Niki Young wins third of the year in 358 sprints; Brian Walls wins fourth in thundercars; Watson claims third Lincoln title
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 10/13/2012 – How fast was Cory Haas in the season finale for 410 sprint cars at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night?
Fast enough to start 12th and win by more than four seconds.
Haas thought he was in trouble when his redraw placed him on the outside of row six for the start. But he advanced through the field as front row starter Derek Sell and polesitter Josh Wells ran first and second the first five laps. By the time the only red flag of the event came out for a flipping third-place Bill Stine on lap six, Haas had entered the top five.
He caught Alan Krimes for fourth on the lap six restart, but then dropped back out of the top five during torrid racing with Krimes and Marks on lap nine. That’s when the caution came out for Randy Baughman, who stopped at the end of the front stretch to bring out the caution.
“I thought I kinda blew it there in the middle stages of the race,” said Haas upon exiting his Michael Barshinger-owned Embee & Son/Tailgaters #11c in victory lane, “We had that restart and I went through the middle and the top, and about cleared Alan and Logan, but I didn’t quite get ‘em. They got back around me and got going, and I moved the wing around a little bit and tried the bottom and top. It just felt best going around the top and going as fast as I could. That’s where I felt the best and could gain some ground on those guys. I worked my way to second and was closing on Brent a little bit. It was going to be a heck of-a-race I think.”
Sixth-starting Logan Schuchart took the lead from Sell on the 10th-lap restart, and Brent Marks came from his eighth starting spot to slide under Sell for second one lap later. By lap 12, Haas was back in the picture, passing Sell for fourth but trying to hold off Danny Dietrich, who had advanced from his 11th starting spot to fifth.
Marks slid under Schuchart for the lead on lap 17, and Haas moved into second the next lap.
That’s when disaster struck from Marks, who hit the outside guardrail and sustained front suspension damage exiting turn four of lap 20.
“I was closing up a little bit and I looked up and he was crashing. I barely got out of the cushion enough to just miss him,” said Haas, “After that, it was getting pretty far up against the wall and I decided to move the wing back and just go around the bottom down there.”
Haas assumed the lead for the restart and drove away from the field, crossing 4.14 seconds ahead of Danny Dietrich, who caught Schuchart for second on lap 23.
Schuchart settled for third, with Krimes and 15th-starting Brian Montieth completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were 18th-starting Jim Siegel, 17th-starting Brian Leppo, 20th-starting Adam Wilt, and Steve Owings.
Heats for the 28 410 Sprints on hand were won by Glenndon Forsythe, Wells, and Danny Dietrich, with Gerard McIntyre, Jr. winning the consolation.
Niki Young claimed his third win of the year in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature. Young grabbed the lead from track champ Tim Wagaman as the two leaders both had to take evasive action to clear the slowing car of Nick Palmerino exiting turn four of lap ten and led the rest of the way. Palmerino suffered a leg injury when the drive shaft broke in his #51 sprinter, and received medical attention in the infield during a 13th-lap caution.
Tim Berkheimer advanced from fourth to second on the 14th-lap restart, and finished 1.2 seconds behind Young. Ryan Wilson, Wagaman, and Tyler Ross rounded out the top five, with Dale Hammaker, Cris Eash, Austin Hogue, Adrian Shaffer, and Matt Findley completing the top ten.
Heats for the 20 358 Sprints on hand were won by Berkheimer, Brad McClelland, and Hogue. McClelland, who was slated to start fourth in the feature, scratched from the event.
Gettysburg’s Brian Walls got by race-long leader Todd Miller11th lap and then drove away to his fourth win of the year in the 20-lap thundercar finale. Outside frontrow starter Miller led from the outset until being passed by the 9th-starting Walls.
Fifth-starting Roy Warehime ran a steady race and passed Jamie Zentmyer for the runner-up spot with five laps to go. Warehime finished second with 12-starting David Prunkl third, and Zentmyer fourth.
10th starting Duane Watson ran a clean and safe race to finish fifth, and in the process, picked up his third Thundercar track title (2007, 2009, 2012).
