Monday, May 25, 2020
MONTIETH DOMINATES AS LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO RACING
Saturday, May 30, 2020 (7:30 PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints
Abbottstown, PA (May 25, 2020) – Brian Montieth led wire to wire to claim the $5,000 prize in the first sprint car race at Lincoln Speedway after a 72 hiatus. Track management announced Lincoln’s return to racing on Friday evening along with new precautions and procedures in place to assist those in attendance with social distancing and staying safe. Fans in the grandstands were seated by security and every other row was taped off. Hand sanitizing stations were placed throughout venue and the infield viewing area was expanded to allow fans to spread out and social distance.
Montieth started on the pole of the 35-lap feature with Ryan Smith lined up on the outside of the front row.
When the green flag dropped Montieth took the lead with Tim Shaffer charging to second from his third place starting spot. Smith settled into third with Steve Buckwalter challenging him for the spot.
Chad Trout was working hard to hold off TJ Stutts as he challenged him for his fifth place position.
Shaffer was not letting Montieth out of his sight and challenged him for the lead in turns 1 and 2 but Montieth would gain back his advantage on the back stretch.
Jim Siegel brought out the first caution of the race on lap 6 as he fell off the pace and came to a stop on the front stretch.
Shaffer was within striking distance of Montieth and had closed his lead to .683 seconds as they were approaching lapped traffic when the yellow came out.
Montieth led Shaffer, Smith, Buckwalter and Trout to the cone for a single file restart.
Montieth got a good jump on the start and drove through the middle of turns 1 and 2 with Shaffer running the bottom as they pulled away from the rest of the field.
The red flag came out on lap 9 when Robbie Kendall spun in turn 2 as he was battling Trout for sixth. Kendall collected AJ Flick with Flick ending up on his side. Kendall was able to rejoin the field after using the 2 minute work period to make repairs.
Montieth set the pace and led Shaffer, Smith, Buckwalter and Stutts on the restart. Montieth pulled away from Shaffer in turns 1 and 2 but Shaffer was able to make up time running the bottom in turns 3 and 4.
As Shaffer was tracking down Montieth, Stutts was all over Buckwalter for the fourth spot.
With Montieth running the top and Shaffer working the bottom the leaders caught lapped traffic on lap 14.
Shaffer was closing in on Montieth as they worked through traffic but a lapped car running the same line as Shaffer gave him trouble allowing Montieth to get his lead over 1 second.
Just as Montieth was pulling away from Shaffer he encountered the lapped car of Kendall who he struggled to get around. Shaffer was able to get Montieth’s lead back under 1 second as he worked on getting by Kendall.
Once Montieth got by Kendall it was Shaffer’s turn again to struggle with lapped traffic and Monteith grew his lead to over 1.5 seconds.
Montieth’s lead was erased when the caution came out again on lap 29. Gerard McIntyre Jr. spun out in turn 2 and in an attempt to keep running ended up doing some 360 spins. During his spinning McIntyre collected both Shaffer and Smith who were running second and third, respectively.
Smith rejoined the field, but Shaffer and McIntyre’s nights were over. Brandon Rahmer also went to the pits ending his night.
With the second and third place cars out of the running the top five on the restart were Montieth, Buckwalter, Lance Dewease Freddie Rahmer and Chase Dietz. Rahmer had made his way to fourth from his 21st starting spot.
Freddie ran the top and got by Dewease for third and quickly went to work on Buckwalter for second. As the two battled for second on lap 32, contact was made coming out of turn 4 and Rahmer ended up with his front end in the front stretch wall, ending his impressive run and bringing out the yellow flag.
With Rahmer out of the mix Montieth led Buckwalter, Dewease, Stutts and Dietz on the final restart of the race. Montieth paced the field and got an excellent jump on the restart. Running the high side is Montieth’s bread and butter and he had a 1.364 lead in just one lap over Buckwalter.
Montieth took the checkered flag 1.789 seconds ahead of Buckwalter. Dewease held on for third, Stutts crossed the line fourth and Anthony Macri finished fifth from his 14th starting spot to earn the hard charger award.
