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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
“Double-D” Danny Dietrich Cruises to Lincoln Speedway Victory Lane for Second All Star Win of 2016,
Four-Race Weekend Swing Concludes Sunday Night at Lebanon Valley Speedway
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA (August 20, 2016) - “Double-D” Danny Dietrich used traffic to his advantage on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, cruising on to score his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature prize of 2016. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native dominated the final 13 circuits of the 30-lap feature program, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of second place finisher Alan Krimes. Lucas Wolf would round out the podium finishers, completing a podium sweep for the “Pennsylvania Posse” in the Pigeon Hills.
“Man, it feels really good to be back at Lincoln Speedway,” Danny Dietrich explained, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fuit Marks, Weikert’s Livestock, No. 48. “It feels like we haven’t been here in so long, but I think we have something figured out now. I can’t thank my guys enough; Jake, Cody, Tyler - they all work hard and keep me going in the right direction. All of my major sponsors make all of this possible, also. This car was good all night long. We went back to some older notes and mixed them up with some other stuff and it all worked out.”
A pair of “Pennsylvania Posse” competitors, Lucas Wolfe and Danny Dietrich, led the 26 feature starters to green at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Wolfe took command during the initial start, officially leading the first circuit ahead of Danny Dietrich, Alan Krimes, Dale Blaney, and Freddie Rahmer. Those five competitors would race in that order until the main event’s first and only caution flew on lap four, halting action for a four-car tangle in turn one.
Green flag conditions would resume with Lucas Wolfe returning to his position at the front of the field. The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, native raced ahead of Danny Dietrich and Alan Krimes for the next several circuits, approaching lapped traffic for the first time with 12 laps recorded. Traffic allowed Dietrich and Krimes to close the gap, ultimately creating a three-car battle nearly nose-to-tail.
By lap 17, Danny Dietrich was able to work his way under Lucas Wolfe during their battle in traffic, officially leading the lap with Wolfe and Krimes still in tow. Almost immediately, Dietrich opened his advantage, navigating traffic using both grooves of the Lincoln Speedway surface. No challenges would arise for Dietrich during the closing circuits, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of Alan Krimes and Lucas Wolfe. Krimes, who started on the outside of the second row, raced his way to second on lap 20.
“I was just kinda working some different lines there the first part of the race. I was pretty tight during the first half, so I knew the car would eventually come to me,” Dietrich said. “I just tried to stick with Lucas (Wolfe) the best that I could at the beginning. I played my cards out right and was able to use lapped traffic to my advantage a little bit. That’s what we have to do to win these races.”
Following the “Pennsylvania Posse” podium sweep was Dale Blaney and Freddie Rahmer. Blaney’s top-five finish was solid enough to put the defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist back on top in the 2016 championship chase, now holding a four point advantage over Chad Kemenah. Kemenah entered Lincoln Speedway as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point leader.
For the first time in series history, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will venture north and visit areas of West Lebanon, New York, set to tackle the high-banked half-mile of Lebanon Valley Speedway. The Upstate New York visit will conclude a four-race campaign through Central Pennsylvania and New York for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, all starting at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night, August 18.
Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 21. The mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 with hot laps to follow at 6:15. Please visit www.lebanonvalley.com for additional detials. A rain date of Monday, August 22, will be used if necessary. More information to follow.
Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway - Saturday, August 20, 2016:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Freddie Rahmer - 13.396 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 13.168 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Andrew Palker
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cap Henry
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Dietrich
Hoosier Tire Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash: Lucas Wolfe
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (Fourth)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Sheldon Haudenschild (+6)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (7th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tim Shaffer (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.168; 2.16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.255; 3.51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.265; 4.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.307; 5.59-Jim Siegel, 13.413; 6.40-Caleb Helms, 13.474; 7.19m-Brent Marks, 13.536; 8.88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.556; 9.15-Adam Wilt, 13.562; 10.21M-Brian Montieth, 13.562; 11.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.594; 12.99M-Kyle Moody, 13.604; 13.11c-Cory Haas, 13.623; 14.52-Austin Hogue, 13.637; 15.35-Steve Owings, 13.667; 16.21-Cap Henry, 13.670; 17.87-Alan Krimes, 13.704; 18.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.717; 19.5-Tyler Ross, 13.745; 20.8D-Billy Dietrich, 13.766; 21.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.768; 22.94-Ryan Smith, 13.803; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 13.841; 24.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.842; 25.51S-Stevie Smith, 13.847; 26.13-Tim Shaffer, 13.849; 27.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.856; 28.1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.885; 29.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.893; 30.55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.915; 31.2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.927; 32.1X-Chad Trout, 13.929; 33.95-Hunter Mackison, 13.966; 34.21T-Scott Fisher, 14.017; 35.45-Kevin Nagy, 14.067; 36.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.109; 37.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.132; 38.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.230; 39.3B-Randy Baughman, 14.232; 40.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.251; 41.91-David Quackenbush, 14.512;
Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney ; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer ; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms ; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody ; 8. 59-Jim Siegel ; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison ; 10. 11c-Cory Haas ; 11. 5-Tyler Ross
Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry ; 2. 87-Alan Krimes ; 3. 52-Austin Hogue ; 4. 13-Tim Shaffer ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 6. 35-Steve Owings ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman ; 9. 8D-Billy Dietrich ; 10. 91-David Quackenbush
Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith ; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer ; 4. 15-Adam Wilt ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael ; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher ; 7. 1X-Chad Trout ; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard
Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe ; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 5. 21M-Brian Montieth ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe ; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall ; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison
Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney ; 4. 87-Alan Krimes ; 5. 21-Cap Henry ; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer ; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker
B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 59-Jim Siegel ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms ; 3. 11c-Cory Haas ; 4. 35-Steve Owings ; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody ; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall ; 7. 8D-Billy Dietrich ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 9. 1*-Tim Wagaman ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 11. 95-Hunter Mackison ; 12. 1X-Chad Trout ; 13. 3B-Randy Baughman ; 14. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 15. 45-Kevin Nagy ; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 18. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe ; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher ; 20. 91-David Quackenbush
A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 2. 87-Alan Krimes ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney ; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer ; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer ; 7. 94-Ryan Smith ; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre ; 9. 52-Austin Hogue ; 10. 51S-Stevie Smith ; 11. 13-Tim Shaffer ; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 13. 19m-Brent Marks ; 14. 59-Jim Siegel ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 16. 15-Adam Wilt ; 17. 21-Cap Henry ; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 19. 11c-Cory Haas ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael ; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe ; 23. 40-Caleb Helms ; 24. 35-Steve Owings ; 25. 21M-Brian Montieth ; 26. 70-Danny Holtgraver
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 20, 2016):
1. Dale Blaney: 3910
2. Chad Kemenah: 3906
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3840
4. Cap Henry: 3660
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3650
6. Kraig Kinser: 3566
7. T.J. Michael: 3512
8. Caleb Helms: 3348
9. Lee Jacobs: 3298
10. Andrew Palker: 3150
Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.
About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.
About Arctic Cat:
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MOTHER NATURE TAKES PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK TITLE; WINS 3 OUT OF 4
Abbottstown, Pennsylvania August 17, 2016 - The quote "It's like déjà vu all over again" attributed to Yogi Berra has never been more apt than it is after these past 96 hours in the Keystone State as, for the third time in four nights, Mother Nature washed away USAC/ARDC Midget racing during "Pennsylvania Midget Week."
After rainouts at Susquehanna Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Sunday and Monday night, respectively, Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway was the latest victim, falling to the elements with just six of 30 laps completed during the feature.
At the start of the abbreviated feature, pole-sitter and ARDC regular Nick Wean jetted out front to the lead with a scramble for position following closely behind.
Spencer Bayston, eying redemption after losing the lead on the final corner of the final lap to Tanner Thorson one night prior at Lanco, hit the bottom of turn three underneath Wean. The two made contact and Bayston was able to capitalize, grabbing the lead while Wean got shuffled out as the field exited turn four at the end of the opening lap. Brady Bacon ducked to the inside, taking second, just trailing Bayston at the start/finish line by a half-car length.
As the frontrunners entered turn one on the second lap, sixth-starting ProSource Fast Qualifier Tanner Thorson put his heavy right foot on display as he nearly painted the inside turn one guardrail with the nose of his no. 67 as he threaded the needle three-wide on the bottom alongside Bacon and Wean, emerging with second by the time the trio hit turn two.
A yellow on lap three for the stalled car of Eric Heydenreich brought out the yellow, setting up a restart with Thorson just behind Bayston at the front.
When the green flag flew, Thorson hit the topside in turn one, riding the cushion to perfection, rocketing off of turn two with a run on the inside of Bayston, pulling away from Bayston as the two hit the back straightaway.
