Lincoln Speedway 358 Championships 98-09-12

ESH WINS BATTLE, LEIBY WINS WAR IN LINCOLN 358'S; Stearly takes topless ARDC feature ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/12/98 -Doug Esh said last week he thought he had the car to beat.

ESH WINS BATTLE, LEIBY WINS WAR IN LINCOLN 358'S; Stearly takes topless ARDC feature ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/12/98 -Doug Esh said last week he thought he had the car to beat. He was right. Esh took the lead from his outside front row starting spot and was scored the leader of every lap in winning his fourth Lincoln feature of the year in the 25-lap "358" Championship on Saturday night. Originally slated for fourth starting spot, Esh moved to the front row when Tom Leach went to the pits twice and then didn't come back out as the field was lining up. He dominated throughout, crossing 1.35 seconds ahead of Mark Richard for his second Lincoln win in less than a week. Mike Lehman finished third, followed by Greg Leiby, and Terry Leininger. Leiby's fourth-place finish was good enough to wrap up the 1998 Lincoln "358" track title. "I'm standing here, but those guys standing over by the car are what won this title," said a humble Leiby when called into victory lane, "We've only won three times this year, but we've been consistent and had a lot of top five finishes this year. This title is special." 358 sprint heats were won by Richard, Rick Kaylor, Leininger and Scott Ausherman. Jimmy Burns won the B-Main. Fast time for the 43-car field was set by Mike Lehman with a one-lap time of 14.686 seconds. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 12, 1998 358 SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP Feature (25 laps) - 1. 6E-Doug Esh ($1,000); 2. 50-Mark Richard; 3. 59-Mike Lehman; 4. 77-Greg Leiby; 5. 88-Terry Leininger; 6. 10K-Mark Yinger; 7. 1B-Jimmy Burns; 8. 88H-Dale Hammaker; 9. 8X-Rich Eichelberger; 10. 6F-Bill Fannasy; 11. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 12. 55-Scott Ausherman; 13. 3F-Tom Frachetta; 14. 59X-Ray Miller; 15. 00-Elmer Stoltzfus; 16. 34-Bob Camilli; 17. 31D-Kevin Drury (DNF); 18. 27-Ron Kramer (DNF); 19. 69-Shawn Weaver (DNF); 20. 8-Dan Dietrich (DNF); 21. 13K-Rick Kaylor (DNF); 22. 7-Dave Gable Jr. (DNF); 23. 4-Eric Stambaugh (DNF); 24. 30-Tom Leach (DNF). No Time Lap Leaders - Doug Esh (1-25) 1st Heat (8 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 50-Mark Richard; 2. 59-Mike Lehman; 3. 7-Dave Gable Jr.; 4. 30-Tom Leach; 5. 34-Bob Camilli; 6. 3F-Tom Frachetta; 7. 46-Jim Layton; 8. 47-P.H. Reasner; 9. 4F-T.J. Stutts (DNF); 10. 22J-Joe Ilg (DNF); 11. 5-Bob Hagan (DNF). Time - 2:06.33 2nd Heat (8 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 13K-Rick Kaylor; 2. 59X-Ray Miller; 3. 00-Elmer Stoltzfus; 4. 31D-Kevin Drury; 5. 27-Ron Kramer; 6. 1B-Jimmy Burns; 7. 9C-Bill Case Jr.; 8. 71-Joe Whitcomb; 9. 2D-Denny Gross; 10. 80R-Dan Richcreek. No Time 3rd Heat (8 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 88-Terry Leininger; 2. 6E-Doug Esh; 3. 88H-Dale Hammaker; 4. 6F-Bill Fannasy; 5. 69-Shawn Weaver; 6. 53-Pierron Reasner; 7. 5L-Chad Layton; 8. 17G-Denny Garl; 9. 9M-Mark Moody; 10. 2-Bill Laughman (DNF); 11. 1M-Babe Mader (DNF). No Time 4th Heat (8 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 55-Scott Ausherman; 2. 