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DANNY DIETRICH EDGES BRIAN MONTIETH IN MANUFACTURERS NIGHT 410 SPRINT THRILLER
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Nouse wins feature, Rohrbaugh claims Trail-Way/Lincoln Shootout in 358 sprints;
Dalton Dietrich wins first of career in PASS Racesaver Sprints
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/20/14 – “That’s was pretty exciting.”
That understatement of the night was delivered by Danny Dietrich after scoring his fourth win of the year in the 25-lap Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Night feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
The thriller saw Dietrich and Montieth throw slide jobs at each other in every turn over the final five laps.
“I wasn’t sure who was going to win. He got to second and I was kinda biding my time there in lapped traffic,” said Dietrich upon exiting his Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Weikert’s Livestock #48 in victory lane.
Time trials and an inversion of eight put Dietrich on the front row with polesitter Brandon Rahmer for the start. Dietrich wasted no time in grabbing the front spot in the first two turns, holding off fourth-starting Cory Haas through the middle stages of the race as Montieth was working his way to the front from sixth starting spot.
Montieth took second from Haas with five laps to go, and slid under Dietrich for the race lead exiting turn four of lap 21. But a caution for a four-car spin involving Jim Siegel, Bill Stine, Shane Hoff, and Aaron Ott in turns one and two negated the pass.
“He caught me by surprise,” said Dietrich, “I thought he was racing Cory (for second). Dietrich assumed the lead for the final restart, with Haas back in second and Montieth third.
Montieth drove around Haas immediately and started the late-race duel, taking the lead by the completion of lap 21.
From there, it was slide job heaven on each turn. Montieth was actually scored the leader of laps 21 and 22.
“It was definitely elbows up. I’m not sure who had the best line but I knew I could stick the bottom and through the middle pretty good,” said Dietrich, “The last lap I blew it into one and I figured I just needed to get to the cushion first and drive off. If I sat too long in the middle, he’d be standing here. It was good, clean, hard, fun racing. It doesn’t get any more exciting than that. My hat’s off to Montieth for a hell of-a-run he put on.”
Montieth settled for a close second .256 seconds behind Dietrich, with Haas, Austin Hogue, and Brandon Rahmer.
Sixth through tenth were Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, track champ Alan Krimes, Adam Wilt, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Sprint heats were won by Danny Dietrich, Haas, Dewease, and Montieth, with Jordan Mackison winning the consolation. Fast time in time trials over the 45-car field was set by Krimes with one-lap time of 13.388-seconds (100.837 MPH).
More than $42,000 in manufacturers’ products and services were distributed to the 24 race teams that qualified for the feature. Thanks to the efforts of Denise Gentzler and Hank’s Performance Products, every driver received a prize package worth at least $1,600 at intermission. Bonus money was also provided to the first two alternates and the hard charger.
Mechanicsburg’s Kevin Nouse came from sixth starting spot to claim his 100th career win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Nouse took the lead from Doug Hammaker in heavy lapped traffic as the leaders came down the front stretch to begin lap 18.
Hammaker settled for second, with C.J. Tracey, Jeff Rohrbaugh, and Matt Campbell completing the top five.
Rohrbaugh’s fourth-place finish coupled with his fourth-place finish at Trail-Way back on September 5th was good enough to claim the 2014 Trail-Way/Lincoln Shootout bonus of $500, edging Mike Bittinger in a tie-breaker for having the better Lincoln finish.
Heats for the 358 Sprints were won by Bittinger, Hammaker, and Jeff Halligan, with Brad McClelland winning the consolation, and finishing third in the two-race Shootout.
Dalton Dietrich assumed the lead when Colby Dice lost a drive line on lap six, and went on to score his first career win in the PASS Racesaver 305 Sprint Car 20-lap feature event.
Scott Ellerman, 11th-starting Paul Snyder, Cale Griffin, and Mark Watkins finished second through fifth.
Heats for the 21 PASS Sprints were won by Erin Statler and Watkins.