After a pair of cautions were displayed due to the stopped car of Steve Buckwalter, the skies began to open up and the rain began to fall, saturating the Lincoln Speedway surface.
After a valiant effort by the crew to nearly get the track back to near race-worthiness, the rain began to fall again, signaling an end to the night's activities and an unsavory conclusion to "Pennsylvania Midget Week" that saw two complete washouts, a rained out feature and a fantastically competitive feature at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway that was run after a lengthy rain delay.
The Lincoln event also was to be the third round of Jonathan Byrd's Indy Challenge. Rico Abreu won the opener at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway in June while Chad Boat took the "Belleville Nationals" earlier in August.
The next event for the Indy Challenge is scheduled for Sunday, September 4 when the USAC Western States Midgets head to Calistoga Speedway for the "Louie Vermiel Classic."
Next up on the USAC Midget National Championship calendar is the 35th running of the "4-Crown Nationals" on Saturday, September 24 at Rossburg, Ohio's Eldora Speedway.
Contingency award winners at Lincoln Speedway included Tanner Thorson (ProSource Fast Qualifier), Trevor Kobylarz (Simpson Race Products First Heat Race winner), Chad Boat (Competition Suspension, Inc. (CSI) Second Heat Race winner) and Alex Bright (Benic Enterprises/Indy Race Parts Third Heat Race winner).
USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 17, 2016 - Abbottstown, Pennsylvania - Lincoln Speedway - "Pennsylvania Midget Week" (co-sanctioned by ARDC)
PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-15.942; 2. Steve Buckwalter, 27, Heffner-16.085; 3. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.102; 4. Carson Macedo, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.179; 5. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-16.231; 6. Brenden Bright, 92, Bright-16.231; 7. Nick Wean, 78, Wean-16.234; 8. Ryan Robinson, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.244; 9. Alex Bright, 77, Hemler-16.245; 10. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-16.320; 11. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-16.329; 12. Holly Shelton, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.367; 13. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-16.391; 14. Gage Walker, 7, Walker-16.449; 15. Tony DiMattia, 50, DiMattia-16.487; 16. Brett Arndt, 46, Arndt-16.536; 17. Jamie Speers, 74, Speers-16.729; 18. Brett Wanner, 44, Fisher-16.793; 19. Ryan Greth, 4, Lesher-16.863; 20. Eric Heydenreich, 11, Heydenreich-16.888.
SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kobylarz, 2. Thorson, 3. Arndt, 4. Thomas, 5. Wean, 6. Macedo, 7. Greth. 2:10.20
COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Boat, 2. Walker, 3. Bacon, 4. Buckwalter, 5. Robinson, 6. Speers, 7. Heydenreich. 2:10.60
BENIC ENTERPRISES/INDY RACE PARTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. A. Bright, 2. DiMattia, 3. B. Bright, 4. Bayston, 5. Shelton, 6. Wanner. 2:12.59
FEATURE: (Halted by rain after 6 of 30 laps)
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Bayston, Laps 3-6 Thorson.
NEW USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Bayston-911, 2-Boat-855, 3-Bacon-845, 4-Thorson-840, 5-Macedo-747, 6-Bryan Clauson-720, 7-Robinson-639, 8-Thomas-589, 9-Shelton-577, 10-Greth-467.
NEXT USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: September 24 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 35th "4-Crown Nationals"
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE
Saturday, June 25, 2016
17th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial
Sat., July 2, 2016 (7:30 PM) - 358 Sprints (“Nouse Signs & Graphics Summer Series” event), PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints, and 600 Xcel Modifieds
Sat., July 9, 2016 (7:30 PM) - 13TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and All-American Outlaws
Sat., July 16, 2016 (7:30 PM) - JOHN GLEIM JR. EXCAVATING NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and Central PA Legends
DEWEASE TAKES ROUND ONE OF 2016 PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK for 39TH CAREER LINCOLN WIN;
Bob Stough holds off Chaney and Montgomery for fifth Lincoln Central PA Legends victory
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 6/25/2016 – Lance Dewease was never really gone. But his performances in a limited number of appearances has amazed even the most doubting fans in 2016.
Dewease started on the pole, followed outside front row starter Lucas Wolfe for the first eight laps, drove by the Zemco #1 in heavy lapped traffic on lap eight to take the lead for good in claiming the $7,000 top prize on what turned out to be opening night of the 26th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.
