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DIETRICH CLAIMS NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT WIN FOR 4TH OF THE YEAR IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS
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Givler gives celebrates birthday with first-ever Lincoln 358 sprint victory; Australian Morris wins Legends feature
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – June 10, 2017 –“It’s fun to be fast here! They’ve got a heck-of-a race track here.”
So said Danny Dietrich after scoring his fourth win of the year in the 33-lap National Fallen Firefighters Night 410 sprint car feature in memory of Lincoln neighbor Brandon Little at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
“You try to be smart there at the end. I don’t know if anybody was there, but we’re just trying to finish off the races and put ourselves in a position to win,” said Dietrich in victory lane, “We’ve run second a few times here lately. Second is good. But running second is like going to a championship game and always be runner-up, so it feels good to finally be sitting here.”
A unique 12-car redraw among the handicapped cars placed Dietrich fifth for the start with brother Billy on the pole. Billy led the first four laps before third-starting Jim Siegel drove around him exiting turn two of lap five.
Siegel led the next 14 laps through heavy lapped traffic and two red flags (Chase Dietz in a turn two flip on lap 11 and Cole Young with a turn one flip on lap 12, both drivers who were uninjured.
Danny got around brother Billy for second on lap ten, just before the first red flag. Billy saw his night end with a spinout in turn two of lap 15.
That allowed Danny to close on Siegel’s back bumper with 13 laps to go. Defending champ Alan Krimes entered the picture by challenging Robbie Kendall for third on lap 16. Four laps later, Danny pulled a slider in turns three and four following a 20th-lap restart following a spin by Tyler Ross in turn four while running in the top ten.
Siegel lost power steering midway through the race, and Krimes worked into the runner-up spot around Siegel on the 24th lap. Points leader Brian Montieth, who started 12th, got by the fading Siegel for third a lap later, and Krimes and Montieth battled for the runner-up spot the rest of the way, with Dietrich easily pulling away to a 3.275 second win, the 35th of his Lincoln career, moving him into a ninth-place tie with Johnny Mackison, Sr. on the all-time Lincoln win list.
“I told (crew chief) Jake (Hinkle) we to set up for the end of this race. We had to maintain early, get up front, and be good at the end. I figured as long as I didn’t see that 21 get to second I was okay to run the top…until I saw the 87 under me…and I thought I did,” said Dietrich, “I felt too good up top. Jake kept telling me to run the bottom and I wouldn’t do it. I just did feel good and couldn’t carry speed down there. I knew with Jim behind me…I was trying to play the dirty air game and take the line from him. It all worked out in the end.”
Krimes crossed second, with Montieth third. 14th-starting Cory Haas and tenth-starting Matt Campbell rounded out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Chad Trout, 13th-starting Brandon Rahmer, Siegel, Kendall, and 17th-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Heats for the 25 “410” Sprints were won by Krimes, Montieth, and Siegel, with Freddie Rahmer winning the consolation.
Freddie Rahmer’s included an engine change after his car went up in flames in his heat and an early race spin that ended his night with a 24th place finish.
Jordan Givler celebrated his 27th birthday (Sunday) by claiming his first career Lincoln win in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature. Givler started on the pole, yielded to third-starting Ashley Cappetta for the first two laps, then reclaimed the lead on lap three and led the rest of the way.
Doug Hammaker started 11th and was already up to second by the end of the fifth lap. But even he could not catch Givler through heavy lapped traffic over the final 15 non-stop laps.
Cappetta held on for a career best third-place finish, with fellow female driver Brie Hershey crossing fourth and Troy Wagaman, Jr. fifth. Sixth through tenth were Matt Findley, points leader Adrian Shaffer, Kevin Nouse, Cody Fletcher, and Kyle Denmyer.
Heats for the 31 “358” Sprints were won by Denmyer, Hammaker, and Chandler Leiby, with Steve Drevicki winning the consolation.
