|2012 ADMISSION PRICES
Grandstands - $6 - $5 with prior night ticket stub - 15 and under FREE
ALL Pit Passes - $15 - Age 4 & under FREE
Car Registration 270/600 Micro - $25 R270/SS - $20 FH/AN/SAC - $13 RP/NB/SK/SM/SS - $8
Small Car Saturday Championships At Dunn Hill 2 Speedway
The final event of the 2012 racing season for Small Car Saturday was
sponsored by J W Maynard and Sons Truck Repair. The afternoon and
evening was full of great racing with new faces picking up those first wins.
The 2012 Champions were finalized and some of the points battles were
tight and others were decided by the team just taking the green. It was a
jammed packed day of racing and the fans on the hill got to see lots of
The kart portion of the days events were up first, with Super Seniors
making their way onto the track. This points race was very close and it all
depended on who won both the qualifying race and the feature. It was
Rodney McConnell who grabbed his seventh feature win as he led all but
one lap of the event. Bren Lattimer finished in second and grabbed his first
track championship, by only four points. Rounding out the finishing order
was Dale Anderson in third.
Rookie Purple was the next division to grace the track. The race for the
feature and the points were very tight all season long. Connor Davis found
his way into victory lane for the seventh time over the points champion Doug
Newbigging who finished in second. Both of these boys raced their hearts
out each week and still managed to visit with each other after the races. The
rest of the feature finish was Michael Davis in third, Caleb Hadlock in fourth
and Austin Hughes in fifth.
Sportskids points championship race was decided when Keith
Lamphere took the green for the event. Keith had fourteen feature wins
during the 2012 season. He held off Tamara Burkholder who finished in
second for the win. Third went to D J Knolles, fourth to Paul Corron and fifth
to Dom Rogers.
Going into the Novice Blue feature event it was anyones championship
to be had. Cody Kershner who has been in the point lead had to hold off
second in points Seth Anderson. When the green flag dropped it was
Kershner who grabbed the lead. He was challenged by Jacob Doyle and
Seth Anderson. Seth took the second position and he set his sights on the
22 of Kershner. They raced hard and clean throughout the feature with lap
traffic playing a role. When the checkered flag fell it was Cody Kershner
grabbing the win and his first championship. Finishing in second was Seth
Anderson, third was Jacob Doyle, fourth was Lacin Terry and rounding out
the top five was Mitch Maynard.
As the season progress so did the kart count in the Sportsmen class.
Doug Lantz had control of the points lead for most of the season. He had to
take the green and the title would be his. Anything can happen on a double
points night. Lady luck was with Doug through the whole feature event. He
held off Rich Vanderpool early in the event. In the closing laps Keith
Lamphere the only other driver to win a feature in this division moved into
second. Keith tried to dethrone Lantz for one more win. Doug would not
have it and grabbed win number 15 and his first kart championship. Third
went to Rich Vanderpool, fourth to D J Knolles and fifth to Paul Corron.
They combined the Stock Appearing Clone division and the Animal
division due to lack of cars. Mike Ely picked up the win and the
championship in the Stock Appearing Clone. Mike had five feature wins
during the season. Bob Coveney grabbed the win and the championship in
the Animal division. Bob had two feature wins and many consistent finishes
getting him the championship.
The flat head division found some real excitement for the fans. Bob
Coveney and Quinn Davis took the green flag. Coveney grabbed the early
lead, but it was Quinn Davis who was hungry for the win. Quinn stole it away
on lap three and held off the Coveney machine to capture his first victory of
the 2012 season. It was a very emotional win for Davis as he held the early
points lead. By virtue of Bob Coveney's consistent finishes without a feature
win, during the season he was crowned the champion by seventeen points
over Quinn Davis. Cliff Casterline was not able to start the feature event.
On to the Micro and Slingshot portion of the final race of the 2012
season. It was a race of the fittest for the Rookie 270 Micros. Current
points leader Kelsi Jenkins suffered mechanical problems and was not able
to start the feature event. When the green flag fell it was Brent Heeman
grabbing the lead. Caution came out for Allen Carnrike who went pit side.
On the restart it was Alex Shaffer who grabbed the lead. Alex lead until lap
seven when something went wrong with the 88 sending him pit side. On the
restart Heeman grabbed the lead back, but for only one lap when Scott
Dean took the top spot. Dean lead the rest of the feature securing win
number three of the season. Finishing in second was newcomer Oscar
Fassett who purchased the old Denny Rinehimer number 5. Third went to
Brent Heeman, fourth to Alex Shaffer and fifth to Allen Carnrike. By virtue of
her points lead Kelsi Jenkins secured enough points to be the Track
Champion for the 2012 season.
600 Micros found Collin Hadlock and Bennett Lennox bringing the field
to the green. Collin lead the first five laps of the twenty lap event. Nick
Wood took the lead on lap six of a caution free event. The battle for the
second position between Hadlock and Lennox was fierce. It allowed Nick to
open up a sizable lead. When the checkers fell it was Nick Wood recording
win six. Finishing in second was Bennett Lennox, third was Collin Hadlock,
fourth was Adam Nicholson and rounding out the top five was Matt Jones.
Nick Wood was also honored as the Track Champion by only 27 points over
The All Star Slingshot championship was decided as Carl Bittenbender
with fourteen feature wins capture that honor. Bob Boughton and Dalton
Maynard brought the field to the green with Maynard grabbing the lead.
Dalton and Bob raced each other hard and clean for the top honor. Dalton
held him off to capture his first feature win of the season. Bob Boughton
finished in second with Carl Bittenbender in third, Alex Shaffer in fourth and
Alex Boughton in fifth.
270 Micros were the final event of the 2012 season. Going into the
feature event, Mark Wurzler and Bobby Maynard were in a tight battle for the
title. Both drivers had two wins and many consistent finishes. It would come
down to who won and where the other finished. Bobby knew he had to win
the feature event. He grabbed the lead early and held off the Wurzler
machine for twelve laps. A mechanical problem sent his title hopes packing,
as he fell off the pace on lap 12. That gave the lead and the title to Mark
Wurzler. Mark went on to pick up his third feature event of the season.
Finishing in second was Kyle Traver, third was Denny Rinehimmer, fourth
was Tim Aberant and fifth was Bobby Maynard.
That brings to a close the first season of Small Car Saturday. For those
of you who came and watched spread the word. These children and adults
put on some of the best racing in this area. Thankfully Mark Spencer and his
staff opened up their track to have racing close to home for all of these
competitor. Some travel a distance, but the others that live in the area were
saved some traveling for the 2012 season. Watch the website for all the
important new of the off season. Banquet information and updates can be
found by visiting www.dunnhill2speedway.com. The track that shows "How
Dirt Track Racing Is Dunn"!
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