Heffner hoists Hagerstown hardware

Kenny Heffner impressed in his Dad’s Night Out Race victory, in the Saturday IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event at Hagerstown Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines)

By Jim Haines

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (June 15, 2024) – The annual Dad’s Night Out Race at Hagerstown Speedway didn’t disappoint from Kenny Heffner’s perspective.

Heffner led the distance in winning the Saturday event, contended by 41 IMCA RaceSaver sprinters and co-sanctioned by the Virginia Sprint Series, Laurel Highlands Sprint Series and Pennsylvania Sprint Series.

AJ Barton and Heffner paced the feature field to green with Heffner inching out front up top as Barton stayed low and stayed close with Zac Rhodes quickly in third with Tim Iulg and Austin Reed rounding out the early top five. 

After a quick caution, Heffner showed a smooth, steady pace keeping his lead as the field raced behind to track him down. Austin Reed made it to third with Barton still second as Rhodes and Iulg raced for fourth. 

As the laps were winding down and traffic came in to play, Reed was chasing down Heffner, but with the track smooth and wide Heffner was keeping a good pace as he came to pass the back end of the field.

With the end in sight, Reed was closing in but with the checkered flag waving Heffner flew under it first. At the line it was Reed, Barton, Rhodes and Iulg running 2-3-4-5.

Next, the Virginia Sprint Series will head to Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Friday, June 21. 

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