GREG HODNETT SWEEPS WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY WINNING VAN MAY TRIBUTE FOR 410’S AND KRAMER WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FOR URC AND PATRIOT 360 SPRINTS
MECHANICSBURG, PA – Greg Hodnett won the season opener at Williams Grove Speedway in March, but had been held out of 410 Sprint car victory lane since then.
Hodnett, of Spring Grove, changed that Friday night as he drove to victory in the 25-lap Van May Tribute race paying $4,069 to win. He returned to win the 360- Sprint car portion of the program as well earning $3,000.
“We came out and won the first night, but since that time it has been pretty few and far between as far as good runs,” said Hodnett. “We had a good run going at the Outlaw show and got rained out, unfortunately. It has been about a month since we’ve been here, but fortunately for us, we got a great starting spot and took advantage of it.”
Hodnett started second in Mike Heffner’s 27 and took the lead over Brian Montieth and TJ Stutts to start the 410 feature. He built a 1.654 second lead in five laps.
He reached lapped traffic with eight laps completed. Montieth began to close and Hodnett’s lead was down to under one second.
They were out of lapped traffic, but the caution flew on lap nine when Troy Fraker stopped on the backstretch.
Hodnett controlled the restart as point leader Freddie Rahmer drove by Stutts and into third. Hodnett increased his lead to over two seconds. Rahmer was racing well along the inside groove taking second from Montieth with 11 to go.
He closed quickly on Hodnett and was right there as they completed lap 19. Hodnett went low into turn three blocking Rahmer’s line as they raced around lapped cars.
“I knew he got into second and I figured he was running the middle bottom, so I decided to change lanes,” said Hodnett. “He has been really good and I figured I’d better try it. I was having a tough time getting by lapped cars off the corners up high.”
That was as close as Rahmer would get as Hodnett pulled away again over the final laps winning by 1.230 seconds over Rahmer. Montieth, Lucas Wolfe, and Stutts completed the top five. Danny Dietrich, Alan Krimes, Steve Buckwalter, Cory Haas and Matt Campbell rounded out the top 10.
Stutts set fast time over the 21-car field with a lap of 16.465. Buckwalter, Chad Trout and Krimes won the heat races.
In the Kramer Williamson Memorial for the United Racing Club and Patriot 360 Sprints, Mark Smith grabbed the lead from Trey Starks as they raced down the frontstretch to complete lap three.
The red flag stopped the race for a backstretch crash including Eddie Strada and JJ Grasso. No drivers were hurt.
On the restart, Jared Zimbardi hit the inside turn one fence and crashed hard. He was removed from the car and transported to the hospital for observation. He was talking to emergency workers.
Hodnett drove by Starks and into second on the restart. He went after Smith taking the lead in turn two the next time around.
Another caution slowed the pace on lap seven. Hodnett controlled the restart and drove away.
The caution flew with six laps to go, but Hodnett was not to be denied as he got a good restart again and led the final laps to score the win over Smith. Lucas Wolfe raced to the third over the final laps. Jason Shultz and Starks completed the top five. Steve Buckwalter, Kevin Nagy, Curt Michael, Josh Weller and Robbie Stillwaggon rounded out the top 10.
The 360 heats for the 42 cars went to JJ Grasso, Robbie Stillwaggon, Lucas Wolfe, Mark Smith and Trey Starks. Cody Keller and Adam Carberry won the B-mains.
410 Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett. 2. Freddie Rahmer. 3. Brian Montieth. 4. Lucas Wolfe. 5. TJ Stutts. 6. Danny Dietrich. 7. Alan Krimes. 8. Steve Buckwalter. 9. Cory Haas. 10. Matt Campbell. 11. Brock Zearfoss. 12. Anthony Macri. 13. Chad Trout. 14. Nicole Bower. 15. Ryan Higgins. 16. Cole Young. 17. Rodney Westhafer. 18. Chris Arnold. 19. Troy Fraker. 20. Jay Reichard. 21. Brandon Rahmer.
360 Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett. 2. Mark Smith. 3. Lucas Wolfe. 4. Jason Shultz. 5. Trey Starks. 6. Steve Buckwalter. 7. Kevin Nagy. 8. Curt Michael 9. Josh Weller. 10. Robbie Stillwaggon. 11. Derek Locke. 12. Jordan Thomas. 13 Joe Trenca. 14. Troy Betts. 15. Jon Agan. 16. Kyle Drum. 17. George Suprick. 18. Chuck Hebing. 19. Bryn Gohn. 20. Eric Tomecek. 21. Adam Carberry. 22. Jared Zimbardi. 23. JJ Grasso. 24. Eddie Strada. 25. Cody Keller. 26. Steve Collins.
Did Not Qualify: Glenndon Forsythe, Brett Michalski, Josh Azzi, Kyle Drum, Warren Ferguson, Mark Sasso, Chris Coyle, Justin Whittall, Jimmy Stitzel, Brian Carber, David Quackenbush, Chris Allen Jr., Josh Weller, Chuck Hebing, Jared Esh, Troy Wagaman Jr., Derek Jonathan, Doug Dodson.
HANOVER, PA (8/27/2017) – Phoenixville’s Brian Montieth took home all the marbles in Sunday night’s Second Annual Armin Hostetter Memorial for 410 sprint cars at Trail-Way Speedway.
