From Lincoln Speedway
Abbottstown, PA — (March 31, 2012) — Dallastown’s Cory Haas erased a 1.7-second lead in one lap to pass front row starter and race-long leader Logan Schuchart and drive to his first win of the year in the 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
In doing so, Haas became the fifth different winner in as many races so far this year.
“I really don’t remember!” exclaimed Haas after being asked about the late-race pass in victory lane, “It was so fast around the top and I kinda got my wing back to where I could get down off the top and run alright. I worked and worked on Billy (Dietrich) for second for a while, and after the restarts get back in line and run hard.”
“Everything’s working pretty good,” continued Haas upon exiting the Mike Barshinger-owned Embee & Son/York PB Truss/Tailgaters #11C, “But we gotta get these race track a little bit slower. It’s just tough to catch and pass guys.”
Haas started fifth and looked to be one of many contenders at the outset. Schuchart grabbed the lead at the start of the 25-lap feature and looked to be in control through first half of the race, holding off third-starting Billy Dietrich through lap 14. Meanwhile, Haas got around polesitter Chad Criswell on lap four and finally caught Dietrich for the runner-up spot in turns three and four following a 15th-lap caution restart. At the time, Schuchart had a 1.89-second lead.
The leaders headed into lapped traffic with five laps to go, and two laps later, Haas drove around Schuchart as he dove low in turns three and four and got bottled up in lapped traffic.
“Without lapped traffic, it was going to be hard,” said Haas, “Logan was 10 or 15 car lengths in front of me and he peeled down one time behind the lapped cars and kinda just gave me an opportunity. We ran ‘er into three and I didn’t if were coming back out…but we were going for the lead. It worked somehow.”
From there, he drove away a 2.96-second win, his fifth career in the Pigeon Hills.
Schuchart settled for second, with Dietrich third. Sixth-starting Aaron Ott made a last-lap pass of Alan Krimes to finish fourth, with Krimes crossing fifth. Sixth through tenth were Jim Siegel, Criswell, Nick Schlauch, Jr., Johnny Mackison, Jr., and 19th-starting Brad McClelland.
Heats for the 26 “410” Sprints were won by Brent Marks, Haas, and Billy Dietrich, with McClelland winning the consolation.
Niki Young assumed the lead when Shane Hoff broke while leading on lap nine and held off the late challenges of Dale Hammaker to claim his third career win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Hammaker, who started sixth, settled for second 1.82 seconds behind, with Cris Eash, Austin Hogue, and Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were opening night winner Jeff Rohrbaugh, Ryan Wilson, Tim Wagaman, Jan Luckenbaugh, and Logan Wagner.
Heats for the 30 “358” Sprints were won by Eash, Rohrbaugh, and Hoff, with lady driver Brie Hershey winning the consolation.
Jason Rochelle started on the pole and led every lap of the season opener for the Central PA Legends. Though he led every lap, he was forced to hold off 12th-starting and hard charging brother-in-law Tim Henry at the end.
Third through fifth were Chad Glatfelter, Bill Diehl, and 11th-starting Harlon Leppo.
Heats for the 22 Legends were won by Scott Haudeshell and Lucas Montgomery.
Next Saturday, April 7th, Lincoln Speedway will it’s annual 410 Sprint Spring Championship. The sprinters will go 30 laps for the $4,000 winner check. They will be joined by the Super Sportsman as they run their 2012 season-opening race and the thundercars. Time trials for the 410 sprints get underway at 6:30 PM. Gates will open at 4 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.
