Rahmer Scores First Win in 2004 For J&J Auto Racing McKENZIE, TN (February 24) -- Fred Rahmer opened the Pennsylvania racing season in fine fashion by leading all 30 laps of the "Ice Breaker 30" event held at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday ...
Rahmer Scores First Win in 2004 For J&J Auto Racing
McKENZIE, TN (February 24) -- Fred Rahmer opened the Pennsylvania racing season in fine fashion by leading all 30 laps of the "Ice Breaker 30" event held at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Rahmer piloted the familiar #88 Miller Brothers Chevrolet/Carl Harz Furniture J&J owned by Joe Harz Racing to his 123rd career win at the famed half-mile oval.
Rahmer was set to start fifth in the feature event, but several drivers had problems in the early stages. When the race finally got started, he took off fr om the pole position. Rahmer led every lap to claim his first win of the 2004 campaign, and it was the sixth time in his career that he won the first race of the year at Lincoln Speedway.
Several other J&J teams were in action, but most had a difficult first day of action including Lance Dewease in the Hamilton Motorsports #77 J&J, who lost a drive-line just prior to the start, and Keith Kauffman in the Middleswarth #7k J&J, who was left with no place to go when several cars crashed in front of him in turn four. Doug Esh also had problems in the Leach Motorsports #30 J&J crashing into the first turn wall, but the team was able to make repairs and Esh returned to track and finished third.
Other Notable J&J Performances:
World of Outlaws
Donny Schatz finished third in the World of Outlaws season opening Cactus Classic at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, AZ. Schatz drove the #15 ParkerStore J&J to a fourth place finish in Friday's preliminary feature before coming home third in Saturday's 30-lap final.
Erin Crocker had a rough start to her World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year campaign in Mike Woodring's #16 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute J&J. In Friday's opener, Crocker lost a motor during heat race action after qualifying eighth in the field, and in the second program, she raced her way into the "A" feature field by charging from the rear of the pack in the "B" main and into a transfer spot. Her fortune did not get any better in the feature however as she got upside down after making contact with the turn three fence