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CORY HAAS IMPRESSIVE IN SECOND CAREER 410 SPRINT WIN

From Lincoln Speedway

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 5/15/10 ‑ Cory Haas said it seemed like an eternity while racing out front in Saturday night’s 25-lap 410 Sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway.

The Dallastown racer grabbed the lead on the fourth lap and had to withstand numerous caution periods and a hard-charging Brian Montieth before capturing his second career Lincoln sprint car win and his first of the 2010 racing season.

“I certainly didn’t want any more restarts,” said the driver of the Michael Barshinger-owned Embee & Son, Inc., York P.B. Truss Inc., Michael Barshinger Builder-Developer, Don Ott Racing Engines No. 11C sprinter. “I got the wing back pretty far and it started to push and the laps weren’t clicking off fast enough. It seemed like forever out there tonight.”

Two early cautions slowed the field as Todd Rittenhouse set the early pace.

A four-car melee in turn four slowed action on lap one when Aaron Ott spun in turn one and collected Randy Baughman, Doug Dodson and Brad McClelland. Haas, who started seventh in the field, grabbed the lead from Rittenhouse with a move in turn two on the fourth circuit as another caution flew for a crash in turn three involving Danny Dietrich, Dodson, Baughman and Bryn Gohn.

While Haas was setting the pace, all eyes were on two-time defending track champion Brian Montieth who was blasting his way through the field after starting way back in the 21st spot.

Montieth entered the top five on lap nine and continued his march towards the front, taking third on lap 10 just as Tim Glatfelter brought out a caution on lap 11. Montieth applied pressure to Haas, who maintained a fast pace around the top of the speedway.

The final 10 laps went non-stop as Haas was able to hold Montieth off for the $3,000 payday. Montieth pulled along side Haas on lap 20 but was unable to make the pass and settled for second.

“We had a good start and the top was so good, I just didn’t want to get down off it,” said Haas. We got out front pretty quick and I thought to myself maybe we got out too quick. I saw the 21 on the board and I wasn’t sure if Kyle Pruitt started going good or if the other 21 (Montieth) was coming. You know how he gets around this place and I thought I better get at it. I made a few mistakes but I had to get myself to slow down a little bit and we were okay.”

Doug Esh finished in the third spot with Alan Krimes fourth and consolation winner Jim Siegel fifth.
Completing the top 10 finishers were 23rd starting Brian Leppo, Brad McClelland, 24th starter Adam Wilt, Kyle Pruitt and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.

Brent Marks had a fourth place finish wrapped up until Krimes made contact with him in turn four coming for the checkered flag. Fred Rahmer, running sixth, hit Marks and they were credited with 12th and 13th finishing spots.

Heats for the 26 “410” Sprints were won by Cory Haas, Josh Wells and Kyle Pruitt. Jim Siegel won the consolation.

McSherrytown’s Bobby Beard became the third winner in three 358 late model features at the track this season as he held off Gene Knaub in a one-lap shootout to take the 20-lap feature win.

Travis Beaver and Chaz Walls were the early race leaders until Beard, who started fourth took command of the event with five laps down.

Knaub started 12th, took the runner-up spot with 11 laps complete and pressured Beard over the final laps, and actually took the lead only to have the pass negated with a caution flag on lap 18.

Beard held off Knaub for the win with Cam Zeigler, Bernie Beard, Craig Wagaman, Chaz Walls, Duane Harbaugh, Ashley Barrett, Chase Billet and Grant Adams the top 10 finishers.

Duane Harbaugh, Mike Walls, Chaz Walls and Craig Wagaman were heat winners for the 36 “358” Late Models. Jake Lettich won the consolation.

Sam Gallagher ended a frustrating 2010 racing season as he led all 20 laps to win the regular thundercar feature. Gallagher has struggled all season with mechanical troubles but was able to stay out front all night for his 12th career track win.

Duane Watson was second over Gino Comi, Brian Walls and Brad Shank, who started 19th rounded out the top five finishers.

Brian Walls came from the eighth starting spot to take the lead on lap five of the makeup 20-lap thundercar feature and drove to his first win of the season. Walls took the lead from Justin Mong and never looked back enroute to career win number five over Will Walls, Gino Comi, Larry Neiderer and Kyle Martin.

Gino Comi and Sam Gallagher were heat race winners for the 20 thundercars.

Next Saturday night, May 22nd, at 7 PM, Lincoln Speedway will host a three-division show as the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprinters will be joined the Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints and the Central PA Legends. Gates will open at 5 PM and hot laps get underway around 6:30 PM.

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.

RACE RESULTS
Sat., May 15, 2010
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25‑Laps) ‑ 1. 11C-Cory Haas ($3,000); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 39-Doug Esh; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 71-Brian Leppo; 7. 6-Brad McClelland; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 10. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 11. 39T-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 13. 51-Fred Rahmer (DNF); 14. 4-John Rudisill; 15. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF); 16. 747-Kevin Nagy (DNF); 17. 3W-Chris Shuttles worth (DNF); 18. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 19. 22-Bryn Gohn (DNF); 20. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 21. 14-Doug Dodson (DNF); 22. 7M-Mark Smith (DNF); 23. 25-Aaron Ott (DNF); 24. 6W-Josh Wells (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (1-3), Cory Haas (4-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) ‑ 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 25-Aaron Ott; 3. 7M-Mark Smith; 4. 23- Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 4-John Rudisill; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 48- Danny Dietrich (DNF); 9. 26-Pat Cooper (DNS). No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) ‑ 1. 6w-Josh Wells; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 39T Tim Glatfelter; 4. 51-Fred Rahmer; 5. 22-Bryn Gohn; 6. 14-Doug Dodson; 7. 6-Brad McClelland; 8. 71-Brian Leppo; 9. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr. Time – 2:24.50

