From Trail-Way Speedway
HANOVER, PA , 6/22/12 – Westminter, Maryland’s Steve Owings used a lapped car to his advantage to drive under polesitter and race-long leader Trevor Little and take the race lead entering turn one, and drove away to his third win of the year in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.
Owings started seventh at was already in turn by the end of lap three. He caught Keith Prutzman for second on lap seven and then chased down Little following a 11th-lap restart for Austin Hogue, who came to a stop with a flat tire.
“That was fun!” said Owings upon exiting his Valentine Motorsports/Westminster Transmission #35 in victory lane, “The promoters work real hard here to give us a racey track, and it certainly was tonight.”
“We looked down and the motor was buried,” continued Owings, “I decided to run it ‘til it blew up. Trevor was running good, and I figured my only chance was to wait until lapped traffic. Fortunately, we got it.”
Mike Bitttinger, who started eighth, caught Little at the line for second, with Little, Jeff Rohrbaugh, and Prutzman completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were 13th-starting and hard charger Kyle Moody, Hogue, Mike Duncan, Jr., Zach Euculano, and West Irwin.
Heats for the 18 “358” sprints were won by Little and Shane Hoff.
Gene Knaub came from sixth starting spot to win the 25-lap Precision Racing Products “358” late model feature.
Knaub advanced to third by the end of lap three, caught Pat Beard for second on lap eight, and drove under front row starter and race-long leader Travis Mease for the lead exiting turn two of lap 11.
Mease settled for second, with Pat Beard, Bobby Beard, and Grant Adams completing the top five.
With his fifth place finish, Adams took over the Precision points lead from Larry Baer, who finished eighth.
Heat winners for the 13 “358” late models were won by Steve Billet and Bobby Beard.
Chad Weaver used a lapped car to make a last-turn pass and win the 15-lap limited stock feature. Rod Weaver, who took the lead when Matt Chronister dropped to the infield on lap 10, finished second, with Allen Haines, Shawn Crunkilton, and Robbie Carroll rounding out the top five.
Heats for the 21 limited stocks were won by Matt Chronister, Haines, and Rod Weaver.
Tomorrow night, Saturday (6/23), Trail-Way will host the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprints. Also on the schedule are the Saturday Limited Stocks, Scramble Cars, and Strictly Stocks. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing beginning at 6:30 p.m.
For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at www.trail-wayspeedway.com . The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered falls.
RACE RESULTS Fri., June 22, 2012
Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 20-Trevor Little; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 28-Keith Prutzman; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 52-Austin Hogue; 8. 11D-Mike Duncan; 9. 10-Zach Euculano; 10. 9-Wes Irwin; 11. 64-Randy Whisler; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 13. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 14. 55-Matthew Krause (DNF); 15. 99-Joe Trone, Jr. (DNF); 16. 69-Shane Hoff (DNF); 17. 1-Tim Wagaman (DNF). DNS: 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer. No time.
Lap Leaders – Trevor Little (1-18); Steve Owings (19-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/All to qualify) – 1. 20-Trevor Little; 2. 28-Keith Prutzman; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 5. 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr.; 6. 12-Mike Bittinger; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 64-Randy Whisler. Time – 2:26.38
2nd Heat (10 Laps/All to qualify) – 1. 69-Shane Hoff; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 9-Wes Irwin; 5. 22T-Matt Boland; 6. 1-Tim Wagaman; 7. 55-Matthew Krause; 8. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF). DNS: 19Z- Isaac Sneeringer. Time – 2:25.58
LIMITED LATE MODELS
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 1-Gene Knaub; 2. 116-Travis Mease; 3. 81S-Bobby Beard; 4. 64-Grant Adams; 5. 20-Steve Billet; 6. 4GT-Gary Potts; 7. 0-Larry Baer; 8. 21Z-Cam Zeigler (DNF); 9. 99X-Kevin Palmer (1 lap down); 10. 51-Barry Lear, Sr. (2 laps down); 11. 21J-John Baker (DNF); 12. X-Bernie Beard (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders – Travis Mease (1-10); Gene Knaub (11-25)
Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) – 1. 20-Steve Billet; 2. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 3. 64-Grant Adams; 4. 1-Gene Knaub; 5. 0-Larry Baer; 6. 51-Barry Lear, Sr.; 7. 4GT-Gary Potts. Time – 2:45.46
Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) – 1. 81S-Bobby Beard; 2. X-Bernie Beard; 3. 7-Pat Beard; 4. 116-Travis Mease; 5. 21J-John Baker; 6. 99X-Kevin Palmer. Time – 2:47.43
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 2-Chad Weaver; 2. 3-Rod Weaver; 3. 25-Allen Haines; 4. 00-Shawn Crunkilton; 5. 69-Robbie Carroll; 6. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 7. 01-Chelsea Weaver; 8. 55-Kory Shorb; 9. 72-Rick Hopkins (DNF); 10. 17-Brian Blank, Jr. (DNF); 11. 81-Matt Chronister (DNF); 12. 10-Aaron Levin (DNF); 13. 39-Shane Miller (DNF); 14. 38-Jason Chronister (DNF); 15. 91-Jessica Markle (DNF); 16. 59-Ryan Smith (DNF); 17. 96-Sarah Redmond (DNF); 18. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh (DNF); 19. 8-Shay Shive (DNF); 20. 54-Tyler Gastley (DNF). DNS: 21-Ricky Weaver, Jr.
Lap Leaders – Matt Chronister (1-10); Rod Weaver (11-15)
Heat 1 (6 Laps/All to Qualify) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll; 3. 96-Sarah Redmond; 4. 55-Kory Shorb; 5. 38-Jason Chronister (DNF); 6. 8-Shay Shive (DNF); 7. 10-Aaron Levin (DNF). No time.
Heat 2 (6 Laps/All to Qualify) – 1. 25-Allen Haines; 2. 39-Shane Miller; 3. 00-Shawn Crunkilton; 4. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 5. 17-Brian Blank, Jr.; 6. 54-Tyler Gastley (DNF). DNS: 21-Ricky Weaver, Jr. Time – 2:06.96
Heat 3 (6 Laps/All to Qualify) – 1. 3-Rod Weaver; 2. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 3. 2-Chad Weaver; 4. 59-Ryan Smith; 5. 72-Rick Hopkins, 01-Chelsea Weaver; 6. 91-Jessica Markle (DNF). Time – 2:06.48