Lincoln Speedway PA Speedweek 98-07-04

Hanover, PA (July 4, 1998) - Fred Rahmer extended his win streak at Lincoln Speedway to eleven tonight taking the 30 lap feature in convincing style. Rahmer started on the outside pole and led all thirty laps to take home the $4,500 winner's share...

Hanover, PA (July 4, 1998) - Fred Rahmer extended his win streak at Lincoln Speedway to eleven tonight taking the 30 lap feature in convincing style. Rahmer started on the outside pole and led all thirty laps to take home the $4,500 winner's share of the purse. This was Rahmer's second win during the Keystone Pretzels Pennsylvania Speedweek. Rahmer won at Silver Spring Speedway on Wednesday night.

Scattered showers in the area kept the track damp until two hours before the evening's activities were to begin. The late sprinkle provided a perfect race track. Jeff Shepard was the first driver out to time trial, setting a new track record on his second pass. Shepard knocked two-tenths of a second off Danny Lasoski's track record set in May during a visit by the World of Outlaws. Shepard's new record stands at 13.146 seconds.

During the 30 lap feature, Rahmer took the lead at the drop of the green. Although he entered lapped traffic on lap six, Tim Shaffer was not able to cut Rahmer's lead as each driver had to contend with heavy traffic. A caution period stopped the action with eight laps complete for a flat tire on the No. 461 of Lance Dewease. Dewease had been running fifth. After reporting to the pits, Dewease continued at the rear.

On the restart Rahmer pulled away once again. He enjoyed a comfortable lead until midpoint in the race when he was reeled in by Tim Shaffer in second and Jeff Shepard in third. Shaffer was looking low under Rahmer in a bid for the lead while Shepard tried to take Shaffer on the high side.

Just as Cris Eash, in fourth, joined the leading trio in a four-way battle for the lead, Shaffer and Shepard tangled with a lapped car, bringing out the red flag. Eight cars were involved, including second place through sixth. Tim Shaffer, Jeff Shepard, Cris Eash, Kevin Gobrecht, Steve Siegel and Dan Jones were involved, as well as the lapped cars of Billy Brian Jr. and Dave Haight. Tim Shaffer's car was the only one to flip and no one was injured. Only Shepard, Gobrecht and Brian were able to continue.

Rahmer lined up for the restart with Don Kreitz Jr. on his tail. Kreitz had been running seventh before the red flag had stopped the action. When green replaced red, Rahmer wasted no time in opening up a huge lead. Twelve laps later, he sailed under the checkered flag several car lengths ahead of second place finisher, Don Kreitz Jr..

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS SATURDAY - JULY 4, 1998

Time Trials - 1. Jeff Shepard, 4J, 13.146 (New 1-Lap Track Record - old record was 13.347 seconds, set by Danny Lasoski on 5/30/98); 2. Cris Eash, 17E, 13.258; 3. Fred Rahmer, 77, 13.315; 4. Tim Shaffer, 12, 13.352; 5. Steve Siegel, 59, 13.498; 6. Lance Dewease, 461, 13.518; 7. Kevin Gobrecht, 92, 13.525; 8. Dave Ely, 77E, 13.573; 9. Donnie Kreitz Jr., 69, 13.589; 10. Jesse Wentz, 2W, 13.595; 11. Johnny Mackison Jr., 65, 13.698; 12. Dave Calaman, 1, 13.709; 13. Todd Gracey, 25, 13.734; 14. Jeff Rohrbaugh, 07, 13.739; 15. Todd Shaffer, 88, 13.782; 16. Danny Jones, 8J, 13.793; 17. Cliff Brian, 16C, 13.880; 18. Dan Dietrich, 8, 13.891; 19. Shawn Weaver, 69W, 13.924; 20. Chris Knopp, 48, 13.980; 21. Shawn Keen, 53, 14.025; 22. Dave Haight, 10N, 14.048; 23. Brook Weibley, 32W, 14.083; 24. Bill Brian Jr., 16, 14.107; 25. Jess Thomas, 77T, 14.146; 26. Len Thompson, 10, 14.191; 27. Bob Bennett, 3, 14.374; 28. Billy Dietrich, 8D, 14.489; 29. Mark Coldren, I07, 14.512; 30. Brian Montieth, 12B, 14.548; 31. Glendon Forsythe, 94, 14.605; 32. Karl Baker, 51, 14.763; 33. Randy Glover, 32G, 14.883; 34. Tom Howe, 3X, 15.046; 35. Mike Duncan, 11D, 15.380; 36. Jeff Miller, 03, 15.860; 37. Tim Kuhn, 2$, NT.

