ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Pole-sitter Billy Dietrich and Alan Krimes shared the front row of the 25-lap feature on a sunny March afternoon. Brandon Rahmer and Kyle Moody made up the second row.
Dietrich took the lead when the green flag dropped with Brandon Rahmer moving into second and Krimes running third. A three way battle for fourth was under way between Brett Michalski, Brock Zearfoss and Moody.
Zearfoss took the fourth spot and started to reel in Krimes using the high line around the track.
Zearfoss got by Krimes for third out of turn 2 on lap 4. The caution came out on lap 5 for Anthony Macri who got turned around in turn 4. Macri rejoined the field for the restart.
Dietrich’s 1.756 second lead over Brandon Rahmer was erased with the caution. Dietrich led Brandon, Zearfoss, Krimes and Freddie Rahmer for the single file restart.
Dietrich went low into turn 1 while Brandon rode through the middle of the turns. Dietrich held off Rahmer, but Brandon remained within striking distance. Rahmer tried the middle of the turns again on the next lap and was running side by side with the leader coming out of turn 2.
While Dietrich was holding off Rahmer, Krimes got back by Zearfoss for third on lap 7. Zearfoss got the spot back on the next lap.
The second caution of the race came on lap 8 for Chad Trout who got spun around in the same spot as Macri did earlier in the race in turn 4.
Brandon Rahmer had Dietrich’s lead down to .223 seconds when the caution came out for Trout.
Dietrich got a much better jump on the restart and was able to pull away from Rahmer leaving him to fend off Zearfoss.
Rahmer pulled away from Zearfoss when Krimes came back into the picture. Krimes was hugging the inside guardrail through the turns while Zearfoss went to the top making it a close battle for third.
Freddie Rahmer joined the battle at the front of the field and went to work on Krimes for fourth.
Brandon was reeling Dietrich in, gaining .2 seconds a lap on the leader.
Freddie moved into fourth on lap 15 after getting by Krimes. Freddie Rahmer went right to work on Zearfoss for third and took the spot on lap 17.
Brandon made the move to the high line around the track while Dietrich stayed on the bottom. The decision to move up the track allowed Rahmer to make a successful pass for the lead coming out of turn 4 on lap 19. Rahmer got by Dietrich just as the leaders were catching the tail end of the field.
While Freddie was working on Billy for second, Zearfoss was holding off a challenge by Danny Dietrich for fourth.
Zearfoss was still running the top while holding off Dietrich as he ran the bottom.
Brandon took the white flag with a 1.175 second lead over Billy, Freddie, Zearfoss and Danny. The last lap was action packed with Danny taking the fourth spot coming out of turn 2 and Freddie getting by Billy for second.
The top five at the line were Brandon Rahmer, Freddie Rahmer, Billy Dietrich, Danny Dietrich and Zearfoss. Two sets of brothers finished in the top four, with the Rahmer Brothers finishing first and second and the Dietrich brothers finishing in the third and fourth spots.
410 Sprint Car heat winners were Alan Krimes, Billy Dietrich and Brock Zearfoss.
Cale Thomas had engine troubles in hot laps and was unable to compete in the racing action as the team did not have a back up engine at the track. Brian Montieth experienced engine issues despite his Consy win and opted to start and park the feature to avoid further damage.
Next Saturday, March 14, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and the Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 2PM with pit gates opening at 11:30AM and grandstand gates opening at noon.
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, March 7, 2020
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer ($3,500); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 72-Ryan Smith; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 26-Cory Eliason; 11. 91-Tony Fiore; 12. 99-Kyle Moody; 13. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 14. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 15. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 16. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 17. 75-Chase Dietz; 18. 59-Jim Siegel; 19. 1X-Chad Trout; 20. 0-Rick Lafferty; 21. 44-Dylan Norris; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher; 23. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF); 24. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Billy Dietrich (1-18) & Brandon Rahmer (19-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 91-Tony Fiore; 5. 26-Cory Eliason; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 35-Zach Hampton
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 99-Kyle Moody; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 72-Ryan Smith; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 5-Dylan Cisney; 10. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 5. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 40-Mark Imler; 10. 39-Cale Thomas (DNS)
410 Sprint Consi (10 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 35-Zach Hampton; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 10. 5-Dylan Cisney; 11. 40-Mark Imler; 12. 15-Adam Wilt (DNS)