Trail-Way good to Hampstead's Messersmith


The season has concluded for Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, and Hampstead resident Greg Messersmith captured the 8-Cylinder Stocks with 487 points.

Messersmith used a sixth-place finish on Oct. 2 at Trail-Way to clinch the championship in the points standings. He was the top area driver in the point standings, but he didn't have the only superb showing.

Mike Stull of Westminster was second in the Micro Sprints with 688. Stull was also fourth in the feature race and won the heat.

Westminster's Brad McClelland was third in the feature race and fourth in the point standings with 649.

Steve Owings, also of Westminster, was the final area driver for the Micros with a sixth-place finish in the point standings with 478.

In the 8-Cylinder stocks, Gregory Richardson of Sykesville was 10th in the overall points (291), Gary Herman of Hampstead was 14th (228), Booby Feeser of Millers was 19th (134) and Joe Brown of Westminster 20th (123).

At the 75-80 Dragway, George Hoff of Westminster won the Class II competition and Marvin Ford of Westminster won the motorcycles competition.

Auto schedule

* Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown: Today, the fourth annual Small Car Nationals is planned. The four-division program will feature the Open Competition Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, 4-Cylinder Pure Stocks and a demolition derby.

Gates open at 11 p.m. with racing at 1 p.m. Information: (301) 583-0640.

* Lincoln Speedway, Hanover, Pa.: Scheduled are Oct. 17, 24 and 31, Sprints, Semi-Lates and Thundercars.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. Information: (717) 624-2755.

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