Bobby Hockenberry, Randy Croop and Dustin
Hollinger Victorious Saturday Night At Williams Grove Speedway.
Bobby Hockenberry was going to retire from
racing following the 2013 season.
The veteran driver, after encouragement from his two
daughters, returned for the 2014 campaign.
Saturday night the Shermansdale driver won his second
Williams Grove Speedway Blazer’s Body Shop 20-lap feature.
Tony Jackson led at the start with Lanny
Hake in second.
Bobby Hockenberry, the third-place starter, held third followed
by Kenny Edkins and Rich Eichelberger.
Hockenberry advanced to the runner-up position during the
The race came to a halt in the fourth lap
due to a three-car crash in the first turn.
Bobby Hockenberry used the restart to become the new
leader. He had a
1.8 second lead when the caution came out at the midway point of
Bobby Hockenberry and the rookie Tony
Jackson gained an advantage over the field.
The battle was for third between Kenny Edkins, Rich
Eichelberger and Russ Mitten.
Mike Enders and 19th-place starter Frankie
Herr joined the scrap for third.
Bobby Hockenberry never faltered allowing
him to stretch out his lead over Tony Jackson.
Hockenberry was the winner by 12 lengths.
Rookie Tony Jackson recorded his third straight top five
finish crossing the finish line in second.
Russ Mitten made a late charge to finish in third with
Rich Eichelberger in fourth and Mike Enders was fifth.
Kenny Edkins, Frankie Herr, Jay Fannasy, Chad Trout, and
Greg Foster completed the top ten.
Steve Wilbur, Jay Fannasy and Foster won
the heats for the 28 entries. Herr was the consolation winner
and received the Sprint Aces Hard Charger award.
Randy Croop started second in the Credit
Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models.
Croop was in front by the end of lap one with Sam Rial,
Al Cheney, Travis Mease, and Cam Zeigler giving chase.
By the fifth lap Croop had a straightaway lead over Rial
while Zeigler advanced to third. When Zeigler wrestled second
from Rial, Croop had a 3.1 second lead.
Charlie Schaffer, the 12th-place
starter, challenged Cam Zeigler for second.
The duo of Zeigler and Schaffer narrowed Randy Croop’s
lead. Despite their
hard-fought fight for second, the lead duo continued to shrink
Charlie Schaffer captured second place as
leader Randy Croop received the white flag.
Croop maintained his lead and the Berwick driver won his
second of the year eight lengths ahead of Charlie Schaffer.
Cam Zeigler was third, Jake Jones finished in fourth and
Sam Rial was fifth.
Heats for the 17-car field went to Dan
Zechman and Rial. Schaffer received the Artwerks Hard Charger
The front row of the 15 lap Aquafun Pools
Street Stock main featured Dustin Hollinger and Doug Hoffman.
Hoffman and Hollinger were side-by-side through the first
lap. One lap later
Hoffman, Hollinger and Greg Diehl were three-wide in the fight
for the lead. Doug
Hoffman held the lead with Dustin Hollinger, Greg Diehl, Steven
Dove, and Eric Tripp in close pursuit.
The first of two cautions came on lap six.
Doug Hoffman continued to set the pace with Dustin
Hollinger making frequent challenges.
A lap nine caution slowed the race.
Dustin Hollinger used the restart to take over the lead.
The top five of Hollinger, Hoffman, Greg Diehl, Jeff
Haag, and Mike Buckley were in a tight pack. Hollinger, from
Palmyra, could not shake Hoffman; Hoffman remaining a length
Dustin Hollinger turned back the challenges
of Doug Hoffman. Hollinger
won his second of 2014 by two lengths over Doug Hoffman.
Greg Diehl was third with Jeff Haag in fourth and Mike
Buckley finished fifth.
Hollinger and Buckley won the preliminaries
for the 20 entries. Jeff Haag was named the Artwerks Hard
The Williams Grove Speedway 2014 Saturday
Night Series ends this coming weekend.
The final event will be Stock Car Saturday with awards
going out to the 358 Late Model and Street Stock classes.
Alan Sagi, in his first year of racing with the Saturday
Night Series, is the 2014 Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late
Model point champion.
The title in the Aquafun Pools Street Stocks is close
with Jeff Haag taking a 55-point lead over Kevin Sigler into the
Saturday night the season ends with the
Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models and Street Stocks in action.
Racing begins at 6:30.
Adult admission is five dollars and children 12 and under
Williams Grove Speedway 8/16/14
Blazer's Body Shop Super Sportsman ( 28
1) 25 Bobby Hockenberry 2) 17J Tony
Jackson 3) 77 Russ Mitten 4) 8 Rich
Eichelberger 5) 3B Mike Enders 6) 75
Kenny Edkin 7) 99 Frankie Herr ( Sprint
Aces Hard Charger ) 8) 222 Jay Fannasy
9) 7c Chad Trout 10) 32 Gregg Foster 11)
33 Scott Geesey 12) 11 Steve Fannasy 13)
55c Chad Criswell 14) 17G Steve Wilbur
15) 30 Scott Dellinger 16) 58 Paul
Miller 17) 20w Davey Walsh 18) 99c Chad
Smith 19) 5 Dave Berkheimer 20) 70D Bill
Devine 21) 91 Lanny Hake 22) 29 Duaine
Smith 23) 7 Todd Leonard 24) 19 Devin
DNQ: 77w Tom Wyckoff, 39 Joe Orsulak, 3J
Russ Lebo, 20y Vance Yinger
Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late
Models ( 17 Cars ):
1) 88 Randy Croop 2) 12 Charlie Schaffer
( ArtWerks Hard Charger ) 3) 21z Cam
Zeigler 4) 43 Jake Jones 5) 11 Sam Rial
6) NINE Ron Kline 7) 112 Alan Sagi 8)
116 Travis Mease 9) 7 Pat Beard 10) 25
Sam Gallagher 11) 2z Dan Zechman 12) 08
Zach Kauffman 13) 000 Pat McNeal 14) 73
Al Cheney 15) 80 Wes Alleman
DNS: M1 Roy Miller, 01 Les Hare
Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks ( 20 Cars
1) 5 Dustin Hollinger 2) 27 Doug Hoffman
3) 80D Greg Diehl 4) 29 Jeff Haag (
ArtWerks Hard Charger ) 5) 94 Mike
Buckley 6) 7s Kevin Sigler 7) 11 Craig
Morgan 8) 16 Walt Lemmon 9) Super 7 Tim
Drawbaugh 10) 14 Ed Halter 11) 20 Jesse
Hitz 12) 57 Bob Scott Jr. 13) 21z Jaynee
Zeigler 14) 8 Eric Tripp 15) 31 Charlie
Pensinger 16) 2 Randy Zechman 17) 21a
Mike Zeigler Jr. 18) 22 Steve Dove
DNS: 0 Todd Bowersox, x99 Chris Heller