Doug Hammaker drives to 358 win at Lincoln Speedway

  • Doug Hammaker earned $1,200 for his win Saturday.
  • Social media discord and a family feud may have inspired Hammaker to the win.
  • Steve Drevicki was second and Kevin Nouse was third.

ABBOTTSTOWN –Social media discord and a family feud may have been among the things that inspired Doug Hammaker to score his second Lincoln win of the year in the second leg of the Nouse Signs & Graphics 358 Summer Series event on Saturday night.

“I won the Nouse series without a win last year, and I wanted one of those (tiki warrior) trophies,” said Hammaker upon exiting his Heavy Equipment Loaders & Parts No. 66 in victory lane, “I’ve been getting bashed pretty hard on social media that I can’t pass cars clean. I just came from 19th and I don’t think I hit anybody. Coming back from that far, you have to tip-toe, but I got my mind set.”

“We don’t run this car a lot, continued Hammaker, “Last night at Trail-Way we hurt the motor in the red car, so we changed the car around at 1:00 this afternoon. The old man ain’t here, so I kinda set it up myself…so I might have bragging rights this week.

“Dad had a family altercation today at the shop, and he decided he wasn’t coming tonight,” said Hammaker when pressed about Dale’s absence, “Hopefully, he got the grumpy pants off and got his happy face on now.”

A tenth-lap crash involving the second, third, and fourth-place cars was the only race stoppage in the 25 laps. Jake Eldreth, who was running second made contact with Matt Campbell and flew into the fourth turn catch fence. Collected in the incident was fourth-place Chris Arnold. Eldreth received a check-up from the track EMTs after complaining of head pain.

Hammaker was placed fourth for the restart, moved past Kyle Denmyer into third on lap 18, and then drove under both Kevin Nouse and race-long leader Steve Drevicki entering turn three of lap 22.

From there, he drove away to his sixth career win and the $1,200 top prize.

Second through fifth were Drevicki (in his best ever Lincoln finish), Nouse, Adrian Shaffer, and Denmyer.

Heats for the 41 358’s on hand were won by Denmyer, Jordan Givler, Shaffer, and Brent Shearer, with Phil Walter winning the consolation.

In another late-race pass for the win, Jaremi Hanson drove under Colby Dice exiting turn two of the next-to-last lap to score his first Lincoln win in the 20-lap PA Sprint Series feature event.

Hanson actually started on the pole, but yielded the top spot to fourth-starting Dice at the outset. He chased Dice the entire way before making the race-winning pass. Dice settled for second, with Rick Stief, Dave Brown, Jr., and Drew Ritchey completing the top five.

Heats for the 29 PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints on hand were won by Hanson, Zach Burd, and Stephanie Dodson.

Aaron Bowes celebrated his 23rd birthday by holding off point series leader Korey Inglin in the 20-lao Xcel Modified feature. Bowes started on the pole and led in the early going before Inglin took the lead. Bowes reclaimed the top spot at mid-race in the caution-marred event. Inglin crossed second, with Nate Brinker coming from the back after an early race spin to finish third. Richie Hitzler and Tyler Bartik rounded out the top five.

Heats for the 31 600 Xcel Modifieds on hand were won by Bowes, Brinker, and Inglin, with Bartik winning the consolation.

Next Saturday night, July 9th, Lincoln Speedway will complete the originally scheduled April 30th 13TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL for 410 Sprints, plus a complete regular show of 410 sprints, 358 Sprints and All-American Outlaws. The regular portion of the 410 show will be opening night of the 410 sprint car “Shootout,” with the other two legs to be run at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday night (7/10) and at Susquehanna Speedway the following Sunday, 7/17. Gates will open at 5:00 PM, with racing getting underway at 7:00 PM.


Saturday, July 2, 2016


Abbottstown, PA

Nouse Sign

s & Graphics Summer Series

358 SPRINT FEATUREFINISH (25 Laps) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker ($1,200); 2. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 6. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby; 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 67-Justin Whittall; 10. 5-Phil Walter; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 21T-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 90-Jordon Givler; 14. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 15. 35-Tyler Esh; 16. 21-CJ Tracey; 17. 90-Jordon Givler; 18. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 19. 23A-Chris Arnold; 20. 80-Todd Reed; 21. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 22. 16-Matt Campbell; 23. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 24. 12-Brent Shearer. No Time

Lap Leaders – Steve Drevicki (1-21), Doug Hammaker (22-25)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 3. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 7-Trey Hivner; 8. 00-Chris Frank; 9. 13S-John Stewart; 10. 91-Brie Hershey (DNF); DNS – 4R-Tyler Walton. No Time

358 Sprint Heat TwoFinish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 90-Jordan Givler; 2. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 80-Todd Reed; 6. 01-Steve Storrie; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 13-Ryan Higgins; 9. 5A-Bryan Allman; 10. 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time

358 Sprint Heat ThreeFinish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 67-Justin Whittall; 5. 66-Doug Hammaker; 6. 41-Jeff Halligan; 7. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 8. 21-CJ Tracey; 9. 18-Nyle Berkes; 10. 56M-DJ Montgomery. No Time

