Hanover, PA — (June 15, 2012) — A rebuilt motor did the trick for Zach Euculano in Friday night’s “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway.
“We’ve been having trouble with the motor and just got this car back together last night,” said Euculano upon exiting the Shive family L&Z Garage/Cartridge World/CFI Sprint Bodies #10 in victory lane, “If it wouldn’t be for my grandfather (former sprint car driver Larry Shive), I wouldn’t be here.”
For the second straight week, scheduled polesitter Rick Horn dropped to the infield while lining up for the feature. That put Euculano on the pole, and he led every lap. But lapped traffic kept the outcome in doubt until the end.
One-time winner Shane Hoff held off defending champ Jeff Rohrbaugh for second, with Tim Wagaman and Mike Bittinger completing the top five.
Sixth through tenth were Austin Hogue, points leader and hard charger Kyle Moody (who started 14th), Keith Prutzman, Isaac Sneeringer, and Steve Owings.
Heats for the 18 “358” sprint cars were won by Rick Horn and Randy Whisler.
Dan Furman took the lead from polesitter Johnny Palm on lap two and drove away to his third win of the year in the 20-lap Extreme Stock feature.
Chad Stine came from eighth starting spot to pass Adam Smith with two to go and finish second.
Smith, Timothy Hahn, and Bill Foster completed the top five.