Hanover, PA (August 22, 1998) - Fred Rahmer won his 15th feature race at Lincoln Speedway this season, moving to third on the all-time career win list with 72 wins. One win behind second place, Bobby Allen with 73. Rahmer also pulls within two...
Hanover, PA (August 22, 1998) - Fred Rahmer won his 15th feature race at Lincoln Speedway this season, moving to third on the all-time career win list with 72 wins. One win behind second place, Bobby Allen with 73.
Rahmer also pulls within two wins of the all time record for wins in one season held by Steve Smith with 17. Two feature events are on the card next weekend at Lincoln Speedway as the Allstars have a makeup race to run before running another complete program.
Rahmer dedicated the win to Ed Stauffer after climbing from the car in victory lane. "I'd just like to dedicate this win to him because he was one hell of a racer," said Rahmer after his 15th Lincoln win of the year, "Everybody who races around here lost a good friend, Ed Stauffer, who passed away two weeks ago. He dedicated more of his life to racing than I'll ever be able to...and I learned a lot from him when I was with them."
Rahmer started 12th but moved up quickly on the start. By end of the second lap, Rahmer had moved into eighth position.
Darren Eash jumped out to a comfortable lead from his outside front row starting position followed by polesitter Tim Kuhn, Dave Haight, Jeff Rohrbaugh, and Dave Ely in fifth.
Darren Eash encountered lapped traffic on lap six but still managed to maintain a comfortable lead over the battling trio of Kuhn, Haight and Rahmer.
At mid-point in the race, Haight had secured second from Kuhn but still had Rahmer all over his rear bumper. Rahmer made a successful bid for second on lap fourteen but Eash still maintained a one turn lead.
Newcomer to 410 sprint car racing, Jamie Chesson, got too wide in turn one, clipped the wall in turn two and took a high flying tumble, coming to rest at the top of turn two. He was uninjured.
When green replaced red, Rahmer went to work on Darren Eash, taking three laps to put a perfect slide job on Eash through turns three and four.
The race was stopped twice after Chesson's flip, a yellow for the stopped No. 12 Apple Chevrolet car of Greg Hodnett, and another red flag period when Tim Kuhn flipped at the same spot as Chesson.
Cris Eash made a late race charge towards the front, passing his brother, Darren, for second on the lap 20 restart. Eash was able to close on Rahmer but still didn't have enough to deny the Salfordsville, PA driver his 15th win of the season.
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS SATURDAY - AUGUST 22, 1998 SUPER SPRINTS Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($2,500); 2. 17E-Cris Eash; 3. 7E-Darren Eash; 4. 4L-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 1-Kevin Gobrecht; 6. 77E-Dave Ely; 7. 32W-Brook Weibley; 8. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 9. 59-Steve Siegel; 10. 12B-Brian Montieth; 11. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 12. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 13. 8J-Danny Jones; 14. 48-Chris Knopp; 15. 76-P.J. Chesson; 16. 43-Larry Shive; 17. 17N-Niki Young; 18. 32G-Randy Glover; 19. 2$-Tim Kuhn; 20. 12-Greg Hodnett; 21. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 22. 10N-Dave Haight; 23. 22-James Chesson; 24. 07-Mike Lutz. No Time Lap Leaders - Darren Eash (1-16), Fred Rahmer (17-25) 1st Heat (10 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 17E-Cris Eash; 2. 7E-Darren Eash; 3. 10N-Dave Haight; 4. 07-Mike Lutz; 5. 12-Greg Hodnett; 6. 76-P.J. Chesson; 7. 22-James Chesson; 8. 1R-Mike Rabold; 9. 32G-Randy Glover; 10. 11D-Mike Duncan; 11. 3H-Kevin Higgins (DNF). Time - 2:23.67 2nd Heat (10 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 32W-Brook Weibley; 2. 77-Fred Rahmer; 3. 77E-Dave Ely; 4. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 5. 43-Larry Shive; 6. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 7. 17N-Niki Young; 8. 48-Chris Knopp; 9. 29T-Neil Amspacher; 10. 88-Sean Michael (DNF); 11. 6-Eric Mathiot (DNF). Time - 2:23.31 3rd Heat (10 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 2. 2$-Tim Kuhn; 3. 4L-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 8J-Dan Jones; 5. 59-Steve Siegel; 6. 1-Kevin Gobrecht; 7. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 8. 34-Bob Camilli; 9. 8-Dan Dietrich (DNF); 10. 12B-Brian Montieth (DNF). No Time Consolation (10 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 22-James Chesson; 2. 17N-Niki Young; 3. 12B-Brian Montieth; 4. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 5. 48-Chris Knopp; 6. 32G-Randy Glover; 7. 34-Bob Camilli; 8. 1R-Mike Rabold; 9. 11D-Mike Duncan; 10. 29T-Neil Amspacher; 11. 3H-Kevin Higgins (DNF); DNS - 8-Dan Dietrich, 88-Sean Michael, 6-Eric Mathiot. No Time
ARDC Midgets Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 6-Ed Stimley Jr.; 2. 1-Ray Bull; 3. 4-Mark Freeland; 4. 49-Bryan Kobylarz; 5. 23-Phil DiMario; 6. 12-Mark Wakefoose; 7. 5-Gary Mondschein; 8. 9-Bill Ertel; 9. 94-Billy Courtwright; 10. 11-Mike Piersig; 11. 21-Randy Mausteller; 12. 54-Shawn Burke; 13. 26-Mike Lapp; 14. 70-Fremont Dickerman; 15. 88-Frank Fiore Jr.; 16. 29-Jim Knickerbocker; 17. 28-Brian Suchy; 18. 18T-Donnie Trent; 19. 91-Gary Halteman; 20. 61-Jim Jackson; 21. 97-Craig Rochelle; 22. 48-Dennis Schaeffer; 23. 86-Tim Dietz; 24. 25-Duane Mausteller; DNS - 42W-Walt Stearly. No Time Lap Leaders - Donnie Trent (1-6), Ed Stimley Jr. (7-25) 1st Heat (8 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 94-Billy Courtwright; 2. 12-Mark Wakefoose; 3. 1-Ray Bull; 4.9-Bill Ertel; 5. 88-Frank Fiore Jr.; 6. 29-Jim Knickerbocker; 7. 57-Fred Schell; 8. 25-Duane Mausteller; 9. 51-Monnie Wonder; 10. 4-Mark Freeland. No Time 2nd Heat (8 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 86-Tim Dietz; 2. 6-Ed Stimley Jr.; 3. 18T-Donnie Trent; 4. 11-Mike Piersig; 5. 21-Randy Mausteller; 6. 91-Gary Halteman; 7. 70-Freemont Dickerman. Time - 2:16.78 3rd Heat (8 Laps\6 to qualify) - 1. 49-Bryan Kobylarz; 2. 23-Phil DiMario; 3. 42W-Walt Stearly; 4. 97-Craig Rochelle; 5. 54-Shawn Burke; 6. 26-Mike Lapp; 7. 5-Gary Mondschein; 8. 61-Jim Jackson; 9. 28-Brian Suchy; 10. 74-Doug Borger; DNS - 48-Dennis Scheaffer. Time - 2:17.03