Oct 8, 2011, 23:23

Niki Young holds off Mark Smith to claim second win of the year in “358” Sprints


ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 10/8/2011 – Four-time Lincoln track champ Brian Montieth is known as “the Edge,” but he’s been far from it with racing-winning passes over the past two major shows at Lincoln Speedway.


“It’s a dirty air thing,” explained Montieth after exiting his Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator #21 in victory lane following his sixth Lincoln Speedway win of the year Saturday night, “A lot of people don’t understand that you get these things two or three car-lengths behind the other car in front you…they’re a hand-full to drive, so you have to try and stay out of that slip stream. Luckily, Scott (Zellers) got this thing working on the bottom enough that we can make the moves we gotta make.”


Montieth started third in Saturday’s 23rd Annual Hank Gentzler Manufacturers Appreciation Race and drove under outside front row starter Greg Hodnett for second in the first turns. After that, he chased polesitter and race-long leader Danny Dietrich for the first 18 laps before pulling the slider to make the race-winning pass in turns three and four of lap 19. He tried the same move unsuccessfully in the same turns following an eighth-lap restart.


“Danny was actually better than us on the short runs,” said Montieth, “He got a little loose there the longer we went, and I really didn’t want to see all those yellows and reds. If we kept getting them, I don’t think we’d have caught him.”


The red flags were for Randy Baughman, who flipped in turn three of lap four. The other red was on lap eight, when Gerard McIntyre rolled in turns three and four, collecting Danny Holtgraver and Nick Schlauch. No drivers were injured in either crash, but earlier in the evening, Lance Dewease was injured when he broke a rear axle and barrel-rolled on the backstretch while running third in his heat. Dewease was taken to Hanover Hospital, and then later transported to York Hospital for further evaluation.


Dietrich, who finished second in points to Montieth this season, settled for second, with Hodnett, 13th-starting Brad McClelland, and Justin Henderson completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were fast timer Alan Krimes, Brian Leppo, 20th-starting Cory Haas, Adam Wilt, and Ryan Bohlke.


In one of sprint car racing’s most unique events, Denise Gentzler and Hank’s Performance Products distributed more than $48,000 worth of manufacturers products and services to the 24 cars which qualified for the $4,000-to-win feature.


410 Sprint heats were won by Bohlke, Wilt, Henderson, and Bill Stine, with Johnny Mackison, Jr. winning the B-Main. Danny Dietrich won the Dash in a new six-lap track record, the second of two set on the night.


Fast time in time trials over the 37-car field was set by Alan Krimes with a new one-lap track record time of 13.200 seconds (102.273 MPH).


Niki Young became only the second repeat winner of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.


Young drew the “0” pill for the inversion and started on the pole, but it was invader Duane Mausteller who the first two laps from his outside front row starting spot. Young claimed the lead from Mausteller on lap three and led the rest of the way to take the checkered .44 seconds over a charging Mark Smith, who started third and pressured Young over the final laps.


Behind Smith in third was Mike Bittinger, with Ted Thomas, Jr. and 10th-starting Cris Eash completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were lady driver Amy Ott, 15th-starting Steve Owings, Nathan Berwager, Kyle Moody, and Tim Wagaman.


Heats for the 44 “358" sprinters were won by Young, Mausteller, Smith, and Thomas.

Twin consolations were won by Billy Johns and Kyle Purks.


Lincoln Speedway will be back in action next Saturday night, Oct. 15th, with a regular program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints & Thundercars. The Thundercars will be competing in their final points race of the season. Racing action gets underway at 6 PM with gates opening at 4 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.



Saturday, Oct 8, 2011


Abbottstown, PA



Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($4,000), 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett; 4. 6-Brad McClelland; 5. 35-Justin Henderson; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 71-Brian Leppo; 8. 11C-Cory Haas; 9. 15-Adam Wilt; 10. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 11. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 12. 7-Chad Layton; 13. 12-Mike Bittinger; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 71X-Bill Stine; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 17. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 18. 59-Jim Siegel; 19. 30-Doug Esh (DNF); 20. 14-Brent Marks (DNF); 21. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr. (DNF); 22. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 23. D4-Danny Holtgraver (DNF); 24. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF). No Time


Lap Leaders – Danny Dietrich (1-18), Brian Montieth (19-25)


1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 30-Doug Esh; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 7M-Mark Smith; 7. 5-Phil Walter; 8. 14-Brent Marks (DNF); 9. 74-Dwayne Morris (DNF); 10. 50-Austin Reed (DNF). No Time


2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. .21-Brian Montieth; 3. 3B-randy Baughman; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. D4-Danny Holtgraver; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 8. 20S-Derek Sell; 9. 46-TJ Winegardner (DNF). No Time


3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 35-Justin Henderson; 2. 71-Brian Leppo; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 7L-Chad Layton; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 12-Mike Bittinger; 8. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 9. 31-Jimmy Campbell. No Time


