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Wilt prevails again in Lincoln opener

Area auto racing roundup

March 18, 2014
The Altoona Mirror

Abbottstown - Adam Wilt claimed his second opening-day win in three years at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

Wilt held off Alan Krimes and J.J. Grasso through heavy lapped traffic over the final stages of the race. Ironically, two of the cars at the rear of the field at the end were the two track champs in the field.

Wilt's final margin of victory in his fourth career Lincoln win was 1.29 seconds over Krimes, with Grasso, pole-sitter Kyle Moody and Forsythe completing the top five.

"This is a great win for a new team. But we don't want to set expectations too high right now," Wilt said. "We just want to go as we go and do what we can do. Starting position was a key factor, but I'll take a win any day."

Next Saturday, Lincoln moves to its first night race of the season with a 6 p.m. start for the 410 sprints, 358 sprints and 358 late models. Gates open at 4 p.m.

Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Score the grand opening late model event at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol LLC to Rick Eckert.

The York veteran made it look easy Saturday evening when he seized the lead from Kenny Moreland on an opening-lap restart and led the final 24 laps for the $2,500 prize and his 22th career win at Hagerstown.

After one loss to weather, co-promoters Ernie Davis and Rick Jones of Dirt Capitol LLC had the best day of the week to get their first event in the books as other winners included Jonathan DeHaven of Winchester, Va., in the late model sportsman, Mike Corbin, also of Winchester, in the K. Lynn Management LLC pure stocks, Greencastle's Kenny Thomas in the Mason Dixon Auto Auction hobby stocks and Fort Loudon's Ryan Laye in the Cochran Auctioneer's four-cylinders.

Children 11 and under may sign up for the Kids Club as there are a number of club events upcoming on the schedule. Sign up online at kids@hagerstownspeedway.com

Two bicycles were given away compliments of Davis and Jones with others to be given away during other Kids Club events.

- Compiled by Dottie Bird

Tracks and teams are encouraged to email news and results to jamiedotti@aol.com.

 
 
 

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