Tuesday, June 29, 2021



HANOVER, PA -  Steve Owings wasn’t too pleased about his performance behind the wheel at Trail-Way Speedway this season.

The car has been fast. So has the driver, but Owings felt he needed to make less mistakes to take advantage of all that speed.

On Friday night, Owings did just that. He carved his way to the front from eighth and was flawless in claiming the 25-Lap 358 Sprint Car main event. It was his first win at Trail-Way this season.

“It’s been a hell of a long time,” Owings said. “It’s been driver error. We probably gave two of them away. I hit the frontstretch wall a couple of weeks ago ... it’s just bad luck or running her too hard.

“I just need to calm down a little bit. We’ve got a fast, fast car. I got to thank the guys this week. We did a lot of work. I mean, we pulled three motors, changed two cars ... we did a lot of work.”

Continued Owings, “I got old Betsy back. This Triple X has probably won 15-20 races here. Jay Krout did a hell of a job fixing it. This is the car we screwed up the first night we were here, and we brought it back, and it shows it can go around here.” 

Kenny Kuhn grabbed the early lead over David Holbrook and Nat Tuckey. By the time Lap 4 was scored, Owings was up to fourth and stalking the leaders.

Owings wasn’t just happy waiting. The Westminster, Md., slipped under Holbrook for second by the fifth circuit and disposed of Kuhn for the lead one lap later with a low move through Turns 1 and 2. 

Last week’s winner Mason Chaney brought out the first caution of the event on Lap 6, when he spun in Turn 4. There was no chance for the rest of the field, as Owings pulled out to a 1.653-second lead within one lap. 

There was one more caution, but it didn’t help the competition. Owings was on cruise control the rest of the race and took the victory by a hefty 3.707 seconds.

“Eventually your luck is going to go your way,” Owings said. “We’ve had a fast car, which is good, but we just haven’t had any luck. I’ve had good luck here for the last four or five years. We never even hurt a tire or a wing, and this year we’ve been through two or three brand new ones. 

“I was almost ready to burn this uniform. I haven’t had a designed uniform since I’ve been running, and between this and getting T-Shirts for the guys, I was like, ‘Those T-Shirts are going to go first. Then, the uniform, we’re going to burn that.’” 

Holbrook got past Kuhn for the runner-up spot but had nothing for Owings. Tim McClelland, Kenny Kuhn, and Mike Bittinger completed the top five. Bittinger was the Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger. 

In the Mason Dixon 270 Micro Sprint feature, Craig Myers won his second 20-Lap event of the season at Trail-Way.

Myers started on the pole and led every lap. The Chambersburg, Pa., driver diced in and out of traffic with his brother Cory and came out on top by 1.223 seconds.

Joe Long Jr. followed the Myers’ to the stripe in the final rundown. Steve Daron Jr. and Bill Laughman completed the top five.  

Robbie Carroll captured the JWE Remodeling and Roofing Limited Stock main event. It was her third win of the season at the speedway.

Jason Chronister led the first six circuits. Meanwhile, Carroll and Chad Weaver were side-by-side for second behind the leader. 

Carroll and Weaver split Chronister in Turn 4. By the time they hit the line on Lap 7, Carroll was in the lead. 

Cody Klinedinst got into second with two to go but couldn’t catch Carroll. Terry Hartlaub, Rob Nicklow, and Chad Weaver completed the top five.

Jeff Paulson, of Honey Brook, and Lebanon’s Hugh Wright claimed wins. Robbie Carroll came back and won one of two Enduro races. Lee Redman won the second.

Trail-Way Speedway

Hanover, Pa.

