Satterlee Pockets Hagerstown Cash
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Following several showers that delayed Hagerstown Speedway getting underway by close to two hours on Saturday evening, a five car invert put Gregg Satterlee on the outside pole for the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model feature and he made good of the starting position by leading all 35 laps to bank the $3,000 winning share after beating Marvin Winters to the finish by 2.47 seconds.
It was his second victory of the season and second of the weekend, having won Friday night at Bedford.
“We had a good car,” Satterlee said. “The track was in good shape like it always is. I had some luck with the redraw and invert and got to start on the front row. Starting spots are a huge thing here and we were able to get the lead on the start. I caught lapped traffic in the middle of the race and my guy was telling me my lead was shrinking pretty quickly. The caution came out and I was able to have a clean race track and hold on for the win. When you catch them and they’re racing two wide, it’s hard to get by them quickly. The caution fell in our favor. “
Allen Brannon and Satterlee were on the front row for the Late Model start as Satterlee charged around the top and exited turn two with the lead over Brannon as third starting Winters got past Kenny Moreland on the second lap for third.
Satterlee caught the rear of the field by lap nine and continued to maneuver past several cars while Winters passed Brannon on the 14th lap and began to close on Satterlee who got occupied with two rear cars racing side by side. Winters was all but knocking on the door when the first caution came out on lap 20. One lap was made before the yellow was displayed again but following the green, Satterlee was off and running and continued stretching his lead until encountering another rear car on the final lap.
Winters trailed by 2.47 seconds while Moreland was holding on to the third spot. Jamie Lathroum entered the top five after starting 15th and finished fourth with C. S. Fitzgerald ended fifth. Jerry Bard came on strong following the final restart and ended sixth after starting 17th with Brannon, Friday’s winner Keith Jackson, Trever Feathers and Roy Deese Jr., from 14th, completing the top ten. Jackson, Moreland and Winters were the heat winners.