Sunday, April 19, 2015

My thoughts on the racing weekend gone by 4/19/15

Well another weekend of racing here in Central PA has come and almost gone (Bedford still has a race tonight) and I'll be damned if not a single race was lost to mother nature this weekend, and the only controversy happened at the start of the feature at Port Royal Speedway. What a glorious weekend!!!!

Friday night saw Stevie Smith win in his 1st start for Fred Rahmer in the 51s machine. I picked him as the 410 driver of the year in Central PA in 2014 and looks to me like he is going to pick right back up where he and the team stopped. If that 51s pulls into the pits the rest of the race teams better be on their A game for sure. Interesting fact is with the win Stevie is now just 2 wins behind his father Steve Smith the Original Black Bandit on the all time win list. Congrats Stevie on a great win in the Hinnershitz Memorial Friday night.
       Steve Smith and son Stevie Smith at Williams Grove . Photo courtesy of my racing collection

From reports Brent Marks looked to be on his way to the $6,000 win when he got together with a lapped car and took out not only himself but the cars of Danny Dietrich and Dave Blaney. Shame for Brent as he has been fast and very consistent (6 top 5's so far in 2015) he's just still trying to find his way to VL. But remember folks he had a horrible start to 2014 and once he found VL for the first time he reeled of a lot of wins. Might just see a repeat once he finds it for the 1st time.

Down at Trail Way Speedway Isaac Sneeringer went back to back in the 25 lap 358 feature event. Sneeringer started 11th in the feature and looked to be racing for 2nd until 2014 track champion Brad McClelland blew a motor and dropped for race. Brad's bad luck was Isaac's good luck as he motored around the high side of the speedway to claim his 9th career feature win.  Issac told me Saturday that the win "Definitely a confidence booster. Winning one is hard enough, but when you have to come from the back to win those are the races that you don't forget. Being that our race team is mostly family, its just special to share with them.  We just go out every week and do the best that we can. The team works hard every week, and I can't thank them enough for all that they do. Hard work pays off- it's not just about showing up at the track every week." I asked him if he has been flying under the radar a little bit with most of the fans in Central PA and his response was "Yeah but it's easy to un noticed because there is a lot of talented drivers in our area. I just want to go out, be competitive and win races!" That kid is not only a good dude but one hell of a race car driver. Better keep that name in the back of your mind because he will be one to watch in the future.

Saturday night brought us the best racing weather we have seen in Central PA all year. Warm sunny skies welcomed the drivers and race teams to EVERY speedway.
Davie Franek in action at Williams Grove Speedway in 2014. Photo courtesy of Tony De Sata 

Lets start at Selinsgrove Speedway where 21 cars strong ( awesome news to hear) showed up for a regular night of racing action at the East Coast fastest half mile. Defending (yeah I know different URC ) Champion "No Panic ' Davie Franek took home the win over TJ Stutts and 2014 track champion Mark Smith. Congrats to Davie and the team on a great victory. BTW Davie I still owe ya for the deer stakes.

At Port Royal they had their tune up for the Bob Weikert Memorial All Star race next weekend and Lucas Wolf picked up his 2nd career feature win at the track in the legendary Zemco car. Wolf would get the win after Port penalized both Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett "jumped" the start of the 25 lap feature. Dietrich's tweet summed up his feelings on the call...
Gotta love the honesty of Danny Dietrich...... Lucas has been bad fast in the early season. with the win he now has 1 win/4 top 5's/ and a top 10 to his credit. Better watch out for him when the big money is on the line.

Down at Lincoln Speedway Glenndon Forsythe picked up his 3rd career 410 feature win in another instant classic for the 410 division. The top 4 consisting of Forsythe, Austin Hogue, Mike Bittinger, and Alan Krimes ran 24 laps under a blanket in heavy lapped traffic. Hogue would take lead for a few laps only to loose it back to the pole sitter who would never give it back. The only caution of the night flew as the top 4 where heading into turns 3 and 4 for the final time, which kind of killed what would have been an awesome drag race back to the finish line. That race right there should be watched for anyone who says handicapping needs to go.....but more on that in a bit.

Doug Hammaker would get passed a very game Ashley Cappetta and go on to score his 2nd career victory at Lincoln in the 358 feature event. Cappetta had a tire go flat after this happened at the beginning of the 20 lap feature
  Photo courtesy of Ashely Cappetta Racing

Ashely has shown marked improvement in the first 2 races at Lincoln, being fast and steady on the wheel in her 89 race car. If she has any luck on her side she will be standing in Victory Lane in the very near feature.

Hammaker who told me Friday night that the team is making a run at the Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade championship is showing that he has what it takes to win it. Remember folks who his father is, that man has many years in the 358 division, and Doug has shown since finally getting that breakthrough win last season, that he is ready and capable of winning it.

Now last night we had two races at two different race tracks, run under two different sets of rules, have the exact same results, yet I'm going to tell ya 1 was way better then the other and try to explain why. Lucas Wolf and Glenndon Forsythe both won their respective 410 features from the pole position. I'm here to tell ya Forsythe's win was a way better race. Yeah I can hear you all saying....Well how the hell does that make any sense? They both started in the exact same spot and won. Well to paraphrase (and for the record I spelled that right the 1st time YEA ME) these 2 guys....

I got 1 WORD FOR YA!!!!! HANDICAPPING!!!!. The race last night at Lincoln Speedway might have been won from the pole position but we saw a dirty word here in sprint car world....PASSING. We saw 6th starting Austin Hogue and 9th starting Alan Krimes make their way through the field on a rather dry race track I might add, and put one hell of a show on for the fans. Now I'm not trying to take anything away from Lucas and his win at Port Royal but watching the 3 of the top 5 starters finish where they started and have the biggest thing from that race be the bad start, well in the words of Lucas himself...That is probably the easiest pass of Greg Hodnett you are ever going to get." that sort of speaks for itself. Kind of handed the win before the race even got started. Not down at Lincoln this week. Forsythe might have started on the pole but he worked his arse off the win that race, and in the process gave the fans an exciting race.

We watched TWO underdog race teams battle it out with the Defending track champion, and the National 410 Rookie of the Year, and both of them held their own for 25 laps. Thats what makes handicapping so great. You give those underdog teams a shot at having the race of their life in some cases (first time winners folks) and beating the race teams who should win most of the time. It's not starting the best and most funded race teams in the front 3 rows and watching them run away with the race like Montieth did 2 weeks ago at Lincoln. But hey this is just my opinion, I'm sure we all have a different look at this, lord knows there has been plenty said about it already, hell Danny Dietrich flip flopped his opinion from last year when he said he wished we ran TT's every week (Yeah Dietrich I still remember you calling me out on Twitter that day), so if a race team like Danny;s change their mind, why can't others?

