Point Leader Rahmer Gets First of Season at SSP NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (June 24, 2004) -- Fast Freddy Rahmer has been leading the Sprint Car point standings at Susquehanna Speedway Park for much of the season, but it wasn't until Thursday evening...
Point Leader Rahmer Gets First of Season at SSP
NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (June 24, 2004) -- Fast Freddy Rahmer has been leading the Sprint Car point standings at Susquehanna Speedway Park for much of the season, but it wasn't until Thursday evening that he got his first win there this year. In other action, Curt Nichols also claimed his first Xtreme Enduro Stock event, and Jason Goodling took the $1000 to win Demolition Derby.
In the 25 lap Sprint Car feature event, polesitter Cory Haas led the first lap before being overtaken by Kevin Nouse on lap two. Meanwhile Rahmer was working his way forward from the 11th starting spot. Nouse held sway through a red flag on lap eight when Chad Trout flipped his racer and collected the top five cars of Haas, Brian Leppo and Greg Hodnett. At the time Rahmer had just taken second spot from Leppo. On the restart, Rahmer raced alongside Nouse for a full lap and a half before taking command on lap ten. From that point on it was all Rahmer as he raced to his first SSP win of the season, and 19th career. The win was worth $2500.
Lance Dewease moved from the 12th starting spot to claim second with Donnie Kreitz Jr. getting third after starting 10th. Hodnett raced back from the eighth lap tangle for fourth, with Jim Siegel completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Nouse, Billy Dietrich, Eric Stambaugh, Karl Baker, and Chad Jumper. Heat wins went to Hodnett, Kreitz and Peter Attard.
Nichols chased down early leader David Wilhelm on the 11th of 20 laps to win the Xtreme Enduro feature event. Nichols, Wilhelm and third place finisher Mike Goodwin raced under a blanket for the final ten laps of the event. Charlie Pensinger and Matt Smith completed the top five. Heats went to Wilhelm and Goodwin, with Tom Johns taking the Pepsi Dash.
Goodling outlasted Davey Snelbaker to win the 16 car Demo Derby that ended the evening. Goodling also won the Spectator Street Drags at SSP earlier this season.
The next race will be Thursday Night, July 1 as SSP hosts its first $1000-to-win 410 Sprint Car Wheelie Contest presented by the Beer Hill Gang in conjunction with the fifth event of the Pennsylvania Speedweeks. Fans will also see the 410 Sprint Cars and the Xtreme Enduro Stocks in action. Gates open in the pit area at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstand gates opening at 5:00 p.m. Warmups begin at 7:00 p.m. with time trials beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand ticket prices are Adults (18 & older) $20.00; Teens (13-17) $10.00; Children (6-12) $5.00; and Children (5 & under) are free. Pit pass prices have been reduced to $25.00 with a reduced price of $20.00 for all track license holders. A track license is $25.00 for the year.
SSP RESULTS FROM THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2004
410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Fred Rahmer 2. Lance Dewease 3. Donnie Kreitz Jr. 4. Greg Hodnett 5. Jim Siegel 6. Kevin Nouse 7. Billy Dietrich 8. Eric Stambaugh 9. Karl Baker 10. chad Jumper 11. Scott Lutz 12. Brent Kluge 13. Peter Attard 14. Mike Rabold 15. Michael Hamer 16. Jeff Tayler 17.Billy Heltzel 18. Todd Zinn 19. Brian Leppo 20. Cory Haas 21. Chad Trout
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Haas 1 Nouse 2-9 Rahmer 10-25
HEAT WINNERS: Hodnett, Kreitz, Attard
XTREME ENDURO FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Curt Nichols 2. David Wilhelm 3. Mike Goodwin 4. Charlie Pensinger 5. Matt Smith 6. Karl Windish 7. Ricky Hippensteel Jr. 8. Jerry Blauch 9. Brian Lomman 10. Sam Rial 11. Wayne Eurich 12. Alan Miller 13. Bryon Sipe 14. Bobby Glass Jr. 15. Adrain Barnhardt 16. Brian Sanders 17. Les Davis 18. Randy Christine Jr. 19. Shawn Arndt 20. Tom Slanker 21. Tom Johns 22. Dale Frye DNS Ronnie Thomas, Tony Tumas, Jason Failor
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lomman 1-2, Wilhelm 3-10 Nichols 11-20
HEAT WINNERS: Wilhelm, Goodwin
PEPSI CHALLENGE DASH WINNER: Johns
DEMOLITION DERBY WINNER: Jason Goodling
For more information, visit ww.sspracing.net or call the SSP home office at (717) 292-1696. The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170.