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LINCOLN SPEEDWAY CANCELS MARCH 19TH RACING PROGRAM DUE TO WEATHER
410 Sprint Championship & 358 Sprints up next on Saturday March 26th
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 3/16/2016 - Afternoon showers and the threat of more inclement weather into the evening has forced Lincoln Speedway to cancel it's first evening racing program of 2016 tonight, Saturday, March 19th.
Lincoln Speedway will host the 410 Sprint Championship and the season-opening race for the 358 Sprints next Saturday night, March 26th with time trials for the 410 Sprinters scheduled for 6 PM. Gates will open at 4 PM.
Mar 19, 2016, 14:18
BILLY DIETRICH CLAIMS SECOND CAREER LINCOLN SPEEDWAY WIN IN FINAL AFTERNOON SHOW OF SEASON
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Night Racing Begins Next Weekend, March 19th, with 410 Sprints & 358 Late Models
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 3/12/16 – It’s not uncommon for the name Dietrich to be in victory lane at Lincoln Speedway. But this time it was older brother Billy Dietrich who came out on top of the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature Saturday afternoon as his younger brother and former track champ Danny crossed under the checkered flag in fifth spot.
“Danny Who?,” said a jubilant Billy in victory lane after track announcer Wayne Harper mentioned he kicked his brothers butt. “I can say that because I work with him but it goes both ways, trust me.”
Dietrich also knows how to impress a new sponsor, Ramsey Construction who joined the team earlier in the week and was on hand to witness Dietrich’s second career Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint car win.
“We didn’t even get the stickers on, which sucks, but he’s here today and at least he got to see it,” the Aspers driver said about his new sponsor. “We’re glad to have him on board with all of the other great sponsors we have on the car. “
Dietrich lined up third and quickly took the second spot as polesitter Glenndon Forsythe grabbed early lead. While Dietrich chased Forsythe, several great battles were taking shape between Shane Hoff and Kyle Moody and Danny Dietrich and Cory Haas.
Dietrich pulled alongside Forsythe going down the backstretch as the frontrunners split the lapped car of Brandon Noel in turn four with Dietrich emerging as the race leader.
The only red flag of the day came out on lap nine when Brandon Rahmer got into the second turn catch fence after contact with another car.
Billy Dietrich set the pace as 5-time defending track champion Brian Montieth, who started 13th, moved in to battle Danny Dietrich and Cory Haas with Montieth taking fifth place on lap 12 and moved into fourth a lap later.
Dietrich caught the rear of the field with about eight laps to go as Forsythe, Hoff and Montieth quickly closed.
Montieth continued his charge, taking third from Hoff with 20 laps complete and tried several times to get under Forsythe but was unable to make the pass.
Dietrich held on in traffic to capture the $3,200 payday to become the third different winner in as many races so far this season in the Pigeon Hills oval.
"I drove as hard as I could and under that red I thought I’m just gonna give it 16 more laps as hard as I can,” said the second generation driver and son of former Lincoln great and track champion Dan Dietrich. “I got burnt last year on the last lap so I’m not gonna lie, I caught the lapped cars and I thought I’ll be damned so I’m just gonna run into them if I have to.”
Dietrich took the win ahead of Forsythe, point leader Montieth with Shane Hoff crossing fourth for his career best finish. Fifth went to Danny Dietrich ahead of Cory Haas, Adam Wilt, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Kyle Moody and Alan Krimes.
Heats for the 21 sprint cars on hand were won by Brandon Rahmer, Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and Austin Hogue.
Mar 12, 2016, 17:48
BRIAN MONTIETH LEADS FLAG-TO-FLAG TO PICK UP LINCOLN CHECKERS
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One More Afternoon Sprint-only Show Next Saturday, March 12th, Before Night Racing Begins on March 19th
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 3/6/16 – Brian Montieth said he can’t wait for night racing. But the five-time defending track champion was near flawless in his flag-to-flag win in Sunday’s 25-lap 410 Sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway.
