ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/18/2012 – Brian Montieth came from fifth starting spot to claim the $5,000 top prize in a thrilling Brandon Little Memorial/Fallen Firefighters Night feature event at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
“Lapped traffic the last three weeks has just been unreal,” said Montieth upon exiting the Premier AutoWorks/Auto Locator #21 in victory lane, “Sometimes you win by ‘em and sometimes you lose by ‘em. Luckily tonight, I was sitting second. The lapped cars really ain’t that slow, and everyone’s racing all the way back through. I took that shot at Cory and it worked out.”
Montieth also claimed $245 in lap money in scoring his sixth win of the year, and established a 33-lap track record in the process. The extra-distance feature was to recognize the many members of United Hook and Ladder Company #33, the company for which 19-year-old Lincoln neighbor Brandon Little was responding when he was killed in a traffic crash in January.
“My hats off to the first responders,” continued Montieth, “They’re better people than I’ll ever be. There are no words to express the type of people the first responders and military people are. They give us the chance to be here.”
After three tries to start the race, the feature went non-stop, with Montieth’s official winning time of 9 minutes, 15.124 seconds establishing a Lincoln track record for that distance.
A redraw placed Montieth seventh for the start, but he moved up a row when polesitter Derek Sell spun in turn two right after the caution came out for a spinning car in turn four of the opening lap.
Montieth faded to sixth on the opening lap, then re-entered the top five after getting by Brent Marks on lap four.
He ran there for the next seven laps before catching Ryan Bolhke for fourth on lap 12.
Cory Haas, Lance Dewease, and Greg Hodnett ran first through third the first 13 laps before Montieth drove under Hodnett for third on lap 14.
Montieth closed on Dewease for the runner-up spot as the leaders drove through heavy lapped traffic, and he finally caught Dewease for second on lap 20. At the time, Haas enjoyed a 1.45-second lead. But Dewease didn’t give up, and the two continued their battle for the runner-up spot while closing on Haas.
By lap 24, it had become a three-car race for the lead, with all three cars side-by-side driving through turns one and two of lap 25. Montieth drove under Haas entering turn three of lap 27 to grab the lead. From there, he drove away to a 2.27-second win over Haas, with Dewease settling for third. Hodnett, who ran in the top five the whole way, crossed fourth, with a charging Alan Krimes finishing fifth.
Sixth through tenth were Brent Marks, Fred Rahmer, Aaron Ott, Bohlke, and Brian Leppo.
Heats for the “410” Sprints were won by Dewease, Haas, and Sell, with Gerard McIntyre, Jr. winning the consolation.
Fast time in time trails over the 28-car field was set by Adam Wilt with a one-lap time of 13.456-seconds (100.327 MPH).
Scott Fisher started on the pole and led wire-to-wire in the 20-lap, $1,333-to-win “358” sprint car feature. It was Fisher’s second win of the year and third career win at Lincoln.
Fifth-starting Mike Bittinger passed third-starting Nathan Berwager for second on lap seven, but was never able to seriously challenge Fisher, crossing 2.15 seconds behind Fisher at the end. Third through fifth were Niki Young, Berwager, and Tyler Ross. Completing the top ten were 14th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh, Brock Zearfoss, Ryan Wilson, Dale Hammaker, and Austin Hogue.
Saturday’s feature was the first in the two-night “Shootout” for “358” sprinters. Trail-Way’s leg of the “Shootout” was rained out Friday night, and the “Shootout” finale will now be run on Friday, August 31st. The “Shootout” will pay out $2,000 divided among the top ten drivers in the combined two-night series, with $500 going to the winner.
Heats for the 29 “358” Sprinters on hand were won by Fisher, Zearfoss, and Dale Hammaker, with Tim Glatfelter winning the consolation.
