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JUNE 26,1999 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WORKMAN WORKS HARD FOR FIRST WIN ON JLG NIGHT AT HAGERSTOWN
HAGERSTOWN, MD. Rick Workman of Stewartstown, PA held off a horde of the
best drivers in the business to take his first win of the season in the
25-lap late model feature at the Hagerstown Speedway Sarturday on "JLG Night
at the Races." Wayne Walls Jr. of St. Thomas, PA notched his third win in the
20-lap late model sportsman feature, Smokey Pharo of Chambersburg, PA scored
is first career win in the 15-lap pure stock feature and Brian Miller of
Hagerstown continued to roll to his fourth title in the Ernie's Salvage Yard
10-lap 4-cyl pure stock feature with his fifth straight win. James Mongan of
Clear Spring won the 30-car/30-lap enduro dash. Four lucky fans got the
chance to race in a five-lap dash with Bob Miller of Des Moine, Ia taking the
Workman started third in the late model feature as Bill Palmer moved
in front from the outside pole with Jeremy Miller following in second.
Workman quickly made his way past Miller on the second lap for second and
began to pressure Palmer for the lead. Miller and Workman were two and three
wide several times with Palmer before Workman moved in front for good on lap
nine. While the battle for first was going on, Roy Deese Jr, Nathan Durboraw,
Richard Irwin and Rodney Franklin were battling their way to the front two
and three wide with Deese taking over third on lap 17. As the foursome
closed in on Workman and Miller, Deese rolled to a stop on lap 23 with a flat
bringing out a caution to set-up a two lap shootout. Workman got a good jump
on the restart and hung on to take the win by two car lengths over Miller
with Franklin coming from fifth to take third from Irwin at the finish line.
Durboraw rounded out the top five. Charlie Schaffer, Doug Burkholder,
Frankie Plessinger, Brent Smith and Palmer completed the top ten.
In addition to strengthening his lead in the point standings,
Franklin picked up an additional $300 advancing the most positions from 12th
to 3rd. The defending two-time track champion pocketed $200 from Timber Wolf
Racing and $100 from Ernie's Salvage Yard. Heat winners for the 28 late
models were Palmer, Deese and Franklin with Jeff Robinson the consi winner.
Wayne Walls started back in 11th spot in the late model sportsman
feature as Pete Weaver grabbed the lead from Scott Palmer on the second lap.
Walls quickly worked his was to third by the sixth lap and on a eighth lap
restart, passed Weaver and Devin Friese for the lead. Friese moved into
second at the half-way mark and started working the bottom of the track to
take the lead from Walls on lap 15. Walls battled back to take advantage of a
lapped car to regain the lead on lap 19 and held off Friese to take the win
by two car lengths. Following Walls and Friese were Richard Clipp, Darryl
Burkholder and Daryl Kendall. Robert Friese came from 16th for sixth with
Frank Howery, Travis Beaver, Mike Warrenfeltz and Tony Daniels completing the
top ten. Walls and Weaver won the qualifying heats for the 19 cars. Walls was
the St. Thomas Towing Hard Charger Award winner.
Smokey Pharo started third in the pure stock feature and took the
lead from Scott Daniels on the fourth lap as Gary Calimer, Eugene Conlee,
Ronnie Dennis and Steve Long battled it out three and five wide for third. A
caution was waved on lap 14, but the race was given the checkered after
several lengthy attempts to get the cars in line with Pharo taking his first
win of the year. Following Pharo were Calimer, Daniels, Long and Dennis.
Preliminary winners for the 30 pure stocks were Daniels, Kevin Price and
Calimer. Long won the consolation and picked up his second Turner's Bowling
Centers Hard Charger Awards after starting 19th.
Larry Baker II took the lead on the first lap in the 4-cyl pure stock
feature as Brian Miller started back in ninth. Brad Jones quickly moved in on
Baker's bumper as Miller worked his way into third by the fourth lap. Andy
Holmes joined in to make it a four car race on the fifth lap as the front
runners raced three and four wide. With three laps remaining, Miller made his
move taking second on lap nine and edging out Jones by inches at the finish
line. Following Miller and Jones were Andy Holmes, Dean Holmes and Marcus Van
Meter. Heat winners for the 13 cars were Dean Holmes and Miller. Andy Holmes
won the Pit Pass Collectibles Hard Charger Award.
