Race Results 08/14/2010


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? For years the one race at Grandview Speedway that always eluded Duane Howard was the 50-lap Forrest Rogers Memorial race. Saturday night the current point leader started 16th and by the 16th lap he worked his way into the lead.

Howard and the rest of the front runners had to deal with lap traffic from the 22nd lap on, which somewhat hampered runner-up Craig Von Dohren from closing in; but he overcame the obstacles as the BPG Racing/Chad Sinon-owned No. 4 was hooked up. All but the sixth place finisher was lapped by Howard as he took the checkered to claim his first win in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series event for a $10,000 payday. Howard commented in victory lane that this was one race he wanted and he finally got it. It was Howard?s fifth win of the season and also his second straight.


Polesitter Cliff Quinn grabbed the early lead to set the pace for the 29-car starting grid while rookie Kevin Albert Jr., Jon Kellner Jr., Glenn Owens and Brad Missimer diced for positions. Carroll Hine III brought out the first caution when he spun in the second turn on the ninth lap. At the same time Ryan Godown and Jon Kellner pitted with flat tires, but rejoined the action. Billy Pauch Jr. lost a tire and had to go pitside, but he was through for the night. On the restart Albert Jr. charged into the lead trailed by Quinn, Kellner Jr., Missimer and Kevin Hirthler.


The second and final caution was on the 14th lap when Kellner spun in the second turn. Albert Jr. continued his pace when action resumed, but the order behind him was comprised of Missimer, Howard, Von Dohren, 14th-place starter, and Quinn.


Howard became the new leader on the 16th lap and one lap later Von Dohren overtook second and was in pursuit of the leader. By the 22nd lap Howard encountered lap traffic and had to use heads up driving since it was hard to get by some because they were racing for positions.


At the conclusion of the Dan?s Deli 1/2-way hoagie mark the top five were Howard, Von Dohren, Hirthler, Missimer and Reimert. Trying to get in the top five was defending point champion and 15th-place starter Jeff Strunk and he did on the 26th lap.


Howard continued working the lap traffic as the laps wound down with Von Dohren gainin