Oct 9, 2010, 23:16
Mike Wagner II takes first Lincoln PASS 305 Checkered

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 10/9/10 - Never give up!

Denver’s Alan Krimes thought he lost the race when he got jammed up behind a lapped car on lap nine and watched polesitter Brian Montieth fly by into the lead. But Krimes fought back, and swapped the lead several more times with the three-time track champ before taking control for good on lap 22, and raced to his second Lincoln win of 2010 in a thrilling 25-lap 22nd Annual Hank Gentzler Memorial/Manufacturers Night feature.

"I thought we were done," said Krimes upon exiting his Conestoga Valley Garage/Krimes Racing Engines/Mike’s Powerwash No.87 in victory lane, "I kind of diamonded the corner (turn 4) and got behind the 19H car and he slowed down an awful lot, and then his hands hanging outside the car (signaling he was going to the infield) and I thought, ‘Oh no’, and Montieth drove away."

Krimes, who started outside Montieth on the front row, grabbed the lead following two failed attempts to start the event with Montieth hot on his heels. Following a caution restart on the third lap for a stopped Steve Buckwalter, Krimes, Montieth, third-starting Lance Dewease, fourth-starting Fred Rahmer and sixth-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr. set a torrid pace and approached lapped traffic on lap nine.

Krimes suddenly found himself behind a slower car, made contact, with Montieth taking advantage of the situation and drove by on the frontstretch.

"I thought that might have been the race there," said Krimes. "But luckily, the lapped cars held him up just enough so I could get close enough to him.

But just when everyone thought Montieth would check out from that point, Krimes got back on the gas and started to close the gap quickly. On the 18th lap ,Krimes slid under Montieth exiting the fourth turn to beat him to the line to complete the lap, just as Brad McClelland stopped in turn two to bring out the caution. At that point, both Greg Hodnett and Brian Leppo pulled into the pits.

On the restart, Rahmer got a run on Dewease and got by to move into third. At that point Montieth made another charge on Krimes to retake the lead on the 19th lap.

But Krimes was not done.

Krimes passed Montieth on the backstretch of the 19th lap and took the high-line away from Montieth entering turn three. That was just what Krimes needed as he powered off the fourth turn with the lead and held firm the remaining laps to take the checkered 1.10-seconds ahead of Montieth for his eighth career Lincoln win.

"Finally we got the better end of a caution there and I just had him at the line when that yellow came out," Krimes said, "That put me back in front of him, and what can you say after that. "I don’t know that there’s anyone more fun to race with that Brian, to tell you the truth," added Krimes, "He gave me plenty of room and I gave him plenty of room...and it was who came out with the fastest car and luckily, I held him off. After that last restart, it was just an all-out battle there."

Rahmer held on to third, with Dewease fourth, and McIntyre fifth.

Completing the top-10 were Chad Layton, Justin Henderson, 21st-starting Adam Wilt, 22nd-starting Danny Dietrich, and Mark Smith.

410 Sprint heats were won by Rahmer, McIntyre, Montieth, and Henderson, with Wilt winning the consolation. Montieth picked up a $400 bonus from Wings Unlimited for winning the Dash.

Fast time in time trials over the 36-car field was set by McIntyre, with a one-lap time of 13.181-seconds (102.420 MPH).

Denise Gentzler of Hank’s Performance Products handed out more than $54,000 in manufacturers’ products and services to the teams which qualified for the feature during intermission.

Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner II picked up his first career Lincoln win in the PA Sprint Series 305 sprint car feature. Wagner started third and chased front-row starter Brian Walker for the first six laps before taking the lead for good on the backstretch of lap seven.

Walker settled for second, with ninth-starting Todd Spangler third. Mike’s brother Logan Wagner started 13th, went to the back after an early race incident, and came back through the field to finish fourth, with Ryan Lynn fifth.

Heats for the 21 PA Sprint Series division were won by George Riden, Jim Kennedy, and Jason Bergstresser.

Lincoln Speedway will host the season finale next Saturday night, October 16th at 6 PM featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprinters and the thundercars.

The thundercars battle for the track championship will come down to this final race with 4-time winner Mike Slaybaugh and 2-time winner Gino Comi deadlocked with 5,525 points.

Gates will open at 4 PM.

