KREITZ CLAIMS FIRST '98 LINCOLN WIN ON YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB NIGHT Eash establishes record in 358's Donnie Kreitz Jr. Wins! ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/15/98 - Donnie Kreitz Jr. and Todd Shaffer turned around an otherwise disappointing...
KREITZ CLAIMS FIRST '98 LINCOLN WIN ON YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB NIGHT Eash establishes record in 358's
Donnie Kreitz Jr. Wins! ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/15/98 - Donnie Kreitz Jr. and Todd Shaffer turned around an otherwise disappointing week with first and third place finishes in the $3,000-to-win special super sprint non-points race at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. Finishing between them was Cris Eash, who then jumped into the Leach No.30E and won the 20-lap "358" sprint feature. Kreitz took the lead from his pole position at the drop of the green and led the whole way. But it wasn't easy. In fact, Cris Eash, who started eighth, was in the middle of a pass for the lead coming off the second turn when the red flag came out for Randy Wolfe on the 19th lap. Flames were visible on Wolfe's driver suit as he exited the car after stopping on the third turn following a fuel leak in the cockpit. Wolfe suffered second-degree burns. Kreitz talks with track announcer Wayne Harper "We got a real big break there," said Kreitz in victory lane. "Cris was a lot better than us. I had to use a lot of race track there at the end. He got underneath us that one time, and I had to pull a lapped car on him. We're lucky we did. It was a great win for us, and I'm real happy for our guys who have been working real hard. And this Davey Brown motor was running great all night." "I figured he was going to try and go around the top. I heard him that one time right before the red came out," said Kreitz on how he held back Eash's challenges for the lead. "I knew he was going to try and slide me too so I would go into the turn in the middle and slide up to the top and try to take up a lot of track." The .41 second win was the Kreitz's first of the year at Lincoln, fifth overall, and 21st of his career in the Pigeon Hills, moving him back into a ninth-place tie with Cris Eash on the all-time Lincoln win list. "We were glad to come back here for this win," said Kreitz on the increased winners purse, "We're glad Lincoln put this special show on for us that paid a little extra money and had a draw deal for starting position instead of lining us up by points. That was the biggest reason we came." Eash was unable to find a way around Kreitz over the final seven laps. Todd Shaffer, who started tenth, sorted his way through the field to close on the leaders and finish a close third. Dave Ely challenged Kreitz over the early laps and finished fourth, with Billy Brian, Jr. crossing fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Johnny Mackison, Jr., Steve Siegel, Danny Jones, Tim Kuhn, and Dave Haight. Heats for the 38 super sprints were won by Brian, Kreitz, Wolfe and Ely. Twin consolation events were won by Jesse Wentz and Cliff Brian. _________________________________________________________________
Eash wins in 359 Sprint feature Eash established a "358" sprint record of 5:58.42 in the 20-lap "358" feature. He started 11th and grabbed the lead from Rick Kaylor on lap 10 to score his second Lincoln "358" feature win of the year. Eash dedicated the win to Joe Hartinger, a long-time friend and employee at E&G Classics who passed away earlier in the week. Lincoln defending champ and point leader Terry Leininger advanced from his 13th starting spot to finish second, with Kaylor third, and Bill Henderson team cars Ray Miller and Mike Lehman crossing fourth and fifth. 358 Sprint heats were won by Mike Rabold, Kaylor, Eash and Greg Leiby. Twin consolation events were won by Tom Leach and Dale Hammaker. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS SATURDAY - AUGUST 15, 1998 SUPER SPRINTS Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr. ($3,000); 2. 17E-Cris Eash; 3. 88-Todd Shaffer; 4. 77E-Dave Ely; 5. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 7. 59-Steve Siegel; 8. 8J-Danny Jones; 9. 2$-Tim Kuhn; 10. 10N-Dave Haight; 11. 16C-Cliff Brian; 12. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 13. 48-Chris Knopp; 14. 92-Brian Gobrecht; 15. 22-James Chesson; 16. 32W-Brook Weibley; 17. 07-Mike Lutz; 18. 76-P.J. Chesson; 19. 12B-Brian Montieth; 20. 2T-Tracey Readinger; 21. 43-Larry Shive; 22. 75W-Randy Wolfe (DNF); 23. 13K-Rick Kaylor (DNF); 24. 