ABBOTTSTOWN -- Brian Montieth won local racing's season-opening event for the third time in five years by claiming Saturday's Icebreaker 30 at Lincoln Speedway.
Montieth caught Alan Krimes for the runner-up spot on lap 8 and then passed race-leader Scott Geesey on the next lap between turns one and two.
Montieth crossed the finish line 6.873 seconds ahead of Krimes, who caught Geesey at the line to finish second.
“I can't say more about this team,” said Montieth in victory lane, according to the track's website. “I haven’t seen these guys since Christmas.
"Today was the first time I sat in this car. Everything’s where I need it to be, and it’s like we never left off.”
Montieth started the feature in seventh position, but advanced to fourth after a crash took out the cars of Cory Haas and Hunter Mackison just as the field went to green. Haas flipped several times and was shaken up, but was able to walk back to the pits.
Fred Rahmer, driving the Bob Sell #20S, and defending champ Danny Dietrich, who flipped in his heat and started last in the feature, finished fourth and fifth, respectively.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.