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FRANKIE HERR RECORDS 7TH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN 100 WIN
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Gene Knaub Dominates Again in 358 Late Model Action
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/13/14 – Frankie Herr continues to rewrite the super sportsman record books. From his fourth starting spot, Herr led 32 laps early, and then led the final 39 to record his seventh win in the prestigious 40th Annual Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100 at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Herr chased down outside frontrow starter and race long leader Mike Enders to take his first lead on lap 16 and paced the field through lap 48. Polesitter Gregg Foster had stayed with the leaders, Herr and Enders, through the first half of the 100 lap event and raced by Enders for second on lap 48 and then by Herr for the lead a lap later on lap 49.
Herr and Enders stayed with the race-leading Foster as the top-three raced though lapped traffic just past the halfway point of the 100-lap marathon. Herr got back around Foster for the lead on lap 61 and paced the field to the 70-lap break with Enders and 17th-starting Russ Mitten both keeping pace as the 70th-lap caution, signaled the break in the action.
All teams then headed to the pits for 10 minutes to work on their cars at the 70th lap break in the action’
But nobody had anything for Herr over the final 30-laps as he extended a 3-second lead to 9.53 seconds over the final 10 laps and took the checkered over eighth-starting Chad Criswell and Mitten for his second consecutive Sportsman 100 victory.
Enders, and 20th-starting Carmen Perigo, Jr. completed the top-five.
Rounding out the top10 were Doug Dodson, Bobby Hockenberry, Chad Smith, Paul Miller and Leroy Martin.
Early race contender Scott Geesey was running third when it appeared something broke on his can and turned hard into the third and fourth turn wall on lap 39 and flipped. Geesey was uninjured .
Including lap money, Herr took home $5,138 for his dominating performance which saw him lead 71 of the 100 laps run.
Super Sportsman qualifiers were won by Chad Smith and Tom Wykoff, with Devin Beidel winning the last chance race. Fast time in time trials over the 36-car field was Chad Criswell with a new one-lap track record time of 15.083-seconds (89.209 MPH).
For the second year in-a-row, Dover’s Gene Knaub followed up Frankie Herr’s Sportsman 100 win with his own in the 20-lap 358 Late Model feature.
Knaub, who started fourth, grabbed the lead from outside frontrow starting Kyle Martin on the second lap and never looked back en route to the 2.94-second win over Sam Gallagher, Martin, Ron Kline, and Charlie Schaffer.
Completing the top-10 were Les Hare, Travis Mease, Cam Zeigler, Tyler Horst, and Chaz Walls.
Heats for the “358" Late Models were won by Charlie Schaffer, Cam Zeigler, and Sam Gallagher
Sep 13, 2014, 23:51
FRANKIE HERR WINS 7TH SPORTSMAN 100
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
40TH ANNUAL LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN 100
Feature (100 Laps) - 1. 99-Frankie Herr ($5,138); 2. 55C-Chad Criswell; 3. 77-Russ Mitten; 4. 3B-Mike Enders; 5. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 6. 21D-Doug Dodson; 7. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 8. 99C-Chad Smith; 9. 58-Paul Miller; 10. 21M-Leroy Martin; 11. 71-Steve Wilbur; 12. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 13. 222-Steve Fannasy; 14. 7-Todd Leonard; 15. 19-Devin Beidel; 16. 75-Kenny Edkin; 17. 77W-Tom Wykoff; 18. 1J-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 19. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF); 20. 7C-Chad Trout (DNF); 21. 30-Scott Dellinger (DNF); 22. 17J-Tony Jackson (DNF); 23. 33-Scott Geesey (DNF); 24. 29-Duaine Smith (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Mike Enders (1-15), Frankie Herr (16-48), Gregg Foster (49-60), Frankie Herr (61-100)
