MILL HALL, PA – Derek Hauck of Allenwood topped the field of 33 RaceSaver sprint cars to claim the Nittany 40 championship on Saturday at the Clinton County Speedway. Jason Geesman was victorious in the CW Smith Memorial for the Pro Stocks. Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven won the 270, Johnny Smith of Scranton won the 600 Micro Sprints and Shawn Stahl won the 4 Cylinder feature event.
Derek Hauck and Dylan Proctor brought the full field of RaceSaver Sprint cars to the green lap of the 40 main event. Hauck led the first lap with Proctor and Garret Bard in pursuit. On lap number two, Bard brought out the first caution of the event when he spun in turn number two. Following the restart, Hauck maintained the lead while Ken Duke Jr. battled with Proctor for the runner up position. Duke made the pass for second, while seventh place starter Jared Zionkowski took the third spot on lap number four. By lap number eight, Hauck had caught the rear of the field and began to encounter lapped traffic. The top three worked their way through lapped traffic.
A lap fourteen caution occurred when Nathan Gramley slowed going down the back stretch. Again, Duke and Zionkowski were looking for an opportunity to steal the top spot from Hauck. On lap 15, Hauck led Duke, Zionkowski, Scott Lutz and Dominic Melair. By lap 21, Hauck again caught the rear of the field and put a lapped car between him and Duke. Duke quickly cleared the lapped car and hoped for Hauck to make a mistake. On lap 22, Kruz Kepner’s car broke sending him out over the turn three and four embankment bringing out the caution once again.
Hauck brought the field back to speed with Duke, Zionkowski, Melair and Proctor in the top five running order. On lap twenty eight, Hauck began to dice through lapped traffic with Duke and Zionkowski in close contention. The top three weaved their way through traffic for the final twelve laps. When the checkered flag waved Hauck was the first to cross the line by 1.195 seconds over Duke, Zionkowski, Melair and Proctor. Sixth through tenth were Josh Beamer, Tylor Cochran, Matt Tebbs, Scott Lutz, and Garrett Bard. Heat races were won by Lutz, Zionkowski, Bard and Hauck. Lutz set a new 1 lap track record with a time of 12.983 seconds during time-trials. The B-Main was won by Ryan Lynn.
Tommy Dawson and AJ Hoffman lead the field of Pro Stocks to the line for the start of the CW Smith Memorial 50 lap main event. Hoffman led the opening laps. On lap number five, fourth place starter AJ Stroup took the lead while Cory Long, Brandon Moser and Brad Benton battled for the top five. Three cars tangled in turns one and two to bring out the caution on lap number six. Stroup continued to lead the race with Hoffman, Long and Moser in a contested battle for the lead. On lap number nine, the caution flag waved for Chris Orwig, who took his car to the pits. One lap later an accident occurred between Noah Jensen and Jason Smith forcing both cars to the pit area. By lap number 11, Geesman who started third, but drifted back to fifth, rebounded into the runner up position.
By lap 15, Stroup was holding off Geesman, Moser, Long and Dawson as the top five. On lap number 19, Long and Moser touched causing Long to spin, while Moser went to the pits with a flat tire. Geesman used the restart to get a run at Stoup and took the lead. At the midway point of the race, Geesman led Stroup, Hoffman, Dawson, and Ray Rothfuss. Corey Long and Moser, who went to the rear of the field for cautions, began to work their way back towards the front. By lap number 30 Long entered the top five, and by lap 36 had moved into the second spot. Moser re-entered the top five on lap number 34 and took the fourth spot from Stroup on lap 37. With ten laps remaining, Geesman led Long, Moser, Stroup, and Hoffman. The field entered lapped traffic with four laps to go. Geesaman was able to claim the win over Long, Moser, Stroup, and Hoffman. Sixth through tenth were Dawson, Mike Koser, Rothfuss, Thomas Moon, and Rooster Peters. Heat races were won by Stroup, Moser, and Jason Smith.
