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AUGUST 12TH RACING PROGRAM CANCELED DUE TO RAIN
WE HAVE CANCELED TONIGHT'S AUGUST 12TH RACING PROGRAM DUE TO RAIN!
Aug 12, 2017, 17:29
FREDDIE RAHMER WINS WILD 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
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Shearer 12th different winner in 15 races in 358 sprints; Charlie Summers takes Dizzy Dean Memorial in Classic Cars
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – August 5, 2017 – Freddie Rahmer has struggled at Lincoln this year, but he had ‘em covered in scoring his second win of the year in the 25-lap feature for 410 sprint cars in the Pigeon Hills Saturday night.
“I just want to win,” said Rahmer upon exiting his Leffler Energy/Miller Brothers Chevrolet/Trans East Equipment #51 in victory lane, “I want more nights like tonight.”
Saturday was night number-one of the Lincoln/Susquehanna/Trail-Way tri-track “Shootout,” and a redraw for the front 12 cars placed Rahmer sixth for the start. He drove into the top five by the end of the second lap and passed Chad Trout for fourth a lap later. In the meantime, polesitter Gerard McIntyre, Jr. was leading the field.
Rahmer hung in fourth for the next 16 laps while Chase Dietz and Glenndon Forsythe battled for position chasing McIntyre for the race lead.
Dietz struck both the turn two and turn four walls several times and slowed on lap 19, just before the red flag waved for a four-car tangle in turns one and two that saw Scott Fisher roll onto his side. Dietz went to the pits during the red and did not return.
On the subsequent restart, Rahmer and Montieth lined up second and third, with Forsythe now fourth.
That led to a three-car battle for the lead, with Rahmer driving under McIntyre when McIntyre hopped the cushion in turn four of the 19th lap, allowing both Rahmer and Montieth to slip by. A caution flag flew a lap later, as the side panel on the front wing of Montieth became dislodged and landed on the backstretch. McIntyre slid back in front of Montieth on the restart and Montieth wrestled with his ill-handling car. Forsythe reclaimed third from Montieth on lap 23.
“They started to get free and I was waiting on lapped traffic,” said Rahmer, “I made my move when I had to on that restart. We’ve been fast at the Grove and on the big tracks, but we’ve struggled here a little. I need to stop worrying about the car and just drive.”
Crossing fifth behind Rahmer, McIntyre, Forsythe, and Montieth was ninth-starting Cory Haas, with Jim Siegel, Alan Krimes, Trout, Brandon Rahmer, and Tim Wagaman finishing sixth through tenth.
Heats for the 26 “410” Sprinters were won by Tyler Ross, Haas, and Montieth, with Tim Glatfelter winning the consolation.
Brent Shearer raced to his first win of the year and second career Lincoln win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. He started sixth and caught polesitter and race-long leader Kody Hartlaub for the top spot on lap 13. He led the rest of the way, with 11th-starting Doug Hammaker coming on strong at the end to finish second. Hartlaub settled for third, followed by point leader Adrian Shaffer and Cody Fletcher.
Heats for the 27 “358” Sprinters were won by Todd Gracey, Jordan Givler, and Fletcher, with Steve Wilbur winning the consolation.
Charlie Summers was the winner of the 20-lap Dizzy Dean Memorial for Classic Cars. Summers started fourth, grabbed the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Neal Reamer on lap 13, and held Reamer off over the final seven laps.
Third through fifth were Wes Brown, Joe Brown, and Ron Grove.
Heats for the 12 Classic Racing Series cars were won by Joe Brown and Reamer.
Aug 5, 2017, 23:47
MONTIETH COMES FROM 12TH TO WIN LINCOLN NON-STOP 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE
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Halligan runs away from field in 358 sprints; Sagi claims first-ever Lincoln win in 358 late models
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – July 29, 2017 – Brian Montieth continues his climb to legendary status at Lincoln Speedway. The latest feat was a win from 12th starting spot in a non-stop feature on Saturday night.
It included a thrilling three-car pass from fourth to first on lap 14.
Montieth entered the top five on lap nine as race-long leader Tyler Ross entered lapped traffic with a one and-a-half second lead over Brandon Rahmer. Rahmer was side-by-side with Ross for the race lead as the two completed lap 13. By that time, Montieth had advanced to fourth and was hot on the tail of third-place Chad Trout as all four raced nose-to-tail, side-by-side through lapped traffic. Montieth split Trout and Rahmer to move into second on the backstretch, and then went to the top side to drive around Ross for the race lead in turns three and four.
“Traffic here is everything,” said Montieth in victory lane, “Everybody had a shot to do something, and I just had to do something different.”
Montieth pulled away over the final ten laps to score a 2.41-second win over fifth-starting Chase Dietz, who advanced several spots over the final laps to cross second. Seventh starting Matt Campbell also came on strong at the end to finish third, with eighth-starting Chad Trout and Rahmer finishing fourth and fifth.
“It wasn’t a ‘gimme’ tonight. I can’t say enough about this team,” said Montieth, “We’ve struggled all-year and we should have been here more than we have. We made a lot of progress last weekend with the Outlaws. Even though we didn’t do very well time trial and heat race-wise, we finally got on the right page and I hope this continues.”
“I think a lot of it is seat time,” added Montieth, “I’ve been racing here a lot longer than most of those guys that started up there.”
When reminded that his 55th career Lincoln win moved him to within one of the great Bobby Abel, Montieth said,
“That’s something that 30 years ago I would never even though of. Thirty-five years ago I didn’t even know this place existed. There are a lot of legends in this place, and over the years I’ve learned about them.”
Ross settled for sixth, with Jim Siegel, Alan Krimes, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Tim Glatfelter rounding out the top ten.
Heats for the 18 “410” Sprinters were won by Krimes and Cole Young.
Jeff Halligan started on the pole and dominated the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature event, opening night of the Lincoln/Trail-Way “Shootout” for 358 sprinters. (Night #2 will be on September 1st at Trail-Way.) His second Lincoln win of the year was by seven seconds over a wild three-car battle for the runner-up spot, with Troy Wagaman, Jr. coming from seventh starting spot to hold off point leader Adrian Shaffer and Steve Owings. Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. was fifth.
Heats for the 30 “358” Sprinters were won by Wagaman, Jordan Givler, and Matt Findley, with Chandler Leiby winning the consolation.
Alan Sagi took the lead from polesitter Matt Murphy on the second lap and led the rest of the way for his first career Lincoln win in the 20-lap 358 late model feature. And his win came on a big night, as the active Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown member won on ARCH Night.
Murphy, Drew Weisser, Randy Burkholder, and Precise Racing Products point series leader Travis Mease completed the top five.
Heats for the 29 “358” Late Models were won by Bruce Kane, Cam Zeigler, and Jeremy Miller, with Steve Lowery winning the consolation.
Lincoln is back in action next Saturday night, August 29th, with DCS School of Driving Night featuring the 410 Sprints (Night #1 of three-track “Shootout” series for 410 sprints), 358 Sprints and the Classic Racing Series. In addition, we will be having York Flooring KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES.
Jul 29, 2017, 23:21