“It’s fun to be back,” said Dewease after scoring his 39th career Lincoln win in 17th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial, “It’s been a long time since they’ve been here, and I haven’t raced here any this year.”
It was the first Kreitz car win at Lincoln in ten years.
Once in the lead, Dewease pulled away from the field to a four-second advantage in heavy lapped traffic when the first caution of the event came out for Cory Haas, who made contact with Doug Esh and came to a stop sideways on the back stretch. Haas changed a flat tire and rejoined the race.
Fifth-starting Stevie Smith had worked his way into second for the restart, with Danny Dietrich third after a multi-lap battle with Greg Hodnett.
They were still running first through third when the red flag came out for Gerard McIntyre, who rolled onto his side after contact with Esh on turn four on lap 24.
“The surface is a little different,” said Dewease of his first Lincoln appearance of the year, “We struggled all night. We were pretty good there once we got going. But after that last caution I was just hanging on. I wasn’t that good, and I didn’t know where to run. I saw Stevie and kinda knew where he was probably going to be. When Danny popped to third…you know, he can run anywhere around this place.”
Dietrich found a burst of speed over the final laps to close within two car-lengths of Dewease at the finish, just .284 seconds behind the winner. Smith settled for third, with Hodnett and Wolfe rounding out the top five.
“It’s an honor for me to drive this for Donnie and with Davey working on it,” reflected Dewease, “The whole Kreitz family and the whole crew. We’re just here having fun. It is what it is. We may not have had the best race car we had all year, but we took advantage of a good starting spot here tonight.”
Dewease’s win in the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial gave him the early points lead in the Speedweek series (166), 15 points ahead of Danny Dietrich (151), followed by Hodnett (148), Stevie Smith (143), and Wolfe (135).
Sixth through tenth were 13th-starting Brent Marks, hard charger Aaron Ott (who came from 19th), Brian Montieth, Alan Krimes, and Robbie Kendall.
Fast time in time trials over the 40-car was set by Greg Hodnett with a one-lap time of 13.375-seconds (100.935 MPH).
Heats for the sprints were won by Stevie Smith, Jim Siegel, Wolfe, and Krimes. Brock Zearfoss won the B-Main.
Bob Stough won his heat, drew a #6 pill for the feature inversion, and came from sixth to score his fifth career Lincoln win in the Central PA Legends feature. Stough was the four different leader of the event.
Scott Haudeshell led the first two laps from the pole before Lucas Montgomery took the lead on lap three. He led until Mason Chaney wrestled the lead away on lap 16. Stough caught Chaney for the top spot on a lap 19 restart and was scored the leader of the final two laps.
Second through fifth were Chaney, Montgomery, Australian invader Hayden Pascoe, and Travis Perry.
Heats for the 32 Legends were won by Stough, Perry, and Chaney, with Chris McKinney winning the consolation.
Lincoln swings back into action next Saturday night, July 2nd, with the Nouse Signs & Graphics Summer 358 Sprint Series event, PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints, and 600 Xcel Modifieds. Racing gets underway at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 5:30 PM.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
17th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial
410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease ($7,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 19M-Brent Marks; 7. 25-Aaron Ott; 8. 21-Brian Montieth; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 11. 15-Adam Wilt; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 13. 59-Jim Siegel; 14. 11C-Cory Haas; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 07-Doug Esh; 17. 23-TJ Stutts; 18. 17W-Bryan Clauson; 19. 52-Austin Hogue; 20. 2D-Chase Dietz; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 22. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 23. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); DNS – 2W-Glenndon Forsythe. No Time
Lap Leaders – Lucas Wolfe (1-8), Lance Dewease (9-30)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 25-Aaron Ott; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 39-Anthony Macri; 10. 10K-Joe Kata, III. Time – 2:26.030
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 11C-Cory Haas; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 52-Austin Hogue; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 12B-Brad Frank; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 10. 83-Cody Fairchok. Time – 2:25.912
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 17W-Bryan Clausen; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 07-Doug Esh; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 5-Tyler Ross; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker. Time – 2:31.896
410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 23-TJ Stutts; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease; 6. 94-Ryan Smith; 7. 75-Frankie Herr; 8. 4-John Rudisill; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger. Time – 2:32.876
