Third-generation driver Jim Siegel raced to the victory on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Speedway.
Siegel, who missed the season opener the week before because he didn't think the track could beat the weather, claimed $3,200 for his eighth career Lincoln win.
Pole-sitter Cory Haas, of York, grabbed the lead at the start, and outdistanced the field for the first 14 laps. But Haas tangled with a lapped car on the third turn of the 15th lap and was launched over the wall in front of the scoreboard. Haas again walked away from his second flip in two weeks.
Siegel who started second and stayed there up to that point, took over the top spot and kept it until the end. That's not to say it was easy. Fred Rahmer, the 12th starter, took over second on the 15th-lap restart, and challenged Siegel the rest of the way, with Brent Marks also in the mix. At the finish, Siegel scored the win over Rahmer, with Marks, who started sixth, in third. Ninth-starter J.J. Grasso and fifth-starter Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Wellsville's Scott Geesey, opening-day winner Brian Montieth, York's Adam Wilt, Alan Krimes, who came from the back after suffering a flat tire at the start, and Lance Dewease. Electronic scoring showed Krimes edging Dewease by .
Marks set a new all-time 10-lap track record in winning his heat race. The new time of 2 minutes, 12.817 seconds actually breaks the pre-weight rule record of 2:12.905 set by Brian Leppo in 2008. While Rahmer's heat win came in a race that didn't go non-stop, the electronic scoring showed him with a lap at 12.779 seconds. The all-time, one-lap record at Lincoln was set by Lance Dewease in 1999 before the weight rule went into effect and is 12.730 seconds. The other heat race was won by Grasso, while Ryan Smith won the consy.