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From Bill Meyer

Abbottstown, PA — (July 6, 2013) — Ryan Wilson has his confidence back after coming from ninth starting spot to score his second win of the year and third of his Lincoln career in another Pigeon Hills thriller Saturday night.

“I needed this one bad,” said Wilson upon exiting his Through-It-All Auto Body #29 in victory lane, “My confidence level was lower than the dirt here at Lincoln Speedway, and this just brought it back up. This is awesome!”

Handicapping placed Cody Fletcher and Isaac Sneeringer on the front row for the 20-lap event. Sneeringer led the first five laps before sixth-starting Chase Dietz grabbed the top spot on lap six. One lap later, both eighth-starting Tyler Ross and tenth-starting Niki Young got by Sneeringer for second and third.

After the only caution of the event came out for a two-car spin in turns three and four, Wilson entered the picture. He caught Young for third in turn three of lap 12, and quickly closed on the two leaders. From lap 14 to the end, it was all-out warfare between the top three.

Dietz, Ross, and Wilson were three-wide in turn four of lap 14, and Ross was scored the leader of lap 15. On the next lap, Wilson drove around Ross for the lead, but that’s about when the leaders hit lapped traffic.

Wilson, who rode the cushion throughout the race, crossed 1.37 seconds ahead of Ross, with Dietz settling for third, Young crossing fourth, and Jay Galloway completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Austin Hogue, Tim Wagaman, Jeff Rohrbaugh, Sneeringer, and Brie Hershey.

Heats for the 27 “358” Sprinters on hand were won by Ross, Young, and Wilson, with Ashley Cappetta taking her first career Lincoln checkered flag in winning the consolation.

Enola’s Cody Lehman bested the most dominant driver of the year in the 20-lap Race Saver regional event for 305 sprints. Lehman started fourth and chased down polesitter and race-long leader Eric Parker to take the lead on the 14th lap. After that, he led the rest of the way, holding off eighth-starting Logan Wagner to become only the third driver in 21 races over the years to become a repeat winner in 305 sprint competition in the Pigeon Hills.

Four different regional sanctioning bodies were represented in the event. Tri-State Race Saver (TSRS) driver Rick Stief crossed third behind the PASS leaders, with PASS drivers Lance Newlin and Parker completing the top five.

Heats for the 51 RaceSaver (305) Sprints on hand were won by Logan Wagner, Rory Janney, John Braim, Rick Stief, and Lehman, with Mark Watkins and Gary Palmer winning twin consolations.

Randy Doty matched Wilson’s fete in coming from ninth spot to win the 20-lap All-American Outlaw feature. And he did it in thrilling style, catching polesitter and race-long leader Fred Cullum in the final turn.

Cullum settled for a disappointing second, with Todd Paul, Scott Jorda, and Steve Jorda rounding out the top five.

Heats for the All American Outlaws were won by Fred Cullum and Scott Jorda.

Lincoln swings back into action next Saturday night, July 13th, with KIDS NIGHT highlighting a three-division racing program that will include the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints, a 358 Sprint Championship event and Thundercars. Gates open at 5:30 PM with racing action getting underway at 7:30 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.

Sat., July 6, 2013


Abbottstown, PA


Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 29-Ryan Wilson; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 65-Niki Young; 5. 27-Jay Galloway; 6. 52-Austin Hogue; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 10. 97-Brie Hershey; 11. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 12. 66-Dale Hammaker; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 21-Scott Fisher; 15. 119-Chandler Leiby; 16. 5O-Brian Allman; 17. 16-Matt Campbell; 18. 66A-Bobby Fletcher; 19. 4-Dwight Leppo; 20. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 21. 23-Chris Arnold; 22. 3W-Duane Watson; 23. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); 24. 47-Michael Hamer (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Isaac Sneeringer (1-5), Chase Dietz (6-16), Ryan Wilson (17-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5-Tyler Ross; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 27-Jay Galloway; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 66-Dale Hammaker; 6. 5O-Brian Allman; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 47-Michael Hamer; 9. 3W-Duane Watson; 10. 6S-Bill Sherman. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 21-Scott Fisher; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 8. 76-Doug Deeds (DNF); 9. 1-Jason Bulick (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 29-Ryan Wilson; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 4-Dwight Leppo; 8. 11-Leah Starner; 9. 23-Chris Arnold. Time – 2:39.56

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 2. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 3. 47-Michael Hamer; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 3W-Duane Watson; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 6S-Bill Sherman; 8. 1-Jason Bulick (DNF); DNS – 11-Leah Starner, 76-Doug Deeds. No Time