1st Qualifier (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 99C-Chad Smith; 2. 17T-Tony Jackson; 3. 77-Russ Mitten; 4. 29-Duaine Smith; 5. 222-Steve Fannasy; 6. 19-Devin Beidel; 7. 3-Eric Walker; 8. 318-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 9. 91-Lanney Hake; 10. 17-Brin Gontz; 11. 3J-Russ Lebo; DNS – 1-Timmy Berrick. Time – 2:38.44
2nd Qualifier (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 77-Tom Wykoff; 2. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 3. 30-Scott Dellinger; 4. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 5. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 6. 99G-Scott Grace; 7. 75-Kenny Edkin; 8. 25S-Chris Meleason; 9. 29W-Adam Wray; 10. 45-Dave Socks; 11. 18-Dave Conrad; DNS- 20W-Davey Walsh. Time – 2:13.81
Last Chance race (10 Laps/2 to qualify) – 1. 19-Devin Beidel; 2. 75-Kenny Edkin
Time Trials – 1. 55c-Chad Criswell, 15.083(89.505 mph)(New 1-Lap Track Record); 2. 1j-Kevin Nouse, 15.153; 3. 7c-Chad Trout, 15.238; 4. 33-Scott Geesey, 15.263; 5. 99-Frankie Herr, 15.270; 6. 7-Todd Leonard, 15.367; 7. 3b-Mike Enders, 15.427; 8. 32-Gregg Foster, 15.481; 9. 58-Paul Miller, 15.485; 10. 21m-Leroy Martin, 15.487; 11. 21d-Doug Dodson, 15.516; 12. 71-Steve Wilbur, 15.517; 13. 17j-Tony Kackson, 15.517; 14. 77w-Tom Wykoff, 15.582; 15. 29-Duaine Smith, 15.591; 16. 25-Bobby Hockenberry, 15.600; 17. 222-Steve Fanassy, 15.619; 18. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 15.624; 19. 99c-Chad Smith, 15.646; 20. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr, 15.656; 21. 77-Russ Mitten, 15.755; 22. 75-Kenny Edkin, 15.791; 23. 19-Devin Beidel, 15.837; 24. 99g-Scott Grace, 15.858; 25. 3-Eric Walker, 15.876; 26. 30-Scott Dellinger, 15.896; 27. 91-Lanny Hake, 15.955; 28. 45-Dave Socks, 16.003; 29. 318-Ted Thomas, 16.034; 30. 25s-Chris Meleason, 16.067; 31. 1-Timmy Barrick, 16.108; 32. 29w-Adam Wray, 16.112; 33. 3j-Russ Lebo, 16.113; 34. 18-Dave Conrad, Jr., 16.187; 35. 17-Brian Gontz, 16.580; 36. 20w-Davey Walsh, 19.522.
358 LATE MODELS
Feature (20 laps) - 1. 1-Gene Knaub; 2. 25-Sam Gallagher; 3. 54-Kyle Martin; 4. NINE-Ron Kline; 5. 12-Charlie Schaffer; 6. 1A-Les hare; 7. 116-Travis Mease; 8. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 9. 14-Tyler Horst; 10. 98-Chaz Walls; 11. 19D-Ronnie Dennis; 12. 7-Pat Beard; 13. 62-Devin Frey; 14. 27-Brett Hockenberry; 15. 4-Jake Moser; 16. 121-Larry Niederer; 17. 08-Zach Hoffman; 18. 50-Jason Smith (DNF); 19. 50-Jason Smith (DNF); 20. 12M-Jake Markey (DNF); 21. 43-Jake Jones (DNF); 22. 5-John Moser (DNF); DNS – 19-Drew Weiser. No Time
Lap Leaders – Kyle Martin (1), Gene Knaub (2-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 12-Charlie Schaffer; 2. NINE-Ron Kline; 3. 1A-Les Hare; 4. 14-Tyler Horst; 5. 5-Jake Moser; 6. 08-Zach Hoffman; 7. 12M-Jake Markey (DNF); 8. 62-Devin Frey. Time – 2:14.00
2nd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 2. 116-Travis Mease; 3. 54-Kyle Martin; 4. 7-Pat Beard; 5. 27-Brett Hockenberry; 6. 98W-Chaz Walls; 7. 19-Drew Weisser. Time – 2:14.22
3rd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 25-Sam Gallagher; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 43-Jake Jones; 4. 19-Ronnie Dennis; 5. 121-Larry Neiderer; 6. 4-John Moser; 7. 50-Jason Smith. Time – 2:13.81
Sep 13, 2014, 23:00
LINCOLN LOSES TO RAIN; CHASE DIETZ CLAIMS FIRST TRACK TITLE IN 358 SPRINTS
Night #2 of Trail-Way/Lincoln 358 Sprint Shootout postponed to September 2oth;
PASS Racesaver 305 Sprints added to September 20th show
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/6/2014 – Lincoln Speedway gave it the ole’ college try Saturday, running in the track after a mid-afternoon rainfall and sitting through a lightning delay as the three divisions of race cars were getting ready to come out for warm-ups.