It was the second straight week that Lincoln Speedway officials utilized a Sunday rain date, both in which Sunday was the better day for early season racing.
Most figured the race was won during the redraw for the feature and Montieth admitted he won the lottery.
“We won the lottery today, we started on the front row,” the Phoenixville driver stated after earning the $3,200 payday for the Jerry Parrish owned race team. “That was pretty much the deal today. I’ll be glad when we go night racing because the dirty air with these new wicker bills and stuff, it’s a mess. So I can’t wait for nights.”
Alan Krimes and Montieth led the field to the green flag as Montieth gained the edge exiting the fourth turn to lead the first lap.
Montieth’s Auto Locator No. 21 caught the rear of the field by the fifth lap as Krimes closed the gap and the two were actually side by side at the line on both laps eight and nine.
Adam Wilt got by opening day winner Greg Hodnett for third with 10 laps complete but Hodnett put an outside move on Wilt a lap later to regain the spot.
Montieth caught a break on lap 12 when seventh-running Billy Dietrich spun in turn two.
Hodnett got around Krimes for the runner-up spot on lap 17 and quickly ran down Montieth, who again, was working through traffic.
Hodnett was on Montieth’s bumper as the pair came down the front stretch to complete lap 22 when Cole Duncan’s car lost power directly in front of the leaders. Both drivers, along with two other cars running at the rear of the field, but just in front of the leaders, all took evasive action to miss Duncan.
“I shut my eyes and I came out of it,’ joked Montieth about the late race incident. “It was close. It was a lot closer than I wanted it to be.”
With an open track following the yellow, Montieth was home free as he drove away to capture his 51st career win in the Pigeon Hills and first of 2016.
“You can’t ever count Greg out,” he added. “That’s why when I was back in lapped traffic, I figured I’ll just drive around and hope for a caution. Everything fell into place for us tonight and that’s why we’re here.”
Hodnett settled for the runner-up spot trailed by Krimes, Freddie Rahmer and Wilt with Austin Hogue, Jim Siegel, Robbie Kendall, Danny Dietrich and Cory Haas completing the top 10 finishers.
Heats for the 26 410 Sprints were won by Freddie Rahmer, Billy Dietrich and Glenndon Forsythe. Mark Smith won the consolation.
Lincoln Speedway returns to action Saturday, March 12 with another 410 Sprints only program beginning at 2PM. There will be an open practice for other divisions following the feature event. Sunday, March 13 rain date will be used if needed.
Mar 6, 2016, 16:34
LINCOLN PUSHES SATURDAY MARCH 5TH SHOW TO NEXT DAY MARCH 6TH
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 3/5/2016 - With the softening of parking lots and spectator areas following a mid-week snow/rain event, Lincoln Speedway promoters have decided to take advantage of the scheduled rain date to the following day, Sunday, March 6th and delay the 2nd event of 2016 by 24 hours. The hope is that the additional time will allow spectator areas and parking lots be safer and make the day more enjoyable for those planning to attend. Racing action will get underway at 2 PM with gates opening at noon.
Mar 5, 2016, 07:26
GREG HODNETT WIRES FIELD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE ICEBREAKER 30 WIN IN LINCOLN SPEEDWAY SEASON OPENER
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ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 2/28/16 - Six weeks removed from the largest snowstorm to hit Central Pennsylvania, Lincoln Speedway wasn’t fazed as the Icebreaker 30 for 410 Sprints officially kicked off the dirt track season Sunday afternoon in front of a very big crowd who enjoyed sunny skies and temperatures around 60 degrees.
And on the race track, it was Spring Grove racer Greg Hodnett leading all 30 laps to capture his second consecutive win in the Icebreaker 30.
Aboard the Heffner Racing Enterprises owned, No 27, Hodnett took advantage of good starting spots, kept out of trouble on the race track and earned the $4,000 payday for his 30th career win in the Pigeon Hills.
