Doug Hammaker claims second career Lincoln win in 358 sprints; Kyle Martin holds off Brian Walls in Street Stocks
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/18/2015 – Score one for the little guys in Saturday night’s thriller at Lincoln Speedway.
Glenndon Forsythe started on the pole and claimed his first Lincoln win in more than a year (8/13/13). But he didn’t lead every lap, as four cars were still in the hunt when the event’s only caution came out as the leaders headed into turns three and four on the last lap.
Forsythe led the first 18 non-stop laps before sixth-starting Austin Hogue, driving the other Livingston Lawn Car sprinter, raced down the York racer exiting turn four in heavy lapped traffic on lap 19. Hogue led the next two laps, but couldn’t get away from Forsythe, who reclaimed the lead exiting turn two of lap 22.
As those two raced for the lead, outside front row starter Mike Bittinger and ninth-starting Alan Krimes entered the battle, with all four cars still in the hunt when the event’s only caution came out for a slowing Billy Dietrich just in front the leaders in turn four.
Forsythe withstood the final one-lap dash to the checkered, crossing just in front of Hogue, with a hard-charging Jim Siegel catching both Krimes and Bittinger for third on the final lap. Bittinger and Krimes finished fourth and fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were 12th-starting Lance Dewease, 11th-starting Brian Montieth, Adam Wilt, Cory Haas, and Kyle Moody.
Heats for the 32 410 Sprinters were won by Wilt, Krimes, Siegel, and Moody, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation.
Freddie Rahmer was uninjured in a heat race flip that saw him bicycle and crash hard into the fourth turn wall. The car was done for the night.
Carlisle’s Doug Hammaker held onto his Central PA point series lead by claiming his second Lincoln career win in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature.
Hammaker started third and took the lead from lady driver Ashley Cappetta on lap five. Cappetta actually led the first four laps, but a slowly-deflating left rear tire forced her to stop while running fourth with three laps to go.
Once in front, Hammaker led the rest of the way, despite the challenges of bottom-feeder Jeff Rohrbaugh and 11th-starting rim-riding Kevin Nouse over the latter stages of the race. Hammaker’s final margin of victory was .38 seconds.
Crossing fourth and fifth were opening night winner Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. and Friday night Trail-Way winner Isaac Sneeringer. Sixth through tenth were 13th-staring Adrian Shaffer, 12th-starting Matt Campbell, Chandler Leiby, 16th-starting Cody Fletcher, and polesitter Kyle Denmyer.
Heats for the 37 358 Sprinters were won by Ryan Wilson, Rohrbaugh, Todd Reed, and Nouse, with Matt Findley winning the consolation.
Kyle Martin received a tire rub from good buddy Brian Walls while crossing the finish line to win the 20-lap street stock feature. The two leaders got caught up by a lapped car while racing for the win at the line, with Walls settling for second.
Third through fifth were Ryan Smith, early race leader Chris Derr, and 11th-starting Dustin Hollinger.
Heats for the 24 Street Stocks were won by Martin, Brian Walls, and Jason Gessaman.
Next Saturday night, April 25th, it is YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB (YCRC) NIGHT with all card-carry members receiving $2 off general admission. The 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints will be joined by the Central PA Legends in the 3-division show. Race time is 7 PM, with gates opening at 5 PM and hot laps getting underway at 6:30 PM.
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.
