Lincoln Speedway 98-06-27

RAHMER RACES TO HISTORIC 10TH STRAIGHT AT LINCOLN ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/27/98 -Freddy Rahmer added another chapter to the storied history of Lincoln Speedway by claiming his tenth win in a...

RAHMER RACES TO HISTORIC 10TH STRAIGHT AT LINCOLN ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/27/98 -Freddy Rahmer added another chapter to the storied history of Lincoln Speedway by claiming his tenth win in a row on Saturday night. And for the first time since the streak began, Fast Freddy admitted that he has felt the pressure. "It's pretty incredible," said Rahmer in victory lane, "I always said that stuff doesn't mean much to me, but I was having fits in my stomach all night." And Saturday's win may have been the toughest of the streak...at least for the first half of the race. Rahmer missed his traditional handicap spot at the front of the field when he made contact with Glendon Forsythe in his heat and settled for a fifth-place finish. As fate would have it, he was forced to start 13th. And it was on the 13th lap that Rahmer made the race-winning pass, snatching the lead from race-long leader Todd Gracey in heavy lapped traffic at the start-finish line. Gracey, the last driver to beat Rahmer at Lincoln (on March 28th) was no match for the Manheim Auction/Cindy Rowe Auto Glass #77 after that, and faded to a fourth-place finish at the end. In between, he was docked two spots for jumping on the original start, and placed back to seventh for a 7th-lap restart. "We just keep getting lucky and getting it done every week. Tonight we got put back for jumping on the start...I knew I was going to win then because it pissed me off." "I thought about it this week," Rahmer reflected afterwards, "You know, having my name with Mr. Smith tied (win nine wins) would even be better than having my name there alone...but now they'll put there 10 wins in-a-row with me, and Mr. Smith with nine, because that still looks better." "We got through pretty easy tonight. We got lucky and got them guys. They're on defense coming off there and just trying to rob me. But they're just making it easy for me right now. That's not the way they normally drive here." Thus, Rahmer becomes the only Lincoln sprint winner for April, May, and June. His final margin of victory was 5.55 seconds. Jeff Shepard and Tim Shaffer both came on strong at the end to finish second and third, with Gracey fourth and Bill Brian, Jr. fifth. Completing the top ten were Steve Siegel, Cris Eash, Sean Michael, Jesse Wentz, and Dave Ely. Heats for the 28 super sprints were won by Ely, Gracey, and Billy Dietrich. Brian Montieth won the consolation. Don't forget to check-out Lincoln Speedway On-line at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com for all the latest results, statistics and point standings.

Next week, Saturday, July 4th, Lincoln Speedway will be host to the sixth leg of the seven-race Pennsylvania SpeedWeek Series. The super sprints will be racing 30 laps in the annual event with $4,500 going to the winner that night. The super sprints will also be joined by the thundercars. Gates open at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 7 p.m. and time trials getting underway at 7:30 p.m. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS SATURDAY - JUNE 27, 1998 SUPER SPRINTS DARYL GOHN\GLENN GOHN SR. MEMORIAL Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($3,500); 2. 4J-Jeff Shepard; 3. 12-Tim Shaffer; 4. 25-Todd Gracey; 5. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 6. 59-Steve Siegel; 7. 17E-Cris Eash; 8. 88-Sean Michael; 9. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 10. 77E-Dave Ely; 11. 4L-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 12. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 13. 8J-Danny Jones; 14. 8-Dan Dietrich; 15. 32W-Brook Weibley; 16. 87-George Suprick; 17. 12B-Brian Montieth; 18. 3H-Kevin Higgins; 19. 2C-Mike Dillman; 20. 94-Glendon Forsythe (DNF); 21. 48-Chris Knopp (DNF); 22. 43-Larry Shive (DNF); 23. 10N-Dave Haight (DNF); 24. 8D-Billy Dietrich (DNF). No Time Lap Leaders - Todd Gracey (1-12), Fred Rahmer (13-25) 1st Heat (10 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 77E-Dave Ely; 2. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 3. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 4. 17E-Cris Eash; 5. 77-Fred Rahmer; 6. 43-Larry Shive; 7. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 8. 2C-Mike Dillman; 9. 32G-Randy Glover; 10. 1R-Mike Rabold (DNF). Time - 2:22.54 2nd Heat (10 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 25-Todd Gracey; 2. 48-Chris Knopp; 3. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 4. 59-Steve Siegel; 5. 8-Dan Dietrich; 6. 10N-Dave Haight; 7. 3H-Kevin Higgins; 8. 87-George Suprick (DNF); DNS - 10-Chad Wolf. Time - 2:23.32 3rd Heat (10 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 2. 8J-Danny Jones; 3. 88-Sean Michael; 4. 4J-Jeff Shepard; 5. 4L-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 12-Tim Shaffer; 7. 32W-Brook Weibley; 8. 12B-Brian Montieth; 9. 34-Al DeAngelis. Time - 2:27.48 Consolation (10 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 12B-Brian Montieth; 2. 32W-Brook Weibley; 3. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 4. 87-George Suprick; 5. 3H-Kevin Higgins; 6. 2C-Mike Dillman; 7. 1R-Mike Rabold; 8. 32G-Randy Glover; 9. 34-Al DeAngelis (DNF); DNS - 10-Chad Wolf. No Time

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Series Sprint
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Danny Jones