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.
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Sat., April 11, 2015
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
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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