From Lincoln Speedway, image courtesy of Rick Rarer
Abbottstown, PA — (6/25/2011) — Dallastown’s Cory Haas capped off a wild of racing by scoring his biggest career win in the PA Speedweek opener at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
And he did it in grand style, passing both Brian Leppo and Fred Rahmer at the same time to go from third to first with a low move in turns three and four following an 11th-lap restart.
“Brian and Fred were goin’ at it, and I kinda’ just ran into there as hard as I could and the thing stuck, and I drove by both of them. I kinda’ surprised myself actually,” said Haas upon exiting his Embee & Son/York PB Truss/Tailgaters #11c in victory lane.
After that, Haas remained in control over the final 20 laps to claim the $7,000 Gobrecht Memorial top prize.
Ten-time track champ Fred Rahmer set fast time and started on the pole following the redraw. He led until Haas caught him. One lap earlier, Lance Dewease and Alan Krimes got together in turns three and four while battling for third. That advanced Haas from fifth to third. Haas disposed of both leaders on the restart.
“At the beginning of the race there, Mike (Barshinger) said ‘get up top there.’ I was running up top, but I wasn’t real comfortable, it was piled up pretty good up there, so I kinda’ moved around, and when Alan and Lance got together, I got into the wall pretty good and thought I might bent something, so I didn’t want to run the top,” said Haas after scoring his second win of the year and fourth of his Lincoln career, “I moved down and the thing stuck pretty good. There was about a one-foot strip down there on the bottom, and Mike had the car so good that I could right on that. I didn’t think anybody could get us once we got in front.”
They didn’t. As Haas took control, Rahmer and Leppo staged a torrid battle for the runner-up spot for the next 12 laps, with both cars making contact on the front stretch with six laps to go. Both cars spun, with Rahmer tipping onto his side against the guardrail on the inside of turn one, bringing out the red flag. Both cars were able to return to the track for the restart, but Leppo spun in turn two three laps later, and went to the pits, ending his night.
The Rahmer-Leppo crash put eighth-starting Daryn Pittman and 14th starting Brian Montieth into second and third for the restart, but neither driver was able to mount a serious challenge, with Haas crossing .91 seconds ahead of Pittman. Montieth settled for third, with Tyler Walker and Steve Buckwalter completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Doug Esh, 24th-starting Justin Henderson, 17th-starting Jim Siegel, 15th-starting Mark Smith, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (in the Pancho Lawler #93).
Sprint heats were won by Sam Schlosberg, Chad Layton, Esh, and Brent Marks, with Hafertepe winning the B-Main. Hafertepe ran the B-Main after being disqualified for failing to report to the scales after his heat.
Fast time in time trials over the 32-car field was set by Rahmer with a 1-lap time of 13.616 seconds (99.148 MPH).
Scott Gobrecht ended a storybook night by claiming his first career Lincoln win in the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature. Gobrecht, who called the win the biggest of his career, started third and took the lead from polesitter Scott Wilkerson on lap two. He ran unchallenged the rest of the way, with a nine-car race for second in behind.
Wilkerson hung on to second the rest of the way, with Brent Marquis, Shane Glatfelter, and 11th-starting Tim Henry completing the top five.
Heats for the 27 Central PA Legends were won by Blaine Leppo, Henry, and Lucas Montgomery, with Chris Spidle winning the consolation.
Lincoln Speedway swings back into action tomorrow night, Sunday June 26th at 7 PM with the annual PA 600cc Micro-Sprint Speedweek event, plus 1,000cc “Sidewinder” Micro-Sprints. Gates will open at 5 PM.
