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posted June 23, 2002 09:23 AM UIN: 16262997
WINTERS WINS SHOOTOUT FINAL, STUHLER OVERALL WINNER

HAGERSTOWN, MD - Polesitter Marvin Winters lost the lead to Booper
Bare on
lap eight, but the Mercersburg, PA driver battled right back in
the Bulger's
Auto Repair/Cline's Collision Repair/A&C Auto Machine Shop/Rocket
Chassis to
regain the lead on lap 20 to win the final round of the Winchester-Hagerstown

Speedways Shootout at the Hagerstown Speedway Saturday night. Winters became

the fourth different winner in the four race series. Sponsored by Industrial

Towel & Supply(ITSI), Winters pocketed $3,000 for his second win of the

season.

"We have been struggling lately," said Winters. "We tried different

things on the car this week and it finally came around. After those two
guys
(Bare and D J Myers) passed me early in the race, you don't normally
get them
back."

Second round winner Gary Stuhler of Greencastle, PA was the highest

finisher in points for the series and received a $1,000 bonus check from

series points sponsor A&C Auto Machine Shop of Hagerstown.

In other action, Pete Weaver of Williamsport inherited the lead on the

12th lap when Rusty Sites rolled to a stop with mechanical trouble and never

looked back as he cruised to his second win of the year.

After winning the first heat, the luck of the draw put Winters on the

pole for the final leg of the four race series. Winters quickly moved in

front with Booper Bare and DJ Myers right behind. Following a caution on
lap
eight, Bare got the jump on Winters on the restart using the outside
groove
to make the pass coming off the second turn. Winters battled back
pulling
even with Bare a couple of times on the next lap before Myers dropped
Winters
to third on lap 12. Winters used a restart on lap 14 to regain
second from
Myers as the duo pulled even with Bare on lap 16 going three
wide for the
lead. For the next two laps, the three drivers exchanged the
lead several
times before Winters came out on top on lap 18. Two laps later,
consolation
winner Nathan Durboraw brought out the third caution as he
lost the handle
while running sixth after starting 19th.

Winters
was never challenged after regaining the lead and pulled away to
a 13 car
length win over Bare and Myers. Andy Anderson, who started 10th,
came on
strong at the end to finish fourth with Stuhler rounding out the top
five.
Durboraw came through the field a second time after his spin out on lap

20 to finish sixth and first round winner Tom Myers was seventh. Frankie

Plessinger was eighth and Doug Burkholder came from 17th to finish ninth.

Allen Brannon rounded out the top ten. J&K Toys heat winners for the 38
ITSI
late models were Winters, Les Hare and Bare. Durboraw won the consolation.

Third round winner Bo Feathers dropped out early in the race with engine

problems.

A&C Auto Machine Shop presented checks to the five drivers with the
best
average finish for the four race Shootout Series between Winchester
and
Hagerstown Speedways. Gary Stuhler received $1,000 for finishing first
and
was followed by Andy Anderson, D. J. Myers, Marvin Winters and Frankie

Plessinger.

Rusty Sites grabbed the lead in the late model sportsman feature by
the
end of the first lap from his third starting spot as Pete Weaver started
back
in the 11th spot. Weaver wasted no time as he blasted his way into
the third
spot by the second lap. After following Glenn Ninninger for three
laps,
Weaver went to the outside of Ninninger for second on lap six and
began to
track down Sites, who had opened a 10-car length lead. On lap
12, Sites
slowed to a stop on the front stretch turning the lead over to
Weaver. Once
in front, Weaver rolled to an easy win in the Merry Maids/Mike
Yeakle's
Heating & Air Conditioning/Williamsport NAPA Auto Parts late model
sportsman.
Scott Richwine came on strong to finish second after starting
15th with
Ninninger holding on for third. Dave Rice Jr was fourth and consolation

winner Tim Fedder rounded out the top five after starting 19th for the St.

Thomas Towing/Checker Flag Lube Center Hard Charger Award. Finishing out
the
top ten were Terry Lescalleet, Larry Baer, Roy Miller, Travis Beaver
and 22nd
starter Jeff Fries. Sites, Lescalleet and Rice were the preliminary
winners
for the 37 cars with Fedder the consolation winner.

Next Saturday, June 29th, the Hagerstown Speedway gets the jump on the

Independence Day Holiday with its Annual Fireworks Display and the 50-lap

Johnny Roberts Memorial. Joining the late models will be the late model

sportsman, pure stock and vintage cars. Race time is 7 P.M.

40-LAP ITSI WINCHESTER/HAGERSTOWN SHOOTOUT ROUND #4. (Lap Leaders: Winters,

1-8, 18-40; Bare, 9-17) 1. Marvin Winters; 2. Booper Bare; 3. DJ Myers;
4.
Andy Anderson; 5. Gary Stuhler; 6. Nathan Durboraw; 7. Tom Myers; 8.
Frankie
Plessinger; 9. Doug Burkholder; 10. Allen Brannon; 11. Les Hare;
12. Andy
Friese; 13. James Adkins; 14. Timmy Booth; 15. Paul Crowl; 16.
Scott Andrews;
17. Mike Lupfer; 18. Kirk Ryan; 19. Jeremy Miller; 20. Dan
Stone; 21. Mark
Elksnis; 22. Tommy Armel; 23. Wesley Bonebrake; 24. Mike
Hardy; 25. Mike
Atherton; 26. Bo Feathers. DNQ: Jeremy Stone; Ronnie DeHaven;
Brent Smith;
Jerry Fifield; Tim Wilson; Buck Johnson; Charlie Schaffer;
Rich Gwizdale; Ray
Kable Jr.; Brad Omps; Richard Irwin; Scott Lupfer.

20-LAP HOOSIER TIRES MID-ATLANTIC LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN: (Lap Leaders: Sites;

1-12; Weaver, 13-20) 1. Pete Weaver; 2. Scott Richwine; 3. Glenn Ninninger;

4. Dave Rice Jr.; 5. Tim Fedder; 6. Terry Lescalleet; 7. Larry Baer; 8.
Roy
Miller; 9. Travis Beaver; 10. Jeff Fries; 11. John Smith; 12. Danny
McSherry;
13. Tony Crim; 14. Fred Harden; 15. Will Fair; 16. Ty Shatzer;
17. Eric
Ohler; 18. Wesley Workman; 19. Brad Ritter; 20. Scott Daniels;
21. Mike
Walls; 22. Scott Wolford; 23. Laudan Siegfried; 24. Steven Koup;
25. Kenny
Day; 26. Rusty Sites; 27. Daryl Kendall. DNQ: Melvin Muir; Leo
Nichols Jr.;
Bud Barton; Todd Bowers; Curt Shreiner; Richard Pastor; Robert
Moore; James
Mongan; Scott Palmer; Richard Walls.

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