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SEPTEMBER 12TH RACING PROGRAM CANCELED
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - 9/12/2015 - Lincoln Speedway promoters have been forced to cancel tonight's September 12th racing program of 358 sprints, 358 late models, Central PA Legends and All American Outlaws due to the weather.
Sep 12, 2015, 12:18
FREDDIE RAHMER FOURTH TO FIRST IN LAST LAP TO CLAIM FIRST CAREER WIN
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Campbell keeps title hopes alive with win in 358 sprints; Dellinger best of super sportsman
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/5/2015 – It’s impossible to describe the last two laps of Saturday’s “410” sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway.
To simplify the shock that left a packed house in awe, Freddie Rahmer came from fourth to first in a wild last lap to score his first career “410” sprint car win, coming on the heels of brother Brandon’s first career win one week earlier.
“I knew I had a shot there, but coming through the last corner, that was a little close,” said Rahmer, “I don’t know why it took so long to get going, but I can’t tell you how bad I wanted this, and it means a lot.”
Billy Dietrich started outside of polesitter Tim Wagaman and led all but the last lap.
Freddie Rahmer took second from Wagaman on lap three and chased Dietrich for the next 15 laps. That’s when tenth-starting and 2015 Lawrence Chevrolet track champ Brian Montieth (who claimed the title in warmups) grabbed the runner-up spot from Rahmer with six laps to go.
Then enter 11th-starting Danny Dietrich, who was charging through the field and grabbed the third spot from Rahmer with two laps to go. As Montieth, Rahmer, and Danny Dietrich crossed under the white flag, Rahmer was sandwiched between the two in a three-car battle for second in heavy lapped traffic.
Montieth slid high in turns one and two and nearly collected Danny Dietrich, with Rahmer sliding under both cars for second heading up the backstretch. He then slid under Billy Dietrich to take the lead in the final turns.
“I saw Montieth at one point. Last week I screwed up when he got to me. It wasn’t his fault. I stepped on it,” said Rahmer of the action around him during the final lap, “But I knew the bottom was coming in. I was waiting for lapped cars, and I didn’t know if I was going to get them. I just ran in hard the last lap and it worked out. Montieth got me off of four and I thought he would have hit the bottom for sure. I don’t know if he slid across or what he did, but it worked out for us.”
All top four cars crossed under the checkered flag within nine-tenths of a second of each other.
Billy Dietrich was second, with Montieth third and Danny Dietrich fourth.
J.J. Grasso ran in the top five the entire race and finished fifth, with Jimmy Siegel, Austin Hogue, Robbie Kendall, Alan Krimes, and 19-starting Chase Dietz completing the top ten.
“Brandon’s win last week bothered me a little bit, but that’s part of it,” said Rahmer, “I want to thank my parents and Moon (Byers), Stevie (Smith), Keith…all the guys that help. It’s pretty awesome!”
Heats for the 31 410’s were won by Hogue, Siegel, and Wagaman, with Dietz winning the consolation.
Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell scored his second win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Campbell drew the pole and led every lap. His win, combined with Doug Hammaker’s third-place finish, closed Campbell to within five points of Hammaker for the 2015 Keiser Aluminum Wheels track title with next week’s race the last points race of the season.
Hammaker, who lost a torsion stop on the first lap, claimed the weekend Trail-Way/Lincoln “358” sprint shootout after finishing fourth at Trail-Way Friday night, and held on to the Lincoln points lead by getting around Chandler Leiby for second on lap 11. Kevin Nouse caught Hammaker for the runner-up spot on lap 17.
Jeff Halligan came on late to finish fourth, with 12th-starting Adrian Shaffer crossing fifth. Sixth through tenth were Leiby, 16th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh, Ashley Cappetta, Matt Findley, and 20th-starting Ryan Higgins.
Heats for the 24 358 Sprints were won by Findley, Hammaker, and Leiby.
The final points tally for the Trail-Way/Lincoln Shootout saw Jeff Rohrbaugh finish second for the two nights, followed by Jeff Halligan, Dwight Leppo, and Mike Bittinger.
