ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – After surviving early race cautions, Danny Dietrich started his charge to the front of the field from 11th. Dietrich worked his way into the top five and was running third when the leader, Chase Dietz, had a mechanical issue ending his afternoon. Danny squeezed by Chad Trout for the lead with five laps to go and earned his 55th career win at Lincoln.
Freddie Rahmer started on the pole of the 30-lap feature and shared the front row with Bradley Howard. Rahmer led the field into turn 1 but the caution came out for Kyle Moody who got turned around in the first turn. Moody had lined up third for the start of the feature.
The field lined up for a complete restart with Rahmer and Howard getting together at the end of the front stretch. Rahmer took a wild ride bringing out the red flag. The melee at the front of the field caused a 10-car pile-up including Tim Wagaman, Brandon Rahmer, Scott Fisher, Steve Buckwalter, Rickey Peterson, Jordan Givler, Aaron Bollinger, Dylan Norris, Greg Plank and Troy Wagaman. In addition to Freddie and Howard not being able to rejoin the field, Brandon was also done for the afternoon.
Chase Dietz inherited the lead and led the field alongside Chad Trout for another complete restart. Dietz led the field into turn 1 with Billy Dietrich and Matt Campbell battling for third behind him. Billy took the spot at the line.
Jim Siegel was tracking down Campbell for fourth and took the spot at the line on lap 3.
Dietz entered lapped traffic on lap 5 with a 4.6 second lead over Trout.
Trout had Dietz’s lead down to 1.6 seconds by lap 10 as they worked through lapped traffic.
Danny was reeling in Campbell to work his way into the top 5 and took the spot on lap 11.
Billy had caught Trout and wanted second. Billy got a good look under Trout in turn 3 but a lapped car kept him from making the pass.
A three-car battle for third was on between Billy, Siegel and Dietrich. The Dietrich brothers split Siegel with Danny taking third, Billy falling to fourth and Siegel in fifth.
Campbell got by Siegel for fifth and then took fourth from Billy on lap 17.
The yellow flag flew on lap 18 for Greg Plank in turn 2. Plank collected Alan Krimes and Glenndon Forsythe.
Dietz led Trout, Danny, Campbell and Siegel on the restart. Dietz hung onto the lead and pulled away from the field while Campbell tried the inside of Danny and took third. Danny took the spot back with a slider in turn 4 before the caution came out on lap 20 for the leader, Dietz. Dietz appeared to have a mechanical failure when he hit the wall in turn 4.
Trout inherited the lead with Danny, Campbell, Siegel and Tim Shaffer lined up behind him for the restart. Campbell was the only driver to opt for the top in turns 1 and 2 on the restart. Siegel got a nose under Campbell, but he kept the spot.
Danny was all over Trout’s back bumper on lap 22 and tried a slider for the lead in turns 3 and 4 to no avail.
Campbell was still using the top in turns 1 and 2 to reel in the leaders while Danny was using the top of turns 3 and 4 to hunt down Trout.
Danny squeezed by Trout coming out of turn 4 to take the lead with 5 laps to go. Now in second Trout was holding off Campbell. Campbell looked to the inside of Trout after getting a solid run out of turn 4 but couldn’t make the pass.
Danny got to the checkered flag 2.898 seconds ahead of Trout to take home $4,000. Campbell held on to third and Siegel finished fourth. Last week’s winner, Tim Shaffer, completed the top five.
Heat race winners were Tim Shaffer, Bradley Howard and Billy Dietrich. In addition to winning the feature Danny Dietrich was also the hard charger driving from his 15th starting spot to a 1st place finish.
Ott Holds Off Sweger for Legends Victory
The Central PA Legends season started off in exciting fashion with a feature that saw four lead changes. Jeremy Ott had the lead when it counted on Saturday, starting off the season in victory lane and taking home $300 for the win.
Seth Kearchner and Jorjie Sweger shared the front row with Jeremy Ott and Bob Stough lined up in row 2.
Kearchner and Sweger raced side by side into turn 1 with Kearchner taking the lead out of turn 2. Sweger took over the top spot at the line to lead lap 1 after using the outside of turn 4 to make the pass.
Stough was in third and was all over Kearchner for second when the caution came out on lap 2. Travis McClelland, Chris Transeau and Scott Houdeshell got together in turns 1 and 2. All three drivers rejoined the field.
Kearchner got his nose under Sweger in turn 2 but Sweger held the lead. Stough took a peek to the outside of Kearchner in turn 2 but couldn’t make the pass.
The yellow flag waved again on lap 4 when Richie Dobson spun out in turn 2.
Ott used the outside of turn 4 to pass Stough for third on lap 5. Another caution came on lap 6 for Tyler Groft who spun out in turn 1. The yellow flag flew again on the restart when Dobson spun in turn 4.
While Kearchner was searching for a way around Sweger, Ott was closing in on the leaders. Ott got by Kearchner for second on lap 7. Kearchner stuck around pulled up side-by-side with Ott in turn 3 but Ott held him off.
Ott tried a higher groove and made the pass for the lead coming out of turn on lap 10.
Mike Racine brought out a caution on lap 11 when he spun out in turn 4.
Ott led Sweger, Kearchner, Stough and George Diehl on the restart.