Completing the top-10 were Craig Wagaman, Jimmy Combs, Mike Slaybaugh, Wayne Dutterer, and Mikey Guise.
Heats for the 16 Thundercars on hand were won by Zentmyer and Miller.
Next up for Lincoln Speedway will be their Annual Race Car Flea Market on Saturday, November, 10th from 6 AM in the morning until noon. Then the following Saturday night, November 17th, it will be the Annual Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet. It will be held once again at the Holiday Inn in York.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com 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, October 13, 2012
2012 SEASON FINALE
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 11C-Cory Haas ($3,200); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 14-Brian Leppo; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 35-Steve Owings; 10. 77-Fred Rahmer; 11. 56-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 12. 6W-Josh Wells; 13. 91-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 15. 8-Billy Dietrich; 16. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 17. 2W-Kyle Moody; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison; 19. 49-Bob Howard; 20. 20S-Derek Sell (DNF); 21. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 22. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 23. 0-Steve Storrie (DNF); 24. 71X-Bill Stine (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Derek Sell (1-9), Logan Schuchart (10-16), Brent Marks (17-19), Cory Haas (20-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 91-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 71X-Bill Stine; 5. 2W-Kyle Moody; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 49-Bob Howard; 9. 56-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 10. 1080-Jordon Mackison. Time – 2:23.524
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 6W-Josh Wells; 2. 20S-Derek Sell; 3. 77-Frad Rahmer; 4. 3B-Randy Baughman; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 14-Brian Leppo; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 4-John Rudisill; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison. Time – 2:29.243
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 0-Steve Storrie; 8. 22-Bryn Gohn; 9 66A-Cody Fletcher. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 0-Steve Storrie; 4. 49-Bobby Howard; 5. 56-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 9. 22-Bryn Gohn; 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher. No Time
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20‑Laps) ‑ 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 66-Dale Hammaker; 7. 17E-Cris Eash; 8. 52-Austin Hogue; 9. 16-Adrian Shaffer; 10. 28F-Matt Findley; 11. 22T-Billy Johns; 12. 12-Mike Bittinger; 13. 47-Michael Hammer; 14. 97-Brie Hershey; 15. 1A-Joey Allen;; 16. 10-Zach Euculano; 17. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 18. 51-Nick Palmerino (DNF). DNS: 6R-Brad McClelland; 20-Austin Ream. No Time
Lap Leaders – Tim Wagaman (1-9), Niki Young (10-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps) ‑ 1. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 2. 17E-Cris Eash; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 28F-Matt Findley; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 51-Nick Palmerino; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta. Time – 2:27.59
2nd Heat (10 Laps) ‑ 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 29-Ryan Wilson; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 22T-Matt Boland; 7. 47-Michael Hammer. Time – 2:26.21
3rd Heat (10 Laps) ‑ 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 66-Dale Hammaker; 3. 65-Niki Young; 4. 16-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 1A-Joey Allen; 6. 20-Austin Ream. Time – 2:26.27
Feature (20‑Laps) ‑ 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 54W-Roy Warehime; 3. 01-David Prunkl; 4. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 5. 3W-Duane Watson; 6. 54-Craig Wagaman; 7. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 8. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 9. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 10. 83-Mikey Guise (DNF); 11. 3-Todd Miller (DNF); 12. 5-Wes Travers (DNF); 13. 55-Gino Comi (DNF); 14. 21W-Will Walls (DNF). DNS: 72-Jason Townsend; 60-Danny Beard. No Time
Lap Leaders – Todd Miller (1-10); Brian Walls (11-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps) ‑ 1. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 2. 21W-Will Walls; 3. 54W-Roy Warehime; 4. 2W-Brian Walls; 5. 54-Craig Wagaman; 6. 83-Mikey Guise; 7. 5-Wes Travers; 8. 72-Jason Townsend (DNF). Time – 2:39.09
2nd Heat (8 Laps) ‑ 1. 3-Todd Miller; 2. 3W-Duane Watson; 3. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 4. 55-Gino Comi; 5. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 6. 01-David Prunkl; 7. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 8. 60-Danny Beard (DNF). Time – 2:40.08