Story credit: Hilltop Speedway Facebook page
One could not have asked for a better night on the Hill as seventy cars entered the pits all ready to put on a show for the fans.
Setting fast time among a field of fifteen Holmes Tire Late Models was Cody Scott with a time of 15.298, who would also claim heat race one. Corey Conley would pick up the win in heat two. With Scott and Conley bringing the field to the start of their 25-lap feature. Conley would take the lead going down the backstretch with one lap in. Eight laps down, caution would come out, setting up a single file restart. With the green out, Conley would again take the top spot with Scott looking in. The next seventeen laps went green flag, with Scott challenging Conley every corner through lap traffic. However unable to surpass as ‘The Flying Ace’ would sit in victory lane once more followed by Scott, George Lee, DJ Cline and Rick Mardis.
A field of eleven would make up the street stock division with heat race wins going to Brandon Morrow and Mark Baier. After a top three redraw, the field was set, and Kevin Potts would bring the field to the green. Potts to the lead, as an early caution one lap down, would single the field up back to the restart. Potts would again take the top spot as Morrow would work his way from his fifth place starting position around Tyler Nicely for second. Six, laps to go, caution would fly, bunching the field up once again. Back under green, Morrow would challenge Potts for the lead. However, Kevin Potts was able to fend off his competitors to pick up the feature win. Second went to Morrow, third Tyler Nicely, fourth Trae Schonauer and fifth Mark Baier.
The Short Track Safety Team mini stocks had a field of sixteen with Jason St. John and Travis Hutten each picking up a heat race win followed by a top three redraw for the feature line up. A pair of St. Johns would sit on the front row with Colton setting the pace to the green. Outside pole sitter, Jason St. John would take the early lead as troubles for Colton would bring out the caution. Double file back to the restart, Cory Staley would take the lead as Hutten, St. John and Doug Hensel battled it out for top four, looking for the win. Three-way battle for the lead, Staley would maintain position as Hensel would claim second from Hutten. Hensel, all over the bumper of Staley, would drive it into three and four to claim the win coming the checker. Finishing second was Staley, third Hutten, fourth St. John and fifth Ed Geary.
The Snyder Hot Shot Truck and Trailer modlites had a field of twenty-eight. Heat race wins went to Joe Burkhead, Jimmy Smith and Tracy Fritter. The last chance race went to Blake Morris. With the drop of the green, Burkhead would take the lead as Fritter and Smith looked in. A couple early cautions would bunch the field back up single file. Back under green, Burkhead would again take the top spot as Smith would work the high side and Fritter the low line both looking to claim the spot. However, Joe Burkhead was able to fend off both strong competitors to pick up the first win of the season. Rounding out the top five was Tracy Fritter, Jimmy Smith, Darrick Hubbard Jr. and Braxton Wilson.
June 19, 2020
Holmes Tire Late Models
Fast Qualifier- Cody Scott 15.298
Heat 1- C. Scott, G. Lee, R. Mardis, P. Crum, D. Hornikel, J. Skelly, M. McGinnis
Heat 2- C. Conley, V. Hottinger, DJ Cline, D. Dodd, B. Daugherty, V. Mardis, K. Tish
Feature- Corey Conley, Cody Scott, George Lee, DJ Cline, Rick Mardis, Pete Crum, Dave Hornikel, Vic Hottinger, Harrison Hall, Boz Daugherty, Doug Dodd, Mike McGinnis, Jason Skelly, Vernon Mardis, Keith Tish
Heat 1- B. Morrow, T. Nicely, J. St. John, T. Schonauer, D. Jones, S. Dickerson
Heat 2- M. Baier, D. Potts, K. Potts, D. Shear, B. Hensel
Feature- Kevin Potts, Brandon Morrow, Tyler Nicely, Trae Schonauer, Mark Baier, David Potts, Denny Shear, Jason St. John, Brad Hensel, Danny Jones, Seth Dickerson
Short Track Safety Team Mini Stocks
Heat 1- J. St. John, E. Geary, C. St. John, W. Staley, T. Gamble, C. Boyd, D. Hensel
Heat 2- T. Hutten, C. Dawson, C. Staley, R. Searls, R. Aronhalt, D. Thornsley
Feature- Doug Hensel, Cory Staley, Travis Hutten, Jason St. John, Ed Geary, Robert Searls, Wes Staley, Travis Gamble, Roy Aronhalt, 37X, Chaz Dawson, Colton St. John, 3C, Darrin Thornsley, 4HL, Corey Boyd
Snyder Hot Shot Truck and Trailer Repair
Heat 1- J. Burkhead, B. Wilson, C. Shaw, D. Hubbard Sr., C. Snyder, B. Morris, C. Mann, E. Myers, C. Duncil, T. McLoughlin
Heat 2- J. Smith, T. Callahan, J. Preston, R. Leslie, 45, S. Nairn, R. Bollinger, J. Pierce, C. Hubbard
Heat 3- T. Fritter, D. Hubbard Jr., D. Mayer, J. Large, R. Robey, J. Duncil, N. Large, L. Duncan
Consi- B. Morris, T. McLoughlin, E. Myers, R. Bollinger, S. Nairn, 37, J. Pierce, C. Hubbard, C. Duncil, J. Duncil, N. Large, L. Duncan, S. Wince
Feature- Joe Burkhead, Tracy Fritter, Jimmy Smith, Darrick Hubbard Jr., Braxton Wilson, Ray Leslie, Tim Callahan, Colton Shaw, Tanner McLoughlin, 45, Blake Morris, Shawn Nairn, Jon Preston, Clint Snyder, Reece Bollinger, Ryan Robey, Emmit Myers, Darrell Mayer, Darrick Hubbard Sr., John Large