Satterlee Controls Hagerstown Field
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Gregg Satterlee went all the way in the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model 25-lap feature Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.
Leading from the pole following a four wide salute to Paul “Huey” Wilcoxon, who passed away unexpectedly two weeks ago, he posted the win by more than five seconds over Glenn Elliott.
“Starting spot is always a big factor in these races,” said Satterlee, who spun the wheel for the heads up start. “I think we had a good car. I don’t know if we’d have started back how we would have fared out. Getting into lapped traffic, it was getting hard to pass. We had a good car; it was just a good night. Huey was a very good guy. It definitely was a good tribute to him. I know he won’t ever be forgotten. We were all racing for him tonight.”
Starting seventh, Rick Singleton took over the lead on lap 16 of the Malloy Ford Late Model Sportsman 25-lap Spring Championship to hold off earlier leader Terry Flaherty by .224 second and pick up the $1,000 victory.
“Quite frankly, when I pulled up here (victory lane), I could hardly contain myself,” said Singleton, who has been working out of Wilcoxon’s Martinsburg shop. “Huey was a great friend and great race car builder. The first day I met Huey, I went up to Gary Stuhler and said, “You know what, I want what you have” and he pointed at Huey and that was years ago and we’ve been winning races ever since. I can’t even talk about it as I get emotional. We lost a great friend. It’s awesome to win this race tonight. This make four wins in a row. I wanted this so badly tonight. It’s tough to lose a guy like that. We talked to him a half hour before he died.”
Craig Parrill scored his first ever Hagerstown win in the K.Lynn Management Pure Stocks while Jamie Mills posted his second victory in the Mason Dixon Auto Auction Hobby Stocks this season. Ryan Laye took his season fourth checkered in the Cochran Auctioneers Four Cylinders.