By Bill Meyer
ABBOTTSTOWN, Penn. (March 25, 2017) – Danny Dietrich held off Jim Siegel and Lucas Wolfe to score his second win in two Lincoln races in Saturday’s 25-lap “410” sprint car feature.
It was a classic final turn slidefest that saw Siegel reclaim the lead momentarily exiting turn four as his slid in front of Dietrich. But “Double D” drove to the bottom exiting turn four and outraced Siegel to the checkered flag.
“I could hear him. I kinda’ saw him I think off of two there on that last lap, and I didn’t think I could go to the bottom there in turns three and four, so I just went to the top. I figured that he would slide me and I needed to get down in the moisture with him going the wrong way. I got to the moisture off of four just in time,” said Dietrich upon exiting his Gary Kauffman-owned Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market #48 in victory lane, “I don’t want to rough nobody up. I think we raced really hard and really clean. With lapped cars, there just wasn’t anywhere to go, so you make the most of what you can with your race car and that’s all you can do.”
Siegel grabbed the lead from invading polesitter Coleman Gulick of Binghamton, New York at the outset and led the first 11 laps until a caution came out for Shane Hoff, who came to stop in turn four while running fourth.
On the subsequent restart, fifth-starting Dietrich passed Gulick for second on the back stretch and tracked down Siegel over the next ten laps, passed the Mason-Dixon Vault Company #59 in lapped traffic of lap 22. Siegel never went away, and took a last-turn shot for the win, coming up just short.
“I can’t thank this crew enough,” said Dietrich, “We had a bad night last night, and we just want to win all year long. It’s as simple as that. I’ll do whatever it takes to win.”
Quietly, Lucas Wolfe entered the picture with just a few laps to go, and crossed a close third. Crossing fourth and fifth were Gulick and the winner’s brother Billy. Sixth through tenth were defending track champ Alan Krimes, Kyle Moody, 18th-starting Cory Haas, 17th-starting Chase Dietz, and Brian Montieth, who sustained front wing damage in a early-race incident involving invader Billy Bulog.
Heats for the 34 410 Sprints were won by Danny Dietrich, Siegel, Wolfe, and Freddie Rahmer, with Chad Trout winning the consolation.
Mechanicsburg’s Kevin Nouse scored the win in the season opener for “358” sprint cars. He started eighth and took the lead from Doug Hammaker in lapped traffic on lap 13 of 20. He held on for the 1.06-second win, the eighth of his career in the Pigeon Hills.
Hammaker, who took the lead from polesitter Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. on lap seven, led the next six laps before Nouse took the lead for good.
Hammaker settled for second, with Rittenhouse third, Adrian Shaffer fourth, and defending champ Chandler Leiby fifth.
Sixth through tenth were Kyle Denmyer, Matt Findley, Todd Gracey, Ashley Cappetta, and Wyatt Hinkle.
Heats for the 25 358 Sprints were won by Hammaker, Brent Shearer, and Phil Walter.
Next Saturdy, April 1st, Lincoln Speedway moves to 6 PM starts and will run off its’ first 3-division racing program of 2017 with the 410 Sprint and 358 Sprints being joined by the All-American Outlaws. Gates open at 4 PM, with hot laps getting underway 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, March 25, 2017
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 14-Coleman Gullick; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 39-Cory Haas; 9. 5G-Chase Dietz; 10. 21-Brian Montieth; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 17B-Bill Balog; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 15. 5-Tyler Ross; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 6K-Chris Knopp; 19. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 20. 69H-Shane Hoff (DNF); 21. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 22. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Jim Siegel (1-21), Danny Dietrich (22-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 14-Coleman Gulick; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 5G-Chase Dietz; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 55-Gary Kreiss; 9. 29-Jame Pryde. Time – 2:16.671
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 69-Shane Hoff; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 8. 15M-Bobby Mazingo (DNF); 9. 10-Joe Kata, III (DNF). Time – 2:16.804
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 21T-Scott Fisher; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 40-George Hobaugh; 7. 16C-Matt Campbell (DMF); DNS – 35-Steve Owings. Time – 2:22.456
410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 17B-Bill Balog; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 6K-Chris Knopp; 6. 22-Ralph Engel; 7. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 8. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 39-Anthony Macri; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 5. 40-George Hobaugh; 6. 55-Gary Kreiss; 7. 22-Ralph Engel; 8. 29-James Pryde; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 10. 16C-Matt Campbell (DNF); 11. 35E-Tyler Esh (DNF); 12. 10-Joe Kata, III (DNF); 13. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). Time – 2:26.067
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse ($1,000); 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 19G-Todd Gracey; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 12. 7-Trey Hivner; 13. 91-Brie Hershey; 14. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 15. 12-Brent Shearer; 16. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 17. 5A-Zachary Allman; 18. 511-John Sharpe; 19. 3-Chris Priar; 20. 5-Phil Walter (DNF); 21. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 22. 74-T.J. DeHaven (DNF); 23. 59-Steve Wilbur (DNF); DNS: 77-David Holbrook
Lap Leaders – Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (1-6), Doug Hammaker (7-12), Kevin Nouse (13-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 5A-Zachary Allman; 7. 3-Chris Priar; 8. 91-Brie Hershey (DNF); DNS – 8-Kenny Kuhn. No Time
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 511-John Sharpe; 6. 14C-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; DNS – 59-Steve Wilbur. No Time
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5-Phil Walter; 2. 19G-Todd Gracey; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 23-Jake Eldreth; 7. 74-TJ DeHaven; 8. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF). Time – 2:31.35