ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/10/00 - Salfordsville's Fred Rahmer continued his winning ways at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night, picking up his 90th career win on Manheim Auto Auction Night. Rahmer, who started 11th, passed Spring Grove's...
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/10/00 - Salfordsville's Fred Rahmer continued his winning ways at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night, picking up his 90th career win on Manheim Auto Auction Night. Rahmer, who started 11th, passed Spring Grove's Niki Young in the first and second turns for the lead following a 21st-lap caution restart, then raced away over the final laps to take the checkered 1.54 seconds ahead of Young for his sixth win of the season, second in a row, and third win in the last four races at the Pigeon Hills oval. The win, worth $2,500, was his 11th overall win of the year. "Some nights you get breaks, some you don't," Rahmer added, "Tonight we got a little bit of a break with that restart...Al (Hamilton) said it's not a a must' win when it's Manheim Night, but he strongly suggested it." "We changed a little bit under the red and it got a little bit better...it was good enough to get it done. That's what we come for." Polesitter Shane Smith got the jump over outside frontrow starter Christine Karns at the drop of the green with fourth-starting Jimmy McBee moving into second place before the first lap was complete. A Jeremy Trout spin in the first and second turn brought out the caution on the second lap, with Glenndon Forsythe in third and sixth-starting Niki Young fourth. Smith was able to hold off McBee on the restart, but McBee got by on the third lap to take over the top spot. Young asserted himself on the fourth lap to move into second place, and immediately began to pressure McBee for the lead. McBee and Young then raced nose-to-tail until the red flag waved for a Doug Rohrbaugh flip in the first turn of lap 14, with Karns and Trout getting involved as well. Young was relentless on the restart, and was finally able to make the pass for the lead in the third and fourth turns of the 16th lap. Meanwhile, Rahmer was having the fight of his life trying to get around Steve Siegel for fifth place, and finally, on the 19th lap, was able to get by just before the race's final caution flag waved on 20th lap when fourth-place Jesse Wentz spun down the frontstretch after contact with third-place Chris Knopp. Young led on the restart, as Rahmer made quick work of Young to move into second. From there, Rahmer closed onto Young's rear bumper and made his winning pass on the frontstretch to complete the 21st lap. "We were just a little too hard on the right rear tire," said Rahmer. "I got boxed in there early and couldn't get to race with anybody." Rahmer then led the final laps to pick up the win. "Jimmy (McBee) and Niki (Young) both ran great races tonight," Rahmer commented, "Jimmy has been running better...like all of us, he has a lot to learn. They gave me all I wanted tonight. Everybody will say it wasn't a full field of cars tonight. That just makes it harder - trust me." Following Rahmer and Young at the checkered was early race leader McBee, Johnny Mackison Jr., and Siegel. Completing the top ten were Knopp, Brook Weibley, Trout, Jeff Rohrbaugh, and Wentz. Heats for the 17 super sprints on hand were won by Wentz and McBee.
Dover's Ron Little picked up his first win anywhere this year after going flag-to-flag in the 20-lap feature for the visiting Silver Spring limited late models. Little actually trailed fellow front row starter Kory Sites on the initial start, but that green was waved off when four cars got together in turns one and two. After the restart, it was all Little, with Scott Richwine winning a three-car battle for second, followed by Sites, Gary Potts, and Jason Covert. Heats for the 36 limited late models on hand were won by Bid Witmer, Carl Billet, Richwine, and Jeff Leiphart. In winning the fourth heat, Leiphart beat his own 1999 eight-lap track record (2:21.84) with a new best time of two minutes, 21.15 seconds. Twin consolation events were won by Randy Croop and Rick Kaylor.
New Oxford's Bobby Rudisill became the ninth winner in 12 shows in the thundercar division after starting on the outside of the front row and leading every lap. Tony Kuhn ran second the whole way, with Mike Zeigler, Jr. running third over the final 13 laps of the 15-lap feature. Fourth and fifth were points leader Bobby Beard and Rudisill teammate Duane Watson. Heats for the 29 thundercars on hand were won by Bryan Wagaman, Bobby Beard, and Zeigler Jr., with Jerry Bingaman getting the win in the consolation event.
