Rahmer Banks $5,000 Lincoln Prize

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Freddie Rahmen (Dan Demarco photo)
Freddie Rahmen (Dan Demarco photo)

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. — Freddie Rahmer went to victory lane for the second consecutive night Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.

Rahmer, who won Friday at Selinsgrove Speedway, led all 33 laps of the ninth annual Fallen Firefighters Night in Memory of Brandon Little and banked $5,000 for the victory.

Rahmer drew the pole in the redraw and had Tim Wagaman lined up to his outside and Chase Dietz and Brian Montieth behind him.

Rahmer shot out to the lead with Wagaman holding on to second while Dietz and Montieth battled for third behind him.

While running second Wagaman fell off the pace on lap 6. Tim came to a stop on the front stretch bringing out the first caution of the race. Wagaman utilized the two-minute work period and attempted to rejoin the field, but he pulled back into the pits before the restart.

Rahmer was getting ready to enter lapped traffic when the caution came out. Freddie led Montieth, Dietz, Trey Hivner and Tim Glatfelter for the single-file restart.

The top line around the track was where Rahmer and Montieth were finding their speed at the front of the field. Dietz, running third, gave the bottom of the track a try but joined the leaders on the top after not making any headway.

Rahmer caught the tail end of the field on lap 12 with Montieth closing in.

Freddie created some distance between Montieth as he maneuvered through lapped traffic. As the leaders worked their way through the field Dietz remained within striking distance of the top two. Dietz was reeling in Montieth when on lap 16 Dietz did a 360 spin in turn four. Chase maintained his third spot, but lost ground on Montieth.

Rahmer’s lead was over 4 seconds with 10 laps to go.

After his mishap Dietz was able to hunt down Montieth again to challenge him for the second spot.

The red flag came out on lap 28 for Billy Dietrich who broke an axle and took a tumble in turn three.

to rejoin the field. Wagaman had been running 10th and restarted 11th.

The red flag erased Rahmer’s 5.243 second lead over Montieth. Montieth, Dietz, Glatfelter and Ryan Smith lined up behind Rahmer for the restart.

Both Rahmer and Monteith went to the top with Dietz trying out the bottom again. Dietz got a good run off of turn two but it still wasn’t enough to take second from Montieth.

Smith continued his charge through the field and took fourth from Glatfelter on lap 29.

Krimes was right there to challenge Glatfelter for fifth and took the spot at the line with two laps to go.

Rahmer took the checkered flag 1.599 seconds ahead of Montieth. Dietz held onto third. Smith, the hard charger, finished fourth from his fifteenth starting spot and Krimes crossed the line fifth.

 

Scott Fisher pulled double duty on Saturday night running in both the 410 and 358 sprint divisions, winning the 358 feature, holding off Dale Hammaker for the victory.