Lance Dewease won round four of Pennsylvania Speedweek on thursday night at Lincoln Speedway. Fred Rahmer started fourth and immediately took the lead on the first lap. Rahmer pulled away from the field while polesitter Brian Gobrecht held off a...
Lance Dewease won round four of Pennsylvania Speedweek on thursday night at Lincoln Speedway. Fred Rahmer started fourth and immediately took the lead on the first lap. Rahmer pulled away from the field while polesitter Brian Gobrecht held off a swarm of cars to maintain second place. Gobrecht held second position for seven laps when the Pennsylvania Posse's best made their bid for the young driver's position. Both Don Kreitz and Lance Dewease passed Gobrecht on succesive laps placing him in fourth.
On the very next lap, Billy Pauch moved low on Brian Gobrecht making a clean pass on the inside. Meanwhile, Cris Eash found a fast lane on the high side passing Jeff Shepard then encountering Brian Gobrecht who was also running in the top groove. Eash hit the brakes too late and got into Brian Gobrecht ending Brian's night early.
The incident between Eash and Gobrecht brought out the only yellow of the race on lap nine. When the green replaced the yellow, it was back to our regularly scheduled Fast Freddie Rahmer program as Rahmer once again pulled away from the field.
At half distance, the track began to lose its low groove. With ten laps to go in the thirty lap feature, Dewease began to close on Rahmer in traffic.
Dewease passed Rahmer for the lead on lap 23 and a battled ensued that saw the lead change several times per lap. Dewease lead the last six laps of the race with Rahmer following in second when the checkered flag fell. Billy Pauch finished third and Don Kreitz finished fourth, holding off a late charge by Jeff Shepard and Kevin Gobrecht who finished fifth and sixth respectively.
Time Trials (top ten) 1. Lance Dewease 14.623, 2. Billy Pauch 14.628, 3. Fred Rahmer 14.707, 4. Jeff Shepard 14.751, 5. Don Kreitz 14.761, 6. Brian Gobrecht 14.822, 7. Cris Eash 14.839, 8. Jesse Wentz 14.920, 9. Kevin Gobrecht 14.968, 10. Steve Siegel 14.970
Heat One Results (10 laps/6 to qualify) 1. X Bobby Weaver 2. 88 Todd Shaffer 3. 17e Cris Eash 4. 461 Lance Dewease 5. 59 Steve Siegel 6. 8j Dan Jones 7. 41 Jeff Shepard 8. 53 Shawn Keen 9. 110 Mark Whitebread 10. 10n Jeff Thompson (DNF) No Time
Heat Two Results 1. 15d Brook Weibley 2. 16 Bill Brian Jr. 3. 1 Billy Pauch 4. 5g Rod George 5. 45 Jeff Rohrbough 6. 2w Jesse Wentz 7. 69k Don Kreitz 8. 77t Jess Thomas 9. 8 Dan Dietrich 10. 51 Karl Baker Time - 2:39.14
Heat Three Results 1. 16c Cliff Brian 2. 28 Brian Paulus 3. 77 Fred Rahmer 4. 07 Dave Haight 5. 12 Kevin Gobrecht 6. 1au Garry Brazier 7. 7 Brian Gobrecht 8. 48 Chris Knopp 9. 11d Butch Duncan 10. 14 Troy Camp Time - 2:39.94
B-Main Results (10 laps/6 to qualify) 1. Jeff Shepard 2. Don Kreitz 3. Jeff Thompson 4. Brian Gobrecht 5. Chris Knopp 6. Shawn Keen 7. Dan Dietrich 8. Jess Thomas 9. Karl Baker 10. Mark Whitebread 11. Butch Duncan 12. Larry Shive 13. Troy Camp (DNF) No Time
Feature Results (30 laps) 1. Lance Dewease ($4000) 2. Fred Rahmer 3. Billy Pauch 4. Don Kreitz 5. Jeff Shepard 6. Kevin Gobrecht 7. Todd Shaffer 8. Dan Jones 9. Jeff rohrbough 10. Brian Paulus 11. Steve Siegel 12. Bill Brian Jr. 13. Garry Brazier 14. Cris Eash 15. Dave Haight 16. Rod George 17. Brook Weibley 18. Jeff Thompson 19. Chris Knopp 20. Shawn Keen 21. Jesse Wentz (DNF) 22. Bobby Weaver (DNF) 23. Cliff Brian (DNF) 24. Brian Gobrecht (DNF) No Time
Lap Leaders - Fred Rahmer (1-22), Lance Dewease (23), Fred Rahmer (24), Lance Dewease (25-30)
David Reininger - Motorsport News International