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) ‑ 1. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 2. 747-Kevin Nagy; 3. 39-Doug Esh; 4. 3B-Randy Baughman; 5. 19M-Brent Marks; 6. 3W-Chris Shuttlesworth; 7. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 8. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF). No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify)- 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 6-Brad McClelland; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 71-Brian Leppo; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 8. 26-Pat Cooper. Time – 2:26.48

358 LATE MODELS
Feature (20 laps) 1. 81S-Bobby Beard; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 4. 24-Bernie Beard; 5. 30-Craig Wagaman; 6. 99W-Chaz Walls; 7. 87-Duane Harbaugh; 8. 75X-Ashley Barrett; 9. 22B-Chase Billet; 10. 64-Grant Adams; 11. 17-Jake Lettich; 12. 10H-Fred Harden; 13. 19-Matt Nailor; 14. 7-Pat Beard; 15. 18-DJ Mease; 16. M1-Roy Miller; 17. 2-Scott Richwine; 18. 07-Bob Stough; 19. 17G-Mike Goodwin; 20. 117-Shaun Jones; 21. 1W-Mike Walls; 22. 20-Steve Billet; 23. 22T-Nat Tuckey; 24. 21B-Travis Beaver. No Time

Lap Leaders – Beavers (1-2); Chaz Walls (3-4); Bobby Beard (5-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) ‑ 1. 87-Duane Harbaugh; 2. 75X-Ashley Barrett; 3. 81S-Bobby Beard; 4. 2-Scott Richwine; 5. 7-Pat Beard; 6. 17G-Mike Goodwin; 7. 78-John Ebersole; 8. 54-Roy Warehime; 9. 88-Randy Croop (DNS). Time – 2:54.53

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify)- 1.1W-Mike Walls; 2. 24-Bernie Beard; 3. 64-Grant Adams; 4. 19-Matt Nailor; 5. M1-Roy Miller; 6. 9W- Steve Weikel; 7. 50-Jason Smith; 8. 116-Travis Mease (DNF); 9. 18T-Travis McClelland (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) ‑ 1. 99W-Chaz Walls; 2. 10H-Fred Harden; 3. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 4. 22B-Chase Billet; 5. 07-Bob Stough; 6. 83-Cody Fairchok; 7. 7L-Todd Leonard; 8. 117-Shaun Jones; 9. 24-Keith Bass (DNF). No Time

4th Heat (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 3-Craig Wagaman; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 21B-Travis Beaver; 4. 18-DJ Mease; 5. 22T-Nat Tuckey; 6. 17-Jake Lettich; 7. 20-Steve Billet; 8. 82M-Chris McLanigan; 9. 14-Tyler Hurst. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify)- 1. 17-Jake Lettich; 2. 117-Shaun Jones; 3. 17G-Mike Goodwin; 4. 20-Steve Billet; 5. 83-Cody Fairchok; 6. 9W-Steve Weikel; 7. 78-John Ebersole; 8. 116-Travis Mease; 9. 50-Jason Smith; 10. 7L-Todd Leonard; 11. 82-Chris McLanigan; 12. 14-Tyler Hurst; 13. 18T-Travis McClelland (DNF); 14. 24-Keith Bass (DNF); 15. 54-Roy Warehime (DNF). No Time

THUNDERCARS
Feature (20‑Laps) ‑ 1. 25-Sam Gallagher; 2. 3W-Duane Watson; 3. 33-Gino Comi; 4. 2W-Brian Walls; 5. 57-Brad Shank; 6. 54-Kyle Martin; 7. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 8. 121-Larry Neiderer; 9. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 10. 44-Tom Walls; 11. 93-Mikey Guise; 12. 8J-Justin Bittle; 13. 9-Matt Conley; 14. 60-Danny Beard (DNF); 15. 52-Chuck Walls (DNF); 16. 53J-Will Walls (DNF); 17. 70-Rick Weaver (DNS); 18. 77-Justin Mong (DNS); 19. 33J-Jeff Wilson (DNS). No Time

Lap Leaders – Sam Gallagher (1-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) ‑ 1 33-Gino Comi; 2. 60-Danny Beard; 3. 2W-Brian Walls; 4. 3W-Duane Watson; 5. 121-Larry Neiderer; 6. 44-Tom Walls; 7. 70-Rick Weaver (DNF); 8. 52-Chuck Walls (DNF); 9. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer (DNS); 75-Brad Shank (DNS). No Time

2nd Heat (8 Laps) ‑ 1. 25-Sam Gallagher; 2. 6-Mike Slaybaugh; 3. 54-Kyle Martin; 4. 93-Mikey Guise; 5. 9-Matt Conley; 6. 54J-Jimmy Combs (DNF); 7. 53J-Will Walls (DNF); 8. 8J-Justin Bittle (DNF); 9. 77-Justin Mong (DNF); 10. 33J-Jeff Wilson (DNS). No Time

THUNDERCARS

Make-up 4/24 Feature (20 laps) – 1. 2W Brian Walls; 2. 53J-Will Walls; 3. 33-Gino Comi; 4. 121-Larry Neiderer; 5. 54-Kyle Martin; 6. 60-Danny Beard; 7. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 8. 77-Justin Mong; 9. 93-Mikey Guise; 10. 3W-Duane Watson; 11. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 12. 33J-Jeff Wilson; 13. 57-Brad Shank (DNF); 14. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Jamie Zentmyer (1-2), Justin Mong (2-4), Brian Walls (5-20)