Young fifth different winner in five events in “358” sprint cars; Blaine Leppo scores first Lincoln win in Legends
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 4/27/13 – Brian Montieth ended a personal dry spell by coming from ninth starting spot to claim his second win of the year in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
And he did it in his normal thrilling style, advancing to the top five by the end of the second lap and passing Robbie Kendall to move into fourth on lap four. That’s when he joined a wild four-car battle for the lead.
Polesitter and race-long leader Jacob Allen got swallowed up John Rudisill, Billy Dietrich, and Montieth as they all passed for position on lap six.
Rudisill came out with the lead and ran the cushion, leading the next 11 laps. Montieth moved past Dietrich into the runner-up spot on lap 10, and tried numerous times to drive under Rudisill in turn three and four, to no avail.
Montieth finally drove low in turns one and two and pulled even driving up the backstretch of lap 17 to finally grab the lead.
Seventh-starting Adam Wilt caught Rudisill for second as the leaders raced through lapped traffic on the next lap, and Rudisill brought out the caution when he spun on turn one of lap 20.
Once in front, Montieth left no doubt, crossing 1.56-seconds ahead of Wilt, with 11th-starting Fred Rahmer, Cory Haas, and tenth-starting Alan Krimes completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Billy Dietrich, Kendall, Jim Siegel, Brent Marks, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
“The track was a little faster than I thought it was going to be,” said Montieth in victory lane, “We’ve been running like crap for the last couple of weeks. We’ve been struggling, but we’re getting better I guess. We’re trying to figure out some stuff before the Outlaws get here. I don’t know if we’re straightened out, but tonight we were a little better than what we’ve been, so I guess it’s baby steps at a time...I don’t know.”
Montieth’s 36th-career Lincoln win moved him into a tie for seventh with Lance Dewease on the all-time Lincoln win list.
Heats for the 26 “410” Sprinters were won by Krimes, Marks, and Haas.
Niki Young became the fifth different winner in as many races in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Like Montieth in the “410” sprints, he also won convincingly, advancing from tenth starting spot to third by the end of the third lap and catching polesitter Scott Fisher on lap four. He chased down outside front row starter and race-long leader D.J. Montgomery, grabbing the lead as the two drove under the crossed flags.
Montgomery hit the inside guardrail and spun as the cars entered turn one of lap 11, putting Fisher back on Young’s back bumper for the restart. But three laps later, 11th-starting Ryan Wilson drove around Fisher for second.
Young led the last ten laps to cross 2.06 seconds ahead of Wilson, with Fisher settling for third, 12th-starting Austin Hogue advancing to fourth, and Ted Thomas, Jr. fifth. Sixth through tenth were Dale Hammaker, Tyler Ross, 15th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh, Tim Wagaman, and 17th-starting Mike Bittinger.
Heats for the 25 “358” Sprints were won by Hogue, Brie Hershey, and Thomas.
Spring Grove’s Blaine Leppo claimed his first career Lincoln win in the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature.
Leppo started on the pole and led every lap, despite heavy race-long pressure from Scott Haudeshell and Bob Stough. Haudeshell and Stough swapped second several times, and both drivers challenged Leppo at one point in the race.
In the end, Stough crossed second, .53 seconds behind the winner, followed by Haudeshell, Rick Miller, and Bill Diehl.
Heats for the 28 Legends were won by Lucas Montgomery, Scott Gobrecht, and Haudeshell, with Jacob Feltch winning the consolation.
Lincoln swings back into action next Saturday, May 4th with the 10th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial for the 410 Sprinters. The 33-lap feature will pay $6,900 to win. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints and Thundercars will round out the evening’s racing action. It’ll be the first of two York County Racing Club Nights on the year, with $2 off admission for all card-carrying club members. Lincoln switches now to its normal Summer schedule with racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM. Gates will open at 5:30 PM and hot laps at 7 PM.
