All Star Sprint Race Results - Lincoln Speedway - Sat. 8/26/00 By Bill Meyer RAHMER CLAIMS MILESTONE 250TH IN ALL-STAR FASHION ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - After 249 career sprint wins, Fast Freddy Rahmer said it just came down to a matter of pride...
All Star Sprint Race Results - Lincoln Speedway - Sat. 8/26/00
By Bill Meyer RAHMER CLAIMS MILESTONE 250TH IN ALL-STAR FASHION
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - After 249 career sprint wins, Fast Freddy Rahmer said it just came down to a matter of pride in picking up his milestone 250th career win. Rahmer grabbed the lead from his outside front row starting position and held off all challengers en route to the historic win against the All Star Circuit of Champions Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. "It's just matter of pride...there is no shame in getting beat by these guys because they're a real good group of racers," said Rahmer upon exiting his Al & Betty Hamilton-owned Chevrolet-powered Manheim Auto Auction No.77 sprinter in victory lane. But Rahmer's 13th win of the season at the Pigeon Hills oval didn't come easy, as he had to fend off early-race challenges by Jesse Wentz, and then he had to withstand the mid-race charges of All Star point leader Kenny Jacobs. Rahmer grabbed the lead over ButlerBuilt Hot Seat polesitter Steve Siegel at the drop of the green and kept the New Oxford racer at bay for the first four laps. Then, following a caution restart on the fifth lap, third-starting Wentz made his move around Siegel for second and immediately began to challenge Rahmer for the lead - much to the delight of the huge grandstand crowd. "Jesse Wentz has got the bottom figured out right now," said Rahmer. "If there wouldn't have been any top, he would have been your winner...but there was a top and we kept sticking it in front of him coming off the corners and got it done." Meanwhile, Jacobs, who started fourth, began to pressure Wentz for the runner-up spot when the leaders entered lapped traffic on the 11th lap and slid past the Manchester, Maryland racer exiting the second turn on the 13th lap. A red flag for a four-car crash in the third and fourth turn involving Shawn Weaver, Brian Gobrecht, Jimmy McBee and Jim Nier (who rolled his sprinter onto its side) allowed Jacobs to close onto Rahmer's bumper for the restart. Jacobs tried in vain to slide under Rahmer on the restart, but Rahmer simply held the pedal to the floor. "I'll tell you, second to Fred Rahmer isn't bad anywhere," said runner-up Jacobs afterwards. "He's one of the toughest racers anywhere. When I dove in under him on that one restart, there isn't another driver in the country that wouldn't have let off the gas. He just stayed right on the gas and I thought we were both going to crash. He's one of the most fun guys to race with." "Racing with Kenny, I knew he was going to be tough and starting up front meant all I could do was lose," said Rahmer upon exiting his sprinter, "We worked on it a little bit under that one red and it got better." "But when you start on the front you don't know where to race and them other guys are back there searching around. As dumb as it sounds, it's a little bit of an advantage. Tonight it was hard to pass. It would have been tough to beat a guy on the curb. When I saw Kenny (Jacobs) I knew he'd be on the top, so I just ran up there." "When you've got the All Stars here, they're a good group of racers, and the locals are good here, you just can't say I'll wait to the next corner because you'll be second going into that corner." "I personally never thought I'd get 250 wins," said Rahmer reflecting on his milestone win. "It's all because of the owners I've driven for and the people that have worked on the cars. I've never been with a bad car and I was always with good people and I appreciate where I'm at now." Rahmer withstood two more challenges on restarts over the second half of the race, with the same results. Rahmer took the checkered 2.03 seconds ahead of Jacobs, for