Lincoln Speedway finally gets in their opener after two week delays

Lincoln Speedway was the first local race track to get underway with 2018 racing action. (Photo courtesy of Clinton County Motor Speedway)

It took two weeks, but Lincoln Speedway finally got in their opener. And what a race it was for Dover’s Chad Trout. He has won in super sportsman and 358 sprint cars, but it was his first career 410 sprint car win in Saturday’s season-opening $4,000-to-win “Icebreaker 30” at Lincoln Speedway.

Trout started on the outside of the front row to Lucas Wolfe who started on the pole. Wolfe led the opening lap, but, disaster struck for three of the top drivers as Wolfe suddenly slowed in turn two, leading to a Brian Montieth spin collecting Danny Dietrich in the process. Dietrich and Wolfe were done for the day, handing the lead over to Trout. Brandon Rahmer was catching Trout when his famous father was signaling him some track advice and Kyle saw it too.

“I saw Fred (Rahmer) walk out on the track, commented Trout about the 21st lap caution. I slowed up as much as I could, and I saw him motion to Brandon to move up in turn one, so I rolled around the corner and looked at the track, and it was black-slick from the bottom to the top, so I’m like ‘I think I know what he means.’ So I just rolled the outside. With that, Trout surged out in front on the race’s final restart and led the final nine laps and took the checkered 1.731 seconds in front for his inaugural 410 sprint win.

Next Saturday, March 10, Lincoln Speedway returns with another single-division 410 sprint car show. Then immediately afterward, an open practice session will be held for all regularly-scheduled divisions. Gates open at noon, with qualifying to begin at 2:00 PM.

Port Royal Speedway is ready to get the 2018 racing season started, coming up this Saturday, March 10 at 5:00 PM. The Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints and the River Valley Builders super late models are scheduled to kick off the 2018 season

Williams Grove Speedway is also set to lift the curtain on the 2018 racing season coming up this Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 PM with a sprint car-only program, the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars, the Sunday afternoon card will find the sprint car stars getting the season started with a full complement of heat races and a 25-lap feature paying $3,600 to win.

See you at the races!

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

2018 SEASON OPENING ICE BREAKER 30

LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS

410 Sprint Ice Breaker 30 Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout ($4,000); 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 99-Kyle Moody; 4. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 87-Alan Krimes (Hard Charger); 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe

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