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RAIN FORCES WELD MEMORIAL POSTPONEMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 21ST
Super Sportsman, Thundercars & Limited Late Models on tap next Saturday night, October 14th
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 10/7/06 - Persistent rain showers, which began after a handful of cars had taken time trials and lingered into the evening, finally forced Lincoln Speedway promoters to postpone the 10th Annual Kenny Weld Memorial Saturday night.
The 40-lap $5,000-to-win event is now rescheduled for Saturday night, October 21st at 7 PM.
Rain checks will be honored for the rescheduled Weld Memorial on October 21st. Fans traveling from more than 100 miles away may have there tickets refunded by sending there rain checks to Sel-Wil, Inc., 7073 Carlisle Pike, Box 162, Carlisle, PA, 17015.
Forty 410 sprinters and 29 thundercars were in the pits for the program. During a lengthy rain delay, Lincoln officials amended the night’s format to eliminate time trials, have the drivers draw for starting spots for longer heats (12 laps), and presented the fireworks display that had been rained out from Labor Day weekend. The plug was finally pulled when a second line of showers hit the speedway at about 9:30 p.m.
Next Saturday night, October 14th, Lincoln Speedway will host the final Super Sportsman Tour event of 2006, joined by the Silver Spring Limited Late Models. The Thundercars regulars will round out the evening’s racing action as they continue to battle for precious points in there battle for the track championship.
Then in two weeks, Saturday, October 21st Lincoln Speedway will run the rescheduled 10th Annual Kenny Weld Memorial for the 410 Sprint. The 2006 Season Finale will also end the season-long battle for the thundercar championship.
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.
Oct 7, 2006, 22:18
LEPPO LEADS ALL THE WAY FOR GENTZLER MEMORIAL WIN
Al Crammer wins first career in thundercars
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/23/06 - Brian Leppo has started up front on many occasions this season at Lincoln Speedway.
But the Spring Grove racer often ended up heading in the wrong direction as his Leppo Racing, Inc. Sprint car team struggled through a tough 2006 racing campaign.
Leppo took full advantage of his front row starting spot in Saturday night's 18th annual Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturer's Appreciation 25-lap feature, leading flag-to-flag in taking his second win of the season in his H & H Contractors, Inc., Eastern Caisson Corp, York Floor, Don Ott Racing Engines powered No. 71 JEI Chassis.
"For all the people that came here all year, I've started on the front row a couple times and went backwards so tonight we took advantage of our starting spot since we've been going better," said Leppo, a four-time Lincoln feature winner. "My guys never gave up all year long but it seemed like it took forever. The year's gonna be over too fast for us but we'll be back."
Leppo was fortunate to miss a big first lap tangle in the second turn when front row starter Bobby Weaver spun his sprinter. Weaver clipped Fred Rahmer while 2006 track champion Doug Esh got upside down in the melee that also collected Greg Hodnett, Jim Siegel and Todd Rittenhouse.
Leppo's pace was slowed by three successive cautions for spins during the first two laps.
Leppo set the pace over Josh Wells until Chad Layton took the runner-up spot from Wells on la seven. Layton's good run ended two laps later when his Apple Motorsports sprinter came to a stop on lap eight.
Eric Stambaugh, the defending Gentzler Memorial winner took second place from Wells on lap 10 but his bid to defend the race title ended after contact with Leppo in the third turn on lap 11.
"It's not mine or his driving style of what happened with Stambaugh," said Leppo of the contact between the two cars. "I was trying to get to where I knew he was coming, just trying to get him screwed up for the fourth turn. I'm not the kind of guy to do what I gotta do to win but I was just trying something different. That's not how he and I race each other. It was a good win for us and I feel good about winning this race in memory of Hank."
Sep 23, 2006, 23:25
26 YEARS LATER, EICHELBERGER WINS SECOND CAREER “SPORTSMAN 100"
Prunkl wins thundercars; Patterson leads every lap in street stocks
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/16/06 - It was all Rich Eichelberger in the 32nd Annual "Sportsman 100" at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
|Eichelberger wins Sportsman 100 - AGAIN!|
Eichelberger, who ran second to Fred Putney in the first "Sportsman 100" 32 years ago and won his only other "100" in 1979, set fast time and led the last 57 laps to claim the $4,000 top prize over the 40-car field.
Eichelberger started fourth after picking the inversion pill after time trials, and ran fourth behind outside front row starter Dave Calaman, third-starting Paul Miller, and polesitter Frankie Herr for the first 26 laps before getting by Herr for third place. He then ran down Paul Miller to grab the runner-up spot on the backstretch of lap 35. At the time, last year’s winner Calaman enjoyed a 2.49-second lead as the front runners raced through lapped traffic.
Eichelberger began to close the gap and made his race-winning pass on lap 44. Seven laps later, Calaman lost second to Miller, just before a caution came out for Geremy Strausser on turn four. During the caution, Calaman dropped out of the race with no brakes.
After that, Eichelberger opened up a 4.32-second lead over Miller and Herr by the time the mandatory red was thrown at the completion of the 65th lap. At the break, Gregg Foster and Carmen Perigo, Jr. were running fourth and fifth.
When the race was restarted, Eichelberger picked up where he left off. On lap 72, Herr got by Miller for second, and Foster closed on Miller to start a 25-lap wheel-to-wheel battle for third. Herr closed on Eichelberger in lapped traffic over the final laps, but crossed 1.5-seconds behind the winner. Foster edged Miller for third, with 22nd-starting and hard charger award winner Bobby Weaver crossing fifth. Completing the top ten were Jason Fry, Perigo, Bobby Hockenberry, John Stehman, and Steve Fannasy.
Sep 16, 2006, 23:59