Chase Dietz makes daring pass to claim first career “358” sprint car win; Walls wins third of the year in thundercars

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 5/11/13 – Brent Marks was the class of the field in claiming the $4,000 top prize in Saturday’s Prospect Metal and Used Auto Parts Night World of Outlaw tune-up at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

It was Marks’ third win of the year in the Pigeon Hills, and ended a perfect night for the BAPS Auto Paints and Supply/Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/KC Automotive/Creekside Auto Sales #19M after winning his qualifying event for the eighth week in a row.

The World of Outlaw format placed Marks on the outside of the front row for the start, and he led every lap, despite late-race pressure from eighth-starting Brian Montieth over the closing laps.

“For all the rain we’ve had, Fred (Putney) did an awesome job on this track,” said Marks in victory lane, “That race was awesome. Kudos to Lincoln for running tonight.”

The start of the show was delayed by 45 minutes after a series of rain showers during the day, the last of which didn’t end until after 5:00 p.m.

“We needed this win really, really bad,” continued Marks, “We’ve been struggling for a few weeks here, and falling from first to fourth in the point standings was pretty depressing. The team behind me is awesome. We went through some difficult times this week, made some changes, and I can’t thank these guys enough.”

Polesitter Gerard McIntyre, Jr. chased Marks the first seven laps before fourth-starting Stevie Smith grabbed second on lap eight.

“I thought Stevie was going to give me a good run there, but I knew the bottom was still too slimy, and I learned my lesson there in the dash, when I just spun my tires there.”

Marks and Smith pulled away from the field until McIntyre and third-starting Logan Schuchart got together while racing for third on lap 15, resulting in a Schuchart flip on turn two.

That put Montieth on the rear bumper of Smith for the restart. Marks opted for the outside for the double-file restart, and Montieth drove around Smith in the first two turns of the restart. Fifth-starting Greg Hodnett caught Smith for third a lap later, and Marks, Montieth, and Hodnett ran first through third the rest of the way.

Smith and seventh-starting Fred Rahmer completed the top five, with Alan Krimes, Robbie Kendall, Steve Owings, Cory Haas, and Kyle Moody rounding out the top ten.

It didn’t take Marks long to start looking toward Wednesday night’s Lincoln showdown with the famous World of Outlaws.

“I know the track will be different, and I can’t go with the same set-up as tonight, but we’ll adapt accordingly and, hopefully, give them a run for their money.”

The other red flag of the event came on the opening lap, when defending champ Danny Dietrich rolled onto his side in turn two. Dietrich was uninjured, made repairs and returned, but dropped out several laps later with front brake problems.

“410” Sprint heats were won by Kendall, Schuchart, and Marks, with Lance Dewease setting a new 12-lap track record of 2:48.149 in the B-Main.

McIntyre won the Dash in a record-setting 6-lap time of 1 minute, 24.420-seconds. Fast time in time trials over the 26-car field was set by Montieth, with a one-lap time of 13.408-seconds (100.686 MPH).

York’s Chase Dietz drove around both Mike Duncan, Jr. and Jeff Rohrbaugh to grab the lead as the three were completing lap seven to score his first career win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

Dietz, who will turn 16 next Friday (5/17), started fourth and steered clear of a slowing outside front row starter Chandler Leiby on the first lap to maintain fourth. He caught third-starting Mark Stickler on lap two and ran third until blowing around both Duncan and Rohrbaugh at the same time.

Rohrbaugh passed Duncan for second on lap nine, and Austin Hogue came from tenth starting spot to finish third. Ninth-starting Tim Wagaman and 11th-starting Niki Young completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Duncan, Tyler Ross, Mike Bittinger, Strickler, and 17th-starting Matt Findley.

Heats for the 28 “358” sprinters were won by Young, Strickler, and Dietz, with Scott Fisher winning the consolation.

Gettysburg’s Brian Wagaman picked up his second win in-a-row and third of the year in the 20 lap Thundercar feature.

Outside frontrow starter Brian Diehl grabbed the lead at the outset and held off polesitter Wayne Dutterer and sixth-starting Jamie Zentmyer.

Meanwhile Walls, was patiently working his way front from the back of the field and got by Zentmyer for second place at the halfway mark.

