Race Results 06/23/2012


By: Vicki Gehris


 


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Either Jon Kellner or Doug Manmiller appeared to be the possible victor while the pair battled for the lead to see if one of them would win their second feature with two laps to go in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series modified feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. Sitting patiently in third was Duane Howard, 16th-place starter and current point leader.


No ? wait, the scenario changed when Todd Smith spun between turns one and two for the fifth and final yellow on lap 28. On the single file restart Manmiller tried to duck underneath Kellner and in the meantime here comes Howard and passes both of them to move into first. Howard knew his car wasn?t very strong all night, but he made the best of the situation and went on to chalk up his seventh victory at the 1/3-mile oval.


Polesitter Bobby Gunther-Walsh led for one lap before Glenn Strunk charged to the front of the pack on the second circuit. Behind G. Strunk, Gunther-Walsh, Kellner, Kyle Follweiler and Jason Clauss jockeyed for positions.


G. Strunk built up a comfortable lead by the eighth lap leaving teammate Kellner, Follweiler, Jarrad Miller and Keith Brightbill in pursuit.


A fourth turn multi-car accident brought out the first yellow with 11 laps in the books. Since G. Strunk was the leader, he had lane choice and he picked the outside with Kellner on the inside as the Vince?s Towing Team brought the field to the line. When action went green again Kellner became the new leader in the Squeak Engine powered mount.


The caution was out again when Jon Kellner Jr. spun in the first turn. That didn?t deter the veteran Kellner as he kept everyone at bay on the restart.


The real action was for second between Follweiler and G. Strunk with Brightbill and Doug Manmiller right behind.


Follweiler overtook second on the 22nd lap and he set