Monday night’s non-points event followed the PA Speedweek format and started off with time trials for the 49 cars in attendance. The field was split into two qualifying groups with Lance Dewease setting overall quick time with a lap of 13.309 seconds.
Heat winners were Tim Shaffer, Brian Montieth, TJ Stutts and Steve Buckwalter.
This Saturday, May 30, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 and 358 sprint cars. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.
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.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($5,000); 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease; 4. 11-TJ Stutts; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 72-Ryan Smith; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 35-Chad Layton; 13. 15-Adam Wilt; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 15. 0-Rick Lafferty; 16. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 17. 99-Kyle Moody; 18. 19M-Landon Myers; 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 20. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 21. 28-Tim Shaffer (DNF); 22. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr. (DNF); 23. 2-AJ Flick (DNF); 24. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-35)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 28-Tim Shaffer; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 45-Jeff Halligan; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 10. 44-Dylan Norris; 11. u1-Billy Heltzel; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNS); 13. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNS)
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty; 7. 91-Tony Fiore; 8. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 9. 12-Brent Shearer; 10. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 5a-Zachary Allman; 12. 3-Todd Gracey
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 11-TJ Stutts; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 19M-Landon Myers; 6. 2-AJ Flick; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton; 8. 40-George Hobaugh; 9. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 10. 12-Robert Ballou (DNF); 11. 5-Dylan Cisney (DNF); 12. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNS)
410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 2. 75-Chase Dietz; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 35-Chad Layton; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 66-Doug Hammaker; 9. 35o-Steve Owings; 10. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni; 11. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 12. 39-Cale Thomas (DNF)
410 Sprint C-main (10 laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 12-Robert Ballou; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 7. 5a-Zachary Allman; 8. u1-Billy Heltzel; 9. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF); 10. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 11. 5-Dylan Cisney (DNS)
410 Sprint B-main (12 laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 2-AJ Flick; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty; 5. 45-Jeff Halligan; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton; 8. 5-Tyler Ross; 9. 12-Rober Ballou; 10. 91-Tony Fiore; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 13. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 14. 40-George Hobaugh; 15. 66-Doug Hammaker; 16. 44-Dylan Norris; 17. 35o-Steve Owings; 18. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 19. 39-Cale Thomas (DNF); 20. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF)
410 Flight 1 Time Trial Results 1. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.308*; 2. 72-Ryan Smith 13.311; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.337; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.491; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall 13.501; 6. 21-Brian Montieth 13.524; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer 13.629; 8. 07-Gerard McIntyre 13.666; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.702; 10. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 13.722; 11. 15-Adam Wilt 13.751; 12. 12-Brent Shearer 13.765; 13. 59-Jim Siegel 13.840; 14. 0-Rick Lafferty 13.854; 15. 45-Jeff Halligan 13.865; 16. 91-Tony Fiore 13.886; 17. 19-Troy Wagaman 13.905; 18. 99-Kyle Moody 13.906; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher 13.935; 20. 9-Dalton Dietrich 13.994; 21. 49H-Bradley Howard 14.121; 22. 3-Todd Gracey 14.165; 23. 44-Dylan Norris 14.197; 24. 5A-Zachary Allman 15.188; 25. u1-Billy Heltzel 15.361
410 Flight 2 Time Trial Results 1. 1X-Chad Trout 13.619; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter 13.620; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich 13.646; 4. 39-Cale Thomas 13.777; 5. 11-TJ Stutts 13.779; 6. 87-Alan Krimes 13.813; 7. 19M-Landon Myers 13.833; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.837; 9. 2-AJ Flick 13.855; 10. 75-Chase Dietz 13.894; 11. 12-Rober Ballou 13.896; 12. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 13.948; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.958; 14. 5E-Tim Wagaman 13.960; 15. 5-Dylan Cisney 14.011; 16. 5-Tyler Ross 14.016; 17. 14T-Tyler Walton 14.086; 18. 35o-Steve Owings 14.138; 19. 40-George Hobaugh 14.151; 20. 35-Chad Layton 14.186; 21. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.434; 22. 66-Doug Hammaker 14.473; 23. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.580; 24. 59s-Steve Wilbur 14.601
*overall quick time