Wyalusing's Derek Frederick Captures First Win
Small Car Saturday at Dunn Hill 2 Speedway had some highs and lows during their racing program. S & A
Construction and Excavation sponsored the day activities. Mother nature gave us a great day for racing without any
threat of bad weather.
As the days program began the kart portion was first to hold their features. Super Seniors found Rodney
McConnell taking home the checkered flag over current points leader Bren Lattimer. Dale Anderson finished in the
third position. That will tighten up the race for the points championship as McConnell was only four points behind the
Rookie Purple found Doug Newbiggings capturing his 6Th feature win. This tied him with second place Conner
Davis who was not in attendance on Saturday. This division's points race will also tighten up as Caleb Hadlock, Kaela
Vanderpool finished in second and third. Cam Molyneux in his second start in this division finished an impressive
fourth with Jack Maby in fifth. Jack did not finish the feature after suffering a mechanical problem. Trever Green was
in sixth after a mechanical problem sent him pit side as well.
Sportskid division current points leader Keith Lamphere was making sure he kept his points lead. Keith who was
not feeling well captured a very competitive feature event over Dom Rogers. Dom and Keith battled hard for the top
spot and it came down to the last lap with Lamphere taking the win by a small margin. Third went to DJ Knolles, fourth
to Tamara Burkholder and fifth was Mackenzie Doyle.
The still growing Novice Blue division also had some specatular racing on Saturday afternoon. Going into the
feature event Seth Anderson trailed Cody Kershner by nine points for the championship title. Both of these
youngsters made it known that they wanted the top spot. They battled hard with Jacob Doyle joining in the fight.
When the checkers flew it was Seth Anderson recording win number five of the season. Cody Kershner was second,
third was Jacob Doyle, fourth was Craig Smith and finishing in fifth was Mitch Maynard.
Sportsmen division it was Doug Lantz capturing win number 12, over his nephew Keith Lamphere. Rich
Vanderpool recorded a third place finish, with newcomer Trevor Williams in fourth. This division is a great one for
someone who wants to race on a budget. It is a sealed motor that keeps the teams working to get the handling
correct. As the racing winds down Doug Lantz will have his work cut out for him. Anyone of these competitors can
steal the win away from the current points leader.
Animal division found Bob Coveney the current points leader racing with the championship on his mind. Wayne
Miller recorded his second win with Nick Bruce finishing in second. Bob recorded a third place finish, while Zack Bruce
who is currently second in points did not finish the event. Bob Coveney only has on feature win during the season so
far. His consistent finishes and patience while racing has allowed him to keep a twenty six point lead going into
Saturday racing program.
The Flathead and Stock Appearing Clone divisions raced together. It was Wayne Miller recording his second
feature win in the SAC division. That would move him into second place in the points race, behind Mike Ely who was
not in competition on Saturday. The Flathead division racing once again find Bob Coveney with the points lead over
Carl Abbott. Neither Bob or Carl had a great day at the track. They finished fourth and fifth respectfully which will
tighten up the race for the championship. Grabbing his second win in the Flatheads was Mark Abbott. He was closely
followed across the finish line by Rodney McConnell. Rodney brought out an old kart that he had previously won a
championship with wearing his dad racing number. IMCA mod competitor Shawn Bruce recorded and impressive third
place finish in his second appearance. It was apparent that Shawn enjoyed himself as he was all smiles after the
It was on to the Micro and Slingshot portion of the day racing program. Rookie 270 Micro's were scheduled to
run twin 15 lap feature events. It was Brent Heeman who captured both of the feature events. Brent now has three
feature wins and will move him up in the points race. The rest of the top five from the first 15 lap feature included
Allen Carnrike, Scott Dean, Alex Shaffer and Darcy McGee. The second 15 lap feature found Allen Carnrike, Darcy
McGee, Scott Dean and Alex Shaffer rounding out the top five. It was great to see these drivers show cased in a
special race, as they all ran a strong and clean race.
The regular 270 Micros found Denny Rinehimer back in victory lane, after a mechancial failure cost him last
weeks feature. Following Denny across the line were last weeks feature winner Mark Wurzler, John Heeman, Kyle
Traver and Bobby Maynard. That is Rinehimer's 7Th feature win in eight visits to the track. It will also tighten up the
points battle between current points leader Bobby Maynard and Mark Wurzler. Going into Saturday nights program
Bobby had only three points over the Wurzler machine.
The 600 Micro division has been putting on some of the best racing this season. Each week anyone of the
competitors on hand are able to capture the checkered flag. That is exactly what happened on Saturday night.
