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By Neil Lippy XTC and Neil Lippy XTC,Contributing Writer | May 2, 1993
9 Westminster's Gary Stuhler got his 53rd career win at Hagerstown Speedway last Saturday night in the 50-lap Stanley Schetrompf Memorial.Stuhler had complete control of the speedway with a three-second lead by lap 15, and he lapped some of the slower riders.The night started well for Stuhler by setting the fast time (19.577) for the time trial. The Carroll County resident was better than 43 cars from nine states.A caution flag went out on lap 30, but Stuhler continued his pace and extended his three-second lead by lap 35.* Ernie Jones of Westminster put in his best effort of the season for a fourth-place finish at Winchester Speedway's late-model feature.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 19, 2000
SYKESVILLE FALL Baseball is in full swing again at Freedom Park on Raincliffe Road. In its sixth year, the league has grown from 80 players on six teams to 340 players on 22 teams, and is a coed league. Nick Stuhler is chairman of fall baseball and says the program is a training ground for more serious baseball players for ages 6 through 17. Sykesville Fall Baseball draws elite players from Carroll, Baltimore and Howard counties. "Everyone plays in Sykesville," Stuhler says. "All the elite teams, the best of their players, come and play our teams.
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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 Stan Dillon and Stan Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 17, 1996
Gary Stuhler of Westminster reached a milestone in his career last Sunday. The 40-year-old late-model driver recorded his 200th career victory by leading every lap in the 100-lap Octoberfest at the Hagerstown Speedway.Stuhler has come a long way since he won his first race at Lincoln Speedway in 1975.It was appropriate that Stuhler won his 200th at Hagerstown, which he considers his home track. He has won 77 races there and taking the win Sunday before a large crowd was a great way to end the season.
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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 | July 17, 1994
Gary Stuhler of Westminster continues on top in the competitive world of dirt track late-model racing.Last weekend in Pittsburgh, Stuhler won the biggest race of his career, the Penn National 100 at Pennsylvania Motor Speedway against the best professional drivers.Stuhler has been the top late-model driver in the Northeast for more than a decade. He has won every big race at Hagerstown and Winchester speedways. He has won big late model events at other speedways, including Delaware International, Williams Grove, Bedford and Potomac.
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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | March 21, 1993
The Blizzard of '93 canceled all of the area race tracks' schedules last weekend, but the auto season has begun.Westminster's Gary Stuhler has returned to his successful ways from the '92 season. Stuhler was third in Motor notebookthe late-model feature race at Hagerstown Speedway on March 6.With five laps to go in the 20-lap feature, Stuhler was in a four-way battle for the lead. Stuhler had been neck and neck for third place with Nathan Durboraw of Hagerstown.The 1990 track champion, Stuhler was a force at Hagerstown last season and has come back with form intact.
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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 Stanley C. Dillon | October 6, 1991
The story of Gary Stuhler is one of consistency.Over the past six years, Stuhler has been the winningest late model driver in the Northeast. Until this year, Stuhler has averaged 19 wins a season racingprimarily at Winchester (Va.) and Hagerstown speedways, considered by some to have the toughest competition in the area.Stuhler has become one of the most popular and well-known area drivers in dirt track late model racing. His smoothness has propelled him to more than 100 wins, two track titles at Winchester and one at Hagerstown.
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By Stan Dillon and Stan Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 17, 1996
Gary Stuhler of Westminster reached a milestone in his career last Sunday. The 40-year-old late-model driver recorded his 200th career victory by leading every lap in the 100-lap Octoberfest at the Hagerstown Speedway.Stuhler has come a long way since he won his first race at Lincoln Speedway in 1975.It was appropriate that Stuhler won his 200th at Hagerstown, which he considers his home track. He has won 77 races there and taking the win Sunday before a large crowd was a great way to end the season.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 3, 1996
Many changes take place during the off-season in motor sports. New sponsors are signed, new cars are built and occasionally drivers change car owners.It definitely wasn't a quiet winter for two of the top late model drivers in the tri-state area. Charlie Schaffer of Hampstead and Gary Stuhler of Westminster spent their time getting acquainted with their new owners and teams.Schaffer has taken his crew to help his new car owner, Joe Westerman of Joppa, and Stuhler left his former team of eight years to join owner Dale Beitler of West Friendship.
