Story By: LINCOLN SPEEDWAY – ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Freddie Rahmer drove from the fourteenth starting spot to his tenth win of the season on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. It is the first time Rahmer has hit double digits in wins at the 3/8th-mile oval. The last driver to score 10 wins in one season was Freddie’s father, Fred Rahmer, in 2004.
Two young-guns shared the front row for the start of the 30-lap DCS School of Driving Night feature. Australian driver, Ryan Newton, started on the pole in his second ever appearance at Lincoln. JJ Loss, in his fourth appearance at the track, shared the front row with Newton.
Newton shot out to the lead with Loss holding off Michael Millard as he challenged for second. Riley Emig and Glenndon Forsythe raced side by side for fourth with Forsythe taking the spot at the line. Emig got by Forsythe for fourth on the following lap and went to work on Millard for third. Emig took third on lap 3. Chad Trout got by two cars in one lap to move from sixth to fourth on lap 5 before the caution came out. Danny Dietrich and Brandon Rahmer both sat in turn 4, bringing out the yellow flag. Rahmer rejoined the field while Dietrich’s night came to an end.
Newton’s 2.7 second lead was erased when the caution came out. Newton led Loss Emig, Trout and Millard for the restart. Newton got a good jump and Trout looked to the outside of Emig but could not make the pass. Emig slid under Loss for second but Loss held the spot by inches at the line. Emig took over the runner-up spot by a nose on the next lap. Trout got by Loss for third as Troy Wagaman made his way into the top five. Wagaman made quick work of Loss and took fourth on lap 12. Freddie Rahmer was not far behind and raced wheel to wheel with Loss for fifth taking the spot before the caution came out on lap 15. Michael Millard slowed on the front stretch, just as Newton had caught the tail end of the field, bringing out the yellow.
The top five for the restart were Newton, Emig, Trout, Wagaman and Rahmer. Once again Trout looked to get by Emig for second on the restart and again Emig held the spot. Trout had better luck the next lap and got under Emig for second in turns 3 and 4. Rahmer was also on the move, getting under Wagaman for fourth.
The yellow flag waved again on lap 18 when Tim Wagaman slowed in turns 1 and 2.
Newton paced the field ahead of Trout, Emig, Rahmer and Wagaman for the restart. Trout went low and Newton went high as they entered turn 1 with Newton holding on to the lead. Rahmer got by Emig for third and then moved his way into second with 10 laps to go. Cory Haas worked his way into the top five on lap 20.
Rahmer was reeling in Newton. Wagaman got by Trout for third with five laps to go. Rahmer kept trying slide jobs in turns 1 and 2 for the lead but could not make the pass. Freddie finally got one to stick and had the lead by just .016 seconds over Newton as the white flag waved.
The top three crossed the line with less than a second separating them. Rahmer took the checkered flag .322 seconds ahead of Newton and Wagaman was third. Haas finished fourth and Trout completed the top five.
Kenny Miller III Wires the Field for USAC Victory
In their only appearance in the pigeon hills in 2023, Kenny Miller III scored a win in USAC East Coast competition. It was Miller’s second win of the year with the series. Miller and Preston Lattomus shared the front row of the 25-lap feature with Miller taking the lead when the green flag dropped. Lattomus was left to fend off a challenge from Carmen Perigo for second. Perigo had second at the line.
JT Ferry and Steven Drevicki battled for fourth with Drevicki taking the spot.
Lap 3 saw the red flag come out as Chris Allen took a wild ride on the front stretch. Bruce Buckwalter, Jonathan Swanson, Scott Frack, Mike Thompson and Austin Graby were also involved.
Miller led Perigo, Lattomus, Drevicki and Ferry to the cone for the restart. Perigo looked to Miller’s outside in turns 1 and 2 but Miller held the lead. The yellow flag came out on lap 4 for Patrick Chilmonik who spun in turn 2.
Perigo again, looked to the outside of Miller on the restart and could not make the pass for the lead. Drevicki got his nose under Lattomus for third and took the spot. Briggs Danner got by Ferry on lap 7 for a spot inside the top five. Perigo maintained a different line than Miller, trying to gain on the leader.
Both Perigo and Drevicki closed in on Miller making it a three-car battle for the lead. Miller and Drevicki were both sticking to the low side of the track with Perigo opting for a higher line. Drevicki got under Perigo for second at the line by inches on lap 10 and Danner moved into fourth.
