Lincoln report 98-05-30

Rahmer Caps PA Tour With Victory at Lincoln By Richard Day NEW OXFORD, PA (May 30) - Fred Rahmer ended the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' Pennsylvania Tour the same way he started it - with a surprising victory for...

Rahmer Caps PA Tour With Victory at Lincoln By Richard Day NEW OXFORD, PA (May 30) - Fred Rahmer ended the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' Pennsylvania Tour the same way he started it - with a surprising victory for his home-state fans. By winning the Purvis Brothers/Pennzoil event at Lernerville Speedway May 19th and the Ingersoll-Rand race at Lincoln Speedway Saturday, Rahmer gave the Pennsylvania Posse its first May victories against the World of Outlaws since 1993. Don Kreitz, Jr., won a pair of "A" Features against the series at Williams Grove Speedway the year before. Rahmer is the first driver to win two World of Outlaws Pennsylvania Tour events at separate tracks. "It took me 13 years to win the first one," Rahmer said. "I never thought about getting two in one year. The only thing that would make it better would be if my wife and kids were here, because I'd like to have them in the pictures. "Running here weekly really helps me. The guys who race here every week make me run hard even in the heat races and the World of Outlaws guys are really tough. I think after this swing, the Pennsylvania guys can hold their heads high. We did a pretty good job this time." The $7,000 victory was Rahmer's seventh straight and the 63rd of his career at Lincoln Speedway. Early in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' 21st event of the year it appeared Channellock Dash winner Andy Hillenburg had what it takes to tame the Pennsylvania Posse. Hillenburg, who won at Lincoln on June 5, 1993, started on the pole and drove his #2 J&J ahead of the 26-car field as the green flag fell. Rahmer used an inside move between the first and second corners to pass Tim Shaffer, Mark Kinser and Johnny Herrera and move into second place early in the opening lap. Rahmer was challenging Hillenburg for the lead when Craig Dollansky took the #75 Mopar Schnee for a spin in turn four late in the third lap. Rahmer will still battling Hillenburg when Stevie Smith allowed his #19 Ingersoll-Rand sprinter to jump the cushion in the second corner early in lap six. He hit the retaining wall and flipped. Smith lost sixth place in the race and dropped to fourth in the standings when he was credited with a 24th-place finish. Rahmer drove Al Hamilton's #77 Manheim Auto Auctions J&J deep into turn four to pass Hillenburg for the lead late in lap seven. Shaffer passed Herrera for third and Danny Lasoski drove the #83 Beef Packers Eagle past Kinser for fifth during the eighth and ninth laps. The leaders were approaching lapped traffic when Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race winner Dave Ely spun in the first corner the next time around. Herrera drove the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim past Shaffer to regain third place within a lap after the green flag replaced the yellow. Rahmer opened a half-straightaway advantage as Herrera caught Hillenburg midway through the race. Herrera, the Channellock Spring Classic winner, took the low line through turns three and four to take over second place late in lap 15. Rahmer maintained a comfortable lead as he caught the backmarkers one lap later. Shaffer, who earned two Vivarin Fast-Time Awards during the Pennsylvania Tour, passed Hillenburg for third place with a low move between the first and second corners early in the 20th lap. Herrera closed to within eight car-lengths of Rahmer when they encountered dense lapped traffic with eight laps remaining, but was 1.57 seconds behind when Fred took the checkered flag. "We were a little off a couple of nights, but overall, we did a good job against the best in the world," Rahmer said. "I'm so lucky to be driving this car. Al Hamilton gives me the best of everything. I'm sure a lot of other guys could do a good job, but tonight we were the ones out front." Shaffer held off Kinser to finish in third place. Completing the top 10 were Hillenburg, Lasoski, Second Racing Champions Heat Race winner Dale Blaney, Steve Kinser, Tyler Walker and "B" Feature winner Joe Gaerte. Sammy Swindell, the 19th-fastest qualifier in the 39-car field, started outside the ninth row and drove his #1 Channellock Stealth past seven cars to finish 11th. Lasoski received his second Vivarin Fast-Time Award of the year for pacing the qualifying session. His 13.347-second trip around the semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval sliced .041 seconds off the single-lap record Jac Haudenschild set last May 31st. WoO 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Ingersoll-Rand Night Lincoln Speedway, New Oxford, PA Saturday, May 30, Feature Program #21 Qualifications: 1. