DIETRICH COMES FROM SIXTH TO CLAIM $4,500 WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL TOP PRIZE
Aug 11, 2012, 23:59
Matt Mountz becomes 12th winner in 13 races in “358” sprints; Mike Slaybaugh wins eighth of career in thundercars
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/11/2012 – Add another $4,500 in winnings to Danny Dietrich’s career year in the Pigeon Hills.
Dietrich came from sixth starting spot to drive around Brian Montieth for the race lead in turn four of lap 16, and went on to claim the winner’s share in the Ninth Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial for “410” sprint cars at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
“I was surprised I caught Brian tonight,” said Dietrich upon exiting his Gary Kauffman-owned Sandoe’s Fruit Market/APM Buildings #48 in victory lane, “I was racing more by gauges than site. I think we hurt one tonight.”
If Dietrich was experiencing motor problems, it wasn’t apparent. Dietrich was fourth by the end of the third lap and caught brother Billy for third just before the caution came out for a spin by Dave Wilson and Will Rose in turns one and two of lap six. The lap didn’t count, but Danny’s pass of Billy did, since both cars were past the flagstand before the caution came out.
Both Dietrichs drove around Adam Wilt for second and third on the sixth-lap restart, and Danny began reeling in Montieth as the leaders reached lapped traffic on lap 13. Dietrich’s race winning pass came when Montieth moved to the middle groove while dealing with heavy lapped traffic through turns three and four of lap 16.
A half-lap later, disaster struck for Montieth, who made contact with the lapped car of Steve Storrie and hit the outside guardrail on the backstretch of lap 17. Montieth was done for the night.
Wilt, who had reclaimed third from Billy Dietrich on lap eight, assumed second for the restart, but was unable to mount a serious challenge on Dietrich, who claimed his seventh win of the year and 14th of his Lincoln career.
Brent Marks came from ninth starting spot to catch Billy on lap 29 and finish third, with Dietrich fourth and Alan Krimes fifth. Completing the top ten were Brad McClelland, 16th starting Kyle Moody, 13th starting Derek Sell, 15th-starting Tim Glatfelter, and Chad Criswell.
Heats for the “410” Sprints were won by Krimes, Marks, and Danny Dietrich, with Randy Baughman winning the consolation.
Fast time in time trails over the 28-car field was set by Billy Dietrich with a one-lap time of 13.447-seconds (100.394 MPH).
Matt Mountz became the 12th different winner in 13 races in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature, scoring his first career Lincoln win after a victory earlier this season at Williams Grove.
Mountz started third and got by outside front row starter Joey Allen for second at the outset. But he bobbled and gave up the runner-up spot to Doug Hammaker on lap four. Mountz finally reclaimed second from Hammaker on a lap 17 restart, and took advantage of a bobble by polesitter and race-long leader Bob Anderson to claim the lead one lap later.
Hammaker caught Anderson on the next-to-last lap to finish second, with 10th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh and 11th-starting Austin Hogue passing Anderson on the final lap to finish third and fourth. Anderson, seeking his first career win, settled for fifth, with Ryan Wilson, Niki Young, points leader Tim Wagaman, Isaac Sneeringer, and Nathan Berwager rounding out the top ten.
Heats for the 29 “358” Sprinters on hand were won by Wilson, Wagaman, and Rohrbaugh, with Brie Hershey winning the consolation.
New Oxford’s Mike Slaybaugh chased race-long leader Mikey Guise from his seventh starting position and made the pass for the lead entering turn two on lap 16 and then pulled away up the backstretch en route to his first win in two years in the 20-lap thundercar feature.
Slaybaugh took the checkered .50-seconds ahead of Guise for his eighth-career thundercar win.
Fifth-starting Brian Diehl ran in the top-five the entire distance and finished third, with hard-charger Kyle Martin finishing fourth (from 11th), and ninth-starting Danny Beard fifth.
Completing the top-10 were Jimmy Jesmer, Jimmy Combs, Brian Walls, Wayne Dutterer, and Justin Mong.
Heats for the 22 Thundercars were won by Watson, Guise, and Miller.
Next Saturday night, August 18th, Lincoln Speedway will host the Brandon Little Memorial/Fallen Firefighters Night sponsored by Emig's 81 Diner. The 410 Sprinters will race for $5,000-to-win in the special event. They will be joined by the 358 Sprints who will be competing in a Trail-Way/Lincoln Shootout. In addition, there will be a special Eastern Museum of Motorsports (EMMR) Exhibition. Time trials for the 410 sprinters will get underway at 7:30 PM, with Gates opening at 5:30 PM.
