ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/28/04 - Fast Freddie Rahmer took advantage of a front row starting spot and mechanical woes by one of his biggest rivals to claim the $5,000 top prize in Lincoln's 30-lap All-Star Circuit of Champions "A" main Saturday night at...
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/28/04 - Fast Freddie Rahmer took advantage of a front row starting spot and mechanical woes by one of his biggest rivals to claim the $5,000 top prize in Lincoln's 30-lap All-Star Circuit of Champions "A" main Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.
Rahmer's win, his 10th of the year in the Pigeon Hills and 26th of 2004 overall, added an exclamation point to his eighth Lincoln title and seventh in the last eight years. Seven of his 132 wins at the Abbottstown oval have come in All-Star events.
Rahmer's seventh-fastest time coupled with the failure of Chad Kemenah and Eric Stambaugh to qualify in their heats placed the Joe Harz No.88H on the outside of row one for the start. He grabbed the lead from polesitter Jim Siegel at the drop of the green and led the first six laps. But third-starting Lance Dewease closed on the Miller Brothers/Material Handling Systems/Media Camping Center mount and drove under Rahmer for the race lead in turns three and four of lap seven. Dewease took control of the race and was more than two seconds ahead when disaster struck on lap 15.
The Hamilton Motorsports Manheim Auto Auction/Hank's Performance Products No.77 came to a stop under the lights in turn three, bringing out the caution and handing the lead back to Rahmer.
"It looked like Lance had us beat pretty easy tonight, but obviously they had either drive line or motor trouble," said Rahmer in victory lane. "We were able to sneak in here...we weren't very good in the feature, I don't know why, we made some changes after the heat, and it looked like a mistake, but we still got lucky and right now is just our time."
Rahmer led the rest of the way, crossing .78-seconds ahead of Kenny Jacobs, the all-time winningest All Star now running for Posse owners Jim and Sandy Kline. Fast time trialer Brian Leppo, Niki Young, and 15th-starting Greg Hodnett completed Posse sweep third through fifth.
All-Star points leader Chad Kemenah crossed sixth, with Josh Wells, Brook Weibley, Danny Smith, and Jeremy Campbell completing the top ten.
"They're a good group of racers," said Rahmer of the All Stars. "I'd say Kemenah is one of the best racers in the country, but as long as a Lincoln regular wins, that's all that matters."
Rahmer's win was his fourth of the week (two at Susquehanna and one at Williams Grove), and his eighth win in his last ten races at Lincoln.
Siegel brought out the first caution when he lost a right front tire while running third on lap four. Jeff Busby was uninjured in a flip on turn two of lap 12. After Dewease brought out the 15th lap caution, a horrific crash took out four cars on the restart. Brian Montieth hit the outside wall as the drivers were coming down the frontshoot and slid sideways on the track. Lucas Wolfe vaulted over Montieth's front wheel and flipped several times across the track in front of the oncoming traffic. Cris Eash rolled several times as well, and the two flipping cars collected Phil Gressman. Montieth also came to a stop with front end damage. All the drivers walked away uninjured, but all four cars were done for the night. At the same time, three other cars spun exiting turn four. Brock Mayes, Tim Hunter, and Glenndon Forsythe all ended up facing the wrong way, and Mayes was hauled off with front axle damage. That reduced the field to 14 cars for the restart.
The Crown Battery heat fell to Josh Wells, the B&B Products heat went to Bill Rose, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Tim Hunter and the TP Wings heat fell to Greg Hodnett.
Doug Esh won the University of Northwestern Ohio B Main. Jeremy Campbell captured the Haulmark Dash and Brian Leppo was the Huggins Cams Fast Time qualifier over the 33-car field with a one-lap time of 13.613 seconds (99.170 MPH).
Hanover's Neil Smith became the leading feature winner in thundercar action by picking up his fifth in the 20-lap thundercar feature.
Outside frontrow starter Roy Warehime set the pace for the first nine laps while the action was fast and furious right behind. Smith, who started seventh, was on the move and was running fifth after the first lap, fourth by the third lap, third by the fifth and second by the sixth.
Smith then chased down the leader in lapped traffic and used a slower car to trap Warehime coming off the second turn of the 10th lap to move into the lead. Smith then led the final 10 laps to score his 34th career thundercar win by .81-seconds over Warehime.
Howard Williams finished third, point-leader Mike Zeigler Sr. was fourth and Mike Zeigler Jr. Fifth. Completing the top-10 were Tom Slusser Jr., Chad Myers, Nat Tuckey, Mike Ciezobka and Mike Slaybaugh.
Heats for the 22 thundercars on hand were won by Zeigler Jr., Warehime and Dan Zechman.
Next Saturday night, September 4th, Lincoln Speedway will run off it's 11th Annual Bobby Abel Memorial which will mark the final race for points towards the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass 410 Sprint Championship.
The 358 Sprints will be on hand to run in there next-to-last points race towards there respective Lincoln Speedway track championship. Rounding out the three-division evening will once again be the highly competitive thundercars.