B-Main Finish (12 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 94-Ryan Smith; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 75-Frankie Herr; 9. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 10. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 11. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 12. 99M-Kyle Moody; 13. 83-Cody Fairchok; 14. 12W-Troy Fraker; 15. 12B-Brad Franks; 16. 4-John Rudisill; 17. 39-Anthony Macri; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher. No Time
Time Trial Results - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.375-seconds (100.935 MPH); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.528; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.610; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 13.629; 5. 51s-Stevie Smith, 13.727; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.753; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.778; 8. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.813; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.816; 10. 11c-Cory Haas, 13.838; 11. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.846; 12. 23-T.J. Stutts, 13.890; 13. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.937; 14. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.943; 5. 17w-Bryan Clauson, 13.956; 16. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.964; 17. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 14.065; 18. 3z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.068; 19. 07-Doug Esh, 14.073; 20. 8-Billy Dietrich, 14.082; 21. 25-Aaron Ott, 14.093; 22. 52-Austin Hogue, 14.111; 23. 1x-Chad Trout, 14.248; 24. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.354; 25. 21t-Scott Fisher, 14.355; 26. 12b-Brad Franks, 14.362; 27. 5-Tyler Ross, 14.363; 28. 3B-Randy Baughman, 14.392; 29. 39-Anthony Macri, 14.412; 30. 2d-Chase Dietz, 14.464; 31. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 14.504; 32. 75-Frankie Herr, 14.599; 33. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 14.611; 34. 99m-Kyle Moody, 14.622; 35. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 14.628; 36. 4-John Rudisill, 14.704; 37. 10K-Joe Kata, III, 14.799; 38. 83-Cody Fairchok, 14.934; 39. 12w-Troy Fraker, 15.234; 40. 12-Mike Bittinger, NT.
Central PA Legends:
Legends Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 0-Bob Stough; 2. 8CR-Mason Cheney; 3. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 4. 18AU-Hayden Pascoe; 5. 19-Travis Perry; 6. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 7. 91-Justin Mitchell; 8. 85-Chad Earnst; 9. 83-Jason Gastley; 10. 93-Travis McClelland; 11. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 12. 18-Chris Transeau; 13. 9-Rick Hartwig; 14. 53-Bill Diehl; 15. 43-Tony Mracovich; 16. 79-Ed Trump; 17. 3M-Chris McKinney; 18. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 19. 41-Matt Miller; 20. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 21. X-Justice Forbes; 22. 25-Cody Madison (DNF); 23. 521-Scott Deemer, Sr. (DNF); 24. 13R-Joe Radle (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Scott Haudeshell (1-2); Lucas Montgomery (3-15); Mason Chaney (16-18); Bob Stough (19-20)
Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 07-Bob Stough; 2. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 85-Chad Earnst; 4. 18-Hayden Pascoe; 5. 53-Bill Diehl; 6. X-Justice Forbes; 7. 521-Scott Deamer, Sr.; 8. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 9. 6-Todd Rahley; 10. 22-Reed Salony (DNF); 11. 93-Travis McClelland (DNF). No Time
Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 15H-Harlen Leppo; 3. 43-Tony Mranivich; 4. 13R-Joe Radle; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 25-Cody Madison; 7. 3-Chris McKinney; 8. 94-Greg Burd; 9. Wayne Welsh; 10. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 11. 41-Matt Miller (DNF). Time – 2:44.72
Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 8CR-Mason Cheney; 2. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 3. 91-Justin Mitchell; 4. 83-Jason Gastley; 5. 79-Ed Trump; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig; 7. 8-Robert Shaw; 8. 82-Shaun Aloney; 9. 8-Austin Bellemare; 10. 119K-John Kouti (DNF); 11. 4-Eli Dodge (DNF). No Time Legends
Consi Finish (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 3M-Chris McKinney; 2. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 3. 93-Travis McClelland; 4. 521-Scott Deemer, Sr.; 5. 41-Matt Miller; 6. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 7. 82. Shaun X; 8. 99-Wayne Welsh; 9. 8-Robert Shaw; 10. 4-Eli Dodge.
JUNE 8, 2016
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY USAC EASTERN STORM
BRYAN CLAUSON NOW TWO FOR TWO IN EASTERN STORM, SIMON CLAIMS FIRST EVER USAC WIN ON THIRLLING NIGHT AT LINCOLN
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA (June 8, 2016) – Noblesville, IN’s Bryan Clauson claimed his second straight Eastern Storm victory in the non-stop 30 lap USAC AMSOIL National Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship event while Tipp City, OH’s Landon Simon picked up his first ever USAC victory in the 25 lap make-up feature. Jeff Halligan held off a determined Chandler Leiby to win the exciting twenty lap 358 Sprint car feature. Twenty-nine USAC sprint cars were on hand with thirty-one 358 sprints taking part in the Wednesday night show at the Lincoln Speedway.
