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ABBOTTSTOWN –Brian Montieth showed the huge crowd why is the track champ by claiming the $20,000 top prize in the second annual “Dirt Classic” at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

After exchanging numerous slide jobs over the final few laps, Montieth held off inaugural “Dirt Classic” winner Stevie Smith to score a milestone 50th career Lincoln win.

And although it got down to Montieth and Smith at the end, it was Montieth's double-pass of third-place Jac Haudenschild and second-place Brent Marks that was key to the win.

“Stevie was up there just trying not to make a mistake and trying to keep his speed,” said Montieth upon exiting the Jerry Parrish-owned Auto Locator/Premier Auto Works #21 in victory lane, “That restart when I got from fourth to second was the kicker for me. The car started to go and I got off my butt I guess.”

Smith started on the pole as high point man after time trials and two sets of qualifying events, but spotted the lead to outside front row starter Brent Marks for the first 11 laps.

Smith then pulled the slider on Marks to grab the lead in turn four of lap 12, and led through lap 26.

Montieth, who started third, ran fourth behind fourth-starting Haudenschild the first half of the race. It was after a 21st lap restart that Montieth passed both Haudenschild and Marks to move into the runner-up spot. At the time, Smith's lead was nearly two seconds.

“It was follow the leader and I saw Greg trying to make a move when I was trying to make moves, and this place is tough in lapped traffic…especially when it's just one lane around the top. The only time the bottom worked was on those restarts when everybody was slowed down.”

Montieth tracked down the leader over the next five laps and caught Smith on the backstretch of lap 27. Although Smith stayed close the rest of the way and actually slid in front of Montieth in heavy lapped traffic late in the race, Montieth was scored the leader of every lap.

“Once I saw Stevie, I got back on the wheel again, said Montieth, “If I made a mistake, it was on me…but I knew Stevie was going to be tough and I just tried to make the track as wide as I could there at the end.”

“I can't say enough about this team. We haven't had a real good run in the last few months, and I'm just happy for this team right now,” said Montieth.

Smith settled for second, with Marks third and Haudenschild fourth. Danny Dietrich, who flipped in his first heat, came from 17th starting spot to cross fifth, with Greg Hodnett running fifth the entire race until Dietrich caught him in the final few laps. Seventh through tenth were Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Ott, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and B Main winner and 21st starting Dave Blaney.

Fast time in time trials over the 41-car field was set by Jac Haudenschild with a one-lap time of 13.090-seconds (103.132 MPH).

Two rounds of heats were won by Wolfe, Smith, Krimes, Marks, Tim Glatfelter, Billy Dietrich, Cory Haas, JJ Grasso, and Blaney.

Next Saturday night, Lincoln will be dark to allow its drivers to compete in the Williams Grove National Open.

Lincoln returns to action for its season finale on Saturday, October 10th. It will be the annual Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Night featuring the 410 and 358 sprint cars.

Gates for that show open at 4:00 p.m. with the first qualifier scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, September 26, 2015

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

SECOND ANNUAL “DIRT CLASSIC”

A-Main (40 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($20,000); 2. 51S-Stevie Smith; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 13-Jac Haudenschild; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett; 7. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 8. 25-Aaron Ott; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney; 11. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 12. 37-JJ Grasso; 13. 14-Lance Dewease; 14. 11C-Cory Haas; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 44-Chase Dietz; 17. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 18. 5-Tyler Ross; 19. 8C-Brian Carber (DNF); 20. 39-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 21. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 22. 1-Sammy Swindell (DNF); 23. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 24. 1*-Tim Wagaman (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Brent Marks (1-11), Stevie Smith (12-26), Brian Montieth (27-40)

First Round Heat Race 1 (8 laps) - 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 13-Jac Haudenschild; 3. 25-Aaron Ott; 4. 14-Lance Dewease; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 75-Nicole Bower; 7. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 29-James Pryde; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF). Time – 1:51.136

First Round Heat Race 2 (8 laps) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 8. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF). No Time

First Round Heat Race 3 (8 laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett; 3. 8C-Brian Carber; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 52-Austin Hogue; 6. 45-Kevin Nagy; 7. 91-David Quackenbush; 8. 73-Jevon Ahner. No Time

First Round Heat Race 4 (8 laps) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 2-AJ Flick; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 44-Chase Dietz; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF). No Time

First Round Heat Race 5 (8 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 10-Carl Bowser; 6. 28F-Davie Franek; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker. Time – 1:52.414

Second Round Heat Race 1 (8 laps) - 1. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 14-Lance Dewease; 4. 3B-Randy Baughman; 5. 13-Jac Haudenschild; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 25-Aaron Ott; 8. 25-Aaron Ott; 9. 29-James Pryde. Time – 1:54.447

Second Round Heat Race 2 (8 laps) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; DNS – 21T-Scott Fisher. Time – 1:54.182

Second Round Heat Race 3 (8 laps) - 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 91-David Quackenbush; 3. 45-Kevin Nagy; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett; 6. 52-Austin Hogue; 7. 8C-Brian Carber; 8. 73-Javon Ahner. Time – 1:55.783

Second Round Heat Race 4 (8 laps) - 1. 37-JJ Grasso; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 2-AJ Flick; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 44-Chase Dietz; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 8. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF). No Time

Second Round Heat Race 5 (8 laps) - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney; 2. 28F-Davie Franek; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 10-Carl Bowser; 6. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 7. 12-Mike Bittinger; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker (DNF). Time – 1:59.969

B-Main (12-Laps/Top-4 Advance to rear of A-Main) – 1. 98H-Dave Blaney; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 2-AJ Flick; 7. 28F-Davey Franek; 8. 75-Nicole Bower; 9. 91-David Quackenbush; 10. 3B-Randy Baughman; 11. 29-James Pryde; 12. 45-Kevin Nagy; 13. 12W-Troy Henderson; 14. 73-Javon Ahner; 15. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 16. 52-Austin Hogue (DNF); 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 18. 10-Carl Bowser (DNF); DNS – 55K-Robbie Kendall, 49H-Bradley Howard. No Time

Time Trial Results - 1. 13-Jac Haudenschild, 13.090 seconds (103.132 MPH); 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.121; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.154; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.160; 5. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.164; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.194; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.215; 8. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.218; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.256; 10. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.264; 11. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.275; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.279; 13. 8C-Brian Carber, 13.298; 14. 44-Chase Dietz, 13.343; 15. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.360; 16. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.365; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.371; 18. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.414; 19. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.426; 20. 12-Mike Bittinger, 13.438; 21. 75-Nicole Bower, 13.454; 22. 5-Tyler Ross, 13.471; 23. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.483; 24. 37-JJ Grasso, 13.511; 25. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.519; 26. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.520; 27. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.539; 28. 45-Kevin Nagy, 13.559; 29. 2-AJ Flick, 13.579; 30. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.580; 31. 39-Tim Glatfelter, 13.583; 32. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.596; 33. 73-Jevon Ahner, 13.620; 34. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.638; 35. 28F-Davie Franek, 13.757; 36. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.773; 37. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.927; 38. 91-David Quackenbush, 13.949; 39. 49N-Bradley Howard, 14.016; 40. 12W-Troy Fraker, 14.017; 41. 29-James Pryde, 14.850.

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