posted August 25, 2002 08:38 AM
WARRENFELTZ WINS CORNETT MEMORIAL - PLESSINGER ENDS SEVEN YEAR DROUGHT
HAGERSTOWN, MD - - Mike Warrenfeltz of Hagerstown outlasted Ronnie Dennis
a classic side-by-sdie battle to win the 7th Annual 20-lap Jimmy Cornett
Memorial for the Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks at the Hagerstown Speedway
"That sure was fun out there behind the wheel," said Warrenfeltz after
becoming the seventh different winner in the most prestigious event for
pure stocks. "I am proud of the guys, we destroyed this car the other
Wednesday night and they had the car ready to go the following
is a tough class where anyone can win."
In other action, rain ended a long dry spell in the area and Frankie
Plessinger of Big Cove Tannery, PA ended his own long dry spell dating back
to 1995 to win the 25-lap ITSI late model feature. Richard Walls of St.
Thomas, PA led all the way to win the Hoosier Tires Mid-Atlantic 20-lap
model sportsman main event.
"This win was long overdue," said Plessinger. "As long as I kept the
on the bottom, it was strong coming off the turns."
Steve Kent jumped out in front at the start of the pure stock main event
as Warrenfeltz started looking for the fast way to the front back in 10th.
Ronnie Dennis, who started sixth, worked his way to the front to take the
lead on the fourth lap as Warrenfeltz moved into fourth with Bruce Leibowitz
and Hans Stamberg on his bumper. Three laps later, Warrenfeltz was on the
bumper of Dennis and pulled even with the leader on lap 11 when the caution
was waved for Kim Ramer. As Warrenfeltz and Dennis battled it out for the
lead, Leibowitz and Stamberg's battle for third ended with the two cars
making contact bringing out the caution on lap 15. Warrenfeltz and Dennis
continued their side-by-side duel for two more laps before Warrenfeltz
finally moved in front on lap 18. Dennis kept the pressure on the leader
the end, but this time Warrenfeltz came out on top by one car length
third win of the season. Allen Stone came on strong from his 12th
spot for third with Kenny Dillon claiming fourth. Points leader
back from the rear of the field to round out the top five.
Kent, Paul Rice,
John Huber, Jesse Coleman and Craig Kline finished out
the top ten. Heat
winners for the 25 cars were Kent, Jeff Johnson and Michael
won the A&C Auto Machine Shop Hard Charger Award.
Frankie Plessinger started ninth in the late model feature as Wesley
Bonebrake took the early lead from his third starting spot. Doug Burkholder,
who started fourth, passed Bonebrake to take the lead on lap four as
was working on Charlie Schaffer for third. Schaffer moved into
lap five with Plessinger right behind. Plessinger slid underneath
for second on the 12th lap and began to put the pressure on
A caution on lap 19 bunched the field together for the restart
getting a good jump on
Burkholder to take the lead coming off the second turn. Once in front,
Plessinger pulled away to a nine car length win. Schaffer finished second
with Marvin Winters coming on strong for third. Burkholder settled for fourth
and Nathan Durboraw rounded out the top five. Jeremy Miller, who started
12th, finished sixth for the Timber Wolf/Ernie's Salvage Yard Hard Charger
Award and was followed by Mike Atherton, Dan Stone, Bonebrake and Les Hare.
J&K Toys of Chambersburg, PA heat winners for the 28 cars were Schaffer,
Plessinger and Donnie Farlling Jr. Scott Andrews won the consolation.
Richard Walls started on the pole in the caution-filled late model
sportsman feature and was never seriously challenged as he cruised to his
second win of the year. Dave Rice Jr. came on strong for second and Roy
Miller finished third. Daryl Kendall was next and Larry Baer managed to
finish fifth after making contact with Pete Weaver on the 14th lap. Ty
Shatzer was sixth and Terry Lecalleet came from 20th for seventh and the
Thomas Towing/Checker Lube Hard Charger Award. Nineteenth starting
was next with Johnny Smith and Mike Walls finishing out the top
Scott Palmer and Richard Walls won the preliminary events
and Fair won the
consi for the 35 cars.
This weekend, Hagerstown will be in action two nights with the UDTRA
sanction Maryland Silver Cup Nationals on Friday night, July 30th. The late
model sportsman will have two features and qualifying events. On Saturday
night, July 31st, it will be the Ronnie McBee/Ron Hays Memorial for the
late models. The late models will be joined by the late model sportsman,
stocks and enduro dash. Race time is 7 P.M.
JIMMY CORNETT MEMORIAL FOR ERNIE'S SALVAGE YARD PURE STOCKS- 20 LAPS: 25
(Lap Leaders: Kent, 1-2; Dennis, 4-17; Warrenfeltz, 18-20) 1. Mike
Warrenfeltz; 2. Ronnie Dennis; 3. Allen Stone; 4. Kenny Dillon; 5. Hans
Stamberg; 6. Steve Kent; 7. Paul Rice; 8. John Huber; 9. Jesse Coleman;
Craig Klilne; 11. Jim Snyder; 12. Frank Dibella; 13. Rick Stouffer;
Shade; 15. Keith Reed; 16. Bruce Leibowitz; 17. William Byrd;
Oberholtz; 19. Eugene Conley; 20. Jeff Johnson; 21. Kim Ramer;
Sanders; 23. James Andrews, Jr.; 24. Pete Gems; 25. Greg Hockensmith.
ITSI LATE MODELS FEATURE- 25 LAPS: 28 Cars (Lap Leaders: Bonebrake, 1-3;
Burkholder, 4-19; Plessinger, 20-25) 1. Frankie Plessinger; 2. Charlie
Schaffer; 3. Marvin Winters; 4. Doug Burkholder; 5. Nathan Durboraw; 6.
Jeremy Miller; 7. Mike Atherton; 8. Dan Stone; 9. Wesley Bonebrake; 10.
Hare; 11. Kirk Ryan; 12. Tim Wilson; 13. Scott Andrews; 14. J. R. Isner;
Brent Smith; 16. Paul Crowl; 17. Scott Sipe; 18. Mark Elksnis; 19.
20. Donnie Farlling; 21. Mike Lupfer; 22. Scott Lupfer; 23. Buck
Chris Shuey. DNQ: Gary Wareheim; Matt Sponaugle; Jeremy Stone;
HOOSIER TIRES MID-ATLANTIC LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN- 20 LAPS: 35 Cars (Lap
Leaders: R. Walls, 1-20) 1. Richard Walls; 2. Dave Rice Jr.; 3. Roy Miller;
4. Daryl Kendall; 5. Larry Baer; 6. Ty Shatzer; 7. Terry Lescalleet; 8.
Fair; 9. Johny Smith; 10. Mike Walls; 11. Wesley Workman; 12. Mike
13. Eric Ohler; 14. Danny McSherry; 15. Scott Palmer; 16. Steven
Melvin Muir; 18. James Morgan; 19. Pete Weaver; 20. Kenny Day;
Siegfried; 22. Tim Fedder; 23. Barry Lear Sr.; 24. Coleby Frye;
Spangler; DQ: Tyler Armstrong: DNQ: Ray Fisher Jr.; Scott Wolford;
Moore; Glenn Nininger Jr.; Chad Bartlet; Nick Pappas; Travis Beaver;
Hageage; Jeff Friese.