358 Sprint Heat FourFinish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 19-Steve Drevicki; 3. 23-Chris Arnold; 4. 35-Tyler Esh; 5. 21T-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 5-Phill Walter; 7. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 8. 14-Dave Carlberg; 9. 15S-Shai Morris (DNF); 10. 10B-Brandon Noel (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (12 laps/4 qualify) - 1. 5-Phil Walter; 2. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 3. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 4. 21-CJ Tracey; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 7-Trey Hivner; 8. 18-Nyle Berkes; 9. 15-Shai Morris; 10. 14-Dave Carlberg; 11. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 12. 13-Ryan Higgins (DNF); 13. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 14. 10B-Brandon Noel (DNF); 15. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 16. 91-Brie Hershey (DNF). No Time

PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints

305 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (20 laps) – 1. 14-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 17A-Colby Dice; 3. 9S-Rick Stief; 4. 44-Dave Brown, Jr.; 5. 880-Drew Ritchey; 6. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 7. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 8. 11-Ryan Stillwagon; 9. 54-Austin Burke; 10. 99-Cale Riegle; 11. 5Z-Zach Burd; 12. 4-John Martin; 13. 33-Scott Lutz; 14. 36-Mark Watkins; 15. 2-Erin Statler; 16. 50-Jay Krout; 17. 39X-Scott Frack; 18. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 19. 17T-Jeff Taylor; 20. 47-Kevin Fletcher; 21. 4C-Cody Huckenberry; 22. 131-Bob Sandt; 23. 44-Daren Bolex; 24. 30-Seth Kearchner; 25. 21H-Kyle Lloyd; 26. 18-Ian Detweiler. No Time

Lap Leaders – Colby Dice (1-17), Jaremi Hansen (18-20)

305 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 14-Jaremi Hansen; 2. 17-Colby Dice; 3. 95-Rick Stief; 4. 11-Ryan Stillwagon; 5. 50-Jay Krout; 6. 4-John Martin; 7. 131-Bob Sandt; 8. 47-Kevin Fletcher; 9. 21H-Kyle Lloyd; 10. 3J-Jack Thorton. Time – 2:03.75

305 Sprint Heat TwoFinish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 5-Zach Burd; 2. 880-Drew Ritchey; 3. 44X-Dave Brown, Jr.; 4. 54A-Austin Burke; 5. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 6. 18-Ian Detweiler; 7. 30-Seth Kearchner; 8. 44V-Daren Bylac; 9. 17T-Jeff Taylor; DNS – 92-Alex Potosky. Time – 2:10.03

305 Sprint Heat ThreeFinish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 2. 11-Zach Newlin; 3. 99-Cale Riegle; 4. 2-Erin Statler; 5. 33-Scott Lutz; 6. 36-Mark Watkins; 7. 39X-Scott Frank; 8. 4C-Cody Huckenberry; 9. 0-Kyle Ganoe (DNF). No Time

600 Xcel Modifieds

600 Xcel Modifieds Feature finish (20 laps) – 1. 64-Aaron Bowes; 2. 127-Korey Inglin; 3. 62-Nate Brinker; 4. 9-Richie Hitzler; 5. 49-Tyler Bartik; 6. 27-Josh Pepe; 7. 24-DJ Hunt; 8. 08-Jon Josko; 9. RENT-Bud Barton; 10. 20K-Kevin Von Valkenberg; 11. 66-Billy Koch; 12. 47-Wyatt Harrara; 13. 20-Jeff Metzger; 14. 54-Dakota Barlet; 15. 48-Luke Harrara; 16. 26-Grant Schibilia; 17. 28-Ray Gradwell; 18. 6-Jason Dunkleberger; 19. 6L-Logan Snyder; 20. 55-Michael Burrows; 21. C-Dylan McCrone; 22. 19-Scott Heilman; 23. 94-Hunter Diehl; 24. 211-Brian Blankenbiller; 25. 71-Travis Fichter. No Time

600 Modified Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 64-Aaron Bowes; 2. 94-Hunter Diehl; 3. 08-John Josko; 4. 71-Travis Fichter; 5. 19-Scott Heilman; 6. 49-Tyler Bartik; 7. 78-Josh Bewley; 8. C-Dylan McCrone; 9. 47-Wyatt Harrara; 10. 75M-Madison Pacheco; 11. 65-Arden Snyder. No Time

600 Modified Heat TwoFinish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 62-Nate Brinker; 2. 48-Luke Harrara; 3. 66-Billy Koch; 4. 211-Brian Blankenbiller; 5. 27-Josh Pepe; 6. 20-Jeff Metsger; 7. 26-Grant Schibilia; 8. 20K-Kevin Van Valkenberg; 9. 21-Jason Rochelle; 10. 7-Steve Sterner. No Time

600 Modified Heat ThreeFinish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 27-Korey Inglin; 2. 6-Jason Dunkleberger; 3. 55-Michael Burrows; 4. 9-Richie Hitzler; 5. 24-DJ Hunt; 6. RENT ME-Bud Barton; 7. 6-Logan Snyder; 8. 28-Ray Gradwell; 9. 54-Dakota Barlet; 10. 84-Joe Carter. No Time

600 Modified Consolation Finish (8 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 49-Tyler Bartik; 2. X-Bud Barton; 3. 20K-Ken Van Valkenberg; 4. 28-Ray Gradwell; 5. C-Dylan McCrone; 6. 6-Logen Snyder; 7. 26-Grant Schibilia; 8. 47-Wyatt Harrara; 9. 20-Jeff Metzger; 10. 7-Steve Sterner; 11. 78-Josh Bewley; 12. 54-Dakota Bartlet; 13. 21-Jason Rochelle; 14. 75-Madison Pacheco; 15. 6S-Arden Snyder. No Time