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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 STANLEY DILLON and STANLEY DILLON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 1, 1995
As the 1995 racing season winds down, area speedways schedule championship events. It has become tradition in oval track racing to end the season with events that include extra distance races and increased payoffs.Last weekend, two Carroll County drivers, Gary Stuhler and Mike Walls, turned in outstanding performances. Stuhler won the Winchester 200 late-model event at the Winchester (Va.) Speedway and Walls won the four-cylinder pure stock fall championship at the Hagerstown Speedway. Both are coming off a banner season.
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By STAN DILLON | September 3, 1995
It takes more than the one person to make a successful racing team. While the drivers receive most of the attention in motorsports, they will be the first to say that their success was zTC because of the crew that worked on the car. Whether it is racing on the local ovals or on the NASCAR circuit, successful drivers always have a good crew behind them.While most young race fans dream of driving, there are many in motorsports who are content working as a crew member without any fanfare. One such person is Richard Green.
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By STAN DILLON | January 8, 1995
The 1994 season was a great year in motor sports for several Carroll County drivers.In oval track racing, Westminster's Gary Stuhler had another good year in late-model racing. In July, Stuhler traveled to the Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Pittsburgh and won the biggest race of his career against the top late-model drivers in the country. Stuhler took the lead on the 12th lap and led the rest of the way to win the Penn National 100.Stuhler finished the season with a win in the Winchester 200, a 100-lap championship event at the Winchester (Va.)
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By STAN DILLON | July 17, 1994
Gary Stuhler of Westminster continues on top in the competitive world of dirt track late-model racing.Last weekend in Pittsburgh, Stuhler won the biggest race of his career, the Penn National 100 at Pennsylvania Motor Speedway against the best professional drivers.Stuhler has been the top late-model driver in the Northeast for more than a decade. He has won every big race at Hagerstown and Winchester speedways. He has won big late model events at other speedways, including Delaware International, Williams Grove, Bedford and Potomac.
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May 2, 1993
Gary Stuhler is back on track.Last weekend, late-model drivers on the STARS (Short Track Auto Racing Series) circuit invaded the Williams Grove and Hagerstown speedways. With more than $30,000 in prize money on the line, more than 40 drivers from nine different states and as far west as Michigan competed.When it was all over, Stuhler of Westminster went home with the lion's share of the purse by winning at both tracks.Stuhler has been hot this year. If any local driver was going to take itall, Stuhler was the favorite to do it. He had won feature events at Hagerstown and Winchester (Va.)
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By STANLEY DILLON and STANLEY DILLON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 1, 1995
As the 1995 racing season winds down, area speedways schedule championship events. It has become tradition in oval track racing to end the season with events that include extra distance races and increased payoffs.Last weekend, two Carroll County drivers, Gary Stuhler and Mike Walls, turned in outstanding performances. Stuhler won the Winchester 200 late-model event at the Winchester (Va.) Speedway and Walls won the four-cylinder pure stock fall championship at the Hagerstown Speedway. Both are coming off a banner season.
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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 | May 30, 1993
Westminster's Brad McClelland got his third feature win of the season May 21 at Trail-Way Speedway in the 20-lap micro sprint feature.McClelland and Mike Stull, another Westminster resident, both won their heats.Hagerstown Speedway and Westminster's Gary Stuhler seem to together. Stuhler dominated the field as he won the Shorty Bowers/Bull Durham Memorial last Saturday in the 35-lap feature for superstock late models.It was the fourth win of the season for Stuhler at Hagerstown as he also won his heat.
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