From Lincoln Speedway
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/18/2011 – Aaron Ott wasn’t born yet when Lincoln Speedway started hosting the Annual Glenn Gohn, Sr./Darryl Gohn Memorial. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have connections to the Gohn family.
Ott picked a good night to score his second career Lincoln win, picking up the $1,300 bonus money from the Gohn family and Dave Bottomly family to claim the $4,500 winner’s share.
“My girlfriend stays at Bryn (Gohn’s) apartment while she goes to college,” said Ott in victory lane, “We’re good friends with Bryn and all the Gohns. I wasn’t old enough to his old man race, but I couldn’t be more ecstatic that I am right now.”
“I really have to thank my crew,” continued Ott, “The car was absolutely amazing tonight, and I want to also thank my sponsors…Al (Hamilton) for coming aboard this year, and my dad for building the great motors that he’s established a reputation for.”
In a thrilling feature that saw several drivers come from the back of the starting field, Ott started tenth and worked his way past Sam Schlosberg into the top five on lap 11. By the time he caught Derek Sell for fourth on lap 13, polesitter and race-long leader Tim Glatfelter was enjoying a 1.76-second lead over second-place Chad Criswell, with front-row starter Kyle Pruitt third.
Ott took third from Pruitt one lap later, but then made contact with Criswell in turns three and four of lap 17, resulting in a Criswell spin to bring out the second and final caution of the race. Ott chased Glatfelter the next three laps before making the race-winning pass off turn number four to complete lap 20.
Ott then held off the charging Brian Montieth (who started 15th) and Greg Hodnett (who started 14th) over the final laps to pick up his first Lincoln win in the Hamilton Motorsports/Miller Brothers Chevrolet #77.
Montieth crossed second two-thirds of a second behind, with Hodnett third, Glatfelter fourth, and 18th-starting Brian Leppo fifth. Sixth through tenth were 13th-starting Alan Krimes, Brad McClelland, 17th-starting Danny Dietrich, Pruitt, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Heats for the 26 “410” sprinters were won by Glatfelter, Sam Schlosberg, and McIntyre, with Fred Rahmer winning the consolation.
After a pair of “358” sprint car features, Lincoln has now seen ten winners in ten races.
Jay Galloway claims first 358 Sprint career win
Jay Galloway took the lead from polesitter Steve Storrie on lap four and dominated en route to his first career sprint car win in the regularly scheduled 20-lap feature. Galloway’s final margin of victory was 1.39 seconds over sixth-starting Glenndon Forsythe, with eighth-starting Niki Young, Austin Reed, and 12th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh completing the top five.
“I’ve won a lot of motorcross races,” said a jubilant Galloway upon exiting his Helicopter Applicators #27, “But there’s nothing like racing a sprint car. My wife keeps reminding me that I don’t do this for a living, because if I did, we’d be poor!”
Earlier in the evening, Jeff Rohrbaugh ended a personal dry spell by winning his first race of the year in a thrilling 20-lap “358” sprint car makeup feature from June 4th. The win was worth $1,200, thanks to an extra $200 put in the purse by Pat Sterner and Don Althoff from Sterner Memorial Night.
Rohrbaugh started tenth and was already running third by the time the only caution of the event came out for Austin Reed, who came to a stop on turn three of lap three. Rohrbaugh caught Travis Willow for second on the restart, and then moved past polesitter Isaac Sneeringer for the race lead on lap four.
Jeff Rohrbaugh scores first 2011 win in 358 Sprint make-up feature
But the race wasn’t over. On lap six, ninth-starting Dale Hammaker caught Sneeringer for second, and he immediately closed on Rohrbaugh. Hammaker caught the Shane Smith CTI/Flatwork Concrete #45 at the midway point and drove around Rohrbaugh for the lead on lap 11. Just when it looked like Hammaker would drive away, the leaders approached lapped traffic and Hammaker got caught up behind a lapped car, handing the lead back over to Rohrbaugh on lap 14.
As those two raced for the lead, eighth starting Chad Trout closed and made it a three-car race for the win.
Trout was actually scored second on lap 16, but Hammaker reclaimed the runner-up spot on lap 17 and closed again on Rohrbaugh before hitting the outside guardrail on the front stretch of lap 19. Trout moved back into second, and 15th-starting Niki Young caught Hammaker for third on the final lap.
Rohrbaugh’s final margin of victory was 1.32 seconds over Trout. Hard charger Billy Dietrich came from 20th starting spot to finish fifth.
Heats for the 34 “358” sprinters were won by Young, Forsythe, Ted Thomas, Jr., and Tim Wagaman, with Scott Fisher winning the consolation.
Sam Gallagher wins third of the year in thundercars
Hanover’s Sam Gallagher padded his points lead with his third win of the year in the 20-lap thundercar feature.
