ABBOTSTOWN, PA –
Danny Dietrich inked his name in Lincoln history with a sweep of the Twin 20 features during the Bob Leiby Memorial on Saturday night. The only other driver to accomplish this feat in Lincoln history was Steve Smith in 1992. It had been eight years since Twin 20 features were on the card at Lincoln. Brian Montieth and Dietrich split the last Twin 20 event held in 2012.
Brie Hershey and Brett Michalski made up the front row for the night’s first Twin 20 feature.
Michalski led the field into turn 1 with Hershey, Alan Krimes, Glenndon Forsythe and Adam Wilt making up the top five.
Wilt got by Forsythe for fourth, but the caution came out on lap 1 before the pass was official. The yellow was for Brie Hershey who go turned around in turns 3 and 4. Hershey rejoined the field.
Michalski led Krimes, Forsythe, Wilt and Brian Montieth to the cone for the single-file restart.
Michalski rolled through the top of turns 1 and 2 to maintain the lead on the restart as a three-car battle for third between Forsythe, Wilt and Montieth waged behind him.
The second caution of the race came on lap 4 when Hershey tried to exit the track out of turn 2 but stopped on the ramp.
Krimes went to the bottom of turn 1 on the restart to challenge Michalski for the lead but Michalski held on to the top spot.
Matt Campbell was working on Tim Glatfelter for fifth and took the position coming out of turn 2 on lap 5.
Montieth had caught Wilt and was on his bumper for third.
As the halfway point approached Michalski was closing in on lapped traffic. Krimes reeled in the leader as they worked through heavy lapped traffic.
Wilt moved into second on lap 13. As Michalski worked his way through lapped traffic, he was holding off Wilt, Montieth and Danny Dietrich as they all challenged him for the lead.
Wilt dove into turn 3 to try and take the lead and made contact with the leader Michalski as he attempted a slide job. Michalksi never stopped as Wilt sat in turn 2 backed into the outside wall to bring out the caution on lap 16.
Michalski maintained the lead as no cars had passed the flag stand before the yellow flag came out.
Michalski paced the field ahead of Montieth, Dietrich, Campbell and Krimes for the restart.
Michalski went high and Montieth went low going into turn 1. The bottom served Montieth well as he took the lead coming out of turn 2. Dietrich followed and took second coming out of turn 4.
The yellow flag flew on lap 18 for Brandon Rahmer who got spun around in turn 4.
With two laps to go Montieth led Dietrich, Campbell, Michalski and Krimes on the restart.
Dietrich drove to the top of turn 1 on the restart and took the lead coming out of turn 2 and held off Monteith down the back stretch.
The first Twin 20 of the night went to Dietrich who crossed the line 1.308 seconds ahead of Montieth. Campbell finished third and Krimes was fourth. Jim Siegel completed the top five.
After winning the first Twin 20 feature after starting 14th, Dietrich pulled the 8 pill for the inversion. The lined up Tim Glatfelter on the pole and Dietrich eighth for the start of the second feature.
Glatfelter led the field into turn 1 on the start with Justin Peck using the top to settle into second.
Michalski and Siegel battled for third with Siegel taking the spot on lap 2.
After Siegel got by Michalski, he had to fend off Dietrich and Montieth as they both tried to get into the top five. Dietrich took fifth coming out of turn 2 on lap 5. Montieth followed on the next lap, taking sixth from Michalski.
Lapped traffic came into play for Glatfelter on lap 6.
The caution flag flew on lap 7 for Glenndon Forsythe who fell off the pace and headed to the pits.
Glatfelter led Peck, Siegel, Campbell and Dietrich on the restart. Peck used the top of the turns on the restart as Glatfelter rolled through the bottom of turns 1 and 2.
Peck tried a slider on Glatfelter for the lead, but it didn’t stick.
Dietrich and Campbell drag raced down the back stretch for fourth with Dietrich taking the spot. Once again Montieth followed getting by Campbell as well.