Next Saturday night, June 17th, the United Racing Club sprinters (URC) will be coming to Lincoln Speedway to join the super sprint and thundercar regulars. Gates will open at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 7 p.m., and then followed by heats at 7:30 p.m. <pre> RACE RESULTS Saturday - June 10, 2000 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY Abbottstown, PA
Super Sprints: Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($2,500); 2. 17N-Niki Young; 3. 10N-Jimmy McBee; 4. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 5. 59-Steve Siegel; 6. 6-Chris Knopp; 7. 32-Brook Weibley; 8. 7J-Jeremy Trout; 9. 29-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 10. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 11. 94-Glenndon Forsythe; 12. 00-Shane Smith; 13. 81-Bob Beidleman; 14. 65-1/2-Christine Karns; 15. 10X-Doug Rohrbaugh; 16. 16-Brian Worrell; 17. 29T-Neil Amspacher. No Time
Lap Leaders - Shane Smith (1-2), Jimmy McBee (3-15), Niki Young (16-20), Fred Rahmer (21-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 2. 77-Fred Rahmer; 3. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 4. 00-Shane Smith; 5. 94-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 6-Chris Knopp; 7. 29-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 8. 16-Brian Worrell; 9. 10X-Doug Rohrbaugh (DNF). No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 10N-Jimmy McBee; 2. 7J-Jeremy Trout; 3. 59-Steve Siegel; 4. 17N-Niki Young; 5. 81-Bob Beidleman; 6. 65-1/2-Christine Karns; 7. 32-Brook Weibley; 8. 29F-Neil Amspacher. No Time
Limited Late Models: Feature (20 laps) - 1. 151-Ron Little; 2. 2-Scott Richwine; 3. 21K-Kory Sites; 4. 41F-Gary Potts; 5. F1-Jason Covert; 6. 116-Charlie Kope; 7. 43A-Carl Billet; 8. 91-Jeff Leiphart; 9. 8-Rick Kaylor; 10. 25-Tom Blackwell; 11. X-Bernie Beard; 12. 7C-Larry Baer; 13. 5-Chris Byers; 14. 51-Dave Graber; 15. 11-Dave Sokoloski; 16. 08-Randy Croop; 17. 33-Harold Beinhower; 18. 28-Keith Crossley; 19. 16-Bud Barton; 20. 94-Donnie Mertz; 21. 12-Sterling Kinard; 22. 1-Mark Billet; 23. 5W-Bud Witmer; 24. 19-Jake Lettich. No Time
Lap Leaders - Ron Little (1-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 5W-Bud Witmer; 2. 116 Charlie Kope; 3. 25-Tom Blackwell; 4. 16-Bud Barton; 5. 5-Chris Byers; 6. 33-Tim Zortman; 7. 86-Bob Spahr; 8. 19-Jake Lettich; DNF - 72-Eddie Drury. No Time
2nd Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 43A-Carl Billet; 2. 41F-Gary Potts; 3. 12-Sterling Kinard; 4. 7-Larry Baer; 5. 08-Randy Croop; 6. 67-Jeff Kendall; 7. 4-John Rudy; 8. 119-Jim Bernheisel; DNS - 6-Joshua Kimmel. No Time
3rd Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 2-Scott Richwine; 2. 21K-Kory Sites; 3. F1-Jason Covert; 4. X-Bernie Beard; 5. 94-Donnie Mertz; 6. 29-Ed Jones; 7. 33B-Harold Beinhower; 8. 7-John Ebersole; 9. 51-Dave Graber. No Time
4th Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 91-Jeff Leiphart; 2. 151-Ron Little; 3. 11-Dave Sokoloski; 4. 1-Mark Billet; 5. 8-Rick Kaylor; 6. 34-Tommy Reed; 7. 28-Keith Crossley; 8. 21H-Terry Gingerich; 9. 00-Pat Saltzgiver. Time - 2:21.15 (New 8-lap track record - old record of 2:21.84 was also held by Jeff Leiphart from 8/14/99)
1st Consolation (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 08-Randy Croop; 2. 19-Jake Lettice; 3. 5-Chris Byers; 4. 33-Harold Beinhower; 5. 4-John Rudy; 6. 67-Jeff Kendall; 7. 6-Joshua Kimmell; DNF - 119-Jim Bernheisel, 86-Bob Spahr. No Time
2nd Consolation (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 8-Rick Kaylor; 2. 94-Donnie Mertz; 3. 51-Dave Graber; 4. 28-Keith Crossley; 5. 21H-Terry Gingerich; 6. 34-Rob Reed; 7. 29-Ed Jones; 8. 00-Pat Saltzgiver; DNF - 7-John Ebersole. No Time
Thundercars: Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 3R-Bobby Rudisill; 2. 6-Tony Kuhn; 3. 100-Mike Zeigler Jr.; 4. 5-Bobby Beard; 5. 3-Duane Watson; 6. 7-Duane Hahn; 7. 8MD-David Prunkl; 8. 25-Sean Herrick; 9. 61-Mike Ciezobka; 10. X-Bernie Beard; 11. M1-Mike Potts; 12. 10-Steve Clabaugh; 13. 21-Jerry Bingaman; 14. 4-Greg Feltch; 15. 60-Cork Laughman; 16. 9J-Mike Johnson; 17. 30-Bryan Wagaman; 18. 1-Neil Smith; 19. 22-Nat Tuckey; 20. 95-Fred Cullum; 21. 13-Allen Haines; 22. 12M-Jake Markey; 23. 21A-Mike Zeigler; 24. 16J-Randy Zechman. No Time
Lap Leaders - Bobby Rudisill (1-15)
1st Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 30-Bryan Wagaman; 2. X-Bernie Beard; 3. 3R-Bobby Rudisill; 4. 22-Nat Tuckey; 5. 10-Steve Clabaugh; 6. 60-Cork Laughman; 7. 18-Kerry Keyes; 8. 2-Steve Gantz; DNF - 3D-Dennis Mink, Neil Smith. No Time
2nd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 5-Bobby Beard; 2. 3-Duane Hahn; 3. 4-Greg Feltch; 4. 6-Tony Kuhn; 5. 16-Randy Zechman; 6. 13-Allen Haines; 7. 21-Jerry Bingaman; 8. 54-Terry Davis; 9. 25-Sean Herrick; 10. M1-Mike Potts. No Time
3rd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 100-Mike Zeigler Jr.; 2. 8MD-David Prunkl; 3. 7-Duane Hahn; 4. 61-Mike Ciezobka; 5. 21A-Mike Zeigler; 6. 95-Fred Cullum; 7. 68-M.R. Teal; 8. 24C-Keith Cook; 9. 9J-Mike Johnson; 10. 12M-Jake Markey. No Time
Consolation (6 to Qualify) - 1. 21-Jerry Bingaman; 2. 25-Sean Herrick; 3. 1-Neil Smith; 4. M1-Mike Potts; 5. 9J-Mike Johnson; 6. 12M-Jake Markey; 7. 18-Jerry Keyes; 8. 68-M.R. Teal; DNF - 2-Steve Gantz, 54-Terry Davis, 24C-Keith Cook, 3D-Dennis Mink. Time - 2:02.45