4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 71X-Bill Stine; 2. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 3. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 4. 12au-Lynton Jeffrey; 5. 6-Brad McClelland; 6. 19-Todd King; 7. 56-Dave Wilson; 8. 92-JJ Grasso (DNF); 9. 30C-Lance Dewease (DNF). No Time


B-Main (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 14-Brent marks; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 5. 7M-Mark Smith; 6. 5-Phil Walter; 7. 12-Mike Bittinger; 8. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 9. 19-Todd King; 10. 50-Austin Reed; 11. 56-Dave Wilson; 12. 31-Jimmy Campbell (DNF); 13. 20S-Derek Sell (DNF); DNS – 92-JJ Grasso, 46-TJ Winegardner, 74-Dwayne Morris. No Time


Time Trials - 1. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.200 (102.273 MPH)(New 1-Lap Track Record); 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.325; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.349; 4. 30C-Lance Dewease, 13.410; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.435; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr., 13.450; 7. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.472; 8. 6-Brad McClelland, 13.487; 9. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.488; 10. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.497; 11. 71-Brian Leppo, 13.500; 12. 71X-Bill Stine, 13.502; 13. 2-Ryan Bohlke, 13.557; 14. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.561; 15. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.574; 16. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr., 13.580; 17. 7M-Mark Smith, 13.617; 18. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.617; 19. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.625; 20. 12-Lyton Jeffrey, 13.654; 21. 14-Brent Marks, 13.656; 22. 11c-Cory Haas, 13.677; 23. 12-Mike Bittinger, 13.679; 24. 70-Sam Schlosberg, 13.691; 25. 30-Doug Esh, 13.708; 26. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.729; 27. 7-Chad Layton, 13.747; 28. 92-JJ Grasso, 13.760; 29. 5-Phil Walter, 13.772; 30. 20S-Derek Sell, 13.810; 31. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 13.907; 32. 19-Todd King, 14.058; 33. 50-Austin Reed, 14.174; 34. 46-TJ Winegardner, 14.206; 35. 31-Jim Campbell, 14.391; 36. 56-Dave Wilson, 14.412; 37. 74-Dwayne Morris, 14.686.



Feature (20-Laps) - 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 1-Mark Smith; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 5. 10W-Cris Eash; 6. 52-Amy Ott; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 85-Nathan Berwager; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 11. 3-Pat Cannon; 12. 2J-Billy Johns; 13. 52H-Austin Hogue; 14. 97-Brie Hershey; 15. 8-Billy Dietrich; 16. 64K-Kyle Purks; 17. 22T-Matt Boland; 18. 6R-Logan Wagner; 19. 27-Jay Galloway; 20. 21M-Duane Mausteller; 21. 29-Ryan Wilson; 22. 66X-Ryan Kissinger; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen (DNF); DNS – 21T-Kevin Nouse. No Time


Lap Leaders – Duane Mausteller (1-2), Niki Young (3-20)


1st Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 52o-Amy Ott; 3. 85-Nathan Berwager; 4. 21T-Kevin Nouse; 5. 2J-Billy Johns; 6. 28F-Matt Findley; 7. 69-Travis Willow (DNF); 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 9. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF); DNS – 21-Scott Fisher, 56M-DJ Montgomery. Time – 2:26.00


2nd Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 21m-Duane Mausteller; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 10W-Cris Eash; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 66-Ryan Kissinger; 6. 52H-Austin Hogue; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen; 8. 16-Aaron Spahr; 9. 76-Kevin Nagy; 10. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 11. 0-Steve Storrie. Time – 2:31.71


3rd Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 1-Mark Smith; 2. 3-Pat Cannon; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 7C-Chad Trout; 6. 64K-Kyle Purks; 7. 6R-Logan Wagner; 8. 67-Jason Cherry; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich; 10. 1Z-Brock Zearfoss; 11. 51N-Nick Palmerino. Time – 2:26.12


4th Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 27-Jay Galloway; 5. 22T-Matt Boland; 6. 38-Mark Strickler; 7. 88-Aaron Eichelberger; 8. 81B-Bob Anderson; 9. 90-Jordon Giuler; 10. 03-Jeff Miller (DNF); 11. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe. No Time


1st Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 2J-Billy Johns; 2. 52H-Austin Hogue; 3. 66-Dale Hammaker; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen; 5. 66X-Ryan Kissinger; 6. 28F-Matt Findley; 7. 76-Kevin Nagy; 8. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 9. 16-Aaron Spahr; 10. 69-Travis Willow; DNS – 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh, 0-Steve Storrie, 56M-DJ Montgomery. No Time


2nd Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 64K-Kyle Purks; 2. 22T-Matt Boland; 3. 6R-Logan Wagner; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 38-Mark Strickler; 6. 1Z-Brock Zearfoss; 7. 88-Aaron Eichelberger; 8. 67-Jason Cherry; 9. 81B-Bob Anderson; 10. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 11. 90-Jordon Giuler; 12. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 13. 7C-Chad Trout (DNF); DNS – 03-Jeff Miller. Time – 2:39.75

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