This race will have a rain date for the following evening, Sunday, October, 17th.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010
Abbottstown, PA
Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($4,000), 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 51-Fred Rahmer; 4. 30C-Lance Dewease; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 55-Chad Layton; 7. 35-Justin Henderson; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich; 10. 7M-Mark Smith; 11. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 12. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 13. 6W-Josh Wells; 14. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 15. 6-Brad McClelland; 16. 39-Keith Kauffman; 17. 39T-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 18. 25-Doug Esh (DNF); 19. 71-Brian Leppo (DNF); 20. D4-Danny Holtgraver (DNF); 21. 17B-Steve Buckwalter (DNF); 22. 19H-Ryan Bohlke (DNF); 23. 22-Greg Hodnett (DNF); 24. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Alan Krimes (1-8), Brian Montieth (8-17), Alan Krimes (18), Brian Montieth (19-21), Alan Krimes (22-25)

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 51-Fred Rahmer; 2. 30C-Lance Dewease; 3. 25-Doug Esh; 4. 39-Keith Kauffman; 5. 39T-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 19H-Ryan Bohlke; 7. 71-Brian Leppo; 8. 20S-Derek Sell; 9. 15B-Mark Bitner. Time - 2:20.737

Bryan & Ruth Wickard in memory of Hank Gentzler Heat 2 (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 3. 55-Chad Layton; 4. 6W-Josh Wells; 5. 22-Greg Hodnett; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 19M-Brent Marks; 8. 84C-Chad Criswell; 9. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.. Time - 2:21.961

Jake’s Carts Heat 3 (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver; 3. 7M-Mark Smith; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 0-Rick Lafferty; 9. 71X-Bill Stine. No Time

Middleswarth Potato Chips Heat 4 (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 35-Justin Henderson; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 6-Brad McClelland; 4. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman; 8. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 9. 56-Dave Wilson (DNF). Time - 2:24.249

Wings Unlimited Dash (6 laps) - 1. 21-Brain Montieth; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 30C-Lance Dewease; 4. 51-Fred Rahmer; 5. D4-Danny Holtgraver; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 35-Justin Henderson; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter. Time - 1:25.770

Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 71-Brian Leppo; 4. 19H-Ryan Bohlke; 5. 19M-Brent Marks; 6. 4-John Rudisill; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 84C-Chad Criswell; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman; 10. 20S-Derek Sell; 11. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 12. 71X-Bill Stine; 13. 56-Dave Wilson; 14. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 15. 15B-Mark Bitner (DNF); DNS - 0-Rick Lafferty. No Time

Time Trials - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.181 seconds (102.420 MPH); 2. 51-Fred Rahmer, 13.194; 3. 30C-Lance Dewease, 13.217; 4. 25-Doug Esh, 13.280; 5. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.330; 6. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.339; 7. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.375; 8. 39T-Tim Glatfelter, 13.419; 9. 71X-Bill Stine, 13.463; 10. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.464; 11. 71-Brian Leppo, 13.492; 12. 7M-Mark Smith, 13.565; 13. 39-Keith Kauffman, 13.567; 14. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.578; 15. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.600; 16. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr., 13.617; 17. 22-Greg Hodnett, 13.621; 18. 20S-Derek Sell, 13.622; 19. 6-Brad McClelland, 13.649; 20. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.665; 21. 55-Chad Layton, 13.668; 22. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.685; 23. 0-Rick Lafferty, 13.710; 24. 6W-Josh Wells, 13.714; 25. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.744; 26. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr., 13.752; 27. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 13.764; 28. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.793; 29. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.809; 30. 84C-Chad Criswell, 13.820; 31. 19H-Brian Bolke, 13.825; 32. 4-John Rudisill, 13.837; 33. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.841; 34. 94-Ted Thomas, 13.856; 35. 15B-Mark Bitner, 14.027; 36. 56-Dave Wilson, 14.184.

(20 Laps) - 1. 55-Mike Wagner II; 2. 38S-Brian Walker; 3. 33T-Todd Spangler; 4. 6JR-Logan Wagner; 5. 26-Ryan Lynn; 6. 94-Matt Mountz; 7. 20-Rocky Magaro; 8. 92-Joe Smith; 9. 44S-Steve Whery; 10. 8-Randy Kaylor; 11. 44-Rodney Westhaffer; 12. 17B-Jason Brandt; 13. 2-Erin Statler; 14. 21-Brad Baxter; 15. 10-Jake Waters; 16. 98-Jeff Sell (DNF); 17. 4B-Jason Bergstresser (DNF); 18. 7-Jim Kennedy (DNF); 19. 99-George Riden (DNF); DNS - 66-Gary Zimmerman, 36-Rod Ort. No Time

Lap Leaders - Brian Walker (1-6), Mike Wagner II (7-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 99-George Riden; 2. 33T-Todd Spangler; 3. 26-Ryan Lynn; 4. 55-Mike Wagner II; 5. 6JR-Logan Wagner; 6. 44S-Steve Whary; 7. 2-Erin Statler. No Time

2nd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 7-Jim Kennedy; 2. 20-Rocky Magaro; 3. 8-Randy Kaylor; 4. 38S-Brian Walker; 5. 10-Jake Waters (DNF); 6. 17B-Jason Brandt (DNF); DNS - 36-Rod Ort. No Time

3rd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 4B-Jason Bergstresser; 2. 44-Rodney Westhaffer; 3. 94-Matt Mountz; 4. 98S-Jeff Sell; 5. 92-Joe Smith; 6. 21-Brad Baxter; 7. 66-Gary Zimmerman (DNF). No Time

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