Alan Krimes didn’t give up Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.
After taking the lead at the start of the 25-lap Hank Gentzler Memorial, the Denver driver led the first eight laps until disaster nearly struck as Ryan Bohlke slowed coming off the fourth turn, and Krimes drove into the back of the slowing car.
This allowed polesitter Brian Montieth to speed by and open up a straightaway lead.
Despite no yellow flags, Krimes slowly closed back in on the three-time track champion and raced by Montieth for the top spot, exiting the fourth turn to lead Lap 18 just as the caution flag flew for three cars that were stopped on the speedway.
The lap was scored official since the top-two cars crossed under the flagstand, giving the lead back to Krimes, who then came out on top of a great side-by-side battle with Montieth over the final laps.
Montieth settled for second, with Fred Rahmer third, Lance Dewease fourth and Gerard McIntyre Jr. fifth. McIntyre paced the 36- car field during time trials.
Completing the top-10 finishers were Chad Layton, Justin Henderson, Adam Wilt, Danny Dietrich and Mark Smith.
Harrisonville’s Michael Wagner captured his first ca- reer Lincoln win after coming out on top of the 20-lap PA 305 Sprint car feature.
Wagner took the lead on the seventh lap and drove to the win over Brian Walker, Todd Spangler, Logan Wagner, who came from the rear of the field after an early race incident, and Ryan Lynn.
Justin Henderson captured his first career win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.
Henderson held off Montieth for the win with Fred Rahmer, Danny Holtgraver and Greg Hodnett finishing in the top 10. Hodnett wrapped up his first career Williams Grove Speedway track championship and will be honored at the banquet on November 12.
Pat Cannon also wrapped up the 358 Sprint car track title with his 19th overall win on the year in the 358 Sprint feature over TJ Stutts, Chris Shuttlesworth, Chad Trout and Dale Hammaker.
Frankie Herr won his sixth Super Sportsman feature of the year Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway over Chris Meleason, Mike Enders, Paul Miller and Stan Wanner.
Gene Knaub won the 358 Late Model feature over Duane Harbaugh, Pat Beard, Craig Wagaman and DJ Mease.
Bernie Beard came out on top of the season finale at Trail-way Speedway with a win in the 25-lap 358 Late Model feature. He defeated his cousin Bobby Beard for the win, with Mike Walls, Pat Beard and Robert Stough the top five.
Just a few more weeks of local racing left for the 2010 season with Williams Grove and Lincoln back in action again this weekend. Hagerstown has its Octoberfest 350 weekend coming up on October 30-31 as well. Looking like it’s going to be a long long season in Happy Valley so on that note, e-mail Bvores@comcast.net.