Shatzer Streaks to hometown Hub City Win

Dylan Shatzer was the Saturday IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner at Hagerstown Speedway, in the event co-sanctioned by the Virginia Sprint Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series. (Photo by Jim Haines)

By Jim Haines

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Aug. 5, 2023) – Hometown driver Dylan Shatzer streaked to heat and feature wins in the Saturday night IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car show at Hagerstown Speedway.

Twenty-four cars took to the Hub City oval in the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series and Virginia Sprint Series co-sanctioned event. Shatzer and Ryan Lynn paced the field to green with Shatzer low and Lynn high, but before the field could even settle down, Lynn coasted to a stop with mechanical issues.

On the restart, Shatzer took off with Reed Thompson and Stevie Kenawell close behind.

Shatzer was trying to run away as Thompson and Kenawell were keeping in touch, but even as traffic came in to play the track was wide with many groves it wouldn’t hold up Shatzer.

It all went wrong for Kenawell as he slid to a stop with a few laps to go, giving Thompson one more shot at the win.

On the green, Shatzer took off clean and Thompson stayed close, but not close enough to mount a charge as they shot under the waving checkered flag.

A.J. Barton, John Scarborough and Kasey Weaver rounded out the top five.

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