Abbottstown, Pa. (7/11/20): Billy Workman Jr. made the 7-hour trip from North Carolina to race at Lincoln on Saturday night. The long haul paid off in more ways than one for the driver as he won the feature and got laps in at the track that will host the US Legends Dirt Nationals in September.
Brent Marquis and Travis McClelland shared the front row for the 20-lap feature with Workman lined up third.
Marquis took the lead at the start by a nose over McClelland. The two raced side by side with McClelland leading lap 1 and Bill Diehl moving into second.
Scott Houdeshell and Workman battled door to door for third. Workman took the spot and got his nose under Diehl for second but couldn’t make the pass before the caution came out on lap 3 for debris in turn 4.
McClelland led Diehl, Workman, Houdeshell and Marquis to the cone for the single file restart.
Workman drove under McClelland going into turn 1 to take the lead. McClelland kept Workman close with Diehl right on his bumper.
Workman created some distance between McClelland, but Travis was not able to shake Diehl off his tail.
Jeremy Hahn fell off the pace going down the back stretch bringing out the caution on lap 10.
Chris Transeau and Jeremy Ott both restarted outside the top 5 and both wanted to get by Marquis and find themselves inside the top 5.
Both Transeau and Ott drove by Marquis on lap 12 sending Brent to seventh.
Diehl got a solid run off of turn 2 on lap 14 to get a nose under McClelland but couldn’t make the pass. The yellow flag flew again on lap 15 as Chuck Dell, Joe Ryan Osborne and Austin Bellamare got together in turn 4.
After restarting third Diehl still had his sight set on second but McClelland was focused on taking the top spot from Workman. McClelland got his nose under Workman with two laps to go but couldn’t get by the invader.
Workman got to the checkered flag ahead of McClelland. Diehl finished third and Houdeshell crossed the line fourth. Ott held on to finish fifth.
Heat winners were Aaron Updegraff, Billy Workman Jr., Travis Perry and Bill Diehl.
Gene Latta Ford Central PA Legends:
Central PA Legends Feature Finish (20 laps) 1. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr.; 2. 51-Travis McClelland; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 5. 10-Jeremy Ott; 6. 18-Chris Transeau; 7. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 8. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 9. 93-Brent Marquis; 10. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 11. 19-Travis Perry; 12. 94-Greg Burd; 13. 9-Rick Hartwig; 14. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 15. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 16. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 17. 26-Shawn Abney; 18. 1G-Shawn Groft; 19. 30-Alex Robinson (DNF); 20. 41-Chuck Dell (DNF); 21. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne (DNF); 22. 8-Austin Bellamare (DNF); 23. 43-Ron Little Jr. (DNF); 24. 18H-Jeremy Hahn (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Travis McClelland (1-3) & Billy Workman Jr. (4-20)
Central PA Legends Heat 1 Finish: 1. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 2. 93-Brent Marquis; 3. 94-Greg Burd; 4. 10-Jeremy Ott; 5. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 6. 26-Shaun Abney; 7. 90-Scott Spidel; 8. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 9. 61-Shawn Miller; 10. 55-Shawn Snell; 11. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 12. 15s-John Snavely (DNF)
Central PA Legends Heat 2 Finish: 1. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr.; 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 3. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 4. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 1G-Shawn Groft; 7. 11R-Scott Musselman; 8. 34-Dan Harrison; 9. 83-Jason Gastley; 10. 17-Cory Phillips; 11. 56-Zach Baxter
Central PA Legends Heat 3 Finish: 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 3. 18-Chris Transeau; 4. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne; 5. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 6. 8-Austin Bellamare; 7. 30-Alex Robinson; 8. 70-Mike Racine; 9. 25-Eric Hurst; 10. 99-Bryan Green; 11. 4-Eli Dodge; 12. 31-Lincoln Kearchner
Central PA Legends Heat 4 Finish: 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 3. 51-Travis McClelland; 4. 41-Chuck Dell; 5. 43-Ron Little Jr.; 6. 77-Zac Smith; 7. 24-Justin Cunningham; 8. 55x-Richie Dobson; 9. 6-Sean Dawson; 10. 44-Donnie Leiby; 11. 2-Scott Smith (DNF)
Central PA Legends Consy 1 Finish: 1. 1G-Shawn Groft; 2. 26-Shawn Abney; 3. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 4. 17-Cory Phillips; 5. 90-Scott Spidle; 6. 83-Jason Gastley; 7. 56-Zach Baxter; 8. 61-Shaun Miller; 9. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 10. 11R-Scott Musselman (DNF); 11. 34-Dan Harrison (DNF); 12. 55-Shawn Snell (DNF); 13. 15s-John Snavely (DNS)
Central PA Legends Consy 2 Finish: 1. 30-Alex Robinson; 2. 8-Austin Bellamare; 3. 24-Justin Cunningham; 4. 70-Mike Racine; 5. 77-Zac Smith; 6. 25-Eric Hurst; 7. 99-Bryan Green; 8. 55x-Richie Dobson; 9. 6-Sean Dawson; 10. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 11. 44-Donnie Leiby; 12. 4-Eli Dodge (DNF); 13. 2-Scott Smith (DNF)