Trail-Way results 2004-09-18

HANOVER, PA, 9/18/04 -- "That's one of the weirdest races I've ever run!" Joe Trone Jr. commented after climbing out of his Champion Chevrolet 250 winged micro sprint car. Luck was ultimately on Trone's side as he led only the final lap of the...

HANOVER, PA, 9/18/04 -- "That's one of the weirdest races I've ever run!" Joe Trone Jr. commented after climbing out of his Champion Chevrolet 250 winged micro sprint car. Luck was ultimately on Trone's side as he led only the final lap of the race to take the win.

Trone, who has been struggling throughout the year, had been winless until tonight. Trone confessed to not being too concerned about the points positions but has to be aware that with the top four drivers in the top five in points all taking DNF's for the night, his fifth place finish was bound to gain him some ground in the points race.

"I'm not really running for points. We skipped two races... Billy (Laughman) has been consistent and Steve (Buckwalter) has been winning everything. Billy really deserves this championship" Although Laughman might deserve the championship, Trone proved that being in the right place at the right time can really help you out in the end.

Pete Skias led the first fifteen laps of the race, and was challenged several times by Eric Eckert and Steve Buckwalter. Eckert lost ground on the 12th lap and Mike Dicely took advantage of the situation, grabbing the second position followed by Buckwalter and Trone.

A lap fifteen caution closed the field together allowing Dicely and Buckwalter to pass Skias on the following restart. Buckwalter, now in the second position, tried several times to pass Dicely but was unable to do so. On lap 19, Buckwalter slowing coming into turns one and two bringing out the yellow flag.

On the following restart, Dicely, Skias and Scott Fick got together on the front stretch. Skias and Dicely were stuck together and a red flag was given in order to save gas while separating the cars.

Eric Eckert saw this restart as his last opportunity to pass race leader Trone. Eckert attempted coming into turns one and two on the restart but was unable to gain anything. Trone went on to lead to the checkered flag.

Following Trone and Eckert across the line were, sixteenth starter Chuck Palmucci, Nick Schlauch Jr. and Brad Weber completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Bruce Buckwalter Jr., Chad Myers, Scott Fick, Craig Myers and Jim Allison.

Heat winners were Eckert, Steve Buckwalter, Skias and consolation winner, Scott Fick.

In 600 micro sprint racing action, Ryan Greth dominated the 20-lap feature race. Greth led from the drop of the green until the checkered flag was thrown.

Current points leader Timmy Dietz tried all he could to catch up with the fast #71 Bradley Specialties micro sprint driven by Greth, but was unable to do so.

Following Greth and Dietz were Mike Dicely, Jimmy Brookens and Jake Murphy. Mark Strickler, Sean Campbell, Lyle Stroman, Nathan Hauck and Doug Dodson completed the top ten.

Heat winners were Jamie Umlauf, Scott Glover, Bill Gawler and consolation winner Dodson.

Josh Schrum captured the 4 cylinder starlite stock win, along with Tim Harford taking the 6 cylinder starlite stock race. In scramble car action, Josh Smith picked up his first career win.

Trail-Way Speedway Race Results Saturday -- September 18, 2004

250 WINGED MICRO SPRINTS

Feature (20 Laps) -- 1. 99-Joe Trone Jr.; 2. 20-Eric Eckert; 3. 16P-Chuck Palmucci; 4. 38N-Nick Schlauch; 5. 17-Brad Weber; 6. 38-Bruck Buckwalter Jr.; 7. 32-Chad Myers; 8. 6X-Scott Fick; 9. 16-Craig Myers; 10. 81-Jim Allison; 11. 4-Charles French Jr.; 12. 69X-Pete Skias; 13. 35-Mike Connors (DNF); 14. 2-Bill Laughman (DNF); 15. 44-Mike Dicely (DNF); 16. 25-Steve Buckwalter (DNF); 17. 89-Cody Darrah (DNF); 18. 84-Rodney Glass (DNF); 19. 7D-Donald Matney (DNF); 20. 4S-Robbie Stillwaggon (DNF); 21, 76-Broc Lawrence (DNF); 22. 8-Jim Still (DNF); 23. 7-Bob Laughman (DNF); 24. 10-Nik Gower (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders - Pete Skias (1-15); Mike Dicely (16-19); Joe Trone Jr. (20)

1st Heat (8 Laps/7 to qualify) -- 1. 20-Eric Eckert; 2. 84-Rodney Glass; 3. 10-Nik Gower; 4. 7-Bob Laughman; 5. 38N-Nick Schlauch; 6. 16P-Chuck Palmucci; 7. 32-Chad Myers; 8. 6X-Scott Fick; 9. 33-Michael Schreiber; 10. 2M-Mike Midkiff; 11. 4H-Jesse Hare (DNF); 12. 77-Brian Sipling (DNF). No time.

