HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Trever Feathers put his Dad’s Late Model to the test Saturday evening at Hagerstown Speedway and it passed with flying colors.
Having won a Late Model Sportsman feature in 2011, Feathers posted his first-ever Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model feature triumph after starting third and leading all the way to collect the win by 3.03 seconds over Roy Deese Jr.
“It means a lot to win here again,” Feathers said. “I won here in 2011, so three years is too long. The car was just amazing. I wish my car drove like that.”
In other racing, Scott Palmer led the opening two laps, then retook the Malloy Ford Late Model Sportsman lead from Chad Myers on the fifth lap and held him off by five lengths to secure the $1,000 win.
Mike Corbin’s K. Lynn Management Pure Stock tenth win came by one length over Darrin Younker who had the upper had the precious week. Kenny Thomas took his Mason Dixon Auto Auction Hobby Stock to a more than five second victory while Ryan Laye was back in victory lane for his ninth Cochran Associates Four Cylinder victory.
It was a three car invert for the Late Models as Deese and Brian Tavenner occupied the front row and Deese powered in front of the field, but Feathers was power in motion and charged under Deese to lead the second lap.
By the halfway mark, Feathers was into lapped traffic while Deese was in a battle with previous week’s winner Kyle Hardy, points leader Marvin Winters and Tavenner. Following a lap 15 restart, Feathers maintained control while Deese was occupied by Winters looking to take the runner up spot and busy holding off Steve Axtell Jr. Feathers drove on unchallenged to the checkered with a 3.03 second advantage over Deese. Only three tenths of a second separated Deese from Winters and Axtell. Hardy ended fifth.
“I think I had a lot more left in it if I moved up a little bit,” Feathers said. “I was just trying to keep my tires cooled down in the mud. I’m dedicating this win to Tony; he’s the one that got hit last week. He’s been through a lot this week and I went to see him Sunday and he was ready to go racing. To have people dedicated like him, it means a lot.”
Scott Palmer and Chad Myers were on the front row and Myers made it three wide on a second lap restart with Palmer and last week’s winner Kyle Lear to take over. Two laps later, Myers took the inside line for the double file restart and Palmer graciously retook the position and didn’t falter as the laps ticked away. While Justin Weaver was challenging Lear for third, Myers was able to make a challenge on the 18th lap but Palmer scooted away by five lengths to capture the extra money race.