ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 5/5/12 – It might have been the double-file restarts. It might have been the “super moon.”
Whatever the reason, fans got their money’s worth in the 410 sprint car “World of Outlaws Tune-Up” at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Although there were only four official “lead changes,” Cory Haas and Danny Dietrich passed each other at least two dozen times in the 30-lap feature. In the end, Haas was standing in victory lane and the Embee & Son/York PB Truss/Barshinger Builder-Developer #11c team took home the $4,000 top prize.
“I hope they (the fans) enjoyed that, because that was a heck-of-a lot of fun…I know that,” said Haas in victory lane, “Danny’s one hell-of-a racer, and we both kinda got held up there in lapped cars. It wasn’t that far from the wall up here (turns three and four), so you had to be careful but you had to run hard. It was piled up and he jumped it once or twice and I jumped it a couple times.”
World of Outlaws format qualifying put Dietrich and Haas on the front row for the start. Haas led the first two laps before Dietrich took to the front on a third-lap restart. He led the next 13 laps before Haas reclaimed the lead in turns three and four of lap 16.
“He peeled down one time and I went around him. It was real tight getting off four,” said Haas, “I enjoy racing with Danny. He raced me real clean and I try to do the same with him. You can’t give him too much room, but you take as much as you can…and I took some from him a couple of times tonight.”
Dietrich again grabbed the lead on a 24th-lap restart that followed a red flag for a flipping Fred Rahmer, who landed on the fourth-turn wall after jumping the cushion while battling seventh-starting Brian Montieth for third.
Haas drove under Dietrich exiting turn two of lap 25 to take the lead for good, and drove away to a 1.67 win.
But in between, the drivers swapped the lead numerous times, sometimes in the turns and occasionally on the straightaways in lapped traffic.
“If I’d have gone out late tonight, I don’t know that we’d have timed real well,” added Haas, looking forward to Wednesday’s World of Outlaw show, “That’s going to be a big key on Wednesday night. I sort of feel like I can win, and I’m sure Danny, Brian, and Alan all feel the same way. I think we all get around here pretty good, and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Points leader Dietrich settled for second, with Montieth third, Alan Krimes fourth, and Logan Schuchart fifth. Completing the top ten were Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Adam Wilt, Jim Siegel, and Billy Dietrich.
Heats for the 410 Sprints were won by Lance Dewease, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Montieth, and Krimes.
Danny Dietrich won the Dash. Nick Schlauch, Jr. won the B-Main. Fast time in time trials over the 35-car field was set by Logan Schuchart with a one-lap time of 13.508-seconds (99.941 MPH).
Sat., May 5, 2012
WORLD OF OUTLAW TUNE UP
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (30-Laps) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas ($4,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 6. 19M-Brent Marks; 7. 1-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich; 11. 92-Niki Young; 12. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 13. 14-Kevin Nouse; 14. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 15. 6-Brad McClelland; 16. 20S-Derek Sell; 17. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 18. 51-Fred Rahmer (DNF); 19. 77-Aaron Ott (DNF); 20. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 21. 2-Ryan Bohlke (DNF); 22. 71X-Bill Stine (DNF); 23. 30C-Lance Dewease (DNF); 24. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr. (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Cory Haas (1-2), Danny Dietrich (3-15), Cory Haas (16-23), Danny Dietrich (24), Cory Haas (25-30)