In addition to claiming the $3,500 top prize, Montieth also won the Beer Hill Gang’s $350 bonus as the event’s hard charger and the $1,000 bonus for winning the Lincoln/Susquehanna/Trail-Way tri-track “Shootout” for 410 sprint cars, a total of $4,850 in prize money for the night.
“I didn’t see this place ‘til a little while ago,” said Montieth upon exiting the Jerry Parrish owned Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator/Beer Hill Gang #21 in victory lane, “and it’s a racey little place.”
It was Montieth’s second-ever run at Trail-Way, finishing one position better than his runner-up finish to Brent Marks last year.
Young upstart Landon Myers of York drew the pole for the 29-lap event run in memory of the late Bob Weikert, and led the first eight laps before third-starting Danny Dietrich took the lead on lap nine. Montieth, who started sixth, drove under Myers for second on lap ten and quickly closed on Dietrich as they raced through heavy lapped traffic.
Montieth then drove around both a lapped car and low-riding Dietrich to take the lead in turns three and four of lap 13, and led the rest of the way for his first career Trail-Way win.
“It’s a lot of fun here, and it’s easy to drive when the car is right,” said Montieth, “It’s a lot of fun here.”
Dietrich settled for second, with Lucas Wolfe third, Myers holding on for fourth, and Dwayne Gutshall fifth. They were the only five cars on lead lap at the end of the non-stop event.
Sixth through tenth were Cory Haas, Zach Euculano, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Dwight Leppo, and Glenndon Forsythe.
The entire night was caution-free for the super sprints, with McIntyre, Forsythe, and Dietrich winning the qualifying events for the 19 cars in attendance. McIntyre’s heat win established a new 10-lap track record of 2 minutes, 17.75 seconds, breaking the old track record held by Fred Rahmer (2:18.96). Two of the three heats were faster than the previous track record.
With the win, Montieth also claimed the Lincoln/Susquehanna/Trail-Way tri-track “Shootout,” with Cory Haas, Glenndon Forsythe, and Kyle Moody finishing second through fourth in the three-track series.
Bradley Weber withstood heavy late-race pressure from Tyler Walton to win the 20-lap 600cc micro-sprint feature. Garrett Bard, Kameron Morral and Zane Rudisill completed the top five.
Weber started sixth and grabbed the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Jim Radney on lap six and led the rest of the way. Walton moved into second when Radney dropped from the field on lap eight, and pulled onto Weber’s back bumper when the caution flew for Darren Kauffman, who came to a stop with two laps to go.
The two were side-by-side as they raced under the white flag, but Weber was able to hold Walton off over the final lap for the two-carlength win.
Heat winners for the 18 micros were Walton and Jesse Snyder.
This Friday, September 1, Trail-Way returns with the 358 Sprint Cars in the conclusion of the Trail-Way/Lincoln Shootout. Also on the schedule will be the Mason Dixon 270 Micro Sprints, Street Stocks and Limited Stocks. This will be the final point race of the 2017 racing season for the Limited Stocks. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.
For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at www.trail-wayspeedway.com. The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.
410 SPRINT CARS
FEATURE (29 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth (Beer Hill Gang Hard Charger), ; 2. 48-Daniel Dietrich, ; 3. 24-Lucas Wolf, ; 4. 19M-Landon Myers, ; 5. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, ; 6. 39-Cory Haas, ; 7. 10-Zach Euculano, ; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr, ; 9. 4-Dwight Leppo, ; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, ; 11. 12-Mike Bittinger, ; 12. 99-Joe Trone Jr, ; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard, ; 14. 44-Rodney Westhafer, ; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody, ; 16. 39C-Jason Cunningham Jr, ; 17. (DNF) 23-Todd Zinn, ; 18. (DNF) 19G-Todd Gracey, ; 19. (DNF) 35-Steve Owings, .
Lap Leaders: Landon Myers (1-8), Danny Dietrich (9-12), Brian Montieth (13-29)
410 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr, ; 2. 10-Zach Euculano, ; 3. 99-Joe Trone Jr, ; 4. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, ; 5. 39C-Jason Cunningham Jr, ; 6. 23-Todd Zinn, ; 7. (DNF) 35-Steve Owings, . Time – 2:17.75
410 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, ; 2. 21-Brian Montieth, ; 3. 24-Lucas Wolf, ; 4. 39-Cory Haas, ; 5. 19G-Todd Gracey, ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard, . Time – 2:18.85
410 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 48-Daniel Dietrich, ; 2. 4-Dwight Leppo, ; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger, ; 4. 19M-Landon Myers, ; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody, ; 6. 44-Rodney Westhafer, . Time – 2:21.00
600 MICRO SPRINTS
FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 17-Bradley Weber, ; 2. 14T-Tyler Walton, ; 3. 95-Garrett Bard, ; 4. 880-Kameron Morral, ; 5. 4R-Zane Rudisill, ; 6. 71-Tyler Leese, ; 7. 11H-Hayden Miller, ; 8. 29-Zach Rhodes, ; 9. 6-Darren Kauffman, ; 10. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, ; 11. 5 CENTS-Michael Austin, ; 12. (DNF) 96-Jesse Snyder, ; 13. (DNF) 56-Jake Frye, ; 14. (DNF) 42K-Travis Keiser, ; 15. (DNF) 95X-Jim Radney, ; 16. (DNF) 17E-Dylan Norris, ; 17. (DNF) 14A-Frank Jarkiewicz, ; (DNS) 14K-Hannah Riser. No time.
