Brian Montieth. - Rick Rarer / SprintCarNews.jpg Photo

Brian Montieth. - Rick Rarer / SprintCarNews.jpg Photo
From Lincoln Speedway

Abbottstown, PA — (April 7, 2012) — Brian Montieth showed why he’s won the last four tracks titles in claiming the “410” Sprint Spring Championship at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

The driver known as “The Edge” stayed there most of the night, making a daring pass over polesitter and race-long leader Danny Dietrich in heavy lapped traffic exiting turn two of the 25th lap, and driving away to a 2.46-second win.

“I didn’t think the track was going to come back to life after looking at it in the heat races, but I guess Fred (Putney) knew what he was doing. He made it a little bit racey,” said Montieth after exiting the Jerry Parrish-owned Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator #21 in victory lane, “I was chasing Danny there before we got into traffic, and sort of missed my mark a couple of times and got little higher than what I wanted. It stayed there…”

“I debated a couple of laps,” continued Montieth, “and then I decided ‘Oh well…either try to win this thing or crash it. ”

Time trials with an inversion of four put Montieth on the inside of row two at the start. He followed Dietrich past World of Outlaw invader Lucas Wolfe into the runner-up spot in the first two turns, then chased Dietrich through lapped traffic from laps seven through 24 in the non-stop event. Montieth stayed on the cushion to make the race-winning pass as three cars raced for position at the tail end of the lead lap exiting turn two.

“Danny got through traffic there in the beginning pretty dang good, and that worries you,” said Montieth, “This place will bite you in the traffic. Unfortunately, it was better to run second tonight. He had to do what he had to do, and I think the lapped traffic bit him tonight.”

Montieth became the first repeat winner at Lincoln this year, and moved into a tie with Van May on the all-time Lincoln win list with 28. Montieth’s time of 8 minutes, 22.861 seconds established a post-weight rule record for 30 laps, and was worth $4,000.

Wolfe, home from the World of Outlaws tour during an off holiday weekend, ran third the entire way, with fast time trialer Brent Marks starting and finishing fourth and Cory Haas coming from ninth to finish fifth. Sixth through tenth were Logan Schuchart, Brian Leppo, Jim Siegel, Ryan Bohlke, and Billy Dietrich.

Heats for the 410 Sprints were won by Kevin Nouse, Johnny Mackison, Jr., and Kyle Pruitt, with Haas winning the consolation. Fast time in time trials over the 31-car field was set by Marks with a one-lap time of 13.624-seconds (99.090 MPH).

New Bloomfield’s Bobby Hockenberry drew the pole and led every lap of the 25-lap season opener for super sportsman. Scott Geesey started second and chased Hockenberry the entire way. Defending series champ Frankie Herr ran third the entire way, with Mike Enders coming from 11th-starting spot to cross fourth and 10th-starting Russ Mitten rounding out the top five. Sixth through tenth were 17th-starting Jay Fannasy, Rick Barr, 13th-starting Eric Eckert, 21st-starting Steve Fannasy, and Dave Socks.

Heats for the 38 Super Sportsman were won by Scott Dellinger (who dropped from the feature during a ninth-lap caution), Steve Wilbur (who dropped a cylinder during his heat win and scratched from the feature), Geesey, and Carmen Perigo, Jr. (who dropped from the feature after spinning in turns three and four of lap 19). Twin consolations were won by Doug Dodson and Jay Fannasy.

18-year-old Jimmy Jesmer of Pasadena, MD, led wire-to-wire in claiming his first career win in the 20-lap thundercar feature. Jesmer started on the outside of the front row and held off all challengers, crossing 1.26 seconds in front of fourth-starting Todd Miller. Brian Walls came from 14th-starting spot to cross third, with ninth-starting Duane Watson finishing fourth, and Mike Slaybaugh completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Roy Warehime, Brad Shank, “Sprint Thaw 20” winner Kyle Martin, Jamie Zentmyer, and Mike Guise.

Heats for the 21 Thundercars were won by Warehime and Jesmer.

Next Saturday, April 14th, at 7 PM, it will be Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown (ARCH) Night featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints. They will be joined by the Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints & the 358 Late Models. Gates will open at 5 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.

Sat., April 7, 2012
Abbottstown, PA


Feature (30-Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($4,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 19M-Brent Marks; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 7. 17-Brian Leppo; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich; 11. 77-Aaron Ott; 12. 14-Kevin Nouse; 13. 89-Cody Darrah; 14. 87-Alan Krimes; 15. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 16. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 17. 44-Frank Cozzie; 18. 71X-Bill Stine; 19. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 20. 175-Jeff Geiges; 21. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 22. 21K-Kyle Pruitt (DNF); 23. 5G-Curt Michael (DNF); 24. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 8:22.861 (Established new weight rule 30-lap record)

Lap Leaders – Danny Dietrich (1-24), Brian Montieth (25-30)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 14-Kevin Nouse; 2.77-Aaron Ott; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 5. 19M-Brent Marks; 6. 38N-Nick Schlauch; 7. 71X-Bill Stine; 8. 5G-Curt Michael; 9. 84-Chad Criswell; 10. 44-Frank Cozzie (DNF). Time – 2:42.549

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 17-Brian Leppo; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 15B-John Barnett; 8. 175-Jeff Geiges; 9. 4-John Rudisill; 10. 6-Brad McClelland (DNF). Time – 2:43.585

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 89-Cody Darrah; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 11C-Cory Haas; 8. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 0-Steve Storrie (DNF); 10. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF). No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 44-Frank Cozzie; 3. 71X-Bill Stine; 4. 5G-Curt Michael; 5. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 175-Jeff Geiges; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison; 8. 4-John Rudisill; 9. 15B-John Barnett; 10. 84-Chad Criswell; DNS – 6-Brad McClelland. Time – 2:45.196