But persistent rainfall coupled with another band of rain off to the west forced promoters to cancel Saturday’s program shortly after 7:00 p.m.
Because Saturday’s event was to be the final points race of the season, Chase Dietz locked up his first-ever 358 sprint car track title over 2013 track champ Niki Young, who finished 95 points behind. Had the race been run, Dietz would have had to finish 18th or better to claim the title. Third through fifth in season points were Chandler Leiby, Matt Campbell, and lady driver Brie Hershey. Another female driver, Ashley Cappetta, finished the season sixth in points.
The second leg of the Trail-Way/Lincoln Shootout was postponed to the next 358 sprint car show on September 20th, and the PA Sprint Series Racesaver 305 sprints will make up their portion of the program on the same date (9/20).
Lincoln swings back in action next Saturday night, September 13th, with the 40TH ANNUAL LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN 100 for the Super Sportsman, plus 358 Late Models. Gates will open at 5 PM, with super sportsman time trials scheduled to start at 7 PM.
Sep 6, 2014, 19:25
MONTIETH WINS FEATURE, KRIMES CLAIMS FIRST TRACK TITLE IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS
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Chandler Leiby becomes 12th different ’14 winner in 358 sprints; Russ Mitten leads ‘em all in super sportsman
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/30/2014 – Brian Montieth used lapped traffic to his advantage to grab the race lead and move into sole possession of sixth place on the all-time Lincoln win list after scoring his 43rd career win on John Gleim Excavating Night in the Pigeon Hills Saturday night.
Handicapping placed the Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator 11th for the start. Outside front row starter Ryan Wilson led the first lap before a red flag for a flipping Freddie Rahmer on the back stretch stopped the action. The rest of the 25-lap feature went non-stop.
Wilson led the first 14 laps before sixth-starting Steve Owings took over. Montieth, putting on his normal driving clinic, advanced to third by lap nine and followed Owings past Wilson into second on the same lap. Montieth continued to dog the leader until the two hit lapped traffic, driving under Owings in turns one and two of lap 21.
Once in front, Montieth drove through heavy lapped traffic to his third Lincoln win of the year.
“Fred Putney did an awesome job here,” said Montieth in victory lane, “We had almost 100 cars here and the track was still raceable. That’s really unheard of here in Central Pennsylvania. He does an excellent job week-in and week-out trying to do everything he can so we’re competitive as a race group. He’s definitely one of the best.”
“It is tough here every week,” continued Montieth, “It doesn’t matter where you start. You can start front row, or start 20th, and everybody’s got a chance to win. That’s why I think that Kasey Kahne race is going to be a good deal. You don’t need a ton of motor and anybody can win here from any point, so I think it’s going to be a good show. Short track racing is the best.”
“I want to congratulate the Krimes family,” said Montieth, “They absolutely deserve the track title. He finished second in points a couple of times and I’m sure happy for them. The run he had tonight show why he’s the track champion.”
By taking a green in warm-ups, Krimes claimed his first-ever Lawrence Chevrolet track title. And he did it in style, coming from 19th starting spot to finish fifth.
Owings and Wilson crossed second and third, followed by eighth-starting Cory Haas.
Sixth through tenth were Matt Boland, Billy Dietrich, Jim Siegel, Danny Dietrich, and Robbie Kendall.
Heats for the 27 “410” Sprints were won by Kyle Moody, Montieth, and Danny Dietrich, with Krimes winning the consolation.
Chandler Leiby, grandson of Lincoln co-promoter Bob Leiby and whose family is close friends with race sponsor John Gleim, came from eighth starting spot to claim his first win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. It was Leiby’s second career Lincoln win.
Outside front row starter Denny Gross led the first seven laps before giving way to C.J. Tracy. Leiby was up to third by the end of the third lap, and took the lead from Tracy on lap 12. Following a lengthy red flag when two cars got hooked together in turn two of lap 13, Leiby held off Kevin Nouse, C.J. Tracy, Niki Young, and points leader Chase Dietz over the final seven laps.
Heats for the 31 “358” Sprints were won by Matt Campbell, Nouse, and Doug Hammaker, with Zach Euculano winning the consolation.