Lap Leaders: Jim Radney (1-5), Brad Weber (6-20)
600 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 14T-Tyler Walton, ; 2. 42K-Travis Keiser, ; 3. 17-Bradley Weber, ; 4. 95-Garrett Bard, ; 5. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, ; 6. 17E-Dylan Norris, ; 7. 6-Darren Kauffman, ; 8. 11H-Hayden Miller, ; 9. (DNF) 14K-Hannah Riser, . No time.
600 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 96-Jesse Snyder, ; 2. 4R-Zane Rudisill, ; 3. 71-Tyler Leese, ; 4. 880-Kameron Morral, ; 5. 95X-Jim Radney, ; 6. 56-Jake Frye, ; 7. 29-Zach Rhodes, ; 8. 5 CENTS-Michael Austin, ; 9. (DNF) 14A-Frank Jarkiewicz, . Time – 2:04.16
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – August 26, 2017 – It was another race for the ages at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Danny Dietrich looked like he was on his way to a convincing win from his 11th starting spot after grabbing lead from polesitter and race-long leader Scott Fisher on the backstretch of lap 12 and dominating the next seven laps.
But enter 12th-starting and Lincoln points leader Brian Montieth.
A lap 19 red flag for a flipping Robbie Kendall, who turned over while trying to avoid a spinning Fisher in turns three and four Matt Campbell and Montieth in second and third for the restart and erased a three-second lead by Dietrich.
Montieth took the runner-up spot immediately after the restart, and set his sights on Dietrich with five laps to go.
He chased the seven-time Lincoln winner into lapped traffic with two laps to go, and actually drove around Dietrich for the lead in turns one and two of the last lap. Dietrich returned the favor the final turns for his 38th career Lincoln win and $3,769 top prize, which included a $200 bonus and a $200 hard-charger award from race sponsors McSherrystown Moose Lodge #720 and Lawrence’s Body Shop, and a $169 bonus in memory of Chris Glatfelter on the anniversary of his passing.
“I knew I wasn’t very good. It seemed like after the red…we ran a right rear that we ran 10 or 14 laps in the feature at the Grove last night,” said Dietrich in victory lane, “It just felt like it was going away. I kept getting tight in the left rear and was just overdriving the car. I reached for the wing trying to move it forward and there was no more ‘forward’ to go, so I knew I was going to be in trouble and it was a matter of hanging on.”
“I made a bad move there going into one and he drove around me and I just thought I’d better go to the top because I didn’t figure he was going to follow anybody on the top going into three,” said Dietrich in describing the final lap, “I figured I’d take my shot and go there. I ran front bumper into (Dwayne) Gutshall just to make sure there wasn’t any gap for him to get into.”
“Sometimes you’re that good that early that you worry that maybe you’re too good too early,” continued Dietrich, “I think that was the case tonight. Brian’s car came in good and he’s always tough, especially when you get to racing hard like we did there that last lap. I knew he had to be on me before that, but I couldn’t roll the cushion with the left rear too tight and I had to roll out of the throttle. Glad to be standing here to get a win for this team.”
Campbell settled for third, with defending track champ Alan Krimes and Freddie Rahmer fifth. Sixth through tenth were Brandon Rahmer, Cory Haas, Chad Trout, Tim Wagaman, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Heats for the 25 “410” Sprints on hand were won by Montieth, Glenndon Forsythe, and McIntyre.
Doug Hammaker came from ninth starting spot to make a last-lap pass and score the win in the fourth leg of the five-race K1 Race Gear 358 Sprint Car Summer Series event.
It looked like 12th-starting Chase Dietz, who had a four-second lead with five laps to go, was well on his way to the win before he suddenly slowed on the front stretch with a flat tire, as did third-place Jack Eldreth at the same time, bringing out the caution on lap 24. That handed the lead over to Troy Wagaman, Jr., who came from 17th starting spot, with Hammaker right behind.
On the restart, Wagaman held Hammaker off on lap 24, but Hammaker made the race-winning pass going into turns one and two of the final lap. Jeff Halligan, who came from the rear after an early-race spin, also drove under Wagaman in turn two of the final lap and finished second, with Wagaman settling for third, Tyler Ross fourth, and Cody Fletcher fifth.
Sixth through tenth were 21st-starting Kyle Denmyer, 23rd-starting Chris Frank (the hard charger), 22nd-starting Steve Drevicki, 24th-starting Trey Hivner, and point leader Adrian Shaffer, who came back through the field following a 13th-lap spin.
Heats for the 34 “358” Sprints on hand were won by Jake Eldreth, Jon Stewart, Kody Hartlaub, and Nyle Berkes, with Kyle Denmyer winning the consolation.
Bob Stough out-dueled three-time winner Mason Chaney to score his first win of the year in the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature. Stough took advantage of a 12-car inversion to start fourth in the feature, and wrestled the lead away from Chaney on lap 13. He led the rest of the way, with Lucas Montgomery catching Chaney on the final lap to finish second. Fourth and fifth behind Chaney were Travis McClelland and Donnie Leiby, in his best-ever Lincoln finish.
