Lee Wins 2nd Annual Spider Barnett Memorial 
For Immediate Release
Saturday, September 11th, 2021
By: Steven Curry - Race Reporter
 
Reynoldsville- Hummingbird Speedway wrapped up its 2021 racing season with the running of the 2nd Annual Spider Barnett Memorial on Saturday night. Spider was a popular driver at the track who passed away a couple of years ago. This year's race was also dedicated to Brad Homan, a good friend of the track and of Spider's, who we lost unexpectedly earlier this year. The night was headlined by a 35-lap, $4,000+/win Carns Equipment Super Late Model Special. The Cypress Clock & Gift Shop Pro Stocks and Andy Man's Car Care Four-Cylinders had increased purses as well at $1,000/win and $500/win respectively. Also, the Young Guns Jr Sprints made their final visit of the season. All of our other regular divisions were in action too. Jon Lee and Colton Flinner went back and forth with the lead throughout the entire 35-lap, $4,000+/win Super Late Model special. In the end, it was Jon Lee coming out on top over Flinner by about a half-second. Lee joined Alex Ferree on the list of winners of the Spider Barnett Memorial. Andrew Gordon led all 20-laps of the Pro Stock special to collect the $1,000 payday. Greg Kiehl led from green to checkered in the Four-Cylinder special to capture his first career win and the $500 payout. In the Young Guns Jr Sprints, it was Brayden Beatty picking up the win in the Stock Class and Keaton Himes in the Open Class. Other feature winners on the night included: Mark Bell in the Close Racing Supply Economods, Nick Erskine in the Swanson Heavy Truck Repair Semi Late Models, and Josh Fields in the Sunny 106.5 FM Pure Stocks. Bell's win in the Economod feature was the first of his career.
 
The Young Guns Jr Sprints - Stock Class was the first feature to the track with Grady Rinehart and Mason McAndrew leading the field to the green flag of their 10-lap feature. Rinehart got the lead on the start as Adam Presnar and Brayden Beatty both made their way around McAndrew to move into second and third respectively. Rinehart led lap 1 over Presnar and Beatty. Then, on lap 2, McAndrew got back past Presnar and Beatty to move into the second spot behind Rinehart. On lap 3, McAndrew made contact with Presnar and Beatty and fell back to 4th. That moved Beatty into second and Presnar into third. At the halfway mark on lap 5, Rinehart continued to lead the way with Beatty right behind in second and Presnar third. On lap 6, Beatty looked to the outside of Rinehart for the top spot as Presnar closed in to make it a three-car race for the lead. One lap later, on lap 7, Beatty completed the pass on the highside to take the race lead. Beatty began to extend his lead over the field as they got the two-to-go signal. Behind Beatty, Rinehart and Presnar were battling side-by-side for the second position as the white flag was displayed. Beatty went unchallenged in the final few laps on his way to picking up the win. Behind him, Presnar made a last-lap pass on Rinehart for second. Presnar, Rinehart, Colton Guiher, McAndrew, Rya Hollingsworth, Randy White, and David Coley rounded out the field. Presnar won the heat race.
 
Garrett Davenport and Kalen Jackson led the Young Guns Jr Sprints - Open Class trackside for their 10-lap feature event. Keaton Himes got the hole shot on the start and got the lead with Jackson and Davenport following behind. Keaton Himes led the opening lap with Jackson and Davenport in second and third respectively. On lap 3, Davenport made a three-wide pass for the lead on the inside which shuffled Keaton Himes back to third behind Davenport and Jackson. Then, on lap 4, Jackson made her way around Davenport to take the top spot. At the cross flags on lap 5, Davenport edged out Jackson at the line for the lead while Carter Himes passed Keaton Himes for third. Davenport extended his lead over the field as the race neared its final laps. The field had just taken the white flag when a caution for Jackson spinning in turn 1 set up a restart. After another quick caution flag, the race saw its final restart. The field was given the green and white flag together on the restart as Keaton Himes got out to the lead over Davenport and Jackson. Keaton Himes got the lead and never looked back on his way to capturing the checkered flag. Davenport, Kalen Jackson, Carter Himes, and Logan Jackson rounded out the field. Carter Himes won the heat race.
 
