Dog Hollow Speedway
Friday, August 3, 2012
Beatty Only New Dog Hollow Winner
by Terry Whetstone
STRONGSTOWN, Pa. -- Out of ten feature events run Friday night at Dog Hollow Speedway, only one young man, Steve Beatty of Pittsburgh, was the new winner as he copped the Stoystown Auto Wreckers Fastrak Late Model Main for his first career DHS victory.
Repeat winners on Al’s Tire Trophy nights included: Mike Blose of New Bethlehem in the Townsend Gas and Oil Super Late Models; Dan Shetler of Johnstown in the Precise Racing Products Racesaver 305 Sprints; Nick Goss of Punxsutawney in the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic; Adam Pletcher of Tire Hill doubled up in the make-up and regular Lias Tire Pure Stock features, while Jim Kleitches of Johnstown and Jack Theys of South Fork split the Myers Tires Four Cylinder Sidewinder mains and John Hayes of Clymer doubled up on the Myers Tires Four Cylinder Modified features.
Mike Blose and Jerry Redden brought the Super Late Models to the green flag with Blose charging into the lead and setting the pace. While he led the 25-lappers from flag to flag, he didn’t just run away, as Sammy Stile was there to challenge much of the race, but Stile broke on lap 14, giving up the chase, but Andrew Gordon was coming to the front, as he started 12th and made it to second but just could not muscle the win away from Blose, who parked his Ford powered car in the winner’s circle for the second this season. Redden held on for second ahead of Eric Irvin and Ryan Christoff. Heat wins went to Blose and Redden.
Steve Beatty beat Ron Smithley off the line to start the Fastrak Late Model main and he led the feature from start to finish. Smithley ran second for four laps before Joe Moyer took that spot, as Beatty led, second place back was a tussle, changing often with it being the same at the line just about each lap, at the finish it was Beatty winning his second career feature and first at Dog Hollow with Joe Martin getting Moyer for second on the final lap. Andrew Satterlee was fourth and Smithley was fifth. Beatty and Smithley split the heats.
Dan Shetler and Skip Daugherty led the Racesaver 305 Sprints to the start as Shetler took the lead and like the previous two races, he went wire to wire, with second place a hard fought battle, as Daugherty lost second to Bryce Stephens, but he dropped out early giving second over to Daugherty again, but he had to try and hold off Roger Irvine, as Rich Powell threw the checkered flag it was Shepler winning over Irvine, Brian Walker, Daugherty and “Cowboy” Jim Kennedy. Heat wins were divided between Shepler and Daugherty.
The Street Stocks saw Jeff Sweeney beat Josh Jacoby off the line with Jacoby holding second before Nick Goss came from 12th to second on lap six before taking the lead for good on lap nine. The race was over then as Goss went on to get his sixth win of the season. Sweeney, Mike Desch, Nathan Yeaney and Matt Hugill completed the top five. Jacoby and Rick Tripodi split the heats.
Devin Lewis and Jon Gombach III brought the Pure Stocks to the green flag to start the regular feature but it was third place starter Adam Pletcher who took the lead and set the pace from that point on with Andrew Koenig trying to get the lead but Pletcher was hooked up and took the win. Koenig was second, with Marshall Detwiler, Matt Summers and Luke Barnett completing the top five. Koenig and Justin Queen won the heats.
Tim Lamer led Jim Kleitches off the line to start the Four Cylinder Sidewinder main event and he was setting the pace with Kleitches and Jack Theys throwing everything they had at him for the lead, then with just three laps left, Lamer lost power and coasted to the pits, as Kleitches took the lead and ended up with the victory. Theys, Chris Yoder, Bill Hassenplug and Ryan Claycomb completed the top five. Theys, Claycomb and Lamer won the heats.
Mark Maglet and John Hayes were fighting each other the enire distance in the Modified Four Cylinder feature, with Hayes leading lap one, before Maglet took the lead for laps two and three, then it was Hayes once again taking the lead and eventual win. Maglet held on for second, Martin Vinosky, Rick Lamer and Ashley Britskey rounded out the top five. Hayes also won the heat.
In make-up action it was Marshall Detwiler led the first 10 laps of the make-up Pure Stock feature, before Adam Pletcher wrestled the lead away on lap 11 and went up to win. Detwiler held on to second with Matt Summers, David Beahr and Darren Smouse completed the top five. The heat on June 29 was won by Detwiler.
The Four Cylinder Sidewinders made up their race with Bill Hassenplug taking the lead at the start with Paul Crynock Jr. leading from lap four to eight with Jack Theys taking the lead on lap nine and not looking back. Crynock held on to second with John Lamer in third, Chris Yoder in fourth and Paul Crynock the III was fifth. The heats on June 29 were won by Jack Theys, Hassenplug and Sean Fitzpatrick.
The Modified Four Cylinder make-up feature was led from start to finished by John Hayes as he held off Chris Hickok for a few laps, before Hickok dropped out with mechanical problems. At the finish it was Hayes winning over Martin Vinosky, Ray Edwards, Paul Little and Hickok. June 29 heats were won by Hickok and Edwards.
