Sunday, September 25, 2016
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/24/2016 – “I said at the beginning of the night that the only thing better than winning a Lincoln Dirt Classic was winning two of them.”
So said Stevie Smith after claiming his second win in three years in the 40-lap $20,000-to-win “Dirt Classic” in the Pigeon Hills Saturday night.
Smith, who started third after setting third-fast time and gathering the third-most points in time trials and qualifying, followed front row starters Lucas Wolfe and James McFadden the first two laps before catching the Kasey Kahne Racing #4 in turns three and four of lap three.
One lap later saw the “Dirt Classic” lose its front row, with McFadden turning over in turn four to bring out the red, and then Wolfe going to the pits with an oil leak during the red flag. Smith assumed the lead for the restart, with Danny Dietrich, Gerard McIntyre, and Matt Campbell in tow.
But it was only the first time he led the race, as Dietrich closed on the leader in lapped traffic. Smith, who admitted having trouble with the lapped traffic, lost the lead to Dietrich on turn four of lap 30. One lap later, Adam Wilt flipped in turn four, leading to a fuel stop. At the time, 11th-starting and rapidly closing Greg Hodnett was about to make it a three-car battle for the lead.
And that’s exactly what it became on the restart with nine laps to go. Smith and Dietrich both bounced off the walls on subsequent slide jobs, with Smith coming out with the lead on lap 35. A lap later, the final caution of the event came out for Cory Haas, who spun in turn one.
That set up a dramatic three-car battle between Smith, Dietrich, and Hodnett for the win over the final five laps.
“I told Fred (Rahmer) during the red that Danny’s going to go to the top, so we’re going to have to run the bottom,” said Smith in victory lane, “When I saw him peel down to the bottom, I knew that was my chance to go back around him on the top. We finished second last year and we didn’t wait to finish second again this year. We ran our tail off. Danny did a nice job, but when you get out there in the lead, you’re not sure which way to go. He’s been really fast this year. I think being in second may have won us that race.”
“All these guys are tough in my book,” concluded Smith when reflecting on a talent-laden 48-car field, “The older I get the better they look!”
In the end, Smith pulled away to a 1.03-second win over Dietrich, with Hodnett settling for third. Lance Dewease received the $700 bonus ($500 from the Beer Hill Gang and $200 from Winebrenner Harley in Hanover) as hard charger for coming from 14th starting spot to finish fourth, with Brian Montieth coming from 15th starting spot to finish fifth.
Sixth through tenth were McIntyre, Tim Wagaman, Jim Siegel, Campbell, and Ryan Smith.
The final transfer spot of the night went to J.J. Grasso, as he and track champ Alan Krimes got together just before the finish line in the B main, with Krimes crossing sideways at the finish line to cross fifth.
Fast time in time trials over the 48-car field was set by Matt Campbell, running his first-ever Lincoln 410 sprint car race, with a one-lap time of 13.182-seconds (102.412 MPH).
Two rounds of heats were won by James McFadden, Lucas Wolfe, Bill Balog, Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Terry McCarl, JJ Grasso, Greg Hodnett, Brent Marks, and Adam Wilt. Tyler Esh won the C-Main and Freddie Rahmer won the B-Main.
Next Saturday night, Oct. 1st, Lincoln will be dark to allow its drivers to compete in the Williams Grove National Open.
Lincoln returns to action for its season finale on Saturday, October 8th with the annual Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Night presented by Panchos Racing Products featuring the 410 and 358 sprint cars, along with the All American Outlaws. Gates for that show open at 4:00 p.m. with the first qualifier scheduled for 6:00 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, September 24, 2016
THIRD ANNUAL “DIRT CLASSIC”
A-Main (40 laps) – 1. 51S-Stevie Smith ($20,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 16C-Matt Campbell; 10. 94-Ryan Smith; 11. 5G-Chase Dietz; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding; 13. 11C-Cory Haas; 14. 8-Billy Dietrich; 15. 71M-Dave Blaney; 16. 4-James McFadden; 17. 5-Tyler Ross; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 20. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 21. 37-JJ Grasso (DNF); 22. 17B-Bill Balog (DNF); 23. 24-Terry McCarl (DNF); 24. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 25. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Lucas Wolfe (1-3), Stevie Smith (4-29), Danny Dietrich (30-34), Stevie Smith (35-40)
First Round Heat Race 1 (8 laps) - 1. 4-James McFadden; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease; 6. 24-Terry McCarl; 7. 44-Trey Starks; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 10. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. No Time
First Round Heat Race 2 (8 laps) - 1. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 2. Dave Blaney; 3. 25-Aaron Ott; 4. 3-Tim Kaeding; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 2-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 7-Lynton Jeffrey; 9. 29-James Pryde; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney. Time – 1:50.311
First Round Heat Race 3 (8 laps) - 1. 17B-Bill Balog; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett; 5. 35-Steve Owings; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 91-David Quackenbush; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman. Time – 1:52.358
First Round Heat Race 4 (8 laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy; 9. 74-Dwayne Gutshall. Time – 1:53.751
First Round Heat Race 5 (8 laps) - 1. 94-Ryan Smith; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 5G-Chase Dietz; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 52-Austin Hogue; 6. 35-Tyler Esh; 7. 39-Anthony Macri; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer. No Time
Second Round Heat Race 1 (8 laps) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl; 2. 4-James McFadden; 3. 3-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease; 7. 44-Trey Starks; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 12-Mike Bittinger; 10. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. Time – 1:59.740
Second Round Heat Race 2 (8 laps) - 1. 37-JJ Grasso; 2. 3Tim Kaeding; 3. 7-Lynton Jeffrey; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 71M-Dave Blaney; 8. 29-Jame Pryde; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney; 10. 25-Aaron Ott. No Time
Second Round Heat Race 3 (8 laps) - 1. 29-Greg Hodnett; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 51S-Stevie Smith; 6. 91-David Quackenbush; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 17B-Bill Balog. No Time
Second Round Heat Race 4 (8 laps) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy; 9. 74-Dwayne Gutshall. Time – 1:57.982
Second Round Heat Race 5 (8 laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 5-Chase Dietz; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 39-Anthony Macri; 6. 94-Ryan Smith; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 35E-Tyler Esh; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody. Time – 1:57.969
B-Main (12-Laps/Top-4 Advance to rear of A-Main) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 37-JJ Grasso; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher; 11. 1X-Chad Trout; 12. 39-Anthony Macri; 13. 44-Trey Starks; 14. 7-Lynton Jeffrey; 15. 52-Austin Hogue; 16. 35E-Tyler Esh; DNS – 55-Robbie Kendall, 24-Terry McCarl, 91-David Quackenbush. No Time
C-Main (6-Laps/Top-2 Advance to rear of B-Main) – 1. 35E-Tyler Esh; 2. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 3. 24B-Dustin Baney; 4. 29-Jame Pryde; DNS – 45-Kevin Nagy, 74-Dwayne Gutshall. No Time
Time Trial Results - 1. 16C-Matt Campbell, 13.182-seconds (102.412 MPH); 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.273; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.365; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.381; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.381; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease, 13.407; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.418; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.451; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.458; 10. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.468; 11. 4-James McFadden, 13.516; 12. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.526; 13. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.550; 14. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.550; 15. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.553; 16. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.567; 17. 71M-Dave Blaney, 13.573; 18. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.577; 19. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.578; 20. 5G-Chase Dietz, 13.583; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.620; 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.662; 23. 5-Tyler Ross, 13.677; 24. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.680; 25. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.715; 26. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.717; 27. 3-Tim Kaeding, 13.744; 28. 35-Steve Owings, 13.768; 29. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.791; 30. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.830; 31. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.834; 32. 7-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.846; 33. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.882; 34. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.898; 35. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.911; 36. 12-Mike Bittinger, 13.917; 37. 37-JJ Grasso, 13.964; 38. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.983; 39. 45-Kevin Nagy, 13.992; 40. 39-Anthony Macri, 14.001; 41. 44-Trey Starks, 14.041; 42. 24B-Dustin Baney, 14.109; 43. 91-David Quackenbush, 14.114; 44. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 14.123; 45. 35E-Tyler Esh, 14.175; 46. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 14.178; 47. 29-James Pryde, 15.099; 48. 69-Tim Glatfelter, NT.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
GREG HODNETT TUNES UP FOR CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN WITH SPRINT CAR FEATURE WIN Phil Walter beats track champion Kevin Nouse at the line for 358 sprint win
MECHANICSBURG, PA – Greg Hodnett went into the night as the Williams Grove Speedway point leader, but hadn’t won a 410 sprint car feature at the track since the end of March.
