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Hammaker ends championship season with 358 sprint win; champ Zimmerman takes All-American Outlaw feature
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 10/10/2015 – Gerard McIntyre, Jr. certainly picked a good night to win his first race of the year. A heat win assured him of a Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Night prize package valued at more than $3,000, and the win in the season finale earned him another $4,000.
“It came down to the very last race,” said McIntyre upon exiting his family Weaver’s Body Shop/NAPA Auto Parts/William McIntyre & Sons #16 in victory lane, “It’s been such a long year. To be standing here…I can’t thank all these guys enough for hanging with me. And hopefully this will give us a boost in the off-season and get things back going for next year. At least I know we’re competitive.”
Polesitter Mike Bittinger led the first 13 laps before J.J. Grasso took the lead. But in the process, Grasso damaged the front wing of his sprinter, which finally fell off entering turn one of lap 20.
When the caution came out, fourth-starting McIntyre pulled onto his back bumper. McIntyre pulled alongside Grasso several times during the caution, and made the race-winning pass on the restart.
“I was going around him anyway,” quipped McIntyre when asked chasing the Grasso #37, “I didn’t wat to take any chances. I knew I was the better car there at the end. He was fast and got around me when I was screwing around at the beginning. Everything went our way tonight. I drew a #1 pill for the heats and drew the #1 pill for the Manufacturer’s prize package. We’ll be back at Lincoln next year.”
Tenth-starting Greg Hodnett took the runner-up spot from Grasso on the next-to-last lap, but crossed 2.25 seconds behind McIntyre, with Grasso hanging on for third. Ninth-starting Adam Wilt and Tyler Ross completed the top five, with Aaron Ott, 18th-startng Alan Krimes, Bittinger, Steve Owings, and Jim Siegel rounding out the top ten.
Heats for the 35 410’s were won by McIntyre, Kyle Moody, Grasso, and Hodnett, with Cory Haas winning the consolation despite a 360-degree spin in the middle of the event.
Carlisle’s Doug Hammaker added an exclamation point to his Central PA point series and Lincoln Speedway championships by scoring the win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Hammaker started third and caught polesitter and race leader Brie Hershey on lap five. He held off the late-race challenges of 15th-starting Adrian Shaffer to claim his third win of the season in the Pigeon Hills. Just like McIntyre, it was his fourth career Lincoln win, and came by 1.75 seconds over Shaffer.
Third through fifth were Hershey, Matt Campbell (who came from the rear following a fourth turn spin on lap four), and Kyle Denmyer.
Heats for the 26 358’s were won by Cole Young, Denmyer, and Phil Walter, with Tyler Walton setting a new 5-lap track record in winning the consolation with a time of 1 minute, 19.25 seconds.
Kurt Zimmerman polished off a series championship season by becoming the fourth and final leader of the 20-lap All-American Outlaw feature. Zimmerman came from ninth starting spot to grab the lead from Bryan Green during a four-car battle for the lead on lap nine.
He led the rest of the way, with Randy Doty coming from 11th starting spot to finish second. Third through fifth were Justin Cullum, Hunter Nester, and Green.
The All-American Outlaw feature ended the 2015 Lincoln racing season, with annual Lincoln Race Car Flea Market coming up on Saturday, November 14th (6 a.m. to noon), followed by the 2015 Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 21st (6 PM-12:30 AM)
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, October 10, 2015
27TH ANNUAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION NIGHT
HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL
410 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (25 laps) – 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. ($4,000); 2. 27-Greg Hodnett; 3. 37-JJ Grasso; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 25-Aaron Ott; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger; 9. 35-Steve Owings; 10. 59-Jim Siegel; 11. 29-Danny Dietrich; 12. 14-Lance Dewease; 13. 52-Austin Hogue; 14. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody; 16. 11C-Cory Haas; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 8-Billy Dietrich; 19. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 21. 7A-Ed Aikin (DNF); 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 23. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 24. 44-Chase Dietz (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Mike Bittinger (1-13), JJ Grasso (14-19), Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (20-25)
BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT 1 (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 52-Austin Hogue; 8. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 9. 51K-Karl Baker. Time – 2:19.568
IN MEMORY OF JIM WICKARD & HANK GENTZLER HEAT 2 (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 99M-Kyle Moody; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 91-David Quackenbush; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman. Time – 2:22.448
GARY KAUFFMAN RACING HEAT 3 (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 37-JJ Grasso; 2. 25-Aaron Ott; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 44-Chase Dietz; 5. 7A-Ed Aikin; 6. 56-Sam Schlosberg; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF). No Time
IN MEMORY OF KEVIN GOBRECHT HEAT 4 (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 14-Lance Dewease; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 69-Shane Hoff; 7. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 76-Davey Jones; 9. 29-Danny Dietrich (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 11Z-Cory Haas; 2. 29-Danny Dietrich; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 91-David Quackenbush; 8. 56-Sam Schlosberg; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman; 10. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 11. 76-Davey Jones; 12. 51K-Karl Baker (DNF); DNS – 69-Shane Hoff, 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 55K-Robbie Kendall. Time – 2:30.519
358 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (20 laps) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker ($1,200); 2. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 10. 66R-Russell Hammaker; 11. 4R-Tyler Walton; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 13. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 14. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 15. 7-Trey Hivner; 16. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 17. 5-Phil Walter; 18. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 19. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 20. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 21. 01-Rick Horn (DNF); 22. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF); 23. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 24. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Brie Hershey (1-4), Doug Hammaker (5-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 3. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 66R-Russell Hammaker; 7. 4R-Tyler Walton; 8. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 9. 01-Rick Horn. Time – 2:23.83
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 4-Dwight Leppo; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 7. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 119-Chandler Leiby (DNF). Time – 2:27.25
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 5-Phil Walter; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 6. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 7. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); DNS – 00-Chris Frank. Time – 2:27.78
358 Sprint Consolation Finish (5 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 4R-Tyler Walten; 2. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 3. 00-Chris Frank; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 01-Rick Horn; 6. 22B-Nat Tuckey; DNS – 56M-DJ Montgomery, 119-Chandler Leiby. TIME – 1:19.25 (NEW 5-LAP 358 SPRINT TRACK RECORD)
ALL AMERICAN OUTLAWS
ALL AMERICAN OUTLAW IN MEMORY OF AL BUNKY DANIELS FEATURE FINISH (20 laps) – 1. 9A-Kurt Zimmerman; 2. 6-Randy Doty; 3. 95-Justin Cullum; 4. 1N-Hunter Nester; 5. 99-Bryan Green; 6. 100-Tim Fake; 7. 21-Steve Jorda; 8. 71-Jim Chenoweth; 9. 66-David Egge; 10. 13-Gary Moreland, Jr.; 11. 01-Brad Alexander; 12. 53-Tony Jorda; 13. 29-Phil Williams (DNF); 14. 6S-Tim Stem (DNF); 15. 8-Jeff McMauley (DNF); 16. 59-Fred Cullum (DNF); 17. 40-Rick Hulson (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Rick Hulson (1-4), Justin Cullum (5-6), Bryan Green (7-8), Kurt Zimmerman (9-20)