The yellow came out again on lap 9 when Brandon Rahmer got out of sorts in turns 1 and 2.
Both Glatfelter and Peck went to the top on the restart allowing Glatfelter to pull away. Siegel tried to slide Peck for second but to no avail. Dietrich closed in and was up beside Siegel for third and took the spot on lap 11.
Again, Montieth followed Dietrich and took fourth after getting by Siegel. Montieth got high in turns 1 and 2 on the next lap allowing Siegel to take the spot back.
Dietrich was searching the track to try and make up some ground on the leaders.
Glatfelter entered lapped traffic with five laps to go. As the leaders worked their way through lapped traffic you could throw a blanket over the top three.
Dietrich and Peck were side by side at the line with two to go. Peck had the advantage at the line, but Dietrich took the spot going into turn 1.
Dietrich didn’t have much time to track down Glatfelter, but he caught the leader on the last lap and threw a slider in turn 4 winning the second Twin 20 feature in exciting fashion.
Glatfelter held on to finish second and Peck crossed the line third. Siegel finished fourth and Matt Campbell completed the top five.
With his sweep of both features, Dietrich earned a $750 Clean Sweep Bonus. $500 of the bonus was from Brooks Graphix and the Leiby family with Mamma’s Pizza of Wellsville putting up the additional $250.
Sprint car heat race winners were Scott Fisher, Brie Hershey and Brett Michalksi.
Jaiden Reyna Wins in Second Career Start on Dirt
Jaiden Reyna made the trip to Pennsylvania from North Carolina to field one of Joe Ryan Osborne’s cars at Lincoln on Saturday night. Reyna has been impressive on asphalt this year in the Young Lions division. Saturday was only Reyna’s second start on dirt in a Legend. The young gun was impressive all night and capped off his trip north with a victory.
Billy Workman Jr. drove by Chris Transeau and Reyna from third to take the lead on the start. The caution came out on lap 1 for Richie Dobson who got spun around coming out of turn 4.
Transeau and Reyna were side by side for second at the line on lap 2. Nikita Johnson joined the battle as Workman started pulling away from the rest of the field.
The yellow flag flew again on lap 7 when Taylor Watson came to a stop in turn 2.
Workman led Transeau, Reyna, Johnson and Seth Kearchner to the cone for the single-file restart.
Transeau stuck with Workman on the restart but the caution came out again on lap 8 when Ben Goldsmith spun out on the back stretch.
Reyna and Johnson were door to door at the line for third with Reyna holding the spot. Travis McClelland and Travis Perry were side by side behind Kearchner with both drivers challenging Kearchner for fifth.
Transeau and Reyna raced side by side on lap 11 for second. Transeau held the spot by a nose at the line on lap 12.
Reyna took the second spot using the top side of the track coming out of turn 2. Johnson followed also getting by Transeau. Transeau didn’t go quietly and took the spot back. Johnson stuck around and took third back from Transeau as Reyna caught Workman at the front of the field.
The caution came out on lap 15 as Workman and Reyna made contact as they battled for the lead. Workman ended up backwards in turn 3 as Reyna drove away from the incident without coming to a stop.
After inheriting the lead, Reyna led Johnson, Transeau, Kearchner and McClelland on the restart.
Johnson got his nose under Reyna as they drag raced down the back stretch side by side. Reyna held the lead by a nose on lap 16. The two continued to battle and Reyna’s advantage was even smaller on lap 17 at the line.
The battle at the front of the field allowed Transeau to move within striking distance making it a three way battle for the top spot.
Transeau got his nose under Johnson in an attempt to take second but couldn’t hold the advantage as they crossed the line as the laps wound down.
Reyna got to the checkered flag .743 seconds ahead of Johnson. Transeau held on to finish third with Kearchner crossing the line fourth. McClelland completed the top five.
In addition to winning the feature, Reyna picked up a $50 bonus from MRD Maintenance Solutions for having the fastest lap in the feature. Reyna had a lap time of 20.157 seconds.
