Race Results 06/02/2007

Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Three-time former Grandview Speedway point champion Duane Howard outgunned leader Ryan Watt on the 23rd lap restart of the 30-lap NASCAR Whelan All-American Series modified feature on Saturday night and went on to capture back-to-back victories in the event sponsored by Jeff D?Ambrosio Dodge. Howard is proving that if you have the patience to wait for the right opportunity you will most likely succeed and win a race or two.

      Tommy Scheetz Jr. led for one lap before the yellow was thrown after Rick Schaffer and Craig Von Dohren tangled along the homestretch with both drivers eliminated from competition. Don Norris Jr. moved into the number one spot when action resumed trailed by Scheetz Jr., Cliff Quinn, Ryan Beltz and Brad Missimer.

      A three-car tangle between the third and fourth turn with eight laps completed brought out the next caution period.

      Two more attempts were needed to complete the next lap, but once they did Watt was at the head of the pack being challenged by Norris Jr., Quinn, Howard and Scheetz Jr.

      Howard put the Maverick?s Motorcycle Club, BPG/Troyer No. 4 into the runner-up spot on the 16th lap and his next quest was to get past Watt.

      Lap after lap Howard, behind the wheel of the Alex?s Lemonade mount, patiently followed Watt anticipating a false move and he was right on Watt?s bumper waiting for the opportunity to overtake him. Howard tried numerous times to pass Watt, but Watt held him off.

      Missimer stopped in turn four for the final yellow on the 23rd lap. Watt chose to restart on the outside of Howard and Howard usually likes to the inside lane. When the pair took the green for the restart, Hoard charged into first leaving Watt, Jeff Strunk, Quinn and John Willman in tow.

      Once Howard took control he never gave up the top spot and pulled into victory lane for the second week in a row to chalk up his 18th career win at the 1/3-mile oval. Chasing Howard across the line were Watt, Strunk, Willman and Quinn.

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KLINE SCORES SECOND L.M. FEATURE VICTORY AT GRANDVIEW

 

Bechtelsville, PA ? Ron Kline hasn?t been able to get back into victory lane at Grandview Speedway since he won the season opener. Saturday night the former late model point champion moved into the lead early and then held off the challenges of runner-up Mike   Kellner to claim his second 20-lap NASCAR Whelan All-American Series late model feature. The activities for the evening were sponsored by Jeff D?Ambrosio Dodge.
      Rick Todorow put the Juniper Auto Body No. 93 into the early lead trailed by Bryan Sipe, Kyle Merkel, Kline and D. D. Keely.

      Sipe relinquished his position when he stopped between the third and fourth turn to bring out the yellow with three laps completed. On the restart Kline charged past Todorow to become the new pacesetter. 

      Within a few laps Kline was opening daylight between himself and his fellow competitors leaving Todorow, Kellner, Merkel and Wayne Pfeil behind.

      Kellner took over second on the seventh lap and set sail after Kline. Coming up through the pack quickly from his 15th starting spot was Randy Stoudt and by the 11th lap he was third.