ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Saturday night’s Bob Leiby Memorial featured Twin 20s for the second year in a row. The first 20-lap feature went to Tyler Esh. The victory was Esh’s second at the track, and his first since 2018. Esh started the season in the 358 sprint division and recently made the switch to race 410 sprints in his own car, “We got a good race car right now.” The first order of business in victory lane was pulling the invert for the start of the second feature. The options were 8, 10 or 12 and after pulling the 12 pill Esh shared, “We’re just going to go out and be smart in the second one and whatever happens, happens.”
The night honored the late Bob Leiby, who with his brothers promoted Lincoln and Williams Grove Speedway. The Leiby family has deep roots in Central PA racing with family members that race and some that are officials at local tracks. Esh is no stranger to what the Leiby family means to racing, “It’s great to win that race. I got to race with Chandler and Greg helped us. And they were there when I got hurt here in 2014. That was pretty cool to win for them.”
Both Glenndon Forsythe and Cory Haas challenged for the lead, but Esh held them off, “Yeah that was pretty exciting from my seat.”
Esh shared the front row of the first feature with Greg Plank. Esh led the field into turn 1 with Forsythe driving under Plank down the back stretch to take second.
Haas got under Plank going into turn 3 to take second on lap 2. Haas then went to work on Forsythe for second.
The yellow flag came out on lap 5 when Jordan Givler got turned around in turn 2.
Esh led Forsythe, Haas, Dylan Norris and Plank to the cone for the restart.
Forsythe went low into turn 1 to challenge Esh for the lead but Esh held on to the top spot.
Chase Dietz got by Plank to make his way into the top five and Tim Wagaman followed.
Haas took second from Forsythe at the line on lap 7.
The following lap saw Dietz get by Norris for fourth at the line.
Haas was closing in on Esh and had Esh’s lead down to .462 seconds at the halfway point.
Haas got his nose under Esh in turn 3 and the two raced side by side for the lead at the line on lap 12.
Lapped traffic loomed ahead of the leaders as they battled for first.
Greg Plank brought out the red flag on lap 13 when he flipped in turn 2 right in front of the leaders.
The top five for the restart were Esh, Haas, Forsythe, Dietz and Freddie Rahmer. Rahmer was up to fifth from his 15th starting spot.
Haas went low into turn 1 on the restart but Esh held on to the lead running the top.
Esh got to the checkered flag .645 seconds ahead of Haas. Forsythe crossed the line third and Dietz was fourth. Rahmer completed the top five. After the top five crossed the line, the red flag came out for Aaron Bollinger who took a nasty tumble coming out of turn 4 on the final lap. Bollinger had been running 11th.
ALAN KRIMES WINS SECOND TWIN 20 FEATURE
After earning the hard charger honors in the first feature, starting 24th and finishing 12th, Krimes lined up for the start of the second feature on the pole, “Starting up front there means an awful lot.”
The first Twin 20 feature saw Krimes advance 12 spots in just 20 laps. Esh, the winner of the first feature drew an inversion pill of 12 in victory lane, “We got fortunate there. We started last in that first one and were able to get up to 12th and at least give ourselves a shot to get in the redraw and luck fell our way when he drew the 12.”
Krimes and the #27 team were fighting issues earlier in the night that had carried over from the week before, “It was a rough night, we had all kinds of issues but to be standing here at the end of the night makes up for everything.”
Krimes took off like a rocket on the start and had a commanding lead over Tyler Ross and the rest of the field going into turn 1. Ross was holding off a challenge from Devon Borden. Brandon Rahmer and Tim Glatfelter raced wheel to wheel for fourth with Rahmer holding on to the spot.
Krimes entered lapped traffic on lap 6, right before the red flag came out on lap 7. Joe Kata flipped in turn 4 with Tyler Esh, the first feature winner, also involved. Krimes nearly missed the melee.
Krimes led Ross, Borden, Brandon and Glatfelter for the restart. Chase Dietz was all over Glatfelter for fifth but Glatfelter had different plans and went to work reeling in Rahmer for fourth instead.
