ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/16/2016 – “This is unbelievable. I need someone to pinch me right now.”
So said Tyler Ross after scoring his first career win in the 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Points handicapping placed Ross on the outside of the front row for the start, but he dropped to fourth by the end of the first lap. He recovered to pass Robbie Kendall for third on lap two, and then reclaimed second from Austin Hogue on a lap 11 restart, following a caution for Danny Dietrich, who stopped in turn four after bouncing off the wall in turns one and two.
He chased polesitter and race-long leader Tim Glatfelter for the next four laps before grabbing the lead from Trone Outdoor/Eagle Steel #39 on a lap 16 restart.
He led the rest of the way in non-stop racing over the final ten laps, crossing 1.87 seconds ahead of a closing Alan Krimes, who advanced from tenth starting spot to finish second.
“I wasn’t sure it was going to happen, especially this early in the season,” said Ross, “This is only our third time here this year, so to be this fast this early I’m excited to see how the rest of the season goes.”
Glatfelter, Hogue, and Kendall completed the top five, with Jim Siegel, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Brian Montieth, Cory Haas, and Danny Dietrich rounding out the top ten.
“I gotta thank my dad (Sam). He works his tail off all week long in getting this thing ready,” added Ross, “We’ve got a lot of good help this year. I want to thank Rick Lefever from Lefever Electric (prime sponsor). He couldn’t make it tonight. We’ll have to give him a call here.”
“This is my third year here, and I finally learned to get the wing back,” added Ross, “I got a lot of bite coming off the bottom on the restarts, and that helped me get into the corners.
Heats for the 27 410 sprints were won by Danny Dietrich, McIntyre, and Ross, with Billy Dietrich winning the consolation.
Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell came from eighth starting spot to claim the win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Wyatt Hinkle led the first two laps from the pole before sixth-starting Tyler Esh drove around him into the race lead on lap three. Meanwhile, Campbell followed him into second on the fifth lap before running him down at the half-way point. Campbell led the rest of the way through heavy lapped traffic, crossing 1.47 seconds ahead of Esh, with tenth-starting Adrian Shaffer, Matt Findley, and Jeff Rohrbaugh completing the top five.
Heats for the 31 358 sprints were won by Shaffer, Brie Hershey, and Kyle Denmyer, with Chandler Leiby winning the consolation.
Kyle Lear scored his first career Lincoln win in the Precise Racing Products three-track series opener for 358 late models. Lear started on the pole and raced side-by-side with outside front row starter Sam Gallagher for the first two laps, with Gallagher leading lap one and Lear scored the leader of lap two.
Lear controlled the pace the rest of the way, despite late-race heat from Ralph Morgan, Jr., who pulled alongside Lear racing off the final turns to the checkered flag.
Third through fifth were Gallagher, Randy Christine, Jr., and Shaun Jones.
Heats for the 23 358 late models were won by Lear, Gallagher, and Christine.
Next weekend, Saturday, April 23rd, Lincoln Speedway will host the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends at 7 PM. That night the Legends will compete in a regularly scheduled racing program with 20-lap feature, along with the April 2nd rained-out 20-lap feature. Gates will open at 5 PM.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 5-Tyler Ross ($3,200); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 21-Brian Montieth; 9. 11C-Cory Haas; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody; 15. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 16. 15M-Bobby Mazingo (DNF); 17. 75-Nicole Bower (DNF); 18. 12B-Brad Franks (DNF);19. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 20. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 21. 29-James Pryde (DNF); 22. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-15), Tyler Ross (16-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 75-Nicole Bower; 6. 91-David Quackenbush; 7. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 8. 12B-Brad Frank; 9. 74-Duane Gutshall (DNF). Time – 2:21.793
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 11C-Cory Haas; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; DNS – 51S-Stevie Smith. No Time
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 5-Tyler Ross; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 29-James Pryde; 8. 10-Zach Euculano; DNS – 69-Shane Hoff. Time – 2:26.734
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (5 laps) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 3. 12B-Brad Franks; 4. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 5. 29-James Pryde; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; DNS – 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 51S-Stevie Smith, 69-Shane Hoff. Time – 1:14.090
Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints:
358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 5-Phil Walter; 8. 66-Doug Hammaker; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 119-Chandler Leiby; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 13. 13-Ryan Higgins; 14. 21-CJ Tracy; 15. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 16. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 17. 12-Brent Shearer; 18. 23-Chris Arnold; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 21. 00-Chris Frank; 22. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 23. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 24. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Wyatt Hinkle (1-2), Tyler Esh (3-9), Matt Campbell (10-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 35-Tyler Esh; 4. 41-Jeff Halligan (SCRATCHED); 5. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 119-Chandler Leiby; 9. 13-Ryan Higgins; 10. 5A-Brian Allman; 11. 17G-George Strickler, Jr. Time – 2:23.85
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 12-Brent Shearer; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 7-Trey Hivner; 8. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 9. 18F-Dylan Welch; DNS – 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr. Time – 2:29.00
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 5-Phil Walter; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 66-Doug Hammaker; 6. 21-CJ Tracy; 7. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 8. 14-Dave Carlberg; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 10. 67-Justin Whittall. Time – 2:27.06
358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. Chandler Leiby; 2. 13-Ryan Higgins; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 5. 7-Trey Hivner; 6. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 5A-Brian Allman; 9. 67-Justin Whittall; 10. 17G-George Streaker, Jr.; 11. 14C-Dave Carlberg (DNF); DNS – 18F-Dylan Welch, 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr. No Time
358 Late Models:
358 Late Model Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 151-Kyle Lear; 2. 112-Ralph Morgan, Jr.; 3. 25-Sam Gallagher; 4. 74-Randy Christine, Jr.; 5. 2M-Shaun Jones; 6. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 7. X-Bernie Beard; 8. 87-Eric Irvan; 9. 21M-Matt Murphy; 10. 000-Matt Nailor; 11. 100-Tyler Horst; 12. 43-Jake Jones; 13. 116-Travis Mease; 14. 20-Steve Billet; 15. 4GT-Charles Potts; 16. 23-Todd Snook; 17. NINE-Randy Stoudt; 18. 5-Jake Moser; 19. 57-Brad Shank; 20. 08-Zach Kauffman; 21. 4-John Moser; 22. 22-Chase Billet; 23. 4M-Kyle Moser (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Sam Gallagher (1), Kyle Lear (2-20)
358 Late Model Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 151-Kyle Lear; 2. 112-Ralph Morgan, Jr.; 3. 21M-Matt Murphy; 4. 000-Matt Nailor; 5. 5-Jake Moser; 6. 20-Steve Billet; 7. NINE-Randy Stoudt; 8. 4-John Moser (DNF). No Time
358 Late Model Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 25-Sam Gallagher; 2. 22-Chase Billet; 3. 2M-Shaun Jones; 4. 43-Jake Jones; 5. 87-Eric Irvin; 6. 57-Brad Shank; 7. 23-Todd Snook; 8. 4M-Kyle Moser. Time – 2:18.13
358 Late Model Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 74-Randy Christine, Jr.; 2. X-Bernie Beard; 3. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 4. 116-Travis Mease; 5. 100-Tyler Horst; 6. 08-Zach Kauffman; 7. 4GT-Charles Potts. No Time
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