Tyler Ross scores career first in “358” sprints; Points leader Brian Walls win fourth of ’13 in thundercars

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/8/13 – Last time Fred Rahmer won a feature at Lincoln Speedway, his good friend Dick Berggren was there to watch. This time, his good friend Tony Stewart was in the field.

Fred Rahmer held off the challenges of Brian Montieth and Lance Dewease to claim Saturday night’s 25-lap Darryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn, Sr. Memorial for “410” sprint cars Saturday night. In the process, Rahmer continued his amazing run of 26 top-ten finishes in 26 races in the Northeast this year, established a post-weight rule record of 6-minutes, 20.436 seconds for 25 laps, and claimed a total of $4,445 in winnings as part of the memorial event.

The Gohn family and their sponsors for the night added $1,125 to the $3,200 winner’s share. Rahmer also collected a $50 bonus from Thornton Chevrolet for leading lap 16 and picked up a $70 bonus for winning his heat. The win was Rahmer’s division-leading 168th of his career in the Pigeon Hills.

Points handicapping placed Fast Freddie seventh for the start. Both he and eighth-starting Montieth caught Ryan Smith to move into fourth and fifth, respectively, on lap six. Rahmer caught second-starting Steve Storrie for third on lap nine, and then drove around Gerard McIntyre, Jr. for second on lap 13.

Rahmer caught polesitter and race-long leader Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. on lap 15, and led the rest of the way despite late-race pressure from Montieth and a rapidly-closing Lance Dewease, who started tenth.

Completing the top five were Rittenhouse and McIntyre. Sixth through tenth were 12th-starting Danny Dietrich, Smith, Robbie Kendall, Adam Wilt, and Greg Hodnett.

Among the competitors Saturday night was three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, who started and finished 13th.

Heats for the 33 “410” Sprints on hand were won by Danny Dietrich, Montieth, Rahmer, and McIntyre, with Cory Haas winning the consolation.

Lincoln University’s Tyler Ross became the third driver in the past four races to claim his first career “358” sprint car win. Like Rahmer in the 410’s, Ross started seventh in the 20-lap feature. He advanced to third by the end of the seventh lap, caught front-row starter Chris Arnold for second on lap eight, and drove around polesitter and race-long leader Brian Allman for the lead as the two #5’s were coming off turn four to complete lap 11.

From there, Ross drove away to a 1.59-second win over 12th-staring Austin Hogue. Third through fifth were ninth-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh, Dale Hammaker, and Allman. Sixth through tenth were Niki Young, Matt Findley, Jay Galloway, Tim Wagaman, and Arnold.

Heats for the 27 “358” Sprints on hand were won by Wagaman, Findley, and Dale Hammaker, with Doug Hammaker winning the consolation.

Points leader Brian Walls came from 12th starting spot to claim his fourth win of the year in the 20-lap thundercar feature. It took only seven laps for Walls to drive around the rest of the field and take the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Donnie Murphy. Murphy kept it close the rest of the way, but crossed 1.53 seconds behind Walls. Third through fifth were Wayne Dutterer, Jamie Zentmyer, and Todd Miller.

Heats for the Thundercars were won by Danny Beard and Brian Walls.

Lincoln swings back into action this Saturday night, June 15h, when the PA Posse takes on the All-Star Circuit of Champions. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints will return, and for this kids it will be the first Big Wheel Race of the year at intermission. Gates will open at 5:30 PM with All-Star time trials getting underway at 7:30 PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway’s website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com 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 8, 2013
Abbottstown, PA
Daryl Gohn/Glen Gohn, Sr. Memorial
Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 20S-Fred Rahmer ($4,445); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 27-Lance Dewease; 4. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 5. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 92-Ryan Smith; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 9. 15-Adam Wilt; 10. 39-Greg Hodnett; 11. 59-Jim Siegel; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 13. 14-Tony Stewart; 14. 87-Alan Krimes; 15. 19M-Brent Marks; 16. 25-Aaron Ott; 17. 0-Steve Storrie; 18. 11C-Cory Haas; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen; 20. 5L-Chad Layton; 21. 8-Billy Dietrich; 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 23. 75-Nicole Bower; 24. 45-Kevin Nagy (DNF). Time – 6:20.436 (Establishes a new 25-lap post weight-rule track record)

Lap Leaders – Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (1-14), Fred Rahmer (15-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 92-Ryan Smith; 3. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 4. 14-Tony Stewart; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 19M-Brent Marks; 8. 3B-Randy Baughman. Time – 2:15.446

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 0-Steve Storrie; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 75-Nicole Bower; 7. 07-Mark Coldren; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 1080-Jordon Mackison. Time – 2:18.129

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 2. 27-Lance Dewease; 3. 25-Aaron Ott; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 45-Kevin Nagy; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 22-Bryn Gohn. Time – 2:17.162

4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 5L-Chad Layton; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison; 7. 2A-Todd Allen; 8. 22T-Matt Boland (DNS). Time – 2:19.226

Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 75-Nicole Bower; 4. 45-Kevin Nagy; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison; 6 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman; 8. 22-Bryn Gohn; 9. 4-John Rudisill; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison; 11. 07-Mark Coldren; 12. 2A-Todd Allen (DNF); 13. 22-Matt Boland (DNF).

Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 5-Tyler Ross; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 5o-Brian Allman; 6. 65-Niki Young; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 27-Jay Galloway; 9. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 10. 23-Chris Arnold; 11. 2-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 12. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 13. 69-Shane Hoff; 14. 2D-Chase Dietz; 15. 97-Brie Hershey; 16. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 17. 38-Mark Strickler; 18. 119-Chandler Leiby; 19. 22T-David Thrush; 20. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 21. 9-Wes Irwin; 22. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 23. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 24. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders – Brian Allman (1-10), Tyler Ross (11-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 29-Ryan Wilson; 3. 2-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 7. 2D-Chase Dietz; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano; 9. 1-Jason Bulick. Time – 2:23.87

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 27-Jay Galloway; 3. 65-Niki Young; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 9-Wes Irwin; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF). Time – 2:24.57

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66-Dale Hammaker; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 5O-Brian Allman; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 22T-Dave Thrush; 8. 38-Mark Strickler (DNF); 9. 47-Michael Hamer (DNF). Time – 2:24.53

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 22T-Dave Thrush; 6. 38-Mark Strickler; 7. 1-Jason Bulick; 8. 47-Michael Hamer; 9. 10-Zach Eucalano (DNF). No Time

Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 23B-Donnie Murphy; 3. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 4. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 5. 3-Todd Miller; 6. 72-Jason Townsend; 7. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 8. 9-Brian Diehl; 9. 83-Mikey Guise; 10. 60-Danny Beard (DNF); 11. 1-Will Walls (DNF); 12. 44-Tom Walls III (DNF); 13. 54W-Roy Warehime, Jr. (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders – Wayne Dutterer (1-6); Brian Walls (7-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 60-Danny Beard; 2. 23B-Donnie Murphy; 3. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 4. 72-Jason Townsend; 5. 54-Roy Warehime, Jr.; 6. 1-Will Walls (DNF); 7. 9-Brian Diehl (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 3-Todd Miller; 3. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 4. 83-Mikey Guise; 5. 44-Tom Walls, III; 6. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer. No Time