ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – 9/2/2017 – Persistent rain showers through the morning and into the afternoon has forced Lincoln Speedway promoters to cancel tonight’s September 2nd racing program. The Inaugural Bob Leiby Memorial has been rescheduled to now be a part of the October 7th season-ending Manufacturers Appreciation race. Additionally, the fireworks display scheduled for tonight has been moved to the September 16th Dirt Classic.
With the cancelation of tonight’s September 2nd racing, so is the final scheduled point race for the 410 sprinters and thus ends the season-long battle for the coveted track championship. With that said, Phoenixville’s Brian Montieth claims the 2017 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Track Championship by 225 points over the defending track champion Alan Krimes. It is Montieth’s 6th track title at the Pigeon Hills oval over the last 10 years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017).
Lincoln Speedway will be dark next weekend (September 9th), returning to action on Saturday, September 16th with the URC/358 Sprint Challenge and 358 Late Models. With the battle for 358 sprint track championship running through the the October 7th season-finale, all URC/358 sprinters in competition that night will be awarded 100 Lincoln Speedway “show-up” points-only.
In addition to the 360/358 sprint challenge and 358 late models on September 16th, there will be a special appearance of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) and Pen-Mar Vintage Race Car Club. Racing action is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 PM, with general admission gates opening at 5:30 PM for the fans.
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.
REMAINDER OF 2017 RACING SCHEDULE:
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - NO RACING
Saturday, September 16, 2017 (7:30 PM) - URC/358 Sprint Challenge (100 show up points for all URC/358 sprint drivers in competition), 358 Late Models, PLUS the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) & Pen-Mar Vintage Race Car Club
Saturday, September 23, 2017 (Time Trials @ 7:30 PM) - FOURTH ANNUAL “DIRT CLASSIC” - 410 Sprints ($20,000 to win) PLUS FIREWORKS
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - NO RACING
Saturday, October 7, 2017 (6 PM) - FINAL RACE OF 2017/BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL/HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE PRESENTED BY PANCHO’S RACING PRODUCTS - 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints & All-American Outlaws (Rain date, Sunday, 10/8 @ 6 PM)