The Cypress Clock & Gift Shop Pro Stocks were next to the track with Joshua Seippel and Andrew Gordon leading the field to flagman Bob Connor's green flag for their 20-lap, $1,000/win special. Gordon jumped out to the lead on the start over Seippel and Brandon Connor. Gordon led lap 1 over Seippel and Connor. Gordon began to extend his lead over Seippel, Connor, and the rest of the field as the laps clicked away. At the midway point on lap 10, Gordon had built a fairly substantial lead over Seippel and Connor. Gordon continued to lead the way as the race approached its closing laps. With just five laps remaining, Gordon led the way over Seippel and Connor. At the two-to-go signal, Connor began to challenge Seippel for the second position. Gordon cruised his way to his fourth win of the season at Hummingbird in a caution-free race. Behind Gordon, Connor made a last lap pass on Seippel on the highside to nab the second position at the line. Gordon led all 20-laps from green to checkered enroute to collecting the $1,000 check. Connor, Seippel, Jim Bloom, and Cregen Brady rounded out the top 5. Seippel and Gordon won the heat races.
 
Jon Lee and Levi Yetter led a stacked field of 24 Carns Equipment Super Late Models trackside for the 35-lap, $4,000/win 2nd Annual Spider Barnett Memorial. Lee pulled out to the lead on the start and led lap one over Andrew Wylie and Yetter. A lap was completed before a wreck in turns 1 and 2 set up the first restart of the race. On the restart, it was Lee out to the lead as Wylie was challenged for the second spot by a charging Colton Flinner. On lap 2, Flinner made the pass on Wylie on the inside to move into the second position behind Lee. A caution for a wreck on the frontstretch later that lap brought about another restart. Lee got the lead on the restart over Flinner and Wylie. Another couple of laps were completed before a caution for a stopped car on the backstretch set up another restart. On the ensuing restart, Lee led the way with Flinner close behind as Paul Kot challenged Wylie for third. Kot made the pass on Wylie on lap 6 just before another caution flag came out for a spin in turn 4. On the following restart, Lee was out to the lead once again over Flinner and Kot. On lap 10, Flinner made the pass on Lee on the lowside to take the race lead. Another lap was completed before another couple of caution flags came out. A few more caution flags came out which kept the field close as the race made it to lap 15. On the restart following the cautions, Flinner pulled out to the lead over Lee and Kot. At halfway on lap 18, Flinner led the way with Lee and Kot in second and third respectively. The race remained under green flag conditions until lap 20 or 21 when a caution for a slow car in turns 1 and 2 set up another restart. Flinner got the lead and went to the lowside as Lee went to the highside trying to close in. Over the next handful of laps, Lee began to close in slowly on Flinner on the highside. On lap 27, Lee pulled a cross-over move and looked to the inside of Flinner and completed the pass to take the top spot with just 8 laps remaining. At the 5-to-go signal, it was Lee beginning to extend his lead a bit over Flinner, Kot, and the rest of the field. The race stayed green until a caution for a spin in turn 2 just as Lee was coming out of turn 4 on the final lap set up one final restart. The caution sent the race into overtime. Flinner gave Lee all he could handle on the final restart, but it was not enough as Lee held on to pick up the $4,000 payday and his third win of 2021 at the Bird. Flinner, Kot, Eric Hohol, and Rod Phillips rounded out the top 5. Lee set overall fast time in time trials. Lee, Yetter, Wylie, and Flinner won the heat races.
 
