David Reininger - Motorsport News International Abbottstown, PA (March 13, 1999) - Fred Rahmer made it two out of three at Lincoln Speedway in 1999, taking his seventy-sixth career victory at the Central Pennsylvania oval. "I've haven't raced...
David Reininger - Motorsport News International
Abbottstown, PA (March 13, 1999) - Fred Rahmer made it two out of three at Lincoln Speedway in 1999, taking his seventy-sixth career victory at the Central Pennsylvania oval.
"I've haven't raced all over the United States, but I've raced around quite a bit, and I'll tell you, if there's a better place to race I've never been there," said Rahmer from victory lane.
Starting from the pole position in today's feature, Rahmer made it look easy in the early going. Johnny Mackison Jr. tried a low move on Rahmer from his inside second row starting position as the pair dove for the first corner. Mackison nearly spun, balking the entire field while Rahmer sailed away with the lead. Mackison recovered nicely, producing a fifth place finish after a tremendous 25-lap battle with sixth place finisher Lance Dewease.
With ten laps complete, Rahmer and Billy Pauch pulled away from the three car battle for third. Pauch had moved into second place on the first lap from his starting position on the outside of the second row. Two separate battles ensued with Rahmer and Pauch at the front. Eight car lengths back, Mackison held off Todd Shaffer and Dewease.
With five laps to go, Pauch caught Rahmer. The pair raced nose to tail, and side by side, slicing through traffic, in an incredible dice for the lead.
Meanwhile, Gobrecht, who started from the rear after a lap three spin, joined the Mackison, Shaffer, Dewease battle. The fans were treated to two fantastic battles among the top six places.
Pauch gave Rahmer everything he had but came up short. Just after the pair crossed under the white flag, Pauch dove low into turn one but Rahmer was up to the challenge. Pauch's car broke loose, sending the No. 1 Zemco car into a 360 degree spin, which allowed Shaffer to nab second place. Pauch recovered to finish third. In an amazing drive from the rear, Kevin Gobrecht, Pauch's teammate, finished fourth.
"We'll take them any way we can get them", said Rahmer. "I seen his nose (Pauch) getting into one and that was the deal. We led it that long so I figured we might as well try to win her."
Lincoln Speedway runs their last afternoon event next Saturday at 2:00 p.m. before returning to Saturday nights on the following week. March 27 will be the first evening race of the season when the Sprint cars are joined by the 358 Sprints and Thunder Cars. Racing starts at 6:00 p.m.
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS SATURDAY - MARCH 13, 1999 SUPER SPRINTS Feature (25 laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($2,500); 2. 88-Todd Shaffer; 3. 1-Billy Pauch; 4. 11-Kevin Gobrecht; 5. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 6. 461-Lance Dewease; 7. 77E-Dave Ely; 8. 59-Steve Siegel; 9. 25-Todd Gracey; 10. 07-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 11. 3-Bob Bennett; 12. 53-Shawn Keen; 13. 8-Dan Dietrich; 14. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 15. U1-Chad Layton; 16. 00-Shane Smith; 17. 03-Jeff Miller; 18. 32-Randy Glover; 19. 26-Pat Cooper; 20. 2-Bill Laughman (DNF); 21. 10N-Dave Haight (DNF); 22. 20-Scott Weaver (DNF); 23. 0-John Garrett (alt.)(DNF); 24. 17E-Cris Eash (DNF); DNS - Donnie Kreitz Jr.. No Time Lap Leaders - Fred Rahmer (1-25) 1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 25-Todd Gracey; 2. 17E-Cris Eash; 3. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 4. 59-Steve Siegel; 5. 77E-Dave Ely; 6. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 7. 2-Bill Laughman; 8. 28-Brian Paulus (DNF); 9. 20-Scott Weaver; 10. 10N-Dave Haight (DNF); 11. 29T-Neil Amspacher (DNF). No Time 2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer; 2. 461-Lance Dewease; 3. 1-Billy Pauch; 4. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 5. 03-Jeff Miller; 6. 32-Randy Glover; 7. 7-Keith Kauffman (DNF); 8. 8D-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 9. 46-Jim Layton (DNF); 10. 29-Jimmy McBee (DNF); DNS - 0-John Garrett. No Time 3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1-Kevin Gobrecht; 2. 88-Todd Shaffer; 3. 3-Bob Bennett; 4. 07-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 8-Dan Dietrich (DNF); 6. U1-Chad Layton; 7. 26-Pat Cooper; 8. 53-Shawn Keen (DNF); 9. 00-Shane Smith (DNF); 10. 10-Chad Wolf (DNF). No Time Consolation (5 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 53-Shawn Keen; 2. 2-Bill Laughman; 3. 10N-Dave Haight; 4. 00-Shane Smith; 5. 26-Pat Cooper; 6. 20-Scott Weaver; 7. 0-John Garrett; DNS - 7-Keith Kauffman, 28-Brian Paulus, 8D-Billy Dietrich, 46-Jim Layton, 29-Jimmy McBee, 10-Chad Wolf, 29T-Neil Amspacher. Time - 1:17.31