs drifted high onto the
cushion and Johnson took advantage of Boggs slip moving past Boggs for
second. Birkhofer started pulling away from the field once in the lead, but
Johnson was able to close the gap as the leaders closed in on the slower cars
on lap 18. As the field worked lap 20 contact between Franklin and R.J.
Conley in their battle for fifth sent Franklin spinning in turn one bringing
out the caution. On lap 30, D. Johnson pulled even with Birkhofer and two
laps later nosed ahead with Birkhofer getting the lead back the next lap only
to lose the spot to D. Johnson on lap 34. Two laps later the caution waved
again as Jim Bernheisel pulled to a stop with an overheated engine. On the
restart D. Johnson was able to pull away from Birkhofer opening up his lead
to nearly a full straightaway by races end.
Birkhofer held off ninth starting Mike Balzano for runner-up honors while
Mike Johnson rode home fourth with tenth starting Chub Frank fifth.
Completing the top finishers were Gary Stuhler in sixth followed by 13th
starting Jeremy Miller, Todd Andrews, R.J. Conley and 21st starting Matt
Rodney Franklin set fast time with a quick lap of 18.829 seconds. Heat
winners for the 47 cars were D. Johnson, Andrews, Balzano and Frank. The twin
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Mains fell to Doug Burkholder and Andy Fries while
Jackie Boggs copped the ISKY RACING CAMS dash. Though he won the second "B"
Main event Fries was unable to start the feature event due to a blown engine
Durboraw to start the race.
In the late model sportsman feature, Marvin Winters started 11th in the
13 car field and wasted no time moving through the field to take the lead
from last week's feature winner Richard Walls on the fifth lap. Once in
front, Winters cruised to his fourth win in five events and also picked up
the St. Thomas Towing/Checker Lube Hard Charger Award. Richard Walls settled
for second with Barry Miller, Wayne Walls Jr., Robert Friese, Mike Walls,
Richard Clipp, Robert Weaver, Daryl Kendall and Scott Palmer finishing out
the top ten. Heat winners were Winters and Palmer.
In the pure stock feature, Jeff Johnson started on the pole and led the
field for one lap until he lost the handle coming off the fourth turn
scattering the field and collecting Kenny Dillon and Eugene Conley. On the
restart, Brian Miller took command as Mike Warrenfeltz, who started ninth,
quickly moved into the runner-up spot by lap three. On the next lap,
Warrenfeltz moved in front and cruised to his second win. Miller settled for
second with Hans Stamberg and Steve Lowery next. Bruce Leibowitz came from
the rear of the field after a first lap accident to nail down fifth. Heat
winners for the 31 cars were Johnson, Ronnie Dennis and Warrenfeltz.
Marcus VanMeter grabbed the lead from the outside pole in the 4-cyl pure
stock feature as Josh Angle followed in second after starting fourth in the
11-car field. Angle pulled even with VanMeter on lap four before taking the
lead on lap five. Angle was never seriously challenged the rest of the way as
he picked up the win over Van Meter, Ronnie Garlock, Eric Mellott and Ashley
The Hagerstown Speedway will return to action next Saturday, May 5th with
the ITSI late models, Hoosier Tires late model sportsman, Ernie's Salvage
Yard pure stocks and the 4-cyl pure stocks. It will be Ernie's Salvage Yard
for the pure stocks with the entire purse doubled from top-to-bottom. Race
time is 7 P.M. Adult admission is $9.00.
RESULTS: Showing Finish Pos.,Start Pos.,Car#,Driver,Laps Completed, Reason
Out (if any) and Purse Money Won
1. (7) #1J Davey Johnson 50 Running $6,000
2. (2) #15B Brian Birkhofer 50 Running $3,580
3. (9) #E1 Mike Balzano 50 Running $2,000
4. (3) #2J Mike Johnson 50 Running $1,560
5. (10) #1* Chub Frank 50 Running $1,400
6. (6) #25 Gary Stuhler 50 Running $1,335
7. (13) #19 Jeremy Miller 50 Running $1,200
8. (8) #42 Todd Andrews 50 Running $1,100
9. (11) #71C R.J. Conley 50 Running $1,050
10. (21) # 7 Matt Miller 50 Running $1,040
11. (12) #12 Rick Aukland 50 Running $900
12. (19) #99 Donnie Moran 50 Running $890
13. (16) #72 John Mason 50 Running $800
14. (24) #05 Roy Deese Jr. 50 Running $790
15. (20) #46 Brent Smith 50 Running $740
16. (22) #71R Rod Conley 50 Running $650
17. (1) #4B Jackie Boggs 40 Handling $700
18. (5) #30 Steve Shaver 36 Handling $590
19. (18) #119 Jim Bernheisel 36 Cooling $540
20. (17) #67 Doug Burkholder 35 Handling $490
21. (23) #28 Dennis Erb Jr. 26 Oil Leak $440
22. (4) #01 Rodney Franklin 24 Handling $450
23. (15) #7S Charlie Schaffer 19 Steering $400
24. (14) #4* Richard Irwin 12 Brakes $400
25. (25) #40 Andy Anderson 2 Axle $440
26. (26) #24 Nathan Durboraw 0 Accident $440
TIME TRIALS: 1. #01 Rodney Franklin White Post,VA 18.829; 2. #2J Mike Johnson
Imperial,PA 18.868; 3. #30 Steve Shaver Parkersburg,WV 18.928; 4. # 7 Matt
Miller Waterville,OH 18.994; 5. #25 Gary Stuhler Greencastle,PA 19.021; 6.