In Close Racing Supply Economod action, it was Dennis Asel and Bob McMillen leading the field to the start of their 15-lap main. Asel and McMillen were side-by-side for the lead on the start. That continued until turns 3 and 4 of the opening lap when Asel got loose, allowing McMillen to take the lead and Lane Reinwald to move into second. Asel fell back to third. On lap 2, Asel and Ian Degolier both worked their way past Reinwald to move into second and third respectively. A caution for a wreck involving Asel and Degolier in turns 3 and 4 later that lap set up the first restart. The wreck forced Asel to the pit area which moved Degolier and Reinwald into the second and third positions. The race went two more laps on the restart before a caution for Reinwald spinning in turns 1 and 2 brought about another restart. McMillen jumped out to the lead on the restart over Degolier and Mark Bell. McMillen maintained his lead over Degolier and Bell as the race neared its midway point. At the cross flags on lap 8, it was McMillen out front followed by Degolier and Bell. Another lap was completed before a caution for Degolier spinning out of second place brought about another restart. The spin moved Bell to second and Tyler Davis to third for the restart. Lap 10 was completed on the restart before a caution for a spin in turns 1 and 2 set up the final restart of the race. McMillen got out to the lead on the final restart over Bell and Davis. On lap 12, Bell looked to the inside of McMillen in turns 1 and 2 and made the pass to take the race lead. Later that lap, in turns 3 and 4, McMillen went wide which allowed Davis to sneak into second. Bell extended his lead over the field a bit in the final few laps on his way to capturing his first career win in the Economods. Davis, McMillen, Orin Taylor, Reinwald, Degolier, and Asel rounded out the field. Asel won the heat race.
 
Nineteen cars made up the starting lineup for the 20-lap Swanson Heavy Truck Repair Semi Late Model feature with Eddie Connor and George Bailey leading the pack to the start. Connor jumped out to the lead on the start over Bailey and Doug Surra. One lap was completed before a caution for Bailey spinning in turn 1 set up the first restart. The spin moved Surra into second and Gary Little into third for the restart. On the restart, Connor pulled out to the lead with Surra and Little following behind. On lap 3, Joe Loffredo used the low line to his advantage to get past Little and move into third behind the leaders. Later that lap, a caution for a stopped car on the backstretch brought about another restart. After a couple of quick caution flags, Joe Loffredo made the pass on Surra to take the second spot on lap 4. Two or three more laps were completed before a caution for a spin in turn 2 set up another restart. Surra and Nick Erskine were both able to get past Joe Loffredo to move into second and third respectively prior to the caution. Following another quick caution flag, on lap 9, Erskine made the pass on Surra to move into the second spot behind Connor. At the halfway point on lap 10, Connor continued to lead the way over Erskine and Surra. The caution flag came out again later that lap, setting up a lap 10 restart. On the ensuing restart, Connor was challenged for the lead by Erskine. Erskine made the pass for the lead on lap 12, just before a caution for a wreck in turn 2 brought about another restart. There were a handful of caution flags the rest of the way but they did not phase Erskine as he held on to collect an impressive sixth win of the season at Hummingbird. Connor, Surra, Joe Loffredo, and Little rounded out the top 5. Connor, Bailey, and Surra won the heat races.
 
Coty Maines and Greg Kiehl led a full-field of Andy Man's Car Care Four-Cylinders to the track for their 15-lap, $500/win special. Kiehl got the lead on the start and led lap one as Adam Bales and Isaac Irvin quickly moved into second and third, bumping Maines out of the top 3. A caution flag came out later on the first lap which set up the first restart of the race. On the restart, Kiehl pulled out to the lead over Bales and Irvin. On lap 2, Irvin used the lowside to his advantage to move into second. Then, on lap 3, Bales was able to retake the second spot from Irvin. Kiehl began to extend his lead a bit over the field as the race neared halfway. At the midway point on lap 8, Kiehl continued to lead the way with Bales and Irvin following behind in second and third respectively. On lap 9, Shawn Hadden got around Irvin to move into the third position. Bales began to close in on Kiehl as they maneuvered through lap traffic. Kiehl continued to lead the way until the two-to-go signal on lap 13 when a caution for a wreck in turns 1 and 2 brought about another restart. On the ensuing restart, Kiehl got out to the lead, but quickly felt the pressure from Hadden for the lead. Hadden had grabbed the second spot from Bales on the restart. Kiehl and Hadden came to the line side-by-side for the lead as they got the white flag. A caution for a stopped car in turns 3 and 4 on the final lap sent the race into overtime. On the overtime restart, Kiehl led the way over Hadden and Bales. Hadden gave it all he had in the final couple of laps but it was not enough as Kiehl held on for his first career feature win. Hadden, Bales, Irvin, and Brayden Seippel rounded out the top 5. Maines, Kiehl, Irvin, and Bales won the heat races.
 
