From Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA — (August 23, 2013) — Brad McClelland has earned most of his 32 career wins at Trail-Way Speedway. But Friday night’s victory landed
in his lap.
“This one was a gimme,” said McClelland upon exiting his Don Beard
Racing Engines/Rucker Computer Solutions #6R in victory lane, “He was
so far gone I didn’t know where he was.”
The driver who was gone was rookie Matt Campbell, who started on the
pole, grabbed the lead from fellow front row starter Zach Euculano at
the flagstand, and dominated the first 23 laps of the race.
But while everyone was watching a fantastic race for second between
McClelland, Cris Eash, and Austin Hogue as the crossed under the
flagstand to complete lap 23, Campbell was losing the handle and
spinning in turn two.
McClelland assumed the lead for the restart and held off Eash and
Hogue for his fifth Trail-Way win of the year, pulling him to within
10 points of Jeff Rohrbaugh in the season-long Hoosier Tire
Mid-Atlantic point series. Rohrbaugh dropped out on lap 16 and was
credited with a 16th place finish.
“The last two weeks we’ve bent stuff up,” said McClelland, “I would
have been happy with third. Matt’s going to be a great driver. He
has Adrian Shaffer helping out and Adrian knows his stuff.”
Campbell rejoined the field and crossed 12th at the finish.
Tim Wagaman finished fourth, followed by Euculano. Sixth through
tenth were Shane Hoff, Brian Eichelberger, 15th-starting Mike
Bittinger, 14th-starting Cody Fletcher, and 18th-starting Dwight
Heats for the 19 “358” sprinters were won by Campbell and McClelland.