ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/3/00 - Just because he's beaten the best - the World of Outlaws - that doesn't mean he can win them all here at home. Salfordville's Fred Rahmer ended a dry-spell against the Pennsylvania Posse by passing...
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/3/00 - Just because he's beaten the best - the World of Outlaws - that doesn't mean he can win them all here at home. Salfordville's Fred Rahmer ended a dry-spell against the Pennsylvania Posse by passing race-long leader Glenndon Forsythe on the backstretch following a caution restart on the 16th lap for the lead, and then out-raced New Oxford's Steve Siegel to the checkered to record his fifth win of the year at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night in the 25-lap super sprint feature. Rahmer, who started 10th, finished 1.29 seconds ahead of Siegel to take home the $2,500 winner's check. The win was his 89th career win at the Pigeon Hills oval, and his 10th overall this season. "We just haven't been doing all the right things," said Rahmer on his recent showings since beating the World of Outlaws a few weeks ago. "Today the guys worked real hard and we just totally rebuilt this car...we were embarrassingly slow last night up at the Grove for no reason." Forsythe, who started outside the front row, outraced polesitter Billy Sims at the drop of the green to grab the lead at the start the feature. Sixth-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh quickly moved into second place and chased the Aspers speedster for the first seven laps before the race's first caution waved when Troy Fraker spun his sprinter on he frontstretch. The restart saw California racer Tyler Walker over-drive the Apple Motorsports No.12 sprinter into the third turn and spin up the track into the path of Jimmy McBee. McBee ended up rolling onto his side against Walker's sprinter at the top of the track to bring out the red flag. Again Forsythe led Rohrbaugh through the ninth lap as the caution waved for an Al DeAngelis and Dan Shetler spin in the first and second turn on the 10th lap. Meanwhile, Rahmer and ninth-starting Siegel were working their way through the field in unison with Rahmer working his way around Rohrbaugh for second place on the 13th lap. At the time, Forsythe enjoyed a 2.05 second lead. The race's final caution waved on the 16th lap when York's Jeremy Trout looped his sprinter in the third and fourth turns - setting up Rahmer's race-winning move on the restart. "All these guys are running real good and it makes it hard to squirt up from the back," Rahmer added, "When I saw Siegel was running third, I knew I had to make something happen...I saw him try a flyer up there because I got a bad run off of (turn) two when I got the one lapped car so I knew I had better sit up in the seat and get going." Siegel was able to move around Forsythe into the runner-up spot by the 17th lap, but wasn't able to catch Rahmer through the final laps. York's Johnny Mackison Jr. earned a hard-fought third-place finish, with Sinking Spring's Dave Ely and East Berlin's Rohrbaugh finishing fourth and fifth respectively. Rounding out the top-10 were Brook Weibley, Forsythe, Chris Knopp, Jesse Wentz, and James Chesson. Heats for the 29 super sprints on hand were won by Forsythe, Rahmer, and Mackison, with Donnie Kreitz Jr. winning the consolation.
Ijamsville's Darren Eash picked up where Steve Siegel left off two weeks ago by scoring the second win in-a-row for the Leach Family-owned/C.W. Fritz Company No.30 sprinter in the 20-lap 358 sprint feature. Ironically, Eash is filling in for his injured brother Chris, who is the all-time 358 sprint win leader at Lincoln with nine wins. Eash, who started fourth, passed Tracy Templin on the third lap for the lead and then held off two-time winner Doug Esh for his first win of the season. Eash took the checkered a half-second ahead of the current point leader for his third career 358 sprint win at the Pigeon Hills oval. Esh drove around Eash for the lead as the two exited turn four of lap 14, but hit the outside fronstretch wall and lost the lead again before gathering it back in for second. Jake Raudabaugh finished third, Chad Layton fourth, and Billy Dietrich fifth. Completing the top-10 were T.J. Stutts, Bob Camilli, Mike Lehman, Duaine Smith, and Joe Ilg. Heats for the 36 "358" limited sprints on hand were won by Cory Haas, Eash, Dan Dietrich, and Tim Hershey. Twin consolation events were won by Mike Lehman and Kevin McNew.