He changed that stat Friday night as he took the lead from Lucas Wolfe in lapped traffic and controlled the final 14 laps to win his first 410 feature at the track since the second race of the season. He did win three features in the 360 sprints over the course of the summer.
Things were going Hodnett’s way, but a header pipe broke off with three laps to go affecting the car’s performance.
“We lost a lot of horsepower, but being out in front we had a huge advantage to dictate when to take off and how hard I could run,” said Hodnett, of Spring Grove.
“We had a lot of things go our way. We were lucky to finish and had a pretty good car. We are pretty happy going into next week.”
Wolfe started on the pole and drove into the lead over Hodnett to start the final 25-lap main event before next weekend’s Champion Racing Oil National Open.
Wolfe led by about a half-straightaway with five laps completed as they raced around a fast cushion.
As Wolfe closed on the back of the field, Hodnett closed on him with 10 laps completed. Hodnett made an inside move off turn four to take the lead the next time around.
“We caught two guys that were running the top in lapped traffic,” said Hodnett. “Lucas had to momentarily check-up getting into turn three. I shot to the bottom and waited to hit the moisture coming down the straightaway and it worked out for us. Sometimes, it’s better to run second in those situations.”
The red flag stopped the race with 14 laps completed for a hard third turn crash by Danny Dietrich, who walked back to the pit area. A major clean-up was needed as Dietrich’s sprinter leaked fuel across the third turn.
Hodnett led the field down for the double-file restart as the Grove used the World of Outlaws format for the race. Lance Dewease pitted from the fifth spot before the restart.
Wolfe tried to take the lead back, but Hodnett slammed the door as they raced into turn three. Stevie Smith and Wolfe raced hard for second as Hodnett pulled away. Cory Haas drove by Aaron Ott and into fifth.
Hodnett streaked away from the field as Wolfe secured second from Smith. The race was slowed with three laps to go for debris on the race track (Hodnett’s header). It was a single-file restart because it was less than five to go.
Wolfe stayed with Hodnett following the restart, but it was the Williams Grove point leader picking up his first win since the end of March over Wolfe, Smith, Rahmer and Haas. Doug Esh, who helped assist Dietrich from his crashed car, finished sixth.
Alan Krimes, Ott, James McFadden in Kasey Kahne’s sprinter and Brent Marks rounded out the top 10.
Dewease set fast time over the 30-car field with a lap of 16.532 seconds. Smith, Hodnett, Wolfe and Rahmer completed the top five qualifiers.
Dewease, Smith and Hodnett won the heat races. Wolfe won the dash. Bill Balog won the B-main.
In the 358 sprint feature, it was Phil Walter of Beavertown grabbing the race lead from Dave Thrush with nine laps completed.
Walter streaked away from the field and had a 2.5 second lead with two laps remaining when the red flag stopped the race for Eric Parker in turn three. He was okay.
Jordan Givler worked on Walter for the lead as track champion Kevin Nouse made it a three-car race for the win.
Nouse got by Givler in turn one and put a last lap slider on Walter in turns three and four. Walter turned his car back under Nouse and just beat him back to the checkers to get the win for his first ever triumph at the historic oval despite a decades-long career.
Givler, Chandler Leiby and Adrian Shaffer completed the top five. Thrush, Jared Esh, Nyle Berkes, Todd Reed and Brie Hershey rounded out the top 10.
Shaffer, Nouse and Matt Findley won the 358 sprint heat races.
The three-day Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws begins Thursday night with a $10,000 to win main event. An identical program will be run Friday night. The 40-lap National Open will pay $50,000 to win on Saturday night.
Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett. 2. Lucas Wolfe. 3. Stevie Smith. 4. Freddie Rahmer. 5. Cory Haas. 6. Doug Esh. 7. Alan Krimes. 8. Aaron Ott. 9. James McFadden. 10. Brent Marks. 11. Ryan Smith. 12. Brian Montieth. 13. Kyle Reinhardt. 14. Matt Campbell. 15. T.J. Stutts. 16. Tim Kaeding. 17. Rodney Westhafer. 18. Tim Wagaman. 19. Bill Balog. 20. Lance Dewease. 21. Chase Dietz. 22. Danny Dietrich. 23. Steve Buckwalter. 24. Dave Blaney.
Did Not Qualify: Trey Starks, Kody Lehman, Frankie Herr, Jay Galloway, Troy Fraker, Brock Zearfoss.
358 Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Phil Walter. 2. Kevin Nouse. 3. Jordan Givler. 4. Chandler Leiby. 5. Adrian Shaffer. 6. Dave Thrush. 7. Jared Esh. 8. Nyle Berkes. 9. Todd Reed. 10. Brie Hershey. 11. Jeff Halligan. 12. Tyler Esh. 13. Rich Eichelberger. 14. Chris Arnold. 15. Kyle Denmyer. 16. Matt Findley. 17. Wyatt Hinkle. 18. Aaron Eichelberger. 19. Jay Tracy. 20. Glenndon Forsythe. 21. Eric Parker.
Friday, September 23, 2016
And he wasn’t kidding.
While he nearly “wore it” on several occasions during the 30-lap feature event, the Gettysburg driver remained relentless, pounding the top of the speedway and then “won it” when race-long leader Aaron Ott caught a rut on the final on the final lap exiting the second corner.
Ott’s bobble was just what Dietrich needed to blast into the lead and lead the final half lap to become the first repeat winner in BAPS 410 Sprint Series competition this season. It was his eighth career Susquehanna win.
