Greater Cumberland Raceway
Williams wins Western Maryland Nat'ls
CUMBERLAND, Md. (Nov. 4-5) — David Williams captured Saturday's ninth annual Western Maryland Nationals headliner to close the season for the D&D Auto Recycling Steel Block Bandits tour and Allegany County Speedway.
Williams prevailed over Walker Arthur and D.J. Troutman in the 50-lap main event and celebrated the cool $5,000 win on a chilly night at the 5/8-mile oval nicknamed The Rock. Williams earned $5,000.
Williams, of Charlotte Hall, Md., chased down Arthur 17 laps into the race and grabbed the lead on lap 19. After the halfway stop, Williams was in control the rest of the way. After Arthur, whose second-place finish secured the series championship, Troutman and Glenn Elliott ended up third and fourth after getting around Rick Singleton early on lap 15. Singleton ended up fifth.
Chris Harr, Gene Knaub, Tyler Armstrong, Danny Snyder and Booper Bare rounded out the top 10. The race had four cautions.
Western Maryland Nationals: (1) David Williams, (2) Walker Arthur, (3) D.J. Troutman, (4) Glenn Elliott, (5) Rick Singleton, (6) Chris Harr, (7) Gene Knaub, (8) Tyler Armstrong, (9) Danny Snyder, (10) Booper Bare, (11) Matt Howsare, (12) Bruce Kane, (13) Kyle Merkel, (14) Matt Cosner, (15) Rick Hulson, (16) Sean Merkel, (17) Barry Miller, (18) Eric Irvin, (19) Tim Smith Jr., (20) Jack Pencil, (21) Khi Swanger, (22) Wes Bonebrake, (23) Daniel Cornman.