Race Results 06/19/2010


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? For the past few races at Grandview Speedway Duane Howard has chased eventual winner Craig Von Dohren across the finish line. Saturday night the tables were turned as Howard, the current point leader, overtook Jeremy Banos for the lead on the 16th lap and proceeded to win his second 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series modified feature of the season at the 1/3-mile oval. Trailing him for the runner-up position in the event sponsored by Whelen Engineering was Von Dohren as time ran out and Von Dohren was unable to challenge Howard. Banos took the early lead from his second starting berth in the 28-car starting grid to set the pace. Jockeying for positions behind him were Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Kevin Albert Jr., A.J. DeSantis and Glenn Owens. The red had to be thrown on the third lap when Shawn Reimert hit the fourth turn wall with hard impact. He was shaken up a bit and was able to walk to the ambulance, but the car was heavily damaged. Banos kept the momentum going on the  restart, but now Albert Jr. was in second challenging for the lead.


Brian Lilick Jr. took over the runner-up spot on the sixth lap while Albert Jr., A.J. DeSantis and Jon Kellner diced for third through fourth. Billy Pauch Jr. stopped in the third turn out of competition to bring out the next caution with 14 laps in the books. It was still Banos at the head of the pack, but by this time Howard, who started 15th; advanced to second and was putting his bids in for first.


Howard just took over the lead on the 16th lap when Don Norris Jr. stopped on the backstretch bringing out the yellow . Norris Jr. was told via radio to stay there, however, just as Howard and the rest of the field approached him, he decided to turn in front of them almost collecting Howard. When action went green again Howard continued to show the way followed by Banos, Jon Kellner, Von Dohren and Terry Meitzler. A multi-car accident between the third and fourth turns brought out the next red flag period on the 19th lap when Jarrad Miller rolled his car. He was uninjured. The restart was void as Ron Seltmann Jr. and Owens tangled in the first turn. Howard held the lead on the next attempt, but now the order behind him consisted of Kellner, Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk and Terry Meitzler.


Von Dohren overtook Kellner for second on the 24th lap and took chase after Howard.


Everyone had one last opportunity to challenge Howard on the 26th lap restart needed when someone hit the infield tire in the third turn putting it onto the track. Howard wasted no time keeping the BPG Racing No. 4 in front of Von Dohren, Kellner, Strunk and Meitzler on the restart. The lead ne