Hoff Blisters Trail-Way 358 Sprint
HANOVER, Pa. – “It’s about time things stayed together for us. We’ve had really bad luck this year.”
So said New Oxford’s Shane Hoff after scoring his first win of the year in the non-stop 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.
And he wasn’t kidding. One week after losing a rear end while leading, Hoff started on the pole and led every lap in a 25-lap time of 6 minutes, 12.72 seconds.
That was more than a half-second and two lapped cars in front of runner-up Mike Bittinger.
“I’d rather see it go non-stop,” said Hoff. “Especially when I start up front.
“Eric Tomecek has been helping us set up the car the past few weeks, and it has really made a difference.”
Eighth-starting Cris Eash, hard charger Brad McClelland (who started 11th), and 10th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh completed the top five, with Seth Kearchner, Tim Wagaman, Austin Hogue, Zach Euculano, and Cody Fletcher rounding out the top ten.
It was only the second time in Trail-Way history that the feature event went non-stop.
Heats for the 17 358 sprint cars were won by Bittinger and Isaac Sneeringer, who crossed 11th in the feature.
Hannah Riser became the second lady driver to win a 600cc micro-sprint feature at Trail-Way this year. She started on the outside of the front row and led every lap, despite heavy pressure from David Holbrook, who looked to be setting up for a pass as the final caution of the event came out on the next-to-last lap.
From there, Riser drove away to her first career win, followed by Holbrook, Travis Esh, Bret Cronrath, and Jeremy Glass.
Heats for the 16 micros were won by Travis Esh and Cheyenne Topper, the other female winner at Trail-Way this year.
Jason Chronister also started on the front row and led every lap of the 15-lap limited stock feature. But the action in behind was wild, with Brian Walls coming from 18th starting spot to cross second, followed by 11th starting Matt Chronister, Ricky Weaver Jr. and 10th-starting Shannon Weaver finishing third through fifth.
Qualifiers for the 30 limited stocks were won by Jason Chronister, Ricky Weaver, Jr., and Kyle Martin. Shane Miller won the consolation event.
Dan Furman advanced from fourth to first on lap four and drove away to his fourth win of the year in the 20-lap street stock feature. Kyle Emig led the first three laps before Bill Foster passed him in turn two of the fourth lap. But Furman caught Foster in turns three and four and led the rest of the way.
His final margin of victory was 6.47 seconds over Foster, who came from the rear after going to the infield and driving back onto the track after Furman made the pass.
Larry Landis finished third, followed by David Goode and Timothy Hahn.
Heats for the 12 street stocks were won by Furman and Foster.