Halligan claims first career win in 358 sprints; Chad Earnst best of Central PA Legends
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 5/9/2015 – “Bring on the Outlaws next week!”
So exclaimed Danny Dietrich after claiming his first Lincoln win of the season in the 25-lap Prospect Metal and Used Auto Parts Night feature event at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
For the second straight week, Dietrich and points leader Brian Montieth thrilled the crowd with another wild ride through lapped traffic through the first 22 non-stop laps. But this time, it was Dietrich turning the tables on Montieth to score his 24th career Lincoln win.
Montieth started tenth and worked his way through the field to grab the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Steve Owings exiting turn two of lap 15. It looked like Montieth was en-route to his fourth win in as many races (counting Williams Grove the last two Fridays and Lincoln last Saturday), but Dietrich, who started 12th, reeled him in as the two raced through heavy lapped traffic with five laps to go.
At the start-finish line to complete lap 22, Dietrich pulled alongside the Premier Auto Works #21, with electronic scoring showing Dietrich with a .001-second lead. That’s when the event’s only caution came out for Cory Hass, who spun in turn two of lap 23.
“It didn’t really matter who was leading at the time,” said Dietrich, “I got really good through the middle down there and able to keep my drive off turn two. That’s where I made all my passes early because everyone is so fast around the top.”
On the final restart, Dietrich held off Montieth, crossing 1.19 seconds ahead at the checkered.
“We’re gonna try,” answered Dietrich when asked whether he and Montieth could beat the World of Outlaws when they invade Lincoln this coming Wednesday, “It’s been good to see the 48 or 21 sitting here...or anybody from this area. Right now, we’ve been so fast and consistent, the two of us. But I hope some of the other guys can get going because we’re going to need a little help I think.”
Owings hung on for third, with Niki Young and 11th-starting Lance Dewease completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Robbie Kendall, 22nd-starting Alan Krimes, Hunter Mackison, Austin Hogue, and 16th-starting Adam Wilt.
Heats for the 36 410 sprinters were won by Montieth, Kendall, Hogue, and Danny Dietrich, with Aaron Ott winning the consolation.
Jeff Halligan started on the pole and led every lap of the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature to score his first career sprint car win by 1.68 seconds over outside front row starter Lucas Montgomery, who ran second the entire way. Friday night Williams Grove winner Brie Hersey advancing from sixth starting spot to cross third at the end. Kyle Denmyer and Cole Young completed the top five.
Heats for the 25 358 Sprinters were won by Michael Hamer, Montgomery, and Young.
East Berlin’s Chad Earnst claimed his first career Lincoln win in the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature. He started fourth and assumed the outside front row when Chis Spidle spun in turn two of the initial start. He grabbed the lead on the restart from polesitter Jacob Feltch and was scored the leader of every lap.
Wild racing in behind saw Duane Watson cross second, but he was later disqualified after a post-race inspection, handing second to Feltch, with 14th-starting Mason Chaney credited with third, Bob Stough fourth, and Chad Glatfelter fifth.
Heats for the 28 Legends were won by Scott Haudeshell, Stough, and Earnst, with Rick Hartwig winning the consolation.
Lincoln Speedway will be back in action this Wednesday night, May 13th, as the WORLD OF OUTLAWS invade the Pigeon Hills to take on the PA Posse. Time trials will get underway at 7:30 PM, with pit gates opening at 3:30 p.m. and general admission gates opening at 4 p.m.
Next Saturday night, May 16th, Lincoln Speedway will be dark allowing the Lincoln PA Posse Teams and fans the opportunity to travel and battle the World of Outlaws.
