DIETRICH & FINDLEY WIN; Rahmer & Fletcher Crowned Track Champions

DIETRICH & FINDLEY WIN; Rahmer & Fletcher Crowned Track Champions

Saturday, October 17, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DIETRICH & FINDLEY CLOSE OUT 2020 SEASON WITH WINS; Freddie Rahmer & Cody Fletcher Crowned Track Champions

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, February 27, 2021 (2:00PM) Ice Breaker 30

Abbottstown, PA (October 17, 2020) – The 2020 season came to a close at Lincoln Speedway with the Night of Champions presented by Turner Automotive on Saturday night. Two first time track champions were crowned, and the night was filled with exciting action on the track.

Freddie Rahmer went into the night 180 points ahead of Danny Dietrich in the standings for the track championship. Rahmer was chasing his first championship at the track with Dietrich eyeing his second.

Bradley Howard and Jordan Givler shared the front row of the 30-lap feature with Dietrich lined up twelfth and Rahmer starting sixteenth.

Howard led the field into turn 1 with Adam Wilt threading the needle to get to second. Tyler Ross was working on Givler for third took the spot on lap 4.

Danny was working his way to the front of the field and was running in the top 10 when the yellow flag came out on lap 6 when Jim Siegel came to a stop on the front stretch.

Wilt headed to the pits with front wing damage. Wilt rejoined the field but had to give up his second place spot. Siegel also rejoined.

Howard led Ross, Givler, Chase Dietz and Tim Wagaman to the cone for the single file restart.

Howard paced the field slowly into turn 4 and launched to the lead at the cone. Ross hung with Howard on the restart with Dietz getting by Givler for third. Wagaman followed taking fourth.

Dietrich continued his charge to the front challenging Givler for fifth and taking the spot on lap 13.

Howard entered lapped traffic on lap 14 allowing the rest of the field to reel him in.

On lap 17 Dietrich had moved into third went to work on Ross for second. Dietrich made the pass for second on lap 19 coming out of turn 4. The pass for the lead came on the back stretch on the next lap.

With Dietrich in the lead Rahmer needed to finish seventeenth or better to claim the track championship. On lap 20 Rahmer was running eighth but he was not going to settle for a top 10. Freddie continued his charge to the front from his sixteenth starting spot and was in the top five with four laps to go.

Dietz was battling Ross, who was in the #75 car that Dietz had run most of the year, for third late in the race.

Dietrich got to the checkered flag to claim his eighth win of the year at Lincoln. Behind Dietrich the last lap was filled with excitement as Dietz beat Howard to the line by .003 seconds in a photo finish for second. Rahmer made a last lap pass on Ross to take fourth.

The 410 sprint heats were won by Bradley Howard, Troy Wagaman Jr., Jordan Givler and Tyler Ross.

Matt Findley Wins and Cody Fletcher Claims Title

Going into the final race of the season, four drivers were mathematically eligible to claim the track championship. Todd Rittenhouse Jr. had a 75 point lead over Cody Fletcher. Brett Wanner and Steve Owings were also in the running.

Matt Findley and CJ Tracy made up the front row for the 20-lap feature with Rittenhouse and Fletcher lined up side-by-side in row three.

Findley led the field into turn 1 but the red flag waved before a lap was completed. Zachary Cool got upside down in turn 4. Zachary Allman, Mark VanVorst, and Jeff Paulson were also collected. Allman and VanVorst rejoined the field for a complete restart.

Once again Findley led the field into turn 1. Another red flag came on lap 1 when Chris Arnold got upside down in turn 2. Travis Scott and Alyson Dietz were also involved but both were able to rejoin.  

Findley led Tracy, Fletcher, Chris Frank, and Zane Rudisill to the cone, but the yellow flag waved on the restart when Kyle Rohrbaugh hit the wall in turn.

Paulson rejoined the field under caution and restarted a lap down.

The field continued to struggle in getting laps completed as another caution came on lap 2. This time it was for Jacob Balliett who got spun around in turn 4. Balliett rejoined the field.

Red flag conditions on the track came again on the restart when Travis Scott landed on his side coming out of turn 2.

Officials opened the red for fuel.

Once the field was underway Findley pulled away. Rudisill was challenging Frank for fourth and took the spot on lap 6.

The yellow came out on lap 8 when Justin Foster fell off the pace on the back stretch.

Findley led Tracy, Fletcher, Rudisill and Frank to the cone for the restart.

The final caution of the night came on lap 10 when Jordan Strickler and Todd Rittenhouse Jr. got together going into turn 1. Jacob Balliett was also collected. Rittenhouse had extensive damage to the front of the car and was not able to rejoin the field ending his hopes at the championship.

Fletcher looked to the inside of Tracy for second but could not make the pass on the restart.

Findley beat Tracy to the checkers by 1.001 seconds for the win. Fletcher finished third, solidifying his first track championship. Rudisill crossed the line fourth and in his Lincoln Speedway debut, Cody Phillips finished fifth.

Heat winners for the 358 sprints were Chris Frank, Jordan Strickler, Brett Wanner and Zane Rudisill.

Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Ice Breaker for 410 Sprints on February 27, 2021. Racing starts at 2:00PM with pit gates opening at 11:30 AM 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.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, October 17, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [12] ($4,000); 2. 39-Chase Dietz [10]; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard [1]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [16]; 5. 75-Tyler Ross [5]; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman [7]; 7. 90-Jordan Givler [2]; 8. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. [6]; 9. 07-Bill Balog [20]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [15]; 11. 16A-Aaron Bollinger [3]; 12. 87-Alan Krimes [19]; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer [11]; 14. 24-Lucas Wolfe [9]; 15. 99-Kyle Moody [24]; 16. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [17]; 17. 8-Billy Dietrich [22]; 18. 21-Matt Campbell [21]; 19. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe [8]; 20. 7-Trey Hivner [13]; 21. 91-Tony Fiore [23]; 22. 69-Tim Glatfelter [14] DNF; 23. 59-Jim Siegel [18] DNF; 24. 15-Adam Wilt [4] DNF

Lap Leaders – Bradley Howard (1-19) & Danny Dietrich (20-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 49H-Bradley Howard [1]; 2. 16A-Aaron Bollinger [2]; 3. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe [4]; 4. 7-Trey Hivner [5]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 1X-Chad Trout [7]; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich [3]; 8. 99-Kyle Moody [8]; 9. 15-Mark Bitner [9]; 10. 13s-Jon Stewart [10]

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. [3]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter [8]; 5. 59-Jim Siegel [7]; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher [5]; 7. 23-Chris Arnold [2]; 8. 19m-Landon Myers [6] DNF; 9. 11P-Greg Plank [1] DNF; 10. 4-Dwight Leppo [10] DNF

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 90-Jordan Givler [1]; 2. 15-Adam Wilt [2]; 3. 39-Chase Dietz [6]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [9]; 5. 87-Alan Krimes [7]; 6. 5-Dylan Cisney [4]; 7. 91-Tony Fiore [5]; 8. 15-Zach Hampton [8]; 9. 85-Ricky Dieva [10]; 10. 97-Brie Hershey [3] DNF

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 75-Tyler Ross [2]; 2. 5E-Tim Wagaman [3]; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer [6]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7]; 5. 07-Bill Balog [9]; 6. 21-Matt Campbell [4]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [5]; 8. 4R-Doug Hammaker [8]; 9. 44-Dylan Norris [1] DNF

410 Sprint B-main (10 laps) – 1. 21-Matt Campbell [4]; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich [5]; 3. 91-Tony Fiore [7]; 4. 99-Kyle Moody [9]; 5. 15-Zach Hampton [11]; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]; 7. 4R-Doug Hammaker [12]; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher [2]; 9. 85-Ricky Dieva [14]; 10. 23-Chris Arnold [6]; 11. 13s-Jon Stewart [16]; 12. 15-Mark Bitner [13]; 13. 97-Brie Hershey [18] DNF; 14. 5-Dylan Cisney [3] DNF; 15. 1X-Chad Trout [1] DNF; 16. 19m-Landon Myers [10] DNS; 17. 44-Dylan Norris [15] DNS; 18. 4-Dwight Leppo [17] DNS

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley [1]; 2. 21-CJ Tracy [2]; 3. 66a-Cody Fletcher [6]; 4. 4-Zane Rudisill [3]; 5. 1-Cody Phillips [11]; 6. 00-Chris Frank [4]; 7. 44-Dylan Norris [8]; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher [17]; 9. 54-Brett Wanner [9]; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle [16]; 11. 11H-Hayden Miller [18]; 12. 13s-Tyler Esh [12]; 13. 38s-Jordan Strickler [7]; 14. 50-Alyson Dietz [22]; 15. 34-Mark VanVorst [24]; 16. 5a-Zachary Allman [15]; 17. 3-Jeff Paulson [20]; 18. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. [5] DNF; 19. 22-Jacob Balliett [19] DNF; 20. 23-Justin Foster [14]DNF; 21. 5-Travis Scott [13] DNF; 22. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh [21] DNF; 23. 23-Chris Arnold [10] DNF; 24. 99-Zachary Cool [23] DNF

Lap Leaders – Matt Findley (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 00-Chris Frank [2]; 2. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. [1]; 3. 23-Chris Arnold [3]; 4. 5-Travis Scott [6]; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher [5]; 6. 34-Mark VanVorst [4]; 7. 38-Brett Strickler [7]; 8. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh [8]

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. 38s-Jordan Strickler [12]; 2. 1-Cody Phillips [3]; 3. 13s-Tyler Esh [5]; 4. 23-Justin Foster [8]; 5. 11H-Hayden Miller [6]; 6. 99-Zachary Cool [4]; 7. 8cr-Mason Chaney [2] DNF; 8. 77k-Steven Kisamore [7] DNF

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 laps) 1. 54-Brett Wanner [3]; 2. 28-Matt Findley [5]; 3. 21-CJ Tracy [4]; 4. 5a-Zachary Allman [1]; 5. 22-Jacob Balliett [8]; 6. 25-Travis Leh [7]; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig [2] DNF; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger [6] DNF

358 Sprint Heat 4 Finish (10 laps) 1. 4-Zane Rudisill [1]; 2. 44-Dylan Norris [2]; 3. 66a-Cody Fletcher [6]; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle [5]; 5. 3-Jeff Paulson [4]; 6. 50-Alyson Dietz [7]; 7. 82-Cameron Burke [3]; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta [8] DNS

358 Sprint B-main (10 laps) – 1. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh [8]; 2. 50-Alyson Dietz [4]; 3. 99-Zachary Cool [2]; 4. 34-Mark VanVorst [1]; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger [10]; 6. 77k-Steven Kisamore [9]; 7. 82-Cameron Burke [7]; 8. 25-Travis Leh [3]; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta [11] DNF; 10. 38-Brett Strickler [5] DNF; 11. 8cr-Mason Chaney [6] DNS