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Howard and Shive win final points races of season at Grandview

Duane Howard and Lex Shive earned victories Saturday night in the final points races of the season at Grandview Speedway.

But Craig Von Dohren and Kenny Gilmore won their season-long battles to win Grandview track championships.

Howard, a former modified track champion, took the lead on the 14th lap to capture the 30-lap modified feature.

Howard earned a total of $3,800 for his 80th career victory at Grandview.

But it was Von Dohren, who finished finished fifth, who earned the season-long points race for his second straight Grandview track championship and 12th overall.

Von Dohren won a season-long battle with Brett Kressley, who was seeking his first track title. Kressley finished third Saturday but it wasn’t enough to overcome the advantage Von Dohren had built over the past month.

Jeff Strunk followed Howard across the finish line, followed by Kressley, Timmy Buckwalter and Von Dohren. Rounding out the top 10 were Jared Umbenhauer, Jordan Henn, Kevin Hirthler, Mike Lisowski and Joe Funk III.

The sportsman division featured a pair of first-time winners.

Shive earned his initial win in the 25-lap sportsman feature. He earned $1,800 for the victory.

Gilmore, who has raced modifieds and sportsman for 26 years at Grandview, earned his first NASCAR sportsman championship over runner-up Dylan Hoch.

Shive took the lead on an 18th-lap restart and stayed in front the rest of the way, followed by Bryan Rhoads, Gilmore, Hoch and Brian Hirthler. Rounding out the top 10 were Parker Guldin, Kenny Bock, Chris Esposito, Kyle Lilick and Jimmy Leiby.

Source: Berkshire mont

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