Brian Montieth
Brian Montieth

From Lincoln Speedway, Rick Rarer Photo

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 8/21/10 – Brian Montieth has made a habit of winning 410 sprint car thrillers. But his win in Saturday night’s John Gleim, Jr. Excavating Night 58th Anniversary show at Lincoln Speedway might have been his most thrilling of all.

In spectacular fashion, Montieth watched 14th-starting Lance Dewease pull a slider to briefly take the race lead in the final turns, then out-muscled the Fayetteville star off turn four to win the race to the checkered.

“Lance has been tough here when it gets dry and slick,” said Montieth in victory lane, “I knew he was going to take a shot and I was just hoping I could get enough run to come down the hill and get in front of him.”

Montieth’s third Lincoln win of the year, his second of the weekend (Friday night at Williams Grove)a, was worth $5,800 for the special 30-lap event.

At first, it looked like Stevie Smith would be the man to beat. He started on the pole and led the first 15 laps before second-starting Montieth went to the “edge” to catch him in lapped traffic on turns three and four of lap 16. Montieth then began pulling away from the field, and had a lead of more than three seconds over Smith with five laps to go.

“Unfortunately, when you’re in traffic, second is where you want to be,” said Montieth, “Stevie tried to do what he had to do to try to pass through lapped traffic. But when you run second, you can take the line the leader doesn’t.”

Meanwhile, Dewease was mounting his charge to the front, passing Smith for the runner-up spot with one lap to go.

While heading into turn three for the final turns to the checkered, leader Montieth clipped the slower car of Gerard McIntyre, Jr., sending McIntyre spinning and forcing Montieth into a one-lap dash to the checkered.

“Ah…lapped traffic here is really tough on us,” said Montieth, “It’s so slick and there’s no too much of a bottom groove to keep momentum up, so it was just one of those deals.”

McIntyre came to a stop after his spin and collected the fourth and fifth-place cars of Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman respectively. Pittman suffered an injury to his right arm, and transported himself to a Harrisburg hospital for treatment.

When the final lap began, Dewease stayed on Montieth’s bumper up the back stretch and slid up in front of the Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator #21 through turns three and four. But Montieth prevailed down the home stretch to pick up the lucrative win, the 19th of his Lincoln career.

Dewease settled for a close second, with Smith crossing third and Alan Krimes and Tyler Walker completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were 23rd-starting Johnny Mackison, Jr., Aaron Ott, Justin Henderson, Fred Rahmer, and Brent Marks.

Heats for the 410 Sprints were won by Rahmer, Stevie Smith, Marks, and Chad Layton. Bill Stine won the consolation.

Fast time in time trials over the 31-car field was set by Krimes with a one-lap time of 13.499-seconds (100.007 MPH).

Dover’s Matt Boland was the class of the field in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Boland started fifth, passed polesitter and race-long leader Nick Palmerino on lap four, and raced away to his second career Lincoln win.

The only thing that kept the rest of the field close was a last-lap restart after Boland made contact with a car at the back of the lead lap in turn three of the final lap.

Billy Dietrich came from 10th-starting spot to drive under Austin Reed for second on the final restart, with Reed third.

Logan Schuchart’s fourth-place finish, coupled with Dale Hammaker’s failure to qualify after flipping in his heat, pulled Schuchart into a tie with Hammaker (3,505 points each) entering the final 358 point race of the year on September 11th.

Adrian Shaffer came from 12th starting spot to cross fifth, with Steve Owings (nursing a sick motor), Tim Berkheimer, Eric Tomecek, 21st-starting Tim Wagaman, and Chris Shuttlesworth completing the top ten.

Heat for the 37 “358” Sprints were won by Jan Luckenbaugh, Shuttlesworth, Boland, and Michael Ruttkamp. Twin consolations were won by Mike Bittinger and Glenndon Forsythe.

Next Saturday night, August 28th, at 7:30 PM, Lincoln Speedway will host Twin 20’s for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints on Williams Grove Old Timers Night. Thundercars and the rescheduled SpeedSTERS will round out the evenings’ racing action. Gates open at 5:30 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.

Saturday, August 14, 2010
Abbottstown, PA
Feature (30-Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($5,800); 2. 30C-Lance Dewease; 3. 1-Stevie Smith; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 17-Tyler Walker; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 7. 25-Aaron Ott; 8. 35-Justin Henderson; 9. 51-Fred Rahmer; 10. 19M-Brent Marks; 11. 71-Brian Leppo; 12. 39-Keith Kauffman; 13. 6W-Josh Wells; 14. 6-Brad McClelland; 15. 7-Chad Layton; 16. 27-Daryn Pittman (DNF); 17. 22-Greg Hodnett (DNF); 18. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 19. 20S-Derek Sell (DNF); 20. 71X-Bill Stine (DNF); 21. 7M-Mark Smith (DNF); 22. 19H-Michael Carber (DNF); 23. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 24. 59-Jimmy Siegel (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Stevie Smith (1-15), Brian Montieth (16-30)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 51-Fred Rahmer; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 6W-Josh Wells; 5. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 747-Kevin Nagy (DNF); 8. 71X-Bill Stine (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 1-Stevie Smith; 2. 7M-Mark Smith; 3. 19H-Michael Carber; 4. 35-Justin Henderson; 5. 22-Greg Hodnett; 6. 4-John Rudisill; 7. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF); DNS – 45-Kyle Pruitt. No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 30C-Lance Dewease; 3. 27-Daryn Pittman; 4. 20S-Derek Sell; 5. 25-Aaron Ott; 6. 6-Brad McClelland; 7. 39T-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 8. 7K-Dan Shetler (DNF). Time – 2:26.282