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 13.347 (new single-lap record); 2. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 13.349; 3. Tim Shaffer, Apple 12, 13.406; 4. Sean Michael, Harz 88M, 13.435; 5. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.513; 6. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 13.533; 7. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.596; 8. Cris Eash, E&G Classics 17E, 13.596; 9. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 13.598; 10. Dale Blaney, Hylton-Blaney 93, 13.604; 11. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 13.634; 12. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 13.657; 13. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 13.670; 14. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.696; 15. Jeff Shepard, Stewart 4J, 13.698; 16. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.725; 17. Danny Smith, Brazier 21S, 13.773; 18. Don Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69, 13.781; 19. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.781; 20. Johnny Mackison, Swope 65, 13.817; 21. Kevin Gobrecht, Gobrecht 92, 13.819; 22. Brook Weibley, Weibley 32, 13.883; 23. Craig Dollansky, Stanton 75, 13.905; 24. Dave Ely, Ely/Gilbert 77E, 13.924; 25. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 13.935; 26. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 13.968; 27. Jeff Rohrbaugh, Tanger 07, 13.980; 28. Dion Hindi, Hindi 18, 13.999; 29. Jesse Wentz, Wentz 2W, 14.032; 30. Joey Allen, Allen 1a, 14.085; 31. Danny Jones, 8J, 14.173; 32. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 14.176; 33. Billy Brian, Jr., Brian 16, 14.210; 34. George Suprick, Suprick 87, 14.269; 35. Darren Eash, Eash 7E, 14.324; 36. Dave Haight, Neiderer 10N, 14.805; 37. Bill Bailey, Bailey 27, 15.251; 38. Mike Dillman, Dillman 2C, no time; 39. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, no time. First Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Kevin Gobrecht, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Danny Smith, 6. Jesse Wentz, 7. Danny Lasoski, 8. Billy Brian, Jr. 9. Donny Schatz, 10. Bill Bailey. 2:21.44 (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Dale Blaney, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Don Kreitz, Jr., 5. Johnny Herrera, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Brook Weibley, 8. Joey Allen, 9. George Suprick, 10. Mike Dillman. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Joe Gaerte, 7. Jeff Rohrbaugh, 8. Danny Jones, 9. Darren Eash, 10. Lance Blevins. 2:26.66 (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Dave Ely, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Johnny Mackison, 4. Tyler Walker, 5. Sean Michael, 6. Brian Paulus, 7. Dion Hindi, 8. Dave Haight, 9. Cris Eash. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (seven laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Stevie Smith, 7. Sean Michael, 8. Dale Blaney. 1:41.6 (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Jesse Wentz, 5. Donny Schatz ($200); 6. Jeff Rohrbaugh, 7. Billy Brian, Jr. ($180); 8. Danny Jones ($150); 9. Dion Hindi ($110); 10. Darren Eash ($90); 11. Brian Paulus ($80); 12. Joey Allen ($60); 13. Dave Haight ($50); 14. George Suprick ($50); 15. Mike Dillman ($50); 16. Cris Eash, 17. Bill Bailey ($50); 18. Lance Blevins ($50). 3:06.16 DNS - Brook Weibley. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Fred Rahmer ($7,000); 2. Johnny Herrera ($4,000); 3. Tim Shaffer ($3,000); 4. Mark Kinser ($2,500); 5. Andy Hillenburg ($2,300); 6. Danny Lasoski ($2,220); 7. Dale Blaney ($2,100); 8. Steve Kinser ($2,000); 9. Tyler Walker ($1,700); 10. Joe Gaerte ($1,620); 11. Sammy Swindell ($1,200); 12. Greg Hodnett ($1,150); 13. Don Kreitz, Jr. ($1,100); 14. Sean Michael ($1,050); 15. Jesse Wentz ($1,020); 16. Jac Haudenschild ($700); 17. Jeff Swindell ($620); 18. Jeff Shepard ($500); 19. Danny Smith ($500); 20. Kevin Gobrecht ($500); 21. Jeff Rohrbaugh ($520); 22. Dave Ely ($500); 23. Johnny Mackison ($500); 24. Craig Dollansky ($500); 25. Cris Eash ($520); 26. Stevie Smith ($500). Provisional starters - Jeff Rohrbaugh, Cris Eash Lap leaders: Andy Hillenburg 1-6, Fred Rahmer 7-30 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Danny Lasoski WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Brian Paulus , Danny Jones , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams