With lightening slicing through the skies, Chad Trout stormed to the victory in the Williams Grove Speedway Bill Heckert Memorial Super Sportsman 25-lap championship. Trout had a thrilling battle with Frankie Herr on the way to his second Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman tour triumph.
Kenny Edkin, from his second starting position, was the immediate leader. Chad Trout started fourth and was second by the completion of the opening lap. The battle for the lead became a three-car fight between Edkin, Trout and Scott Geesey,
The race came to a halt on lap five when Rich Eichelberger’s car rolled over in turn two. Moments later there was a fire in Scott Geesey’s car. Geesey received a minor burn to his ankle while Rich Eichelberger, after a pit stop, returned to the race.
Edkin, following the restart, led the way with Frankie Herr in second and Geesey was third. Herr, after a lap nine caution, became the new leader. One lap later Trout took possession of second.
Herr’s lead slowly disappeared and by lap 16 Trout was three-lengths behind. One lap later, using slower traffic, Trout passed Herr in turns three and four. Trout masterfully drove through slower traffic. The Felton, PA driver won by 15 lengths over Herr, Gregg Foster, Mike Enders, and Chad Criswell.
Williams Grove Speedway’s technical crew began a brand new inspection policy with this race. Chad Trout’s machine went to the new technical inspection building for an engine check. The car passed the inspection.
Enders, Steve Wilbur, and Herr won the preliminaries for the 28-car field. Eichelberger was the consolation victor. Russ Mitten won the Sprint Aces Hard Charger Award.
Matt Nailor started first in the 20 lap Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model main. Nailor led the way with Dan Zechman, Sam Rial, Travis Mease, and Roy Miller trailing.
The top five remained the same through the first six laps. On lap seven rain began creating a caution. After a short wait the racing resumed with Nailor leading.
There was a shuffling of positions behind the leader. Travis Mease advanced into second with Dan Zechman, Roy Miller, Sam Rial and Scott Richwine in a battle for third. Nailor had a 20-length advantage when the caution came out on lap 15 for a tangle between Miller and Richwine.
Alan Sagi made a big move on the restart, the veteran driver charging into second. Nailor, from Shermansdale, led the remaining laps to win his first feature by ten lengths over Sagi. Zechman was third, with Wes Alleman finishing fourth and Mease was fifth.
The heat wins for the 23 cars went to Pat Beard, Sagi, Chad Julius. Shaun Jones was the winner of the Artwerks Hard Charger Award.
The 15-lap Aquafun Pools Street Stock feature began with a massive front stretch crash. Fifteen of the 21 starters were in the melee.
Kevin Sigler started on the outside of the front row and sprinted into the lead. Charlie Pensinger’s new car had a spectacular front stretch flip on the second circuit. Pensinger walked away from the crash.
Sigler, a York resident, continued to lead the way. Nick Bloom, Mike Buckley, and Doug Hoffman had a spirited contest for second. Buckley captured second in the sixth lap and was trailing the leader by four lengths.
There was a caution with four laps remaining. Sigler’s Camaro led with Buckley, Hoffman, Jeff Haag, Steve Hastings and Craig Morgan in close pursuit. Kevin Sigler won his first of 2014 by five lengths over Buckley, Hoffman, Haag, and Hastings.
Sigler and Hoffman were the heat winners for the 21 entries. Mike Nickel, making his first start, won the Artwerks Hard Charger Award.
The Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series returns to action this weekend. The Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman, Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 late Models, and Aquafun Pools Street Stocks will headline the show. Racing begins at 6:30. Adult admission is five dollars and all children 12 and under are free.
Super Sportsman results
1. Chad Trout, 2. Frankie Herr, 3. Gregg Foster, 4. Mike Enders, 5. Chad Criswell, 6. Kenny Edkin, 7. Steve Fannsy, 8. Carmen Perigo Jr., 9. Russ Mitten, 10, Jay Fannasy, 11. Steve Wilbur, 12. Doug Dodson, 13. Rick Barr, 14. Stan Wanner, 15. Lanny Hake, 16. Todd Leonard, 17. Devin Beidel, 18. Tom Wyckoff, 19. Scott Dellinger, 20. Bill Devine, 21. Cody Fairchok, 22. Chad Smith, 23. Rich Eichelberger, 24. Scott Geesey
Did Not Qualify: Tony Jackson, Dave Conrad, Russ Lebo, Duaine Smith
358 Late Model results:
1. Matt Nailor, 2. Alan Sagi, 3. Dan Zechman, 4. Wes Alleman, 5. Travis Mease, 6. Shaun Jones, 7. Sam Rial, 8. Chad Julius, 9. DJ Mease, 10. Cam Zeigler, 11. Chris Fletcher, 12. Pat Beard, 13. Dave Latsha, 14. Pat McNeal, 15. Dave Stamm, 16. Al Cheney, 17. Roy Miller, 18. Scott Richwine, 19. Zach Kauffman, 20. Randy Croop, 21. Jared Miller, 22. Tom Smith, 23. Jake Jones
Street Stock results
1. Kevin Sigler, 2. Mike Buckley, 3. Doug Hoffman, 4. Jeff Haag, 5. Steve Hastings, 6. Craig Morgan, 7. Tim Drawbaugh, 8. Eric Tripp, 9. Walt Lemmon, 10. Mike Nickel, 11. Nick Bloom, 12. Chris Heller, 13. Dustin Hollinger, 14. Dave Goode, 15. Randy Zechman, 16. Jesse Hitz, 17. Charlie Pensinger, 18. Ed Halter, 19. Greg Diehl, 20. Josh Bloom, 21. Todd Bowersox
Did Not Start: Steven Dove