July 10, 1953
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LINCOLN SPEEDWAY DOUBLEHEADER OF USAC AND URC SPRINT CARS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 4
MACH 1 CHASSIS Presents
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY DOUBLEHEADER OF USAC AND URC SPRINT CARS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 4 SHOWCASES THE TWO OLDEST SPRINT CAR ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
At Lincoln Speedway, a must-see racing event presented by MACH 1 occurs on Wednesday, June 4 with a super doubleheader event. On this special evening in the “pigeon hills”, the two oldest Sprint Car organizations, USAC and URC will be showcased for the first time ever on the same program.
After a two year absence, the Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars return to the famed track in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania in what will be the second stop of their eighth annual Eastern Storm tour. In the last AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car event at Lincoln Speedway, Levi Jones, who retired from racing in June 2013, held off a late race charge by Bryan Clauson to claim the victory. On June 4 on the 3/8 mile dirt oval, Clauson, Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Tracy Hines, and a host of other hot shoes will do battle in a 30-lap main after time trials and qualifying races.
The exciting two-division show includes the URC Sprint Cars in a 360/358 Super Series contest. The stars of the URC traveling series of 360 Sprints will be joined by many of the top wheelmen from the 358 Sprint Car circuit in Central Pennsylvania for a 25-lap feature. Curt Michael, URC’s eight time champion is a previous feature winner in a 410 sprint at Lincoln, so he’s expected to be a top contender for the win along with Josh Weller, Robbie Stillwaggon, Davie Franek, Ed Aikin, Eric Riggins with Mark Smith and his MACH 1 Chassis expected to do double duty.
On Wednesday, June 4, all gates open at 5:00 PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults , $20 for Students 12 -17, $10 for children 6-11 and children under the age of 6 will be admitted free. The pit fee will be $30 and a pit license will not be required.
Lincoln Speedway is a very popular and "fan friendly" track in the tri-state area, offering great unobstructed viewing from every seat in the grandstands. The infield is open for watching the races by entering through the fourth turn tunnel. The slightly elevated asphalt pits have great lighting which allows the fans to watch all of the pit action as well. The three-eighth mile Lincoln Speedway offers it all, the high speeds that you would see at the "big tracks" with the flair and excitement of the short track "bull rings".
For more information about this event and Lincoln Speedway, please visit www.lincolnspeedway.com<http://www.lincolnspeedway.com>. For race day information, please call the speedway at 717-624-2755. For GPS users, the Lincoln Speedway is located at 800 Racetrack Road Abbottstown, PA 17301. This event is a Bob Miller/Ray Herold co-promotion.
Where: Lincoln Speedway 800 Racetrack Road Abbottstown, PA 17301
Track Phone: 717-624-2755
What: Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Spring Cars & 360/358 Sprints
Date: Wednesday, June 4
Gates Open: 5 PM
Race Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: Adults $25, Students $20 (12-17), Children $X(6-10) Under 6 will be FREE.
PIt Fee: $30 no license required
Additional Information: Contact Bob Miller 443 513 4456
May 17, 2014, 20:51
EARLY-EVENING SHOWERS FORCE LINCOLN TO CANCEL SATURDAY PROGRAM
World of Outlaws to invade Pigeon Hills this Wednesday night
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 5/10/2014 – Persistent rain showers into the evening forced Lincoln Speedway promoters to cancel Saturday evening’s May 10th racing program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends.
And the showers never arrived until the worst possible time. Despite a forecast for morning and afternoon showers, it didn’t rain a drop until Fred Putney and his crew had the track run in and ready for hotlaps.
Thirty-seven “410” sprint cars, 21 “358” sprinters, and 27 Central PA Legends were in the pits for a World of Outlaw tune-up that was going to pay $4,000 to win.
Putney and the track crew ran the track in a second time after the first shower hit the track during the driver’s meeting at 6:15 p.m. Light rain began to fall again when the first group of 358’s were on the track for warm-ups. The second group was never called out, and promoters through in the towel when radar showed another hour to two hours of on-and-off rain at 8:00 p.m.
This coming Wednesday, May 14th, the WORLD OF OUTLAWS will be invading the Pigeon Hills oval. Time trials will get underway at 7:30 PM. Special Pit gates open at 3 PM, with general admission gates opening at 4 PM.
