ALLSTAR: Lincoln Speeedway 99-05-08

David Reininger - motorsport.com - Motorsport News International Abbottstown, PA (May 8, 1999) - The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series made their first swing of 1999 through Central Pennsylvania this week. Fred Rahmer, the ...

David Reininger - motorsport.com - Motorsport News International

Abbottstown, PA (May 8, 1999) - The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series made their first swing of 1999 through Central Pennsylvania this week. Fred Rahmer, the Pennsylvania Posse's head honcho, shut the Allstars down, winning all three races, including tonight's 30-lap feature at Lincoln Speedway.

"I was very fortunate," said Rahmer. "This whole game works in cycles. We changed the car last Saturday night and I have four wins in a row. We found what we had last year."

"We changed one thing. I've raced for what seems like forever and would never believe that one change, the one we did, would make any difference. It might just be in my head, but it doesn't matter. I'm just very fortunate driving for Al (Hamilton), sponsored by Manheim Auctions, there's a lot of guys that could win with this equipment."

Rahmer started on the outside of the fourth row. At the drop of the green flag, Rahmer moved passed Kenny Jacobs and Brad Furr. Greg Hodnett, who started fifth, came to a stop in turn two with one lap recorded. Rahmer found himself fifth on the restart behind Joey Saldana, Jeff Shepard, Frankie Kerr and Keith Kauffman.

After the first lap yellow flag for Hodnett, the 30-lap race went green until the end.

Saldana and Shepard pulled away at the front while Rahmer moved into a distant third a straightaway back.

Shepard stayed with Saldana looking high and low for a way into the lead. He finally drove around the outside of Saldana in three and four to lead lap five.

Ten laps later, Rahmer drove under Saldana to take the runner-up spot. He then set out to reel in Shepard who enjoyed a full straightaway lead over second place.

Rahmer rode the cushion, closing the gap to Shepard in just three laps. Rahmer led lap 18 with Shepard tucking in behind. "I'm ashamed to admit it but, I'd rather pass him than any other car in Pennsylvania, so that's a little incentive," said Rahmer when asked about the move for the lead. Shepard tried to retaliate but the Al Hamilton-owned No. 77 was hooked up and running away.

Rahmer sailed away to collect his 15th career Allstar victory, his third in four days. Tonight's victory was Rahmer's fifth win of the season at Lincoln Speedway.

