Sunday, April 22, 2018

CODY FLETCHER CLAIMS 3RD CAREER 358 SPRINT CAR WIN Marriott, Gallagher & Brown Also Winners

Hanover, PA (4/20/18) - Third generation race car driver, Cody Fletcher, led all 25 laps of the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Car feature, but his first win of the 2018 season did not come without a few obstacles. 

“Being out front really helped. You just have to run your race and don’t worry about anyone else,” Fletcher commented in victory lane. “If you start up front, you should stay there.” Fletcher was able to stay up front but seemed unbothered by a myriad of cautions that plagued the A-main.

“The track suited me a lot better. It was a pretty nice surface tonight. Dad’s got the car set up good,” Fletcher said. “It feels good to be back here. It felt easy tonight, which is nice. We need a couple more of them. It’s been too long since we’ve been here.”

Opening night race winner and defending track champion, Steve Owings, while challenging Fletcher for the lead, came to a sudden stop in turn two on the fifth lap. Owings immediately exited the car complaining of leg pain after a foreign object came through the side panel of his race car. Owings was later treated at a local hospital and diagnosed with a fractured tibia.

Following the restart, Fletcher was able to pull away from Dylan Norris, who is still in search of his first 358 Sprint Car victory. Norris had his hands full while battling Mike Bittinger and JB Cunningham for second through fourth.

A lap 18 red flag saw Cunningham’s rear axel break sending the car tumbling through the air. Cunningham was able to exit the car and walk away under his own power.

Fletcher, again, jumped to a commanding lead on the final restart while Norris and Bittinger battled for the runner-up spot. Bittinger attempted to pass Norris several times but had to settle for a third-place finish. Austen Treuchet and Kenny Kuhn completed the top five.

“I tried everything I could to get under Dylan Norris,” Bittinger commented on the frontstretch while accepting the Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger award, “I could get to his left rear once in a while but I wasn’t good enough to pass him.”

Heat wins for the 358 Sprint Cars went to Fletcher and Owings.

Brian Marriott started the 20-lap Mason Dixon 270 Micro Sprint feature on the pole but was forced to restart at the rear following a caution on the first lap. Marriott maneuvered his way through the field to challenge race long leader, Mike Boer on the sixth lap. Boer attempted to move to the inside of a lapped car but was unable to make the pass giving the green light to Marriott to make the race-winning move.

“I take a lot of pride in being able to pass cars so I thought ‘here’s my chance,’ ” Marriott said in victory lane. “It got me going to the top of one and two and I really found something there.” Marriott continued, “Mike got caught with a lapper. When he got slowed up with the lapper I had to take advantage of it.”

Following Marriott across the line was Donahue Motorsports Hard Charger Tim McClelland, Boer, opening night race winner Joe Long Jr., and Keera Dupler completing the top five.

Heats for the 19 270 Micro Sprints were won by Marriott and Long Jr.

Sam Gallagher claimed the 20-lap Precise Racing Products Street Stock feature. Although Gallagher started on the pole, it was outside polesitter, Brian Walls, who led the first half of the A-main until a racing incident between him and Gallagher saw Walls spin in turns one and two, bringing out the caution flag.

“Brian gave me the thumbs up coming around the next lap,” Gallagher commented on the incident in victory lane. “It was a racing deal.”

Gary Warehime, who made a late race push for the lead but ran out of time, took the runner-up spot. Walls rebounded from the lap-11 caution and finished third. He was followed by opening night winner Aaron Beard and Wayne Dutterer, who rounding out the top five.

Walls claimed the heat win for the Street Stocks.

Travis Brown raced to his first Trail-Way Speedway Limited Stock win after passing polesitter, Kyle Rohrbaugh on the 13th lap of the 15-lap feature.

Brown was challenged on the final lap by the Limited Stocks all-time race winner, Matt Chronister, but was able to block him through the final turn to claim the win.

Chronister finished second followed by Terry Hartlaub, Justin Oberlin and Rohrbaugh, who ran out of fuel on the final lap.

Heat winners for the 22 Limited Stocks were Chronister and Matt Worley.

Trail-Way Speedway is back in action next Friday, April 27, 2018, with the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, Central PA Legends and the Limited Stocks. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
Friday, April 20, 2018
For Immediate Release


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [1]; 2. 44-Dylan Norris, [3]; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger, [8]; 4. 51-Austen Treuchet, [2]; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn, [7]; 6. 511-John Sharpe, [10]; 7. (DNF) 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [4]; 8. (DNF) 77K-Steven Kisamore, [5]; 9. (DNF) 35-Steve Owings, [12]; 10. (DNF) 10T-Brody Treaster, [11]; 11. (DNF) 77-David Holbrook, [6]; (DNS) 14C-Dave Carlberg. No time.