In the first of two USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship Series events, Fremont, CA’s Shane Golobic shot from the pole to take the early lead in the 30 lap A-main event, with Chase Stockon – rocketing on the high-side of the Speedway from the sixth starting position -- following right on his rear bumper. Stockon took the top spot from Golobic on the fifth circuit and pulled a five car lead.
With Stockon powering away, Bryan Clauson charged into 2nd place with his sights set on the leader. Stockon hammered away on the high side as Clauson began to close in just prior to the half way point. Chris Windom made his intentions known as he battled into the third position.
While at one time in Clauson’s sights, Stockon charged forward to an almost 10 car lead while Clauson fought to hold off third place runner, Chris Windom at the halfway point.
Stockon hit lapped traffic on the 18th circuit running in the middle of corners one and two, while Clauson – holding off a hard charging Windom – raced around the high side of the Speedway.
Clauson slid passed Stockon with five-laps remaining quickly pulling a strong lead and claiming his second straight Eastern Storm Victory in a caution free 30 lap event. Clauson earned $6,000 for the victory. Windom would pull by Stockon to claim second position, with Thomas Meseraull and Shane Golobic rounding out the top five finishers.
In the make-up USAC A-main, Landon Simon charged, from the front row, into the lead on the initial start while CJ Leary raced around just inches from the outside guardrail – powering from the sixth starting spot in 2nd position by the third circuit.
The first caution of the evening fell on the ninth lap with an incident that included earlier winner Bryan Clauson and retiring the cars of Thomas Meseraull, Tony DiMattia and Shane Cottle.
Simon launched away on the restart followed quickly by Brady Bacon and Aaron Farney. Switching from running the far top side to the bottom, Bacon closed on Simon running some of his fastest laps of the evening. Inch-by-inch Bacon closed on Simon and was within two car lengths with five laps to go, while Aaron Farney stayed right on their tail.
Bacon moved to the outside coming to the checkered flag but couldn’t make it all the way. Landon Simon would claim his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship win. Simon earned $3,000 for the win. Brady Bacon would settle for second, Aaron Farney finished third, Kyle Moody was fourth and CJ Leary came home in fifth.
Ephrata, PA’s Jeff Halligan held off a hard charging Chandler Leiby to pick up the win in the 20 Lap 358 Sprint Car event and claim the $1,000 top prize. Brie Hersey jumped to the early lead before emitting a puff of smoke just prior to the halfway point sidelining the No. 91 machine. Halligan inherited the lead racing hard around the top side with Leiby closing on the bottom. The only other yellow flag flew on the eleventh circuit but that didn’t slow Halligan’s efforts. He ran away at the re-start and claiming his 3rd career Lincoln Speedway victory and his first of the season.
Leiby settled for second place, Matt Campbell finished in third, Jordan Givler in the fourth position and Doug Hammaker completed the top five.
USAC QUALIFYING RESULTS: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, - 15.730; 2. C.J. Leary, 17GP, - 15.891; 3. Chad Boespflug, 98E, - 16.051; 4. Chris Windom, 5, - 16.212; 5. Bryan Clauson, 63, - 16.290; 6. Joey Biasi, B1, -16.354; 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4J -16.358; 8. Shane Golobic, 60, -16.372; 9. Robert Ballou, 1, -16.449; 10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 39, -16.467; 11. Thomas Meseraull, 66, -16.521; 12. Brady Bacon, 69, -16.558; 13. Carmen Perigo, 21, -16.608; 14. Isaac Chapple, 52, -16.612; 15. Shane Cottle, 3, -16.614; 16. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, -16.733; 17. Tony DiMattia, 50, -16.736; 18. Dave Darland, 11, -16.849; 19. Max McGhee, 17, -16.941; 20. Kyle Moody, 99m, -17.111; 21. Lilleandon Simon, 24, -17.266; 22. Tom Harris, 5E, -17.292; 23. Dustin Smith, 77, -17.340; 24. Mark Smith, 3R, -17.376; 25. Harris Kohen, 0, -17.470; 26. Aaron Farney, 15F, -17.491; 27. Dick Mahoney, 79, -17.793; 28. Michael Hamer, 47, -21.018; 29. Jarett Andretti, 18, -22.433.
