ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 5/1/04 - Brook Weibley simply could not believe his good fortune. "This is just unbelievable," the York Springs super sprint driver said on Saturday night in victory lane at Lincoln Speedway. "I can't believe it. I'm glad I'm ...
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 5/1/04 - Brook Weibley simply could not believe his good fortune. "This is just unbelievable," the York Springs super sprint driver said on Saturday night in victory lane at Lincoln Speedway. "I can't believe it. I'm glad I'm standing here.Hoosier makes one hell of a rain tire!"
Over the final four laps of the 25-lap feature, Weibley not only had to worry about keeping the lead which he got by passing Dan Shetler on the 11th lap. He also had to worry about his closest pursuer, Brian Montieth, and a light rain which had coated the Pigeon Hills oval.
But after a 10-minute delay, the field got the go-ahead to race and Weibley completed the distance for his second career feature victory at Lincoln and second win of the weekend after he posted his second career win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.
"You can't lay back with any of these guys out here. It's a tough, tough circuit here in central PA," Weibley said after his first win at Lincoln since May 20, 2000. "I love to race with these guys week in and week out."
However, this past weekend was more enjoyable than ever for Weibley, who started 10th on Saturday night and needed seven laps to work into second place. From there, he attempted to drive away, but three caution flags and two red flags kept Montieth in the picture right to the finish.
A roll by the car of Niki Young stopped the field with 12 laps down. Then Montieth appeared set to move around Weibley as they approached the lapped car of Becca Anderson on the 19th lap, but Sam Schlosberg's slide in the first turn brought out the caution flag and prevented the certain duel.
Then, after two caution flags on the 20th circuit, Weibley led two more laps before a multi-car accident in the third turn. The victims were Philip Weinsteiger Jr., who flipped his super sprint to cap the five-car mishap, Greg Hodnett (who ran into the back of Shetler to begin the melee), Shetler, Brian Leppo and Bobby Weaver. Weinsteiger, Weaver and Hodnett were all done for the night.
Just after the cars were cleared, rain began to fall on Lincoln, so the cars were given several caution laps once they re-started. Finally, the green fell and Weibley finished his second straight run to the checkered flag..
"They took two engines. One was four years old and one was three years old and they made one out of them," Weibley said of the preparation by the crew led by his son, Brandon. "I don't know what they did, but it worked."
Montieth settled for second spot ahead of 12th-starting Doug Esh. Defending track champion Lance Dewease was fourth ahead of current points leader Fred Rahmer, Eric Stambaugh, Cris Eash, Kevin Drury, Jim Siegel and Glenndon Forsythe.
Heats for the 25 410" sprinters were won by Shetler, Schlosberg and Weaver. Eash won the consolation.
In the wingless ARDC midget feature, a 20-lap race without wings which began the tour's season, Bloomsburg's Ray Bull, who grew up near Lincoln Speedway in New Chester, drove from his fourth starting spot around the outside of the top three cars in the first two turns and led the entire distance.
However, coping with an overheating engine in his Mega Motorsports No. 22, Bull held off Steve Lenig's last-lap slide job in the fourth turn to win. Michele Miller passed Lenig, who slowed briefly following his attempt at the lead, in the final corner to take second spot. Tracy Miller placed fourth ahead of Scott Zipp.
The midgets were also scheduled to compete with top wings in a 20-lap feature, but rain returned to the speedway and the cars were pulled off the track at 10:28 p.m. That delay lasted 20 minutes before the feature began.
In that event, Bull attempted to complete the sweep, but was held off over the closing laps by Reading's Mike Miller, who had taken the point from Ed Stimely Jr. on the third lap. Don Trent took third place ahead of Steve Craig and Marc Dailey. The race included a red flag waved for a fire in the car of Dallastown's Frank Fiore, who was treated for slight burns to his hands.
In the thundercar feature, Mike Zeigler Jr. led only one lap, but it was the most important one as he edged Duane Hahn by mere inches at the checkered flag for his second feature victory of the season and 11th of his Lincoln career to tie Frank Howery for ninth on the track's all-time list. Jake Markey led the first 16 laps, but fell off the pace after hitting the fourth turn wall, allowing Hahn to take thel lead which he held to the finish.
Mike Walls, who also hit the wall while bidding to lead late in the race, settled for third spot ahead of Mike Zeigler Sr. and Markey.
Heats for the 24 thundercars were won by Craig Wagaman, Zeigler Jr. and Walls.
