I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Fred winning the National Open is my best racing memory and I've been fortunate to be around the sport for my entire 27 years on earth. He didn't need this win to validate his career but what an exclamation point it is nonetheless. Without a doubt one of the greatest moments in central Pa sprint car racing history. Moments like those are what this sport is all about. You won't see it on the national news and the NASCRAP experts at ESPN could give a sh!t less but those of us who witnessed it know what we saw. It was history. REAL history. Not Danica making millions for finishing mid pack and showing a little skin once in awhile. Not some cookie cutter corporate fanboy winning a restrictor plate race by pure luck. This is a tough as nails, old school blue collar racer who busted his a$$ and forged his legend from blood sweat and tears and despite being wrote off as washed up, came back on a mission to prove he's still got it. Mission accomplished Fred. You earned it and we are all witnesses. Thank you for giving us another priceless memory on top of all the great things you've already done.
Couldn't have said it better. Fred always did it with hard work and dedication. Sprint car racing will go on without Fred Rahmer but it will not be the same in central PA.