Danny Dietrich drives to Lincoln Speedway sprint win
– Danny Dietrich shook off some early season bad luck in scoring his first win of the year in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
“We’ve been pretty fast, we just haven’t had any luck. This (Lincoln) is where we’ve been struggling the most,” said Dietrich upon exiting his Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards/Weikert’s Livestock #48 in victory lane, “We got lucky and started at a good spot. We were pretty good. I don’t know how fast we really were, because when you get out front like that…you just don’t know how fast Austin (Hogue) is. Austin has had a heck-of-a car all year here and he’s a contender every night we come here.”
Dietrich moved up a row and started fourth when outside polesitter J.J. Grosso was not able to fire the car for the feature.
Polesitter Kyle Moody to the lead at the start and led the first four laps before Dietrich drove by on the backstretch after a fifth-lap restart.
He led the rest of the way, but could never shake Hogue, crossing just .72 seconds ahead.
“The other guys are picking up the pace and getting fast and I just wasn’t real comfortable yet,” said Dietrich, “We’ve been hindered so much that I quit looking at the gauges. I’m just trying to put it all behind me and trying to get by. There’s been pretty much pressure on me here, and it’s really good for this team to finally park it on the front stretch.”
Third through fifth were Jim Siegel (who moved into the Lincoln points lead after advancing from seventh starting spot), Robbie Kendall, and tenth-starting Adam Wilt.
Completing the top ten were Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13th-starting Freddie Rahmer, Moody, Tim Glatfelter, and 16th-starting Steve Owings.
Heats for the 30 410 sprints were won by Brian Montieth (who flipped in turn while running ninth on lap 12 of the feature and was credited with 23rd), Glatfelter, and Danny Dietrich, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation.
Last week’s winner Tyler Ross was the other feature flip victim, rolling over in turn four of lap 15.
Defending Central PA and Lincoln champion Doug Hammaker claimed his first Lincoln win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Hammaker started fifth and snatched the lead from Jeff Halligan in lapped traffic in turns three and four of lap 11, then held off a late-race charge by Halligan at the end. It was Hammaker’s fifth career Lincoln win, and he became the fourth winner in four 358 events this season.
Third through fifth were 11th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh, 13th-starting Adrian Shaffer, and tenth-starting Chandler Leiby. Rounding out the top ten were polesitter C.J. Tracy (who led the first lap), Matt Findley, Matt Campbell, Cody Fletcher, and Phil Walter.
Heats for the 30 358 sprints were won by Halligan, Fletcher, and Campbell, with Tyler Esh winning the consolation.
Mason Chaney got what he always wanted, his first career Lincoln win, in the 20-lap make-up feature for the Central PA Legends, and event postponed by high winds and rain on April 2nd.
Outside front row starter Nathan Ottensmeyer led the first lap before fourth-starting Scott Houdeshell took over on lap two. Fifth-starting Chaney, who has been attending Lincoln events since childhood, took the lead from Houdeshell on lap 16 and took the checkered 2.8 seconds ahead of Houdeshell.
Third through fifth were 19th-starting Bill Diehl, Chad Earnst, and Chris Transeau.
In the regularly-scheduled feature, Bob Stough came out on top in a four-car battle for the lead to score his fourth career Lincoln win. One of the four, Lucas Montgomery, ran out of fuel on the final lap. The other two drivers were Earnst in second and Chaney in third.
Completing the top five were Bill Diehl and Houdeshell.
Heats for the 28 Legends were won by Mason Chaney (who established an 8-lap track record of 2:44.50 in his qualifier), Diehl, and Harlon Leppo.