Gates will open at 5:30 PM with green flag racing getting underway at 7:30 PM.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Saturday - August 28, 2004
ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS
Haulmark A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. 88H-Fred Rahmer ($5,000); 2. 22-Kenny Jacobs; 3. 71-Brian Leppo; 4. 10N-Niki Young; 5. 12-Greg Hodnett; 6. 15K-Chad Kemenah; 7. 6W-Josh Wells; 8. 32-Brook Weibley; 9. 4-Danny Smith; 10. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 11. 63-Greg Wilson; 12. 66-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 6R-Bill Rose; 14. 11B-Brock Mayes; 15. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe (DNF); 17. 17E-Cris Eash (DNF); 18. 2H-Tim Hunter (DNF); 19. 70X-Phil Gressman (DNF); 20. 71M-Paul May (DNF); 21. 77-Lance Dewease (DNF); 22. 47J-Jeff Busby (DNF); 23. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 24. 30-Doug Esh (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders - Fred Rahmer (1-6), Lance Dewease (7-14), Fred Rahmer (15-30)
Crown Battery Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 6W-Josh Wells; 2. 77-Lance Dewease; 3. 71M-Paul May; 4. 71-Brian Leppo; 5. 70X-Phil Gressman; 6. 30-Doug Esh; 7. 17E-Cris Eash; 8. 63R-Barry Ruble; DNS - Becca Anderson. Time - 2:23.74
B&B Products Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 6R-Bill Rose; 2. 10N-Niki Young; 3. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 47J-Jeff Busby; 6. 66-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 4X-Eric Stambaugh; 8. 1X-Scott Groves. Time - 2:28.76
Engler Machine & Tool Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 2H-Tim Hunter; 2. 88H-Fred Rahmer; 3. 32-Brook Weibley; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 63-Greg Wilson; 6. 15K-Chad Kemenah; 7. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 8. C4-Dave Cook. Time - 2:26.90
TP Wings Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 12-Greg Hodnett; 2. 22-Kenny Jacobs; 3. 11B-Brock Mayes; 4. 4-Danny Smith; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 4J-Jon Agan; 7. 29-Eddie Lynch; 8. Larry Shive (DNS). Time - 2:28.23
Haulmark Dash (4 Laps) - 1. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 2. 71M-Paul May; 3. 70X-Phil Gressman; 4. 4-Danny Smith. Time - 58.51
University of Northwestern Ohio B-Main (12 Laps/4 to advance to A-Main) - 1. 30-Doug Esh; 2. 15K-Chad Kemenah; 3. 17E-Cris Eash; 4. 66-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 6. 4J-Jon Agan; 7. 63R-Barry Ruble; 8. X1-Scott Groves; 9. 4X-Eric Stambaugh (DNF); 10. C4-Dave Cook (DNF); 11. 29-Eddie Lynch (DNF); DNS - 96-Larry Shive. No Time
Huggins Cams Time Trials - 1. 71-Brian Leppo, 13.613 seconds (99.170 MPH); 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.807; 3. 15K-Chad Kemenah, 13.810; 4. 22-Kenny Jacobs, 13.854; 5. 77-Lance Dewease, 13.881; 6. 4X-Eric Stambaugh, 13.900; 7. 88-Fred Rahmer, 13.930; 8. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.942; 9. 30-Doug Esh, 13.961; 10. 10N-Niki Young, 13.961; 11. 32-Brook Weibley, 14.016; 12. 4-Danny Smith, 14.021; 13. 70X-Phil Gressman, 14.134; 14. 66-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.138; 15. 21-Brian Montieth, 14.140; 16. 12-Greg Hodnett, 14.143; 17. 71M-Paul May, 14.156; 18. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, 14.181; 19. 63-Greg Wilson, 14.188; 20. 11B-Brock Mayes, 14.285; 21. 6W-Josh Wells, 14.286; 22. 6R-Bill Rose, 14.288; 23. 2H-Tim Hunter, 14.302; 24. 4J-Jon Agan, 14.316; 25. 17E-Cris Eash, 14.383; 26. 47J-Jeff Busby, 14.447; 27. 70-Sam Schlosberg, 14.593; 28. 29-Eddie Lynch, 14.846; 29. 63F-Barry Ruble, 15.201; 30. X1-Scott Groves, 15.921; 31. C4-Dave Cook, 16.438; 32. 96-Larry Shive, 18.083; 33. A18-Becca Anderson, NT.
Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 1-Neil Smith; 2. 54-Roy Warehime; 3. 41-Howard Williams; 4. 81-Mike Zeigler, Sr.; 5. 21A-Mike Zeigler, Jr.; 6. 91-Tom Slusser, Jr.; 7. 51-Chad Myers; 8. 22-Nat Tuckey; 9. 61-Mike Ciezobka; 10. 61S-Mike Slaybaugh; 11. 2-Dan Zechman; 12. 8-Mike Gladfelter; 13. 72-Bobby Kanwisher; 14. 52-Mike Walls (DNF); 15. X-Bernie Beard (DNF); 16. 0-Eric McClane (DNF); 17. 37-Jim Rost (DNF); 18. 39-Wayne Dutterer (DNF); 19. 12-Jake Markey (DNF); 20. 18-Bob Johnson (DNF); 21. 92-Matt Wentz (DNF); 22. 1E-Greg Emlet, Jr. (DNF); DNS: 23-Kevin Mandic. No Time
Lap Leaders - Roy Warehime (1-9); Neil Smith (10-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21A-Mike Zeigler, Jr.; 2. 1-Neil Smith; 3. 51-Chad Myers; 4. 8-Mike Gladfelter; 5. 1E-Greg Emlet; 6. 12-Jake Markey; 7. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 8. 23-Kevin Mandic (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 54-Roy Warehime; 2. 41-Howard Williams; 3. 81-Mike Zeigler, Sr.; 4. 22-Nat Tuckey; 5. 61S-Mike Slaybaugh; 6. 0-Eric McClane; 7. 92-Matt Wentz; 8. 72-Bobby Kanwisher (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 2-Dan Zechman; 2. 52-Mike Walls; 3. 91-Tom Slusser, Jr.; 4. X-Bernie Beard; 5. 18-Bob Johnson; 6. 37-Jim Rost (DNF); 7. 61-Mike Ciezobka (DNF). No Time