ABBOTSTOWN, PA – The 21st annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial will go down in history as one of the most thrilling races in Lincoln, and Speedweek, history. Danny Dietrich held off Kyle Larson and Lance Dewease for the $9,200 win.
Coming off back-to-back wins at the track Freddie Rahmer lined up on the pole for the 30-lap feature with Larson to his outside.
Rahmer took the green and went high into turn 1 with Larson driving through the middle of the turns. The red flag came out before lap 1 was completed as Kyle Reinhardt took a wild ride in turn 2. Jeff Halligan was also involved.
The field lined up for a complete restart. Rahmer went to the top of turns 1 and 2 once again but this time Larson dove to the bottom of the track and slid by Rahmer for the lead coming out of turn 2.
After getting by Dietrich coming out of turn 4 on lap 1 for third Dewease was running the bottom line, his sweet spot, to reel in Rahmer for second. Dewease took the spot on lap 3.
As Larson led the field around the 3/8th mile oval he was running the top groove with Dewease in second and Dietrich and Rahmer battling for third.
Larson caught the tail end of the field on lap 6 with a 4 second lead. Rahmer and Dietrich continued an intense battle for the third spot as Larson weaved through lapped traffic.
Dietrich made the pass for third on lap 10.
Dewease continued to roll around the bottom of the track and had Larson’s lead down to a half-second on lap 15.
Larson struggled with lapped cars and Dewease was getting a solid run off of turn 2 but Dietrich was on the move looking for the lead. Dietrich got by Dewease for second on lap 18 and went straight for Larson.
Dietrich slid Larson for the lead in turns 1 and 2 and Larson returned the favor in turns 3 and 4. The two made contact as Larson didn’t clear Dietrich completely. Both cars kept moving with Larson holding on to his lead at the line.
Lap 20 saw the top three, Larson, Dietrich & Dewease, nearly three-wide at the line for the top spot.
Dewease took second back and got his nose under Larson but Dietrich was still a factor and was back to second when the trio completed the circuit.
Dietrich used the high groove to make a run for the lead as Freddie Rahmer entered the picture running fourth.
Dewease and Dietrich battled side by side as they worked through lapped traffic allowing Larson to gain a small advantage. Dietrich cleared Dewease for the runner-up spot and reeled in Larson with 5 laps to go.
Dietrich dove into turn 1 and slid Larson for the lead on lap 27. The two drag raced down the back stretch with Larson trying a slide job of his own in turns 3 and 4. Dietrich held on to his advantage as the pair crossed the line.
After putting on a show for the fans, Dietrich got to the checkered flag with a 1.013 second advantage over Larson. Dewease crossed the line third and Rahmer finished fourth. Rico Abreu completed the top five.
Heat winners were Freddie Rahmer, Kyle Larson, Rico Abreu and Lucas Wolfe.
Kearchner Scores First Legends Victory
Seth Kearchner parked his number 30 Central PA Legend machine in victory lane on Saturday night for the first time in his career. The 20-lap feature came down to the last lap as Kearchner held off veteran driver Bill Diehl for the win.
Chuck Dell started on the pole with Chris McKinney on the outside of the front row.
Diehl, who lined up third for the start led the field into turn 1 with Dell, McKinney and Jeremy Hahn battling behind him.
The first caution of the race came on lap 3 for Jeremy Ott and Travis Perry. The two got together and stopped on the back stretch.
Diehl paced the field for the restart ahead of Dell, Hahn, Kearchner and Aaron Updegraff.
Kearchner got his nose under Hahn for third in turns 1 and 2. The raced side by side for the position with Hahn holding onto his advantage.
Updegraff closed in on Kearchner and Hahn to make it a three car battle.
The yellow flag flew again on lap 4. This time it was for Chris McKinney who stopped on the back stretch.
Once again Diehl led the field to the cone for the single file restart.
Kearchner got his nose under Hahn and took the third spot and went to work on Dell for second. After a close battle Kearchner edged out Dell for second at the line right before the caution came out again on lap 6. The caution was for Alex Schmeidel.
Diehl led Kearchner, Dell, Updegraff and Hahn on the restart. Kearchner was all over Diehl on the restart. The top two were running bumper to bumper. Kearchner got his nose under Diehl as the two raced down the back stretch but Diehl beat him back to the line to hold onto the lead.
