Apr 13, 2013, 23:04

Grant Adams holds off Gene Knaub in “358” late model thriller; Socks claims first Lincoln win in super sportsman


ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 4/13/13 – Denver’s Alan Krimes came from seventh starting spot to claim his first win of the year in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.


“We’ve been fast the last three weeks. I thought we had the car to beat last week and the week before that,” said Krimes upon exiting his Conestoga Valley Garage/Krimes Racing Engines #87 in victory lane, “A couple late yellows there killed us. We were lucky enough to get to the front first tonight.”


“The yellows were hurting us again tonight,” added Krimes, “I don’t know if the tires were sealing over or what, but every time the yellow came out, my car would get worse and worse. I know J.J. was behind us, and he’s been going real good pretty much every week. I was hoping there was some lapped cars between me and him, but apparently there wasn’t. We got a restart and I saw his front end down in three and four. I already had the wing all the way back, so I just ran around the top and hoped I didn’t see anybody. Luckily, we came away with it.”


Krimes took to the high side to get around sixth-starting Adam Wilt and fourth-starting J.J. Grasso in the first two turns and cross fifth by the end of the first lap. He then drove by both third-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and fifth-starting Danny Dietrich to move into third following a third-lap restart, and caught second-starting Tim Glatfelter for the runner-up spot on lap four. Two laps later, Krimes grabbed the top spot from polesitter and race-long leader Robbie Kendall with a low-side move in turns three and four.


Though Krimes led the rest of the way, torrid racing between Brian Montieth, Danny Dietrich, and Fred Rahmer for fifth had the fans on their feet between laps nine and 12. It was on that lap that J.J. Grasso re-entered the picture after passing Kendall for second. Caution flags on laps 16 and 18 kept Grasso close until the end.


“There’s a lot of good guys running real good this year. I saw the 25 on the board there, and he’s been tough. I heard he’s going to URC when they start their season, and I’m not going to be sad to see him go!”


The 16th-lap caution involved the spinning cars of Brian Montieth, Brent Marks, and Cole Duncan. All three of those drivers have won races at Lincoln in 2013. Montieth and Duncan were unable to continue, and Mark joined the rear. The 18th-lap caution was for the spinning car of Jordan Mackison in turns one and two.


Grasso settled for second, with eighth-starting Jim Siegel coming on strong late in the race to finish third. Rahmer and Kendall completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Danny Dietrich, 13th-starting Logan Schuchart, Glatfelter, 22nd-starting Billy Dietrich, and Wilt.


Heats for the 26 “410” Sprinters were won by Marks, Duncan, and Montieth, with Jordon Mackison winning the consolation.


Defending Lincoln/Trail-Way Precise Racing Products champion Grant Adams held off the repeated challenges of opening night winner Gene Knaub to win a 20-lap “358” late model thriller.


An inversion of six put Adams on the pole for the start. He led the first nine laps, while fifth-starting Knaub and third-starting Brad Shank racing side-by-side. Shank nudged under Adams to be scored the leader at the half-way point.

Adams reclaimed the lead in the next two turns, and both Knaub and Steve Clabaugh caught Shank for second and third by the end of lap 11.


Knaub gave it everything he had over the final two laps, but Adams crossed less than a car length ahead under the checkered. Clabaugh was third, followed by Shank and Sam Gallagher.


Heats for the 16 “358” Late Models were won by Pat Beard and Knaub.


Hagerstown’s Dave Socks claimed his first-ever Lincoln win in the 25-lap super sportsman feature. He started on the front row and chased polesitter Steve Wilbur the first 21 laps before making the race-winning pass.


Eighth-starting Frankie Herr caught Wilbur for second with two laps to go, but finished .84-seconds behind the winner. Wilbur crossed third, with Scott Geesey and Scott Dellinger completing the top five.


Heats for the 34 Super Sportsman were won by Herr, Russ Mitten, Duaine Smith, and Chad Criswell, with Stan Wanner winning the consolation.


Lincoln swings back into action next Saturday, April 20th at 7 PM with all three point divisions in action - the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprinters, Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints and Thundercars. Gates will open at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM and racing action getting underway at 7 PM.


To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at 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.