“I was sitting there catching my breath because my arms are just pumping right now,” Dietrich stated in victory lane following the intense high speed battle on the tricky track. “I had a death grip on the steering wheel. I thought I was gonna crash three or four times down there in one and two and lost a lot of ground and had to catch back up.”
By virtue of his dash win, Ott grabbed the lead at the start followed by Greg Hodnett and Dietrich.
It didn’t take Ott long to catch the rear of the field and was racing in heavy traffic on lap nine when Trey Starks stopped in turn one to bring out the caution.
The race went red on lap 10 when Davey Sammons flipped hard in turn three as Australia’s Lynton Jeffrey also turned over. Neither driver was injured.
Ott again stormed into the lead but Hodnett was making some challenges before Ott began to open some distance at the halfway mark of the race.
Hodnett and Dietrich battled hard for the runner-up spot in heavy traffic on lap 18 as Hodnett closed on Ott as they continued to race through traffic as the laps clicked off.
Ott maintained a slight lead with five laps to go as Dietrich used a lapped car to make a move for second spot on Hodnett with three laps remaining.
Dietrich closed on Ott and was right on Ott’s bumper when the East Berlin driver caught the turn two rut, just turning his car enough to allow Dietrich to drive by and score the win.
“I wasn’t following him through one and two and I knew the only way would be around the top,” said Dietrich about his last lap plan to win the race. “I thought maybe he’d baby it but then he hit that rut the wrong way and I knew if I could beat him off the corner, we’d be okay.”
Dietrich’s win was worth $5,000 and was the eighth of the season for the Gary Kauffman Racing owned team. The win came in a race dedicated to the memory of Justin Snyder, a huge race fan and retired combat veteran of the U.S. Army, whose life was cut short earlier this year.
Ott settled for the runner-up spot ahead of Hodnett with California driver Tim Kaeding fourth and North Carolina’s Dave Blaney fifth.
Completing the top 10 finishers were Australian invader James McFadden driving for NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith, Brent Marks and Brian Montieth.
Smith earned $500 from the Beer Hill Gang for his fast time in time trials over the 30-car field.
Sprint car heats were won by Kaeding, Wolfe and Hodnett with Starks winning the consolation.
Tyler Esh earned the Hard Charger award after starting 24th and finishing 18th. He took home $500 courtesy of the McSherrystown’s Moose Lodge 720 along with a $400 gift certificate from Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.
East Berlin’s Bob Stough came home with the win in the 20-lap Servicemasters Clean Central PA Legends feature over Mason Chaney, Scott Houdeshell, Travis Perry and Jeff Herbst.
Heats for the 24 Legends were won by Harlon Leppo, Reed Salony and Chad Earnst.
Susquehanna Speedway returns to action this Saturday, September 24 with the return of the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman joined by the 358 Late Models, Street Stocks and Road Warriors. Pits open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm with racing at 7pm.
For the latest news and results, fans are reminded to visit www.susquuehannaspeedway.net and follow Susquehanna Speedway on Twitter and Facebook.
SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS 9/22/16
BAPS COATINGS & SUPPLIES 410 SPRINTS-JUSTIN SNYDER “SALUTE TO THE TROOPS”
1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Aaron Ott, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Tim Kaeding, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. James McFadden, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Ryan Smith, 9. Brent Marks, 10. Brian Montieth, 11. Chad Trout, 12. Austin Hogue, 13. Adam Wilt, 14. Tyler Ross, 15. Kyle Moody, 16. Glenndon Forsythe, 17. Dwayne Gutshall, 18. Tyler Esh, 19. Anthony Macri, 20. Steve Storrie, 21. Kody Lehman, 22. Lynton Jeffrey, 23. Davey Sammons, 24. Trey Starks.
Did Not Qualify: Karl Baker, David Quakenbush, Anthony Fiore, Bradley Howard, Brett Michalski, Dustin Baney.
SERVICEMASTER CLEAN CENTRAL PA LEGENDS (20 LAPS)
1. Bob Stough, 2. Mason Chaney, 3. Scott Houdeshell, 4. Travis Perry, 5. Jeff Herbst, 6. Dusty Sommers, 7. Travis McClelland, 8. Chris Transeau, 9. Tony Mrakovich 10. Greg Burd, 11. Tim O’Sheehan, 12. John Lyter, 13. Jason Gastley, 14. John Kooti, 15. Bruce McClane, 16. Don Butler, 17. Steve Wurtcler, 18. Robert Shaw, 19. Harlon Leppo, 20. Chris McKinney, 21. Lucas Montgomery, 22. Reed Salony, 23. Chad Earnst, 24. Rick Hartwig.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Nouse Claims Williams Grove 358 Sprint Championship Race, Ryan Smith Wires For First Grove Victory Of Career
Mechanicsburg – Kevin Nouse scored the 358 sprint car championship event at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking $2,500 for the lucrative victory, his second of the year at the track and 16th overall of his career.
In the 25-lap 410 sprint car main, it was Ryan Smith who scored for the first time ever in his career at Williams Grove Speedway, leading all 25 circuits to pick up the $3,600 victory.
Jared Esh took the lead from the pole of the 25-lap 358 sprint championship race with Phil Walter and Eric Parker trailing early while Nouse worked from the 12th starting spot.
Parker bolted around Walter for second on the ninth lap and tried to run down the leader as traffic entered the picture but Nouse was quickly on the scene and was up to third with 11 laps completed.
Nouse overtook Parker for the second spot with nine laps to go and then moments later drove into the lead with eight laps left.
Shortly after being scored the leader, the races first caution flag unfurled, giving Esh and Parker new life.
However the restart saw Nouse pull away when action resumed as he did again on a final restart with a lap to go.
After starting 15th, Adrian Shaffer made his way up to fourth before the finish but failed to challenge for a podium finish.
Phil Walter ended the race in fifth.
Sixth through 10th went to Tyler Esh, Chandler Leiby, Chris Arnold, Jordan Givler and Brent Shearer.
Heats went to Walter, Nouse and Arnold.
Nouse was the Wee Bee Audio and Video Hard Charger.
Ryan Smith started fourth in the 410 sprint main and made a big move on the initial start to take over the lead on the first lap from TJ Stutts, who started second.
Brent Marks began the race in third and took second on the second lap as Smith held the lead.
Lap after lap, Marks tried to gain on the leader but Smith was flawless on the slick surface, running the middle of the track to perfection.
Smith entered the rear of the field on the ninth lap with Marks in tow but even in traffic Smith was able to maintain his advantage over Marks.
A lone restart on the 12th lap gave Marks a clear shot at the lead but Smith was again flawless through the middle of the first and second turns to pull away on the backchute while Marks slid sideways after trying to pull a flyer for control.
After starting eighth, Alan Krimes took third from Stutts on the 12th lap and got by Marks for second with six laps to go.
Krimes then consistently ran down Smith over the final laps to have in within striking distance amid traffic at the finish, crossing the line .625 seconds behind as runner up.
Marks was third followed by Stutts and Austin Hogue.
Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Wolfe, Cory Haas, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich and Doug Esh.
Heats went to Brian Montieth, Nicole Bower and Esh with Matt Campbell taking the consolation race.
