Saturday, May 27, 2017

SNEERINGER CLAIMS FIRST OF THE YEAR IN TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINTS; Young pulls double in 600cc & 270cc micros; Walls dominates street stocks; Chronister takes limited stocks

HANOVER, PA (5/26/2017) – Isaac Sneeringer inched ahead of race-long leader Dwight Leppo moments before a 17th-lap red flag and held off Leppo the rest of the way to score his first win of the year in the 25-lap Insinger Performance Fuels Spring Championship for 358 sprint cars at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“I needed the lapped traffic, and got him right at the line before that red,” said Sneeringer upon exiting his TE Racing #19Z in victory lane, “She took off like a rocket after the red.  The first three weeks we had a vibration, and tonight it was better.  We have a baby boy on the way in a couple of weeks, and this money will probably go toward that!”

A 12-car redraw placed Leppo on the outside of the front row for the start, and he grabbed the lead from polesitter Joe Trone, Jr. at the outset and led the first 16 laps.  Sneeringer, who started fourth, caught Leppo at the line to complete lap 17.  They were the only two cars to pass under the flagstand before a red flag came out for a flipping Chris Priar in turn two.

Sneeringer assumed the lead for the restart, and crossed .84 seconds ahead of Leppo at the finish to claim the $1,200 top prize.  Big Mike’s Crabhouse hard charger Steve Owings came from 11th starting spot to finish third, with Jeff Halligan and J.B. Cunningham completing the top five.

Sixth through tenth were Cody Fletcher, David Holbrook, T.J. DeHaven, Steve Kisamore, and Trone completing the top ten.

Qualifiers for the 16 sprint cars were won by Sneeringer and Todd Gracey.

For the first time in his career, Jim Young was a double winner in the micro-sprint divisions, claiming both the 600cc micro-sprint and Mason-Dixon 270cc micro-sprint features.

In the 600s, Young bested Bradley Weber by .44 seconds.  Travis Keiser, Jesse Snyder, and hard charger Kameron Morral (who started 12th, completed the top five.

In the 270, Young crossed .75 seconds ahead of Brian Marriott, with Mike Rutherford, Joe Long Jr. and Billy Logeman rounding out the top five.

Heats for the 600s were won by Young and Jesse Snyder.

Qualifiers for the 270s were claimed by Levi Peck, Cory Myers, and Rutherford.

Brian Walls blew away the field in the 20-lap street stock feature, ending his race 8.47 seconds ahead of Matt Wampler, with Aaron Beard, Cory Weishaar, and Dalton Myers finishing third through fifth.

 Walls was also the event’s hard charger, coming from 11th starting spot to catch Wampler following a fourth-lap caution for Zach Myers, who was running second at the time.  Walls actually advanced from 11th to fifth after two failed attempts to start the race resulting in cautions on lap one.

Matt Chronister came from 11th-starting spot to score his first win of the year in the 15-lap limited stock feature.  Brother Jason Chronister (who started 12th) finished second, with Robbie Carroll, Terry Hartlaub, and Justin Wagaman crossing third through fifth.

Heats were won by Matt Chronister and Terry Hartlaub.

Next Friday, June 2, 2017, Trail-Way Speedway will be dark. However, the following day, Saturday, June 3, 2017, Trail-Way will feature the 6th Annual “Armin Hostetter Classic,” for the AMA Short Track series. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. and racing begins at 6:00 p.m.

The following Friday night, Trail-Way hosts the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprints along with the Street Stocks and Limited Stocks. Also in action will be the Mason-Dixon 270 Micro Sprints in the “Gary Kiefert Memorial” race. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer[4]; 2. 4-Dwight Leppo[2]; 3. 35-Steve Owings[11]; 4. 41-Jeffrey Halligan[5]; 5. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr[3]; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher[12]; 7. 77-David Holbrook[10]; 8. 74-T. J. DeHaven[8]; 9. 77K-Steven Kisamore[16]; 10. 99-Joe Trone Jr[1]; 11. 10T-Brody Treaster[7]; 12. 3-Chris Priar[14]; 13. (DNF) 51-Austen Treuchet[9]; 14. (DNF) 41B-Shawn Weaver[13]; 15. (DNF) 19G-Todd Gracey[6]; 16. (DNF) 19D-Wyatt Hinkle[15]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Dwight Leppo (1-16); Isaac Sneeringer (17-25)

 358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer[1]; 2. 35-Steve Owings[7]; 3. 41-Jeffrey Halligan[3]; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher[5]; 5. 4-Dwight Leppo[4]; 6. 10T-Brody Treaster[2]; 7. 41B-Shawn Weaver[6]; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle[8]Time – 2:23.78

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19G-Todd Gracey[1]; 2. 77-David Holbrook[6]; 3. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr[2]; 4. 99-Joe Trone Jr[3]; 5. 51-Austen Treuchet[4]; 6. 74-T. J. DeHaven[7]; 7. 3-Chris Priar[5]; 8. 77K-Steven Kisamore[8]. Time – 2:26.10


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 8-Jim Young[2]; 2. 1-Brian Marriott[5]; 3. 6K-Mike Rutherford[10]; 4. 4T4-Joe Long Jr[1]; 5. 97-BILLY LOGEMAN[6]; 6. 64-Levi Peck[11]; 7. 23-Bradley Brown[4]; 8. 32-Chad Myers[20]; 9. 21T-Toby Blumenshine[7]; 10. 22-Michael Boer[9]; 11. 16-Keera Dupler[13]; 12. 96-Brock Whisler[14]; 13. 21-Zachary Cool[3]; 14. (DNF) 03-Branstin Shue[21]; 15. (DNF) 20-Cory Myers[12]; 16. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox[8]; 17. (DNF) 29C-Jeff Arigo[19]; 18. (DNF) 11G-Cheyenne Robicheaux[16]; 19. (DNF) 42U-Tyler Ulrich[15]; 20. (DNF) 6-Tim Mc Clelland[18]; (DNS) 32M-Shaun Mc Intyre; (DNS) 47-Bobby Lamond

Lap Leaders: Jim Young (1-20)

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 20-Cory Myers[5]; 2. 22-Michael Boer[6]; 3. 97-BILLY LOGEMAN[7]; 4. 21-Zachary Cool[1]; 5. 16-Keera Dupler[3]; 6. (DNF) 11G-Cheyenne Robicheaux[4]; 7. (DNF) 29C-Jeff Arigo[2]; (DNS) 47-Bobby Lamond. No time.

