Freddie Rahmer and Jim Siegel win Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s at Williams Grove Speedway

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MECHANICSBURG, PA – August 25, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Freddie Rahmer drove by Kyle Larson in lapped traffic and on to win the first 20-lap main event Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway as part of the Jack Gunn Memorial sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Freddie Rahmer and Jim Siegel win Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20's at Williams Grove Speedway

Jim Siegel inherited the lead when Chad Trout had trouble in lapped traffic and held off Tony Stewart to win $4,000 in the second main Event.

The All Stars have never beaten the Williams Grove regulars in a sanctioned race pushing their record to 35-0.

Rahmer’s second career All Star win was worth $4,000. It was his second Grove win of the season.

“I knew once we got the lead it was a long way from over,” Rahmer said referring to Larson. “We weren’t bad after the restart. I wasn’t cutting the corners like I wish I was. Then we got to lapped cars and made a couple good moves that probably kept him just far enough away to get it done.”

“The whole night it wasn’t turning in like I needed it to,” Rahmer said. “We changed the car and I knew after the first lap or so, we were going to be okay. The car was night and day different.” Larson and Grandview winner and All Star point leader Aaron Reutzel shared the front row. Reutzel got the jump, but the yellow flew when Jac Haudenschild hit the second turn fence.

Larson streaked away on the second start as third starting Rahmer passed Reutzel for second.

Larson led by 2.663 seconds with four laps completed. He reached slower traffic with six down and Rahmer closed.

Larson went to the bottom to try and lap cars as they raced into turn one. Rahmer shot by on the outside taking the lead with 11 laps to go. Larson stayed right with Rahmer as Chad Trout slowed bringing out the yellow two laps later getting the leaders out of traffic.

“I wanted to see the caution because the track’s pretty fast and you could easily get yourself in trouble there,” Rahmer said. “The yellow definitely helped us. Get us into clean air. Ever since the middle of Speedweek, we’ve been driving better and the car is a little bit better. Everything is going good. We’re still not where I think we’re
capable of being. We’re close anyway.”

Rahmer controlled the restart and final laps through traffic beating Larson by .347. Reutzel, Lance Dewease and Tim Shaffer completed the top five. Brian Montieth, Lucas Wolfe, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Ryan Smith and Chad Kemenah rounded out the top 10.

An inversion of all lead lap cars was used for the second 20-lap main event putting Danny Dietrich on the pole and Chad Trout second.

They traded the lead twice in the opening lap with Trout securing the top spot over Dietrich and Jim Siegel.

The yellow flew with four laps completed when Robbie Kendall slowed in turn four.

Close racing in the first turn on the restart resulted in Dietrich spinning up across the turn and into the fence.

Tony Stewart passed Dave Blaney on the restart taking third as Trout built a comfortable lead over Siegel.

At the half-way point, he led by 3.037 seconds and reached slower traffic. That traffic cost Trout on the frontstretch on lap 11 as contact with Tyler Esh caused him to spin bringing out the yellow.

That handed the lead to Siegel over Stewart and Blaney.

He controlled the restart and one more lap was completed before Brandon Spithaler slowed with seven laps to go.

Siegel won by 1.118 over Stewart for his first career All Star win and first Grove win in six seasons.

“It’s amazing,” Siegel said. “We built a couple different racecars just trying to get me comfortable. This is a brand new RPM Chassis. First night on it. It feels great to park it in Victory Lane. It’s my first All Star win. It’s something I’ve been after for a long time. My dad won one here back in ’96. He really loved following the All Stars and it means a lot to me to get an All Star win.”

Blaney, Steve Buckwalter, and Anthony Macri completed the top five. Larson started 21st and finished sixth. Greg Hodnett, Brock Zearfoss, Brian Montieth rounded out the top 10. Rahmer dropped out of the main Event.

Dewease set fast time over the 35-car field with a lap of 16.584. Tim Shaffer, Anthony Macri, Brian Montieth and Tony Stewart won the eight-lap heat races. Larson and Reutzel won the dashes and Brock Zearfoss the B-main.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway – Friday, Aug 24, 2018:
Jack Gunn Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel – 17.497 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lance Dewease – 16.584 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Anthony Macri
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brian Montieth
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart
JE Pistons Dash #1: Kyle Larson
Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Brock Zearfoss
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Freddie Rahmer, Jim Siegel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+9), Kyle Larson (+14)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.919; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.995; 3. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 17.141; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 17.166; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 17.390; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.504; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway, 17.687; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.750; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 99.000

Group (B)
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.829; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.016; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.034; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.034; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 17.100; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 17.181; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.212; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes, 17.250; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.263

Group (C)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.584; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.635; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.791; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.872; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.951; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.955; 7. 1s-Tim Wagaman, 17.041; 8. 14M-Mark Smith, 17.336; 9. 3G-Carson Macedo, 99.230

Group (D)
1. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.842; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.048; 3. 39-Cory Haas, 17.064; 4. O-Rick Lafferty, 17.069; 5. 11-Ryan Smith, 17.083; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.096; 7. 58-Jim Siegel, 17.299; 8. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.306


Heat #1 – Group (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Heat #2 – Group (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall [3]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes [8]

Heat #3 – Group (C) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [6]; 6. 14M-Mark Smith [8]; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 9. 1S-Tim Wagaman [7]

Heat #4 – Group (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 3. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 4. O-Rick Lafferty [1]; 5. 58-Jim Siegel [7]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [2]; 8. 75-Nicole Bower [8]


Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]


B-Main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 1S-Tim Wagaman [2]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [7]; 8. 14M-Mark Smith [5]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 27G-Jay Galloway [9]; 11. 75-Nicole Bower [11]; 12. 47K-Kody Lehman [14]; 13. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]

A-Main #1 (20 Laps)
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth [9]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [11]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13]; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett [15]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri [10]; 14. 4-Brock Zearfoss [21]; 15. 38-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [25]; 17. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 18. 55K-Robbie Kendall [14]; 19. 58-Jim Siegel [19]; 20. 70-Dave Blaney [23]; 21. X-Chad Trout [12]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [22]; 23. 1S-Tim Wagaman [24]; 24. 75-Nicole Bower [28]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [27]; 26. 39-Cory Haas [26]; 27. O-Rick Lafferty [17]; 28. 3-Jac Haudenschild [18]

A-Main #2 (20 Laps)
1. 58-Jim Siegel [4]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [10]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [20]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [12]; 8. 4-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 9. 21-Brian Montieth [17]; 10. 11-Ryan Smith [14]; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe [16]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [18]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [15]; 17. 1S-Tim Wagaman [22]; 18. 35-Tyler Esh [27]; 19. 69K-Lance Dewease [19]; 20. 75-Nicole Bower [23]; 21. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 22. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21]; 24. 7K-Cale Conley [26]; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 27. 39-Cory Haas [25]; 28. 87-Aaron Reutzel [28]

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Williams Grove Speedway on 8/24)

  1. Aaron Reutzel – 4136
  2. Chad Kemenah – 4102
  3. Carson Macedo – 4086
  4. Paul McMahan – 3898
  5. Dave Blaney – 3880
  6. Jac Haudenschild – 3850
  7. Cale Conley – 3580
  8. Parker Price-Miller -3466
  9. Brandon Spithaler – 3322
  10. Tyler Esh – 3168

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