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September 16, 2016
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Ryan Smith, 2. Alan Krimes, 3. Brent Marks, 4. TJ Stutts, 5. Austin Hogue, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Cory Haas, 8. Freddie Rahmer, 9. Danny Dietrich, 10. Doug Esh, 11. Steve Buckwalter, 12. Greg Hodnett, 13. Brian Montieth, 14. Rick Lafferty, 15. Chase Dietz, 16. Nicole Bower, 17. Tim Wagaman, 18. Tim Glatfelter, 19. Eric Tomecek, 20. Chad Trout, 21. Rodney Westhafer, 22. Matt Campbell, 23. Anthony Fiore, 24. Brock Zearfoss
DNQ: Jay Galloway, Jay Reichard, Davey Sammons, Troy Fraker, Tyler Reeser
358 Sprints, 25 laps: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Eric Parker, 3. Jared Esh, 4. Adrian Shaffer, 5. Phil Walter, 6. Tyler Esh, 7. Chandler Leiby, 8. Chris Arnold, 9. Jordan Givler, 10. Brent Shearer, 11. Brie Hershey, 12. Nyle Berkes, 13. Rich Eichelberger, 14. Kyle Denmyer, 15. Dan Richcreek, 16. Matt Findley, 17. Mark Strickler, 18. Dave Thrush, 19. Austin Kirby, 20. Glenndon Forsythe, 21. Chris Frank, 22. Todd Reed, 23. David Holbrook,
DNS: Kody Keller
DNQ: Chad Trout
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Lance Dewease Marches To Record Fifth Port Royal Tuscarora 50 Win Fayetteville driver gets fifth win for as many car owners, triumphs over All Stars Devin Hart wins econo late model title by five points over Krape
Dewease started eighth in the stellar sprint car field sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions and took the lead on the 12th circuit when leader Greg Hodnett broke the rear on his machine.
Both drivers were vying to make history by becoming the first ever five-time Tuscarora 50 champion.
A previous Tuscarora 50 winner in 1994 for Walt Dyer, in 2001 for Joe Harz, in 2002 for Al Hamilton and in 2006 for Pete Postupack, Dewease?s fifth win in the event came for his fifth different Tuscarora champion car owner in the form of Don Kreitz Jr., who himself owns three career event wins as a driver.
In the 22-lap econo late model main, Tim Krape of Bellefonte won the final point race of the season while Port Royal?s Devin Hart finished second and scored the 2016 track title by just five points over Krape.
In the sprint car division, Lancaster?s Doug Esh secured the 2016 crown as well, his first at Port Royal Speedway.
Greg Hodnett drew the pole for the start of the 49th annual running of the Tuscarora 50 flanked by TJ Stutts.
And Hodnett took control over third starter Dale Blaney and Sheldon Haudenschild when action began.
The races first caution flag unfurled with eight laps complete and the top three unchanged while Dewease restarted sixth.
And the next four laps found Dewease simply pouring on the power as he darted by the cars in front of him with ease, up to fifth on lap nine and up to third on lap 10.
On the next lap, Dewease blasted by Dale Blaney to be sitting in second and closing on leader Hodnett when Hodnett puffed blue smoke out of his car on the backstretch and coasted to a stop as Dewease drove by as the new leader with 12 away.
But the caution unfurled due to debris from Hodnett?s busted rear end, regrouping the field with 13 laps to go before the mandatory stoppage on lap 25.
The next driver to turn up the wick was 10th starter and Friday night winner Stevie Smith as the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver took fifth on the restart.
He got by Cap Henry for fourth on the 14th tour and then worked on Haudenschild and Blaney during the final stages of the first half to muscle into second, far behind Dewease with five laps to go until the break.
Blaney, Haudenschild and Henry chased the lead duo on the restart.
Henry surprised many by racing with Blaney for third when action resumed but all eyes were on Smith as he attempted to pass Dewease for the lead.
For the first several laps after the restart, Smith stayed within striking distance as Dewease struggled to navigate the first and second turns but turns three and four were his savior as his mount traversed the low side of those turns perfectly, allowing him to make up the ground he lost to Smith at the other end of the track on every circuit.
A final caution with 19 laps to go for a flat right rear tire on Aaron Ott?s racer set up a final restart with 13th starter Lucas Wolfe now up to fifth.
Again Smith stayed close to Dewease for the next several laps but after numerous back to back laps, Dewease?s advantage to grow and grow as he checked out over the final 15 laps to record the victory by nearly eight seconds over the rest of the field.
Dale Blaney rode home third followed by an impressive run by Cap Henry and Danny Dietrich, who started the race ninth.
Sixth through 10th went to Wolfe, Haudenschild, defending event winner Brent Marks, Blane Heimbach and Chad Kemenah.
Heats for the 41 cars went to Heimbach, Blaney, Haudenschild and Stutts with Mike Wagner scoring the B Main.
Fast time was set by Danny Dietrich with a lap of 16.479 seconds.
Dewease took home $12, 975 for the victory including lap money.
?This feels great. It?s an honor to do it for these guys,? Dewease said on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage.
?I think I may have won this race with five different car owners, too, so that makes it pretty special. I wanted this one so bad all year for these guys. We?ve been really good everywhere we?ve went. We had a really good racecar last night, but had some mechanical problems that were nobody?s fault. I?m having a lot of fun driving for this race team. We are all really enjoying this limited schedule. We savor every one of these things.?
?That first 25 laps, I didn?t run that hard,? Dewease explained.
?I knew we could go pretty soft on tires because I?m not that hard on tires. We came in during that red and my guys said my tires were still really good. So, I knew I could get going then. I just wanted to get inside the top-four before the break. I just found a line and was able to reel those guys in. You have to be there in the end in this deal. That?s what it?s all about. ?
Hart started second in the 22-lap econo late model main to record the title and he finished there with Krape taking the win.
Andrew Yoder rode home third followed by Harold Ranck Jr., and Ryan Walls.
Twin heats went to Krape and Hart.
