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PA Midget Week Ends on Lap Seven with Rain at Lincoln


By Bill MeyerUSAC United States Auto Club National Midget Car Logo Top Story

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 8/17/2016 – A surprise rainfall on lap seven of Lincoln Speedway’s USAC/ARDC feature event brought a disappointing end to an abbreviated Pennsylvania Midget Week Wednesday night.


Nevada’s Tanner Thorson set fast time for the 20 midgets on hand, and took the lead from USAC points leader Spencer Bayston on a third-lap restart. He, Brayston, and Brady Bacon were running first through third when Steve Buckwalter brought out the caution flag after stopping in turn two.


As track crews were tending to Buckwalter, the rains arrived. Track preparer Fred Putney and his crew went to work, and the track was minutes from being race-ready when the rains returned.


Lincoln and USAC officials were forced to throw in the towel, and the remainder of the program was cancelled. Lincoln announced that rain checks from the show will be honored for the next three shows, and anyone who cannot return to the track during that time period can receive a full reimbursement by sending rainchecks to Lincoln via regular mail.


Lincoln had skirted other pop-up showers earlier in the evening, and it appeared that the track was in the clear.


Heats for the 20 USAC Midgets were won by Trevor Kobylarz, Chad Boat, and Alex Bright.


Fast time in time trials over the 20-car USAC Midget field was set by Thorson with a 1-lap time of 15.942-seconds (84.682 MPH).


Lincoln is back in action this Saturday night, August 20th, with Pepsi Night along with York County Racing Club (YCRC) Night as the ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS come to Lincoln Speedway to take on the Pennsylvania Posse. Central PA Legends will round out the night’s racing action. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, followed by time trials at 7:30 PM.


To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway’s website at 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.



Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Abbottstown, PA


USAC Midget Feature Finish (30 Laps) – Canceled after 6 laps due to rain


USAC Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 14-Trevor Kobylarz; 2. 67-Tanner Thorson; 3. 46-Brett Arndt; 4. 91-Tyler Thomas; 5. 78-Nick Wean; 6. 71K-Carson Mecado; 7. 4-Ryan Greth. Time – 2:10.200


USAC Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 84-Chad Boat; 2. 7-Gage Walker; 3. 76M-Brady Bacon; 4. 27-Steve Buckwalter; 5. 71-Ryan Robinson; 6. 74-Jamie Spears; 7. 11-Eric Heydenreich. Time – 2:10.985


USAC Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 77-Alex Bright; 2. 50-Tony DiMattia; 3. 92-Brendon Bright; 4. 97-Spenser Bayston; 5. 67K-Holly Shelton; 6. 44-Brett Wanner. Time – 2:12.291


USAC Midget Time Trial Results – 1. 67-Tanner Thorson, 15.942-seconds (84.682 MPH); 2. 27-Steve Buckwalter, 16.085; 3. 97-Spencer Bayston, 16.102; 4. 71K-Carson Macedo, 16.179; 5. 92-Brenden Bright, 16.231; 6. 76M-Brady Bacon, 16.231; 7. 78-Nick Wean, 16.234; 8. 71-Ryan Robinson, 16.244; 9. 77-Alex Bright, 16.245; 10. 91T-Tyler Thomas, 16.320; 11. 84-Chad Boat, 16.329; 12. 67K-Holly Shelton, 16.335; 13. 14-Trevor Kobylarz, 16.391; 14. 7-Gage Walker, 16.449; 15. 50-Tony DiMattia, 16.487; 16. 46-Brett Arndt, 16.536; 17. 74-Jamie Speers, 16.729; 18. 44-Brett Wanner, 16.793; 19. 4-Ryan Greth, 16.863; 20. 11-Eric Heydenreich, 16.888.