Well that's all for this week. Thanks again to everyone who checked out the site, and take the time to read my long ramblings every Sunday morning here on Central PA Racing Scene. As always feel free to hit me up with your thoughts on anything I ever say on here. You can hit me up on Twitter   leave me a comment in the comment section, or do it the old fashion way and send me an Email . Until next weekend hope your work week goes as fast as the race cars we enjoy watching do. See you all next week at the race track.

©Bill McIntyre III and Central PA Racing Scene 2015

Wolfe Claims Port Royal All Star Weikert Tune Up, Lupfer Continues Late Model Domination, Miller Wins In 305 Sprints

Lucas Wolf at Williams Grove Speedway. Photo courtesy of Tony De Seta.

Fans & Track Raise $1,550 For Cancer Society On Race To Cure Cancer Night

Port Royal – Lucas Wolfe held off the challenges of Greg Hodnett on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway to pick up the 410 sprint win in the tune-up race for next week’s All Star Circuit of Champions Bob Weikert Memorial.

Mike Lupfer continued his domination in the super late model ranks by winning his third race in a row in what was the third race of the year for the division at the oval.

And in the 305 sprint main, defending oval series champion Jeff Miller claimed the feature for his first win of the year.

It was Race To Cure Cancer Night at the track with a total of $1,550 being raised for the American Cancer Society including $750 as the auction price of a special pink five-gallon fuel jug that was autographed by World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania sprint car drivers.

Hodnett won the dash to start the 25-lap 410 sprint main on the pole with Danny Dietrich flanking him on the outside.

Wolfe originally lined up third for the start but a false initial start swapped the first and second rows, placing Wolfe on the pole for the new attempt at a green flag.

Sixth starter Steve Buckwalter moved forward early, taking over the second spot with five laps down and making tracks after the leader. 

With Hodnett up to third on the 10th circuit, Buckwalter made a jab at the lead in the first and second turns but Wolfe was up to the challenge and moved back in front to hold control.

Seconds later Buckwalter’s mount slowed to a stop on the backchute, taking him out of contention and placing Hodnett in second.

A lapped car separated leaders on the restart and Hodnett has just disposed of the traffic when the red flag appeared with 13 laps down for a frontstretch roll by Doug Esh that also collected Blane Heimbach.

No lapped cars were between the leaders for the new green and Hodnett made a bid when action resumed by Wolfe rode the cushion through the first and second turns to blast around the slide attempt onto the backchute.

A final yellow unfurled with three laps to go for fourth place runner Ryan Taylor and Wolfe then went uncontested to the victory, which was the second of his career at the oval, worth $3,500.

Hodnett rode home second followed by Dietrich, Dave Blaney and Brent Marks.

Sixth through 10th went to Davey Sammons, Aaron Ott, Rick Lafferty, Logan Wagner and Dave Ely.

Heats went to Dietrich, Ely and Blaney with Hodnett scoring the dash and Dylan Cisney taking the consolation.  Fast time was set by Hodnett with a lap of 15.495 seconds. 

Polesitter Waylon Wagner led the first four laps of the 22-lap late model main before Mike Lupfer took control.

Early in the race Lupfer went three wide in the second corner to move from his sixth starting spot into third before setting his sights on leader Wagner and Trent Brenneman.

Lupfer went to the outside of Wagner for the lead in the first and second turns to get control before settling into his favored inside line to cruise to the victory.

Brenneman rode home a career best super late model finish of second followed by a surging Mitch Hack who took the spot with four laps to go.

Andy Haus and Matt Parks completed the top five with sixth through 10th going to Tim Wilson, Derrick Casner, Wagner, Bryan Bernheisel and Jason Schmidt.

Heats went to Brenneman and Bernheisel.

Jeff Miller allowed Ken Duke to lead only the first lap of the 18-lap 305 sprint main before taking over after starting second.

Miller’s pace was slowed twice over the distance but to no avail for his challengers.

Scott Ellerman crossed the line second followed by Duke, Zach Newlin and Nathan Gramley.

Heats went to Erin Statler, Ellerman and Newlin.

Race Results:
Feature Finishes

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Dave Blaney, 5. Brent Marks, 6. Davey Sammons, 7. Aaron Ott, 8. Rick Lafferty, 9. Logan Wagner, 10. Dave Ely, 11. Mike Wagner, 12. Dylan Cisney, 13. Nate Snyder, 14. Wayne Dadetto, 15. Rodney Westhafer, 16. Dave Hahn, 17. Tyler Bear, 18. Joey Hershey, 19. Ryan Taylor, 20. Nicole Bower, 21. Daryl Stimeling, 22. Doug Esh, 23. Blane Heimbach, 24. Steve Bucwalter

DNQ: Curt Stroup, Trenton Schaeffer, Karl Baker

Late models, 22 laps: 1. Mike Lupfer, 2. Trent Brenneman, 3. Mitch Hack, 4. Andy Haus, 5. Matt Parks, 6. Tim Wilson, 7. Derrick Casner, 8. Waylon Wagner, 9. Bryan Bernheisel, 10. Jason Schmidt, 11. Patrick Bryner, 12. Mike Mort, 13. Scott Flickinger, 14. Andrew Yoder, 15. Cole Amsden, 16. Tim Smith Jr., 17. Eric Zembower, 18. Austin Berry

305 sprints, 18 laps,: 1. Jeff Miller, 2. Scott Ellerman, 3. Ken Duke, 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Nathan Gramley, 6. Jason Bergstresser, 7. Bill Jones Jr., 8. Erin Statler, 9. James Pryde, 10. Jake Waters, 11. Joe Zap, 12. Jaremi Hanson, 13. Drew Ritchie, 14. Marcus Defreitas, 15. Jonathan Jones, 16. Tyler Cochran, 17. Dave Guss Jr., 18. Ron Aurand, 19. John Bordlemay, 20. Tyler Reeser, 21. Jim Kennedy, 22. Cale Reigle

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ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/18/2015 – Score one for the little guys in Saturday night’s thriller at Lincoln Speedway.
                              Race winner Glenndon Forsythe with his family in Victory Lane.

