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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | October 4, 1992
Area drivers scored two victories at one track last weekend Corky Stull of Westminster got his first career win in the thundercar division, and Cris Eash, formerly of Woodbine, won the sprint car championship at Lincoln Speedway."
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By STAN DILLON and STAN DILLON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 1, 1997
Trail-Way Speedway has several levels of racing at its 3/8-mile oval near Hanover, Pa. The small track provides many drivers the opportunity to get their racing careers underway without spending a lot of money.Charles Kinser started racing in the thunder-car division there last year. While this class is not the fastest or most expensive type of racing, it has a lot of experienced drivers in it."I was really outclassed," he said. "It taught me a lesson that you can't go halfway when everyone else is going all the way. I learned you can't go into the class without [financial]
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By Stan Dillon | August 15, 1993
Rain wiped out all of last Friday's motor sports action and thunderstorms washed out last Saturday's racing at 75-80 Dragway and Lincoln Speedway.In sprint car action, Cris Eash, formerly of Woodbine continued his winning ways as he captured his eighth feature win at the Selinsgrove Speedway last Saturday. Eash's win followed a 10th-place finish against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove last Thursday night. In Sunday night World of Outlaw action at Lincoln Speedway, Eash finished sixth.
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By Stan Dillon and Stan Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 2, 1997
It is hard to believe, but the 1997 racing season began last weekend at the Lincoln and Hagerstown speedways. Each week, more area tracks will open their doors for racing action. Now is a good time to summarize area motor-sports facilities where many Carroll County drivers compete.* Lincoln Speedway: This track will be racing every Saturday afternoon until March 29, when the evening format begins, continuing until October. Woodbine's Cris Eash will be back to defend his championship in the super sprints and will have Manchester's Jesse Wentz as one of his major competitors.
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By STAN DILLON | February 14, 1993
The Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa., has changed ownership for the second time in less than four years.A favorite track of drivers and fans in Carroll County, the high-banked half-mile clay oval was purchased two weeks ago by Don and Bob Leiby and Alan Kreitzer.Lincoln is the third track in the central Pennsylvania Sprint Car circuit to change management or ownership in the last year.The good news about the purchase is that Lincoln will continue to race on Saturday nights. There were rumors during the winter that the track would be sold to a developer who planned to build a golf course on adjacent land and the 60 acres that the track stood on.Now race fans can be assured that racing will continue at Lincoln.
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By Staff Report | September 13, 1992
His name has come up all season long in area racing, and last weekend Westminster's Gary Stuhler was heard from again.Stuhler was the first two-time winner of the Ronnie McBee Memorial 44-lap feature for the late models as he won at Hagerstown Speedway Sept. 5.Stuhler had grabbed the lead after a caution flag was waved on the sixth lap and lapped all but two drivers by race's end.Stuhler had won his heat and started in sixth position before a crash brought out the warning flag. On the restart, the Westminster resident increased his pace for his $2,800 in prize money.
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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | November 22, 1992
Cris Eash, a former Woodbine resident now living in Hanover, was feeling the heat on lap 18 of the 25-lap annual Turkey Shoot Out on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.Lance Dewease was one second behind and bearing down fast. A spinout on the third turn caused Dewease to collide with another driver, and the caution flag gave Eash the cushion he needed to win his second Shoot Out.Darren Eash of Westminster was fourth and won the Trackside magazine Hard-Charger Award at Lincoln's final event of the season.
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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | October 25, 1992
With most of the speedways closed for the season, action was light last weekend.Westminster's Corky Stull won the Consolation Round for Thundercars at Lincoln Speedway after placing 12th in the feature race and seventh in his heat.Stull was also fourth in the Thunder 8-cylinder stock car feature at Trail-Way Speedway last Sunday.Randy Zechman of Westminster was second in his heat race for the Semi-Lates at Lincoln and was 16th in the feature race.Jesse Wentz of Manchester was eighth in the heat race for Sprint cars at Lincoln.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 1995
The 1995 season was a great year for several Carroll County drivers.Brad McClelland of Westminster had the best year of his career in the micro-sprint division, leading all drivers in the Northeast with 19 feature wins. In addition to winning the track championship at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa., McClelland was fourth in points at Challenger Raceway in Indiana, Pa., where he won nine of his features.McClelland also won the #1 Cochran Automotive Cavalcade of Champions points title, a regional award for Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania drivers.
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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | May 9, 1993
It was the first victory of the season for Hampstead resident Charlie Schaffer in the late models last Sunday at Winchester Speedway.Schaffer came off of turn 2 to take the lead on lap 21 of the 35-lap feature and never let Will Rowe get closer than one car length.Rick and Ernie Jones, both of Westminster, were seventh and eighth in the same race, with Rick winning a heat.Darren Eash of Woodbine made a late bid to win third place in the 25-lap sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway last Friday.
