Brandon Rahmer raced to his first Lincoln Speedway 410 sprint win since 2016 on Saturday afternoon.
Rahmer’s third career Lincoln win was worth $3,500.
Billy Dietrich started from the pole position for the 25-lap event and outgunned former track champ Alan Krimes at the start. Rahmer, who started third, followed Dietrich into second at the start. Rahmer almost immediately started to work the outside of Dietrich and the two battled, sometimes wheel to wheel, until Rahmer was finally able to take the top spot on the 19th lap.
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Rahmer went on to secure the victory, but on the final lap of the race, eighth-starter Freddie Rahmer was able to get by Dietrich, giving the male two-thirds of the Rahmer triplets the top-two finishing positions.
Dietrich settled for third, with his younger brother, Danny Dietrich, coming from ninth for fourth. Brock Zearfoss completed the top five. Krimes finished sixth, with Ryan Smith, the race’s biggest mover, coming from 17th to finish seventh. Brett Michalski, Lucas Wolfe and invader Cory Eliason completed the top 10.
Eliason takes Port Royal opener: Cory Eliason raced to the opening-day victory at the Port Royal Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Eliason, a California native who races regularly with the All Star circuit, collected $5,000 for his first career Port Royal win.
Eliason started outside the front row in the 25-lap feature, but it was pole-sitter T.J. Stutts who got the lead at the start. Eliason got by Stutts for the lead on the second lap and the duo ran in the top two spots until Stutts dropped from competition with mechanical problems on the 22nd lap. That turned second over to local World of Outlaws regular Brent Marks, who went on to finish in that position.
Defending track champion Logan Wagner came from the ninth starting spot for third, with Lance Dewease advancing from the 16th starting spot to edge Dillsburg's Anthony Macri for fourth at the line.
Rounding out the top 10 were Freddie Rahmer, Australian Lynton Jeffrey, Blane Heimbach, Dylan Cisney and Jeff Miller.
In the late-model feature, Virginia driver Trevor Feathers led all the way to score the $2,500 victory over Dan Stone. Newberrytown's Jason Covert finished third, followed by Andy Haus and Ross Robinson.
Smith, Howard triumph in USCS events: One night after seeing his teammate stop his United Sprint Car Series winning streak, local racer Mark Smith returned to victory lane with the southern 360 sprint group.
Mark Smith won Saturday's race at Chatham, Louisiana, over Greg Wilson, Koty Adams, Channin Tankersley and Tony Stewart.
Dale Howard ended Mark Smith’s winning streak with the USCS 360 sprint cars on Friday evening in Chatham. Howard won over Mark Smith, with Wilson, Conner Leoffler and Danny Smith completing the top five.
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