Stough’s win completed his return from an early-second injury (broken wrist). It was his eighth career Lincoln Legends win.
Heats for the 31 Central PA Legends were won by Hayden Pascoe, Chad Earnst, and Montgomery, with Scott Smith winning the consolation.
Next Saturday September 2nd at 7:30 PM Lincoln Speedway will hold the BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL for the 410 Sprints paying $4,000 to win in their final point race for the 2017 racing season. The 358 Sprints and Central PA Legends will round out the evening’s racing action and capped-off with a spectacular FIREWORKS display. Gates will open 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.
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Mechanicsburg – Steve Buckwalter and Cody Keller wired the sprint car fields for victories on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, in the 410 and 358 sprint car divisions, respectively.
Buckwalter started second in the field to lead every lap of the 25-circuit main event for the 410 sprint cars.
His pace was slowed only once, on the fifth lap when the red flag appeared for a fire on the machine of Eric Tomecek.
For the restart, Kody Lehman chased Buckwalter but fifth starter Cory Haas moved into the second spot on the 13th tour just as the leader entered the backmarkers.
Eighth starter Brock Zearfoss followed Haas and took third one lap later.
Although Zearfoss took his shots at Haas, it was Haas who tried to spoil Buckwalter’s party late in the race.
Haas steadily drove down Buckwalter’s advantage, shaving a full second off of his lead from lap 17 to lap 20.
However during the final circuits, Buckwalter was again able to stretch out his advantage to 1.277 seconds at the finish.
Haas shot low across the third and fourth turns repeatedly during the late going trying to stick with Buckwalter but instead rode home second.
The victory was the eighth of Buckwalter’s career at Williams Grove Speedway.
Zearfoss crossed the line in third followed by Lucas Wolfe and Freddie Rahmer.
Sixth through 10th went to Alan Krimes, Kody Lehman, Anthony Macri, Brian Montieth and Rick Lafferty.
Heats went to Nicole Bower, Lafferty and Wolfe.
Keller of Selinsgrove ran the ragged edge and sometimes over it to pick up his first career 358-sprint victory at the speedway.
After starting second in the field, Keller would lead all 25 laps of the K1 RaceGear Summer Series main event to take home a $1,500 payday.
However the Snyder County pilot nearly gave the win away on several occasions when he jumped the cushion at both ends of the speedway.
The initial lap of the 358 sprint main was halted for an eight-car melee in the third turn that saw at least two cars flip.
No injuries were reported however.
Keller entered the backmarkers on the ninth tour of the event, chased by Brett Wanner and Phil Walter.
However one-time 2017 winner Kevin Nouse was on the move through the top-five and eventually worked his way into second with a pair of laps to go.
And by that time, Keller was losing ground and hopping the cushion repeatedly, creating a closer finish at the end than perhaps would have developed otherwise.
Nouse rode home second behind an exciting performance by Keller, followed by Wanner, Chad Trout and Troy Wagaman Jr.
Sixth through 10th went to Steve Owings, Chase Dietz, Phil Walter, Chris Frank and Brent Shearer.
Heats went to Walter, Keller, Nouse and Nyle Berkes with Denny Gross scoring the consolation race.
August 25, 2017
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Cory Haas, 3. Brock Zearfoss, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Alan Krimes, 7. Kody Lehman, 8. Anthony Macri, 9. Brian Montieth, 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Matt Campbell, 12. Nicole Bower, 13. TJ Stutts, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Kyle Pruitt, 16. Ryan Higgins, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Chris Arnold, 19. Dwigth Leppo, 20. Danny Dietrich, 21. Eric Tomecek, 22. Rodney Westhafer, 23. Brandon Rahmer
358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Cody Keller, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Brett Wanner, 4. Chad Trout, 5. Troy Wagaman Jr., 6. Steve Owings, 7. Chase Dietz, 8. Phil Walter, 9. Chris Frank, 10. Brent Shearer, 11. Matt Findley, 12. Steve Drevicki, 13. Wyatt Hinkle, 14. Denny Gross, 15. Micheael Hamer, 16. Dalton Dietrich, 17. Shai Morris, 18. Jared Esh, 19. Nyle Berkes, 20. Jordan Givler, 21. Doug Hammaker, 22. Adrian Shaffer, 23. Brie Hershey, 24. Kyle Denmyer
DNQ: Kenny Kuhn, Hank Donovan Jr., Zachary Allman, Rich Eichelberger, Cody Fletcher, Ashley Capetta, Eric Parker, Adam Lyman, Dan Richcreek, TJ Dehaven, Scott Fisher
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – August 19, 2017 – One thing can be said about Glenndon Forsythe’s first career All-Star Circuit of Champions win at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. He earned it.
Forsythe joined Cory Haas on the front row of the 30-lap $5,000 to win feature by virtue of winning their respective dashes. Haas led the first lap, but Forsythe led the rest, holding several challengers through heavy lapped traffic, including a breathtaking move through three lapped cars to hold off Haas and Danny Dietrich through turns and four of lap 28.
“That’s Lincoln. If you race enough green flag laps here, you’re going to get to lapped traffic,” said a jubilant Forsythe in victory lane, “I need to get better at it, but I did enough to stay out front, and I still can’t believe we’re here tonight.”
