Brian Montieth
Brian Montieth

From Williams Grove Speedway, Rick Rarer Photo

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Brian Montieth tuned up for the World of Outlaws- sanctioned Summer Nationals with a convincing victory in the 30-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. A shower, which struck the track at 5:00, coupled with extremely high humidity left the racing surface very sticky with just one racing groove until the feature began. At that point the surface became tailor made for the man known as The Edge. Chad Layton set the early pace until lap six when he made contact with a lapped car and found himself against the inside guard rail. Gerard McIntyre took over on the restart, but it was Montieth who had caught the attention of the crowd as he charged from the 17th starting position to fifth with eight laps complete. Greg Hodnett chased McIntyre until lap 14 when he used an inside move to take the lead in heavy traffic. Montieth passed McIntyre one lap later and began his pursuit of the leader. He shot to the inside entering turn one on lap 24, then drove by Hodnett and two lapped cars to emerge with the lead. Despite a red flag with four laps remaining, Hodnett was not able to challenge Montieth, who rolled to his fifth career victory and first of the season at Williams Grove. He earned $4000 for his performance. Hodnett finished 1.89 seconds off the pace with Lance Dewease, who started eighth, coming home third. Danny Dietrich and Brian Leppo completed the top five. Fred Rahmer was sixth and Alan Krimes was seventh. Layton advanced from the rear to finish eighth ahead of Don Kreitz and Rick Lafferty. Hodnett set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 17.225. Heats for the 25 sprint cars went to Lafferty, Montieth and Mark Smith. In the 20-lap 358 feature Chad Trout held off a late charge by Pat Cannon to score his first win of the season at Williams Grove. Logan Schuchart, Jason Shultz and Kyle Moody completed the top five. Moody, Cannon, John Barnett and Jay Galloway won heats for the 34 358 sprint cars. Chad Criswell won the consolation race.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – July 16, 2010

Sprint Car Feature – 30 laps – 1. Brian Montieth, 2.Greg Hodnett, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Brian Leppo, 6. Fred Rahmer, 7. Alan Krimes, 8. Chad Layton, 9. Don Kreitz, Jr., 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Aaron Ott. 12. Adam Wilt, 13. Keith Kauffman, 14. Kyle Pruitt, 15. Derek Sell, 16. Bryn Gohn, 17. Mark Smith, 18. John Brennfleck, 19. Gerard McIntyre, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Todd Shaffer, 22. Todd Zinn, 23. Justin Henderson, 24. Jim Siegel. DNQ: Brent Marks

358 Sprint Feature – 1. Chad Trout, 2. Pat Cannon, 3. Logan Schuchart, 4. Jason Shultz, 5. Kyle Moody, 6. Scott Geesey, 7. Jordan Frontz, 8. Glenndon Forsythe, 9. Blane Heimbach, 10. Amy Ott, 11. Jay Galloway, 12. Nicole Bower, 13. Matt Boland, 14. Danny Massey, 15. Chad Criswell, 16. Derek Frohlich, 17. Steve Fannasy, 18. Mike Ressler, 19. John Barnett, 20. Bob Anderson, 21. Eric Tomecek. 22. Brie Hershey, 23. Ted Thomas, 24. Cory Haas. DNQ: Kevin Nouse, Nate Hammaker, Doug Hammaker, Tim Berkheimer, Ricky Stonebraker, Nathan Berwager, Ryan Price, Jimmy Reppert. Jay Reichert, Tim Stallings