4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 7-Chad Layton; 2. 39-Keith Kauffman; 3. 17-Tyler Walker; 4. 71-Brian Leppo; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 7. 26-Pat Cooper. Time – 2:29.656

Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 71X-Bill Stine; 2. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 6-Brad McClelland; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 4-John Rudisill; 7. 26-Pat Cooper; 8. 39T-Tim Glatfelter; DNS – 45-Kyle Pruitt, 747-Kevin Nagy, 7K-Dan Shetler. Time – 2:45.576

Time Trials – 1. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.499 (100.007 MPH); 2. 22-Greg Hodnett, 13.533; 3. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.544; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr., 13.571; 5. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.571; 6. 1-Stevie Smith, 13.614; 7. 27-Daryn Pittman, 13.625; 8. 71-Brian Leppo, 13.628; 9. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.647; 10. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.649; 11. 20S Derek Sell 13.665; 12.-17-Tyler Walker, 13.720; 13. 6W-Josh Wells, 13.733; 14. 45-Kyle Pruitt, 13.739; 15. 30C-Lance Dewease, 13.753; 16. 39-Keith Kauffman, 13.775; 17. 51-Fred Rahmer, 13.798; 18. 7M-Mark Smith, 13.802; 19. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.827; 20. 7-Chad Layton, 13.832; 21. 71X-Bill Stine, 13.850; 22. 19H-Michael Carber, 13.884; 23. 6-Brad McClelland, 13.913; 24. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr., 13.950; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.973; 26. 11C-Cory Haas, 14.040; 27. 39T-Tim Glatfelter, 14.045; 28. 26-Pat Cooper, 14.096; 29. 747-Kevin Nagy, 14.161; 30. 4-John Rudisill, 14.221; 31. 7K-Dan Shetler, 14.538.

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 22T-Matt Boland; 2. 88-Billy Dietrich; 3. 34-Austin Reed; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 5. 91-Adrian Shaffer; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 8. 11T-Eric Tomecek; 9. 1-Tim Wagaman; 10. 50-Chris Shuttlesworth; 11. 2J-Billy Johns; 12. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 8R-Michael Ruttkamp; 14. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 15. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 16. 51N-Nick Schlauch; 17. 7C-Chad Trout; 18. 27-Jay Galloway (DNF); 19. 99F-Derek Frohlich; 20. 00-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 21. 15B-John Barnett (DNF); 22. 16-Arron Spahr (DNF); 23. B52-Brook Weibley (DNF); 24. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.. No Time

Lap Leaders – Nick Palmerino (1-3), Matt Boland (4-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 2. B52-Brook Weibley; 3. 11T-Eric Tomecek; 4. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 5. 7C-Chad Trout; 6. 00-Mike Bittinger; 7. 65-Cale Griffin; 8. 33-Billy Heltzel, III; 9. 20-Dustin Brown; DNS – 74-Dwayne Morris. Time – 2:33.50

2nd Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 50-Chris Shuttlesworth; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 4. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 6. 99F-Derek Frohlich; 7. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 8. 28-Keith Prutzman (DNF); 9. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 22T-Matt Boland; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 50B-Tim Berkheimer; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 5. 2J-Billy Johns; 6. 6S-Bill Sherman; 7. 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr. (DNF); 8. 27-Jay Galloway (DNF); 9. 23B-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF). Time – 2:32.65

4th Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 8R-Michael Ruttkamp; 2. 88-Billy Dietrich; 3. 91-Adrian Shaffer; 4. 15B-John Barnett; 5. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 81B-Bob Anderson; 7. 67-Jason Cherry; 8. 16-Arron Spahr; 9. 23-Chris Arnold. No Time

1st Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 00-Mike Bittinger; 2. 7C-Chad Trout; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 99F-Derek Frohlich; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 33-Billy Heltzel, III; 7. 65-Cale Griffin; 8. 20-Dustin Brown; DNS – 28-Keith Prutzman, 66-Dale Hammaker, 74-Dwayne Morris. Time – 2:40.67

2nd Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 2J-Billy Johns; 3. 27-Jay Galloway; 4. 16-Arron Spahr; 5. 67-Jason Cherry; 6. 81B-Bob Anderson; 7. 6S-Bill Sherman; 8. DNS – 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr., 23B-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 23-Chris Arnold. No Time