Stone Wins Revolution 2013 at Hesston!
(Mars, PA) Dan Stone of Thompson, PA, raced his way into the winners circle for the first time at Hesston Speedway Sunday night and received a $4,044 payday for winning Revolution 2013 for UFo/3 State Flyers Super Late Models. George Dixon, Jr., Mike Desch and Eric Boozel repeated feature wins from their required deep starting positions on the grid, while Terry Norris won his first race of 2013.
DJ Myers and Kenny Pettyjohn lead the 28-car grid to the green flag for the 55 lap Super Late Model feature. K Pettyjohn jumped out to the lead, but within a few laps Stone was fighting him for that position. Stone had recovered from a heat race incident and raced from the tail of that race to a feature redraw position and started 4th on the grid. Pettyjohn and Stone battled intensely side-by-side for 6 laps until Stone grabbed the lead on lap 14.
The race was slowed by only 2 caution flags for slowing cars on laps 19 and 26. On both of the double file restarts, Stone surged back into the lead with K Pettyjohn in pursuit. The action behind the leaders was intense as Jamie Lathroum, Devin Friese and 14th starting Scott LeBarron swapped positions throughout the second half of the race. At the checker flag, it was Stone, K Pettyjohn, Lathroum, Friese and LeBarron taking the top five positions. Nick Dickson roared from 16th to sixth, while 19th starting Gregg Satterlee passed Jason Covert at the finish line to finish seventh. Covert, Myers and 25th starting Mark Pettyjohn rounded out the top 10.
Covert won the first heat race from the 11th postion with Myers, Wilson and Mike Altobelli, Jr winning the other 3 heat races for the stellar 42-car field. Jeff Rine and Dickson split the consolation wins.
A new 2012 track rule relegating the previous feature winners to at least 10th on the starting grid provided a massive amount of passing action. Three of the previous winners claimed a second consecutive win while the fourth previous winner was racing for the feature lead when he spun out.
George Dixon, Jr. of Huntington, PA claimed his second consecutive win in the Semi-Late Model Sportsman championship after starting 12th on the grid. The 30 lap feature was showcased 8 whopping lead changes. Dave Dunkle lead the initial two laps with Donnie Farling leading the third lap. Dunkel came back to lead the next three laps before ninth starting Robbie Black took control on lap seven. Going into the first turn on that same lap, Dunkle made contact to the rear of Black sending Black spinning and both drivers to the rear. This gave the lead back to Farling for one lap.
2012 track champion Tim Smith Jr then took control and lead laps nine to 19 before pitting with mechanical problems. This put Dixon in the lead for the first time in the race. But on a double file restart on lap 21, 11th starting Kyle Lee shot into the lead. Another double file restart on lap 23 found Dixon returning the favor and he lead the remaining laps for the $800 win.
Curtis Heath turned in another strong performance to finish second, with Black roaring back from the rear of the field to finish third. Lee finished fourth, while Joey Valenti claimed a $400 bounty bonus by being the first driver with a crate motor car to finish in the top 5 in a Semi-Late feature. 15th starting Eric Irvin, 14th starting Derek Rodkey, Mike Duck, Bill Davis and Travis Cottle rounded out the top ten. Heat race wins for the 24 car field went to Black, Dunkel and Valenti.
Mike Desch of Tyrone, PA and Bill Henney advance from 10th and ninth in the field to finish first and second in the $500 to win, 22 lap A-Cade championship. Ryan Sager finished third, with 12th starting Tim Krape in fourth. Boyd Brode finished fifth and lead the initial four laps before Desch took control. Wayne Hawbaker, Danny Farling, Dave Swanger, Taylor Farling and Rich Swope rounded out the top ten.
Terry Norris of James Creek, PA came out the winner of the 18-lap Hobby-Modified championship. Carl Snare lead the first lap with T Norris leading laps two to seven. Previous two-time feature winner Rick Potter then took the lead after coming from his required 12th starting position. On lap 12, Potter slowed slightly on the back straight allowing T Norris to race underneath him. Going into the third turn, the two made side by side contact resulting in Potter spinning. Norris then lead the remaining laps to capture the $300 win. Snare, Brad Nesline, 11th starting Ed Vogel and Hunter McCracken rounded out the top five with Davey Lambert, Ryan Claycomb, Justin Queen, Brad Feight, and Derek Graybill following.
Eric Boozel of McVeytown, PA won his second consecutive Roadrunner feature from his required 10th starting position. Brandon Conrad lead the first two laps with Tyler Laughard leading the third. Boozel wasted on time in getting to the front as he took over the lead on lap four and lead the remaining laps of the 14 lap, $200 to win championship. Cale Martin advance from 14th to finish second with Laughard, Adam Pletcher and Contrad rounding out the top five. EJ Johnson, Gary Watkings, Kyle Beckett, Jordan, Helsel and Kolton Wagner rounded out the top ten.
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2013 Hesston Speedway Sponsors
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Dirt Driving Experience at Hesston Speedway http://www.dirtdriving.com
Eriksen Well Drilling Hesston, PA http://www.eriksenwelldrilling.com
Woodys Barbq Huntingdon, PA http://www.thatsmybarbq.com
Miller Auto Parts 27 locations in PA, MD and WV http://www.millerautoparts.com
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Pyles Garage Doors http://www.pylesgaragedoors.com
Martin Oil Company/Martin General Stores http://www.martinoil.com
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Divelys Garage & Auto Body Alexandria, PA http://www.divelys.com
Twin Oil Home Heating Neelyton PA 814-259-3130.
Bedford County Tree & Lawn Solutions Everett, PA 814-285-0202
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