Lap Leaders: Cody Fletcher (1-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 35-Steve Owings, [5]; 2. 51-Austen Treuchet, [1]; 3. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [3]; 4. 77-David Holbrook, [4]; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger, [6]; 6. 511-John Sharpe, [2]. Time – 2:25.09

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [2]; 2. 44-Dylan Norris, [4]; 3. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [3]; 4. 8-Kenny Kuhn, [1]; 5. 14C-Dave Carlberg, [6]; 6. (DNF) 10T-Brody Treaster, [5]. Time – 2:26.88


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 1B-Brian Marriott, [1]; 2. 6-Tim Mc Clelland, [4]; 3. 22-Michael Boer, [3]; 4. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [2]; 5. 16-Keera Dupler, [5]; 6. 21-Zachary Cool, [7]; 7. 66-Tom Gaylor, [6]; 8. 03T-Troy Fickes, [10]; 9. (DNF) 32M-Shaun Mc Intyre, [9]; 10. (DNF) 03-Branstin Shue, [11]; 11. (DNF) 48-Bryan Moose, [12]; 12. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [16]; 13. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox, [14]; 14. (DNF) 47-Bobby Lamond, [8]; (DNS) 28-Matt Frick, ; (DNS) 12-Bryce Trone, ; (DNS) 09-John Horton, ; (DNS) 84-Zachary Glass, ; (DNS) 7-Brent Mowery. No time.

Lap Leaders: Mike Boer (1-7), Brian Marriott (8-20)

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 1B-Brian Marriott, [1]; 2. 22-Michael Boer, [3]; 3. 16-Keera Dupler, [9]; 4. 21-Zachary Cool, [6]; 5. 32M-Shaun Mc Intyre, [2]; 6. 03-Branstin Shue, [7]; 7. (DNF) 28-Matt Frick, [5]; 8. (DNF) 12-Bryce Trone, [4]; (DNS) 09-John Horton, ; (DNS) 7-Brent Mowery. No time.

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [2]; 2. 6-Tim Mc Clelland, [8]; 3. 66-Tom Gaylor, [4]; 4. 47-Bobby Lamond, [5]; 5. 03T-Troy Fickes, [9]; 6. 48-Bryan Moose, [6]; 7. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox, [1]; 8. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [7]; (DNS) 84-Zachary Glass. No time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 25-Sam Gallagher, [1]; 2. 36-Gary Warehime, [4]; 3. 2W-Brian Walls, [2]; 4. 60A-Aaron Beard, [8]; 5. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, [5]; 6. 94-Dalton Myers, [3]; 7. 94M-Zachary Myers, [6]; 8. (DNF) 4J-Jim Jacobs, [9]; 9. (DNF) 35-Ryan Smith, [7]; (DNS) 69-Tyler Harman. No time.

Lap Leaders: Brian Walls (1-10), Sam Gallagher (11-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [2]; 2. 25-Sam Gallagher, [7]; 3. 94-Dalton Myers, [9]; 4. 36-Gary Warehime, [1]; 5. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, [4]; 6. 60A-Aaron Beard, [10]; 7. 94M-Zachary Myers, [8]; 8. (DNF) 35-Ryan Smith, [5]; (DNS) 4J-Jim Jacobs, ; (DNS) 69-Tyler Harman. Time – 2:28.28


FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 47-Travis Brown, [5]; 2. 81-Matt Chronister, [7]; 3. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [10]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin, [2]; 5. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [1]; 6. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, [12]; 7. 22-Chad Martin, [4]; 8. 6-Matt Worley, [8]; 9. 38-Jason Chronister, [14]; 10. 77-Justin Mong, [15]; 11. 36-Bobby Wellman, [9]; 12. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [11]; 13. 69-Robbie Carroll, [3]; 14. (DNF) 67C-Jason Minter, [13]; 15. (DNF) 29-Wayne Kopp, [16]; 16. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster, [6]; 17. (DNF) 29W-Mike Wolf, [17]; 18. (DNF) 73-Todd Rauhauser Jr, [18]; 19. (DNF) 5-Joshua Spangler, [21]; (DNS) 13-Zach Rock, ; (DNS) 99-Cody Klinedinst, ; (DNS) 55-Shawn Snell. No time.

Lap Leaders: Kyle Rohrbaugh (1), Justin Oberlin (2-5), Rohrbaugh (6-12), Travis Brown (13-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 6-Matt Worley, [2]; 2. 32-Jeff Foster, [10]; 3. 22-Chad Martin, [9]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin, [6]; 5. 36-Bobby Wellman, [11]; 6. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [7]; 7. 67C-Jason Minter, [5]; 8. 77-Justin Mong, [8]; 9. 29W-Mike Wolf, [3]; 10. 13-Zach Rock, [4]; (DNS) 5-Joshua Spangler. No time.

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister, [2]; 2. 47-Travis Brown, [1]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll, [5]; 4. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [10]; 5. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [3]; 6. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, [4]; 7. 38-Jason Chronister, [8]; 8. 29-Wayne Kopp, [7]; 9. 73-Todd Rauhauser Jr, [11]; 10. (DNF) 99-Cody Klinedinst, [9]; 11. (DNF) 55-Shawn Snell, [6]. No time.

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