Rahmer cements his Lincoln legacy with 11th career track title;
Matt Campbell follows first career “358” Trail-Way win with first career Lincoln “358” win on successive nights;
Enders edges Eichelberger in super sportsman main; rain results in Lincoln “two month night”
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/31/13 – There was nothing wrong with Glenndon Forsythe that a new car couldn’t fix.
Forsythe started fourth, grabbed the lead exiting the first two turns, and drove away from the field to score his second career Lincoln win in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature on Saturday night. It was Forsythe’s first Lincoln win since June of 2001, and this time came in the Livingston Lawn Care #2W owned by Norm, Penny, and daughter Whitney Wisner of Hanover, the family’s first career win.
The checkered flag fell on the first of three features just a few minutes before midnight, following a two-hour rain delay.
“It was sorta’ one lane…it gets that way when you have a rain delay,” said Forsythe in victory lane, “We sorta’ sucked all year so we started toward the front. I didn’t need a 26th lap, because I was falling out of the seat!”
“We changed race cars,” added Forsythe, “We wasted three-quarters of a year on another frame, and did everything. We couldn’t make it work and had another one sitting there. I want to thank the Wisner family for sticking with me, and giving me another shot in a different car.”
Jacob Allen started on the outside of the front row and ran second every lap, actually closing on the leader in lapped traffic in the middle stages of the race. But Allen was never able to set up for the pass, and crossed a Lincoln career-best second, followed by tenth-starting Alan Krimes, who passed polesitter Hunter Mackison on the last lap.
Ninth-starting Brian Montieth and 18th starting Danny Dietrich completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Hunter Mackison (who hit the guardrail after contact with Montieth coming off the final turn), Cory Haas, Jim Siegel, Ryan Smith, and Logan Schuchart, who came from 22nd spot and then came from the back again after being involved in a lap five crash in turn two.
Fred Rahmer finished sixth in his heat and pulled into the pits on the first lap, but earned enough appearance points to lock up an unprecedented 11th track title when he took the green for warm-ups. Rahmer’s 169 career wins at Lincoln came between 1987and last week, and his first track title was in 1994, giving him 11 titles in the past 19 years.
Heats for the 24 “410” Sprints were won by Haas, Adam Wilt, and Forsythe.
One night after claiming his first career “358” sprint car win at Trail-Way Speedway, Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell drove to his first career Lincoln win. In doing so, the Kennard-Dale sophomore become the third 15-year-old rookie to win a “358” sprint car feature at Lincoln this season.
Campbell started on the outside of the front row and took the high line around turns one and two to take the lead from polesitter Jeff Halligan, another rookie, and was scored the leader of every lap. His final margin of victory was 3.15 seconds over ninth-starting Tyler Ross. Third through fifth were eighth-starting Tim Wagaman, 12th-starting Austin Hogue, and rookie Chase Dietz.
Niki Young’s eighth-place finish and Jeff Rohrbaugh’s ninth-place finish sets up a battle between those two heading into the final points race of the season for the “358”sprint cars next Saturday night. Young will enter the final points race with a slim 25-point lead.
A double-points night for the Central PA “358” point series solidified Austin Hogue’s hold on the season-long series.
Heats for the 30 “358” Sprints were won by Halligan, Dietz, and Cody Fletcher, with Chris Arnold winning the consolation.
Mike Enders took the lead from Rich Eichelberger on lap 18 to claim his first win of the year in the 25-lap super sportsman feature. A late-race caution gave Eichelberger another chance, and he kept it close, but Enders’ final margin of victory was .91 seconds over the Lobar #8 and Chad Criswell. Fourth and fifth in the division’s final tune-up for the “Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100” in two week (9/14) were Leroy Martin and Scott Dellinger.
Polesitter Jaremi Hansen led the first four laps before outside front row starter Tom Wyckoff took over until lap seven.
Eichelberger took command on lap eight, and led until Enders caught him on lap 18.
Heats for the 33 Super Sportsman won by Dellinger, Criswell, Chris Meleason, and Eichelberger, with Rick Barr winning the consolation.
