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.
Next Saturday night, Sat., August 2nd, the 358 Sprinters headline the evening’s racing action with the 358 SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP. They will be joined by the Central PA Legends, 600cc Micro-Sprints, & All-American Outlaws. Gates will open at 5:50 PM, with heats taking the green at 7:30 PM.
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS:
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($3,200); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 29-Ryan Wilson; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 10. 59-Jim Siegel; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 21T-Scott Fisher; 13. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 17. 2A-Todd Allen; 18. 91-David Quackenbush; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard; 20. 75-Nicole Bower (DNF); 21. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Tim Wagaman (1-7), Ryan Wilson (8-18), Brian Montieth (19-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 22T-Matt Boland; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 75-Nicole Bower; 8. 91-David Quackenbush. No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 1*Tim Wagaman; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 2A-Todd Allen; DNS – 55K-Robbie Kendall. Time – 2:30.601
Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 23J-Tyler Ross; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 91-Niki Young; 8. 21-CJ Tracy; 9. 66-Doug Hammaker; 10. 29-Chris Arnold; 11. 27-Jay Galloway; 12. 38-Mark Strickler; 13. 1B-Mike Bittinger; 14. 00-Chris Frank; 15. 97-Brie Hershey; 16. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 17. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 5A-Brian Allman; 20. 59T-Tim Stallings; 21. 47-Michael Hamer; 22. 11-Leah Starner (DNF); 23. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 24. 5-Phil Walter (DNF). TIME – 5:47.00
Lap Leaders – Chris Arnold (1-5), Chase Dietz (6-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 5-Phil Walter; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 23J-Tyler Ross; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 11-Leah Starner; 8. 10-Zach Euculano; 9. 5A-Brian Allman; 10. 59T-Tim Stallings. No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 91-Niki Young; 3. 38-Mark Strickler; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 27-Jay Galloway; 7. 83-Cody Fairchok; 8. 47-Michael Hamer; 9. 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1B-Mike Bittinger; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 29-Chris Arnold; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 66-Doug Hammaker; 6. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 11-Leah Starner; 3. 5A-Brian Allman; 4. 47-Michael Hamer; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 59T-Tim Stallings; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 9. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 10. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF). No Time
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 64-Allen Bowes ($3,000); 2. 9-Richie Hitzler; 3. 17-Jonathon Pepe; 4. X-Cody Coons; 5. 6-Jason Dunkleberger; 6. 27-Josh Pepe; 7. 56K-Kamdin Maby; 8. 10-Ian Williamson; 9. 08V-Rich Savage; 10. D31-Drew Fallis; 11. 14N-Nathan Brinker; 12. 9A-Abbey Price; 13. 00-Jordyn Mohr; 14. 127-Korey Inglin; 15. 08-Jonathon Josko; 16. 24B-Daulton Bigler; 17. 88-Ryan Higgs; 18. 55-Michael Burrows; 19. 666-Ryan Mohr; 20. 27D-Lester Dise (DNF); 21. 02-Chris Eckert (DNF); 22. T31-Kyle Fallis (DNF); 23. 43-Brian Mady (DNF); DNS – 43X-Nick Mady. No Time
Lap Leaders – Ian Williamson (1-8), Allen Bowes (9-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 9A-Abbey Price; 2. X-Cody Coons; 3. 08V-Tim Van Horn, Jr.; 4. 02-Chris Eckert; 5. 27D-Lester Dise; 6. 54D-Dakota Barlet; 7. 29-Mark Howanitz; 8. 78-Mark Grey; DNS – 12-Brad Smith. Time – 2:30.28
2nd Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 64-Aaron Bowes; 2. 56K-Kamdin Maby; 3. 43-Brian Mady; 4. 10-Ian Williamson; 5. 24B-Daulton Bigler; 6. 62-Shawna Schibilia; 7. 84-Joe Carter; 8. 14B-Barry Stufflet; 9. 53-(DNF); DNS – 119-Scott Washburn. No Time
3rd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 9-Richie Hitzler; 2. D31-Drew Fallis; 3. 88-Ryan Higgins; 4. 55-Michael Burrows; 5. 43X-Nick Mady; 6. 77-Kyle Inglin; 7. 14N-Nathan Brinker (DNF); 8. 08-Jonathan Josko (DNF). No Time
4th Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 17-Jonathan Pepe; 2. 27-Josh Pepe; 3. 127-Koery Inglin; 4. 6-Jason Dunkleberger; 5. T31-Kyle Fallis; 6. 666-Ryan Mohr; 7. 00-Jordyn Mohr; 8. 57-Barry Breidegan. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps) – 1. 31; 2. 666; 3. 14N; 4. 00; 5. 43X; 6. 27; 7. 24B; 8. 08; 9. 77; 10. 84; 11. 29; 12. 62; 13. 78; 14. 54(DNF); 15. 57(DNF); DNS – 14B, 12, 119, 53. No Time