Scarborough wins sprint to photo finish checkers at Hagerstown

John Scarborough’s margin of victory was measured in inches, in the Saturday IMCA RaceSaver event co-sanctioned by the Virginia Spring Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series at Maryland’s Hagerstown Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines)

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (May 21, 2022) – John Scarborough was the photo finish winner, in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event co-sanctioned Saturday by the Virginia Sprint Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series at Hagerstown Speedway.

Heats kicked off the night with Scarborough and Andrew Boyer taking wins before it was off to the feature. 

Scarborough and Tylor Cochran paced the field to green with Scarborough shooting out like a jet and trying to get away with Reed Thompson, Cochran, Scott Lutz and Donnie Hendershot chasing.

Everything was going Scarborough’s way until a caution for a slowing car bunched the field up. On the restart, Scarborough tried to get away again but Cochran found his grove and stayed close as Hendershot made his way to third.

With two laps to go, Cochran was on a charge and was right there as the white waved. Coming to the checkered flag on the bottom groove, Cochran inched ahead with Scarborough still up high, but at the line he was able to use the momentum to streak back by Cochran and win by inches. 

Hendershot was third. 

This week the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series is at Clinton County Speedway on Friday while the Virginia Sprint Series heads back to Natural Bridge Speedway on Saturday evening.

Feature results – 1. John Scarborough; 2. Tylor Cochran; 3. Donnie Hendershot; 4. Reed Thompson; 5. Scott Lutz; 6. Fred Arnold; 7. Jerrett Cavalet; 8. Logan Jones; 9. Ryan Lynn; 10. Andrew Boyer; 11. Jerald Harris; 12. Daren Bolac; 13. Chris Ware; 14. Caleb Harris; 15. Dylan Shatzer; 16. Mikell McGee; 17. Chris Humblet; 18. Eric Hendershot; 19. Bill Rice.