Small Car Saturday Plays Host To Tobias Slingshot Tour
After being closed over the 4Th of July weekend, Small Car Saturday came back with a strong program featuring
the Tobias Slingshot Tour. A regular show for all of the other divisions was also on the days racing program.
Seventy eight race teams filled the pits with each driver hoping that today would be their day to visit victory lane.
A shuffle in the running order as the Animal kart division was the first feature of the day. Tyler Starkweather and
Wayne Miller brought the field to the green. Tyler Starkweather in his first visit to the Dunn Hill 2 oval grabbed the
lead. He and Wayne Miller battled hard for the top spot. Zac Bruce and Bob Coveney also were hoping to get into
the mix for the lead. As the fifteen lap event wound down it was Starkweather maintaining the lead and holding off the
charge from Miller. Tyler recorded his first win, with Wayne Miller in second, Zac Bruce in third and Bob Coveney in
Rookie Purple division made their way onto the oval with Michael and Connor Davis making up the front row.
Micheal grabbed the lead on lap one, until Connor stole it away on lap two. A caution came out on lap four when the
brother tangled sending both of them to the rear. Doug Newbigging got the lead on the restart with Caleb Hadlock in
second. Connor made short work of the field and took the second position from Caleb by lap seven. Micheal worked
his way back into third with Caleb there doing all he could to get the position back. In the closing laps, traffic played a
role in the finish. On the final lap Connor worked his way around the lap traffic, but ran out of time as Doug
Newbigging recorded his fourth win of the season. Rounding out the top five were Connor Davis, Micheal Davis,
Caleb Hadlock and Kaela Vanderpool.
Sportkids division is growing each week with lots of great racing. Current points leader Keith Lamphere
continued on his winning way recording win number nine of the season. DJ Knolles, MacKenzie Doyle, Dom Rogers,
and Larisa Terry finished in the top five. Each of these kids have been working hard to over take the Lamphere
machine. One of these weekends you will see that someone has finally done their home work and will steal the win
The car count for the Novice Blue division is now up to eleven. Anyone of these competitors have the
opportunity to take home the checkered flag. Seth Anderson and Cody Kershner have been the drivers to beat
during the season. They brought the field to the green flag with Anderson grabbing the early lead. Cody worked
hard to get around the number 92 of Anderson. On lap eleven Cody was involved in a caution. That gave second
place to Craig Smith on the restart, with Kershner having to go to the rear. On the restart Seth grabbed the lead with
Craig right on his bumper. As the laps counted away, Craig Smith did not have enough to get around the Anderson
machine. That gave Seth win number four for the season. Craig Smith was second, Cody Kershner worked his way
back into third, four was Jacob Doyle and in fifth was Lacin Terry. Great job of racing by all of these youngsters.
Due to low car counts the features for the Sportsmen and Super Seniors decided to race together. The
Flathead and Stock Appearing Clond divisions also ran their features together. When the green flag fell it was Bren
Lattimer taking the top spot for the Super Seniors. Current points leader Doug Lantz in the Sportsmen held on to the
lead for that division. The battle for the positions behind the top two were fierce. Rodney McConnell did all he knew
to get around the Lattimer machine. When the checkers fell it was Doug Lantz taking the win with Richie Vanderpool
finishing in second, in the Sportsmen. For the Super Seniors division it was Bren Lattimer capturing another win, with
Rodney McConnell and Dale Anderson finishing second and third respectively.
In the Flathead and Stock Appearing Clones it was Karl Abbott father of last weeks feature winner Mark Abbott
finding his way into the victory circle in the Flathead division. Rounding out the top five were Cliff Casterline, Bob
Coveney, Mark Abbott and Quinn Davis. The Stock Appearing Clone division was won by Wayne Miller. It is really
great to see these division work together so that everyone has someone to race with.
It was on to the Tobias Slingshot National Tour program. In this series each of the Slingshot divisions, the Jr.
Slingshots and the Allstar Slingshots run a set of two qualifying heats to determine their starting positions for the
feature event. Unfortunately there was only one Jr. Slingshot in attendance, which was not much fun for the
youngster. He and his family elected to let him run with the Allstar Slingshots, just be scored seperately. Brandon
McGill captured his first Jr. Slingshot Tour event of his career. The youngster was very excited about his win, but
wished he had more of his racers to compete with. He did exceptionally well racing aganist the other cars as they
have a bigger carburator.
