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DIETZ WINS SECOND STRAIGHT IN LINCOLN “358” SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
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Blaine Leppo edges brother in Central PA Legends; Zimmerman wins third straight in All-American Outlaws;
Tyler Walton overpowers field in 600cc Micro-Sprints
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/2/2014 – Chase Dietz is making a name for himself in “358” sprint car racing.
And Saturday night, he did it at the expense of Isaac Sneeringer, who led every lap but the last.
Dietz took to the top side as the two leaders sorted through heavy lapped traffic as they passed under the flagstand. Sneeringer went to the bottom, and Dietz went to the top to pass both Sneeringer and the lapped cars to score his second straight win and third of the season in Saturday’s “358” sprint car championship event at Lincoln Speedway.
“I’m so tired right now. It felt like the longest race ever!” said Dietz upon exiting his ServiceMaster/Mark’s Automotive #2D in victory lane, “I was a little tight up there on the top. I tried to bottom to slide Isaac a couple of times. The top was just too fast and it wasn’t too far up there. That kinda’ made it one lane up there, but we’d get a caution every time we got to lapped traffic.”
Leah Starner’s decision to start at the rear put Dietz tenth for the start. He was already up to third by the end of the second lap and passed polesitter Michael Hamer for second on lap three. Dietz closed on third-starting Sneeringer (who took the lead on the first lap) several times, but cautions before the leaders reached lapped traffic gave Sneeringer a clear track every time.
“I stumbled on that final restart and couldn’t slide him,” said Dietz, “I was just hoping that he would mess up a little bit in lapped traffic. We got to that last lapped car there, and he looked like he was going to go the top and Isaac had to go to the bottom. I was in the right spot at the right time. We were cruisin’ tonight, and it was awesome!”
Sneeringer settled for a disappointing second-place finish, followed by Chandler Leiby, who ran third from the third lap on.
Rounding out the top five were Doug Hammaker and Jeff Rohrbaugh. Sixth through tenth were 18th-starting Niki Young, Brad McClelland, Brie Hershey, 20th-starting Matt Campbell, and Jay Galloway.
Heats for the 30 358 sprinters were won by Rohrbaugh, Hershey, and McClelland, with Kody Lehman winning the consolation.
Spring Grove’s Blaine Leppo edged brother Harlon in a race-long battle for the top spot in the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature. Harlon was actually scored the leader of lap six, but Blaine reclaimed the lead on lap seven and paced the field the rest of the way, with 12th-starting Bob Stough, Chris Spidle, and Lucas Montgomery (all 2014 Lincoln winners) crossing third through fifth.
Heats for the 27 Central PA Legends were won by Montgomery, Spidle, and Harlon Leppo, with Mason Chaney winning the consolation.
Tyler Walton made quick work of the field in the 20-lap 600cc micro-sprint feature, charging from his 12th starting spot to take the lead from Travis Scott on lap eight and drive away to a 1.03-second win over tenth-starting Cale Reigle.
Dwayne Gutshall, Aaron Spahr, and Scott completed the top five.
Heats for the 27 600cc Micro-Sprints were won by Walton, Spahr, and Reigle, with Cheyenne Topper winning the consolation.
Kurt Zimmerman outdueled Dylan Keim to claim his third straight win in the All-American Outlaw main, reduced to 15 laps after several cautions and concerns over low fuel with several cars using eight-gallon tanks.
Zimmerman started eighth and wrestled the lead away from Keim on lap nine. The two raced side-by-side for several of the remaining laps, with Keim scored the leader of lap 11. Justin Cullum led the first lap before Keim took over, and settled for third at the end. Fourth and fifth were Hunter Nester and Scott Jorda.
Heats for the 16 All American Outlaws were won by Randy Doty (who dropped oil around the race track, leading to a lengthy delay in the feature after one lap was in the books) and Nester.
Aug 2, 2014, 23:27
MONTIETH SCORES CAREER 43RD IN LINCOLN PEPSI NIGHT 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE
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Chase Dietz pads points lead with second 2014 “358” sprint car win; Aaron Bowes wins 600 Modified special
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/26/2014 – Brian Montieth said it was tough, but the four-time track champ made it look easy in scoring his second win of the year and 43rd victory of his career at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
“I knew it was going to be tough. Luckily, we all started back there,” said Montieth upon exiting the Jerry Parrish-owned Auto Locator/Premier Auto Works #21 in victory lane, “I thought Alan (Krimes) was gone. I’m trying to put the pressure on him because he can’t tear the car up. He HAS to finish races to try and win this championship, and I can ball one up. I’d love see him win it, but I’d like to come from that far behind to take this thing, too.”
