Reynoldsville —Dave Shagla, Jr. of Sugar Grove, Mike Lucas of Pleasant Gap, and Pete Mackie of St. Marys ended their victory lane dry spells as each grabbed wins Saturday evening at Hummingbird Speedway. Other winners on Parson #95 Motorsports night included Levi Ardery of West Decatur, and George Bailey of Clearfield. Brandon Weidow and Orin Taylor led the field of IC Light Beer four-cylinders trackside for the opening feature of the evening.
Aaron Henry led the first two laps of the 15-lap main before he spun in front of the field collecting Taylor, Kyle Wisor, and Ken Erskine. Alan Barnett inherited the lead with Bailey working his way to second by lap 5. Bailey took advantage of Barnett as Barnett’s car slid high in turn two, giving the lead over to Bailey.
Newcomer, Sonny Williamson, gave Bailey all he had as he took over the top spot on lap 10. The end of the race saw some minor controversy as it looked as Ralph Morgan, Jr. had picked up the win, but the scorers had him as a lap down thus giving the win to Bailey as Williamson, Wisor, and Barnett chased him across the line. The win was Bailey’s third straight and fourth overall. Bailey, Morgan, and Bob Ralston, Jr. won the heats. The Kronik Energy Drink street stocks were next on the racing surface with Bob Connor and Denny Fenton showing the way to the green flag in the 20-lap main.
Connor took the early lead with a number of cars giving chase. A rash of cautions slowed the early stages of the race with Connor still holding the lead. A red flag flew on lap 6 when Tom Slack’s car rolled over in turn two. Slack was uninjured, but through for the evening. Connor held the lead at the midway point with Ardery, Dan Smeal, Fuzzy Fields, and Bob Rosman keeping things close. Ardery stepped to the outside on lap 11, and took over the top spot from Connor. Ardery started to stretch out his lead as Connor and Smeal ran side by side for a number of laps. The field got one last shot at Ardery as a caution flew on lap 15, but Ardery wouldn’t be denied as he went on to take his second straight win, and second overall. Ardery and Slack copped the heats.
The 25-lap Brookville Wood Products limited late model feature was next on the speedway with John Chesnalavich, Jr. and Shagla making up the starting front row. Shagla powered out to the early advantage, and was blistering the clay, when Bob McMillen looped his car around in turn four. The accident involved a number of other cars, which need assistance to the pit area. On the restart, Shagla and Luke Hoffner pulled away from the rest of the field. Shagla held the top spot at the midway point with Hoffner, Chris Clark, Adam Nixon, and Jim Parson, Jr. rounding out the top five. The leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic by lap 14 with Hoffner looking to the inside of Shagla for the pass. A late race caution brought the field back to Shagla, but Shagla was strong on the restart as he went on claim the checkered flag. Clark, Chuck Kennedy, and Todd Baumgardner claimed the heat race wins.
Mackie and Bill Huntington led the field of Miller Brother Furniture/By The Room Furniture pure stocks trackside for their 15-lap main. After a complete restart, Mackie took the lead with Huntington in close pursuit. The top seven cars kept in close single file formation with Mackie still on top. A late race caution bunched the field together for a green-white-checkered finish. Mackie and Huntington pulled away at the drop of the green with Mackie holding off a hard charging Huntington to claim his first career win at the speedway. Mackie and Paul Kot won the heats.
A full 24-car field of front wheel drive four-cylinders took to the speedway with Lucas and Kirk Hess leading the way. After a complete restart, Lucas took the top spot with John Gilbert, Hess, and Jesse Bish in close pursuit. Lucas, Gilbert, and Hess had the crowd on the edges of their seats as they battled three wide in the late stages of the race. Lucas was able to cross over the start-finish line first with Gilbert and Hess making contact. Gilbert finished second with Hess crossing the line backwards in third. Todd Fedder, Trey Helko, Dustin Fields, and Jerry Walls won the heats while Jimmy Haag won the consy.
SPEEDWAY NOTES: There were 103 cars in the pits this evening including 19 limited lates, 17 street stocks, 21 four-cylinders, 15 pure stocks, and 31 fwd four-cylinders. Racing continues Saturday with a five-division program with gates opening at 4:30pm and racing at 7. There will also be a kid’s bicycle giveaway at intermission. For more information call the track office at 653-8400 or visit the track’s website at www.hummingbirdspeedway.com.
