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Tony Jackson, Dan Zechman and Jeff
Haag Win Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Features
Mechanicsburg, PA., August 23, 2015
The name Jackson is famous in Williams Grove
Speedway’s Super Sportsman history.
Larry Jackson, one of the greatest drivers in the annals of
Super Sportsman racing, won 13 features at Williams Grove.
Saturday night Tony Jackson, son of Larry Jackson, added his
name to the victor’s list with a climatic victory over veteran Russ
Tony Jackson started on the pole in the 20-lap
Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman feature and sprinted into the
lead. Russ Mitten, Chad
Trout, Bill Devine, and Bobby Hockenberry were in pursuit. Trout
wrestled second from Mitten in the second lap.
The first caution came during the fifth circuit.
Chad Trout had a strong restart and was even with Jackson
entering turn three. Trout’s car drifted wide in turn four and
Jackson gained a five-length lead entering turn one.
The top five of Jackson, Trout, Mitten,
Hockenberry, and Scott Dellinger were riding single file around the
speedway. Jackson, by
lap nine, held a 15-length edge.
Following a lap-12 restart, Russ Mitten advanced
into second position.
The lead duo of Jackson and Mitten separated from the field.
Tony Jackson maintained a four-car length edge over Mitten.
The third and final caution came with two laps
remaining. Russ Mitten
had a strong restart and was a length behind Tony Jackson.
On the final circuit, Mitten dove to the bottom lane in turns
three and four, pulling even with Jackson.
The leaders were side-by-side exiting turn four.
Tony Jackson forged a slight lead and the Newville driver
crossed the finish line a length ahead of Russ Mitten.
Chad Trout was third, Mike Enders fourth, and Bobby
Hockenberry was fifth.
As the competitors crossed the finish line one
car slowed sending Davey’ Walsh’s sportsman careening into the
inside fence. Walsh’s
car flipped into the first turn in a wreck that collected several
Walsh’s car was destroyed, he walked back to the pits.
The victory is Tony Jackson’s first at Williams
Grove Speedway. He
becomes the 36th Saturday Night Series Super Sportsman
feature victor and the 44th Super Sportsman competitor to
win in Williams Grove history.
Frankie Herr captured the 2015 Blazer’s Body Shop
Super Sportsman point title.
Herr, from Carlisle, will not defend his title in 2016.
During the past week Herr sold all of his Super Sportsman
Heat wins for the 32-car field went to Bill
Devine, Dellinger and Trout.
The consolation went to Tom Wyckoff.
Chad Smith, driving his just-purchased former Frankie Herr
machine, received the Sprint Aces Hard Charger award.
Pat Beard led the opening circuit of the 20-lap
Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model feature.
Dan Zechman, one lap later, became the race’s new leader.
The event’s only caution came on lap five.
Zechman continued to lead with Scott Richwine taking
possession of second.
By lap eight Shaun Jones advanced to third.
It was a race of the number twos with the No. 2Z of Dan
Zechman in the lead, the No. 2 of Scott Richwine in second and the
No. 2M of Shaun Jones in third.
Dan Zechman, from Hanover, took control of the
race, gaining an eighth-mile lead.
Scott Richwine and Shaun Jones were in a close fight for
second. Cam Zeigler,
Wes Alleman and Billy Wampler were contending for fourth.
Dan Zechman cruised to his third 2015 victory.
He is tied for fourth with four victories on the Saturday
Night Series all-time leading 358 Late Model feature winner’s list.
Shaun Jones used a late pass to finish in second with Scott Richwine
in third. Wes Alleman
was fourth and Billy Wampler was fifth.
Billy Wampler, in his first full season of
competition with the Saturday Night Series, claimed the 2015 Credit
Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model point title.
Preliminaries for the 20-car field went to Jake
Jones and Wampler. Travis Mease won the Artwerks Hard Charger award.
Eric Tripp led the start of the 15-lap Aquafun
Pools Street Stock feature.
One lap later there was a massive pile-up on the front
stretch that involved many of the competitors.
The race went under red flag conditions.
Eric Tripp, after the restart, continued to lead
with Mike Buckley and Jeff Haag close behind.
On the third lap Haag swept by Buckley and Haag to become the
Following a series of restarts Haag was leading
with Mike Buckley in second and Kory Sites in third. Sites and
Buckley battled for second allowing leader Haag to widen his lead.
Jeff Haag, from Auburn, held a 1.5-second lead
when Kory Sites passed Mike Buckley for second.