#4B Jackie Boggs Grayson,KY 19.035; 7. #31 Denny Chamberlain Lost Creek,WV
19.100; 8. #151 Andy Fries Mercersburg,PA 19.125; 9. #15B Brian Birkhofer
Muscatine,IA 19.179; 10. #42 Todd Andrews Eldred,PA 19.188; 11. #E1 Mike
Balzano Parkersburg,WV 19.191; 12. #4* Richard Irwin Winchester,VA 19.193;
13. #1J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 19.195; 14. #19 Jeremy Miller
Littlestown,PA 19.203; 15. #7S Charlie Schaffer Hampstead,MD 19.220; 16. #1*
Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 19.225; 17. #9P Frankie Plessinger Big Cove
Tannery,PA 19.251; 18. #24 Nathan Durboraw Hagerstown,MD 19.277; 19. #99
Donnie Moran Dresden,OH 19.298; 20. #6T Time Dohm Cross Lanes,WV 19.313; 21.
# 9 Billy Drake Bloomington,IL 19.323; 22. #05 Roy Deese Jr. Odenton,MD
19.343; 23. #71C R.J. Conley Wheelersburg,OH 19.372; 24. #12 Rick Aukland
Zanesville,OH 19.400; 25. #14 Jack Pencil Bedford,PA 19.439; 26. #46 Brent
Smith Mercersburg,PA 19.539; 27. #43A Tom Myers Greencastle,PA 19.549; 28.
#70J D.J. Myers Greencastle,PA 19.555; 29. #71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg,OH
19.574; 30. #67 Doug Burkholder Chambersburg,PA 19.589; 31. #17 Lance Elson
Wellsburg,WV 19.604; 32. #72 John Mason Millersburg,OH 19.630; 33. #100 C.S.
Fitzgerald II Lexington,VA 19.640; 34. #28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville,IL
19.650; 35. #4N Allen Brannon Winchester,VA 19.708; 36. #12F Devin Friese
Chambersburg,PA 19.728; 37. #119 Jim Bernheisel Lebanon,PA 19.730; 38. # 1
Sammie Halcomb Bluffton,OH 19.883; 39. #47 Mark Elksnis Catonsville,MD
19.920; 40. # 8 Jeff Leiphart York,PA 19.966; 41. #24B James Adkins
42. #21 Chris Shuey Orefield,PA 20.010; 43. #07 Scott Cross Stephensville,MD
20.011; 44. #48 Tim Booth Edgewater,MD 20.354; 45. #41 Buck Tomblin
Berryville,VA 20.412; 46. #21F Donnie Farlling Newville,PA 21.105; 47. #40
Andy Anderson Winchester,VA NT.
(Heat #1) 1. D. Johnson; 2. Franklin; 3. Stuhler; 4. Birkhofer. (Heat #2) 1.
Andrews; 2. M. Johnson; 3. J. Miller; 4. Boggs. (Heat #3) 1. Balzano; 2. R.J.
Conley; 3. Shaver; 4. Schaffer. (Heat #4) 1. Frank; 2. Aukland; 3. Irwin;
4. Mason. ("B" Main #1) 1. Burkholder; 2. Bernheisel; 3. Smith. ( "B" Main
#2) 1. Fries; 2. Moran; 3. M. Miller.
(Dash) 1. Boggs; 2. Birkhofer; 3. M. Johnson; 4. Franklin; 5. Shaver; 6.
Stuhler (Finish determines first three rows of feature)
20-LAP LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE: 1. Marvin Winters; 2. Richard Walls; 3.
Barry Miller; 4. Wayne Walls Jr.; 5. Robert Friese; 6. Mike Waqlls; 7.
Racihard Clipp; 8. Robert Weaver; 9. Daryl Kendall; 10. Scott Palmer. DNS:
Ryan Conley; Dave Neff; Dave Rice Jr.
15-LAP PURE STOCK FEATURE: 1. Mike Warrenfeltz; 2. Brian Miller; 3. Hans
Stamberg; 4. Steve Lowery; 5. Bruce Leibowitz; 6. Denny Saunders; 7. Jeff
Bennett; 8. Ronnie Dennis; 9. Mark Vegh; 10. Kim Ramer; 11. Steve Kent Jr.;
12. Steve Long; 13. Gregory Moats; 14. Glenn Holder; 15. James Andrews; 16.
Harold Prince; 17. Frank Dibella; 18. Kevin Shade; 19. Eugene Conlee; 20.
Brian Pearrell; 21. Keith Reed; 22. Jeff Johnson; 23. Kenny Dillon; 24. Sam
Kaiser; 25. Greg Hockensmith.
10-LAP 4-CYL PURE STOCK FEATURE: 1. Josh Angle; 2. Marcus VanMeter; 3. Ronnie
Garlock; 4. Eric Mellott; 5. Ashley Gordon; 6. Glenn Gipe; 7. Mike Kershner;
8. Troy Horner; 9. Roy Ridenhour; 10. Bobby Jones; 11. Larry Baker.