Johnson top star at Speedway

April 30, 2001

Johnson top star at Speedway

Davey Johnson of Greensburg, Pa. started seventh and worked his way past Brian Birkhofer on Lap 34 and never looked back as he captured the Renegade STARS Racing Series sanctioned 20th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial at the Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night. Johnson pocketed $6,000 for the 50-lap event.

"The car felt good, Brian Birkhofer and a couple other Rocket Cars in front were good too, but we were just a little bit better," said Johnson. "I knew Brian was good there in the beginning, but we started taking a different line and the car was good, so we took advantage of it while we could. Brian was running strong but we needed the win though."

"The track was good, Randy (Grove) did a great job and I haven't seen Hagerstown like this in a long time," added Johnson. "It was fast, racy and smooth. You couldn't ask for a better surface."


In other action, Marvin Winters captured his fourth win in the 20-lap Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman feature, Mike Warrenfeltz made it two in a row in the 15-lap Ernie's Salvage Yard 4-cyl pure stock feature and Josh Angle recorded his third win in the 10-lap 4-cyl pure stock main event.

The Hagerstown Speedway will return to action next Saturday with the ITSI late models, Hoosier Tires late model sportsman, Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks and the 4-cyl pure stocks. It will be Ernie's Salvage Yard for the pure stocks with the entire purse doubled from top to bottom. Race time is 7.

Starting position in parentheses

20th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial: 1. (7) Davey Johnson, $6,000; 2. (2) Brian Birkhofer, $3,580; 3. (9) Mike Balzano , $2,000; 4. (3) Mike Johnson, $1,560; 5. (10) Chub Frank, $1,400; 6. (6) Gary Stuhler, $1,335; 7. (13) Jeremy Miller, $1,200; 8. (8) Todd Andrews, $1,100; 9. (11) R.J. Conley, $1,050; 10. (21) Matt Miller, $1,040; 11. (12) Rick Aukland, $900; 12. (19) Donnie Moran, $890; 13. (16) John Mason, $800; 14. (24) Roy Deese Jr., $790; 15. (20) Brent Smith, $740; 16. (22) Rod Conley, $650; 17. (1) Jackie Boggs, $700; 18. (5) Steve Shaver, $590; 19. (18) Jim Bernheisel, $540; 20. (17) Doug Burkholder, $490; 21. (23) Dennis Erb Jr., $440; 22. (4) Rodney Franklin, $450; 23. (15) Charlie Schaffer, $400; 24. (14) Richard Irwin, $400; 25. (25) Andy Anderson, $440; 26. (26) Nathan Durboraw, $440.

20-Lap Late Model Sportsman Feature: 1. Marvin Winters; 2. Richard Walls; 3. Barry Miller; 4. Wayne Walls Jr.; 5. Robert Friese; 6. Mike Walls; 7. Racihard Clipp; 8. Robert Weaver; 9. Daryl Kendall; 10. Scott Palmer. DNS: Ryan Conley; Dave Neff; Dave Rice Jr.

15-Lap Pure Stock Feature: 1. Mike Warrenfeltz; 2. Brian Miller; 3. Hans Stamberg; 4. Steve Lowery; 5. Bruce Leibowitz; 6. Denny Saunders; 7. Jeff Bennett; 8. Ronnie Dennis; 9. Mark Vegh; 10. Kim Ramer; 11. Steve Kent Jr.; 12. Steve Long; 13. Gregory Moats; 14. Glenn Holder; 15. James Andrews; 16. Harold Prince; 17. Frank Dibella; 18. Kevin Shade; 19. Eugene Conlee; 20. Brian Pearrell; 21. Keith Reed; 22. Jeff Johnson; 23. Kenny Dillon; 24. Sam Kaiser; 25. Greg Hockensmith.

10-Lap 4-Cly Pure Stock Feature: 1. Josh Angle; 2. Marcus VanMeter; 3. Ronnie Garlock; 4. Eric Mellott; 5. Ashley Gordon; 6. Glenn Gipe; 7. Mike Kershner; 8. Troy Horner; 9. Roy Ridenhour; 10. Bobby Jones; 11. Larry Baker.


HCC 1-3, S. Maryland 9-2

LA PLATA, Md. - Hagerstown Community College salvaged a split with Southern maryland by scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth inning of the secod game.

After dropping the first game, HCC (25-8, 12-4) needed an extra inning to defeat Southern Maryland (23-13). Heather Danley led off HCC's eighth reaching on an error. Two outs and a walk later, Robin Curley drove a ball off the left fielder's glove for the game-winning single.

Andria Cook (13-3) went the distance striking out seven and walking none.

Jennifer Beachley had two hits in the second game and three hits in the doubleheader, including two doubles and a triple. Manda Widmyer also had two hits for HCC, which winn begin play in the region tournament Friday at Prince George's when the second-seeded Hawks play Cecil Community College at 2 p.m.

Game 1


S. Maryland050022-9110

Reed and Moats. Waltersdorf and Bean. WP - Waltersdorf. LP - Reed, 12-4.

Game 2

S. Maryland00002000-284


Two outs when winning run scored

Gibson and Bean. Cook and Moats. WP - Cook, 13-3. LP - Gibson.


Shepherd 12-11 Davis & Elkins 6-6


Mercersburg 15, Hun 9

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Chase Brackley had two hits and two RBI and also threw 3 1/3 innings of scoreless releif to pick up the win as Mercersburg defeated The Hun School (N.J.) in a Mid Atlanta Prep League game.

The Herald-Mail Articles