Abbottstown, Pa. (8/24/19) - Jeremy Ott has been a dominating force at Lincoln Speedway in 2019 racing with the Central PA Legends. In the series’ last race of the year at the track, Ott continued to impress.
Jeremy Hahn stared on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Travis Perry lined up to his outside. Alex Schmeidel and Ott made up the second row.
The outside line was fast with Perry taking the lead at the start and Ott sliding into second.
Ott and Perry drag raced to the flag stand to complete lap 1 with Ott getting the edge. Perry stuck around and got the lead from Ott on lap 2.
Ott got his nose under Perry coming out of turn 2 on lap 3 but couldn’t make the pass.
While Perry and Ott battled for the lead, Mason Chaney was working his way through the field from his tenth starting spot. Chaney was up to fifth by lap 4.
The yellow flag few on lap 5 for Chris McKinney when he came to a stop in the top of turn 3.
Perry led Ott, Schmeidel, Hahn and Chaney on the restart.
Chaney got by Hahn for fourth.
Perry and Ott drove wheel to wheel lap coming to the flagstand on lap 8 with Perry holding on to the lead.
Bill Diehl and Chaney got together on the front stretch bringing out the caution. Hahn was also involved but was able to keep running so he kept his spot. The cars involved were running fourth, fifth and sixth at the time.
Perry held off Ott on the restart, but Ott stayed within striking distance. Ott got his nose under Perry on lap 12 but Perry once again beat him to the flagstand.
The caution flag came out on lap 13 for Brent Marquis, DJ Elzey and Chaney in turns 3 and 4.
Lap 16 saw a three-wide battle for the lead down the front stretch between Perry, Ott and Travis McClelland. Despite the heavy pressure, Perry held on to the top spot.
Ott got his nose under Perry coming out of turn 2 on the last lap and this time it stuck with Ott beating Perry to the checkered flag. McClelland finished third. Schmeidel crossed the line fourth and Hahn completed the top five.
Jeremy Ott, Bill Diehl, Travis Perry and Travis McClelland were the heat race winners. Brent Marquis won the consi.
Also, of note, was driver Harlon Leppo who raced his last race on Saturday night. Leppo is hanging up the suit at the end of the season after a successful career in the Central PA Legends division.
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Central PA Legends Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 10-Jeremy Ott ($300); 2. 19-Travis Perry; 3. 51-Travis McClelland; 4. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 5. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 6. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 7. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 8. 30-Alex Robinson; 9. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 10. 5C-Josh Schrum; 11. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 12. 17-Brah Weber; 13. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 14. 93-Brent Marquis; 15. 99H-Eric Hurst; 16. 66-Joe Adam; 17. 15H-Harlon Leppo (DNF); 18. 00-DJ Elzey (DNF); 19. 8CR-Mason Chaney (DNF); 20. 8-Austin Bellemare (DNF); 21. 9C-Justin Cunningham (DNF); 22. 41-Chuck Dell (DNF); 23. 53-Bill Diehl (DNF); 24. 3M-Chris McKinney (DNF)
Lap Leaders: Jeremy Ott (1 & 20), Travis Perry (2-19)
Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 8-Austin Bellemare; 3. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 4. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 5. 30-Alex Robinson; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 26-Shaun Abney; 8. 66-Joe Adam1. 1A-Craig Perigo; 2. 64-Levi Peck; 3. 47T-Ryan Wilson; 4. 2J-Jason Failor; 5. 14B-Rohan Beasley; 6. 2-Austin Lorah; 7. 15-Gary Johnston; 8. 8-Larry Drake
Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 3. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 4. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 5. 9C-Justin Cunningham; 6. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 7. 19L-Jonathon Robinson; 8. 75A-Daniel Adam (DNF)
Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 3. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 4. 00-DJ Elzey; 5. 5C-Josh Schrum; 6. 61-Shaun Miller; 7. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 8. 9-Rick Hartwig
Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - heat 4: 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 3M-Chris McKinney; 3. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 4. 41-Chuck Dell; 5. 17-Brad Weber; 6. 99H-Eric Hurst; 7. 7-Ronnie Long; 8. 43-Brandon Reiblich
Central PA Legends Consi Finish (8 laps) - 1. 93-Brent Marquis; 2. 66-Joe Adam; 3. 99H-Eric Hurst; 4. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 5. 26-Shaun Abney; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig; 7. 61-Shaun Miller; 8. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 9. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 10. 7-Ronnie Long; 11. 19L-Jonathon Robinson; 12. 75A-Daniel Adam (DNF)
Photo: Barry Skelly