As the Diehl and Kearchner battled for the lead, Updegraff got by Dell for third. Another caution slowed the field on lap 8. Quinn Tanner spun coming out of turn 4 and Cory Phillips came to an abrupt stop to avoid him.
Kearchner drove under Diehl coming out turn 4 and took the race lead on lap 10. Diehl stayed within striking distance as Updegraff watched from third.
Diehl got his nose under Kearchner on lap 13 but Kearchner held on to the lead.
With 5 laps to go Kearchner led Diehl, Updegraff, Austin Bellemare and Alex Robinson. Bellemare got turned around in turn 2 on lap 16 bringing out the caution.
With Bellemare out of the top 5 Hahn took over the fifth spot for the restart.
Diehl did not let Kearchner out of his reach on the restart. The final caution of the race came on lap 17 as Justin Cunningham spun out in turn 1.
Diehl was able to get his nose under Kearchner in the turns but it was not enough to take the lead back.
Kearchner and Diehl battled for the lead to the very end with Kearchner edging out Diehl by half a car length at the line for the win. Updegraff held on to finish third. Robinson crossed the line fourth and Stephen Wurtzer completed the top five.
Heat winners for the Central PA Legends were Jeremy Ott, Travis Perry, Aaron Updegraff and Seth Kearchner.
This Monday, June 29, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Night #4 of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Red Robin. The 410 Sprints will compete for $7,000. 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, June 27, 2020
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($9,200); 2. 57-Kyle Larson; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 24-Rico Abreu; 6. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 7. 5-Brent Marks; 8. 72-Ryan Smith; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 87-Alan Krimes; 11. 21-Brian Montieth; 12. 15-Adam Wilt; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell; 14. 59-Jim Siegel; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 1x-Chad Trout; 17. 99-Kyle Moody; 18. 16-Matt Campbell; 19. 39-Cale Thomas; 20. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 21. 11-TJ Stutts; 22. 19m-Landon Myers; 23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt (DNF); 24. 45-Jeff Halligan (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Kyle Larson (1-27) & Danny Dietrich (28-30)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer 2. 72-Ryan Smith 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 39-Cale Thomas; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri; 9. 55-Mike Wagner; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher; 12. 25-Tyler Bear; 13. 15-Kurt Conklin (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson; 2. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 1x-Chad Trout; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 1z-Logan Wagner; 9. 16-Matt Campbell; 10. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 13. 14c-Dave Carlberg
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 24-Rico Abreu; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 5-Brent Marks; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 45-Jeff Halligan; 7. 12-Robert Ballou; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 9. 33-Jared Esh; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski; 11. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 13. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell; 3. 19m-Landon Myers; 4. 11-TJ Stutts; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 5-Dylan Cisney; 10. 67-Justin Whittall; 11. 7-Trey Hivner; 12. 27G-Jay Galloway
410 Sprint B-main (12 laps) – 1. 39-Cale Thomas; 2. 45-Jeff Halligan; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 1z-Logan Wagner; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 5-Dylan Cisney; 11. 55-Mike Wagner; 12. 73B-Brett Michalski; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF); 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter (DNF); 15. 12-Robert Ballou (DNF); 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 17. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 18. 33-Jared Esh (DNF)
410 Sprint C-main (10 laps) 1. 49H-Bradley Howard; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton; 6. 67-Justin Whittall; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 14c-Dave Carlberg; 9. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 10. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 11. Kurt Conklin; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNS); 13. 7-Trey Hivner (DNS); 14. 25-Tyler Bear (DNS); 15. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNS)