Russ Mitten started on the outside of the front row and led every lap of the 25-lap super sportsman feature.
Scott Geesey advanced from fourth to second on the first lap and drove on the back bumper of Mitten the entire way, with sixth-starting Frankie Herr, Mike Enders, and hard charger Kevin Nouse (who came from 11th starting spot) rounding out the top five.
Mitten’s final margin of victory in the first of three straight appearances by the super sportsman leading up to the Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100 on September 13th was .81 seconds.
Heats for the 37 Super Sportsman won by Herr, Mitten, Nouse, and Rich Eichelberger, with Steve Wilbur and Chad Trout winning twin consolations.
Aug 30, 2014, 23:59
MOTHER NATURE GETS RARE WIN AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
John Gleim Jr. Excavating Night headlines next weekends’ Labor Day Holiday Weekend Racing Program with Fireworks;
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/23/2014 – Persistent drizzle and rain late into the afternoon forced Lincoln Speedway promoters Don & Bob Leiby, and Alan Kreitzer, to cancel Saturday evening’s, August 23rd racing program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All American Outlaws.
With the forecast of rain moving out of the Pigeon Hill’s area early afternoon, the usually determined Lincoln Speedway promoters were looking for every reason to get the show in. But a low-hanging cloud ceiling, drizzle and the occasional light rain shower continued into the afternoon despite the forecast and appearance on radar that the rain had moved out of the area. Throw in the near 100 percent humidity and Fred Putney and his crew just couldn’t get the racing surface prepared in a timely manner.
They finally pulled the plug on the evening’s racing program around 5 PM before the gates had officially opened.
Still yet to be determined will be when the 358 Sprint Trail-Way/Lincoln Speedway Shootout and Kids Big Wheel races will be rescheduled.
Next Saturday night, August 30th,Lincoln Speedway will celebrate Labor Day Holiday weekend with their Annual John Gleim Jr. Excavating Night featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints, Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints, and Super Sportsman. It will be the final point race for the 410 Sprints with Alan Krimes holding a 260 point lead over Jim Siegel, and 295 points over Brian Montieth, in the battle for the coveted 2014 track title. The evening’s activities will be capped off with a spectacular Summer-ending Fireworks display. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, with green flag getting underway at 7:30 PM.
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Aug 23, 2014, 18:33
DIETRICH CATCHES RAHMER LATE FOR THIRD 2014 LINCOLN WIN
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Alex Bright wins for second straight night in ARDC midgets
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/16/2014 – The night looked like it belonged to young Freddie Rahmer, but then Danny Dietrich stole the show.
Freddie won the dash for cash (a $500 bonus from race sponsor Jerry Parrish and Premier Auto Works in a winner-take-all 10 lapper) and then came from fourth starting spot to take the lead from polesitter Mike Bittinger by the end of the second lap. He was the fastest car all night to that point, and looked to be in command of the 30-lap feature. Then lapped traffic (including brother Brandon) entered the picture, and a charging Danny Dietrich was plowing through the field from 11th starting spot to pass both third-place Robbie Kendall and second-place Bittinger between turns four and one of laps 22 and 23.
One lap later, passed both Rahmer sprinters to take the race lead on the front stretch and drove away to an impressive 2.88 second win.
“We were really good,” said Dietrich after scoring his third win of the year and 21st career win in the Pigeon Hills, “Alan (Krimes) got out there and we were just setting pace with him. That’s all we worried about doing…keeping up with Alan.”
“Then I saw him loop it down there (turns three and four of lap nine), and it about got me. We were probably two feet from being collected. I’m happy to be standing here.”
But the minefield wasn’t over for Dietrich.
“I was biding my time and got behind Robbie (Kendall) there, and he about stuffed in the fence in front of me, and that fouled me up for about a lap. I was sure if I wanted to follow him with his car getting loose or what, but when he started to break for the bottom and Mike decided to break to run middle, I figured this is my chance…I gotta go for it and come out of this thing ahead off of four. It worked out really good.
Rahmer hung on for a career-best second place finish, with Bittinger, Kendall, and Kyle Moody completing the top five.
Sixth through tenth were 14th-starting Jim Siegel, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Krimes, Glenndon Forsythe, and Brian Montieth (who came from the back after a seventh-lap spin.
Heats for the 25 410 sprinters were won by Krimes, Nicole Bower, and Freddie Rahmer.
