By Bill Meyer
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/10/13 -Brian Montieth took advantage of a late-race
restart to claim his fifth Lincoln win of the year in the special 33-lap
Second Annual Brandon Little Memorial/Fallen Firefighters Night feature on
And thanks to sponsorship support from Fire & Rescue Products, AMKUS Rescue
Systems, and numerous supporting co-sponsors, Montieth’s payday was a cool
Handicapping placed Montieth ninth for the start. After an opening-lap red
flag for a flipping Gerard McIntyre, Jr., who was actually able to make
repairs and return to the field, the first 20 laps went non-stop.
“The Edge” caught polesitter John Rudisill to move into the top five on lap
three, but by that time, outside front row starter Tim Glatfelter had driven
away to a 2.31-second lead over the rest of the field. Montieth passed Kyle
Moody for fourth as the leaders entered lapped traffic on lap seven, and
then moved past Steve Owings into third on lap nine. Montieth raced several
laps with Adam Wilt before moving into second on lap 18.
A 21st-lap red flag for Ryan Wilson, who tipped onto his side in turn two,
put Montieth on Glatfelter’s back bumper for the restart.
“We sorta’ got lucky there at the yellow,” said Montieth upon exiting his
Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator/Golf Cart Services #21 in victory lane, “I
wasn’t sure if I was gonna be able to get by Tim. He was being really
consistent there in hitting his marks. I figured all I could do was push him
and get him to mess up a little bit.”
Glatfelter didn’t mess up, but Montieth pulled a slider on the Finish Line
Auto Sales #69 in turns three and four to make the race-winning pass.
Points leader Fred Rahmer, who started tenth, caught Glatfelter for second
on lap 25, and 11th-starting Alan Krimes took third from Glatfelter one lap
later. Those three ran first through the third the rest of the way, with
12th-starting Jim Siegel moving into fourth on lap 28. Cory Haas, who
started 14th, made a late-race pass to finish fifth, with Glatfelter,
Owings, Glenndon Forsythe, Moody, and McIntyre (who came from the back)
finishing sixth through tenth.
“I could see Fred was coming there on the bottom,” said Montieth of his plan
after taking the lead, “and I just wanted to get to traffic as fast as I
could to try and bottle-neck everything up.”
Heats for the 25 “410” Sprints on hand were won by Rahmer, Owings, and
Krimes, with Jordon Mackison winning the consolation.
Williams Grove points leader Kevin Nouse made a rare Lincoln appearance, and
came from 11th-starting spot to claim his second career Lincoln win in the
20-lap, $1,333-to-win 358 sprint car feature.
Nouse moved advanced to the top five at the half-way point and caught Chase
Dietz for fourth on lap 11. He drove around Isaac Sneeringer for third on
lap 13, and then stayed on the cushion to drive around Jeff Rohrbaugh for
second during a wild three-car battle following a 16th-lap restart. One lap
later, Nouse drove around polesitter and race-long leader Nathan Berwager to
make the race-winning pass.
Rohrbaugh took second from Berwager on lap 18, with Berwager settling for
third, Niki Young coming from eighth starting spot to finish fourth, and
Dietz crossing fifth. Sixth through tenth were Austin Hogue, Tyler Ross,
Sneeringer, Brie Hershey, and Ryan Wilson.
Heats for the 31 “358” Sprints on hand were won by Ross, Young, and
Sneeringer, with Duane Watson taking his first-ever sprint car checkered
flag in winning the consolation.
Gettysburg’s Brian Walls kept his winning streak alive, barely, by passing
race-long leader Jimmy Combs in the final turns to the checkered to register
his sixth win in-a-row in the $600-to-win 20-lap Thundercar feature.
Combs, who ended up starting on the pole after a couple opening lap
incident, grabbed the lead and led the way comfortably through the first
half of the race. But Brian Walls was steadily working his way through the
field and was closing on the race-leader when Wayne Dutterer slowed in the
final turns to the checkered, setting up a final one-lap dash to the
Combs tried taking away the bottom groove on the final turns, but Walls
drove to the outside and made his race-winning pass coming off the final
turn to the checkered to score his sixth win in-a-row, the seventh of the
year, and the 17th of his career, tying him with Mike Zeigler, Sr. for 12th
on the All-time Thundercar win list.
Jason Townsend finished third, Will Walls fourth, and Todd Miller fifth.
Finishing all 20-laps were Mikey Guise in sixth, Joe Racine seventh, and
Aaron Beard eighth.
Heats were won by Brian Walls and Danny Beard.
