ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/2/2011 – Make it ten winners in ten races in the Lincoln 358 sprint car division.
Dallastown’s Jan Luckenbaugh fulfilled a lifelong dream by starting on the pole and held off all challengers in Saturday night’s 20-lap “358” sprint feature. And the final driver he had to outrun was 11th starting Billy Dietrich, who showed Luckenbaugh his nose exiting turn two on the final lap, but was unable to make the pass.
“Winning at this place…I’m about ready to cry,” said an emotional Luckenbaugh upon exiting his Memtech Services #99 in victory lane, “I practically grew up at this place. My grandmother would bring me every single week. We did the Friday at the Grove, Lincoln Saturday, and Susky on Sunday. It’s just a dream come true of mine to win in a big car. It’s not a 410, but there aren’t any slouches out there in the 358’s, I can tell you that.”
Dietrich settled for second, with Isaac Sneeringer third, Billy Pauch, Jr. fourth, and Doug Hammaker fifth.
Completing the top ten were Jeff Rohrbaugh, Nate Berwager, Brook Weibley, Chad Trout, and Kyle Moody.
Heats for the 36 “358” sprinters were won by Ted Thomas, Jr., Pauch, Dietrich, and Glenndon Forsythe, with Logan Wagner winning the consolation.
Thomas was running third when he lost his steering and came to a stop in turn two of lap 16.
McSherrystown’s Bobby Beard dominated from the pole in the 358 late model feature, taking the points lead in the three-night “Shootout” series that started at Williams Grove in June and concludes this coming Friday (7/8) at Trail-Way Speedway.
While Beard was driving away to a 3.5-second win, four cars raced for second, with Cam Zeigler holding off two-time Lincoln winner and defending champ Gene Knaub for the runner-up spot. Chase Billet and D.J. Mease completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Travis Mease, Steve Clabaugh, Charlie Scheaffer, Tyler Horst, and Fred Harden.
Heats for the 22 “358” Late Models were won by DJ Mease, Chase Billet, and Bobby Beard.
17-year-old Kyle Reinhart of Neptune City, NJ, scored the win for the Tri-State RaceSaver Sprint Series in the 20-lap RaceSaver inter-regional 305 sprint car feature event. Reinhart drew the pole for the start and led every lap, with TSRS driver Jeff Geiges crossing second. PA Sprint Series drivers Mark Watkins and Brian Walker finished third and fourth, with Sean Campbell completing the top five.
Heats for the RaceSaver Sprint Series 305’s were won by Logan Wagner, Tyler Baer, and Stephany Stevens.
Next Saturday night, July 9th, it will be Kids Night featuring all three regular point divisions in action – the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints, Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints, and Thundercars.
Kids night will feature a Moon Bounce, Games, hundreds of prizes, and an autograph session with drivers from all divisions. 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, July 2, 2011
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 4. 23B-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 5. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 6. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 7. 85-Nathan Berwager; 8. B52-Brook Weibley; 9. 7C-Chad Trout; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody; 11. 1-Tim Wagaman; 12. 66-Dale Hammaker; 13. 67-Jason Cherry; 14. 21-Scott Fisher (Hard Charger); 15. 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr.; 16. 65-Niki Young; 17. 6R-Logan Wagner; 18. 94-Ted Thomas (DNF); 19. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 20. 33-Billy Heltzel, III (DNF); 21. 27-Jay Galloway (DNF); 22. 0-Steve Storrie (DNF); 23. 50-Austin Reed (DNF); 24. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Jan Luckenabugh (1-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 2. 7C-Chad trout; 3. 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr.; 4. 27-Jay Galloway; 5. 67-Jason Cherry; 6. 50-Austin Reed; 7. 38-Mark Strickler; 8. 74-Dwayne Morris; 9. 28F-Matt Findley (DNF); 10. 17-Bob Sell (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 23B-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 2. 65-Niki Young; 3. B52-Brook Weibley; 4. 85-Nathan Berwager; 5. 33-Billy Heltzel, III; 6. 6R-Logan Wagner; 7. 9-Wes Irwin; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 1-Tim Wagaman; 6. 0-Steve Storrie; 7. 21-Scott Fisher; 8. 75-Todd Berkheimer (DNF); DNS – 63-Stan Campbell. No Time
4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 20-Trevor Little; 7. 69-Travis Willow; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 9. 91-Adrian Shaffer (DNF). No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 6R-Logan Wagner; 2. 0-Steve Storrie; 3. 50-Austin Reed; 4. 21-Scott Fisher; 5. 20-Trevor Little; 6. 38-Mark Strickler; 7. 74-Dwayne Morris; 8. 28F-Matt Findley; 9. 69-Travis Willow; 10. 75-Todd Berkheimer; 11. 63-Stan Campbell; 12. 17-Bob Sell; 13. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 14. 9-Wes Irwin (DNF); DNS – 1A-Jacob Allen, 12-Mike Bittinger, 91-Adrian Shaffer. No Time