The race-saving move came just before a caution for a stopped Tim Wagaman in turn four of lap 29, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. On the subsequent restart, Dietrich spun in turn two while trying to slide under Haas for second, with All-Star points leader Chad Kemenah assuming for the final restart.
“I saw the scoreboard there with Cory (Haas) and Danny (Dietrich)there. Cory had been there the whole race, so he wasn’t slackin’, and I was happy to see that yellow come out. I was terrible in lapped traffic, and I was falling out of the seat and needed break. I got the break when I needed it,” said Forsythe, “I can’t be happier for (car owner) Norm Wisner and this whole team. Sponsor Dynatech Controls had its company picnic out in the parking lot this afternoon, so I’m happy for that.”
Kemenah did catch Haas for second on the final restart when Haas slid high trying to get by Forsythe for the race lead and crossed a close second, with Haas settling for third, Freddie Rahmer fourth, and Matt Campbell fifth.
Sixth through tenth were 13th-starting Alan Krimes, Tim Shaffer, 18th-starting Robbie Kendall, Brian Montieth (who came from the rear after an early-race spin), and 21st-starting Anthony Macri.
Sprint heats were won by Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Dietrich, and Kemenah, with Chad Trout winning the B-Main. A pair of dashes were won by Haas and Forsythe, and fast time in time trials over the 40-car All Star Sprint field was set by Caleb Helms with a 1-lap time of 13.401-seconds (100.739 MPH).
Littlestown’s Mason Chaney made a last-turn pass on Lucas Montgomery and led the final 100 yards to score his third Lincoln win of the year and the fourth of his Lincoln career in the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature,
Chaney, who was credited with a win in his heat despite crossing backwards after tangling with Harlon Leppo at the end, started third. Scott Smith led the first four laps before yielding to fifth-starting Montgomery, who led until the final turn.
Chaney, who spun but kept going when Leppo again made contact with him in turns three and four of lap 13, assumed second for the restart and dogged Montgomery the rest of the way.
The race for the lead became a three-car battle when Hayden Pascoe joined the chase with four laps to go.
Chaney drove under Montgomery on the final turn to the checkered, with Montgomery settling for second and Pascoe third. 15-starting Bob Stough came on late to finish fourth, with Bill Diehl fifth.
Heats for the 28 Central PA Legends were won by Travis Perry, Smith, and Leppo, with Zachary Settle winning the consolation.
Next Saturday, August 26th, it will be the rescheduled McSherrystown Moose Lodge #720 Night and the second of two York County Racing Club Nights on the year. The 410 Sprints will be joined by the 358 Sprints in a “K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Summer Series” event and the Central PA Legends. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with racing action to get underway at 7:30 p.m
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 19, 2017
ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS
All Star Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe ($5,000); 2. 10H-Chad Kemanah; 3. 39-Cory Haas; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 9. 21-Brian Montieth; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 24W-Lucas Wolfe; 13. 14-Coleman Gulick; 14. 94-Ryan Smith; 15. 33M-Max Stambaugh; 16. 99M-Kyle Moody; 17. 21T-Scott Fisher; 18. 44-Trey Starks; 19. 1X-Chad Trout; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 21. 17-Caleb Helms (DNF); 22. 1*-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 23. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 24. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF); 25. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 26. 7C-Caleb Armstrong (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Cory Haas (1), Glenndon Forsythe (2-30)
All Star Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 49-Tim Shaffer; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 17-Caleb Helms; 5. 14-Caleb Gulick; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 51-John Garvin (DNF); 8. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF); DISQUALIFIED – 24-Rico Abreu, 59-Jim Siegel. No Time
All Star Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 94-Ryan Smith; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 44-Trey Starks; 4. 1-Chad Trout; 5. 51R-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 24W-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 39-Anthony Macri; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 10. 33-Brent Matus (DNF).
All Star Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong; 5. 33-Max Stambaugh; 6. 3B-Randy Baughman; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 8M-TJ Michael; 10. 13-Brent Matus (DNF).
All Star Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 9. 9C-Ryan Campbell; 10. 27G-Jay Galloway.
All Star Sprint Dash One Finish (4 Laps) – 1. 39-Cory Haas; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah; 3. 94-Ryan Smith; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich. No Time
All Star Sprint Dash Two Finish (4 Laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 17-Caleb Helms; 5. 51R-Freddie Rahmer (DNF). No Time
All Star Sprint B-Main Finish (12 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 39-Anthony Macri; 3. 24W-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 14-Caleb Gilick; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 8M-TJ Michael; 9. 51-John Garvin; 10. 3B-Randy Baughman; 11. 27G-Jay Galloway; 12. 13-Brent Matus; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler; 14. 9C-Ryan Campbell; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF); 16. 33-Brent Matus (DNF); 17. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF);18. 5T-Tyler Ross (DNF); DNS – 23-Chris Arnold. No Time
All Star Sprint Time Trial Results – 1. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.401-seconds (100.739 mph); 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 13.433; 3. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.442; 4. 16-Matt Campbell, 13.452; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.513; 6. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.515; 7. 44-Jason Starks, 13.560; 8. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.592; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.596; 10. 87 Alan Krimes 13.597; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.598; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.603; 13. 23-Chris Arnold, 13.627; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.632; 15. 94-Brian Smith, 13.648; 16. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.667; 17. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.670; 18. 24W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.678; 19. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.716; 20. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.720; 21. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.733; 22. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.734; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.769; 24. 5T-Tyler Ross, 13.789; 25. 1080-Jordon Mackison, 13.839; 26. 39-Cory Haas, 13.899; 27. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.908; 28. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 13.939; 29. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.953; 30. 51-John Garvin, 13.990; 31. 14-Coleman Gulick, 13.991; 32. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.005; 33. 3B-Randy Baughman, 14.051; 34. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.057; 35. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.086; 36. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.098; 37. 21T-Scott Fisher, 14.151; 38. 27G-Jay Galloway, 14.321; 39. 9C-Roger Campbell, 14.533; 40. 33-Brent Matus, 14.802.