The final race of the night and the 2021 season found the Sunny 106.5 FM Pure Stocks taking to the track with Tim Steis and Josh Fields leading the way for their 15-lap feature event. Steis jumped out to the lead on the start and led lap one over Fields and Casey Wolfe. A caution for a spin on the backstretch later that lap set up the first restart. Following another quick caution flag, on lap 2, Andy Frey made the pass on Wolfe on the highside to move into the third spot behind Steis and Fields. Then, on lap 3, Wolfe was able to retake the third position just before a caution for a spin in turn 2 brought about another restart. On the ensuing restart, Steis got out to the lead over Fields and Wolfe. Fields began to challenge Steis for the lead as the laps clicked away. On lap 6, Fields made the pass on Steis to take the race lead. A caution for a wreck in turn 2 later that lap set up another restart. At the cross flags on lap 8, Fields led the way over Steis and Frey as he was able to work his way back past Wolfe for the third position. Later that lap, another caution came out for a wreck in turn 4. A couple of laps were completed on the restart with Fields out front over Steis and Frey. On lap 10, a caution for a wreck in turn 2 set up the final restart of the race and the season. On the final restart, Fields felt the pressure from Steis for the lead. Steis gave it all he had on the opening lap following the restart, but to no avail as Fields began to pull away in the closing laps. Fields went unchallenged the rest of the way enroute capturing his third checkered flag of the season at the Bird. Steis, Frey, Jake Foradori, and Gary Stitt rounded out the top 5. Steis, Fields, and Casey Wolfe won the heat races.
 
Speedway Notes: 124 cars filled the pit area for the 2nd Annual Spider Barnett Memorial. That breaks down to: 8 Young Guns Jr Sprints - Stock Cars, 5 Young Guns Jr Sprints - Open Cars, 12 Pro Stocks, 26 Super Late Models, 7 Economods, 20 Semi Late Models, 27 Four-Cylinders, and 19 Pure Stocks. With the race on Saturday night, the 2021 racing season has come to a close. However, coming up on Saturday, October 2nd, the 2nd Annual Battle At The Bird Compact Car Demo Derby will be held. The Demo will be $2,000/win. There will also be a 100-lap, up to 100-cars Enduro race that will be run for $1,000/win. Then, on Saturday, October 9th, the 4th Annual Automotive Swap Meet will be held. The final event held at the track this season will be the 2021 Awards Banquet and Picnic and that will be held on Sunday, October 10th, on the hillside. For more information on all of these events call the track office at (814) 653-8400 or visit the tracks’ website at www.hummingbirdspeedway.com. You can also follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.
 
 
Results:
 
Young Guns Jr Sprints - Stock Class
1st) #B4 Brayden Beatty
2nd) #23 Adam Presnar
3rd) #5 Grady Rinehart
4th) #3 Colton Guiher
5th) #14 Mason McAndrew
6th) #10RG Rya Hollingsworth
7th) #84 Randy White
8th) #4 David Coley
 
Young Guns Jr Sprints - Open Class
1st) #13 Keaton Himes
2nd) #8G Garrett Davenport
3rd) #789 Kalen Jackson
4th) #13H Carter Himes
5th) #95 Logan Jackson
 
Cypress Clock & Gift Shop Pro Stocks
1st) #25 Andrew Gordon
2nd) #55 Brandon Connor
3rd) #84S Joshua Seippel
4th) #37A Jim Bloom
5th) #2 Cregen Brady
6th) #8 Rich Waltman Jr.
7th) #11Y Dale Yeaney
8th) #11S Stan Mayhew
9th) #56C Richard Chess
10th) #39B Josh Blum
11th) #4R Allen Riggleman
12th) #60 Ryan Lippert
 