Australian invader Dan Morris outran fellow Aussie Heyden Pascoe and Lucas Montgomery to win the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature. Morris, in the states for a series of four-races as teammate to Chad Earnst, chased race-long leader Pascoe from lap six to 19 before making the race-winning pass at the line with the white flag flying. Montgomery caught Pascoe for second and Mason Chaney squeezed into third on the final lap as the four leaders raced off turn four to the checkered flag. Travis Perry came from 15th-starting spot to finish fifth.
Heats for the 40 Central PA Legends were won by Morris, Scott Haudeshell, Justin Mitchell, and Scott Smith. Twin consolation races were won by Trent Yoder and Rocky Maggaro.
Lincoln Speedway is back in action this coming Wednesday night with the annual appearance of the traveling Amsoil USAC Sprint cars (Wingless). They will be joined by the 358 Sprints with time trials getting underway at 7 PM, and gates opening at 5 PM.
Jun 10, 2017, 23:59
ANTHONY MACRI RACES TO FIRST CAREER WIN IN THRILLING 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE AT LINCOLN
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Dwight Leppo, Shaun Jones score second career Lincoln wins in 358 sprints, 358 late models
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – June 3, 2017 – A childhood dream came true for 17-year-old Anthony Macri at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
And the Dillsburg youngster’s first win couldn’t have been more exciting.
In a thriller that saw five lead changes between front row starters Macri and Glenndon Forsythe, Marci reclaimed the lead for the third time and final time on lap 15.
“To be honest with you, when Forsythe got by me, I thought that was pretty much the end, said Macri after doing a wing dance on his Fastenal/Macri Concrete #39 in victory lane, “But Moon Byers taught me one thing, and that’s to be patient and things will come back to you. And that’s pretty much what happened.”
When asked about putting his first career sprint car win into words, Macri said “I can’t explain it. I never thought this day would come. Sitting up in the stands as a little kid, I never thought this would have happened, but here we are.”
“To be honest with you, at the first caution, I thought there were more than six laps,” said Macri, “It felt like the longest race of my life. When he got by me, I can’t really say what I was thinking.”
That caution, the first of two during the event, involved Jeff Rohrbaugh, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and defending track champ Alan Krimes, who tangled in turn number one. Krimes was the only driver able to continue, as McIntyre ended up on top of Rohrbaugh’s car. The only other caution came out when Robbie Kendall spun in turn four of lap 18.
Macri led the first eight laps before Forsythe drove by on the backstretch of lap nine. Macri returned the favor, and the two swapped the lead on consecutive laps through lap 15.
Macri withstood additional challenges from Forsythe over the next several laps, but drove away to a 2.31-second win over Jim Siegel, who caught Forsythe for the runner-up spot with three laps to go. Also getting around Forsythe were Billy Dietrich, 11th-starting Brian Montieth, and Cory Haas, who crossed third through fifth.
Forsythe settled for sixth, followed by Freddie and Brandon Rahmer, Scott Fisher, and Chad Trout, who started 19th.
Heats for the 22 “410” Sprints were won by Krimes and the Rahmers.
New Oxford’s Dwight Leppo led every a lap of a wild 20-lap “358” sprint car feature to score his second career Lincoln win. Though he was never passed for the lead, there was torrid racing in behind, with Brent Shearer and Trey Hiver finishing second and third. Doug Hammaker and Kevin Nouse rounded out the top five.
Sixth through tenth were Troy Wagaman, Jr., 14th-starting Ashley Cappetta, Cody Fletcher, Phil Walter, and Steve Wilbur.
Heats for the 32 “358” Sprints were won by Leppo, Nouse, Hammaker, and Adrian Shaffer, with Ryan Quackenbush winning the consolation.
Shaun Jones led every lap from the pole in the 20-lap “358” Precise Racing Products series late model feature, surviving a late-race scare from Randy Christine, Jr. after getting caught behind heavy lapped traffic racing for position over the final three laps. It was Jones’ second career Lincoln win.