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1.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.479; 2.51S-Stevie Smith, 16.522; 3.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.537; 4.21M-Brian Montieth, 16.547; 5.69K-Lance Dewease, 16.563; 6.70-Danny Holtgraver, 16.586; 7.21-Cap Henry, 16.615; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.657; 9.12-Blane Heimbach, 16.666; 10.1-Dale Blaney, 16.690; 11.5-Dylan Cisney, 16.696; 12.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.732; 13.13-Tim Shaffer, 16.772; 14.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.788; 15.71m-Dave Blaney, 16.805; 16.55-Mike Wagner, 16.865; 17.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.872; 18.25-Aaron Ott, 16.903; 19.19m-Brent Marks, 16.929; 20.O7-Doug Esh, 16.929; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.930; 22.25B-Tyler Bear, 16.935; 23.88-TJ Stutts, 17.023; 24.33-Curt Stroup, 17.026; 25.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.071; 26.94-Ryan Smith, 17.097; 27.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.130; 28.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.134; 29.7W-Logan Wagner, 17.210; 30.29-Jason Shultz, 17.248; 31.8M-TJ Michael, 17.338; 32.19G-Cale Grubb, 17.376; 33.40-Caleb Helms, 17.393; 34.1*-Tim Wagaman, 17.413; 35.75L-Kody Lehman, 17.433; 36.55W-Michael Wagner II, 17.507; 37.44-Joey Hershey, 17.656; 38.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.731; 39.24B-Dustin Baney, 17.918; 40.27D-Vincent Doughtery, 18.019; 41.91-Anthony Fiore, 18.060;
Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Blane Heimbach ; 2. 21-Cap Henry ; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney ; 8. 7W-Logan Wagner ; 9. 25B-Tyler Bear ; 10. 19G-Cale Grubb ; 11. 24B-Dustin Baney
Heat 2, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 8. 29-Jason Shultz ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree
Heat 3, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett ; 3. O7-Doug Esh ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith ; 6. 33-Curt Stroup ; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael ; 9. 55W-Michael Wagner II ; 10. 27D-Vincent Doughtery
Heat 4, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 88-TJ Stutts ; 2. 13-Tim Shaffer ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 6. 44-Joey Hershey ; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore ; 8. 75L-Kody Lehman ; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms
B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 55-Mike Wagner ; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney ; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner ; 4. 33-Curt Stroup ; 5. 44-Joey Hershey ; 6. 29-Jason Shultz ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore ; 10. 1*-Tim Wagaman ; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss ; 12. 19G-Cale Grubb ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael ; 14. 24B-Dustin Baney ; 15. 55W-Michael Wagner II ; 16. 27D-Vincent Doughtery ; 17. 25B-Tyler Bear ; 18. 75L-Kody Lehman ; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 21. 40-Caleb Helms
A-Main 1 - (50 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease ; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney ; 4. 21-Cap Henry ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 8. 19m-Brent Marks ; 9. 12-Blane Heimbach ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 11. 71m-Dave Blaney ; 12. 94-Ryan Smith ; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney ; 14. O7-Doug Esh ; 15. 7W-Logan Wagner ; 16. 55-Mike Wagner ; 17. 88-TJ Stutts ; 18. 21M-Brian Montieth ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 22. 33-Curt Stroup ; 23. 13-Tim Shaffer ; 24. 25-Aaron Ott ; 25. 27-Greg Hodnett
Econo late models, 22 laps: 1. Tim Krape, 2. Devin Hart, 3. Andrew Yoder, 4. Harold Ranck Jr., 5. Ryan Walls, 6. Curt Dunn, 7. Tim Fedder, 8. Dave Leidy, 9. Andrew Shoop, 10. Brad Long, 11. Jason Peachey, 12. Shaun Miller
DNS: Chase Bowsman
SHEARER WNS CAREER FIRST, LEIBY CLAIMS TRACK TITLE IN LINCOLN “358” SPRINTS, Cam Zeigler dominates 358 late models; Hanson wins for the second time this season in PASS/IMCA sprints
Rookie Brent Shearer of Manheim became the sixth different first-time winner in the 20-lap feature event. Shearer, who came from 19th to fourth a week ago, started fourth and finished the job this week, holding off two-time track champ Jeff Rohrbaugh at the end.
It was not without drama, as front row starter Tyler Walton grabbed the lead from polesitter Ashley Cappetta and led the first 14 laps. Shearer took the lead from Walton at the line to complete lap 15, and Walton drove up over Shearer’s right rear entering turn one. Walton flipped, and Shearer drove out of a 360 spin and never stopped, giving him the lead for the restart with five laps to go.
The final five laps saw eighth-starting Rohrbaugh charge into the runner-up spot, but he could never catch Shearer.
Rohrbaugh settled for second, with 10th-starting Jeff Halligan third, 11th-starting Matt Campbell fourth, and Matt Findley fifth. Completing the top ten were Adrian Shaffer, Chris Arnold, Chandler Leiby, Cody Fletcher, and C.J. Tracey.
Leiby’s eight-place finish clinched the 2016 Keiser Aluminum Wheels 358 sprint car championship for the Carlisle teenager who just graduated from high school a few months ago. Campbell finished second in season points for the second straight year, with Shaffer a close third. Both drivers entered the evening trailing Leiby by just 55 points.
Heats for the 30 358 Sprints were won by Halligan, Arnold, and Campbell, with Mike Bittinger winning the consolation.
Cam Zeigler took advantage of a crash involving the front row at the outset, and drove the Walls family #98W away to a 5.87-second win over Brad Shank in the 20-lap “358” late model feature event.
Front row starters Travis Mease and Randy Stoudt smacked together in turn two of lap one, ending both of their nights. Precise Racing Products point series leader Sam Gallagher drove into the pits during the caution to change a flat tire, but then dropped out later in the event.
Zeigler and Shank assumed the front row for the complete restart, and ran first and second the entire way.
Third through fifth were Shaun Jones, Jake Jones, and Randy Christine, Jr., who came from 12th starting spot.
Heats for the 20 358 Late Models were won by Shank and Zeigler.
Jeremi Hanson started on the pole and led all 20 non-stop laps for his second consecutive Lincoln win in the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint car feature. His 20-lap time was 5:42.18, good enough to hold off a closing 11th-starting John Barnett at the finish. Third through fifth were Tyler Reeser, Colby Dice, and Rick Stief.
Heats for the 29 PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints were won by Drew Ritchey, Reeser, and Ron Aurand, with Kyle Ganoe winning the consolation.
Next Saturday night, September 17th, at 7:30 PM, Lincoln Speedway will host the first-ever LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN KEYSTONE 50 for the Super Sportsman. Rounding out the show will be the Central PA Legends and Street Stocks. 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.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 27s-Adrian Shaffer; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 119-Chandler Leiby; 9. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 10. 21-C.J. Tracy; 11. 38d-Kyle Denmyer; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 13. 35-Tyler Esh; 14. 5-Phil Walter; 15. 45x-Colt White; 16. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 17. 12b-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 18. 19s-Steven Drevicki (DNF); 19. 4r-Tyler Walton (DNF); 20. 13s-Jon Stewart (DNF); 21. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 22. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 23. 22-Nathan Prezenica (DNF); 24. 15s-Shai Morris (DNF).
Lap Leaders – Tyler Walton (1-14), Brent Shearer (15-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 41-Jeff Halligan; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 6. 22-Nathan Prezenica; 7. 45X-Colt White; 8. 5A-Zachary Allman; DNS – 7-Trey Hivner, 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. Time – 2:26.34
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 23-Chris Arnold; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 5-Phil Walter; 7. 12B-Mike Bittinger; 8. 13S-Jon Stewart; 9. 47-Michael Hamer (DNF); 10. 19L-Adam Lyman. No Time
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 4R-Tyler Walton; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 8. 35-Tyler Esh; 9. 15S-Shai Morris; 10. 8-Kenny Kuhn. Time – 2:24.12
358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 12-Mike Bittinger; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 45X-Colt White; 4. 15-Shai Morris; 5. 13S-Jon Stewart; 6. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 9. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 10. 19L-Adam Lyman (DNF); DNS – 47-Michael Hamer, 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. No Time
358 Late Models:
358 Late Model Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 98w-Cam Zeigler; 2. 57-Brad Shank; 3. 2m-Shaun Jones; 4. 43-Jake Jones; 5. 74-Randy Christine, Jr.; 6. 000-Matt Nailor; 7. 20-Steve Billet; 8. 21-Chad Myers; 9. 24-Daulton Bigler; 10. 99w-Chaz Walls; 11. 67-Tommy Slanker; 12. 5-Charles Potts; 13. 50-Jason Smith; 14. 51-Barry Lear; 15. 68-Carl Leach; 16. 5-Alan Sagi (DNF); 17. 25-Sam Gallagher (DNF); 18. 116-Travis Mease (DNF); 19. NINE-Randy Stoudt (DNF); DNS: 121-Larry Neiderer. No Time.
