Saturday, May 27, 2023
BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL WINS GO TO FREDDIE RAHMER, KYLE HARDY and MICHAEL SMITH
Saturday, June 3, 2023 (7PM) STEVE SMITH TRIBUTE: 410 Sprints [TT] and 358 Sprints
Saturday, June 10, 2023 (7PM) ELIJAH HAWKINS MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints [TT] and 358 Sprints (York County Racing Club Night)
Saturday, June 17, 2023 (7PM) PA SPEEDWEEK TUNE-UP for 410 Sprints, plus Super Late Models (Appalachian Late Model Speedweek)
Abbottstown, PA (May 27, 2023) – Freddie Rahmer took over the lead in the point standings last week and with his fourth win of the season on Saturday night, Rahmer now sits at the top of the standings ahead of last week’s winner, Dylan Norris.
Rahmer started the 30-lap feature from ninth and made his way to second before the half-way point of the feature. Freddie lined up behind Norris for a late-race restart, “I misjudged Dylan on the restart. I thought he was going to the bottom but he didn’t. I checked up and turned down the bank and got a run and got him down there.”
Despite scoring his fourth win of the season in the pigeon hills, Rahmer and the Eichelberger #8 were a little off, “We got lucky to get by Dylan there on that restart. In the open track it was hard to make a move,” Freddie continued, “Just glad to get the win there after being a little off in the feature.”
Pole sitter, Aaron Bollinger, took the lead when the green flag dropped on the 30-lap feature. Tim Wagaman was in second and Glenndon Forsythe was third. Forsythe, Jordan Givler, Cameron Smith and Dylan Norris were all battling for third when the caution came out on lap 1 for Jeff Miller who sat spun around in turn 1.
Bollinger led Wagaman, Forsythe, Givler and Smith to the cone for the single-file restart. Bollinger got a good jump on Wagaman and Givler looked to the inside of Forsythe. Givler moved up to third and Norris was working his way through the field and got by Forsythe for fourth. Freddie Rahmer was also on the move from his ninth starting spot. Norris got by Givler to take third before the red flag flew on lap 4. Forsythe got upside-down on the back stretch with Cory Haas also involved.
The top five for the restart were Bollinger, Wagaman, Norris, Givler and Smith. Wagaman went low on the restart but the top worked well for Bollinger and he maintained the lead. Smith and Givler battled for fourth and Norris was up to second on lap 6. Smith got up to fourth leaving Givler to fend off Rahmer as he challenged for fifth. Freddie took fifth on lap eight as Norris was closing in on Bollinger for the lead.
Freddie was up to third on lap 11 and Norris was battling Bollinger for the lead in lapped traffic. Dylan took the lead at the line on lap 12 just as the yellow flag flew for Jeff Miller who slowed and came to a stop on the back stretch.
Norris paced the field ahead of Bollinger, Freddie, Wagaman and Givler for the restart. Dylan pulled away and Rahmer got under Bollinger for second as they raced into turn 3.
Givler, Kyle Moody and Chase Dietz battled for sixth as Smith got by Wagaman for fourth. Dietz got by Wagaman for fifth on lap 16.
The leaders were in heavy lapped traffic with 10 laps to go allowing Rahmer to close in on Norris. Dylan and Freddie were bumper to bumper in turns 1 and 2 with Norris holding onto the lead by inches on lap 23. Freddie took the lead coming out of turn 2 but the caution came out before the lap was completed when Zach Allman spun in turn 1. Norris regained the lead for the restart with Rahmer, Bollinger, Dietz and Smith completing the top five.
Rahmer and Norris both went high into 1 with Rahmer shooting down to the bottom in turn 2. Freddie got a good run off turn 2 and took the lead with a slider in turns 3 and 4.
Norris stayed close looking for a way to take the lead back. Moody and Deitz were in a fierce battle for fourth when they both spun out on the front stretch bringing out the caution on lap 26.
