7/3/2012 – A capacity crowd came out for the 104th event of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Tuesday night, at the Grandview Speedway. Greg Hodnett won the 35 lap Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week feature event and earned $5,000 for the win. A field of 32, 410 sprints took part in the program.
Danny Lasoski set fast time in time trials, stopping the clocks with a time of 12.006. Sprint car heat race events were won by Lance Dewease, Chad Layton, Alan Krimes and Brian Montieth as the “B” Main victory went to Kyle Larson
In the 35 lap 410 sprint feature, Alan Krimes lead the first twenty-three laps that went caution free. Krimes on several occasions felt the pressure of Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett, but each time, Krimes remained the leader. Dan Dietrich brought out the first caution on lap twenty-three when he spun in turn three.
On the restart, Krimes retained the lead with Smith and Hodnett challenging for the lead. Chad Layton came to a stop on lap twenty-six in turn two and the yellow flag was displayed once again.
There was a four car race for the lead shaping up between Krimes, Smith, Hodnett and Montieth. While leading on lap twenty-nine, a flat tire sidelined our leader Alan Krimes. Stevie Smith now took the lead and he set the pace through lap thirty-three when a flat tire brought him to the sidelines. Greg Hodnett was now at the front of the field and he survived the final two laps to collect the $5,000 winners share over Brian Montieth, Kyle Larson, Fred Rahmer and Brian Leppo.
Tuesday, July 3rd – 410 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH: #39 Greg Hodnett, #21 Brian Monteith, #1K Kyle Larson, #51 Fred Rahmer, #14 Brian Leppo, #6 Danny Lasoski, #77 Aaron Ott, #77au Darren Mollenuyux, #35 Tyler Walker, #7 Chad Layton, #1s Logan Schuchart, #70 Sam Schlossberg, #87 Alan Krimes, #20 Ryan Taylor, #27 Daryn Pittman, #13 Paul McMahan, #33 Scott Lutz, #19 Stevie Smith, #48 Danny Deitrich, #19m Brent Marks, #30c Lance DeWease, #175 Tim Tanner Jr., #44 Frank Cozze, #21s Shane Stewart DNQ – #747 Davey Sammons, #2H Dave Hahn, #56 Dave Wilson, #15B Mark Bitner, #97 Jimmy Reppert, #55 Mark Zimmerman, #8 Steve Petry, #55au Luke Bowey.
2012 PA SPRINT CAR SPEEDWEEK POINT STANDINGS
1. 21 Brian Montieth 474*
2. 51 Fred Rahmer 359*
3. 87 Alan Krimes 341*
4. 27 Daryn Pittman 338*
5. 7 Chad Layton 315*
6. 39 Greg Hodnett 306*
7. 77 Aaron Ott 292*
8. 48 Danny Dietrich 291*
9. 19m Brent Marks 271*
10. 1 Danny Lasoski 248