Austin Hogue claims 358 sprint championship event; Walls finish first, second, and third in thundercars

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/13/13 – Jim Siegel made pulled a late-race slider on race-long leader Kyle Moody to claim another 410 sprint car thriller at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

“My hat’s off to Kyle (Moody). He ran a really good race and made one mistake on the restart, and that was it,” said Siegel upon exiting his Mason-Dixon Vault Company #59 in victory lane, “He’s young and has a lot of talent behind him, and they’re doing it on a shoe-string budget, so I have a lot of respect for a kid like that can come out and run up front like that. He did everything right until the end, and I got a good restart.”

“I was planning on doing a flyer in one and two,” said Siegel, “I thought that would be my only chance because he was pretty good on top. I thought if I could get alongside him and rattle him or get him up over the cushion…but he went to the bottom, and I thought it was too good to be true.”

Handicapping placed Siegel eighth for the start. The early stages of the race were dominated by second starting Moody and fifth starting Adam Wilt. Moody drove around polesitter Hunter Mackison in the first two turns, and Wilt caught Mackison for second on lap five, just before the first caution came out for a spinning Glenndon Forsythe in turn four. During the caution, defending champ Danny Dietrich stopped in turn two with a flat right rear tire. He was able to rejoin the field and came back to finish seventh.

Moody and Wilt ran away from the field between laps six and 12, but Wilt slowed on lap 13 and went to the infield. Billy Dietrich assumed second, followed by Alan Krimes and Mackison. One lap later, Siegel moved past Mackison into fourth.

Mackison and Montieth brought out the caution flag on lap 18, when the two made contact on the front stretch and Montieth sustained front-end damage after hitting the outside guardrail.

Krimes and Siegel raced wheel-to-wheel on the restart, with Siegel making the pass on lap 20. Two laps later, Siegel got around Dietrich for the runner-up spot. The red came out on lap 23 for Jordan Mackison, who was uninjured in a violent barrel roll in turn two.

Siegel pulled the slider on Moody in turns three and four of the restart, and led the final three laps to claim his second win of the year and ninth career win in the Pigeon Hills.

Moody, seeking his first-ever 410 sprint win, settled for second, with Dietrich third, Krimes fourth, and Fred Rahmer coming from 20th starting spot (after flipping in his heat) to cross fifth. Sixth through tenth were Ryan Smith, Danny Dietrich, Stevie Smith, Brent Marks, and J.J. Grasso.

Heats for the 26 “410” Sprinters on hand were won by Krimes, Stevie Smith, and Montieth.

Central Pennsylvania points leader Austin Hogue drove a heavily-smoking race car to the win in the 25-lap 358 sprint car championship event. Hogue’s motor blew on a last-lap restart, and, with the help of two lapped cars between himself and second-place Kevin Nouse, he was able to baby his car to the finish for his third Lincoln win of the year and the $1,500 top prize.

“This thing sounded like an old Ford tractor,” exclaimed Hogue upon exiting his Livingston’s Lawn Care/BAPS Auto Paints and Supply #52 following his sixth overall win of the year, “Dick Smith (engine builder) told me to always keep going if I’m in the lead, and I don’t know how it stayed together.”

It didn’t. Motor parts and oil were removed from the racing surface during victory lane ceremonies.

Invader Kevin Nouse settled for second, with Jeff Rohrbaugh, Brent Marks (subbing in the John Westbrook #1W), and 15th-starting Dale Hammaker completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were 12th-starting Ryan Wilson, Cris Eash, Isaac Sneeringer, Austin Reed, and 20th-starting and hard charger Brie Hershey.

Heats for the 34 “358” Sprinters on hand were won by Wilson, Hogue, Sneeringer, and Reed, with Chris Arnold winning the consolation.

I was a family affair in the 20-lap thundercar feature as Bryan Walls passed race-long leader and brother Will Walls with 2 laps to go for the lead. Then he had to hang in a two-lap dash to the checkered which saw Will and their older brother Mike all chase him over the final laps. In the end, Bryan was able to hold them off to pick up his fifth thundercar feature win in-a-row, the sixth of the year and the 16th of his career.

Will and Mike Walls settled for second and third, followed by Danny Beard and Jason Townsend in fourth and fifth respectively.

Completing the top-10 were Mikey Guise, Todd Miller, Wayne Dutterer, Jamie Zentmyer, and Greg Emlet, Sr.

Heats for the Thundercars were won by Will Walls and Miller.

