Sunday, June 28, 2020


HANOVER, Pa.: Bill Brian Jr. has mixed feelings on visiting Trail-Way Speedway to race in the Wingless Super Sportsman division.

It has nothing to do with the track itself. For Brian, the problem is consistency. One time, he is good, and the next ... well, not so much.

Friday’s visit to the Hanover speedway, certainly, wasn’t bad. Instead, it was the exact opposite, as he charged from 12th to score the victory in the 25-lap TA Ward Construction Wingless Super Sportsman main event.

“When I came out starting 12th, I figured I’d have to roll the top, but everybody would get in and slide up,” Brian said. “It just gave you the opening to go through.

“I always have mixed feelings when I come here. One time, I’m good. One time, I’m terrible. Now, I’m going to have to put this on my favorite’s list.”

Starting position didn’t matter for Brian on this night. He stuck to the bottom and charged into the fourth position by the seventh circuit.

Meanwhile up front, Eric Walker took the early lead with Craig Perigo and Joey Biasi following close behind. Biasi took second on Lap 3, but a caution negated the pass and put Perigo back in second.

Walker continued to pace the field on the restart, but Biasi shot past Perigo to take the runner-up position. Two more cautions occurred, the second of which came on Lap 7 for Gene Eppley, who rolled to a stop near the flagstand.

Brian, of Ephrata, won a battle for third with Brett Perigo, Derek Sheaffer, and Cliff Brian on Lap 9. Brett Perigo’s race came to an end two laps later when he stopped on the backstretch. Kadden Smith also stopped on the speedway.

The restart got wild, as a three-car battle ensued for the lead. Biasi and Brian slid by Walker in Turns 1 and 2 on Lap 12. At the other end of the speedway, Walker got into the wall to bring out the caution, but Brian and Biasi crossed the line, and scoring had Brian listed as the new leader.

 “When I got by Walker, Biasi was kind of under him, and I was under Biasi,” Brian said. “I knew he was going to throw it sideways halfway down the straightaway, so as soon as I saw him twitch, I twitched.

“He slid up, and I stuck to the bottom, and like I said, I was getting around the bottom real good for some reason tonight.”

Continued Brian, “I kind of wish the yellow wouldn’t have come out, because I think that would’ve been a real good race for a while, but I was going to let him sit sideways.”

The restart was perfect for Brian. He got a good jump and hit his marks the rest of the way, maneuvering through lapped traffic and taking the win by 2.533 seconds at the stripe.

Biasi settled for second, with Sheaffer taking third. Kevin Gutshall and John Stehman completed the top five. Heat winners were Brian, Biasi, and Craig Perigo.

Thomasville’s Travis Keiser dominated the majority of the 600 Micro Sprint feature before holding off Steven Bull over the final five laps to score the victory.

Keiser started on the pole and drove away at the start. Bull started chopped two seconds off the lead but fell short by .745 seconds in the final rundown.

Randy Kunkle Jr., Bradley Weber, and Clayton Shaw completed the top five in the 20-lap main event. Shaw and Kunkle were heat winners.

In Limited Stock action, Nick McDaniel was credited with the win in the 15-lap feature after Chad Weaver was light at the scales.

Wesley Miller led the first circuit before Weaver, who started fourth on the grid, took over. He led the remaining laps but couldn’t beat the scales.

McDaniel took the win over Justin Oberlin, Kenny Startzman, Cody Klinedinst, and Robbie Carroll. Justin Wagaman, Carroll, and Matt Chronister were heat winners. Bailey Tolson won the consolation. 

Roland Brown won a spirited scrum with Joe Brown and Wes Brown to capture the 20-lap Classic Car feature.

The three cars were side-by-side for most of the race, which turned out to be the best of the night. At the finish, Roland Brown nosed out Wes Brown coming out of Turn 4 toward the checkered flag. Roland Brown and Joe Brown were heat winners.

Wes Kellison crossed the line first in the 60-lap Enduro feature, but he was disqualified after post-race inspection. That handed the win to Robbie Carroll, of Gettysburg.

Marlyn Runk, Lee Redman, Bobby Wellman, and Wes Kellison completed the top five.

Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
Friday, June 26, 2020
For Immediate Release


Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 16-Billy Brian Jr[12]; 2. B1-Joey Biasi[7]; 3. 4-Derek Sheaffer[9]; 4. 63-Kevin Gutshall[4]; 5. 23-John Stehman[15]; 6. 2J-Jason Failor[2]; 7. 1A-Craig Perigo[3]; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur[13]; 9. 38S-Tom Savage[6]; 10. 76-Michael Smith[19]; 11. 38DD-Luke Lenker[18]; 12. 10J-Jay Fry[10]; 13. 38-Tony Hampton[14]; 14. 47-John Winsett[16]; 15. 21-Kadden Smith[22]; 16. (DNF) 28-Cliff Brian Jr[11]; 17. (DNF) 88W-Eric Walker[1]; 18. (DNF) 2A-Brett Perigo[5]; 19. (DNF) 32-Gene Eppley[20]; 20. (DNF) 14-Rohan Beasley[8]; 21. (DNF) 41-Chris Henry[24]; 22. (DNF) 44S-Steve Whary[17]; 23. (DNF) 2L-Austin Lorah[23]; 24. (DNS) F14-Jason Fraker.

Lap Leaders – Eric Walker (1-12), Billy Brian Jr. (13-25)

Wingless Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 16-Billy Brian Jr[3]; 2. 2A-Brett Perigo[2]; 3. 88W-Eric Walker[4]; 4. 10J-Jay Fry[5]; 5. 59-Steve Wilbur[8]; 6. 47-John Winsett[1]; 7. 76-Michael Smith[7]; 8. 21-Kadden Smith[6]

Wingless Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. B1-Joey Biasi[2]; 2. 38S-Tom Savage[1]; 3. 2J-Jason Failor[3]; 4. 63-Kevin Gutshall[7]; 5. 38-Tony Hampton[8]; 6. 44S-Steve Whary[5]; 7. 32-Gene Eppley[6]; 8. 2L-Austin Lorah[4]

Wingless Sportsman Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 1A-Craig Perigo[1]; 2. 28-Cliff Brian Jr[3]; 3. 4-Derek Sheaffer[4]; 4. 14-Rohan Beasley[5]; 5. 23-John Stehman[7]; 6. 38DD-Luke Lenker[2]; 7. F14-Jason Fraker[6]; 8. (DNF) 41-Chris Henry[8]


Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 42K-Travis Keiser[1]; 2. 1S-Steven Bull[2]; 3. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr[3]; 4. 17-Bradley Weber[5]; 5. 29-Clayton Shaw[4]; 6. 27Q-Mike Rynard[12]; 7. 71-Tyler Leese[8]; 8. 45-Eli Adams[10]; 9. 42C-Connor Sheffield[11]; 10. 6-Darren Kauffman[14]; 11. (DNF) 7-Jayden Wolf[6]; 12. (DNF) 47-Scott Gesford[9]; 13. (DNF) 92J-Joseph Bowling[7]; 14. (DNS) 66-Trent Yoder.

Lap Leaders – Travis Keiser (1-20)

600 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 29-Clayton Shaw[1]; 2. 1S-Steven Bull[5]; 3. 17-Bradley Weber[7]; 4. 92J-Joseph Bowling[6]; 5. 47-Scott Gesford[3]; 6. 42C-Connor Sheffield[2]; 7. (DNS) 66-Trent Yoder.

600 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr[1]; 2. 42K-Travis Keiser[2]; 3. 7-Jayden Wolf[3]; 4. 71-Tyler Leese[4]; 5. 45-Eli Adams[5]; 6. 27Q-Mike Rynard[7]; 7. 6-Darren Kauffman[6]


Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 15-Nick McDaniel[5]; 2. 88-Justin Oberlin[3]; 3. 95-Kenny Startzman[6]; 4. 99-Cody Klinedinst[7]; 5. 69-Robbie Carroll[11]; 6. 405-Justin Williamson[16]; 7. 87-Wesley Miller[1]; 8. 6-Matt Worley[14]; 9. 30-Justin Wagaman[12]; 10. 77-Justin Mong[13]; 11. 47R-Robert Rudisill Jr[18]; 12. 17-Carl Cassell[15]; 13. 18-Bailey Tolson[19]; 14. 18T-Tyler Denike[20]; 15. 66-Louis Heffner III[24]; 16. (DNF) 13-Terry Hartlaub[8]; 17. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister[10]; 18. (DNF) 38-Jason Chronister[9]; 19. (DNF) 70T-Jim Tyson[21]; 20. (DNF) 2D-Brandon Beachum[23]; 21. (DNF) 56X-Charles Millender[2]; 22. (DNF) 42D-Joshua Dicus[22]; 23. (DNF) 72-Gary Claypoole[17]; 24. (DQ) 2-Chad Weaver[4].

Lap Leaders – Wesley Miller (1), Chad Weaver (2-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/Top 6 transfer to A Main) – 1. 30-Justin Wagaman[2]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister[1]; 3. 95-Kenny Startzman[4]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin[3]; 5. 77-Justin Mong[7]; 6. 405-Justin Williamson[9]; 7. 46-Donald Smith[6]; 8. 18T-Tyler Denike[5]; 9. 22-Chad Martin[8].

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/Top 6 transfer to A Main) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll[1]; 2. 13-Terry Hartlaub[4]; 3. 15-Nick McDaniel[3]; 4. 56X-Charles Millender[5]; 5. 6-Matt Worley[7]; 6. 72-Gary Claypoole[9]; 7. 70T-Jim Tyson[6]; 8. 2D-Brandon Beachum[8]; 9. (DNS) 40-Noah Swank.

Limited Stock Heat 3 Finish (6 Laps/Top 6 transfer to A Main) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister[2]; 2. 99-Cody Klinedinst[4]; 3. 2-Chad Weaver[3]; 4. 87-Wesley Miller[5]; 5. 17-Carl Cassell[7]; 6. 47R-Robert Rudisill Jr[1]; 7. 18-Bailey Tolson[6]; 8. 42D-Joshua Dicus[8]; 9. 66-Louis Heffner III[9].

Limited Stock Consolation (6 Laps/Top 6 transfer to A Main) – 1. 18-Bailey Tolson[3]; 2. 18T-Tyler Denike[4]; 3. 70T-Jim Tyson[2]; 4. 42D-Joshua Dicus[6]; 5. 2D-Brandon Beachum[5]; 6. 66-Louis Heffner III[9]; 7. 46-Donald Smith[1]; 8. (DNS) 22-Chad Martin; 9. (DNS) 40-Noah Swank.


Feature (60 Laps) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll[6]; 2. 01-Marlyn Runk[7]; 3. 98-Lee Redman[9]; 4. 36-Bobby Wellman[31]; 5. 21-Wes Kellison[29]; 6. 47-Travis Brown[13]; 7. 25-Richard Dorsey[17]; 8. 87-Wesley Miller[24]; 9. 13-Zach Rock[21]; 10. 9C-Darryl Kump II[32]; 11. 19R-Roy A Denike[23]; 12. 18T-Tyler Denike[33]; 13. 6-Robert Fox[25]; 14. 16-Julio Perez[36]; 15. 45-Bo Sheeler[15]; 16. 53-Eric Baker[28]; 17. B24-Ryan Voland[27]; 18. 56K-Bailey Kress[3]; 19. 94-Dennis Harrison[37]; 20. 27-Presley Dougherty[19]; 21. 21B-Aaron Grimes[2]; 22. 97S-Kane Storm[18]; 23. 81-Matt Chronister[12]; 24. 34-Dylan Sheeler[16]; 25. 4-Carl Davis Jr[8]; 26. 40R-Nicholas Redman[11]; 27. 5-Wayne Lee[30]; 28. 47W-Tyler Santay[14]; 29. 24-Danny Flynn[20]; 30. C6-Wayne Brenize[26]; 31. 20-Jeff Reaver Jr[22]; 32. 11-Michael Kolodiej Jr[10]; 33. 87X-William Houff[35]; 34. 99-Jason Biggs[34]; 35. 56-Brad Kress[5]; 36. 67-Ben Stonesifer[4]; 37. 153-Owen Rimel[1

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