Neil Smith moved into third on the all-time Lincoln win list with his third win of the year and 20th of his career in the 15-lap thundercar feature. Smith inherited the pole when teammate Greg Feltch had problems and opted for the rear at the start. Bobby Beard, who was scheduled to start 12th but gained three rows after two first-lap cautions, ran second to Smith over the second half of the race. Fred Cullum, Mike Zeigler, and Jerry Bingaman completed the top five. Heats for the 28 thundercars on hand were won by Smith, Fred Cullum, and David Prunkl, with Duane Hahn getting the win in the consolation event.
Next Saturday night, June 10th, Lincoln Speedway will host MANHEIM AUTO AUCTION NIGHT featuring the super sprint and thundercar regulars, along with a special visit by the Silver Spring Limited Late Model division. Gates will open at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 7 p.m., and then followed by heats at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday - June 3, 2000
Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer ($2,500); 2. 59-Steve Siegel; 3. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 4. 77E-Dave Ely; 5. 29-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 32-Brook Weibley; 7. 94-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 6-Chris Knopp; 9. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 10. 22-James Chesson; 11. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 12. 17N-Niki Young; 13. 55S-Billy Sims; 14. 7J-Jeremy Trout; 15. 4L-Josh Wells; 16. 7K-Dan Shetler; 17. 00-Shane Smith; 18. 65-1/2-Christine Karns; 19. 76-P.J. Chesson (DNF); 20. 34-Al DeAngelis (DNF); 21. 12-Tyler Walker (DNF); 22. 10N-Jimmy McBee (DNF); 23. 21T-Troy Fraker (DNF); 24. 07-Curt Michael (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders - Glenndon Forsythe (1-15), Fred Rahmer (16-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 94-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 59-Steve Siegel; 3. 77E-Dave Ely; 4. 07-Curt Michael; 5. 76-P.J. Chesson; 6. 2W-Jesse Wentz; 7. 17K-Greg Klarr; 8. 7K-Dan Shelter; 9. Pat Cooper (DNF); 10. C4-Dave Cook. Time - 2:25.42
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 77-Fred Rahmer; 2. 12-Tyler Walker; 3. 29-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 55S-Billy Sims; 5. 7J-Jeremy Trout; 6. 17N-Niki Young; 7. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 8. 4L-Josh Wells; 9. 21T-Troy Fraker; 10. 0-John Garrett. No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 65-Johnny Mackison Jr.; 2. 10N-Jimmy McBee; 3. 6-Chris Knopp; 4. 22-James Chesson; 5. 32-Brook Weibley; 6. 00-Shane Smith; 7. 65-1/2-Christine Karns; 8. 34-Al DeAngelis; 9. 9-Gordon Senft. No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to Qualify) - 1. 69-Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 2. 7K-Dan Shetler; 3. 4L-Josh Wells; 4. 34-Al DeAngelis; 5. 65-1/2-Christine Karns; 6. 21T-Troy Fraker; 7. 0-John Garrett; 8. 17K-Greg Klarr; 9. C4-Dave Cook; 10. 9-Gordon Senft (DNF); DNS - 26-Pat Cooper. No Time
Feature (20 laps) - 1. 30-Darren Eash; 2. 6E-Doug Esh; 3. 4B-Jake Raudabaugh; 4. U1-Chad Layton; 5. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 6. 11T-T.J. Stutts; 7. 34-Bob Camilli; 8. 59-Mike Lehman; 9. 11S-Duaine Smith; 10. 22J-Joe Ilg; 11. 8M-Kevin McNew; 12. 15-Tracy Templin; 13. 00-Elmer Stoltzfus; 14. 11C-Cory Haas; 15. 18W-Kevin Welch; 16. 87-Alan Krimes; 17. 2J-Billy Johns; 18. 4-Eric Stambaugh; 19. 56X-Nate Snyder; 20. 55-Jimmy Layton (DNF); 21. 56V-Tim Hershey (DNF); 22. 31J-Joey Palmerino (DNF); 23. 8-Dan Dietrich (DNF); 24. 51-Gary Gollub (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders - Elmer Stoltzfus (1), Tracy Templin (2), Darren Eash (3-20)