Sep 20, 2014, 23:59
FRANKIE HERR RECORDS 7TH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN 100 WIN
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Gene Knaub Dominates Again in 358 Late Model Action
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/13/14 – Frankie Herr continues to rewrite the super sportsman record books. From his fourth starting spot, Herr led 32 laps early, and then led the final 39 to record his seventh win in the prestigious 40th Annual Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100 at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Herr chased down outside frontrow starter and race long leader Mike Enders to take his first lead on lap 16 and paced the field through lap 48. Polesitter Gregg Foster had stayed with the leaders, Herr and Enders, through the first half of the 100 lap event and raced by Enders for second on lap 48 and then by Herr for the lead a lap later on lap 49.
Herr and Enders stayed with the race-leading Foster as the top-three raced though lapped traffic just past the halfway point of the 100-lap marathon. Herr got back around Foster for the lead on lap 61 and paced the field to the 70-lap break with Enders and 17th-starting Russ Mitten both keeping pace as the 70th-lap caution, signaled the break in the action.
All teams then headed to the pits for 10 minutes to work on their cars at the 70th lap break in the action’
But nobody had anything for Herr over the final 30-laps as he extended a 3-second lead to 9.53 seconds over the final 10 laps and took the checkered over eighth-starting Chad Criswell and Mitten for his second consecutive Sportsman 100 victory.
Enders, and 20th-starting Carmen Perigo, Jr. completed the top-five.
Rounding out the top10 were Doug Dodson, Bobby Hockenberry, Chad Smith, Paul Miller and Leroy Martin.
Early race contender Scott Geesey was running third when it appeared something broke on his can and turned hard into the third and fourth turn wall on lap 39 and flipped. Geesey was uninjured .
Including lap money, Herr took home $5,138 for his dominating performance which saw him lead 71 of the 100 laps run.
Super Sportsman qualifiers were won by Chad Smith and Tom Wykoff, with Devin Beidel winning the last chance race. Fast time in time trials over the 36-car field was Chad Criswell with a new one-lap track record time of 15.083-seconds (89.209 MPH).
For the second year in-a-row, Dover’s Gene Knaub followed up Frankie Herr’s Sportsman 100 win with his own in the 20-lap 358 Late Model feature.
Knaub, who started fourth, grabbed the lead from outside frontrow starting Kyle Martin on the second lap and never looked back en route to the 2.94-second win over Sam Gallagher, Martin, Ron Kline, and Charlie Schaffer.
Completing the top-10 were Les Hare, Travis Mease, Cam Zeigler, Tyler Horst, and Chaz Walls.
Heats for the “358" Late Models were won by Charlie Schaffer, Cam Zeigler, and Sam Gallagher
Sep 13, 2014, 23:51
FRANKIE HERR WINS 7TH SPORTSMAN 100
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
40TH ANNUAL LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN 100
Feature (100 Laps) - 1. 99-Frankie Herr ($5,138); 2. 55C-Chad Criswell; 3. 77-Russ Mitten; 4. 3B-Mike Enders; 5. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 6. 21D-Doug Dodson; 7. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 8. 99C-Chad Smith; 9. 58-Paul Miller; 10. 21M-Leroy Martin; 11. 71-Steve Wilbur; 12. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 13. 222-Steve Fannasy; 14. 7-Todd Leonard; 15. 19-Devin Beidel; 16. 75-Kenny Edkin; 17. 77W-Tom Wykoff; 18. 1J-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 19. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF); 20. 7C-Chad Trout (DNF); 21. 30-Scott Dellinger (DNF); 22. 17J-Tony Jackson (DNF); 23. 33-Scott Geesey (DNF); 24. 29-Duaine Smith (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Mike Enders (1-15), Frankie Herr (16-48), Gregg Foster (49-60), Frankie Herr (61-100)