Mike Racine earned the $50 hard charger award from Tuned Out Audio after driving from thirteenth to sixth in the main event.
This Saturday, September 12, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Super Late Models, 358 Sprints (Summer Series), PennMar modifieds, EMMR Exhibition and ARCH Night. Action starts at 7:00PM with pit gates open at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:00PM.
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, September 5, 2020
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Twin 20 Feature 1 (20 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich  ($2,500); 2. 21-Brian Montieth ; 3. 16-Matt Campbell ; 4. 87-Alan Krimes ; 5. 59-Jim Siegel ; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski ; 7. 39-Justin Peck ; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter ; 9. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe ; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich ; 11. 99-Kyle Moody ; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger ; 13. 15-Jeff Rohrbaugh ; 14. 5E-Tim Wagaman ; 15. 1X-Chad Trout ; 16. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. ; 17. 90-Jordan Givler ; 18. 15-Adam Wilt ; 19. 23-Chris Arnold ; 20. 44-Dylan Norris ; 21. 7-Trey Hivner ; 22. 88-Brandon Rahmer  (DNF); 23. 21T-Scott Fisher  (DNF); 24. 97-Brie Hershey  (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Brett Michalski (1-16), Brian Montieth (17-18) & Danny Dietrich (18-20)
410 Sprint Twin 20 Feature 2 (20 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich  ($2,500); 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter ; 3. 39-Justin Peck ; 4. 59-Jim Siegel ; 5. 16-Matt Campbell ; 6. 21-Brian Montieth ; 7. 87-Alan Krimes ; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich ; 9. 5E-Tim Wagaman ; 10. 99-Kyle Moody ; 11. 73B-Brett Michalski ; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. ; 13. 15-Adam Wilt ; 14. 16A-Aaron Bollinger ; 15. 1X-Chad Trout ; 16. 15-Jeff Rohrbaugh ; 17. 7-Trey Hivner ; 18. 90-Jordan Givler ; 19. 23-Chris Arnold ; 20. 44-Dylan Norris ; 21. 21T-Scott Fisher ; 22. 97-Brie Hershey ; 23. 88-Brandon Rahmer  (DNF); 24. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe  (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-19) & Danny Dietrich (20)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21T-Scott Fisher ; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter ; 3. 16-Matt Campbell ; 4. 16A-Aaron Bollinger ; 5. 39-Justin Peck ; 6. 90-Jordan Givler ; 7. 23-Chris Arnold ; 8. 11P-Greg Plank ; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer  (DNF); 10. 7-Trey Hivner  (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 97-Brie Hershey ; 2. 87-Alan Krimes ; 3. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe ; 4. 15-Jeff Rohrbaugh ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich ; 7. 1x-Chad Trout ; 8. 55-Dallas Scott ; 9. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.  (DNF); 10. 75-Chase Dietz  (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 73B-Brett Michalski ; 2. 21-Brian Montieth ; 3. 15-Adam Wilt ; 4. 59-Jim Siegel ; 5. 44-Dylan Norris ; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman ; 7. 99-Kyle Moody ; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer  DNF; 9. 1st-Steve Surniak  (DNF)