Glenndon Forsythe started on the pole and claimed his first Lincoln win in more than a year (8/13/13). But he didn’t lead every lap, as four cars were still in the hunt when the event’s only caution came out as the leaders headed into turns three and four on the last lap.

Forsythe led the first 18 non-stop laps before sixth-starting Austin Hogue, driving the other Livingston Lawn Car sprinter, raced down the York racer exiting turn four in heavy lapped traffic on lap 19. Hogue led the next two laps, but couldn’t get away from Forsythe, who reclaimed the lead exiting turn two of lap 22.

As those two raced for the lead, outside front row starter Mike Bittinger and ninth-starting Alan Krimes entered the battle, with all four cars still in the hunt when the event’s only caution came out for a slowing Billy Dietrich just in front the leaders in turn four.

Forsythe withstood the final one-lap dash to the checkered, crossing just in front of Hogue, with a hard-charging Jim Siegel catching both Krimes and Bittinger for third on the final lap. Bittinger and Krimes finished fourth and fifth.

Rounding out the top ten were 12th-starting Lance Dewease, 11th-starting Brian Montieth, Adam Wilt, Cory Haas, and Kyle Moody.

Heats for the 32 410 Sprinters were won by Wilt, Krimes, Siegel, and Moody, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation.

Freddie Rahmer was uninjured in a heat race flip that saw him bicycle and crash hard into the fourth turn wall. The car was done for the night.
   Doug Hammaker celebrating a hard fought win with his mother and his dad  "The Godfather"  as well as his lovely wife and son.

Carlisle’s Doug Hammaker held onto his Central PA point series lead by claiming his second Lincoln career win in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature.

Hammaker started third and took the lead from lady driver Ashley Cappetta on lap five. Cappetta actually led the first four laps, but a slowly-deflating left rear tire forced her to stop while running fourth with three laps to go.

Once in front, Hammaker led the rest of the way, despite the challenges of bottom-feeder Jeff Rohrbaugh and 11th-starting rim-riding Kevin Nouse over the latter stages of the race. Hammaker’s final margin of victory was .38 seconds.

Crossing fourth and fifth were opening night winner Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. and Friday night Trail-Way winner Isaac Sneeringer. Sixth through tenth were 13th-staring Adrian Shaffer, 12th-starting Matt Campbell, Chandler Leiby, 16th-starting Cody Fletcher, and polesitter Kyle Denmyer.

Heats for the 37 358 Sprinters were won by Ryan Wilson, Rohrbaugh, Todd Reed, and Nouse, with Matt Findley winning the consolation.

Kyle Martin received a tire rub from good buddy Brian Walls while crossing the finish line to win the 20-lap street stock feature. The two leaders got caught up by a lapped car while racing for the win at the line, with Walls settling for second.

Third through fifth were Ryan Smith, early race leader Chris Derr, and 11th-starting Dustin Hollinger.

Heats for the 24 Street Stocks were won by Martin, Brian Walls, and Jason Gessaman.

Next Saturday night, April 25th, it is YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB (YCRC) NIGHT with all card-carry members receiving $2 off general admission. The 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints will be joined by the Central PA Legends in the 3-division show. Race time is 7 PM, with gates opening at 5 PM and hot laps getting underway at 6:30 PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at 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.

Sat., April 18, 2015
Abbottstown, PA
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 SPRINTS
FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe ($3,200); 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 14-Lance Dewease; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 11C-Cory Haas; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher; 12. 69H-Shane Hoff; 13. 21A-Steve Owings; 14. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 17. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 18. 92-Niki Young; 19. 44-Chase Dietz; 20. 95-Hunter Mackison; 21. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 22. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 23. 37-JJ Grasso (DNF); 24. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Glenndon Forsythe (1-18), Austin Hogue (19-20), Glenndon Forsythe (21-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 69-Shane Hoff; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 21A-Steve Owings; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker. Time – 2:29.827

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 14-Lance Dewease; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 92-Niki Young; 6. 22T-Matt Boland; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 2. 11C-Cory Haas; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 15M-Lucus Montgomery. Time – 2:35.327

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 99M-Kyle Moody; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 44-Chase Dietz; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 8. 91-David Quackenbush. Time – 2:36.578

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 qualify) - 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 22T-Matt Boland; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard; 7. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 9. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 10. 91-David Quackenbush; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker (DNF). No Time

keizer aluminum wheels 358 SPRINTS
FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 5. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 6. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 119-Chandler Leiby; 9. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 10. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 11. 97-Brie Hershey; 12. 17-Cole Young; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 5-Phil Walter; 15. 35-Tyler Esh; 16. 44-John Braim; 17. 00F-Chris Frank; 18. 23-Chris Arnold; 19. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 20. 5A-Brian Allman; 21. 21-CJ Tracey (DNF); 22. 4R-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 23. 80-Todd Reed (DNF); 24. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Ashley Cappetta (1-4), Doug Hammaker (5-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 4R-Ryan Wilson; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 35-Tyler Esh; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 17-Cole Young; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 7-CJ Quirk; 8. 13-Ryan Higgins (DNF); 9. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); 10. 98-Sammy Sabedrea (DNF). Time – 2:26.59

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 4. 21-CJ Tracey; 5. 44-John Braim; 6. 97-Brie Hershey; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 9. 71M-Bill Stine (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 80-Todd Reed; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 4. 5-Phil Walter; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 9-Ryan Hansen; DNS – 10-Zach Euculano, 18F-Dylan Welsh. Time – 2:35.91

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 5A-Brian Allman; 6. 00-Shane Smith; 7. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 8. 83-Cody Fairchok; 9. 47-Michael Hamer. Time – 2:37.78

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 qualify) - 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 23-Chris Arnold; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 00F-Chris Frank; 5. 71M-Bill Stine; 6. 00S-Shane Smith; 7. 7-CJ Quirk; 8. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 9. 47-Michael Hamer; 10. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 11. 13-Ryan Higgins; 12. 9-Ryan Hansen; 13. 83-Cody Fairchok; 14. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); 15. 98-Sammy Sabedrea (DNF); 16. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 17. 18F-Dylan Welsh (DNF). No Time