Montieth, who missed a race while vacationing earlier in the year, moved into second in points behind Krimes with the 4.25-second win over Krimes.
Montieth started tenth and caught Krimes for fifth on lap six. He got buy Billy Dietrich to move into fourth a lap later, took third from Matt Boland (with Dietrich and Krimes following him through) on lap nine, and moved around early-race leader Tim Wagaman on lap 13.
At the time, race leader Ryan Wilson (who started second and took the lead from polesitter Wagaman on lap eight) enjoyed a 3.85-second lead.
Montieth reduced Wilson’s lead to 1.5 seconds by the time the only caution of the race came out for Bradley Howard’s spin in turn two of lap 19. Howard collected Gerard McIntyre in the spin, and the yellow put Montieth on Wilson’s tail for the restart.
“He (Wilson) was getting into that dirty air there in lapped traffic. He was starting to have to make choices what he wanted to do when he got to those care, and it’s always better running second than running first.”
Montieth made short work of Wilson, sliding in front of him through turns one and two of the restart. Krimes caught Wilson a lap later, but had nothing for the four-time track champ.
“I enjoy coming to this place versus everywhere else,” said Montieth, “I’m a short track guy and I just love this.”
Danny Dietrich came from 12th starting spot to catch Wilson for third with two laps to go. Wilson settled for fourth with Billy Dietrich fifth. Sixth through tenth were Cory Haas, 15th-starting Adam Wilt, Wagaman, Freddie Rahmer, and Jim Siegel.
Heats for the 22 410 sprinters were won by Krimes, Billy Dietrich, and Montieth.
York’s Chase Dietz padded his points lead by winning his second of the year and third of his Lincoln career in the non-stop “358” sprint car feature.
Dietz, scheduled to start ninth, moved up one row when Phil Walter lost his brakes and stopped on the backstretch of the first lap. He came from seventh-starting spot to catch polesitter and race-long leader Chris Arnold on lap six. Dietz was actually running third by the end of the first lap. From there, he navigated methodically through lapped traffic as the non-stop laps clicked off. He took the checkered flag in front of eighth-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh in a time of 5 minutes, 47 seconds.
Third through fifth were Matt Campbell, 11th-starting Tyler Ross, and Chandler Leiby.
Defending track champ Niki Young, second in 2014 points, finished seventh.
Heats for the 28 358 sprinters were won by Walter, Leiby, and Mike Bittinger, with Cody Fletcher winning the consolation.
Nazareth’s Aaron Bowes took the $3,000 top prize in the highest-paying Xcel Chassis 600 Modified Tour event ever held over the 10-year history of the division. It was Bowes’ four straight Tour win.
Because he won the last event, Bowes was forced to start ninth in the event. He proceeded to pass a car a lap to take the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Ian Williamson on the ninth lap. Bowes led the rest of the way, crossing a half-second in front of Richie Hitzler, with Jonathan Pepe, Cody Coons, and 15th-starting Jason Dunkleberger rounding out the top five.
Heats for the 35 600 Modifieds were won by Abbey Price, Bowes, Hitzler, and Jonathon Pepe, with Kyle Fallis winning the consolation.
Jul 26, 2014, 23:56
PURSE INCREASE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST!
Race fan David Long will be sponsoring 410 Sprint car racing at Lincoln Speedway by adding to the 410 Sprint purse for each show during the month of August (August 9, 16, 23 & 30).
On these dates, the payoff will be increased for the 8th through 24th finishing positions that includes $450 to start.
Lincoln Speedway and all 410 Sprint teams would like to thank David Long for his contribution and support of Lincoln Speedway!
