RAHMER WINS; MONTIETH CROWNED TRACK CHAMPION; Hammaker Continues Domination; Horan Scores Victory
Story By: Emily Winslow/Lincoln Speedway
Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com
Abbottstown, PA (August 31, 2019) – There was a three-way battle for the 410 Sprint 2019 track championship going into the final point race Saturday night. Brian Montieth had an eighty-point advantage over Chad Trout who was in third place and thirty points over Alan Krimes who was sitting in second place.
Montieth could solidify his eighth track championship with a win. But with two heavy hitters also in play there were scenarios in which all three could pull off the championship.
Two championship contenders shared the front row of the 30-lap Bob Leiby Memorial. Montieth drew the pole and Krimes was to his outside.
Trout started seventh after being knocked out of the redraw by Montieth in their heat race. The PA Speedweek format was used with the winner and fastest car from time trials in each heat race making the redraw. If the winner is the fastest car from time trials only one car from that heat race makes the redraw.
After setting quick time over the 24-car field Chase Dietz started third with Kyle Moody starting fourth.
Montieth led lap 1 with Krimes being challenged by Dietz for second.
Freddie Rahmer moved into fourth getting by Moody with Cory Haas not far behind to take fifth.
Rahmer was running third by lap five from his sixth starting spot.
Scott Fisher got turned around in turns 1 and 2 on lap 6 bringing out the caution.
Montieth led Krimes, Rahmer, Dietz and Haas to the cone for the restart.
Rahmer got around Krimes for second on the restart but the yellow came out again as Mark Bitner hit the cone. Bitner was penalized one spot sending him to the rear.
Krimes had a good run out of turn 2 and was running wheel to wheel at the line with Montieth. Monteith beat him by a nose but Krimes took the lead on the next lap.
The caution flag flew again on lap 8. Fisher came to a stop entering turn 3 along the guardrail.
Brett Michalski went to the pits to change a tire under caution and rejoined the field.
Krimes led Montieth, Rahmer, Haas and Dietz on the restart. For Krimes to solidify the championship he would need to finish seven spots ahead of Montieth.
Rahmer got under Montieth in turns 1 and 2 for second on the restart.
Haas went to work on Montieth for third but Montieth created some distance and pulled away.
The leaders were all running the high line around the track as the halfway point of the race approached. Krimes held a 1.022 second lead over Rahmer on lap 15 as they approached lapped traffic.
Trout was in a three-way battle for fifth with Dietz and Moody with Trout breaking away to stay in the top five.
You could throw a blanket over the leaders as they worked through lapped traffic.
Krimes moved to the bottom of the track with Rahmer continuing to run the high line.
After running wheel to wheel down the back stretch Rahmer got the lead at the flag stand with three laps to go by a nose. Krimes and Rahmer continued to battle for the lead with Rahmer taking the checkered flag .190 seconds ahead of Krimes. Montieth solidified his eighth track championship with a third-place finish. Haas finished fourth and Trout completed the top five.
Heat winners were Jim Siegel, Brian Montieth and Alan Krimes.
Hammaker Continues Domination
Davey Brown started on the pole with CJ Tracy on his outside for the 20-lap, $1,500 to win Bob Leiby Memorial.
Tyler Ross who had engine issues during his heat race, made the call for the feature but headed to the pits before the green flag flew.
Brown led the field when the green flag dropped with Tracy in second, Ashley Cappetta in third and Dylan Norris in fourth.
Doug Hammaker and Brett Strickler battled for fifth with Hammaker running the top of the track.
Jon Stewart brought out the caution on lap 3 after spinning around in turns 3 and 4.
Hammaker to third around Cappetta after picking off Strickler and Norris.
Leaders Brown and Tracy were running the bottom with Hammaker still riding the cushion around the track.
Brown held a .811 second lead over Tracy on lap 10 as they approached lapped traffic.
The yellow flag flew on lap 12 for Alyson Dietz who spun around in turn 2.
Brown led Tracy, Hammaker, Cappetta and Norris to the cone for the restart with eight laps to go.
Hammaker got around Tracy in turn 1 for second on the restart.
Dietz came to a stop in turn 2 on lap 18 bringing out the caution again.
The field lined up for a two lap shoot out. Hammaker got the advantage in turns 1 and 2 with Brown taking the lead back down the back stretch/ Hammaker beat Brown to the line for the lead after a solid run in turns 3 and 4.
Hammaker took the checkered flag for his fourth win at the track in 2019 and thirteenth overall. Hammaker was coming off a Summer Series win at Port Royal last week.
Brown held onto second and Tracy crossed the line third. Cappetta finished fourth and Norris completed the top five.
Heat race winners were CJ Tracy, Cody Fletcher and Dylan Norris.
Horan Scores Victory
Bill Powell started on the pole of the $350 to win, 15 lap Bob Leiby Memorial with Michael Smith sharing the front row.
Powell took the lead as the green flag dropped with a three-car race for second brewing behind him.
It didn’t take long for the first yellow flag to fly. Gordie Marshall and Tim Berkheimer brought out the caution on lap 1 after some contact going into turn 1.
Powell led Smith, Travis Horan, Andrew Hogue and Alex Updegraff on the restart.
The caution came out again on the restart for Smith who was running second. He spun out in turn 2. Updegraff passed a car before reaching the cone sending him back two positions.
Smith rejoined the field.
This time Powell led Horan, Hogue, Donnie Broderick and Paul Sylvester on the restart.
