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.
Next Saturday, July 12th at 7:30 PM, it will be KIDS NIGHT! The 410 sprinters will be joined by the 358 Sprints and All American Outlaws. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heat racing getting underway at 7:30 p.m.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014
358 SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker ($1,500); 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 91-Niki Young; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 8. 27-Jay Galloway; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 23J-Tyler Ross; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 21-CJ Tracy; 13. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 14. 5A-Brian Allman; 15. 47-Michael Hamer; 16. 11-Leah Starner; 17. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 18. 29-Chris Arnold (DNF); 19. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 20. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 21. 9R-Brent Rumberger (DNF); 22. 5-Phil Walter (DNF); 23. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 24. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Troy Wagaman, Jr. (1-2), Doug Hammaker (3-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 23J-Tyler Ross; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 4. 21-CJ Tracy; 5. 47-Michael Hammer; 6. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 7. 5A-Brian Allman; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); DNS – 11-Leah Starner (DNF), 13-Ryan Higgins. No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 91-Niki Young; 4. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 5. 27-Jay Galloway; 6. 29-Chris Arnold; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 9. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF); DNS – 35-Tyler Esh. No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 5-Phil Walter; 5. 29-Ryan Wilson; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 8. 10-Zach Euculano; 9. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 10. 6S-Bill Sherman. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5A-Brian Allman; 2. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 10-Zach Euculano; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 11-Leah Starner; 7. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 8. 6S-Bill Sherman; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; DNS – 16-Matt Campbell. No Time
PASS RaceSaver (305) Sprints
Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 55-Mike Wagner, II; 2. 47-Cody Lehman; 3. 44-John Braim; 4. 36-Mark Watkins; 5. 17A-Colby Dice; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 57-Jeff Miller; 8. 18-Ian Detweiler; 9. 35-Tyler Lebo; 10. 75-Dusty Shatzer; 11. 24-Lance Newlin; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 13. 29-James Pryde; 14. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 15. 26V-Sean Kirkpatrick; 16. 31-Donnie Hendershot (DNF); 17. 11Z-Zach Newlin (DNF); 18. 39-Eric Parker (DNF); 19. 33-Paul Snyder (DNF); 20. 66-Russell Hammaker (DNF); 21. 65-Cale Griffin (DNF); DNS – 70L-Kyle Lloyd, 36D-Wayne Dodetto, 16-John Bott. No Time
Lap Leaders – Mike Wagner, II (1-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 18-Ian Detweiler; 2. 35-Tyler Lebo; 3. 44-John Braim; 4. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 5. 70L-Lyle Lloyd; 6. 26V-Sean Kirkpatrick; 7. 39-Eric Parker; 8. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 9. 65-Cale Griffin (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 2-Erin Statler; 2. 47K-Kody Lehman; 3. 36-Mark Watkins; 4. 24-Lance Newlin; 5. 66-Russell Hammaker; 6. 33-Paul Snyder; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 59-Alex Schanz (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 55-Mike Wagner, II; 2. 57-Jeff Miller; 3. 17A-Colby Dice; 4. 75-Dusty Shatzer; 5. 29-James Pryde; 6. 31-Donnie Hendershot; DNS – 36D-Wayne Dodetto, 16-John Bott. No Time
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 09-Chris Spidle; 2. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 07-Bob Stough; 4. 53-Bill Diehl; 5. 85-Chad Earnst; 6. 13-Jacob Feltch; 7. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 8. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 9. 38-Rick Miller; 10. 51-Travis McClelland; 11. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 12. 14-Joe Ehrsman; 13. 35-Keith Hartwig; 14. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 15. 19-Travis Perry; 16. 94T-Greg Burd; 17. 18-Chris Transeau; 18. 3M-Chris McKinney; 19. 9-Rick Hartwig; 20. 56-Mike Gable (DNF); 21. 90-Scott Spidle (DNF); 22. 48-Jason Rochelle (DNF); 23. X-Justice Forbes (DNF); 24. 86-Dave Miller (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Chris Spidle (1-15)
1st Heat (6 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 2. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 3. 38-Rick Miller; 4. 07-Bob Stough; 5. 35-Keith Haring; 6. 51-Travis McClelland; 7. 90-Scott Spidle; 8. 86-Dave Miller; 9. 45-Andy Whaling; 10. 33-Chris Ward. Time – 2:05.82
2nd Heat (6 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 85-Chad Earnst; 3. 14-Joe Ehrsman; 4. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 5. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 6. 13-Jacob Feltch; 7. X-Justice Forbes; 8. 9-Rick Hartwig; 9. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 10. 39-Adam Meier. Time – 2:06.47
3rd Heat (6 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 09-Chris Spidle; 2. 18-Chris Transeau; 3. 48-Jason Rochelle; 4. 56-Mike Gable; 5. 3M-Chris McKinney; 6. 94T-Greg Burd; 7. 19-Travis Perry; 8. 97H-George Hanson; 9. 93-Dave Miller; 10. 5X-Brian Racine. Time – 2:05.87
Consolation (6 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 9-Rick Hartwig; 2. X-Justice Forbes; 3. 90-Scott Spidle; 4. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 5. 19-Travis Perry; 6. 86-Dave Miller; 7. 39-Adam Meier; 8. 33-Chris Ward; 9. 45-Andy Whaling; 10. 93-Dave Miller; DNS – 97H-George Hanson, 5X-Brian Racine. No Time