posted June 16, 2002 08:44 AM
STUHLER WINS BOWERS/DURHAM MEMORIAL AT HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 07:28:35 EDT
JUNE 15, 2002 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
STUHLER WINS BOWERS/DURHAM MEMORIAL AT HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY
HAGERSTOWN, MD. Gary Stuhler of Greencastle, PA worked his way through the
field to win the 35-lap Shorty Bowers/Bull Durham Memorial at the Hagerstown
Speedway Saturday for his third win of the year on JLG Family Night.
"We did pretty good. I didn't think we had much of a shot at winning
starting back where we did" said Stuhler. "We got a good start there
the beginning and things went our way tonight." Stuhler collected $2,000
for his fifth Bowers/Durham win in the NinningersTire & Auto/Interior
Engine Research Rocket Chassis late model. It was a good
tune-up for next
week's Winchester/Hagerstown Shootout for Stuhler who leads
in points in
the four race series.
Dave Rice Jr. of Greencastle,
PA made a thrilling pass of Terry
Lescalleet on the outside with two laps
remaining to win the Hoosier Daddy
25-lap late model sportsman feature
for his second win of the year in the
Cline Collision Repair/Bulger's Auto
Repair/J&K Toys/Lane's Transmission
"I tell you what, Rusty Sites challenged me there at the end and made
run it in a little bit harder and I found something out there," said
"We got the caution and came back and did what I had to do."
In other action, Eugene "Mean Gene" Conlee of Hanover, MD scored his
second win of the year in the 15-lap Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stock main
Gary Stuhler started 12th in the 26-car ITSI late model field as Brent
Smith grabbed the early lead from the pole. Smith pulled away from Richard
Irwin as Frankie Plessinger moved into third by the third lap from his sixth
starting spot. Stuhler went right to work on the second lap passing Nathan
Durboraw and DJ Myers to move into the seventh spot. Finding the outside
groove to his liking, Stuhler went to the top working his way into third
the 10th lap when the first caution was waved wiping out the large lead
Smith. When the race resumed, Stuhler passed Irwin for second and two
later on lap 12, went to the outside again to take the lead from Smith.
in front, Stuhler cruised to his 101st career win at Hagerstown by
lengths. Plessinger had his best finish of the year in second with
Durboraw's late race charge coming up short in third. Charlie Schaffer
J Myers rounded out the top five. Jeremy Miller finished sixth for
Wolf/Ernie's Salvage Yard Hard Charger Award after starting
18th and was
followed by Tom Myers, Marvin Winters, Andy Anderson and Chris
Toys heat winners for the 36 late models were Stuhler, Irwin
Lupfer. Tim Wilson won the consolation.
Terry Lescalleet took the lead from the pole in the late model sportsman
feature as Dave Rice Jr. started back in the fifth spot. As Lescalleet set
the pace, Rice was working on Scott Palmer for second through the first
of the race. Scott Sipes made a charge through the field from his
starting spot to pass Rice and Palmer for second at the half-way point
started to track down the leader. Rice passed Palmer for third on lap
with five laps remaining found some extra traction on the outside
Sites for second. With two laps remaining, Rice went to the outside
again to pass Lescalleet for the lead and the win. Lescalleet settled
second as Pete Weaver came from the rear after getting caught in a
pile-up to finish third and the St. Thomas Towing/Checker Flag
Charger Award. Finishing out the top ten were Sites, Tim Fedder,
Travis Beaver, Wesley Workman, Larry Baer and Will Fair. Beaver,
and Lescalleet were the heat winners for the 34 cars and Fair
In the pure stock feature, Jeff Johnson led the first two laps before
giving way to Kim Ramer on lap three as sixth starting Eugene Conlee moved
his R&M Auto Repair/Linthicum Motors Monte Carlo into second on lap four.
lap six, Ramer went high coming out of the second turn allowing Conlee
slip underneath for the lead. Ramer was unable to regain the lead as
cruised to his second win of the year by eight car lengths. Bruce
came on strong for third with Mike Warrenfeltz on his bumper
in fourth. Last
week's winner Hans Stamberg rounded out the top five. Heat
winners for the 19
cars were Keith Reed, Conlee and Steve Long. Ronnie
Dennis won the A&C Auto
Machine Shop Hard Charger Award.
Next Saturday, June 22nd, it will be the final round of the four race
Hagerstown/Winchester Speedways Shootout Series for the ITSI late models.
Also on the program will be the late model sportsman. Race time is 7 P.M.
35-LAP SHORTY BOWERS/BULL DURHAM MEMORIAL (Lap Leaders: Smith, 1-11; Stuhler,
12-25) 1. Gary Stuhler; 2. Frankie Plessinger; 3. Nathan Durboraw; 4. Charlie
Schaffer; 5. DJ Myers; 6. Jeremy Miller; 7. Tom Myers; 8. Marvin Winters;
Andy Anderson; 10. Chris Shuey; 11. Scott Andrews; 12. Tim Wilson; 13.
Smith; 14. Dan Stone; 15. Bill Palmer; 16. Kirk Ryan; 17. Rick Jones;
Paul Crowl; 19. DJ Troutman; 20. Travis Dillman; 21. Billy Wampler;
Lupfer; 23. Doug Burkholder; 24. Richard Irwin; 25. Mike Blose;
Farlling. DNS: Mike Lupfer. DNQ: Jeremy Stone; Robby Beall;
Mark Elksnis; Larry Wright; Sean Cosgrove; Mike Atherton;
Wayne Johnson; Ray
25-LAP HOOSIER DADDY LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN
FEATURE: (Lap Leaders: Lescalleet,
1-23; Rice, 24-25) 1. Dave Rice Jr.;
2. Terry Lescalleet; 3. Pete Weaver; 4.
Rusty Sites; 5. Tim Fedder; 6.
Scott Palmer; 7. Travis Beaver; 8. Wesley
Workman; 9. Larry Baer; 10. Will
Fair; 11. Fred Harden; 12. Johnny Smith; 13.
Curt Shreiner; 14. Coleby
Frye; 15. Glenn Ninninger; 16. Mike Walls; 17. Roy
Miller; 18. Scott Daniels;
19. Jeff Fries; 20. Daryl Kendall; 21. Scott
Woolford; 22. James Morgan;
23. Laudan Seigfried; 24. Ty Shatzer. DNQ: Dan
McSherry; Leo Nichols Jr.;
Steve Koup; Melvin Muir; Kenny Day; John Moser;
Robert Moore; Jim O'Hara;
Mike Spangler; Richard Walls.
15-LAP ERNIE'S SALVAGE YARD PURE STOCK FEATURE:
(Lap Leaders: Johnson, 1-2;
Ramer, 3-4; Conlee, 5-15) 1. Eugene Conlee;
2. Kim Ramer; 3. Bruce Leibowitz;
4. Mike Warrenfeltz; 5. Hans Stamberg;
6. Jeff Johnson; 7. Kenny Dillon; 8.
Doug Stine; 9. Ronnie Dennis; 10.
Allen Stone; 11. Keith Reed; 12. Greg
Hockensmith; 13. Denny Saunders;
14. Steve Long; 15. Paul Rice; 16. Frank
Dibella; 17. Country Prince; 18.
Corey Oberholter; 19. Rick Stouffer.