From Bill Meyer
Abbottstown, PA — (May 4, 2013) — “We were going to win or take it home in a
So said four-time track champ Brian Montieth after out-dueling ten-time
track champ Fred Rahmer to score his third win of the year in the Tenth
Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
The huge crowd was on its feet as the driver known as “the Edge” used what
was left of the cushion to drive around Rahmer for the race lead on turn two
of lap 30 and went on the claim the $6,900 top prize in the 33 lap event.
Time trials and a four-car inversion at the front put Logan Schuchart and
Alan Krimes on the front row and Montieth on the inside of row three for the
start. Schuchart led the first five laps before third-starting Greg Hodnett
Fourth-starting and new one-lap track record holder Rahmer became the third
leader of the event when he slid under Hodnett in turns three and four of
lap 10. Rahmer, the current Lincoln and Speedway Motors Central PA points
leader led the next 16 green flag laps before the fifth caution flag of the
event came out for defending champ Danny Dietrich, who hit the outside
guardrail and sustained front suspension damage exiting turn four of lap 27.
Montieth, who caught Hodnett for second on lap 20, pulled onto the back
bumper of the Rob Sell-owned JM Bullion #20S for the restart, with
tenth-starting Jim Siegel in third. Rahmer led the next three laps, but
Montieth squeezed between Rahmer and outside wall to take the lead in a
hair-raising move on turn two of lap 30.
“It’s an honor to carry the colors of one of the great sponsors in the
history of Central PA sprint car racing,” said Montieth upon exiting his
Jerry Parrish sprinter, which was carrying the Sterner Cement top wing for
the Sterner Memorial, “I don’t do this for the money. I do it for fun. And
tonight was fun!”
“It’s great to race at a facility where the promoters care about the race
teams,” continued Montieth, “Lincoln gives us a great track to run at, and
you could run anywhere tonight.”
Siegel settled for third, with Hodnett and Krimes completing the top five.
Sixth through tenth were Lance Dewease, 16th-starting Cory Haas, Schuchart,
Adam Wilt, and Steve Owings.
“410” Sprint heats were won by Dewease, Brent Marks, and Wilt, with Jacob
Allen winning the consolation.
Fast time in time trials over the 28-car field was set by Fred Rahmer, who
set a new track record with a one-lap time of 13.089-seconds (103.140 MPH).
Westminster, Maryland’s J.B. Cunningham claimed his first career win in the
20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Cunningham started on the pole and led every lap, but he had to withstand
the challenges of tenth-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh to claim the win. Rohrbaugh
closed on Cunningham in the waning laps and tried to sneak under Cunningham
for the race lead in turn one of the final lap. But Cunningham dove low to
avoid a slowing car, and the two made contact, resulting in a Rohrbaugh
spin. Cunningham bobbled, but kept going and was placed back in the lead for
the last-lap dash to the finish.
Eighth-starting Tim Wagaman caught Dale Hammaker at the line for second,
with Scott Fisher and rookie Chase Dietz rounding out the top five. Sixth
through tenth 12th-starting Niki Young, Ted Thomas, Jr., Shane Hoff, Ryan
Wilson, and Tyler Ross.
Heats for the 27 “358” sprinters were won by Mark Strickler, Hammaker, and
Fisher, with Mike Bittinger winning the consolation.
Gettysburg’s Brian Walls came from tenth starting spot and chased down race
leader Brian Diehl to score his second win of the year in the 20-lap
Polesitter Diehl led from the outset, and appeared to be on his way to a
win. But a mid-race caution allowed him to get by Diehl and pull away to a
1.97-second win, his 12th career victory in the Pigeon Hills, pulling him
into a tie for 15th all the all-time Lincoln win list with David Prunkl.
Third-starting Danny Bead followed Walls into second on lap 13, and Jason
Townsend came from 12th starting spot to catch Diehl for third on the last
lap. Diehl held on for fourth, with defending track champ Duane Watson
Lincoln swings back into action next Saturday, May 4th with PROSPECT METAL
AND USED AUTO PARTS NIGHT.
It’ll be a World of Outlaws tune-up for 410 sprints. The Keizer Aluminum
Wheels 358 Sprints and Thundercars will round out the evening’s racing
action. Racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM. Gates will open at 5:30
PM and hot laps 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
Sat., May 4, 2013
10TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (33-Laps) – 1. 69/21-Brian Montieth ($6,900); 2. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 3.
59-Jim Siegel; 4. 39-Greg Hodnett; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 27-Lance Dewease;
7. 11C-Cory Haas; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 9. 15-Adam Wilt; 10. 35-Steve
Owings; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen; 12. 19M-Brent Marks; 13. 56-Billy Pauch, Jr.;
14. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 15. 8-Billy Dietrich; 16. 92-Ryan Smith; 17.
