Midsesason Championships For Small Car Saturday
Northeast PA Notary Service was the sponsor for the Midseason Championships this past Saturday. It was
double points for all divisions giving everyone the chance to make up some valuable points. Sixty five teams made
their way to the track all hoping tonight would be there time to capture the victory.
The kart portion of the evenings events were the first to have their features. Super Seniors made their way onto
the track. Dale Anderson and Rodney McConnell made up the front row. The current points leader Bren Lattimer is
only tweleve points ahead of Rodney McConnell. When the green flag fell it was Rod who took command of the race.
He held off the Lattimer machine to capture his third feature win. Finishing in second was Bren Lattimer, third was
Mike Ely and in fourth was Dale Anderson.
The popular childrens divison Rookie Purple was the next for their feature. Six of the most excited youngsters
on the track were all hoping that today would be their chance to find victory lane. Going into the feature event there
was a tie between Doug Newbiggging and Connor Davis for the points lead. Caleb Hadlock and Doug Newbigging
made up the front row. The early lead went to Connor Davis, but it was Doug Newbigging who grabbed the lead away
on lap three. Doug managed to hold off Connor to capture his fourth feature win. A great run for rookie Jack Maby
who finished in third taking home his first trophy of the season. Fourth went to Caleb Hadlock, fifth to Michael Davis
and in sixth Kaela Vanderpool.
The sportskid division has seen some great racing all season long. Current points leader Keith Lamphere was
looking to open his points lead. DJ Knolles coming off his first heat win was in the front row along side Tamara
Burkholder. When the green flag fell it was DJ Knolles grabbing the lead. He and Keith raced hard for the first ten
laps. Tamara got around the Lamphere machine, but Keith got back around her into second. On the restart contact
was made between the top two cars bringing out the caution. That sent both of the karts to the rear. On the restart
Tamara Burkholder grabbed the lead and captured her second win. DJ Knolles worked his way back through the
field, he and Dom Rogers had a great battle for second. DJ got second with Dom finishing in third, fourth was Keith
Lamphere and in fifth was Larisa Terry.
With only on Stock Appearing Clone Mike Ely ran with the Animal divison. Mike picked up his fourth feature win.
In the Animals it was a great battle between last weeks feature winner Tyler Starkweather and five time feature winner
Zac Bruce. Both drivers ran a great race, with Starkweather right on the bumper of Bruce. When the checkers
dropped it was Zac picking up win number six, with Tyler Starkweather in second and Bob Coveney in third.
Novice Blue was the next division up. Current points leader Cody Kershner only had a six points lead going into
the feature. Seth Anderson who has been chasing Cody was looking to capture some important points to keep the
points title close. Seth and Cody made up the front row by luck of the redraw. When the green flag flew it was Cody
taking the lead, but Seth was right there hoping to get past the number 22. The battle was fierce until lap eleven
when the caution flew sending Seth to the rear. On the restart Jacob Doyle moved into second with Craig Smith right
on his bumper. Also in the mix was Riley Gowin and Shelby Stowell. As the laps wound down Jacob Doyle tried all he
could to get around the Kershner machine. On the final lap Mitch Maynard brought out the caution once again
tightening up the field. Jacob gave it one last try to get around Cody. Cody held him off to pick up win number six.
Jacob Doyle, Craig Smith, Riley Gowin and Seth Anderson rounded out the top five.
Sportsmen had three teams competing for their double points . Doug Lantz who is currently the points leader
over Richie Vanderpool, knew he had to keep the points rolling. Newcomer Keith Lamphere decided to give this
division a try. When the green flag fell it was Richie who grabbed the lead. He and Doug swapped back and forth for
the lead in the early laps. On lap sixth Doug took command of the feature, with Richie still trying to get around him. A
mechanical problem forced Richie to go pit side out of the event. Doug Lantz recorded his eleventh win over Keith
Lamphere. Richie Vanderpool was credited with third.
The final feature of the kart portion of the program is the popular Flathead division. Seven teams took to the
track. A new face in the lineup as Shawn Bruce, IMCA Mod driver decided to give the karts a try. During his
qualifying race he lost a tire and was not able to finish. Sean's starting position would be last for the feature event.
Cliff Casterline and Carl Abbott made up the front row. Casterline grabbed the lead early in the event. Coming into
turn one Cliff made contact with others sending Cliff pit side. He did try to make repairs, but was not able to continue.
On the restart on lap four Carl Abbott grabbed the lead and held off a strong run from Bob Coveney to pick up his
second win. Third went to Shawn Bruce, fourth to Nick Bruce and current points leader Quinn Davis was fifth.
Quinn's consistent runs have given him the points lead as the all important feature win has eluded him.