Krimes had a 2.5 second lead on lap 10. Freddie Rahmer was battling his brother, Brandon, to get into the top five. As the brothers battled Dietz drove by Freddie to take sixth.
Krimes was in lapped traffic again but it did not slow him down.
Krimes crossed the line 2.104 seconds ahead of Ross for his second win of the season. Borden finished third and Glatfelter was fourth. Dietz completed the top five. Chad Trout was the hard charger, driving from 16th to 10th.
Seth Kearchner Scores Legends Victory
Seth Kearchner’s second career win at Lincoln on Saturday night came with a last lap pass of Jeremy Ott, denying Ott a spot at the top of the all-time win list.
Aaron Updegraff started on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Travis McClelland lined up to his outside.
McClelland had the lead by inches at the line when the green flag dropped. Ott got by Updegraff for second.
Stephen Wurtzer and Blaine Leppo raced side by side at the line with Wurtzer having the slight advantage for fourth.
Ott looked under McClelland for the lead with McClelland holding on to the top spot by half a car length on lap 4.
Lap 4 saw the yellow flag come out when Choya Young and Lincoln Kearchner got together on the inside of turn 4.
McClelland led Ott, Updegraff, Wurtzer and Leppo on the restart. Ott was on McClelland’s bumper and the top two pulled away from the rest of the field.
Wurtzer looked under Updegraff down the back stretch and dove into turn 3 to take third on lap 5. Leppo tried to follow and moved by Updegraff for fourth but Updegraff had the spot back as they raced down the back stretch.
Seth Kearchner, Leppo and Updegraff raced three wide for fourth with Leppo taking the spot.
Wurtzer tracked down the leaders. Ott got under McClelland coming out of turn 2 for the lead but the caution came out before the pass was official. The yellow came out on lap 9 for Cody Altland in turn 2.
The top five for the restart were McClelland, Ott, Wurtzer, Leppo and Kearchner. The caution came out again on the restart when Richie Dobson got sideways on the front stretch.
Kearchner raced wheel to wheel with Leppo for fourth down the back stretch but Leppo held the spot at the line.
Ott once again got under McClelland for the lead coming out out of turn 2 and this time it was official with Ott taking the lead on lap 11.
Wurtzer and Leppo battled for third with Kearchner also in the mix. Kearchner got by Leppo for fourth.
The caution came out on lap 15 for second place running McClelland. As Ott, McClelland and Wurtzer battled for the lead, McClelland got spun around on the back stretch. Logan Carbaugh was also collected.
Ott led Wurtzer, Kearchner, Leppo and Bob Stough on the restart with five laps to go.
Wurtzer got under Ott in turn 2 and the two raced wheel to wheel down the back stretch. The race was nearly three wide for the lead at the line between Ott, Wurtzer and Kearchner with Ott holding the lead. The three were three wide coming out of turn 4 when the white flag waved. Kearchner got to the inside of Ott down the backstretch and had the lead when the checkered flag waved. Ott finished second, only .096 seconds behind Kearchner. Stough crossed the line third and Wurtzer was fourth. Leppo completed the top five.
With his sixth place finish, Bill Diehl claimed the track championship for the Central PA Legends.
Next Saturday, September 11, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Super Late Models, 358 Sprints, 305 Sprints and EMMR Vintage Car Track Time. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.
