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THREE FIRST TIME LINCOLN CHAMPIONS CROWNED
MONTIETH CLAIMS FIRST CAREER TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP;
Jeff Rohrbaugh 358 Sprint Champ; Gallagher Thundercar Titleist
YORK, PA, 11/22/08 - Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Holiday Inn in York Saturday night, November 22nd. Close to 400 people were in attendance to watch the crowning of the 410 sprint, 358 sprint, thundercar, and 358 late model champions for 2008. The top ten finishers in the season -long point series for all four divisions were honored as well as special awards.
MONTIETH CLAIMS CAREER FIRST CINDY ROWE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Sheer determination and year-long consistency was the formula which helped Phoenixville’s Brian Montieth dethrone all-time winner Fred Rahmer en route to his first-ever Cindy Rowe Auto Glass 410 sprint car championship at Lincoln Speedway in 2008.
Despite racing an entire season without winning a race, the driver known as "the Edge" thrilled the fans by passing hundreds of cars on his way to 10 top-five and 22 top-ten finishes in 22 races during the season.
It was also the first-ever track title for car owner Jerry Parrish and sponsors Premiere Auto Works and Auto Locator. Montieth’s title also secured the mechanic of-the-year award for chief wrench Scott Zellers.
Sportsmanship award winner Cris Eash of Hanover completed a comeback from retirement to pick up four wins, nine top-five, and 19 top-ten finishes. In the process, Eash climbed to sixth on the all-time Lincoln win list with 42 career wins.
Salfordville's Fred Rahmer, driving the Chad and Jenn Clemens-owned C&S Lawn & Landscaping/Miller Brothers Automotive/Bair’s Tree Service/Materials Handling Systems/Media Camping Center No.51 sprinter, finished third in season points. Though finishing with a season-leading seven wins, 19 top five, and 22 top-ten finishes, the ten-time track champ could not repeat after missing several shows during the course of the season. He continued to rewrite the Lincoln Speedway record-books by upping his all-time Lincoln win total to 161.
Spring Grove’s Niki Young completed his final season with the Neiderer Sanitation team by picking up the season opener (his only win of the season) and scoring four top-five and 17 top-ten finishes.
Alan Krimes of Denver scored two wins en route to a fifth-place finish in season points. He also had 11 top-five and 19 top-ten finishes during the season.
Completing the top ten in season points were Chad Layton, four-time winner and 2006 track champ Doug Esh, Nick Schlauch, Jr., one-time winner Jim Siegel, and Aaron Ott.
Other Lincoln winners included 2008 Most Improved Driver Cody Darrah (who picked up his first career win on a two-win night and added a third win later in the season), Stevie Smith (two wins), Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Jeff Shepard, Jim Siegel, and first-time winner Mike Bittinger.
The rookie of-the-year was teenager Adam Lawrence, who moved up from the 358 sprint division to compete regularly in 2008. He recorded one top five and three top-ten finishes at one of the most competitive Saturday night tracks in the nation.
Nov 22, 2008, 21:00
RAHMER CALLS LINCOLN FINALE WIN ONE OF HIS MOST SPECIAL
Sam Gallagher caps-off championship season with fifth win of year
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 10/18/08 - Every time Fred Rahmer wins he establishes a new record at Lincoln Speedway. But when he exited his C&S Lawn & Landscape/Miller Brothers Automotive #51 on Saturday night, he called win number 161 one of his most satisfying.
"I knew when I left home that I was winning tonight one way or another," said a matter-of-fact Rahmer in victory lane after scoring the win in the 25-lap "410" sprint feature, "It’s pretty neat when your 12-year-old boy (Freddie) did 80% of the work on the car this week. I’m so proud of him, and this is probably one of the best wins I’ve ever had."
An experimental qualifying format that inverted cars for their heats based on the fastest lap they turned in five-lap warm-up periods saw Rahmer start fourth in his heat. He went on to take the checkered in his qualifying event, garnering him the most points in the passing points system used to determine the starting line-up for the feature.
After drawing pill #5 for the inversion, Rahmer started fifth behind front-row starters Chad Layton and Pat Cooper and second-row starters Todd Hestor and Lance Dewease. Dewease and Rahmer advanced to second and third by lap three, and followed leader Chad Layton through one caution flag over the next three laps before Dewease drove by Layton for the top spot in turns three and four of lap seven.
Rahmer caught Layton for second on the restart following an eight-lap red flag for Brian Leppo, who struck the wall hard and did everything but flip on turns three and four.