Next Saturday night, May 8st, all three (3) point divisions will be in action - the Cindy Rowe Paintless Dent Repair 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints & Thundercars in the final 7 PM start before switching to the regular Summer start time of 7:30 PM. Joining them will be the ever-popular Kids Big Wheel races during intermission.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedways website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvanias Premier Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Saturday - May 1, 2004
Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 32-Brook Weibley ($2,500); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 30-Doug Esh; 4. 77-Lance Dewease; 5. 88H-Fred Rahmer; 6. 4-Eric Stambaugh; 7. 17E-Cris Eash; 8. 31D-Kevin Drury; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 66-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 22-Kenny Jacobs; 12. A18-Becca Anderson; 13. 71-Brian Leppo; 14. 97-Billy Dietrich; 15. 7K-Dan Shetler; 16. 47J-Jeff Busby; 17. 12-Greg Hodnett (DNF); 18. X-Bobby Weaver (DNF); 19. 55-Philip Weinsteiger Jr. (DNF); 20. 6K-Chris Knopp (DNF); 21. 70-Sam Schlosberg (DNF); 22. 10N-Niki Young (DNF); 23. 6W-Josh Wells (DNF); 24. 38-Chappy Knaack (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders - Glenndon Forsythe (1-4), Dan Shetler (5-10), Brook Weibley (11-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 7K-Dan Shetler; 2. 6K-Chris Knopp; 3. 66-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 32-Brook Weibley; 5. 4-Eric Stambaugh; 6. 47J-Jeff Busby; 7. 17E-Cris Eash; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 21M-Danny Murray. Time-2:22.64
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 2. 31D-Kevin Drury; 3. 10N-Niki Young; 4. 71-Brian Leppo; 5. 77-Lance Dewease; 6. 88H-Fred Rahmer; 7. A18-Becca Anderson; 8. 55-Philip Weinsteiger Jr.. No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. X-Bobby Weaver; 2. 6W-Josh Wells; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 30-Doug Esh; 5. 12-Greg Hodnett; 6. 22-Kenny Jacobs; 7. 38-Chappy Knaack; 8. 97-Billy Dietrich. Time-2:30.55
Consolation (6 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 17E-Cris Eash; 2. A18-Becca Anderson; 3. 55-Phil Weinsteiger Jr.; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 97-Billy Dietrich. DNS - 21M-Dan Murray. Time - 1:29.25
Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 21a-Mike Zeigler Jr. ($250); 2. 70-Duane Hahn; 3, B52-Mike Walls; 4. 81-Mike Zeigler Sr.; 5. 12-Jake Markey; 6. 3-Mike Gladfelter; 7. 52-Nat Tuckey; 8. X-Bernie Beard; 9. 34M-Jim Martz Jr.; 10. 33-Jeff Allen; 11. 91-Tom Slusser Jr.; 12. 8B-Doug Brown; 13. 72-Wayne Esbenshade; 14. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 15. 31-Ron Shultz (DNF); 16. 37-Jim Rost (DNF); 17. 57-Willie Godfrey (DNF); 18. 1-Neil Smith (DNF); 19. 30-Craig Wagaman (DNF); 20. 61-Mike Ciezobka (DNF); 21. 54-Roy Warehime (DNF); 22. 93-Gary Warehime (DNF). DNS - 61S - Mike Slaybaugh, 51-Kyle Lear. No Time
Lap Leaders - Jake Markey (1-16), Duane Hahn (17-19), Mike Zeigler Jr. (20)
1st Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 30-Craig Wagaman; 2. 61-Mike Ciezobka; 3. 33-Jeff Allen; 4. 31-Ron Shultz; 5. 91-Tom Slusser Jr.; 6. 93-Gary Warehime; 7. 61S-Mike Slaybaugh (DNF); 8. 51-Kyle Lear (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21A-Mike Zeigler Jr.; 2. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 3. 52-Nat Tuckey; 4. 70-Duane Hahn; 5. 3-Mike Gladfelter; 6. 54-Roy Warehime; 7. 72-Wayne Esbenshade; 8. 8B-Doug Brown (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. B52-Mike Walls; 2. 12-Jake Markey; 3. 81-Mike Zeigler Sr.; 4. 1-Neil Smith; 5. 34M-Jim Martz Jr.; 6. 57-Willie Godfrey; 7. X-Bernie Beard (DNF); 8. 37-Jim Rost (DNF). Time- 2:51.06
ARDC Midgets (Season Opener):
Wingless Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 22-Ray Bull; 2. 4-Michele Miller; 3. 9L-Steve Lenig; 4. 3-Tracy Miller; 5. 99-Scott Zipp; 6. 55-Steve Craig; 7. 75-Fred Schell; 8. 88-Frank Fiore; 9. 20-Carey Becker; 10. 23-Hank Rogers (DNF); 11. 00-Mike Miller (DNF); 12. 18-Don Trent (DNF); 13. 95-Mark Lawshe (DNF); 14. 5-Steve Buckwalter (DNF); 15. 94-Chris Rupp (DNF); 16. 2-Dave Shirk (DNF); 17. 8-Billy Courtright (DNF); 18. 6-Ed Stimely Jr. (DNF). 19. 7-Marc Dailey (DNF). DNS - 15-Chris Morway. No Time
Lap Leaders - Ray Bull (1-20)
Winged Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 00-Mike Miller; 2. 22-Ray Bull; 3. 18-Don Trent; 4. 55- Steve Craig; 5. 7-Marc Dailey; 6. 99-Scott Zipp; 7. 2-Dave Shirk; 8. 6-Ed Stimely Jr.; 9. 4-Michele Miller; 10. 9L-Steve Lenig; 11. 20-Carey Becker; 12. 88-Frank Fiore (DNF); 13. 75-Jeff Schell (DNF); 14. 5-Steve Buckwalter (DNF); 15. 3-Tracy Miller (DNF). DNS - 8-Billy Courtright. No Time
Lap Leaders - Ed Stimely Jr. (1-2), Mike Miller (3-20)