Small Car Saturday Excitement Continues With Three New Winners
Spalding Foundation for Injured Drivers weekend continued. This organization helps many drivers, crew
members, track workers and their families. If any one of them are injured or killed while in competition at a race this
group will step up and help out the families. We all hope that they never are called upon, but if they are this fund
raiser will help them supply any thing needed.
The kart portion of the days events were first on the agenda. Rookie purple division made their way on to the
track. These youngster race their hearts out each week. They battle tooth and nail while on the track, but can be
found hanging out together after the races. Doug Newbigging and Caleb Hadlock brought the field to the green.
Newbigging lead the first three laps as his rival Connor Davis took the lead away. Both youngsters battle hard
swapping back and forth the lead. On the final lap it was Davis who got back around the Newbigging number twenty
four to record his sixth win of the season. Doug Newbigging, Caleb Hadlock, Micheal Davis and Kaela Vanderpool
rounded out the top five.
Novice Blue division is growing leaps and bounds in the car count. Cody and Brooklyn Schmeckenbecher are
the newest drivers to join the field. The field came to the green flag with Mitch Maynard and Riley Gowin in the front
row. The early leader was Craig Smith who lead the first four laps when the caution came out. On the restart it was
Cody Kershner who stole the lead away from Smith. Cody has been on fire this season and is the driver all his
competitors are trying to beat. He continued on his winning way capturing his fifth win of the season. Following Cody
across the line was Seth Anderson, Jacob Doyle, Mitch Maynard and Riley Gowin.
Sportskids was the next feature on the program. The current points leader Keith Lamphere is the drivers that all
the kids are trying to dethrone. It was an all girl front row with Tamara Burkholder and Mackenzie Doyle bringing the
field to the green. Burkholder grabbed the early lead, but could not hold off the Lamphere machine. Keith took the
lead on lap three and with help of lap traffic managed to hold off DJ Knolles to pick up another win. Finishing in third
was Tamara Burkholder, fourth went to Mackenzie Doyle and in fifth was Dom Rogers.
The adult kart divisions car counts have been up and down. On Saturday they decided to run the Super Senior
and Sportsmen divisions together. When the green fell it was Rodney McConnell who grabbed the lead in the Super
Senior. Current points leader Doug Lantz was the leader of the Sportsmen division. It was an exciting race for all the
drivers as this gave them a few more karts to race against. When the checkers flew it was Doug Lantz capturing the
win in the Sportsmen and Bren Lattimer in the Super Seniors. Both of these drivers are the current points leaders in
Animal division found a small car count, but a brand new winner. Bob Coveney and Dale Kuhne raced hard in
their fifteen lap event. It was the newcomer Dale Kuhne who recorded his first win. Dale commented on how nice the
track was for the feature. Bob Coveney finished in second.
Flat Head division is the final event in the kart program. Five of the top teams were on hand to compete for the
win. Six time feature winner Tripp Ritter was not in competition this weekend. That meant a new face would grace
victory lane. Bob Coveney and Carl Abbott made up the front row. When the green fell a problem on the Abbott
machine sent him pit side not able to continue. It was Carl's son Mark who grabbed the lead from Bob Coveney. Mark
lead the entire feature event with strong competition from Bob and another newcomer Aaron Bristol. When the
checkers fell it was Mark Abbott recording his first win, with Aaron Bristol, Bob Coveney, Quinn Davis and Carl Abbott
rounding out the top five.
Some new faces in the All Star Slingshots most likely getting ready for the up coming tour race. These drivers
added to the excitement of the feature event for the fans. Team mates Dalton Maynard and Alex Shaffer brought the
field to the green. Dalton grabbed the early lead, until current points leader Carl Bittenbender gained the lead on lap
three. Carl opened up a sizeable lead over Maynard who was doing everything he could to get by. It was a great
battle behind the top two as Alex Shaffer, Kamdin Maby and Aaron Henneforth were all hoping to advance to the front.
When the checkers flew it was Carl capturing win number 8 and closing in on the top position in the points.