Sat., April 13, 2013


Abbottstown, PA


Feature (25-Laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,200); 2. 25-JJ Grasso; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 8. 50-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 92-Ryan Smith; 12. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 13. 19M-Brent Marks; 14. 71X-Bill Stine; 15. 29-Ryan Wilson; 16. 175-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison; 19. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 20. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 21. 22-Cole Duncan (DNF); 22. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF); 23. 1A-Jacob Allen (DNF); 24. 4-John Rudisill (DNF). No Time


Lap LeadersRobbie Kendall (1-5), Alan Krimes (6-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 6. 71X-Bill Stine; 7. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 8. 175-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 2:13.68


2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 22-Cole Duncan; 2. 15-Adam wilt; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 50-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 29-Ryan Wilson; 6. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 9. 21A-Will Rose (DNF). No Time


3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 25-JJ Grasso; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 92-Ryan Smith; 6. 4-John Rudisill; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen; 8. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF). No Time


Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 175-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 21A-Will Rose; DNS – 11C-Cory Haas. Time – 2:41.330


(20-Laps) - 1. 64-Grant Adams ($700); 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 29-Steve Clabaugh; 4. 57-Brad Shank; 5. 25-Sam Gallagher; 6. 116-Travis Mease; 7. 7-Pat Beard; 8. 72-Ron Coleman; 9. 14-Tyler Horst; 10. 62-Devin Frey; 11. 25-Jed Latshall; 12. 21Z-Can Zeigler (DNF); 13. X-Bernie Beard(DNF); 14. 01-Gary DeHart(DNF); 15. 68-Carl Leach(DNF); DNS – 121-Larry Neiderer. No Time


Lap Leaders – Grant Adams (1-9), Brad Shank (10), Grant Adams (11-20)


1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 7-Pat Beard; 2. 72-Ron Coleman; 3. 29-Steve Clabaugh; 4. X-Bernie Beard; 5. 25-Sam Gallagher; 6. 116-Travis Mease; 7. 121-Larry Neiderer; DNS – 68-Carl Leach. Time – 2:20.69


2nd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 1-Gene Knaub; 2. 57-Brad Shank; 3. 64-Grant Adams; 4. 62-Devin Frey; 5. 14-Tyler Horst; 6. 21Z-Can Zeigler; 7. 25-Jed Latshall (DNF); 8. 01-Gary DeHart (DNF). Time – 2:13.68


Feature (25-Laps) - 1. 45-Dave Socks; 2. 99-Frankie Herr; 3. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 4. 33-Scott Geesey; 5. 30-Scott Dellinger; 6. 11-Steve Fannasy; 7. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 8. 222-Jay Fannasy; 9. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 10. 88W-Eric Walker; 11. 32-Gregg Foster; 12. 21-Leroy Martin; 13. 64-Stan Wanner; 14. 3B-Mike Enders; 15. 20-Eric Eckert; 16. 77-Russ Mitten; 17. 00-Rick Barr; 18. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 19. 888-John Wolfe; 20. 1-Paul Miller (DNF); 21. 55C-Chad Criswell (DNF); 22. 29-Duaine Smith (DNF); 23. 8-Rich Eichelberger (DNF); 24. 2-Ken Keyton (DNF). No Time


Lap Leaders – Steve Wilbur (1-21), Dave Socks (22-25)


1st Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 99-Frankie Herr; 2. 11-Steve Fannasy; 3. 30-Scott Dellinger; 4. 222-Jay Fannasy; 5. 20-Eric Eckert; 6. 16-Jeff Leissy; 7. 7-Todd Leonard; 8. 69-Mallie Shuster (DNF); 9. 75-Kenny Edkin (DNF). No Time


2nd Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 77-Russ Mitten; 2. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 3. 45-Dave Socks; 4. 2-Ken Keyton; 5. 888-John Wolfe; 6. 22-Jaremi Hanson (DNF); 7. 77W-Tom Wyckoff (DNF); 8. 318-Chris Meleason (DNF); 9. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF). Time – 2:15.80


3rd Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 29-Duaine Smith; 2. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 3. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 4. 3B-Mike Enders; 5. 32-Gregg Foster; 6. 21-Leroy Martin; 7. 17-Brian Gontz; 8. 91-Lanny Hake. Time – 2:15.80


4th Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 55C-Chad Criswell; 2. 33-Scott Geesey; 3. 1-Paul Miller; 4. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 5. 88W-Eric Walker; 6. 64-Stan Wanner; 7. 99G-Scott Grace; 8. 00-Rick Barr. Time – 2:13.56


1st Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1.64-Stan Wanner

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