Friday, June 25, 2021

For Immediate Release


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 35-Steve Owings[8]; 2. 77-David Holbrook[3]; 3. 6-Tim McClelland[7]; 4. 8-Kenny Kuhn[2]; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger[14]; 6. 69-Cameron Smith[5]; 7. 77K-Steven Kisamore[4]; 8. 50-Tyler Esh[12]; 9. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh[15]; 10. 1-Cody Phillips[9]; 11. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh[6]; 12. 22B-Nat Tuckey[1]; 13. 44-Steven Cox[18]; 14. (DNF) 14K-Hannah Riser[11]; 15. (DNF) 45R-Brett Rose[20]; 16. (DNF) 69X-Justice Forbes[17]; 17. (DNF) 25-Travis Leh[16]; 18. (DNF) 8CR-Mason Chaney[13]; 19. (DNF) 51-Austen Treuchet[10]; 20. (DNS) 26-Hank Donovan Jr

Lap Leaders: Kenny Kuhn (1-5), Steve Owings (6-25)

358 Sprint Car Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 22B-Nat Tuckey[2]; 2. 14K-Hannah Riser[1]; 3. 69-Cameron Smith[3]; 4. 8-Kenny Kuhn[5]; 5. 8CR-Mason Chaney[6]; 6. 25-Travis Leh[4]; 7. (DNS) 26-Hank Donovan Jr. 

358 Sprint Car Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 35-Steve Owings[4]; 2. 6-Tim McClelland[2]; 3. 50-Tyler Esh[1]; 4. 51-Austen Treuchet[6]; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger[5]; 6. 69X-Justice Forbes[3]; 7. 45R-Brett Rose[7]. 

358 Sprint Car Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 77K-Steven Kisamore[1]; 2. 77-David Holbrook[3]; 3. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh[2]; 4. 1-Cody Phillips[6]; 5. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh[5]; 6. 44-Steven Cox[4]. 


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 20M-Craig Myers[1]; 2. 20-Cory Myers[4]; 3. 4T4-Joe Long Jr[2]; 4. 19-Stevie Daron Jr[3]; 5. 2-Bill Laughman[8]; 6. 84-Zachary Glass[5]; 7. N8-Brandon Gibble[6]; 8. 33-Lake Laughman[7]; 9. 1-Brian Marriott[10]; 10. 96-Brock Whisler[12]; 11. 88-Dennis Brill[14]; 12. 48-Jerry Geisler[11]; 13. 33B-Tanner Byers[13]; 14. (DNF) 17-Cody Racine[16]; 15. (DNF) 12-Bryce Trone[9]; 16. (DNS) 14-Jordan Racine. 

Lap Leaders: Craig Myers (1-20)

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20M-Craig Myers[8]; 2. 19-Stevie Daron Jr[5]; 3. 33-Lake Laughman[1]; 4. 84-Zachary Glass[7]; 5. 12-Bryce Trone[2]; 6. 48-Jerry Geisler[4]; 7. 33B-Tanner Byers[3]; 8. (DNF) 14-Jordan Racine[6]. 

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Bill Laughman[2]; 2. 20-Cory Myers[7]; 3. 4T4-Joe Long Jr[4]; 4. N8-Brandon Gibble[8]; 5. 1-Brian Marriott[6]; 6. 96-Brock Whisler[1]; 7. 88-Dennis Brill[5]; 8. (DNF) 17-Cody Racine[3]


Feature (15 Laps): 1. 69-Robbie Carroll[8]; 2. 99-Cody Klinedinst[7]; 3. 92-Terry Hartlaub[9]; 4. 77J-Robert Nicklow[3]; 5. 2-Chad Weaver[10]; 6. 88-Justin Oberlin[6]; 7. J6-Jason Jarvis[12]; 8. 46-Donald Smith[1]; 9. 17-Carl Cassell[13]; 10. 10-Bill Sherwood[15]; 11. 31-Wayne Selby[21]; 12. 8-Tyler Kline[16]; 13. 86S-Tom Spangler[17]; 14. 11-Ken Buck[22]; 15. 9-Robert Chittum[14]; 16. (DNF) 22-Chad Martin[4]; 17. (DNF) 509-Trenton Fitz[18]; 18. (DNF) 87-Wesley Miller[5]; 19. (DNF) 38-Jason Chronister[2]; 20. (DNF) 74S-John Bumbaugh[20]; 21. (DNF) 21-Ricky Weaver Jr[11]; 22. (DNF) 777J-Jeff Erb[19]

