||Last Updated: Sep 25th, 2016 - 00:41:18
ALAN KRIMES WINS FEATURE, CLAIMS SECOND TRACK TITLE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
(Click on headline link above for full story & results)
Chandler Leiby keeps points lead with first win of the year in “358” sprints; Dellinger dominates super sportsman
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 9/3/2016 – Denver’s Alan Krimes added an exclamation point to his second track title in three years by claiming the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature win at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
And he did it in dramatic fashion, coming from 11th starting spot through a stacked field to take the lead from Brandon Rahmer with two laps to go.
Polesitter Matt Boland led the first 13 laps from the pole before fifth-starting Brandon Rahmer took the lead on a 14th-lap restart. Meanwhile, Krimes was methodically working through the field and was running fourth at the time. He moved past Boland into the runner-up spot on lap 17.
“We got going real good there on the bottom at one point in the race, and it seemed like we picked off a bunch of them,” said Krimes in victory lane, “Then we had that yellow and I restarted fourth, and I thought with those guys running the top I should go to the bottom and drive through there. But on the bottom for the restart I was junk. Then another yellow came out and I rolled the wing back a little bit. Then the car was pretty good around the bottom and I got into second.”
“I was gaining on Brandon a little bit and I was trying to watch the scoreboard because I knew the laps were winding down,” continued Krimes, “I thought I might get one shot at him. When we came up on the lapped car I think Brandon got up over the cushion or something and I was able to slip between him and the lapped car coming off turn four. It’s not a move you can pull off very often, but that was all it took.”
Once in front, Krimes took the checkered two laps later by 1.25 seconds over Rahmer, with 10th-starting Brian Montieth, Austin Hogue, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Jim Siegel, Kyle Moody, 14th-starting Cory Haas, Freddie Rahmer, and Tim Wagaman.
Heats for the 25 410 Sprints were won by Glenndon Forsythe, Billy Dietrich, and Montieth.
Chandler Leiby, involved in a tight season points battle with Matt Campbell and Adrian Shaffer, picked up a much-needed first win of the season in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Leiby started fifth after polesitter Kyle Abrahims came to a stop during one of four attempts to start the race, and took the lead from Matt Findley (who ended up on the pole) on lap seven. He fought off repeated challenges from Kyle Denmyer, who actually led laps 13 ad 14 before Leiby moved back in front.
Denmyer settled for second, with Findley, 19th-starting Brent Shearer, and Shaffer crossing third through fifth.
Doug Hammaker plowed into the third-turn wall while running fourth on lap 13. He was taken to Hershey Medical Center by his family after complaining of a headache, dilated pupils, and general disorientation after the crash, which collected sixth-place Matt Campbell. Campbell came from the back over the final eight laps to cross eighth behind Dalton Dietrich and Phil Walter, remaining alive in the points battle with one points race to go.
Heats for the 31 358 Sprints were won by Findley, Hammaker, and Shaffer, with Shearer winning the consolation.
Scott Dellinger picked up his fourth career Lincoln win in the 25-lap super sportsman feature. He started on the outside of the front row and followed polesitter Russ Mitten for the first laps before making the race-winning pass. He dominated the rest of the way, crossing 1.53 seconds ahead of Mitten at the end. Third through fifth were Doug Dodson, Steve Wilbur, and Kenny Edkin.
Chad Criswell was uninjured in a spectacular end-over-end flip on the backstretch of lap five. That multi-car crash also ended the night for Rich Eichelberger and Jay Fannasy. Fannasy lost a wheel, which Criswell hopped over, leading to the flip.
Heats for the 21 Super Sportsman were won by Fannasy, Dellinger, and Davey Walsh.
