Race Results 05/21/2011


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Jon Kellner Jr. overtook Jeremy Banos for the lead on the 12th lap of the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series modified feature sponsored by Bechtelsville Car Wash on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. Kellner Jr., who hasn?t won since May 9, 2009, looked like he was on his way to his second career victory at the oval. Defending point champion Duane Howard, who started 16th and made his way to the front as the race progressed had other ideas. Coming off the fourth turn with the white flag in sight, Kellner Jr. went too high. This opened the door for Howard, who overtook second on the 26th lap. Howard took advantage of the situation as he shot underneath Kellner Jr. and didn?t allow him to come down. The end result ? Howard was in victory lane for the third time. A disappointed, but happy Kellner Jr. congratulated Howard in victory lane.


 


Cliff Quinn, who started outside pole, grabbed the early lead trailed by Banos, Kellner Jr., Brad Missimer and Jimmy Horton IV.


 


Quinn?s comfortable lead was erased on the ninth lap when Ryan Godown hit the first turn wall and was through for the night for the first caution period. Missimer, while running fourth, made an unexpected pit stop, but rejoined the race. The restart was void as Chris Esposito, Kyle Follweiler and Missimer tangled in turn two. Banos became the new pacesetter when action resumed with Kellner Jr. following through for second while Quinn began to fall off the pace.


 


The lead changed for the third time when Kellner Jr. charged to the front on the 12th lap.


 


While Kellner Jr. showed the way, behind him the battle for the remaining positions was hot and heavy between Banos, Kyle Weiss, Horton IV and Ryan Grim.


 


By the Dan?s Deli 1/2-way hoagie mark, the order behind Kellner Jr. consisted of Horton IV, Weiss, Banos and Grim. Trying to get into the top five was Howard and he succeeded on the 16th lap. Howard took over third on lap 19 and then had a fierce battle for second with Horton IV. This gave Kellner Jr. some breathing room as now the