DOG TRAX: 120 teams filled the pits, including 17 Super Late Models, 20 Fastrak Late Models, 16 Racesaver 205 Sprints, 15 Street Stocks, 15 Pure Stocks, 29 Four Cylinder Sidewinders and 8 Modified Four Cylinders…. Coming up on this Friday it’s Autograph night plus Lias Tire Trophy night and a regular show for the Super Late Models, Racesaver 305 Sprints; Fastrak Late Models; Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Four Cylinder Sidewinders and Modified Four Cylinders…Coming up on Aug. 17 is Banner night and the Shawn “Sheetz” McGarvey Top Dog Shoot out memorial…On Aug. 19 is the first ever all open wheel event for the 410 Sprints, the Racesaver 305 Sprints and the BRP Big Block Modifieds and the PA Vintage Dirt Modifieds…For more details check the website at www.dog-hollow.net
Townsend Gas and Oil Super Late Models (17): Mike Blose, Andrew Gordon, Jerry Redden, Eric Irvin, Ryan Christoff, Dan Lee, John Myers, Charlie Powell, Dane Laraway, Sam Stile, Matt Bassaro, Randy Smithley, Casey Fleegle, Quintin Wyandt, Shane McMeans, John Britsky, Chad McClellan. Heats: Redden, Blose.
Stoystown Auto Wreckers FASTRAK Late Models (20): Steve Beatty, Joe Martin, Joe Moyer, Andrew Satterlee, Ron Smithley, Shane Weaver, Mike Laughard, Jeremy Shaffer, Rich Logan, WL Stile, Joey Petyak, Jeremy Zufall, Troy Swindell, Butch Moyer, John Eckenrod, Tim Snare, Jr., Craig Guido, Lou Jacoby, John Mazey, Scott Fitch. Heats: Smithley, Beatty.
Precise Racing Products Racesaver 305 Sprints (16): Dan Shetler, Roger Irvine, Brian Walker, Skip Dougherty, Jim Kennedy, Jeff Taylor, Steve Kenawell, Ryan Lynn, Jeff Bacha, Justin Zap, Bill Jones, Jr., Jim Marquette, Walt Tutak, Greg Dobrosky, Bryce Stephens, Don Sotosky. Heats: Dougherty, Shetler.
Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Street Stocks (15): Nick Goss, Jeff Sweeney, Mike Desch, Nathan Yeaney, Matt Hugill, Bob Rosman, Dan Lucas, Dave Galore, Steve Barnes, Josh Jacoby, Gabe Shaffer, Rick Tripodi, Todd Mathews, David Rocker, DNS: Ray Hickok. Heats: Jacoby, Tripodi.
Lias Tire Pure Stocks (15): Adam Pletcher, Andrew Koenig, Marshall Detwiller, Matt Summers, Luke Barnett, Devin Lewis, Brad McGinnis, Darren Smouse, David Beahr, Kurt Walters, Shawn Smith, Justin Queen, Joe Gombach III, Trevor Gombach, Ken Ulrich, Jr. Heats: Koenig, Queen.
Lias Tire Pure Stocks Make Up Feature from June 29: Adam Pletcher, Marshall Detwiller, Matt Summers, David Beahr, Darren Smouse, Justin Queen, Andrew Koenig, DNS: Matt Krause.
Myers Tire 4 Cylinder Sidewinders (29): Jim Kleitches, Jack Theys, Chris Yoder, Bill Hassenplug, Ryan Claycomb, Paul Crynock, Jr., Dustin Tolar, Jeff Pennington, Tim Lamer, Ray Wright, John Costa, Damian Gearhart, Sean Fitzpatrick, Adam Laughard, John Lamer, Tim Bish, Paul Crynock III, Mart Rematt, Jerry Lute, Stephanie Ivory, Bill Burd, Scott Brown, Mike Phillipson, DNS: John Welsko, Herb Fleegle, Robert Lydic, Ashley Rocker, Tyler Laughard, Mike Potter. Heats: Claycomb, Tim Lamer, Theys.
Myers Tire 4 Cylinder Sidewinders Make Up Feature from June 29: Jack Theys, Paul Crynock, Jr., John Lamer, Chris Yoder, Paul Crynock III, Ray Wright, John Costa, Jim Kleitches, Bill Hassenplug, Ryan Claycomb, Tim Lamer, Stephanie Ivory, Mike Potter, Jerry Lute, Robert Lydic, Tim Bish, John Welsko, Mark Rematt, Ashley Rocker, Sean Fitzpatrick, Scott Brown, Damian Gearhart, Mike Phillipson, DNS: David Gacka, Terry Kester, Marcus Lutman, Dustin Tolar, Herb Fleegle.
Myers Tire Modified 4 Cylinders (8): John Hayes, Mark Maglet, Martin Vinosky, Rick Lamer, Ashley Britsky, Paul Little, DNS: Chris Hickok, Ray Edwards. Heat: Hayes.
Myers Tire Modified 4 Cylinders Make Up Feature from June 29: John Hayes, Martin Vinosky, Ray Edwards, Paul Little, Chris Hickok, Ashley Britsky, Rick Lamer, Mark Maglet, DNS: Ian Will, Bob Pease, Dana Krause.