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Topic: RAHMER PICKS UP FIRST WILLIAMS GROVE WIN IN GUMOUT SERIES OPENER
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posted April 29, 2001 04:16 PM
RAHMER PICKS UP FIRST WILLIAMS GROVE WIN IN GUMOUT SERIES OPENER
Finishing second or third is good. But winning is better. Just ask Fred
After finishing second or third the past few weeks at Williams Grove
Speedway, Salfordsville's Fred Rahmer knew the wins would come. The
Salfordsville speedster, chasing a record-tying fifth straight Williams
Grove track title, watched six different winners emerge in seven races. And
he wasn't one of them.
Would the wins come soon enough? That question was answered Friday night.
Rahmer slid under two-time Grove winner Lance Dewease in the first and
second turns of the 17th lap for the lead and then held off the Mont Alto
racer the rest of the way to win the special 30-lap $5,000-to-win World of
Outlaw Gumout Series season opener.
"Last week I left here last week feeling real good and also real
disappointed, so that made me run just a little harder" Rahmer said upon
exiting his Al & Betty Hamilton-owned Manheim Auto Action No.77 sprinter in
victory lane. "Lance got the lead and I thought, 'Uh-oh, here we go again."
The win was also Rahmer's 45th career Williams Grove victory, tying him
with Donnie Kreitz Jr. for the top-spot as the all-time winningist driver at
the historic Mechanicsburg oval.
Rahmer got the opening he needed on the 16th lap and slid under Dewease in
the first and second turns and pulled up in from of the Mont Alto racer with
the lead exiting the second turn.
Rahmer was able to keep his distance in the end to take the checkered .91
seconds ahead of Dewease to pick up his first Grove win of the season and
became the seventh different winner in eight races at the Mechanicsburg
half-mile this season.
Coming on strong at the end was sixth-starting Donnie Kreitz Jr. as he
battled with Kauffman for third place. Kreitz was able to wrestle away third
place from Kauffman, but there wasn't enough laps for the Sinking Spring's
racer. Kauffman was forced to settle for fourth place, with 14th-starting
Cris Eash coming on at the end to finish fifth.