Lap Leaders – Cam Zeigler (1-20)
358 Late Model Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 57-Brad Shank; 2. Nine-Randy Stoudt; 3. 43-Jake Jones; 4. 2M-Shaun Jones; 5. 25-Sam Gallagher; 6. 000-Matt Nailor; 7. 50-Jason Smith; 8. 51-Barry Lear; 9. 99W-Chaz Walls; 10. 21-Chad Myers. Time – 2:14.53
358 Late Model Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 98W-Cam Zeigler; 2. 116-Travis Mease; 3. 5-Alan Sagi; 4. 20-Steve Billet; 5. 24-Daulton Bigler; 6. 74-Randy Christine; 7. 67-Tommy Slanker; 8. 68-Carl Leach; 9. 5-Charles Potts (DNF); 10. 121-Larry Neiderer (DNF). No Time
PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints
305 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (20 laps) – 1.14-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 15-John Barnett; 3. 5T-Tyler Reeser; 4. 17A-Colby Dice; 5. 9s-Rick Stief; 6. 880-Drew Ritchey; 7. 99-George Riden; 8. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 9. 99-Cale Reigle; 10. 9C-Darren Miller; 11. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 12. 86-Ron Aurend; 13. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 14. 11z-Zach Newlin; 15. 3d-Dave Grube; 16. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 17. 33-Scott Lutz; 18. 6x-Brad Mellot; 19. 50-Jay Krout; 20. 67-Ken Duke; 21. 75-Dylan Shitzer; 22. 4c-Cody Hockenberry; 23. 92-Alex Potosky; 24. 57G-Geoff Gill. Time 5:42.18
Lap Leaders – Rick Stief (1-8), Jeremi Hanson (9-20)
305 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 880-Drew Ritchey; 2. 99C-Cale Reigle; 3. 99G-George Riden; 4. 9C-Darren Miller; 5. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 6. 4C-Cody Hockenberry; 7. 50-Jay Krout; 8. 11-Zach Newlin; 9. 00S-Randy Sterling; 10. 92B-John Bardlemay. No Time
305 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 5T-Tyler Reeser; 2. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 3. 9S-Rick Stief; 4. 15-John Barnett; 5. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 6. 33-Scott Lutz; 7. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 8. 67-Ken Duke; 9. 2-Erin Statler; 10. 18-Ian Detwiler. Time – 2:06.03
305 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 86-Ron Aurand; 2. 17A-Colby Dice; 3. 14-Jaremi Hanson; 4. 6X-Brad Mellott; 5. 3D-Dave Grube; 6. 75-Dylan Shatzer; 7. 92-Alex Potosky; 8. 57G-Geoff Gill; 9. 4-John Martin (DNF). Time – 2:07.97
305 Sprint Consolation Finish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 2. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 3. 67-Ken Duke; 4. 50-Jay Krout; 5. 57G-Geoff Gill; 6. 92-Alan Potosky; 7. 00S-Randy Sterling; 8. 92B-John Bordleman; 9. 2-Erin Statler; DNS – 4-John Martin, 18-Ian Detweiler. Time – 2:07.00
Saturday, September 10, 2016
BITTINGER HOLDS OFF TRACK CHAMP HOLBROOK FOR “358” TRAIL-WAY SPRINT WIN; ONE MYERS WINS RACE, ANOTHER MYERS WINS TITLE IN 270CC MICROS; GOODWIN WINS FEATURE & TITLE IN STREET STOCKS; LIMITED STOCK FEATURE FALLS TO RAIN, WITH WAGAMAN DECLARED TRACK CHAMP
“I’m an old man,” said Bittinger upon exiting his Apple Automotive/Boulder Pools #12 in victory lane, “They really made me feel old in the heat and knocked me all around.”
“Starting position helped tonight,” added Bittinger, “I’ve been down on myself that past few months, and tonight was a great way to end the year. I started paying attention to the scoreboard there toward the end. I wasn’t going full-bore until the 77 stuck his nose under me, and decided I’d step it up and give it everything I had.”
Bittinger’s second win of the year came one week after picking up the hard luck bonus in the Lincoln/Trail-Way two night “Shootout.” The non-stop 25-lap time was six minutes, 10.06 seconds.
David Holbrook’s second-place finish was good enough to lock up the 2016 Trail-Way track title.
“We came up short tonight, and that was driver error,” said Holbrook during a brief interview in victory lane, “I want to thank (car owner) Mike Parris and the crew for a great job this season. We’ll be back next year and be better than ever.”
Holbrook started third and drove around Hinkle for the runner-up spot on lap 14. Fourth-starting caught Hinkle for third on lap 14 and finished there, with TW rookie of-the-year Tyler Walton and Hinkle rounding out the top five.
Sixth through ninth were Zach Euculano, Dave Thrush, Cody Fletcher, and hard charger Shane Yost, who started 14th. Dan Richcreek was a DNF but credited with tenth.
One of the two unsuccessful attempts to start the race was marred by a five-car crash that involved heat winners Cody Fletcher and Dwight Leppo, Seth Kearchner, Randy Whisler, and Brody Treaster. The cars of Kearchner and Leppo flipped, and both driver were uninjured but done for the night. The other three were able to continue.
2015 track champ Cory Myers raced to his first win of the year in the 20-lap Mason-Dixon 270cc micro-sprint feature. He held of the race-long challenges of Bill Laughman for the win, with Chad Myers, Brian Marriott, and Jim Still rounding out the top five.
Chad’s third-place finish secured the 2016 track title.
Heats for the 21 micros were won by the Myers brothers and Steven Cox.
Mike Goodwin claimed the 2016 TW street stock title with his third win of the year in the 20-lap street stock feature. Travis Leh, Jeremy Stremmel, Marshall McMullen, and Zach Myers rounded out the top five.
Stremmel and McMullen finished in a dead tie for second in the season point series, seven points behind Goodwin.
Heats for the 12 street stocks were won by Dalton Myers and Goodwin.
The limited stock feature was wiped out by rain, with Justin Wagaman claiming the season point title by 15 points over Robbie Carroll.
Qualifiers for the 18 limited stocks were won by rookie of-the-year Charles Millender and Matt Chronister.
Drivers from the limited stock division were paid for the night based on their heat race finishes.
Tomorrow, Saturday, September 10th, Trail-Way hosts the final AMA Motorcycle Flat Track races of the 2016 season. Gates open at 3:00 p.m., with racing scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.