Haag won his sixth of the year by 12 lengths over Kory Sites,
Mike Buckley, Jasen Geesaman, and Friday night’s winner Sean Dawson.
Jeff Haag has 12
career Saturday Night Series victories tying him for second on the
all-time leading winner’s listing.
Craig Morgan, a victim of the second-lap crash,
won the 2015 Aquafun Pools Street Stock point title.
Geesaman and Kevin Sigler won the qualifiers for
the 22 entries. Steven
Dove received the Artwerks Hard Charger award.
This is the final Saturday show of the 2015
Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series.
The SNS will return to Williams Grove Speedway action on
September 11 for the Topless 30 358 Late Model race.
Joining the 358 Late Models will be the Super Sportsman and
Williams Grove Speedway 8/22/15
Blazer's Body Shop Super Sportsman ( 32 Cars ):
1) 17J Tony Jackson 2) 77 Russ Mitten 3) 7c Chad Trout 4) 3B Mike
Enders 5) 25 Bobby Hockenberry 6) 30 Scott Dellinger 7) 11 Steve
Fannasy 8) 54 Doug Dodson 9) 99 Frankie Herr 10) 32 Gregg Foster 11)
70D Bill Devine 12) 20w Davey Walsh 13) 3 Eric Walker 14) 75 Kenny
Edkin 15) 19 Devin Beidel 16) 99c Chad Smith ( Sprint Aces Hard
Charger ) 17) 77w Tom Wyckoff 18) 85 Jared Miller 19) 5 Dave
Berkheimer 20) 222 Jay Fannasy 21) 32J Justin Foster 22) 7 Todd
Leonard 23) 29 Duaine Smith 24) 8 Rich Eichelberger
DNQ: 91 Lanny Hake, 11s John Stoll Jr. 14 Nate Young, 7B Timmie
Barrick, 58 Paul Miller, 55c Chad Criswell, 318 Teddy Thomas, 5G Bob
2015 Blazer's Body Shop Points Champion - 99 Frankie Herr
Special Awards voted on by track officials:
Most Improved ( TIE 75 Kenny Edkin & 99c Chad Smith )
Rookie of the Year - 7B Timmie Barrick
Jerry Reigle Sportsmanship Award - 77 Russ Mitten
Thank you Blazer's Body Shop!
Credit Connection 358 Late Models ( 20 Cars ):
1) 2z Dan Zechman 2) 2m Shaun Jones 3) 2 Scott Richwine 4) 21z Cam
Zeigler 5) 1w Billy Wampler 6) 80 Wes Alleman 7) NINE Ron Kline 8)
5J Chad Julius 9) 112 Alan Sagi 10) 51 Jake Jones 11) 74 Randy
Christine Jr. 12) 116 Travis Mease ( ArtWerks Hard Charger ) 13) 19L
Dave Latsha 14) 7 Pat Beard 15) 25 Jed Latshaw 16) 98w Chaz Walls 17
) 99w Garrett Walls 18) 08 Zach Kauffman 19) 73 Al Cheney 20) 24
2015 Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model Points Champion -
1w Billy Wampler
Special Awards voted on by track officials:
Most Improved - 19L Dave Latsha
Rookie of the Year - 24 Daulton Bigler
Jerry Reigle Sportsmanship Award - 112 Alan Sagi
Thank you Credit Connection Auto Sales!!
Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks ( 22 Cars ):
1) 29 Jeff Haag 2) 21K Kory Sites 3) 94 Mike Buckley 4) 81 Jasen
Geesaman 5) Super 7 Sean Dawson 6) 16 Walt Lemmon 7) 27 Doug Hoffman
8) F5 Dalton Frye 9) 71 Sean Todd 10) 8 Eric Tripp 11) 18 Steve Dove
( ArtWerks Hard Charger ) 12) 86 Scott Strickler 13) 0 Todd Bowersox
14) 00 Calvin Redding 15) 39 Wayne Dutterer 16) 31 Charlie Pensinger
17) 99K Dave Bowermaster 18) 59 Ryan Smith 19) 7s Kevin Sigler 20)
80D Greg Diehl 21) 11 Craig Morgan 22) x99 Chris Heller
2015 Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock Champion - 11 Craig Morgan
Special awards voted on by the track officials:
Most Improved - 86 Scott Strickler
Rookie of the Year - 59 Ryan Smith
Jerry Reigle Sportsmanship Award - 47 Bob Scott Jr.
Thank you Aqua Fun Pools !!