BERNHEISEL WIRES THE FIELD; Wanner Wins; Shaffer Best in Vintage Outlaw Series

BERNHEISEL WIRES THE FIELD; Wanner Wins; Shaffer Best in Vintage Outlaw Series

Saturday, September 12, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

BRYAN BERNHEISEL WIRES THE FIELD; Brett Wanner Wins and Claims Summer Series Championship; Scott Shaffer Best in Vintage Outlaw Series

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, September 16 (7:00pm) Weldon Sterner Memorial: 410 Sprints

Saturday, September 19 (7:00pm) ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS | $20,000 to WIN DIRT CLASSIC VII for 410 Sprints (TT) [rain date: Sun, Sept. 20]

Thursday, September 24 (6:00pm) Open practice for all divisions

Friday, September 25 (6:00pm) DIRT NATIONALS for Central PA Legends + 305 Sprints

Saturday, September 26 (6:00pm) DIRT NATIONALS for Central PA Legends + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (September 12, 2020) – The super late models made their second appearance of the season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. A strong field of 21-cars was in the pits to vie for the $3,000 prize. After taking over the lead on the back stretch on lap 1, Bryan Bernheisel wired the field to claim his first super late model victory at the track. Bernheisel held one win in the limited late model division going into Saturday night’s competition.

Tyler Horst and Bryan Bernheisel made up the front row of the 30-lap feature. Horst led the field into turn 1 with Bernheisel to his outside. Bernheisel grabbed the lead down the back stretch to lead lap 1.

Bryan’s dad, Jim Bernheisel, and Nick Dickson battled for third with Jim holding the spot. Jim went to work on Horst for second and then the yellow flag came out on lap 2. Chad Julius got turned around in turn 2.

Bryan led, Horst, Jim, Dickson and Shaun Jones to the cone for the single-file restart.

Bryan went to the top on the restart and started to pull away from the field. Horst held on to second as Jim was closing in once again. Jones got by Dickson for fourth.

The second caution of the race cam on lap 5 for Chad Julius and DJ Groft when they got together in turns 1 and 2.

Jim got by Horst for second. Jones didn’t waste any time starting to work on Horst for the third spot. Jason Covert entered the top five on lap on lap 6.

Bryan had a straight-away lead as he caught lapped traffic on lap 10.

Behind the Bernheisel duo a three-car battle for third was well underway between Horst, Jones and Covert.

Kyle Martin got backwards in turn 2 on lap 11 bringing out the yellow flag.

The top five for the restart were Bryan, Jim, Horst, Jones and Covert.

Once again Bryan pulled away from the field on the restart. Jones and Horst raced door to door down the back stretch for third.

Covert joined the battle for third making it a three-car battle at the line on lap 13. Jones got by Horst at the line to take third. Two laps later Covert followed taking fourth from Horst.

Bernheisel had a commanding lead as he caught lapped traffic yet again on lap 16. Jim, Covert and Jones battled for second with Covert getting by Jones for third on lap 17.

Jones didn’t let Covert pull away and the two raced side by side for position allowing Dylan Yoder to catch them. Yoder, who started fifteenth in the main event, got by Jones for fourth on lap 19.

Covert got by Jim for second with 10 laps to go. Jim hit the wall and lost some ground falling to fifth but the caution came out allowing Jim to salvage his third place spot.

Pole-sitter Horst pulled in right before the yellow. The caution on lap 21 was for Kyle Martin.

Covert stayed with Bryan going into turn 1 on the restart while Jim, Jones and Yoder battled for third. Jones got the spot by a nose over Jim at the line on lap 26 as the two were door to door.

Gene Knaub, who started the race twelfth, used the bottom to get by Yoder for fifth with two laps to go.

Bernheisel got to the checkered flag 1.250 seconds ahead of Covert. Jones held on to finish third and Knaub crossed the line fourth. Jim salvaged a fifth place finish.

Jim Bernheisel, Bernie Beard and Chad Myers won the super late model heat races.

Brett Wanner Wins and Claims Summer Series Championship

Not only did Brett Wanner win his second feature event of the season at Lincoln on Saturday night, with the win Wanner also claimed the 358 Sprint Summer Series Championship.

Wanner shared the front row with Dylan Norris for the 25-lap feature. Wanner led the field into turn 1. Norris opted for the low line through the turns to hold onto second.

Fourth-place starter, Cameron Burke slowed after making contact with Cody Fletcher in turn 4. Burke was able to make it off the track before the yellow flag flew.

Shortly after Burke exited the track the caution did come out on lap 3 for a four-car pile up in turns 3 and 4. Zane Rudisill, CJ Tracy, Travis Scott and Jordan Strickler were involved. All four cars rejoined the field.

