HARRISBURG -- Hanover’s Cris Eash drove around Keith Prutzman on a fourth-lap restart Saturday and tied Doug Esh for second on Lincoln Speedway's all-time win list with a victory in the 358 sprint car feature.
He made the race-winning pass following a fourth-lap caution for Fisher, who spun in turns three and four.
“It’s been way, way too long,” said Eash upon exiting his Grand Prix of Baltimore/O’Neil Racing/BMW Construction #17E in victory lane, according to the track's website. “It’s tough racing here. It’s hard to pass here. We start back a little bit and you just gotta follow the guy in front of you until he messes up.”
With the win, Eash became the tenth different winner in ten 358 races this year at Lincoln. He scored his 11th career 358 sprint win, moving him into a tie with Doug Esh for second on the track’s all-time win list.
The feature was marred by a spectacular front stretch crash which destroyed the car of defending track champ Jeff Rohrbaugh on lap 12. Rohrbaugh was uninjured.
Tyler Armstrong came from seventh starting spot Friday to claim the second leg of the 358 late model Williams Grove/Trail-Way/Lincoln “Shootout” at Trail-Way Speedway.
“We struggled there in the heat race,” said the St. Thomas driver upon exiting his Pro-Build/Armstrong Builders #11 in victory lane, according to the track's website. “It was tough to pass, but that lapped car helped me out.”
The “lapped car” he was talking about was the #76 of Bob Bare, who began a spin that collected fifth-place Larry Baer as the leaders were driving around them on the outside of turn four, while completing lap 23.
Race leader Gene Knaub, who started second, hesitated to avoid the spin and Armstrong drove around the #1 and crossed under the flag stand just before the caution flag came out.
Armstrong was scored the leader of lap 23, and held off Knaub over the final two laps to score the win.
Knaub settled for second, with Travis Mease, Delco Signs hard charger Grant Adams (who started 16th), and Bobby Beard completing the top five.
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