Shepard falls in final lap

MOTOR SPORTS REVIEW-PREVIEW/A look at results involving Carroll's racing community

July 26, 1992|By Staff Report

Finksburg resident Jeff Shepard led all but seven laps of the 25-lap Super Sprint feature at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday night.

Shepard had taken the lead on the seventh lap and guarded it closely until the 24th, when Steve Smith took the lead and set a new course record in his victory.

The going was a little tougher for Shepard on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. It was Smith again who passed Shepard; this time it was for third place. Shepard did manage to edge Smith in the heat race with a third place to Smith's fourth.

Manchester's Jesse Wentz had his own share of misfortune -- a spin on the ninth lap of the Coors Gold Night feature at Lincoln on July 15.

Wentz finished 10th on the night and had a second place in the heat race.

At Susquehanna, Wentz finished sixth to Shepard's third and was ninth in the Lincoln race on Saturday.

Randy Zeckman of Westminster was third in Lincoln's 25-lap Semi-Late Model feature race on Saturday. Zeckman had won his heat and led for the first 12 laps of the feature before Scott Doutrich took over.

Gary Stuhler of Westminster was fourth in the 11th running ofthe Concocheague 100. Stuhler's presence was felt in the Short Track Auto Racing Stars six-lap --. Stuhler was fourth again in the Stars competition and fourth in the time trials at 19.619.

Paul Crowl of Upperco was 25th and Charlie Schaffer of Hampstead was 28th in the same competition.

Mason-Dixon Dragway

OC In the All-Ford Event on July 18, Daniel Harris of Union Bridge

received first place for his 1979 Ford Truck in the Show and Shine Class.

Last Sunday, Jamie Talbert of Taneytown won the Heavy-ET in his 72 Vega with an ET of 12.28 on a Dial-In of 12.25 at 108.88 MPH.

Woody Etzler of Mount Airy was in the quarterfinals of the Super ET class in his 80 Arrow with an ET of 9.40 on a Dial-In of 9.39 at 144.86 mph.

75-80 Dragway

OC July 17: Joe Mayne of Mount Airy was a semifinalist in his drag

ster in Class I. Quarterfinalists were Russell Barefoot of Mount Airy in his Camaro and George Hoff of Westminster.

In Class II, Scott Lowman of Woodbine was the runner-up and Chris Hruska of Mount Airy was a quarterfinalist.

July 18: George Hoff won the Class I driving Jerry Shewbridge's Datsun.

Roger Jorss of Sykesville won the Class II in his Chevelle and Chris Hruska was runner-up. Scott Lowman was a quarterfinalist.

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