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., May 9, 2015
PROSPECT METAL & USED AUTO PARTS NIGHT
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 SPRINTS
FEATURE ( 25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 92-Niki Young; 5. 14-Lance Dewease; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison; 9. 52-Austin Hogue; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 12. 25-Aaron Ott; 13. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody; 15. 11C-Cory Haas; 16. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 17. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 18. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 19. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 20. 75-Nicole Bower; 21. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 22. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 23. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 24. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Steve Owings (1-14), Brian Montieth (15-22), Danny Dietrich (23-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 25-Aaron Ott; 7. 44-Chase Dietz; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 7-Ed Aikin. Time – 2:19.740
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 2. 95-Hunter Mackison; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 22T-Matt Boland; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 69-Shane Hoff; 9. 45-Kevin Nagy. Time – 2:21.120
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 92-Niki Young; 4. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF). Time – 2:21.862
410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 75-Nicole Bower; 3. 14-Lance Dewease; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 49-Bradley Howard; 7. 91-David Quackenbush; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 qualify) - 1. 25-Aaron Ott; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 44-Chase Dietz; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 69-Shane Hoff; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 45-Kevin Nagy; 10. 7-Ed Aikin; 11. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 12. 91-David Quackenbush; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF); DNS – 8-Billy Dietrich, 10-Zach Euculano, 3B-Randy Baughman. No Time
keizer aluminum wheels 358 SPRINTS
FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 2. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 17-Cole Young; 6. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 119-Chandler Leiby; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 10. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 11. 23A-Chris Arnold; 12. 47-Michael Hamer; 13. 16-Matt Campbell; 14. 66-Doug Hammaker; 15. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 16. 7-CJ Quirk; 17. 4R-Ryan Wilson; 18. 5A-Brian Allman; 19. 19B-Wyatt Hinkle; 20. 9-Ryan Hansen; 21. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 22. 22-Nathan Prezenica (DNF); 23. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); DNS – 30-Seth Kerchner. No Time
Lap Leaders – Jeff Halligan (1-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 47-Michael Hamer; 2. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 4R-Ryan Wilson; 6. 5A-Brian Allman; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 9-Ryan Hansen; 9. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF). No Time
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 2. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 27S-Adrian Shaffer (DNF); 6. 30-Seth Kerchner (DNF); 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 8. 22-Nathan Prezenica (DNF). No Time
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 23A-Chris Arnold; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 7-CJ Quirk; 8. 23J-Jake Eldreth. Time – 2:23.50
CENTRAL PA LEGENDS
Feature (15 laps) – 1. 85-Chad Earnst; 2. 13-Jacob Feltch; 3. 8CR-Mason Cheney; 4. 07-Bob Stough; 5. 27-Chad Glatfelter; 6. 3M-Chris McKinney; 7. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 8. 14-Joe Ehrisman; 9. 9-Rick Hartwig; 10. 18-Chris Transeau; 11. 35-Keith Hering; 12. 82-Bryan Hayberter; 13. 79-Ed Trump; 14. 521-Scott Deamer, Sr.; 15. 33-Chris Ward; 16. 53-Bill Diehl; 17. 119-Donnie Leiby; 18. 15-Harlon Leppo (DNF); 19. 21-Greg Burd (DNF); 20. 19-Travis Perry (DNF); 21. 5-Scott Haudeshell (DNF); 22. 91-Justin Mitchell (DNF); 23. 09-Chris Spidle (DNF). DISQUALIFIED - 93-Duane Watson (Post Race Inspection). No Time
Lap Leaders – Chad Earnst (1-15)
Legends Heat One Finish (6 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 2. 93-Duane Watson; 3. 21-Greg Burd; 4. 27-Chad Glatfelter; 5. 14-Joe Ehrisman; 6. 79-Ed Trump; 7. 521-Scott Deamer, Sr.; 8. 82-Bryan Hayberter; 9. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 10. 75-Patrick Donahue. Time – 2:02.06
Legends Heat Two Finish (6 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 07-Bob Stough; 2. 09-Chris Spidle; 3. 15-Harlon Leppo; 4. 53-Bill Diehl; 5. 8CR-Mason Cheney; 6. 19-Travis Perry; 7. 9-Rick Hartwig; 8. 18-Chris Transeau; 9. 119-Donnie Leiby. Time – 2:02.06
Legends Heat Three Finish (6 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 85-Chad Earnst; 2. 13-Jacob Feltch; 3. 91-Justin Mitchell; 4. 3M-Chris McKinney; 5. 35-Keith haring; 6. 33-Chris Ward; 7. 8-Robert Shaw; 8. 43-Tony Mrakovich; 9. 7MD-Nate Renfro. Time – 2:02.37
Legends Consolation Finish (6 laps/6 qualify) – 1. 9-Rick Hartwig; 2. .4-Shane Glatfelter; 3. 82-Bryan Hayberter; 4. 18-Chris Transeau; 5. 521-Scott Deamer, Sr.; 6. 119-Donnie Leiby; 7. 43-Tony Mrakovich; 8. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 9. 75-Patrich Donahue (DNF); 10. 8-Robert Shaw (DNF). No Time