Race Results 06/26/2010

Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Craig Von Dohren proved on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway that it doesn?t always matter where you start if you have patience and get some lucky breaks at times. Starting deep in the field in 23rd as a result of having to get into the 30-lap Don Marks Memorial presented by BPG Racing NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series modified feature through the first consolation, Von Dohren was on the move on the initial start. He started to close in on leader Jon Kellner by the 17th lap through the aid of lap cars. On the 21st lap restart Kellner went too high off of the fourth turn and Von Dohren, running second, took advantage of the situation and put his self-owned Felty Farms, Kauffman?s Bar-B-Qued Chicken No. 1C into the lead. He continued his pace until the drop of the checkered to pick up his fifth win of the season at the 1/3-mile oval.

Polesitter Jeremy Banos took the early lead on the initial start trailed by Glenn Owens, Jason Smythe, Troy Wink and A.J. DeSantis. The yellow was thrown on the third lap when A.J. DeSantis found himself in the backstretch wall with heavy impact. He was uninjured, but the car sustained heavy damage. On the restart Smythe became the new leader with Banos, Owens, Kellner and Todd Marburger completing the top five. Kellner overtook second on the sixth lap to challenge Smythe for the number one position.

The lead changed for the third time on the ninth lap as Kellner was now the new pacesetter while the order behind him was now comprised of Smythe, Banos, Wink and Von Dohren.

By the Dan?s Deli 1/2-way hoagie award mark Kellner had a straightaway lead built up over his fellow competitors as he began approaching lap cars. Kellner had to use heads up driving as some of the slower moving traffic would not heed the move over signal and the radio warning that the leader was behind them. That allowed Von Dohren to somewhat close the distance that Kellner had.

Terry Meitzler and Keith Brightbill tangled in the second turn on the 21st lap to put the pack right on Kellner?s back bumper. On the restart Kellner went too high and Von Dohren quickly motored into the lead. While Von Dohren showed the way, Kellner and current point leader Duane Howard, who started 21st as he won the first consi, had their own battle for the runner-up spot while Hirthler, Mike Gular and Ryan Godown waited for a mistake by either one to advance a position.

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