ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa -To hear him tell it, Alan Krimes has had a terrible year. His worst ever, actually.
But he was good enough to finish fourth in Lincoln points and has been in the hunt in most Lincoln features in 2012. Krimes also sifted through the leaders Saturday to score his first Lincoln win of the year, the tenth of his Lincoln career.
Krimes chased down leader Brent Marks and took the lead on lap 19.
"That was wild! It went by fast," said Krimes upon exiting his Conestoga Valley Garage #87 in victory lane, according to the track's website "I knew the laps had to be winding down there…we were racing for the lead…and when I got the lead I saw there was only three or four to go and I thought 'Wow, that went fast!' I guess time flies when you're having fun!"
Krimes drove away with a 2.33-second win over Marks; Danny Dietrich, Brian Montieth, and Corey Haas completing the top five.
Steve Wilbur set a new track record in the non-stop sportsman feature, completing the 25 laps in 7:20.33.
Wilbur started on the pole and led every lap, with Scott Geesey coming from 15th to finish second.
D.J. Montgomery scored his first career win and became the 13th different winner in 15 races in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature.
Montgomery started third and was running second when polesitter and race-long leader Denny Gross broke and flipped hard into the third-turn guardrail on lap 14. Gross was uninjured, but severe damage to his #2 ended his night. Montgomery led the rest of the way, crossing .72 seconds ahead of Mike Bittinger.
Information used in this story was provided by Lincoln Speedway. Video used in this report is courtesy of www.SportsPlusVideo.com and Lynn Schaeffer Productions.