Pegher rushes to 100th win at Hagerstown
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (June 21) — Mike Pegher Jr. of Wexford, Pa., hit a personal milestone Friday at Hagerstown Speedway with a $2,000 victory in a touring victory on the Sweeney Chevrolet-Buick-GMC RUSH Series. Pegher outran Andrew Satterlee Rochester Mills, Pa., for his 100th career feature victory.
“The other time we were here for the crate race was the first time I was ever here,” Pegher said. ”This place is pretty cool and we’re excited to come back and get the 100th career win is pretty awesome.”
Glenn Elliott, Ryan Montgomery and Joe Martin rounded out the top five finishers.
Dash winner D.J. Troutman led the first lap, but spun after tangling with Andrew Wylie in turn two on the second lap. Wylie took over on the restart, but the seventh-starting Pegher was in control by lap four.
Pegher was cruising out front while Satterlee moved into second on the sixth lap. A lap-11 caution gave Pegher clear racetrack while Elliott moved into third on lap 13 and tried to chase down Satterlee.
When Pegher hit lapped traffic on lap 21, he had a two-second lead. Satterlee never challenged, finishing 1.696 seconds behind as Pegher had a cushion of two slower cars.
“We kept watching the track and the Super Lates,” Pegher said. “The last time we were here we were a little bit loose all night long so we spent some extra time on the scales this week to make sure it was prefect.”
Jamie Lathroum won the night’s Super Late Model feature, earning $3,000 in a Hagerstown-Winchester Shootout event.
RUSH @ Hagerstown: (1) Mike Pegher Jr., (2) Andrew Satterlee, (3) Glenn Elliott, (4) Ryan Montgomery, (5) Joe Martin, (6) Andrew Wylie, (7) Rick Singleton, (8) Chad McClellan, (9) John Over, (10) Jorden Peters, (11) Troy Swindell, (12) John Imler, (13) Michael Lake, (14) Scott Tessman, (15) Mike Wharton, (16) Josh Double, (17) Chad Ruhlman, (18) Matt Glendon, (19) Cody Dawson, (20) Travis Wilson, (21) Dave Brown, (22) Kelly Putz, (23) W.L. Stilie, (24) Paul McGinley, (25) D.J. Troutman. Heat race winners (among 25 cars): Elliott, Martin, Pegher. Dash winner: Troutman.