Alex Bright made it two wins in two nights (Friday night at Williams Grove) as ARDC celebrated its 75th anniversary season as part of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing’s annual convention weekend.
Bright started sixth and didn’t appear to have a chance as the first 19 laps went non-stop with Steve Buckwalter holding nearly a two-second lead through lapped traffic. But the only caution of the event came out on lap 20, with Bright catching points leader Steve Drevicki for second just before the yellow flag came out.
Bright took to the cushion to driver around Buckwalter on the restart, and crossed 1.37 seconds ahead of Lincoln’s all-time midget winner. Drevicki, Nick Wean, and Brent Arndt rounded out the top five.
Heats for the 24 ARDC Midgets were won by Steve Buckwalter, Tony DiMattia, and Brenden Bright.
Aug 16, 2014, 22:53
STORYBOOK ENDING TO FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT AT LINCOLN FINDS WAGAMAN IN VICTORY LANE
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McClelland makes it a two-win weekend in “358” sprints; Blaine Leppo wins second straight in Central PA Legends
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/9/2014 – “If this was your first time at a sprint car race, you’re coming back next week. I can guarantee that.”
So said Hanover’s Tim Wagaman after pulling into victory lane for his first career 410 sprint car feature win and the $5,000 top prize in Saturday’s National Fallen Firefighters Night in memory of Brandon Little at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
You couldn’t make Saturday’s story up. Wagaman was carrying the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation colors, with a specially-designed car with Brandon Little’s photo on the top wing.
Handicapping placed Wagaman on the pole for the 33-lap feature, the distance of which was in recognition of United Hook & Ladder Station #33 serving Abbottstown and New Oxford.
Although he led every lap, he held off four other challengers over the final non-stop 20 laps. The last five laps was frantic, with tenth-starting Alan Krimes driving under second-place Billy Dietrich and sliding up in front of Wagaman to briefly take the lead in turn four of lap 29. Wagaman drove back under Krimes to retake the lead exiting the turn, and regained control on the first two turns of lap 30. Krimes tried the slider one last time in the third and fourth turns of lap 31, but backed off exiting the turn, giving Wagaman the room he needed to score the .84-second win.
“I started falling out of my seat a little bit at the end. I was getting frustrated with myself,” said Wagaman, “Then Krimes came out of nowhere. I thought if I made some good laps and some smart decisions I could still win. He really could have did me dirty down in turns thee and four and he didn’t. I gotta respect that. I know he’s going for a point title and that might have played a little into it.
“That was some awesome, awesome driving by everybody involved,” continued Wagaman.
Krimes settled for second, with Cory Haas passing Dietrich on 31 for third. Dietrich finished fourth, with Adam Wilt completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Jim Siegel, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Robbie Kendall, Kyle Moody, and 19th-starting Nathan Berwager.
“Hopefully, I’m getting a little bit of respect from those guys,” said former 358 sprint car champ Wagaman, “I want to try and earn it. Those guys have been there and I want to be there, too.”
“The Little family is ecstatic. If there was any race that I could wish to win, it would be this one. I’m so glad we got it done,” added Wagaman.
The National Fallen Firefighters Night was sponsored by Fire & Rescue Products of Harrisburg and AMKUS Rescue Systems.
Heats for the 24 410 sprinters were won by Austin Hogue, Siegel, and Brian Montieth. Montieth dropped the infield on lap eight, and Hogue pulled up lame with steering issues on lap 14.
Friday night Trail-Way winner Brad McClelland made it his first two-win weekend in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. McClelland started sixth and took the lead from Jeff Halligan on lap nine. He led the rest of the way, spoiling a perfect night for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, as Jeff Rohrbaugh crossed second nearly one second behind McClelland.
It was McClelland’s sixth career 358 Lincoln win to go along with his two 410 sprint wins, and was worth $1,333.
Chase Dietz made the run of his life after coming back from a two-car tangle with Matt Campbell on lap three to blow through the field at pass Kevin Nouse to cross third at the finish. Nouse and Niki Young completed the top five.
Heats for the 27 358 sprinters were won by Campbell, Chris Frank, and Rohrbaugh, with Brian Allman winning the consolation.
