Team Fully Injected’s Cory Haas had an impressive evening (4/14/12) at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The Dallastown, PA native rallied from a 12th place starting spot to finish 5th in the 25 lap – ‘410’ sprint car main event. Haas was in position to score a top five finish at Williams Grove Speedway the night before, but was involved in a late race caution. Haas also earned a third place finish in his respective heat race earlier this evening.
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 4/14/12 – To say Danny Dietrich had his hands full at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night is an understatement.
Lincoln’s point leader became the sixth different winner in seven races in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature, but it wasn’t easy.
Dietrich started eighth and looked spectacular the first half of the race, driving around polesitter and race-long leader Gerard McIntyre, Jr. for the lead on lap 10 and pulling away to a 3.40-second lead by the time ninth-starting Brian Montieth cleared McIntyre for second on lap 17. But that’s when things started getting complicated.
“I guess it was exciting…I had to slow down. We have a heck-of-an oil leak. I was running out of tear-offs and couldn’t grab the steering wheel,” said Dietrich upon exiting the Gary Kauffman-owned Sandoe’s Fruit Market/APM Buildings #48, “ I was a little worried, like last week. I got bit in lapped traffic and I was hoping that wasn’t going to happen tonight. I kept looking at the board and saw Brian (Montieth) get to second, and I thought ‘I need to get up on the wheel,’ but it was hard because I couldn’t hold the wheel.”
Between laps 17 and 19, Montieth cut the lead in half. Montieth was on Dietrich’s back bumper for the final five laps as the pair raced through heavy non-stop lapped traffic. Dietrich’s final margin of victory was a scant .88 seconds.
“The oilier it got, the worse it was, and I though for sure it was raining until I realized everything inside was getting wet. Like oil and water, oil and driving don’t mix.”
“He’s fast. He’s a hell-of-a driver and he’ll be tough to beat no matter where we start,” continued Dietrich, “We try to put on a show and he’s good, and I’m glad I made the move to the bottom of one and two on the last lap because I’m sure a slider was coming or something.”
While the race for the lead had fans on their feet, 11th-starting Lance Dewease completed a great run by passing McIntyre for third on lap 19. By that time, the leaders had checked out on the rest of the field.
McIntyre settled for fourth, with 12th-starting Cory Hass completing an excellent run of his own in crossing fifth.
Sixth through tenth were 15th-starting Greg Hodnett, Daryn Pittman, Billy Dietrich, 17th-starting Brent Marks, and J.J. Grasso.
The only caution of the race took out the second, third, and fourth-place cars of Aaron Ott, Bill Stine, and Alan Krimes in turns one and two of lap seven. Ott and Stine collided entering the first turn, and collected Krimes. None of the three were able to continue.
Heats for the 31 “410” Sprints were won by Montieth, Kevin Nouse, and Alan Krimes, with Kyle Pruitt winning the consolation.
RACE RESULTS Sat., April 14, 2012 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY Abbottstown, PA
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 30C-Lance Dewease; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 39-Greg Hodnett; 7. 27-Daryn Pittman; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 19M-Brent Marks; 10. 92-JJ Grasso; 11. 51-Fred Rahmer; 12. 14-Kevin Nouse; 13. 20S-Derek Sell; 14. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 15. 59-Jim Siegel; 16. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 17. 44-Frank Cozze; 18. 50-Austin Reed; 19. 95-Hunter Mackison (Alt.); 20. 6-Brad McClelland (DNF); 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart (DNF); 22. 77-Aaron Ott (DNF); 23. 71X-Bill Stine (DNF); 24. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF). DNS – 65-Johnny Mackison, Jr. No Time
Lap Leaders – Bill Stine (1-3), Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (4-9), Danny Dietrich (10-25)