HEAT 1 RESULTS (8 Laps): 1. Carmen Perigo 2. Bryan Clauson 3. Landon Simon 4. Chase Stockon 5. Tony DiMattia 6. Robert Ballou 7. Harris Kohen
HEAT 2 RESULTS (8 Laps): 1. Jerry Coons, Jr. 2. Dave Darland 3. Joey Biasi 4. C.J. Leary 5. Tom Harris 6. Isaac Chapple 7. Aaron Farney
HEAT 3 RESULTS (8 Laps): 1. Shane Cottle 2. Max McGhee 3. Thomas Meseraull 4. Dustin Smith 5. Kevin Thomas Jr. 6. Chad Boespflug 7. Dick Mahoney
HEAT 4 RESULTS (8 Laps): 1. Chris Windom 2. Kyle Moody 3. Shane Golobic 4. Mark Smith 5. Brady Bacon 5. Mellenberndt
B-MAIN (12 Laps): 1. Chad Boespflug 2 Kevin Thomas, Jr. 3. Brady Bacon 4. Robert Ballou 5. Tony DiMattia 6. Aaron Farney
USAC Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Bryan Clauson 2. Chris Windom 3. Chase Stockon 4. Thomas Meseraull 5. Shane Golobic 6. Robert Ballou 7. Kevin Thomas 8. Joey Biasi 9. Chad Boespflug 10. Jerry Coons, Jr. 11. Dave Darland 12. Kyle Moody 13. Shane Cottle 14. CJ Leary 15. Max McGhee 16. Brady Bacon 17. Aaron Farney 18. Landon Simon 19. Carmen Perigo 20. Dustin Smith 21. Tony DiMattia 22. Mark Smith
USAC Make-Up Feature (25 Laps) - 1. Landon Simon 2. Brady Bacon 3. Aaron Farney 4. CJ Leary 5. Kyle Moody 6. Max McGhee 7. Dave Darland 8. Jerry Coons, Jr. 9. Chris Windom 10. Kevin Thomas 11. Shane Golobic 12. Robert Ballou 13. Bryan Clauson 14. Carmen Perigo 15. Mark Smith 16. Chase Stockon 17. Dustin Smith 18. Joey Biasi 19. Shane Cottle 20. Chad Boespflug 21. Thomas Meseraull 22. Tony DiMattia
DNQ: Dick Mahoney, Tom Harris, Isaac Chapple, Harris Kohen, Bret Mellenberndt
358 HEAT 1 RESULTS (8 LAPS) – 1. Matt Campbell 2. Jeff Rohrbough 3. Jordan Givler 4. Ashley Capetta 5. Tyler Esh 6. Brian Allman 7. Wyatt Hinkle 8. Jake Eldreth 9. Brandon Noel 10. Nat Tuckey DNS - George Streaker
358 HEAT 2 RESULTS (8 LAPS) – 1. Doug Hammaker 2. Brie Hersey 3. Jeff Halligan 4. Chandler Leiby 5. Mike Bittinger 6. Adrian Shaffer 7. Kyle Abrahams 8. Matt Findley 9. Chris Arnold 10. Kevin Nouse
358 HEAT 3 RESULTS (8 LAPS) – 1. Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. 2. Dalton Dietrich 3. Brent Shearer 4. Chris Frank 5. Mark Strickler 6. Trey Hivner 7. Ryan Higgins 8. Cody Fletcher 9. Justin Whittall
B MAIN RESULTS (8 LAPS) – 1. Wyatt Hinkle 2. Kyle Abrahams 3. Ryan Higgins 4. Jake Eldreth 5. Matt Findley 6. Cody Fletcher
358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. Jeff Halligan 2. Chandler Leiby; 3. Matt Campbell; 4. Jordan Givler; 5. Doug Hammaker; 6. Ashley Cappetta; 7. 1Brent Shearer; 8. Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 10. Chris Frank; 11. Adrian Shaffer; 12. Tyler Esh; 13. Dalton Dietrich; 14. Mike Bittinger; 15. Wyatt Hinkle; 16. Ryan Higgins; 17. Mark Strickler; 18. Brian Allman; 19 Trey Hivner; 20. Matt Findley; 21. Cody Fletcher; 22. Jake Eldreth; 23. Kyle Abrahims; 24. Brie Hershey
DNQ: Chris Arnold, Justin Whittall, Brandon Noel, Nat Tuckey, Kevin Nouse, Shai Morris
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONTINUES. . . . . . .
