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DIETRICHS FINISH ONE, TWO IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR THRILLER
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Arnold first repeat winner in “358” sprints; Cullum two-for-two in All American Outlaws
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – June 24, 2017 – It was a big night for the Dietrich family in a thriller Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.
In the end, Danny Dietrich claimed his fifth win of the year over brother Billy and Freddie Rahmer in a three-car battle that went down to the finish.
“That was freakin’ awesome! That’s some good racing there, ain’t it?,” said Dietrich after scoring his 36th career Lincoln win, “I used the wall to not run into somebody else, so we’re glad to be standing here.”
The winner started ninth, with brother Billy starting fourth, and Freddie Rahmer starting sixth. Polesitter Tim Glatfelter grabbed the lead at the drop of the green was immediately challenged by Billy.
The red flag came out on lap five when points leader Brian Montieth spun in turns three and four, collecting Jim Siegel and Matt Campbell, who rolled onto his side. Those three were battling for seventh place at the time. That was the only break in the 25-lap event, with Billy Dietrich claiming the lead from Glatfelter on the restart.
Freddie Rahmer got by Glatfelter for second on lap eight, and Danny Dietrich moved past Glatfelter to enter the top three on lap ten. That set up a 15-lap battle for the lead through lapped traffic which saw Rahmer and Danny swap second several times. Danny officially took over the runner-up spot on lap 15, with Rahmer reclaiming second on lap 17. Danny reclaimed second on 19, and began to pressure brother Billy.
He drove around Billy with a slider on lap 22, and led the rest of the way, finishing 1.47 seconds ahead of Billy, with Freddie crossing a close third.
“I drove harder than everybody else,” said Dietrich, “My brother ran hard, too. It looked like he just went away at the end. He was so good early and took the lead from Freddie. We just caught up the last five laps. The car got free and we could run the top. I was running the bottom early on, and thought I was pretty good around there. I was hoping it was still there at the end, and it was. Once I got the lead, I moved back to the bottom and was hoping that no one could take the long way around me.”
11th-starting Kyle Moody finished fourth, and Cory Haas completed a spectacular run to come from 22nd starting spot to finish fifth. Sixth through tenth were Glatfelter, Campbell (returning from the early-race crash), Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Tyler Ross, and Chad Trout.
Heats for the 23 “410” Sprints were won by Campbell, Montieth, and Glatfelter.
Dillsburg’s Chris Arnold came from 12th starting spot to score his second win in a row and become the first repeat winner in 11 feature events in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Arnold was already up to fifth by the end of the fourth lap, got around both Todd Gracey and Brie Hershey to move into third on lap eight, caught Matt Findley for second on lap 11, and then took the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Jake Eldreth on lap 12. Brie Hershey and Findley got together while battling for third on lap 15, but Eldreth couldn’t catch Arnold over the final six laps, crossing one full second behind for the runner-up spot.
In a late-race charge, Chase Dietz (driving the Roger McKeehan #4R) advanced to third at the finish, with C.J. Tracy and Ashley Cappetta crossing fourth and fifth.
Heats for the 30 “358” Sprints were won by Findley, Tracy, and Gracey, with Troy Wagaman, Jr. winning the consolation.
Justin Cullum came from ninth starting spot to win the 20-lap All American Outlaw feature event. He advanced quickly through the field and caught race-long leader Jim Minter for the lead on lap nine. He crossed 1.03 seconds ahead of eventual runner-up Jeff McCauley, with Randy Doty, John Holmes, and Joe Davis rounding out the top five.
Minter pulled up lame late in the race, ending his night.
Heats for the 11 All American Outlaws were won by Cullum and Minter.
Lincoln Speedway is back in action twice next week as PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK gets underway with Lincoln Speedway hosting a pair of SPEEDWEEK shows.
Next Saturday night, July 1st, Lincoln Speedway will host night 2 of Pennsylvania Speedweek with the 18th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial. The 410 sprinters will be going after the 30-lap $7,000 winner’s check . The Central PA Legends will round out the evening’s action. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, with time trials scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM.
