Montieth a Hero in Hilly Rife Memorial at Lincoln

From Lincoln Speedway, ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 5/28/2016 – “Hero or zero, Baby!”

So exclaimed Brian Montieth in summarizing his twelfth-to-first run in a thrilling $5,000-to-win Hilly Rife Memorial non-stop 30 lap feature event at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

It was a run that saw Montieth advance from fifth to first over the final five laps.

He passed both Billy Dietrich and Jim Siegel on lap 27 to move into third, caught Cory Haas for second on lap 29, and drove around Glenndon Forsythe on the final turn to claim his 52nd career Lincoln win.

In the end, the race took just 8 minutes, 18.723 seconds, and the top three crossed the finish line just .777 seconds apart.

“Absolutely not. I had no idea,” reacted Montieth when asked if he knew where he was in the running order over the final laps, “I was trying to look at the board and make sure no one went to the top on me. I thought Glenndon was definitely going to the top on turns one and two of the last lap. I was better than him in one and two, but everyone was just holding their own in three and four.

“It just came alive toward the end,” continued Montieth, “At the beginning of the race, we struggled, and I thought we were just going to run around the rubber. That’s not me. Luckily, the top came in and I finally felt comfortable in the car. Here we stand.”

A disappointed Forsythe, who took the lead from Chad Trout on lap 19, crossed second, with Haas third.

Completing the top five were Billy Dietrich and Siegel. Sixth through tenth were Robbie Kendall, Alan Krimes, polesitter Chad Trout (who grabbed the lead on a second attempt to start the race and led the first 18 laps), Austin Hogue, and front row starter Frankie Herr.

Heats for the 28 410 sprinters were won by Montieth, Herr, and Haas, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation.

York’s C.J. Tracy claimed his first career win in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature. Tracy started on the pole and was the class of the field. A last-lap spin by fifth-place Ryan Higgins set up the final lap restart, but it was to no avail, with Tracy crossing .75 seconds ahead of fellow front-row starter Mike Bittinger.

Chandler Leiby, Jeff Rohrbaugh, and Jeff Halligan completed the top five.

Heats for the 30 358 sprinters were won by Tyler Esh, Halligan, and Matt Campbell, with Chris Frank winning the consolation.

(Photo courtesy of Racing Photos by Tony De Seta)

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, May 28, 2016

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

ANNUAL HILLY RIFE MEMORIAL

Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($5,000); 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 1X-Chad Trout; 9. 52-Austin Hogue; 10. 75-Frankie Herr; 11. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 13. 35-Steve Owings; 14. 12-Mike Bittinger; 15. 2D-Chase Dietz; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody; 18. 15-Adam Wilt; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher; 20. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 21. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 22. 91-David Quackenbush; 23. 69-Shane Hoff; 24. 5-Tyler Ross. Time – 8:18.723

Lap Leaders – Chad Trout (1-18), Glenndon Forsythe (19-29), Brian Montieth (30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 91-David Quackenbush; 6. 12-Mike Bittinger; 7. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 10. 35-Steve Owings. No Time

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 75-Frankie Herr; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 52-Austin Hogue; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 9. 83-Cody Fairchok. No Time

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 1-Chad Trout; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 9. 10-Zach Eucalano. Time – 2:35.173

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 10-Joe Kata, III; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 7. 83-Cody Fairchok; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano; 9. 15M-Bobby Mazingo. No Time

Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 21T-CJ Tracy ($1,000); 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 41-Jeff Halligan; 6. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 35-Tyler Esh; 9. 12-Brent Shearer; 10. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 11. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 12. 5A-Brian Allman; 13. 90-Jordon Givler; 14. 91-Brie Hershey; 15. 7-Trey Hivner; 16. 00-Chris Frank; 17. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 18. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 19. 13-Ryan Higgins; 20. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 21. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 22. 15S-Shai Morris; 23. 28-Matt Findley; 24. 11D-Kody Hartlaub. No Time

Lap Leaders – CJ Tracy (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 35-Tyler Esh; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 21T-CJ Tracy; 5. 5A-Brian Allman; 6. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 9. 56M-DJ Montgomery. Time – 2:25.56

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 41-Jeff Halligan; 2. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 3. 13-Ryan Higgins; 4. 12-Brent Shearer; 5. 90-Jordon Givler; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 91-Brie Hershey; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 15S-Shai Morris; 10. 22-Nathan Prezenica. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 17-George Streaker, Jr.; 9. 13S-Jon Stewart; 10. 14C-Dave Carlberg. Time – 2:32.15

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 00-Chris Frank; 2. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 91-Brie Hershey; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 7-Trey Hivner; 6. 15-Shai Morris; 7. 56-DJ Montgomery; 8. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 9. 17-George Streaker, Jr.; 10. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 11. 13S-Jon Stewart; 12. 22-Nathan Prozenica. No Time