From Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA — (July 26, 2013) –Alan Krimes of Denver took his second Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint victory of the season on Friday night beating point leader Fred Rahmer to the front of the line to take the $4,000 checkers.
In the 358 sprint main, Adrian Shaffer held on over Austin Hogue to record his first win of the season.
Adam Wilt jumped out to the early lead in the 410 feature from his outside front row starting spot over fifth starter Ryan Taylor.
By the third lap seventh starter Krimes was up to fourth as Wilt and Taylor jumped out to a healthy advantage over the rest of the field.
Krimes took third from Mark Smith as the leaders entered the backmarkers on the 12th tour and it was then that Krimes silver No. 87 really flexed its muscle in traffic.
A lap later he was around Taylor and into second and then with 11 laps to go Krimes drove into the lead off of the bottom of the second corner.
Rahmer too was running the bottom and was up to second, some distance behind when the races only hiccup was observed with seven laps to go when Danny Dietrich rolled over in the first and second turns, stopping the event.
The restart saw Krimes drive off as Rahmer cleared lapped cars to get a clear look at the leader.
He was however never able to close the gap on Krimes, instead crossing the line in second place.
“Oh that was Rahmer (in second), I thought it was the other 20,” Krimes said referring to the car number on the scoreboard that he thought was Taylor’s instead of Rahmer.
“I wasn’t gonna’ move anywhere unless I saw somebody,” Krimes commented about his choice of lines around the track.
“That was the best car we’ve had all year.
Brent Marks rode home third followed by Wilt and Smith.
Sixth through 10th went to Don Kreitz Jr., Ryan Smith, 21st starter Chad Layton, Taylor and Greg Hodnett.
Both Taylor and Hodnett were racing for seventh on the final tour when they both spun in the first corner but kept going, losing a few spots in the process.
Heats for the 26 410 sprints went to Rahmer, Hodnett and Smith with James McFadden taking the consolation.
Bill Johns began the 20-lap 358 sprint main on the pole and led all the way until the five to go point when sixth starter Adrian Shaffer took over.
Shaffer got the point of the field by relentlessly pounding the outside groove in the third and fourth corners while Johns hugged the inside line.
After starting 10th, Austin Hogue took second spot with four laps to go and began closing on Shaffer.
And the pair raced to the white flag nearly side by side only separated after they glanced away from one another on the frontstretch.
Shaffer beat Hogue in the first corner however and held onto the lead for one more lap to take the victory.
Johns was third followed by Kevin Nouse and Nathan Berwager.
Sixth through 10th went to Jay Galloway, Brock Zearfoss, Scott Fisher, Dale Hammaker and Matt Mountz.
Heats for the 25 cars went to Galloway, Nouse and Hogue with Scott Wilson scoring the consolation race.
July 26, 2013 Feature Finishes:
410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Alan Krimes, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Brent Marks, 4. Adam Wilt, 5. Mark Smith, 6. Don Kreitz Jr., 7. Ryan Smith, 8. Chad Layton, 9. Ryan Taylor, 10. Greg Hodnett, 11. Cory Haas, 12. Pat Cannon, 13. Jim Siegel, 14. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 15. Nicole Bower, 16. Steve Buckwalter, 17. Rick Lafferty, 18. Curt Michael, 19. Danny Dietrich, 20. Davey Sammons, 21. James McFadden, 22. Brian Montieth, 23. Tim Glatfelter, 24. Lance Dewease
DNQ: Glenndon Forsythe, Troy Fraker
358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Adrian Shaffer, 2. Austin Hogue, 3. Billy Johns, 4. Kevin Nouse, 5. Nathan Berwager, 6. Jay Galloway, 7. Brock Zearfoss, 8. Scott Fisher, 9. Dale Hammaker, 10. Matt Mountz, 11. Tim Berkheimer, 12. Chandler Leiby, 13. Rich Eichelberger, 14. Austin Reed, 15. Ted Thomas Jr., 16. Jordan Givler, 17. DJ Montgomery, 18. Ryan Greth, 19. Aaron Eichelberger, 20. Scott Wilson, 21. Tim Stallings, 22. Alan Spriggle, 23. Leah Starner, 24. Brie Hershey
DNQ: Rocky Magaro