ALLSTAR: Lincoln report 98-08-29

All Star Sprint Race Results - Lincoln Speedway (Pa) - Sat. 8/29/98 - By Bill Meyer ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/29/98 - There's just no stopping Fred Rahmer. Aboard Al Hamilton's Chevrolet powered No. 77, Rahmer continued to rewrite the Lincoln Speedway...

All Star Sprint Race Results - Lincoln Speedway (Pa) - Sat. 8/29/98 - By Bill Meyer

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/29/98 - There's just no stopping Fred Rahmer. Aboard Al Hamilton's Chevrolet powered No. 77, Rahmer continued to rewrite the Lincoln Speedway record books by winning both ends of an All Star Circuit of Champions double-header Saturday night.

"It's like I said when I passed Kenny Weld. Bobby's a way better racer than I'll ever be," said Rahmer on moving past Bobby Allen into sole possession of second place on the Lincoln Speedway all-time win list with his 74th career win in the finale, "But I'm just fortunate to be sitting in a good race car...it's makes it all that better when you've got names like this hanging with yours."

It was Rahmer's 16th and 17th wins of the year, matching the all-time winningest single-season totals of Steve Smith and Johnny Mackison, Sr. He became the 16th different All Star winner this season in 51 events. The first feature was a makeup from a May 2nd rain out.

"Cris had the thing won without those yellows...he drove a heck of a good race," said Rahmer after his second win of the night. "When you're leading like that, you've got to do what worked the lap before...I had nothing to lose and I tried something different and it worked."

"Cris is such a great racer, and with just a little twist of fate, a lot of them seconds would have been wins," Rahmer said when told of Eash's seven second place finishes behind him this year. "It's just my turn right now, and I'm just going to do the best I can as long as I can."

Ask about his remarkable accomplishment of two wins against a stellar field of All Stars on the same night, Rahmer reacted, "We didn't come down here to win one. We were going to bring two cars in case we had any problems, but then we decided just to bring the one. It's a new car, and it worked really good."

The two features were remarkably similar. Both races went non-stop until a 20th-lap caution, and then went non-stop again until 27th-lap cautions.

Rahmer started fourth in the first feature and chased down race-long leader Joey Saldana in the first and second turns of lap nine. He started sixth in the second feature and caught ButlerBuilt Hot Seat polesitter and race-long leader Cris Eash on the 28th lap.

Jeff Shepard, Eash, Lance Dewease, and Steve Siegel finished second through fifth in the first feature. Rahmer's margin of victory in the first race was .72 seconds.

Eash, Kevin Gobrecht, Donnie Kreitz, and Shepard completed the top five in the second feature. Rahmer won the second feature by a half-second. The second win was Rahmer's 29th of the year, still tops in nation. Both features paid $4,000 to win.

Heats were won by Kenny Jacobs, Rahmer, Todd Gracey and Sarah Fisher.

Kevin Gobrecht won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash, while Johnny Mackison Jr. won United Expressline B-Main. Fast time was set by Steve Siegel over the 38-car field with a one-lap time of 13.695.

Qualifications - 1. Steve Siegel, 59, 13.695 seconds; 2. Jeff Shepard, 4J, 13.708; 3. Greg Hodnett, 12, 13.735; 4. Cris Eash, 17E, 13.756; 5. Johnny Mackison Jr., 65, 13.791; 6. Fred Rahmer, 77, 13.802; 7. Kevin Gobrecht, 92G, 13.812; 8. Brian Paulus, 28, 13.815; 9. Lance Dewease, 461, 13.891; 10. Frankie Kerr, 23S, 13.899; 11. Jeff Rohrbaugh, 4L, 13.903; 12. Donnie Kreitz Jr., 69, 13.927; 13. Sean Michael, 88M, 13.996; 14. James Chesson, 22, 14.005; 15. Dean Jacobs, 8R, 14.014; 16. P.J. Chesson, 76, 14.025; 17. Kenny Jacobs, 94, 14.032; 18. Joey Saldana, 17, 14.039; 19. Todd Gracey, 25, 14.086; 20. Sarah Fisher, 9, 14.132; 21. Keith Kauffman, U2, 14.197; 22. Jesse Wentz, 2W, 14.214; 23. Van Gurley, 55, 14.225; 24. Brook Weibley, 32W, 14.259; 25. Bill Brian Jr., 16, 14.305; 26. Brian Gobrecht, 92, 14.355; 27. Dave Haight, 10N, 14.378; 28. Bobby Allen, 1A, 14.401; 29. Scott Jones, 8J, 14.419; 30. Dan Jones, 8, 14.426; 31. Judi Bates, 121, 14.450; 32. Mike Lutz, 07, 14.489; 33. Chris Knopp, 48, 14.545; 34. Randy Wolfe, 75W, 14.550; 35. Glendon Forsythe, 94F, 14.644; 36. Brian Smith, 2+, 14.666; 37. Niki Young, 17N, 15.209; 38. Randy Glover, 32G, 15.802.