For the second straight time, brothers Blaine and Harlon Leppo finished first and second in the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature. Also in the mix for the win were previous 2014 Lincoln feature winners Bob Stough and Lucas Montgomery, but they got together in turn four while racing for second with two laps to go. That put Harlon back on Blaine’s bumper for the two-lap dash to the checkered. Blaine’s final margin of victory was two-thirds of a second, with Bill Diehl, rookie Mason Chaney, and Rick Miller rounding out the top five.
Heats for the 21 Central PA Legends were won by Harlon Leppo and Diehl.
Aug 9, 2014, 23:25
DIETZ WINS SECOND STRAIGHT IN LINCOLN “358” SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
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Blaine Leppo edges brother in Central PA Legends; Zimmerman wins third straight in All-American Outlaws;
Tyler Walton overpowers field in 600cc Micro-Sprints
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/2/2014 – Chase Dietz is making a name for himself in “358” sprint car racing.
And Saturday night, he did it at the expense of Isaac Sneeringer, who led every lap but the last.
Dietz took to the top side as the two leaders sorted through heavy lapped traffic as they passed under the flagstand. Sneeringer went to the bottom, and Dietz went to the top to pass both Sneeringer and the lapped cars to score his second straight win and third of the season in Saturday’s “358” sprint car championship event at Lincoln Speedway.
“I’m so tired right now. It felt like the longest race ever!” said Dietz upon exiting his ServiceMaster/Mark’s Automotive #2D in victory lane, “I was a little tight up there on the top. I tried to bottom to slide Isaac a couple of times. The top was just too fast and it wasn’t too far up there. That kinda’ made it one lane up there, but we’d get a caution every time we got to lapped traffic.”
Leah Starner’s decision to start at the rear put Dietz tenth for the start. He was already up to third by the end of the second lap and passed polesitter Michael Hamer for second on lap three. Dietz closed on third-starting Sneeringer (who took the lead on the first lap) several times, but cautions before the leaders reached lapped traffic gave Sneeringer a clear track every time.
“I stumbled on that final restart and couldn’t slide him,” said Dietz, “I was just hoping that he would mess up a little bit in lapped traffic. We got to that last lapped car there, and he looked like he was going to go the top and Isaac had to go to the bottom. I was in the right spot at the right time. We were cruisin’ tonight, and it was awesome!”
Sneeringer settled for a disappointing second-place finish, followed by Chandler Leiby, who ran third from the third lap on.
Rounding out the top five were Doug Hammaker and Jeff Rohrbaugh. Sixth through tenth were 18th-starting Niki Young, Brad McClelland, Brie Hershey, 20th-starting Matt Campbell, and Jay Galloway.
Heats for the 30 358 sprinters were won by Rohrbaugh, Hershey, and McClelland, with Kody Lehman winning the consolation.
Spring Grove’s Blaine Leppo edged brother Harlon in a race-long battle for the top spot in the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature. Harlon was actually scored the leader of lap six, but Blaine reclaimed the lead on lap seven and paced the field the rest of the way, with 12th-starting Bob Stough, Chris Spidle, and Lucas Montgomery (all 2014 Lincoln winners) crossing third through fifth.
Heats for the 27 Central PA Legends were won by Montgomery, Spidle, and Harlon Leppo, with Mason Chaney winning the consolation.
Tyler Walton made quick work of the field in the 20-lap 600cc micro-sprint feature, charging from his 12th starting spot to take the lead from Travis Scott on lap eight and drive away to a 1.03-second win over tenth-starting Cale Reigle.
Dwayne Gutshall, Aaron Spahr, and Scott completed the top five.
Heats for the 27 600cc Micro-Sprints were won by Walton, Spahr, and Reigle, with Cheyenne Topper winning the consolation.
Kurt Zimmerman outdueled Dylan Keim to claim his third straight win in the All-American Outlaw main, reduced to 15 laps after several cautions and concerns over low fuel with several cars using eight-gallon tanks.
Zimmerman started eighth and wrestled the lead away from Keim on lap nine. The two raced side-by-side for several of the remaining laps, with Keim scored the leader of lap 11. Justin Cullum led the first lap before Keim took over, and settled for third at the end. Fourth and fifth were Hunter Nester and Scott Jorda.
Heats for the 16 All American Outlaws were won by Randy Doty (who dropped oil around the race track, leading to a lengthy delay in the feature after one lap was in the books) and Nester.