May 10, 2014, 20:16
SIEGEL WINS SECOND OF YEAR IN 11TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL
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Campbell wins second of Lincoln career in 358 sprints; Hunter Nester scores first Lincoln win in All-American Outlaws
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 5/3/2014 – Jim Siegel collected the $7,000 top prize in claiming the 33-lap 410 sprint car feature win in the 11th Annual Weldon Sterner memorial at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
A heavy and tacky track resulting from a 45-minute rain delay made for super-fast speeds, and the last 25 laps went non-stop.
“Oh, man…I’m whipped. It was a tough race track. It was fast all night and pretty demanding,” said Siegel upon exiting the Mason-Dixon Vault Company #59 in victory lane.
Siegel started on the front row beside polesitter Brian Leppo, who was subbing for vacationing Brian Montieth and the Jerry Parrish #21, which carried the Sterner Cement #69 logo on the top wing.
Leppo grabbed the lead at the outset and led the first seven laps before bobbling in turn two and opening the door for Siegel’s race-winning move.
“Brian got up front there and I didn’t know if I’d catch him. I think he was pushing real hard,” said Siegel, “It was only the second time he was in the car, so he was trying to feel things out a little bit and got over the cushion and I got by him.”
Siegel led the rest of the way, despite late-race pressure from Greg Hodnett, who set fast time on the night, started sixth and caught Leppo for second on lap 11. Leppo settled for third, with Kyle Moody and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. completing the top five. Moody and McIntyre both finished where they started.
“With all those (early) cautions, I was worried about my tire bleeding down. But we got going there,” said Siegel, “I got to lapped traffic, and they’re tough. (Fred) Rahmer’s boys ran 13.4’s in time trials and it’s, like, they’re sixth race! There’s a lot of good competition out here, and the race seemed to last forever. We put a fresh Don Ott engine in tonight, and it just ripped all night.”
Sixth through tenth were 21st-starting and hard-charger Danny Dietrich (who actually went to the pits and made repairs after losing a front wing in a multi-car crash in turn two of lap three), Robbie Kendall, Alan Krimes, Cory Haas, and 18th-starting Lance Dewease.
Heats for the 410 sprinters were won by Kendall, Siegel, Freddie Rahmer, and Leppo, with Glenndon Forsythe winning the consolation. Fast time in time trials over the 34-car field was set by Greg Hodnett with a one-lap time of 13.156 seconds (102.615 MPH).
16-year-old Matt Campbell, still on his six-month learning permit to drive a car in Pennsylvania, came from eighth starting spot to grab the lead from polesitter Ryan Higgins on lap four and drove to a convincing 2.97-second win in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature.
It was Campbell’s second career Lincoln win and third career win overall.
12th-starting Niki Young reclaimed the points lead with a second-place finish, followed by Tyler Esh, Chandler Leiby, and Mike Bittinger in the Michael Markey #31.
Heats for the 24 358 sprinters were won by Brie Hershey, Esh, and Leiby.
Hunter Nester claimed his first career Lincoln win in the 20-lap All-American Outlaw feature. Nester started beside polesitter Randy Doty and followed Doty the first lap before Doty suddenly slowed on the back stretch and came to a stop on lap two.
Nester received race-long pressure from Tim Fake, who was actually scored the leader in side-by-side racing on laps 14 and 15. Nester reclaimed the lead from Fake on lap 16, and led the rest of the way, with Fake fading to fourth at the end.
Dylan Keim made a late-race charge to cross second, with Kurt Zimmerman coming from 15th-starting spot to finish third.
Rounding out the top five was Jim Minter.
Heats for the 20 All American Outlaws were won by Doty and Nester.
May 3, 2014, 23:59
McINTYRE SCORES CAREER THIRD IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR MAIN
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Strickler claims first career 358 sprint car win; Montgomery picks up third career Lincoln win in Central PA Legends
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/26/2014 – Gerard McIntyre, Jr. came from seventh starting spot to claim the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature win at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
McIntyre, who was timed fastest in warm-ups and won the first heat, was fast all night, advancing to fourth by the end of the third lap and grabbed the race lead from polesitter and race-long leader Matt Boland as the two passed under the flagstand to complete lap eight.
