MEI Small Car Kart Klassic And Free Grandstand Admission At DH2
Billy Maynard of MEI Small Car sponsored a special day of racing for the Kart classes. No extra distances in the
features, but the top three finishers were treated to a photo of their choice to celebrate their racing accomplishments
for the day. Along with the special event for the karts, the fans who came to watch on the hill were treated to "FREE"
grandstand admission. The track promotion team decided to allow the fans in for free to help introduce the new
racing at the track. It did help as there were a few more fans watching all the excitement. The Kart divisions are
continuing to grow as well bringing more fans along with each team.
Rookie purple is the beginners division for the children. It is ages 5 through 9 which gives a child the chance to
see what it is like to race. These youngsters are the up and coming racers that will carry on the tradition for many
years to come. In this division the points race is on fire, with Saturday's feature winner Connor Davis only four points
behind the current points leader Doug Newbiggins. These two youngsters battle hard for the win each week. Doug
finished in the second position after leading the event for a short time. Finishing in third was Michael Davis, fourth
was Caleb Hadlock and fifth went to Kaela Vanderpool.
Novice Blue was up next, this is the division the children move up too from Rookie Purple. They run a fifteen lap
feature event and the racing is exciting. The points race in this division is also tight with Cody Kershner currently
leading the points. Cody padded that lead slightly on Saturday after he recorded his fourth win. Rounding out the
top five were Jacob Doyle, Mitch Maynard, Seth Anderson and Craig Smith.
Sportskid division is a stock and sealed engine class. Current points leader Keith Lamphere is the youngster all
his competitors are trying to beat. Keith is patient and works his way to the front for each event. Today was no
different. Mackenzie Doyle had the early lead with Keith right there waiting to challenge her for the lead. Mackenzie
and Keith battled all through the feature until the closing laps when Tamara Burkholder moved up to challenge.
Tamara took a hard hit during the qualifying event and went pit side. She came back for the feature and started at
the rear of the field. She worked her way through traffic and made it to third. In the closing laps Keith Lamphere was
hoping that he could keep the lap traffic between himself and Tamara. That is just what he did picking up his sixth
feature event. Second was Tamara Burkholder, third went to Mackenzie Doyle, fourth went to Dom Rogers and
rounding out the top five was DJ Knolles.
On to the adult kart classes, with Super Seniors. This division is a cost effective way to race. These drivers
have all raced in other forms of karts, so now they can still afford to race and have fun. Four teams made their way
on to the surface. Mike Ely took the early lead with current points leader Bren Lattimer right on his bumper. Lattimer
stole the lead away on lap three and held off Ely and Rodney McConnell for the win. They came across the line in
this order Bren Lattimer, Mike Ely, Rodney McConnell and Dale Anderson.
Sportsmen is just like the Sportskid division. Being a stock and sealed engine divison, giving both the father and
son a chance to race on the same day. Keeping it a family racing division. The driver to beat in this class is Doug
Lantz. Doug is the current points leader and has won all six feature events. Former asphalt driver Richie Vanderpool
is one of the drivers hoping to stop the Lantz winning streak. Along with Mike Tuttle who keeps working hard to put
his name into the record books. A newcomer to the DH2 track, but not to the division Scott Lamphere was hoping he
would be able to break the streak. Unfortunately for these three drivers Doug had his game plan all set. He took the
green and the lead, not looking back to capture his seventh feature win. Richie Vanderpool, Mike Tuttle and Scott
Lamphere came across the finish line in second through fourth.
Stock Appearing Clones were the next division for their feature. This was the first week that this division got to
run their own feature. In the past few weeks they have run with the other class due to low kart count. Mike Ely
captured the feature event for the day, with Wayne Miller and Brad Smith coming across the line behind Mike.
Animal division made their way on to the surface. Current points leader Zac Bruce grabbed the early lead. He
opened up a lead over the Wayne Miller machine. Bob Coveney made the move around the Miller machine early and
set his sights on Bruce. Zac ran a strong race picking up win number four of the season. Bob Coveney finished in
second and Wayne Miller was third.
Flatheads were the final Kart event of the day. Shane Rockwell and Bob Coveney brought the field to the
green. It was four time feature winner Tripp Ritter who grabbed the lead on the start. Tripp held off strong
competition from Carl Abbott and Nick Bruce. When the checkers fell it was Tripp Ritter recording another win. Carl
Abbott was second, Nick Bruce finished in third, Shane Rockwell was fourth and in fifth was Bob Coveney.
