Jacob Allen earns first-ever win at Lincoln
The World of Outlaws were in town last week, and even though it is technically now Outlaws 1-Posse 1 since the winning Outlaw driver is Jacob Allen of the famous Hanover Allen family. Allen earned his first-ever victory at his home track. To make it even sweeter, he did it against arguably the toughest field of the year with 55 World of Outlaws sprint cars in action.
Allen’s win in the Gettysburg Clash is already his second of the 2022 season and the third of his storybook career with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”
He’s the fourth member of his family to win at Lincoln Speedway with his dad Bobby (75 wins), nephew Logan Schuchart (2 wins) and uncle Joey Allen (1 win) previously tasting victory at the speedway. In the 50th Series race at Lincoln, Bobby and Jacob Allen also became the third father-son duo to win with the World of Outlaws at the track, joining another pair of iconic Pennsylvania racing families in Steve and Stevie Smith and Fred and Freddie Rahmer.
Allen’s victory also makes it 11 different winners in the past 11 runnings of the Gettysburg Clash. Wednesday’s massive field of 55 entries is easily the new season-high record for car counts with the World of Outlaws sprint car series.
The Outlaws then moved over to Williams Grove Speedway where night one of the Morgan Cup on Friday was rained out after hours of track work. On Saturday night, Brent Marks scored the 2022 World of Outlaws Morgan Cup for sprint cars, getting the win worth $17,500 in an event that seemed destined to belong to Jacob Allen. He started on the pole of the 30-lap Morgan Cup — named for late track owner Morgan Hughes. Allen had his No. 1A purring around the speedway, performing flawlessly on all lanes of the oval, in and out of traffic.
However on a restart with two laps to go, Allen’s mount began sputtering when the green replaced the yellow, allowing fourth starter Marks to motor by for the late-race upset.
The victory was the 14th of Marks’ career at Williams Grove Speedway and his second of the season after taking a win over the All Stars in late April. The Myerstown driver also scored over the World of Outlaws in Texas earlier this season.
His win in the Morgan Cup means that the trophy itself will again find its way back home to the offices of Williams Grove Speedway after spending the last two years at World of Outlaws headquarters. Marks cashed in on a $500 bonus for beating the outlaws drivers as a member of the Pennsylvania Posse.
Clinton County also raced last weekend where Ryan Kissinger of Bloomsburg parked his No. 66 RaceSaver sprint car in victory lane at the Speedway on Friday. It was his first career win at the 3/8th mile oval.
“I started working on sprint cars here at Clinton County and it was always a goal to race and win at this track,” said Kissinger
Robert Tressler of Lock Haven won the pro Stocks, Brayden Spencer of Berwick won the 270 micro sprints, Trevor Teats won the 600 micro sprints and Dylan Craft of Muncy Valley won the four cylinder division.
The Clinton County Speedway will feature the limited late models on Friday. Also on the card will be the pro stocks, 270 micros, the four cylinders and the Eastern Motorsports Museum’s Vintage race cars. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and Racing begins at 7 p.m.
NOS Energy Drink feature results (35 Laps): 1. Jacob Allen  ($10,000); 2. Justin Peck  ($6,000); 3. Carson Macedo  ($3,500); 4. Spencer Bayston  ($2,800); 5. Anthony Macri  ($2,500).
410 sprint cars, 30 laps: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Sheldon Haudenschild, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Logan Schuchart.
305 sprint cars: 1. Ryan Kissinger 2. Ryan Lynn 3. Jarrett Cavalet 4. Josh Beamer 5. Daryl Stimeling. Pro stocks: 1. Robert Tressler 2. Brandon Moser 3. Tommy Dawson 4. Cory Long 5. Todd Geyer. 270 micro sprints: 1. Brayden Spencer 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Cody Seigel 4. Timmy Bittner 5. Shawn Musser. 600 micro sprints: 1. Trevor Teats 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Timmy Bittner 4. Mikey Smith 5. Cody Hauck. Four cylinders: 1. Dylan Craft 2. Coty Maines 3. Shawn Wise 4. Scott Englert 5. Andrew Rickets