Feature (15 laps) – 1. 54-Kyle Martin; 2. 2W-Brian Walls; 3. 59-Ryan Smith; 4. 18-Chris Derr; 5. 5-Dustin Hollinger; 6. 81-Jason Gessaman; 7. 16-Walt Lemmon; 8. 2-Randy Zechman; 9. 1W-Michelle Walls; 10. 00-Josh Bloom; 11. 71K-Rich Bossinger; 12. 57-Bob Scott, Jr.; 13. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 14. 818-Tyler Stump; 15. 17-Jim Rost; 16. 17P-Cory Phillips; 17. 23B-Donnie Murphy (DNF); 18. 81C-Matt Chronister (DNF); 19. 17B-Brian Blank (DNF); 20. 101-Dave Goode (DNF); 21. 6Z-Zach Emlet (DNF); DNS – 100-Matt Wampler, 13-Marc Berzowski, 33-Troy Myers. No Time

Lap Leaders – Chris Derr (1-5), Kyle Martin (6-20)

Street Stock Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 54-Kyle Martin; 2. 18-Chris Derr; 3. 16-Walt Lemmon; 4. 71K-Rich Bossinger; 5. 13-Marc Berzowski; 6. 17-Jim Rost; 7. 17P-Cory Phillips (DNF); 8. 17B-Brian Blank (DNF). Time – 2:35.84

Street Stock Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 59-Ryan Smith; 3. 2-Randy Zechman; 4. 5-Dustin Hollinger; 5. 1W-Michelle Walls; 6. 00-Josh Bloom; 7. 818-Tyler Stump; 8. 33-Troy Myers (DNF). No Time

Street Stock Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 81-Jason Gessaman; 2. 57-Bob Scott, Jr.; 3. 100-Matt Wampler; 4. 23B-Donnie Murphy; 5. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 6. 81C-Matt Chronister; 7. 101-Dave Goode; 8. 6Z-Zach Emlet (DNF). No Time

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Smith Takes Over For Marks To Win Williams Grove Tommy Spring Classic


Mechanicsburg – Stevie Smith took over when leader Brent Marks made a miscue in traffic to record the $6,000 payday in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic for sprint cars on Friday night.

The victory was the second for Smith in the Williams Grove event having taken his first in 1998.

In the 20-lap super sportsman feature Paul Miller took the win in convincing style after getting by Russ Mitten early.

Smith started second in the 30-lap Tommy Classic main but couldn’t out pace polesitter Brent Marks when the race began.

Marks led the field into traffic with eight laps recorded and although Smith was able to keep the leader in sight he failed to make a bid for the lead.

The events first caution flag unfurled with 12 laps down when Brian Montieth rolled to a stop on the backchute and by that time sixth starter Greg Hodnett was up to fourth in the field. 

Smith challenged Marks on the inside for the first lap when action resumed but after that the leader got away and again began working traffic as the race neared the 10 to go point.

Traffic proved to be Marks’ undoing with nine laps to go when as he tried to put last week’s winner Rodney Westhafer a lap down, the pair made contact in the third corner, resulting in Marks backing into the outside wall. 

And with that, a total of three of the top five running cars were sidelined and the edge was taken off the race as Dietrich got caught up in the crunch-up along with Blaney.

Out of the fracas came Smith as the new leader with Hodnett now second followed by Aaron Ott, Lucas Wolfe and Alan Krimes.

Smith streaked away on the restart to cruise to big win over Hodnett, Ott, Krimes and Wolfe.

Sixth through 10th went to Lance Dewease, Cory Haas, Mark Smith, Steve Buckwalter and Pat Cannon.

Heats went to Austin Hogue, Smith and Rick Lafferty with Buckwalter taking the consolation race.  Fast time was set by Hodnett with a lap of 16.730 seconds.

Mitten started on the pole of the super sportsman main and led when action began as fourth starter Paul Miller drove up to second.

It took Miller only two laps to muscle by Mitten and get the lead with three down.

And from there he had clear sailing although the race was marred by a red flag with six laps to go when rookie Nate Young vaulted out over the first and second turn fence, escaping injury.

Seventh starter Scott Geesey finished second followed by Mitten, Scott Dellinger and Chad Creswell.

Sixth through 10th went to Frankie Herr, Kenny Edkin, Mike Enders, Bobby Hockenberry and Chad Trout.

Heats went to Geesey, Mitten and Miller.

 April 17, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Aaron Ott, 4. Alan Krimes, 5. Lucas Wolfe, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Cory Haas, 8. Mark Smith, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Pat Cannon, 11. Tim Glatfelter, 12. Don Kreitz Jr., 13. Austin  Hogue, 14. Rick Lafferty, 15. Nicole Bower, 16. Rodney Westhafer, 17. Daryl Stimeling, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. Brent Marks, 20. Danny Dietrich, 21. Dave Blaney, 22. Glenndon Forsythe, 23. Brian Montieth, 24. Gerard McIntyre Jr.
DNQ: Wayne Dadetto, Jim Shuster
Super sportsman, 20 laps: 1. Paul Miller, 2. Scott Geesey, 3. Russ Mitten, 4. Scott Dellinger, 5. Chad Criswell, 6. Frankie Herr, 7. Kenny Edkin, 8. Mike Enders, 9. Bobby Hockenberry, 10. Chad Trout, 11. Jay Fannasy, 12. Steve Fannasy, 13. Rich Eichelberger, 14.  Davey Walsh, 15. Tony Jackson, 16. Tom Wyckoff, 17. Timmie Barrick, 18. Bill Devine, 19. Lanny Hake, 20. Justin Foster, 21. Nate Young, 22. Devin Beidel, 23. Todd Leonard, 24. Chad Smith


HANOVER, PA (4/17/2015) – There was no lack of passing at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.
Starting with Hanover’s Isaac Sneeringer, who came from the 11th and final starting spot to score his second straight win in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature.

It’s the best and most fun race of my career!” exclaimed the driver known as Zeek upon exiting his DCI Racing/Todd Gosnell Paving #19Z in victory lane, “It was a matter of staying out of trouble.”

Sneeringer got a major break when polesitter and race-long leader Brad McClelland pulled up lame while leading on the front stretch of lap 22. Sneeringer assumed third for the restart, drove around Cody Fletcher for the runner-up spot in turns three and four of lap 22, then caught J.B. Cunningham to take the lead on the same turns of lap 23.

He then drove away to a 1.32-second win, remaining undefeated at Trail-Way in 2015.
Cunningham, running his first race since 2013 in the Don Garrett-owned Your Auto Source #19, crossed second, with Fletcher, Shane Smith, and Zach Euculano rounding out the top five.

