Fully Injected’s Cory Haas finished fifth this evening at Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000-to-win “Sprint Spring Championship” near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The Dallastown native had to do it the hard way – coming through this evening’s consolation B-main to qualify for the 30 lap main event. He started ninth and rallied to a top five finish!
Shown above at Williams Grove earlier this year, recent Fully Injected supporter, Brian Leppo, earned a top 10 finish this evening at Lincoln Speedway’s “Sprint Spring Championship” in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The Keen Motorsports ’17’ finished 7th – while also earning the fifth fastest time during qualifying time trials.
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 4/7/12 – Brian Montieth showed why he’s won the last four tracks titles in claiming the “410” Sprint Spring Championship at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
The driver known as “The Edge” stayed there most of the night, making a daring pass over polesitter and race-long leader Danny Dietrich in heavy lapped traffic exiting turn two of the 25th lap, and driving away to a 2.46-second win.
“I didn’t think the track was going to come back to life after looking at it in the heat races, but I guess Fred (Putney) knew what he was doing. He made it a little bit racey,” said Montieth after exiting the Jerry Parrish-owned Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator #21 in victory lane, “I was chasing Danny there before we got into traffic, and sort of missed my mark a couple of times and got little higher than what I wanted. It stayed there…”
“I debated a couple of laps,” continued Montieth, “and then I decided ‘Oh well…either try to win this thing or crash it. ”
Time trials with an inversion of four put Montieth on the inside of row two at the start. He followed Dietrich past World of Outlaw invader Lucas Wolfe into the runner-up spot in the first two turns, then chased Dietrich through lapped traffic from laps seven through 24 in the non-stop event. Montieth stayed on the cushion to make the race-winning pass as three cars raced for position at the tail end of the lead lap exiting turn two.
“Danny got through traffic there in the beginning pretty dang good, and that worries you,” said Montieth, “This place will bite you in the traffic. Unfortunately, it was better to run second tonight. He had to do what he had to do, and I think the lapped traffic bit him tonight.”
Montieth became the first repeat winner at Lincoln this year, and moved into a tie with Van May on the all-time Lincoln win list with 28. Montieth’s time of 8 minutes, 22.861 seconds established a post-weight rule record for 30 laps, and was worth $4,000.
Wolfe, home from the World of Outlaws tour during an off holiday weekend, ran third the entire way, with fast time trialer Brent Marks starting and finishing fourth and Cory Haas coming from ninth to finish fifth. Sixth through tenth were Logan Schuchart, Brian Leppo, Jim Siegel, Ryan Bohlke, and Billy Dietrich.
Heats for the 410 Sprints were won by Kevin Nouse, Johnny Mackison, Jr., and Kyle Pruitt, with Haas winning the consolation. Fast time in time trials over the 31-car field was set by Marks with a one-lap time of 13.624-seconds (99.090 MPH).
Sat., April 7, 2012
SPRINT SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (30-Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($4,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 19M-Brent Marks; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 7. 17-Brian Leppo; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich; 11. 77-Aaron Ott; 12. 14-Kevin Nouse; 13. 89-Cody Darrah; 14. 87-Alan Krimes; 15. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 16. 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr.; 17. 44-Frank Cozzie; 18. 71X-Bill Stine; 19. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 20. 175-Jeff Geiges; 21. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 22. 21K-Kyle Pruitt (DNF); 23. 5G-Curt Michael (DNF); 24. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 8:22.861 (Established new weight rule 30-lap record)
Lap Leaders – Danny Dietrich (1-24), Brian Montieth (25-30)