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Hummingbird Speedway Race Report
For Immediate Release
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
By: Steven Curry
 
Jared "The Jet" Miley wins $2,000 Super Late Model special at Hummingbird Speedway.
 
A summer-like Saturday evening welcomed fans and drivers from all over the area, even Ohio and New York, to Hummingbird Speedway for the $2,000 to win Super Late Model special. Also racing on the night included the: Cypress Clock & Gift Shop Street Stocks, Sunny 106.5 FM Pure Stocks, and Aaron's of DuBois Front-Wheel Drive Four-Cylinders. Jared Miley from Pittsburgh claimed the win in the Super Late Model special after a late race pass around Chris Farrell with just a handful of laps remaining. Other feature winners on the night included: Dustin Challingsworth from St. Marys in the Sunny 106.5 FM Pure Stocks, Dave Shagla Jr. from Sugar Grove in the Cypress Clock & Gift Shop Street Stocks, and Zach Lennox from Brockway in the Aaron's of DuBois Front-Wheel Drive Four-Cylinders.
 
Dustin Challingsworth and Mike Anderson led the Sunny 106.5 FM Pure Stocks trackside for their opening 15-lap feature event. Challingsworth and Anderson remained close for a couple of laps on the initial start with Zack Gustafson, Rich Anderson, and Andrew Stano following behind. Challingsworth then began to pull away from Mike Anderson a little bit each lap as the laps continued to tick away. The distance between Challingsworth and Mike Anderson was several car lengths as the race reached the halfway mark. Meanwhile, Gustafson and Rich Anderson were battling each other hard for the third spot. Rich Anderson would make his way around Gustafson with two laps to go to take the third spot behind Challingsworth and Mike Anderson. Challingsworth held on in the final couple of laps to pick up the win. Mike Anderson, Rich Anderson, Zack Gustafson, and Andrew Stano rounded out the top 5. Dustin Challingsworth won the lone heat race.
 
Chris Farrell and Alan Dillenger led a full-field of BWP Bats Super Late Models to the track for their 35-lap, $2,000 to win, feature race. Farrell jumped out to the early lead on the initial start with Matt Lux, Paul Kot, and Jared Miley following behind after Dillenger got shuffled back on the start. Farrell continued to lead until a caution for a spin in turn 2 brought the field back together for the first time on the night. On the following restart, Farrell jumped out to the lead as Kot and Miley began to work over Lux for the second and third spots. Kot got passed Lux a few laps after the restart and moved into the second spot as Miley began to battle Lux for the third position. Miley used a lapped car as a pick to get inside of Lux and pull past him to take the third spot behind Farrell and Kot as the race reached the halfway mark. Farrell continued to lead for a number of laps as both Kot and Miley began to close in on him. Kot and Miley caught Farrell but not before a caution for a spin in turn 4 would force another restart. On the final restart of the race, both Kot and Miley went to the inside of Farrell to make it a three-way battle for the lead. Farrell was able to hang on to the lead for a short time as Miley worked his way around Kot to take the second spot. Miley then set his sights on Farrell for the lead with inside of 10 laps to go. A few laps later, Farrell clipped the outside wall going down the backstretch which opened the door for both Miley and Kot and they took it as they dove to the inside and passed Farrell with just 6 laps to go to take the first and second spots respectively. Kot gave a valiant run at Miley in the closing laps but it wasn't enough as Miley held on to pick up the win and the $2,000 payday on his first ever trip to the track. Paul Kot, Charles Powell Jr., Chris Farrell, and Matt Lux rounded out the top 5. Chris Farrell, Paul Kot, and Allen Dellinger won the heat races.
 
Brandon Connor and Dave Shagla Jr. led the Cypress Clock & Gift Shop Street Stocks trackside for their 20-lap feature event. A couple quick caution flags kept things close to start the race. After those two caution flags, the race saw its first extended green flag run of the race. On the restart, Shagla worked his way around Connor for the lead as Fuzzy Fields began to challenge Connor for the second spot. Fields took the second spot from Connor soon after and began to set his sights on Shagla for the lead. Another couple quick caution flags kept the field close. A mechanical failure on Connor's car forced him to retire for the evening, surrendering the third spot to Bob Rosman. On the ensuing restart, Shagla checked out to the lead once again with Fields following behind as Bob McMillen worked his way around Rosman for third. Shagla continued to pace the way on the restart as the race passed the halfway mark. A caution for a pileup in turn 4 brought the field together once again. One more caution flag came out inside of 5 laps to go, keeping the field close. On the final restart, which was a green-white-checkered, Shagla was able to pull away from Fields and the rest of the field as held on to pick up his second consecutive win. Fuzzy Fields, Bob McMillen, Cris Edwards Jr., and Ron Boardman rounded out the top 5. Brandon Connor and Dave Shagla Jr. won the heat races.
 