Perigo was not going away as Drevicki went to work on Miller for the lead. Danner caught Perigo to challenge for third and took the spot on lap 17 by a car length. Perigo was on Danner’s bumper trying to take the spot back.
Lapped traffic loomed ahead of Miller with five laps to go. Drevicki showed his nose to Miller as the flagman signaled two to go.
Miller wired the field and got to the checkered flag .359 seconds ahead of Drevicki. Danner crossed the line third and Perigo was fourth. Joey Amantea completed the top five.
Cliff Brian Jr. Wins in Wingless Super Sportsman
Cliff Brian Jr. and Andy Burkhart raced side by side at the line, through turns 1 and 2 and down the back stretch for the lead. Brian finally had the advantage as they went into turn 3 which left Burkhart to fend off Billy Brian’s challenge for second. Billy got second on lap 2 and Sam Leonard followed, moving into third and sending Burkhart back to fourth. Burkhard, Matt Cisney and Eric Walker raced three-wide for fourth with Cisney taking the spot.
Cliff was pulling away from the field when the yellow flag flew on lap 9. Jason Gindlesperger spun in turn 1 collecting Leonard who was running third.
Cliff, Billy, Cisney, Walker and Burkhart made up the top five for the restart. Trent Yoder was looking for a way around Burkhart for a spot inside the top five. Yoder made the pass on lap 10 before the yellow flag came out again on lap 11. Jason Failor, Gene Eppley and Kevin Gutshall got together in turn 4.
The top five for the restart were Cliff, Billy, Cisney, Walker and Yoder. Yoder got by Walker for fourth on the restart and Cisney and Billy raced side by side for second. Cisney took the spot. Troy Fraker and Billy Brian spun in turn 2 on lap 13 bringing out the caution.
Billy had been running third which led to a shake-up in the top five for the restart. Cliff led Cisney, Yoder, Walker and Burkhart to the cone. Steve Wilbur was working on Burkhart for a spot in the top five and Cisney was closing in on Cliff to challenge for the lead.
Wilbur got by Burkhart to move into fifth on lap 14. Both Cisney and Yoder had closed in on Cliff to make it a three-car race for the lead. Cisney and Yoder were side by side for second and Wilbur moved into fourth. Yoder had second by a nose at the line on lap 19.
Jason Moore spun in turn 4 with two laps to go bringing out the yellow flag.
Cliff, Yoder, Cisney, Wilbur and Walker lined up for the green, white, checkered finish.
Wilbur showed his nose under Cisney for third on the restart but did not make the pass. The two continued to race side by side as the white flag waved.
Cliff took the checkered flag a half second ahead of Yoder. Cisney crossed the line third and Wilbur was fourth. Walker completed the top five.
Next Saturday, August 12, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 sprint cars, Winged Super Sportsman and PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM.
Saturday, August 5, 2023
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 66-Ryan Newton; 3. 27-Troy Wagaman; 4. 38-Cory Haas; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 33-Riley Emig; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 5R-Tyler Ross; 11. 39T-Cameron Smith; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich; 13. 5F-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 16-Matt Campbell; 15. 17-Cole Young; 16. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 17. 67L-JJ Loss; 18. 95-Kody Hartlaub; 19. 55M-Domenic Melair; 20. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF); 21. 11P-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 22. 5E-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 23. 23-Michael Millard (DNF); 24. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Ryan Newton (1-28) & Freddie Rahmer (29-30)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 23-Michael Millard; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 66-Ryan Newton; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 11P-Tim Wagaman; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 5R-Tyler Ross; 9. 17-Cole Young
