From Lincoln Speedway
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 7/10/2010 – Alan Krimes coaxed a “worn out” motor to the finish in making short work of a strong field to claim his first Lincoln win of the year in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature Saturday night.
The Denver driver started sixth after front row starter John Rudisill spun and stacked up four other cars in turn three of the first lap, advanced to third by the end of the second lap, caught Derek Sell for second on lap three, and took the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Ed Aikin in turns three and four of lap six.
After that, there was no catching Krimes, whose final margin of victory over runner-up Brian Leppo was 2.4 seconds.
“It’s been a while since I’ve been here, I almost forgot how to get here!” said Krimes upon exiting his Conestoga Valley Garage/Krimes Racing Engines No.87 in victory lane, “It feels good to be back…we were fast in the heat, and they finally didn’t water the top for one of these races, and I think that helped us a little bit because I like to run the bottom.”
“I got a real good start in the feature and got up to second or third and then once I got out in front I was just trying to run as smooth as I could,” Krimes continued. “I wasn’t going to go off the bottom unless I heard somebody and we held on.”
“This motor has got to be worn out,” said Krimes, “I believe it’s on its 19th race, and it’s been due for a rebuild for about eight races…when you’re out front there you’re just waiting for something to break when you count the number of laps on this motor. But it held together.”
Though it was Krimes’ seventh career Lincoln win, it was his first in the Pigeon Hills since August 30, 2008. He became the 12th different winner in 15 races so far this year.
Leppo’s impressive second-place run came from seventh starting spot, with Lance Dewease coming from his original 10th starting spot for third, points leader Brian Montieth (who started 11th) crossing fourth, and Mark Smith fifth. Completing the top ten were 19th-starting Doug Esh (in the Pancho’s Racing Products #93), Brent marks, 21st-starting Danny Dietrich, 20th-starting Fred Rahmer, and Adam Wilt.
Esh, Dietrich, and Rahmer all qualified through the consolation event. Rahmer was leading his heat when a front axle broke in turn four.
Heats for the 28 “410” Sprints were won by Aikin, Josh Wells, and Krimes, with Esh winning the consolation.
Thirty-nine years to the day after his grandfather (Bobby Allen) scored the 24th of his 75 career wins at Lincoln, Logan Schuchart drove to his first career win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
“This is the only place I ever wanted to be,” said a jubilant Schuchart in victory lane, “Pappy has taught me so much, and this has been a lifelong dream!”
Schuchart started tenth and was already in third by the end of the third lap. He got by third-starting Denny Gross on lap four.
Rick Horn grabbed the lead from his outside front row starting spot and led the first five laps before Schuchart made the race-winning pass on lap six.
Horn hung onto second for the next six laps before ninth-starting Glenndon Forsythe grabbed the runner-up spot. Forsythe got one last chance with a 17th-lap caution, but could never catch the Kitty Hawk Restaurant/Speedway 94 #1s.
Horn faded to sixth at the end, with Doug Hammaker, points leader Dale Hammaker, and 21st-starting Adrian Shaffer completing the top five.
Heats for the 36 “358” Sprints were won by Jan Luckenbaugh, Horn, Gross, and Doug Hammaker, with Shaffer winning the consolation.
Gettysburg’s Brad Shank shook off a season of frustration and celebrated his 20th birthday by picking up his first 2010 Lincoln Speedway thundercar win in their 20 lap feature.
Shank, who started fourth, chased polesitter and race-long leader Jamie Zentmyer and third-starting Danny Beard for the first 10 laps. Shank got around beard for second on lap 11 and then went after Zentmyer.
Zentmyer did all he could to hold him off but with three laps to go Shank squeezed under him to take the lead and led the final laps to take the checkered .53-seconds over point-leader Gino Comi for his second career Thundercar win.
Zentmyer held on for third, Mike Slaybaugh fourth and Mikey Guise fifth. Completing the top-10 were Beard, Sam Gallagher, Justin Mong, Kyle Martin, Brian Walls.
Heats for the Thundercars were won by Beard and Walls.