CENTRAL PA LEGENDS:
Central PA Legends Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe; 4. 0-Bob Stough; 5. 53-Bill Diehl; 6. 18-Chris Transeau; 7. 91-Justin Mitchell; 8. 59-Chad Earnst; 9. 18J-Jorgie Sweger; 10. 21-Cody Haines; 11. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 12. 30-Alex Robinson; 13. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 14. 26-Rick Hulson; 15. 83-Jason Gastley; 16. 95-Alex Schmidel; 17. 13R-Joe Radle; 18. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 19. 66-Trent Yoder; 20. 93-Rick Hartwig; 21. 19-Travis Perry; 22. 34-Dan Harrison; 23. 2-Scott Smith (DNF); 24. 15H-Harlon Leppo (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Scott Smith (1-4), Lucas Montgomery (5-19), Mason Chaney (20)
Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 18-Chris Transeau; 3. 66-Trent Yoder; 4. 59-Chad Earnst; 5. 18G-Jorgie Swegger; 6. 21-Cody Haines; 7. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 8. 26-Rick Hulson; 9. 8-Robery Shaw; 10. M1-John Kooti (DNF). No Time
Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 2-Scott Smith; 2. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 93-Rick Hartwig; 5. 13R-Joe Radle; 6. 83-Jason Gastley; 7. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 8. 34-Dan Harrison; 9. 4-Eli Dodge. No Time
Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 3. 91-Justin Mitchell; 4. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe; 5. 0-Bob Stough; 6. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 7. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 8. 30-Alex Robinson; 9. 79-Ed Trump. No Time
Legends Consolation Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 2. 95-Alex Schmidel; 3. 30-Alex Robinson; 4. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 5. 34-Dan Harrison; 6. 26-Rick Hulson; 7. 79-Ed Trump; 8. M1-John Kooti; 9. 4-Eli Dodge. N
MECHANCISBURG, PA – Danny Dietrich inherited the lead when Rico Abreu blew a tire and went on to win the Jack Gunn Memorial Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway beating the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint cars.
His win in the Gary Kauffman sprinter was worth $5,000.
“It’s great,” said Dietrich. “I’m proud of my guys. It’s great to be standing here again. We’ve had a rough season here and this might turn it around. This isn’t my kind of race track, but we had a fast car all night long. We were pretty good on the bottom.”
Lucas Wolfe and Abreu shared the front row to start the 30-lap main event. They raced side-by-side down the frontstretch and into turn one. Abreu secured the lead as they raced off turn two.
Anthony Macri got high in turn four and Danny Dietrich drove into third and Sammy Swindell into fourth.
Abreu reached slower traffic with six laps completed.
The heavy lapped traffic allowed Wolfe and Dietrich to close on the leader. They were all over him, but couldn’t make the pass.
Abreu squeezed in between a lapped car and the fence off turn two to maintain some space between himself and second.
Dietrich, who started third, used an inside move off turn four to take second from Wolfe with nine laps completed.
Abreu continued to work by traffic eventually finding clear track again. Dietrich was slowly closing on the leader.
Abreu blew a left rear tire in turn two and spun bringing out the caution with 18 laps completed.
“I was lucky enough to see it and get ready for it,” said Dietrich. “I wasn’t sure which way he was going to go. I’m glad I saw him when I did and I didn’t get into him and we were able to escape that.”
Dietrich assumed the lead and controlled the restart. Wolfe was running third, but had a left front flat tire as Greg Hodnett drove by.
Macri spun in turn one bringing out another caution with 11 to go. The red flag flew allowing crews to refuel.
Dietrich drove away on the restart. He reached slower traffic and Swindell closed. He jumped the cushion in turn four trying to lap Caleb Helms. He was able to make the pass and gain some distance again.
Swindell took a lap or so to pass Helms and finished 1.726 seconds back of Dietrich. Hodnett, 11th starter Lance Dewease and Wolfe completed the top five. All Star point leader Chad Kemenah, 22nd starter Brian Montieth, 13th starter Tim Shaffer, Mark Smith and Trey Starks rounded out the top 10.
Trey Starks set overall fast time with a lap of 16.515. Heat races for the 37-car field were won by Rico Abreu, Sammy Swindell, Anthony Macri and Mark Smith. Tyler Esh won the B-main. Wolfe won the first dash and Abreu the second.
Scott Ellerman won the 305 Sprint car feature over Austin Bishop, Bobby Butler, Jaremi Hanson, and Zach Newlin. Ellerman took the lead early from Butler and then held him off over the second half of the race. Dave Brown, Tyler Reeser, Eddie Wagner, Colby Dice and Darren Miller rounded out the top 10. Ellerman also clinched the Beerhill Cup Series for the 305's. A field off 45 cars were on hand.
Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. Danny Dietrich. 2. Sammy Swindell. 3. Greg Hodnett. 4. Lance Dewease. 5. Lucas Wolfe. 6. Chad Kemenah. 7. Brian Montieth. 8. Tim Shaffer. 9. Mark Smith. 10. Trey Starks. 11. Ryan Smith. 12. Dale Blaney. 13. Freddie Rahmer. 14. TJ Stutts. 15. Cory Haas. 16. Tony Stewart. 17. Tyler Esh. 18. Caleb Helms. 19. Matt Campbell. 20. Anthony Macri. 21. Rico Abreu. 22. Chad Trout. 23. Brandon Spithaler. 24. Alan Krimes. 25. Max Stambaugh.
Did Not Qualify: Nicole Bower, Caleb Helms, Caleb Armstrong, Justin Barger, Brandon Matus, Brent Matus, Troy Fraker, Max Stambaugh, Troy Fraker, Brock Zearfoss, Jordan Mackison, John Garvin, TJ Michael.
305 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps): 1. Scott Ellerman. 2. Austin Bishop. 3. Bobby Butler 4. Jaremi Hanson. 5. Zach Newlin 6. Dave Brown. 7. Tyler Reeser. 8. Eddie Wagner. 9. Colby Dice. 10. Darren Miller. 11. Cale Reigle. 12. Tommy Carberry. 13. Rick Stief. 14. Jeff Geiges. 15. Jon Haegele. 16. Scott Frack. 17. Jay Kraut. 18. Tom Carberry. 19. Kyle Ganoe. 20. Ian Cummins. 21. Stephanie Dodson. 22. Dave Grube. 23. Tim Tanner Jr. 24. Ken Duke Jr. 25. George Riden. 26. Fred Arnold.
Did Not Qualify: Dave Bonnes, Mike Alleman, Erin Statler, Kirsten Hess, Vance Berry, Kassidy Kreitz, John Webster II, Kurt Knepper, Jared Zionkowki, Josh Fox, Teddy Thomas, Rod Ort, John Walp, Andrew Hake, Keith Anderson, Brandon Puff, Sydney Price, Kyle Smith, Johnny Scarborough.
BECHTESLVILLE, PA (August 17, 2017) – In front of a jam-packed NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series crowd, Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville, PA became a third-generation winner at Grandview Speedway collecting the victory in the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup presented by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment.
“My Dad won here, My Grandfather won here, I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to win here,” an elated Freddie Rahmer said in victory lane.
Mark Smith of Sunbury, PA and Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, PA led the 26 car field to the green flag. Mark Smith pulled to the lead quickly with Ryan Smith close in tow, and Freddie Rahmer powering past Swindell into the third spot.
The leaders hit heavy lapped traffic on the sixth circuit around the one-third mile – with Mark Smith weaving in and out of cars, extending his lead over the pack. Smith’s sizable lead was short lived as traffic closed the gap between the top runners giving Ryan Smith the opportunity to pounce on Mark Smith.
A Lap 13 red flag flew for Hunter Mackison, who got upside down in turn 2, clearing the boiler plate and landing off the race track. The incident that retired Mackison and Brandon Rahmer.
Mark Smith charged back to the top spot when the race resumed, while Ryan Smith fought hard for the second spot with Freddie Rahmer. Rahmer dove to the inside of the race track crossing under Ryan Smith, but Smith battled back on the inside.
The yellow flag flew on lap 21 for Brandon Spithaler. During the yellow flag, the right rear tire of leader, Mark Smith’s machine went flat sending the No. M1 pit side. Fortunately for Smith, a caution on the restart allowed him to change the tire and rejoin the field.
Ryan Smith inherited the lead and charged to the top side of turn one on the restart, maintaining control on the top side of the one-third-mile speedway. Smith held the top spot for four circuits before Rahmer was able to shoot toward the inside of the race track completing the pass on lap 25.
It was all Rahmer for the balance of the 35-lap feature event, maintaining a lead of five-car-lengths when the checkered flag flew.
Ryan Smith would settle for the second position, Spring Grove, PA’s Greg Hodnett in the third spot, St. Helena, CA’s Rico Abreu in fourth, and Phoenixville, PA’s Brian Montieth rounding out the top five.
Alan Krimes of Denver, PA took home a $150 hard-charger bonus. Chad Kemenah set Quick time of the evening with a lap of 11.545. Heat races were won by Sammy Swindell, Dale Blaney, Ryan Smith, and Mark Smith.
Minersville, PA’s Mike Lisowski scored a hard fought victory in the 25-lap Sportsman feature, collecting a $1,300 winner’s share.
Nathan Mohr and Jack Butler led the 24-car field to the green flag with Butler jumping out to the early lead and dominating the first-half of the racing event. Lisowski – from a fifth place starting position – moved into third in the early stages of the event, and despite multi-car battles took the lead just passed the halfway point.
Lisowski’s main challenge came mid-way through the race when Jordan Henn powered from a 12th place starting position to battle for the top spot. No one could dethrone Lisowski, who claimed the victory.
Ryan Higgs came home in the second position, Louden Reimert in third, Joe Funk in fourth, and current Grandview weekly point leader, Brian Hirthler.
