Carlisle’s Erin Statler became the second woman to ever win a sprint car race at Lincoln Speedway (Becca Anderson was the first in a 358 sprinter) after leading every lap of the 20-lap PA Sprint Series 305 feature. Though she’s won in the Virginia 305 Sprint Series, the win from the front row was her first in Pennsylvania.
Though Statler led every lap, she received nearly race-long pressure from eighth starting Mark Watkins, who moved into the runner-up on the second lap and dogged Statler the rest of the way. Though he closed on the leader every lap in the second turn, he could never make the pass, and cross a quarter-second behind Statler.
Third through fifth were Randy Kaylor, Todd Spangler, and George Riden.
PA 305 SPRINT SERIES
Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 2-Erin Statler; 2. 17-Mark Watkins; 3. 8-Randy Kaylor; 4. 33T-Todd Spangler; 5. 99-George Riden; 6. 44-Rodney Westhafer; 7. 55-Mike Wagner II; 8. 20W-Stephanie Stevens; 9. 17B-Jason Brandt; 10. 25-Tyler Bear; 11. 26-Ryan Lynn; 12. 44W-Tim Damioni; 13. 98-Wes Zimmerman; 14. 7W-Logan Wagner; 15. 38S-Brian Walker; 16. 22-Jim Marquette; 17. 71-Nicole Bitner (DNF); 18. 36-Rod Ort (DNF); 19. 7-Jim Kennedy (DNF); 20. 47-Tom Warrick Jr. (DNF); 21. 27-Brett Hockenberry (DNF); 22. 52-Ron Farrar (DNF); DNS - 84-Cliff Conner, 247-Ben Naugle. No Time
Lap Leaders - Erin Statler (1-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 27-Brett Hockenberry; 2. 84-Cliff Conner; 3. 20W-Stephanie Stevens; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 55-Mike Wagner II; 6. 47-Tom Warrick; 7. 52-Ron Farrar (DNF); 8. 38S-Brian walker (DNF). Time - 2:08.34
2nd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 17-Mark Watkins; 2. 8-Randy Kaylor; 3. 2-Erin Statler; 4. 7W-Logan Wagner; 5. 71-Nicole Bittner; 6. 36-Rod Ort; 7. 98-Wes Zimmerman; 8. 247-Ben Naugle. Time - 2:06.06
3rd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 17B-Jason Brandt; 2. 33T-Todd Spangler; 3. 99-George Riden; 4. 44-Rodney Westhafer; 5. 25-Tyler bear; 6. 7-Jim Kennedy; 7. 44W-Tim Damiani; 8. 22-Jim Marquette. Time - 2:10.17