Bohlke Captures First Career URC win while Tim Henry and Jason Rochelle take INEX Legends wins
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 8/16/08 - Jim Siegel was full of emotion after winning for the first time this season at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. Siegel passed his good friend and race long leader Shawn ‘Big Block’ Weaver on lap 23 of the 25-lap Cindy Rowe Auto Glass 410 Sprint car feature and held on over the final two circuits for his fifth career win in the Pigeon Hills.
But the win meant a lot more to the young New Oxford driver as his father Steve was celebrating his birthday and his grandmother was in attendance.
"This is emotional in so many ways," said Siegel, who became the 11th different winner this season at Lincoln. "It’s my Dad’s birthday and it’s the first time my grandmother got to see me win. I have a lot of family and friends here and to pass a good friend like Big Block, I was like man but I’m so happy for myself and my team but I felt bad for him but I’m sure he’s happy because he’s out here doing what he loves."
Weaver started on the pole and led lap one before a Bob Howard spin in turn one.
Weaver continued to lead until a red flag on lap four when John Rudisill spun and collected Cory Haas.
The remainder of the feature went non stop as Weaver set the pace out front as Siegel, who started sixth moved into second with seven laps complete.
Weaver caught the rear of the field on lap 11 but was able to keep distance between himself and Siegel as Alan Krimes and Brian Leppo battled for third. Siegel became to gain on the leader with nine laps remaining and on lap 21, Siegel put his Siegel Racing owned, Nline Sports Apparel sponsored No. 59 alongside Weaver coming off turn four.
Siegel then made the race-winning pace with a slider in turn three to lead lap 23 and drove to the win.
"I tell ya what, we really needed that red flag," he said of the lap four red flag. "We really weren’t good enough to win this thing tonight."
Siegel praised Weaver on his second straight runner-up finish.
"Hats off to Big Block on his run tonight," Siegel added. "There isn’t anybody in that pit area that runs a cheaper operation and he comes here and runs up front every week. I think everybody should give him a hand because he’s putting on some good shows and not spending nearly the money as everybody as else. He is doing a great job."
Weaver held off Krimes, of Denver for the runner-up finish with Leppo, of New Oxford fourth and Salfordville’s Fred Rahmer fifth after starting 12th.
Rounding out the top 10 were Doug Esh, Craig Keel, Aaron Ott, Niki Young and Pat Cooper.
Cris Eash finished 12th but maintained the points lead with three races remaining. Eash has 6,355 points compared to Brian Montieth’s 6,340, Young’s 6,315 and Rahmer’s 6,305.
Heats for the 27 "410" Sprints were won by Jim Siegel, John Rudisill and Shawn ‘Big Block’ Weaver. Cody Darrah won the consolation.
It didn’t take Ryan Bohlke long to put the Guy Howie owned No. 19H machine in victory lane as he led all 25 laps to win the URC Sprint Series feature. The win was the first ever for Bohlke on the URC tour and also his first career win at Lincoln. He was recently hired to pilot the Howie sprinter on the URC tour.
Bohlke started on the pole and withstood several early race yellows before taking the win over Jason Clauss with URC points leader Curt Michael third over Kyle Parks, Trevor Lewis, JJ Grasso, Becca Anderson, Michael Carber, 22nd starting Chad Layton and Dave Ely.
Heat races for the 36 URC Sprinters were won by Justin Collett, Ryan Bohlke, Chuck Palmucci and Kyle Purks with Chad Layton winning the consolation.
Tim Henry raced to the win in the 15-lap INEX Legends feature. Henry, who became the fourth leader of the race on lap 12 held off Greg Burd, Scott Houdeshell, Bob Sobieski and Randy Kissinger.
Jason Rochelle passed teammate Pat McDermott coming off the final corner to win the 15-lap INEX Legends makeup feature. McDermott led the first 14 laps and finished a close second over Geremy Sheaffer, Rob Sobieski and Greg Burd.
Geremy Sheaffer, Randy Kissinger and Reed Salony were heat winners for the 33 Legends on hand. The consolation was won by Buddy Sload.
Next Saturday night, August 23rd at 7:30 PM, Lincoln Speedway will be back in action on Apex Fence Night featuring the Twin 20’s for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass 410 Sprints, the Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints and a feature only program for the Thundercars. Gates open at 5:30, with racing scheduled for 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.
