Cris Eash won the twenty five lap feature event at Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, PA. on saturday night. It was Eash's fourth visit to victory lane at Lincoln Speedway this season. Eash started tenth, but moved to fifth by lap five when the ...
Cris Eash won the twenty five lap feature event at Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, PA. on saturday night. It was Eash's fourth visit to victory lane at Lincoln Speedway this season.
Eash started tenth, but moved to fifth by lap five when the yellow appeared for the stopped car of Jesse Wentz.
Only two laps were run under the green before the yellow appeared for the 17n of Niki Young, who also stopped on the track. Eash managed to pass Dave Ely, the young nephew of sprint ace Don Kreitz Jr., for the fourth position in those two laps.
Green replaced yellow for only one lap when Bill Brian caused a brief caution period for a spin in turn four.
The race resumed with eight laps completed. Eash passed Brook Weibley for third on lap nine, and passed Larry Shive on the next lap to move into second. Eash set his sights on leader Dan Dietrich and three laps later took the lead.
Points leader, Fred Rahmer, started thirteenth with Jeff Shepard on the row in front of him in twelfth starting position. Rahmer and Shepard battled their way to the front with Rahmer taking second from Dan Dietrich on lap fourteen. Shepard moved around Dietrich, and into third, on the next lap. Rahmer and Shepard entered into a fierce duel for second place, while having to contend with heavy race traffic.
The yellow flag flew with twenty laps complete for rookie driver Billy Dietrich who spun in turn one.
Shepard passed Rahmer for second when the green flag reappeared in the best battle on the track. Eash maintained his lead while Rahmer pressured Shepard all the way to the checkered flag.
Tim Dietz, of Hanover, PA. won the American Racing Drivers Club midget feature at Lincoln. Dietz took the lead on thirteen but was pressured to the end by a three way battle for second place between Mark Freeland, Bryan Kobylarz, and points leader Ed Stimely Jr.
The ARDC championship battle will be decided at the last race of the season when the midgets return to Lincoln Speedway on September 13, 1997.
Sprint Heat One Results (10 laps/6 qualify): 1. 77e Dave Ely, 2. 43 Larry Shive, 3. 8j Dan Jones, 4. 88 Sean Michael, 5. 77 Fred Rahmer, 6. 69k Don Kreitz, 7. 12b Brian Monteith, 8. 17n Niki Young, 9. 8d Billy Dietrich, Time: 2:26.17
Sprint Heat Two Results: 1. 2w Jesse Wentz, 2. Steve Siegel, 3. 45 Jeff Rohrbough, 4. 4j Jeff Shepard, 5. 17k Scott Karl, 6. 65 Christine Karns, 7. 69 Shawn Weaver (DNF), 8. 7 Brian Gobrecht (DNF), DNS - 5 Bob Hagan. No Time
Sprint Heat Three Results: 1. 8 Dan Dietrich, 2. 17e Cris Eash, 3. 15d Brook Weibley, 4. 16 Bill Brian Jr., 5. 12 Kevin Gobrecht, 6. 94 Glendon Forsythe (DNF), 7. 07 Dave Haight (DNF), 40 Mike Kostic (DNF). Time: 2:24.41
Sprint Feature Results: 1. Cris Eash ($2,500) 2. Jeff Shepard 3. Fred Rahmer 4. Brook Weibley 5. Jeff Rohrbough 6. Dan Dietrich 7. Dave Haight 8. Dan Jones 9. Steve Siegel 10. Don Kreitz Jr. 11. Bill Brian Jr. 12. Sean Michael 13. Jesse Wentz 14. Dave Ely 15. Larry Shive 16. Glendon Forsythe 17. Mike Kostic 18. Christine Karns 19. Scott Karl (DNF) 20. Billy Dietrich (DNF) 21. Kevin Gobrecht (DNF) 22. Niki Young (DNF) 23. Brian Monteith (DNF) 24. Brian Gobrecht (DNS) No Time.
Lap Leaders - Larry Shive (1-3), Dan Dietrich (4-12), Cris Eash (13-25)
ARDC CARQUEST MIDGETS RESULTS
Heat Winners: Walt Stearly, Mark Freeland, Phil Dimario
Feature (25 laps) 1. 86 Tim Dietz, 2. 4 Mark Freeland, 3. 49 Bryan Kobylarz, 4. Ed Stimely Jr., 5. 23 Phil Dimario, 6. 3 Tom Martocci, 7. 91 Gary Halteman, 8. 5m Gary Mondschein, 9. 83 Ray Bull, 10. 33 Lew Blair, 11. 42w Walt Stearly, 12. 21 Randy Mausteller, 13. 25k Dave Kelly, 14. 70 Fremont Dickerman, 15. 50 Scott Jackson, 16. 25 Duane Mausteller, 17. 28 Brian Suchy, 18. 97 Mike Piersig, 19. 77 Shannon Mausteller, 20. 18t Don Trent III, 21. 27 Dave Suchy, 22. 48 Dennis Scheaffer, 23. 74 Doug Borger. No Time.
Lap Leaders - Ray Bull (1-7) Duane Mausteller (8-12), Tim Dietz (13-25)
David Reininger - Motorsport News International