After a short break for track prep it was on to the 600 Micros. Thirteen teams were on hand all hoping to capture
their first feature win. Bobby Maynard and Derek Frederick brought the field to the green flag. Derek jumped into the
lead with Bobby Maynard right on his rear bumper. They battled early until six time feature winner Craig Fox made
his move into second challenging Derek for the top spot. On lap eight Craig took the lead. The rookies of Derek
Frederick and Collin Hadlock were battling for the second position. On lap twelve a mechanical problem sent the
leader Craig Fox to the pits. On the restart Collin grabbed the lead with Derek hoping to steal it away. When the
checkers flew it was Collin Hadlock capturing his first feature win in a 600 Micro. Derek Frederick, Adam Nicholson,
Shayne Ely and Jim Reese rounded out the top five.
Rookie 270 division is growing, with Brent Heeman making his second visit along with Allen Carnrike at DH2. By
virtue of the redraw Brent and Allen made up the front row. Brent jumped into the lead and made it known that he
wanted to win. Allen tried all he had to catch and get around the 69 of Heeman. Brent would not hear of it as he
claimed his first win of the 2012 season. Finishing in second was Allen Carnrike, third was Darcy McGee, fourth went
to Scott Dean and in fifth is the current points leader Kelsi Jenkins.
The popular All Star Slingshots made their way on to the track. The top three drivers only had seven points
seperating them from the lead. Current points leader Alex Shaffer and Carl Bittenbender brought the field to the
green. Carl jumped into the lead and held off Alex Shaffer's strong charge in the early laps. Second place in points
Dalton Maynard managed to get around the Shaffer machine to challenge Carl for the lead. These two drivers race
side by side and bumper to bumper in the most professional manner. Dalton was not able to hold off his team car of
Alex Shaffer and the strong charge of Nick Molyneux. Both drivers got around the Maynard machine in the closing
laps. The battle between Shaffer and Molyneux heated up in the closing laps. Nick got around Alex, but on the final
lap was not able to hold him off. Carl recorded win number nine over Alex Shaffer, Nick Molyneux, Dalton Maynard
and Cliff Molyneux.
The final event of the evening is the Micro 270, with nine teams all hoping tonight they would find victory lane.
Current points leader Bobby Maynard and newcomer Ken Duke brought the field to the green flag. The man to beat
who currently sits in fifth with five feature win is Denny Rinehimer. Denny started in the fifth position and by lap three
was in first. He was challenged by Ken Duke and Mason Peters for the win. With limited number of cautions that
gave Denny a chance to open up his lead and hang on to capture win number six. That is six visits to DH2 and six
wins, for this driver who really likes running at the track. Mason Peters, Ken Duke, John Braim and Bobby Maynard
rounded out the top five.
Coming up next Saturday July 28Th is MEI Small Car "Flyin 500", for the Slingshots. The winner will receive
$500 by capturing the feature event. There will be a regular show for all other division. It will be "Christmas In July",
event with a visit from the jolly ole fellow himself Santa Claus. Free gifts for all the children in attendance. Gates
open at 2pm with hot laps at 4pm, racing will start immediately following hot laps with the kart portion of the events.
For more information visit our website at www.dunnhill2 speedway.com.
SUPER SENIOR: RODNEY MCCONNELL, Bren Lattimer, Mike Ely, Dale Anderson
ROOKIE PURPLE: DOUG NEWBIGGING, Conner Davis, Jack Maby, Caleb Hadlock, Michael Davis, Kaela Vanderpool
SPORTSKID: TAMARA BURKHOLDER, DJ Knolles, Dom Rogers, Keith Lamphere, Larisa Terry, Kylie Fenstermacher
ANIMAL: ZAC BRUCE, Tyler Starkweather, Bob Coveney
STOCK APPEARING CLONE: MIKE ELY
SPORTSMEN: DOUG LANTZ, Keith Lamphere, Rich Vanderpool
FLATHEAD: CARL ABBOTT, Bob Coveney, Shawn Bruce, Nick Bruce, Quinn Davis, Cliff Casterline, Mark Abbott
MICRO 600: COLLIN HADLOCK, Derek Frederick, Adam Nicholson, Shayne Ely, Jim Reese, Bobby Maynard, Chad
Tibbals, Jim Vannoy, Craig Fox, Eric McLinko, Chris Leitner, Nick Wood, Bennett Lennox
ROOKIE 270: BRENT HEEMAN, Allen Carnrike, Darcy McGee, Scott Dean, Kelsi Jenkins, David Perry Jr.
ALL STAR SLINGSHOTS: CARL BITTENBENDER, Alex Shaffer, Nick Molyneux, Dalton Maynard, Cliff Molyneux,
Kamdin Maby, Evan Barnes
MICRO 270: DENNY RINEHIMER, Mason Peters, Ken Duke, John Braim, Bobby Maynard, Mark Wurzler, Kyle Traver,
Donald Werner, Tim Aberant