ABBOTTSTOWN — York’s Glenndon Forsythe added his name to the 2017 Lincoln winner’s list by claiming the John Gleim Excavating 25-lap feature for 410 sprint cars on Saturday night. Handicapping placed Forsythe on the outside of Dwayne Gutshall on the front row for the start. He grabbed the lead entering the first turn and led every lap.
“Obviously, starting spot means a lot, but this is a brand new chassis tonight,” said Forsythe upon exiting the Wisner family Dynatech Controls/Livingston Lawn Care No. 2W in victory lane. “We struggled and struggled with the other one. Art’s not with us anymore, but we’re still using his set-ups. We appreciate everything he’s done for us. I want to dedicate this one to my buddy Jimmy Walker. We weren’t able to get it done in his car, but this one’s for you, buddy.”
Though he led the entire way, lapped traffic and handicapped cars coming up through the field closed the gap over the final laps. A lead of 5.63 seconds on lap 10 was cut to 2.06 seconds at the end. Steve Owings ran second the entire way.
“I knew we were setting a pretty good pace. I hooked the wall going into one the one lap, and struggled getting around the 69 car. Tim Glatfelter was getting around good, and I knew those other guys were going pretty good. Our pace was good, and I didn’t want to get too crazy and out of shape unless I saw somebody. I just needed to get back to the top and roll around there.”
Eleventh-starting Brian Montieth finished third after a lengthy battle with Cory Haas and Danny Dietrich over the second half of the race. Those three swapped spots several times, with Dietrich crossing fourth and Haas settling for fifth.
Sixth through 10th were Freddie Rahmer, Jim Siegel, Chase Dietz, Gerard McIntyre Jr. and Gutshall.