ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Freddie Rahmer has beaten the best local talent, and the best in the nation. At 22 years old, the third generation racer continues to race beyond his years and out from under the shadow of his legendary father “Fast Freddie” Rahmer.
On a relatively normal Saturday night 410 sprint show at Lincoln Speedway Freddie Rahmer set fast time in time trials. Then started on the pole of the 25-lap feature by luck of the draw after finishing third in his heat. He grabbed the lead at the drop of the green over outside front row starter Chad Trout in the feature and led the entire distance to pick up his third win of the Year at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
But the win wasn’t certain as the hectic non-stop laps wound down.
Trout was doing everything he could to keep pace with the leader. But at the halfway mark Trout bounced off the outside wall exiting the second turn. That opened the door for fourth-starting Brian Montieth.
Montieth took advantage of Trout’s miscue and drove by him into second place heading up the backstretch.
“I figured Montieth was coming,” said Rahmer matter-of-factly. “I seen on the board he was second and I wasn’t doing a very good job in lapped cars at one point…we got it done, but we’ve got to do better for next time if we want to win the big races here, even the normal nights.”
Rahmer, who had registered a magical win over the World of Outlaws a few weeks earlier at the Pigeon Hills oval, had opened up what may have seemed like a comfortable lead of almost three and a half seconds with 10 laps to go.
But as most Lincoln fans know, you never count out the four-time 2018 winner and six-time track champ Brian “The Edge” Montieth.
After 20 non-stop laps it was evident Montieth was closing. Closing fast.
But just as Montieth pulled up to Rahmer’s rear bumper heading down the front stretch completing the 22nd lap, disaster struck last week’s feature winner.
Rahmer and Montieth had to deal with a lapped car as they heading into the first turn. Rahmer did what he had done most of the race, he drove high onto the cushion. Montieth went low.
Montieth suddenly had the lapped car blocking his path and pitched his sprinter sideways to the inside to try and cut some speed. But it was not enough as the back end of his sprinter snapped around in his desperate attempt to avoid the lapped car and came to a stop. The race’s only caution waved. And just as quickly as Montieth’s charge begun, it was now over as he sat in the first turn.
Rahmer was free of lapped traffic, but now had Trout, Kyle Moody, Anthony Macri and Gerard McIntyre right on his bumper for a three-lap shootout.
Rahmer didn’t falter as the green waved and drove to the top of the track and raced unchallenged the final laps en route to his seventh career win at Lincoln Speedway.
“The way the track was there it was only really one choice,” said Rahmer on the 23rd lap restart. “I got the wing front and tried to make good laps on the top…I didn’t go through down here the last lap very good, but it worked out.”
“We’ll improve on that,” said Rahmer quickly added. “Our cars are where they need to be, I just need to be a little better there.”
Trout, who had bounced off the wall hard at mid-race, finished second, with Macri third, Moody fourth, and McIntyre fifth.
Completing the top-10 were 12th-starting Chase Dietz, Alan Krimes, Tim Glatfelter, Cory Haas, and Adam Wilt.
Amazingly Montieth rebounded from his 23rd lap miscue and was able to finish 11th as only the top-13 cars finished on the lead lap.
Heats for the 410 Sprints were won by McIntyre, Trout, and Macri, with Matt Campbell winning the consolation. Fast time in time trials over the 26-car field was set by Freddie Rahmer with a 1-lap time of 13.321-seconds (101.344 MPH).
Lincoln University’s Tyler Ross took advantage of race-leader Tyler Walton’s misfortune with three laps to go in the 20-lap 358 sprint feature to pick up his first Lincoln Speedway win of 2018.
Walton, who had picked up his first career win a few weeks earlier, had taken the lead from Ashley Cappetta on the seventh lap and appeared to be on his way for his second win of the year.
Just as Walton was about to get the two laps to go signal exiting the fourth turn he saddened caught the cushion and was sucked hard into the outside wall, nearly flipping.
At this point Ross, who had started 11th, had worked his way around Cappetta into second place with seven laps to go.
Ross now had the lead for the restart, and like the 410 sprint feature before him, had a three-lap shootout for the win, with Brent Shearer, Cappetta, Jeff Halligan and Matt Findley right behind.
Ross lead the final three laps for the win in his Dick Smith/Tom Rumsey General Contracting No.41B sprinter.
Halligan passed Cappetta and Shearer during the final laps to finish second, with Shearer, current point leader Troy Wagaman, Jr. and Cappetta rounding out the top-five.
Rounding out the top-10 were Findley, 16th-starting Kody Hartlaub, Cody Fletcher, Steve Wilbur, and 18th-starting Dylan Norris.
Heats for the 22 358 Sprints were won by Gregg Foster, Travis Scott, and Walton.
Landsdale’s Brett Peters took the lead from polesitter Todd Lapp on the third lap and never looked back en route to a convincing win in the 15-lap Vintage Modified Shootout feature.
Lapp settled for second, with Ricky Rutt third, Scott Rickrode fourth, and Flick fifth.