Rookie driver Derek Frederick held off the current points leader Nick Wood to record his first feature win. This
youngster has come up through the ranks showing everyone he was capable of winning. He held off Nick on the
restarts and opened up just enough of a lead that Wood could not catch him. It was an impressive run for Derek who
has only been in this micro for about seven races. Rounding out the top five were Collin Hadlock in second, Bennett
Lennox in fourth and newcomer Kyle Pierce was fifth. It was great to see some new faces in this division giving the
fans something to talk about.
The Allstar Slingshots found Carl Bittenbender capturing his eleventh win of the season. The action was red
flagged as Cliff Molyneux took a wild ride coming off the fourth turn. His slingshot climbed the wall and flipped on the
front stretch. Coming to rest on its side, the track crew righted the car. Cliff was injured with a cut above his elbow
and a possible broke right arm. Everyone acted quickly and got him out of the car. He was transported to the local
hospital and is in good condition. He did break his right arm and will be having surgery later this week. Everyone was
concerned and he did give a way to the crowd letting them know he appreciated it. When the race resumed the battle
behind the Bittenbender machine was fierce. Dalton Maynard who had run in second for most of the race went pit side
late in the event with a flat tire. Alex Shaffer took over second with Kamdin Maby in third. With four laps left in the
featue event Alex Boughton took the third position. He was hoping to catch the Shaffer machine, but ran out of laps.
When the checkers flew Carl was in first, with Alex Shaffer in second, third was Alex Boughton, fourth was Kamdin
Maby and rounding out the top five was Skylar Middendorf. It was a night of excitement and concern, after the crash.
The track officals express their hopes for a speedy recovery for Cliff Molyneux.
Next Saturday there is a change in the schedule. It was written that Graphix By Billy would be sponsoring a
Slingshot Appreciation Race. That is a misprint on the schedule, and will not take place. Any slingshot participating in
Saturdays event will have to pay their entry fee. We are sorry for any problems this may have caused. The rest of
the racing program will be a regular show for all divisions with the trophy sponsor being D & J FOTOS. Gates open at
2pm with hot laps at 4pm, for more information visit our website at www.dunnhill2speedway.com. Be sure to come and
check out all the future racers at the track that shows, "How dirt track racing is dunn:.
SMALL CAR SATURDAY COMPLETE RUNDOWN
SUPER SENIOR: RODNEY MCCONNELL, Bren Lattimer, Dale Anderson
ROOKIE PURPLE: DOUG NEWBIGGING, Caleb Hadlock, Kaela Vanderpool, Cam Molyneux, Jack Maby, Trever Green
SPORTS KIDS: KEITH LAMPHERE, Dom Rogers, DJ Knolles, Tamara Burkholder, Mackenzie Doyle, Kylie
Fenstermacher, Larisa Terry
NOVICE BLUE: SETH ANDERSON, Cody Kershner, Jacob Doyle, Craig Smith, Mitch Maynard, Shaylee Stowell, Riley
Gowin, John Schrader
SPORTSMEN: DOUG LANTZ, Keith Lamphere, Rich Vanderpool, Trevor Williams
ANIMALS: WAYNE MILLER, Nick Bruce, Bob Coveney, Zack Bruce
STOCK APPEARING CLONES: WAYNE MILLER
FLAT HEAD: MARK ABBOTT, Rodney McConnell, Shawn Bruce, Carl Abbott, Bob Coveney
600 MICRO: DEREK FREDERICK, Nick Wood, Collin Hadlock, Bennett Lennox, Kyle Pierce, Adam Nicholson, Dustin
Jochum, Bobby Maynard, Eric McLinko(dns)
270 MICRO:DENNY RINEHIMER, Mark Wurzler, John Heeman, Kyle Traver, Bobby Maynard, Dan Wertman, David
Perry Jr., Tim Aberant
ROOKIE 270 MICRO-FEATURE #1: BRENT HEEMAN, Allen Carnrike, Scott Dean, Alex Shaffer, Darcy McGee, Kelsi
ROOKIE 270 MICRO-FEATURE #2: BRENT HEEMAN, Allen Carnrike, Darcy McGee, Scott Dean, Alex Shaffer, Kelsi
ALL STAR SLINGSHOTS: CARL BITTENBENDER, Alex Shaffer, Bob Boughton, Kamdin Maby, Skylar Middendorf, Tom
Johnson, DNF: Dalton Maynard, Cliff Molyneux, Kevin Griffith, Alex Boughton