Race fans who would like to get one last look at one of the best sprint car drivers of his time had better hurry.
Fred Rahmer plans to retire at the end of this season.
The Salfordville, Pa., driver has raced for more than 35 years and amassed more than 500 victories in sprint cars and modifieds.
Rahmer, who drives for Rob Sell Motorsports, is 55 years old and enjoying a productive season with 42 straight top 10 runs, including 28 top fives and four victories.
Rahmer started his career racing modifieds and picked up 99 victories and seven track championships before moving on to sprint cars. Rahmer owns 417 sprint car victories and another 18 track championships.
He’s won seven World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series features and 24 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions races and was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2009. Rahmer also owns 13 Pennsylvania Speedweek titles.
“It isn’t a big deal,” Rahmer told pennlive.com. “I had enough. The last two years running for CJB Motorsports was no fun.
“I came back this year to prove a point. I can still win and run as good as anybody. I’m not going out on their terms. I’m going out on my terms.
“I had no desire for this. They didn’t throw a party for me when I came in, and they sure as hell don’t need one when I leave. All I wanted to do was race until the last race and go away and say nothing.”