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, August 11, 2012
9TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (30‑Laps) ‑ 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($4,500); 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 6-Brad McClelland; 7. 2W-Kyle Moody; 8. 20S-Derek Sell; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 84-Chad Criswell; 11. 50-Austin Reed (Hard Charger); 12. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 95-Hunter Mackison; 14. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 15. 77-Aaron Ott (DNF); 16. 4-John Rudisill (DNF); 17. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 18. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF); 19. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 20. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 21. 0-Steve Storrie (DNF); 22. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 23. 56-Dave Wilson (DNF); 24. 21A-Will Rose (DNF)(Alt.); DNS – 71X-Bill Stine. No Time
Lap Leaders – Adam Wilt (1), Brian Montieth (2-15), Danny Dietrich (16-30)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 77-Aaron Ott; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison; 6. 6-Brad McClelland; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman; 8. 56-Dave Wilson; 9. 21A-Will Rose (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 20S-Derek Sell; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 0-Steve Storrie; 8. 4-John Rudisill; 9. 14-Brian Leppo (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) ‑ 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4 84C-Chad Criswell; 5. 2W-Kyle Moody; 6. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 50-Austin Reed; 8. 71X-Bill Stine; 9. 66A-Cody Fletcher. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) ‑ 1. 3B-Randy Baughman; 2. 50-Austin Reed; 3. 4-John Rudisill; 4. 0-Steve Storrie; 5. 56-Dave Wilson; 6. 71X-Bill Stine (DNF); 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 8. 21A-Will Rose (DNF). No Time
Time Trials – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.447 seconds (100.394 MPH); 2. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.500; 3. 85-Gerard McIntyre, 13.518; 4. 6-Brad McClelland, 13.697; 5. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.709; 6. 84-Chad Criswell, 13.718; 7. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.723; 8. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.782; 9. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.821; 10. 21A-Will Rose, 13.838; 11. 14-Brian Leppo, 13.847; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.850; 13. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.920; 14. 20S-Derek Sell, 13.936; 15. 5T-Glendon Forsythe, 13.944; 16. 77-Aaron Ott, 13.960; 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.972; 18. 2w-Kyle Moody, 13.990; 19. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.043; 20. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 14.066; 21. 71X-Bill Stine, 14.095; 22. 3b-Randy Baughman, 14.139; 23. 0-Steve Storrie, 14.180; 24. 50-Austin Reed, 14.322; 25. 56-Dave Wilson, 14.464; 26. 4-John Rudisill, 14.519; 27. 66A-Cody Fletcher, 16.370.
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20‑Laps) – 1. 94V-Matt Mountz; 2. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 81B-Bob Anderson; 6. 29-Ryan Wilson; 7. 65-Niki Young; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 10. 85-Nathan Berwager; 11. 97-Brie Hershey; 12. 59T-Tim Glatfelter; 13. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 14. 28F-Matt Findley; 15. 5-Tyler Ross; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 17. 38-Mark Strickler; 18. 56M-D.J. Montgomery; 19. 1A-Joey Allen (DNF); 20. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 21. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 22. 21-Scott Fisher (DNF); 23. 1W-Eric Tomecek (DNF); 24. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders – Bob Anderson (1-17), Matt Mountz (18-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 qualify) ‑ 1. 29-Ryan Wilson; 2. 69-Joey Allen; 3. 94V-Matt Mountz; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 1W-Eric Tomecek; 6. 28F-Matt Findley; 7. 97-Brie Hershey; 8. 2-Denny Gross; 9. 17E-Cris Eash (DNF); 10. 14-Billy Heltzel, III (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 qualify)‑ 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 81B-Bob Anderson; 4. 85-Nathan Berwager; 5. 66-Dale Hammaker; 6. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 7. 38-Mark Strickler; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 9. 21-Scott Fisher; 10. 59T-Tim Glatfelter. No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 qualify) ‑ 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 3. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 4. 65-Niki Young; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger; 6. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 7. 5A-Brian Allman; 8. 11-Leah Starner; 9. 47-Michael Hamer; 10. 69/89-Ashley Cappetta. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 qualify) ‑ 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 38-Mark Strickler; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 5A-Brian Allman; 5. 21-Scott Fisher; 6. 59T-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 47-Michael Hamer; 8. 2-Denny Gross; 9. 69/89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 10. 11-Leah Starner (DNF); 11. 14-Billy Heltzel, III (DNF). No Time
Feature (20‑Laps) –1. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 2. 83-Mikey Guise; 3. 9X-Brian Diehl; 4. 54-Kyle Martin; 5. 60-Danny Beard; 6. 47-Jimmy Jesmer; 7. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 8. 01-Brian Walls; 9. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 10. 77-Justin Mong; 11. 3W-Duane Watson; 12. 3-Todd Miller; 13. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 14. 8J-Justin Bittle; 15. 11-Tom Walls II; 16. 1E-Greg Emlet, Sr.; 17. 72-Jason Townsend (DNF); 18. 54W-Roy Warehime (DNF); 19. 52-Tom Walls III (DNF). DNS: 14W-Andrew Walls; 70-Rick Weaver; 21W-Will Walls. No time.
Lap Leaders – Mikey Guise (1-15); Mike Slaybaugh (16-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps/all qualify) ‑ 1. 3W-Duane Watson; 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 3. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 4. 72-Jason Townsend; 5. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 6. 77-Justin Mong; 7. 1E-Greg Emlet, Sr.; 8. 14W-Andrew Walls (DNS). Time – 2:42.13
2nd Heat (8 Laps/all qualify)‑ 1. 83-Mikey Guise; 2. 60-Danny Beard; 3. 9X-Brian Diehl; 4. 01-Brian Walls; 5. 8J-Justin Bittle; 6. 54W-Roy Warehime; 7. 52-Tom Walls, III. No Time
3rd Heat (8 Laps/all qualify)‑ 1. 3-Todd Miller; 2. 47-Jimmy Jesmer; 3. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 4. 54-Kyle Martin; 5. 11-Tom Walls, II; DNS – 70-Rick Weaver, 21W-Will Walls. Time – 2:38.33