“I still really struggle here, we just took advantage of some good starting spots today,” said the 2015 Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Champion. “We are very, very fortunate to be up here today because it’s a tough race track. There are a lot of good competitors here and it’s a very technical race track, which is why Fred (Rahmer) always went good here.”
While it may have looked easy for Hodnett out front, that wasn’t the case for many other drivers in the field as the event saw one red flag, seven cautions and a fuel stop.
Adam Wilt and Hodnett lined up on the front row and two straight times saw Hodnett grab the lead in turn one only to have cautions realign the field.
On the third restart, Aaron Ott and Bill Jones, Jr. both flipped in turn one, Neither driver was injured.
Hodnett once again outgunned Wilt on ensuing restart as Ohio invader Cole Duncan motored into the second spot.
Four cautions during laps three through seven kept the field slow but defending track champion Brian Montieth was blasting his way through the field after starting 11th.
A fuel stop was needed with nine laps complete as Danny Dietrich, Glenndon Forsythe and David Quackenbush crashed in turn three.
Following the fuel stop, Montieth took fourth spot as he continued his charge to the front as Hodnett worked through slower traffic at the rear of the field as Duncan, Wilt and Montieth were in a great battle.
Duncan lost the runner-up spot on a lap 20 restart as Wilt and Montieth drove by but Duncan’s great run ended with a spin on lap 22.
Hodnett was home free over the final eight laps as he picked up the win aboard the Lelands.com/Trone Outdoor/Eagle Steel sponsored sprint.
“I couldn’t run real hard because it would just spin but I figured it would be real tough for those guys to get around me,” Hodnett stated. “So I just kind of cruised and felt like I could go harder if I needed to or felt pressure. We came here way different than we would ever would have before. We wanted to try something totally different and it worked out okay.. I think we’ll come back with it next time.”
Wilt, of York settled for the runner-up spot trailed by Phoenixville’s Montieth with New Oxford racers Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and Jim Siegel completing the top five.
Rounding out the top 10 finishers were Alan Krimes, Chase Dietz, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich and Kyle Moody.
Heats for the 24 410 sprint cars were won by Scott Fisher, Brian Montieth and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Feb 28, 2016, 17:51
LINCOLN OPENER PUSHED TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28TH
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 2/26/2016 - Lincoln Speedway promoters have decided to push Saturday's February 27th 2016 Ice Breaker Season Opener to the next day, Sunday, February 28th at 2 PM. Gates will open at Noon.
Feb 26, 2016, 13:03
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2016 SCHEDULE
|LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2016 RACING SCHEDULE|
|Sat, Feb. 27, 2016
||OPENING DAY “ICEBREAKER 30” for 410 Sprints ($4,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, 2/28]|
|Sat, March 5, 2016
||410 Sprints [rain date: Sun, Mar 6]|
|Sat, March 12, 2016
||410 Sprints plus open practice session for other divisions [rain date: Sun, Mar 13]|
|Sat, March 19, 2016
||410 Sprints and 358 Late Models |
|Sat, March 26, 2016
||410 SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP plus 358 Sprints|
|Sat, April 2, 2016
||410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends|
|Sat, April 9, 2016
||410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and Street Stocks|
|Sat, April 16, 2016
||ARCH NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints & 358 Late Models (ARCH Night) |
|Sat, April 23, 2016
||410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends |
|Sat, April 30, 2016
||7:30 PM (TT)
||13TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and All-American Outlaws |