“We were real good, said McIntyre upon exiting his Weaver’s Body Shop/NAPA Auto Parts #16 in victory lane, “I want to say thanks to Fred (Putney) for watering the top there…and I want to thank everyone else for not going there.”
The $3,200 win was McIntyre’s second of the season, and first of the year in the Pigeon Hills. And was quite a turnaround from the week before.
“We had some motor problems last week, and Dad worked real hard on the car all week and got it figured out,” said McIntyre, “We had a real good race car there at the beginning, and it started to get a little loose toward the end. The track got rubbered up. I don’t know if anyone was still up top, but I couldn’t run up there anymore.
Actually, Brian Montieth was, putting on his normal charge late to come from 16th starting spot to finish third. With only one caution flag (for Mike Bittinger, who slowed to a stop on lap 18), Montieth simply ran out of time. He was on the back bumper of second-place Steve Owings at the checkered.
“I felt pretty secure there at the end. I was probably being a little conservative. We have a small motor in the car tonight, and it just hooks up real well here,” said McIntyre, “I can’t ask for anything better than this. Coming off the year we had last year…to start to year like this…I never thought we’d be working on win number three already.”
It’s was McIntyre’s third career win at Lincoln, and he became the fifth different winner in six events in the Pigeon Hills this year.
Round out the top five were Tyler Ross and Boland. Sixth through tenth were Freddie Rahmer, Billy Dietrich, Kevin Nagy, Austin Hogue, and Jim Siegel.
Heats for the 28 410 sprinters were won by McIntyre, Siegel, and Nagy, with Shane Hoff winning the consolation.
West York’s Mark Strickler started third and was scored the leader of every lap in claiming his first career 358 sprint car win.
Although he dominated the first 19 laps, a last-lap caution put 11th starting and 2013 track champ Niki Young on his back bumper for a one-lap shootout. Strickler stuck to the bottom and Young bobbled in turn two, ensuring Strickler’s .91-second win.
Young, Mike Bittinger (driving the Michael Markey #31), rookie Tyler Esh, and Chandler Leiby completed the top five, with Chase Dietz, C.J. Tracy, Doug Hammaker, Matt Findley, and 19th-starting Jeff Halligan rounding out the top ten.
Heats for the 26 358 sprinters were won by Bittinger, Dietz, and Young, with Halligan winning the consolation.
York’s Lucas Montgomery scored his third career Lincoln win in the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature. Montgomery started fourth and was scored the leader of a three-wide battle on the first lap. He led every lap thereafter, despite race-long pressure from 2013 Legends tour champion Bob Stough, who challenged the Impressive Signs #15 in every set of turns.
Montgomery’s win came on his own sponsor’s night. Stough settled for second, with Scott Haudeshell catching Scott Gobrecht on the final straightaway for third. Completing the top five was Mason Chaney.
Heats for the 28 Legends were won by Blaine Leppo, Haudeshell, and Montgomery, with Chad Ernst winning the consolation.
Next Saturday, Lincoln will host the 11th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial for 410 sprint cars, along with the 358 sprints and All-American Outlaws. Time trials will begin at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
Apr 26, 2014, 23:27
ALAN KRIMES WINS SPRINT SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY FOR SECOND WIN IN-A-ROW
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Kevin Nouse Wins Second In-a-row in 358 Sprints;
15 Year Old Female Racer Michelle Walls Wins Career First in Street Stocks
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/19/2014 – Alan Krimes summed it up best in victory lane Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.
“I don’t know if I won that race or just didn’t lose it,” said Krimes after climbing from his Midnight Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Krimes Racing Engines No. 87. Sprinter in victory lane following his win in the 30-lap 410 Sprint car Spring Championship.
It was a race that saw several red flags and in one lap that saw nine of the top 10 running cars dropping from contention due to various reasons. But Krimes missed all of the crashes and won the battle of attrition to score his second straight victory in as many weeks and upped his career total to 15 in the Pigeon Hills.
“I thought it was going to be pretty tough starting back there tonight because I knew the best we could start was 12th and ended up starting 13tth,” said Krimes. “Then everybody started dropping out and I thought we might not have to pass any cars tonight if they all keep dropping out.”