Rahmer then followed Dewease before pulling the slider on the Advanced Settlement Services #30C exiting turn four of lap 11. Following a 14th-lap caution for a spinning Niki Young, Dewease tried the same move on Rahmer exiting turn four. The two tapped wheels, but both drivers regained control and Rahmer hung onto the lead.
"I’d say that with 90% of the other drivers here, we would have crashed coming off four, but he gave me just enough room," said Rahmer, "I hope the fans enjoyed a good race."
Oct 18, 2008, 21:42
DEWEASE WINS 12TH ANNUAL KENNY WELD MEMORIAL
Mike Walls wins 21st career in Thundercars; Sam Gallagher Clinches 2008 Thundercar Track Championship
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 10/4/08 - After a successful season that included both World of Outlaw and All-Star Circuit of Champions wins and a second-place finish in the All-Star point standings, Lance Dewease says there is still no place like home.
"I’ve said all along, I’m a Pennsylvania driver racing with the All-Stars," said Dewease after scoring the win in the 40-lap 12th Annual Kenny Weld Memorial for 410 sprint cars Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, "I’ll be a member of the PA Posse my whole life, and that won’t ever change no matter what we do." Dewease was a heat win away from a perfect night after setting fast time and winning the 12th Annual Kenny Weld Memorial for 410 sprint cars at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. Counting the $300 from Don Ott Racing Engines for setting fast time and feature lap money, Dewease’s first Lincoln win of the year was worth $6,480.
After a feature win at Williams Grove the night before, Dewease was fast out of the box, becoming the first driver since the 1,375-pound weight rule took effect to break 13 seconds for a lap in the Pigeon Hills.
Alan Krimes also broke the 13-second barrier with second-quick time, and later claimed the $500 bonus from Kenny Weld’s wife Mary Etta for being the first car with Weld Tech cylinder heads to cross the finish line.
Dewease drew a "six" pill for the inversion, and started fifth when Doug Esh failed to qualify in his heat. Esh qualified in the B main, but by race rule had to start ninth and dropped out late in the feature.
2008 track champ Brian Montieth started on the pole, but it was outside front row starter Craig Keel who grabbed the lead at the start. Keel and Montieth ran first and second for the first 11 laps before Alan Krimes took second from Montieth in a wild three-car battle for the runner-up spot between those two and Dewease.
Krimes ran second from laps 12 through 15 until Dewease took the spot in heavy lapped traffic on lap 16.
Dewease went to the cushion to drive around Keel for the lead in turns three and four of lap 20. He led the rest of the way, crossing .81-seconds ahead of Montieth for his 31st career Lincoln win.
"We’ve had a problem finishing races here," said Dewease, "Heck, we couldn’t even make it through time trials the one night here. Last time here, we were pretty decent and I messed up for a lap and-a-half at the start and killed it."
Oct 4, 2008, 23:10
ESH CLAIMS 20TH ANNUAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE
Brian Walls, Doug Bennett thundercar winners
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 9/20/08 - Doug Esh seems to always be at his best when the big money is on the line.
And it was no different at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night, as he drove around polesitter and race-long leader Lucas Wolfe in turns three and four of lap eight and drove away to his fourth win of the year in the $4,000-to-win Hank Gentzler Manufacturers Appreciation Race.
Esh started third when faster timer Wolfe drew the "0" pill for the inversion of the feature field.
He followed Wolfe and second-starting Jim Siegel for the fist five laps before getting by Siegel for the runner-up spot on lap five. It took only three laps for Esh to erase Wolfe’s .75-second lead, and he was one and-a-half seconds in front of Siegel when the only caution of the race came out for a torsion bar on turn two of lap 18.
"We were pretty good all night," said Esh in victory lane, "Dennis (Kohler) had the car real good and Dick (Leach) had the motor running real nice. You know, starting behind Lucas there...he’s run with the best and has become one of the best...I just felt like we had a little bit better car all night long. He was quick in time trials but we were able to race pretty good in the heat race.’
"We didn’t realize we weren’t allowed to put new tires on for the feature, so we ended up putting scuffs on," said Esh, "I wasn’t too comfortable running out there starting third, but it all worked out."
Siegel caught Wolfe for second on lap 10, and ran there the rest of the race, crossing 3.25 seconds behind the Pancho’s Racing Products/Leach family #30.
Ten-time track champ Fred Rahmer came from 13th-starting spot to catch Wolfe for third on lap 20, but couldn’t catch the leaders. Cody Darrah passed Wolfe for fourth on lap 21 and finished there, with Wolfe settling for fifth.
Sixth through tenth were Cris Eash, Niki Young, Justin Henderson in his first-ever Lincoln run, track 2008 Lincoln champ Brian Montieth, and Lance Dewease.