|Sat, May 7, 2016
||APPLE AUTOMOTIVE NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Street Stocks (Dover Elementary Night)|
|Sat, May 14, 2016
||BAPS NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, All-American Outlaws, and York Flooring KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES |
|Wed, May 18, 2016
||7:30 PM (TT)
||WORLD OF OUTLAWS for 410 sprints [rain date: Thurs, 5/19]|
|Sat, May 21, 2016
|Sat, May 28, 2016
||ANNUAL HILLY RIFE MEMORIAL for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and Central PA Legends|
|Sat, June 4, 2016
||APPLE CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP/RAM OF HANOVER NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, & 358 Late Models (York County Racing Club Night)|
|Wed, June 8, 2016
||7 PM (TT)
||AMSOIL USAC Sprints (30 laps plus 25-lap make-up feature from 2014) and 358 Sprints |
|Sat, June 11, 2016
||7:30 PM (TT)
||LEFFLER ENERGY NIGHT: “DIRT CLASSIC” SHOWCASE for 410 Sprints (qualifier for 9/24; $7,000 to win)|
|Sat, June 18, 2016
||410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Super Sportsman|
|Sat, June 25, 2016
||7:30 PM (TT)
||PA SPEEDWEEK [17th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial] for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win) plus Central PA Legends|
|Sat, July 2, 2016
||358 Sprints (“Nouse Signs & Graphics Summer Series” event), PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints, and 600 Xcel Modifieds|
|Sat, July 9, 2016
||410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All-American Outlaws|
|Sat, July 16, 2016
||JOHN GLEIM JR. EXCAVATING NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and Central PA Legends|
|Sat, July 23, 2016
|Sat, July 30, 2016
||PEPSI NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models (York County Racing Club Night)|
|Sat, Aug. 6, 2016
||358 Sprints, Central PA Legends, 4-Cylinder Stocks, and Classic Racing Series|
|Sat, Aug. 13, 2016
||NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All-American Outlaws (KIDS NIGHT)|
|Wed, Aug. 17, 2016
||7:30 PM (TT)
||USAC DIRT MIDGET SERIES (co-sanctioned by ARDC) plus EMMR Exhibition|
|Sat, Aug. 20, 2016
||7:30 PM (TT)
||ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS for 410 Sprints, plus Central PA Legends|
|Sat, Aug. 27, 2016
||McSHERRYSTOWN MOOSE LODGE #720 NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints (“Nouse Signs & Graphics Summer Series” finale), Street Stocks, and York Flooring KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES (Night #1 of Lincoln/Trail-Way 358 Sprint Car “Shootout” [finale on Fri, 9/2 @ Trail-Way])|
|Sat, Sept. 3, 2016
||410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Super Sportsman plus FIREWORKS [***Final points race for 410 Sprints***] |
|Sat, Sept. 10, 2016
||358 Sprints, 358 Late Models and PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints (ARCH Night) [***Final points race for 358 Sprints***]|
|Sat, Sept. 17, 2016
||“LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN KEYSTONE 50” plus Central PA Legends and Street Stocks|
|Sat, Sept. 24, 2016
||7:30 PM (TT)
||THIRD ANNUAL “DIRT CLASSIC” for 410 Sprints ($20,000 to win)|
|Sat, Oct. 1, 2016
|Sat, Oct. 8, 2016
||HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and All-American Outlaws [FINAL RACE OF SEASON…This show carries a rain date of Sunday, 10/9 @ 6 PM]|
|Sat, Nov. 19, 2016
||6 PM - Midnight
||Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet|
Dec 27, 2015, 10:53
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2015 AWARDS BANQUET
MONTIETH CLAIMS FIFTH TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS;
Doug Hammaker edges Matt Campbell by five points to take first Lincoln title in 358 sprint division
YORK, PA, 11/21/15 - Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 21st. The top ten finishers in the season-long point series for both sprint car divisions and special awards were distributed to rookies’ of-the-year and most improved driver.
