posted May 13, 2001 04:17 PM
RAHMER ROLLS TO EIGHTH LINCOLN WIN
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 5/12/01 - Lincoln Speedway is a jigsaw puzzle for most
sprint teams. But Fred Rahmer and his Manheim Auto Auction No.77 Team have
figured out where all the pieces go.
Rahmer avenged last week's defeat to Steve Siegel against the All Star
Circuit of Champions by roaring back to win the 25 lap super sprint feature
Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Rahmer passed Glenndon Forsythe on the
backstretch of the 12th lap for the lead and then held off Hanover's Cris
Eash and Steve Siegel to nail down his eighth win in ten races at the Pigeon
"We worked all day and changed everything around because we were a little
bit off last night at the Grove," said Rahmer, "That's just the way it goes.
It might look easy (winning), but it's all through hard work. Anybody can
get all the pieces together. It's just putting them in the right place."
Rahmer, who started eighth, won the race to the front by taking the lead
during a wild three-car scramble for the lead on the 12th lap between
himself, race-long leader Forsythe, and last weeks' winner Siegel.
Rahmer emerged with the lead from the close three-car action down the
backstretch of the 12th lap, and survived a final caution restart on the
22nd lap over Eash and Siegel to take the checkered 1.26 seconds ahead of
The win, Rahmer's 107th career win at Lincoln, was also his ninth overall
in 2001 and was worth $2,500. Eash settled for second, and was followed by
Siegel, Johnny Mackison Jr., and Greg Hodnett.
Lancaster's Doug Esh picked up his second straight win in 358 sprint action
by passing Dover's Scott Ausherman in a final one lap dash to the checkered.
Esh, driving the Larry Lamey No.88X sprinter, became the first repeat winner
of the year in 358 action at Lincoln.
Ausherman, who led laps nine through 19, settled for second, with Kevin
Drury (who started 8th) finishing third, Bob Fisher crossing fourth, and
Billy Dietrich completing the top five.
Bernie Beard claimed his third win in-a-row in a last-lap thriller in the
thundercar division. Beard, who started 12th, found himself in the lead
when Bobby Rudisill dropped off the pace on the final turn. It was the
points leader's fifth win of the year and 63rd of his career in the Pigeon