"Lear's first Winchester visit ends in victory lane"
"Stoner earns hard-fought win in RUSH Crates"
By Doug Watson
Winchester, VA- Kyle Lear drove to his first feature win of the season in last Saturday nights 20-lap Limited Late Model main at Winchester Speedway. The win for Lear, his 3rd career win at the track, was his second win in two weeks as he captured a win at Pa.'s Lincoln Speedway the weekend prior.
Wesley Bonebrake and Lear shared the front-row for the start of the event with Lear surging into the race lead as the field entered turn one. As Lear had built up a healthy lead, fourth starting Greg Roberson slid into second on the 12th-lap and went after Lear. Roberson started cutting into Lear's lead by races end but ran out of laps as Lear would take the win uncontested in the caution-free event aboard his Rocket no.151. "We worked really hard on our motor program over the winter." Lear stated post-race. "Greg (Gunter) had this place in great shape tonight and our car was working great so I guess all the off season work paid off for us." Lear's only concern during the event was heavy lapped traffic by race's end. "Some of those cars were pretty hard to pass." Said Lear. "They got to slipping and sliding in front of me, but we were able to get through with no problems." Bonebrake held tough for third, with Tyler Horst and former class champion Trever Feathers rounding out the top-five. Heats went to Roberson and Bruce Kane.
Transtan Stoner scored his first win of the season in the companion 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model event. Delaware's Matt Hill snared the lead from the pole and would pace the first 11-circuits, until Stoner arrived and overhauled Hill to become the new leader on lap-12. As Stoner lead, 7th-starting Logan Roberson drove to second and repeatedly pulled along side Stoner but would fall short in a close battle and settle for runner-up money. "This racetrack was awesome tonight." Stoner stated. "You could race all over this place and it sure was a lot of fun." Stoner knew he would have his hands full with Roberson arriving in second late race. "He's tough this year." Stoner bottom-lined. "I saw him on the scoreboard in second, but I kept my running my line and we were able to hold him off." Hill came home third with Tanner Kerr and Tyler Bare completing the top-five. Heats went to Matt Hill, Tanner Kerr and Steve Lowery.
In support class action Chris Sumption drove to he second win in a row in the 15-lap Pure Stock feature, Tyler Gray collected his first checker of the season in the 15-lap Enduro Stock main with Justin Hottle winning for the second time in 2016 in the nightcap 15-lap Four-Cylinder contest.
Limited Late Model feature finish
1.Kyle Lear 2. Greg Roberson 3. Wesley Bonebrake 4. Tyler Horst 5. Trever Feathers 6. Jonathan DeHaven 7. Bubby Dillman 8.James Lichliter 9. Bruce Kane 10. Brandon Long 11. Kevin Deremer 12. Jimmy Richards 13. Jeff Koller 14. Tom Chaffins 15. Buddy Wilson
RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Transtan Stoner 2. Logan Roberson 3. Matt Hill 4.Tanner Kerr 5. Tyler Bare 6. Kris Eaton 7.Scott Sweeney 8. Ben Bowie 9.Mike Franklin 10. John Imler 11. Wes Branner 12.Timmy Booth 13.Matt Tarbox 14. Richard Hawkins 15. Dylan Lewis 16.Tommy Wagner III 17. Steve Lowery 18. Greg Carrico 19. Ryan Clement 20. Corey Almond 21. Brad Rigdon 22. Joe Hall 23. Austin Stover 24. Darin Henderson 25. David Reynolds (DNS)
Pure Stock feature finish
1. Chris Sumption 2. Sam Crouch 3.Rob Nichols 4.Tony Catlett 5. Jeremy Pilkerton 6. Reese Alley 7. Mike Grady Jr. 8. Jeremy Tinsman (DNS)
Enduro Stock feature finish
1. Tyler Gray 2. Bryan Neff 3.Tommy Caravello 4. Ricky Feltner 5. Danny Holmes 6.William Crook 7. Paul Jones 8. Dalton Dillman 9. Allan Jones 10. Ralph Hansberger 11. Rodney Miner
Four-Cylinder feature finish
1. Justin Hottle 2. Randy Linaburg 3. Allen Whitt Jr. 4. Ethan Ours 5. Melvin Ours 6. Willie Dodson 7. Jacob Whitt