RaceSaver (305) Sprints

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 47-Cody Lehman; 2. 7W-Logan Wagner; 3. 9S-Rick Stief; 4. 24-Lance Newlin; 5. 39-Eric Parker; 6. 44-John Braim; 7. 88J-Rory Janney; 8. 75-Dusty Shatzer; 9. 61-Parker Evans; 10. 17A-Colby Dice; 11. 55-Mike Wagner II; 12. 18-Ian Detweiler; 13. 57-Jeff Miller; 14. 36-Mark Watkins; 15. 9-Gary Palmer; 16. 5T-Tyler Reeser; 17. 35-Tyler Lebo; 18. 29-Mike Keiser; 19. 28-Tommy Carberry (DNF); 20. 10J-Jamie Kostic (DNF); 21. 2-Tim Tanner, Jr. (DNF); 22. 2-Erin Statler (DNF); 23. 17-Phil Meisner (DNF); 24. 20-Cory Myers (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Eric Parker (1-13), Cody Lehman (14-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 7W-Logan Wagner; 2. 20-Cory Myers; 3. 35-Tyler Leppo; 4. 99-George Riden; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser; 6. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 7. 39X-Scott Frack; 8. 96-Gabe Fox; 9. 19X-Keith McIntyre (DNF); 10. 77-Andrew Hake (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 88J-Rory Janney; 2. 24-Lance Newlin; 3. 55-Mike Wagner II; 4. 57-Jeff Miller; 5. 36-Mark Whatkins; 6. 64K-Kyle Purks; 7. 8-Randy Kaylor; 8. 44-Scott Gobrecht; 9. 16M-Craig Myers. Time – 2:14.53

3rd Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 44-John Braim; 2. 39-Eric Parker; 3. 75-Dusty Shatzer; 4. 10J-Jamie Kostic; 5. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 6. 47-Adam Carberry; 7. 33-Paul Snyder; 8. R1-Greg Rochelle; 9. X1-Pat Freiburger; 10. 26V-Sean Kirkpatrick. No Time

4th Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 9S-Rick Stief; 2. 61-Parker Evans; 3. 18-Ian Detweiler; 4. 2-Tim Tanner, Jr.; 5. 17A-Colby Dice; 6. 91-Antony Fiore; 7. 35B-Derrick Bowersox; 8. 69-Eric Mathiot; 9. 59III-John Petrozelle (DNF); 10. 28V-Matt Heimbach (DNF). Time – 2:18.53

5th Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 47K-Cody Lehman; 2. 28-Tommy Carberry; 3. 2-Erin Statler; 4. 17-Phil Meisner; 5. 9-Gary Palmer; 6. 66R-Russel Hammaker; 7. 83-Billy Ney; 8. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 9. 10-Bob Devault (DNF); 10. 53-Bill Brown (DNF). No Time

1st Consolation Winner – 1. 36-Mark Watkins

2nd Consolation Winner – 1. 9-Gary Palmer


Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 6-Randy Doty; 2. 59-Fred Cullum; 3. 17-Todd Paul; 4. 99J-Scott Jorda; 5. 3M-Steve Jorda; 6. 39-Brooks Coleman; 7. 99-Bryan Green; 8. 100-Tim Fake; 9. 71-Jim Chenoweth; 10. 89-Carnie Fryfogle; 11. 1-Jim Minter; 12. 93-Brittany Coleman; 13. 95-Justin Coleman; 14. 53-Tony Jorda; 15. 66-David Egge (DNF); 16. 1N-Hunter Nester (DNF); 17. 11-Al Daniels (DNF); 18. 55-Dylan Keim (DNF); DNS – 29-Phil Williams. No Time

Lap Leaders – Fred Cullum (1-19), Randy Doty (20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 59-Fred Cullum; 2. 6-Randy Doty; 3. 17-Todd Paul; 4. 39-Brooks Coleman; 5. 99-Bryan Green; 6. 55-Dylan Keim; 7. 89-Carnie Fryfogle; 8. 29-Phil Wilson; 9. 66-Dave Egge. Time – 2:49.10

2nd Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 99J-Scott Jorda; 2. 1N-Hunter Nester; 3. 11-Al Daniels; 4. 3M-Steve Jorda; 5. 71-Jim Chenoweth; 6. 100-Tim Fake; 7. 95-Justin Cullum; 8. 93-Brittany Coleman; 9. 1-Jim Minter; 10. 53-Tony Jorda. Time – 2:49.85