All of the craziness started on lap five when Steve Owings spun, collecting Nathan Berwager, and Brian Montieth who flipped. Aaron Ott also flipped in turn three after a reported stuck throttle.
On the restart, Tim Wagaman and Adam Wilt tangled collecting point leader Danny Dietrich, who did everything but flip on the front stretch.
Second-place running Billy Dietrich then stopped on the next restart which made him the ninth car inside the top 10 to drop out. That left only Will Rose, who had led the race from the green flag, the lone top 10 car on the track.
When the dust settled, Krimes, Jim Siegel, Brent Marks and Robbie Kendall all entered the top five with Krimes storming by Rose to take the lead with six laps complete.
Krimes continued to lead Siegel as the pair closed on lapped traffic when Tyler Ross and Wilt tangled in turn three right in front of the leaders. Siegel took evasive action to miss the incident but Marks wasn’t as lucky and spun into Wilt.
Montieth advanced through the field after his flip to move into the top five on lap 18 and then took fourth on the next circuit. But that would be as far as Montieth, the four-time track champion, would make it as Krimes held off Siegel in heavy lapped traffic over the final few laps to pick up the win.
“We made a few changes under that one red and freed the car up a little bit but we could have been better,” said the Denver driver after earning the $4,000 paycheck. “Our car has been real good every time out it seems so we’re hoping for a good season. I don’t know that I’ve ever won two in-a-row, and like I said, I don’t know that we would have won tonight if everyone wouldn’t have had problems so we got lucky.”
Siegel finished in the runner-up spot ahead of Kendall, Montieth and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Kevin Nagy crossed in sixth with Freddie Rahmer getting his best career finish in seventh over Danny Dietrich, Austin Hogue and Cory Haas.
Sprint car heat races were won by Siegel, Dietrich and Ott with Marks topping the consolation for the 29 car field.
Kevin Nouse raced his way from his 12th starting spot to score an impressive win in the 20-lap feature for his second win in-a-row at Lincoln in 358 Sprint car action.
The Mechanicsburg driver worked his way into second spot by lap eight and made the race winning move by Jay Galloway on the 15th lap. From there Nouse drove away to fourth career win in the Pigeon Hills.
Nouse did have several close calls during the feature before bringing his Bulls-Eye Express, McKeehan Motorsports No. 4R sprinter to victory lane.
Galloway finished second followed by Brian Allman, Chase Dietz and Chandler Leiby with Matt Campbell, Matt Findley, Brie Hershey, Mike Bittinger and Zach Eucalano rounding out the top 10 finishers.
Heats for the 27 358 sprint cars were won by Rick Horn, Nouse and Dietz with Tyler Esh topping the consolation.
At the age of just 15, lady racer Michelle Walls captured her first ever street stock feature win in the only appearance of the season by the division this season at Lincoln.
The Gettysburg driver started fourth and took the lead on the 12th lap from Gary Potts and held on over the final eight laps in the win over Potts, Walt Lemmon, Bob Scott, Jr. and Chris Heller.
Street stock heat wins went to Gary Potts and Bob Scott, Jr.. There were 12 cars pitside.
Apr 19, 2014, 23:03
KRIMES TEAM CHANGES “EVERYTHING BUT THE DRIVER,” WINS LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR MAIN
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Perigo takes Super Sportsman feature; Knaub class of the field in Precise Racing Products 358 late model event
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/12/2014 – He gone! That’s the catch phrase Alan Krimes and his followers use when Alan Krimes starts putting his competitors behind him. And he did it short order in Saturday’s ARCH Night 25-lap 410 sprint car feature.
“I have to thank Dennis Kohler,” said Krimes upon exiting his Midnight Antiques/Conestoga Valley Garage/Krimes Racing Engines #87 in victory lane, “He changed everything but the driver there before the feature, and he must have found something.”
Touché. Krimes started ninth, crossed fifth at the end of the first lap, and passed outside front row started Kevin Nagy for second on lap three. At the time, polesitter Tyler Ross held a 1.16-second lead, which was quickly erased by Krimes over the next three laps.
“I knew starting on the bottom was going to be the key,” said Krimes,” The top was real dirty and it was hard to run up there. I got a real good start and I thought we’d be in pretty good shape. I got up to second there pretty quick. The 92 was going pretty good, and he just slipped in turn four and allowed me to sneak underneath him.”
