ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Chad Trout led every lap of the 30-lap feature for his third career 410 sprint car victory at Lincoln Speedway. With 46 410 sprint cars on hand, Trout qualified for the main event through his heat and selected the pole in the redraw. Brandon Rahmer, the current point leader at the track, lined up second for the main event.
Trout drove to the bottom of turns 1 and 2 when the green flag waved with Rahmer in hot pursuit.
Gerard McIntyre, who lined up third for feature, challenged Rahmer for second early in the race. As McIntyre was working on Rahmer, Chase Dietz took the high line through turns 1 and 2 and got by McIntyre for third but the caution came out before the pass was official. The caution was for last week’s winner, Brian Montieth, who came to a stop on the backstretch after spinning coming out of turn 2.
Trout paced the field ahead of Rahmer, McIntyre, Dietz and Tyler Walton for the single file restart.
McIntyre got a nose under Rahmer going into turn 1 but Rahmer held onto the second spot. Dietz was all over McIntyre for third and took the spot on lap 4. McIntyre stayed close and took the third spot back on the next lap.
Freddie Rahmer was trying to join his brother Brandon in the top 5 as he battled with Dietz and Walton. Rahmer was in the top 5 on lap 5 and made it to fourth on lap 6, right before the second caution of the race on lap 7. The yellow flag came out for Justin Whittall who was facing the wrong direction in turns 3 and 4.
While under caution Ryan Smith exited the track and nosed into his pit, ending his night.
The top five for the restart were Trout, Brandon Rahmer, McIntyre, Freddie Rahmer and Dietz.
McIntyre tried the high line going into turns 1 and 2 to get by Brandon for second. Freddie joined making it a three-way battle for the spot and then another caution came out for Justin Whittall who once again was spun around in turns 3 and 4.
McIntyre tried the high side again on the restart, but this time Brandon was able to pull away and create some distance between himself and the battle for third between Gerard and Freddie.
Once McIntyre broke free from Freddie he closed in on Brandon for second. Brandon held off McIntyre’s charge running the bottom with Gerard sticking to the high side of the track.
The yellow flag flew again on lap 14 as Adam Wilt slowed to a stop on the back stretch.
The field lined up nose to tail with Trout, Brandon, McIntyre, Freddie and Tim Wagaman leading the way.
Freddie was trying everything he could to get by McIntyre, but Gerard held onto the third position. Rahmer tried a slide job in turn 4 on lap 19 but it didn’t stick.
The first red flag of the race came on lap 20 as Robbie Kendall and Brian Montieth got together coming out of turn 4 with Montieth landing on his side.
McIntyre and Brandon made contact in turn 2 on the restart with Rahmer flipping and bringing out the red flag yet again. McIntyre headed to the pits after determining the car had too much damage to continue.
Track officials opened the red to allow teams to refuel due to the number of laps run under caution.
For the second week in a row, both the second and third place cars were taken out of the feature at the same time. The new running order for the top 5 was Trout, Freddie Wagaman, Dietz and Tim Glatfelter.
Once the field restarted Lucas Wolfe was one of the few cars running the high line around the track and it was working for him as he passed three cars in three laps to get to seventh from his sixteenth starting spot.
Trout had a lead of 2.109 seconds with 5 laps to go as he approached the tail end of the field.
Trout held onto this lead and beat Freddie to the checkered flag by 1.052 seconds. Wagaman crossed the line third and Dietz held on for a fourth place finish. Glatfelter completed the top 5.
Heat winners for the 410 sprints were Chase Dietz, Gerard McIntyre, Chad Trout and Tim Glatfelter. Tyler Walton set overall quick time with a lap of 15.395 seconds.
Rittenhouse Victorious in 358 Sprint Season Opener
Todd Rittenhouse Jr. started on the pole and shared the front row with Ashley Cappetta for the 20-lap feature. Brett Wanner and Dave Holbrook made up row 2.
Rittenhouse took the lead when the green flag dropped with Wanner getting his nose under Cappetta for second in turn 1 on the start. Wanner took the spot on the next lap sliding by Cappetta as they entered turn 1.