Jul 18, 2014, 06:21
Thur., July 17, 2014 - WORLD OF OUTLAWS RESULTS
Thur., July 17, 2014
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$10,000]; 2. 21-Brian Montieth  [$5,500]; 3. 87-Alan Krimes  [$3,200]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana  [$2,800]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich  [$2,500]; 6. 83-David Gravel  [$2,300]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks  [$2,200]; 8. 59J-Jim Siegel  [$2,100]; 9. 11C-Cory Haas  [$1,250]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet  [$2,000]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan  [$1,500]; 12. 52-Austin Hogue  [$1,200]; 13. 51S-Stevie Smith  [$1,100]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz  [$1,050]; 15. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe  [$1,000]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah  [$900]; 17. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$]; 18. 2-Shane Stewart  [$800]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$800]; 20. 27-Greg Hodnett  [$800]; 21. 16-Gerard McIntyre  [$800]; 22. 11-Steve Kinser  [$800]; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney  [$800]; 24. 35-Steve Owings  [$800]; 25. 37-J.J. Grasso  [$800]; 26. 8-Billy Dietrich  [$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11C-Cory Haas [+17]
Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.329; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.370; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.452; 4. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.487; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.561; 6. 83-David Gravel, 13.579; 7. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.598; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.605; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.608; 10. 59J-Jim Siegel, 13.630; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.638; 12. 37-J.J. Grasso, 13.653; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.655; 14. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.672; 15. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.686; 16. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.691; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.726; 18. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.753; 19. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.769; 20. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.782; 21. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.818; 22. 35-Steve Owings, 13.835; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.864; 24. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.867; 25. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 13.897; 26. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.908; 27. 15A-Adam Wilt, 13.936; 28. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.967; 29. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.982; 30. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.982; 31. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.003; 32. 1X-Tim Wagaman, 14.046; 33. 93-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.071; 34. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.113; 35. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.116; 36. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 14.134; 37. 99M-Kyle Moody, 14.166; 38. 12-Mike Bittinger, 14.230; 39. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.267
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet ; 3. 19M-Brent Marks ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana ; 6. 4-Cody Darrah ; 7. 51R-Freddie Rahmer ; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody ; 9. 93-Glenndon Forsythe ; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss 
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 59J-Jim Siegel ; 2. 21-Brian Montieth ; 3. 83-David Gravel ; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 6. 14-Lance Dewease ; 7. 2-Shane Stewart ; 8. 35-Steve Owings ; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart ; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger 
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz ; 4. 52-Austin Hogue ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe ; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen ; 7. 15A-Adam Wilt ; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 9. 94-Ryan Smith ; 10. 7S-Jason Sides 
Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 37-J.J. Grasso ; 2. 87-Alan Krimes ; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich ; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre ; 5. 51-Paul McMahan ; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall ; 7. 11C-Cory Haas ; 8. 51S-Stevie Smith ; 9. 1X-Tim Wagaman 
Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser ; 3. 37-J.J. Grasso ; 4. 87-Alan Krimes ; 5. 59J-Jim Siegel ; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana ; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe ; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney 
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith  [-]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart  [-]; 3. 35-Steve Owings  [-]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah  [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen  [$200]; 6. 11C-Cory Haas  [$180]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$175]; 8. 51R-Freddie Rahmer  [$160]; 9. 14-Lance Dewease  [$150]; 10. 15A-Adam Wilt  [$150]; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody  [$150]; 12. 93-Glenndon Forsythe  [$150]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith  [$150]; 14. 1X-Tim Wagaman  [$150]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss  [$150]; 16. 12-Mike Bittinger  [$150]; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall  [$150]; 18. 1s-Logan Schuchart  [$150]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides  [$150]
Jul 17, 2014, 22:47
DEWEASE PREPARES FOR WORLD OF OUTLAWS WITH 37TH LINCOLN WIN
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Tyler Ross drives Eldreth #23J to second Lincoln win in “358” sprints; Zimmerman wins All-American Outlaw feature
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/12/2014 – Former champ Lance Dewease sounded like the 299-time sprint car winner that he is after scoring his 37th career win at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
“When we start where we did here tonight, we’d better win that thing!” said Dewease after exiting the C.C. Dietz/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron Works #14 in victory lane, “You know Brian (Montieth) is coming on a track like this. I knew I had to get to the top and not come off of it. I also saw the 55 come up there. Robbie (Kendall) has been really fast here lately. He has my old mechanic working on that thing, and they have that car running around here really nice right now.
