Fred Gets 500th Career Win At Lincoln Speedway
Saturday night, June 16th at Lincoln Speedway marked a moment in history as an emotional Fred Rahmer drove home victorious for his 151st win and expressed to the crowd, “I am so proud to be Lincoln’s winningest driver”……..
A feat only Rahmer has the privilege of claiming at Lincoln Speedway came with some of Pennsylvania’s foremost past and present car owners. The majority of the wins were behind the wheel of the Apple Chevrolet #12, Hamilton Motorsports #77 and the Joe Harz Racing #88H. Single wins came with the 50N car in 1987 and the 99 car in 1990. Four additional wins were recorded in the J&S Fabrication #22, and to date Rahmer has been victorious three times in the Chad & Jenn Clemens #51.
This kind of winning achievement only comes from the dedication of driver, team, car owner and sponsor efforts. This record stands as an attribute to having outstanding car owners and devoted sponsors.
Fred has had a rich history behind the wheel of a sprint car at Lincoln Speedway that dates back two decades. He started in 1986 with Joe Harz Racing, who raced the entire season at Lincoln Speedway. The next 5 years saw Fred run occasional races at Lincoln while making Port Royal & Selingsgrove speedway his home tracks on Saturday night. When Fred took the seat of the Apple Chevrolet car, he became a Saturday night regular at Lincoln Speedway and presently calls Lincoln his home track as a 9-time point track champion.
His winning record at Lincoln during that time has been impressive. A 16-year full time season span, including this year, has seen him in victory lane 10 times or more for 9 of those years. Starting in 1997, he won a minimum of 10 features and more for 6 years in a row. That year, he recorded 11 wins, 1998-17 wins, 1999-10 wins, 2000-15 wins, 2001-13 wins and 2002 with 10 wins.
There are numerous people to thank in marking this historical event of becoming Lincoln’s winningest driver. We want to send our heartfelt appreciation and thanks to everyone that has been involved in making this a reality.
Thanks go out to: Bud & Shirley Lawrence, Davey Brown, Jr, Bob Stewart, Lee Stauffer, Ed Stauffer, Al Hamilton, Moon Byers, Joe & Peggy Harz, Tim Elwell, Rich Wagner, Jim & Sandy Kline, and Chad & Jenn Clemens.
Our devoted sponsors and friends; Miller Brothers Automotive-Bob Palmer & Tom Linder, MHS-Mike & Ona Stair, Durr Enterprises- Jeff Durr & Nate Durr, Media Camping Center-Hadden Smith, Trevdan Building Supply-Bud & Lisa Stone, Don Ott Racing Engines- Don(Bug) & Lee Ann Ott., Tru-Line Contractors- Greg & Sharon, Bair’s Tree Service-Marty Bair, Real Estate Excel-Greg & Sandy Clemens, Nyce Crete and Landis Block, EDS, Scatton’s Heating & Cooling, Lansdale Candy Company, Hart Mechanical Contractors, Henry Dunn Incorporated, GT Radiators & Repairs-Harry Turner, VRP Shocks- Vince & Sue, J&J Chassis- Jack & Bonnie, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance, Crane Cams, Art’s Radiators, Weld Racing Products, Mac Tools, Fastners Specialties, Awesome Racewear, Weikel Sportswear, Harring Trucking, Stearly Motor-freight, Bill Sell, Tom ’WOP’ Shannon , and our three little miracles, Brandon, Freddie and Chessie Rahmer.
Finally, we acknowledge that this accomplishment was a result of hard work from everyone involved with us over the past years. Each year, we hold memories of the special people that touched our lives in racing. Two of those special people will forever be etched in our heart. Our dear friend, Ed Stauffer, was a great mentor, fabricator and mechanic and Nate Durr, who has filled our hearts with wonderful memories of his involvement with our team. We dedicate this event to their memory.
closing, Saturday nights win was Fred's 375th sprint car career
Thank you for being there to share this memorable win with us!