USAC NON WING SPRINTS EASTERN STORM KICKS OFF AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY, 7, LINCOLN SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
Must See Event Brings USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series to the East Coast
BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 2, 2016) – Three-wide racing action all the time, thrilling slide jobs plus rim-riding the guardrail and plenty of wheelie action is just a normal show for the USAC non-wing sprint cars and they will open the Eastern Storm at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 7. The leanest and meanest racers from USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series – the nation’s largest group of non-wing open-wheel racers – make their annual stop on the east coast for the 2016 version of Eastern Storm, a five-race series touring through Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Action kicks off on Tuesday, June 7 at Bechtelsville, PA’s Grandview Speedway as part of NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The Annual Jesse Hockett Classic includes a 40-lap, $6,000 to win USAC Wingless Sprint Car event along with the power NASCAR 358 Modifieds – a Grandview Speedway mainstay. Hockett, a two time USAC feature winner at Grandview, lost his life in a garage accident in 2010. Hockett was recognized as one of the top competitors in USAC and as a driver, he did not reach his full potential at the time of his death. Non wing or racing a sprint car with a wing, Jesse Hockett was a success. His style on the track and friendly smile will long be remembered. The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series salutes this legend to our sport.
The NASCAR 358 Modifieds will compete in a series of qualifying events leading up to a $3,000 to win 30 lap feature event.
Defending Jesse Hockett Classic winner, Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, Indiana currently sits third in the series points standings and has finished in the top-10 in eight of the twelve events completed. The 28-year-old driver has proven he knows the quick way around the Bechtelsville, PA 1/3-mile dirt oval – capturing the 2014 edition of the Jesse Hockett Classic besting a hard charging Jon Stanbrough and two rain delays.
The Eastern Storm Tour continues into Abbottstown, PA’s Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 8 with a double header of USAC Wingless action. A full show is on the agenda, along with a make-up event from 2014. $6,000 is up for grabs in the first 30-lap feature event, while the second feature – with a full field invert – will offer an additional $3,000. The show also includes the Lincoln Speedway 358 Winged Sprint Cars in a full points event paying $1,000 to win the 20 lap feature.
In 2014, Dave Darland earned the fast qualifier award at Lincoln with a time of 15.174 – a new track record. An ultra-fast racing surface led to a lot of wheel standing down the Lincoln Speedway straight-a-ways with the top-9 cars besting the previous track record. Seven-time USAC National Champion, Levi Jones was the winner both times the Eastern Storm invaded the Lincoln Speedway in 2010 and 2011.
Current series points leader, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma leads the east coast charge with a streak of top-5 finishes that dates back six races. Bacon, the 2015 Eastern Storm series champion, holds a 17-point lead over California native Thomas Meseraull. ‘T-Mez’ claimed his first two career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victories in consecutive events near the end of the 2015 season and holds one win to date.
Nine different drivers hold wins in 2016 and with the variety of tracks that Eastern Storm brings anything is bound to happen.
General Admission ticket pricing for Tuesday, June 7 at Grandview Speedway are $30 for Adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & under are FREE! Pit Admission pricing is $35.
Tickets for Wednesday, June 8 at Lincoln Speedway are $25 for Adults, Students 12-17 are $20, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Admission is $30.
Advance tickets for the USAC show at Grandview are on sale now and may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please provide your name and the number of tickets requested. You may pay for and pick up your tickets on race night at the Will Call window after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstand at 4:30 PM.
For both events, Grandstand Gates open at 5:00 PM and Racing starts at 7:30 PM.
The AMSOIL Eastern Storm will move to the New Egypt Speedway on Thursday night, June 9. Friday night will be an off night for the series but they will return to action on Saturday night, June 11 at the Port Royal Speedway and close out the tour on Sunday night, June 12 at the Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, PA.
Tuesday, June 7 – USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series + NASCAR 358 Modifieds
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Wednesday, June 8 – USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series + 360 Winged Sprints
GPS USERS: 800 Racetrack Road Abbottstown, PA 17301
A few minutes off Route 30 just west of York, PA.
Speedway Phone: 717-624-2755
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Track Website: www.lincolnspeedway.com