Brian Montieth
Brian Montieth

From Williams Grove Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Brian Montieth was disappointed with his performance in last week’s Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, but he came back with a vengeance to win the 25-lap sprint car feature on Friday night. Keith Kauffman took the lead from Derek Sell on the first lap and drove straight to the high cushion. The veteran from Mifflintown began to pull away from the field and appeared to be headed for his 52nd career victory, but Montieth had other ideas. Montieth started tenth, but was passed by Greg Hodnett on the first lap. Hodnett, who started 12th, was up to fourth on lap two. By lap seven he was third behind Kauffman and Adam Wilt. Montieth took third from Hodnett on the 16th circuit, then shot past Wilt two tours later. At this point Kauffman had a big lead, but the man they call The Edge hadn’t given up. Montieth caught Kauffman with two laps left and Hodnett was right behind him. With the first three running under a blanket exiting turn four with the white flag waving, Kauffman was above the cushion, Montieth in the middle and Hodnett on the inside. Montieth emerged with the lead, then pulled away on the last lap to win by 1.48 seconds. Kauffman held off Hodnett for second with Wilt fourth and Brent Marks fifth. Justin Henderson, Aaron Ott, Daryn Pittman, Mark Smith and Danny Dietrich completed the top ten. Montieth earned $4120 for his sixth career victory at Williams Grove and second this season. Ott, Kauffman and Marks won heats for the 24 sprint cars. Pat Cannon started 12th and took the lead from Kevin Nouse on the fifteenth circuit, then went on to win the 20-lap 358-sprint feature. Nouse, Scott Geesey, Jay Reichart and Blane Heimbach completed the top five. Heats for the 35 358-sprints went to Ricky Stonebraker, Tim Berkheimer, Nouse and Cannon. Jay Galloway won the consolation race.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – July 30, 2010

Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Keith Kauffman, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4.Adam Wilt, 5. Brent Marks, 6. Justin Henderson, 7. Aaron Ott, 8. Daryn Pittman, 9. Mark Smith, 10. Danny Dietrich, 11. Chad Layton, 12. Brian Leppo, 13. Alan Krimes, 14. Fred Rahmer, 15. Doug Dodson, 16. Rick Lafferty, 17. Don Kreitz, Jr., 18. Chris Meleason, 19. Derek Sell, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Mark Coldren, 22. Bryn Gohn, DNS: Lance Dewease, Nick Schlauch

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