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Hesston Speedway

Stone tops Three State Flyers at Hesston

July 5, 2013, 6:24 am
From contributor and track reports
Dan Stone celebrates in victory lane. (pbase.com/cyberslash)
Dan Stone celebrates in victory lane. (pbase.com/cyberslash)

HESSTON, Pa. (July 4) — Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., frequently running up front in recent weeks, broke through for a victory on the Fourth of July at Hesston Speedway. Stone, who took the lead on the 14th of 55 laps, earned $4,044 for his second career victory on the Three State Flyers circuit. | Slideshow

Stone, who started fourth, took the checkers ahead of outside front-row starter Kenny Pettjohn of Millsboro, Del., who led the first 13 laps.

Fifth-starting Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, Md., Devin Friese of Chambersburg, Pa. and Scott LeBarron of Dover, Pa., rounded out the top five. Pole-starting D.J. Myers of Greencastle, Pa., slipped to ninth.

The victory was Stone’s first on the circuit since the 2010 finale at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway.

Notes: Stone’s Rocket Chassis is sponsored by NEP Wireless and Stone’s Excavating. ... His previous 2013 victory came April 27 at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway, a $2,500 payday in the track’s Spring Championship. ... Mark Pettyjohn, who finished 10th, was the race’s hard charger. ... A rain shower after the pill draw delayed the start of racing. ... The race was originally set to pay $5,200-to-win, but that was amended earlier to spread more purse money through the field. The race paid $450 to every starter and $250 for non-qualifiers. ... George Dixon Jr. won the night’s Semi-Late Model feature. ... The Three State Flyers tour heads to Bedford (Pa.) Speedway on July 5 for a $3,000-to-win event.

Revolution 2013: (1) Dan Stone, (2) Kenny Pettyjohn, (3) Jamie Lathroum, (4) Devin Friese, (5) Scott LeBarron, (6) Nick Dickson, (7) Gregg Satterlee, (8) Jason Covert, (9) D.J. Myers, (10) Mark Pettyjohn, (11) Brian Tavenner, (12) Austin Hubbard, (13) Jim Yoder, (14) Tim Wilson, (15) Jeff Rine, (16) Shawn Claar, (17) Derek Byler, (18) Waylon Wagner, (19) Andy Haus, (20) Trever Feathers, (21) Dylan Yoder, (22) Mike Altobelli Jr., (23) Scott Rhodes, (24) Matt Parks, (25) Jeremy Miller, (26) Wayne Johnson, (27) Kyle Hardy, (28) Matt Lux. Heat race winners (among 42 cars): Covert, Myers, Wilson, Altobelli. Consolation winners: Rine, Dickson.

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