Hesston Speedway race report
Singleton Wins Hesston Late Model Challenge Hesston, PA -- Waylon Wagner of Lewistown finished first in the Late Model Challenge Saturday at the Hesston Speedway and then disqualified because he declined a teardown inspection of his protested ...
Singleton Wins Hesston Late Model Challenge
Hesston, PA -- Waylon Wagner of Lewistown finished first in the Late Model Challenge Saturday at the Hesston Speedway and then disqualified because he declined a teardown inspection of his protested engine. That gave the win to Rick Singleton of Hesston as the Stultz & Brown Limited Late Models dominated the super late models from other tracks.
Wagner led the crash punctuated feature start to finish with Singleton battling for second most of the way. Jim Yoder of Selinsgrove in the SR2 briefly took second from Singleton in lap six of the 30-lapper and then spun on lap nine.
Twelve cautions slowed the first 18 laps and stretched the no-time-limit feature to the point a fuel stop was called. The final 12 laps then ran without any caution flags.
The top five finishers were Singleton in the Stultz & Brown #99 limited late, Jeff Henry of Butler in late model #7J, Tim Smith of McVeytown in his #39 limited late, 2001 Hesston champion Brad Houck of Waynesboro in a #151, and Glenn Ray of Tyrone in the SR1 super late model. The balance of the top ten finishers were Steve Everhart, Herb Taneyhill, Chuck Clise, Bill Booher and Jeff Kendall. Andy Fries, Jim Yoder and Mike Ash won the heats.
Rookie Darren Hoover of Huntingdon took the lead from Russ Hamer on the second lap and ten outran past champion Harry Smith for his third Shellbrook Stables Street Stock win of the season. The front five were Hoover, Smith, Jim Bookwalter, Hamer and Tim Brindle and the heat winners were Hoover, Hamer and Bill Heffner.
With eight cautions and one red flag the Chet Grove's Cars Unlimited Hobby Stock feature resembled a rolling demolition derby as Wayne Bunn of Petersburg stayed ahead of the spins, skids, rolls and crashes from flag to flag for the win. The top five hobby stocks to finish were Bunn, Tim Snare, Jr. Guyer, Ray Fisher and Mike Barto who got to the feature by winning the 10 car consi and starting 19th. The heat winners were Bunn, Doe DeArmitt and Tim Snare.
The Late Model Challenge pitting super late models against limited late models concludes the Hesston racing season except for the annual awards banquet to recognize the top ten teams in five divisions.
The Hesston awards banquet is January 19th at the Lakemont Casino with a hearty buffet dinner and The Second Edition band with their blend of country and classic rock dance music. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program will follow much the same enjoyable format as last year. Like last year tickets are $25 and you can order them from Hesston Speedway Inc. RD#1 Box 54B, Hesston PA 16647.
The Hesston Speedway is located just north of Route 26 opposite to the Seven Points access to Lake Raystown. It's about five miles south of Route 22 in Huntingdon and 45 miles north on Routes 30W and 26 from the Breezewood Exit 12 of the PA Turnpike. For information call the track at 814-658-2823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Late Model Challenge -- Rick Singleton, Jeff Henry, Tim Smith, Brad Houck, Glenn Ray, Steve Everhart, Herb Taneyhill, Chuck Clise, Bill Booher, Glenn Kendall, DNF Andy Fries, Tom Eriksen, Roger Laughlin, Dave Swanger, Greg Kunes, Ken Taylor, Wes Bonebrake, DQ Jim Yoder, Mike Ash, DNS Mark Wagner.
Cars Unlimited V-8 Hobby Stocks -- Wayne Bunn, Tim Snare, Jr. Guyer, Ray Fisher, Mike Barto, Cris Edwards Sr., Ken Snyder, Ben Gutshall, Fred Noll, Shawn Butler, Jesse Snyder, Mike Duquag, Jesse Fessler, John Morder, Daren Desch, Mike Bubb, DNF Rick Donalson, Terry Wagner, Ryan Sager, Aden Russell, Rodney Wright, Joe DeArmitt, Scott Herb, Bill Replogle.
Shellbrook Stables V-8 Street Stock -- Darren Hoover, Harry Smith, Jim Bookwalter, Russ Hamer, Tim Brindle, Bill Heffner, David Brown, Jerry Bookwalter, John Bookwalter, Jason Schmidt, Tom Beals, Scott Grubb, James Andrews, Mike Kline, Bob Jones, DNF Mike Swanger, Harold Miller, Dan Bookwalter, DNS Rick Potter, Darrell Edwards.