Race Results 05/12/2012

By: Vicki Gehris


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Doug Manmiller and Meme DeSantis split the victories in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series 30-lap modified features on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

Manmiller?s first win of the season was in the show rained out on May 5, while DeSantis? season first victory was from the regular show broadcast by RCN-TV and sponsored by Whelen Engineering.

In the first feature Brad Missimer charged into the early lead from his third starting spot while Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Brad Grim, Jordan Umbenhauer and Eric Biehn jockeyed for positions.

Within no time Missimer had a commanding lead built up with the order behind him remaining the same. Mike Gular, starting 12th, moved into fifth by the tenth lap to get into the mix.

A blown engine brought Ray Swinehart to a stop in the fourth turn for a caution on the 14th lap. Gular, running fifth, pulled off before the restart with a flat tire. Missimer continued his pace on the restart, but the order behind him was certainly shuffled as now Gunther-Walsh, Manmiller, Duane Howard and B. Grim, who started first, 13th, 16th and fifth respectively held down second through fifth.

Manmiller, aka ?The Handler,? overtook second on the 17th lap and set sail after Missimer.

Just as Manmiller closed in on Missimer, Jon Kellner Jr. was in the fourth turn wall for the caution period on the 20th lap. After two attempts to complete the next lap, Missimer was still at the head of the pack when action resumed, but by this time the order behind him was comprised of Manmiller, Howard, defending point champion Jeff Strunk and Craig Von Dohren.

The lead changed on the 22nd lap as Manmiller moved