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By Stan Dillon and Stan Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 1, 1996
Several Carroll County drivers have been honored at awards banquets for Lincoln Speedway and 75-80 Dragway.Taking top honors at Lincoln Speedway's banquet was Cris Eash of Woodbine, who won the super-sprint championship at )) the Hanover, Pa., oval.Eash's first Lincoln track title was by the slimmest of margins, just 55 points ahead of '95 champ Billy Brian Jr. Eash took home a chunk of point-fund money, $3,000, and a trophy for his championship efforts. He was tops in the sprint division with eight wins, doubling his Lincoln career wins to 16, which puts him in a 14th-place tie on the all-time list.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 5, 1996
"It took a long time," said a jubilant Jesse Wentz in victory lane after winning his first super sprint feature at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. "We just kept banging away and we finally got one. There are so many cars capable of winning here. We won at the [Williams] Grove, Susquehanna and Trail-Way, but we could never win one here."It's weird it took so long," added Wentz. "We have been in the top five pretty much, have a lot of seconds; we are just happy that we finally got one. Maybe, now that we got the first one, more will come.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 7, 1996
Fred Cullum, 25, of Hampstead has some big shoes to fill. His father, Walt, was a top driver in the Figure-8 division at Dorsey Speedway for 18 years. Then after Dorsey closed, the veteran driver continued racing at Lincoln Speedway in the thundercar division.When his father retired, Fred's older brother, Allen, took over the driving. Fred, who had helped his father since he was old enough to be allowed in the competition area, was satisfied working on the cars and continued to help his brother.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 1995
The 1995 season was a great year for several Carroll County drivers.Brad McClelland of Westminster had the best year of his career in the micro-sprint division, leading all drivers in the Northeast with 19 feature wins. In addition to winning the track championship at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa., McClelland was fourth in points at Challenger Raceway in Indiana, Pa., where he won nine of his features.McClelland also won the #1 Cochran Automotive Cavalcade of Champions points title, a regional award for Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania drivers.
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By STAN DILLON | February 26, 1995
The 1995 racing season officially gets under way this weekend. Here is a brief rundown of area tracks where many Carroll countians compete every week:* Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, Md. The Hagerstown Speedway will have its traditional East Coast Opener today featuring late models and super sprints. Race time is 2 p.m. The half-mile clay oval will have events on Sundays through April 9 before switching to Saturday nights. Its weekly program will feature the late models, the new late-model sportsman, pure stocks and four-cylinder pure stocks.
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By STAN DILLON | November 20, 1994
Jesse Wentz has just completed one of his best years in racing since he started driving super sprints 10 years ago.For the first time in his career, the Manchester native chased the track championship at the Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa. and finished fifth in overall points with several top-five finishes throughout the year. Wentz also had a top-five finish at Grandview Speedway in Betchelsville, Pa.Wentz finished the season with a dazzling display of driving skill in the Pennsylvania State Super Sprint Championship.
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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | June 6, 1993
It wasn't a lot of room, but then Gary Stuhler doesn't need much.After being frustrated in attempts to pass Booper Bare in the first round of the Tri-State Late Model Championship series at Potomac Speedway on the high side of the track, Westminster resident Stuhler got just enough room on the inside.The result after taking the lead on lap 30 of the 40-lap feature was the second win for Stuhler at Potomac this season.Hampstead's Charlie Schaffer was 15th in the same race last Friday night.
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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | April 25, 1993
Westminster's Gary Stuhler ran out of track before he could close in on Denny Bonebrake in the Hoosier Tire late-model 25-lap feature at Hagerstown Speedway on April 17.Stuhler had won his heat and fought his way through the pack to close within three seconds of Bonebrake in the last lap, but couldn't make up the distance.Despite the second-place finish, Stuhler leads in the track's point standings with 2,000.Hampstead's Charlie Schaffer also made a late charge in the late-model feature at Winchester Speedway last Sunday.
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By STAN DILLON | February 27, 1994
This weekend the 1994 racing season will get under way, weather permitting. By the end of March, motor sports in the area will be in full swing.Today, the Hagerstown Speedway is scheduled to open with the super sprints and late models. Hagerstown will run events on Sunday afternoons in March before switching to Saturday night on April 2.Hagerstown's weekly action features the late models, limited late models, semi-lates, street stocks and four-cylinders. Hagerstown will hold special events throughout the season, including a World of Outlaw program on May 6-7 paying $25,000 to win.Also scheduled to open this weekend is the Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa. Lincoln will race on Saturday afternoons until March 26 when it switches to a 7 p.m. starting time.
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By Stan Dillon | August 15, 1993
Rain wiped out all of last Friday's motor sports action and thunderstorms washed out last Saturday's racing at 75-80 Dragway and Lincoln Speedway.In sprint car action, Cris Eash, formerly of Woodbine continued his winning ways as he captured his eighth feature win at the Selinsgrove Speedway last Saturday. Eash's win followed a 10th-place finish against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove last Thursday night. In Sunday night World of Outlaw action at Lincoln Speedway, Eash finished sixth.
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