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Saturday, September 4, 2021
All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature 1 (20 Laps) – 1. 35-Tyler Esh ($3,000); 2. 38-Cory Haas; 3. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 39-Chase Dietz; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 27-Devon Borden; 11. 75-Tyler Ross; 12. 87-Alan Krimes; 13. 21-Matt Campbell; 14. 21T-Scott Fisher; 15. 99m-Kyle Moody; 16. 1X-Chad Trout; 17. 59-Jim Siegel; 18. 90-Jordan Givler; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 10-Joe Kata; 21. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF); 22. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 23. 11P-Greg Plank (DNF); 24. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Tyler Esh (1-20)
410 Sprint Feature 2 (20 Laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,000); 2. 75-Tyler Ross; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 39-Chase Dietz; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 38-Cory Haas; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 1X-Chad Trout; 11. 99m-Kyle Moody; 12. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 13. 21-Matt Campbell; 14. 90-Jordan Givler; 15. 7-Trey Hivner; 16. 59-Jim Siegel; 17. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 13s-Jon Stewart; 20. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 21. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 22. 10K-Joe Kata (DNF); 23. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1-20)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 11P-Greg Plank; 2. 38-Cory Haas; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 75-Tyler Ross; 7. 21-Matt Campbell; 8. 10-Joe Kata; 9. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 10. 45-Kurt Conklin (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 35-Tyler Esh; 2. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 6. 99m-Kyle Moody; 7. 27-Devon Borden; 8. 1X-Chad Trout; 9. 13s-Jon Stewart
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 90-Jordan Givler; 2. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 3. 39-Chase Dietz; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 77K-Steven Kisamore (DNF)
410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-Matt Campbell; 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 10-Joe Kata; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 13s-Jon Stewart; 9. 77-Steven Kisamore (DNS); 10. 45-Kurt Conklin (DNS)
Central PA Legends:
Central PA Legend Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 30K-Seth Kearchner ($310); 2. 10-Jeremy Ott; 3. 07-Bob Stough; 4. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 5. 18B-Blaine Leppo; 6. 53-Bill Diehl; 7. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 8. 19P-Travis Perry; 9. 18-Chris Transeau; 10. 17-Cory Phillips; 11. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 12. 1D-Owen Dimm; 13. 4J-Choya Young; 14. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 15. 2s-Shawn Miller; 16. 11R-Scott Musselman; 17. 93-Brent Marquis (DNF); 18. 51-Travis McClelland (DNF); 19. 27-Logan Carbaugh (DNF); 20. 19J-Jonathan Robinson (DNF); 21. 26-Shaun Abney (DNF); 22. 94-Richie Dobson (DNF); 23. 56-Chuck Dell (DNF); 24. 92-Cody Altland (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Travis McClelland (1-10), Jeremy Ott (11-19) & Seth Kearchner (20)
Central PA Legend Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 18B-Blaine Leppo; 3. 07-Bob Stough; 4. 18-Chris Transeau; 5. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 6. 92-Cody Altland; 7. 00-Eric McClane; 8. 63M-Bob Myers; 9. 30-Justin Wagaman; 10. 12F-Kelby Friese; 11. 3G-Mike Racine (DNF)
Central PA Legend Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 2. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 3. 56-Chuck Dell; 4. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 5. 17-Cory Phillips; 6. 25-Eric Hurst; 7. 11R-Scott Musselman; 8. Z12-Randy Getz Jr; 9. 99-Bryan Green; 10. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 11. 7F-Colton Friese
Central PA Legend Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 3. 26-Shaun Abney; 4. 93-Brent Marquis; 5. 1-Owen Dimm; 6. 119-Brady Arndt; 7. 94-Richie Dobson; 8. 12s-Ernie Shirley; 9. 48w-Chris Wagner; 10. 19J-Jonathan Robinson (DNF)
Central PA Legend Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 19-Travis Perry; 3. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 4. 4J-Choya Young; 5. 2s-Shaun Miller; 6. 34-Dan Harrison; 7. 42-Sam Lamb; 8. 79-Mike Stoppard; 9. 27X-Michael Ohler; 10. 1s-Cassandra Daniels
Central PA Legend Consy One Finish (6 laps) – 1. 92-Cody Altland; 2. 11R-Scott Musselman; 3. 25-Eric Hurst; 4. 99-Bryan Green; 5. 30-Justin Wagaman; 6. 12F-Kelby Friese; 7. 3G-Mike Racine; 8. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 9. 00-Eric McClane; 10. 63M-Bob Myers (DNF); 11. 7F-Colton Friese (DNF); 12. Z12-Randy Getz Jr (DNF)
Central PA Legend Consy Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 19J-Jonathan Robinson; 2. 94-Richie Dobson; 3. 34-Dan Harrison; 4. 12-Ernie Shirley; 5. 27x-Michael Ohler; 6. 79-Mike Stoppard; 7. 119-Brady Arndt; 8. 42-Sam Lamb; 9. 48w-Chris Wagner; 10. 1s-Cassandra Daniels (DNS)