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Points leader Niki Young comes from 10th to score “358” sprint car win

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/15/13 – There was no lack of talent in Saturday night’s All-Star Circuit of Champions “A” Main at Lincoln Speedway, but none of them were a match for Denver’s Alan Krimes, who dominated en route to a four-second win and the $5,000 top prize.

After finishing second in the dash, Krimes started beside Stevie Smith on the front row. He beat Smith to the first turn and was never seriously challenged.

“Getting him (Smith) on the start was everything there. I was actually surprised I could turn in off his right rear and pass him down there,” said Krimes upon exiting his Conestoga Valley Garage #87 in victory lane, “That was the biggest move of the race as far as I’m concerned. Getting ahead of Stevie, because he’s a hell of a driver.”

“My goal is to win a World of Outlaw show and an All-Star show, and I’m half-way,” quipped Krimes, “You’re never sure how far you are ahead of everybody else when you’re running out there. We were getting through lapped traffic pretty good, and I knew somebody else was going to have to be really good to beat us.”

“We actually started slowing down there at the end,” said Krimes, “But I was hoping I had enough of lead to hold them off at the end.”

Krimes didn’t know that everyone else was slowing down at the end, too. Krimes maintained a three-to-four second lead over the entire second half of the 30-lap event.

If Krimes was half of the show, Danny Dietrich was the other half. Dietrich started sixth after finishing last in the dash, and bounced off the second turn wall several times in catching Lance Dewease for third on lap 18 and Smith for the runner-up spot on lap 22.

“Danny must have been real good,” added Krimes, “The track was pretty tough to pass on. To come from sixth to second was a great job.”
The last 24 laps of the race went non-stop, with the only caution of the night for a spin by Steve Storrie and Greg Hodnett after colliding in turn one of lap six.

Smith settled for third, with Dewease and tenth-starting Fred Rahmer completing the top five. Rahmer, the current Central PA and Lincoln point series leader, continued his amazing streak of top-ten finishes, which now sits at 28 straight races.

Sixth through tenth were Tim Shaffer, Brent Marks, Dale Blaney, Jim Siegel, and Aaron Ott.

Heats were won by Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Jac Haudenschild, Nicole Bower, and Brian Montieth.
Dale Blaney won the B-Main while Stevie Smith won the Dash. Fast time in time trials over the 35-car field was set by Shaffer with a one-lap time of 13.286-seconds (101.611 MPH).

Points leader Niki Young came from tenth starting spot to score his second win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Matt Findley led the first lap from the outside of the front row before polesitter Chris Arnold grabbed the top spot on lap two.

By lap three, Young was in third. He caught Findley for second on lap five, tracked down Arnold over the next three laps, and raced wheel-to-wheel with the Re/Max #23 for the next five laps before diving under Arnold to make the race-winning pass in turns one and two of lap 13.

Arnold settled for second, with Findley third, rookie and one-time 2013 Chase Dietz fourth, and Matt Mountz fifth.

Heats for the 18 “358” Sprints on hand were won by Young and Tyler Ross.

Lincoln swings back into action next Saturday night, June 22nd, with BAPS NIGHT featuring all three regular point divisions – the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints, Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints and Thundercars. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, hot laps at 7 PM, and racing at 7:30 PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway’s website at 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.

Sat., June 15, 2013
Abbottstown, PA
A-Main – University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($5,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 19-Stevie Smith; 4. 27-Lance Dewease; 5. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 6. 83-Tim Shaffer; 7. 19M-Brent Marks; 8. 2-Dale Blaney; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 25-Aaron Ott; 11. 21-Brian Montieth; 12. 15-Adam Wilt; 13. 45-Danny Holtgraver; 14. 11C-Cory Haas; 15. 0-Justin Henderson; 16. 92-Ryan Smith; 17. 54-Cap Henry; 18. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 19. 59-Jac Haudenschild; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 21. 95-Hunter Mackison; 22. 75-Nicole Bower (DNF); 23. 39-Greg Hodnett (DNF); 24. 0S-Steve Storrie (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1-30)

Kears Speed Shop Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison; 6. 40-Caleb Helms; 7. 45N-Kevin Nagy; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 07-Mark Coldren. Time – 2:27.351

All Pro Aluminum Heads Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 27-Lance Dewease; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 6. 2-Dale Blaney; 7. 11C-Cory Haas; 8. 80-Trey Gustin; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman. Time – 2:26.167

Dragon Race Fuel Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 75-Nicole Bower; 2. 92-Ryan Smith; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 19-Stevie Smith; 6. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen; 8. 54-Cap Henry. Time – 2:32.678

Kinsler Fuel Injection Heat 4 (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 25-Aaron Ott; 3. 0-Justin Henderson; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 0S-Steve Storrie; 6. 50-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 45-Danny Holtgraver; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 2:31.099

Outerwears Performance Products Dash (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. Stevie Smith; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer; 4. 27-Lance Dewease; 5. 25-Aaron Ott; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich. Time – 1:30.516

B-Main – MSD Ignition (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 2-Dale Blaney; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver; 3. 11c-Cory Haas; 4. 54-Cap Henry; 5. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 6. 50-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 80-Trey Gustin; 11. 07-Mark Coldren; 12. 45N-Kevin Nagy (DNF); 13. 40-Caleb Helms (DNF); DNS – 3B-Randy Baughman. No Time

Kistler Engines Time Trials – 1. 83-Tim Shaffer, 13.286-seconds (101.611 MPH); 2. 27-Lance Dewease, 13.295; 3. 19-Stevie Smith, 13.353; 4. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.359; 5. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.455; 6. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.479; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.507; 8. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.542; 9. 59s-Jim Siegel, 13.545; 10. 19m-Brent Marks, 13.574; 11. 92-Ryan Smith, 13.622; 12. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 13.677; 13. 20s-Fred Rahmer, 13.709; 14. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.724; 15. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.844; 16. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.878; 17. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.905; 18. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 13.914; 19. 75-Nicole Bowers, 13.923; 20. 0s-Steve Storrie, 13.958; 21. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.969; 22. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.978; 23. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.003; 24. 0-Justin Henderson, 14.025; 25. 45n-Kevin Nagy, 14.031; 26. 11c-Cory Haas, 14.065; 27. 54-Cap Henry, 14.070; 28. 50-Tim Glatfelter, 14.136; 29. 21t-Scott Fisher, 14.196; 30. 80-Trey Gustin, 14.206; 31. 1a-Jacob Allen, 14.265; 32. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.273; 33. 07-Mark Coldren, 14.323; 34. 8-Billy Dietrich, NT; 35. 3b-Randy Baughman, NT.

Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 65-Niki Young (Hard Charger); 2. 23-Chris Arnold; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 94-Matt Mountz; 6. 69-Shane Hoff; 7. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 8. 5-Tyler Ross; 9. 52-Austin Hogue; 10. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 11. 2-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 12. 5O-Brian Allman; 13. 66-Dale Hammaker; 14. 97-Brie Hershey; 15. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 16. 47-Michael Hamer; 17. 66H-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF). Time – 5:45.28

Lap Leaders – Chris Arnold (1-12), Niki Young (13-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps) – 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 94-Matt Mountz; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 5O-Brian Allman; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF). Time – 2:30.43

2nd Heat (10 Laps) – 1. 5-Tyler Ross; 2. 66-Dale Hammaker; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 69-Shane Hoff; 7. 2-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 8. 47-Michael Hamer; 9. 66H-Doug Hammaker (DNF). Time – 2:33.22