Dalton Dietrich was taken to the hospital for a check-up after complaining of back pain following a turn three flip on lap nine.  Also flipping was David Holbrook in a crash that also collected Randy Whisler.  Whisler was able to continue, and finished seventh.

Heats for the 11 “358” sprinters were won by McClelland and Cunningham.

Chad Earnst came from fourth starting spot to claim his first Trail-Way win in the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature. 

Polesitter Bob Stough led the first seven laps before Earnst wrestled the lead away coming off turn two of lap eight.  Earnst led the rest of the way, with Chris Transeau coming from sixth starting spot to finish second.  Seventh-starting Bill Diehl crossed third, with Scott Houdeshell and Stough completing the top five.

Qualifiers for the 16 Legends were won by Stough and Houdeshell.

Cory Weishaar made it two wins in-a-row after coming from 12th starting spot to grab the lead from tenth-starting Kyle Rohrbaugh on the last lap of the 15-lap limited stock feature.  Rohrbaugh settled for second, with 11th-starting Ricky Weaver, Jr., Kenny Startzman, and Terry Hartlaub finishing third through fifth.

Heats for the 19 limited stocks were won by Weishaar and Rohrbaugh.

Neal Reamer started on the pole and led every lap to claim his first career win in the 20-lap Classic Car feature.  Charlie Summers, Joe Brown, and Wes Brown were the only three others to finish a wild event that saw third-starting Ron Grove climb the front stretch wall and roll onto his roof on lap seven.  Grove was uninjured in a crash that also involved Steve Clemo, the last Trail-Way winner in 2014.

Heats for the nine Classic Cars were won by Reamer and Joe Brown.

Next Friday night, April 24th, Trail-Way returns to action with the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Cars, Limited Stocks, Street Stocks and the first appearance of 2015 for the Mason Dixon 270cc Micro-Sprints. It will also be “Student Night,” with students ages 12-17 receiving free general admission! Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and heats begin at 7:45 p.m.

The following Friday night, May 1
st, the Limited Late Models will make their long-awaited return to the famed 1/3rd mile oval on the farm. Although the 358 Sprints will be taking the night off, the Limited Stocks, Central PA Legends, Sidewinders and Penn-Mar Vintage Cars will all be on the schedule. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and heats begin at 7:45 p.m.

Friday April 17, 2015
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release
FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2 19-JB Cunningham, Jr.; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 00-Shane Smith; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 35-Tyler Esh; 7. 64-Randy Whisler; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 9. 6R-Brad McClelland (DNF); 10. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 11. 77-Justin Holbrook (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders: Brad McClelland (1-21), JB Cunningham, Jr. (22), Isaac Sneeringer (23-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 10-Zach Euculano; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 35-Tyler Esh. No time.  
358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19-JB Cunningham, Jr.; 2. 00-Shane Smith; 3. 77-David Holbrook; 4. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 5. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF). Time – 2:20.56   

FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 37-Cory Weishaar; 2. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 3. 21-Ricky Weaver, Jr.; 4. 94-Kenny Startzman; 5. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 6. 5-Shannon Weaver; 7. 41-Robert Wellman; 8. 2-Chad Weaver; 9. 16-Julio Perez; 10. 99-Cody Klinedinst; 11. 39-Shane Miller; 12. 98-Daniel Hamm, Jr.; 13. 81-Matt Chronister (DNF); 14. 11-Michael Kolodiej, Jr. (DNF); 15. 69-Robbie Carroll (DNF); 16. 18-Robert Nicklow (DNF); 17. 1-Sarah Redmond (DNF); 18. 32-Jeff Foster (DNS); 19. 38-Jason Chronister (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders: Sarah Redmond (1-2), Terry Hartlaub (3-4), Kyle Rohrbaugh (5-14), Cory Weishaar (15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 37-Cory Weishaar; 2. 94-Kenny Startzman; 3. 21-Ricky Weaver, Jr.; 4. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 5. 69-Robbie Carroll; 6. 5-Shannon Weaver; 7. 18-Robert Nicklow; 8. 16-Julio Perez; 9. 98-Daniel Hamm, Jr.; 10. 11-Michael Kolodiej, Jr. (DNS). Time – 2:04.56
Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 2. 99-Cody Klinedinst; 3. 1-Sarah Redmond; 4. 41-Robert Wellman; 5. 2-Chad Weaver; 6. 39-Shane Miller; 7. 81-Matt Chronister; 8. 32-Jeff Foster (DNS); 9. 38-Jason Chronister (DNS). Time – 2:08.04

FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 85-Chad Earnst; 2. 18-Chris Transeau; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 5. 07-Robert Stough; 6. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 7. 91-Justin Mitchell; 8. 93-Duane Watson; 9. 9-Rick Hartwig; 10. 82-Bryan Hayberger; 11. 119-Don Leiby; 12. 95-Jonathan Myers; 13. 41-Matt Miller; 14. 13-Jacob Feltch (DNF); 15. 8-Robert Shaw (DNF); 16. 21-Greg Burd (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders: Robert Stough (1-7), Chad Earnst (8-20)

Legends Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 07-Robert Stough; 2. 85-Chad Earnst; 3. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 4. 91-Justin Mitchell; 5. 13-Jacob Feltch; 6. 93-Duane Watson; 7. 119-Don Leiby; 8. 8-Robert Shaw. No time.
Legends Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 21-Greg Burd; 4. 18-Chris Transeau; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 95-Jonathan Hynes; 7. 41-Matt Miller; 8. 82-Bryan Hayberger. Time – 2:43.00

FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 73-Neal Reamer; 2. 07-Charlie Summers; 3. 89-Joe Brown; 4. 86-Wes Brown; 5. 20-Steve Clemo (DNF); 6. 19R-Roy Denike (DNF); 7. 09-Ron Grove (DNF); 8. 112-Steve Clemo (DNF); 9. 56-Mike Gable (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders: Neal Reamer (1-20)

Classic Cars Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 73-Neal Reamer; 2 09-Ron Grove; 3. 07-Charlie Summers; 4. 112-Steve Clemo; 5. 56-Lance Grove (DNF). No time.
Classic Cars Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Quaify) – 1. 89-Joe Brown; 2 86-Wes Brown; 3. 19R-Roy Denike; 4. 20-Steve Cantwell (DNF). Time – 2:41.40