Handicapping placed Dewease fifth for the start. Matt Boland led the first 14 laps from his outside front row starting spot, before giving way to Dewease on lap 15. Dewease caught polesitter Nathan Berwager for fourth following a third-lap caution restart, got by Billy Dietrich for third on lap 12, and then moved past fourth-starting Tim Glatfelter for the runner-up spot on lap 14.
One lap later, Dewease made his race-winning move exiting turn four.
Meanwhile, Montieth, who started tenth, made his usual high-side charge to the front and caught Robbie Kendall for second on lap 19. Montieth tried the slider in turn four of the final lap, but wasn’t able to hold it and settled for second, 1.16 seconds behind Dewease.
“It’s not the year we’ve wanted, but we’re getting better on the short tracks, and we’re here in victory lane. That’s all that matters,” said Dewease, “We’ve had our ups and downs this year. When we think we’re getting better, we take a couple steps back. Then we come back forward a little bit. But that’s all part of growing with a new team. Different parts…different pieces…different year. We’re slowly getting on it. Our Speedweek was really good at the short tracks and really bad at the big tracks, which is kinda’ opposite for me.”
Third through fifth were seventh-starting Kendall, Dietrich, and Boland. Sixth through tenth were 13th-starting Cory Haas, points leader Alan Krimes, Glatfelter, J.J. Grasso, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Heats for the 24 410 sprinters were won by Boland, Bill Stine, and Kendall.
Tyler Ross won in only his second appearance of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Ross, now driving the Tim Eldreth #23J, started sixth and took just six laps to catch polesitter and race-long leader Isaac Sneeringer for the lead.
He led the rest of the way despite a late-race challenge of seventh-starting Chandler Leiby, taking the checkered flag just six-tenths of-a-second in front of Leiby at the end for his second career Lincoln win.
Third through fifth were 11th-starting Niki Young, Jeff Halligan, and Matt Campbell. Sixth through tenth were “358” sprint championship winner Doug Hammaker, Sneeringer, Matt Findley, Jeff Rohrbaugh, and points leader Chase Dietz.
Heats for the 28 358 sprinters were won by Ross, Cody Fletcher, and Hammaker, with Chris Frank winning the consolation.
Pasadena, MD’s Kurt Zimmerman took advantage of a crash that involved the top three drivers to come from the back after an early-race spin and win the 20-lap All-American Outlaw feature.
Zimmerman started eighth after winning at Lincoln the last time out, and was running sixth behind Fred and Justin Cullum when leaders Hunter Nester, Randy Doty, and Dylan Keim all got together while racing for the lead on the front stretch of the 13th lap.
Nester and Doty both went to the pits, Keim joined the rear of the field and roared back for a fourth-place finish.
Zimmerman got by Justin Cullum on the restart, and then took the lead from Fred Cullum on lap 16, just before a caution came out for a spinning Jim Minter in turns three and four.
Zimmerman was never challenged the rest of the way for his second consecutive Lincoln win, crossing one second ahead of Fred Cullum, with Justin Cullum third, Keim fourth, and Carney Fryfogle completing the top five.
Heats for the 17 All American Outlaws were won by Nester and Zimmerman.
Jul 12, 2014, 23:02
DOUG HAMMAKER SCORES FIRST CAREER WIN IN LINCOLN 358 SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
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MIKE WAGNER TAKES PASS RACESAVER 305 SPRINT FEATURE; CHRIS SPIDLE WINS LEGENDS FEATURE
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/5/2014 – Doug Hammaker took advantage of a lucky break on the final lap to score his first career win in the 25-lap “358” sprint car championship at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Points handicapping placed Hammaker fourth for the start, and he was third behind pole sitter Troy Wagaman, Jr. and front row starter Brie Hershey at the end of the first lap. He drove around Hershey for the runner-up spot on a second-lap restart and then caught Wagaman for the lead on lap three. Though he led the rest of the way, he had to hold ninth-starting Kevin Nouse from the fourth lap on.
Nouse actually took the lead from the Delco Designs/Farnsworth Used Auto Parts #66 in heavy lapped traffic heading up the backstretch of the final lap, only to have the caution come out for Chris Arnold, who came to a stop in turn two. That gave the lead and a clear track back to Hammaker for the one-lap dash to the finish, and Hammaker hung on for a .65-second win over the Central PA Point Series leader and claim the $1,500 top prize.
