Lincoln Speedway Results 97-04-19

Tim Kuhn won the 25 lap sprint feature at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Kuhn started from the pole and led all 25 laps. Kuhn held off a late charge from Fred Rahmer to win his first central Pennsylvania sprint car race. Rahmer finished...

Tim Kuhn won the 25 lap sprint feature at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Kuhn started from the pole and led all 25 laps. Kuhn held off a late charge from Fred Rahmer to win his first central Pennsylvania sprint car race.

Rahmer finished second after failing to capitalize on a restart with just four laps left in the race.

Heat One Results 1. 2$ Tim Kuhn 2. 15D Brook Weibley 3. 16 Bill Brian Jr. 4. 2w Jesse Wentz 5. 12 Kevin Gobrecht 6. 41 Jeff Shepard 7. 77 Fred Rahmer 8. 99 Buzz Sassaman

Time: 2:24.91

Heat Two Results 1. 73 Lonnie Ryan 2. 12B Brian Monteith 3. 8j Dan Jones 4. 45 Jeff Rohrbough 5. 17e Cris Eash 6. 69k Don Kreitz 7. 10n Jeff Thompson 8. 92 Brian Gobrecht

Time: 2:24.19

There was racing all through the field on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Tim Kuhn, who led all 25 laps of the feature, was under early pressure from the 2w of Jesse Wentz. Wentz managed to pass Kuhn on lap two just as the yellow flag appeared for the 48 car of Chris Knopp. Wentz was put back in second for the restart. Wentz finished 15th after suffering a flat tire late in the race.

While Kuhn and Wentz battled at the front, Kevin Gobrecht and Jeff Shepard battled for the third position.

With ten laps in the book, Fred Rahmer pulled into fifth place and joined Gobrecht and Shepard in the battle for third place.

A yellow flag at lap thirteen for the 99 car of Buzz Sassaman bunched the field once again. Kuhn led, followed by Wentz, Shepard, Rahmer and Kevin Gobrecht.

Rahmer put a slider move on Shepard taking third on lap 15. Rahmer put pressure on Kuhn but was unable to pass. Wentz lost several positions before stopping with a flat tire on lap 21. With four laps left in the race, Kuhn drove a flawless race. Despite the best efforts of Fred Rahmer, Kuhn managed to win his first sprint car race in central Pennsylvania.

Feature Line-Up (25 laps)           Feature Results
1.   2$ Tim Kuhn                1. Tim Kuhn
2.   73 Lonnie Ryan             2. Fred Rahmer
3.  12B Brian Monteith          3. Kevin Gobrecht
4.   2w Jesse Wentz             4. Jeff Shepard
5.   8j Dan Jones               5. Cris Eash
6.   12 Kevin Gobrecht          6. Dan Jones
7.   45 Jeff Rohrbough          7. Brook Weibley
8.  15d Brook Weibley           8. Bill Brian Jr.
9.  17e Cris Eash               9. Don Kreitz
10.  16 Bill Brian Jr.         10. Brian Gobrecht
11.  45 Jeff Rohrbough         11. Jeff Rohrbough
12.  41 Jeff Shepard           12. Brian Monteith
13.  77 Fred Rahmer            13. Jamie Steffy
14. 10n Jeff Thompson          14. Dave Haight
15.  99 Buzz Sassaman          15. Jesse Wentz
16.  92 Brian Gobrecht         16. Lonnie Ryan
17.  94 Glendon Forsythe       17. Shawn Weaver
18.  48 Chris Knopp            18. Chris Knopp
19.  07 Dave Haight            19. Glendon Forsythe
20.  43 Larry Shive            20. Larry Shive
21.   8 Jamie Steffy           21. Buzz Sassaman
22.  66 Shawn Weaver           22. Jeff Thompson
23.  4h Robin Johnston         23. Robin Johnston

NOTES:

Lance Dewease passed Todd Shaffer with two laps to go to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night. It was Lance's second win of the weekend as Lance won for the first time in 1997 at Williams Grove on Friday night.

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The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) midgets were on the card at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Seventeen year-old Michael Roselli Jr. of Broadheadsville, PA won the second event on the 1997 ARDC schedule.

__ David Reininger's Paper Race http://www.motorsport.com/paper-race

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Series Sprint
Drivers Dan Jones , Michael Roselli
Teams Williams