Monday, April 13, 2015

SSP Race Results for Sunday, April 12, 2015

Susquehanna Speedway Park Race Results from Sunday, April 12, 2015
410 Sprint Cars Feature (25 laps): 1. Danny Dietrich III; 2. Ryan Smith; 3. Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 4. Brent Marks; 5. Greg Hodnett; 6. Lance Dewease; 7. Steve Buckwalter; 8. Danny Sammons; 9. Dave Ely; 10. Aaron Ott; 11. Blaine Heimbach; 12. Brandon Rahmer; 13. Mark Smith; 14. Kyle Moody; 15. Freddie Rahmer; 16. Tim Glatfelter; 17. Doug Esh; 18. Austin Hogue; 19. Rodney Westhafer; 20. Ryan Wilson; 21. Brad Howard; 22. Wayne Dadetto; 23. Bill Dietrich; 24. Jim Shuster; DNQ – Mallie Shuster; Karl Baker. 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Smith (1-6); Kreitz Jr. (7-20); Dietrich III (21-25).
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Ely, Marks and Dietrich III.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 laps): 1. Brad McClelland; 2. Todd Reed; 3. Doug Hammaker; 4. Kody Lehman; 5. Matt Campbell; 6. Cody Fletcher; 7. David Holbrook; 8. Brian Eichelberger; 9. Jordan Givler; 10. Amy Ott; 11. John Brown; 12. Toby Eash; 13. Zach Newlin; 14. Chris Frank; 15. Leah Starner; 16. Cole Young; 17. Lucas Montgomery; 18. Ryan Kissinger; 19. Tim Stallings; 20. Wyatt Hinkle. 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: McClelland (1-20).   
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Givler and Hammaker.

Previous Winners of SSP Sprint Car Spring Classic:
2010: Don Kreitz Jr. (410 Sprint Cars); Billy Pauch Jr. (ARDC Midgets).
2011: Aaron Ott (410 Sprint Cars); Steve Buckwalter (ARDC Midgets).
2012: Greg Hodnett (410 Sprint Cars); Mark Smith (358 Sprint Cars).
2013: Fred Rahmer (410 Sprint Cars); Ryan Wilson (358 Sprint Cars).
2014: Don Kreitz Jr. (410 Sprint Cars); Tyler Ross (358 Sprint Cars).
2015: Danny Dietirch III (410 Sprint Cars); Brad McClelland (358 Sprint Cars).

Sunday, April 12, 2015

My thoughts on another racing weekend gone by....

Hello race fans, what a weekend we had here in Central PA. For the first time all season, we saw racing at every race track but Selinsgrove Speedway who cancelled Friday afternoon because of wet grounds (sic).

Friday night saw Williams Grove Speedway and Trail Way Speedway both  race after a weeks worth of rain hit the area. Friday morning I would have bet there was no way in hell we where going to see any racing at either track. But I woke up from a quick power nap (yeah us old folks who work 3rd shift need those) to find the rain was gone, and both race tracks where going to try and get their races in. I was stoked. The plan for me was to head to Williams Grove Speedway and check out the 410's along with the season opener for the 358's. The track was wet, and when I say wet I mean WET!!! Check out these pictures posted on social media by a few of the drivers...
 This is Brent Marks helmet after the feature. Brent said he used 40 tearoffs during the 25 lap feature.
This was Danny Dietrich's helmet after his heat race.

Now I don't know about you, but from the drivers perspective I bet racing in those kind of conditions where not fun at all, but from where I was sitting I was having a blast. The track was super tacky and didnt make for a lot of passing, but for just flat out balls to the wall racing it was great. Was glad that no driver was hurt and nobody tore anything up.

Rodney Westhafer picked up his 2nd career 410 feature win. Was good to see the youngster nicknamed D.L. Slapnuts back in VL this early. Rodney is a good kid and showed he is going to be fun to watch for many years to come. Adrian Shaffer picked up the 358 feature win with a great last lap pass of Phil Walter. Walter looked to be gone with 3 to go, but Adrian ran him down with some help from lapped traffic, and made a great pass. Thats his 2nd opening night win in a row, and everyone in the 358 division better be watching him, because I can tell you he is on a mission in 2015. Was told before the season started "I'm ready to show these young kids, this old dog can still hunt." After Friday night I sure believe him.

One last quick note from Williams Grove... I actually heard Bruce Almighty say theses words.... 358 SPRINT CARS.... were making progress

Trail Way Speedway saw 8 cars....yeah you read that right...8 cars take the green flag for their season opener. Issac Sneeringer picked up his 8th career feature win at the Hanover area bullring. Fans who don't pay to much attention to Trail Way are missing a hell of a story. Issac has been one of the best drivers over their the past few years, and has some big wins at the track. With McClelland not running there weekly this year, look for the 19z to have a breakout season. Now about those 8 cars....more on that later......

Saturday night me and the family decided to make the trip up north and catch a race at The Speed Palace Port Royal Speedway. Absolutely love that race track. The 2 hr ride keeps us from going up there as much as we like, but everything about that place we love. Saturday was $1 hotdog night at the track, and if you don't think that was a big deal your crazy. Those guys sold a hell of a lot of hotdogs Saturday night. Hell my family spent almost $10 and my wife didn't even eat any. If you ever run into her at the track ask her why, its a great funny story. We no sooner pulled into the parking lot when someone from the track ( I'm not good with names....whats that saying about old age?...) came over to say hi to the family, shake my hand, and thanked us for making the trip up to the track tonight. My wife was in shock. She looked at me when the gentleman walked away and said..."I can't remember the last time I ever say a race track do that to some fans". She said that was pretty cool, and makes her wish we could come back more often, as they really seem to want us to enjoy our stay there. On the way home from the track we talked a little bit more about it and I told her she was right. I can't remember the last time I saw a promoter walking around saying thank you to the fans who came to his or her race track. Hell some race tracks are so bad at PR they openly tell race fans if they don't like something to just stay home. Makes you wonder why that is, and why only Port Royal does what they do. One last thing before I tell ya about the AWESOME feature event. Everyone up there is super nice. When getting our $1 hotdogs the guy selling me asked us how our night was going, while the lady who took our money wished us a great night and thanked us again for coming to the track. That my favorite race fans is what these 3 guys liked to call some SUPER SERVICE...
The racing in the feature was absolutely hands down the best feature I have seen so far in 2015, and when I sat down in my great seats for the night I thought I was in for another night where I wished I had brought this with me
But damn I could not have been more wrong. The feature started out normal but if you where not paying attention to the middle of the pack you where missing one of the best passing performances in a long time. Greg Hodnett came from 13th starting position to win in just 20 laps. Hands down the most fun I have ever had watching a race on a half mile race track. I love to mess with race fans about how most of the races at Port are wo from the front row, but lets see if any race track can top what we saw last night. A driver coming from that deep in the starting field happens once a year tops at each race track, Lincoln had 12th last season, the Grove had 12th the season before that, now Port upped it by 1. Congrats to Greg and the whole 27 team on an outstanding win, and thank you Port Royal Speedway for the great night of entertainment. My family will be back in 2015 for sure.

