First Central PA Win’s A Biggie For Buddy Kofoid; Wins Weldon Sterner Memorial At Lincoln

Story By: LINCOLN SPEEDWAY – ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Buddy Kofoid has been running the Central PA circuit early this season and the California driver made his first win in Central PA a big one. Kofoid’s first win was Saturday’s $6,900 Weldon Sterner Memorial.

On his big win, Kofoid shared in victory lane, :It’s good to be here for sure. First Central PA win is pretty badass.”

If you were paying attention to Kofoid’s car during the 35-lap feature you might have noticed something was off, “Our motor wasn’t running up to where it should be and we still got it done.”

Kofoid lined up second for the feature but fell back to third on the start. Buddy worked his way back up to second on lap 9 and took the lead on lap 11, “I felt our speed was there all race and it was just hard to get going. I’m glad there wasn’t any yellows otherwise we probably wouldn’t have won.”

Alan Krimes started on the pole of the 35-lap 19th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial with Buddy Kofoid lined up second. Krimes led the field into turn 1 with third place starting Danny Dietrich up to second and Kofoid in third.

Dietrich went to the top and took the lead at the line on lap 2. After falling back to third on the start Kofoid was battling Krimes for second.

Freddie Rahmer got by Dylan Norris for fourth but the red flag came out on lap 3 negating the pass. The red was for Jim Siegel who flipped in turn 2.

Danny Dietrich, Krimes, Kofoid, Norris and Freddie Rahmer were the top five for the restart.

Norris was all over Kofoid’s bumper on the restart. Rahmer was also in the mix trying to get back by Norris. All three drivers held their positions.

Rahmer had Norris by a nose at the line for fourth on lap 5. Kofoid slid Krimes for second in turns 3 and 4 and took the spot on lap 9.

The tail end of the field loomed ahead of Dietrich on lap 10. Kofoid tried a slider on Danny in turns 1 and 2 as they got into lapped traffic but Dietrich held the position. Kofoid took the lead on lap 11 by half a car length at the line.

Kofoid put a lapped car between him and Danny and started to pull away. The leaders worked their way through heavy lapped traffic with 20 laps to go. Danny looked to the inside of Kofoid in turn 3 to try and take the lead back but Kofoid blocked the bottom.

Danny took another look on the inside of turn 3 on lap 19 but Kofoid held the spot.

Rahmer got under Danny in turn 1 to take second and took the spot on lap 21. Rahmer reeled in Kofoid quickly as two lapped cars battled in front of them. Kofoid cleared the lapped cars and pulled away.

Justin Peck was charging through the field and was up to 4th from his 12th starting spot.

Rahmer, Danny and Peck were running together and trying to reel in Kofoid as the laps wound down.

Kofoid scored his first win in Central PA, earning him $6,900, by crossing the line 1.035 seconds ahead of Rahmer. Dietrich finished third and the night’s hard charger, Justin Peck was fourth. Chase Dietz completed the top five.

Danny Dietrich set quick time over the 43-car field with a lap of 13.767 seconds. The 410 sprint heat races were won by Alan Krimes, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Smith and Freddie Rahmer.

Hayden Miller Scores Second Career Victory

Hayden Miller and Justin Foster shared the front row for the 20-lap feature on Saturday night. Miller led the field into turn 1 but Foster was right there using a higher line.

Foster had the advantage at the line by a nose to lead the first lap. The yellow flag flew on lap 1 when Tim Stallings got turned around in turn 4.

Foster led Miller, Jayden Wolf, David Holbrook and Nash Ely to the cone for the single file restart.

Wolf looked to the outside of Miller through turns 1 and 2 and took second as they raced down the back stretch.

Wolf then went to work closing in on Foster for the lead. Wolf was getting a good run coming out of turn 2 and the two were nearly nose to tail on lap 5.

Wolf and Foster brought out the caution flag on lap 8 as they raced into turn 1 and made contact. Both drivers rejoined the field for the restart.

Miller inherited the lead and led Holbrook, Ely, Cody Fletcher and Brett Wanner on the restart.

Lapped traffic loomed ahead of Miller with two laps to go. Holbrook was closing in on Miller with the white flag waving and looked to the inside of Hayden in the turns, but could not make the pass.

Miller won his second feature at Lincoln almost exactly a year after his first win (4/10/21) at the track by .498 seconds over Holbrook. Ely finished third and Fletcher crossed the line fourth. Wanner completed the top five.

The 358 sprint car heat race winners were Brett Wanner, Justin Foster, Jayden Wolf and Cody Fletcher.