Trail-Way Speedway will be dark next weekend, September 16-17, but will return on Saturday September 24th, with the 27th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial. The 270 & 600 Micro Sprints will join the Central PA Legends. Gates open at 4:00 p.m., with heats beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The 18th Annual “Thunder on the Farm” will be held Saturday, October 1st. The Precise Racing Products 358 Late Models will highlight the three-division event with their final series point race of 2016. Joining the Late Models will be the Street Stocks and the Limited Stocks. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with heats beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Pre-registration and additional information regarding the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial and Thunder on the Farm, will be made available on our website, trail-wayspeedway.com, in the coming days.
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.
Friday September 9, 2016
For Immediate Release
HOOSIER TIRE MID-ATLANTIC 358 SPRINT CARS
FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 12-Mike Bittinger; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 4R-Tyler Walton; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 22T-Dave Thrush; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 99Y-Shane Yost; 10. 80M-Dan Richcreek (DNF); 11. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF); 12. 10T-Brody Treaster (DNF); 13. 30-Seth Kearchner (DNF); 14. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF); 15. 00-Chris Frank (DNS); 16. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr. (DNS). Time – 6:10.06
Lap Leaders: Mike Bittinger (1-25)
358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 4R-Tyler Walton; 3. 30-Seth Kearchner; 4. 41-Jeff Halligan; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger; 6. 10T-Brody Treaster; 7. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF); 8. 00-Chris Frank (DNF). Time – 2:26.9410
358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 10-Zach Euculano; 3. 22T-Dave Thrush; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 7. 99Y-Shane Yost; 8. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr. (DNS). Time – 2:21.18
MASON-DIXON 270 MICRO SPRINTS
FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 20-Cory Myers; 2. 2-Bill Laughman; 3. 32-Chad Myers; 4. 18-Brian Marriott; 5. 8-Jim Still; 6. 44-Mike Boer; 7. 64-Levi Peck; 8. 58-Steven Cox; 9. 6-Tim McClelland; 10. 1B-Brent Bull; 11. 1D-Todd Martin; 12. 20H-Eric Heath; 13. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 14. 16-Keera Dupler; 15. 5-Shannon Weaver (1 lap down); 16. 09-John Horton (1 lap down); 17. 12-Duane Trone (DNF); 18. 99-Joe Trone, Jr. (DNF); 19. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr. (DNF); 20. 84-Zachary Glass (DNF); 21. 32M-Shaun McIntyre (DNF).
Lap Leaders: Cory Myers (1-20)
270 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 20-Cory Myers; 2. 8-Jim Still; 3. 18-Brian Marriott; 4. 6-Tim McClelland; 5. 84-Zachary Glass; 6. 20H-Eric Heath; 7.12-Duane Trone. Time – 2:15.16
270 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 32-Chad Myers; 2. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.; 3. 44-Mike Boer; 4. 1D-Todd Martin; 5. 16-Keera Dupler; 6. 32M-Shaun McIntyre; 7. 5-Shannon Weaver (DNF). No time.
270 Micro Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 58-Steven Cox; 2. 2-Bill Laughman; 3. 64-Levi Peck; 4. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 5. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 6. 1B-Brent Bull; 7. 09-John Horton. Time – 2:17.81
FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 33-Michael Goodwin; 2. 25-Travis Leh; 3. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 4. 81F-Marshall McMullen; 5. 94M-Zach Myers; 6. 60-Aaron Beard; 7. 94-Dalton Myers; 8. 27H-Dan Furman; 9. 1J-Eric Johnson (DNF); 10. 100-Matt Wampler (DNF); 11. 9-Joseph Racine (DNF); 12. 1W-Brian Walls (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders: Michael Goodwin (1-20)
Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps – Shortened To 3 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 94-Dalton Myers; 2. 1J-Eric Johnson; 3. 25-Travis Leh (DNF); 4. 100-Matt Wampler (DNF); 5. 51-Jeremy Stremmel (DNF); 6. 1W-Brian Walls (DNF). No time.
Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 33-Michael Goodwin; 2. 94M-Zach Myers; 3. 81F-Marshall McMullen; 4. 27H-Dan Furman; 5. 9-Joseph Racine; 6. 60-Aaron Beard (DNS). Time – 2:42.75
FEATURE (15 Laps) – Race cancelled due to rain.
Lap Leaders: N/A
Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister; 2. 16-Julio Perez; 3. 32-Jeff Foster; 4. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 5. 39-Shane Miller; 6. 30-Justin Wagaman; 7. 89-Wes Miller; 8. 8-Roger Rhodes III; 9. 36-Bobby Wellman (DNF). Time – 2:06.75
Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 64-Charles Millender; 2. 38-Jason Chornister; 3. 88-Justin Oberlin; 4. 69-Robbie Carroll; 5. 2-Chad Weaver; 6. 77-Matt Worley; 7. 51-Zach Rock; 8. 42-Cliff Szczepanski; 9. 28-Ryan Davis. Time – 2:09.28
Bandit Smith Steals Port Royal All Star Night Before The 50 Jeremy Miller wins Moon Shine Camo Series finale, Jeff Rine Claims Series Title
Smith previously took wins in The Night Before the 50 in 2010 and in 2014.
In the 25-lap Rt. 35 Moon Shine Camo Dirt Late Model Challenge Series finale, Jeremy Miller of Gettysburg scored the $2,000 payday while Danville?s Jeff Rine walked away with the inaugural series championship title and Hamburg?s Andy Haus wrapped up the 2016 Port Royal track title.
Greg Hodnett earned the pole for the 30-lap Night Before the 50 feature event and took the lead on the first lap over Brock Zearfoss an sixth starter Lance Dewease.
Dewease drove by Zearfoss on the third lap, showing strength early as Hodnett began running down the rear of the field.
The leader entered the backmarkers on the seventh circuit and at the same time Dewease had caught him for control.
Running the low side of the speedway, Dewease drove into the lead on the ninth lap and began jetting away, leaving the rest of the field to scrap for second.
And then just as suddenly as he took control and was already out to a near one second advantage, he slowed to a stop on the backchute with 20 laps to go, handing control back to Hodnett with third starter Stevie Smith now in second.
Hodnett was only able to hold Smith off for one lap after action resumed as the Oklahoma driver blasted the top to take control on the backstretch on the 12th circuit.
Smith then was able to creep just far enough ahead to keep Hodnett from making any bids for control however he failed to drive away from the field.
With six laps to go, the pace was slowed when Danny Holtgraver and Brent Marks connected in the first corner however the final restart failed to produce a contest for the lead as Smith again kept Hodnett just far enough behind to prevent a stab for the lead.
Seventh starter Lucas Wolfe ended a race long battle with Dale Blaney for third with the spot, followed by Blaney and Danny Dietrich.
Sixth through 10th went to Dave Blaney, Zearfoss, Aaron Ott, Sheldon Haudenschild and Doug Esh.
Heats went to Haudenschild, Wolfe, Zearfoss and Dave Blaney. Hodnett won the dash and Mike Wagner took the B Main.