Ryan Wilson came from 15th starting spot to pass Lincoln points leader Chase Dietz on the final lap and cross third, with Dietz settling for fourth and Nike Young completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Chandler Leiby, Wagaman, Jay Galloway, Hershey, and Tyler Ross, who came from the back after a 15th-lap spin on the backstretch.
Ross’s spin came on a restart which followed a collision between Dietz and Robbie Kendall, who got together while racing for third. That ended Kendall’s night. Dietz kept going and was awarded third for the restart.
Heats for the 30 358 sprinters were won by Ross, Leiby, and Hammaker, with Brian Allman winning the consolation.
Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner II won his second career Lincoln race in the 20-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Series RaceSaver 305 sprint car feature. An inversion of three put Wagner on the pole, and, despite late-race pressure from Kody Lehman and another one-lap shootout, Wagner led every lap, crossing 2.81 seconds ahead of Lehman.
Third through fifth were John Braim, Mark Watkins, and Colby Dice.
Heats for the 25 PASS RaceSaver 305 Sprints were won by Ian Detweiler, Erin Statler, and Wagner.
Marysville’s Chris Spidle started on the pole and led every lap of the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature.
Like Wagner in the PASS sprints, he started on the pole by virtue of an inversion draw of three. And like Wagner, Spidle received heavy pressure from Lucas Montgomery and tenth-starting Bob Stough and had to hold them off over a final-lap shootout.
It was Spidle’s first career Lincoln win and third career win overall.
Montgomery and Stough finished second and third, with Bill Diehl and Chad Earnst completing the top five.
Heats for the 30 Central PA Legends were won by Montgomery, Diehl, and Chris Spidle, with Rick Hartwig winning the consolation.
Jul 5, 2014, 23:23
MOODY HOLDS OFF USAC INVADER BACON FOR FIRST CAREER WIN IN LINCOLN PA SPEEDWEEK SHOW
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Bob Stough scores first career Lincoln win in Central PA Legends
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/28/2014 – Kyle Moody recovered from a rough start to come back in claim his first career 410 sprint car feature win and the $7,000 top prize in night #2 of PA Speedweek at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
After dropping to fifth on the first lap, Moody passed both USAC invader Brady Bacon and Tim Glatfelter on laps eight and nine to climb to his original starting spot.
While running third, Moody saw second-place Glenndon Forsythe bring out the red flag with a 360 airborne spin in turns three and four of lap 18. During the race stoppage, race-long leader Adam Wilt went to the pits with a flat right rear, placing Moody in the lead for the restart.
“God works in mysterious ways, doesn’t he?” said a jubilant Moody after his wing dance in victory lane, “What are the chances of losing both cars running in front of me? And not getting caught up in it was just amazing!.”
“On the start I totally fumbled up, and all those cars got by me…and I thought ‘Shoot, I don’t think I’m going to be able to get back up there,” said Moody, “There were a lot of good cars up there and I knew I had to bide my time. I knew I had a good car all night tonight. We were fighting some engine problems that were unknown, and I decided to put my head down and not worry about it…and keep running like we did.”
On his tail for the restart were Glatfelter and Bacon. Bacon caught Glatfelter for the runner-up spot with nine laps to go, and closed on the leader. But it was Moody’s night, as the ISSC/Kanson Electronics/Keener Coatings #99M crossed .72 seconds in front at the finish.
“It means everything,” said Moody of his Lincoln win, “This has been my dream since I was eight years old when I started coming here and this is it right here. A big thanks to Cory Laucks, who has made this thing a rocket ship this year. And thanks to my mom and dad and girlfriend for their support, and to a great crew. This is amazing!”
“It was great racing with Brady. He has a lot more seat time than I do. I saw him creep up to third and then second. I was watching for him. I was trying to stay smooth. That curb was crazy tonight. You could overdrive it in a heartbeat. I was watching the guys in front of me. It was slick. I just buckled down and held on.”
Seventh-starting Ryan Smith caught Glatfelter for third with two laps to go, and 23rd-starting Brian Montieth passed Glatfelter on the last lap for fourth. Sixth through tenth behind Glatfelter were Austin Hogue, 20th-starting Brent Marks, Lance Dewease, 22nd-starting Alan Krimes, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
A slowing track during time trials forced several top drivers to the rear of the feature field after coming out late for time trials.