Lincoln will then get back to PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK action 2 days later on Monday night, July 3rd, with night 4 of the scheduled Speedweek series. Night 4 of the series will have the 410 sprinters going after the $5,000 winner’s check. The 358 Sprinters will round out the evening’s action. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, with time trials scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM.
Jun 24, 2017, 23:42
WOLFE MAKES LATE-RACE PASS TO WIN BAPS NIGHT FEATURE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
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Chris Arnold becomes 10th different winner in 10 races in 358 sprints
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – June 17, 2017 – Lucas Wolfe took advantage of one of his few opportunities in lapped traffic with just over a lap to go to score the $4,200 top prize in Saturday’s BAPS Night 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway.
Wolfe, who picked up the $1,000 bonus from BAPS with the win, set fast time on the night and started fourth. He quickly advanced to second at the start and chased polesitter and race-long leader Gerard McIntyre, Jr. the entire way, pulling onto McIntyre’s bumper for restart following the event’s only caution for a spinning Anthony Macri in turn two of lap 16.
By that time, Brian Montieth had come from his 14th starting spot to pass Danny Dietrich and move into fifth just before the caution.
Wolfe was unable to stay with McIntyre for the next several laps until the leaders hit lapped traffic with five laps to go.
“Gerard was very good…way better…especially off of two. I thought I might get some opportunities and was fortunate to get a good start and get by Freddie. I was never able to close seriously on McIntyre,” said Wolfe in victory lane, “He was able to navigate traffic pretty well. So after the restart, I thought I might have to try and find something that was a little different.”
“I was pretty good on the bottom down there off of two. I could never make anything work in three and four, and just kept trying. I was really overdriving trying to keep up with him,” said Wolfe, “Fortunately, once we got to traffic, it all played out correct for me. It slowed him up enough to give me a few shots at him, and was finally able to make one stick there at the end.”
Wolfe’s race-winning pass came in the midst of lapped traffic while exiting turn four with the white flag waving.
McIntyre tried his best to reclaim the lead in turns one of two of lap 25, but settled for second, with Brian Montieth making a late-race pass to get by Freddie Rahmer for third. Rahmer and Cory Haas completed the top five.
Sixth through tenth were Danny Dietrich, Chad Trout, Tim Glatfelter, Billy Dietrich, and Robbie Kendall.
Heats for the “410” Sprints were won by Kendall, Billy Dietrich, and Haas. Fast time in time trials over the 21-car 410 sprint field was set by Wolfe with a one-lap time of 13.624-seconds (99.090 MPH).
Dillsburg’s Chris Arnold became the tenth different winner in ten 2017 “358” sprint car events after starting eighth and taking the race lead from outside front row starter and race-long leader Mike Bittinger following a lap four restart.
Arnold picked up a $300 bonus from BAPS to round out his $1,300 win, the third of his career at Lincoln.
Points leader Adrian Shaffer continued his streak of top five finishes by crossing second. Third through fifth were 11th-starting Doug Hammaker, Cody Fletcher, and Bittinger. Sixth through tenth were polesitter Landon Myers, Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., Matt Findley, Brie Hershey, and Brent Shearer.
Heats for the 23 “358” Sprints were won by Chris Frank, Shaffer, and Fletcher.
Jun 17, 2017, 23:23
MESERAULL SCORES CAREER FIFTH IN AMSOIL USAC WINGLESS FEATURE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
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Brie Hershey becomes ninth winner in nine races in 358 sprint division
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – June 14, 2017 – What a difference a night makes.
One night after crashing on the final lap at Grandview Speedway, San Jose, California’s Thomas Meseraull claimed the $6,000 top prize in race #2 of the Amsoil USAC wingless sprint car Eastern Storm tour at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night.
It was Meseraull’s second overall win of the year and fifth USAC win of his career.
Meseraull drove around polesitter and race-long leader Jarett Andretti to take the lead on lap six and drove away from the field to a four and-a-half second win over Andretti, who scored his best-ever USAC finish. Third through fifth were Kevin Thomas, Jr., Chad Boesphlug, and Chris Windom.