1st Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 00-Elmer Stoltzfus; 3. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 4. U1-Chad Layton; 5. 2J-Billy Johns; 6. 59-Mike Lehman; 7. 5A-Brian Allman; 8. 10-Chad Wolf (DNF); DNS - 80-Todd Reed. Time - 2:03.73
2nd Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 30-Darren Eash; 2. 11T-T.J. Stutts; 3. 15-Tracy Templin; 4. 11S-Duaine Smith; 5. 55-Jimmy Layton; 6. 31J-Joey Palmerino; 7. 73-Roland Snyder; 8. 88-Danny Jones (DNF); 9. 17M-Michael Creaghan (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 8-Dan Dietrich; 2. 34-Bob Camilli; 3. 6E-Doug Esh; 4. 22J-Joe Ilg; 5. 8M-Kevin McNew; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 22T-Matt Boland; 8. 71-Joe Whitcomb; DNS - 4-Eric Stambaugh. Time - 2:02.27
4th Heat (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 56V-Tim Hershey; 2. 4B-Jake Raudabaugh; 3. 18W-Kevin Welch; 4. 51-Gary Gollub; 5. 56X-Nate Snyder; 6. 10X-Doug Rohrbaugh; 7. 82-Bill Bachman; 8. 46-Jim Layton; DNS - 56-Danny Warrick. No Time
1st Consolation (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 59-Mike Lehman; 2. 2J-Billy Johns; 3. 55-Jimmy Layton; 4. 31J-Joey Palmerino; 5. 10-Chad Wolf; 6. 73-Roland Snyder; 7. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 8. 88-Danny Jones (DNF); 9. 80-Todd Reed (DNF); DNS - 17M-Michael Creaghan. No Time
2nd Consolation (8 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 8M-Kevin McNew; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 4-Eric Stambaugh; 4. 56X-Nate Snyder; 5. 71-Joe Whitcomb; 6. 56-Danny Warrick; 7. 10X-Doug Rohrbaugh; 8. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 9. 82-Bill Bachman (DNF); DNS - 46-Jim Layton. No Time
Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 1-Neil Smith; 2. 5-Bobby Beard; 3. 95-Fred Cullum; 4. 21A-Mike Zeigler; 5. 21-Jerry Bingaman; 6. 25-Sean Herrick; 7. 95A-Allan Cullum; 8. 3-Duane Watson; 9. X-Bernie Beard; 10. 60-Cork Laughman; 11. 7-Duane Hahn; 12. 3B-John Rudisill; 13. 100-Mike Zeigler Jr.; 14. 61-Mike Ciezobka; 15. 9J-Mike Johnson; 16. 4-Greg Feltch; 17. 12M-Jake Markey; 18. 24C-Keith Cook; 19. 54-Terry Davis; 20. 8MD-David Prunkl (DNF); 21. 30-Bryan Wagaman (DNF); 22. 22-Nat Tuckey (DNF); 23. 3R-Bobby Rudisill (DNF); 24. 10-Steve Clabaugh (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders - Neil Smith (1-15)
1st Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1-Neil Smith; 2. 3-Duane Watson; 3. X-Bernie Beard; 4. 4-Greg Feltch; 5. 30-Bryan Wagaman; 6. 25-Sean Herrick; 7. 7-Duane Hahn; 8. M1-Mike Potts; 9. 9J-Mike Johnson; 10. 54-Terry Davis. No Time
2nd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 95-Fred Cullum; 2. 100-Mike Zeigler Jr.; 3. 21A-Mike Zeigler; 4. 5-Bobby Beard; 5. 21-Jerry Bingaman; 6. 61-Mike Ciezobka; 7. 3B-John Rudisill; 8. 24C-Keith Cook; 9. 95A-Allan Cullum (DNF); DNS - 39F-Bill Foard. No Time
3rd Heat (6 Laps due to time limit/6 to qualify) - 1. 8MD-David Prunkl; 2. 3R-Bobby Rudisill; 3. 22-Nat Tuckey; 4. 10-Steve Clabaugh; 5. 60-Cork Laughman; 6. 12M-Jake Markey; 7. 16J-Randy Zechman (DNF); 8. 6-Tony Kuhn (DNF); 9. 77-Ken Berwager (DNF). No Time
Consolation (6 to Qualify) - 1. 7-Duane Hahn; 2. 3B-John Rudisill; 3. 24C-Keith Cook; 4. 95A-Allan Cullum; 5. 54-Terry Davis; 6. 9J-Mike Johnson (DNF); 7. 6-Tony Kuhn (DNF); DNS - 16J-Randy Zechman, M1-Mike Potts, 77-Ken Berwager, 39F-Bill Foard. No Time