MECHANICSBURG – Brian Montieth of Phoenixville became the winningest driver of the 2012 season at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night by claiming his fourth Lawrence Chevrolet sprint car victory of the season.
In the URC sprint main, Pat Cannon scored the victory in a marathon event.
Polesitter Cory Haas took the lead when action got underway in the 25-lap sprint car feature and with 10 laps to go Montieth, who started seventh, was ready to race with Haas for the win.
Montieth decided to pull the trigger with eight laps to go.
Once at the front, the 'Phoenixville Flyer' began pulling away with the lead only to be slowed with four to go for a blown tire on Chad Layton’s race car.
Montieth pocketed just shy of $4,200 for the win thanks to lap money and a $500 bonus for winning from the fourth row.
Wilt was second followed by Haas, who earned $160 in lap money, Brent Marks and Doug Esh.
Ryan Bohlke took the lead at the start of the 25-lap URC sprint main and had things under control despite caution flags and restarts on laps two, nine and ten, respectively.
But the entire complexion of the event changed with a restart on lap 17 that saw the field take the new green in double file form. Both Jessica Zemken, who restarted fourth, and Bohlke tangled while racing at the front; taking themselves out of the race and handing the lead to Ed Aikin.
Aikin came up with a flat when action resumed again, however, allowing Cannon to take over the lead. Cannon originally started 16th in the field.
Eric Tomecek rode home second followed by Ryan Wilson, Davie Franek and Robbie Stillwaggon.
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