MONTIETH WINS BIG RACES, INCLUDING “DIRT CLASSIC” TO CLAIM FIFTH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Phoenixville’s Brian Montieth rode the strength of six wins and 21 top-ten finishes in 24 races to claim his fifth Lincoln track title. Among his wins were the Spring Championship, Sterner Memorial, All-Star Circuit of Champions show, and the biggest race in Lincoln history, the Second Annual “Dirt Classic.” Sixteen of those 21 top-ten finishes were actually top fives. Back-to-back victories on weeks two and three (the Spring Championship) vaulted Montieth into a points lead he never relinquished. Montieth’s other win came in a regular point show on May 30th. Montieth’s “Dirt Classic” win was a milestone 50th, sixth on all the all-time Lincoln win list. His fifth title is third to only Fred Rahmer (11) and Steve Smith (9). Montieth’s title also earned Scott Zellers Lincoln’s mechanic of-the-year award.
2014 track champ Alan Krimes won the Hilly Rife Memorial, scored nine top-five finishes and 18 top-ten finishes to a runner-up finish in season points.
2014 national and Lincoln rookie of-the-year Austin Hogue of Dover certainly didn’t suffer the dreaded sophomore jinx. Though he didn’t get a Lincoln win in ’15, he did score six top-five and 13 top-ten finishes in a competitive Lincoln field to finish third in season points. Hogue was also awarded the inaugural Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award.
Kyle Moody, voted by track officials as the most improved driver of the year, went winless at Lincoln in 2015, but did lead 36 laps during the season and contended for the win in several events. He registered two top-five and 10 top-ten finishes to end fourth in season points.
Rounding out the top five in the season point series was six-time winner Danny Dietrich. Though traveling a few times and missing races, Dietrich was able to garner 16 top-five finishes, trying champ Montieth for the series lead in that category. He also scored 18 top-ten finishes, meaning his was in the top five all but two races during the year. Among his wins were the John Gleim “Dirt Classic Qualifier,” first PA Speedweek show at Lincoln, and final Gohn Memorial.
Sixth through tenth in season points were Cory Haas, Jim Siegel, Robbie Kendall, Freddie Rahmer, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (whose lone win came in the season finale Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Night).
Brothers Brandon and Freddie Rahmer both scored their first-career 410 sprint wins during the season, and they came on back-to-back weeks August 29th and September 5th.
Other Lincoln wins in 2015 were recorded by Greg Hodnett (who won both the season opener and the World of Outlaws race on May 13th), and single-race winners J.J. Grasso, Glenndon Forsythe, Jim Siegel, Stevie Smith, Lance Dewease, and Chase Dietz, Lincoln’s rookie of-the-year who won on Premier Auto Works Night.
All told, there were 13 different winners in 24 races at Lincoln in 2015.
SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (410 Sprints)
Super Sprint Champion – Brian Montieth
Mechanic of the Year – Scott Zellers
Rookie of the Year – Chase Dietz
Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award – Austin Hogue
Most Improved Driver – Kyle Mood
DOUG HAMMAKER CLAIMS FIRST-EVER LINCOLN SPEEDWAY KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Carlisle’s Doug Hammaker won three times during the season to edge Matt Campbell by a mere five points and claim his first track title in Lincoln’s 358 sprint car division. Despite a rainout on the final points race of the year, Hammaker came back to win the season finale on October 10th and put an exclamation point on a thrilling season-long points chase that saw several point leaders during the year. All told, Hammaker scored 11 top-five and 12 top-ten finishes in 16 events.
Fawn Grove’s Campbell won two races and finished second in season points. He challenged Hammaker down the stretch with six top-five and a series-leading 13 top-ten finishes.
Fellow two-time winner and former two-time track champ (2008 & 2011) Jeff Rohrbaugh finished third in season points. His two wins tied him with Cory Haas atop the all-time Lincoln career 358 sprint car win list with 13. He ended the season with seven top-five and 11 top-ten finishes and won the Trail-Way/Lincoln 358 “Shootout” on the strength of two second-place finishes.
Lady driver Brie Hershey of Dillsburg completed a solid year by finishing fourth in season points. She four top-five and nine top-ten finishes.
Cody Fletcher earned the most improved driver award on the strength of three top-five and nine top-ten finishes to finish fifth in the season point series. He also received the Harry Fletcher Memorial Sportsmanship Award, in honor of his grandfather, who passed away late in the 2015 season.