Wanner paced the field ahead of Norris, Fletcher, Jordan Givler and Chad Criswell for the restart.

Norris continued to use the bottom line around the track to stick with Wanner who was running the high line. Givler was working on Fletcher for third when the yellow came out again on lap 6. Kyle Rohrbaugh ended up nosed into the inside wall on the back stretch.

Givler made the pass for third before the caution came out. The top five for the restart were Wanner, Norris, Givler, Fletcher and Criswell.

Going into Saturday night’s feature, Todd Rittenhouse Jr. had a 65 point advantage over Fletcher in the season point standings for first. Fletcher fell off the pace on lap 7 bringing out the caution. Not what Fletcher wanted to have happen with the point battle so tight with only two races remaining after Saturday.

With the loss of Fletcher, Steve Owings made his way into the top 5 for the restart.

Chris Frank had his eyes set on getting into the top 5 and battled side by side with Owings at the line on lap 8. Owings edged out Frank by inches to hold onto fifth.

The point battle took another interesting turn when Todd Rittenhouse Jr. brought out the red flag on lap 11. Rittenhouse took a wild ride in turns 3 and 4.

Criswell battled Givler for third down the front stretch on the restart as Wanner drove away from the rest of the field.

Givler got away from Criswell’s challenge and used the top line around the track to hunt down Norris for second.

Norris was closing in on Wanner as the laps wound down. Dylan made a pass for the lead down the back stretch and the two crossed the line side by side on lap 23 with Norris having the advantage.

Wanner reclaimed the lead coming out of turn 4 with white flag waving and beat Norris back to the checkered flag by .186 seconds. Givler finished a close third and Criswell crossed the line fourth. Owings completed the top five.

358 Sprint heats were won by Brett Wanner, Dylan Norris, Jordan Givler and Cody Fletcher.

Scott Shaffer Best in Vintage Outlaw Series

Gene Wrightstone started on the pole of the 20-lap Vintage Outlaw Racing Series feature. Wrightstone led the field into turn 1 with Mark Hahn and Jeff Paulson in tow. Paulson got by Hahn for second and Mike Stofflet followed taking third.

Paulson caught Wrightstone and was challenging him for the lead when the caution came out on lap 4. Stofflet, who had been running third, got turned around in turn 2.

Paulson took a look to the inside of Wrightstone on the restart but couldn’t make the pass. Paulson took the lead down the back stretch on lap 6 right before the caution came out for Hahn. Hahn had been running third and got backwards in turn 4.

Scott Shaffer was closing in on Wrightstone for second as Paulson entered lapped traffic.

Shaffer got by Wrightstone and went to work reeling in Paulson. Shaffer got by Paulson for the lead on the back stretch as the two navigated lapped traffic.

After spinning out early, Stofflet had made his way back up through the field and into the top five. Stofflet got by Wrightstone for third on lap 15 as the two raced down the back stretch.

Stofflet beat Paulson to the checkered flag for the win. Stofflet finished third and Wrightstone crossed the line fourth. Hahn completed the top five.

This Wednesday, September 16, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Weldon Sterner Memorial. 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.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, September 12, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Super Late Models

Super Late Model Feature (30 laps) 1. 119-Bryan Bernheisel [2] ($3,000); 2. 43A-Jason Covert [9]; 3. 32J-Shaun Jones [10]; 4. 1-Gene Knaub [12]; 5. 31-Jim Bernheisel [4]; 6. 24-Dylan Yoder [15]; 7. 17-Nick Dickson [3]; 8. 27-Jim Yoder [20]; 9. 4-Gary Stuhler [11]; 10. 74-Randy Christine [18]; 11. 2-Dan Stone [5]; 12. 21-Chad Myers [7]; 13. 59-Chad Julius [16]; 14. 9-Deshawn Gingerich [19]; 15. 25-Jed Latshaw [6]; 16. 93-Cory Lawler [13]; 17. 68-DJ Groft [17]; 18. 1K-Pancho Lawler [21] DNF; 19. 14-Tyler Horst [1] DNF; 20. 41-Kyle Martin [14] DNF; 21. X-Bernie Beard [8] DNF

Lap Leaders Bryan Bernheisel (1-30)

Super Late Model Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 31-Jim Bernheisel [1]; 2. 43A-Jason Covert [7]; 3. 25-Jed Latshaw [2]; 4. 32J-Shaun Jones [3]; 5. 93-Cory Lawler [5]; 6. 59-Chad Julius [4]; 7. 0-Deshawn Gingerich [6]

