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Freddie Rahmer, Jr. Wins Again at Lincoln Speedway

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ABBOTTSTOWN, PA (July 11, 2020 Pittsburgh Racing Now): Freddie Rahmer, Jr. captured his third victory of the season at Lincoln Speedway, Rahmer charged to the front from his ninth place start to grab the lead with just eight laps in the books. Brian Montieth also moved forward quickly, but his advance stalled out in third. Montieth never challenged Rahmer, though, as his car came to a halt with ten to go.

“We’re pretty good right now,” Rahmer said modestly. “We’re right there, but we need to be better for the next few races. I let the guys down in Speedweek. We had a couple of chances to win, but I didn’t come through.” Rahmer came through this night, however.

Billy Dietrich had the pole under the track handicapping system which is based upon earnings average. Dylan Norris was next to him. Tim Glatfelter and Matt Campbell were in the second row. Brandon Rahmer and Troy Wagaman were in row three. Then came the heavy hitters in the field, Chad Trout and Montieth in row four, and Rahmer in row five. His dancing partner was Adam Wilt. Alan Krimes and Jimmy Siegel had row six.

Dietrich jumped out to the early lead, followed by Norris, Glatfelter, Campbell, and Brandon Rahmer. Montieth was on the move and he cracked the top five with just three laps down. Rahmer soon followed suit.

With Dietrch still out front, Montieth continued the charge. He took second on lap seven, but Rahmer had other plans. He passed Montieth on lap eight in turns three and four, and then he swept by Dietrich at the other end of the track.

Rahmer stretched out his lead in traffic. He had a margin of more than two seconds over Dietrich when the caution light flashed on for the first time due to Bradley Howard stopping at the flag stand.

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Rahmer got away cleanly and he built up another commanding lead. The battle was for second, as Montieth was hounding Dietrich. However, he could not pull off the pass. Montieth’s effort ended when his car coasted to a stop on the frontstretch with ten to go. At that time, Rahmer’s lead was three and a half seconds over Dietrich.

Rahmer and Dietrich led the way again, with Campbell, Norris, and Brandon Rahmer fighting for third. That contest only lasted for two laps. Norris crashed hard in turn two after making contact with the outer wall. He was not injured.

Rahmer buzzed off the last eight laps without incident. Dietrich was second. Brandon Rahmer grabbed the final podium spot. Campbell crossed in fourth. Chase Dietz came on for fifth in the closing laps. Glatfelter, Krimes, Troy Wagaman, Siegel, and Wilt completed the top ten.

Heat wins were scored by Campbell, Brandon Rahmer, and Dietrich. There was no B Main.

In the 358 Sprint Car ranks, Tyler Ross led wire to wire for the win. he withstood a couple of cautions and two reds. One of the reds eliminated Brett Strickler and Doug Hammaker, who were running second and third at the time of the incident. Scott Fisher inherited second and last week’s victor, Brett Wanner, was third. Kody Hartlaub and Cody Fletcher completed the top five. Points leader Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. mustered sixth. Chrs Frank , Chris Arnold, Dave Brown, and Ashley Capetta were seventh through tenth. Heat winners were Hammaker, Frank, and Ross. there was no B Main.

Lincoln Speedway will have a tune-up for the World of Outlaws next week. The race will pay $10,000 to the winner. The Outlaws will invade for the Gettysburg Clash on July 23.

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Chip Ganassi Racing unveils Alex Palou’s No. 10 DHL Honda

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled the livery for two-time and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion Alex Palou’s DHL Honda on Tuesday.  DHL signed on as the primary sponsor this off-season in a multi-year partnership with the team.

The No. 10 car will carry the familiar yellow of DHL’s branding but adds a splash of red that has been synonymous with the Ganassi team for decades.

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“As everybody can see, this is quite the amazing livery,” said Palou. “The No. 10 DHL Honda looks very aggressive, and it will certainly stand out on the track, which is great. I can’t wait to start the season with a run in this livery at Sebring before we kick things off in St. Pete. It’s looking like the perfect livery to try to defend our title in 2024 and I cannot wait to deliver on-track here soon.”

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding takes place March 8-10 on the streets of St. Pete.

