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Fred Rahmer

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Rahmer opens Nationals with prelim win. Schatz leads Wednesday night points. Steve King injured - HD Staff, August 9, 2006 - Knoxville, IA. - Pennsylvania aces stole the show Wednesday night during the opening preliminary races of the 46th annual Knoxville Nationals. Fred Rahmer stood in the winner's circle lamenting the bad luck of fellow keystone stater Lance Dewease who had a healthy lead, on lap 18 of 25, in the A-Main, when a mechanical failure put him in the wall. Dewease's misfortune opened the door for Rahmer to win a Nationals prelim feature for the second year in a row. Donny Schatz was second at the checkered flag followed by Daryn Pittman, Travis Rilat, and Craig Dollansky. ...Billy Alley - the Knoxville track points leader - set quick time. (Points and summary here)

Rahmer rapid at the Grove - Mechanicsburg, PA — May 27, 2006 — By Tony Veneziano, WoO Sprint Series PR Director ...The stage was set for a battle of epic proportions on Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Fred Rahmer, the leader of the Pennsylvania Posse, was coming off of narrow victory over Donny Schatz, the World of Outlaws Sprint Series points leader, in a preliminary event on Friday night. Then the two locked up the front row for the feature by finishing first and second in the dash. Rahmer would be on the pole, Schatz on the outside for the 30-lap A-main. Rahmer did not let down his legion of hometown fans as he swept the hard-fought race. Schatz and Doug Esh kept Rahmer’s Miller Brothers J&J in their sights. Rahmer jumped out front first, but Schatz surged to the front on Lap 2. Rahmer charged back on the third lap and the two would battle back and forth for each of the first 15 laps. Schatz would pull ahead in the turns, where he was fast all night, but Rahmer muscled down the long straights to lead at the flagstand. Esh’s Kinard Trucking J&J eventually got around Schatz’s ParkerStore J&J just past the halfway point and tried to run down Rahmer. A couple of late cautions brought the field together for a thrilling green-white-checkered finish. Schatz gave it everything he had, as he restarted fourth, and quickly moved into third by riding the rim in an all-out effort to catch the leaders. With a lap to go, Schatz pulled alongside Esh on the high side, but Esh held on to secure the top two spots for the vaunted Pennsylvania Posse. Despite finishing second to Rahmer on Friday night in the preliminary feature and third on Saturday, Schatz was the first driver to walk into Rahmer’s trailer to congratulate him and thank him for an extremely clean race and exciting race. Joey Saldana also was in the mix, but after coming up light at the scales after the feature, he was dropped to 24th, giving Lance Dewease’s Hamm Maxim a fourth-place finish with Jason Solwold rounding out the top five in the City Wide Insulation Maxim. (Read it all)

Rahmer wins after Kaeding blows, and Kinser crashes - HD Staff - Knoxville, IA. - August 10, 2005 - ...Fred Rahmer took advantage of the misfortune of Tim Kaeding, and Steve Kinser to score his first career win at Knoxville Raceway Wednesday night. The 25-lap preliminary feature win in the Knoxville Nationals assured the Pennsylvania Posse driver a spot in the Friday night pole scramble. By unofficial totals, it appears Brian Paulus of Mechanicsburg, PA. is the high point man. ...Rahmer inherited the lead after Kinser popped a tire and clobbered the wall while leading on lap 22 of 25. Kinser walked away but was scored 19th in the A-Main which should earn him just enough points to qualify for Saturday's National Championship feature. ...Kaeding was leading the feature from lap one until lap 13 when he blew an engine on the Roth MotorSports #83. ...Donny Schatz won the B-Main and managed his way into the top six in the feature. Schatz came out third in points for the night of winged sprint car dicing on the dirt half-mile. (Summary)

Rahmer Conquers the Outlaws to Win the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove - Mechanicsburg, PA - July 23, 2005 - By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer ...When the World of Outlaws Sprint Series raced in late May at Williams Grove Speedway, Fred Rahmer was just a tick behind Steve Kinser, settling for a runner-up finish and setting his sights on the three-night Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals. He made up for that second-place run in the finale Saturday night. With $20,000 on the line, Rahmer slipped past Kinser with 12 laps down, chased down leader Joey Saldana with eight to go and raced to the checkered flag to beat the Outlaws for the fourth time in his career. When you can beat these guys, you beat them for yourself," said Rahmer, the legendary leader of the Pennsylvania Posse who won for the 19th time this season. "You just feel so good. It's 30 years of racing to win one night, as far as I'm concerned. This is big for me, it's a big deal." (Read it all)

It's Rahmer by an eyelash - BARBERVILLE, FL - February 9, 2005 - Fred Rahmer and Jeff Shepard both pulled into victory lane Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park after the Haulmark All Star sprint car 25 lap A main feature. Each driver thought they won race number two of the All Star season after a side-by-side finish. It was so close that All Star officials had to review a video of the finish, finally declaring Rahmer the winner by an eyelash over Shepard. (Summary)

...2004 plans being made. PA. living legend, Fred Rahmer will be back in the Joe Harz #88H. The team will start out in Florida with the All Stars at Volusia and East Bay. Track championships at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday nights and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday nights will then become the focus. In addition the 88H with Rahmer behind the wheel will run with the World of Outlaws when they head east and visit Delaware International, Port Royal Speedway, Hagerstown Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, New Egypt Speedway, Grandview Speedway, and the seven Outlaw dates at Williams Grove Speedway.

Fred Rahmer's #88 is on display

Fred Rahmer and the Joe Harz Racing team proved consistency is key as he claimed the 13th annual Pennsylvania Speed Week title on Monday night July 7, 2003. Rahmer, who raced the #88h J&J to victory lane in Thursday’s Feature at Susquehanna Speedway, scored three runner-up finishes during the six race Speedweek. The Speedweek title was Rahmer’s sixth title.

January 2003 - ...Fred Rahmer is one of 101 entries for the first indoor race at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, NJ. since 1981. Rahmer, one of the best Sprint Car drivers ever, will race a TQ Midget in the historic return of indoor competition to Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, January 18. "I've never run a TQ Midget before and I've never raced on an indoor [concrete] track," said Rahmer. "But I'm anxious to give it a try. It looks like it¹ll be a fun deal."

Fred Rahmer captured the CARQUEST Auto Parts Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week feature Sunday night at Grandview Speedway leading all 35 laps in the Joe Harz Racing #88 J&J.