D.J. Montgomery wins career first in “358” sprints; Steve Wilbur sets new track record in super sportsman
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/1/2012 –To hear him tell it, Alan Krimes has had a terrible year. His worst ever.
But he was good enough to finish fourth in Lincoln points, and has been in the hunt in most Lincoln features in 2012. Saturday night, Krimes sifted through the leaders to score his first Lincoln win of the year, the tenth of his Lincoln career.
Time trials and a redraw placed Krimes fifth for the start. Third starting Cory Haas became the third different leader of the first lap and led the first 10 laps before second-starting Brent Marks grabbed the lead at the flagstand in heavy lapped traffic to complete lap 11. At the time, Krimes was running fourth behind eighth-starting Danny Dietrich.
Haas began to fade after Marks took the lead and was back to fourth by the end of lap 12. Dietrich and Krimes moved into second and third that lap, and Krimes caught Dietrich for second on lap 15. Krimes then chased down Marks as the leader continued to sort their way through lapped traffic, and took the lead on lap 19.
“That was wild! It went by fast,” said Krimes upon exiting his Conestoga Valley Garage #87 in victory lane, “I knew the laps had to be winding down there…we were racing for the lead…and when I got the lead I saw there was only three or four to go and I thought ‘Wow, that went fast!’ I guess time flies when you’re having fun!”
“We’ve been awful all year everywhere we’ve been,” added Krimes, “We won early at the Grove, and I didn’t think we’d get another win the rest of the year. Those three cars (Dietrich, Haas, and Montieth) have been way better than us all year. We passed two of the three…Brian started behind us…We got by Dietrich and Cory somehow. It feels good to beat all three of those guys, along with a bunch of other guys…Marks has been really fast, too…and once he got in the lead I thought it might be tough to get around him. But once we got into lapped traffic there, it didn’t seem like anybody could roll the bottom in one and two and I wasn’t too bad down there. He (Marks) went to the top in turn four and I got a run on the bottom and made it work.”
From there, he drove away to a 2.33-second win over Marks, with Dietrich, ninth-starting Brian Montieth, and Haas completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Billy Dietrich, polesitter Brad McClelland, Jim Siegel, 19th-starting Niki Young (driving the John Pinter #92), and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Heats for the 410 Sprints were won by Danny Dietrich, Haas, and Kyle Moody.
Marks set fast time over the 22-car field with a one lap time of 13.519-seconds (99.859 mph).
D.J. Montgomery scored his first career win and became the 13th different winner in 15 races in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Montgomery started third and was running second when polesitter and race-long leader Denny Gross broke and flipped hard into the third-turn guardrail on lap 14. Gross was uninjured, but severe damage to his #2 ended his night. Montgomery led the rest of the way, crossing .72 seconds ahead of ninth-starting Mike Bittinger. Seventh starting Cris Eash, 11th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh, and Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. completed the top five.
Rohrbaugh and Rittenhouse both stayed in the season-long points chase by finishing ahead of Tim Wagaman, who crossed sixth. That title will be on the line when the “358” sprints run in a season-ending 358 Sprint Car Championship next Saturday night, September 8th.
Heats for the 24 “358” Sprints on hand were won by Wagaman, Austin Hogue, and Eash.
Carlisle’s Steve Wilbur set a new track record the non-stop sportsman feature, completing the 25 laps in 7:20.33.
Wilbur started on the pole and led every lap, with Scott Geesey coming from 15th-starting spot to finish second. Eric Eckert, Dave Berkheimer, and Jay Fannasy crossed third through fifth.
Heats for the 36 Super Sportsman on hand were won by Berkheimer, Carmen Perigo, Jr., Eckert, and Wilbur, with Rich Eichelberger winning the consolation.
Next Saturday night, Sept. 8th, Lincoln Speedway will hold a 358 sprint car championship, a 25-lap feature paying $1,500 to win. It’s be the final point race for the Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints as the 410 Sprinters will be off and racing elsewhere. They will be joined by Thundercar regulars and the 305 Sprints. Racing will get underway at 7 PM, with Gates opening at 5 PM.
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Saturday, September 1, 2012
PREMIER AUTOWORKS/AUTO LOCATER NIGHT
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25‑Laps) ‑ 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,200); 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 6-Brad McClelland; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 92-Niki Young; 10. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 11. 84-Chad Criswell; 12. 2W-Kyle Moody; 13. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 3B-Randy Baughman; 15. 49-Bobby Howard; 16. 50-Tim Glatfelter; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 18. 0-Steve Storrie (DNF); 19. 4-John Rudisill (DNF); 20. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 21. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF); 22. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Cory Haas (1-10), Brent Marks (11-18), Alan Krimes (19-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 6-Brad McClelland; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison; 6. 92-Niki Young; 7. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher. No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 84-Chad Criswell; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 0-Steve Storrie; 6. 50-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 49-Bobby Howard. Time – 2:26.631
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) ‑ 1. 2W-Kyle Moody; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 4-John Rudisill
Time Trials – 1. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.519 seconds (99.859 MPH); 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.630; 3. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.705; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.711; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.718; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.815;
7. 6-Brad McClelland, 13.858; 8. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.858; 9. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.957; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.969; 11. 84-Chad Criswell, 13.972; 12. 2W-Kyle Moody, 14.011; 13. 5-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.029; 14. 0-Steve Storrie, 14.071; 15. 3B-Randy Baughman, 14.131; 16. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 14.144; 17. 50-Tim Glatfelter, 14.166; 18. 4-John Rudisill, 14.332; 19. 92-Niki Young, 14.359; 20. 49-Bobby Howard, 14.602; 21. 23-Todd Zinn, 15.219; 22. 66A-Cody Fletcher, 15.933.
