Shatzer Stars At Hagerstown

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Dylan Shatzer didn’t have far to go to pick up his first career win in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car competition becoming the seventh different winner in as many races at Hagerstown Speedway.

Shatzer dominated the 20-lap feature as he leapt into the lead from his fourth place start on the outside of Scott Lutz and Tom Humphries. Shatzer had a straightaway advantage over Lutz by the fifth circuit and lengthen his lead until Humphries came to a stop bring out a caution.

On the restart, Shatzer again pulled away from Lutz, but Jerald Harris entered into the fold as he got past Lutz for second. With just five laps remaining, Shatzer had another full straightway lead and maintained that margin until the checkered flag.

“I live in Hagerstown. It took me 10 minutes to get here today, and it’s my second time racing here ever. Came out on top, so this one really means a lot in front of a lot friends and family,” said Shatzer.

Harris, Lutz, Donny Hendershot and Brad Mellott completed the top five.

Devin Brannon picked up his first career win in FASTRAK Crate Late Model action over his father Allen Brannon. The younger Brannon lead all of the 20-lapper while holding off the elder Brannon in a non-stop race.

Following the Brannons across the checkered flag was Tyler Bare who just nipped past Levi Crowl for third, and Tyler Hoy finished fifth.

Marvin Winters picked up the win in the 20-lap Late Model Sportsman feature driving the second car for racer Barry Miller. The McConnellsburg, Pa., veteran got the jump over Justin Weaver at the start and wired the field for his 47th career win in the LMS division, and his first win in LMS competition since 2004.

Miller drove his new car to a solid third place finish, followed by Rodney Walls and Taylor Farlling.

Jamey Swank made a long tow to Hagerstown from Somerset, Pennsylvania and had a long way to go in the 15-lap Pure Stock feature as he took the win from his 16th-place start on the grid.

Swank passed race-long leader Craig Parrill coming off of turn three to the white flag and held off Parrill to claim his first career win at Hagerstown Speedway.

Following the lead duo at the finish in the top five were Bryan Kerns, Danny Atherton, and Joshua Bloom.

Jonathan Raley held off a hard charging Brady Daniels in a door-to-door battle to win the 15 lap Hobby Stock nightcap. Codey Breeden was third, followed by Sam Caravello in fourth, and Zach Reid in fifth.