From Bill Meyer
ABBOTTSTOWN, Penn. (October 9, 2016) — Brian Montieth took advantage of a front-row starting position to score the 53rd win of his Lincoln career in Sunday night’s Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race sponsored by Pancho’s Racing Products.
“Starting up front and leading helped us out,” said Montieth upon exiting the Jerry Parrish #21 in victory lane, “I’m sure Danny (Dietrich) was better than me, because I saw him come up on the board there pretty quick. I didn’t know what he was going to do. I was trying to use every block I could with the lapped cars. Tonight, it worked out to be the leader.”
Montieth grabbed the lead from polesitter Austin Hogue at the outset and led every lap. Dietrich, who started sixth, was already up to second by the end of the second lap, setting up the anticipated race-long battle between the two dominant racers at the Pigeon Hills oval in 2016.
The only break in action during the 25-lap event was a sixth-lap caution for Bill Jones, Jr., who came to a stop in turn one.
Dietrich chased Montieth the whole way, pulling alongside the leader several times over the second half of the race.
“I could hear him back there the whole time, and I was just basically trying to not mess up,” said Montieth, “The car drag-raced pretty good down the chute, but didn’t get through the corners well, at least to my liking. But we’re sitting here for the last race of the season, and I can’t say much more about these guys. The season’s long, and I’m glad to see it’s over.”
Montieth’s final margin of victory was a carlength, with Alan Krimes making a late-race pass over Lucas Wolfe to finish third. Wolfe and World of Outlaw invader Jacob Allen crossed fourth and fifth. Sixth through tenth were Brent Marks, Jim Siegel, Greg Hodnett, Logan Schuhart, and Hogue.
Heats for the 29 410 sprints on hand were won by Wolfe, Siegel, and Hogue, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation.
Lady driver Brie Hershey won a race-long battle with Brent Shearer and survived a last-lap shootout to score her second win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Like Montieth, Hershey started on the outside of the front row alongside Jake Eldreth. But unlike Montieth, she did not lead every lap. She momentarily lost the lead to Shearer, who was scored the leader in heavy lapped traffic on lap 10. But Hershey made the bottom groove work to perfection and got back around Shearer on lap 11.
She joined Doug Hammaker and Jeff Rohrbaugh as the only repeat winners in the 358 division this season.
Shearer settled for second, with 11th-starting Doug Hammaker, 2016 track champ Chandler Leiby, and 12th-starting Tyler Esh rounding out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Eldreth, Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., Ashley Cappetta, 19th-starting Kyle Denmyer, and Cody Fletcher.
Heats for the 28 358 sprints on hand were won by Dwight Leppo (who flipped on lap 19 of the feature), Shearer, and CJ Tracy, with Kyle Denmyer winning the consolation.
Fred Cullum won again in the All-American Outlaw feature, remaining undefeated at Lincoln in 2016. And he did it in dramatic fashion, catching race-long leader Bryan Green coming down to the checkered flag on the last lap.
For the second straight time, Green lost to Cullum on the final turns to the checkered.
Third through fifth were Justin Cullum, Randy Doty, and Danny Holmes.
Heats for the All American Outlaws were won by Green and Fred Cullum.
The All-American Outlaw feature ended the 2016 Lincoln racing season.
The Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet will close out 2016 speedway activities on Saturday, November 19th (6 PM-12:30 AM).
Promoters Don Leiby and Alan Kreitzer have announced that opening day for the 2017 season will be Saturday, February 25th. Gates will open at noon with 410 sprint car racing to begin at 2:00 p.m.
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.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
28TH ANNUAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION NIGHT
HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($4,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen; 6. 19M-Brent Marks; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett; 9. 1S-Logan Schuhart; 10. 52-Austin Hogue; 11. 11C-Cory Haas; 12. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 13. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 35-Steve Owings; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 5-Tyler Ross; 17. 5G-Chase Dietz; 18. 15-Adam Wilt; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich; 20. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 21. 39-Anthony Macri; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher; 23. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 24. 12J-Bill Jones, Jr. (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 5-Chase Dietz; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 39-Anthony Macri; 9. 45-Kevin Nagy; 10. 35E-Tyler Esh. No Time
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 1S-Logan Schuhart; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 73B-Brett Michulski (DNF); 10. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett; 3. 1a-Jacob Allen; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 12J-Bill Jones, Jr.; 7. 11c-Cory Haas (DNF); 8. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 9. 99m-Kyle Moody (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 39-Anthony Macri; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 35-Tyler Esh; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 73-Brett Michulski; DNS – 91-David Quackenbush. No Time
Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints:
358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 12-Brent Shearer; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 7. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 22T-Dave Thrush; 13. 23A-Chris Arnold; 14. 80M-Nyle Berkes; 15. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 16. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 17. 30-Jared Esh; 18. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 19. 13S-Jon Stewart; 20. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF); 21. 21-CJ Tracy (DNF); 22. 67-Justin Whittall (DNF); 23. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 24. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Brie Hershey (1-9), Brent Shearer (10), Brie Hershey (11-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 119-Chandler Leiby; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 6. 19S-Steven Drevicki; 7. 3-Jeff Paulson; 8., 13s-Jon Stewart; 9. 30-Jared Esh (DNF); DNS: 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 12-Brent Shearer; 3. 35-Tyler Esh; 4. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 5. 67-Justin Whittall; 6. 19d-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 41K-Clyde Knipp (DNF); DNS: 9-Dalton Dietrich. No Time
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 21-CJ Tracy; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 23a-Chris Arnold; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 80m-Nyle Berkes; 8. 22T-Dave Thrush; 9. 10T-Brody Treaster. Time: 2:29:69
358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 80M-Nyle Berkes; 3. 30-Jared Esh; 4. 13S-Jon Stewart; 5. 22T-Dave Thrush; 6. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 7. 41K-Clyde Knipp; 8. 3-Jeff Paulson; 9. 10T-Brody Testor. (DNF). No Time
All American Outlaws:
All American Outlaw Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 39-Fred Cullum; 2. 99-Bryan Green; 3. 95-Justin Cullum; 4. 6-Randy Doty; 5. 23-Danny Holmes; 6. 100-Tim Fake; 7. 13-Gary Moreland, Sr.; 8. 66-David Egge; 9. 8-Jeff McCauley; 10. 55-Denny Gross; 11. 89-Joe Brown; 12. B28-Jim Minter; 13. 01-Daryl Winkler; 14. 53-Tony Jorda; 15. 9-Dylan Brown. No Time
Lap Leaders – Bryan Green (1-19), Fred Cullum (20)
All American Outlaw Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 99-Bryan Green; 2. 6-Randy Doty; 3. 95-Justin Cullum; 4. B28-Jim Minter; 5. 66-David Egge; 6. 23-Danny Holmes; 7. 55-Denny Gross; 8. 53-Tony Jorda. Time – 2:41.28
All American Outlaw Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 59-Fred Cullum; 2. 01-Randy Doty; 3. 13M-Gary Moreland, Sr.; 4. 100-Tim Fake; 5. 8-Jeff McCauley; 6. 89-Joe Brown; 7. 9-Dylan Brown. Time – 2:41.50