Lincoln swings back into action this Thursday night, July 18th, with PREMIER AUTO WORKS/AUTO LOCATOR NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints. Gates open at 5:30 PM and racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM.

Next Saturday night, July 20th, there will be NO RACING at Lincoln Speedway.

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., July 13, 2013
Abbottstown, PA
Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel ($3,200); 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 6. 92-Ryan Smith; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich; 8. 19-Stevie Smith; 9. 19M-Brent Marks; 10. 25-JJ Grasso; 11. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 12. 11C-Cory Haas; 13. 95-Hunter Mackison; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 16. 35-Steve Owings; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF); 20. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 21. 175-Billy Pauch, Jr. (DNF); 22. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); DNS – 0-Steve Storrie, 22T-Matt Boland. No Time

Lap Leaders – Kyle Moody (1-22), Jim Siegel (23-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 1080-Jordon Mackison; DNS – 71X-Bill Stine. Time – 2:20.611

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19-Stevie Smith; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 92-Ryan Smith; 5. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 14S-Ryan Slothower (DNF); 8. 20S-Fred Rahmer (DNF); 9. 0-Steve Storrie (DNF). Time – 2:22.769

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 25-JJ Grasso; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 19M-Brent Marks; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 175-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 9. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF). No Time

Championship Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 52-Austin Hogue ($1,500); 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 1W-Brent Marks; 5. 66-Dale Hammaker; 6. 29-Ryan Wilson; 7. 17E-Cris Eash; 8. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 9. 34-Austin Reed; 10. 97-Brie Hershey; 11. 119-Chandler Leiby; 12. 23-Chris Arnold; 13. 21T-Scott Fisher; 14. 10-Zach Euculano; 15. 16-Matt Campbell; 16. 66A-Bobby Fletcher; 17. 5o-Brian Allman; 18. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 19. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 20. 65-Niki Young (DNF); 21. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); 22. 1-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 23. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 24. 38-Mark Strickler (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders – Zach Eucalano (1-2), Jeff Rohrbaugh (3-7), Austin Hogue (8-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 29-Ryan Wilson; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 1W-Brent Marks; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 3W-Duane Watson; 8. 59T-Tim Stallings; 9. 76-Doug Deeds. Time- 2:24.44

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 17E-Cris Eash; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 38-Mark Strickler; 8. 22T-Dave Thrush; 9. 75-Rocky Magaro. Time – 2:23.40

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 6S-Bill Sherman (DNF); 8. 00-Ant Bay (DNF). No Time

4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 34-Todd Reed; 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 10-Zach Eucalano; 4. 65-Niki Young; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 5O-Brian Allman; 8. 47-Michael Hamer. Time – 2:31.94

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 23-Chris Arnold; 2. 38-Mark Strickler; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 5O-Brian Allman; 5. 22T-Dave Thrush; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 75-Rocky Magaro; 8. 47-Michael Hamer; 9. 3W-Duane Watson; 10. 6S-Bill Sherman; 11. 59T-Tim Stallings (DNF); 12. 00-Ant Bay (DNF); 13. 2D-Chase Dietz (DNF); 14. 76-Doug Deeds (DNF). No Time

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 1-Will Walls; 3. 1W-Mike Walls; 4. 60-Danny Beard; 5. 72-Jason Townsend; 6. 83-Mikey Guise; 7. 3-Todd Miller; 8. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 9. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer; 10. 1E-Greg Emlet, Sr.; 11. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 12. 33-Kenny Kluge; 13. 74-Joe Racine (DNF); 14. 9-Brian Diehl (DNF); 15. 54W-Roy Warehime, Jr. (DNF); 16. 01-Andrew Walls (DNF); 17. M1-Marshall McMullen (DNS). No Time

Lap Leaders – Will Walls (1-17); Brian Walls (18-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 1-Will Walls; 2. 60-Danny Beard; 3. 54W-Roy Warehime, Jr.; 4. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 5. 1W-Mike Walls; 6. 1E-Greg Emlet; 7. 33-Kenny Kluge; 8. 72-Jason Townsend; 9. 54J-Jimmy Combs (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 3-Todd Miller; 2. 2W-Brian Walls; 3. 9-Brian Diehl; 4. 83-Mikey Guise; 5. 81S-Jamie Zentmyer; 6. 74-Joe Racine; 7. 01-Andrew Walls (DNF); 8. M1-Duane McMillion (DNF). No Time