Next Saturday, April 16, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Golf Cart Services for 410 Sprint Cars and the 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM. The open practice is open to divisions on the 2022 Lincoln Speedway schedule.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, April 9, 2022
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 71-Buddy Kofoid ($6,900); 2. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 13-Justin Peck; 5. 39-Chase Dietz; 6. M1-Mark Smith; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 19R-Matt Campbell; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 11. 19-Troy Wagaman; 12. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 14. 1X-Chad Trout; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody; 16. 27-Devon Borden; 17. 11A-Austin Bishop; 18. 33-Riley Emig; 19. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 20. 8-Billy Dietrich; 21. 23-23-Michael Millard; 22. 7H-Trey Hivner (DNF); 23. 5-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 24. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1), Danny Dietrich (2-10) & Buddy Kofoid (11-35)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 39-Chase Dietz; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 33-Riley Emig; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 23A-Chris Arnold; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 8. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher; 11. 5H-Jake Hesson

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 71-Buddy Kofoid; 2. 19R-Matt Campbell; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 23-Michael Millard; 6. 11A-Austin Bishop; 7. 11P-Niki Young; 8. 99-Skylar Gee; 9. 24T-TJ Greve; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs; 11. 1-Brenham Crouch

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. M1-Mark Smith; 2. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 27-Devon Borden; 8. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 11. 13s-Jon Stewart

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 13-Justin Peck; 3. 7H-Trey Hivner; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 99m-Kyle Moody; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 75-Tyler Ross; 8. 21-Matt Campbell; 9. 35T-Tyler Esh; 10. 5J-John Walp

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 11A-Austin Bishop; 4. 27-Devon Borden; 5. 11P-Niki Young; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 7. 75-Tyler Ross; 8. 21-Paul McMahan; 9. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 10. 99-Skylar Gee; 11. 97-Brie Hershey; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 13. 35T-Tyler Esh; 14. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 15. 23A-Chris Arnold; 16. 24T-TJ Greve; 17. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 5J-John Walp; 20. 1-Brenham Crouch; 21. 3J-Trey Jacobs; 22. 5H-Jake Hesson; 23. 13s-Jon Stewart

410 Sprint Flight #1 Time Trial Results – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.767*; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 13.851; 3. 87-Alan Krimes 13.863; 4. 71-Buddy Kofoid 13.903; 5. 33-Riley Emig 13.922; 6. 19R-Matt Campbell 14.014; 7. 39-Chase Dietz 14.022; 8. 23-Michael Millard 14.051; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.057; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall 14.072; 11. 23A-Chris Arnold 14.147; 12. 11A-Austin Bishop 14.164; 13. 47X-Dylan Westbrook 14.197; 14. 24T-TJ Greve 14.223; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.232; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs 14.339; 17. 5H-Jake Hesson 14.372; 18. 1-Brenham Crouch 14.474; 19. 9-Dalton Dietrich 14.530; 20. 11P-Niki Young 14.576; 21. 4R-Tim Wagaman 14.866; 22. 99-Skylar Gee NT

410 Sprint Flight #2 Time Trial Results – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman 13.902; 2. 44-Dylan Norris 13.923; 3. M1-Mark Smith 13.958; 4. 7H-Trey Hivner 14.005; 5. 1X-Chad Trout 14.013; 6. 13-Justin Peck 14.075; 7. 5E-Brandon Rahmer 14.078; 8. 59-Jim Siegel 14.092; 9. 5-Glenndon Forsythe 14.095; 10. 8R-Freddie Rahmer 14.118; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.149; 12. 99m-Kyle Moody 14.198; 13. 27-Devon Borden 14.231; 14. 21-Paul McMahan 14.276; 15. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.277; 16. 5J-John Walp 14.290; 17. 4z-Zane Rudisill 14.307; 18. 75-Tyler Ross 14.351; 19. 97-Brie Hershey 14.373; 20. 35T-Tyler Esh 14.654; 21. 13s-Jon Stewart 15. 134

*Overall quick time

H&N Landscape 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps) – 1. 11H-Hayden Miller ($1,100); 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 22E-Nash Ely; 4. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 5. 54-Brett Wanner; 6. 00F-Chris Frank; 7. 69S-Cameron Smith; 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 10. 35-Steve Owings; 11. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 12. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 13. 22-Jacob Balliet; 14. 41-Logan Rumsey; 15. 28-Matt Findley; 16. 23F-Justin Foster; 17. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 18. 69/89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 17K-Kyle Keen; 20. 28T-Tim Stallings; 21. 44-Steven Cox; 22. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 23. 7W-Jayden Wolf; 24. 0-Kyle Ganoe (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Justin Foster (1-7) & Hayden Miller (8-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 54-Brett Wanner; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 17K-Kyle Keen; 6. 41-Logan Rumsey; 7. 22-Jacob Balliet

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 23F-Justin Foster; 2. 00F-Chris Frank; 3. 69S-Cameron Smith; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 7. 38-Brett Strickler (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 2. 11H-Hayden Miller; 3. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 4. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 5. 69/89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 44-Steven Cox

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 2. 22E-Nash Ely; 3. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 28T-Tim Stallings; 6. 511-John Sharpe; 7. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh (DNF)

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 41-Logan Rumsey; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 22-Jacob Balliet; 4. 44-Steven Cox; 5. 511-John Sharpe; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 7. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh (DNS); 8. 38-Brett Strickler (DNS)

 
 
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