10K-Mark Yinger; 3. 77-Greg Leiby; 4. 8D-Dan Dietrich; 5. 8-Dan Dietrich; 6. 4-Eric Stambaugh; 7. 80-Todd Reed; 8. 8X-Rich Eichelberger; 9. 10-Chad Wolf; 10. 29T-Neil Amspacher; DNS - 63N-Bob Nace. Time - 2:11.08 B-Main (10 laps/4 to qualify/top-2 get times back) - 1. 1B-Jimmy Burns; 2. 8X-Rich Eichelberger; 3. 4-Eric Stambaugh; 4. 3F-Tom Frachetta; 5. 80-Todd Reed; 6. 9C-Bill Case Jr.; 7. 5L-Chad Layton; 8. 4F-T.J. Stutts; 9. 80R-Dan Richcreek; 10. 2D-Denny Gross; 11. 17G-Denny Garl; 12. 46-Jim Layton; 13. 53-Pierron Reasner (DNF); 14. 29T-Neil Amspacher (DNF); 15. 71-Joe Whitcomb (DNF); 16. 10-Chad Wolf (DNF); 17. 5-Bob Hagan (DNF); 18. 47-P.H. Reasner (DNF); 19. 22J-Joe Ilg (DNF); DNS - 2-Bill Laughman, 9M-Mark Moody. No Time Time Trials - 1. Mike Lehman, 59, 14.687; 2. Jimmy Burns, 1B, 14.812; 3. Doug Esh, 6E, 14.888; 4. Dan Dietrich, 8, 14.913; 5. Tom Leach, 30, 14.940; 6. Ray Miller, 59X, 14.982; 7. Bill Laughman, 2, 14.994; 8. Greg Leiby, 77, 15.001; 9. Mark Richard, 50, 15.033; 10. Rick Kaylor, 13K, 15.063; 11. Shawn Weaver, 69, 15.095; 12. Mark Yinger, 10K, 15.100; 13. Bob Hagan, 5, 15.193; 14. Kevin Drury, 31D, 15.291; 15. Dale Hammaker, 88H, 15.305; 16. Rich Eichelberger, 8X, 15.306; 17. Joe Ilg, 22J, 15.324; 18. Joe Whitcomb, 71, 15.332; 19. Terry Leininger, 88, 15.343; 20. Billy Dietrich, 8D, 15.344; 21. Dave Gable Jr., 7, 15.373; 22. Elmer Stoltzfus, 00, 15.398; 23. Bill Fannasy, 6F, 15.406; 24. Scott Ausherman, 55, 15.420; 25. Bob Camilli, 34, 15.477; 26. Ron Kramer, 27, 15.488; 27. Chad Layton, 5L, 15.546; 28. Eric Stambaugh, 4, 15.557; 29. T.J. Stutts, 4F, 15.588; 30. Bill Case Jr., 9C, 15.621; 31. Babe Mader, 1M, 15.651; 32. Todd Reed, 80, 15.679; 33. Jim Layton, 46, 15.728; 34. Denny Gross, 2D, 15.886; 35. Pierron Reasner, 53, 15.911; 36. Neil Amspacher, 29T, 15.942; 37. Tom Frachetta, 3F, 15.952; 38. Dan Richcreek, 80R, 15.997; 39. Mark Moody, 9M, 16.093; 40. Chad Wolf, 10, 16.150; 41. P.H. Reasner, 47, 16.677; 42. Bob Nace, 63N, NT; 43. Denny Garl, 17G, NT. ARDC CARQUEST MIDGETS (Wingless) Feature (25 laps) - 1. 42-Walt Stearly; 2. 94-Billy Courtwright; 3. 1-Ray Bull; 4. 57-Fred Schell; 5. 6-Ed Stimley Jr.; 6. 23-Phil DiMario; 7. 49-Bryan Kobylarz; 8. 12-Mark Wakefoose; 9. 70-Fremont Dickerman; 10. 74-Doug Borger; 11. 25-Randy Mausteller; 12. 11-Mike Piersig; 13. 26-Mike Lapp; 14. 54-Shawn Burke; 15. 5-Gary Mondschein; 16. 50-Scott Jackson; 17. 4-Mark Freeland; 18. 97-Craig Rochelle; 19. 1X-Bill Case Jr.; 20. 27-Dave Suchy; 21. 9-Bill Ertel; 22. 43-Dan Shelbo; 23. 21-Shannon Mausteller; 24. 18T-Donnie Trent. No Time Lap Leaders - Bill Ertel (1-2), Walt Stearly (3-25) 1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. 4-Mark Freeland; 2. 49-Bryan Kobylarz; 3. 5M-Gary Mondschein; 4. 9-Bill Ertel; 5. 70-Fremont Dickerman; 6. 97-Craig Rochelle; 7. 54-Shawn Burke; 8. 50-Scott Jackson; 9. 21-Shannon Mausteller; 10. 27-Dave Suchy (DNF); 11. 57-Fred Schell (DNF). No Time 2nd Heat (8 laps) - 1.1-Ray Bull; 2. 6-Ed Stimley Jr.; 3. 42W-Walt Stearly; 4. 25-Randy Mausteller; 5. 12-Mark Wakefoose; 6. 23-Phil DiMario; 7. 94-Billy Courtwright; 8. 26-Mike Lapp; 9. 11-Mike Piersig; 10. 18T-Donnie Trent; 11. 1X-Bill Case Jr. (DNF); 12. 74-Doug Borger (DNF). No Time

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