INAUGURAL LINCOLN “DIRT CLASSIC PRESENTED BY KASEY KAHNE” GOES TO STEVIE SMITH

Date: 9/28/2014 10:30:34 AM

Saturday, September 27, 2014

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

THE DIRT CLASSIC PRESENTED BY KASEY KAHNE

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Sat., October 4, 2014 - NO RACING

 

Sat., Oct 11, 2014 (6 PM) - FINAL RACE OF SEASON (Rain date Sunday, 10/12) - 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints & Central PA Legends

 

INAUGURAL LINCOLN “DIRT CLASSIC PRESENTED BY KASEY KAHNE” GOES TO STEVIE SMITH

 

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/27/14 – Stevie Smith has had a number of memorable wins at Lincoln Speedway. His first career World of Outlaws win was in the Pigeon Hills. His first track title was in the Pigeon Hills. His most recent World of Outlaws win was in the Pigeon Hills. And now his name will stand for all-time as the first winner of the “Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne.

 

A unique qualifying format which required the drivers to gather points for time trials and a pair of heat races put Smith on the pole for the 40-lap, $20,000-to-win Classic. He followed outside front row starter Lance Dewease for one lap before making the race-winning pass in the first two turns of lap two. From there, he held off Dewease and the rest of the field through heavy lapped traffic over the second half of the race to score his second win of the year and 26th career win the Pigeon Hills.

 

“It’s the position they put me in,” said Smith upon exiting his Fred Rahmer and David Pritchard-owned, Miller Brothers Chevrolet/A.R.A.N. Limited #51s in victory lane, “Fred, Moon (Byers), Freddie, and Dave…all the sponsors…they put me here. I’m having a hell-of-a-time doing it. It’s been fun.”

 

In addition to the all-time Lincoln record $20,000 top prize, the driver and owner each received specially designed giant plates produced by Moose Blocks.

 

“I want to see if Fred wants to trade me $20,000 for this plaque,” quipped Smith, “But he had three cars out here tonight, and he needs about $40,000!”

 

Smith had a comfortable 1.85-second lead with ten laps to go, but it quickly evaporated as Dewease closed onto his back bumper when the two heavy lapped traffic with eight to go. Third-place Shane Stewart (driving the Kyle Larson/Justin Marks #2) and fourth-place Alan Krimes were the others to close on the battle for the lead, as Smith tried to safely navigate the lapped traffic in the waning laps.

 

Those four crossed nearly nose-to-tail at the finish, with Smith’s margin of victory a scant quarter of-a-second. Central PA Point Series champ Greg Hodnett finished fifth, with All-Star points champion Dale Blaney, Danny Dietrich, NASCAR star Dave Blaney, and rookies Austin Hogue and Tim Wagaman (who started 17th) completing the top ten.

 

Brent Marks came from 21st after an engine fire in his first heat to win his second heat and finish 11th in the feature.

 

“I’m really happy to be a part of this deal, and we’re going to focus now on Williams Grove (next week’s National Open),” said Smith, “This win means a lot. Of course, Fred’s the all-time winner here, and my dad’s right there, and I’m a lot of wins behind them. They’re the best drivers ever to come to this track. But we took $20,000 out of here. I want to thank Kasey Kahne and Jarrod and Shannon Adams (Kasey’s sister and brother-in-law) for all their work on putting this together. And I want to thank Lincoln Speedway, Alan Kreitzer and the Leibys. The Leibys have done a lot for me and my racing career, and they helped me get here, too.

 

Coming from NASCAR competition to Lincoln with Kahne was Kyle Larson, both of which addressed the record-setting crowd during course of the evening. 1st Round Heats were won by Dewease, Stevie Smith, Dave Blaney, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Danny Dietrich. 2nd Round Heats were won by Adam Wilt, Hodnett, Steve Owings, Marks, and Stewart. C-Main was won by Brian Carber and the B-Main was won by Marks. Fast time in time trials over the 52-car field was set by Dewease with one-lap time of 13.329-seconds (101.283 mph).

 

Lincoln will remain dark next Saturday (10/4), as Williams Grove runs its annual National Open, and then return to action for its final show of the season on Saturday, October 11th. The event will include the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints & Central PA Legends, with the All-American Outlaws added as a fourth division in a feature-only program for them. Gates open at 4:00 PM, with the first green flag waving at 6:00 PM.

 

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.