his fourth Lincoln win in a row, ninth in the last ten races he's run in the Pigeon Hills, and 97th career Lincoln win. The 30-lap victory, Rahmer's 22nd overall in 2000, was worth $5,000. Crossing third was Cris Eash, with Siegel fourth and Wentz fifth. Completing the top ten were Johnny Mackison Jr., Niki Young, Rodney Duncan, Chris Knopp, and Chad Kemenah. Heats were won by Hermitage's Mike Lutz, Apollo's Ed Lynch Jr., Hanover's Shawn Weaver, and Wentz. Kemenah, of Burgoon, Ohio won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash. Jacobs won the Georgia Marketing & Promotions B-Main. Knopp, of Jarrettsville, Maryland, surprised everyone by setting fast time over the 33-car field with a one-lap time of 13.645 seconds. Neil Smith claimed his fifth win of the year in the 15-lap thundercar feature. TIME TRIALS: 1. Chris Knopp, Knopp 6k, 13.645; 2. Cris Eash, Eash 17e, 13.665; 3. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs/Honecker 6, 13.672; 4. Jesse Wentz, Wentz 2w, 13.744; 5. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 13.780; 6. Steve Siegel, Scarpitta 59, 13.784; 7. Brian Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20, 13.832; 8. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 13.844; 9. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 13.881; 10. Nicki Young, Young 17n, 13.893; 11. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 13.910; 12. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 13.932; 13. Todd Gracey, Cooper 25, 13.935; 14. Byron Reed, B&S 5r, 13.950; 15. Johnny Mackison, Jr., Swope 65, 13.963; 16. Brian Gobrecht, KG 92, 14.002; 17. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 14.029; 18. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 14.035; 19. Mike Lutz, Tanger 07, 14.095; 20. Jimmy McBee, Niederer 10n, 14.113; 21. Shawn Weaver, May 69, 14.139; 22. Pat Cooper, Cooper 26, 14.186; 23. Glendon Forsythe, Forsythe 94, 14.351; 24. Josh Wells, Leppo 4L, 14.518; 25. Jeff Weaver, Weaver 52, 14.553; 26. Billy Sims, Sims 55s, 14.554; 27. Daryl Stimeling, Stimeling 30, 14.626; 28. Greg Klar, Klar 17k, 14.665; 29. Dan Shetler, Shetler 7K, 14.987; 30. Gordon Senft, Senft 5, 15.186; 31. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63, 15.236; 32. Mike Kostic, Kostic 40,15.719. 1st Heat: 1. M.Lutz, 2. T.Gracey, 3. F.Rahmer, 4. G.Wilson, 5. J.Trout, 6. C.Knopp, 7. G.Klar, 8. J.Wells, 9. M.Kostic 2:23.58 2nd Heat: 1. Ed Lynch, 2. B.Reed, 3. J.McBee, 4. C.Eash, 5. S.Siegel, 6. N.Young, 7. J.Weaver, 8. D.Shetler 2:24.41 3rd Heat: 1. S. Weaver, 2. J.Neir, 3. C.Kemenah, 4. J.Mackison, 5. B.Ellenberger, 6. K.Jacobs, 7. B.Sims, 8. G.Senft 2:27.94 4th Heat: 1. J.Wentz, 2. P.Cooper, 3. G.Forsythe, 4. J.Hull, 5. R.Duncan, 6. B.Gobrecht, 7. D.Stimeling, 8. B.Ruble. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash: 1. C.Kemenah, 2. R.Duncan, 3. B. Ellenberger, 4. G.Wilson, 5. T.Gracey, 6. B. Reed 58.26 Georgia Marketing & Promotions B Main: 1. K.Jacobs, 2. C.Knopp, 3. N.Young, 4. B.Gobrecht, 5. J.Wells, 6. B.Sims, 7. D.Stimeling, 8. G.Klar, 9. D.Shetler, 10. B.Ruble, 11. M.Kostic, 12. G.Senft. A Main: 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($5,000); 2. 6-Kenny Jacobs; 3.17E-Cris Eash; 4. 59-Steve Siegel; 5. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 7. 17N-Niki Young; 8. 22-Rodney Duncan; 9. 6K-Chris Knopp; 10. 15K-ChadKemenah; 11. 25-Todd Gracey; 12. 5R-Byron Reed; 13. 63W-Greg Wilson; 14.07-Mike Lutz; 15. 92-Brian Gobrecht; 16. 30-Darrell Stimeling; 17. 26-PatCooper; 18. 94-Glenndon Forsythe; 19. 20-Brian Ellenberger; 20. 51-JerrodHull (DNF); 21. 10N-Jimmy McBee (DNF); 22. 69-Shawn Weaver (DNF); 23. 00-JimNeir (DNF); 24. 7J-Jeremy Trout (DNF); 25. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. (DNF). No Time Lap Leaders - Fred Rahmer (1-30) ALL STAR POINTS: 1. Kenny Jacobs 2685; 2. Rodney Duncan 2544; 3. Jerrod Hull 2266; 4. Todd Gracey 2217; 5. Chad Kemenah 2202; 6. Kelly Kinser 1905; 7. Greg Wilson 1771; 8. Danny Smith 1553; 9. Daryl Stimeling 1508; 10. Frankie Kerr 1507.