Ralph Morgan claims first
Lincoln win in 358 late models; Kory Sites best of
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/29/2015
–Another historic night at Lincoln Speedway saw the next
generation of Rahmers pull into victory lane, as Brandon
Rahmer held off the late-race challenges of Lincoln
points leader Brian Montieth to score his first career
“410” sprint car win.
“I was trying to run my ass off
to keep away from them,” said Rahmer when asked whether
he knew if Montieth and 12th-starting Danny
Dietrich were running second and third behind him, “I
kept my speed up top. I didn’t know if Brian had enough
to slide up in front of me going into three. That’s how
Danny (Dietrich) got me the other two times I was in the
front here. But I finally got to stand up here.”
“I was lucky enough to draw a
good pill and start up front for the feature and it
finally paid off,” added Rahmer.
Handicapping placed the Rahmer
brothers on the outside of the front two rows for the
feature. Polesitter Steve Owings took the lead at the
outset and led the first two laps, with Freddie dropping
back to fifth at outset and Robbie Kendall and Tim
Glatfelter moving into third and fourth.
Brandon caught Owings for the
lead on lap three and led the rest of the way, with
plenty of action in behind. Freddie recovered to advance
to second after catching Owings on lap eight.
As the Rahmer brothers led,
tenth-starting Brian Montieth and leading Lincoln
feature winner and 12th-starting Danny
Dietrich were methodically working their way through the
Montieth caught Grasso for
third on lap 12 and chased down Freddie by the 17th
lap. He and Freddie made contact exiting turn four of
that lap, pitching Freddie into the outside guardrail on
the front stretch and ending Freddie’s night. Also
caught up in the crash was fourth-place Grasso and Randy
Montieth never stopped and
assumed second for the restart, with Owings third and
Dietrich fourth. One lap later, Dietrich disposed of
Owings and made it a three-car race to the checkered.
Though he pulled alongside
several times, Montieth was never able to get by the
Miller Brothers Chevrolet/Wege Pretzels/ARAN Trading
#88. Rahmer’s final margin of victory was .53 seconds,
with Dietrich a close third, Owings fourth, and Friday
night Williams Grove winner Austin Hogue fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were
20th-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Kendall,
Cory Haas, 19th-starting Alan Krimes, and 22nd-starting
Heats for the 26 410’s were won
by Montieth, Kyle Moody, and Kendall, with Krimes
winning the consolation.
Mt. Union’s Ralph Morgan scored
his eighth win of the year in the “358” late model
feature event, crossing a convincing 3.53 seconds ahead
of Shaun Jones. It was the first career Lincoln win for
Morgan, who has already won five races at Hesston and a
race each at Hagerstown and Path Valley this year.
Gene Knaub was third, with Eric
Irvin and Cam Zeigler completing the top five.
The event was marred by a
14-car pile-up which blocked the track in turn three of
the first lap.
Heats for the 26 358 Late
Models were won by Morgan, Brad Shank, and Shaun Jones,
with Dan Zechman winning the consolation.
Kory Sites claimed his first
win in five years in the 20-lap street stock feature.
Sites, who came out of retirement by running a few
events last year, started on the front row and followed
polesitter Jason Townsend for the first three laps. He
wrestled the lead on lap four and held off Mike Potts
over the final 15 laps.
Third through fifth were Doug
Bennett, Bob Scott, Jr., and Michelle Walls.
Heats for the 26 Street Stocks
were won by Townsend, Sites, and Bennett.
Next Saturday night, September
5th at 7 PM, Lincoln will host the J.L.
Howard Memorial featuring the final point race of
the season for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints. In
addition, the 358 Sprints will be competing in another
Trail-Way/Lincoln “Shootout” weekend event. Rounding out
the evening will be the Super Sportsman and FIREWORKS.
Gates will open at 5 PM with racing action getting
underway at 7 PM.
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Saturday, August 29, 2015
CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP/RAM OF HANOVER NIGHT
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
410 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (25
laps) – 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3.
48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 52-Austin
Hogue; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 55K-Robbie
Kendall; 8. 11C-Cory Haas; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 59-Jim
Siegel; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody; 12. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 13.
21-Scott Fisher; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 21K-Kyle
Pruitt; 16. 5-Colby Womer; 17. 44-Chase Dietz; 18.
3B-Randy Baughman; 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 20.
37-JJ Grasso (DNF); 21. 1*-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 22.
74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 23. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF);
24. 45-Kevin Nagy (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Steve Owings (1-2),
Brandon Rahmer (3-25)