410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) 1. 1x-Chad Trout ; 2. 99-Kyle Moody ; 3. 23-Chris Arnold ; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. ; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer ; 6. 7-Trey Hivner ; 7. 55-Dallas Schott ; 8. 11P-Greg Plank ; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer  (DNS); 10. 1st-Steve Surniak  (DNS); 11. 75-Chase Dietz  (DNS)
Gene Latta Central PA Legends
Central PA Legends Feature (20 laps) 1. 19-Jaiden Reyna ; 2. 1-Nikita Johnson ; 3. 18-Chris Transeau ; 4. 20K-Seth Kearchner ; 5. 51-Travis McClelland ; 6. 70-Mike Racine ; 7. 19-Travis Perry ; 8. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer ; 9. 18J-Jorjie Sweger ; 10. 41-Chuck Dell ; 11. 19L-Jonathan Robinson ; 12. 6-Sean Dawson ; 13. 93-Brent Marquis ; 14. 24-Justin Cunningham ; 15. 1G-Shawn Groft ; 16. 64-Billy Workman Jr. ; 17. 44-Bill Diehl ; 18. 30-Alex Robinson ; 19. 55x-Richie Dobson ; 20. 2-Scott Smith ; 21. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith ; 22. 56-Zach Baxter ; 23. 13-Ron Blizzard ; 24. 25-Taylor Watson  (DNF)
Lap Leaders Billy Workman Jr. (1-15) & Jaiden Reyna (16-20)
Central PA Legends Heat 1 Finish (8 laps) 1. 1-Nikita Johnson ; 2. 64-Billy Workman Jr. ; 3. 19L-Jonathan Robinson ; 4. 70-Mike Racine ; 5. 55x-Richie Dobson ; 6. 30-Alex Robinson ; 7. 11R-Scott Musselman ; 8. 22-Dwayne Holder ; 9. 4J-Choya Young ; 10. 83J-James Snow ; 11. 6-Cale Griffin ; 12. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne  (DNS)
Central PA Legends Heat 2 Finish (8 laps) 1. 51-Travis McClelland ; 2. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer ; 3. 30k-Seth Kearchner ; 4. 18J-Jorjie Sweger ; 5. 93-Brent Marquis ; 6. 44-Bill Diehl ; 7. 9-Rick Hartwig ; 8. 17-Cory Phillips ; 9. 85-Michael Goldsmith ; 10. 55-Shawn Snell  (DNF); 11. 77A-Aaron Updegraff  (DNS)
Central PA Legends Heat 3 Finish (8 laps) 1. 19-Travis Perry ; 2. 18-Chris Transeau ; 3. 41-Chuck Dell ; 4. 91-Ben Goldsmith ; 5. 13-Ron Blizzard ; 6. 99-Taylor Garretson ; 7. 91L-Adam Lyman ; 8. 2-Cody Atland ; 9. 25-Taylor Watson ; 10. 25-Eric Hurst ; 11. 71-Joey Racine ; 12. 34-Dan Harrison  (DNS)
Central PA Legends Heat 4 Finish (8 laps) 1. 19-Jaiden Reyna ; 2. 2-Scott Smith ; 3. 6-Sean Dawson ; 4. 56-Zach Baxter ; 5. 24-Justin Cunningham ; 6. 27-Logan Carbaugh ; 7. 1-Shawn Groft ; 8. 79-Ed Trump ; 9. 17-Joe Racine ; 10. 33-Tanner Byers ; 11. 19R-Roy Denike 
Central PA Legends Consy 1 Finish (6 laps) 1. 30-Alex Robinson ; 2. 44-Bill Diehl ; 3. 22-Dwayne Holder ; 4. 11R-Scott Musselman ; 5. 17-Cody Phillips ; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig ; 7. 6-Cale Griffin ; 8. 4J-Choya Young ; 9. 83J-James Snow ; 10. 85-Michael Goldsmith ; 11. 77A-Aaron Updegraff  (DNS); 12. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne [10[ (DNS); 13. 55-Shawn Snell  (DNS)
Central PA Legends Consy 2 Finish (6 laps) 1. 1G-Shawn Groft ; 2. 25w-Taylor Watson ; 3. 99-Tyler Garretson ; 4. 25-Eric Hurst ; 5. 27-Logan Carbaugh ; 6. 19-Roy Denike ; 7. 91L-Adam Lymon ; 8. 2-Cody Atland ; 9. 17-Joe Racine ; 10. 33-Tanner Byers ; 11. 71-Joey Racine ; 12. 79-Ed Trump  (DNF); 13. 34-Dan Harrison  (DNF)