The Allstar Slingshots put on a great show with a lot of the regular teams on hand to compete. First time visitor
Cody Kline worked his way around many time feature winner Carl Bittenbender to capture the tour win. Rich Howard
recorded his best finish of the season in third. Fourth went to Alex Shaffer and fifth went to John Backhorn. It was a
tough night for the Boughton family racing team of Alex and Bob, as mechanical woes left the father and son team not
finishing the feature event.
The 600 Micro feature event went to Nick Wood. The early leader Craig Fox suffered a flat tire and a bent wheel
during the feature event. That sent the six time feature winner pit side and unable to finish the event. On the restart
on lap tweleve, Bennett Lennox and Collin Hadlock made the move around the second place runner of Bobby
Maynard. Positions second through six were in a fierce battle for all positions. Frank Peters was battling with Derek
Fredricks for the fifth position. As the laps wound down Peters brought out the yellow for a spin. When the checkers
fell it was Nick Wood recording his second win of the season. Bennett Lennox, Collin Hadlock, Bobby Maynard and
Derek Frederick rounded out the top five. Frank Peters worked hard to just miss out on a top five finish.
The Rookie 270 divisions had the most race teams of the season. Seven teams were all hoping to find victory
lane. Brent Heeman and Justin Jordan brought the field to the green flag. Jordan jumped into the lead while Brent
Heeman his first time in the division ran a strong second. Allen Carnrike a Friday night racer worked his way into third
place. Another newcomer Darcy McGee has shown that he can find the fast way around the track. When the
checkers fell it was Justin Jordan recording his first win on his first visit to the track. Brent Heeman was second, Allen
Carnrike finished in third, fourth and fifth went to Darcy McGee and John Walp. Tough night for previous feature
winners Kelsi Jenkins and David Perry as both did not finish the feature.
The final feature event of the night was the popular 270 Micro. Mark Wurzler and Dan Wertman paced the field.
When the green flag was dropped by starter Joe Wielgosz it was John Heeman who grabbed the early lead. Right on
Heemans rear bumper was four time feature winner Denny Rinehimer. Denny took the lead away from John on lap
three and never looked back. He held off both John Heeman and in the closing laps Bobby Maynard to visit victory
lane for the 5Th time. Rounding out the top five were Bobby Maynard, Kyle Traver, Derek Johnson, and Dan
Coming this Saturday, July 21st, will be Midseason Championships for all divisions. It will be a regular show for
all divisions. Visit our website to get the updated information at www.dunnhill2speedway.com. You won't want to miss
any of the excitement where the drivers so their fans, "How Dirt Track Racing Is Dunn"!
ANIMAL: TYLER STARKWEATHER, Wayne Miller, Zac Bruce, Bob Coveney
ROOKIE PURPLE: DOUG NEWBIGGING, Conner Davis, Michael Davis, Caleb Hadlock, Kaela Vanderpool, Austin
SPORTSKID: KEITH LAMPHERE, DJ Knolles, Mackenzie Doyle, Dom Rogers, Larisa Terry, Kylie Fenstermacher,
NOVICE BLUE: SETH ANDERSON, Craig Smith, Cody Kershner, Jacob Doyle, Lacin Terry, Mitch Maynard, Shaylee
Stowell, Makayla Davis, Brooklyn Schmekenbecher, Cody Schmekenbecher, Riley Gowin
SPORTSMEN: DOUG LANTZ, Rich Vanderpool
SUPER SENIOR: BREN LATTIMER, Rodney McConnell, Dale Anderson
STOCK APPEARING CLONES: WAYNE MILLER
FLATHEADS: CARL ABBOTT, Cliff Casterline, Bob Coveney, Mark Abbott, Quinn Davis, Zac Bruce
TOBIAS NATIONAL SLINGSHOT TOUR
JR SLINGSHOT: BRANDON MCGILL
ALL STAR MA GOLD: CODY KLINE, Carl Bittenbender, Rich Howard, Alex Shaffer, John Bockhorn, Dalton Maynard,
Ryan Raidline, Alex Boughton, Bob Boughton
ROOKIE 270 MICRO: JUSTIN JORDAN, Brent Heeman, Allen Carnrike, Darcy McGee, John Walp, Kelsi Jenkins, David
MICRO 600: NICK WOOD, Bennett Lennox, Collin Hadlock, Derek Fredericks, Frank Peters, Adam Nicholson, Jim
Reese, Ryan Vargason, Chris Leitner, Craig Fox, Eric Mclinko, Rich Howard
MICRO 270: DENNY RINEHIMER, Bobby Maynard, Kyle Traver, Derek Johnson, Dan Wertman, John Heeman, Mark
Wurzler, Tim Aberant