Steve Owings wasn’t far behind and got to the outside of Cappetta on lap 2 going into turn 1 to take third.
The caution flag came out on lap 4 for Jon Stewart who got sideways on the back stretch. Stewart rejoined the field. Mike Bittinger headed to the pits under caution ending his night.
Rittenhouse led Wanner, Owings, Cappetta and Chris Frank to the cone for the single file restart.
Wanner tried the outside of Rittenhouse going into turn 1 but Rittenhouse maintained the lead. Wanner wasn’t going away and passed Rittenhouse for the lead in turn 1 on lap 5, but Todd got Brett back coming out turn 2 to hold onto the top spot.
Rittenhouse started to pull away from the rest of the field as Owings reeled in Wanner for second.
Wanner got out of Owings grip and left Steve to battle Cappetta for third as he hunted down Rittenhouse for the lead.
Wanner chased down Rittenhouse and was on his bumper at the halfway point of the race.
The leaders caught lapped traffic on lap 13. Owings capitalized on lapped traffic and got by Wanner for second going into turn 3 just as the caution came out on lap 14 for Zachary Cool. Cool stopped on the backstretch.
Rittenhouse paced the field ahead of Owings, Wanner, Cappetta and Tyler Ross for the restart.
Owings rolled through the middle of turns 1 and 2 but Rittenhouse maintained the lead.
Another caution came on lap 15 for five cars that got tangled in turns 1 and 2. As the safety crew worked on untangling Jeff Paulson, Zachary Newlin, Kenny Kuhn, Cool and Alyson Dietz officials threw the red flag to allow teams to conserve fuel.
Newlin was the only driver to rejoin the field. Newlin made his 358 debut on Saturday night after making the move up from the 305 sprint division.
Ross got a nose under Cappetta on the restart as he challenger her for fourth. Ross had the advantage in the turns but Cappetta was able to hold him off on as she was stronger on the straightaways.
The yellow flag flew again on lap 17 as Jon Stewart got spun around in turn 4. Stewart headed to the pits along with Newlin, ending the night for both drivers.
Rittenhouse held off Owings on the restart. Owings made one more last ditch effort for the lead on the final lap, but Rittenhouse beat him to the line for his fourth career 358 victory at the track. Wanner crossed the line third. Cappetta finished fourth and Tyler Ross held on for a fifth place finish.
Brett Wanner, Scott Fisher, who was pulling double-duty running both divisions, and Tyler Ross won the 358 sprint heats.
Next Saturday, June 6, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 and 358 sprint cars. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.
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.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout ($4,000); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 25-Tyler Bear; 11. 14T-Tyler Walton; 12. 29-Dan Shetler; 13. 11-TJ Stutts; 14. 2-AJ Flick; 15. 59-Jim Siegel; 16. 67-Justin Whittall; 17. 12-Robert Ballou (DNF); 18. 07-Gerard McIntyre (DNF); 19. 0-Rick Lafferty (DNF); 20. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 21. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 23. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 24. 72-Ryan Smith (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Chad Trout (1-30)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 67-Justin Whittall; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan; 8. 29-Davey Franek; 9. 7-Trey Hivner; 10. 12-Robert Ballou; 11. 14-Chad Wilson; 12. 15B-Mark Bitner
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 2. 25-Tyler Bear; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 2-AJ Flick; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 91-Tony Fiore; 8. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF); 11. 35-Chad Layton (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 29-Dan Shetler; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney; 8. 12-Brent Shearer; 9. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher; 11. 9-Dalton Dietrich
410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 11-TJ Stutts; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 45-Jeff Halligan; 9. 66-Doug Hammaker; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard; 11. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. (DNS)
410 Sprint C-main (8 laps) – 1. 3-Todd Gracey; 2. 21T-Scott Fisher; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 14-Chad Wilson; 5. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 6. 15B-Mark Bitner; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNS); 8. 35-Chad Layton (DNS)