It was Esh’s 21st career win in the Pigeon Hills. Counting the $2,300 prize packages doled out by Hank’s Performance Products to all cars qualifying for the Manufacturers Race and $50 for finishing third in his heat, Esh’s winnings totaled more than $6,300 on the night. The value of manufacturers’ products and services distributed to competitors by Hank’s Performance Products was more than $58,000.
Sep 20, 2008, 23:48
FRANKIE HERR CLAIMS FOURTH CAREER LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN 100
Slaybaugh winner in thundercars; Kevin Seigler claims first Lincoln win in street stocks
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 9/13/08 - There’s no substitute for experience.
Carlisle’s Frankie Herr led the first 25 laps and last 18 laps in claiming the $4,000 top prize in the Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100 at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
In doing so, Herr moved alongside retired drivers Larry Jackson and Dwight Leib as the only four-time winners of super sportsman racing’s most prestigious event.
Counting the $455 in bonus lap money, Herr’s winnings were $4,455 on the night.
"I guarantee, this old man ain’t dead yet," quipped Herr in victory lane after one of racing’s most rugged events, "My guys did their job on that red flag, and they really dialed me in. I can’t give them enough credit. You (announcer Wayne Harper) could have driven that car over the last 35 laps!"
An inversion of four put Herr on the pole for the Sportsman 100. He grabbed the lead from Ryan Rupp at the outset and led until third-starting Paul Miller took the race lead on lap 26.
Miller then led the next 39 laps until a pre-determined red came out for drivers to refuel and make adjustments on lap 65. Meanwhile, tenth-starting Bobby Hockenberry was methodically working his way through the field, and he passed Herr for the runner-up spot two laps before the 65th-lap red.
"I wasn’t worried (about third at the break)," said Herr, "We had that break and I told my guys what to do, and they knew what to do. They made this thing a whole lot faster. I knew we had a whole ‘nother feature plus a couple laps, and I thought ‘Hell, this is the best I started this year...third...we can get ‘er done!"
Hockenberry made short work of Miller when the race restarted, driving around the #55 on lap 67. Herr reclaimed second from Miller in turns one and two following a 69th lap caution for Doug Hendricks, one of only ten cars remaining on the lead lap who spun exiting turn two. Herr chased Hockenberry through lapped traffic over the next 13 laps before diving low to grab the race lead for good through turns one and two of the 83rd lap.
Both Hockenberry and Miller began to push in the latter stages of the race, and they tapped wheels on the front stretch of lap of lap 99, allowing ninth-starting Jason Fry to drive by both cars into second.
But by then, Herr was long gone, crossing 4.39 seconds ahead of the Fry #10.
"This is awesome," said Herr of the win, "It’s a really nice feeling to have good people behind you. I’ve been fortunate since I got my own deal started that everybody stepped up and really helped me out. That means a lot to me. I can’t thank them enough. We dedicate this win to my crew chief Randy Raudabaugh’s son Justin. I also want to mention Scott Ball (who served on Herr’s pit crew before being killed in action in Iraq). They won’t be forgotten. They was here tonight watching us, too."
Hockenberry hung on to third, with Miller settling for fourth and two-time "100" winner Rick Eichelberger fifth. The other cars on the lead lap were Carmen Perigo, Jr. sixth, Russ Mitten seventh, and Leroy Martin eighth. Ninth and tenth one lap down were Steve Fannasy and Mike Enders.
Fast time in time trials over the 33-car super sportsman field was set by Danny Hager with a one-lap time of 15.535-seconds (86.901 MPH).
Gregg Foster and Scott Dellinger won the 10-lap qualifiers.
New Oxford’s Mike Slaybaugh picked up his second career win in the 20-lap Thundercar feature. It was an emotional win as Slaybaugh’s father, Kenny, passed away a few weeks earlier after a long bout with cancer.
Slaybaugh, who started 10th, worked his way through the field at the outset while outside frontrow starter Brad Shank grabbed the lead and led the first nine laps.
Slaybaugh, who was working the bottom of the track, suddenly switched to the middle groove while running second following a 10th lap caution restart.
The move paid off as he drove around Shank to take the lead on the 10th lap and then drove away to a 1.67-second win.
Sep 13, 2008, 23:51
SHAFFER WINS RACE, ROHRBAUGH CLAIMS TITLE IN LINCOLN 358 SPRINTS
Bobby Beard wins Inaugural Grinestaff Memorial, Knaub claims title in Lincoln 358 Late Models;
Gino Comi takes third of year in thundercars
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 9/7/08 - In a night of championships, it was York’s Adrian Shaffer leading all 25 laps of the $1,500-to-win 358 Sprint Championship race for his first win of 2008.