600 Micros was the first of the big car divisions. Collin Hadlock and Craig Fox brought the field to the green. It
was Fox who grabbed the lead with Nick Wood right there hoping to steal the lead. Challenging Nick for second was
Rookie driver Collin Hadlock. Collin has become a top one of DH2's top 600 racers. He is taking to his new micro
very well and should be finding victory lane very soon. Newcomer Austin Ely attempted to make a run for the lead,
but he had to get by the Hadlock machine first. Both drivers raced hard with lots of side by side action. When the
checkered flag flew it was Craig Fox picking up win number four. Second went to Nick Wood, third to Collin Hadlock,
fourth to Austin Ely and in fifth was Bennett Lennox.
Rookie 270 division was up next. Scott Dean was back after a couple weeks off. Current points leader Kelsi
Jenkins was ready for the event. She started in third and was hoping to find victory lane once again. Newcomer
David Perry Jr., hard other ideas. This was his second week in the micro and he is learning it quickly. David held off
Scott Dean and Kelsi Jenkins to record his first feature win.
Dean and Jenkins finished second and third respectively.
All Star Slingshots were next on the race program. Carl Bittenbender was back after missing a week due to work
obligations. The front row consisted of the team cars of Alex Shaffer and Dalton Maynard. Alex grabbed the lead
and held off the strong run of Bittenbender. Carl took the lead on lap fourteen, with Alex challenging him until lap
seventeen. Alex went pit side with a mechanical problem and was not able to finish the event. Carl went on to win his
sixth feature event. Dalton Maynard recorded second, Nick Molyneux finished in third, Kamdin Maby got fourth and in
fifth was Cliff Molyneux. In the victory lane interview Carl remarked how nice it was to race against Alex Shaffer and
what a great race this youngster ran. Carl gave his winning trophy to Alex as he stated that he deserved it for the
way he ran the feature. A nice gesture by Carl who is the current points leader for the division.
The final event of the event was the popular 270 micros. Mark Wurzler and Bobby Maynard brought the field to
the green. Wurzler grabbed the lead and held off Quinn Roberts for most of the 20 lap event. On lap sixteen
Roberts made the pass for the lead and held off Wurzler to capture his first feature event at DH2. Rounding out the
top five were Mark Wurzler, Kyle Traver, Bobby Maynard and John Heeman.
It was another family oriented day of racing. Lots of fun and excitement on and off the track. The promotion
staff at Dunn Hill 2 has decided that for the remainder of the month of June grandstand admission will remain "FREE"!
That's is correct you can come and watch from the grandstands twelve divisions of racing on Saturday afternoon for
no cost at all. This Saturday's racing will be sponsored by Z's Repair Service. The program will consist of a regular
show for all divisions. For more information visit our website at www.dunnhill2speedway.com!
ROOKIE PURPLE: CONNOR DAVIS, Doug Newbiggin, Michael Davis, Caleb Hadlock, Kaela Vanderpool,
NOVICE BLUE: CODY KERSHNER, Jacob Doyle, Mitchell Maynard, Seth Anderson, Craig Smith, Makayla Davis,
Shaylee Stowell, Lacin Terry
SPORTSKID: KEITH LAMPHERE, Tamara Burkholder, Mackenzie Doyle, Dom Rogers, DJ Knolles, Ryan Carnes,
SUPER SENIORS: BREN LATTIMER, Mike Ely, Rodney McConnell, Dale Anderson
SPORTSMEN: DOUG LANTZ, Rich Vanderpool, Mike Tuttle, Scott Lamphere
CLONES: MIKE ELY, Wayne Miller, Brad Smith
ANIMAL: ZAC BRUCE, Bob Coveney, Wayne Miller
FLATHEADS: TRIPP RITTER, Carl Abbott, Nick Bruce, Shane Rockwell, Bob Coveney, Quinn Davis, Cliff Casterline,
Brad Smith, Mark Abbott
600 MICRO: CRAIG FOX, Nick Wood, Collin Hadlock, Austin Ely, Bennett Lennox, Jim Reese, Eric Mclinko, Bobby
ROOKIE 270: DAVID PERRY JR., Scott Dean, Kelsi Jenkins
ALL STAR SLINGSHOT: CARL BITTENBENDER, Dalton Maynard, Nick Molyneux, Kamdin Maby, Cliff Molyneux, Alex
270 MICRO: QUINN ROBERTS, Mark Wurzler, Kyle Traver, Bobby Maynard, John Heeman, Nathan Bacon, Tim