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Sat., April 27, 2013
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25-Laps) - 1.21-Brian Montieth ($3,200); 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 19M-Brent Marks; 10. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 11. 71X-Bill Stine; 12. 35-Steve Owings; 13. 92-Ryan Smith; 14. 29-Ryan Wilson; 15. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison; 17. 175-Billy Pauch Jr.; 18. 4-John Rudisill; 19. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 20. 87S-George Suprick; 21. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF); 22. 1A-Jacob Allen (DNF); 23. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF); DNS – 21A-Will Rose. No Time
Lap Leaders – Jacob Allen (1-5), John Rudisill (6-16), Brian Montieth (17-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 29-Ryan Wilson; 5. 87S-George Suprick; 6. 175-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 7. 25-JJ Grasso; 8. 3-Clint Ide (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 71X-Bill Stine; 7. 22T-Matt Boland; 8. 21A-Will Rose (DND); 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF). Time – 2:28.645
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 3. 4-John Rudisill; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 92-Ryan Smith; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 23-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison; 9. 1080-Jordon Mackison. Time – 2:35.030
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) - 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 29-Ryan Wilson; 3. 21-Scott Fisher; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 2-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 6. 66-Dale Hammaker; 7. 5-Tyaler Ross; 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger; 11. 97-Brie Hershey; 12. 38-Mark Strickler; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 27-Jay Galloway; 15. 119-Chandler Leiby; 16. 2D-Chase Dietz; 17. 47-Michael Hamer; 18. 94V-Matt Mountz; 19. 5O-Brian Allman; 20. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 21. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 22. 22T-Dave Thrush; 23. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 24. 10-Zach Euculano. No Time
Lap Leaders – DJ Montgomery (1-9), Niki Young (10-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 21-Scott Fisher; 4. 29-Ryan Wilson; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 5O-Brian Allman; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby; 8. 22T-Dave Thrush (DNF); DNS – 94V-Matt Mounts. No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 3. 27-Jay Galloway; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 12-Mike Bittinger; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 10-Zach Euculano. Time - 2:35.31
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 2GO-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 2. 66-Dale Hammaker; 3. 65-Niki Young; 4. 38-Mark Strickler; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 47-Michael Hamer; 8. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF). Time – 2:36.35
CENTRAL PA LEGENDS
Feature (15 Laps) 1. 10-Blaine Leppo; 2. 07-Bob Stough; 3. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 4. 38-Rick Miller; 5. 53-Bill Diehl; 6. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 7. 09-Chris Spidle; 8. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 9. 94-Greg Burd; 10. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 11. 18-Chris Transaeu; 12. 90-Scott Spidle; 13. 56-Mike Gable; 14. 12J-Clint Penkauskas; 15. 13-Jacob Feltch; 16. 85S-Keith Haring; 17. 79-Ed Trump; 18. 14-Joe Ehrisman; 19. 93-Dave Miller; 20. 20-Vern Houseman; 21. 55-Greg Martz (DNF); 22. 77-Randy Fetterhoff (DNF); 23. 85-Chad Ernst (DNF); 24. 890-Tim Bauer (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Blaine Leppo (1-15)
1st Heat (6 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 2. 38-Rick Miller; 3. 55-Greg Martz; 4. 12J-Clint Penkoukas; 5. 56-Mike Gable; 6. 890-Tim Bauer; 7. 14-Joe Ehrisman; 8. 76-Randy Minich; 9. 33-Chris Ward; 10. 18-Chris Transeau. No Time
2nd Heat (6 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 4. 77-Randy Fetterhoff; 5. 94-Greg Burd; 6. 85S-Keith Hering; 7. 79-Ed Trump; 8. 521-Scott Deamer, Sr.; 9. 93-Dave Miller. Time – 2:06.62
3rd Heat (6 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 2. 07-Bob Stough; 3. 10-Blaine Leppo; 4. 85-Chad Earnst; 5. 09-Chris Spidle; 6. 20-Vern Houseman; 7. 13-Jacob Feltch; 8. 90-Scott Spidle; 9. 3M-Chris McKinney. No Time
Consolation (6 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 13-Jacob Feltch; 2. 90-Scott Spidle; 3. 18-Chris Transaeu; 4. 14-Joe Ehrisman; 5. 79-Ed Trump; 6. 93-Dave Miller; 7. 521-Scott Deamer, Sr.; DNS – 76-Randy Minich, 33-Chris Ward, 3M-Chris McKinney. No Time