Sixth through tenth were Tyler Courtney, Shane Golobic, C.J. Leary, Kyle Robbins, and Jerry Coons, Sr. Alex Bright was the hard charger after coming from 22nd staring spot to finish 11th. In the end, 17 of the 22 starters finished on the lead lap, and leading 2017 Lincoln winner Danny Dietrich was the only car which failed to finish.
Heats for the USAC Sprinters were won by Golobic, Windom, and Aaron Farney. Robert Ballou won the B-Main. And fast time in time trials over the 28-car USAC field was set by Justin Grant with a one-lap time of 15.874-seconds (85.055-MPH).
Lady driver Brie Hershey got the monkey off her back by becoming the ninth winner in nine races so far this year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Hershey started on the pole beside Ashley Cappetta and was never caught. It was Hershey’s fourth career Lincoln win.
Points leader Adrian Shaffer started fourth and was scored second every lap, with Phil Walter, Brent Shearer, and Cappetta rounding out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Doug Hammaker, Tyler Ross (in a backup Tom Rumsey car), Kyle Denmyer, Ryan Higgins, and Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.
Heats for the 28 “358” Sprints were won by Walter, Shaffer, and Hammaker, with Rittenhouse winning the consolation.
Lincoln Speedway is back in action this Saturday night, June 17th, with BAPS NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints. In addition, there it will be York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races and it will also be the first of two York County Racing Club Nights on the season. Gates open at 5:30 PM, with racing action getting underway at 7:30 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.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Amsoil USAC Sprints
USAC Eastern Storm Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 27-Thomas Meseraull; 2. 18-Jarrett Andretti; 3. 44-Kevin Thomas, Jr.; 4. 69-Chad Boespflug; 5. 5-Chris Windom; 6. 23C-Tyler Courtney; 7. 3-Shane Golobic; 8. 30-CJ Leary; 9. 17R-Kyle Robbins; 10. 39C-Jerry Coons; 11. 13K-Alex Bright; 12. 32-Chase Stockton; 13. 12-Robert Ballou; 14. 63-Brady Bacon; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody; 16. 15F-Aaron Farney; 17. 52-Isaac Chapple; 18. 21P-Carmen Perigo; 19. 71P-Dave Darland; 20. 11-Justin Grant; 21. 77-Dustin Smith; 22. 13-Danny Dietrich. No Time
Lap Leaders – Jarrett Andretti (1-5), Thomas Meseraull (6-30)
USAC Sprint Heat Winners – Shane Golobic, Chris Windom, Aaron Farney
USAC Sprint B-Main Winner – Robert Ballou
USAC Time Trials (Fast time) – Justin Grant, 15.874-seconds (85.055 MPH)
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 3. 5-Phil Walter; 4. 12-Brent Shearer; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 66-Doug Hammaker; 7. 41B-Tyler Ross; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 13-Ryan Higgins; 10. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 11. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 12. 19M-Landon Myers; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 10-Zach Eucalano; 15. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 16. 59-Steve Wilbur; 17. 74-TJ DeHaven; 18. 5A-Zachary Allman; 19. 41-Jeff Halligan; 20. 7-Trey Hivner; 21. 90-Jordon Givler; 22. 12B-Mike Bittinger; 23. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 24. 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush. No Time
Lap Leaders – Brie Hershey (1-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5-Phil Walter; 2. 41-Jeff Halligan; 3. 41B-Tyler Ross; 4. 90-Jordon Givler; 5. 19M-Landon Myers; 6. 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush; 7. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 8. 5A-Zachary Allman; 9. 10-Zach Eucalano; 10. 21X-Kyle Abrahims. No Time
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 2. 12-Brent Shearer; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 12B-Mike Bittinger; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 19G-Todd Gracey (DNF). No Time
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 13-Ryan Higgins; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 59-Steve Wilbur; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 74-TJ DeHaven; 8. 3-Chris Prior; 9. 8-Kenny Kuhn. Time – 2:12.88
358 Sprint Consolation Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 2. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 3. 74-TJ DeHaven; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 10-Zach Eucalano; 6. 5A-Zachary Allman; 7. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 8. 3-Chris Prior; 9. 21X-Kyle Abrahims DNS: 19G-Todd Gracey. No Time
Jun 14, 2017, 23:20