Saturday, May 20, 2017


Fri., May 26, 2017 – Armed Forces Appreciation Day - Insinger Fuels 358 Sprint Car Spring Championship ($1,200 to win), Limited Stocks, Street Stocks, Mason-Dixon 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints (Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Racing begins at 7:45 p.m.)

HANOVER, PA (5/19/2017) – Steve Owings caught race-long leader Cody Fletcher in heavy lapped traffic to score his second win of the year in Friday night’s 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway.

“I hated to see Cody lose that race,” said Owings after exiting the Westminster Transmission/Westminster Lawn/Valentine Motorsports #35 in victory lane, “I want to thank the crew.  A monkey could drive this car.”

“There were a lot of lapped cars, but everyone held their line and nobody did anything stupid,” continued Owings, “This is a good place to run.  I don’t understand why more cars don’t come here to race.”

Actually, Friday night’s field of 19 cars was the biggest of the year.  Owings started eighth and was also the event’s Big Mike Crabhouse hard charger. Owings was fifth by the end of the first lap, advanced to third by the fifth lap, drove around Todd Gracey for second on lap seven, and spent the next 17 laps tracking down Fletcher before making the race-winning pass exiting turn two of lap 24.

Sixth-starting Isaac Sneeringer crossed third, followed by Gracey and 12th-starting Dwight Leppo.  Sixth through tenth were David Holbrook, T.J. DeHaven, Joe Trone, Jr., Landon Myers, and Austin Kirby.

Heats for the 358 sprint cars were won by Sneeringer, Holbrook, and Gracey.

The start of the feature events was delayed one-half hour by a shower that hit the speedway.

Brad Shank scored his first career win in the 25-lap feature for 358 late models.  Shank started fourth out of the five cars that were able to report out for the feature.  Travis Mease and Shank ran first and second the entire way until Shank took the lead on lap 13 as the two made contact on the front stretch and Mease spun into the infield.  Bobby Beard assumed second for the restart and ran there the rest of the way, crossing .63 seconds behind the winner.  Tommy Slaker  finished third, followed by Mease and Larry Neiderer.

The lone heat for the eight 358 late models was won by Bobby Beard.

Chris Transeau raced to his first win of the year and the third of his TW career in the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature.  Bill Diehl led the first 15 laps from the pole before yielding to Transeau.  One lap later, Diehl dropped from the field with damage from an earlier incident with a lapped car during a caution period.

Australian Hayden Pascoe finished second, followed by Justin Mitchell, Jeff Herbst, and 12th-starting Mason Chaney.

Heats for the 26 Legends were won by Diehl, Transeau, and Scott Houdeshell.  Alex Schmidel was the consolation winner.

 Jason Chronister drove away from the field to score his second win of the year and career 16th in the 15-lap limited stock feature.  Chronister started fourth, crossed second behind polesitter Robbie Carroll at the end of the first lap, and took the lead from Carroll on lap two.  Shannon Weaver, Travis Brown, Julio Perez, and 12th-starting Justin Wagaman finished second through fifth.

Heats for the 23 limited stocks were won by Weaver, Chronister, and Brown.

Next Friday, May 19, 2017, Trail-Way Speedway hosts the rescheduled Insinger Fuels 358 Sprint Car Spring Championship, paying $1,200 to win. Joining the Sprint Cars will be the Street Stocks, Limited Stocks, Mason-Dixon 270 Micro Sprints and the 600 Micro Sprints. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats beginning 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. 57-Bradly Shank[4]; 2. 33-Bobby Beard[5]; 3. 67-Tommy Slanker[1]; 4. 116-Travis Mease[2]; 5. 121-Larry Neiderer[6]; 6. 1*-Zac Weller[3]; 7. 21Z-Cam Zeigler[7]; 8. U10-Sam Gallagher[8]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Travis Mease (1-12), Brad Shank (13-25)

358 Late Model Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 33-Bobby Beard[1]; 2. 57-Bradly Shank[4]; 3. 1*-Zac Weller[5]; 4. 116-Travis Mease[7]; 5. 67-Tommy Slanker[6]; 6. 121-Larry Neiderer[3]; 7. (DNF) 21Z-Cam Zeigler[8]; 8. (DNF) U10-Sam Gallagher[2]. No time.


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings[8]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher[1]; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer[6]; 4. 19G-Todd Gracey[4]; 5. 4-Dwight Leppo[12]; 6. 77-David Holbrook[5]; 7. 74-T. J. DeHaven[7]; 8. 99-Joe Trone Jr[10]; 9. 19-Landon Myers[13]; 10. 28-Austin Kirby[3]; 11. 22T-Dave Thrush[17]; 12. 51-Austen Treuchet[16]; 13. 10T-Brody Treaster[9]; 14. 77K-Steven Kisamore[19]; 15. 8-Kenny Kuhn[14]; 16. 3-Chris Priar[11]; 17. (DNF) 41B-Shawn Weaver[2]; 18. (DNF) 19L-Adam Lyman[15]; 19. (DNF) 27-Jacob Galloway[18]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Cody Fletcher (1-23), Steve Owings (24-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer[4]; 2. 28-Austin Kirby[1]; 3. 74-T. J. DeHaven[2]; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo[3]; 5. 19-Landon Myers[6]; 6. 51-Austen Treuchet[5]; 7. 77K-Steven Kisamore[7]. Time – 2:27.87

