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posted April 29, 2001 04:15 PM
18TH-LAP PASS SECURES 7TH WIN IN 8 RACES FOR RAHMER AT LINCOLN
Salfordsville's Fred Rahmer picked up his second win of the weekend by
claiming the 25-lap super sprint feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Rahmer, hot off his win in the World of Outlaws Gumout series opener at
Williams Grove the night before, caught leader Josh Wells exiting the second
turn of the 18th lap and then pulled away over the remaining six laps to
take the checkered in a non-stop 25-lap feature time of six minutes, 46.24
"I'm just glad to be standing here again," said the happy winner upon
exiting his Al and Betty Hamilton-owned Manheim Auto Auction/Cindy Rowe Auto
Glass sprinter in victory lane, "Josh Wells was running a real good race.
I've been telling you there are a lot of new guys running real well, and a
lot of good people standing behind them - or they wouldn't be running that
Rahmer's pass for the lead came when Wells got boxed in behind a lapped car
on the second turn.
Asked about that after the race, Rahmer said, "The one thing my dad taught
me when I first started was that the car right in front of you can't hurt
you. You've got to look way ahead. That's helped me quite a bit over the
years. We're just fortunate. I have more experience than him, and he led for
a long time. I'm sure he's going to win his share."
Finishing second 5.43 seconds behind Rahmer at the checkered was Steve
Siegel, who slid under Wells as the two passed under the white flag. Wells,
in his best ever Lincoln run, finished third, with brothers Cris and Darren
Eash completing the top five. Early race leader Billy Sims finished sixth,
with Johnny Mackison Jr., Cliff Brian, Niki Young, and Chris Knopp rounding
out the top ten.
Lancaster's Doug Esh became the third winner in as many races in the 20-lap
"358" sprint feature. Esh, piloting the Larry Lamey No.88X, started on the
outside of the front row and battled Tim Hershey for the race lead over the
first half of the race before pulling away for the win.
Abbottstown's Bernie Beard came from 17th starting spot to win his third
race of the year in the 20-lap thundercar feature. Beard steered clear of
several crashes in front of him to pass both Craig Wagaman and Steve
Clabaugh as they were battling for the lead on lap 15.
Lincoln Speedway swings back into action next Saturday night, May 5th, with
the first of two visits by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Series.
Joining the All Stars will be the thundercars, along with a visit by 2001
Ms. Motorsports Mandy Fenstermacher. Gates will open at 5 p.m., with hot
laps at 7 p.m., and time trials commencing at 7:30 p.m.