Carroll Racers Control The Top 10 At Pa. Speedway

MOTOR SPORTS REVIEW-PREVIEW/ A look at results and upcoming events involing Carroll's racing community

June 12, 1991|By Staff report

Mike Stull of Westminster hit the winner's circle for the first timeat Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa., Friday night, capturing the microsprint feature.

He was the best of a strong Carroll field at the Pennsylvania oval. As has often been the case, a parade of Carrolldrivers finished in the top 10 in the eight-cylinder stock feature.

Larry Feeser of Millers followed up in second, Corky Stull of Westminster was third, Gregg Richardson of Sykesville was fourth, Gregg Messersmith of Manchester was sixth and Joe Brown of Westminster was ninth.

And in the four-cylinder stock class, Erol Meadowcroft of Hampstead placed third.

County drivers also had a strong showing inSaturday's motorcycle and four-wheel show.

Tim Schmelyun won boththe 25-plus and open A classes, Richard Stein of Woodbine won both the 85cc 14-15 two-wheel and 125cc two-wheel races, Ian Rolle of MountAiry took the 250cc A race and Eric Roper of Woodbine won the 125cc B two-wheel race.

Other county finishers Saturday included Bill Schmidt of Manchester, second in the 250cc A race; Eric Kotmair of Westminster, third in the 55-plus race; and John Kotmair IV of Westminster, fourth in the 85cc 7-11 two-wheel class.

In other motor sports action:

* Two drag racers took to the highway for weekend competition.

Tim Peters of Westminster took his rail dragster to Columbus,Ohio, for the National Hot Rod Association Spring Nationals, and advanced to the third round before losing. Peters' supercomp class was crowded, with more than 100 drivers Saturday and Sunday.

In Delmar,Del., Mark Cathell of Westminster advanced to the finals of the heavy class Friday at U.S. 13 Dragway, but false-started in the championship race.

* At 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia, Frederick County, Charlie Spielman of Taneytown won the Class I competition in his Ford Torino Saturday and also was runner-up in the top-dog competition, which pitted winners from the various classes. Russell Barefoot of Mount Airy, in his Chevrolet Camaro, and Joe Mayne of Mount Airy, in his dragster, reached the semifinals.

Quarterfinalists were Buddy Wilson ofWestminster and Larry Hoff of Westminster, while Lee Howe of Westminster won three rounds. In Class II, Randy Will of Westminster was second, Corey Hess of Taneytown reached the semifinals and George Hoff of Westminster advanced five rounds.

In Sunday's Old Nostalgia Race, Rich Holland of Westminster won Class I and Dewitt Lee Barker of Westminster was second.

Mike Stambaugh of Union Bridge advanced to the semifinals in the heavy class Sunday at Mason-Dixon Dragway in Washington County. In the superpro class, Larry Mayne of Mount Airy was a semifinalist, Todd Duvall of Woodbine reached the third round and Jim Fleming of New Windsor advanced to the second round.

* Charlie Schaffer of Hampstead dominated the first 15 laps of the late-model feature at Winchester (Va.) Speedway on Saturday, but Nathan Durboraw passed him after a yellow flag and went on to win. Schaffer held on for third after winning a preliminary heat, and Gary Stuhler of Westminster placed sixth in the race.

Schaffer also placed sixth in the 35-lap late-model feature Sunday at Hagerstown Speedway in WashingtonCounty.

* Mike Harrison of Mount Airy was fourth and former Finksburg resident Al Shawver, now living in Hagerstown, took seventh in the 25-lap late-model feature in Saturday's Cumberland Raceway in Allegany County.

* Cris Eash had two top-10 finishes and a heat victory in three sprint car tries over the weekend. He was eighth in the 25-lap feature Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., took seventh in Saturday's feature at Lincoln Speedway in Hanover and won a preliminary heat Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Eash also is fifth in the WSBA Busch Cup sprint car point standings, a spot he has held during much of the season.

* Chris Wainwright took first in two go-kart races over the weekend. On Saturday, he won the two-cycle junior race at Hunterstown (Pa.) Speedway, then did the same Sunday at Monrovia Speedway. Rick Alvarez of Westminster took second in the Yamaha light class Sunday.

Other topcounty performances at Hunterstown Saturday included Richard Schwaabof Smallwood, third in the four-cycle box stock heavy class; CharlieBrittain of Finksburg, fifth in the four cycle super stock light class; and Ed Corbin of Westminster, sixth in the four cycle box stock light class.



* Trail-Way Speedway, Hanover, Pa.: Semi-late models, four- and eight-cylinder stocks and microsprints; gates open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 8 p.m. (717) 359-4310.

* Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Sprint cars and late models; gates open at 6 p.m., racing starts at 8 p.m. (717) 766-4778.


* Lincoln Speedway, Hanover, Pa.: Coors SummerChampionships with supersprints, superstock late models, semi-late models and thundercars, with double points on the line; gates open at 5:30 p.m., racing starts at 7:30 p.m. (717) 624-2755.

* Trail-Way Speedway: Super-cross cycles and four wheelers; gates open at 3 p.m.,racing starts at 7 p.m.

* Winchester, Va., Speedway: Late models,semi-late models and pure stock. (703) 667-8143.

* Mason-Dixon Dragway, Hagerstown: HDRA Mason-Dixon Nationals with Harley drags, pro dragster, pro gas, top fuel, pro stock and street classes; gates openat 9 a.m., qualifying at 10 a.m. (301) 791-5193.

* 75-80 Dragway,Monrovia: Top Dog Meet, and double points; pits open at 1 p.m. and eliminations start at 7. (301) 865-5102.


* Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown: Free State 100 with two late models features, pluslimited late models, modified stocks and daredevils; racing starts at 7 p.m. (301) 582-0640.

* 75-80 Dragway: Maryland Bracket Championship Special; pits open at 9:30 a.m. and eliminations start at 1:30 p.m.

* Mason-Dixon Dragway: HDRA Mason-Dixon Nationals with Harleydrags, pro dragster, pro gas, top fuel, pro stock and street classes; gates open at 9 a.m., eliminations at noon.

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