Sep 3, 2016, 23:59
SIEGEL 15TH DIFFERENT WINNER OF THE SEASON IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE
(Click on headline link above for full story & results)
BRIE HERSHEY SCORES SECOND CAREER WIN IN 358” SPRINTS; JOSH BLOOM WINS FIRST EVER IN STREET STOCKS
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 8/27/2016 – Jim Siegel picked up his first win of the year and became the 15th different winner in 20 races in the 25-lap feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Handicapping placed Siegel fourth for the start and he drove into the runner-up spot by the end of the first lap.
From there, he chased down outside front row starter and race-long leader Tim Wagaman to make the race-winning pass on lap nine, one lap after the event’s only caution came out for Adam Wilt, who oiled the front stretch after getting a hole in the oil pan.
“Timmy was rolling in the beginning and I didn’t know if I was going to be able get him,” said Siegel in victory lane, “That caution was a welcome sight. My intent was to do it in one and two, but he got a better restart than me and caught me sleeping. I knew there was a big strip of moisture off of two, and I got a good run and almost got to him. I knew he was going to get it back. I didn’t get a real good drive off four, so I just sped up to hit that moisture strip again and once we got out front, lapped cars did a good job of using their heads, and we just got to picking them off one at a time.”
Siegel drove away from the field for his 13th career win in the Pigeon Hills, moving him alongside Neil Haight and Steve Stambaugh for 24th on the all-time Lincoln win list.
Wagaman settled for second, crossing 4.16 seconds behind the winner, with defending track champ and hard charger Brian Montieth advancing from tenth to finish third. Keeping pace and holding on the Lincoln points lead with one point race remaining was Alan Krimes, who came from 11th starting spot. Rounding out the top five was Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Completing the top ten were Danny Dietrich, Cory Haas, Robbie Kendall, Austin Hogue, and 16th-starting Chase Dietz.
“We’ve been getting better. We had a decent start to the beginning of the year and then we just started struggling,” said Siegel, “We made gains and then struggle and make gains and struggle. About the last month here, we put a Maxim together and we’re back on Pro Shocks and started from scratch. We’ve been getting better every week. Starting spot helped”.
Heats for the 28 410 Sprints were won by Krimes, Montieth, and Danny Dietrich, with Kevin Nagy winning the consolation.
Lady driver Brie Hershey of Dillsburg led every lap in claiming her second career Lincoln win in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature. Hersey dominated the entire way in the finale of the Nouse Signs and Graphics “358” Sprint Car Summer Series, crossing 1.19 seconds in front under the checkered.
Doug Hammaker finished fourth and took home the $1,000 top prize in the Summer Series after coming into the final race with a slim one-point lead over Kevin Nouse.
Starting on the outside of the front row and crossing second was Phil Walter, who raced with Matt Campbell for the runner-up spot over the final laps, with Campbell picking up the hard charger award for coming 16th starting spot to finish third. Behind Hammaker in fifth was Kyle Denmyer, who finish third behind Nouse overall summer series points.
Sixth through tenth were Adrian Shaffer, Nouse, Tyler Esh, Jeff Halligan (who came from the back after a multi-car incident on lap four), and Matt Findley, who came from 21st starting spot.
Points leader Chandler Leiby was involved in a turn two crash on lap four, ending his night. His 22nd-place finish, combined with Campbell’s third-place finish closed Campbell to within 15 points unofficially with two point races remaining.
Heats for the 38 358 Sprints were won by Hershey, Walter, Dwight Leppo, and Jeff Rohrbaugh, with Findley winning the consolation.
East Earl’s Josh Bloom started on the pole, led every lap, and claimed his first career win in the 20-lap street stock feature.
The win came by 1.16 seconds over third-starting Randy Zechman, with Greg Diehl, Jamie Zentmyer, and hard charger Jimmy Combs, who came from 15th starting spot.
Heats for the 28 Street Stocks were won by Zentmyer, Mike Potts, and Kyle Martin, with with Josh’s dad Ryan Bloom winning the consolation.