Christine traded second place with Bobby Beard in the early stages of the race and crossed in the runner-up spot 1.10 seconds behind Jones. Travis Mease, Beard, and Derick Quade rounded out the top five.
Heats for the 19 “358” Late Models were won by Quade and Christine.
Next Saturday night, June 10th, it will be the annual NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE along with KIDS NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends. Gates open at 5:00 PM, with racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM.
Jun 3, 2017, 23:10
FREDDIE RAHMER CLAIMS CAREER THIRD IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE
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Phil Walter sixth winner in six races in 358 sprints; Lucas Montgomery best of 38 Central PA Legends
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – May 27, 2017 – “Spank” no more for Freddie Rahmer at Lincoln Speedway.
Rahmer has built up a solid points lead at Williams Grove Speedway, but has had his problems at Lincoln this season.
“We’ve been good since last Wednesday, when we changed one or two things, and it looks like I can race out here,” said Rahmer upon exiting his Leffler Energy/Miller Brothers Chevrolet #51 in victory lane, “This whole year out here I’ve been a spank. I thing we have something now.”
“Tonight’s one night, but it’s definitely a confidence builder for me, said Rahmer, “That was a tricky race track tonight. The curb was chunky and there were so many lapped cars. I wasn’t falling out of the seat, but it was getting all l could do, I’ll tell you that.”
Rahmer started inside his brother on row two and held his own while polesitter Tim Wagaman led the first nine laps. Rahmer drove around both Jay Galloway and Wagaman to take the race lead in turns one and two of lap 10 and led the rest of the way, many times in heavy lapped traffic.
Wagaman broke and spun in turn three of lap 25, the only caution of the event. That put eighth-starting Cory Haas and Chad Trout on his back bumper for the restart, with Chase Dietz and 13th-starting Brian Montieth in fourth and fifth.
Rahmer, however, had little trouble with a clear track ahead, and crossed under the checkered with a sizeable lead for his first Lincoln win of the year.
Haas, Dietz, Trout, and Montieth rounded out the top five, with Robbie Kendall, Galloway, 14th-starting Tyler Ross, Billy Dietrich, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. completing the top ten.
Heats for the 23 “410” Sprints were won by Haas, Kendall, and Trout.
McClure’s Phil Walter dominated the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature, starting on the outside pole and leading every lap for his second career Lincoln 358 win.
Polesitter Trey Hivner chased Walter for the first 14 laps before seventh-starting Todd Gracey took over the runner-up spot. Hivner crossed third, followed by Dalton Dietrich (who ran in the top five the entire race) and Matt Findley.
Sixth through tenth were Steve Wilbur, 18th-starting Doug Hammaker, Chandler Leiby, Jeff Halligan, and Troy Wagaman, Jr.
Heats for the 29 “358” Sprints were won by Findley, Adrian Shaffer, and Hivner, with Chris Frank winning the consolation.
York’s Lucas Montgomery raced to his seventh career Lincoln win the first appearance of the season for the Central PA Legends. Montgomery started fifth and was in the midst of a multi-car battle for the race lead the entire event.
He finally wrestled the lead from Scott Haudeshell on lap nine, two laps after leader Scott Smith spun exiting turn four.
Travis Perry came from seventh starting spot to challenge Montgomery on a last lap restart following a red flag for a flipping Rick Hartwig in a four-car crash on turns three and four, but wasn’t able to make the pass and settled for second. Third through fifth were Harlon Leppo, Hayden Pascoe, and Haudeshell.
Heats for the 39 Central PA Legends were won by Leppo, Perry, Jason Gastley, and Montgomery, with Alex Schmidel and Donnie Leiby winning the twin consolations.
Next Saturday night, June 3rd, at 7:30 PM it will be John H. Myers Night and ARCH Night featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, with racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM.
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May 27, 2017, 23:47