||Last Updated: Aug 28th, 2016 - 00:45:20
J.J. GRASSO EDGES 12TH-STARTING MONTIETH IN FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
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Troy Wagaman, Jr. scores first career win in “358” sprints; Fred Cullum makes late-race pass to win All-American Outlaws
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 8/13/2016 –J.J. Grasso started on the front row and held off 12th-starting Brian Montieth at the end to score his third career Lincoln win in Saturday night’s 33-lap National Fallen Firefighters feature event in memory of Brandon Little.
Grasso dominated most of the race from the pole, leading by as much as a straightaway with five laps to go. But Montieth fought his way through lapped traffic to close onto Grasso’s bumper on the final lap, crossing just 11-hundreths of a second behind the Middletown, DE winner. The two cars nearly touched at the finish line as they crossed with a lapped car.
“I thought Brian was going to get me sooner,” said Grasso after claiming the $5,000 top prize in his family-owned BK Trucking/Betts Garage #37, “I was running as hard as I could and was trying not to get over a lapped car or do anything stupid. That rain delay helped. I had a little problem and was able to fix the front end during that delay. I’m just glad Brian Montieth didn’t get by.”
The event actually began with a first-lap flip by Cory Haas just before the rains came, resulting in an hour and-a-half delay. Haas was able to make repairs during the delay and restart at the rear, coming back through to finish 13th.
“I’m having a little trouble catching my breath and I’m a little emotional,” said Grasso, “This one is for Bryan Clauson and Kramer Williamson. Those guys taught everyone so much, and they were such good racers. It feels so good to be here. I guess I’m a little out of shape after going 33 laps non-stop.”
Montieth made Grasso work hard over the final five laps as he closed the gap dramatically, setting up the final front stretch thriller to the checkered.
Third through fifth were points leader Alan Krimes, Tyler Ross, and Kyle Moody. Rounding out the top ten were Billy Dietrich, Jim Siegel, Austin Hogue, Adam Wilt, and Robbie Kendall.
Heats for the 24 410 Sprints were won by Tim Glatfelter, Dietrich, and Montieth.
Hanover’s Troy Wagaman, Jr. took the lead at the outset and led them all in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. But the last seven laps were tough, as tenth-starting Jeff Halligan moved into the runner-up spot, closed on Wagaman, and took the lead from Wagaman with a slider in turn two late in the race, only to have Wagaman race back by Halligan down the backstretch.
Halligan settled for second, with 12th-starting Matt Campbell, point leader Chandler Leiby, and Jeff Rohrbaugh completing the top five.
Heats for the 28 358 sprints were won by Nick Palmerino, Adrian Shaffer, and Tyler Walton.
Fred Cullum took the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Randy Doty with two laps to go and scored the win in the 20-lap All-American Outlaw feature.
Doty, Bryan Green, Fred’s son Justin Cullum, and Gary Moreland, Sr. crossed second through fifth.
Heats for the 11 All American Outlaws were won by Fred Cullum and Green.
Aug 13, 2016, 23:48
NOUSE MAKES LAST LAP PASS TO WIN “358” SPRINT FEATURE AT LINCOLN
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Reed Saloney scores career first in Central PA Legends; Steve Clemo takes Dizzy Dean Memorial for Classic Cars; Justin Wagaman wins in first-ever Lincoln appearance in 4-cylinder stocks
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 8/6/2016 –Kevin Nouse took his second lead of the race on the last lap to score a thrilling seventh career Lincoln win over Tyler Walton in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature Saturday night.
The win kept him in the running with one race remaining in the Capitol Renegade “King of the 358’s” eight-race point series.
“Boy, if you don’t like that one, you don’t like racing!” exclaimed Nouse after climbing from the Jake Raudabaugh Bulls-Eye Express #1J in victory lane, “Tyler made a mistake in lapped traffic, and I was able to get by him, and there they were (the lapped cars) in front of me, and I didn’t know what the hell to do. They were keeping a good enough pace that I couldn’t get by ‘em on the bottom, but they were going slow enough that they were holding me up.”
Walton, a one-time winner at Trail-Way Speedway this year, took the lead from his outside front row starting spot at the drop of the green and led the first 11 laps before seventh-starting Nouse slid under him in lapped traffic exiting turn two of lap 12.
For the next four laps, it looked like Nouse was on his way to his second win in two nights (after winning the Nouse Signs & Graphics Summer Series event at Williams Grove on Friday night). But Walton came roaring back to drive around Nouse in lapped traffic exiting turn number four of lap 17.
Walton then looked like the apparent winner until he hopped the cushion trying to slide under a lapped car in turn two of the last lap. Nouse drove under both the leader and lapped car and drove to his first Lincoln win of the year, becoming the 11th different winner in 13 races in the Pigeon Hills this year.
“My hat’s off to Tyler. He’s a rookie, and drove a helluva race,” said Nouse, “He just made one mistake there at the end, but he didn’t have a choice. Whoever was running second in traffic had the advantage, and we were just able to take advantage. Winning two nights in a row is extra special, and I’m just thrilled to death.”
Central PA 358 points leader Jeff Halligan started tenth and finished third, with Tyler Esh and 11th-starting Matt Campbell rounding out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Troy Wagaman, Jr., Brie Hershey, 15th-starting Doug Hammaker, David Holbrook, and 18th-starting Lincoln points leader Chandler Leiby.
Heats for the 34 358 sprints were won by Nouse, Walton, Hershey, and Halligan, with CJ Tracy winning the consolation.
Seven Valleys’ Reed Saloney raced to his first career Lincoln Central PA Legends win. Saloney started seventh and took the race lead from Lucas Montgomery on lap eight. Polesitter Chris Transeau led the first five laps before handing the lead over to Montgomery. Once ahead, Saloney led the rest of the way, taking the checkered 1.03 seconds ahead of Harlon Leppo, who came from 18th starting spot to score the runner-up finish.
Third through fifth were Montgomery, Bob Stough, and Mason Chaney.
Heats for the 26 Legends were won by Chris McKinney, Scott Haudeshell, and Saloney, with Chad Earnst winning the consolation.
Justin Wagaman claimed the win in his first-ever Lincoln appearance in the 15-lap 4-cylinder stock car feature. Wagaman started on the pole, followed outside front row starter Matt Chronister for the first lap, then led the rest of the way in the non-stop race that lasted five minutes, 20.31 seconds, establishing a track record in the process.
Second through fifth were Chris Anderson, Justin Williamson, Chronister, and Julio Perez.
Heats for the 16 4-cylinder stocks were won by Jeff Foster and Anderson.
Steve Clemo took the checkered flag in the 20-lap Dizzy Dean Memorial for Classic Cars. Clemo started on the pole but was relegated to the second row after a false start at the beginning. Dorsey Weaver then led the first four laps before Clemo claimed the lead. Clemo led the rest of the way, with Joe Brown (who came from the rear twice after starting there and then spinning with season-long points leader Neal Reamer in mid-race) crossing second and Reamer coming back to finish third.
Heats for the 11 Classic cars were won by Clemo and Reamer.
Aug 6, 2016, 23:35
RAIN FORCES PROMOTORS TO CANCEL JULY 30TH RACING PROGRAM
4-Division Show on Tap Next Saturday, August 6th
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/30/2016 – Afternoon showers and the forecast of more of the same into the evening has forced Lincoln Speedway promotors to cancel Saturday evening’s racing program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models.
Next Saturday night, August 6th, the 358 Sprints will headline the evening’s racing action in a special 4-division show. They will be joined by the Central PA Legends, 4-Cylinder Stocks, and the Classic Racing Series. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Jul 30, 2016, 14:18