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 64-Levi Peck[2]; 2. 44-Steven Cox[6]; 3. 1-Brian Marriott[4]; 4. 8-Jim Young[3]; 5. 96-Brock Whisler[1]; 6. 32M-Shaun Mc Intyre[5]; 7. 32-Chad Myers[7]. Time – 2:10.91

270 Micro Sprint Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 6K-Mike Rutherford[5]; 2. 21T-Toby Blumenshine[6]; 3. 23-Bradley Brown[2]; 4. 4T4-Joe Long Jr[4]; 5. 42U-Tyler Ulrich[3]; 6. 6-Tim Mc Clelland[1]; 7. 03-Branstin Shue[7]. Time – 2:14.41


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 8-Jim Young[4]; 2. 17-Bradley Weber[7]; 3. 42K-Travis Keiser[6]; 4. 96-Jesse Snyder[5]; 5. 880-Kameron Morral[12]; 6. 17E-Dylan Norris[3]; 7. 56-Jake Frye[2]; 8. 4R-Zane Rudisill[8]; 9. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr[9]; 10. 14K-Hannah Riser[14]; 11. 7S-Mike Sherman[11]; 12. 16-Bret Cronrath[1]; 13. 71-Tyler Leese[10]; 14. (DNF) 16S-Brianne Cronrath Wittmer[13]; 15. (DNF) 6-Darren Kauffman[15]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Jim Young (1-20)

600 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 96-Jesse Snyder[3]; 2. 17E-Dylan Norris[1]; 3. 56-Jake Frye[4]; 4. 42K-Travis Keiser[7]; 5. 4R-Zane Rudisill[6]; 6. 71-Tyler Leese[2]; 7. 16S-Brianne Cronrath Wittmer[8]; 8. 6-Darren Kauffman[5]. Time – 2:05.53

600 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Jim Young[4]; 2. 880-Kameron Morral[6]; 3. 16-Bret Cronrath[2]; 4. 17-Bradley Weber[7]; 5. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr[1]; 6. 7S-Mike Sherman[3]; 7. 14K-Hannah Riser[5]. Time – 2:05.37


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls[11]; 2. 100-Matt Wampler[3]; 3. 60-Aaron Beard[7]; 4. 37-Cory Weishaar[10]; 5. 94-Dalton Myers[6]; 6. 1J-Eric Johnson[12]; 7. 23B-Don Murphy[8]; 8. 33-Michael Goodwin[1]; 9. (DNF) 51-Jeremy Stremmel[4]; 10. (DNF) 94M-Zach Myers[2]; 11. (DNF) 36-Gary Warehime[5]; (DNS) 25-Travis Leh; (DNS) 11M-Gene Miller. No time.

Lap Leaders: Matt Wampler (1-3), Brian Walls (4-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 94-Dalton Myers[2]; 2. 51-Jeremy Stremmel[4]; 3. 94M-Zach Myers[6]; 4. 60-Aaron Beard[1]; 5. 23B-Don Murphy[7]; 6. 37-Cory Weishaar[5]; 7. (DNF) 2W-Brian Walls[3]. No time.

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 36-Gary Warehime[2]; 2. 100-Matt Wampler[4]; 3. 33-Michael Goodwin[6]; 4. 1J-Eric Johnson[5]; 5. (DNF) 25-Travis Leh[1]; (DNS) 11M-Gene Miller. Time – 2:42.90


FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister[11]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister[12]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll[4]; 4. 92-Terry Hartlaub[10]; 5. 30-Justin Wagaman[9]; 6. 88-Justin Oberlin[6]; 7. 19R-Roy Denike[13]; 8. 16-Julio Perez[5]; 9. 6-Matt Worley[17]; 10. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr[1]; 11. (DNF) 99-Cody Klinedinst[2]; 12. (DNF) 55-Shawn Snell[14]; 13. (DNF) 64-Charles Millender[8]; 14. (DNF) 3-Chelsea Weaver[3]; 15. (DNF) 32J-Justin Cardasso[15]; 16. (DNF) 25-Zachary Baldwin[16]; 17. (DNF) 47-Travis Brown[7]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Cody Klinedinst (1-5), Matt Chronister (6-15)

Limited Stocks Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister[2]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister[3]; 3. 64-Charles Millender[4]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin[1]; 5. 69-Robbie Carroll[6]; 6. 99-Cody Klinedinst[5]; 7. 19R-Roy Denike[8]; 8. 32J-Justin Cardasso[9]; 9. 25-Zachary Baldwin[7]. Time – 2:01.75

Limited Stocks Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 92-Terry Hartlaub[1]; 2. 30-Justin Wagaman[3]; 3. 47-Travis Brown[8]; 4. 16-Julio Perez[6]; 5. 3-Chelsea Weaver[4]; 6. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr[2]; 7. 55-Shawn Snell[5]; (DNS) 6-Matt Worley. Time – 2:04.31

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