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns on Saturday, October 14 for Mods at the Madhouse. A Big-Block vs. Small-Block challenge event that also includes Sportsman, and MASS 305 Sprint Cars.
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– 33 410 Sprint Cars and 41 Sportsman cars were signed into attendance.
– Levan Machine and Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA was the presenting Sponsor of the event and displayed snow plows, tool boxes, and other commercial vehicle equipment.
– Chad Kemenah’s Quick Time of 11.545 was close to Jeff Shepard’s track record of 11.433
– Many fans in attendance were on-hand to witness three-time NASCAR Cup Champion, Tony Stewart compete against Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Stewart timed ninth in Time Trials, and the team changed an engine after heat race action. Stewart finished 14th in the A-Main
– Popular 410 Sprint Car ace, Rico Abreu competed for the second time of 2017 after participating in this year’s PA Speedweek event.
410 Sprint Car Time Trials — 1. Chad Kemenah – 11.545 2. JJ Grasso – 11.547 3. Freddie Rahmer – 11.558 4. Sammy Swindell – 11.569 5. Rico Abreu – 11.583 6. Greg Hodnett – 11.591 7. Brock Zearfoss – 11.598 8. Lucas Wolfe – 11.610 9. Tony Stewart – 11.655 10. Brandon Spithaler – 11.676 11. Danny Dietrich – 11.704 12. Tim Schaffer – 11.722 13. Dale Blaney – 11.740 14. Mark Smith – 11.775 15. Brian Monteith – 11.808 16. Tyler Esh – 11.825 17. Tyler Ross – 11.838 18. Alan Krimes – 11.875 19. Caleb Helms – 11.890 20. Hunter Mackison – 11.944 21. Ryan Smith – 11.960 22. TJ Michael – 11.982 23. Jordan Mackison – 11.983 24. Brandon Rahmer – 11.992 25. Robbie Stillwagon – 12.155 26. Justin Barger – 12.168 27. John Garvin – 12.188 28. Brandon Matus – 12.189 29. Max Stambaugh – 12.243 30. Joe Kata – 12.246 31. Bradley Howard – 12.481 32. Brent Matus – 12.589 33. Caleb Armstrong – 15.650
Heat 1 – 1. Sammy Swindell 2. Tim Shaffer 3. Brock Zearfoss 4. Freddie Rahmer 5. Tyler Esh
Heat 2 – 1. Dale Blaney 2. Chad Kemenah 3. Brian Montieth 4. Greg Hodnett 5. Tyler Ross
Heat 3 – 1. Mark Smith 2. Lucas Wolfe 3. Danny Dietrich 4. Tony Stewart 5. Alan Krimes
Heat 4 – 1. Ryan Smith 2. Rico Abreu 3. Caleb Helms 4. Hunter Mackison 5. Caleb Armstrong
Dash 1 – 1. Mark Smith 2. Sammy Swindell 3. Greg Hodnett 4. Rico Abreu 5. Tim Shaffer
Dash 2 – 1. Ryan Smith 2. Freddie Rahmer 3. Dale Blaney 4. Lucas Wolfe 5. Chad Kemenah
A-Main (35 Laps) – 1. Freddie Rahmer 2. Ryan Smith 3. Greg Hodnett 4. Rico Abreu 5. Brian Montieth 6. Danny Dietrich 7. Chad Kemenah 8. Dale Blaney 9. Alan Krimes 10. Lucas Wolfe 11. Sammy Swindell 12. Tim Shaffer 13. Mark Smith 14. Tony Stewart 15. Brock Zearfoss 16. Tyler Ross 17. JJ Grasso 18. Caleb Helms 19. Tyler Esh 20. Caleb Armstrong 21. Max Stambaugh 22. Brandon Sptihaler 23. TJ Michael 24. Brent Matus 25. Hunter Mackison 26. Brandon Rahmer
Heat 1 — 1. Dylan Swinehart 2. Brad Arnold 3. Mike Lisowski 4. Jim Housworth 5. Brad Grim
Heat 2 – 1. Jordan Henn 2. Ryan Higgs 3. Kyle Lillick 4. Mike Mammana 5. Ryan Beltz
Heat 3 – 1. Brian Hirthler 2. Joe Funk 3. Nathan Mohr 4. Kenny Bock 5. Brian Papiez
Heat 4 – 1. Jack Butler 2. Louden Reimert 3. Chad Kohler 4. Doug Pannepacker 5. John Gilroy
Consi 1 – 1. Matt Stangle 2. Kenny Gilmore 3. Ryan Lillick
Consi 2 – 1. Ray Woodall Jr. 2. Lex Shive 3. BJ Joly
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Mike Lisowski 2. Ryan Higgs 3. Louden Reimert 4. Joe Funk 5. Brian Hirthler 6. Brad Arnold 7. Kyle Lillick 8. Dylan Swinehart 9. Doug Pannepacker 10. Ryan Beltz 11. Matt Stangle 12. Kenny Gilmore 13. Brian Papiez 14. Ray Woodall, Jr. 15. Kenny Bock 16. Chad Kohler 17. John Gilroy 18. Jordan Henn 19. Jack Butler 20. Nathan Mohr 21. Brad Grim 22. Mike Mammana 23. Jim Housworth 24. Lex Shive.