Race Results 08/28/2010


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? The month of August on a Saturday night this season at Grandview Speedway can now be classified as Duane Howard?s. The current point leader and in a few weeks officially the newly-crowned 2010 point champion, was in the same spot at the end of the night on August 7 as he was August 28 ? victory lane. Howard was on the move this week in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series modified feature on the way to capture his fourth straight win. At the drop of the checkered he was a half a straightaway ahead and lapped all but the fourth place finisher in the event sponsored by RCN-TV.


Before the race could officially get the green flag, Craig Von Dohren and Meme DeSantis went pitside as they couldn?t get their cars to refire. Bobby Gunther-Walsh led the first lap for the 27-car starting grid until the yellow was thrown after Jarrad Miller was crossed up and triggered a second turn multi-car accident. On the restart Mike Laise took control trailed by Kevin Albert Jr., Glenn Owens, Todd Smith and Troy Wink as Gunther-Walsh lost several positions.


A third turn accident that eliminated five cars with two laps completed brought out another caution. Laise held his line on the restart, but now Owens was challenging him for the lead while Smith, Kyle Follweiler and Albert Jr. waited for a slip-up.


Follweiler became the new pacesetter on the fifth lap restart needed when Jon Kellner stopped along the fourth turn wall.


While Follweiler showed the way, Laise, Owens, Smith and Howard jockeyed for the remaining top five positions.


Tommy Scheetz Jr. spun in the fourth turn bringing out the yellow on the sixth lap. A multi-car second turn incident voided the restart for the final caution period. When action went green again Howard put the Al Finch prepared/BPG Racing No. 4 at the head of the class. It didn?t take Howard long to distance himself leaving Follweiler, Laise, Mike Gular and Albert Jr. battle for second through fifth and the others to take chase.


By the Dan?s Deli 1/2-way hoagie mark, Howard had about a half a straightaway lead built up as he weaved in and out of the lap traffic. Positions were constantly changing behind Howard and at the conclusion of 20 laps Gular, Laise and Ryan Grim compl