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Jean Lynch Classic Coming to Lernerville Speedway

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(February 6th, 2024) – Western PA Speedweek and Lernerville Speedway are introducing ‘The Jean Lynch Classic presented by Rustler Sales & Service’ as the cornerstone event of the 2024 Western PA Speedweek. The $4,000 to win, $350 to start event on Friday, May 31st will mark the highest paying Speedweek race since the 2021 reincarnation.

“My family and I can’t thank Tyler Beichner, Lernerville Speedway, and everyone involved with Western PA Speedweek enough for putting this together to honor my grandmother Jean Lynch,” said racer Sye Lynch, Jean’s grandson, in a Facebook post. “Her accomplishments and legacy in the racing world should never be forgotten.  My team and I are working to make this night even more special and memorable for everyone. That’s how “Mrs. Jean” as many called her, would want it.”

Jean Lynch was a pioneer for women in racing with ties to tracks and organizations such as NASCAR, CART, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indy 500, the All Star Circuit of Champions and Ohio Sprint Speedweek, and much more. However, her love for racing never left the local racing scene as she could be found managing, promoting, and renting out tracks all across the northeast. The pinnacle of Jean’s lifelong love for racing came in 2013 when she was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Lynch is also a member of the Lernerville Speedway Hall of Fame, Pittsburgh Circle Track Hall of Fame, Tri-City Speedway Hall of Fame and DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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Lynch passed away last year on June 30, 2023.

Rustler Sales and Service is teaming up with Western PA Speedweek to be presenting sponsor of the Jean Lynch Classic. Owned and operated by former racer Brian Steinman, Rustler Sales and Service specializes in heavy truck sales, service and towing across northwestern Pennsylvania. Call (814) 214-7023 or visit rustlersalesandservice.net to find out how Rustler’s can best serve you.

JEAN LYNCH CLASSIC PAYOFF:

  1. $4,000;
  2. $2,000;
  3. $1,500;
  4. $1,000;
  5. $800;
  6. $700;
  7. $600;
  8. $550;
  9. $500;
  10. $450;
  11. $425;
  12. $400;
  13. $375;
  14. $375;
  15. $375;

16-24: $

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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Names MINI 2024 Marque Of The Year

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PITTSBURGH, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – MINI, the iconic British brand, is the 2024 ‘Marque Of The Year’ for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.  2024 marks the third time for the brand to receive the honor, which also occurred in 2004 and 2014.

“Excitement is in the air as MINI and MINI of Pittsburgh takes the spotlight as ‘Marque of the Year’, said Morgan McLane, Motoring Advisor at MINI of Pittsburgh.  “Join us as we revitalize the spirit of motoring, embrace the elegance of the past, and set the stage for a future filled with MINI adventures.”

MINIS will be everywhere this summer in Pittsburgh including on-track both weekends and at all of the PVGP car shows throughout race week, July 26 through August 4.

“This honor is a testament to our commitment to excellence and we can’t wait to share this thrilling ride with the entire Pittsburgh community,” said Jason Karpa, Motoring Manager at MINI of Pittsburgh.

The Classic MINI debuted in 1959 as an inexpensive, 4-person “saloon” that didn’t use a lot of gas or take up a lot of space.

MINIS are no stranger to the race track.  In 1961 British racing legend John Cooper added some horsepower, bigger brakes, tuned the suspension a tweak and the Classic MINI Cooper 997 was born.

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John Cooper’s Classic MINI Cooper and Cooper S went on to dominate the 1960’s race scene, winning almost every international competition imaginable, including historic wins at Monte Carlo in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967.

2024 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Marque Of The Year Poster by Todd Cook.

MINIS will be on the track in 2024 as Mini of Pittsburgh and Vince Longo Jr. team up for the MINI Track Rides program for the 11th year.  Three race-equipped MINI Coopers are custom-wrapped and showcased on the track and at Grand Prix Race Week events.  Longo and his certified racers take riders around the track for an experience and view you can only get from inside a car.

Todd Cook created the 2024 PVGP Poster, which features Bruce Whipple racing his 1962 Austin MINI Cooper S that competes at Schenley Park and Pitt Race. Whipple, from Newton, New Jersey plans to change his race number to 42 signifying the 42nd running of the PVGP to match the poster.

Cook also created a second poster featuring a GT40 in honor of the GT40 60th Reunion the PVGP is hosting July 26-28.

For a complete schedule of events, visit PVGP.org.

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