2nd Heat (8 Laps/7 to qualify) -- 1. 25-Steve Buckwalter; 2. 44-Mike Dicely; 3. 8-Jim Still; 4. 35-Mike Connors; 5. 76-Broc Lawrence; 6. 4S-Robbie Stillwaggon; 7. 4-Charles French Jr.; 8. 81-Jim Allison; 9. 9-Phil Griffith; 10. 4X-Cody Phillips; 11. 8H-Jacob Hartlaub (DNF). No time.

3rd Heat (8 Laps/7 to qualify) -- 1. 69X-Pete Skias; 2. 17-Brad Weber; 3. 99-Joe Trone Jr.; 4. 2-Bill Laughman; 5. 89-Cody Darrah; 6. 38-Bruce Buckwalter Jr.; 7. 16-Criag Myers; 8. 7D-Donald Matney; 9. 15S-Scott Rogers; 10. 66-Jim Myers; 11. 29-Ryan Wilson. Time -- 2:11.09

Consolation (6 Laps/3 to qualify) -- 1. 6X-Scott Fick; 2. 7D-Donald Matney; 3. 81-Jim Allison; 4. 8H-Jacob Hartlaub; 5. 33-Michael Schreiber; 6. 2M-Mike Midkiff; 7. 66-Jim Myers; 8. 15S-Scott Rogers; 9. 29-Ryan Wilson; 10. 9-Phil Griffith; 11. 4X-Cody Phillipps; 12. 4H-Jesse Hare (DNS); 13. 77-Brian Sipling (DNS). 2:11.33

600 WINGED MICRO SPRINTS

Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 71-Ryan Greth; 2. 18D-Tim R. Dietz; 3. 44-Mike Dicely; 4. 11-Jimmy Brookens; 5. 18-Jake Murphy; 6. 38-Mark Strickler; 7. 31-Sean Campbell; 8. 91S-Lyle Stroman; 9. 5-Nathan Hauck; 10. 43-Doug Dodson; 11. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 12. 31X-Donnie Hendershot; 13. 75J-Jamie Umlauf; 14. 14X-Randy Reid; 15. 3R-Randy Oswald; 16. 25-Jimmie Travis; 17. 9X-Dusty Heistand; 18. 23-Chris Arnold; 19. 27-Paul Hively; 20. 14-Scott Glover Jr.; 21. 30-Bill Gawler; 22. 79-Davey Sammons; 23. 99-DJ Montgomery. No time.

Lap Leaders -- Ryan Greth (1-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps/7 qualify) -- 1. 75J-Jamie Umlauf; 2. 5-Nathan Hauck; 3. 18-Jake Murphy; 4. 9X-Dusty Heistand; 5. 31-Sean Campbell; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 2T-Ron Taggart; 8. 69-Travis Willow (DNF); 9. 1-Shawn Seifert (DNF); 10. 14C-John Calhoun (DNS). Time -- 2:07.18

2nd Heat (8 Laps/7 qualify) -- 1. ;14-Scott Glover Jr. 2. 79-Davey Sammons; 3. 25-Jimmiw Travis; 4. 18D-Tim R. Dietz; 5. 99-DJ Montgomery; 6. 31X-Donnie Hendershot; 7. 27-Paul Hively; 8. 3R-Randy Oswald; 9. 17X-Charlie Groling (DNF). No time.

3rd Heat (8 Laps/7 qualify) -- 1. 30-Bill Gawler; 2. 71-Ryan Greth; 3. 44-Mike Dicely; 4. 38-Mark Strickler; 5. 11-Jimmy Brookens; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 7. 14X-Randy Reid; 8. 43-Doug Dodson; 9. 91S-Lyle Stroman. Time -- 2:05.25

Consolation (8 Laps/3 qualify) -- 1. 43-Doug Dodson; 2. 91S-Lyle Stroman; 3. 3R-Randy Oswald; 4. 69-Travis Willow; 5. 14C-John Calhoun; 6. 17X-Charlie Groling; 7.1-Shawn Seifert (DNF). No time.

