Weaver Wires Hagerstown Small Car Nationals
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Winning the Hershey Racing Engine Dash for Cash and starting from the pole in the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic late model sportsman field for the Ledo Pizza 7th Annual Small Car Nationals at Hagerstown Speedway, Justin Weaver of nearby Williamsport was in a race of his own and after 30 laps, was 13.38 seconds ahead at the checkered for the $2,000 triumph, his third of the season.
Just two weeks previously, Weaver received the season championship for the division.
Other drivers ending with winning status were Winchester,VA’s Mike Corbin, who led all the way in the Ernie D’s pure stock feature after winning the Bill Ecton and Son Dash for Cash to also pick up $2,000.
The final $2,000 winner was Hagerstown’s Cody Kershner who took over the National Speed Supply/Dave Padula Motorsports four cylinder lead with five laps to go and won by five lengths, announcing that $1,000 of his winnings would be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Following his fourth win, his engine was also protested and found to be legal.
Gary Proctor led all but the opening lap in the D &D Auto Recycling hobby stocks for his seventh triumph worth $500. He won by .648 seconds and also was the Kline’s Auto Body and Towing Lucky Seven winner. Rodney Hall was the 27th Annual Tommy Thompson Demo Derby winner.
Weaver immediately was on the gas and beat Andy Anderson into the first turn with Mike Walls and Paul Cursey next in line and started through the rear of the field on the ninth lap. He never missed a beat and continued to hold a comfortable distance on Anderson and was only on lap 12 when both Denny Bonebrake and son Wes, both had mechanical issues and brought out the caution. .
Anderson was the next to roll to a stop following the restart which moved Walls into second for the restart.
Weaver took off and lap after lap kept stretching the distance over Walls, who was battling with his cousin, Rodney and Scott Palmer.
R. Walls took over the runner up spot on the 19th circuit but he couldn’t even see Weaver who was more than seven seconds ahead and again into rear traffic two laps later.
The race remained under green while Weaver continued all the way to the checkered and all but a half lap and five lapped cars ahead of Rodney Walls.
“I just have to thank the guys that give me an amazing piece every week,” Weaver said. “They back it up week in and week out. This thing is awesome to drive. It’s been a good year. We’re going to try and get a few more races yet.”