Down at Lincoln Speedway Lance Dewease picked up his 1st feature win of the season. After a tough Friday night that saw the 14 team's hauler break down on the way to the track, it was great to hear they picked up a much needed $3,000+ for winning his 38th career feature win.

One last thing and I'm getting out of here for the week. And this is kind of important and might take a few minutes so if your tired of reading go ahead and leave now, but as a race fan, and possibly race team (hey I hope they check out my site) yall  might want to read this......

Last week Selinsgrove had 14 cars show up for their season opener while this past Friday night Trail Way Speedway had 8 cars show up. Both race tracks have seen lower car counts in the past few years, and have struggled to get fans through the gates as well. This is not good folks. I ran into some folks from a race team that runs at Selinsgrove Saturday night on the way to Port who told me the track  might not last too much longer the way things are going. I can tell you Trail Way Speedway is hurting as well, even if they put their best face forward and continue to push on with their programs every week. Race teams need to start supporting both of these race tracks, and fans need to try and get to see a race or two as well. Everyone remembers what happened to Silver Springs Speedway don't they? That was a popular race track with packed pits and grand stands every week. If it can happen to the Springs, it can and will happen to both of these race tracks. I know race fans have their favorite tracks to go to every week, but think about this for a second, How many times have we seen Williams Grove Speedway cancel on a Friday afternoon, and then race fans go on social media and piss and moan about how its so damn nice out and they could have and should have raced. Guess what folks? There is another race track 35 minutes down the road that was racing, and instead of sitting at home crying on Facebook and twitter about how much you wanted to see a race, take your ass to Trail Way Speedway and catch a 358 race. Your not only getting to see some great short track action, but you are helping a race track possibly make it another couple of weeks. How is that not a win win for everyone. I hear everyone tell me how much the BeerHill gang and everyone up in turn 3 at Williams Grove does for sprint car racing, well then damn it prove it. Instead of taking your ass home, or going to a bar somewhere go find another race track and support the sport you claim you guys and girls love so much. Yeah I know it's not 410's but how shitty is it going to be when we loose another race track? And it's not just race fans, I have seen photographers claim they wont go to Trail Way because they can't shoot pictures at the track. Is that the only  reason you go to a race track? Would it be so damn bad to just go, watch a race as a fan, and support the track and area racing? Here is 1 more for ya, 358 race teams.....How many of you have enjoyed the almost $100,000 the Central PA 358 Point Series has handed out over the past 7 seasons? Guess what guys and gals....without Trail Way Speedway their is no Central PA 358 Point Series PERIOD!!!!  It was started because of that race track everyone hates, and if we loose another 358 race track (remember we already lost Selinsgrove last year to 360's) you all loose the chance of winning $3,000 at the end of the season. Race teams need to support TW as much as they can. I know most teams have budgets and only plan on hitting a certain amount of races in a season, but if anyone gives 2 shits about not only the 358 point series but just racing history in Central PA, then don't wait till it's to late. Trust me they need it and they need it now. I'm challenging race teams and race fans to step up and help keep 2 of the best race tracks in Central PA from closing their doors for good, because if you don't in a few years we will all sit back and think, damn remember when..... just like we do now when we talk about Silver Springs Speedway.

Well folks that's it for this week. Hope everyone has a great work week (yeah like that will happen). Don't forget tonight Susquehanna Speedway host the 410's and 358's (wish I could go but hey a man's gotta work).
Next week Williams Grove Speedway has the Spring Classic for the 410 sprint cars, while Trail Way Speedway host the 358 sprinters.

Saturday night Lincoln Speedway has another great sprint car double header of 410's and 358's on John H. Myers and Sons Building and Remodeling Supplies Night, while Port Royal will host the 410's and 305's on their Race to Cure Cancer night at the race track. Selinsgrove Speedway host another regular show for the 360's.

If you would like to hit me up and let me know how you feel about anything I wrote about today you can hit me up on  Twitter , through  my email ,  or leave a comment in the comment section of this article.  Thanks again for taking the time to check out Central PA Racing Scene, I'll see you all at the track.


Steve Fannasy Scores First Lincoln Win in Super Sportsman; Jake Jones Best of 358 Late Models

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/11/2015 – “We were far from the best car. Starting position was everything tonight.”

So said former track champ Lance Dewease after claiming his 38th career win at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Handicapping placed the C.C. Dietz/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron Works #14 on the outside pole for the start, and Dewease followed polesitter Billy Dietrich for the first 17 laps before sliding under Dietrich for the lead in turn two of lap 18.

“Billy was better. I just said ‘the heck with it’ and yanked the wing back right before the (lap 17) caution came out and I felt like I got a little better,” said Dewease, “So when the caution came out I just put it all the way back and said ‘Wherever he goes, I’m going the opposite and see if we can get around him. We were fortunate enough to do it.”

The lone caution of the event came out when Danny Dietrich and Mike Bittinger got together on the backstretch while racing for fourth. Bittinger got backwards and came to a stop at the end of the backstretch.

Although he led the rest of the way, Dewease had to hold off a charging Adam Wilt at the end, crossing just .44 seconds ahead of the Pancho’s Racing Products/North York Auto Menders #15.

“I drove my butt off all night,” said Dewease, “We didn’t have a good race car. We keep trying things and can’t get this deal figured out this year.”

“It feels like we’ve run 20 races and ran bad in all of them,” continued Dewease, “But this is actually only our third race. We took advantage of a good starting spot from our misfortunes all year. We just need to get our race car better. But the team just keeps plugging away. We know we’re not good and we just need to keep going at it.”

Freddie Rahmer caught Danny Dietrich for third on the last turn, followed by 11th starting Dietrich and 12th-starting Brian Montieth. Sixth through tenth were early-race leader Billy Dietrich, Robbie Kendall, defending champ Alan Krimes, Cory Haas, and Kyle Moody.