Next Saturday night, July 17th, at 7:30 PM, it will be PEPSI NIGHT at Lincoln Speedway with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprinters being joined by the traveling United Racing Company (URC) Sprinters in a special two-division show. Gates will open at 5:30 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.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,000); 2. 71-Brian Leppo; 3. 30C-Lance Dewease; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 7M-Mark Smith; 6. 93-Doug Esh; 7. 19M-Brent Marks; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich; 9. 51-Fred Rahmer; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 12. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 13. 39-Keith Kauffman; 14. 6-Brad McClelland; 15. 19H-Michael Carber; 16. 747-Kevin Nagy; 17. 26-Pat Cooper (DNF); 18. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF); 19. 7-Ed Aikin (DNF); 20. 23-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (DNF); 21. 20S-Derek Sell (DNF); 22. 6W-Josh Wells (DNF); 23. 4-John Rudisill (DNF); 24. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – ED Aikin (1-5), Alan Krimes (6-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 7-Ed Aikin; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 71-Brian Leppo; 4. 7M-Mark Smith; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 26-Pat Cooper; 7. 93-Doug Esh; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich; 9. 71X-Bill Stine; 10. 49-Bobby Howard. No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 6W-Josh Wells; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 4-John Rudisill; 5. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 6. 23-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 7. 51-Fred Rahmer (DNF); 8. 45-Kyle Pruitt (DNF); 9. 39-Keith Kauffman (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 20S-Derek Sell; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 30C-Lance Dewease; 5. 3B-Randy Baughman; 6. 747-Kevin Nagy; 7. 6-Brad McClelland; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 9. 19H-Michael Carber. Time – 2:33.919
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 93-Doug Esh; 2. 51-Fred Rahmer; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 6-Brad McClelland; 5. 39-Keith Kauffman; 6. 19H-Michael Carber; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 8. 45-Kyle Pruitt; 9. 49-Bobby Howard (DNF); 10. 71X-Bill Stine (DNF). No Time
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 2. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 91-Adrian Shaffer; 6. 01-Rick Horn; 7. B52-Brook Weibley; 8. 21-Scott Fisher; 9. 4U-Nathan Berwager; 10. 94-Ted Thomas; 11. 23B-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 12. 1-Tim Wagaman; 13. 7C-Chad Trout; 14. 11T-Eric Tomecek; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody; 16. 97-Brie Hershey; 17. 2-Denny Gross; 18. 8R-Michael Ruttkamp; 19. 0-Steve Storrie; 20. 34-Austin Reed (DNF); 21. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh (DNF); 22. 00-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 23. 08-Jason Clauss (DNF); 24. 81B-Bob Anderson (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Rick Horn (1-5), Logan Schuchart (6-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 2. 11T-Eric Tomecek; 3. 8R-Michael Ruttkamp; 4. 21-Scott Fisher; 5. 7C-Chad Trout; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 91-Adrian Shaffer; 8. 75-Nicole Bower; 9. 65-Cale Griffin. Time – 2:32.60
2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 01-Rick Horn; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. B52-Brook Weibley; 5. 1-Tim Wagaman; 6. 94-Ted Thomas; 7. 59T-Tim Stallings; 8. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 9. 22T-Matt Boland. No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 2-Denny Gross; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 3. 0-Steve Storrie; 4. 4U-Nathan Berwager; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 08-Jason Clauss; 7. 2J-Billy Johns; 8. 99F-Derek Frohlich; 9. 3W-Clair Wintermyer. Time – 2:34.37
4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 2. 00-Mike Bittinger; 3. 66-Dale Hammaker; 4. 81B-Bob Anderson; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 23B-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 27-Jay Galloway; 9. 20-Trevor Little. Time – 2:37.98
Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 91-Adrian Shaffer; 2. 08-Jason Clauss; 3. 94-Ted Thomas; 4. 23B-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 5. 2J-Billy Johns; 6. 75-Nicole Bower; 7. 22T-Matt Boland; 8. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 9. 27-Jay Galloway; 10. 59T-Tim Stallings; 11. 65-Cale Griffin; 12. 99F-Derek Frohlich; 13. 20-Trevor Little; 14. 3W-Clair Wintermyer; 15. 23-Chris Arnold; DNS – 35-Steve Owings. Time – 2:44.21
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 57-Brad Shank; 2. 33-Gino Comi; 3. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 4. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 5. 93-Mikey Guise; 6. 60-Danny Beard; 7. 25-Sam Gallagher; 8. 77-Justin Mong; 9. 54-Kyle Martin; 10. 2W-Brian Walls; 11. 8MD-David Prunkl; 12. 33J-Jeff Wilson; 13. 14-Dan Zechman (DNF); 14. 54J-Jimmy Combs (DNF); 15. 25L-Jed Latshaw (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders- Jamie Zentmyer (1-18); Brad Shank (19-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 60-Danny Beard; 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 3. 93-Mikey Guise; 4. 3W-Duane Watson; 5. 57-Brad Shank; 6. 14-Dan Zechman; 7. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 8. 25L-Jed Latshaw. Time – 2:42.14
2nd Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 33-Gino Comi; 3. 77-Justin Mong; 4. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 5. 8MD-David Prunkl; 6. 33J-Jeff Wilson (DNF); DNS – 54-Kyle Martin, 25-Sam Gallagher. No Time