Gallagher, who started 11th, wrestled the lead from race-long leader Todd Miller with four laps to go and raced to his 19th career Lincoln win, tying him for 9th on the all-time win list with Gary Potts.
Miller completed his best run of the year with a second-place finished, followed by Roy Warehime, Jr., hard charger Kyle Martin (who started 15th), and Mike Slaybaugh.
Heats for the 19 Thundercars were won by Miller and Warehime.
Next Saturday night, June 25th, Lincoln Speedway will once again open Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek racing with the 12th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints. The Central PA Legends will round out the evening’s racing action which will get underway at 7 PM with time trials. Gates open at 5 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, June 18, 2011
DARYL GOHN/GLENN GOHN, SR. MEMORIAL
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 77-Aaron Ott; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 71-Brian Leppo; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 6-Brad McClelland; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich; 9. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 10. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 11. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 12. 30-Doug Esh; 13. 51-Fred Rahmer; 14. 19M-Brent Marks; 15. 14-Doug Dodson; 16. 44-Frank Cozze; 17. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 18. 22-Bryn Gohn; 19. 84C-Chad Criswell (DNF); 20. 20S-Derek Sell (DNF); 21. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 22. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF); 23. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 24. 92-Kevin Nouse (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-19), Aaron Ott (20-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 20S-Derek Sell; 3. 77-Aaron Ott; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 51-Fred Rahmer; 8. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 9. 22-Bryn Gohn. Time – 2:21.090
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 2. 30-Doug Esh; 3. 84C-Chad Criswell; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 92-Kevin Nouse; 8. 26-Pat Cooper; 9. 44-Frank Cozze. Time – 2:24.469
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 3. 6-Brad McClelland; 4. 19M-Brent Marks; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 71-Brian Leppo (DNF); 7. 5-Adam Lawrence (DNF); 8. 14-Doug Dodson (DNF). No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 51-Fred Rahmer; 2. 92-Kevin Nouse; 3. 14-Doug Dodson; 4. 26-Pat Cooper; 5. 44-Frank Cozze; 6. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 7. 22-Bryn Gohn; 8. 5-Adam Lawrence (DNF). No Time
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Make-up 6/4 Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 7C-Chad Trout; 3. 65-Niki Young; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 69-Logan Schuchart; 8. 23B-Billy Pauch Jr.; 9. B52-Brook Weibley; 10. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 11. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 12. 67-Jason Cherry; 13. 91-Adrian Shaffer; 14. 85-Nathan Berwager; 15. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 16. 27-Jay Galloway; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen; 18. 6R-Logan Wagner; 19. 69-Travis Willow (DNF); 20. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 21. 50-Austin Reed (DNF); 22. 0-Steve Storie (DNF); 23. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 24. 28-Keith Prutzman (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Isaac Sneeringer (1-3), Jeff Rohrbaugh (4-10), Dale Hammaker (11-13), Jeff Rohrbaugh (14-20)
Regularly Scheduled Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 27-Jay Galloway; 2. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 65-Niki Young; 4. 50-Austin Reed; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 0-Steve Storrie; 7. 7C-Chad Trout; 8. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 9. 91-Adrian Shaffer; 10. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 11. 85-Nathan Berwager; 12. 97-Brie Hershey; 13. 21-Scott Fisher; 14. 50B-Tim Berkheimer; 15. 23B-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 16. 6R-Logan Wagner; 17. 23-Chris Arnold; 18. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 19. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart (DNF); 21. 28-Keith Prutzman (DNF); 22. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 23. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF); 24. B52-Brook Weibley (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Steve Storrie (1-3), Jay Galloway (4-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 0-Steve Storrie; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 91-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 85-Nathan Berwager; 6. 21-Scott Fisher; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen; 8. 9-Wes Irwin; 9. 74-Dwayne Morris (DNF). Time – 2:45.13
2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 50-Austin Reed; 3. 7C-Chad Trout; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 28F-Matt Findley; 8. 67-Jason Cherry; 9. 63-Stan Campbell. No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 2. B52-Brook Weibley; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 5. 23B-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 6. 38-Mark Strickler; 7. 28-Keith Prutzman (DNF); 8. 45W-Colt White (DNF). No Time
4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 27-Jay Galloway; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 6R-Logan Wagner; 6. 50B-Tim Berkheimer; 7. 69-Travis Willow; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF). No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 21-Scott Fisher; 2. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 3. 23-Chris Arnold; 4. 28-Keith Prutzman; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen; 6. 67-Jason Cherry; 7. 69-Travis Willow; 8. 9-Wes Irwin; 9. 45-Colt White; 10. 74-Dwayne Morris; 11. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 12. 28F-Matt Findley; 13. 38-Mark Strickler; 14. 63-Stan Campbell. No time.