Sixth through tenth in season points were Matt Findley, rookie of-the-year Cole Young (who scored his first career win on May 23rd), Chandler Leiby (one win), Tyler Esh, and Kyle Denmyer.
Other drivers who picked up their first Lincoln career wins in 2015 were Kody Lehman, Davie Franek, Bill Stine, and Jeff Halligan (who won twice).
Other winners during the year were Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (who won opening night) and Adrian Shaffer (who missed some races but finished 11th in the final point standings).
All told, there were 12 different winners in 16 events.
SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (358 Sprints)
358 Sprint Champion – Doug Hammaker
Rookie of the Year – Cole Young
Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award - Cody Fletcher
Most Improved Driver – Cody Fletcher
MEASE CHAMP OF PRECISE RACING PRODUCTS LINCOLN/TRAIL-WAY 358 LATE MODEL SERIES
Harrisburg’s Travis Mease claimed the Precise Racing Products Lincoln/Trail-Way 358 late model point series. He will be recognized at the Trail-Way awards banquet on December 5th.
STOUGH LINCOLN CENTRAL PA LEGENDS SERIES CHAMP
Former Lincoln thundercar driver Bob Stough won his first-ever Lincoln Speedway Central PA Legends point series title. He was to be recognized at the Legends awards banquet being held on the same night as the Lincoln banquet.
Nov 22, 2015, 06:51
McINTYRE MANUFACTURERS NIGHT WINNER TO CLAIM LINCOLN SEASON FINALE
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Hammaker ends championship season with 358 sprint win; champ Zimmerman takes All-American Outlaw feature
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 10/10/2015 – Gerard McIntyre, Jr. certainly picked a good night to win his first race of the year. A heat win assured him of a Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Night prize package valued at more than $3,000, and the win in the season finale earned him another $4,000.
“It came down to the very last race,” said McIntyre upon exiting his family Weaver’s Body Shop/NAPA Auto Parts/William McIntyre & Sons #16 in victory lane, “It’s been such a long year. To be standing here…I can’t thank all these guys enough for hanging with me. And hopefully this will give us a boost in the off-season and get things back going for next year. At least I know we’re competitive.”
Polesitter Mike Bittinger led the first 13 laps before J.J. Grasso took the lead. But in the process, Grasso damaged the front wing of his sprinter, which finally fell off entering turn one of lap 20.
When the caution came out, fourth-starting McIntyre pulled onto his back bumper. McIntyre pulled alongside Grasso several times during the caution, and made the race-winning pass on the restart.
“I was going around him anyway,” quipped McIntyre when asked chasing the Grasso #37, “I didn’t wat to take any chances. I knew I was the better car there at the end. He was fast and got around me when I was screwing around at the beginning. Everything went our way tonight. I drew a #1 pill for the heats and drew the #1 pill for the Manufacturer’s prize package. We’ll be back at Lincoln next year.”
Tenth-starting Greg Hodnett took the runner-up spot from Grasso on the next-to-last lap, but crossed 2.25 seconds behind McIntyre, with Grasso hanging on for third. Ninth-starting Adam Wilt and Tyler Ross completed the top five, with Aaron Ott, 18th-startng Alan Krimes, Bittinger, Steve Owings, and Jim Siegel rounding out the top ten.
Heats for the 35 410’s were won by McIntyre, Kyle Moody, Grasso, and Hodnett, with Cory Haas winning the consolation despite a 360-degree spin in the middle of the event.
Carlisle’s Doug Hammaker added an exclamation point to his Central PA point series and Lincoln Speedway championships by scoring the win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Hammaker started third and caught polesitter and race leader Brie Hershey on lap five. He held off the late-race challenges of 15th-starting Adrian Shaffer to claim his third win of the season in the Pigeon Hills. Just like McIntyre, it was his fourth career Lincoln win, and came by 1.75 seconds over Shaffer.