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20‑Laps) – 1. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 17E-Cris Eash; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 85-Nathan Berwager; 8. 65-Niki Young; 9. 5-Tyler Ross; 10. 52-Austin Hogue; 11. 29-Ryan Wilson; 12. 10-Zach Euculano; 13. 66-Dale Hammaker; 14. 11-Leah Starner; 15. 47-Michael Hamer; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 17. 3W-Steve Storrie; 18. 91-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 19. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 20. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 21. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr. (DNF); 22. 2-Denny Gross (DNF); 23. 21-Scott Fisher (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Denny Gross (1-14), DJ Montgomery (15-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 qualify) ‑ 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 29-Ryan Wilson; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 10-Zach Euculano; 5. 94-Ted Thomas (DNF); 6. 28F-Matt Findley (DNF); 7. 11-Leah Starner (DNF); 8. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 qualify)‑ 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 4. 85-Nathan Berwager; 5. 21-Scott Fisher; 6. 91-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 47-Michael Hamer; DNS – 3Z-Brock Zearfoss. Time – 2:33.09
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 qualify) ‑ 1. 17E-Cris Eash; 2. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 2-Denny Gross; 5. 65-Niki Young; 6. 97-Brie Hershey; 7. 5A-Brian Allman; 8. 3W-Steve Storrie (DNF). Time – 2:31.56
Feature (25-Laps) - 1. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 2. 33-Scott Geesey; 3. 20-Eric Eckert; 4. 5-Dave Berkheimer; 5. 222-Jay Fannasy; 6. 93-Carmen Perigo Jr.; 7. 46-Duaine Smith; 8. 30-Scott Dellinger; 9. 3B-Mike Enders; 10. 77-Russ Mitten; 11. 43-Doug Dodson; 12. 32-Gregg Foster; 13. 66-Leroy Martin; 14. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 15. 99-Frankie Herr; 16. 11-Steve Fannasy; 17. 64-Stan Wanner; 18. 18-Paul Miller; 19. 16-Jeff Leisey; 20. 88W-Eric Walker; 21. 85-Jared Miller; 22. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF); 23. 91-Lanny Hake (DNF); DNS – 22-Jaremi Hanson. Time – 7:20.33 (New 25-Lap Track Record, old record was 7:24.75 set by Eric Eckert on 7/5/2008)
Lap Leaders – Steve Wilbur (1-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 5-Dave Berkheimer; 2. 77-Russ Mitten; 3. 46-Duaine Smith; 4. 88W-Eric Walker; 5. 22-Jaremi Hanson; 6. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 7. 16-Jeff Leisey; 8. 75-Kenny Edkin; 9. 49-Jim Shuster (DNF). Time – 2:14.80
2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 2. 91-Lanny Hake; 3. 32-Gregg Foster; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger; 5. 11-Steve Fannasy; 6. 77W-Tom Wyckoff (DNF); 7. 99-Frankie Herr (DNF); 8. 14-Ryan Slothower (DNF); 9. 20Y-Vance Yinger. Time – 2:14.10
3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 20-Eric Eckert; 2. 18-Paul Miller; 3. 43-Doug Dodson; 4. 33-Scott Geesey; 5. 85-Jared Miller; 6. 64-Stan Wanner; 7. 18C-Dave Conrad (DNF); 8. 00-Rick Barr (DNF); DNS – 49-Mallie Shuster. No Time
4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 2. 3B-Mike Enders; 3. 222-Jay Fannasy; 4. 83-Cody Fairchok; 5. 66-Leroy Martin; 6. 44-John Garman; 7. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 8. 21-Pete Lattanzio; 9. 17-Brian Gontz. Time – 2:18.88
Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 2. 99-Frankie Herr; 3. 16-Jeff Leisey; 4. 64-Stan Wanner; 5. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 6. 44-John Garman; 7. 20W-Vance Yinger; 8. 75-Kenny Edkin; 9. 18C-Dave Conrad; 10. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 11. 21-Pete Iattanzio; 12. 17-Brian Gontz; 13. 14-Ryan Slothower (DNF); DNS – 00-Rick Barr, 49-Jim Shuster. No Time