Story courtesy Hilltop Speedway Facebook page
A beautiful night for racing on the Hill as all seven divisions were ready to battle it out for their chance at victory lane.
Eleven youngsters in the mini wedge division would get racing action underway with Chadwick Craver and Darryn Markey each picking up a heat race win. Leading every lap, Craver would pick up the feature win. Caden Alexander was second, up from ninth to finish third was Casey Stillion, fourth, after an early caution restarting tail, was Darryn Markey and fifth Natalie Lint.
David Potts and Bob Daugherty would each get a heat race win among a field of eleven Holmes Pest Control street stocks. The field set, Daugherty would take the early lead with Potts challenging a close second. Working the bumper, Potts would get under Daugherty off four to take the lead with eight laps down. Caution would bunch the field, back under green, Potts would maintain the top spot picking up back to back wins. Daugherty would finish second, Michael Amick third, Tyler Nicely fourth and Jeff Lanham fifth.
Setting fast time among twenty-four Holmes Tire late models was Todd Brennan with a 14.159. Heat race winners were Dave Hornikel and Rick Mardis while Corey Conley picked up the dash win. A single last chance race went to Harrison Hall.
Bringing the field to the green, pole sitter Corey Conley would take a familiar position at the front of the field. Meanwhile, a battle for second would ensue between Ryan Markham and JR Gentry. Side by side the two would go swapping positions each lap. As the front runners come up to lap traffic, twelve laps down, Conley would advance his lead. Gentry would claim second on lap thirteen. However, troubles as he would hit the front stretch wall bringing out the caution and ending his night early. Back under green, Conley would maintain his position as fourteenth place starter, Shane McLoughlin battled his way through the field up to third with five to go. Nevertheless, leading green to checker, making his way back into victory lane was ‘The Flying Ace’ Corey Conley. Rounding out the top five was Ryan Markham, Shane McLoughlin, Dave Hornikel and Vic Hottinger.
The Bugs R Gone modifieds had a field of seventeen with Brad Goff setting fast time, 15.534. Heat race winners were Kyle Moore and Clint Keenan with DJ Cline picking up the dash win
Setting the pace to the start of their 20-lap feature event, the green was out, and front row, Cline and Kevin Morehouse would dice back and forth for the lead. Off four, Morehouse would edge out to take lap one. Back to back cautions would bunch the field back up for the restart. With the green out, Morehouse and Cline would battle side by side for the lead. Cline running the low line would get under Morehouse as he pushed up off two with six laps in. Undeterred, he would run down Cline to regain the lead on lap seven. Lap after lap, Cline on the bottom and Morehouse the high side, the two would swap the lead with Cline claiming lap eleven. Three to go, Morehouse would again challenge Cline for the lead. Side by side the two would go and as the checkered flag dropped it was “The Logger” Kevin Morehouse edging out the win. Third when to Kyle Moore, fourth Chris Basich and fifth Pete Caplinder.
Among a field of nine in the Newfast Motorsports truck division, a single heat race win went to Blake Heyder, who would also redraw pole position. With the green out, Heyder would jump out front over the field and that is where he would remain picking up his first feature win of the season. Finishing second was Logan Duncan, third Darrek Cordia, fourth Scott Clantz and fifth Josey Lillibridge.
The Rigz Towing and Snyder Hot Shot Truck and Trailer modlites had a field of sixteen with Jimmy Smith and Tanner McLoughlin picking up heat race wins. Redraw would place Darrell Mayer and Clint Snyder front row for their feature event. With the drop of the green, Mayer would take the early lead with one lap down. Unfortunately, troubles would bring out the caution and send him to the tail. With Snyder on point for the restart, the field would be back under green. McLoughlin looking to claim the lead would get under Snyder off turn two taking the top spot. Meanwhile, Smith, using the high side to make his way to the front, drove around Snyder and would sit in second when caution would come out. Single file to the green, Smith would battle the bumper of McLoughlin going into turn one. However, Smith would bring out the caution forcing a restart from tail. Once again under green, McLoughlin would retain the top spot going on to pick up his first feature of the season. Second went to Clint Snyder followed by Joe Burkhead, Colton Shaw and Jon Preston.
Rounding out the night’s events were the Newfast Motorsports mini stocks with a full field of twenty-one. Heat race winners were Jason St. John, Wyatt Zimmerman and Colton St. John. With the redraw complete, the green was out and Colton St. John would take the lead over dad, Jason St. John. After several cautions, laps were finally strung together with Colton maintaining the top spot. With the white flag in the air, caution would once again come out forcing a green, checker finish. Back under green, Jason would pressure Colton. However, Colton would be able to fend off the charge picking up the feature win. Third was Wes Staley, fourth Jordan James and fifth Wayne Newbury.
