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MARCH 29TH RACING PROGRAM CANCELED DUE TO RAIN
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - 3/29/2014 - Lincoln Speedway has been forced to cancel it's Saturday, March 29th racing program of 410 sprints, super sportsman & Legends due to rain.
Lincoln Speedway will return to action next Saturday, April 5th at 7 PM with a racing program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints & All American Outlaws. Gates Open at 5 PM.
Mar 29, 2014, 11:20
DIETRICH CHASES HISTORY WITH 19TH CAREER LINCOLN WIN
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Defending champ Young claims opener with new race team in 358 sprints; J.R. Rodriguez takes 358 late model opener
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/22/2014 – Danny Dietrich turned in a dominant performance at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night, driving away from the field to win the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature and claim his first win in the Pigeon Hills since last July.
In the process, he moved alongside his dad with 19 career Lincoln wins.
“I sure hope to pass him…maybe even next week!” joked Dietrich upon exiting the Gary Kauffman-owned Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Weikert’s Livestock #48, “But to get to where I’m at, I have to thank him, Gary, and everyone that sponsors this car. Without my dad, my brother, and Gary, I couldn’t do it.”
A redraw of the top four finishers from the qualifiers place Dietrich third for the start. He passed outside front row starter Kyle Moody for second on lap four, just before the only caution of the race came out for his brother (Billy), who came to a stop in turn four.
Dietrich followed polesitter Brent Marks for six more laps before making the pass as the leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 11. From there, Dietrich drove away to a 1.78-second win over Marks, with Greg Hodnett, Moody, and Lance Dewease completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were J.J. Grasso, Brian Montieth, opening day winner Adam Wilt, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Cory Haas.
“We were real good in the heat there,” said Dietrich, “We were trying to make the bottom work down in one and two in the heat. We knew if we could make that work, we’d go workin’ tonight. We were happy with that. We did the same thing here in the feature and it worked everywhere we went.”
Heats for the 30 “410” sprinters were won by Billy Dietrich, Chad Kemenah, and Grasso, with Austin Hogue winning the consolation.
Defending track champ Niki Young started on the pole led every lap of the 20-lap season opener for “358” sprint cars, holding off heavy pressure from 2013 Williams Grove champ Kevin Nouse for his eighth career Lincoln win.
And he did it with a new race team, now driving for car owners Jeff Boll and Mike Miller in the Lee Alwine Ornamental Iron Works #91.
Though he led the whole way, Young survived a 10th-lap challenge from Nouse, who started tenth and pulled alongside Young heading in to turn one. Young drove low and took away Nouse’s line entering the first turn. Nouse settled for second, with Duane Watson completing his best-ever 358 sprint run in third. Lady driver Brie Hershey and Chase Dietz rounded out the top five.
Sixth through tenth were Chandler Leiby, Doug Hammaker, Matt Campbell, Mark Strickler, and Zach Eucalano.
Heats for the 18 “358” sprinters were won by Nouse and Strickler.
J.R. Rodriguez started on the pole and held off the race long challenges of Cam Ziegler and then a last-lap challenge from good friend Gene Knaub in the 20-lap Precise Racing Products 358 late model feature. Knaub, who started eighth, caught Zeigler for the runner-up spot following an 18th lap restart and closed on Rodriguez, but the neon orange #71 crossed two carlengths in front at the end.
Zeigler finished third, with Pat Beard and Tyler Horst completing the top five.
Former thundercar track champ Sam Gallagher was running fourth when he suffered engine failure and came to a stop in turn four on lap 18.
Heats for the 20 “358” Late Models were won by Alan Sagi, Chase Billet, and Kyle Martin.
Mar 22, 2014, 21:45
WILT CLAIMS SECOND OPENING-DAY WIN IN LINCOLN “ICEBREAKER 30”
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Lincoln Returns to Night
Racing Next Saturday night
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/15/2014 – “On opening day, you
bring all your best stuff. You even wear your new underwear.”
quipped Adam Wilt after claiming his second opening day win in three years at
Lincoln Speedway Saturday afternoon.”
underwear wasn’t the only thing new in the Wide Open Motorsports team. Well-known
mechanic Lee Stauffer joined the team during the winter months. And he used
some hand signals Adam didn’t quite understand during a mid-race caution.
knew I had a good car from the beginning and I knew I had to power around those
guys or they would have held me up,” said Wilt upon exiting his Credit
Connection/North York AutoMenders #15, “But, as soon as I got in front in clean
air, I saw my new crew chief Lee (Stauffer) come out under the caution doing hand
signals. I didn’t know what they meant. I don’t know if I’m going too crazy on
the top and I need to slow myself down or what. I figured I did the right
started fourth and grabbed the lead from outside front row starter Glenndon
Forsythe on the second lap. After a caution for Cory Haas, who hit the outside
wall and came to a stop in turn two on lap four, Wilt paced the field until
seventh-starting Brian Montieth took the lead away on lap eight.
Dietrich and Robbie Kendall brought out the caution flag with a joint spin on
turns one and two of lap 11, at which time fifth-place Danny Dietrich went to
the pits with a flat right rear.
reclaimed the lead from Montieth on the restart, and was doing his best to hold
off Montieth when the Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator #21 hit the wall in turn
one of lap 14. Montieth only suffered a flat tire and returned to action.
race went non-stop the rest of the way, with Wilt holding off Alan Krimes and
J.J. Grasso through heavy lapped traffic over the final stages of the race. Ironically,
two of the cars at the rear of the field at the end were the two track champs
in the field. Wilt’s final margin of victory in his fourth career Lincoln win was
1.29 seconds over Krimes, with Grasso, polesitter Kyle Moody, and Forsythe
completing the top five.
through tenth were 20th-starting Greg Hodnett, invader Cole Duncan, 410
sprint rookie Austin Hogue, 22nd-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and
410 sprint rookie Shane Hoff.
is a great win for a new team. But we don’t want to set expectations too high
right now, said Wilt, “We just want to go as we go and do what we can do.
Starting position was a key factor, but I’ll take a win any day. It’s tough at
this deal You’ve got 90 per cent of your cars here are just tough to beat.”
for the 30 sprinters on hand were won by Grasso, Montieth, and Krimes, with Scott
Fisher winning the consolation.
Mar 15, 2014, 17:11