Aug 2, 2014, 23:27
MONTIETH SCORES CAREER 43RD IN LINCOLN PEPSI NIGHT 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE
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Chase Dietz pads points lead with second 2014 “358” sprint car win; Aaron Bowes wins 600 Modified special
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/26/2014 – Brian Montieth said it was tough, but the four-time track champ made it look easy in scoring his second win of the year and 43rd victory of his career at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
“I knew it was going to be tough. Luckily, we all started back there,” said Montieth upon exiting the Jerry Parrish-owned Auto Locator/Premier Auto Works #21 in victory lane, “I thought Alan (Krimes) was gone. I’m trying to put the pressure on him because he can’t tear the car up. He HAS to finish races to try and win this championship, and I can ball one up. I’d love see him win it, but I’d like to come from that far behind to take this thing, too.”
Montieth, who missed a race while vacationing earlier in the year, moved into second in points behind Krimes with the 4.25-second win over Krimes.
Montieth started tenth and caught Krimes for fifth on lap six. He got buy Billy Dietrich to move into fourth a lap later, took third from Matt Boland (with Dietrich and Krimes following him through) on lap nine, and moved around early-race leader Tim Wagaman on lap 13.
At the time, race leader Ryan Wilson (who started second and took the lead from polesitter Wagaman on lap eight) enjoyed a 3.85-second lead.
Montieth reduced Wilson’s lead to 1.5 seconds by the time the only caution of the race came out for Bradley Howard’s spin in turn two of lap 19. Howard collected Gerard McIntyre in the spin, and the yellow put Montieth on Wilson’s tail for the restart.
“He (Wilson) was getting into that dirty air there in lapped traffic. He was starting to have to make choices what he wanted to do when he got to those care, and it’s always better running second than running first.”
Montieth made short work of Wilson, sliding in front of him through turns one and two of the restart. Krimes caught Wilson a lap later, but had nothing for the four-time track champ.
“I enjoy coming to this place versus everywhere else,” said Montieth, “I’m a short track guy and I just love this.”
Danny Dietrich came from 12th starting spot to catch Wilson for third with two laps to go. Wilson settled for fourth with Billy Dietrich fifth. Sixth through tenth were Cory Haas, 15th-starting Adam Wilt, Wagaman, Freddie Rahmer, and Jim Siegel.
Heats for the 22 410 sprinters were won by Krimes, Billy Dietrich, and Montieth.
York’s Chase Dietz padded his points lead by winning his second of the year and third of his Lincoln career in the non-stop “358” sprint car feature.
Dietz, scheduled to start ninth, moved up one row when Phil Walter lost his brakes and stopped on the backstretch of the first lap. He came from seventh-starting spot to catch polesitter and race-long leader Chris Arnold on lap six. Dietz was actually running third by the end of the first lap. From there, he navigated methodically through lapped traffic as the non-stop laps clicked off. He took the checkered flag in front of eighth-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh in a time of 5 minutes, 47 seconds.
Third through fifth were Matt Campbell, 11th-starting Tyler Ross, and Chandler Leiby.
Defending track champ Niki Young, second in 2014 points, finished seventh.
Heats for the 28 358 sprinters were won by Walter, Leiby, and Mike Bittinger, with Cody Fletcher winning the consolation.
Nazareth’s Aaron Bowes took the $3,000 top prize in the highest-paying Xcel Chassis 600 Modified Tour event ever held over the 10-year history of the division. It was Bowes’ four straight Tour win.
Because he won the last event, Bowes was forced to start ninth in the event. He proceeded to pass a car a lap to take the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Ian Williamson on the ninth lap. Bowes led the rest of the way, crossing a half-second in front of Richie Hitzler, with Jonathan Pepe, Cody Coons, and 15th-starting Jason Dunkleberger rounding out the top five.
Heats for the 35 600 Modifieds were won by Abbey Price, Bowes, Hitzler, and Jonathon Pepe, with Kyle Fallis winning the consolation.
Jul 26, 2014, 23:56
PURSE INCREASE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST!
Race fan David Long will be sponsoring 410 Sprint car racing at Lincoln Speedway by adding to the 410 Sprint purse for each show during the month of August (August 9, 16, 23 & 30).
On these dates, the payoff will be increased for the 8th through 24th finishing positions that includes $450 to start.
Lincoln Speedway and all 410 Sprint teams would like to thank David Long for his contribution and support of Lincoln Speedway!
Jul 18, 2014, 06:21