posted April 06, 2003 09:12 AM
STUHLER, FETTER & DILLON MARYLAND LOTTERY NIGHT WINNERS AT HAGERSTOWN
HAGERSTOWN, MD - It was Maryland Lottery Fan Appreciation night at the
Hagerstown Speedway Saturday as Gary Stuhler kicked off the 2003 point
with his second win of the year in the 25-lap ITSI late model feature.
Stuhler was recording his 104th career win, Tim Fedder of Newport, PA
his first career win in the 20-lap Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic late model
sportsman feature and Kenny Dillon of Hanover, PA held off defending
Hans Stamberg to win the 15-lap Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stock main
Gary Stuhler started on the outside of the front row in the late
feature and grabbed the lead from pole-sitter Davey Johnson going into
first turn. Stuhler quickly pulled away from the field with Johnson
keep pace with the leader. Defending late model champion Nathan Durboraw,
driving the second car fielded by Ernie Davis, made the first move
Kenny Pettyjohn for third on the fourth lap. Andy Andersen and Marvin
moved up to fourth and fifth when Pettyjohn slipped out of the groove on
sixth lap. By the half-way mark, Stuhler was beginning to put the slower
a lap down when the second caution was waved. On the restart, Anderson
by Durboraw for third and passed Johnson for second on the next lap, but
unable to track down Stuhler who cruised to an easy win by 14 car
"We were good, The starting position really helped, but Andy and
were good too," said Stuhler. "When Andy got to second I thought he was
pretty good too since he got around Davey for second. I just tried to
same pace every lap and not make any mistakes."
Anderson settled for second with Johnson, Durboraw and Winters
out the top five. D J Myers came from 13th for sixth and was followed by
Devin Friese, Doug Burkholder, Wayne Walls Jr and Pettyjohn. J&K Toys
winners for the 32 cars were Durboraw, Charlie Schaffer and Friese. Mike
Lupfer won the consolation. Wesley Bonebrake was the Timber Wolf/Ernie's
Salvage Yard Hard Charger.
In the late model sportsman feature, Tim Fedder started ninth as
Claar blasted to the front on the first lap from his fourth starting
Defending sportsman champion Dave Rice Jr started putting the pressure
leader on the fifth lap with Bud Witmer right behind in third. Witmer
Rice for second on the next lap and grabbed the lead from Claar right
the caution on lap eight as Fedder worked his way into the top five.
set the pace on the restart as Fetter moved into fourth. For the next
laps, Fedder, Rice and Claar battled it out for second with Fedder
second before the caution was waved on lap 12. On the restart, Fetter
the outside of Witmer for the lead and had no trouble the rest of the
his first career win.
"It's pretty special to win a race here," said Fedder. "We tried for
year to get the car good and figured out a lot when we ran the first
with the super lates. It is sure good to get the win here in the first
that's for sure."
Rice held on for second with Witmer, Larry Baer and Kirk Baker
out the top five. Terry Lescalleet, Johnny Smith and Claar were next
Barry Miller coming from 21st for ninth and the St. Thomas Towing/Checker
Flag Lube Hard Charger Award. Daryl Kendall finished out the top ten.
winners for the 39 cars were Witmer, Richard Walls, Baer and Scott
Miller and Mike Walls won the consolations.
Kenny Dillon started on the outside pole in the pure stock feature
beat pole-sitter Steve Long to the front at the drop of the green. Hans
Stamberg quickly moved into the second spot from his sixth starting spot
the first lap with Alan Stone taking over third on lap four. Stamberg
glued to Dillon's bumper as the field raced high against the cushion. On
final lap, Stamberg charged down low coming off the second turn to pull
with Dillon down the backstretch, but was unable to complete the pass as
Dillon picked up the win by one car length. Stamberg was second with
third. Stone was disqualified in post-race inspection turning third over
Long. Dean Holmes and Eugene Conlee finished out the top five. Heat
for the 24 cars were Long, Dillon and Stone. Rick Stouffer was the A&C
Engines Hard Charger.
Next Saturday, April 12th, the enduro drivers will join the late
late model sportsman and pure stocks in a four feature program beginning
warm-ups at 7 P.M.
RESULTS: ITSI LATE MODELS FEATURE - 25 Laps (32 Cars) (Lap Leaders;
1-25) 1. Gary Stuhler; 2. Andy Anderson; 3. Davey Johnson; 4. Nathan
Durboraw; 5. Marvin Winters; 6. D.J. Myers; 7. Devin Friese; 8. Doug
Burkholder; 9. Wayne Walls Jr.; 10. Kenny Pettyjohn; 11. Frankie
12. Scott Cross; 13. Tim Wilson; 14. Wesley Bonebrake; 15. Paul Crowl;
Mike Lupfer; 17. Kirk Ryan; 18. Jeff Miller; 19. Jeff Friese; 20. Donnie
Farlling; 21. Brent Smith; 22. Richard Irwin; 23. Mark Elksnis; 24.
Schaffer. DNQ: Wayne Johnson; Tim Murphy; Nick Dickson; Ron Ellis; Scott
Lupfer; Greg Fetter; Matt Sponaugle; Ryan Donley.
HOOSIER TIRES/MID-ATLANTIC LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE: 20 Laps (39
(Lap Leaders; Claar, 1-7; Witmer, 8-12; Fetter, 13-20) 1. Tim Fedder; 2.
Rice Jr.; 3. Bud Witmer; 4. Larry Baer; 5. Kirk Baker; 6. Terry
7. Johnny Smith; 8. Shawn Claar; 9. Barry Miller; 10. Daryl Kendall; 11.
Weaver; 12. Daryl Burkholder; 13. Glen Nininger; 14. Will Fair; 15.
Palmer; 16. Tyler Armstrong; 17. Mike Walls; 18. Matt Parks; 19. Bud
20. Mike Spangler; 21. Derek Byler; 22. Roy Miller; 23. Richard Walls;
Wesley Workman; 25. Danny McSherry; 26. Laudan Seigfried. DNQ: Travis
Ray Fisher Jr.; Eric Ohler; Charlie Kope; Terry Flaherty; Curt Shreiner;
Festerman; Colby Frye; Scott Daniels; Shawn Bilger; Kenny Day; Brian
ERNIE'S SALVAGE YARD PURE STOCKS - 15 Laps (24 Cars) (Lap Leaders,
1-15) 1. Kenny Dillon; 2. Hans Stamberg; 3. Steve Long; 4. Dean Holmes;
Eugene Conlee; 6. Jim Snyder; 7. Paul Rice; 8. Rick Stouffer; 9. Frank
Dibella; 10. Mike Sanders; 11. Ashley Barrett; 12. Bill Reitober; 13.
Ecton; 14. Billy Byrd; 15. Andrew Frustaci; 16. Cory Oberholzer; 17.
Guysburg; 18. Bruce Leibowitz. DNS: Phil Madagan; Jeff Johnson; Greg
Hockensmith; Country Prince; Steve Lowery. DQ: Alan Stone.