Halligan Wins For Long At Lincoln

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ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – After leading the first two laps of the feature last week in his first night out in Aaron Long’s No. 58, Jeff Halligan took the lead on Saturday night and never looked back at Lincoln Speedway.

For the second week in a row, Halligan and Jessie Attard shared the front row of the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature. Halligan took the lead when the green flag dropped, with Attard running second and Cole Young in third.

Tim Wagaman got by Young for third out of turn two on lap one. The yellow flag then came out on lap two for Scott Fisher, who got into the inside guardrail in turns three and four.

Chase Dietz challenged Young for fourth on the restart, with Cory Haas joining the battle just as they caution came out again on lap three for Fisher, who was off the pace in turn three.

Halligan led Attard, Wagaman, Young and Dietz to the cone on the front stretch for the single file restart. At that point, Alan Krimes was on the move, running eighth on lap four from his 13th-starting spot.

The red flag flew on lap four for Brian Montieth, who got upside down in turn two.

Wagaman went to the top on the restart to try for second with Young following. The top did not work for Young, as Dietz and Haas got under him, sending Young back to sixth.

Young got turned around on the front stretch as he crossed the line on lap six, collecting Chad Trout. Glenndon Forsythe and Jim Siegel flipped down the front stretch after trying to avoid Young and Trout, with Siegel flipping over the front stretch guardrail.

With quite a bit of clean up on the front stretch, the cars were pushed to turn two for an open red. Chad Trout made it back out to rejoin the field after being involved in the incident, while  Halligan led Attard, Wagaman, Dietz and Haas to the green for the restart.

Wagaman went to the top again to try for second, with Dietz going to the bottom of turn three to drag race Wagaman to the stand for position. Wagaman held onto third.

Halligan started pulling away from the field as Attard, Wagaman and Dietz battled for second. Attard spun in turn three and collected Trout, bringing out the yellow on lap nine. Both Trout and Attard rejoined the field.

Halligan showed Wagaman, Dietz, Haas and Krimes to the green for the restart. Dietz went to the outside in turn one to take second from Wagaman, with Haas following on the next lap to take third.

Dietz got out of sorts on lap 10 gets in turn four and fell back to fourth, just before Haas moved into second on lap 11.

After his bobble earlier in the race, Dietz was working on Wagaman to get back up to third. The two swapped spots on lap 16, with Dietz taking the spot on the next lap.

Halligan entered lapped traffic lap on lap 16 with Haas closing in. Haas went to the top in turns one and two on lap 18, but couldn’t make the pass.

After getting caught up in wrecks twice earlier in the race, Trout found himself running fifth with five laps to go.

After crossing the line first three times earlier this season in 358 sprint competition, Halligan beat the field to the checkered flag to win his first 410 sprint feature.

Haas held onto second. Dietz crossed the line third and Krimes finished fourth. Trout pieced together an impressive run for the second week in a row and finished fifth.

Steve Owings (358 sprint cars) also took a sprint car win at Lincoln on Saturday.

The finish:

1. 58-Jeff Halligan ($3,500); 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 53-Jessie Attard; 11. 12-Barry Shearer; 12. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF); 13. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 14. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 15. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 16. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 17. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 18. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNS); 20. 7-Trey Hivner (DNS)

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