ABBOTTSTOWN - Brian Montieth came from the fifth-starting spot Saturday to claim the $5,000 top prize at the Brandon Little Memorial/Fallen Firefighters Night feature event at Lincoln Speedway.
The extra-distance feature was to recognize the many members of United Hook and Ladder Company #33. Brandon Little, 19, was a member of the company when he was killed in January responding to a traffic crash.
My hats off to the first responders," Montieth said, according to the track's website. "There are no words to express the type of people the first responders and military people are. They give us the chance to be here."
The race was 33 laps in honor of Company #33.
After three tries to start the race, the feature went non-stop; Montieth posted a winning time of 9 minutes, 15.124 seconds -- a new Lincoln track record for a 410 sprints race of that distance.
Corey Haas finished second, while Dewease settled for third. Greg Hodnett, who ran in the top-five the whole way, crossed fourth; a hard-charging Alan Krimes finishing fifth.
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.