An inversion draw placed Trail-Way’s all-time winningest driver third for the start, and he took the lead from polesitter Zach Euculano on turn two of the second lap. He led the rest of the way, crossing 2.03 seconds in front of Seth Kearchner.
“I wanted to get in front before the track started tearing up,” said McClelland after exiting the Littlestown Autocare Center/Rucker Computer Solutions/Arter Graphics #6R in victory lane, referring to the rapidly developing cushion, “We were better than last week, and stepped it up tonight.”
While McClelland was passing Euculano on the outside, Kearchner was sliding under Euculano on the inside exiting the second turn of lap two, and he ran second the rest of the way. Central PA points leader Doug Hammaker started sixth and caught Euculano for third following a seventh-lap restart and ran there over the final 18 laps. Points leader Isaac Sneeringer was the hard-charger, coming from 12th starting spot to catch Euculano for fourth on lap eight. David Holbrook caught Euculano for fifth on lap 15. Euculano settled for sixth.
Heats for the 13 sprint cars were won by Hammaker and Sneeringer.
Friday August 14, 2015
For Immediate Release
HOOSIER TIRE MID-ATLANTIC 358 SPRINTS
FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 30-Seth Kearchner; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker; 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 2-Denny Gross; 10. 00X-Chris Frank; 11. 67-Justin Whittail; 12. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 13. 71M-Bill Stine (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders: Zach Euculano (1), Brad McClelland (2-25)
358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 30-Seth Kearchner; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 00X-Chris Frank; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 67-Justin Whittail; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNS). No time.
358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 6R-Brad McClelland; 3. 10-Zach Euculano; 4. 71M-Bill Stine; 5. 2-Denny Gross (DNF); 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNS). Time – 2:19.85