HANOVER, PA (6/26/2015) – For the third straight week, Trail-Way Speedway saw a first-time winner in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature Friday night.
Ephrata’s Jeff Halligan started on the pole and led every lap of the main event, but worked hard over the final seven laps to hold off hard-charger Brad McClelland. Trail-Way’s all-time winner, who started 17th after losing his steering in his qualifying event, drove under Seth Kearchner for the runner-up spot on lap 18.
“I saw Brad get to second and that’s when I started counting laps,” said the happy winner after climbing from the Halligan’s
Auto Repair #45H in victory
lane, “He makes passing cars look easy.”
“This is the toughest place to race,” added Halligan, who crossed just 25-hundreths of-a-second in front of McClelland, “But it teaches you how to race.”
Though he already has two Saturday night wins at Lincoln Speedway in 2015, this was Halligan’s first-ever victory at Trail-Way, and it followed first-time wins by David Holbrook and Cody Fletcher in the past two races.
Third through fifth were Kearchner, Dwight Leppo, and Mike Bittinger.
Qualifiers for the 18 sprint cars were won by Hallligan, Kearchner, and Leppo.
Friday June 26, 2015
For Immediate Release
For Immediate Release
HOOSIER TIRE MID-ATLANTIC 358 SPRINT CARS
FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 2. 6R-Brad McClelland (Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger); 3. 30-Seth Kearchner; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger; 6. 66-Doug Hammaker; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 77-David Holbrook; 9. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 11. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 12. 69X-Brandon Ort (DNF); 13. 00X-Chris Frank (DNF); 14. 1-Robert Stough (DNF); 15. 14C-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 16. 2-Dennis Gross (DNF); 17. 22T-Dave Thrush (DNF); 18. 17-George Streaker, Jr. (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders: Jeff Halligan (1-25)
358 Sprint Heat 1
Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3.
12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 00X-Chris Frank; 6. 1-Robert
Stough. Time – 2:23.09
358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 30-Seth Kearchner; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 77-David Holbrook; 4. 2-Dennis Gross; 5. 69X-Brandon Ort; 6. 6R-Brad McClelland (DNF). No time.
358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 10-Zach Euculano; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 5. 22T-Dave Thrush (DNF); 6. 17-George Streaker, Jr. (DNF). No time.