Sat., March 31, 2012
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas ($3,200); 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 77-Aaron Ott; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 84-Chad Criswell; 8. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 9. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 10. 6-Brad McClelland; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich; 12. 15-Adam Wilt; 13. 71X-Bill Stine; 14. 14-Kevin Nouse; 15. 50-Austin Reed; 16. 44-Frank Cozze; 17. 20S-Derek Sell; 18. 175-Jeff Geiges; 19. 15B-John Barnett (DNF); 20. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 21. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF); 22. 0-Steve Storrie (DNF);23. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 24. 92-JJ Grasso (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Logan Schuchart (1-21), Cory Haas (22-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 77-Aaron Ott; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 6. 20S-Derek Sell; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, Jr.; 8. 175-Jeff Geiges (DNF); 9. 21K-Kyle Pruitt (DNF). Time – 2:18.707
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 44-Frank Cozze; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 92-JJ Grasso; 7. 6-Brad McClelland; 8. 50-Austin Reed; 9. 15B-John Barnett. Time – 2:22. 186
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 84-Chad Criswell; 3. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 71X-Bill Stine; 6. 0-Steve Storrie; 7. 14-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 8. 4-John Rudisill (DNF). No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 6-Brad McClelland; 2. 14-Kevin Nouse; 3. 50-Austin Reed; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison; 5. 15B-John Barnett; 6. 175-Jeff Geiges; 7. 21K-Kyle Pruitt (DNF); DNS – 4-John Rudisill. Time – 2:30.061
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 65-Niki Young ($1,000); 2. 66-Dale Hammaker; 3. 17E-Cris Eash; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 6. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 7. 29-Ryan Wilson; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 10. 6R-Logan Wagner; 11. 5-Tyler Ross; 12. 21-Scott Fisher; 13. 99M-Kyle Moody; 14. 94V-Matt Mountz; 15. 97-Brie Hershey; 16. 85-Nathan Berwager; 17. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 18. 28F-Matt Findley; 19. 59T-Denny Gross; 20. 67-Jason Cherry (DNF); 21. 28-Keith Prutzman (DNF); 22. 91-Adrian Shaffer (DNF); 23. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 24. 69-Shane Hoff (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Shane Hoff (1-8), Niki Young (9-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 17E-Cris Eash; 2. 99-Kyle Moody; 3. 91-Adrian Shaffer; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 67-Jason Cherry; 7. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 8. 59T-Denny Gross; 9. 55-Matt Krause; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 65-Niki Young; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 21-Scott Fisher; 5. 94V-Matt Mountz; 6. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 28F-Matt Findley; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano; 9. 85-Nathan Berwager (DNF); 10. 1A-Jacob Allen (DNF). Time – 2:28.54
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 69-Shane Hoff; 2. 66-Dale Hammaker; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 5. 6R-Logan Wagner; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 97-Brie Hershey; 8. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 9. 28-Keith Prutzman; 10. 45-Colt White. Time – 2:28.25
Consolation winner – Brie Hershey
CENTRAL PA LEGENDS
Feature (15 Laps) 1. 48-Jason Rochelle; 2. 94-Tim Henry; 3. 27-Chad Glatfelter; 4. 53-Bill Diehl; 5. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 6. 21-Greg Burd; 7. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 8. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 9. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 10. 09-Chris Spidle; 11. 90-Scott Spidle; 12. 38-Rick Miller; 13. 2-Brent Marquis; 14. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 15. 07-Bob Stough; 16. 79-Ed Trump; 17. 49-John Hall; 18. 9-Rick Hartwig; 19. 85-Chad Earnst; 20. 13-Jake Feltch; 21. 55-Greg Martz; 22. 10-Blaine Leppo (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Jason Rochelle (1-15)
1st Heat (6 Laps) 1. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 2. 21-Greg Burd; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 27-Chad Glatfelter; 5. 10-Blaine Leppo; 6. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 7. 38-Rick Miller; 8. 09-Chris Spidle; 9. 79-Ed Trump; 10. 9-Rick Hartwig; 11. 55-Greg Martz. Time – 2:02.75
2nd Heat (6 Laps) 1. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 2. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 3. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 4. 07-Bob Stough; 5. 48-Jason Rochelle; 6. 94T-Tim Henry; 7. 2-Brent Marquis; 8. 49-John Hall; 9. 90-Scott Spidle; 10. 85-Chad Ernst; 11. 13-Jake Feltch. Time – 2:03.02