ABBOTTSTOWN — “It’s fun to be fast here! They’ve got a heck-of-a race track here.”
So said Danny Dietrich after scoring his fourth win of the year in the 33-lap National Fallen Firefighters Night 410 sprint car feature in memory of Lincoln neighbor Brandon Little at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Krimes crossed second, with Montieth third. 14th-starting Cory Haas and tenth-starting Matt Campbell rounded out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Chad Trout, 13th-starting Brandon Rahmer, Siegel, Kendall, and 17th-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr.
Heats for the 25 “410” Sprints were won by Krimes, Montieth, and Siegel, with Freddie Rahmer winning the consolation.
Freddie Rahmer’s included an engine change after his car went up in flames in his heat and an early race spin that ended his night with a 24th place finish.
Jordan Givler celebrated his 27th birthday (Sunday) by claiming his first career Lincoln win in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature.
Cappetta held on for a career best third-place finish, with fellow female driver Brie Hershey crossing fourth and Troy Wagaman, Jr. fifth. Sixth through tenth were Matt Findley, points leader Adrian Shaffer, Kevin Nouse, Cody Fletcher, and Kyle Denmyer.
Heats for the 31 “358” Sprints were won by Denmyer, Hammaker, and Chandler Leiby, with Steve Drevicki winning the consolation.
Australian invader Dan Morris outran fellow Aussie Heyden Pascoe and Lucas Montgomery to win the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature. Morris, in the states for a series of four-races as teammate to Chad Earnst, chased race-long leader Pascoe from lap six to 19 before making the race-winning pass at the line with the white flag flying. Montgomery caught Pascoe for second and Mason Chaney squeezed into third on the final lap as the four leaders raced off turn four to the checkered flag. Travis Perry came from 15th-starting spot to finish fifth.
Heats for the 40 Central PA Legends were won by Morris, Scott Haudeshell, Justin Mitchell, and Scott Smith. Twin consolation races were won by Trent Yoder and Rocky Maggaro.