Third through fifth were Hershey, Matt Campbell (who came from the rear following a fourth turn spin on lap four), and Kyle Denmyer.
Heats for the 26 358’s were won by Cole Young, Denmyer, and Phil Walter, with Tyler Walton setting a new 5-lap track record in winning the consolation with a time of 1 minute, 19.25 seconds.
Kurt Zimmerman polished off a series championship season by becoming the fourth and final leader of the 20-lap All-American Outlaw feature. Zimmerman came from ninth starting spot to grab the lead from Bryan Green during a four-car battle for the lead on lap nine.
He led the rest of the way, with Randy Doty coming from 11th starting spot to finish second. Third through fifth were Justin Cullum, Hunter Nester, and Green.
The All-American Outlaw feature ended the 2015 Lincoln racing season, with annual Lincoln Race Car Flea Market coming up on Saturday, November 14th (6 a.m. to noon), followed by the 2015 Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 21st (6 PM-12:30 AM).
Oct 10, 2015, 23:07
MONTIETH HOLDS OFF SMITH IN LINCOLN “DIRT CLASSIC” THRILLER
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Caps off fifth track championship with $20,000 win; Manufacturers Night season finale in two weeks
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/26/2015 –Brian Montieth showed the huge crowd why is the track champ by claiming the $20,000 top prize in the Second Annual “Dirt Classic” at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
After exchanging numerous slide jobs over the final few laps, Montieth held off inaugural “Dirt Classic” winner Stevie Smith to score a milestone 50th career Lincoln win.
And although it got down to Montieth and Smith at the end, it was Montieth’s double-pass of third-place Jac Haudenschild and second-place Brent Marks that was key to the win.
“Stevie was up there just trying not to make a mistake and trying to keep his speed,” said Montieth upon exiting the Jerry Parrish-owned Auto Locator/Premier Auto Works #21 in victory lane, “That restart when I got from fourth to second was the kicker for me. The car started to go and I got off my butt I guess.”
Smith started on the pole as high point man after time trials and two sets of qualifying events, but spotted the lead to outside front row starter Brent Marks for the first 11 laps.
Smith then pulled the slider on Marks to grab the lead in turn four of lap 12, and led through lap 26.
Montieth, who started third, ran fourth behind fourth-starting Haudenschild the first half of the race. It was after a 21st lap restart that Montieth passed both Haudenschild and Marks to move into the runner-up spot. At the time, Smith’s lead was nearly two seconds.
“It was follow the leader and I saw Greg trying to make a move when I was trying to make moves, and this place is tough in lapped traffic…especially when it’s just one lane around the top. The only time the bottom worked was on those restarts when everybody was slowed down.”
Montieth tracked down the leader over the next five laps and caught Smith on the backstretch of lap 27. Although Smith stayed close the rest of the way and actually slid in front of Montieth in heavy lapped traffic late in the race, Montieth was scored the leader of every lap.
“Once I saw Stevie, I got back on the wheel again, said Montieth, “If I made a mistake, it was on me…but I knew Stevie was going to be tough and I just tried to make the track as wide as I could there at the end.”
“I can’t say enough about this team. We haven’t had a real good run in the last few months, and I’m just happy for this team right now,” said Montieth.
Smith settled for second, with Marks third and Haudenschild fourth. Danny Dietrich, who flipped in his first heat, came from 17th starting spot to cross fifth, with Greg Hodnett running fifth the entire race until Dietrich caught him in the final few laps. Seventh through tenth were Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Ott, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and B Main winner and 21st starting Dave Blaney.
Fast time in time trials over the 41-car field was set by Jac Haudenschild with a one-lap time of 13.090-seconds (103.132 MPH).
Two rounds of heats were won by Wolfe, Smith, Krimes, Marks, Tim Glatfelter, Billy Dietrich, Cory Haas, JJ Grasso, and Blaney.
Sep 26, 2015, 23:41