And it was West York’s Jeff Rohrbaugh taking home the coveted track Keizer Aluminum Wheels track championship by posting a fourth place finish in the final point race of the season. It was Rohrbaugh’s first ever title in the Pigeon Hills.
Shaffer grabbed the lead from his outside frontrow starting position with polesitter Glenndon Forsythe and fourth-starting Frankie Herr following.
A wild flip by Mike Duncan on the backstretch of the eighth lap stopped the action. Duncan was conscious after the crash, but transported to the trauma center at York hospital with a possible neck injury. No further reports on his condition were available.
On the restart, Herr got around Forsythe to move into second with Rohrbaugh, who started fifth, getting by Forsythe a lap later to move into third.
A Craig Myers flip in turns one and two stopped the action on the 13th lap. Myers was okay.
Shaffer held off Herr on the restart as seventh-starting Aaron Ott passed Rohrbaugh to move into third.
Herr began to pressure Shaffer as they approached lapped traffic on lap 20, but a spin by Danny Dietrich in turn four brought out the caution and gave Shaffer a clear track with five laps to go.
Shaffer then held off Herr and Ott over the final laps to pick up his fifth career win by .91-seconds.
"It’s been getting to where I was starting to run out of tries," said Shaffer in victory lane, "Friday night we started on the front row with Glenndon and he drove away, and I thought it was going to happen again tonight. I’m just glad I got the jump on him and had a clean track the whole race."
Sep 8, 2008, 00:45
KRIMES WINS RACE, MONTIETH CLAIMS FIRST TRACK TITLE IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS
Frankie Herr becomes 4th winner in 4 events in super sportsman; Ort & Heckman 305 sprint winners
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 8/30/08 - There’s a new track champion at Lincoln Speedway.
And the driver known as "the Edge" did it without a single win in 2008. Brian Montieth capped off his championship season with a fourth-place finish in Saturday night’s 25-lap 410 sprint car feature Saturday night.
Though he has not yet visited victory lane this season, Montieth’s fourth-place finish was his ninth top five finish and 19th top ten finish of ‘08.
It was a rough night for the four drivers still in points contention for the Lincoln title. Montieth was the only driver who finished high enough in his heat to gain a handicapped spot at the front of the feature field, and he started tenth. Both 1996 champ Cris Eash and 10-time track champ Fred Rahmer qualified in their heats, but missed the handicapping and started 16th and 19th, respectively. Niki Young finished fifth in the consolation event and missed qualifying by one spot. But he made the field when Pat Cooper scratched from the feature.
A flip by sixth-starting Chad Jumper in turn two of the opening lap also took out the YTI Career Institute #25 of Chad Layton and damaged the sprinter of defending champ Rahmer. Several other cars went to the pits during the red, including Young. Rahmer was able to report out before the race re-started, and started in the exact same 19th starting spot.
Once the race got underway, Mechanicsburg’s Bill Stine took the lead and paced the field the first eight laps before doing a wheelie exiting turn four and collecting the Pearl Technologies #9 of Craig Keel, who was setting up for the pass and struck the inside front stretch guardrail. Keel was done for the night, and Alan Krimes, who started sixth after the initial red flag, assumed the runner-up spot.
Krimes made quick work of Unlimited Fencing #71X on the restart, grabbing the lead on the restart and leading the rest of the way. For Krimes, is was his second win of the year and the sixth of his Lincoln career.
Fifth-starting Cody Darrah crossed second .78 second behind, with Jim Siegel third, Montieth fourth, and Josh Wells fifth. Completing the top ten were 16th-starting Doug Esh, Greg Hodnett, Eash, Aaron Ott, and Scott Geesey.
"I hated to spoil the party for those guys in the top-four in points," said Krimes with a big smile on his face in victory lane. "It was a rough night...the track was one groove, not my kind of track that’s for sure. Once I got out front there and I saw Cody on the outside I figured the top was the best place to be, but, my car just didn’t feel comfortable up there at all. It was loose and bouncing all around."
"We were battling real hard there and came up on lapped traffic and I knew that was going to get interesting. Luckily I got under the #4 car there on the white flag lap and that sealed the deal, hung on, and got the win."
