Saturday, July 28, 2012
Smith Wins Exciting Williams Grove Sprint Car Main
Polesitter Brian Garland led the first half of the 20-lapper before Jacob Allen took over with one-time winner and point leader Eric Tomecek up to second on the same lap. With nine laps to go, a caution flag regrouped the field with Smith restarting in third. The Sunbury driver made a two car pass for the lead with seven laps left, getting by Tomecek at the same time he tried to motor by Allen for control.
After taking the lead, Smith drove uncontested to his first ever 358 sprint victory at the track where he also owns some 13 full-size sprint car checkered flags. Smith also became the eighth different 358 sprint winner at the track this season in as many events. Tomecek finished second followed by Ryan Wilson, Adrian Shaffer and Garland. Sixth through 10th went to Matt Mountz, Jay Galloway, Nate Hammaker, Amy Ott and Rodney Westhafer. Heats went to Galloway, Smith and Nate Hammaker.
358 sprint cars, 20 laps: 1. Mark Smith, 2. Eric Tomecek, 3. Ryan Wilson, 4. Adrian Shaffer, 5. Brian Garland, 6. Matt Mountz, 7. Jay Galloway, 8. Nate Hammaker, 9. Amy Ott, 10. Rodney Westhafer, 11. Rich Eichelberger, 12. Scott Fisher, 13. Aaron Eichelberger, 14. Leah Starner, 15. Jacob Allen, 16. Dale Hammaker, 17. Dave Thrush, 18. Kevin Nouse, 19. Brie Hershey, 20. Pat Cannon, 21. Denny Gross