Completing the top-10 were Randy Minich, Travis McClelland, Jim Mintor, Danny Holmes, and Charlie Summers.
Heats for the 17 Vintage Modifieds were won by Peters and Flick.
Next Saturday night, August 18TH, it will be YORK COUNTY RACING (YCRC) CLUB NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints in a “Shootout” series event and begins the final countdown in the season-long race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Track Championship with only three (3) point races remaining (8/18, 8/25, 9/1). They will be joined by the 358 Sprints and Street Stocks. Competition Pit gates will open at 5 PM, Spectator Pit Admission & General Admission gates will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps will get underway at 7 PM, followed by time trials at 7:30 PM.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway’s website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania’s “Premier” Saturday night race track – The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 39-Cory Haas; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 21-Brian Montieth; 12. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 13. 16-Matt Campbell; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 7K-Dan Shetler; 16. 21T-Scott Fisher; 17. 90-Jordan Givler; 18. 17-Colton Young; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski; 20. 10K-Joe Kata III; 21. 3B-Randy Baughman; 22. 19-Landon Myers (DNF); 23. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 24. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); No Time.
Lap Leaders – Freddie Rahmer (1-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 69-Time Glatfelter; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 90-Jordon Givler; 8. 11-Greg Plank. Time – 2:23.090
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 17-Cole Young; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski. Time – 2:27.869
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri; 2. 7K-Dan Shetler; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 4R-Chase Dietz; 5. 10-Zach Eucalano; 6. 19-Landon Myers; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 3B-Randy Baughman. No Time
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 21T-Scott Fisher; 4. 3B-Randy Baughman; 5. 90-Jordon Givler; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 7. 11-Greg Plank; DNS – 10-Zach Eucalano. No Time
Time Trial Results – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.321 (101.344 MPH); 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.400; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.488; 4. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.527; 5. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.528; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.540; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.616; 8. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.657; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.711; 10. 39-Cory Haas, 13.715; 11. 17-Cole Young, 13.721; 12. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.732; 13. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.741; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.749; 15. 10-Joe Kata III, 13.784; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.785; 17. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.863; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.971; 19. 4R-Chase Dietz, 13.971; 20. 16-Matt Campbell, 14.070; 21. 19-Landon Myers, 14.097; 22. 90-Jordan Givler, 14.334; 23. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.385; 24. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 14.551; 25. 11-Greg Plank, 14.704; 26. 10-Zach Eucalano, NT.
KEISER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 41B-Tyler Ross; 2. 66-Jeff Halligan; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 59-Steve Wilbur; 10. 44-Dylan Norris; 11. 2D-Aaron Spahr; 12. 5T-Travis Scott; 13. 2-Denny Gross; 14. 50-Alyson Dietz; 15. 34-Mark VanVorst; 16. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 17. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); 18. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 19. 5A-Zachary Allman (DNF); 20. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF). DNS: 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 35-Steve Owings. No Time.
Lap Leaders – Ashley Cappetta (1-6), Tyler Walton (7-16), Tyler Ross (17-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 32-Gregg Foster; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 6. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 7. 50-Alyson Dietz; 8. 35-Steve Owings (DNF). Time – 2:30.46
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5T-Travis Scott; 2. 12-Brent Shearer; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 34-Mark VanVorst; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 2-Denny Gross (DNF). No Time
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 14T-Tyler Walton; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 66-Jeff Halligan; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman; 5. 2D-Aaron Spahr; 6. 44-Dylan Norris; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman. Time – 2:34.65
VINTAGE MODIFIED SHOOTOUT
Vintage Modified Shootout Feature Finish (15 Laps) – 1. 4-Brett Peters; 2. PB-Todd Lapp; 3. 42-Ricky Rutt; 4. 4-Scott Rickrode; 5. 29-Mark Flick; 6. 707-Randy Minich; 7. 6-Travis McClelland; 8. 01-Jim Mintor; 9. 23-Danny Holmes; 10. 07-Charlie Summers; 11. 99-Bobby Hall; 12. U2D-Richard Decker; 13. 31-Aaron Broomer (DNF); 14. 55-Daryl Winkler (DNF). DNS: 53-Tony Jorda; 10-Gene Wrightstone; 17-Mike Beidel. No Time.
Lap Leaders – Todd Lapp (1-2), Brett Peters (3-15)
Vintage Modified Shootout Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps) – 1. 4-Brett Peters; 2. 31-Aaron Broomer; 3. 42-Ricky Rutt; 4. 6-Travis McClelland; 5. 01-Jim Mintor; 6. 99-Bobby Hall; DNS – 53-Tony Jorda, 17-Mike Beidel. No Time
Vintage Modified Shootout Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps) – 1. 29-Mark Flick; 2. PB-Todd Lapp; 3. U2-Richard Decker; 4. 4-Scott Rickrode; 5. 55-Daryl Winkler; 6. 07-Charlie Summers; 7. 23-Danny Holmes; 8. 10-Gene Wrightstone. No Time