Heats for the 30 410 Sprinters were won by Alan Krimes, Adam Wilt, and Robbie Kendall, with Glenndon Forsythe winning the consolation.

Steve Fannasy started on the outside pole and led every lap of the 25-lap super sportsman feature, becoming the first member of the Fannasy family to grace victory lane in the Pigeon Hills.

Second through fifth were Scott Geesey, Chad Trout, Chad Criswell, and Steve’s brother Jay Fannasy.

Polesitter Russ Mitten started on the pole and ran fourth from the second lap on until suffering mechanical problems on the backstretch of the final lap.

Heats for the 27 Super Sportsman were won by Jay Fannasy, Frankie Herr, and Kevin Nouse, with Eric Walker winning the consolation.

Shermansdale’s Jake Jones became the third driver in three divisions to start on the outside pole and win a feature event on the night, claiming the 20-lap Precise Racing Products Lincoln/Trail-Way season point series opener for the 358 late models.

His win established a new track record for the 358 late models with a time of 5 minutes, 59.65 seconds.

Crossing second .97 seconds behind was polesitter Sam Gallagher, with defending series champ and all-time Lincoln winner Gene Knaub third, Cam Zeigler fourth, and Alan Sagi fifth.

Heats for the 18 358 Late Models were won by Tyler Horst and Travis Mease.

Next Saturday night, April 18th, It will be JOHN H. MYERS & SONS BUILDING & REMODELING SUPPLIES NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprinters once again. The three-division show will also include the Super Sportsman and 358 late models. Race time is 7 PM, with gates opening at 5 PM and hot laps getting underway at 6:30 PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at 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.

Sat., April 11, 2015
Abbottstown, PA
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 SPRINTS
FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 14-Lance Dewease ($3,200); 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 11C-Cory Haas; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody; 11. 52-Austin Hogue; 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 92-Niki Young; 14. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 15. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 16. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 17. 21A-Steve Owings; 18. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 19. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 20. 49-Bradley Howard; 21. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 22. 69H-Shane Hoff (DNF); 23. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF); 24. 44-Chase Dietz (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Billy Dietrich (1-17), Lance Dewease (18-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison; 6. 44-Chase Dietz; 7. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard. Time – 2:26.003

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 14-Lance Dewease; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 21A-Steve Owings; 8. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 9. 69H-Shane Hoff; 10. 74-Duane Gutshall (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 92-Niki Young; 7. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 8. 22T-Matt Boland; 9. 7X-Dan Douville (DNF); DNS – 91-David Quackenbush. Time – 2:33.099

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 3. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 21A-Steve Owings; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard; 7. 22T-Matt Boland; 8. 7X-Dan Douville; 9. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF); 10. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); DNS – 74-Duane Gutshall. No Time

super sportsman
Feature (25 laps) – 1. 11-Steve Fannasy; 2. 41-Scott Geesey; 3. 7C-Chad Trout; 4. 55C-Chad Criswell; 5. 222-Jay Fannasy; 6. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 7. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 8. 30-Scott Dellinger; 9. 99-Frankie Herr; 10. 17G-Steve Wilbur; 11. 75-Kenny Edkin; 12. 7B-Timmie Barrick; 13. 99C-Chad Smith; 14. 7-Todd Leonard; 15. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 16. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 17. 77-Russ Mitten; 18. 20W-Davey Walsh; 19. 32-Eric Walker; 20. 91-Lanny Hake; 21. 58-Paul Miller (DNF); 22. 19-Devin Beidel (DNF); 23. 8-Rich Eichelberger. No Time

Lap Leaders – Steve Fannasy (1-25)

Sportsman Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 222-Jay Fannasy; 2. 41-Scott Geesey; 3. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 4. 7C-Chad Trout; 5. 75-Kenny Adkin; 6. 7B-Timmie Barrick; 7. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 8. 19-Devin Beidel; DNS – 14-Nate Young. Time – 2:34.72

Sportsman Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 99-Frankie Herr; 2. 30-Scott Dellinger; 3. 58-Paul Miller; 4. 11-Steve Fannasy; 5. 99C-Chad Smith; 6. 17-Steve Wilbur; 7. 32-Eric Walker; 8. 20W-Davey Walsh; 9. 7-Todd Leonard. Time – 2:36.00

Sportsman Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 3B-Mike enders; 3. 55C-Chad Criswell; 4. 77-Russ Mitten; 5. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 6. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 7. 17J-Tony Jackson; 8. 65-Bob Gutshall; 9. 91-Lanny Hake. Time – 2:37.44

Sportsman Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 32-Eric Walker; 2. 7-Todd Leonard; 3. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 4. 20W-Davey Walsh; 5. 19-Devin Beidel; 6. 91-Lanny Hake; 7. 65-Bob Gutshall; 8. 14-Nate Young (DNF); DNS – 17J-Tony Jackson. Time – 2:49.19

358 late models
Feature (25 laps) – 1. 43-Jake Jones; 2. 25-Sam Gallagher; 3. 1-Gene Knaub; 4. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 5. 112-Alan Sagi; 6. NINE-Ron Kline; 7. 14-Tyler Horst; 8. 57-Brad Shank; 9. 116-Travis Mease; 10. 62-Devin Fry; 11. 00-Pat McNeal; 12. 2M-Shaun Jones; 13. 21*-Troy Swindell; 14. 7-Pat Beard; 15. 24-Daulton Bigler; 16. 51-Barry Lear, Sr.; DNS – X-Bernie Beard, 47-Jimmy Jesmer. Time – 5:59.65 (Establishes new 20-lap 358 Late Model Track Record)

Lap Leaders – Jake Jones (1-20)

LM Heat One Finish (10 laps/All qualify) - 1. 14-Tyler Horst; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 4. 43-Jake Jones; 5. X-Bernie Beard; 6. 62-Devin Fry; 7. 2M-Shaun Jones; 8. 7-Pat Beard; DNS – 47-Jimmy Jesmer. Time – 2:55.91

LM Heat Two Finish (10 laps/All qualify) - 1. 116-Travis Mease; 2. 57-Brad Shank; 3. NINE-Ron Kline; 4. 112-Alan Sagi; 5. 25-Sam Gallagher; 6. 000-Pat McNeal; 7. 21*-Troy Swindell; 8. 51-Barry Lear, Sr.; 9. 24-Daulton Bigler. No Time

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