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77-David Holbrook[1]; 2. 41B-Shawn Weaver[2]; 3. 35-Steve Owings[5]; 4. 99-Joe Trone Jr[4]; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn[3]; 6. 22T-Dave Thrush[6]. Time – 2:23.32

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19G-Todd Gracey[1]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher[3]; 3. 10T-Brody Treaster[2]; 4. 3-Chris Priar[5]; 5. 19L-Adam Lyman[4]; 6. (DNF) 27-Jacob Galloway[6]. No time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 18-Chris Transeau[3]; 2. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe[5]; 3. 91-Justin Mitchell[8]; 4. 18H-Jeff Herbst[6]; 5. 8CR-Mason Chaney[12]; 6. 20-Rocky Magaro[4]; 7. 69X-Justice Forbes[11]; 8. 2-Scott Smith[9]; 9. 83-Jason Gastley[14]; 10. 27-Greg Burd[18]; 11. 8-Robert Shaw[17]; 12. 79-Ed Trump[23]; 13. (DNF) 5-Scott Houdeshell[2]; 14. (DNF) 9-Rick Hartwig[13]; 15. (DNF) 58Z-Zachary Settle[16]; 16. (DNF) 8X-Austin Bellemore[7]; 17. (DNF) 53-Bill Diehl[1]; 18. (DNF) 519-Tim O Sheehan[10]; 19. (DNF) 7MD-Nathan Renfro[19]; 20. (DNF) 51-Travis Mc Clelland[15]; 21. (DNF) 95-Alex Schmidel[22]; 22. (DNF) 99-Wayne Welsh[20]; 23. (DNF) 82-Bryan Hayberger[24]; 24. (DNF) 25-Cody Madison[21]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Bill Diehl (1-15), Chris Transeau (16-20)

Legend Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/7 Qualify) – 1. 18-Chris Transeau[1]; 2. 20-Rocky Magaro[5]; 3. 8X-Austin Bellemore[4]; 4. 519-Tim O Sheehan[3]; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig[7]; 6. 58Z-Zachary Settle[8]; 7. 7MD-Nathan Renfro[9]; 8. 82-Bryan Hayberger[6]; 9. 18S-Jorje Anna Sweger[2]. Time – 2:46.84

Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/7 Qualify) – 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell[2]; 2. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe[4]; 3. 91-Justin Mitchell[6]; 4. 69X-Justice Forbes[7]; 5. 83-Jason Gastley[9]; 6. 8-Robert Shaw[1]; 7. 99-Wayne Welsh[8]; 8. 79-Ed Trump[5]; 9. 34-Dan Harrison[3]. Time 2:36.35

Legend Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 53-Bill Diehl[1]; 2. 18H-Jeff Herbst[3]; 3. 2-Scott Smith[5]; 4. 8CR-Mason Chaney[8]; 5. 51-Travis Mc Clelland[2]; 6. 27-Greg Burd[7]; 7. 25-Cody Madison[4]; 8. 30-Alex Robinson[6]; 9. 95-Alex Schmidel[9]. Time – 2:34.06 (New 8-lap track record)

Legend Consolation Finish (8 Laps/3 Qualify) – 1. 95-Alex Schmidel[6]; 2. 79-Ed Trump[2]; 3. 82-Bryan Hayberger[1]; 4. 34-Dan Harrison[5]; 5. 30-Alex Robinson[3]; 6. 18S-Jorje Anna Sweger[4]. No time.


FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 38-Jason Chronister[4]; 2. 2X-Shannon Weaver[5]; 3. 47-Travis Brown[3]; 4. 16-Julio Perez[2]; 5. 30-Justin Wagaman[12]; 6. 19R-Roy Denike[8]; 7. 6-Matt Worley[10]; 8. 88-Justin Oberlin[11]; 9. 69-Robbie Carroll[1]; 10. 64-Charles Millender[7]; 11. 77-Justin Mong[9]; 12. 86-Tom Spangler[16]; 13. 81-Matt Chronister[19]; 14. 15-Chris Anderson[15]; 15. 25-Zachary Baldwin[13]; 16. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr[20]; 17. 8-Roger Rhodes III[14]; 18. (DNF) 47X-Jim Jacobs[18]; 19. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster[23]; 20. (DNF) 11B-Joseph LaClaire[17]; 21. (DNF) 46-Joshua Spangler[21]; 22. (DNF) 99-Cody Klinedinst[22]; (DNS) 22-Chad Martin. Time – 5:08.84

Lap Leaders: Robbie Carroll (1), Jason Chronister (2-15)

 Limited Stocks Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 2X-Shannon Weaver[3]; 2. 16-Julio Perez[6]; 3. 22-Chad Martin[8]; 4. 77-Justin Mong[7]; 5. 25-Zachary Baldwin[4]; 6. (DNF) 86-Tom Spangler[5]; 7. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister[2]; (DNS) 32-Jeff Foster. No time.

Limited Stocks Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 38-Jason Chronister[4]; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll[5]; 3. 64-Charles Millender[1]; 4. 6-Matt Worley[3]; 5. 8-Roger Rhodes III[6]; 6. 11B-Joseph LaClaire[8]; 7. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr[7]; 8. (DNF) 99-Cody Klinedinst[2]. Time – 2:02.93

Limited Stocks Heat 3 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 47-Travis Brown[2]; 2. 30-Justin Wagaman[5]; 3. 19R-Roy Denike[1]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin[7]; 5. 15-Chris Anderson[4]; 6. 47X-Jim Jacobs[6]; 7. 46-Joshua Spangler[3]. Time – 2:04.59

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