One lap later Walls went to the outside of race-long leader Diehl and made his winning pass. Walls led the rest of the way, and survived a one-lap dash to the checkered for his 13th career win, tying him with Ron Shultz for 14th on the all time Thundercar win list.

Lincoln swings back into action this coming Wednesday night (5/17) for the first 2013 Northeast appearance of the World of Outlaws. Special gates times for the mid-week program will be 2:00 p.m. for the pits and 4:00 p.m. for general admission. Time trials get underway at 7:30 p.m.

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., May 11, 2013
Abbottstown, PA
World of Outlaw Tune-up
Feature (30-Laps) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks ($4,000); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett; 4. 19-Stevie Smith; 5. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 35-Steve Owings; 9. 11C-Cory Haas; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody; 11. 59-Jim Siegel; 12. 27-Lance Dewease; 13. 4-John Rudisill; 14. B52-Scott Geesey; 15. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 16. 92-Ryan Smith; 17. 95-Hunter Mackison; 18. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 19. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart (DNF); 21. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 23. 8D-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 24. 1A-Jacob Allen (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Brent Marks (1-30)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 4-John Rudisill; 4. 39-Greg Hodnett; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 27-Lance Dewease; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen; 9. 21A-Will Rose. Time – 2:18.309

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 2. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 8. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 9. 0-Steve Storrie (DNF). Time – 2:21.844

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 19-Stevie Smith; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 92-Ryan Smith; 6. B52-Scott Geesey; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison. Time – 2:19.189

Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 4. 19-Stevie Smith; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 8. 21-Brian Montieth; 9. 35-Steve Owings; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall. Time – 1:24.420 (New 6 Lap Track Record)

B-Main (12 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 27-Lance Dewease; 2. 95-Hunter Mackison; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen; 4. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 7. 21A-Will Rose; 8. 0-Steve Storrie (DNF). Time – 2:48.149 (New 12-Lap Track Record)

Time Trials – 1. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.408 (100.686 MPH); 2. 20S-Fred Rahmer, 13.460; 3. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.477; 4. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.516; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.557; 6. 19-Stevie Smith, 13.590; 7. 4-John Rudisill, 13.639; 8. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.695; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.696; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.755; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.771; 12. 35-Steve Owings, 13.807; 13. 27-Lance Dewease, 13.807; 14. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.832; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.852; 16. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.864; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.869; 18. 92-Ryan Smith, 13.884; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.933; 20. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.973; 21. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.010; 22. 59-Jim Siegel, 14.042; 23. 0-Steve Storrie, 14.047; 24. B52-Scott Geesey, 14.083; 25. 21A-Will Rose, 14.267; 26. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.478.

Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 65-Niki Young; 6. 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr.; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger; 9. 38-Mark Strickler; 10. 28-Matt Findley; 11. 66-Dale Hammaker; 12. 5O-Brian Allman; 13. 27-Jay Galloway; 14. 47-Michael Hamer; 15. 21-Scott Fisher; 16. 2-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 17. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 18. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 19. 90-Jordan Givler; 20. 10-Zach Euculano; 21. 55-Matt Krause; 22. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 23. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer (DNF); 24. 119-Chandler Leiby (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders – Mike Duncan, Jr. (1-6), Chase Dietz (7-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr.; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 2-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 37-Austin Ream; 10. 27-Jay Galloway (DNF). Time – 2:26.72

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 38-Mark Strickler; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 90-Jordon Givler; 6. 50o-Brian Allman; 7. 21-Scott Fisher; 8. 55-Matt Krause; DNS – 66H-Doug Hammaker. Time – 2:28.38

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 47-Michael Hamer; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 10-Zach Eucalano; 8. 66-Dale Hammaker; 9. 22T-Dave Thrush. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 21-Scott Fisher; 2. 2-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 27- Jay Galloway; 7. 55-Matt Krause; 8. 22T-Dave Thrush; 9. 37-Austin Ream; 10. 66H-Doug Hammaker (DNS). No Time

Feature (20 Laps) 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 3. 60-Danny Beard; 4. 9-Brian Diehl; 5. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 6. 72-Jason Townsend; 7. 83-Mikey Guise (DNF); 8. 54-Roy Warehime (DNF); 9. 39-Wayne Dutterer (DNF); 10. 3-Todd Miller (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders – Brian Diehl (1-10); Brian Walls (11-20)