Updegraff worked his way back into the top five before the yellow flag flew again on lap 2. It was for Smith who spun out in turn 4. Smith rejoined again.
The caution came out on the restart for Sylvester and Jeff Waltz in turn 2.
Tim Berkheimer headed to the pits under caution and rejoined the field before the restart.
Broderick and Hogue battled for third with Hogue holding him off. Hogue then went to work on Horan for second as Powell pulled away from the field.
Hogue got his nose under Horan on lap 7 down the back stretch with Horan holding him off.
Horan and the other front runners were closing in on the leader, Powell.
Broderick had gotten to third on lap 9. Updegraff got around Hogue for fourth in turn 2 but Hogue took it back.
The yellow came out on lap 11 for Hogue who came to a stop in turn 2. He was running fourth at the time.
Powell led Horan, Broderick, Updegraff and Jeff Gill to the cone for the restart.
After spinning out twice earlier in the race Smith was back in the top five by lap 12.
Horan took the lead on lap 12 after getting under Powell going in turn 1 and forcing Powell off the bottom.
The field was three wide going into turn 1 for second when the caution flew for Updegraff who got spun around in turn 2.
Horan led the field for the restart with another three-car battle for second. Powell Broderick and Smith were battling for the runner-up spot.
Horan held onto the lead for his second win at the track in 2019. After early race mishaps Smith drove through the field to take second out of turn 2 on the last lap. After leading a majority of the race Powell finished third. Berkheimer crossed the line fourth and Broderick rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners were Travis Horan and Alex Updegraff.
After a week off Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 14 with 358 Sprints, Super Late Models and Extreme Stocks. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.
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Saturday, August 31, 2019
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 99-Kyle Moody; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 16-Matt Campbell; 13. 8-Billy Dietrich; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 16. 23-Chris Arnold; 17. 10-Joe Kata III; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski; 19.15B-Mark Bitner; 20.27G-Jay Galloway; 21. 11P-Greg Plank; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 23. 23Z-Todd Zinn (DNF); 24. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-7), Alan Krimes (8-26) & Freddie Rahmer (27-30)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 23Z-Todd Zinn (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 39-Cory Haas; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 10K-Joe Kata III; 7. 15B-Mark Bitner; 8.11P-Greg Plank
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 8. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)
410 Time Trial Results 1. 75-Chase Dietz 13.789; 2. 21-Brian Montieth 13.807; 3. 99-Kyle Moody 13.838; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.854; 5. 1X-Chad Trout 13.878; 6. 87-Alan Krimes 13.917; 7. 59-Jim Siegel 13.918; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.945; 9. 15-Adam Wilt 13.956; 10. Billy Dietrich 13.968; 11. 39-Cory Haas 14.039; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.052; 13. 16-Matt Campbell 14.060; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 14.095; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.095; 16. 1*-Tim Wagaman 14.203; 17. 10K-Joe Kata III 14.610; 18. 27G_-Jay Galloway 14.658; 19. 23-Chris Arnold 14.795; 20. 15B-Mark Bitner 15.003; 21. 21T-Scott Fisher 15.069; 22. 23z-Todd Zinn 15.316; 23. 11P-Greg Plank 15.635; 24. 7-Trey Hivner NT
Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:
Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker ($1,500); 2. 44B-Davey Brown; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 38-Brett Strickler; 9. 00-Chris Frank; 10. 4-Dwight Leppo; 11. 10-Zach Euculano; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman; 13. 99-Zachary Cool; 14. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 15. 34-Mark VanVorst; 16. 5A-Zachary Allman; 17. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 18. 6M-Chad Criswell; 19. 47K-Michael Hamer; 20. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 21. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 22. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 23. 13s-Jon Stewart (DNF); 24. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNF); 25. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNS)
Lap Leaders – Davey Brown (1-18) & Doug Hammaker (19-20)
Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-CJ Tracy; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 34-Mark VanVorst; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 50-Alyson Dietz; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 9. 47K-Michael Hamer
Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 44B-Davey Brown; 3. 38-Brett Strickler; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 13s-Jon Stewart; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNS)
Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 00-Chris Frank; 4. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 5. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNF); 6. 19-Troy Wagaman (DNF); 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 8. 6M-Chad Criswell (DNF)
xTreme Stock Feature Finish (15 laps) – 1. 21H-Travis Horan ($350); 2. 76-Michael Smith; 3. 7-Bill Powell; 4. 18C-Tim Berkheimer; 5. 97-Donnie Broderick; 6. 15-Jeff Gill; 7. 25-Andrew Hogue; 8. 6G-Gordie Marshall; 9. 1-Alex Updegraff; 10. 8R-Roger Rhodes; 11. 97X-Paul Sylvester (DNF); 12. 77-Jeff Waltz (DNF) 13. 97B-Richard Dougherty (DNF); 14. LAZY 8-John Wright (DNF)
Lap Leaders: Bill Powell (1-11) & Travis Horan (12-15)
xTreme Stock Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 21H-Travis Horan; 2. 76-Michael Smith; 3. 97-Donnie Broderick; 4. 6G-Gordie Marshall; 5. 97X-Paul Sylvester; 6. 97B-Richard Daugherty (DNF); 7. LAZY 8-John Wright (DNF)
xTreme Stock Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 1-Alex Updegraff; 2. 7-Bill Powell; 3. 25-Andrew Hogue; 4. 18C-Tim Berkheimer; 5. 77-Jeff Waltz; 6.15-Jeff Gill; 7. 8R-Roger Rhodes (DNF)