Montieth keeps up his winning ways
ABBOTTSTOWN — After celebrating his 44th birthday earlier in the week, Phoenixville racer Brian Montieth sat in victory lane once again on a Saturday night at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
In just under six and a half minutes, the driver affectionately called “The Edge” by his legion of fans, raced non-stop for 25 laps en route to his 60th career win at the Pigeon Hills oval.
“I had to make up for last week,” said Montieth with a smile, reflecting in his mishap a week earlier while battling Rahmer for the win. “I put us out of where we should have been. … Racing is racing though.”
With six track titles already under his belt and only two Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint point races on the 2018 schedule, Montieth stands to pick up his seventh track title in the last 11 years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2017).
Montieth currently holds a 280-point advantage over his nearest rival, Chad Trout, after his fifth win at Lincoln on Saturday night.
Rains arrived on lap 8 of the 358 sprint car feature, postponing the remaining 13 laps until Saturday, Sept. 15.
The final event of the evening, the 20-lap street stock feature, was also curtailed due to rain and could not be rescheduled on any of the remaining dates this season.
To compensate, the special increased street stock purse for the evening by sponsor Pam Madden of P. Madden Accounting & Taxes was evenly divided to all 18 cars that qualified for the feature ($180 each).
Next Saturday night, Aug. 25, The ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS come to Lincoln Speedway to take on the PA Posse and are joined by the Central PA Legends.
Competition Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. Spectator Pit Admission & General Admission gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps will get underway at 7 p.m., followed by time trials at 7:30 p.m.
Strongstown — Dave Blazavich won his fourth Townsend Gas & Oil Super Late Model feature of the season Saturday night at Dog Hollow.
Jon Lee won the July 21 makeup feature for the Supers and also won his ninth straight in the 358 Semi Lates.
Colin Casale won his career first feature in the RUSH Crate Late Models. DM Craig Fabrication & Welding Four-Cylinder features went to Pat Brehem with Dustin Gibbons taking the Rookie 4.
In the AMSOIL Pure Stocks Brad Benton won for the second time this season. Stephanie Mayes led the final two laps to win the Four-Cylinder Powder Puff feature.
Port Royal — Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tennessee, was victorious over the World of Outlaws Late Models at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, scoring a $10,000 payday over Bandon Sheppard.
Marlar started fourth in the field and took the lead from Ross Robinson on the fifth tour of the 40-lap main.
The 410 sprint car main went to Lucas Wolfe for his third oval victory of the season, worth $4,000. It was the 10th win of his overall career at the track.
Bill Powell won this fourth xtreme stock main of the season to close out the night.