57-Ron Kramer. No Time Lap Leaders - Donnie Kreitz Jr. (1-25) 1st Heat (10 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 2. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 3. 88-Todd Shaffer; 4. 07-Mike Lutz; 5. 12B-Brian Montieth; 6. 57-Ron Kramer; 7. 51-Karl Baker; 8. 2W-Jesse Wentz (DNF); 9. 12W-Troy Fraker (DNF); DNS - 29T-Neil Amspacher. Time - 2:27.72 2nd Heat (10 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 2. 8J-Danny Jones; 3. 10N-Dave Haight; 4. 22-James Chesson; 5. 32W-Brook Weibley; 6. 76-P.J. Chesson; 7. I07-Mark Coldren; 8. 32G-Randy Glover; 9. 6-Eric Mathiot (DNF). No Time 3rd Heat (10 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 75W-Randy Wolfe; 2. 13K-Rick Kaylor; 3. 25-Todd Gracey; 4. 92-Brian Gobrecht; 5. 16C-Cliff Brian; 6. 2T-Tracey Readinger; 7. 43-Larry Shive; 8. 34-Al DeAngelis (DNF); 9. 6W-Josh Wells (DNF); DNS - 17N-Niki Young. No Time 4th Heat (10 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 77E-Dave Ely; 2. 17E-Cris Eash; 3. 59-Steve Siegel; 4. 48-Chris Knopp; 5. 2$-Tim Kuhn; 6. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 7. 33-Jeff Thompson; 8. 3H-Kevin Higgins; DNS - 03-Jeff Miller. Time - 2:31.95 1st Consolation (10 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 2. 32W-Brook Weibley; 3. 12B-Brian Montieth; 4. 76-P.J. Chesson; 5. 57S-Ron Kramer; 6. 12W-Troy Fraker; 7. 32G-Randy Glover; 8. 51-Karl Baker (DNF); 9. 6-Eric Mathiot (DNF); 10. 29T-Neil Amspacker (DNF); 11. I07-Mark Coldren (DNF). No Time 2nd Consolation (10 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 16C-Cliff Brian; 2. 2$-Tim Kuhn; 3. 2T-Tracey Readinger; 4. 43-Larry Shive; 5. 34-Al DeAngelis; 6. 17N-Niki Young; 7. 3H-Kevin Higgins (DNF); 8. 8D-Billy Dietrich (DNF); DNS - 33-Jeff Thompson, 03-Jeff Miller, 6W-Josh Wells. No Time 358 SPRINTS Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 30E-Cris Eash; 2. 88-Terry Leininger; 3. 13K-Rick Kaylor; 4. 59X-Ray Miller; 5. 59-Mike Lehman; 6. 77-Greg Leiby; 7. 2-Bill Laughman; 8. 9C-Bill Case Jr.; 9. 88H-Dale Hammaker; 10. 50-Mark Richard; 11. 5-Bob Hagan; 12. 30-Tom Leach; 13. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 14. 4-Eric Stambaugh; 15. 10K-Mark Yinger; 16. 7G-Dave Gable Jr.; 17. 1R-Mike Rabold; 18. 22J-Joe Ilg; 19. 6F-Bill Fannasy; 20. 31D-Kevin Drury; 21. 80-Todd Reed; 22. 34-Bob Camilli; 23. 66-Eric Patteson; 24. 11K-Ron Kramer (DNF). Time - 5:58.42 (New 20-lap track record) Lap Leaders - Rick Kaylor (1-9), Cris Eash (10-20) 1st Heat (8 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 1R-Mike Rabold; 2. 80-Todd Reed; 3. 2-Bill Laughman; 4. 88-Terry Leininger; 5. 53R-Randy Rhoads; 6. 6F-Bill Fannasy; 7. 5N-Rusty Pressley; 8. 5A-Brian Allman; 9. 7G-Dave Gable Jr.; 10. 11-Roger Grub; 11. 2K-Jerry Stinson; 12. 49-Tony Tomassacci (DNF). Time - 2:07.32 2nd Heat (8 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 13K-Rick Kaylor; 2. 50-Mark Richard; 3. 9C-Bill Case Jr.; 4. 59-Mike Lehman; 5. 1H-Dan Haines; 6. 30-Tom Leach; 7. 71-Joe Whitcomb; 8. 66-Eric Patteson; 9. 1M-Babe Mader; 10. 10-Chad Wolf; 11. 5L-Chad Layton (DNF). Time - 2:03.63 3rd Heat (8 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 30E-Cris Eash; 2. 59X-Ray Miller; 3. 4-Eric Stambaugh; 4. 22J-Joe Ilg; 5. 88H-Dale Hammaker; 6. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 7. 46-Jim Layton Sr.; 8. 3D-Ronnie Orwig; 9. 80R-Dan Richcreek; 10. 4F-T.J. Stutts; 11. 53-Pierron Reasner (DNF); 12. 00-Elmer Stoltzfus (DNF). No Time 4th Heat (8 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 77-Greg Leiby; 2. 5-Bob Hagan; 3. 11K-Ron Kramer; 4. 31D-Kevin Drury; 5. 34-Bob Camilli; 6. 10K-Mark Yinger; 7. 63N-Bob Nace; 8. 55E-Brian Eichelberger; 9. 47-P.H. Reasner; 10. 64-Steve Petrick (DNF); 11. 1B-Jimmy Burns (DNF). Time - 2:07.23 1st Consolation (8 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 30-Tom Leach; 2. 7G-Dave Gable Jr.; 3. 6F-Bill Fannasy; 4. 66-Eric Patteson; 5. 5A-Brian Allman; 6. 2K-Jerry Stinson (DNF); 7. 5N-Rusty Pressley (DNF); 8. 11-Roger Grubb (DNF); 9. 10-Chad Wolfe (DNF); 10. 53R-Randy Rhoads (DNF); 11. 71-Joe Whitcomb (DNF); 12. 1H-Dan Haines (DNF); 13. 1M-Babe Mader (DNF); 14. 5L-Chad Layton (DNF); DNS - 49-Tom Tomassacci. No Time 2nd Consolation (8 Laps\4 to qualify) - 1. 88H-Dale Hammaker; 2. 10K-Mark Yinger; 3. 34-Bob Camilli; 4. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 5. 55E-Brian Eichelberger; 6. 53-Pierron Reasner; 7. 63N-Bob Nace; 8. 80R-Dan Richcreek; 9. 47-P.H. Reasner; 10. 3D-Ronnie Orwig (DNF); 11. 46-Jim Layton Sr. (DNF); 12. 4F-T.J. Stutts (DNF); DNS - 64-Steve Petrick, 1B-Jimmy Burns, 00-Elmer Stoltzfus. Time - 2:15.06