Time Trials – 1. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.624 seconds (99.090 MPH); 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.702; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.888; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.937; 5. 17-Brian Leppo, 14.033; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich, 14.107; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.123; 8. 87-Alan Krimes, 14.145; 9. 11C-Cory Haas, 14.313; 10. 77-Aaron Ott, 14.353; 11. 59-Jim Siegel, 14.531; 12. 21K-Kyle Pruitt, 14.563; 13. 44-Frank Cozzie, 14.590; 14. 6-Brad McClelland, 14.595; 15. 2-Ryan Bohlke, 14.614; 16. 14-Kevin Nouse, 14.685; 17. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr., 14.692; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.695; 19. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr., 14.823; 20. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 14.837; 21. 15-Adam Wilt, 14.882; 22. 71x-Bill Stine, 14.894; 23. 175-Jeff Geiges, 14.911; 24. 89-Cody Darrah, 14.949; 25. 5G-Curt Michael, 14.965; 26. 15B-John Barnett, 14.990; 27. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe, 15.056; 28. 84-Chad Criswell, 15.067; 29. 4-John Rudisill, 15.094; 30. 0-Steve Storrie, NT; 31. 20s-Derek Sell, NT.

Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 2. 33-Scott Geesey; 3. 99-Frankie Herr; 4. 3B-Mike Enders; 5. 77-Russ Mitten; 6. 222-Jay Fannasy; 7. 00-Rick Barr; 8. 20-Eric Eckert; 9. 11-Steve Fannasy; 10. 45-Dave Socks; 11. 18-Rich Eichelberger; 12. 32-Gregg Fosters; 13. 88W-Eric Walker; 14. 69-Jim Shuster; 15. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 16. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr. (DNF); 17. 43-Doug Dodson (DNF); 18. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF); 19. 5-Dave Berkheimer (DNF); 20. 30-Scott Dellinger (DNF); 21. 64-Stan Wanner (DNF); 22. 91-Lanny Hake (DNF); 23. 99G-Scott Grace (DNF); 24. 66-Leroy Martin (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Bobby Hockenberry (1-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 30-Scott Dellinger; 2. 3B-Mike Enders; 3. 99G-Scott Grace; 4. 5-Dave Berkheimer; 5. 69-Jim Shuster; 6. 91-Lanny Hake; 7. 16-Jeff Leisey; 8. 22-Jaremi Hanson; 9. 56-Lee Taylor; 10. 97-Jim Hulse. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 2. 66-Leroy Martin; 3. 00-Rick Barr; 4. 20-Eric Eckert; 5. 43-Doug Dodson; 6. 77-Tom Wykoff; 7. 65-Bob Gutshall; 8. 888-John Wolfe; 9. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 33-Scott Geesey; 2. 99-Frankie Herr; 3. 77-Russ Mitten; 4. 45-Dave Socks; 5. 222-Jay Fannasy; 6. 88W-Eric Walker; 7. 11-Steve Fannasy; 8. 318-Chris Meleason; DNS – 49-Mallie Shuster, X-Josh Schrum. No Time

4th Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 2. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 3. 64-Stan Wanner; 4. 18-Rich Eichelberger; 5. 83-Cody Fairchok; 6. 85-Jared Miller; 7. 35-Gary Johnston; 8. 14-Ryan Slothower; 9. 2-Kenny Keyton (DNF). No Time

1st Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 43-Doug Dodson; 2. 69-Jim Shuster; 3. 32-Gregg Foster; 4. 77-Tom Wykoff; 5. 91-Lanny Hake; 6. 56-Lee Taylor; 7. 16-Jeff Leisey (DNF); 8. 97-Jim Hulse (DNF); 9. 888-John Wolfe (DNF); 10. 22-Jaremi Hanson (DNF); DNS – 65-Bob Gutshall. No Time

2nd Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 222-Jay Fannasy; 2. 88-Eric Walker; 3. 11-Steve Fannasy; 4. 83-Cody Fairchok; 5. 318-Chris Meleason; 6. 85-Jared Miller; 7. 35-Gary Johnston; 8. 14-Ryan Slothower; 9. 2-Kenny Keyton. No Time


Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 47-Jimmy Jesmer; 2. 3-Todd Miller; 3. 2W-Brian Walls; 4. 3W-Duane Watson; 5. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 6. 54W-Roy Warehime; 7. 57-Brad Shank; 8. 54-Kyle Martin; 9. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 10. 83-Mikey Guise; 11. 77-Justin Mong; 12. 55W-Tom Walls III; 13. 8J-Justin Bittle (DNF); 14. 39-Wayne Dutterer (DNF); 15. 54J-Jimmy Combs (DNF); 16. 60-Danny Beard (DNF); 17. 9X-Brian Diehl (DNF); 18. 11-Chuck Walls (DNF); 19. 21W-Will Walls (DNF); 20. 44-Tom Walls II (DNF); 21. 11S-John Stoll, Jr. (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders – Jimmy Jesmer (1-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps/all qualify) – 1. 54W-Roy Warehime; 2. 9X-Brian Diehl; 3. 77-Justin Mong; 4. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 5. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 6. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 7. 57-Brad Shank; 8. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 9. 8J-Justin Bittle; 10. 44-Tom Walls II; 11. 55W-Tom Walls III. No Time

2nd Heat (8 Laps/all qualify) – 1. 47-Jimmy Jesmer; 2. 54-Kyle Martin; 3. 83-Mikey Guise; 4. 3W-Duane Watson; 5. 3-Todd Miller; 6. 21W-Will Walls; 7. 2W-Brian Walls; 8. 60-Danny Beard (DNF); 9. 11S-John Stoll, Jr. (DNF); 10. 11-Chuck Walls (DNF). No Time