Krimes caught Ross in turns one and two of the sixth lap, and led until eighth-starting Brian Montieth passed him in lapped traffic exiting turn four of lap 22. Heading into the very next turns, Montieth lost the handle and spun out, handing the lead back over to Krimes. No one was more surprised than Krimes himself.
“We came up on a lapped car running on the bottom, and I made up my mind to go to the top to get around him,” said Krimes, “I almost spun out, and Brian got back by me and I turned and got back underneath him going into one, and the yellow came out. I thought ‘Dang it!’ He had me at the line and they’re going to put him back in front of me. I came back around, and he was sitting there, so we lucked out. He would’ve been tough to get by.”
Robbie Kendall inherited second for the restart, but was never able to challenge Krimes, who crossed 1.34 second in front for his 14th career Lincoln win. In doing so, he became the fourth winner in as many races in 2014.
Danny Dietrich came from tenth starting spot to catch last week’s feature winner Jimmy Siegel for third with a lap to go. Siegel, who started 12th, settled for fourth, with Nagy fifth. Sixth through tenth were hard charger Cory Hass (who started 15th), Glenndon Forsythe, Lance Dewease, Ross, and Adam Wilt.
Heats for the 29 410 sprinters were won by Nagy, Austin Hogue, and Forsythe, with Gerard McIntyre, Jr. winning the consolation.
Carmen Perigo, Jr. dominated the 25-lap super sportsman feature, starting third and leading every lap, to score his fifth career Lincoln win. Defending tour champ Frankie Herr was involved in a multi-car crash in turns three and four of lap three to end his night.
After setting a new 10-lap track record in his heat, Scott Geesey advanced from fifth to second on the first lap and ran there the rest of the way, with Russ Mitten coming from 14th starting spot to finish third. Rounding out the top five were Mike Enders and Rick Barr.
Heats for the 32 Super Sportsman were won by Joey Biasi, Geesey, Perigo, and Chad Trout, with Rich Eichelberger winning the consolation. Geesey’s 10-lap track record was 2 minutes, 31.44 seconds.
Dover’s Gene Knaub drove away from the field to score his 15th career win in the 20-lap Precise Racing Products 358 late model feature. Knaub started fourth and took the lead from polesitter Travis Mease on lap four. He led the rest of the way, with outside front row starter Tyler Horst crossing second. Third through fifth were hard charger Kyle Lear (who started ninth), Mease, and Alan Sagi.
Heats for the 19 358 Late Models were won by Knaub and Bobby Beard, who dropped from the field while running third in the feature.
Apr 12, 2014, 23:20
RECORD-BREAKING NIGHT AT LINCOLN
Ryan Wilson &
Kevin Nouse Celebrate Track Prep Man Fred Putney’s Birthday with Records
Abbottstown, PA - 4/7/2014
– Saturday night April 5th Master Track preparer Fred Putney celebrated
his 61st birthday by giving the drivers and teams a dream track that
saw not one, but two 10-lap track records broken.
In the 410 Sprints, Ryan Wilson ran the fastest 10 laps in Lincoln
Speedway history in two minutes 9.444 seconds in the first heat. That not only broke
only the current weight-rule record of two minutes 12.817 seconds set by Brent
Marks last year on 3/2/2013, but broke the pre-weight rule record of two
minutes 12.905 seconds held by Brian Leppo from 3/14/2009.
And then in the 358 Sprints, Kevin Nouse set the tone early
on his feature-winning night by recording the fastest 10 laps in 358 Sprint history
in 2 minutes 19.97 seconds to break Mark Smith’s two minute 23.41 second record
It was a big night for all, especially for the fans as they
Ryan Wilson record the fastest 10 laps in
Lincoln Speedway history in 410 Sprints.
Jim Siegel pick up his 10th career
win at the Pigeon Hills oval and became the third different winner in three
events this season.
Kevin Nouse record the fastest 10 laps in 358
Kevin Nouse pick up his third career Lincoln win
and became the second different winner in two events.
Scott Jorda claimed his first career win in the
20-lap All-American Outlaw feature.
And Master Track preparer Fred Putney celebrated
his 61st birthday by giving the fans a track to produce all of the
It was a great night for all with many more to come in 2014.