Wolfe set fast time over the 41-car field with a lap of 16.202 seconds.
Trent Brenneman started second in the 25-lap late model main and drove into control when the green flag unfurled, chased early by Hayes Mattern.
Fourth starter Kyle Hardy took the second spot away on the sixth lap and began to challenge Brenneman for control with eight laps in the book.
Hardy was able to get alongside Brenneman and nose into the lead at times using the outside lane but a smooth Brenneman on the low side maintained his composure to thwart the bids and indeed drive out to a lead of over two seconds as Jeremy Miller took second from Hardy with 10 laps to go.
But Brenneman?s 2.3-second lead was erased with seven laps to go thanks to a final caution flag and that?s when Miller took his shot.
Using the outside lane, Miller applied heavy pressure for control when action resumed and he made it back to the stripe to be scored the leader with six laps to go.
Brenneman attempted a comeback for the win but Miller was too tough to be caught, taking his second career victory at the oval.
Brenneman was second followed by Jeff Miller, Matt Cosner and Mike Lupfer.
Sixth through 10th went to Hayes Mattern, Rick Singleton, Jeff Rine, Andy Haus and Tim Smith Jr.
Heats for the 33 cars went to Haus, Justin Kann, Rine and Cosner. Singleton took the consolation race.
Andy Haus scored the track title with his run while also finishing second in the Moon Shine Camo Dirt Late Model Challenge Series.
Jeff Rine took home the inaugural series title over Haus with Lupfer finishing third in the standings followed by Mattern, Andrew Yoder, Chad Hollenbeck, Danny Snyder, Dave Brouse Jr., Coleby Frye and Tim Wilson.
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410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. Dave Blaney, 7. Brock Zearfoss, 8. Aaron Ott, 9. Sheldon Haudenschild, 10. Doug Esh, 11. Chad Kemenah, 12. Cap Henry, 13. Blane Heimbach, 14. Dylan Cisney, 15. Ryan Smith, 16. Mike Wagner, 17. TJ Stutts, 18. Kraig Kinser, 19. Jason Shultz, 20. Nicole Bower, 21. Danny Holtgraver, 22. Brent Marks, 23. Logan Wagner, 24. Lance Dewease, 25. Kody Lehman, 26. Steve Buckwalter
DNQ: Lee Jacobs, Anthony Fiore, Kory Crabtree, Andrew Palker, Mike Wagner II., Bradley Howard, Joey Hershey, Caleb Helms, Curt Stroup, Tyler Bear, Dustin Baney, Cale Grubb, Vince Snyder, Tim Shaffer, TJ Michael
Late models, 25 laps: 1. Jeremy Miller, 2. Trent Brenneman, 3. Jeff Miller, 4. Matt Cosner, 5. Mike Lupfer, 6. Hayes Mattern, 7. Rick Singleton, 8. Jeff Rine, 9. Andy Haus, 10. Tim Smith Jr., 11. Jim Yoder, 12. Gary Stuhler, 13. Donnie Schick, 14. Billy Wampler, 15. Patrick Bryner, 16. Danny Snyder, 17. Dave Brouse Jr., 18. Dave Brouse Sr., 19. Kyle Hardy, 20. Brian Booze, 21. Jared Fulkroad, 22. Dan Stone, 23. Justin Kann, 24. Coleby Frye
DNQ: Tim Gray, Scott Flickinger, Kyle Rhoads, Austin Berry, Jerry Bard, Andrew Yoder, Steve Stitt, Tim Wilson, Chad Hollenbeck
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Ironically, both wins came aboard a replica Weikert?s Livestock No. 29 sprint car are his only career victories at the track.
Monday?s win was worth $4,000.
Elsewhere, Ryan Peer won the 15-lap four cylinder main event while Bob Stough took the Central Pa Legends feature.
Port Royal driver Dylan Cisney had the pole for the 25-lap Labor Day Classic for sprints and took the lead on the first lap ahead of Dietrich and defending event winner Brent Marks.
Marks got by Dietrich for second on the second tour and quickly ran down Cisney to make a pass for the lead with four away.
Once in front, Marks began driving away from the field, jetting around the first and second turns using a narrowing topside moisture strip that got a bit too narrow on the 10th tour when he hopped up over it and slammed the outside turn two wall.
That misfortune sidelined him for the rest of the event and handed the lead to Dietrich with Cisney now second and ninth starter Greg Hodnett up to third.
Hodnett got around Cisney for second with 11 laps to go but had to run down Dietrich who had built up over a straightaway lead by that point.
But steadily Hodnett did cut away the advantage to be caught up with the leader with a lap to go.
However a final lap clash never materialized as Dietrich stayed just far enough out of reach to prevent a last ditch, final turn effort by Hodnett to steal the win.
The victory was Dietrich?s seventh overall this season in area action.
Point leader Doug Esh, who started 12th ended up a challenging third followed by Ryan Smith and Brock Zearfoss.
Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Ott, Cisney, TJ Stutts and Joey Hershey.
Heats went to Marks, Dietrich and Smith.
Some 38 four cylinder pure stocks entered competition and 36 of them started the 15-lap feature with Ryan Peer, who started 37th, taking the lead with four laps to go to seal the win.
Second went to Chris Anderson followed by Tom Brady, Justin Williamson and Darren Howsare.
Heats went to Robert Wellman, Anderson and Jeff Foster.
Bob Stough won the legends feature over Harold Leppo and Chad Earnst.
Demolition derby wins went to Alex Keaton and John Miller.
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Doug Esh, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Brock Zearfoss, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Aaron Ott, 8. Dylan Cisney, 9. TJ Stutts, 10. Joey Hershey, 11. Daryl Stimeling, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Curt Stroup, 14. Mike Wagner, 15. Vince Snyder, 16. Cale Grubb, 17. George Streaker, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. Karl Baker, 20. Carl Bowser, 21. Blane Heimbach, 22. Brent Marks, 23. AJ Flick, 24. Kody Lehman
Four cylinder pure stocks, 15 laps: 1. Ryan Peer, 2. Chris Anderson, 3. Tom Brady, 4. Justin Williamson, 5. Darren Howsare, 6. Wayne Brenize, 7. Lee Zook, 8. Jeff Foster, 9. Travis Brown, 10. Michael Lucas, 11. Andrew Moist, 12. Justin Oberlin, 13. Colton Wagner, 14. Bruce Betres, 15. Nick Myers, 16. Tim O?Sheehan, 17. Mike Koppenhader, 18. Terry Hartlaub, 19. Brandon Hedstrom, 20. Jeff Sverndsen, 21. Kennedy Pouter, 22. Zach Moist, 23. Robert Wellman, 24. Sam Creveling, 25. Stephanie Lucas, 26. Robbie Carroll, 27. Rcky Weaver Jr., 28. Cody Stober, 29. Kent Leonard, 30. Zach Wright
Central Pa legends, 15 laps: 1. Bob Stough, 2. Harold Leppo, 3. Chad Earnst, 4. Travis Perry, 5. Scott Haudeshell, 6. Greg Burd, 7. John Knoti, 8. Robert Shaw