Aug 31, 2008, 01:49
DARRAH, ESH APEX FENCE TWIN 20'S WINNERS IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS
Montieth points leader with one points race to go;
Ronnie Thomas claims second ‘08 win in thundercars
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 8/23/08 - Cody Darrah and Doug Esh both scored their third wins of the year in the Apex Fence Twin 20's for 410 sprint cars at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
And when the final points were tallied from the two $2,500-to-win events, Brian Montieth’s sixth and third-place finishes gave the Phoenixville driver a five-point lead over Cris Eash heading into the final points race of the season next Saturday night (8/30). Also in the points hunt heading into the season points finale are 10-time track champ Fred Rahmer (45 points behind) and Niki Young (55 points behind).
Points handicapping put Darrah 11th and Rahmer 12th for the start of the first 20-lap feature. Darrah got the front first, advancing to fourth by the time the first of two cautions on the event came out for a slowing Lonnie Ryan on lap seven. Darrah drove around front row starter Pat Cooper for third on the restart, caught A.J. Michael for the runner-up spot on lap 15, and then assumed the race lead when Cory Haas, who had led every lap since lap two, got collected by the spinning cars of Craig Keel and Brian Leppo in turn two of lap 18.
It was a bad break for the three-time "358" champ who is still looking for his first career Lincoln 410 sprint win.
Two lapped cars between Darrah and second-place Rahmer gave him the cushion he needed to score the 2.80-second win. Rahmer crossed second with Michael holding on for third, Aaron Ott crossing fourth, and Niki Young fifth. Sixth through tenth were Montieth, Alan Krimes, Doug Esh, Eash, and Jim Siegel.
Darrah’s only bad move of the night was picking a "12" pill for the inversion for the second feature.
That put both he and Rahmer back on row six for the second 20-lapper.
And that proved to be disastrous for Rahmer, who spun after contact with Darrah while the two were advancing through the field in turns three and four of lap five. That sent Rahmer to the rear for the restart, and he was able to come back through the field to finish ninth.
The invert put Pat Cooper on the pole, and he led the first four laps before third-starting Jim Siegel grabbed pulled a slider in turns one and two to grab the race lead. After the Rahmer spin, Siegel pulled away to a 2.08-second lead by the end of the eight lap, and led the rest of the way until Doug Esh pulled a slider of his own to make the race-winning pass in turns one and two of lap 19.
Esh drove away to the 1.54-second win, with Siegel settling for second, Montieth coming from seventh-starting spot to cross third, Eash fourth, and Darrah completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Krimes, Chad Layton, 20th-starting Haas, Rahmer, and Young.
Aug 23, 2008, 23:40
SIEGEL CLAIMS FIRST WIN OF SEASON WITH LATE RACE PASS
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.
Aug 16, 2008, 23:59
EASH CELEBRATES POINTS LEAD WITH 4TH LINCOLN “410" SPRINT WIN OF 2008
Criswell scores first ever Lincoln win in "358 sprints; Rohrbaugh "Shootout" champ;
Denny Gross wins first race in 11 years in "358" sprint makeup from last Saturday;
Brad Shank earns career first in $600-to-win thundercar championship race
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/9/08 - Hanover’s Cris Eash celebrated taking over the points lead in style Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.
After a disappointing finish last week, Eash took no chances this week. Eash who started eighth, laid back and watched Shawn Weaver and Pat Cooper battle back and forth for the lead over the first seven laps. Then Eash methodically got around Weaver for second on lap seven and then got around Cooper exiting the second turn of lap eight to take the lead.
From there, the former track champion cruised out in front, patiently picked his way through heavy lapped traffic in the latter stages, and took the checkered 2.27 seconds ahead of Weaver to record his fourth win of 2008 in the 25 lap 410 Sprint Feature.
"I sure wish I could have gotten that win last week," said Eash in reference to his crash with Craig Keel while battling for the win last week, "We’d be sitting pretty in the points, but we’ll take it...you never know what could happen these last few point races."
Eash was reflecting on the points he could have gained on Fred Rahmer in last week with the 10-time track champion and then point leader racing elsewhere. With Rahmer and several other local racers in Knoxville competing the Nationals, this night’s race was only worth 100 show-up points to all those who competed at Lincoln.
As it stands with only four point races remaining, Eash is the new point leader with 6,065 points. Brian Montieth is only five points behind in second, Niki Young is 55 points back in third, and Rahmer is 85 points back in fourth.
The win for Eash was the 42nd of his career at Lincoln, sixth on the all time win list.
Weaver settled for second, with Brian Montieth coming from tenth to finish third, Alan Krimes fourth, and Cory Haas fifth. Sixth through tenth were 12th-starting Lucas Wolfe, 17th-starting Niki Young, Nick Schlauch, Jr., Cooper, and Scott Geesey.
Aug 10, 2008, 01:28