From Bill Meyer
ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (April 14, 2018) — Freddie Rahmer was the class of the field Saturday night as he chased down 2-time 2018 winner Brian Montieth and held off the six-time champ en route to his first win of 2018 in the 25-lap 410 sprint feature at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Polesitter Steve Wilbur withstood a race-long challenge from Chase Dietz to pick up his first win of the year in the 20-lap 358 sprint feature.
Kory Sites passed polesitter Brian Walls on the fourth lap and never looked back en route to the win in the 20-lap street stock feature.
In the 410 sprint feature Saldfordsville’s Rahmer came from his seventh-starting spot to pass front row starter Montieth for second place on the seventh lap while polesitter Dan Shetler raced out front in the lead.
Rahmer wasted no time in tracking down Shetler and made his race-winning pass two laps later (9th lap) as they navigated lapped traffic. But Montieth wasn’t done yet as he quickly followed Rahmer to get around Shetler the same lap to move into second.
A TJ DeHaven flip in the first and second turns of the 15th lap put Montieth and fifth-starting Cory Haas on Rahmer’s bumper for the restart with a clear track ahead.
Rahmer weathered the initial challenges on the restart, only to have the red flag wave on the 18th lap for a Dwayne Gutshall flip in turn 2. At this point eighth-starting Alan Krimes joined the fray in fourth place for the restart with seven laps to go.
Rahmer didn’t miss a beat on the restart and quickly pulled away. An ensuing battle between Montieth, Haas, and Krimes for 2nd through fourth place allowed Rahmer some breathing room as the laps wound down.
With two laps to go Montieth was able to focus on the leader and chipped away at Rahmer’s lead. One the final lap Montieth got close enough heading up the backstretch to make a final dive to the inside of the final turns to the checkered.
But Montieth, the one they call, “The Edge”, was a little dull this night as Rahmer easily drove off the fourth turn to take the checkered .84-seconds ahead for his first 2018 Lincoln win of the season.
Montieth settled for second, with Krimes, Haas, and fifth-starting Tyler Ross finishing third through fifth respectively.
Completing the top-10 were Jim Siegel (started 10th), Kyle Moody (started 6th), Glenndon Forsythe (started 14th), Chad Trout (started 13th), and Brandon Rahmer (started 15th).
Heats for the 24 410 Sprinters on hand were won by Shetler, Montieth, and Cole Young.
Polesitter Wilbur grabbed the lead at the outset of the 20 lap 358 sprint feature with third-starting Ashley Cappetta and polesitter Kenny Kuhn in tow.
Seventh-starting Dietz was methodically working his way to the front and passed fifth-starting Trey Hivner for third place on the sixth lap. Dietz finally got by a strong Cappetta car for second place on the eighth lap and set his sights on race-long leader Wilbur.
Four separate cautions over the 2nd half of the race gave Dietz a chance to pass Wilbur for the lead, but, Wilbur maintained his line on each restart and weathered the storm to take the checkered .66-seconds ahead of Dietz for his second career win at Lincoln Speedway.
Cappetta settled for a hard-fought third place finish, with ninth-starting Jeff Halligan fourth, and eighth-starting Steven Drevicki fifth.
Completing the top-10 were sixth-starting Troy Wagaman, Jr., outside front row starter Kenny Kuhn, fourth-starting Brie Hershey, 10th-starting Steve Owings, and 13th-starting Chris Arnold.
Heats for the 26 358 Sprinters on hand were won by Owings, Chase Dietz, and Tracey, with Alyson Dietz winning the consolation.
Fourth-starting Korey Sites was in a league of his own in the 20-lap street stock feature as he drove from his fourth-starting spot to chase down polesitter Brian Walls by the second lap and made his race-winning pass on the fourth lap.
Sites comfortably led the rest of the way to take the checkered 3 seconds ahead of sixth-starting Randy Zechman for the win.
Ryan Smith settled for third, Josh Bloom fourth, Joey Hoffer fifth, Chad Smith sixth, Brad Bingaman seventh, hard-charger Wayne Dutterer eighth, and Bobby Meixsell ninth.
Heats for the 21 Street Stocks on hand were won by Jimmy Combs, Adams, Bobby Meixsell.