Carns Equipment Super Late Models
1st) #5L Jon Lee
2nd) #48 Colton Flinner
3rd) #36 Paul Kot
4th) #H22 Eric Hohol
5th) #1S Rod Phillips
6th) #9 Levi Yetter
7th) #9M Hayes Mattern
8th) #13X Kenny Schaffer
9th) #36M Tony Musolino
10th) #11V Curtis Teats
11th) #55 Denny Fenton
12th) #1H Larry Hollenbaugh
13th) #66N Orvis Newcome lll
14th) #W3 John Wayne Weaver
15th) #21R Rick Hemphill
16th) #11H Chris Hackett
17th) #20 Doug Eck
18th) #11 Kyle Shannon
19th) #56 Dylan Fenton
20th) #84 Andrew Wylie
21st) #18 Rich Runyan Jr.
22nd) #29L Johnny Lindenpitz
23rd) #29 Ken Schaltenbrand
24th) #28D Del Rougeux
25th) #16 Jeremy Ohl
26th) #7S Steven Scaife
 
Close Racing Supply Economods
1st) #122 Mark Bell
2nd) #14D Tyler Davis
3rd) #50 Bob McMillen
4th) #21T Orin Taylor
5th) #L5 Lane Reinwald
6th) #66 Ian Degolier
7th) #0 Dennis Asel
 
Swanson Heavy Truck Repair Semi Late Models
1st) #5X Nick Erskine
2nd) #27C Eddie Connor
3rd) #3xAA Doug Surra
4th) #9J Joe Loffredo
5th) #69 Gary Little
6th) #9N Nick Loffredo
7th) #49 George Bailey
8th) #60 Jeremy Lippert
9th) #42 Bud Lundy
10th) #38S Justin Owens
11th) #33JR Bernie Whiteford Jr.
12th) #23JR Bill Phillips Jr.
13th) #16 Jack Sarnovsky
14th) #17 Deegen Watt
15th) #13C Larry Conklin Jr.
16th) #152 Kyle Corah
17th) #C5 Travis Crawford
18th) #22C Mike Blazer
19th) #1 Caleb Whiteford
20th) #28S Gabe Shaffer
 
Andy Man's Car Care Four-Cylinders
1st) #13 Greg Kiehl
2nd) #88 Shawn Hadden
3rd) #26B Adam Bales
4th) #14I Isaac Irvin
5th) #84 Brayden Seippel
6th) #6L Eric Luzier
7th) #910 Travis Timko
8th) #419B John Brown
9th) #03C Coty Maines
10th) #11L Chad Lidwell
11th) #18W John Campisano
12th) #21A Anthony Sones
13th) #43 Shane Wagner
14th) #57 Jason Elensky
15th) #96B Hunter Flook
16th) #22P Sam Pennington
17th) #723 Andrew Bicketts
18th) #419 Matthew Brown
19th) #65 Louis Young
20th) #62N Tori Rothrock
21st) #54S Mitch Stiles
22nd) #3C Larry Conklin
23rd) #35 Heidi Miller
24th) #25B Brooks Kaufman
25th) #007K Jimmy Ogden
26th) #3 Isaac Exley
27th) #007 William Kephart
 
Sunny 106.5 FM Pure Stocks
1st) #88 Josh Fields
2nd) #34 Tim Steis
3rd) #55X Andy Frey
4th) #14 Jake Foradori
5th) #21 Gary Stitt
6th) #6/2P Casey Wolfe
7th) #14C Cody Cassler
8th) #21Y Nathan Yeaney
9th) #113 Ben Ecelberger
10th) #37B Josh Bloom
11th) #21M Ron Majewsky
12th) #80R Cory Wolfe
13th) #121 Jake Valasek
14th) #556 Kris Orwig
15th) #46 Dustin Challingsworth
16th) #1 Okaley Wolfe
17th) #97W Cody Wolfe
18th) #24 Lester Hudson
19th) #29 Kyle Lindemuth