1st Qualifier (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 99C-Chad Smith; 2. 17T-Tony Jackson; 3. 77-Russ Mitten; 4. 29-Duaine Smith; 5. 222-Steve Fannasy; 6. 19-Devin Beidel; 7. 3-Eric Walker; 8. 318-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 9. 91-Lanney Hake; 10. 17-Brin Gontz; 11. 3J-Russ Lebo; DNS – 1-Timmy Berrick. Time – 2:38.44
2nd Qualifier (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 77-Tom Wykoff; 2. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 3. 30-Scott Dellinger; 4. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 5. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 6. 99G-Scott Grace; 7. 75-Kenny Edkin; 8. 25S-Chris Meleason; 9. 29W-Adam Wray; 10. 45-Dave Socks; 11. 18-Dave Conrad; DNS- 20W-Davey Walsh. Time – 2:13.81
Last Chance race (10 Laps/2 to qualify) – 1. 19-Devin Beidel; 2. 75-Kenny Edkin
Time Trials – 1. 55c-Chad Criswell, 15.083(89.505 mph)(New 1-Lap Track Record); 2. 1j-Kevin Nouse, 15.153; 3. 7c-Chad Trout, 15.238; 4. 33-Scott Geesey, 15.263; 5. 99-Frankie Herr, 15.270; 6. 7-Todd Leonard, 15.367; 7. 3b-Mike Enders, 15.427; 8. 32-Gregg Foster, 15.481; 9. 58-Paul Miller, 15.485; 10. 21m-Leroy Martin, 15.487; 11. 21d-Doug Dodson, 15.516; 12. 71-Steve Wilbur, 15.517; 13. 17j-Tony Kackson, 15.517; 14. 77w-Tom Wykoff, 15.582; 15. 29-Duaine Smith, 15.591; 16. 25-Bobby Hockenberry, 15.600; 17. 222-Steve Fanassy, 15.619; 18. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 15.624; 19. 99c-Chad Smith, 15.646; 20. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr, 15.656; 21. 77-Russ Mitten, 15.755; 22. 75-Kenny Edkin, 15.791; 23. 19-Devin Beidel, 15.837; 24. 99g-Scott Grace, 15.858; 25. 3-Eric Walker, 15.876; 26. 30-Scott Dellinger, 15.896; 27. 91-Lanny Hake, 15.955; 28. 45-Dave Socks, 16.003; 29. 318-Ted Thomas, 16.034; 30. 25s-Chris Meleason, 16.067; 31. 1-Timmy Barrick, 16.108; 32. 29w-Adam Wray, 16.112; 33. 3j-Russ Lebo, 16.113; 34. 18-Dave Conrad, Jr., 16.187; 35. 17-Brian Gontz, 16.580; 36. 20w-Davey Walsh, 19.522.
358 LATE MODELS
Feature (20 laps) - 1. 1-Gene Knaub; 2. 25-Sam Gallagher; 3. 54-Kyle Martin; 4. NINE-Ron Kline; 5. 12-Charlie Schaffer; 6. 1A-Les hare; 7. 116-Travis Mease; 8. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 9. 14-Tyler Horst; 10. 98-Chaz Walls; 11. 19D-Ronnie Dennis; 12. 7-Pat Beard; 13. 62-Devin Frey; 14. 27-Brett Hockenberry; 15. 4-Jake Moser; 16. 121-Larry Niederer; 17. 08-Zach Hoffman; 18. 50-Jason Smith (DNF); 19. 50-Jason Smith (DNF); 20. 12M-Jake Markey (DNF); 21. 43-Jake Jones (DNF); 22. 5-John Moser (DNF); DNS – 19-Drew Weiser. No Time
Lap Leaders – Kyle Martin (1), Gene Knaub (2-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 12-Charlie Schaffer; 2. NINE-Ron Kline; 3. 1A-Les Hare; 4. 14-Tyler Horst; 5. 5-Jake Moser; 6. 08-Zach Hoffman; 7. 12M-Jake Markey (DNF); 8. 62-Devin Frey. Time – 2:14.00
2nd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 2. 116-Travis Mease; 3. 54-Kyle Martin; 4. 7-Pat Beard; 5. 27-Brett Hockenberry; 6. 98W-Chaz Walls; 7. 19-Drew Weisser. Time – 2:14.22
3rd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 25-Sam Gallagher; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 43-Jake Jones; 4. 19-Ronnie Dennis; 5. 121-Larry Neiderer; 6. 4-John Moser; 7. 50-Jason Smith. Time – 2:13.81
Sep 13, 2014, 23:00