Next Saturday night, August 25th, Lincoln Speedway will hold its 60TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW highlighted by JOHN GLEIM JR. EXCAVATING NIGHT. The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints will compete in Twin 20’s and are joined by the Thundercars & Central PA Legends. Time trials for the 410 sprinters will get underway at 7:30 PM, with Gates opening 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 Speedway.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
BRANDON LITTLE MEMORIAL
Fallen Firefighters Night sponsored by Emig’s 81 Diner
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (33‑Laps) ‑ 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($5,000); 2. 11C-Cory Haas; 3. 30C-Lance Dewease; 4. 39-Greg Hodnett; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 19M-Brent Marks; 7. 51-Fred Rahmer; 8. 77-Aaron Ott; 9. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 10. 14-Brian Leppo; 11. 6-Brad McClelland; 12. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 13. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 15. 2W-Kyle Moody; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison; 17. 21A-Will Rose; 18. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 19. 20S-Derek Sell (DNF); 20. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart (DNF); 22. 4-John Rudisill (DNF); 23. 84-Chad Criswell (DNF); 24. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF). Time – 9:15.126 (Establishes a new 33-lap track record)
Lap Leaders – Cory Haas (1-26), Brian Montieth (27-33)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 30C-Lance Dewease; 2. 39-Greg Hodnett; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 14-Brian Leppo; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison; 9. 21A-Will Rose; 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher. Time – 2:23.944
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 3. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 84-Chad Criswell; 6. 6-Brad McClelland; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) ‑ 1. 20S-Derek Sell; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 51-Fred Rahmer; 4. 19M-Brent Marks; 5. 77-Aaron Ott; 6. 2W-Kyle Moody; 7. 50-Austin Reed; 8. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 175-Chuck Palmucci. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) ‑ 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 21A-Will Rose; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 4-John Rudisill; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison; 7. 50-Austin Reed; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 175-Chuck Palmucci (DNF). No Time
Time Trials – 1. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.456 seconds (100.327 MPH); 2. 2-Ryan Bohlke, 13.523; 3. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.531; 4. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.635; 5. 84-Chad Criswell, 13.642; 6. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.645; 7. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.658; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.674; 9. 51-Fred Rahmer, 13.684; 10. 30c-Lance Dewease, 13.697; 11. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.716; 12. 20s-Derek Sell, 13.741; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.760; 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.770; 15. 77-Aaron Ott, 13.888; 16. 14-Brian Leppo, 13.895; 17. 6-Brad McClelland, 13.898; 18. 2w-Kyle Moody, 13.937; 19. 21a-Will Rose, 13.987; 20. 59-Jim Siegel, 14.017; 21. 5-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.025; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.066; 23. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 14.070; 24. 175-Chuck Palmucci, 14.171; 25. 4-John Rudisill, 14.189; 26. 55k-Robbie Kendall, 14.255; 27. 50-Austin Reed, 14.332; 28. 66a-Cody Fletcher, 16.482
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20‑Laps) – 1. 21-Scott Fisher; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 65-Niki Young; 4. 85-Nathan Berwager; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 8. 29-Ryan Wilson; 9. 66-Dale Hammaker; 10. 52-Austin Hogue; 11. 33-Tim Wagaman; 12. 22T-Matt Boland; 13. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 14. 59T-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 5A-Brian Allman; 16. 28F-Matt Findley; 17. 47-Michael Hamer; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta (Alt.); 19. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 20. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 21. 17E-Cris Eash (DNF); 22. 66H-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 23. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); 24. 2-Denny Groos (DNF); DNS – 1A-Logan Schuchart. No Time
Lap Leaders – Scott Fisher (1-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 qualify) ‑ 1. 21-Scott Fisher; 2. 29-Ryan Wilson; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 65-Niki Young; 5. 33-Tim Wagaman; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 47-Michael Hamer; 8. 69-Shane Hoff (DNF); 9. 66H-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 10. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 qualify)‑ 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 2. 85-Nathan Berwager; 3. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 52-Austin Hogue; 7. 59T-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 69/1A-Logan Schuchart; 9. 33G-Brad Gleason; 10. 81B-Bob Anderson (DNF). Time – 2:29.28
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 qualify) ‑ 1. 66-Dale Hammaker; 2. 22T-Matt Boland; 3. 2-Denny Gross; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 28F-Matt Findley; 6. 5A-Brian Allman; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 17E-Cris Eash (DNF); DNS – 28-Keith Prutzman. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 qualify) ‑ 1. 59T-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 3. 17E-Cris Eash; 4. 69/1A-Logan Schuchart; 5. 47-Michael Hamer; 6. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 81B-Bob Anderson (DNF); 9. 33G-Brad Gleeson (DNF); DNS – 69-Shane Hoff. No Time