Rounding out the top five were Dalton Maynard, Alex Shaffer, Kamdin Maby and Aaron Henneworth.\
270 Micro division were up next with Mark Wurzler and Bobby Maynard making up the front row. Mark jumped
into the lead with Bobby on his bumper for the first couple of laps. Denny Rinehimer who was last weeks feature
winner moved into second with is sights set on first. By lap eight his made his move on the front stretch passing the
Wurzler 21. Mark kept him close, but Denny went on to record his fourth win of the season. Mark Wurzler settled for
second, rookie Kyle Traver finished in third, Bobby Maynard was fourth and in fifth was Dan Wertmen.
Rookie 270 division is growing each week. Seven teams were on hand all hoping they would get into victory lane
this week. Newcomers included Darcy McGee, Derek Johnson and Allen Carnrike. Allen purchased the former Rich
Howard driven number 117. Allen also races are Dunn Hill 2 on Friday nights in the Factory Stock division. He was a
little excited about his first time in the 270, but it didn't seem to bother him. He was on the front row with former
feature winner Kelsi Jenkins. When the green flag was dropped it was another newcomer Derek Johnson who
grabbed the lead. Johnson held on to the lead to capture his first win. Allen Carnrike was second, third went to David
Perry Jr., fourth to Kelsi Jenkins and in fifth was Darcy McGee.
600 Micros were the final event of the evening. Bennett Lennox and Collin Hadlock brought the field to the
green. It was Nick Wood who grabbed the lead, until being involved in a caution on lap three. That ended the day for
the Wood machine who has been in victory lane once this season. On the restart it was Craig Fox driving the Jim
Reese number six taking the lead. Craig had stiff competition from Collin Hadlock who is so close to getting his first
win. A caution on lap 13 tightened up the field. Craig held off the Hadlock machine to record his sixth win of the
season. Collin finished in second, third was newcomer Eddie Strata, fourth was Bennett Lennox and in fifth was
Another great night of racing into the record books. A change in the schedule, there will be no racing on
Saturday July 7th at Dunn Hill 2 Speedway. Racing will resume on Saturday July14th with the Slingshot Tour making
its stop at the track. Both the Junior and All Star Slingshots will be on hand for the tour event. The Twin 15's for 270
Micro maybe rescheduled at a later date. Check the website for more details, at www.dunnhill2speedway.com.
ROOKIE PURPLE: CONNOR DAVIS, Doug Newbigging, Caleb Hadlock, Michael Davis, Kaela Vanderpool, Austin
NOVICE BLUE: CODY KERSHNER, Seth Anderson, Jacob Doyle, Mitch Maynard, Riley Gowin, Lacin Terry, Craig
Smith, Cody Schmeckenbecher, Brooklyn Schmeckenbecher, Shaylee Stowell
SPORTSKIDS: KEITH LAMPHERE, DJ Knolles, Tamara Burkholder, Mackenzie Doyle, Dom Rogers, Ryan Carnes,
SUPER SENIOR: BREN LATTIMER, Rodney McConnell, Dale Anderson
SPORTSMEN: DOUG LANTZ, Rich Vanderpool
ANIMAL: DALE KUHNE, Bob Coveney
FLAT HEAD: MARK ABBOTT, Aaron Bristol, Bob Coveney, Quinn Davis, Carl Abbott
600 MICRO: CRAIG FOX, Collin Hadlock, Eddie Strata, Bennett Lennox, Bobby Maynard, Derek Frederick, Eric
McLinko, Adam Nicholson, Nick Wood
ROOKIE 270 MICRO: DEREK JOHNSON, Allen Carnrike, David Perry Jr., Kelsi Jenkins, Darcy McGee, Scott Dean,
ALLSTAR SLINGSHOTS: CARL BITTENBENDER, Dalton Maynard, Alex Shaffer, Kamdin Maby, Aaron Henneforth,
Kevin Griffiths, Del Howell
270 MICRO: DENNY RINEHIMER, Mark Wurzler, Kyle Traver, Bobby Maynard, Dan Wertmen, John Heeman(dns)