HANOVER, Pa. – Brad McClelland added another notch to his belt in the 358 sprint car division at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.
“The track was a little weird tonight, and I’m glad I started up front,” said McClelland. “We put a used tire on tonight because we were starting second. That was a mistake.”
That was his only mistake, as McClelland won his heat and led every lap of the feature from his outside front row starting spot. McClelland was never seriously challenged despite six caution flags over the first nine laps. From there, the race went non-stop, with McClelland scoring his third win in five races so far this year.
Matt Campbell caught polesitter Seth Kearchner for second lap 15, and was closing at the end. Robbie Kendall, Kearchner, and Cody Fletcher completed the top five.
The other qualifier for the 10 358 sprinters was won by Kendall.
Reed Salony and Mike Zielonis were winners of the double 15-lap1000cc Sidewinder micro-sprint features. Salony actually finished third in the opener, but was credited with the win when apparent winner Jim Young and second-place finisher Brad Weber both failed post-race inspections.
Brandon Yarlett and Rich Halter were awarded second and third in the first feature.
In the second Sidewinder feature, Zielonis started on the pole and led every lap. Closing rapidly at the end was Salony, who ended up with a first and second on the night. Completing the top three in the second feature was Yarlett.
Tom Senseney came from 1oth starting spot to claim the win in the 15-lap limited stock feature. Senseney drove under Robbie Carroll for the lead with a low move in turn four of lap 14. Carroll, who started third, led laps three through 13.
With the win, Senseney moved into a first-place tie with Matt Chronister (262 points) in the season-long point series. Chronister dropped to the infield while running fourth on lap 11. Second through fifth were Carroll, Cody Klinedinst, Shannon Weaver, and Terry Hartlaub.
Heats for the 21 limited stocks were won by Kory Shorb and Kenny Startzman.
Jeremy Stremmel scored the win in the 20-lap street stock feature.
Stremmel started on the outside of the front row and led every lap but one. Previous winner Dan Furman started 12th and passed Stremmel for the lead on lap 13, only to suffer a flat tire and slow to a stop on lap 14. Stremmel assumed the lead for the restart and led the rest of the way, with Larry Landis coming from eighth to finish second. Third through fifth were Chad Stine, Pat McClane, and Jed Latshaw.
Furman’s teammate Craig Wagaman also suffered a flat tire while running fourth on lap seven and came to a stop in turn two of lap nine, ending his night.