ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. — Freddie Rahmer picked up his third Lincoln Speedway 410 sprint car victory of the season Saturday during Fallen Firefighters Night.
“It‘s pretty cool, this is the third one of these Brandon Little races we‘ve won. They do a heck of a job promoting, this place was packed when we got here today,” Rahmer said.
Rahmer lined up eighth for the start of the 33-lap feature and worked his way to second by lap 13. Rahmer took the lead from Alan Krimes on lap 18 in lapped traffic. The feature ran non-stop until three laps to go.
“We were decent most of the race. After the yellow I don‘t think I was that good the last three laps,” Rahmer said.
Rahmer took home $5,000 for the win.
Krimes drew the pole in the redraw and Tim Wagaman lined up second, both drivers had wins under their belts previously this season.
Wagaman had the lead at the line and led the field out of turn two with Krimes in second, Troy Wagaman third and T.J. Stutts fourth. Freddie Rahmer, who started eighth was up to sixth on lap two and had Dylan Norris in his crosshairs. Rahmer took fifth from Norris on lap five.
Last week‘s winner, Aaron Bollinger, started 16th and was up to 10th by lap 6. Rahmer got by Stutts for fourth on lap seven and started reeling in Troy Wagaman for third.
Krimes used the bottom in turns 1 and 2 to take the lead from Tim Wagaman on lap 10. Rahmer was still on the move taking third on lap 11 from Troy Wagaman.
The leaders entered lapped traffic and Rahmer moved into second on lap 13.
Rahmer tracked down Krimes as they worked through lapped cars. Rahmer took a look to the inside of Krimes in turns 1 and 2 on lap 16 but could not make the pass for the lead.
Rahmer and Krimes raced wheel to wheel down the back stretch with Rahmer taking the lead on lap 18.
Krimes kept Rahmer in reach as they continued to race through lapped traffic.
Lucas Wolfe, the night‘s fast timer, went to work on Tim Wagaman for third as the laps wound down. Wolfe made the pass coming off the inside of turn 2 on lap 26.
Rahmer started pulling away from Krimes and had a 1.733 second lead with five laps to go.
The only caution of the race came on lap 30 when Troy Wagaman fell off the pace.
Freddie led Krimes, Wolfe, Cory Haas and Tim Wagaman to the cone for the restart.
Rahmer went to the bottom with Krimes choosing the top in turn one. The bottom worked for Rahmer, and he held Krimes off in the three lap shootout to the checkered flag, winning the 33-lap race by 1.368 seconds. Wolfe finished third and Haas crossed the line fourth. Tim Wagaman completed the top five.
Brett Wanner won the companion 358 sprint car feature.