1st Heat (10 Laps\5 to qualify) - 1. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 2. 59-Steve Siegel; 3. 4J-Jeff Shepard; 4. 53-Shawn Keen; 5. 77T-Jess Thomas; 6. 12B-Brian Montieth; 7. 16C-Cliff Brian (DNF); 8. 3X-Tom Howe (DNF); 9. 25-Todd Gracey (DNF). No Time 2nd Heat (10 Laps\5 to qualify) - 1. 17E-Cris Eash; 2. 10N-Dave Haight; 3. 07-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 5. 461-Lance Dewease; 6. 8-Dan Dietrich; 7. 10-Len Thompson; 8. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 9. 11D-Mike Duncan (DNF). No Time 3rd Heat (10 Laps\5 to qualify) - 1. 88-Todd Shaffer; 2. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 3. 77-Fred Rahmer; 4. 32W-Brook Weibley; 5. 92-Kevin Gobrecht; 6. 69-Shawn Weaver; 7. 03-Jeff Miller; 8. 3-Bob Bennett (DNF); 9. 51-Karl Baker (DNF). No Time 4th Heat (10 Laps\5 to qualify) - 1. 16-Bill Brian Jr.; 2. 1-Dave Calaman; 3. 77E-Dave Ely; 4. 48-Chris Knopp; 5. 12-Tim Shaffer; 6. 8J-Danny Jones; 7. I07-Mark Coldren; 8. 32G-Randy Glover; DNS - 2$-Tim Kuhn. No Time B-Main (10 Laps\4 to qualify\Top-2 get times back) - 1. 8J-Danny Jones; 2. 25-Todd Gracey; 3. 69W-Shawn Weaver; 4. 10-Len Thompson; 5. 12B-Brian Montieth; 6. 3-Bob Bennett; 7. I07-Mark Coldren; 8. 94-Glendon Forsythe; 9. 32G-Randy Glover; 10. 51-Karl Baker; 11. 03-Jeff Miller; 12. 3X-Tom Howe (DNF); 13. 8D-Billy Dietrich (DNF); DNS - 8-Dan Dietrich, 11D-Mike Duncan. Time - 2:29.46 SUPER SPRINTS PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($4,500); 2. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 3. 88-Todd Shaffer; 4. 1-Dave Calaman; 5. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 6. 07-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 7. 4J-Jeff Shepard; 8. 92-Kevin Gobrecht; 9. 77E-Dave Ely; 10. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 11. 53-Shawn Keen; 12. 32W-Brook Weibley; 13. 77T-Jess Thomas; 14. 48-Chris Knopp (DNF); 15. 16-Bill Brian Jr. (DNF); 16. 12-Tim Shaffer (DNF); 17. 17E-Cris Eash (DNF); 18. 59-Steve Siegel (DNF); 19. 10N-Dave Haight (DNF); 20. 8J-Danny Jones (DNF); 21. 69W-Shawn Weaver (DNF); 22. 461-Lance Dewease (DNF); 23. 25-Todd Gracey (DNF); 24. 10-Len Thompson (DNF). No Time Lap Leaders - Fred Rahmer (1-30) PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK POINT STANDINGS (after 7/4/98) - 1. Fred Rahmer, 720 points; 2. Jeff Shepard, 715 points; 3. Donnie Kreitz Jr., 662 points; 4. Todd Shaffer, 615 points; 5. Lance Dewease, 581 points; 6. Tim Shaffer, 556 points; 7. Cris Eash, 550 points; 8. Jeff Rohrbaugh, 486 points; 9. Dave Calaman, 472 points; 10. Johnny Mackison Jr., 425 points.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Dan Jones , Danny Lasoski , Jeff Miller , Danny Jones