Lap Leaders: Jason Chronister (1-6), Robbie Carroll (7-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 2-Chad Weaver[1]; 2. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr[3]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll[7]; 4. 22-Chad Martin[4]; 5. 17-Carl Cassell[6]; 6. 8-Tyler Kline[5]; 7. 777J-Jeff Erb[8]; 8. 11-Ken Buck[2]. 

Limited Stock Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 77J-Robert Nicklow[4]; 2. 87-Wesley Miller[3]; 3. 88-Justin Oberlin[5]; 4. J6-Jason Jarvis[7]; 5. 9-Robert Chittum[2]; 6. 86S-Tom Spangler[6]; 7. (DNS) 74S-John Bumbaugh. 

Limited Stock Heat 3 (6 Laps): 1. 92-Terry Hartlaub[3]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister[1]; 3. 99-Cody Klinedinst[5]; 4. 46-Donald Smith[2]; 5. 10-Bill Sherwood[4]; 6. 509-Trenton Fitz[7]; 7. 31-Wayne Selby[6]. 


Feature (20 Laps): 1. PB-Jeff Paulson; 2. 14-Mark Hahn; 3. 4-Scott Rickrode; 4. 10-Gene Wrightstone; 5. 29-Mark Rickrode; 6. 100-Hugh Wright; 7. 09-Ron Grove; 8. 911F-Fred Thompson.. 

Penn Mar Vintage Car Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. PB-Jeff Paulson; 2. 10-Gene Wrightstone; 3. 14-Mark Hahn; 4. 29-Mark Rickrode; 5. 4-Scott Rickrode; 6. 100-Hugh Wright; 7. 09-Ron Grove; 8. 911F-Fred Thompson.


Enduro #1 (60 Laps): 1. 69-Robbie Carroll[18]; 2. 19-Roy A Denike[11]; 3. 04-Carl Davis Jr[13]; 4. 08-Jeff Erb[10]; 5. 16-Julio Perez[15]; 6. 32-Tyler Fisher[14]; 7. 23-Kimberly Sheeler[1]; 8. (DNF) 29-Joe Luckenbaugh[4]; 9. (DNF) 9-Darryl Kump II[3]; 10. (DNF) 21-Bryan Chew[9]; 11. (DNF) 6-Thomas Pyles[8]; 12. (DNF) 73-Travis Chew[17]; 13. (DNF) 47-Tyler Santay[19]; 14. (DNF) 01-Marlyn Runk[7]; 15. (DNF) 98-Daniel Hamm Jr[16]; 16. (DNF) 71-John Schaible[12]; 17. (DNF) 4-Michael Trageser Jr[6]; 18. (DNF) 30-Devon McCarthy[5]; 19. (DNS) 26-Donald Bageant. 

Enduro #2 (60 Laps): 1. 22-Lee Redman[9]; 2. 07-Heidi Pyles[5]; 3. 58-Justin Tyson[12]; 4. 51-Seth Jones[8]; 5. 5-Wayne Lee[18]; 6. 24-Michelle Lockard[2]; 7. 45-Bo Sheeler[3]; 8. (DNF) 87-Wesley Miller[6]; 9. (DNF) 12-William Houff[17]; 10. (DNF) 70-Dennis Harrison[15]; 11. (DNF) 02-Kane Storm[10]; 12. (DNF) 8-Nick Fogle[4]; 13. (DNF) 3-Todd Miller[14]; 14. (DNF) 34-Dylan Sheeler[1]; 15. (DNF) 28-Howard Smith[11]; 16. (DNF) 18-Tyler Denike[16]; 17. (DNF) 72-Shane Sumner[7]; 18. (DNF) 99-Creden Sponseller Jr[13]. 

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