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RAHMER'S WIN 
KEEPS TEAM-HOOSIER PERFECT AT LINCOLN

3-18-2002

Fred Rahmer after capturing his 1st feature of 2002. (photo coutesy of Jeff Martz & hoseheads.com)ABBOTTSTOWN, PA (March 16) -- Fred Rahmer captured his first feature win of the season Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in the #88H. The win maintained undefeated status for Team-Hoosier at the famed Pennsylvania track. Rahmer, using a Hoosier D10 left rear and a RD12 right rear, snatched the race lead on the fifth lap and went on to lead the remainder of the 25-lap event and collect the $2,500 winner's payout.

Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic's Bob Wirts reported 38 cars were on hand for qualifying--29 on Hoosier tires. 

All four preliminary heat races were won by teams using Hoosier tires. Fred Rahmer, Keith Kauffman, Todd Shaffer and Jeff Shepard each won their respective heat races.

Both Consolation races were also won by Hoosier-shod drivers. Brook Weibley and Lance Dewease won their 10-lap races.

In the 25-lap feature, 18 of the 24 starters used Hoosier tires. Fred Rahmer used a Hoosier D10/RD12 combination to take over the the race lead on lap number five. Rahmer then led the remainder of the way en route to picking up his first win of the season and the 113th of his career. 

Keith Kauffman wound up second using the same compound combination as Rahmer. Eight of the top ten finishers used Hoosier rubber. Rounding out the list of top ten finishers were: Bobby Weaver (D10/RD12), fourth; Lance Dewease (RD12/RD12), fifth; Donnie Kreitz, Jr. (D10/RD12), sixth; Todd Shaffer (D10/D12), seventh; Jeff Shepard (RD12/RD12), ninth; and Mike Erdley (D10/D12), tenth.

Hoosier Open Wheel Dirt Product Manager Neil Cowman commented on the weekend, "After recording our ninth win in ten events in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws over the weekend and Fred (Rahmer) extending our undefeated record at Lincoln Speedway, we (Team-Hoosier) are really on a roll right now."

Racing resumes this Saturday March 23 at Lincoln Speedway for their first show under the lights. Good luck to all the competitors!   

      

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