2008-10-23 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Lincoln Speedway pulled the curtain on the 2008 central Pennsylvania racing season Saturday night and it was business as usual for Fred Rahmer.

The 10-time track champion raced to the win in the 25-lap 410 Sprint car feature in easy fashion for his 17th overall win this season.

Rahmer's No. 51 sprint car was wrenched by his 12-year-old son, Freddie, for their first win as a driver/crew chief combo. Rahmer's mechanic, Tim Elwell, left the team last weekend.

Rahmer started fifth in the feature and raced his way around Lance Dewease on lap 11 and drove a near three-second margin of victory for his 161st career win in the Pigeon Hills.

Dewease finished second over Chad Layton, Mark Smith up from 11th and Jim Siegel. Elwell joined the Smith team during the week and will maintain the car next season.

Completing the top 10 were Cris Eash, Alan Krimes, Greg Hodnett, Todd Hestro and Brian Montieth.

Sam Gallagher capped off a championship season in the Thundercar event with his fifth win of the season over Duane Watson, Mike Slaybaugh, Rick Weaver and Larry Neiderer.

Lincoln opens the 2009 racing season on Saturday, February 22.

Williams Grove Speedway street Stock champion invaded Susquehanna Speedway Saturday night and left with the big $3,000 payday in the Miller's Racing Parts Fall Classic.

Hoffman, of Newville, only led the final two feet of the 50-lap event, but that was all that mattered in his sixth overall win on the season.

Hoffman got by leader Paul Morgan on the final turn to win the event, with Morgan second over brother Craig Morgan, Scott Thunberg and Newville's Wes Alleman.

Jason Zook won the Xtreme Stock car 40-lap feature over Tommy Slanker, Sam Rial, Ron Vance Jr. and Ricky Bender.

Dave Leidy Jr. topped the fourcylinder stock feature over Eric Hollenbach, Ricky Harper, Bryan Michael and Kory Sites.

Kyle Purks started on the front row of Saturday night's URC Sprint portion of the 5-25s at Grandview Speedway and picked up his first win of the season in the final event for the series this year.

Purks led the nonstop event in the win over Becca Anderson, JJ Grasso, Robbie Stillwaggon and Michael Carber.

Coming up this Saturday and Sunday will be the Octoberfest 350 at Hagerstown Speedway for the 410 Sprints, Late Models, Big Block and Small Block Modifieds. Entries have been rolling in for all divisions, with all qualifying taking place on Saturday and features being run Sunday. Racing begins at noon each day.

That's it for the racing world for this week as we cross our fingers and toes for another Penn State victory this weekend in Ohio! It's been an exciting ride so far to an 8 -0 season, so hopefully they can keep it going. Until next time, all news can reach me at Bvores@aol.com

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