Scott Dellinger started second, followed polesitter Kenny Edkin the first five laps, took the lead on lap six, and led the rest of the way in the 25-lap super sportsman feature. Third-starting Russ Mitten passed Edkin for second on lap ten and ran there the rest of the way, crossing 1.06 seconds behind the winner.
In the final tune-up for the September 19th “Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100,” Edkin settled for third, with Carmen Perigo, Jr. and Frankie Herr rounding out the top five.
Heats for the 31 Sportsman were won by Perigo, Bobby Hockenberry, and Chad Smith, with Tom Wyckoff winning the consolation.
Sep 5, 2015, 11:13
BRANDON RAHMER HOLDS OFF MONTIETH TO SCORE FIRST CAREER WIN AT LINCOLN
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Ralph Morgan claims first Lincoln win in 358 late models; Kory Sites best of street stocks
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/29/2015 –Another historic night at Lincoln Speedway saw the next generation of Rahmers pull into victory lane, as Brandon Rahmer held off the late-race challenges of Lincoln points leader Brian Montieth to score his first career “410” sprint car win.
“I was trying to run my ass off to keep away from them,” said Rahmer when asked whether he knew if Montieth and 12th-starting Danny Dietrich were running second and third behind him, “I kept my speed up top. I didn’t know if Brian had enough to slide up in front of me going into three. That’s how Danny (Dietrich) got me the other two times I was in the front here. But I finally got to stand up here.”
“I was lucky enough to draw a good pill and start up front for the feature and it finally paid off,” added Rahmer.
Handicapping placed the Rahmer brothers on the outside of the front two rows for the feature. Polesitter Steve Owings took the lead at the outset and led the first two laps, with Freddie dropping back to fifth at outset and Robbie Kendall and Tim Glatfelter moving into third and fourth.
Brandon caught Owings for the lead on lap three and led the rest of the way, with plenty of action in behind. Freddie recovered to advance to second after catching Owings on lap eight.
As the Rahmer brothers led, tenth-starting Brian Montieth and leading Lincoln feature winner and 12th-starting Danny Dietrich were methodically working their way through the field.
Montieth caught Grasso for third on lap 12 and chased down Freddie by the 17th lap. He and Freddie made contact exiting turn four of that lap, pitching Freddie into the outside guardrail on the front stretch and ending Freddie’s night. Also caught up in the crash was fourth-place Grasso and Randy Bachman.
Montieth never stopped and assumed second for the restart, with Owings third and Dietrich fourth. One lap later, Dietrich disposed of Owings and made it a three-car race to the checkered.
Though he pulled alongside several times, Montieth was never able to get by the Miller Brothers Chevrolet/Wege Pretzels/ARAN Trading #88. Rahmer’s final margin of victory was .53 seconds, with Dietrich a close third, Owings fourth, and Friday night Williams Grove winner Austin Hogue fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were 20th-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Kendall, Cory Haas, 19th-starting Alan Krimes, and 22nd-starting Jimmy Siegel.
Heats for the 26 410’s were won by Montieth, Kyle Moody, and Kendall, with Krimes winning the consolation.
Mt. Union’s Ralph Morgan scored his eighth win of the year in the “358” late model feature event, crossing a convincing 3.53 seconds ahead of Shaun Jones. It was the first career Lincoln win for Morgan, who has already won five races at Hesston and a race each at Hagerstown and Path Valley this year.
Gene Knaub was third, with Eric Irvin and Cam Zeigler completing the top five.
The event was marred by a 14-car pile-up which blocked the track in turn three of the first lap.
Heats for the 26 358 Late Models were won by Morgan, Brad Shank, and Shaun Jones, with Dan Zechman winning the consolation.
Kory Sites claimed his first win in five years in the 20-lap street stock feature. Sites, who came out of retirement by running a few events last year, started on the front row and followed polesitter Jason Townsend for the first three laps. He wrestled the lead on lap four and held off Mike Potts over the final 15 laps.
Third through fifth were Doug Bennett, Bob Scott, Jr., and Michelle Walls.
Heats for the 26 Street Stocks were won by Townsend, Sites, and Bennett.
Aug 29, 2015, 11:59