Fred Rahmer Loses Ride and Finds New Team in the Same Week

Fred Rahmer in the #51 CJB Motorsports Sprint Car (Photo Source:

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Fred Rahmer is parting ways with CJB Motorsports effective immediately after Rahmer spent six and a half years driving for the team.  Rahmer captured two Pennsylvania Speedweek titles and several World of Outlaws series wins while racing for CJB Motorsports. 

Paul McMahan will assume the driving duties for CJB Motorsports starting on September 21 at Williams Grove Speedway as he will complete the 2012 season in the car and then the entire 2013 campaign. 

Normally this would be bad news for a driver but only a few days later Fred Rahmer was contacted by car owner and engine builder Don Ott to drive his sprint car for the remainder of the season. 

Rahmer will take over for Ott’s son Aaron who suffered a fracture in the C2 portion of his spinal column after a flip at Williams Grove two weeks ago. 

Fred Rahmer (Photo Source:

Rahmer spoke of his new ride saying, “I look forward to the opportunity.  I wish Aaron was still in the car. Hopefully, it is a situation that can benefit both of us.”  Luckily, Aaron Ott who also suffered a neck injury last season will not require surgery but will have to wear a neck collar to make a full recovery.  Car owner Don Ott said, “I don’t know how many more times I can put my son in a position to kill himself.  I got lucky twice.  I’m bummed out that he is done for this year, but I’m relieved that he is walking around.” 

Fans can be sure to see Fred Rahmer on the Pennsylvania sprint car scene for the rest of the season in the Don Ott machine and as he helps his son Freddie Rahmer as he starts out in a 305 sprint car this season.  For more information fans can visit


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Chris McWilliams

Chris McWilliams grew up watching his dad race go-karts around his Southern Indiana home and started racing junior dragsters when he was 10 years old. Chris drove a UMP Mini Stock for two seasons until he totaled his racecar in an accident at Western Kentucky Speedway. He is currently a college student at Oakland City University working on a degree to pay the bills for his dirt racing addiction.
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