This Saturday, April 12th, it’ll be ARCH NIGHT in the Pigeon Hills,
featuring the 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and 358 Late Models. As part of
ARCH’s “Cars and Guitars Tour,” the rock band “Seventh Tower” will perform in a
special concert in the infield from 5-5:45 PM. Gates will open at 5 PM, with
the first green flag scheduled for 7 PM.
Apr 7, 2014, 22:37
SIEGEL CLAIMS CAREER TENTH IN LINCOLN “410” SPRINT FEATURE
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Nouse comes from seventh to
win “358” main; Scott Jorda scores first career win in All-American Outlaws
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/5/2014 –New Oxford’s Jim Siegel
started on the pole and led them all in picking up his tenth career Lincoln win
in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature Saturday night.
track was super-fast and hard to pass on tonight, said Siegel upon exiting his
Mason-Dixon Vault Company #59 in victory lane, “It was a good night to have a
little luck and draw a good number for the heat race. Of course, we’ve had bad
luck all year and started up front. That was definitely the difference. There
wasn’t much passing.”
there was, but Siegel never saw it.
Haas came from seventh starting spot to actually challenge Siegel in lapped
traffic after passing outside front row starter Tim Wagaman on the 17th
lap. And third-place finisher Brian Montieth lived on the edge all night and
came from 18th starting spot.
don’t know where Cory started. I thought I heard him a couple times, I wasn’t
really sure,” said Siegel after becoming the third different winner in as many
races in the Pigeon Hills this season, “I was trying to take my time with
lapped cars, because we tore this thing up on opening day and I don’t want to
go through that again. This is the only car we have.”
last 16 laps went non-stop, with the leaders dicing through the field.
knew they (lapped cars) were holding me up, so I thought ‘It’s time to sit up
in the seat and go.’ The car was a lot faster than what I was pushing it, but
when the track’s like this and there’s not much passing, you have to just make
it wide and go as fast as you need to, and that’s what I tried to do.”
hung on for fourth, with 15th-starting Danny Dietrich coming home
fifth. Sixth through tenth were Steve Owings, Robbie Kendall, Glenndon
Forsythe, Mike Bittinger, and 21st-starting Billy Dietrich.
asked about the early-race challenges of rookie 410 racer Tim Wagaman, Siegel pointed
out the abundance of young talent now racing weekly at Lincoln.
a lot of new faces this year, and it’s going to make it tough until you learn
everyone’s tendencies,” said Siegel, “There are a lot of talented young guys
out here, and it’s going to be tough here by the end of the year.”
for the 29 410 sprinters were won by Ryan Wilson, Derek Sell, and Siegel, with Freddie
Rahmer winning the consolation.
Kevin Nouse prevailed in a late-race battle with Chase Dietz to score the win
in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Nouse started seventh and grabbed the
runner-up spot from polesitter and early-race leader Tyler Esh on lap 10. From
there, he tracked down fourth-starting Dietz, who had taken the lead from Esh on
was on Dietz’s back bumper as the two navigated through lapped traffic with two
laps to go. That’s when disaster nearly struck for both leaders, with Dietz
getting crossed up by a lapped car in turn four and both cars bouncing off each
other exiting the turn. Nouse nipped Dietz at the line with the white flag
waving, and held on for his third career Lincoln win.
settled for second, with opening day winner Niki Young coming from eighth to
cross third. Competing the top five were Esh and Matt Campbell. Rounding out
the top ten were Duane Watson, Zach Eucalano, Brie Hershey, Chandler Leiby, and
for the 19 358 sprinters were won by Watson and Nouse.
Maryland’s Scott Jorda claimed his first career win in the 20-lap All-American
Outlaw feature event, after finding himself the leader on an 18th-lap
incident involving leader Randy Doty and second-place Hunter Nester.
got into the back of race-long leader Doty in turn four, resulting in a Doty
spin and a roughriding call against Nester, sending him to the rear.
led the final three laps, holding off Justin Cullum for the win. Third through
fifth were Al Daniels, Jim Minter, and Doty.
Heats for the 20 All American Outlaws were won by Doty and Bryan Green,
who pulled into the infield just before the start of the feature event.
Apr 5, 2014, 22:59
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