June 7, 2019
Heat C. Craver, C. Alexander, D. Wolford, J. Rose, C. Stillion, S. Markey
Heat D. Markey, L. Nester, T. Nester, N. Lint, B. Alexander
Feature Chadwick Craver, Caden Alexander, Casey Stillion, Darryn Markey, Natalie Lint, Sierra Markey, Bryson Alexander, Devin Wolford, Jayce Rose, Timmy Nester, Lacey Nester
Holmes Pest Control Street Stocks
Heat D. Potts, J. Lanham, M. McElravy, M. Baier, D. Radtka, M. Amick
Heat B. Daugherty, T. Nicely, G. McGregger, S. Richert, K. Potts
Feature David Potts, Bob Daugherty, Michael Amick, Tyler Nicely, Jeff Lanham, Mark Baier, Gary McGregger, Mike McElravy, Daniel Radtka, Scott Richert
Holmes Tire Late Models
Fast Qualifier Todd Brennan 14.159
Heat D. Hornikel, TJ Watson, J. Chance, C. Wolford, P. Crum, M. McGinnis, B. Wilson, V. Mardis, B. Fry
Heat R. Mardis, J. Warnick, DJ Cline, S. McLoughlin, M. Basich, H. Hall, N. Cox, J. Henderson, J. Wages
Dash C. Conley, V. Hottinger, C. Endlich, R. Markham, T. Brennan, JR Gentry
BMain H. Hall, P. Crum, M. McGinnis, B. Wilson, J. Wages, B. Fry, V. Mardis
Feature Corey Conley, Ryan Markham, Shane McLoughlin, Dave Hornikel, Vic Hottinger, Harrison Hall, Justin Chance, Craig Wolford, Jeff Warnick, TJ Watson, Braxton Wilson, Todd Brennan, Pete Crum, JR Gentry, DJ Cline, Rick Mardis, Cody Endlich, Mike McGinnis
Bugs R Gone Modifieds
Fast Qualifier Brad Goff 15.534
Heat K. Moore, B. Miller, T. Bickford, B. Page, R. Frohnapfel, R. Grogg
Heat C. Keenan, P. Caplinder, BJ Cannon, S. Smith, J. Disbennett
Dash DJ Cline, K. Morehouse, R. Duston, C. Basich, J. Hartman
Feature Kevin Morehouse, DJ Cline, Kyle Moore, Chris Basich, Pete Caplinder, Robin Duston, Brad Goff, Bruce Miller, Jess Hartman, Clint Keenan, BJ Cannon, Bob Page, John Disbennett, Richard Grogg, Rich Frohnapfel, Tristen Bickford, Scott Smith
Newfast Motorsports Trucks
Heat B. Heyder, J. Lillibridge, D. Cordia, L. Duncan, S. Clantz, D. Reed, J. Rose, N. Large, T. Hare
Feature Blake Heyder, Logan Duncan, Darrick Cordia, Scott Clantz, Josey Lillibridge, David Reed, Nick Large DNS-Travis Hare
Rigz Towing and Snyder Hot Shot Truck and Trailer Modlites
Heat J. Smith, B. Jacobs, J. Burkhead, C. Stillion, C. Shaw, J. Preston, A. Ciprianl, C. Miller
Heat T. McLoughlin, C. Snyder, D. Mayer, J. Large, R. Leslie, L. Lewis, E. Myers, R. Robey
Feature Tanner McLoughlin, Clint Snyder, Joe Burkhead, Colton Shaw, Jon Preston, Jimmy Smith, Aydn Ciprianl, John Large, Logan Lewis, Emmett Myers, Ryan Robey, Barry Jacobs, Cody Stillion, Ray Leslie, Darrel Mayer, Carson Miller
Newfast Motorsports Mini Stocks
Heat J. St. John, W. Newbury, T. Workman, D. Long, K. Dewitt, T. Wilson, S. Lester
Heat W. Zimmerman, J. James, W. Staley, C. Priebe, T. Medley, J. Mercer, D. Beckett
Heat C. St. John, E. Geary, K. Markey, J. Rose, D. Thornsley, Z. Myers, T. Myett
Feature Colton St. John, Jason St. John, Wes Staley, Jordan James, Wayne Newbury, Wyatt Zimmerman, Tim Workman, Ed Geary, Darrin Thornsley, Colton Priebe, Tim Myett, Zach Myers, Jeff Rose, Kevin Markey, Dusty Long, Jaret Mercer, Kaden Dewitt, Tom Wilson DNS-Terry Medley, Steven Lester, Dale Beckett