ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Dylan Cisney’s first career Lincoln Speedway win was not as easy as it may appear on paper. Cisney started on the pole of the 25-lap feature, but it wasn’t smooth sailing to land in victory lane.
Cisney took the lead at the drop of the green flag, with defending track champion, Brian Montieth moving up to third from his fifth starting spot coming out of turn 2 on the first lap. Montieth was up to second on the next lap and got around Cisney using the middle of turns 1 and 2 for the lead but the caution would come out before Montieth’s lead was official. Chase Dietz got spun around at the end of the front stretch and was able to rejoin the field.
Dylan led Montieth, Gerard McIntyre, Brandon Rahmer and Glenndon Forsythe to the cone for the race’s only restart.
Montieth went to the bottom of turn 1 and got by Cisney for the top spot. Cisney and Montieth raced wheel to wheel down the backstretch with Cisney gaining the advantage into turn 3. Montieth went low again into the turns and had the lead coming out of turn 4.
As Montieth drove away from Cisney, he encountered lapped traffic on lap 6. As Montieth drove through lapped traffic Cisney held off McIntyre to hold onto the second spot.
Lap 13 saw trouble for the leader as he worked through heavy lapped traffic. Montieth did a 360 spin coming out of turn 2 and dropped back to sixth. The car never stopped so the caution did not come out. Montieth’s misfortune moved Cisney into the lead with McIntyre running second and Brandon Rahmer in third.
As Montieth worked his way back to the front of the pack there was plenty of racing throughout the field. Last week’s winner, Danny Dietrich, started to work his way to the front of the field from seventh.
With seven laps to go Dietrich was running third and Montieth had driven back up to fourth. Dietrich tried to get by McIntyre for second which allowed Montieth to make a move for third with Dietrich falling back to fourth. Two laps later, Montieth made a move on McIntyre for second allowing Dietrich to take the third spot back.
Montieth got back by Dietrich with five laps to go to take third and wanted to get by McIntyre for second. Montieth tried to slide up the track in turn 2 to get by McIntyre with four laps to go, but it wasn’t enough to make the pass. Dietrich got by Montieth down the backstretch with Montieth taking the third spot back out of turn 4.
Montieth tried to get by McIntyre in turns 1 and 2 with three laps to go and this time he was able to complete the pass. McIntyre lost third to Dietrich as he had to check up due to Montieth’s pass.
Dietrich got under Montieth in turns 3 and 4 to take second with two laps to go. Despite the back and forth, Dietrich and Montieth were closing in on the leader but did not have enough laps to make a run for the lead.
Cisney made it to the checkered flag .240 seconds ahead of Dietrich for his first career Lincoln Speedway victory. Dietrich nosed out second place over Montieth by less than a tenth of a second. Brock Zearfoss finished fourth from his thirteenth starting spot earning the hard charger award. McIntyre held on for a fifth place finish.
Also, of note was a visit from Plainfield, Indiana native, Zach Hampton. Hampton made the nine hour trip to the pigeon hills and finished tenth in his heat and eleventh in the B-main. It was Hampton’s first trip to Pennsylvania to race.
410 Sprint Car heat winners were Dylan Cisney, Gerard McIntyre and Brian Montieth.
Next Saturday, March 7, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and open practice for all divisions racing at the track this season. Racing starts at 2PM with pit gates opening at 11:30AM and grandstand gates opening at noon.
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.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 5-Dylan Cisney ($3,500); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 5. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 99-Kyle Moody; 12. 72-Ryan Smith; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri; 14. 59-Jim Siegel; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 8-Billy Dietrich; 17. 0-Rick Lafferty; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski; 19. 91-Tony Fiore; 20. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 21. 39-Cale Thomas; 22. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (DNF); 24. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Dylan Cisney (1-2, 14-25) & Brian Montieth (3-13)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5-Dylan Cisney; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 39-Cale Thomas; 8. 1a-Jacob Allen; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 10. 35-Zach Hampton; 11. 1s-Logan Schuchart (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 72-Ryan Smith; 8. 39-Anthony Macri; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 67-Justin Whittall
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 91-Tony Fiore; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher
410 Sprint Consy (10 laps) – 1. 39-Cale Thomas; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 39-Anthony Macri; 4. 91-Tony Fiore; 5. 1a-Jacob Allen; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 67-Justin Whittall; 11. 35-Zach Hapmton; 12. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart (DNS)