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McCreadie, Laubach, Rahmer, Hearn earn Octoberfest victories

November 11, 2008

Tim McCreadie, Brett Hearn, Fred Rahmer and Rick Laubach all found their way to victory lane and earned $10,000 in Sunday's Octoberfest 350 at Hagerstown Speedway.

In the 100-lap late model feature, McCreadie took the lead from Josh Richards with about 50 laps to go as Richards had trouble with a flat tire. Richards recovered to finish second, but McCreadie led the final 50 laps unchallenged to post his first-ever Octoberfest late model feature win.

"I have to thank the guys on the crew," McCreadie said. "They gave me a great car and it's an honor to win here at Hagerstown."

In the 100-lap small block modified feature, Laubach worked his way up from the 13th starting spot into second at Lap 87 when race leader Hearn retired with mechanical trouble, handing the lead to Laubach for the final 12 laps.

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"The car felt good all day," Laubach said. "It sure is a lot better to have a little luck on your side."

In the 50-lap 410 sprint car feature, Rahmer dominated all 50 laps to post his second consecutive Octoberfest sprint car win and his third overall.

"We drew a good number on Saturday which put us in the front for our heat race, and it really helps to start near the front on these daytime shows," Rahmer said.

In the 100-lap big block modified feature, Hearn rebounded from his misfortune in the small block feature to snare his 25th career Hagerstown modified feature win and his fourth career Octoberfest big block win. Hearn passed David Van Horn on Lap 17 and never relinquished it.

"We've had awesome race cars all season," Hearn said. "I've left so much on the table and here at the end of the season it feels really good to finally finish the deal."

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