Then next Saturday night, July 2nd, the 410 sprinters will be off racing in PA Speedweek activities elsewhere. That will give center stage to the Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints. The 358 Late Models and PA 305 Sprints will round out the 3-division racing program. Gates will open at 5 PM, with racing action getting underway 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, June 25, 2011
2011 PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK OPENER
12th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas ($7,000); 2. 27-Daryn Pittman; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 17-Tyler Walker; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 6. 30-Doug Esh; 7. 35-Justin Henderson; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 7M-Mark Smith; 10. 93-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 7-Chad Layton; 13. 51-Fred Rahmer; 14. 30C-Lance Dewease; 15. 6-Brad McClelland; 16. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 17. 19M-Brent Marks; 18. 71-Brian Leppo; 19. 14-Doug Dodson (DNF); 20. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 21. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 22. 77-Aaron Ott (DNF); 23. 39-Greg Hodnett (DNF); 24. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Fred Rahmer (1-10), Cory Haas (11-30)
1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 51-Fred Rahmer; 5. 17-Tyler Walker; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 84C-Chad Criswell; 8. 35-Justin Henderson. Time – 2:22.515
2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 7-Chad Layton; 2. 7M-Mark Smith; 3. 71-Brian Leppo; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger; 6. 15B-John Barnett; Disqualified – 93-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Failed to report to scales); DNS – 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr. Time – 2:23.943
3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 30-Doug Esh; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 27-Daryn Pittman; 4. 14-Doug Dodson; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 6-Brad McClelland; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich; 8. 44-Frank Cozze. No Time
4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 30C-Lance Dewease; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 77-Aaron Ott; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett; 6. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 92-Kevin Nouse; 8. 23-Todd Zinn. Time – 2:30.855
B-Main (12 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 93-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 6-Brad McClelland; 4. 35-Justin Henderson; 5. 84C-Chad Criswell; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 15B-John Barnett; 9. 23-Todd Zinn; 10. 44-Frank Cozze (DNF); DNS – 92-Kevin Nouse. Time – 3:11.804
Time Trials – 1. 51-Fred Rahmer, 13.616 seconds (99.148 MPH); 2. 71-Brian Leppo, 13.647; 3. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.666; 4. 77-Aaron Ott, 13.718; 5. 17-Tyler Walker, 13.733; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr., 13.736; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.757; 8. 30C-Lance Dewease, 13.769; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.771; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.793; 11. 27-Daryn Pittman, 13.796; 12. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.814; 13. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.832; 14. 93-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 13.851; 15. 30-Doug Esh, 13.874; 16. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.909; 17. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.924; 18. 7M-Mark Smith, 13.926; 19. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.929; 20. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.962; 21. 70-Sam Schlosberg, 13.981; 22. 7-Chad Layton, 13.990; 23. 14-Doug Dodson, 14.014; 24. 92-Kevin Nouse, 14.067; 25. 84C-Chad Criswell, 14.095; 26. 12-Mike Bittinger, 14.110; 27. 6-Brad McClelland, 14.117; 28. 39-Greg Hodnett, 14.135; 29. 35-Justin Henderson, 14.204; 30. 15B-John Barnett, 14.459; 31. 44-Frank Cozze, 14.476; 32. 23-Todd Zinn, 14.886.
CENTRAL PA LEGENDS
Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 2. 77-Scott Wilkerson; 3. 28-Brent Marquis; 4. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 5. 94T-Tim Henry; 6. 38-Rick Miller; 7. 10-Blaine Leppo; 8. 53-Bill Diehl; 9. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 10. 21-Greg Burd; 11. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 12. 46-Pat McDermott; 13. 9X-Chris Spidle; 14. 79-Ed Trump; 15. 49-Andy Kessel; 16. 14W-Ed Wentz; 17. 21H-Cody Haines; 18. 76-Randy Minnich; 19. 911-Mark Roberts; 20. 43-Larry Gibbs; 21. 27-Chad Glatfelter (DNF); 22. 07-Bob Stough (DNF); 23. 222-Josh Morrow (DNF); 24. 9-Rick Hartwig (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Scott Wilkerson (1), Scott Gobrecht (2-15)
1st Heat (6 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 10-Blaine Leppo; 2. 27-Chad Glatfelter; 3. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 4. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 5. 53-Bill Diehl; 6. 21-Greg Burd; 7. 9X-Chris Spidle; 8. 40-Donnie Pifer; 9. 49-Andy Kessel (DNF). Time – 2:02.81 (New 6-Lap track record)
2nd Heat (6 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 94T-Tim Henry; 2. 46-Pat McDermott; 3. 28-Brent Marquis; 4. 38-Rick Miller; 5. 07-Bob Stough; 6. 14W-Ed Wentz; 7. 76-Randy Minnich; 8. 21H-Cody Haines; 9. 43-Larry Gibbs. Time – 2:03.41
3rd Heat (6 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 2. 222-Josh Morrow; 3. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 4. 77-Scott Wilkerson; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 79-Ed Trump; 7. Z-Jim Black; 8. 911-Mark Roberts; DNS – 15H-Harlen Leppo. Time – 3:11.804
Consolation (6 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 9X-Chris Spidle; 2. 76-Randy Minnich; 3. 49-Andy Kessel; 4. 43-Larry Gibbs; 5. 21H-Cody Haines; 6. 911-Mark Roberts; 7. 40-Donnie Pifer (DNF); 8. Z-Jim Black (DNF); DNS – 15H-Harlen Leppo. No Time