Sat., April 18, 2015
JOHN H. MYERS & SONS BUILDING & REMODELING SUPPLIES NIGHT
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 SPRINTS
FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe ($3,200); 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 14-Lance Dewease; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 11C-Cory Haas; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher; 12. 69H-Shane Hoff; 13. 21A-Steve Owings; 14. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 17. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 18. 92-Niki Young; 19. 44-Chase Dietz; 20. 95-Hunter Mackison; 21. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 22. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 23. 37-JJ Grasso (DNF); 24. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Glenndon Forsythe (1-18), Austin Hogue (19-20), Glenndon Forsythe (21-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 69-Shane Hoff; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 21A-Steve Owings; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker. Time – 2:29.827
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 14-Lance Dewease; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 92-Niki Young; 6. 22T-Matt Boland; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 2. 11C-Cory Haas; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 15M-Lucus Montgomery. Time – 2:35.327
410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 99M-Kyle Moody; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 44-Chase Dietz; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 8. 91-David Quackenbush. Time – 2:36.578
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 qualify) - 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 22T-Matt Boland; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard; 7. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 9. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 10. 91-David Quackenbush; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker (DNF). No Time
keizer aluminum wheels 358 SPRINTS
FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 5. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 6. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 119-Chandler Leiby; 9. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 10. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 11. 97-Brie Hershey; 12. 17-Cole Young; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 5-Phil Walter; 15. 35-Tyler Esh; 16. 44-John Braim; 17. 00F-Chris Frank; 18. 23-Chris Arnold; 19. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 20. 5A-Brian Allman; 21. 21-CJ Tracey (DNF); 22. 4R-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 23. 80-Todd Reed (DNF); 24. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Ashley Cappetta (1-4), Doug Hammaker (5-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 4R-Ryan Wilson; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 35-Tyler Esh; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 17-Cole Young; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 7-CJ Quirk; 8. 13-Ryan Higgins (DNF); 9. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); 10. 98-Sammy Sabedrea (DNF). Time – 2:26.59
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 4. 21-CJ Tracey; 5. 44-John Braim; 6. 97-Brie Hershey; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 9. 71M-Bill Stine (DNF). No Time
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 80-Todd Reed; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 4. 5-Phil Walter; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 9-Ryan Hansen; DNS – 10-Zach Euculano, 18F-Dylan Welsh. Time – 2:35.91
358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 5A-Brian Allman; 6. 00-Shane Smith; 7. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 8. 83-Cody Fairchok; 9. 47-Michael Hamer. Time – 2:37.78
358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 qualify) - 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 23-Chris Arnold; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 00F-Chris Frank; 5. 71M-Bill Stine; 6. 00S-Shane Smith; 7. 7-CJ Quirk; 8. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 9. 47-Michael Hamer; 10. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 11. 13-Ryan Higgins; 12. 9-Ryan Hansen; 13. 83-Cody Fairchok; 14. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); 15. 98-Sammy Sabedrea (DNF); 16. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 17. 18F-Dylan Welsh (DNF). No Time
Feature (15 laps) – 1. 54-Kyle Martin; 2. 2W-Brian Walls; 3. 59-Ryan Smith; 4. 18-Chris Derr; 5. 5-Dustin Hollinger; 6. 81-Jason Gessaman; 7. 16-Walt Lemmon; 8. 2-Randy Zechman; 9. 1W-Michelle Walls; 10. 00-Josh Bloom; 11. 71K-Rich Bossinger; 12. 57-Bob Scott, Jr.; 13. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 14. 818-Tyler Stump; 15. 17-Jim Rost; 16. 17P-Cory Phillips; 17. 23B-Donnie Murphy (DNF); 18. 81C-Matt Chronister (DNF); 19. 17B-Brian Blank (DNF); 20. 101-Dave Goode (DNF); 21. 6Z-Zach Emlet (DNF); DNS – 100-Matt Wampler, 13-Marc Berzowski, 33-Troy Myers. No Time
Lap Leaders – Chris Derr (1-5), Kyle Martin (6-20)
Street Stock Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 54-Kyle Martin; 2. 18-Chris Derr; 3. 16-Walt Lemmon; 4. 71K-Rich Bossinger; 5. 13-Marc Berzowski; 6. 17-Jim Rost; 7. 17P-Cory Phillips (DNF); 8. 17B-Brian Blank (DNF). Time – 2:35.84
Street Stock Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 59-Ryan Smith; 3. 2-Randy Zechman; 4. 5-Dustin Hollinger; 5. 1W-Michelle Walls; 6. 00-Josh Bloom; 7. 818-Tyler Stump; 8. 33-Troy Myers (DNF). No Time
Street Stock Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 81-Jason Gessaman; 2. 57-Bob Scott, Jr.; 3. 100-Matt Wampler; 4. 23B-Donnie Murphy; 5. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 6. 81C-Matt Chronister; 7. 101-Dave Goode; 8. 6Z-Zach Emlet (DNF). No Time