Next weekend, Saturday, April 30th, Lincoln Speedway will host the 13TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and All-American Outlaws. Time trials at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 5:30 PM.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 35-Steve Owings; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich; 13. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 69-Shane Hoff; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 2D-Chase Dietz; 17. 21T-Scott Fisher; 18. 75-Frankie Herr; 19. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 20. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 21. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF); 22. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 23. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); DNS – 37-JJ Grasso. No Time
Lap Leaders – Kyle Moody (1-4), Danny Dietrich (5-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 11C-Cory Haas; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 75-Frankie Herr; 8. 10-Joe Kata, III; 9. 91-David Quackenbush; 10. 98-Joe Trenca. No Time
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 37-JJ Grasso; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 5-Tyler Ross; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 2D-Chase Dietz; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 9. 39-JB Cunningham; 10. 29-James Pryde. No Time
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 75-Frankie Herr; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 10-Joe Kata, III; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 7. 98-Joe Trenca; 8. 39-JB Cunningham; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF); 11. 10-Zach Eucalano (DNF); 12. 29-James Pryde (DNF). No Time
Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints:
358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 41-Jeff Halligan; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 21-CJ Tracy; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 10. 5-Phil Walter; 11. 9-Daulton Dietrich; 12. 23-Chris Arnold; 13. 35-Tyler Esh; 14. 12B-Mike Bittinger; 15. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 16. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 17. 13-Ryan Higgins; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 21. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 22. 12-Brent Shearer; 23. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); 24. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – CJ Tracy (1), Jeff Halligan (2-9), Doug Hammaker (10-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 41-Jeff Halligan; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 12-Brent Shearer; 8. 35-Tyler Esh; 9. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 10. 17-George Streaker, Jr. Time – 2:26.00
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 5A-Brian Allman. Time – 2:28.56
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 5-Phil Walter; 4. 21-CJ Tracy; 5. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 13-Ryan Higgins; 7. 7-Trey Hivner; 8. 67-Justin Whittall (DNF); 9. 18f-Dylan Welsh (DNF); 10. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time
358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 35-Tyler Esh; 2. 12B-Mike Bittinger; 3. 12S-Brent Shearer; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 5A-Brian Allman; 8. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 9. 17-George Streaker, Jr.; 10. 18F-Dylan Welsh; 11. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); DNS – 67-Justin Whittall. No Time
Central PA Legends:
Make-up 4/2 Central PA Legends Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 85-Chad Earnst; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 7. 28-Nathan Ottensmeyer; 8. 23-Rick Hartwig; 9. 93-Travis McClelland; 10. 18H-Jeff Herbst; 11. 83-Jason Gastley; 12. 79-Ed Trump; 13. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 14. 43-Tony Mrakovich (DNF); 15. 119K-John Kooti (DNF); 16. 7MD-Nate Renfro (DNF); 17. 07-Bob Stough (DNF); 18. 15L-Harlen Leppo (DNF); 19. 19-Travis Perry (DNF); DNS – E20-Eli Dodge. No Time
Lap Leaders – Nathan Ottenmeyer (1), Scott Haudeshell (2-15), Mason Chaney (16-20)
Regularly Scheduled Central PA Legends Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 0-Bob Stough; 2. 85-Chad Earnst; 3. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 4. 53-Bill Diehl; 5. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 6. 18-Chris Transeau; 7. 18H-Jeff Herbst; 8. 28-Nathan Ottenmeyer; 9. 23-Rick Hartwig; 10. 19-Travis Perry; 11. 79-Ed Trump; 12. 119K-John Kooti; 13. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 14. 8-Rob Shaw; 15. 25-Cody Madison; 16. 34-Dan Harrison; 17. 15-Lucus Montgomery; 18. 94-Greg Burd; 19. 93-Travis McClelland; 20. 43-Tony Mrakovich; 21. 1-Scott Spidle; 22. 71-Chris Spidle; 23. 41-Mike Miller; 24. 15L-Harlon Leppo; 25. 83-Jason Gastley; 26. 28X-Brian McCubbin; 27. 13R-Joe Radle. No Time
Lap Leaders – Travis McClelland (1-6), Chad Earnst (7), Travis McClelland (8), Chad Earnst (9-13), Bob Stough (14-20)
Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 28-Nathan Ottenmeyer; 3. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 4. 07-Bob Stough; 5. 94-Greg Burd; 6. 19-Travis Perry; 7. 83-Jason Gastley; 8. 25-Cody Madison; 9. 34-Dan Harrison; 10. 41 (DNF). Time – 2:44.50 (Established 8-Lap Track Record)
Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 85-Chad Earnst; 3. 18-Jeff Herbst; 4. 1-Scott Spidle; 5. 43-Tony Mrakovick; 6. 7MD – Nate Renfro; 7. 23-Rick Hartwig (DNF); DNS - 13R-Joe Radle. No Time
Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 15L-Harlo Leppo; 2. 15H-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 93-Travis McClelland; 4. 18-Chris Transeau; 5. 119K-John Kooti; 6. 8-Rob Shaw; 7. 28X-Brian Maccubbin; 8. 79-Ed Trump (DNF); 9. 71-Chris Spidle (DNF). No Time