THE 69K WINS $6,900 WITH WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL VICTORY; Halligan Earns Second Win of 2019; Chaney’s Patience Earns Him First Win of 2019

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THE 69K WINS $6,900 WITH WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL VICTORY; Halligan Earns Second Win of 2019; Chaney’s Patience Earns Him First Win of 2019

Story By: Emily Winslow/Lincoln Speedway

Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com

Abbottstown, PA (April 20, 2019) – Fayetteville driver, Lance Dewease started the night with the second quickest time in time trials. Following the PA Speedweek format, Dewease started fourth in his heat. Heat winners and the quickest car in each heat from time trials each earned a spot in the redraw. Dewease drew the fourth starting spot, lining him up behind Adam Wilt, Dan Shetler and Chase Dietz for the start of the 33-lap feature.

Wilt got out to the lead over Shetler with Dewease moving up to third with a run on the bottom of turns 3 and 4 to get around Dietz.

Jim Siegel was up to fourth from his seventh starting spot by lap 3 with a good run coming out of turn 2.

Dewease went to the bottom of turns 3 and 4 on lap 4 to get under Shetler for second. Then it was time for Dewease to start chasing down Wilt. Dewease cut Wilt’s lead down by a half second on lap 5. With Wilt working his way through lapped traffic Dewease went for the lead in turns 3 and 4 on lap 7, taking the top spot and never looking back.

With Dewease pulling away from the field, Siegel got under Shetler for third on lap 8.

Dewease’s 1.787 second lead was erased when the caution came out on lap 10 for Anthony Macri and Brian Montieth. Macri and Montieth got together in turn 4. Last year’s Weldon Sterner Memorial winner, Montieth, rejoined the field. Macri’s team initially thought repairs could be made to the 39M, but his night ended in the pits.

The field lined up for a single-file restart with Dewease at the helm followed by Wilt, Siegel, Shetler and Ryan Smith. Smith moved up to fourth on the restart after getting around Shetler.

After falling back to tenth from his eighth starting spot, Freddie Rahmer was working his way through the field after the restart and was up to sixth on lap 14 just as Dewease started to work his way through lapped traffic.

Lapped traffic did not slow Dewease down as he had a 4 second lead over Wilt with 10 laps to go.

Siegel was working the bottom of the track to try and take second from Wilt while Smith was running the top of the track to try and pass Siegel for third. Siegel took second on lap 27 with a solid run coming off the bottom of turn 2.

Rahmer had moved into fifth on lap 21 and after moving into fourth on lap 29 he went to work on Wilt for third. Rahmer and Wilt drag raced to the flag stand for the position with two laps to go with Wilt holding off the charging Rahmer.

Dewease crossed the line a whopping 4.392 seconds ahead of Siegel to take home the $6,900 check and his second Weldon Sterner Memorial victory. Wilt held on to third with Rahmer finishing fourth. Ryan Smith completed the top five.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Brian Montieth, Ryan Smith and Chase Dietz.

Jeff Halligan Earns Second Win of 2019

Jeff Halligan started in the middle of the field, 13th to be exact, and ended the night in victory lane.

Zachary Allman started on the pole with Kenny Kuhn in second. Allman was out to the lead when the green flag dropped with Kuhn, Travis Scott and Kyle Denmyer in tow.

The caution came out on lap 2 for Kyle Rohrbaugh who got turned around on the front stretch. Rohrbaugh rejoined the field.

Allman lead the field to the cone for the single file restart. Denmyer went to the bottom of turns 1 and 2 to try and take third from Scott. Scott held him off with Denmyer making another move for the position in turns 3 and 4. The battle for third coming out of turn 4 caused a nine-car pile up and brought out the red flag despite no cars flipping or landing on their side.

Six of the nine cars were able to rejoin the field. They were Dylan Norris, Troy Wagaman, David Holbrook, Dylan Orwig, Steve Kisamore and Tyler Walton. Denmyer, Scott and Cody Fletcher ended their nights in the pits.

With nine cars out of the way Halligan was up to fourth for the restart. Halligan was up to third coming out of turn 2 on the restart and was in second coming out of turn 4 giving him the chance to reel in the race leader, Allman.

While Halligan was working on Allman, Doug Hammaker worked his way into fifth on lap 7 from his eleventh starting spot.

The caution came out on lap 11 for Mark Van Vorst who got turned around in turn 1.

Allman lead the field to the cone for the single file restart with Halligan on his bumper. Halligan stayed with Allman going into turn 1 on the restart and couldn’t make the move for the lead. It didn’t take long though for Halligan to get around Allman, he made the move for the lead on the following lap. Halligan went to the top of turns 3 and 4 and drag raced Allman to the flag stand for the lead.

Once he was in front of the field Halligan started to pull away. Matt Findley worked his way up to third on lap 15 from his tenth starting spot.

Halligan hit lapped traffic with two laps to go and struggled to get by a lapped car due to a lack of brakes. Lucky for Halligan he had built up enough of a lead to hold off Allman and still beat him to the checkered flag by over a second. Findley held onto third. Hammaker worked his way up to fourth and Kenny Kuhn completed the top five.

358 Sprint heats were won by Zachary Allman, Kenny Kuhn and Zach Euculano.

Mason Chaney’s Patience Earns Him First Win of 2019

Mason Chaney started third behind pole-sitter Roscoe Clough and Bill Diehl.

Clough and Diehl drag raced for the lead at the start of the race with Diehl, a two-time feature winner in 2019, leading lap 1. Chaney made easy work of Clough for second and was all over Diehl for the lead.

The caution came out on lap 4 for Rick Hartwig in turn 3. Hartwig rejoined the field.

Chaney tried to get around Diehl on the outside of turns 1 and 2 on the restart but Diehl held onto the lead. Chaney was literally on Diehl’s bumper as they ran the same line around the track.

While Chaney was on Diehl’s bumper, Travis Perry had made his way to third on lap 7 and Jeremy Ott was running fourth on lap 8.

Chaney was still running with Diehl when the caution came out on lap 12 for fluid on the track. The red flag came out for the track crew to lay down quick-dry as the car had made at least two laps while dropping fluid.

Chaney made his move on the restart and took the lead from Diehl going down the backstretch.

Ott was up to third on the restart and got by Diehl for second on lap 14.

After falling back to fourth on the restart, Perry was back up to third with 5 laps to go.

Ott made one last effort to get by Chaney for the lead in turns 3 and 4 as they raced to the checkered flag, but Chaney beat him to the line by .225 seconds for the win. Perry held onto third. Travis McClelland finished fourth and Alex Schmiedel crossed the line fifth.

Central PA Legends heat winners were Jeremy Ott, Bill Diehl, Travis McClelland and Chris Transeau. The two Legends Consy races were won by Tim O’Sheehan and Austin Bellamere.

Next Saturday, April 27, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with McSherrystown Moose Lodge #720 Night featuring 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and 358 Late Models. 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.

410 Sprint Feature (33 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease ($6,900); 2. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 8. 29-Dan Shetler; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 1X-Chad Trout; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 13. 99-Kyle Moody; 14. 19M-Landon Myers; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 21T-Scott Fisher; 17. 21-Brian Montieth; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski; 19. 27G-Jay Galloway; 20. 48H-Bradley Howard (DNF); 21. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 22. 35-Steve Owings (DNF); 23. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Adam Wilt (1-7) & Lance Dewease (8-33)

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