Travis McClelland Opens Trail-Way Season with a Victory


Hanover, Pa.: Travis McClelland earned his first opening day victory in a Legend car, holding off Kunkletown’s Austin Bellemare’s late race challenges.


“It kinda ticked me off. He went to the outside and I didn’t think there was anything out there. I wanted to run the outside the whole race to get a better line. He raced me clean. He did everything he needed to do to try to move me in a clean racing way, and if he would’ve got around me, I would’ve been standing here in victory lane congratulating him,” McClelland said.


Rookie Legend racer, Owen Dimm, who had been running third for ten laps, took advantage of the race in front of him, sneaking around Bellemare to claim the runner-up spot at the line. Bellemare finished third followed by Stephen Wurtzer, and Logan Carbaugh.


Bellemare, McClelland, Wurtzer, Bill Diehl, Justin Cunningham, and Josh Schrum won heat races for the 49 Legend cars. Shaun Abney and Chris Transeau won the consolation races.


GENE LATTA FORD CENTRAL PA LEGENDS PRESENTED BY HARVEST CHAPEL


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 51-Travis McClelland[2]; 2. 2D-Owen Dimm[3]; 3. 32-Austin Bellemare[4]; 4. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer[8]; 5. 27-Logan Carbaugh[13]; 6. 5-Scott Houdeshell[11]; 7. 19-Travis Perry[6]; 8. 1G-Shawn Groft[1]; 9. 4G-Josh Schrum[9]; 10. 30K-Seth Kearchner[16]; 11. 94-Greg Burd[7]; 12. 18-Chris Transeau[20]; 13. 26-Shaun Abney[19]; 14. 07-Robert Stough[22]; 15. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith[5]; 16. 24-Justin Cunningham[12]; 17. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger[24]; 18. 2A-Cody Altland[18]; 19. 31-Lincoln Kearchner[21]; 20. 93-Brent Marquis[23]; 21. 19J-Jonathan Robinson[17]; 22. (DNF) 53-Bill Diehl[10]; 23. (DNF) 41-Chuck Dell Jr[15]; 24. (DNF) 55X-Richie Dobson[14].


Lap Leaders: Travis McClelland (1-20)


Legend Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/Top 3 Qualify to Feature): 1. 53-Bill Diehl[2]; 2. 19-Travis Perry[6]; 3. 27-Logan Carbaugh[1]; 4. 4J-Choya Young[4]; 5. Z13-Vinnie Wenrich[9]; 6. 4-Eli Dodge[3]; 7. 2G-Tyler Groft[5]; 8. 27X-Michael Ohler[7]; 9. (DNF) 71X-Joe Racine[8].


Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 3 Qualify to Feature): 1. 32-Austin Bellemare[3]; 2. 1G-Shawn Groft[5]; 3. 55X-Richie Dobson[4]; 4. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger[6]; 5. 48-Donald Stoudt[7]; 6. 13-Ronald Blizzard Jr[1]; 7. 16-Tyler Kaylor[8]; 8. (DNF) 70-Mike Racine[2].


Legend Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 3 Qualify to Feature): 1. 51-Travis McClelland[1]; 2. 2D-Owen Dimm[3]; 3. 41-Chuck Dell Jr[5]; 4. 26-Shaun Abney[4]; 5. 93-Brent Marquis[6]; 6. 15S-John Snavely[2]; 7. K24-Ryan Voland[7]; 8. 22-Michael Boer[8].


Legend Heat 4 Finish (8 Laps/Top 3 Qualify to Feature): 1. 24-Justin Cunningham[1]; 2. 5-Scott Houdeshell[2]; 3. 30K-Seth Kearchner[3]; 4. 18-Chris Transeau[4]; 5. 07-Robert Stough[5]; 6. 61-Shaun Miller[6]; 7. 9D-Brady Dillon[8]; 8. 824-Brian Rampmeyer[7].


Legend Heat 5 Finish (8 Laps/Top 3 Qualify to Feature): 1. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer[6]; 2. 94-Greg Burd[2]; 3. 19J-Jonathan Robinson[3]; 4. 31-Lincoln Kearchner[5]; 5. 11R-Scott Musselman[1]; 6. 45-Logan Jones[7]; 7. 79S-Mike Stoppard Jr[8]; 8. (DNF) 42L-Sam Lamb[4].


Legend Heat 6 Finish (8 Laps/Top 3 Qualify to Feature): 1. 4G-Josh Schrum[1]; 2. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith[4]; 3. 2A-Cody Altland[5]; 4. 9-Rick Hartwig[6]; 5. 19R-Roy A Denike[3]; 6. 74X-Joey Racine[7]; 7. 7-Preston Alleman[8]; 8. 85-Michael Goldsmith[2].


Legend Consolation 1 Finish (8 Laps/Top 3 Qualify to Feature): 1. 26-Shaun Abney[2]; 2. 31-Lincoln Kearchner[3]; 3. 93-Brent Marquis[5]; 4. 11R-Scott Musselman[6]; 5. 2G-Tyler Groft[10]; 6. 45-Logan Jones[9]; 7. Z13-Vinnie Wenrich[4]; 8. 4-Eli Dodge[7]; 9. 42L-Sam Lamb[15]; 10. K24-Ryan Voland[11]; 11. 27X-Michael Ohler[13]; 12. 22-Michael Boer[14]; 13. (DNF) 4J-Choya Young[1]; 14. (DNF) 79S-Mike Stoppard Jr[12]; 15. (DNS) 15S-John Snavely; 16. (DNS) 71X-Joe Racine.


Legend Consolation 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 3 Qualify to Feature): 1. 18-Chris Transeau[2]; 2. 07-Robert Stough[5]; 3. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger[1]; 4. 19R-Roy A Denike[6]; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig[3]; 6. 13-Ronald Blizzard Jr[7]; 7. 61-Shaun Miller[8]; 8. 74X-Joey Racine[9]; 9. 48-Donald Stoudt[4]; 10. 824-Brian Rampmeyer[14]; 11. 85-Michael Goldsmith[15]; 12. 16-Tyler Kaylor[10]; 13. 9D-Brady Dillon[11]; 14. (DNF) 7-Preston Alleman[12]; 15. (DNS) 70-Mike Racine