Don't forget to check-out Lincoln Speedway On-line at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com for all the latest results, statistics and point standings. Next Saturday night, May 15th, the 358 sprinters join the super sprint and thundercar regulars for a triple header night of racing action. Also there will be kids big wheel races (Helmets required). Racing action begins at 7 PM, with gates opening at 5 PM. RACE RESULTS SATURDAY - MAY 8, 1999 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY Abbottstown, PA SUPER SPRINTS ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS Feature (30 laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($5,000); 2. 1-Jeff Shepard ($2,500); 3. 17-Joey Saldana ($1,700); 4. 6-Kenny Jacobs ($1,400); 5. 8J-Danny Jones ($1,250); 6. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr. ($1,200); 7. 94-Dale Blaney ($1,150); 8. 2F-Brad Furr ($1,100); 9. 17E-Cris Eash ($1,050); 10. 23S-Frankie Kerr ($1,000); 11. 7-Keith Kauffman ($800); 12. 59-Steve Siegel ($600); 13. 77E-Dave Ely ($520); 14. 8-Dean Jacobs ($500); 15. 88A-Kenny Adams ($500); 16. U2-Paul McMahan ($500); 17. 2W-Jesse Wentz ($500); 18. 6M-Curt Michael ($500); 19. 16-Bill Brian Jr. ($400); 20. 51-Jerrod Hull ($400); 21. 28-Brian Paulus ($400); 22. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. ($400); 23. 20-Brian Ellenberger ($400); 24. 12-Greg Hodnett ($400)(DNF). No Time Lap Leaders - Joey Saldana (1-4), Jeff Shepard (5-17), Fred Rahmer (18-30) United Expressline Heat (8 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 2. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.; 3. 94-Dale Blaney; 4. 88A-Kenny Adams; 5. 17-Joey Saldana; 6. 23K-Kasey Kahne; 7. 2F-Brad Furr; 8. 20-Brian Ellenberger; 9. XX-Dan Long; 10. 3-Bob Bennett (DNF); 11. 18-Brian Carlson (DNF). No Time Southwest Expressline Heat (8 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 2. U2-Paul McMahan; 3. 8-Dean Jacobs; 4. 12-Greg Hodnett; 5. 51-Jarrod Hull; 6. 23S-Frankie Kerr; 7. U1-Chad Layton; 8. 99S-Jonathon Stevens; 9. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 10. 50X-Jim Damon; 11. X-Bobby Weaver (DNF). Time 1:55.57 Southwest Glass Heat (8 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 17E-Cris Eash; 2. 28-Brian Paulus; 3. 8J-Danny Jones; 4. 6-Kenny Jacobs; 5. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 6. 63-Greg Wilson; 7. 9-Boston Reid; 8. 32-Randy Glover; 9. 0-John Garrett; 10. 7M-Keith Kauffman (DNF); 11. 3H-Kevin Higgins (DNF). No Time United Specialties Heat (8 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 1-Jeff Shepard; 2. 77E-Dave Ely; 3. 59-Steve Siegel; 4. 77-Fred Rahmer; 5. 6M-Curt Michael; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 7. 10N-Dave Haight; 8. 69W-Shawn Weaver; 9. 32W-Brook Weibley; 10. 03-Jeff Miller; DNS - 11-Jimmy McBee. Time - 1:55.63 Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 Laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer; 2. 94-Dale Blaney; 3. 1-Jeff Shepard; 4. 17-Joey Saldana; 5. 12-Greg Hodnett; 6. 6-Kenny Jacobs. Time - 57.34 United Expressline B-Main (12 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 7M-Keith Kauffman; 2. 23S-Frankie Kerr; 3. 2F-Brad Furr; 4. 20-Brian Ellenberger; 5. 23K-Kasey Kahne; 6. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 7. 10N-Dave Haight; 8. 63-Greg Wilson; 9. 32W-Brook Weibley; 10. 94F-Glendon Forsythe; 11. 3-Bob Bennett; 12. U1-Chad Layton; 13. 9-Boston Reid; 14. 32-Randy Glover; 15. 03-Jeff Miller (DNF); 16. 3H-Kevin Higgins (DNF); 17. X-Bobby Weaver (DNF); 18. 99S-Jonathon Stevens (DNF); 19. 69W-Shawn Weaver (DNF); 20. XX-Dan Long (DNF); 21. 0-John Garrett (DNF); 22. 50X-Jim Damon (DNF). No Time Time Trials - 1. Brad Furr, 2F, 13.619; 2. Greg Hodnett, 12, 13.631; 3. Keith Kauffman, 7, 13.644; 4. Jeff Shepard, 1, 13.644; 5. Joey Saldana, 17, 13.696; 6. Frankie Kerr, 23S, 13.753; 7. Kenny Jacobs, 6, 13.758; 8. Fred Rahmer, 77, 13.763; 9. Dale Blaney, 94, 13.848; 10. Dean Jacobs, 8, 13.885; 11. Danny Jones, 8J, 13.908; 12. Steve Siegel, 59, 13.936; 13. Todd Gracey, 25, 13.949; 14. Kenny Adams, 88A, 13.955; 15. Paul McMahan, U2, 13.989; 16. Cris Eash, 17E, 14.011; 17. Curt Michael, 6M, 14.040; 18. Ed Lynch Jr., 2L, 14.058; 19. Jesse Wentz, 2W, 14.075; 20. Brian Paulus, 28, 14.126; 21. Dave Haight, 10N, 14.153; 22. Donnie Kreitz Jr., 69, 14.193; 23. Jerrod Hull, 51, 14.204; 24. Bill Brian Jr., 16, 14.212; 25. Dave Ely, 77E, 14.262; 26. Brian Ellenberger, 20, 14.327; 27. Jonathon Stevens, 99S, 14.372; 28. Greg Wilson, 63, 14.446; 29. Shawn Weaver, 69, 14.453; 30. Bob Bennett, 3, 14.457; 31. Glendon Forsythe, 94F, 14.547; 32. Kevin Higgins, 3H, 14.578; 33. Brook Weibley, 32, 14.599; 34. Kasey Kahne, 23K, 14.661; 35. Chad Layton, U1, 14.686; 36. Boston Reid, 9, 14.707; 37. Johnny Mackison Jr., 65, 14.727; 38. Brian Carlson, 18, 14.875; 39. Bobby Weaver, X, 15.044; 40. Randy Glover, 32, 15.224; 41. Jeff Miller, 03, 15.249; 42. Dan Long, XX, 15.401; 43. Jim Damon, 50X, 16.134; 44. John Garrett, 0, 16.515; 45. James Chesson, 22, 22.364; 46. Jimmy McBee, 11, NT; 47. Pat Cooper, 26, NT.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Brad Furr , Kasey Kahne , James Chesson , Jeff Miller , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Carlson , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Boston Reid , Kenny Adams , Greg Wil , Danny Jones