SPOTLIGHT: Fred Rahmer
Within the Pennsylvania Sprint Car racing world Fred Rahmer is conisdered legendary. The second generation racer from Pottstown, PA has accumulated 417 victories and 25 championships in Sprint Cars.
Before his Sprint Car career, “Fast Freddie” started racing Sportsman and Modifieds where he won over 90 races and 7 track titles at 6 different speedways. He gained a lot of notoriety at Pennsylvania facilities like Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway, and Penn National (now closed).
Rahmer’s win counts skyrocketed when he moved to Sprint Car competition in 1984. Among his victories were the 2013 National Open at Williams Grove (PA) Speedway, the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal (PA) Speedway (4 times), and the Selinsgrove National Open at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway (5 times). Rahmer leads the all-time win list at Lincoln (PA) Speedway where he won 168 races & 10 career track titles and Williams Grove Speedway (91) where he won 91 races & 8 track titles. His wins count includes 7 World of Outlaw and 22 All-Star victories.
Freddy Rahmer was inducted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2009, the New York County Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Eastern Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame in 2017. He was ranked #1 as Pennsylvania’s 25 Best Sprint Car Drivers by PennLive.com’s Jeremy Elliott. Rahmer currently owns and operates Fred Rahmer Promotions which organized 410 Sprint Car special event races at Path Valley Speedway, a 1/4 mile dirt track located in Spring Run, PA.
Rahmer in victory lane at Grandview Speedway. (Photo by Danny DeMarco)
Fred Rahmer (left) in victory lane celebrating his son Freddie’s win in night one of Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week in 2016. (Photo by Jack Kromer)
Rahmer at Williams Grove. (Photo by Danny DeMarco)