ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/7/13 -Austin Reed won a personal battle and Niki Young
won the season long points war in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at
Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Reed, who has fought gremlins all season long, started on the pole and led
every lap of the main event despite heavy pressure from Jeff Rohrbaugh in a
one-lap shootout to the finish.
Rohrbaugh, who started 11th, was unable to make the pass in the final lap,
and finished a mere 10 points behind fifth-place finisher Niki Young in the
point series. It was Young’s first career track title.
“We’ve been battling motors all year long,” said Reed upon exiting his
Save-Right Auto Sales/Reed Painting #34 in victory lane, “Finally we got
something to work. The heater coil was coming out of the fuel pump, and we
weren’t sure it was going to make it. I saw smoke coming out and they told
me to pull in when I saw smoke, but I just couldn’t.especially as fast as we
were. We are either fast or we break, but I think we got the monkey off our
Austin Hogue came from 12th starting spot to cross third, with Tyler Ross
and Young completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were 2012 track champ
Tim Wagaman, Chris Arnold, Dale Hammaker, Brie Hershey, and Ted Thomas, Jr.
Heats for the 31 “358” Sprints were won by Hogue, Wagaman, and Ross, with
Matt Mountz winning the consolation.
Lewistown’s Eric Parker drove under outside front row starter Tyler Reeser
on a 17th lap restart and hung on for the win in the 20-lap PA Sprint Series
Racesaver 305 sprint car feature.
Reeser settled for second, with George Riden, Brock Bilger, and Alex Schanz
crossing third through fifth.
Logan Wagner, Lance Newlin, Ryan Lynn, Mike Wagner II, and Freddie Rahmer
completed the top ten.
Heats for the 29 PASS Racesaver 305 Sprints were won by Donnie Hendershot,
Reeser, and Parker, with Zack Newlin winning the consolation.
Getteysburg’s Will Walls ended his brother’s 6-race win streak by picking up
his 8th career Lincoln Speedway win in the 20-lap Thundercar feature. Walls
passed Polesitter Roy Warehime on the sixth lap and then weather all
challenges the rest of the way, including a one-lap shoot-out to the
Outside frontrow starter Brian Diehl finished second, with Jamie Zentmyer
third, Jason Townsend fourth and Wayne Dutterer fifth.
Heats for the Thundercars were won by Warehime and Bryan Walls.
Lincoln will return to action next Saturday night, September 14, with the
39th Annual Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100 and 358 Late Models. Time
trials will get underway at 7 PM. Gates open at 5 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., September 7, 2013
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 34-Austin Reed ($1,000); 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3.
52-Austin Hogue; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 65-Niki Young; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7.
23-Chris Arnold; 8. 66-Dale Hammaker; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 94T-Ted
Thomas, Jr.; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 119-Chandler Leiby; 13. 69-Shane Hoff;
14. 94-Matt Mountz; 15. 2D-Chase Dietz (DNF); 16. 10-Zach Eucalano; 17.
3W-Duane Watson; 18. 5O-Brian Allman; 19. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 20. 4X-Jim
Travis; 21. 47-Michael Hamer; 22. 51-Nick Palmerino; 23. 12-Mike Bittinger
(DNF); 24. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Austin Reed (1-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 29-Ryan Wilson; 3.
34-Austin Reed; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 94T-Ted Thomas, Jr.;
7. 4X-Jim Travers; 8. 66-Dale Hammaker; 9. 47-Michael Hamer; 10. 12-Mike
Bittinger; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta. Time – 2:28.09
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3.
65-Niki Young; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 51-Nick
Palmerino; 7. 5O-Brian Allman; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 81B-Bob Anderson
(DNF); 10. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5-Tyler Ross; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3.
97-Brie Hershey; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 6. 10-Zach
Euculano; 7. 94V-Matt Mountz; 8. 3W-Duane Watson; 9. 56M-D.J. Montgomery;
10. 66H-Doug Hammaker (DNF). No time.
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 94T-Matt Mountz; 2. 12-Mike
Bittinger; 3. 5O-Brian Allman; 4. 3W-Duane Watson; 5. 4X-Jim Travis; 6.
47-Michael Hamer; 7. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 16-Matt
Campbell (DNF); 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 11. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); DNS
– 66H-Doug Hammaker. No Time
PASS RACESAVER 305 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 39-Eric Parker; 2. 5T-Tyler Reeser; 3. 99-George
Riden; 4. 39B-Brock Bilger; 5. 59-Alex Schanz; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner; 7.
24-Lance Newlin; 8. 26-Ryan Lynn; 9. 55-Mike Wagner II; 10. 51-Freddie
Rahmer; 11. 17K-Steve Kenawell; 12. 77-Andrew Hake; 13. 44G-Scott Gobrecht;
14. 35-Tyler Lebo; 15. 47K-Kody Lehman; 16. 16M-Craig Myers; 17. 17A-Colby
Dice; 18. 44-John Braim; 19. 31-Donnie Hendershot (DNF); 20. 11Z-Zack Newlin
(DNF); 21. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 22. 66R-Russell Hammaker (DNF); 23.
18-Ian Detweiler (DNF); 24. 33-Paul Snyder (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders – Tyler Reeser (1-16); Eric Parker (17-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 2. 99-George
Riden; 3. 59-Alex Schanz; 4. 55-Mike Wagner, II; 5. 16M-Craig Myers; 6.
44-John Braim; 7. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore; 9. 66R-Russell
Hammaker; DNS – 2-Erin Statler. Time – 2:03.25
2nd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5T-Tyler Reeser; 2. 39B-Brock Bilger; 3.
18-Ian Detweiler; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner; 6. 17K-Steve
Kenawell; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 77-Andrew Hake; 9. 35-Tyler Lebo; 10.
16-John Bott. Time – 2:04.82
3rd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 39-Eric Parker; 2. 33-Paul Snyder; 3.
24-Lance Newlin; 4. 17A-Colby Dice; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 47K-Kody
Lehman; 7. 20-Cory Myers; 8. 44G-Scott Gobrecht; 9. 36-Mark Watkins (DNF).
Consolation (8 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11Z-Zack Newlin; 2. 9-Dalton
Dietrich; 3. 66R-Russell Hammaker; 4. 77-Andrew Hake; 5. 44G-Scott Gobrecht;
6. 35-Tyler Lebo; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. 20-Cory Myers; 9. 16-John Bott; 10.
91-Anthony Fiore (DNF); 11. 36-Mark Watkins (DNS). No time.