Heats for the 410 sprinters were won by Wilt, Glatfelter, Moody, and Forsythe, with Steve Owings winning the B-Main. McIntyre set fast time over the 34-car field with a one lap time of 13.508 seconds (99.941 MPH).
Brian Montieth’s amazing run from 23rd to fourth put him in the PA Speedweek points lead after two shows with 259 points. The remainder of the top ten after night #2 are: 2. Alan Krimes (226), 3. Ryan Smith (216), 4. Brent Marks (205), 5. Greg Hodnett (199), 6. Danny Dietrich (196), 7. Lance Dewease (191), 8. Cory Haas (188), 9. Brady Bacon (176), 10. Kyle Moody (167).
After numerous second-place finishes, defending series champ Bob Stough of East Berlin scored his first career Lincoln win in the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature. Stough started third, led the first lap, yielded to fourth-starting Harlon Leppo on laps two and three, reclaimed the lead for good on lap four.
A race-long multi-car battle for the top spot ended with Jason Rochelle crossing second, with Lucas Montgomery, Bill Diehl, and Leppo rounding out the top five.
Heats for the 32 Central PA Legends were won by Diehl, Montgomery, and Leppo, with Travis McClelland winning the consolation.
Jun 28, 2014, 23:49
KENDALL SCORES FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WIN IN LINCOLN BAPS NIGHT 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE
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Matt Campbell gets pole in revenge draw, wins second of the year in “358” sprints;
Montgomery, Leppo both pick up their fourth Lincoln wins in Central PA Legends
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/21/2014 – Some people go to Disney World after a major sports accomplishment. Robbie Kendall is going to Cancun.
A day before leaving to celebrate his sister’s 21st birthday, Kendall scored his first career win in Saturday night’s BAPS Auto Paints and Supply Night 25-lap feature at Lincoln Speedway.
“It’s about time!” exclaimed Kendall upon exiting his family-owned Falter Fundraising/Crenshaw’s Auto Repair #55K in victory lane, “I can’t believe I’m here! If it wouldn’t be for my parents and our sponsors, I wouldn’t be.”
Time trials and an eight-car inversion put Kendall on the pole. He led every lap, despite late-race pressure from sixth-starting Brian Montieth over the second half of the event.
“I saw the ‘21’ on board early, and I just tried to focus on hitting my marks,” said Kendall.
Montieth drove between both Brent Marks and then Cory Haas to take second on lap three. At the time, Kendall enjoyed a 2.22-second lead. Montieth closed to within a second with five laps to go, one lap before Gerard McIntyre, Jr. flipped in turn three of lap 21. Until the red, the race had gone non-stop, and leaders were driving through heavy lapped traffic from lap nine on.
McIntyre was uninjured, but his flip while racing the Rahmer brothers for fifth place was the only stoppage of the event.
Kendall restarted in front of one lapped car, and held off Montieth by .65 seconds at the end, with Haas, BAPS driver Brent Marks, and Freddie Rahmer completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Brandon Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Jim Siegel, Aaron Ott, and Billy Dietrich.
It was actually Kendall’s second win in two nights after taking the checkered flag in Mike Parris’ “358” sprint car at Trail-Way Speedway on Friday night. He was the first driver to ever win in two “main” divisions on successive nights at the two tracks.
It was a long night for points leader Alan Krimes, who made the show through the consolation event, started 23rd, and finished 14th.
Heats for the 410 sprinters were won by Kendall, Marks, and Haas, with Matt Boland winning the consolation. Gerard McIntyre, Jr. set fast time over the 30-car field with a one lap time of 13.276 seconds (101.687 MPH).
A revenge draw for the top three finishers of each of the heats put Matt Campbell on the pole, and the Fawn Grove 16-year-old took advantage to score his second win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
But it wasn’t easy. Campbell followed fellow front-row starter Chris Arnold for the first eight laps before taking the lead on lap nine. He was actually scored third behind four-starting Isaac Sneering on lap two before reclaiming the runner-up spot.
Although he was scored the leader every lap thereafter, Campbell and Arnold swapped the lead several times over the next four laps before 11th-starting Chandler Leiby grabbed the runner-up spot from Arnold with five laps to go.
A 20th-lap caution gave Campbell the space he needed for the one-lap shootout, with Leiby settling for second, and late-charging Jeff Rohrbaugh (who started ninth) crossing third. Chase Dietz and Arnold completed the top five.
