Flaherty Ends Long Hagerstown Drought


“The first two nights we were out in it, we had a problem with it, so I didn’t know what was going on,” Flaherty said. “It feels a lot better now. This win is long overdue.”

Palmer, Weaver and Fries completed the top five.

Dave Stouffer Jr. took the lead over Rick Stouffer when the pure stocks began as seventh starting Younker charged forward and was past both Stouffer’s before the caution came out on lap three.

Younker led three laps before R. Stouffer got past and Charlie Pensinger joined them at the front. Younker battled back with three to go as some contact was made exiting turn four as Pensinger followed into second place and trailed by .237 seconds at the finish. Stouffer was third with Kevin Boyer and Craig Kline to complete the top five. Younker was the Bill Ecton and Son Hard Charger.

Justin Hansberger led the hobby stocks for the first seven laps until Proctor battled with Kenny Thomas on the way to the front to lead lap eight. Proctor stayed out front as Thomas got into second with three to go while fending off Michael Hyatt. Thomas closed to three lengths at the checkered. Hansberger and Joe Rodgers completed the top five.

Kevin Thomas went from fourth to the lead on lap two for the four cylinders while Laye was into second by lap three. The two broke away from Jeremy Ott and had their own race swapping positions several times in the closing laps as Laye led the 11th but Thomas battled back.

Thomas led the final lap but suddenly was off the pace in the final turns as Laye went on to get the win over Ott and John Stoll as Thomas limped to the line in fourth. Fifth finisher Kurt Knepper was the J&S Salvage Hard Charger.

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