Consistent afternoon rain gave Lincoln Speedway a fast and heavy track surface. Freddie Rahmer picked up his third career Lincoln win coming from the second row, where he started next to his brother.
Polesitter Tim Wagaman got out to an early lead. Freddie quickly moved by second place running Jay Galloway and begun chasing down Wagaman. Freddie made an aggressive move on Wagaman to take the lead on lap 10.
Wagaman's night came to an abrupt end as he was attempting to lap Tim Glatfelter. The two made contact sending Wagaman into the outside guardrail. Wagaman was okay and in good spirits after the race.
The restart saw Rahmer have a lapped car between him and the rest of the field. Eighth-starting Cory Haas quickly moved by and brought Chad Trout with him as they chased down Rahmer. Lap 24 saw a vicious wreck between Brandon Rahmer and Kyle Moody occur in turn three while they were battling for the seventh position. Both drivers were okay.
The six-lap shootout to the finish would see Rahmer run away with the lead. "You can't take any laps off here [at Lincoln]. We haven't been very good here. We changed things on Wednesday and it definitely helped," said Rahmer in victory lane. Rahmer is enjoying a breakout season at Williams Grove, where he currently is the points leader and finished second on Friday night. Heading into Saturday, Rahmer was 11th in Lincoln points. "Tonight is just one night, but it's definitely a confidence booster here," said the soft-spoken 21-year old in Victory Lane.
Lincoln's long time pace truck driver, Joe Becker, passed away last week and Freddie dedicated tonight's win to him. "I talked to Joe every day. He really helped me get going in racing," Rahmer said.
Haas crossed second in front of his nephew, 10th starting Chase Dietz, Chad Trout and 13th starting Brian Montieth rounded out the top five. It was Trout's first race since his car owner, Jim Walker, unexpectedly passed away.
Robbie Kendall, Galloway, 14th starting Tyler Ross, Billy Dietrich and 15th starting Gerard McIntyre rounded out the top ten.
Veteran Phil Walter won the 358 sprint car feature.
The marquee race of the weekend is Sunday night at Port Royal for the second night of the Weikert Memorial that pays a whopping $10,000 to win. Lance Dewease won night one of the Weikert Memorial tonight at Port Royal.