Lincoln will return to action next Saturday night, August 17th at 7:30 PM
with YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB NIGHT/PEPSI NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints,
358 Sprints, and an EMMR Exhibition. Gates open at 5:30 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
Sat., August 10, 2013
2ND ANNUAL BRANDON LITTLE MEMORIAL/FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (33-Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($5,000); 2. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 3.
87-Alan Krimes; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7.
35-Steve Owings; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 14-Gerard
McIntyre, Jr.; 11. 92-Ryan Smith; 12. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 13. 49-Bob Howard;
14. 75-Nicole Bower; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher; 16. 7JR-Jimmy Reppert; 17.
1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF); 18. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 19. 8-Billy Dietrich
(DNF); 20. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 21. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF); 22.
95-Hunter Mackison (DNF); 23. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 24. 4-John Rudisill
(DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-20), Brian Montieth (21-33)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3.
15-Adam Wilt; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 29-Ryan
Wilson; 7. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 8. 7JR-Jimmy Reppert. Time – 2:20.332
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 21-Brian Montieth;
3. 4-John Rudisill; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 95-Hunter
Mackison; 7. 49-Bob Howard; 8. 22T-Matt Boland. Time – 2:26.111
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 14-Gerard McIntyre,
Jr.; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4, 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 6.
92-Ryan Smith; 7. 75-Nicole Bower; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 2A-Todd Allen.
Time – 2;24.824
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 2. 49-Bobby
Howard; 3. 75-Nicole Bower; 4. 22T-Matt Boland; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6.
7JR-Jimmy Reppert; 7. 2A-Todd Allen. No Time
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse ($1,333); 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3.
85-Nathan Berwager; 4. 65-Niki Young; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 52-Austin Hogue;
7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 29-Ryan
Wilson; 11. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 12. 28-Matt Findley; 13. 47-Michael Hamer;
14. 5o-Brian Allman; 15. 3W-Duane Watson; 16. 10-Zach Euculano; 17. 9C-Bill
Case, Jr.; 18. 81B-Bob Anderson; 19. 2-Denny Gross; 20. 1-Tim Wagaman (DNF);
21. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF); 22. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF); 23. 38-Mark Strickler
(DNF); 24. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Nathan Berwager (1-16), Kevin Nouse (17-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5-Tyler Ross; 2. 29-Ryan Wilson; 3.
28-Matt Findley; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 81B-Bob Anderson; 6. 23-Chris Arnold;
7. 3W-Duane Watson; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 2-Denny Gross (DNF); 10.
56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3.
66H-Doug Hammaker; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 66-Dale Hammaker; 6. 5O-Brian
Allman; 7. 47-Michael Hamer; 8. 9C-Bill Case; 9. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 10.
.22T-Dave Thrush. Time – 2:27.41
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 2. 4R-Kevin
Nouse; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 85-Nathan Berwager; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 6.
66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 38-Mark Strickler; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano; 9. 38D-Kyle
Denmyer; 10. 94T-Bryn Gohn (DNF); 11. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1.3W-Duane Watson; 2. 38-Mark
Strickler; 3. 47-Michael Hamer; 4. 9C-Bill Case, Jr.; 5. 10-Zach Eucalano;
6. 2-Denny Gross; 7. 94-Bryn Gohn; 8. 45-Jeff Halligan; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer;
10. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 11. 22T-Dave Thrush (DNF); DNS – 56M-DJ
Montgomery, 12-Mike Bittinger. No Time
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls ($600); 2. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 3.
72-Jason Townsend; 4. 1-Will Walls; 5. 3-Todd Miller; 6. 83-Mikey Guise; 7.
74-Joe Racine; 8. 60Z-Aaron Beard; 9. 39-Wayne Dutterer (DNF); 10. 60-Danny
Beard (DNF); 11. 54W-Roy Warehime (DNF); 12. 01-Andrew Walls (DNF); 13.
1J-Eric Johnson (DNF); 14. 1E-Greg Emlet, Sr. (DNF); 15. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer
(DNS); 16. 23B-Donnie Murphy (DNS).
Lap Leaders – Jimmy Combs (1-19); Brian Walls (20)
1st Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 83-Mikey Guise; 3. 54Jimmy Combs;
4. 23B-Donnie Murphy; 5. 01-Andrew Walls; 6. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 7.
60Z-Aaron Beard; 8. 54W-Roy Warehime (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 60-Danny Beard; 2. 72-Jason Townsend; 3. 1-Will
Walls; 4. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 5. 1J-Eric Johnson; 6. 3-Todd Miller; 7. 74-Joe
Racine; DNS – 1E-Greg Emlet, Sr. Time – 2:38.91