United Expressline Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 94-Kenny Jacobs; 2. U2-Keith Kauffman; 3. 461-Lance Dewease; 4. 59-Steve Siegel; 5. 88M-Sean Michael; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 7. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 8. 48-Chris Knopp; 9. 17N-Niki Young; 10. 8J-Scott Jones. No Time

Southwest Expressline Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer; 2. 17-Joey Saldana; 3. 4J-Jeff Shepard; 4. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 5. 23S-Frankie Kerr; 6. 8-Danny Jones; 7. 22-James Chesson; 8. 75W-Randy Wolfe; 9. 32G-Randy Glover; 10. 92-Brian Gobrecht (DNF). Time - 2:32.81

Southwest Glass Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 25-Todd Gracey; 2. 12-Greg Hodnett; 3. 4L-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 92G-Kevin Gobrecht; 5. 8R-Dean Jacobs; 6. 10N-Dave Haight; 7. 55-Van Gurley; 8. 121-Judi Bates; 9. 94-Glendon Forsythe. Time - 2:32.33

United Specialties Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 9-Sarah Fisher; 2. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 3. 32W-Brook Weibley; 4. 17E-Cris Eash; 5. 28-Brian Paulus; 6. 07-Mike Lutz; 7. 76-P.J. Chesson; 8. 1A-Bobby Allen; 9. 2+-Brian Smith. Time - 2:36.38

Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 Laps) - 1. 92G-Kevin Gobrecht; 2. 77-Fred Rahmer; 3. 28-Brian Paulus; 4. 4J-Jeff Shepard; 5. 23S-Frankie Kerr; 6. 461-Lance Dewease. Time - 59.36

United Expressline B-Main (12 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 2. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 3. 55-Van Gurley; 4. 10N-Dave Haight; 5. 92-Brian Gobrecht; 6. 8-Danny Jones; 7. 22-James Chesson; 8. 76-P. J. Chesson; 9. 121-Judi Bates; 10. 48-Chris Knopp; 11. 17N-Niki Young; 12. 2+-Brian Smith; 13. 32G-Randy Glover; 14. 8J-Scott Jones (DNF); 15. 94F-Glendon Forsythe (DNF); 16. 1A-Bobby Allen (DNF); 17. 07-Mike Lutz (DNF); DNS - 75W-Randy Wolfe. Make-up Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 4J-Jeff Shepard; 3. 17E-Cris Eash; 4. 461-Lance Dewease; 5. 59-Steve Siegel; 6. 17-Joey Saldana; 7. 88M-Sean Michael; 8. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 9. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 10. 28-Brian Paulus; 11. U2-Keith Kauffman; 12. 94-Kenny Jacobs; 13. 92J-Dean Jacobs; 14. 4L-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 15. 12-Greg Hodnett; 16. 92G-Kevin Gobrecht (DNF); 17. 23S-Frankie Kerr (DNF); 18. 25-Todd Gracey (DNF); 19. 8-Dan Jones (DNF); 20. 121-Judi Bates (DNF); 21. 16-Bill Brian Jr. (DNF); 22. 10N-Dave Haight (DNF); 23. 75W-Randy Wolfe (DNF); 24. 8J-Scott Jones (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Joey Saldana (1-8), Fred Rahmer (9-30)

Regular Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 17E-Cris Eash; 3. 92G-Kevin Gobrecht; 4. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 5. 4J-Jeff Shepard; 6. 461-Lance Dewease; 7. 12-Greg Hodnett; 8. 59-Steve Siegel; 9. 23S-Frankie Kerr; 10. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 11. 4L-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 12. 88M-Sean Michael; 13. 8R-Dean Jacobs; 14. U2-Keith Kauffman; 15. 17-Joey Saldana; 16. 94-Kenny Jacobs; 17. 9-Sarah Fisher; 18. 28-Brian Paulus; 19. 32W-Brook Weibley; 20. 25-Todd Gracey (DNF); 21. 2W-Jesse Wentz (DNF); 22. 2W-Jesse Wentz (DNF); 23. 55-Van Gurley (DNF); 24. 10N-Dave Haight (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Cris Eash (1-27), Fred Rahmer (28-30)

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Series Sprint
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Steve Smith , Dan Jones , James Chesson , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Smith , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , P.J. Chesson , Danny Jones