The top five for the final restart of the race were Rahmer, Norris, Bollinger, Brandon Rahmer and Smith. Both Rahmer and Norris went low into turn 1 on the restart with Brandon and Smith racing hard for fourth.
Freddie got to the checkered flag .400 seconds ahead of Norris. Bollinger held on to finish third and Brandon Rahmer was fourth. Smith completed the top five.
Kyle Hardy Wired the Field for Super Late Model Win
Kyle Hardy and Gary Stuhler shared the front row for the start of the 30-lap feature on Saturday night in the super late model’s first appearance in the pigeon hills this season. Hardy took the lead when the green flag dropped with Stuhler and Jamie Lathroum battling for second. Lathroum took the spot as they raced wheel to wheel out of turn 4.
Seventh place starter, Jim Bernheisel, had a solid start and was up to fourth. Stuhler reclaimed second on lap 2 letting Bernheisel to work on Lathroum for third.
Larry Neiderer came to a stop on the front stretch bringing out the yellow flag on lap 4. Hardy led, Stuhler, Lathroum, Bernheisel and Tyler Horst to the cone for the restart. There was another yellow on the restart after Jason Schmidt and Tyler Hershey got together on the front stretch. Brad Omps also came to a stop in turn 1.
Hardy maintained the lead on the restart with Stuhler on the bottom in second. Lathroum was on the top trying to retake second from Stuhler. Lathroum took second back on lap 7. Dylan Yoder was reeling in Bernheisel for fourth and took the spot on lap 9.
Stuhler took second back again from Lathroum on lap 10. Hardy was in lapped traffic on lap 12. Lathroum, Yoder and Bernheisel were in a three-car battle for third. Bernheisel got by Yoder and was up next to Lathroum. Yoder got back by Bernheisel as they raced through lapped traffic.
Austin Berry slowed on the front stretch on lap 17 bringing out the yellow flag. Hardy led Stuhler, Lathroum, Bernheisel and Yoder to the cone for the single-file restart. Stuhler hung with Hardy on the restart. Mark Pettyjohn joined Lathroum, Yoder and Bernheisel making it a four car battle for third. Bernheisel had the spot with Lathroum hot on his bumper. Lathroum got up next to Bernheisel and retook third then Bernheisel took it back the next lap.
Lapped traffic came into play again late in the race with Hardy taking the checkered flag 1.234 seconds ahead of Stuhler. Bernheisel won the battle for third with Lathroum in fourth and Pettyjohn completing the top five.
Michael Smith Wins the ARDC Midget Feature
Michael Smith took the lead from pole-sitter Michael Markey on the start. Markey did a wheel stand coming to the flag stand on lap 1. Markey continued to wheel stand on the front stretch allowing Ayden Hare to close in. On lap 3 Markey kept all four wheels on the track but Hare was still able to get by him in turn 2 and took second. Hare was up challenging Smith for the lead. The two continued to battle for the top spot and made contact in turn 4. Both drivers maintained their positions. Hare tried another slider in turn 2 but could not make the pass. The battle at the front of the field allowed Markey to close in on the leaders.
Smith got to the line .507 seconds ahead of Hare for the victory. Markey crossed the line third and JR Booth was fourth. Eric Heydenreich completed the top five.
Next Saturday, June 3, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Steve Smith Tribute Race featuring the 410 sprints and 358 springs. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM.