410 Sprint B-main (12 laps) – 1. 12-Rober Ballou; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 45-Jeff Halligan; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney; 9. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 91-Tony Fiore; 11. 66-Doug Hammaker; 12. 28-Davey Franek; 13. 19R-Jordan Ryan; 14. 44-Dylan Norris; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher; 16. 7-Trey Hivner; 17. 12-Brent Shearer; 18. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF); 19. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF)
410 Flight 1 Time Trial Results 1. 14T-Tyler Walton 15.395*; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer 15.558; 3. 75-Chase Dietz 15.627; 4. 25-Tyler Bear 15.651; 5. 67-Justin Whittall 15.651; 6. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich 15.762; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter 15.845; 9. 12-Robert Ballou 15.935; 10. 59-Jim Siegel 15.946; 11. 28-Davey Franek 16.022; 12. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 16.038; 13. 7-Trey Hiver 16.090; 14. 2-AJ Flick 16.149; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski 16.158; 16. 91-Tony Fiore 16.161; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall 16.162; 18. 3-Todd Gracey 16.187; 19. 14-Chad Wilson 16.206; 20. 35-Chad Layton 16.206; 21. 19R-Jordan Ryan 16.223; 22. 44-Dylan Norris 16.260; 23. 15B-Mark Bitner 16.475
410 Flight 2 Time Trial Results 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer 15.793; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty 15.875; 3. 1X-Chad Trout 15.914; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter 15.923; 5. 29-Dan Shetler 15.927; 6. 87-Alan Krimes 15.932; 7. 5E-Tim Wagaman 15.960; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe 15.970; 9. 72-Ryan Smith 15.985; 10. 11-TJ Stutts 16.037; 11. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 16.066; 12. 21-Brian Montieth 16.114; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney 16.141; 14. 45-Jeff Halligan 16.219; 15. 12-Brent Shearer 16.246; 16. 99-Kyle Moody 16.339; 17. 15W-Adam Wilt 16.368; 18. 49H-Bradley Howard 16.430; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher 16.485; 20. 66-Doug Hammaker 16.692; 21. 9-Dalton Dietrich 17.397; 22. 14C-Dave Carlberg 17.588; 23. 19-Troy Wagaman No Time
*overall quick time
Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprints:
358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. ($1,100); 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 54-Brett Wanner; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 91-Tyler Ross; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 77-David Holbrook; 8. 44-Dave Brown; 9. 21-CJ Tracy; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher; 11. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 12. 6-Tim McClelland; 13. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 14. 5A-Zachary Allman; 15. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 16. 34-Mark VanVorst; 17. 11H-Hayden Miller (DNF); 18. 11z-Zach Newlin (DNF); 19. 13s-Jon Stewart (DNF); 20. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 21. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 22. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 23. 99-Zachary Cool (DNF); 24. 93-Mike Bittinger (DNF)
358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 54-Brett Wanner; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 77-David Holbrook; 4. 11z-Zach Newlin; 5. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 6. 93-Mike Bittinger; 7. 3-Jeff Paulson; 8. 50-Alyson Dietz; 9. 23-Justin Foster; 10. 4R-Zane Rudisill (DNF)
358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. 21-Scott Fisher; 2. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 5a-Zachary Allman; 5. 99-Zachary Cool; 6. 8-Kenny Kuhn 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig 8. 6-Tim McClelland 9. 511-John Sharpe 10. 27-Jake Galloway (DNF)
358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 laps) 1. 91-Tyler Ross; 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 34-Mark VanVorst; 5. 13s-Jon Stewart; 6. 44-Dave Brown; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 11H-Hayden Miller; 9. u1-Billy Heltzel III; 10. 22-Jacob Balliet (DNS)
358 Sprint Consy (10 laps) – 1. 3-Jeff Paulson; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 6-Tim McClelland; 6. 11H-Hayden Miller; 7. 27-Jake Galloway; 8. 23-Justin Foster; 9. u1-Billy Heltzel III (DNF); 10. 22-Jacob Balliet (DNF); 11. 511-John Sharpe (DNF); 12. 4RZane Rudisill (DNS)