Saturday - August 16, 2008
CINDY ROWE AUTO GLASS 410 SPRINTS:
Feature (25 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel, 2. 69-Shawn Weaver, 3. 87-Alan Krimes, 4. 71-Brian Leppo, 5. 51-Fred Rahmer, 6-30-Doug Esh, 7. 9-Craig Keel, 8. 25o-Aaron Ott, 9. 10N-Niki Young, 10. 26-Pat Cooper, 11. 89-Cody Darrah, 12. 17E-Cris Eash, 13. 25-Chad Layton, 14. 21-Brian Montieth, 15. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr., 16. 45L -Scott Geesey, 17. 5-Adam Lawrence, 18.49-Bob Howard, 19. 71X-Bill Stine, 20. 28-Chad Jumper, 21. 45-AJ Michael (DNF), 22. X-Bobby Weaver (DNF), 23. 4-John Rudisill (DNF), 24. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF). No Time.
Lap Leaders - Weaver (1-22); Siegel (23-25)
1st Heat (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel, 2. 26-Pat Cooper, 3. 9-Craig Keel, 4. 30-Doug Esh, 5. 21-Brian Montieth, 6. 25-Chad Layton, 7. 45L-Scott Geesey, 8. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr., 9. 71X-Bill Stine. Time 2:25.009
2nd Heat (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 4-John Rudisill, 2. 25o-Aaron Ott, 3. 71-Brian Leppo, 4. 51-Fred Rahmer, 5. 10N-Niki Young, 6. 5-Adam Lawrence, 7. 49-Bob Howard, 8. X-Bobby Weaver (DNF), 9. 8-Steve Petry (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (10 laps/6 to qualify) -1. 69-Shawn Weaver, 2. 87-Alan Krimes, 3. 17E-Cris Eash, 4. 45-AJ Michael, 5. 11C-Cory Haas, 6. 3B-Randy Baughman, 7. 61-Chris Wainwright, 8. 89-Cody Darrah (DNF), 9. 28-Chad Jumper (DNF). No Time
Consolation (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 89-Cody Darrah, 2. 45L-Scott Geesey, 3. X-Bobby Weaver, 4. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr., 5. 49-Bob Howard, 6. 28-Chad Jumper, 7. 71X-Bill Stine, 8. 61-Chris Wainwright (DNF), 9. 8-Steve Petry (DNF). No Time
Feature (25 laps) - 1. 19H-Ryan Bohlke, 2. 08-Jason Clauss, 3. 5G-Curt Michael, 4. 64K-Kyle Purks, 5. 21-Trevor Lewis, 6. 37-JJ Grasso, 7. 17-Becca Anderson, 8. 92-Michael Carber, 9. 55-Chad Layton, 10. 75-Dave Ely, 11. 16-Brett Schoenly, 12. 16C-Chuck Palmucci, 13. 69-Justin Collett, 14. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 15. 88-Rory Janney, 16. 27T-Alan Krimes, 17. 63-Josh Weller, 18. 15-Mark Bitner, 19. 99-Davey Sammons, 20. 54-Kevin Darling, 21. 36-Garry Gollub (DNF), 22. 4-Chris Coyle (DNF), 23. 39-Tim Hogue (DNF), 24. 3B-Joey Biasi (DNF), 25. 18-Adam Gordon (DNF). No Time.
Lap Leaders - Ryan Bohlke (1-25).
1st Heat (8 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 69-Justin Collett, 2. 39-Tim Hogue, 3. 21-Trevor Lewis, 4. 88-Rory Janney, 5. 18-Adam Gordon, 6. 36-Garry Gollub, 7. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon, 8. 4-Chris Coyle, 9. 36W-Jim Walter. No Time
2nd Heat (8 laps/5 to qualify) -1 19H-Ryan Bohlke, 2. 08-Jason Clauss, 3. 5G-Curt Michael, 4. 92-Michael Carber, 5. 63-Josh Weller, 6. 89G-David Gravel, 7. 97-Jimmy Reppert, 8. 2-Art Liedl (DNF), 9. 73-Kramer Williamson (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (8 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 16C-Chuck Palmucci, 2. 37-JJ Grasso, 3. 17-Becca Anderson, 4. 99-Davey Sammons, 5. 54-Kevin Darling, 6. 55-Chad Layton, 7. 27T-Alan Krimes, 8. 92A-Ed Eiken, 9. 3B-Joey Biasi (DNF). No Time
