||Last Updated: Apr 22nd, 2017 - 15:38:01
LINCOLN PROMOTERS CANCEL APRIL 22ND RACING PROGRAM DUE TO RAIN
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/22/2017 – Rain showers throughout the day, and continuing into the late afternoon, has forced Lincoln Speedway promoters to cancel tonight's April 22nd racing program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Legends.
Next Saturday, April 29th, Lincoln Speedway will be holding the 14TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and Super Sportsman. Time trials begin for the 410 Sprints at 7 PM. Gates 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.
Apr 22, 2017, 15:19
LUCAS WOLFE CLAIMS $5,000 TOP PRIZE IN LEFFLER ENERGY 410 SPRINT CAR SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP
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Halligan holds off Shearer for 358 sprint car win
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/15/2017 –Lucas Wolfe grabbed the lead at the outset from polesitter Greg Hodnett and led every lap to claim the $5,000 top prize in Saturday’s Leffler Energy Spring Championship for 410 sprint cars at Lincoln Speedway.
Despite torrid racing in behind, none of the heavy hitters were able to catch the Michael Barshinger-owned Embee & Son #24 as Wolfe claimed his fourth career Lincoln win.
Time trials, qualifying, and an inversion draw put Hodnett and Wolfe on the front row, with last week’s winner Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and Billy Dietrich on row two, and Danny Dietrich and five-time champ Brian Montieth on row three. Row four was just as impressive, with defending champ Alan Krimes and Chad Trout.
Montieth was the hard charger through the mid stages of the race, getting around Danny Dietrich with six laps to go and closing on the winner in lapped traffic at the end.
“It’s certainly important we have a good opportunity to start way up,” said Wolfe in victory lane, “These time trial races normally play into my hands and give me a good opportunity. I’ve been able to capitalize on them the last couple of years. It’s fortunate to start the season here this way.”
“We’ve been pretty competitive I thought, but things just haven’t gone right,” said Wolfe, “It was good to put a whole night together. Obviously, there’s tremendous competition there at the front on these types of races, so the start was certainly critical. Both Brian and Danny have been good here all year, and have a lot of laps and wins here, so I’m enjoying the opportunity to run here a little more and hopefully, be able to keep this amount of competitiveness going and move forward and be strong all year.”
Third through fifth behind Wolfe and Montieth were Danny Dietrich, Hodnett, and Krimes. Sixth through tenth were McIntyre, 13th-starting Tyler Ross, Trout, Robbie Kendall, and 18th-starting Kyle Moody.
Heats for the 410 Sprints were won by Montieth, Krimes, and Trout, with Freddie Rahmer winning the consolation after failing to qualify in his heat and missed the inversion. Fast time in time trials over the 28-car field was set by Freddie Rahmer with a one-lap time of 13.391-seconds (100.814 MPH).
Like Wolfe, Jeff Halligan drove to his fourth career Lincoln win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
The event included an 11-car melee in turn two of lap seven when Wyatt Hinkle and Adrian Shaffer made contact, sending Hinkle into a spin and collecting ten other cars. Shaffer was able to keep moving and was placed third for the restart. While he had his hands full over the remainder of the event with tenth-starting and defending champ Chandler Leiby, Halligan was busy trying to hold off the race-long challenges of early race leader Brent Shearer.
Shearer started fourth and led the first two laps before Halligan claimed the lead on a lap three restart. Though Halligan led the rest of the way, Shearer wouldn’t go away, and crossed a close second.
Third through fifth were Shaffer, Leiby, and Cody Fletcher. Sixth through tenth were 14th-starting Kyle Denmyer, Matt Findley, Ashley Cappetta, Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., and Steve Wilbur.
Heats for the 26 358 Sprints were won by Shaffer, Phil Walter, and Halligan, with Trey Hivner winning the consolation.
Next Saturday, April 22nd, Lincoln Speedway will hold a 3-division show featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 sprints, and Central PA Legends at 7 PM. Gates open at 5 PM.
Apr 15, 2017, 22:46
MCINTYRE SCORES FIRST LINCOLN WIN SINCE 2015 IN “410” SPRINT CAR MAIN
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Gracey in victory lane for the first time in 19 years; Wayne Dutterer tops street stock field
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/8/2017 – Sometimes you have to slow down to go fast. And that’s exactly what Gerard McIntyre, Jr. did to claim his first win of the year in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
“I wasn’t here (victory lane) at all last year,” reflected McIntyre upon exiting his Weaver’s Body Shop #16 in victory lane, “It make it a lot easier when you have a real good car. And that’s what Dad gave me here tonight. He just did a phenomenal job. I didn’t really have to drive the thing. Anywhere I wanted to go I just kinda’ drove around them.
Handicapping put McIntyre on the outside of row three for the start. Outside front row starter Scott Fisher led the first two laps before fourth-starting Brandon Rahmer took the lead on lap three. McIntyre caught Rahmer for the top spot on lap 16 and led the rest of the way, crossing 2.72 seconds in front of Rahmer.
“Brandon was there on the top where I wanted to be, and I went to the bottom and saw the rubber there,” said the New Oxford driver, “Once I got around him, I slowed down enough to stay on the rubber. I figured that was the best place to be. I was complacent anyway.”
Third through fifth were Matt Campbell (who returned from a vicious crash the week before), 11th-starting Danny Dietrich, and Brian Montieth, who came from 20th starting spot. Fisher settled for sixth, and was followed by Tyler Ross, Jim Siegel, Alan Krimes, and 16th-starting Lucas Wolfe.
“I can’t tell you how much this win means,” said McIntyre in victory lane, “My dad did a really great job tonight. I thought he really screwed it up, but apparently not, huh?”
Heats for the 28 410 Sprints were won by Chase Dietz, Krimes, and Danny Dietrich, with Ryan Smith winning the consolation.
Former 410 sprint car regular and six-time career winner Todd Gracey scored his first Lincoln win in 19 years in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature. In only his second time out in Evan Taylor’s Blue Ribbon Exteriors #19G, Gracey inherited the lead when polesitter and race-long leader Brie Hershey came to a stop with motor problems in turn two of lap 11.
Gracey was challenged by Troy Wagaman, Jr. on the restart, but eventually pulled away for his first-ever 358 sprint car win. Wagaman settled for second, with Jared Esh, Steve Wilbur, and Cody Fletcher rounding out the top five.
Doug Hammaker, Adrian Shaffer, Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., Phil Walter, and Brent Shearer completed the top ten.
Heats for the 26 358 Sprints were won by Hammaker, Gracey, and Rittenhouse, with Ashley Cappetta winning the consolation.
Wayne Dutterer, who had one career win in the Lincoln thundercars of yesteryear, scored the win in the 20-lap street stock feature. Dutterer, who started fifth, led the first four laps before Mike Potts came from his ninth starting spot to take the lead. Like Hershey in the 358 sprints, Potts dropped from the field while leading, handing the top spot back to Dutterer on lap 10.
Dutterer held off Danny Beard and Joey Hoffer over the second half of the race to score his first Lincoln street stock win. Fourth and fifth behind Beard and Hoffer were Jim Rost and 12th-starting Chris Heller.
Heats for the 24 Street Stocks were won by Heller, Hoffer, and Danny Beard.
Next Saturday, April 15th, Lincoln Speedway moves to 7 PM start-time with LEFFLER ENERGY NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprint Spring Championship, paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start, and a regular program of 358 sprints. Time Trials will be held for the 410 sprints starting at 7 PM. Gates open at 5 PM.
Apr 8, 2017, 22:41