Central PA/Misc. weekend race summaries 2004-06-19

Rahmer Winning Streak Continues at Lincoln Salfordville's Fred Rahmer added yet another win in his long list of accomplishments Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Rahmer claimed his fourth straight win and his seventh checkered flag of the...

Rahmer Winning Streak Continues at Lincoln

Salfordville's Fred Rahmer added yet another win in his long list of accomplishments Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Rahmer claimed his fourth straight win and his seventh checkered flag of the season in the 25-lap 410 sprint feature, coming from ninth starting spot to second by the end of the fourth lap and catching Brian Leppo for the race lead in lapped traffic on the tenth circuit.

After four attempts to start the race, Leppo looked to be the man to beat. He charged from his eighth starting spot to the race lead by the end of the second lap. He rode the cushion through turns three and four to pass Australian driver Peter Attard and drove away to a 1.70-second lead by the time the first caution came out for a spinning Phil Weinsteiger in turn two.

At the time, Rahmer was fourth, with defending track champ Lance Dewease fifth.

"He had the outside row and that was the hot set-up tonight," said Rahmer on Leppo's quick start. "We were all waiting for the big crash...we were lucky."

On the fourth lap restart, Attard faded, allowing Rahmer to slip from fourth to second, keeping Weaver in third. By lap five, Leppo had built a 1.48-second lead, but Rahmer reeled the Spring Grove speedster in over the next four laps as they threaded their way through lapped traffic. Rahmer's race-winning pass was a familiar slider in turns three and four of lap ten.

"He can definitely drive the car around here fast, but he doesn't has as much time here as I do," explained Rahmer. "Eventually it will be his turn, but I'm not going to lie down and die."

Rahmer quickly opened up breathing room between himself and Leppo, leaving Leppo to battle Dewease for the runner-up spot over the final five laps. Dewease finally claimed second with two laps to go.

Rahmer cruised to a .94-second $2,500 win over Dewease, his 129th at Lincoln and fifth win in the last six Lincoln features.

"It's hard to make it a five-race win streak...it sort of works against you, the odds" said Rahmer on going after five wins in-a-row in next week's Pennsylvania Speedweek Opener at Lincoln Speedway. "We got some good momentum...they told me Lance was pretty good on the bottom, and I felt pretty good down there, but it was easier to run around the top."

Leppo settled for third, with Greg Hodnett fourth, and Brian Montieth coming from the rear after suffering a flat tire on one of the starts to cross fifth.

Far Hills, New Jersey's Kevin Welsh started on the outside of row one and led wire-to-wire in the 25-lap United Racing Club feature, besting Jon Eldreth by 2.15 seconds, who ran second the whole way.

Sykesville, Maryland's David Prunkl won in only his second time out this year in the 20-lap thundercar feature. Prunkl started on the pole, followed Jim Martz, Jr. the first lap, then led the final 19 in claiming his eighth career win in the Pigeon Hills. He became the 10th different winner in 17 thundercar features this season.

OTHER WEEKEND RACING ACTION

WILLIAMS GROVE TWIN 20s TO JACOBS AND RAHMER

Kenny Jacobs and Fred Rahmer split Twin 20-lap features for the 410 sprinters Friday at Williams Grove Speedway.

Holmesville Ohio's Jacobs started on the front row and out-raced Craig Keel into the first corner at the drop of the green of the first of two 20 lap features. Jacobs led all the way to record his 12th career Grove win over Mark Smith and Brook Weibley.

Jacobs then drew the number six for inversion of the second feature, which put Fred Rahmer on the pole.

Rahmer then grabbed the lead at the drop of the green of the second 20 lap feature and proceeded to wire the field for his second Grove win of 2004. Rahmer took the checkered over Lance Dewease and Mark Smith for his 56th career victory at the Grove.

MARK SMITH CONTINUES TO WIN AT PORT

Camp Hill's Mark Smith continued his mastery of Port Royal Speedway Saturday night by winning his sixth 410 sprint feature of the season at the Juniata County racing facility. Smith got the lead on the final lap to record his seventh overall win of 2004 over Kevin Nouse and Mike Erdley.

Steve Campbell picked up the win over Jere Wierman and Jeff Leiphart for his second win of the season in late model action while Gary Beward picked up his second win as well in pro stocks.

DAVE ORT WINS FIRST CAREER IN SPORTSMAN ACTION AT SILVER SPRING

Mechanicsburg's Dave Ort became the third driver in-a-row to pick up there first career win in super sportsman action at Silver Spring Speedway Saturday night.

Ort started on the pole and led every lap for the inaugural win over Steve Wilbur and Russ Mitten.

Jake Jones, nephew of all-time late model feature winner Ed Jones, won his first career feature in the 20-lap late limited model feature over Carl Graves and Gerry Stutting.

Gary Johnston picked up his second career win in Street Stock action.

ANDERSON WINS BONEBRAKE TRIBUTE AT HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY

Andy Anderson took advantage of DJ Myers mechanical misfortunes to inherit the lead with three laps remaining and went on to win the 40-lap Richard Bonebrake Tribute for late models at Hagerstown Speedway Saturday night over Jason Covert and Frankie Plessinger.

In other action, Doug Paxson registered his second win of the year in the 25-lap late model sportsman feature and Mike Warrenfeltz notched his fifth win of the year in the pure stock main event.

NATE SNYDER WINS WHITCOMB TRIBUTE IN SELINSGROVE 358 SPRINT ACTION

Nate Snyder picked up his second win in-a-row, and the third of the year, in the Joe Whitcomb Tribute for the 358 sprints at Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night.

Whitcomb remained the only multiple race winner in sprint action at the Snyder County oval by taking the win over Davie Franek and Dave Calaman.

Jeff Rine picked up his fifth win of the year in late model action while Nate Kerstetter picked up his third win in pro stocks.

The roadrunner feature was postponed until July 3rd.

LANCE DEWEASE WINS MID-WEEK PORT ROYAL SHOW

Fayetteville's Lance Dewease picked up his first Port Royal win of 2004 in the special mid-week show last Wednesday night in the 25 lap 410 sprint feature. Dewease picked up the win, his fifth overall this season, over Mark Smith and Greg Hodnett.

Frankie Herr led every lap to win the 20 lap super sportsman race. Herr was followed by Greg Foster and Howie Locke.

Jason Davis won the 15-lap pro stock feature for his first win of the season as did Chris Casner in four-cylinder stock car action.

NEAL AMSPACHER WINS SECOND IN TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINT ACTION

Neal Amspacher picked up his second win of the season in 358 sprint action at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night. Amspacher edged out Mike Bittinger by less than a car-length for the win. Mark Shorb picked up his second win of the year in thundercar action while Robert Stough picked up the win in street stocks.

-billmeyers-

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Jacobs , John Gary , Ed Jones
Teams Williams