In the 30-car/30-lap enduro dash, James Mongan started ninth and took
the lead from Kenny Thomas on the eighth lap and led the rest of the way for
the win. Richie Miller came from 30th for third with Rick Diller, Tony Ford,
Scott Russell, Kevin Durst, Jimmy Mullendorf, Steve Dillon and Krazy Kenny
Thomas rounding out the top ten.
Next Saturday, it will be Pepsi Night at the races as Promoter Frank
Plessinger will present the traditional fireworks display by the famous
Zambelli Family. The late models will pay tribute to Johnny Roberts in a
50-lap Memorial event and be joined by the late model sportsman, pure stocks,
4-cyl pure stocks and vintage cars. Race time is 7 P.M.
RESULTS: LATE MODELS: (Heat 1) 1. Palmer; 2. Miller; 3. Durboraw; 4. Smith;
5. Anderson; 6. Davis. (Heat 2) 1. Deese; 2. Irwin; 3. Schaffer; 4.
Burkholder; 5. Elksnis; 6. Stine. (Heat 3) 1. Franklin; 2. Workman; 3.
Schaffer; 4. Sagi; 5. Myers; 6. Tomblin. (Consi) 1. Robinson; 2. Bonebrake;
3. Shearer; 4. Williams; 5. Andrews; 6. Nichols. DNQ: Adama; Earnest;
25-LAP LATE MODEL FEATURE: 1. Rick Workman; 2. Jeremy Miller; 3. Rodney
Franklin; 4. Richard Irwin; 5. Nathan Durboraw; 6. Charlie Schaffer; 7. Doug
Burkholder; 8. Frankie Plessinger; 9. Brent Smith; 10. Bill Palmer; 11. Jeff
Robinson; 12. Alan Sagi; 13. Andy Anderson; 14. D.J. Myers; 15. Buck Tomblin;
16. Scott Andrews; 17. Roy Deese Jr.; 18. James Stine; 19. Wesley Bonbrake;
20. Mark Elksnis; 21. Rob Nichols; 22. Ernie Davis; 23. David Williams; 24.
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN: (Heat 1) 1. W. Walls; 2. Burkholder; 3. Clipp; 4.
Warrenfeltz; 5. D. Friese; 6. Giannone. (Heat 2) 1. Weaver; 2. Kendall; 3. R.
Walls; 4. Beaver; 5. Daniels; 6. Palmer.
20-LAP LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE: 1. Wayne Walls Jr.; 2. Devin Friese; 3.
Richard Clipp; 4. Darryl Burkholder; 5. Daryl Kendall; 6. Robert Friese; 7.
Frank Howery; 8. Travis Beaver; 9. Mike Warrenfeltz; 10. Tony Daniels; 11,
Donnie Farlling; 12. Tom Deavers; 13. Pete Weaver; 14. George Farlling Jr.;
15. Richard Walls; 16. Scott Palmer; 17. John Giannone. DNS: M. Walls; Sipe.
15-LAP PURE STOCK FEATURE: 1. Smokey Pharo; 2. Gary Calimer; 3. Scott
Daniels; 4. Steve Long; 5. Ronnie Dennis; 6. Eugene Conlee; 7. Jeff Bennett;
8. Rick Stouffer Jr.; 9. Bill Ecton Sr.; 10. Hans Stamberg; 11. Dave
Mikolajski; 12. Kirk Evans; 13. Bill Funk; 14. Kevin Price; 15. Jason Smith;
16. Randy McNabb; 17. Jim Snyder; 18. Randy Mallott Sr.; 19. Tyler Horton;
20. Keith Reed; 21. Dave Rice Jr.; 22. Kenny Dillon; 23. Bruce Leibowitz; 24.
10-LAP 4-CYL PURE STOCK FEATURE: 1. Brian Miller; 2. Brad Jones; 3. Andy
Holmes; 4. Dean Holmes; 5. Marcus VanMeter; 6. Eric Mellott; 7. Larry Baker
II; 8. Robert Holmes; 9. Troy Horner; 10. Tiffany Shoemaker; 11. Sean Dawson;
12. Billy Ecton Jr.