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Saturday, May 27, 2023
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 4. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 39T-Cameron Smith; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 75-Tyler Ross; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich; 10. 1X-Chad Trout; 11. 7H-Trey Hivner; 12. 11P-Tim Wagaman; 13. 27s-Alan Krimes; 14. 33-Riley Emig; 15. 85-Rickey Dieva; 16. 17-Cole Young; 17. 5a-Zach Allman; 18. 2D-Chase Dietz (DNF); 19. 99M-Kyle Moody (DNF); 20. 90-Jordan Givler (DNF); 21. 4R-Zane Rudisill (DNF); 22. D57-Jeff Miller (DNF); 23. 23A-Chris Arnold (DNF); 24. 5F-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 25. 38-Cory Haas (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Aaron Bollinger (1-11), Dylan Norris (12-23) & Freddie Rahmer (24-30)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5F-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 38-Cory Haas; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 75-Tyler Ross; 7. 4R-Zane Rudisill; 8. 85-Ricky Dieva; 9. 5a-Zach Allman
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 4. 27s-Alan Krimes; 5. 33-Riley Emig; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 17-Cole Young; 8. 7H-Trey Hivner
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 11P-Tim Wagaman; 2. 39T-Cameron Smith; 3. 90-Jordan Givler; 4. 99m-Kyle Moody; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 23A-Chris Arnold; 8. D57-Jeff Miller
Super Late Models
Super Late Model Feature Finish (30 laps) – 1. 45-Kyle Hardy ($3,000); 2. 4-Gary Stuhler; 3. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 4. 6-Jamie Lathroum; 5. 8-Mark Pettyjohn; 6. 24-Dylan Yoder; 7. 43A-Jason Covert; 8. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 9. 14-Tyler Horst; 10. 74-Tyler Hershey; 11. 32J-Shaun Jones; 12. 8-Matthew Sponaugle; 13. 21-Chad Myers; 14. 59-Chad Julius; 15. 5-Brad Omps; 16. 19-Drew Weissel; 17. 121-Larry Neiderer; 18. 11L-Doug Legum; 19. 86-Austin Berry (DNF); 20. 13M-JT McLanigan (DNF); 21. 11J-Jason Schmidt (DNF); 22. 12-Bobby Beard (DNF); 23. X-Bernie Beard (DNF); 24. 1-Gene Knaub (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Kyle Hardy (1-30)
Super Late Model Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 4-Gary Stuhler; 2. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 3. 43A-Jason Covert; 4. 8-Matthe Sponaugle; 5. 1-Gene Knaub; 6. 21-Chad Myers; 7. 19-Drew Weisser; 8. 32-Coleby Frye (DNF); 9. 12-Bobby Beard (DNF); 10. 86-Austin Berry (DNS)
Super Late Model Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 8BALL-Mark Pettyjohn; 2. 121-Larry Neiderer; 3. 24-Dylan Yoder; 4. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 5. X-Bernie Beard; 6. 59-Chad Julius; 7. 11L-Doug Legum; 8. 41-Matt Naylor; 9. 11-Jimmy McBee (DNS)
Super Late Model Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 6-Jamie Lathroum; 2. 14-Tyler Horst; 3. 45-Kyle Hardy; 4. 5-Brad Omps; 5. 32J-Shaun Jones; 6. 74-Tyler Hershey; 7. 11J-Jason Schmidt; 8. 13M-JT McLanigan (DNF); 9. 2J-Justin Weaver (DNS)
Super Late Model Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 86-Austin Berry; 2. 11J-Jason Schmidt; 3. 13M-JT McLanigan; 4. 12-Bobby Beard; 5. 19-Drew Weisser; 6. 11L-Doug Legum; 7. 11-Jimmy McBee (DNF); 8. 41-Matt Naylor (DNF); 9. 32-Coleby Frye (DNS); 10. 2J-Justin Weaver (DNS)
ARDC Midget Feature Finish (15 laps) – 1. 76-Michael Smith; 2. 4-Ayden Hare; 3. 75-Michael Markey; 4. 5A-JR Booth; 5. 11-Eric Heydenreich; 6. 21-Shannon Mausteller (DNF)
ARDC Midget Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 75-Michael Markey; 2. 11-Eric Heydenreich; 3. 76-Michael Smith; 4. 4-Ayden Hare; 5. 5A-JR Booth; 6. 21-Shannon Mausteller