BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. – Craig Von Dohren picked up the win in the 30-lap 358 Modified portion Thursday’s Thunder on the Hill event at Grandview Speedway, scoring the $3,000 top prize.
“The thing about Grandview is that you never know how close someone is, so you always have to be prepared and stay up on the wheel,” Von Dohren said.
Alex Yankowski started on the pole and led the first two circuits with pressure from two of Grandview’s winningest drivers, Von Dohren and Duane Howard.
Von Dohren powered passed Yankowski exiting turn two and charged to a sizable lead, with Howard moving into the second position.
The only challenge came when Von Dohren battled through traffic at the midway point of the event, but a caution with five laps to go offered up an open track and the ability to coast onto victory.
Howard finished in the second position, Yankowski in third, Jeff Strunk in fourth and Doug Manmiller in fifth.
1. Craig Von Dohren 2. Duane Howard 3. Alex Yankowski 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Doug Manmiller 6. Dillon Steuer 7. Brett Kressley 8. Kevin Hirthler 9. Dylan Swinehart 10. Justin Grim 11. John Willman 12. Craig Whitmoyer 13. Rick Laubach 14. Ryan Lilick 15. Ron Kline 16. Scott Frack 17. Nate Brinker 18. Jared Umbenhauer 19. Jack Butler 20. Danny Bouc 21. Brian Hirthler 22. Steve Young