Points leader Niki Young sustained a flat-tire in the 20th-lap caution, brought out for spins by Sneeringer and Hammaker. He finished 17th in the end.
Heats for the 20 “358” sprinters were won by Jeff Halligan, Sneeringer, and Dietz.
Lucas Montgomery and Harlon Leppo each scored their fourth career Lincoln wins in the Central PA Legends features.
Montgomery won his second Lincoln race in a row in the 15-lap make-up feature from May 24th. Montgomery started on the outside of the front row and held off polesitter Chris Spidle for the victory. Harlon Leppo came from 12th starting spot to cross third, with Bob Stough and Bill Diehl completing the top five.
In the regularly-scheduled feature, Leppo started on the pole and led every lap. In behind, four drivers battled for the runner-up spot throughout the race, with Stough closing to within a half-carlength of Leppo at the checkered flag, Diehl crossing third, and Montgomery and Jacob Feltch rounding out the top five.
Heats for the 36 Central PA Legends were won by Leppo, Diehl, Stough, and Joe Ehrsman, with Vern Houseman winning the consolation.
BAPS Auto Paints and Supply added $300 to the winner’s share, a $200 bonus to the second-place finisher, and an extra $100 to the third-place finisher in each of the sprint car features and an extra $150, $100, and $50 to the top three finishers in the Legends main.
Next Saturday, June 28th, Lincoln Speedway hosts 2014 Pennsylvania Speedweek activities with the 15TH ANNUAL KEVIN GOBRECHT MEMORIAL featuring the 410 Sprints in a $7,000-to-win event. Joining them will be the Central PA Legends. Time trials will get underway at 7:30 PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM.
Jun 21, 2014, 00:50
DIETRICH CLAIMS $5,000 WIN IN LINCOLN ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS “A” MAIN
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Phil Walter claims first Lincoln victory in 22 years in “358” sprint car feature
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/14/2014 – Danny Dietrich is making it a habit of winning big shows at Lincoln Speedway.
The 2012 Lincoln track champ had a perfect night, setting fast time, winning the dash, and claiming this third win in the last four years in the annual All-Star Circuit of Champions show in the Pigeon Hills Saturday night, starting on the pole and leading every lap.
“It doesn’t get much better than this!” exclaimed Dietrich upon exiting his Gary Kauffman-owned Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Weikert’s Livestock #48 in victory lane, “We have a lot of sponsors here tonight. It’s great to do this for them. It’s gonna be one heck-of-a celebration in the pits.”
“We just get lucky,” said Dietrich of drawing the pole for the feature event, “We come here to win every night, and the last two weeks we’ve had tough luck. I think we’re back on track.”
“I don’t know what happened to Brian (Montieth),” said Dietrich, “He was little better than I was tonight on the cushion. I wasn’t bad, but it was his kind of race track.”
What happened to Montieth, who started fourth, was contact with a lapped car while running second on the frontstretch of lap 14, the only caution of the 30-lap event.
Former track champ Lance Dewease started on the front row and actually ran second every lap of the race except laps 11-13, when he gave way to Montieth. Dewease assumed second for the restart and ran there the rest of the way, holding off Tim Shaffer, Jac Haudenschild, and Jim Siegel, who finished third through fifth.
Siegel moved into the top five when All-Star points leader Dale Blaney dropped to the infield on lap 15.
Dietrich’s win was dominant. He had more than a two-second lead when the mid-race caution flag came out, three second lead by lap 19, and final margin of victory of 2.84 seconds over Dewease.
Sixth through tenth were 12th-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Aaron Ott, Steve Owings, Greg Hodnett, and Brent Marks.
Cory Haas came from 24th-starting spot to finish 13th.
When asked about the lapped traffic that’s always a factor at Lincoln, Dietrich summed it up by saying “…I try to take my time without wasting time.”
Heats for the 410 sprinters were won by Ryan Smith, Ryan Bohlke, Freddie Rahmer, and Robbie Kendall, with McIntyre winning the B-Main. Danny Dietrich won the Dash and set fast time over the 40-car field with a one lap time of 13.310 seconds (101.427 MPH).