Jim Fye and Wayne Truitt led the Aaron's of DuBois Front-Wheel Drive Four-Cylinders to the track for their 12-lap feature race. A quick caution on lap 1 kept the field close. On the restart, Fye jumped out to the early lead but was quickly caught and passed by Truitt to take the top spot. Truitt led until another caution came out bringing the field back together. A couple more quick caution flags kept the field close as several cars retired for the evening due to crashes or mechanical failures. On what would be the final restart of the race, Zach Lennox and Fye both got around the race leader, Truitt, to take the first and second spots respectively. Lennox continued to lead as Fye had a mechanical problem that retired him for the evening and gave the second spot to Truitt. Lennox continued to lead as the race neared it's final laps. Truitt didn't have enough in the closing laps as Lennox picked his first win of the year. Wayne Truitt, Jim Boyer, Jim Fye, and Mark Bell rounded out the top 5. Jim Fye won the lone heat race.
 
Speedway Notes: 44 cars were on hand and racing was completed by around 10:00pm. Trophies on the night were by Jefferson Paving Corporation of Brookville. Racing will continue next Saturday with our $1,200 to win(plus lap money) Ina Caltagarone Street Stock Shootout.  Also, Semi-Lates will be $600 to win, Pure Stocks will be $400 to win, and Front-Wheel Drive Four-Cylinders will be $250 to win. Gates open at 3:30 with racing at 6. For more information call the track office at (814) 653-8400 or visit the track's website at www.hummingbirdspeedway.com.
 
 
Results:
 
SUNNY 106.5 FM PURE STOCKS
1st) #46 Dustin Challingsworth, St. Marys
2nd) #76 Mike Anderson, DuBois
3rd) #516 Rich Anderson, Glenn Campbell
4th) #93 Zack Gustafson, Weedville
5th) #9 Andrew Stano, Iselin
DNS) #81 Raven Fuller, DuBois
 
BWP BATS SUPER LATE MODELS
1st) #H-1 Jared Miley, South Park
2nd) #36 Paul Kot, Brockway
3rd) #94 Charles Powell Jr., Brookville
4th) #53 Chris Farrell, Clearfield
5th) #111L Matt Lux, Franklin
6th) #32 Billy Dickson, West Decatur
7th) #B1D Alan Dellinger, Hermitage
8th) #22B Darrell Bossard, Centerville
9th) #60 Jeff Taylor, Corsica
10th) #21R Rick Hemphill, Osceola Mills
DNF) #25 Dylan Fenton, Clearfield
DNF) #29L Johnny Lindenpitz, Knox Dale
DNF) #3-D Bill Davis, DuBois
DNF) #SR1 Tom Shaffer, Punxsutawney
DNF) #64 Scott Alvetro, Reynoldsville
DNF) #33 Bernie Whiteford, Hastings
DNS) #55 Denny Fenton, Clearfield
 
CYPRESS CLOCK & GIFT SHOP STREET STOCKS
1st) #6 Dave Shagla Jr., Sugar Grove
2nd) #28 Fuzzy Fields, Brockway
3rd) #50 Bob McMillen, St. Marys
4th) #23R Cris Edwards Jr., Huntingdon
5th) #50B Ron Boardman
6th) #48R Bob Rosman, Sykesville
DNF) #15D Darr Diegelman, Centerville
DNF) #18 Zach Myers, Knox
DNF) #38 Scott Freer, Eldred
DNF) #28B Rob Brown, Smethport
DNF) #T3 Brandon Connor, DuBois
DNF) #1S Kyle Shannon, DuBois
DNF) #34R Michael Reed, Sherman, NY
DNS) #20 George Bailey, Clearfield
 
AARON'S OF DUBOIS FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE FOUR-CYLINDERS
1st) #1 Zach Lennox, Brockway
2nd) #54 Wayne Truitt, Brookville
3rd) #11 Jim Boyer, Penfield
DNF) #4F Jim Fye, Reynoldsville
DNF) #X Mark Bell
DNF) #5LT Timothy Maines Jr., Altoona
DNS) #8C John Campisano, Punxsutawney