Race Results 06/04/2011


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Brad Missimer and Craig Von Dohren battled side-by-side starting on the 18th lap of the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series modified feature and it appeared Missimer would be in Grandview Speedway?s victory lane for the first time of the season on Saturday night. As the pair exited the fourth turn coming in for the white flag, Missimer hopped the cushion and it was the opportunity Von Dohren needed. Von Dohren quickly took advantage of Missimer?s situation and bolted into the lead ? a place Von Dohren stayed until the drop of the checkered to capture his first win of the season at the 1/3-mile oval in the event sponsored by Jesse Baro Trucking.


Polesitter Glenn Owens set the pace for two laps before Missimer overtook him on the third circuit.


While Missimer showed the way, Owens, Cliff Quinn, Gary Hager, Jeremy Banos and Ron Seltmann Jr. jockeyed for the remaining top five positions. A multi-car accident between turns three and four on the eighth lap forced last week?s feature winner Mike Gular and runner-up Duane Howard along with Kevin Albert Jr. to pit under caution and rejoin the race in time. The restart was void when Bobby Gunther-Walsh lost a wheel coming to a rest in the first turn infield. While the wheel was on the track Jeff Strunk ran over it and had to go pitside with a flat tire and returned in time. Missimer was still the leader when action resumed now trailed by Quinn, Hager, Banos and Jon Kellner Jr.


The order behind Missimer by the Dan?s Deli 1/2-way hoagie mark was comprised of Quinn, Hager, Von Dohren and Seltmann Jr.


Lap traffic was becoming an issue on the 16th lap cutting into Missimer?s comfortable lead. Von Dohren took over second on the 18th lap and was gaining ground on Missimer.


Just as Von Dohren closed in on Missimer, the yellow came out on the 20th lap when Meme DeSantis and Jimmy Horton IV tangled in the third turn. This put Missimer on the outside on the restart since the leader picks the lane they want and Von Dohren on the inside. Missimer motored away quickly on the restart with Von Dohren trying to overtake him, but couldn?t pull the task off. Behind the pair Jack Swain, Gary Hager and Quinn completed third through fifth.