Flaherty Ends Long Hagerstown Drought
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – With his dominating triumph at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night, Hagerstown’s Terry Flaherty ended a dry spell dating all the way back to April 25, 2009.
Coming on Fire/Rescue Appreciation and ARCH Fan Night, it was his career third in the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic late model sportsman division and ended 3.163 seconds ahead of the divisions opening day winner Paul Cursey.
Also getting to the checkered flag first were Darrin Younker, his season first in the Ernie D’s pure stocks, Gary Proctor, his third in the D&D Recycling Hobby Stocks and Ryan Laye, who is two for two in the National Speedway Supply/Dave Padula Motorsports four cylinders.
Chad Myers and Andy Fries occupied the front row for the late model sportsman as Myers quickly jumped out front over third starting Flaherty and Fries as Flaherty sped past Myers to take command on lap four and was nearly two seconds ahead when the caution came out on lap six just as Fries took second.
Flaherty again asserted himself and pulled away while Scott Palmer grabbed second but could only see Flaherty getting further away and had opened up more than a 2.5 second lead by a 13th lap caution.
Flaherty again distanced himself from Palmer while Paul Cursey and Justin Weaver were furthering their travels from the tenth and 12th respective positions. Cursey took third from Fries with two to go and then disposed of Palmer on the white flag while Weaver got past Fries with two to go. Flaherty was touring his final lap to end 3.163 seconds ahead of Cursey who was the Liberty Auto and Tire Hard Charger.