URC Hagerstown Results 97-04-13

The United Racing Club kicked off their 50th season of racing this Sunday at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway. Hagerstown Speedway also celebrates their 50th season of motor racing this year. Sean Michael led from the pole and never looked back. While...

The United Racing Club kicked off their 50th season of racing this Sunday at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway. Hagerstown Speedway also celebrates their 50th season of motor racing this year.

Sean Michael led from the pole and never looked back. While the battle between second place finisher Fred Rahmer and third place finisher Rick Koenig closed on Michael late in the race due to traffic, Michael's lead was never challenged. Rahmer, who started sixth, passed Koening on the last lap to take second place.

Fourth place finisher Lance Dewease, was in battle with Fred Rahmer for most of the race for third place. With Sean Michael checking out with the lead, Koening, Rahmer and Dewease raced nose to tail for most of the race. Dewease fell out of contention for third when Koenig and Rahmer passed a backmarker while Dewease was help up.

Heats were 8 laps, six cars transfered to the feature.

Heat One Line-Up               Heat One Results
1.   4 Karl Freyer         1. Karl Freyer
2.  85 Scott Cahill        2. Sean Michael
3.   7 Jimmy Martin        3. Lance Dewease
4.   6 Curt Michael        4. Scott Cahill
5.  88 Sean Michael        5. Sam Ross
6.  45 Rob Hart            6. Curt Michael
7. 461 Lance Dewease       7. Jimmy Martin
8.  22 Sam Ross            8. George Suprick
9.  87 George Suprick      9. Wayne Franks
10. 66 Wayne Franks       10. Rob Hart DNF (crash)

Lap leader: Freyer 1-8

Heat Two Line-Up               Heat Two Results
1.   X Todd Wise           1. Fred Rahmer
2.  77 Fred Rahmer         2. Kramer Williamson
3.  19 Rick Koenig         3. Rick Koenig
4.  17 Greg Coverdale      4. Greg Coverdale
5. 25e Jon Eldreth         5. Jon Eldreth
6.  53 Tom Capie           6. Todd Wise
7.  5t Tom Hoy             7. Tom Capie
8.   2 Kramer Williamson   8. Tom Hoy
9.  00 Steve Struble       9. Steve Struble

Lap leader: Fred Rahmer 1-8

Heat Three Line-Up             Heat Three Results
1.   8 Midge Miller        1. Billy Ellis
2.  39 Fran Hogue          2. Fran Hogue
3. 669 Dave McGough        3. Dave Ely
4.  27 Billy Ellis         4. Craig Keel
5.  84 Glenn Fitzcharles   5. Glenn Fitzcharles
6. 77e Dave Ely            6. Midge Miller
7.  8k Craig Keel          7. Dave McGough
8.  F1 French Grimes       8. French Grimes
9.  35 Ray Staats          9. Ray Staats

Lap leaders: Fran Hogue 1-4, Billy Ellis 5-8

URC Consi Line-Up              URC Consi Results
1.   7 Jimmy Martin        1. Tom Capie                      
2.  53 Tom Capie           2. Jimmy Martin
3. 669 Dave McGough        3. Dave McGough
4.  87 George Suprick      4. George Suprick
5.  5t Tom Hoy             5. Ray Staats
6.  F1 French Grimes       6. Rob Hart
7.  66 Wayne Franks        7. Tom Hoy
8.  35 Ray Staats          8. Wayne Franks
9.  00 Steve Struble       9. French Grimes
10. 45 Rob Hart           10. Steve Struble

Lap leaders: 1-2 Jimmy Martin, 3-8 Tom Capie

URC Feature Line-up              URC Feature Results
1.  27 Billy Ellis           1. Sean Michael
2.  88 Sean Michael          2. Fred Rahmer
3.   4 Karl Freyer           3. Rick Koening
4.  19 Rick Koenig           4. Lance Dewease
5.  17 Greg Coverdale        5. Kramer Williamson
6.  77 Fred Rahmer           6. Craig Keel
7.   2 Kramer Williamson     7. Dave Ely 
8. 461 Lance Dewease         8. Billy Ellis
9. 77e Dave Ely              9. Karl Freyer
10.  39 Fran Hogue          10. Glenn Fitzcharles
11.  8k Craig Keel          11. Fran Hogue
12.  85 Scott Cahill        12. Dave McGough
13.  22 Sam Ross            13. Greg Coverdale
14. 25e Jon Eldreth         14. Sam Ross
15.  84 Glenn Fitzcharles   15. Curt Michael
16.   6 Curt Michael        16. Jon Eldreth
17.   X Todd Wise           17. Tom Capie
18.   8 Midge Miller        18. Jimmy Martin
19.  53 Tom Capie           19. George Suprick
20.   7 Jimmy Martin        20. Rob Hart
21. 669 Dave McGough        21. Ray Staats
22.  87 George Suprick      22. Midge Miller
23.  35 Ray Staats          23. Todd Wise
24.  45 Rob Hart            24. Scott Cahill

Gary Stuhler won the 35 lap Late Model feature. Second place went to Rick Eckert and Rodney Franklin finished third.

The United Sprint Club's next race will be May 3 at Delaware International Raceway in Delmar, Delaware.

ARDC midget drivers were invited to run exhibition and testing laps at Hagerstown in preparation for their April 26th race at the half mile clay oval. Brian Suchy, Don Trent and Bryan Kobylarz took advantage of a few testing laps during breaks in the action on Sunday.

__ David Reininger's Paper Race http://www.motorsport.com/paper-race

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Series Sprint
Drivers Rick Eckert , Tom Capie , Bryan Kobylarz
Teams Williams