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 67L-JJ Loss; 2. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 3. 5F-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 95-Kody Hartlaub; 9. 23A-Chris Arnold
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 39T-Cameron Smith; 2. 33-Riley Emig; 3. 27-Troy Wagaman; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 38-Cory Haas; 6. 55M-Domenic Melair; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNS)
410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 5R-Tyler Ross; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 17-Cole Young; 6. 95-Kody Hartlaub; 7. 23A-Chris Arnold
USAC East Coast Sprint Cars
USAC East Coast Feature (25 laps) – 1. 23M-Kevin Miller III; 2. 19-Steven Drevicki; 3. 39-Briggs Danner; 4. 21-Carmen Perigo; 5. 88J-Joey Amantea; 6. 22-Kyle Spence; 7. 23B-Preston Lattomus; 8. 18J-JT Ferry; 9. 7B-Aidan Borden; 10. 5B-Bobby Butler; 11. 11-Mike Thompson; 12. 7-Ed Aikin; 13. 67-Jason Cherry; 14. 76-Mike Smith; 15. 1-Patrick Chilmonik; 16. 21K-Tommy Kunsman (DNF); 17. 39X-Scott Frack (DNF); 18. 71-Chris Allen Jr. (DNF); 19. 83-Bruce Buckwalter (DNF); 20. 17J-Jonathan Swanson (DNF); 21. 7G-Austin Graby (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Kevin Miller III (1-25)
USAC East Coast Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 21-Carmen Perigo; 2. 23M-Kenny Miller; 3. 76-Mike Smith; 4. 1-Patrick Chilmonik; 5. 39X-Scott Frack; 6. 7B-Aidan Borden; 7. 67-Jason Cherry; 8. 96-Lee Kauffman; 9. 44-Sam Huston
USAC East Coast Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 39-Briggs Danner; 2. 19-Steven Drevicki; 3. 23B-Preston Lattomus; 4. 22-Kyle Spence; 5. 71-Chris Allen Jr.; 6. 17J-Jonathan Swanson; 7. 45R-Brett Rose; 8. 117-David Swanson; 9. 28-Tim Stallings
USAC East Coast Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 88J-Joey Amantea; 2. 7-Ed Aikin; 3. 18J-JT Ferry; 4. 21K-Tommy Kunsman; 5. 11-Mike Thompson; 6. 5B-Bobby Butler; 7. 83-Bruce Buckwalter; 8. 7G-Austin Graby; 9. 48G-George Loux
USAC East Coast Consy Finish (8 laps) – 1. 5B-Bobby Butler; 2. 7B-Aidan Borden; 3. 17J-Jonathan Swanson; 4. 83-Bruce Buckwalter; 5. 7G-Austin Graby; 6. 45R-Brett Rose; 7. 48G-George Loux; 8. 96-Lee Kauffman; 9. 117-David Swanson; 10. 67-Jason Cherry; 11. 44-Gary Huston; 12. 28-Tim Stallings (DNF)
Wingless Super Sportsman
Wingless Super Sportsman Feature (25 laps) – 1. 28-Cliff Brian Jr.; 2. 66-Trent Yoder; 3. 55-Matt Cisney; 4. 59-Steve Wilbur; 5. 88W-Eric Walker; 6. 16-Billy Brian Jr.; 7. 12-Andy Burkhart; 8. 33-Chad Thomas; 9. 28N-Brian Nace; 10. 57-Ricky Rutt; 11. 7-Sam Leonard Jr.; 12. 114-Dennis Perigo; 13. 11-Chad Baker; 14. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 15. 32-Gene Eppley; 16. 89-Lance Yeager; 17. 42-Troy Fraker; 18. 37-Jordan Fuller; 19. 24M-Jason Moore (DNF); 20. 2J-Jason Failor (DNF); 21. 63-Kevin Gutshall (DNF); 22. 76G-Jason Gindlesperger (DNF); 23. 76-Michael Smith (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Cliff Brian Jr. (1-25)
Wingless Super Sportsman Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 55-Matt Cisney; 2. 16-Billy Brian Jr.; 3. 2J-Jason Failor; 4. 66-Trent Yoder; 5. 57-Ricky Rutt; 6. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 7. 24M-Jason Moore; 8. 39-Adam Meier; 9. 89-Lance Yeager
Wingless Super Sportsman Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 12-Andy Burkhart; 2. 32-Gene Eppley; 3. 63-Kevin Gutshall; 4. 88W-Eric Walker; 5. 11-Chad Baker; 6. 28N-Brian Nace; 7. 114-Dennis Perigo; 8. 76G-Jason Gindlesperger (DNF)
Wingless Super Sportsman Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 59-Steve Wilbur; 2. 28-Cliff Brian Jr.; 3. 7-Sam Leonard Jr.; 4. 42-Troy Fraker; 5. 33-Chad Thomas; 6. 76-Michael Smith; 7. 37-Jordan Fulton; 8. 3-JT Meier (DNF)