410 Sprint Flight #1 Time Trials 1. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.438; 2. 57-Kyle Larson 13.591; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.740; 4. 87-Alan Krimes 13.796; 5. 15-Adam Wilt 13.866; 6. 3z-Brock Zearfoss 13.897; 7. 39-Cale Thomas 13.915; 8. 1x-Chad Trout 13.951; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.957; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.011; 11. 72-Ryan Smith 14.006; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter 14.057; 13. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. 14.100; 14. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 14.103; 15. 75-Chase Dietz 14.113; 16. 99-Kyle Moody 14.129; 17. 25-Tyler Bear 14.142; 18. 1z-Logan Wagner 14.146; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard 14.152; 20. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.153; 21. 55-Mike Wagner 14.220; 22. 9-Dalton Dietrich 14.283; 23. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.459; 24. 14C-Dave Carlberg 14.542; 25. 15-Kurt Conklin 15.486; 26. 16-Matt Campbell 16.695
410 Sprint Flight #2 Time Trials 1. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.784; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.813; 3. 21-Brian Montieth 13.885; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell 13.934; 5. 24-Rico Abreu 13.971; 6. 11-TJ Stutts 14.025; 7. 59-Jim Siegel 14.082; 8. 19m-Landon Myers 14.088; 9. 45-Jeff Halligan 14.089; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 14.137; 11. 5-Brent Marks 14.148; 12. 5-Tyler Ross 14.164; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall 14.226; 14. 7-Trey Hivner 14.232; 15. 33-Jared Esh 14.324; 16. 5-Dylan Cisney 14.396; 17. 12-Robert Ballou 14.449; 18. 44-Dylan Norris 14.485; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.507; 20. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.518; 21. 14T-Tyler Walton 14.541; 22. 67-Justin Whittall 14.610; 23. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.628; 24. 27G-Jay Galloway 14.694; 25. 59s-Steve Wilbur 14.905
Gene Latta Ford Central PA Legends:
Central PA Legends Feature Finish (20 laps) 1. 30k-Seth Kearchner; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 4. 30-Alex Robinson; 5. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 6. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 7. 41-Chuck Dell; 8. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 9. 18-Chris Transeau; 10. 70-Mike Racine; 11. 19-Travis Perry; 12. 90-Scott Spidle; 13. 93-Brent Marquis; 14. 17w-Bradley Weber; 15. 8-Austin Bellemare; 16. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 17. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 18. 9-Rick Hartwig; 19. 24-Justin Cunningham; 20. 17p-Cory Phillips; 21. 77-Quinn Tanner (DNF); 22. 3m-Chris McKinney (DNF); 23. 10-Jeremey Ott (DNF); 24. 78-Zac Smith (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Bill Diehl (1-10) & Seth Kearchner (11-20)
Central PA Legends Heat 1 Finish: 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 78-Zac Smith; 3. 77-Quinn Trimmer; 4. 8-Austin Bellemare; 5. 24-Justin Cunningham; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 8. 26-Shaun Abney; 9. 1G-Shawn Groft; 10. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 11. 15s-John Snavely (DNF)
Central PA Legends Heat 2 Finish: 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 3. 3-Chris McKinney; 4. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 43-Ron Little; 7. 25-Eric Hurst; 8. 83-Jason Gastley; 9. 2-Scott Smith (DNF); 10. 51-Travis McClelland (DNF); 11. 91-Ben Goldsmith (DNF)
Central PA Legends Heat 3 Finish: 1. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 2. 17w-Bradley Weber; 3. 30-Alex Robinson; 4. 90-Scott Spidle; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 70-Mike Racine; 7. 19-Jonathan Robinson; 8. 17p-Cory Phillips; 9. 99-Bryan Green; 10. 6-Sean Dawson; 11. 13-Ron Blizzard
Central PA Legends Heat 4 Finish: 1. 30-Seth Kearchner; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 41-Check Dell; 4. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 5. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 6. 13t-Casey Traxler; 7. 34-Dan Harrison; 8. 61-Shawn Miller; 9. 11R-Scott Musselman; 10. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 11. 56-Zach Baxter
Central PA Legends Consy 1 Finish: 1. 93-Brent Marquis; 2. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 3. 26-Shaun Abney; 4. 43-Ron Little; 5. 25-Eric Hurst; 6. 15s-John Snavely; 7. 1G-Shawn Groft; 8. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 9. 83-Jason Gastley (DNF); 10. 91-Ben Goldsmith (DNF); 11. 2-Scott Smith (DNS); 12. 51-Travis McClelland (DNS)
Central PA Legends Consy 2 Finish: 1. 70-Mike Racine; 2. 17p-Cory Phillips; 3. 99-Bryan Green; 4. 6-Sean Dawson; 5. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 6. 61-Shaun Miller; 7. 56-Zach Baxter; 8. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 9. 11r-Scott Musselman; 10. 34-Dan Harrison (DNF); 11. 13T-Casey Traxler (DNF); 12. 13B-Ron Blizzard (DNF)