Next Saturday night, September 3rd, Lincoln Speedway celebrates the Labor Day holiday weekend with a three division show featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints’ final point race of the 2016 season. Will Alan Krimes hang on to claim his 2nd track title in three years, or can four-time defending track champion Brian Montieth overcome Krimes’ sizeable point lead to record yet another track title? The 358 Sprints will also be competing in their next-to-last Keizer Aluminum Wheels point race, along with the Super Sportsman who will be competing in their final tune-up before their big Keystone 50 race on September 17th. Rounding out the evening will be a spectacular FIREWORKS display. As usual, general admission gates will open at 5:30 PM with qualifying heats getting underway at 7:30 PM.
Aug 27, 2016, 23:41
DANNY DIETRICH LEADS POSSE PODIUM SWEEP IN LINCOLN ARCTIC CAT ALL-STAR “A” MAIN
(Click on headline link above for full story & results)
Stough comes from eighth to claim seventh career Lincoln win in Central PA Legends
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 8/20/2016 – Danny Dietrich took home the $5,000 top prize and led a PA Posse sweep on the podium and Saturday night’s Arctic Cat All-Star 30-lap feature event at Lincoln Speedway.
Dietrich was 11th fastest in time trials, won his heat, and finished second in the dash to start alongside polesitter Lucas Wolfe in the “A Main.” He followed Wolfe for the first 16 laps before making the race-winning pass exiting turn two of lap 17. He then drove away to a 2.81-second win over Lincoln point leader Alan Krimes, who caught Wolfe for the runner-up spot as the leaders raced through heavy lapped traffic on lap 20.
It's was Dietrich’s second All-Star win of the year, the seventh All-Star win of his career, fourth Lincoln All-Star win, and 31st overall Lincoln career win.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be back at Lincoln Speedway,” said Dietrich after exiting his Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards/Weikert’s Livestock #48 in victory lane, “It feels like we haven’t been here for a long time. Last time we were here we were pretty good, but it was a handicapped show and we had to come from 12th. Not that it couldn’t have been done.”
“We went back to some old notes,” continued Dietrich, “I’m proud of our guys who have been working their butts off. I want to thank Gary (Kauffman) and everyone who sponsors this thing. I was trying to stay with Lucas and thought I would be better at the end. I was definitely tight at the beginning of the race. I was trying to play my cards right. I thought I could use lapped traffic and was waiting for the bottom to come in on turn four and it was pretty wide out of three and four. I was pretty good up there. After I got the lead, I think I saw Lucas’ front bumper underneath me once, so I just kinda put my turn signal on. That’s what we do to win these races.”
Above all, Dietrich said he was glad to be back home.
“I’m glad to be back. This is my home track. I’m glad to see all these fans at this place again, and I couldn’t be happier to be back.”
Wolfe settled for third, with top finishing All-Star Dale Blaney fourth and Freddie Rahmer completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Brandon Rahmer, Ryan Smith, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Austin Hogue, and Stevie Smith (the third Rahmer car in the top ten).
Sprint heats were won by Andrew Palker, Cap Henry, Danny Dietrich, and Chad Kemenah, with Jim Siegel winning the B-Main and Wolfe winning the Dash. Fast time in time trials over the 41-car All Star Sprint field was set by Dale Blaney with a 1-lap time of 13.168-seconds (102.521 MPH).
Bob Stough came from eighth starting spot to win the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature.
It was an unexpected win, as polesitter Harlan Leppo led the first 18 laps before slowing in turn two of lap 19. At the time, Stough was racing with Mason Chaney for the runner-up spot, which turned into a battle for the lead. Stough took control later in the lap, and edged Chaney at the line for his seventh career Lincoln win (second behind Jason Rochelle’s 10 wins).
Chaney crossed less than a car length behind in second, with Chad Earnst, Lucas Montgomery, and Reed Saloney (who came from 18th starting spot and failing to start his heat).
Heats for the 21 Central PA Legends were won by Leppo and Chaney.
Aug 20, 2016, 23:50