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

THE DIRT CLASSIC PRESENTED BY KASEY KAHNE

410 SPRINTS

Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith ($20,000); 2. 14-Lance Dewease; 3. 2-Shane Stewart; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney; 9. 52-Austin Hogue; 10. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 11. 19M-Brent Marks; 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 13. 94-Ryan Smith; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 15. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 16. 07-Justin Henderson; 17. 15-Adam Wilt; 18. 35-Steve Owings; 19. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe (DNF); 20. 7-Craig Dollansky (DNF); 21. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 22. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 23. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 24. 92-Niki Young (DNF). No Time

 

Lap Leaders – Lance Dewease (1), Stevie Smith (2-40)

 

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 14-Lance Dewease; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky; 3. 92-Niki Young; 4. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 49-Bradley Howard; 9. 45-Kevin Nagy (DNF); DNS – 95-Hunter Mackison. No Time

 

2nd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 69H-Shane Hoff; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 12A-Brian Leppo; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney; 11. 14X-Floyd Billington. Time – 2:21. 946

 

3rd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 2-Ryan Wilson; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 85-Nathan Berwager; 9. 27X-Brandon Spithaler; 10. 75-Nicole Bower. No Time

 

4th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 07-Justin Henderson; 4. 94-Ryan Smith; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor; 6. 8C-Brian Carber; 7. 10-Carl Bowser; 8. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 9. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF); DNS – 21-Brian Montieth. No Time

 

5th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 2-Shane Stewart; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 71X-Bill Stine; 9. 2D-Chase Dietz; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger. Time – 2:28.585

 

6th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 45-Kevin Nagy; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 14-Lance Dewease; 5. 92-Niki Young; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard; 9. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 10. 44-Joey Hershey; DNS – 95-Hunter Mackison. No Time

 

7th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney; 5. 69H-Shane Hoff; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 14X-Floyd Billington; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney; 11. 12A-Brian Leppo (DNF). No Time

 

8th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 75-Nicole Bower; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney; 6. 85-Nathan Berwager; 7. 2-Ryan Wilson; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 37-JJ Grasso; 10. 27X-Brandon Spithaler. Time – 2:32.105

 

9th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 94-Ryan Smith; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor; 5. 07-Justin Henderson; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 8C-Brain Carber; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 9. 10-Carl Bowser; 10. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF). No Time

 

10th Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 2S-Shane Stewart; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 71X-Bill Stine; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey. Time – 2:34.146

 

C-Main (12 Laps/Top-2 Advance to B-Main) – 1. 8C-Brian Carber; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 85-Nathan Berwager; 6. 27X-Brandon Spithaler; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard; 8. 24-Dustin Baney; 9. 14X-Floyd Billington; DNS – 12A-Brian Leppo, 44-Joey Hershey, 1080-Jordon Mackison, 10-Carl Bowser, 95-Hunter Mackison. Time – 3:09.254

 

B-Main (15 Laps/Top-4 Advance to A-Main) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey; 8. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 9. 45-Kevin Nagy; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody; 11. 37-JJ Grasso; 12. 69H-Shane Hoff; 13. 21T-Scott Fisher; 14. 11C-Cory Haas; 15. 8C-Brian Carber; 16. 5-Tyler Ross; 17. 75-Nicole Bower; 18. 2-Ryan Wilson; 19. 71X-Bill Stine; 20. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time

 

Time Trials – 1. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.329 (101.283 mph); 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.329; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.395; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.413; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.446; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.505; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.523; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.556; 9. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.559; 10. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.592; 11. 16C-Adrian Shaffer, 13.615; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.625; 13. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.633; 14. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.649; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.661; 16. 92-Niki Young, 13.668; 17. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.684; 18. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.692; 19. 07-Justin Henderson, 13.696; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.704; 21. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.726; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.727; 23. 37-JJ Grasso, 13.728; 24. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.755; 25. 71X-Bill Stine, 13.758; 26. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.788; 27. 69H-Shane Hoff, 13.788; 28. 2-Ryan Wilson, 13.809; 29. 20-Ryan Taylor, 13.839; 30. 12-Mike Bittinger, 13.846; 31. 45-Kevin Nagy, 13.850; 32. 12A-Brian Leppo, 13.878; 33. 35-Steve Owings, 13.906; 34. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.906; 35. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.907; 36. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.935; 37. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.940; 38. 75-Nicole Bower, 13.944; 39. 1080-Jordon Mackison, 13.967; 40. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.974; 41. 44-Joey Hershey, 13.992; 42. 24B-Dustin Baney, 14.022; 43. 27X-Brandon Spithaler, 14.029; 44. 8C-Brian Carber, 14.040; 45. 5-Tyler Ross, 14.049; 46. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.090; 47. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.096; 48. 85-Nathan Berwager, 14.142; 49. 10-Carl Bowser, 14.144; 50. 2D-Chase Dietz, 14.245; 51. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.384; 52. 14X-Floyd Billington, 14.836.



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