Super Late Model Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. X-Bernie Beard [2] 2. 14-Tyler Horst [1]; 3. 119-Bryan Bernheisel [3]; 4. 4-Gary Stuhler [5]; 5. 41-Kyle Martin [7]; 6. 68-DJ Groft [4]; 7. 1K-Pancho Lawler [6] (DNS)

Super Late Model Heat 3 Finish (10 laps) 1. 21-Chad Myers [2]; 2. 17-Nick Dickson [1]; 3. 2-Dan Stone [6]; 4. 1-Gene Knaub [5]; 5. 24-Dylan Yoder [4]; 6. 74-Randy Christine [7]; 7. 27-Jim Yoder [3] (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprints

358 Sprint Car Feature (25 laps) 1. 54-Brett Wanner ($1,500) [1]; 2. 44-Dylan Norris [2]; 3. 90-Jordan Givler [6]; 4. 84M-Chad Criswell [5]; 5. 35-Steve Owings [8]; 6. 00-Chris Frank [7]; 7. 66-Doug Hammaker [15]; 8. 23-Chris Arnold [23]; 9. 44-Dave Brown [14]; 10. 99-Zachary Cool [11]; 11. 3-Jeff Paulson [12]; 12. 5-Travis Scott [21]; 13. 38-Brett Strickler [20]; 14. 11H-Hayden Miller [18]; 15. 38s-Jordan Strickler [13]; 16. 21-CJ Tracy [22]; 17. 8CR-Mason Chaney [10]; 18. 66R-Russell Hammaker [19]; 19. 77K-Steven Kisamore [16]; 20. 4-Zane Rudisill [9]; 21. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. [17] DNF; 22. 66A-Cody Fletcher [3] DNF; 23. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh [24] DNF; 24. 82-Cameron Burke [4] DNF

Lap Leaders Brett Wanner (1-22 & 24-25), Dylan Norris (23)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 54-Brett Wanner [1]; 2. 82-Cameron Burke [2]; 3. 4-Zane Rudisill [6]; 4. 38s-Jordan Strickler [3]; 5. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. [7]; 6. 5-Travis Scott [4]; 7. 23-Chris Arnold [5]; 8. 28-Matt Findley [9]; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher [8]

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. 44-Dylan Norris [3]; 2. 00-Chris Frank [1]; 3. 99-Zachary Cool [2]; 4. 44-Dave Brown [6]; 5. 11H-Hayden Miller [4]; 6. 21-CJ Tracy [5]; 7. 50-Alyson Dietz [7]; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur [9]; 9. 22-Jacob Balliet [8]

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 laps) 1. 90-Jordan Givler [1]; 2. 84m-Chad Criswell [4]; 3. 3-Jeff Paulson [2]; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker [9]; 5. 66R-Russell Hammaker [5]; 6. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh [7]; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta [3]; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkel [6]; 9. 23-Justin Foster [8] (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat 4 Finish (10 laps ) 1. 66a-Cody Fletcher [3]; 2. 8CR-Mason Chaney [2]; 3. 35-Steve Owings [5]; 4. 77K-Steven Kisamore [1]; 5. 38-Brett Strickler [8]; 6. 91-Tyler Ross [7]; 7. 5A-Zach Allman [4]; 8. u2-Billy Heltzel [6]

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) 1. 5-Travis Scott [1]; 2. 21-CJ Tracy [2]; 3. 23-Chris Arnold [5]; 4. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh [3]; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle [11]; 6. 50-Alyson Dietz [6]; 7. 28-Matt Findley [9]; 8. 5a-Zachary Allman [8]; 9. 23-Justin Foster [15]; 10. 89-Ashley Cappetta [7]; 11. 59-Steve Wilbur [10]; 12. 21T-Scott Fisher [13]; 13. 22-Jacob Balliet [14]; 14. U2-Billy Heltzel [12]; 15. 91-Tyler Ross [4] DNS

Vintage Outlaw Racing Series

Vintage Outlaw Racing Series Feature (20 laps) 1. 77s-Scott Shaffer [7]; 2. PB-Jeff Paulson [6]; 3. 36-Mike Stofflet [8]; 4. 10-Gene Wrightstone [1]; 5. 14-Mark Hahn [4]; 6. 88x-Dave Dissinger [3]; 7. 34-John Marks [2]; 8. 4-Brock Jacobus [5]; 9. R10-Kevin Sponagle [11]; 10. 67-John Pasteur [9]; 11. 07-Travis Jacobus [10]

Lap Leaders Gene Wrightstone (1-5), Jeff Paulson (6-12) & Scott Shaffer (12-20)