4th Heat (8 laps/5 to qualify) - 1-64K-Kyle Purks, 2. 16-Brett Schoenly, 3. 15-Mark Bitner, 4. 75-Dave Ely, 5. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 6. 49-Dave Gable, 7. 1-Scott Pursell, 8. 21F-Jerod Fink, 9. 40-Mike Kostic (DNF). Time: 2:06.411
Consolation (12 laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 55-Chad Layton, 2. 27T-Alan Krimes. 3. 3B-Joey Biasi, 4. 36-Garry Gollub, 5. 89G-David Gravely, 6. 92A-Ed Aiken, 7. 49-Dave Gable, 8. 4-Chris Coyle, 9. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon, 10. 21F-Jerod Fink, 11. 40-Mike Kostic, 12. 36W-Jim Walter, 13. 97-Jimmy Reppert (DNF), 14. 1-Scott Purcell (DNF), 15. 2-Art Liedl (DNS), 16. 73-Kramer Williamson (DNS). No Time
Regular Feature (15 laps) - 1. 98-Tim Henry, 2. 94-Greg Burd, 3. 5-Brian Levan, 4. 17R-Robert Sobieski, 5. 48-Randy Kissinger, 6. 16JR-TJ Mayberry, 7. 4-Shane Glatfelter, 8. 6-Jeff Condran, 9. 19-Shawn Light, 10. 37-Brian Weitzel, 11. 148-Jason Rochelle, 12. 611-Justin Grim, 13. 77-Randy Fetterhoff, 14. 15M-Luke Montgomery, 15. 14W-Ed Wentz, 16. 28-Brent Marquis, 17. 53-Bill Diehl, 18. 53JR-Buddy Sload, 19. 22-Reed Salony (DNF), 20. 46-Pat McDermott (DNF), 21. 27-Chad Glatfelter (DNF), 22. 7-Geremy Sheaffer (DNF), 23. 5K-Brian Levan (DNF), 24. 94X-Butch Brough (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders - Greg Burd (1-2, 4, 11); Reed Salony (3); Geremy Sheaffer (5-10); Tim Henry (12-15)
6/29 Makeup Feature (15 laps) – 1. 148-Jason Rochelle, 2. 46-Pat McDermott, 3. 7-Geremy Sheaffer, 4. 11-Rob Sobieski, 5. 94-Greg Burd, 6. 5-Scott Houdeshell, 7. 4-Shane Glatfelter, 8. 15M-Lucas Montgomery, 9. 16JR-TJ Mayberry, 10. 27-Chad Glatfelter, 11. 88-Andy Lupfer, 12. 37-Brian Weitzel, 13. 48-Randy Kissinger, 14. Z-Jim Black, 15. 00-Jason Smith, 16. 53-Bill Deihl, 17. 15-Harlon Leppo, 18. 14W-Ed Wentz, 19. 22-Reed Salony, 20. Y9-Rick Hartwig, 21. 611-Justin Grim (DNF), 22-38-Rick Miller (DNF). Did Not Start - 7-Jan Ingram, 27R-Tom Mayberry, 69-Will Cagle, 21-Kara Clarke, 799-Rick Harring, 769-Steve Nederostek, 99-Jordan Paschal.
Lap Leaders - Pat McDermott (1-14); Jason Rochelle (15)
1st Heat (6 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 7-Geremy Sheaffer, 2. 5-Scott Houdeshell, 3. 4-Shane Glatfelter, 4. 17R-Robert Sobieski, 5. 46-Pat McDermott, 6. 27-Chad Glatfelter, 7. 77-Randy Fetterhoff, 8. 20-Vernon Houseman, 9. 14W-Ed Wentz, 10. Z-Jim Black, 11. 88-Andy Lupfer (DNS). Time 2:07.35
2nd Heat (6 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 48-Randy Kissinger, 2. 94-Greg Burd, 3. 148-Jason Rochelle, 4. 15M-Luke Montgomery, 5. 19-Shawn Light, 6. 16JR-TJ Mayberry, 7. 611-Justin Grim, 8. 15L-Harlon Leppo, 9. 38-Rick Miller, 10. 79-Ed Trump, 11. 94X-Butch Brough (DNF). Time - 2:06.50
3rd Heat (6 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 22-Reed Salony, 2. 5-Brian Levan, 3. 98-Tim Henry, 4. 6-Jeff Condran, 5. 37-Brian Weitzel, 6. 53-Bill Diehl, 7. 53JR-Buddy Sload, 8. 28-Brent Marquis, 9. 76R-Mike Mayberry, 10. 00-Jason Smith (DNF), 11. Y9-Rick Hart wig (DNF). No Time.
Consolation (6 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 53R-Buddy Sload, 2. 611-Justin Grim, 3. 94X-Butch Brough, 4. 77-Randy Fetterhoff, 5. 14W-Ed Wentz, 6. 28-Brent Marquis, 7. 38-Rick Miller, 8. 79-Ed Trump, 9. 20-Vernon Houseman (DNF), 10. 15L-Harlon Leppo (DNF), 11. Z-Jim Black (DNF), 12. 76R-Mike Mayberry (DNS), 13. 00-Jason Smith (DNS), 14. Y9-Rick Hart wig (DNS), 15. 88-Andy Lupfer (DNS). No Time