VINTAGE CARS

Feature (12 Laps) -- MODIFIED: 1. 65-Pete Cobb; 2. 45-Tom Swanger; 3. 1-Stew Wenrich; 4. 46-Larry Felty. SPORTSMAN: 1. 27H-Paul Hoffman; 2. 99-Craig Coghill; 3. 113JR-Willie Brymesser; 4. 22-Bill Spencer; 5. 4-Gary Felty; 6. 66-Sean Coghill (DNS).

Modified (8 Laps/ALL qualify) -- 1. 1-Stew Wenrich; 2. 45-Tom Swanger; 3. 46-Larry Felty; 4. 65-Pete Cobb

Sportsman (8 Laps/ALL qualify) -- 1. 113JR-Willie Brymesser; 2. 27H-Paul Hoffman; 3. 4-Gary Felty; 4. 22-Bill Spencer; 5. 99-Craig Coghill (DNF); 6. 66-Sean Coghill (DNS). No time.

SCRAMBLE CARS

Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 32-Josh Smith; 2. 56-Brad Kress; 3. 66-Rodney Wolfe Jr.; 4. 00-Shawn Crunkilton; 5. 19D-Dennis Harrison; 6. 9-Joe Racine; 7. 67-Kevin Henry; 8. 81-Josh Schrum; 9. 0-Randy Crunkilton; 10. 62-Adam Fodor; 11. 58-Scott Mehring; 12. 08-Tony McKinney; 13. 47D-Dale Hahn; 14. 41-Brian Walls; 15. 95-David Young; 16. 27-Rick Hopkins; 17. 30-Wayne Kopp; 18. 97-Dustin Klein; 19. 5-Dale Sheeler; 20. 60C-Crystal Hampton. No time.

Lap Leaders -- Tony McKinney (1); Dennis Harrison (2-8); Josh Smith (9-12)

1st Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) -- 1. 19D-Dennis Harrison; 2. 58-Scott Mehring; 3. 56-Brad Kress; 4. 67-Kevin Henry; 5. 71-Steve Inman; 6. 60C-Crystal Hampton; 7. 5-Dale Sheeler (DNF); 8. 41-Brian Walls (DNF); 9. 63-Brian Myers (DNS). No time.

2nd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) -- 1. 00-Shawn Crunkilton; 2. 81-Josh Schrum; 3. 0-Randy Crunkilton; 4. 08-Tony McKinney; 5. 47D-Dale Hahn; 6. 95-David Young; 7. 7-Jeff Reaver Jr. (DNF); 8. 26-Bernie Looney Sr. (DNF); 9. 9-Joe Racine (DNF). No time.

3rd Heat (5 Laps/6 to qualify) -- 1. 32-Josh Smith; 2. 66-Rodney Wolfe Jr.; 3. 27-Rick Hopkins; 4. 30-Wayne Kopp; 5. 97-Dustin Klein; 6. 62-Adam Fodor; 7. 7X-Jim Dulling (DNF); 8. 79-Darin Kessler (DNS). No time.

Consolation (5 Laps/2 to qualify) -- 1. 9-Joe Racine; 2. 41-Brian Walls; 3. 5-Dale Sheeler (DNF); 4. 7-Jeff Reaver Jr. (DNF); 5. 7X-Jim Dulling (DNF); 6. 26-Bernie Looney Sr. (DNS); 7. 79-Darin Kessler (DNS); 8. 63-Brian Myers (DNS). No time.

STARLITE OVAL 4 CYLINDER

Feature (12 Laps) - 1. 15-Josh Schrum; 2. 30-Michael Racine; 3. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 4. 9-Joe Racine; 5. 17-Justin Mong; 6. 5-Daryl Hanson; 7. 3-Gary Johnson Sr.; 8. 13-Gregord Hammond; 9. 6D-Doug Hughes; 10. 27-Gary Guise; 11. 28-Joseph Flannary; 12. 25-Oz Eckert; 13. 14-Bernie Looney Sr.; 14. 10-Robert Fox Jr.; 15. 29D-Danny Mintmier; 16. 18-Josh Ulrich; 17. 26-Jeffrey Dillman. No time.

Lap Leaders - Joseph Flannary (1-6); Josh Schrum (7-12)

STARLITE OVAL 6 CYLINDER

Feature (12 Laps) - 1. 35-Tim Harford; 2. 51-Buddie Jeffers; 3. 54-Kyle Martin; 4. 55-Jeff Kump; 5. 44-Ricky Burnham; 6. 56-Jason Ohler; 7. 39-Arbia Steinour; 8. 53-Justin Mong; 9. 47-Jesse Miller; 10. 50-Eugene Hare; 11. 49-Nathan Herr. No time.

Lap Leaders -- Tim Harford (1-12)

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