Conners claims first win at HesstonNewsPhoto

HESSTON, PA - Jake Gongloff of Huntingdon picked up his first career Walter’s Auto Wrecking and Salvage Hobby Stock feature win Saturday night at Hesston Speedway. Cliff Conner won the Auto Locator Pa 305 Sprints while the repeat winners included Matt Parks in the Georges Used Cars Limited Late Models and Khi Swanger in the street stocks.

Mark Watkins and Cliff Conner led the 18 car PA 305 Sprints to the green with Watkins taking the lead and leading the20field as he was flying around the half mile oval in record time, but as he began to work lapped traffic disaster struck, as Watkins tangled with a lapped car and flipped, ending his night. He wasn’t injured.
With Watkins out of contention, Conner assumed the lead and was setting his own pace, but late in the race, Mike Heckman began to reel in the leader, but Conner had enough of a lead built up to hold on for the win. Heckman, Nathan Gramley, Andy Haus and Roger Irvine completed the top five. Tom Warrick Jr., Andy Haus and Mark Watkins won the preliminaries

Auto Locator PA 305 Sprints: 1. #84 Cliff Conner; 2. #8H Mike Heckman, 3. #23 Nathan Gramley, 4. #76 Andy Haus, 5. #12 Roger Irvine, 6. #71 Nicole Bittner, 7. #7 Jim Kennedy, 8. #6 Tim Kline, 9. #47 Tom Worrick, 10. #10 Jake Waters, 11. #4 Rodney Peters, 12. #27K Alan Kumpf, 13. #86 Ron Aurand, 14. #2 Erin Statler, 15. #30 Jonathan Henney, 16. #33Z Joe Zap, 17. #23J Dave Youtzy, 18. #17W Mark Watkins


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