48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 18. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 19. 4-John
Rudisill (DNF); 20. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 21. 45-Kevin Nagy (DNF); 22.
71X-Bill Stine (DNF); 23. 50-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 24. 25-Aaron Ott (DNF).
Lap Leaders – Logan Schuchart (1-5), Greg Hodnett (6-9), Fred Rahmer
(10-29), Brian Montieth (30-33)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 27-Lance Dewease; 2. 1S-Logan
Schuchart; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 35-Steve Owings; 6.
11C-Cory Haas; 7. 71X-Bill Stine; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison;
10. 56-Billy Pauch, Jr. Time – 2:21.581
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 39-Greg Hodnett; 3.
59-Jim Siegel; 4. 25-Aaron Ott; 5. 92-Ryan Smith; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7.
2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy; 9. 29-Ryan Wilson. Time – 2:20.222
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 69/21-Brian Montieth;
3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6.
50-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger; 9. 1080-Jordon
Mackison. Time – 2:23.645
B-Main (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen; 2. 4-John Rudisill; 3.
45-Kevin Nagy; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 71X-Bill Stine; 6. 56-Billy Pauch,
Jr.; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 9. 29-Ryan Wilson. No
Time Trials – 1. 20s-Fred Rahmer, 13.089 seconds (103.140 MPH)(New 1-Lap
Track Record); 2. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.123; 3. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.135; 4.
1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.189; 5. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.223; 6. 21-Brian Montieth,
13.246; 7. 27-Lance Dewease, 13.259; 8. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.263; 9. 15-Adam
Wilt, 13.265; 10. 35-Steve Owings, 13.268; 11. 19m-Brent Marks, 13.325; 12.
14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.345; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.380; 14. 8-Billy
Dietrich, 13.415; 15. 55k-Robbie Kendall, 13.478; 16. 11c-Cory Haas, 13.538;
17. 92-Ryan Smith, 13.596; 18. 4-John Rudisill, 13.652; 19. 1a-Jacob Allen,
13.748; 20. 45-Kevin Nagy, 13.786; 21. 12-Mike Bittinger, 13.819; 22.
71x-Bill Stine, 13.831; 23. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.851; 24. 50-Tim
Glatfelter, 13.870; 25. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.901; 26. 29-Ryan Wilson,
13.906; 27. 1080-Jordon Mackison, 14.094; 28. 56-Billy Pauch, Jr., 14.209.
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 7-JB Cunningham; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 66-Dale
Hammaker; 4. 21-Scott Fisher; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 65-Niki Young; 7. 2-Ted
Thomas, Jr.; 8. 69-Shane Hoff; 9. 29-Ryan Wilson; 10. 5-Tyler Ross; 11.
27-Jay Galloway; 12. 119-Chandler Leiby; 13. 38-Mark Strickler; 14. 97-Brie
Hershey; 15. 12-Mike Bittinger; 16. 28-Matt Findley; 17. 5o-Brian Allman;
18. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 19. 47-Michael Hamer; 20. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 21.
69-Shane Hoff; 22. 23-Chris Arnold; 23. 36-Jesse Deeds (DNF); 24. 90-Jordan
Givler (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders – JB Cunningham (1-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 38-Mark Strickler; 2. 2-Ted Thomas,
Jr.; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 29-Ryan Wilson; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 23-Chris
Arnold; 7. 12-Mike Bittinger; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 69/89-Ashley
Dietrich. Time – 2:26.99
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66-Dale Hammaker; 2. 65-Niki Young; 3.
69-Shane Hoff; 4. 7C-JB Cunningham; 5. 27-Jay Galloway; 6. 36-Jesse Deeds;
7. 47-Michael Hamer; 8. 85-Nathan Berwager (DNF); 9. 28-Matt Findley (DNF).
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 21-Scott Fisher; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh;
3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 90-Jordon
Givler; 7. 5o-Brian Allman; 8. 76-Doug Deeds; 9. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF). Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 12-Mike Bittinger; 2. 47-Michael
Hamer; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 5o-Brian Allman; 6.
69-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 76-Doug Deeds. DNS: 85-Nathan Berwager, 4-Dwight
Leppo. No time.
Feature (20 Laps) 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 60-Danny Beard; 3. 72-Jason
Townsend; 4. 9-Brian Diehl; 5. 3W-Duane Watson; 6. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 7.
83-Mikey Guise; 8. 54W-Roy Warehime; 9. 3-Todd Miller; 10. 39-Wayne
Dutterer; 11. 81J- Jamie Zentmyer; 12. 1E-Greg Emlet, Sr. (DNF). No time
Lap Leaders -Brian Diehl (1-12); Brian Walls (13-20)