HARRISBURG -- Fred Rahmer didn't win a race during PA's Speed Week.
It didn't matter, though. He was consistent enough in all eight races to claim the points championship for the 22nd annual Pennsylvania event. Rahmer finished 965 points, topping Alan Krimes (867), Greg Hodnett (855) and Lance Dewease (840) for the coveted title.
Brian Montieth has won both the Speed Week opener, Saturday's 13th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial, as well as Sunday's race at Big Diamond. He finished eighth in the points race, however.
Tyler Walker of Los Angeles, California took the lead from Stevie Smith to win the Port Royal Speedway leg of the 22nd annual PA Speed Week series on Saturday night, worth $5,000.
Hanover native Smith, though, snared the lead from Shane Stewart and went on to win Friday's Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. Smith (no relation) earned $10,000 for winning.
Rookie Logan Schuchart of Hanover won the second Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint event of his career on Thursday night, taking the $5,000 PA Speed Week feature win after Danny Dietrich dropped out of a commanding lead.
The crowd erupted with cheers when Keith Kauffman sped past Hagerstown Speedway’s flag stand on Wednesday in the 22nd Annual PA Sprint Speed Week $5,000 event. At age 62, Kauffman dubbed ‘The Man from Mifflintown,' proved he still knows how to wheel a sprint car around the track.
“This is what it’s all about, winning these races,” Kauffman said, according to the track's website. “That’s why I’m still doing it.at this age. I knew I had a couple more left, but you don’t know how many so every one has to count.”
A capacity crowd came out to Grandview Speedway Tuesday for the 104th event of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and saw Greg Hodnett win the 35-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week feature event. He earned $5,000 for the win. With 26 laps down, there was a four car race for the lead shaping up between Krimes, Smith, Hodnett and Montieth. While leading on lap twenty-nine, a flat tire sidelined the leader, Alan Krimes. Stevie Smith took the lead and he set the pace through lap thirty-three when a flat tire brought him to the sidelines.
Enter Hodnett. He survived the final two laps to collect the winners share over Brian Montieth, Kyle Larson, Fred Rahmer and Brian Leppo.
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