Sweger got by Ott on the restart and held off Ott coming out of turn 4. The two raced side by side at the line with Sweger holding a .007 second advantage to hold onto the lead.
Stough got by Kearchner and moved into third.
Ott took the lead back by a nose at the line on lap 14 right before the yellow flag came out for Owen Dimm. Dimm got turned around in turn 4.
Sweger, Stough, Diehl and Kearchner lined up behind Ott for the restart. Sweger got under Ott to take the lead lap 15 and Diehl got by Kearchner for fourth.
Ott looked to the outside of Sweger to take the lead back, but the yellow came out on lap 18. Travis Perry was yet another car that got turned around in turn 4.
The field lined up behind Sweger for a green, white, checkered finish. Ott tried the outside to get by Sweger leaving the bottom open for Stough to make a move coming out of turn 2. Ott made the pass for the lead and led when the white flag flew.
Ott crossed the line .403 seconds ahead of Diehl who made a last lap pass for second. Sweger finished third and Stough followed in fourth. Blaine Leppo completed the top five after passing Kearchner on the last lap.
Legend heat races were won by Bill Diehl, Scott Houdeshell, Jeremy Ott and Travis McClelland.
Next Saturday, March 20, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 6PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4PM.
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Saturday, March 13, 2021
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($4,000); 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 21-Matt Campbell; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 72-Tim Shaffer; 6. 75-Tyler Ross; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody; 11. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 12. 44-Dylan Norris; 13. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 14. 90-Jordan Givler; 15. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 16. 19-Troy Wagaman; 17. 2-Ricky Peterson; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 39-Chase Dietz (DNF); 20. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 21. 11P-Greg Plank (DNF); 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 23. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF); 24. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Chase Dietz (1-20), Chad Trout (21-24) & Danny Dietrich (25-30)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 72-Tim Shaffer; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 75-Tyler Ross; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson; 8. 55-Dallas Schott; 9. 11P-Greg Plank; 10. 40-Mark Imler
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 49H-Bradley Howard; 2. 39-Chase Dietz; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 90-Jordan Givler; 8. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 85-Ricky Dieva
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 99m-Kyle Moody; 3. 21-Matt Campbell; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 8. 50-Tyler Esh; 9. 50-Tyler Esh (DNF)
410 Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson; 3. 90-Jordan Givler; 4. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 11P-Greg Plank; 7. 55-Dallas Schott; 8. 35-Steve Owings; 9. 85-Ricky Dieva; 10. 40-Mark Imler; 11. 50-Tyler Esh
Gene Latta Central PA Legends
Legends Feature Finish (20 laps) 1. 10-Jeremy Ott ($300); 2. 53- Bill Diehl; 3. 18J-Jorgie Sweger; 4. 07-Bob Stough; 5. 18B-Blaine Leppo; 6. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 7. 94-Greg Burd; 8. 24- Justin Cunningham; 9. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 10. 30-Alex Robinson; 11. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 12. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 13. 18-Chris Transeau; 14. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 15. 51-Travis McClelland; 16. 19J-Jonathan Robinson; 17. 2D-Owen Dimm; 18. 19-Travis Perry; 19. 2G-Tyler Groft (DNF); 20. 56-Zach Baxter (DNF); 21. 70-Mike Racine (DNF); 22. 55X-Richie Dobson (DNF); 23. 42L-Sam Lamb (DNF); 24. 61-Shaun Miller (DNF)
Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 18-Chris Transeau; 3. 94-Greg Burd; 4. 30-Alex Robinson; 5. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 6. 19J-Jonathan Robinson; 7. 4J-Choya Young; 8. 26-Shaun Abney; 9. 25-Eric Hurst; 10. 27o-Ron Ohler (DNS)
Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 3. 55x-Richie Dobson; 4. 56-Zach Baxter; 5. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 6. 2a-Cody Altland; 7. 71-Joe Racine; 8. 2D-Owen Dimm; 9. 48-Donald Stoud; 10. 74-Joey Racine
Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 07-Bob Stough; 3. 24-Justin Cunningham; 4. 18B-Blaine Leppo; 5. 61-Shaun Miller; 6. 2G-Tyler Groft; 7. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 8. 9D-Brady Dillon; 9. 824-Brian Rampmeyer; 10. 1G-Shawn Groft (DNF)
Legends Heat Four Finish (4 laps: time limit enforced) – 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 19-Travis Perry; 3. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 4. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 5. 42L-Sam Lamb; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig; 7. 70-Mike Racine (DNF); 8. 2s-Shane Stambaugh (DNF); 9. 27x-Michael Ohler (DNF; 10. 17-Cory Phillips (DNF)
Legends Consy One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 2d-Owen Dimm; 2. 19J-Jonathan Robinson; 3. 2a-Cody Altland; 4. 26-Shaun Abney; 5. 48-Donald Stoudt; 6. 71-Joe Racine; 7. 4J-Choya Young; 8. 25-Eric Hurst; 9. 27o-Ron Ohler; 10. 74-Joey Racine (DNF)
Legends Consy Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 70-Mike Racine; 2. 2G-Tyler Groft; 3. 1G-Shawn Groft; 4. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 9d-Brady Dillon; 7. 824-Brian Rampmeyer (DNF); 8. 17-Cory Phillips (DNF0; 9. 2s-Shane Stambaugh (DNS); 10. 27x-Michael Ohler (DNS)