ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – Dylan Cisney’s first Lincoln Speedway win was not as easy as it may appear on paper.
Cisney started on the pole of the 25-lap feature, but it wasn’t smooth sailing to land in victory lane.
Cisney took the lead when the race began, with defending track champion Brian Montieth moving up to third from his fifth starting spot coming out of turn two on the first lap. Montieth was up to second on the next lap and got around Cisney using the middle of turns one and two for the lead but the caution would come out before Montieth’s lead was official. Chase Dietz got spun around at the end of the front stretch and was able to rejoin the field.
Cisney led Montieth, Gerard McIntyre, Brandon Rahmer and Glenndon Forsythe to the cone for the race’s only restart.
Montieth went to the bottom of turn one and got by Cisney for the top spot. Cisney and Montieth raced wheel to wheel down the backstretch with Cisney gaining the advantage into turn three. Montieth went low again into the turns and had the lead coming out of turn four.
As Montieth drove away from Cisney, he encountered lapped traffic on lap six. As Montieth drove through lapped traffic Cisney held off McIntyre to hold onto the second spot.
Lap 13 saw trouble for the leader as he worked through heavy lapped traffic. Montieth did a 360 spin coming out of turn two and dropped back to sixth. The car never stopped so the caution did not come out. Montieth’s misfortune moved Cisney into the lead with McIntyre running second and Brandon Rahmer in third.
As Montieth worked his way back to the front of the pack there was plenty of racing throughout the field. Last week’s winner, Danny Dietrich, started to work his way to the front of the field from seventh.
With seven laps to go Dietrich was running third and Montieth had driven back up to fourth. Dietrich tried to get by McIntyre for second which allowed Montieth to make a move for third with Dietrich falling back to fourth. Two laps later, Montieth made a move on McIntyre for second allowing Dietrich to take the third spot back.
Montieth got back by Dietrich with five laps to go to take third and wanted to get by McIntyre for second. Montieth tried to slide up the track in turn two to get by McIntyre with four laps to go, but it wasn’t enough to make the pass. Dietrich got by Montieth down the backstretch with Montieth taking the third spot back out of turn four.
Montieth tried to get by McIntyre in turns one and two with three laps to go and this time he was able to complete the pass. McIntyre lost third to Dietrich as he had to check up due to Montieth’s pass.
Dietrich got under Montieth in turns three and four to take second with two laps to go. Despite the back and forth, Dietrich and Montieth were closing in on the leader but did not have enough laps to make a run for the lead.
Cisney made it to the checkered flag .240 seconds ahead of Dietrich for his first Lincoln Speedway victory. Dietrich nosed out second place over Montieth by less than a tenth of a second. Brock Zearfoss finished fourth from his thirteenth starting spot earning the hard charger award. McIntyre held on for a fifth place finish.
Heat winners were Cisney, McIntyre and Montieth.
Dylan Cisney, Danny Dietrich, Brian Montieth, Brock Zearfoss, Gerard McIntyre, Brandon Rahmer, Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe, Alan Krimes, Glenndon Forsythe, Kyle Moody, Ryan Smith, Anthony Macri, Jim Siegel, Chase Diet, Billy Dietrich, Rick Lafferty, Brett Michalski, Tony Fiore, Tim Wagaman, Cale Thomas, Tim Glatfelter, Jacob Allen, Chad Trout.