Abbottstown, PA - Travis McClelland has finished second in Legends features at Lincoln more times than he cares to remember, but on Saturday night he finally parked his family’s #51 in victory lane.
Choya Young started on the pole of the 20-lap feature and shot to the lead when the green flag dropped with three-car battle for second in full force behind him.
Travis McClelland, who started eighth, with Jorgie Sweger in third and Cory Phillips in fourth.
The yellow flag flew on lap 1 when Stephen Wurtzer slowed in turn 1. The top five for the restart were Young, McClelland, Sweger, Phillips and Seth Kearchner.
McClelland was all over Young on the restart with Sweger fading back.
McClelland got under Young as they raced into turn 3 and took the lead by inches on lap 2 at the line. Young got a slight advantage coming out of turn 2 but McClelland took it back maintaining the lead.
Sweger brought out the caution on lap 2 when she found herself sitting against the guardrail in turn 4. Sweger had been running third.
Shaun Abney lined up fifth for the restart after starting 16th. McClelland had a solid restart with plenty of action taking place behind him. Kearchner got under Phillips for third with Abney following. Chris Transeau came through as well battling Abney for fourth. Abney reclaimed the spot on lap 4.
Kearchner under Phillips for third Abney follows along with Transeau – Transeau into fourth but Abney battles back to reclaim the spot on lap 4
The caution flag waved again on lap 8 when Young spun coming out of turn 4. Young had been running second.
McClelland led Kearchner, Transeau, Abney and Mike Racine to the cone for the single-file restart.
Kearchner stuck his nose under McClelland on the restart but McClelland held the lead.
Kearchner wasn’t going away and continued to battle McClelland in the turns for the lead. McClelland would gain back on the straightaways.
Kearchner nearly took the lead at the line on lap 13 but McClelland held on by a thread. The next lap saw a caution when Sweger, Aaron Updegraff, Preston Alleman and Bryan Wagaman got together in turn 1.
McClelland, Kearchner, Transeau, Bob Stough and Racine were the top five for the restart.
The caution came out again on the restart when Preston Alleman spun in turn 4.
Stough looked under Transeau for third and took it coming out of turn 4 on lap 15. Transeau raced side by side with Stough trying to take third back but Stough held the spot.
Racine made it a three-car battle for third with Transeau holding on to the podium position. Stough got by Transeau on lap 18 to take the spot for good.
McClelland crossed the line for his first Legends feature win at Lincoln .746 seconds ahead of Kearchner. Stough finished third and Transeau was fourth. Racine held on to finish fifth.
Central PA Legends heat race wins went to Travis McClelland, Choya Young, Chris Transeau and Seth Kearchner.
Gene Latta Ford Central PA Legends presented by McSherrystown Moose
Central PA Legends Feature (20 laps) – 1. 51-Travis McClelland ($300); 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 3. 07-Bob Stough; 4. 18-Chris Transeau; 5. 70-Mike Racine; 6. 26-Shaun Abney; 7. 53-Bill Diehl; 8. 80-Wes Alleman; 9. 3G-Joshua Schrum; 10. 31K-Lincoln Kearchner; 11. 17-Cory Phillips; 12. 16-Zach Baxter; 13. 4J-Choya Young; 14. 90-Scott Spidle; 15. 24-Justin Cunningham; 16. 2G-Shaun Miller; 17. 34-Dan Harrison; 18. 27-Logan Carbaugh (DNF); 19. 7-Preston Alleman (DNF); 20. 77A-Aaron Updegraff (DNF); 21. 18J-Jorjie Sweger (DNF); 22. 30W-Bryan Wagaman (DNF); 23. 44-Ron Little (DNF); 24. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer (DNF)
Lap Leaders: Choya Young (1) & Travis McClelland (2-20)
Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 2. 07-Bob Stough; 3. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 4. 24-Justin Cunningham; 5. 26-Shaun Abney; 6. 55x-Richie Dobson; 7. 90-Scott Spidle; 8. 31K-Lincoln Kearchner; 9. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith; 10. 98-Casey Stigler; 11. 7H-Hunter Mcelroy; 12. 13w-Vincent Wenrich (DNF)
Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 7-Preston Alleman; 5. 2G-Shaun Miller; 6. 16-Zach Baxter; 7. 9-Rick Hartwig; 8. 21-Tim Poffenberger; 9. 1G-Shawn Groft; 10. 11R-Scott Musselman; 11. 13B-Ron Blizzard Jr.; 12. 54-Delaney Warehime
Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 4J-Choya Young; 2. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 3. 30w-Bryan Wagaman; 4. 3G-Joshua Schrum; 5. 80-Wes Alleman; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 34-Dan Harrison; 8. 000-Eric McClane; 9. 119-Brady Arndt; 10. 19s-Steve Seibert; 11. 9D-Brady Dillon; 12. 57-Luke Stiles
Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 18-Chris Transeau; 2. 17-Cory Phillips; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 4. 70-Mike Racine; 5. 30J-Justin Wagaman; 6. 44-Ron Little; 7. 25-Eric Hurst; 8. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 9. 02EZ-Ezra Burdette; 10. 13-Caleb Masse; 11. 24R-Brian Rampmeyer Jr. (DNF)
Central PA Legends Consy #1 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 26-Shaun Abney; 2. 2G-Shaun Miller; 3. 16-Zach Baxter; 4. 31K-Lincoln Kearchner; 5. 90-Scott Spidle; 6. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith; 7. 9-Rick Hartwig; 8. 21-Tim Poffenberger; 9. 13B-Ron Blizzard Jr.; 10. 98-Casey Stigler; 11. 1G-Shawn Groft; 12. 7H-Hunter Mcelroy; 13. 11R-Scott Musselman (DNF); 14. 55x-Richie Dobson (DNF); 15. 54-Delaney Warehime (DNF); 16. 13w-Vincent Wenrich (DNF)
Central PA Legends Consy #2 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 80-Wes Alleman; 2. 30J-Justin Wagaman; 3. 93-Bill Diehl; 4. 34-Dan Harrison; 5. 44-Ron Little; 6. 25-Eric Hurst; 7. 19s-Steve Seibert; 8. 9D-Brady Dillon; 9. 119-Brady Arndt; 10. 000-Eric McClane; 11. 02EZ-Ezra Burdette; 12. 57-Luke Stiles; 13. 13-Caleb Masse; 14. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 15. 24R-Brian Rampmeyer Jr. (DNF)