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Stuhler wins Bowers/Durham Memorial

May 27, 2003

AUTO RACING


Gary Stuhler of Greencastle, Pa., swept the 23rd Annual Shorty Bowers/Bull Durham Twin 20s Saturday to raise his career win total to 106 at Hagerstown Speedway.

Stuhler charged from the middle of the pack to win both races, winning the nightcap on the last lap. It was the second time Stuhler has swept both halves of the Memorial.

"We tried out something new on the car in the heat race tonight and it worked good, so we stayed with it in the feature," said Stuhler, who has won five times in eight races this year. "Alan (Sagi) was going really good. I didn't know what was going to happen there in lap traffic, but it worked out to our advantage."

In other action, Richard Walls, of St. Thomas, Pa., scored his second win of the year in the Hoosier Tires Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman feature and Steve Long, of Chambersburg, Pa., notched his first win of the year in the Ernie's Salvage Yard 15-lap pure stock main event.

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In the first 20-lap ITSI late model feature, Brent Smith moved to a large lead from the pole as Stuhler started 12th. Stuhler charged to second by the seventh lap and benefited from a caution to erase Smith's lead.

In the 20-lap late model sportsman feature, Eric Ohler grabbed the lead from the pole as Walls started eighth. While Terry Lescalleet kept the pressure on Ohler, Walls was slowly working his way through lapped traffic to move into fourth on the 13th lap right before the first caution was waved.

The Hagerstown Speedway will return to action Sunday night with the second round of the Winchester/Hagerstown Speedways Shootout, beginning at 7 p.m.

Results

ITSI Late Model Bull Durham/Shorty Bowers Memorial

Race One - 20 laps

1. Gary Stuhler; 2. Andy Anderson; 3. Tom Myers; 4. Brent Smith; 5. Charlie Schaffer; 6. DJ Myers; 7. Alan Sagi; 8. Bo Feathers (Hard Changer) 9. Frankie Plessinger; 10. Doug Burkholder; 11. Marvin Winters; 12. Mike Lupfer; 13. Paul Crowl; 14. Allen Brannon; 15. Dan Stone; 16. Tim Wilson; 17. Jason Covert; 18. Devin Friese; 19. Mike Hardy; 20. Tim

42 cars started

Lap leaders - Smith, 1-7; Stuhler, 8-20.

Race Two - 20 laps

1. Stuhler (Hard Charger); 2. Sagi; 3. Anderson; 4. Plessinger; 5. T. Myers; 6. DJ Myers; 7. Burkholder; 8. Winters; 9. Brannon; 10. Lupfer; 11. Crowl; 12. Smith; 13. Schaffer; 14. Friese; 15. Feathers; 16. Wilson; 17. Covert; 18. Holson; 19. Hardy; 20. Walls; 21. Cosgrove; 23. Ryan; 24. Elksnis; 25. Spence; 26. Murphy.

Did not start: Scott Cross

Did not qualify: Richard Gwizdale; Brad Omps; Nick Dickson; Scott LeBaron; Scott Lupfer; Donnie Farlling; Bubby Dillman; Jerry Fifield; Jeff Leiphart; Tommy Armel; Jeff Friese; Mike Atherton; Wesley Bonebrake; Daryl Hills; Brad Ritter.

Lap leaders - Plessinger 1-14; Sagi 15-19; Stuhler 20

Hoosier Tires Mid-Atlantic Late Model Sportsman

20 laps

1. Richard Walls; 2. Terry Lescalleet; 3. Tim Fedder (Hard Charger); 4. Eric Ohler; 5. Larry Baer; 6. Bud Witmer; 7. Roy Miller; 8. Travis Beaver; 9. Bobby Beard; 10. Daryl Kendall; 11. Wesley Workman; 12. Brian Miller; 13. Glenn Ninninger Jr.; 14. Scott Palmer; 15. Tyler Armstrong; 16. Paul Ward; 17. Travis Beaver; 18. Mike Spangler; 19. Pete Weaver; 20. Dave Rice Jr.; 21. Will Fair; 22. Johnny Smith; 23. Barry Miller; 24. Darryl Burkholder.

Did not qualify: Chris Neff; Danny McSherry; Curt Schreiner; Terry Flaherty; Cory Houck; Randy Kline; Doug Hardy; Wayne Walls Jr.; Bobby Shade; Todd Bowers.

34 Cars started

Lap leaders - Ohler, 1-13; Walls, 14-20

Ernie's Salvage Yard Pure Stocks

15 Laps

1. Steve Long; 2. Phil Madagan (Hard Charger); 3. Eugene Conlee; 4. Jim Snyder; 5. Greg Hockensmith; 6. John Huber; 7. Frank Dibella; 8. Kevin Shade; 9. Jeff Johnson; 10. Hans Stamberg; 11. Bruce Leibowitz; 12. Mike Sanders; 13. Kenny Dillon; 14. Cory Oberholtzer; 15. Dean Holmes; 16. Rick Stouffer.

Did not start: Kim Ramer; Andrew Frustaci; Paul Rice.

19 cars started

Lap leaders - Johnson, 1-12; Long 13-15.

YOUTH LEAGUES


Hagerstown PONY

FOP 11, Firefighters 3: Cam Shifler and Andrew Blickenstaff each homered, while Chris Selby had three hits for FOP. Tyler Shifler homered for Firefighters.

Jeter 14, Hagerstown Floors 11: Bill Bucklew had two hits and winning pitcher Mark Scott had two hits for Jeter. Brandon Rohrer had three hits and four RBI, while Tyson Palmer had two hits, including a home run, and Adam Merrbaugh had two hits for Hagerstown Floors.

Goodwill 12, Firefighters 8: Zach Shoemaker homered twice and Marcellus Sumlin had three hits to lead Goodwill. Cole Spessard had two hits for Firefighters.

Valley 7-8

Longmeadow Animal Hospital 16, First Action Security 14: Matt Stevens, Ryan Bolton and Cory Michael each had three hits, while Matthew Sprecher, Aaron Mong, Dylan Durning and Alex Decker each had two hits for Longmeadow. Kyle Dinterman had three hits, while Luke Shindle, Quinton Zimmerman and John Rinehart each had two hits for First Action.

West End Little League

AFLCIO 7, Coke 4: Caleb Jewell had two hits for AFLCIO.

PREP TRACK


Schuler takes fourth in PIAA 3,200

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg junior Kylee Schuler placed fourth in the Class AAA girls 3,200 in 10:44.71 at the PIAA Track & Field State Championships on Saturday.

Lampeter-Strasburg senior Emily Kruger won the race in 10:39.36.

Schuler broke her own school and Tri-State record.

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