McClure’s Phil Walter started on the pole and led every lap of the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature, holding off the late challenges Jeff Rohrbaugh and Chase Dietz for his first Lincoln win in 22 years. Walter, who won a 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln in 1992, crossed .31 seconds in front of Rohrbaugh, who started ninth and caught 10th-starting Dietz for second with two laps to go.
Dietz settled for third, with Tyler Esh and 14th-starting Chandler Leiby completing the top five.
Sixth through tenth were polesitter Jeff Halligan, lady driver Brie Hershey, Niki Young, Troy Wagaman, Jr., and Matt Campbell.
Heats for the 28 358 sprinters were won by Campbell, Dietz, and Isaac Sneeringer, with Ashley Cappetta winning the consolation.
Jun 14, 2014, 23:37
GRASSO SCORES FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WIN IN ANNUAL GOHN MEMORIAL FOR 410 SPRINTS
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Dietz, Bittinger claim 358 sprint wins; Zimmerman first-time Lincoln winner in All-American Outlaws
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/7/2014 – “Is this for real?”
So asked J.J. Grasso after holding off Danny Dietrich and then points leader Alan Krimes to claim his first career Lincoln Speedway 410 sprint car feature win in the Annual Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn, Sr. Memorial Saturday night.
Time trials and four-car inversions for the qualifiers placed Grasso on the outside of the front row for the 25-lapper. Grasso followed polesitter Steve Owings for a lap before making what turned out to be the race-winning pass on lap two. Despite leading the rest of the way, Grasso had to withstand the mid-race challenges of fourth-starting Dietrich and then the late-race charge of sixth-starting Krimes.
Grasso stayed on the top side for entire race, despite a disappearing cushion in the top of the turns. He actually bounced off the wall in turns three and four late in the race.
“It didn’t seem like that bottom was there in one and two,” said Grasso, “When I caught lapped traffic, those guys were running pretty equal. But I kept getting higher and higher off of two, and I wasn’t sure if I should try to maybe diamond it off a little bit or what.”
“You could see there’s just nothing there, said the driver of the BK Trucking #37, “It was nerve-racking, and I was holding my breath for every lap of it. I can’t believe this!”
Grasso’s final margin of victory was 1.94 seconds, and his total winnings (counting Gohn family and sponsor contingency prizes) was $4,600.
Krimes held onto the Lincoln points lead with his second-place finish, followed by Dietrich (who finished with a damaged front wing), Cory Haas, and Owings. Sixth through tenth were 11th-starting Brian Montieth, 13th-starting Lance Dewease, Ryan Smith, Jim Siegel, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Heats for the 410 sprinters were won by Danny Dietrich, Haas, Grasso, and Owings, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation. Jim Siegel sets fast time over the 32-car field with a one lap time of 13.623 seconds (99.097 MPH).
In the 358 sprint division, Chase Dietz started the night off by scoring his second career win in the make-up feature from May 24th. Mike Bittinger held off Jeff Rohrbaugh and C.J. Tracey to win the regularly-scheduled event.
In the make-up feature, Dietz started eighth and passed sixth-starting Bittinger for the lead on lap seven. Bittinger faded to sixth at the end, with ninth-starting Niki Young, 11th-starting Kevin Nouse, Doug Hammaker, and Chandler Leiby completing the top five.
In the regularly-scheduled event, Bittinger drove the Michael Markey #31 to his fourth career Lincoln win. Bittinger again started sixth, and grabbed the lead from C.J. Tracy with two laps to go. Tracy, who passed polesitter Chris Frank on for the lead on lap four, finally gave up second to Jeff Rohrbaugh on lap 19. Tracy, Nouse, and 15th-starting Young (who flipped in his heat), rounded out the top five.
Heats for the 26 358 sprinters were won by Bittinger, Nouse, and Tracy.
Kurt Zimmerman won his first-ever Lincoln feature in the 20-lap All-American Outlaw event, a race which saw five lead changes among three drivers.
Zimmerman, from Pasadena, MD, crossed 1.41 seconds in front of Dylan Keim, who was not one of the drivers to lead the race.
Randy Doty led the first three laps before Justin Cullum and Zimmerman swapped the lead twice, with Zimmerman taking the lead for good on lap 11. Cullum, Steve Jorda, and Doty completed the top five.
Heats for the All American Outlaws were won by Doty and Zimmerman.
Jun 7, 2014, 23:33