Lincoln Speedway is back in action next Saturday night, April 21st at 7 PM, for McSHERRYSTOWN MOOSE LODGE #720 NIGHT on AUTO RACING CLUB OF HAGERSTOWN (ARCH) NIGHT with the 410 Sprint and 358 Sprint regulars being joined by the 358 Late Models. Gates will open at 5 PM, with hot laps getting underway at 6:30 PM, and heats at 7 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, April 14, 2018
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($3,500); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 7K-Dan Shetler; 13. 21T-Scott Fisher; 14. 17N-Cole Young; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski; 16. 22T-Matt Boland; 17. 19-Landon Myers; 18. 75-Nicole Bower; 19. 6K-Chris Knopp; 20. 10-Zach Eucalano; 21. 3-Chris Priar (DNF); 22. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 23. 74D-TJ DeHaven (DNF); DNS – 55-Gary Kriess. No Time
Lap Leaders – Dan Shetler (1-8), Freddie Rahmer (9-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 7K-Dan Shetler; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 22T-Matt Boland; 7. 74D-TJ DeHaven (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 6K-Chris Knopp; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano. No Time
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 19-Landon Myers; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 7. 75-Nicole Bower; 8. 3-Chris Priar (DNF). No Time
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 59-Steve Wilbur; 2. 4R-Chase Dietz; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 66-Jeff Halligan; 5. 19S-Steven Drevicki; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 7. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 35-Steve Owings; 10. 23-Chris Arnold; 11. 12-Brent Shearer; 12. 7-Trey Hivner; 13. 4-Dwight Leppo; 14. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 15. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 16. 28-Matt Findley; 17. 44-Dylan Norris; 18. 27-Dave Brown; 19. 11-Greg Plank; 20. 5A-Zachary Allman; 21. 27G-Jake Galloway (DNF); 22. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 23. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 24. 21-C.J. Tracy (DNF). No Time.
Lap Leaders – Steve Wilbur (1-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 7-Trey Hivner; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 23-Chris Arnold; 6. 66-Cody Fletcher; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 5A-Zachary Allman; 9. 38-Bret Strickler. Time – 2:32.72
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 4R-Chase Dietz; 2. 66-Jeff Halligan; 3. 12-Brett Shearer; 4. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 5. 4-Dwight Leppo; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 50-Alyson Dietz; 8. 27-Jay Galloway (DNF); DNS – 15-Andrew Frye. No Time
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 21-CJ Tracey; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 4. 19S-Steven Drevicki; 5. 27-Dave Brown; 6. 14T-Tyler Walton; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 11-Greg Plank (DNF). No Time
358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 50-Alyson Dietz; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 5A-Zachary Allman; 5. 27-Jay Galloway; 6. 11-Greg Plank; 7. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 8. 15-Andrew Frye (DNF). No Time
Street Stock Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 21K-Kory Sites; 2. 2-Randy Zechman; 3. 59-Ryan Smith; 4. 00-Josh Bloom; 5. 21-Joey Hoffer; 6. 99-Chad Smith; 7. 32-Brad Bingaman; 8. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 9. 19M-Bobby Meixsell; 10. 60-Aaron Beard (DNF); 11. 83-Mikey Guise (DNF); 12. 9-Matt Adams (DNF); 13. 54-Jimmy Combs (DNF); 14. 2W-Brian Walls (DNF); 15. 81F-Gary Calimer, Jr. (DNF); 16. 7S-Kevin Siegler (DNF); 17. 189-Mark Hutchinson (DNF); 18. 16-Ryan Rost (DNF); 19. 26-Shawn Liddick (DNF); 20. 22-Sa Leonard (DNF); 21. 88-Jim Rost, Jr. (DNF); DNS – 17-Jim Rost, Sr. No Time
Lap Leaders – Brian Walls (1-3), Kory Sites (4-20)
Street Stock Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 54-Jimmy Combs; 2. 21K-Kory Sites; 3. 81F-Gary Calimer, Jr.; 4. 60-Aaron Beard; 5. 32-Brad Bingaman; 6. 7S-Kevin Siegler; 7. 22-Sam Leonard; 8. 16-Ryan Rost. Time – 2:37.37
Street Stock Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 9-Matt Adams; 2. 2W-Brian Walls; 3. 26-Shawn Liddick; 4. 59-Ryan Smith; 5. 21-Joey Hoffer; 6. 88-Jim Rost, Jr. (DNF); 7. 91-Dalton Frye (DNF); 8. 189-Mark Hutchison (DNF). No Time
Street Stock Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 19M-Bobby Meixsell; 2. 2-Randy Zechman; 3. 83-Mikey Guise; 4. 00-Josh Bloom; 5. 99-Chad Smith; 6. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 7. 17-Jim Rost, Sr. (DNF). No Time