Brookville Wood Products Limited Late Models: 1. Dave Shagla, Jr., Sugar Grove; 2. Luke Hoffner, Turbotville; 3. Jim Parson, Jr., Bellwood; 4. Chris Clark, Curwensville; 5. Bill Davis, DuBois; 6. Spencer Husted, West Decatur; 7. Chuck Kennedy, Brockway; 8. Carl Ruth, Rossiter; 9. Adam Nixon, Grampian; 10. Donnie Connor, Reynoldsville; 11. Larry Wingard, Punxsutawney; 12. Dwayne Brooks, Falls Creek; 13. Burton Fingado, Knox; 14. John Chesnalavich, Jr., Reynoldsville; 15. Bob McMillen, St. Marys; 16. Todd Baumgardner, West Decatur; 18. Keith Witherite, Curwensville DNS: Chris Farrell & John Brady
Kronik Energy Drink Street Stocks: 1. Levi Ardery, West Decatur; 2. Bob Connor, DuBois; 3. Dan Smeal, Houtzdale; 4. Fuzzy Fields, Brockport; 5. Denny Fenton, Clearfield; 6. Joe Kot, DuBois; 7. Kim Horton, Grampian; 8. Bob Rosman, Sykesville; 9. Dave Green, St. Marys; 10. Pernell Beimel, St. Marys; 11. Nathan Russell, Curwensville; 12. Brandon Connor, DuBois; 13. Kenny Abrahamson, Brockway; 14. Tom Slack, Sabula; 15. Dom Surra, Kersey; 16. Trent Ogden, Clearfield DNS: Mark Clark
IC Light Beer Four-Cylinders: 1. George Bailey, Clearfield; 2. Sonny Williamson, Mapleton; 3. Kyle Wisor, Mount Union; 4. Alan Barnett, Philipsburg; 5. Aaron Henry, Brockway; 6. Scott McCartney, Grampian; 7. Mike Anderson, State College; 8. Bill McMillen, St. Marys; 9. Bob Ralston, Jr., Philipsburg; 10. Bill Washek, Clearfield; 11. Dave Britten, Brockway; 12. Frank Wilson, McClure; 13. Orin Taylor, DuBois; 14. Mark Hummel, Osceola Mills; 15. Rob Molnar, Falls Creek; 16. Ralph Morgan, Jr., Mount Union; 17. Ken Erskine, Bells Landing; 18. Randy Albert, Morrisdale; 19. Lester Hudson, Clearfield; 20. Brandon Weidow, Byrnedale; 21. Kyle Parson, McClure
Miller Brothers Furniture/By The Room Furniture Pure Stocks: 1. Pete Mackie, St. Marys; 2. Bill Huntington, Big Run; 3. Jason Bainey, Philipsburg; 4. John Barley, DuBois; 5. Scott Kline, Kersey; 6. Paul Kot, DuBois; 7. Toby Saline, Kersey; 8. Brian Rhed, Brockway; 9. Kyle Shannon, Brockway; 10. Jeff Krach, Falls Creek; 11. Kyle Beimel, St. Marys; 12. Brian Molnar, Falls Creek; 13. Tony Hugill, Mahaffey; 14. Matt Heindl, St. Marys DNS: Dustin Michuck
Front Wheel Drive Four-Cylinders: 1. Mike Lucas, Pleasant Gap; 2. John Gilbert, Brockway; 3. Kirk Hess; Woodland; 4. Brian Warren, Curwensville; 5. Chris Woodel, Brockport; 6. Kevin Clark, Grassflat; 7. Jerry Walls, Sykesville; 8. Ben Smith, Penfield; 9. Chuck Erskine, Clearfield; 10. Jimmy Haag, DuBois; 11. Steve Ghezzi, Penfield; 12. Dustin Fields, Brockport; 13. Mark Segerberg, DuBois; 14. Russ Walls, DuBois; 15. Brian Buffington, Smethport; 16. Dave Kohler, DuBois; 17. Scott Buffington, Big Run; 18. George Berloffa, DuBois; 19. Michael Reed, Knoxdale; 20. Jesse Bish, Corsica; 21. Todd Fedder, Frenchville; 22. Mike Williams, Wallaceton; 23. Henry Himes, Brockway; 24. Jim Buchanan, Clarion DNQ: John Spellen, Jessica Brooks, Bill Mumau, Craig Askey, Katie Hetrick, Michael Luzier, & Bob Bell