"FAST FREDDIE" & "THE KID" CHALLENGE USAC STARS IN NEXT WEEK'S "EASTERN SWING" Eastern racing heroes Fred "Fast Freddie" Rahmer and Billy "The Kid" Pauch are expected to be among drivers competing in next week's USAC National...
"FAST FREDDIE" & "THE KID" CHALLENGE USAC STARS IN NEXT WEEK'S "EASTERN SWING"
Eastern racing heroes Fred "Fast Freddie" Rahmer and Billy "The Kid" Pauch are expected to be among drivers competing in next week's USAC National Sprint Car races in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Rahmer, of Salfordville, Pa., has nearly 400 career Sprint car wins to his credit and is a multi-time track and racing series champion. A dozen of his track titles have been recorded at tracks involved in the Eastern Swing.
Pauch, of Frenchtown, N.J., is the reigning Modified Track Champion at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway and is a former three-time New Egypt Speedway track champ. In four career NASCAR Craftsman Truck starts he scored a sixth at Flemington, N.J. in 1998. His racing career includes nearly 650 feature victories in various racing disciplines.
Next week's Eastern Tour begins on Tuesday night at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. Wednesday night's race is at the famed Williams Grove (Pa.) Speedway and Thursday night's race is at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pa. The finale is Saturday night at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway.
The Tony Stewart Racing team, led this season by defending USAC National Champion Levi Jones and Tracy Hines, won all three Eastern Tour events last year. Jones won at Grandview and Hagerstown and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won at Big Diamond. Wednesday's race at Williams Grove continues a rich tradition of USAC racing at that historic oval which last hosted USAC in 1996. That race was won by none other than Billy Pauch!
Jones currently leads the USAC National standings, 20 points ahead of Oklahoma's Brady Bacon. Jones already has 2008 victories at Brownstown, Ind. and in the recent "Tony Hulman Classic" at Terre Haute, Ind.