Jeffrey Weaver charged from the third position to take the lead by the completion of lap number one in the 270 Micro Sprint feature. Shaun Musser was running in second until lap number twelve, when Tyler Clowes took the runner up position. Weaver led every lap of the 15 lap feature for the win, tying for third on the all time win list with former Thunder Car and Late Model Champion, George Fultz. Clowes took second, Skeetz Hockenbrock advanced from deep in the pack to take third followed by Jillian Maurer and Logan Hammaker. Heats were won by Clowes and Weaver.
In the 600 Micro Sprints, Johnny Smith led every lap to earn the victory. Weaver finished second, Holden was third and Jeff Gyunia was fourth.
Shawn Stahl led the opening laps of the 4 Cylinder main event. Fourth place starter Cody Stover led lap three and four, then hit the wall and took his car to the pit area. Stahl inherited the lead and led the remaining laps to his first win of the year. Blake Snyder took the second position on lap number nine. Dillan Craft and Chris Small battled for third and fourth, while Joey Snook finished fifth. Heats were won by Stahl, John Bower and Cody Stover.
The Clinton County Speedway returns this Saturday for the 2021 Season Finale. Strouse Electric will present the Super Late Models for $5,000 to win the 50 lap main event. The Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints and the 4 Cylinders will be part of the four division show. Gates will open at 1PM, Hot laps at 4PM and racing begins at 4:30PM. For more speedway information visit www.ClintonCountySpeedway.com
RACESAVER SPRINTS: 1. Derek Hauck 2. Ken Duke Jr. 3. Jared Zionkowski 4. Dominic Melair 5. Dylan Proctor 6. Josh Beamer 7. Tylor Cochran 8. Matt Tebbs 9. Scott Lutz 10. Garret Bard 11. Jarrett Cavalet 12. Jeffrey Weaver 13. Mike Melair 14. Mike Alleman 15. Dustin Prettyleaf 16. Dakota Schweikart 17. Ryan Lynn 18. Dale Schweikart 19. Jason Roush 20. Robbie Bartchey 21. Reed Thompson 22. Will Brunson 23. Kruz Kepner 24. Drew Young 25. Nathan Gramley DNS: Hayden Walizer, Fred Arnold, Austin Greenland, Chris Kreider, Dave Guss Jr. Josh Fox, Zach Rhodes, Erick Knopp
PRO STOCKS: 1. Jason Geesman 2. Cory Long 3. Brandon Moser 4. AJ Stroup 5. AJ Hoffman 6. Tommy Dawson 7. Mike Koser 8. Thomas Moon 9. Ray Rothfuss 10. Rooster Peters 11. Ron Benton 12. Bradley Benton 13. Curtis Lawton 14. Jason Smith 15. Noah Jensen 16. Kris Orwig Sr. 17. Robert Tressler 18. Gary Mellott 19. Mike Gray DNS Rich Fye, Noah Kissinger, John Zimmerman
270 MICROS: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Tyler Clowes 3. Skeetz Hockenbrock. 4. Jillian Maurer 5. Logan Hammaker 6. Mitchell Holden 7. Mac Wert 8. Hunter Zimmerman 9. Shaun Musser 10. Levi Brungard 11. Cory Stabley 12. Evan Dickey
600 MICROS: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Mitchell Holden 4. Jeff Gyuina
4 CYLINDERS: 1. Shawn Stahl 2. Blake Snyder 3. Dillan Craft 4. Chris Small 5. Joey Snook 6. Donald Wynn 7. Anthony Peter 8. John Baney 9. Chelsea Harris 10. Zach Rill 11. Tim Muthler 12. Tyler Shahl 13. Donnie Wagner 14. Brooke Potter 15. Coty Maines 16. Larry Beacher Jr. 17. Emily Brouse 18. Cody Stover 19. Bryan Hackenberg 20. Andrew Ricketts 21. Paul Young 22. John Bower DNS: Hunter Flook, Keith Haagen