Lincoln will return to action next Saturday night, September 7, at 7 PM for the final 358 Sprint point race. Joining them will be the PASS RaceSaver (305) Sprints, and Thundercars. Gates will open at 5 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., August 31, 2013
JOHN GLEIM JR. EXCAVATING NIGHT
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25-Laps) - 1. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe ($3,200); 2. 1A-Jacob Allen; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison; 7. 11C-Cory Haas; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 92-Ryan Smith; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 11. 19-Stevie Smith; 12. 4-John Rudisill; 13. 8-Billy Dietrich; 14. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 15. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 16. 35-Steve Owings; 17. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 2A-Todd Allen; 20. 49-Brad Howard; 21. 6X-Mark Cole; 22. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 23. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 24. 20S-Fred Rahmer (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Glenndon Forsythe (1-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 7. 29-Ryan Wilson; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart (DNF). Time – 2:25.109
2nd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 4-John Rudisill; 4. 19-Stevie Smith; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 49-Brad Howard; 8. 35-Steve Owings (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 92-Ryan Smith; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 2A-Todd Allen; 8. 6X-Mark Cole. No Time
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell ($1,000); 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 29-Drew Heistand; 7. 3W-Duane Watson; 8. 65-Niki Young; 9. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 10. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 119-Chandler Leiby; 13. 23-Chris Arnold; 14. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 15. 30-Seth Kearchner; 16. 47-Michael Hamer; 17. 81B-Bob Anderson; 18. 5O-Brian Allman; 19. 97-Brie Hershey; 20. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 21. 51-Nick Palmerino; 22. 19ZIssac Sneeringer (DNF); 23. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 24. 22T-Dave Thrush (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Matt Campbell (1-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 3W-Duane Watson; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 29-Drew Heistand; 6. 47-Michael Hamer; 7. 81B-Bob Anderson; 8. 119-Chandler Leiby; 9. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); DNS – 34-Austin Reed. No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 65-Niki Young; 3. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 6. 22T-Dave Thrush; 7. 5O-Brian Allman; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 48-Tony Smolyniak; DNS – 31-Michael Markey. Time – 2:30.47
3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 30-Seth Kerchner; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 51-Nick Palmerino; 9. 4X-Jim Travis; 10. 59T-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 23-Chris Arnold
Feature (25-Laps) - 1. 3B-Mike Enders; 2. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 3. 55-Chad Criswell; 4. 21-Leroy Martin; 5. 30-Scott Dellinger; 6. 33-Scott Geesey; 7. 1-Paul Miller; 8. 77-Russ Mitten; 9. 43-Doug Dodson; 10. 99-Frankie Herr; 11. 318-Chris Meleason; 12. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 13. 13. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 14. 75-Kenny Edkin; 15. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 16. 222-Jay Fannasy; 17. 5-Dave Berkheimer; 18. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 19. 18-David Conrad, Jr.; 20. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF); 21. 20-Eric Eckert (DNF); 22. 22-Jaremi Hanson (DNF); 23. 69-Mallie Shuster (DNF); 24. 00-Rick Barr (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Jaremi Hansen (1-4), Tom Wyckoff (5-7), Rich Eichelberger (8-17), Mike Enders (18-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 30-Scott Dellinger; 2. 99-Frankie Herr; 3. 21-Leroy Martin; 4. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 5. 64-Stan Wanner; 6. 00-Rick Barr; 7. 69-Mallie Shuster; 8. 70D-Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.; 9. 222-Jay Fannasy. No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 55C-Chad Criswell; 2. 33-Scott Geesey; 3. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 4. 77-Russ Mitten; 5. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 6. 5-Dave Berkheimer; 7. 20W-Davey Walsh (DNF); 8. 29-Duaine Smith (DNF). Time – 2:43.31
3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 318-Chris Meleason; 2. 1-Paul Miller; 3. 32-Gregg Foster; 4. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 5. 75-Kenny Edkin; 6. 20-Eric Eckert; 7. 57G-Geoff Gill; 8. 888-John Wolfe (DNF). No Time
4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 2. 3B-Mike Enders; 3. 22-Jaremi Hanson; 4. 43-Doug Dodson; 5. 18-David Conrad, Jr.; 6. 91-Lanny Hake; 7. 59-Rodney Adams; 8. 7-Todd Leonard. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 00-Rick Barr